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Vol. 98 No. 9

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

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County to discuss lease

County will make
counteroffer to
cattlemen's group

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center is again in the
The highlight of the Tuesday,

Jan. 9, meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners will be a discus-
sion about a proposal from the
Okeechobee County Cattle-
men's Association to lease the
facility for exclusive rodeo use.
The commission is mieetiit g
today instead of on their normal
meeting clay of Thursday due to
a conflict.
Previously, the cattlemen's
association had presented a

draft proposal that offered to
lease the facility for five years for
$50;000. This would give the
cattlemen exclusive use of the
archa for 26 days annually for all
rodeo related events.
At the end of the initial five
years, the cattlemen could lease
the facility for an additional 30
years for $200,000.
The county would be
required to put in about
$500,000 worth of improve-

Seminole Elementary: Holds spelling bee

ments including seating expan-
sion, and construction of two
ticket booths and one rode con-
testant registration office.
In addition, the cattlemen's
draft proposal calls for the cov-
ered arena to be renamed the
Okeechobee's Cattleman's
Arena and appropriate signage
put up at the county's expense.
Commissioners will be dis-
cussing this proposal, as well as
a proposed agreement drafted

by county staff.
At this point, the county's
proposal does not contain any
definite lease amounts. Those
figures will be determined by
agreement of both parties.
The proposal calls for pay-
ment of either a flat fee or a per-
centage of all net profits over a
certain amount, whichever is

See Lease Page 2

Local man

faces theft,

drug charges

Teams tie in
Trail Tourney
The team of Dave Stout and
Dave Ashley tied for first place
with the team of Tim Barber
and John Barber Saturday
afternoon during the Christian
Team Trail monthly bass tour-
nament. Both teams brought
14.48 lbs. to the scale at Okee-
Tantie Marina to share the win.
Each team took home $600 for
the first place finish. Stout and
Ashley also took home a
check for $252 for having the
tourney's big fish. It weighed-
in at 7.87 lbs.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 624
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.11 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.50 feet


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Water Management District.
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Seminole Elementary School held its annual school spelling bee on Monday, Jan. 8.
Emily Crews (left) won first place and will go on to the county level spelling bee. Sec-
ond place winner, Morgan Bolan will go on to the county level in the event that the first
place winner is unable to attend. First through fourth place winners are as follows
respectively: (left to right) Emily Crews, third grade; Morgan Bolan, second grade;
Julisa Sanchez, third grade; and, Taylor Boyett, fifth grade.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A number of felony
charges were filed against a
local man when he was
arrested Sunday evening on a
contempt of court warrant
issued by Osceola County.
Joseph Paul Shane Moore,
23, N.W. 18th St., Okee-
chobee, was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail on
.Jan. 7 on felony charges of
possession of methamplieta-
mine, burglary of a structure,
grand theft and dealing in
stolen property. He was also
charged with the misde-

meanor of possession of drug
Moore's bond was set at
Arrested with Moore was
Michael Edward Coberly, 34,
See Charges -Page 2

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Seminole Elementary School held its annual school spelling bee on Monday, Jan. 8 to
determine their representative in the county spelling bee who will be third grader Emily
Crews. Forty students won the right to participate from second grade through fifth grade
by their classes holding their own spelling bees. Two students were chosen from each
class to participate in the school spelling bee. Okeechobee County School employees
served as judges for the bee, Julie Reno-Director of Human Resources, Kathy McGee-
Assistant Principal of North Elementary and Russ Brown-Director of Student Services.

New FCAT scoring system

may impact school grades

New FCAT grading
system for schools
starts this schoolyear

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A new scoring system for
FCAT school grades that goes
into effect this school year will
probably have an influence on
Okeechobee's school grades.
Whether that influence is
good or bad remains to be seen.
As a method of comparison,
Sharon Suits, director of K-12
accountability and assessment
for the school district, recalcu-
lated last year's school grades
using the new scoring stan-
dards. Some grades were lower
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none were higher.
The school grade is based on
individual student scores in a
particular school.
There are three changes in
the complicated system the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion uses for calculating schools
grades, according to Ms. Suits.
Student science scores will
now count toward the school
grade. In addition, the progress
of the lowest scoring math stu-
dents will now count more
toward the school grade.
In the third change, schools
will receive a bonus if 50 per-
cent of high school juniors and
seniors retaking the 10th grade
FCAT pass. In order to graduate,
students must pass 10th grade
FCAT reading and math.
Ms. Suits said it is possible
the high school might get the

bonus for high school retakes,
but it is not likely because the
percentage of high school stu-
dents who pass the retest
statewide is not good.
However, science will be the
The problem with science,
according to Ms. Suits, is that
the subject is tested on a differ-
ent curriculunI than what Okee-
chobee schools teach.
Here, each grade is taught a
separate area of science --sucIl
as chemistry, biology or physics.
However, the test will
include all areas of science.
High school students will now
be tested in subjects they have
not had since middle school.
As opposed to science, read-
ing is totally cumulative where-
See Scoring Page 2

Mr. Electricity
Mr. Electricity, Rob Krampf (left) from Florida Power &
Light spoke to third, fourth and fifth grade students at
South Elementary School about conservation of energy
and proper use of limited resources.



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Sexual Predator Notification

The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is disclosing this
information 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 public.
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten, intimidate, or
harass offenders will not be tol-
erated, in any manner.
The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence 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.
Rodney Leitner
W/M; DOB: Aug. 15,1966
Blond Hair; Blue Eyes
2946 N.E. 103RD Avenue
Leitner was convicted of
Lewd & Lascivious Victim Less
Than 12 YOA, Offender Over 18


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It also requires the cattle-
men's association to reimburse
the county for utility usage.
The county's proposal would
require the cattlemen's associa-
tion to repay one-half of the cost
of requested improvements.
Both proposals allow the
county to retain rental of RV
hookups. However, the county's
proposal would allow the cattle-
men use of the stalls in the barn.
The cattlemen's proposal would
allow the county to retain stall
rental privileges.
In a related matter, commis-
sioners will consider a resolution
approving two Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation projects.
One project would fund the
design, building and installation
of landscaping at both entrances
to the facility.
The other project would fund
the design, building and installa-
tion of two Welcome to Okee-
chobee signs to be installed on
U.S. 441 N. and S.R. 78 W. near
the county line.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
recognize county employ-


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Lake Drive, Buckhead Ridge. He
was charged with the felony of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance, and the misdemeanor of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. His bond was set at $3,250.
The two men were arrested
after being seen by Deputy Raul
Marrero and Deputy Michael
Hazellief, both of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO). Moore was stopped
and arrested on the Osceola
County warrant. But while the
deputies had the vehicle
stopped, they allegedly saw drug
paraphernalia lying in plain
sight, said OCSO Detective Ted
Van Deman.
The detective said a spoon
and syringe were lying on the
center console. On the spoon
was a crystalline powder. The
powder was field tested and
indicated a positive result for the
presence of methamphetamine,
added Detective Van Deman.
U.S. District Court records
indicate that on Oct. 24, 2003,
Moore was convicted in federal
court on one count of manufac-
turing methamphetamine. He
was sentenced to federal prison
for 24 months, which was to be
followed by three years of super-
vised release, which is also
known as probation.
Since his release on that
charge, Moore has been arrested
at least twice for violating his
probation and was sent back to


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as different science areas are
taught at each grade level.
One adaptation to the new sys-
tem that has been made this year
is teaching little snapshots of
other science fields to students in
particular sciences courses.
The school system also teach-
es an integrated science course in
the ninth and 10th grades to low
performers. Ms. Suits thinks this
will help them on the FCAT.
Each school has the authority
to develop an incentive program
to encourage students to score
higher on the FCAT.
Schools will receive bonus
money if they retain an A from the

Rodney Leitner
W/M; DOB: Aug. 15, 1966
Blond Hair; Blue Eyes
2946 N.E. 103RD Avenue
YOA on April 19, 2001 in Palm
Beach County, Florida. The vic-
tim was a minor. If you have any
questions regarding this bul-
letin, contact Michele or Connie
at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-
3117, extension 240 or website

ees for their years of service;
abandon a county right-of-
way on Newcomer Road;
consider abandonment of
N.W. 16th Street in order to
afford Royal Center Concepts the
opportunity to lease land adjoin-
ing U.S. 98 to erect a sign;
amend the budget to
appropriate unanticipated loan
proceeds for construction of Fire
Station IV;
approve an airfield light-
ning/equipment system mainte-
nance contract pending clarifica-
tion of basic service and
applicability of labor rates;
reject the fuel and motor oil
bid and re-advertise;
approve a wavier of $95,000
in HHRP replacement housing
fund limit and issue an HHRP
grant of $250 to Nancy Barton to
pay for additional work required
for her home replacement;
appoint one business repre-
sentative to the Treasure Coast
Community Action Agency
(TCCAA) Advisory Board; and,
approve the nomination of
Tules Suarez to represent the
low income population on the
TCCAA Advisory Board.
The meeting is scheduled to
begin at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St.

Detective Van Deman said the
local burglary charges stem
from a Dec. 18, 2006, burglary in
which a trailer and several large
appliances were reportedly
taken from a local construction
company. Those items included
stoves, refrigerators and genera-
"He stole a trailer and filled it
with appliances they put in their
homes," said Detective Van
Deman. "The owner of the prop-
erty was in Fort Drum and saw
one of his refrigerators and it
was traced back to Joey
The detective said the value
of the items reportedly taken
from the company totaled
Detective Van Deman said
Moore was in violation of his
supervised release prior to his
being charged in the burglary
U.S. District Court records
indicate that following his
release from prison on the drug
charge, a federal arrest warrant
charging Moore with violation of
probation was issued and he
was taken into custody on
March 21, 2004. In July of that
year, the judge reinstated
Moore's probation.
However, on Dec. 15, 2004,
Moore was arrested in the Ocala
area and his probation was
revoked. He was returned to
prison for 11 months, with credit
for time served.
He was then released from
prison in 2005 and on Dec. 12,
2005, his supervised release was

previous year or advance one let-
ter grade. In some cases, lower
performing schools can be
required to make faculty changes.
Parents are also allowed to trans-
fer their students from lower per-
forming to higher performing
schools under some circum-
Thi s is the first year the school
system has used the KAPLAN test
series in an effort to improve
FCAT scores. This gives the stu-
dent FCAT-like test three times a
Ms. Suits said the KAPLAN
series has been shown to improve
FCAT scores.
This year the FCAT writing L"
will be given Feb. 6 and 7, while
reading math and science tests
will be given Feb. 26 through
March 9.

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Community Events

Benefit shoot slated for Jan. 20
A sporting clay fun shoot will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at
Quail Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. five miles east of U.S. 441
N. Proceeds from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Net-
work. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at
12:30 p.m., and will be followed by prize giveaways. Shooter
spots and sponsorships are available. For information and fees
contact Denise Huggins of the Children's Miracle Network at
(877) 575-5437; or, go online to
Registration can be done online at Checks
should be made payable to the Children's Miracle Network and
mailed to P.O. Box 206, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Participants
must supply their own shotguns, eye and ear protection and

AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20,
and Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church fellowship hall at the corner of Chobee Loop
and S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited.
Consult your Florida auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-
count upon completion of class. For information and reserva-
tions, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
welcome Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services on
Sunday, Jan.21, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday,
Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 23. at 6:30 p.m.; and a special
youth program on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Rev. Duckworth is a general evangelist for the Western North Car-
olina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a
church pastor and lay speaker prior to becoming a full time evan-

Main Street Mixer slated
The next Main Street Mixer will be Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5
until 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Taylor Rental Store, 523 North
U.S. 98 just before the railroad tracks. Members and the public
are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-2225.

AARP driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, and
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Both days must be attended
to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
CCC will meet in January
The Community Collaborative Council will meet on Tuesday,
Jan. 23, at the School Board office located at 700 S.W. Second
Ave. For information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Early learning panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will have a combined executive/finance
committee meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at 10 S.E. Central
Parkway, Suite 400, in Stuart.

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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cooler with the high in the upper 60s. The
wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15
mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear and colder with the low in the lower 40s.
The wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph with wind chill
readings of 35 to 38 near sunrise.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the northwest at 10 mph, shifting to the northeast 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night and Thursday: Partly cloudy with the low around
50. The high will be in the mid 70s.

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News Briefs

File now for senior homestead exemptions
OKEECHOBEE Applications for homestead exemption, addi-
tional senior exemption for persons 65 years or older and agriculture
classification should be filed with the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser's Office by March 1.
The property appraiser's office is located at 307 N.W. Fifth Ave. in
the Alderman Building.
Exemption for seniors 65 and older is subject to income limits.
For information, contact the office at (863) 763-4422.

Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two emer-
gency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
ver's license and two emergency contacts will pop up so they do not
have to search for relatives.
Go to to emer-
gency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask for the
name, address and phone number of two people you want to have
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related con-
cerns, contact the nearest Florida driver's license office. In Okee-
chobee, the driver's license office is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. Their
phone number is (863) 462-5225.

Guaranteed rural housing loans
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Devel-
opment offers a single family guaranteed rural housing program
(GRH) designed to assist low and moderate income, credit worthy
families and individuals in buying existing or building new homes in
rural areas.
To qualify, applicants must be under the moderate income limit for
the county in which they would live, have an acceptable credit history,
and adequate and dependable income sufficient to meet all obliga-
Call the Okeechobee Rural Development office at (863) 763-3345,
ext. 503, to get the names of the lenders, income limits and information
about the Guaranteed Housing Program.
For information on the programs offered by USDA Rural Develop-
ment, visit its website at

U.S.C.G. Flotilla seeking new members
OKEECHOBEE The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 in
Okeechobee is seeking new members to become involved in the Aux-
iliary's programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer service organization composed of men
and women who actively support recreational boating safety and other
Coast Guard missions.
The Auxiliary also provides recreational boating safety support to
sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved in patrols, communications, adminis-
tration, seamanship, piloting/navigation, weather or search and res-
For information, call (863) 763-0165.

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Nominate an outstanding educator newszaP.C-em
Meriden, Conn. Nomina- to the winning teacher and a Teachers, students and par- motivate students, their special Community Links. Individual Voices.

tions for the Florida 2006-2007
"Teacher of the Year" award are
being accepted through March 1,
2007. The announcement came
from the award sponsor, Teach-
ers' Insurance Plan, a car insur-
ance program exclusively for
members of the educational
The award will include $1,000

Talented middle and high
schools artists are being sought by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) to
participate in its 16th annual Mana-
tee Decal Art contest. The winning
artwork will become the design for
the 2007-08 state manatee decal
and sold at county tax collectors'
offices to benefit manatee research
and protection programs.
The contest is open to all mid-
dle school and high school stu-
dents who attend public, private or

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
John Dee Moseley Jr., 72, East
Main Street, Pahokee, was arrested
Jan. 5 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and disorderly conduct. His
bond was set at $1,250.
Maurice W. Lamb, 36, N.W
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested

Douglas C. Chapman
Douglas C. Chapman, age 63,
died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, in High-
lands County.
Born Aug. 21,
1943, in Fulton,
N.Y. he had
been a resident .
of Okeechobee
for over 10
years. He
served in the ..
United States
Mr. Chap- Douglas C.
man is preced- Chapman
ed in death by
his wife, Jean Chapman.
He is survived by: son, Douglas
R. Chapman of Fulton, N.Y; step-
sons, Jeff (Ashley) Wilder, Greg
Wilder, and Scott Wilder; step-
daughters, Vicky Rushmore, Carol
Tyler, and Bev Wilder; companion,
Patricia Neff; sister, Beverly Bergh;
and, nieces, Deborah Baker and
Diane Collins. In addition he is sur-
vived by several grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or
services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Leslie Ann Ogden
Leslie Ann Ogden, age 61, a
resident of Okeechobee and
Crossville, Tenn. died Sunday,
Dec. 31,2006, at the Cypress Com-
munity Care Center in Fort Myers.
Mrs. Ogden was a native of
Albany, N.Y. and moved to Florida
in 1988. She was a homemaker

"Don't destroy your ideals!
Don't tear down your dreams!"
These are words of advice that
we have all heard throughout our
lives. They are still excellent bits
of wisdom that could well be
passed on to our young people
today. We read of sit-ins, demon-
strations, walkouts and many
other forms of revolt and rebellion.
"We fight for our ideals," they say.
It is a noble thing to have ideals,
but if in our haste to obtain our
own rights, we overlap and take
away the rights of others, we can
easily be tearing down rather than
building up.
We all have dreams and ideals,
and they are not easily obtained.
Usually when we destroy these
ideals and dreams, we end up break-
ing our own hearts.
Thought to remember:
Only your attitude builds your
dreams and ideals. Only you
a dstro th

110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee

$500 grant to that teacher's
school. The state winner will also
be eligible for the national award
that includes a special recogni-
tion and a $2,500 travel certifi-
Last year's state winner was
Sandra Prew, a special education
teacher at the Key Largo School
in Key Largo.

home schools in Florida.
"This art project has been very
successful in encouraging students
to learn about manatees and their
role in Florida's environment," said
Bonnie Abellera, manatee decal
coordinator. "It's great to see the
artistic variety, but the most
rewarding thing for us is seeing
how interested kids are in Florida's
conservation issues."
The FWC will accept artwork
postmarked on or before Jan. 31
and specific entry requirements

Jan. 5 by Deputy J. Gracie on a war-
rant charging him with violation of
probation unemployment com-
pensation fraud. He is being held
without bond.
Danny McClure, 41, Raintree
Trail, Jupiter, was arrested Jan. 5 by
Deputy Harold Hancock on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation grand theft auto and viola-
tion of probation grand theft. He
is being held without bond.
Karina Gonzalez-Sifuentes,
24, N.W 35th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 5 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on a
charge of trafficking in cocaine.
She is being held without bond.

and a member of The Church of
Our Savior in Okeechobee. She
was very family orientated and
loved raising her grandson. In her
spare time she raised chickens as
well as other animals and birds.
Mrs. Ogden is preceded in
death by: her parents, Floyd L. and
Margaret E. Jones.
She is survived by: her hus-
band, Alan Ogden; three sons,
Michael Bunnell, Scott Bunnell
and Spencer Bunnell; daughter,
Andrea Miracle; stepdaughter,
Jody Ann Cline; stepson, Seth
Ogden; and, twelve grandchil-
Arrangements are under the
care of National Cremation Soci-

ents can nominate any of the
state's more than 170,000
accredited teachers. Nomination
forms are available online at To
nominate an educator, or your-
self, explain in 250 words or less
why this teacher should be the
Teacher of the Year. Nominees
will be judged on their ability to

must be met. Students need to
work with their art teachers, who
will submit the artwork to the
Each school may submit up to
five entries. FWC staff will judge
entries on Feb. 14.
Teachers may review all the
contest rules and requirements at
ntest2007.htm or find out more by
contacting the FWC at (850) 922-
Citrus County artist, Donovan

Salvador Orosco-Lemus, 24,
Mowery Drive, Homestead, was
arrested Jan. 6 by Deputy Eddie
Baker on a felony charge of posses-
sion of cocaine and misdemeanor
charges of driving under the influ-
ence, possession of drug parapher-
nalia and no valid driver's license.
His bond was set at $6,000.
Fernando Elias Binzha, 27,
Lakeview Court Ave., Lake Placid,
was arrested Jan. 6 by Sergeant
Victoria Williams on charges of
driving under the influence and
driving on an expired license. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Darrell Keith Blackburn, 35,
S.W. 16th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 7 by Deputy Kenneth


ety and Funeral Home, North Fort
Mary Malinda Spells
Mary Malinda Spells, age 59,
died Jan. 3, 2007, in South Carolina.
Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Kendall, she
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 27 years.
Mrs. Spells is preceded in death
by: her husband, Harvey Leroy
Spells, Sr.
She is survived by: sons, Leroy
(Tonya) Spells, Matthew (April)
Spells, Joseph Spells of Okee-
chobee, and Amos Spells of
Tampa; daughters, Elizabeth (Gib-
son) Yates of Okeechobee, and
Gena Spells of Sumnter, S.C.; broth-

talents, and their contribution to
their school, students or educa-
tional community.
Winners will be announced at
the start of the next school year.
Teachers' Insurance Plan is
underwritten by licensed mem-
bers of the Response Insurance
Group of Companies, as author-
ized by law.

Foster, a student at Citrus Springs
Middle School, designed this year's
decal that is projected to raise
approximately $70,000 for mana-
tee protection programs.
Beginning in July, the new man-
atee decal will be available at coun-
ty tax collectors' offices to individu-
als who donate $5 or more to the
Save the Manatee Trust Fund.
To download related photos,
go to

Sarros on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
Donald Glenn Price, 61, S.R.
70 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 7 by Sgt. Victoria Williams on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.

This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

ers, Steve Addison of White City,
and Joe Addison of Plant City;
mother, Panda Addison of South
Carolina and friend, Paul Trilla of
Chipley. In addition, she is survived
by 10 grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; two stepdaughters;
two stepsons; and, 11 step-great
Family and friends will receive
visitors at Buxton Funeral Home on
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, from 10
until 11 a.m. with services begin-
ning at 11 a.m. Private interment
will follow.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
HIGH PRICES: I think it's time people realized that the real estate
market has dropped so they need to come off these ridiculous
prices they have on their homes for sale. People aren't going to pay
it anymore and you people who are charging high rent and getting
rich off the poor, you'll have to meet your maker one day.

IMMIGRANTS: This is a comment about illegal immigrants. I see
in the paper again today where they arrested somebody that has
been in the country three times illegally and every time they arrest
one of these illegal immigrants it seems like they have cocaine on
them. I can't understand why they can't deport them and keep them
out of the country. They don't even send them to jail when they
arrest them on cocaine charges. They just deport them back to Mex-
ico and the next week they are right back here selling cocaine all
over the streets. I want to thank the sheriff's office and our govern-
ment for doing a fine job. (Editor's Note: The incident to which you
refer has had a turnaround. The man to whom you refer was
wrongly arrested on trafficking in cocaine charges. It was his twin
brother that should have been arrested, but law enforcement did
not know this situation existed. Once they learned there was a twin,
the trafficking charges were dropped against the first brother, then
the second brother was arrested and charged with trafficking in
cocaine. However, since the first brother had entered the U.S. ille-
gally after being deported in 2003, he is at the Krome Service Pro-
cessing Center awaiting trial in federal court. If he is found guilty, he
could face up to 20 years in a federal prison. He could then be
deported again once he has served his sentence. Although it's not
known at this time what will happen to the second brother, he
could possibly be deported also.)

WAR: This is about the war in Iraq. Doesn't it seem like it's turn-
ing into another Vietnam? They don't want us over there. They are
teaching their own kids from 5 years up to kill Americans. So let
them kill each other and let us out of it. If they want to kill each
other, that's fine by me. We don't need more Americans over there
dying every day.

FOUR-WHEELERS: The law is not being enforced against four-
wheelers and ATVs operating in housing areas where the county
has made it illegal for them to operate on streets, paved or unpaved.
If you are going to make a law it should be enforced. This is getting
to be a hazard. It's getting to be dangerous. I believe it is their duty
to do this. I think we ought to start a four-wheel patrol and give tick-
ets. Give them a ticket and get them off the road. They have areas
where they can ride. If they can afford to buy them, they can afford
to haul them to those areas and ride them.

Community Events

Praise, worship team to appear
Hand & Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.
at the Palmdale Community Center located on the corner of Fifth
and Main in Palmdale, for food and fellowship. At 7 p.m., gospel
music and the word will be presented by Mitchell Wills of
LaBelle. Appearing with him will be the Freedom Fellowship Min-
istries praise and worship team.
Early learning council will meet:
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will have an Okeechobee County advisory
council meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10, at noon at the Okeechobee
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Singer, songwriter to appear at library
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen
will be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical
Journey through Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This
program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council. The program is free and open to the public.

Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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Guest Commentary

U.S. goal: stop Iran, stop

By Sen. Bill Nelson
As the nation awaits the full
details of President Bush's new
Iraq plan, one thing is certain:
until we stabilize Iraq we cannot
confront the threat from Iran's
growing extremist influence in the
Middle East and its defiant push to
build a nuclear bomb.
For all our concern about Iraq,
it is the radical Islamic govern-
ment in Iran that poses the biggest
threat to U.S. security interests and
stability throughout the entire Mid-
dle East region and, a clear and
present danger that President
Bush must not leave unresolved.
In all my meetings during a
recent nine-country trip through
the Middle East including talks
with King Abdullah of Saudi Ara-
bia, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert and Israeli opposition
leader Benjamin Netanyahu,-and
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad
Siniora I heard repeatedly that
Iran poses the greatest threat to
Our allies across this region are
begging, practically screaming, for
the U.S. to help them counter an
ascendant Iran a country that's
linked to $35 million found in a
suitcase of a Hamas official as he
attempted to smuggle it into Gaza;
a country that is backing Hezbol-
lah's efforts to overthrow the dem-
ocratically elected government in
Lebanon; and, a country that's
giving tons of cash and weapons
to Shiite militias that terrorize the
Sunni population and cow the
Iraqi government.
The lines in the Middle East are

clearly drawn: on one side are
Saudi Arabia and the more mod-
erate Arab states of Egypt and Jor-
dan, along with Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas and Prime Minister Siniora
-- and, Israel. On the other side
are Iran and its ally Syria, and their
client-terror groups, Hamas and
Israel and the moderate Arab
and Gulf states are supporting the
Siniora government in Lebanon
against Iran and Syria's attempts
to undermine it, and they are
insisting on a tribunal to investi-
gate and prosecute the assassina-
tion of former Lebanese Prime
Minister Rafik Hariri.
They also want to strengthen
President Abbas and his Fatah fac-
tion in a struggle against Iranian-
backed Hamas and others who
reject a two-state solution to the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But most of all, Israel and its
Arab neighbors are driven togeth-
er by fear of Iran, which seems
bent on developing nuclear
weapons and actively stirring up
trouble not only among Shiite
populations, but also among
extremist Sunnis.
Israel and its unlikely Middle
East partners desperately are
seeking U.S. leadership in con-
fronting Iran. But our ability to
lead in such an effort has been
severely hampered by the turmoil
in Iraq.
Oddly, it now appears our
invasion of Iraq, without under-
standing the sharp sectarian divi-
sion between Sunni and Shiite,
actually removed a major

Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone cur-
rently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter
meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or some-
one just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863)
801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.
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 Depart-
ment, 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)
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.

restraint on Iran's ambitions.
Concomitantly, our troop
commitments in Iraq and in
Afghanistan are limiting our avail-
able options and give Iran added
leverage. So the question is: How
do we stop an ascendant Iran?
First, we must stabilize Iraq -
and, do so quickly. We have to get
the warring religious factions
there to lay down their arms even
it means using our Saudi allies to
help influence Sunni tribal
Next, we must be willing to
work with Iraq's neighbors -
even Syria to secure the coun-
try's borders and stop the influx
of insurgents.
When we have taken these
key steps the U.S. should be able
to fully shift from a combat to a
training role in Iraq.
And a stable Iraq will allow the
U.S. to shift its focus to the more
important challenge of containing
Iran. An Iran armed with nuclear
weapons, under the leadership of
the extremist Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, threatens not only
U.S. national security, but also
poses an existential threat to
Israel and has a destabilizing
effect on its neighbors.
It was British Prime Minister
Tony Blair who last month urged
Middle East states to unite against
Iran. If there isn't a united front,
some of these states might feel
compelled to accommodate Iran,
dramatically undermining some
of our most important alliances.
Still others might pursue their
own nuclear weapons programs,
leading to a dangerous arms race.

using oil

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies
signaled just such a possibility in
my discussions with them.
Meantime, Russia and China
must choose whether they will be
responsible international players
or enable Iran to become a
nuclear weapons state. It is signifi-
cant that the United Nations Secu-
rity Council voted unanimously
last month to slap sanctions on
Iran, albeit sanctions weaker than
those sought by the U.S, to try to
stop uranium enrichment that
could lead to making bombs.
Now Russia and China must do
more than urge talks to resolve
the issue. They must cooperate
with the U.S. and Europe in
attempts to meaningfully isolate
the Iranians.
Even faced with the strongest
of trade sanctions, Iran may
remain defiant. And so we cannot
take any options off the table -
including military options -
when it comes to confronting the
threat of an Iranian bomb.
Finally, the quagmire we face
in the Middle East should lead us
all to one important realization
and a bipartisan consensus: we
should have no higher priority
than developing energy alterna-
tives to oil that will free us from
permanent entanglement in this
troubled region.

Editor's note: Bill Nelson is a
U.S. senator from Florida who
serves on the Senate'sArmed Ser-
vices, Foreign Relations and Intel-
ligence committees.

Community Events

FEI to host public meeting
Florida Environmental Institute, The Last Chance Ranch, will
have a community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m., at the
American Legion in Lake Placid, 1490 U.S. 27. We encourage all
members of the community to attend. For information, call Gin-
ger Watters at (813) 875-3100.
Library hosting photography display
Learn about the history, science, and art of photography in a
display in the meeting room of the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W 16th St., Jan. 9-13. The display was prepared by
Bobbi Poole and will include amateur photography done by local
photographers. For information, call Margot Taylor at (863) 763-
Gospel sing features Whaley Family
The Whaley Family will be the guest singers and musicians at
a gospel sing on, Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at The Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. For information, call Sister
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Hospice board of directors to meet
The board of directors for Hospice of Okeechobee will hold
their annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. The meeting
will be held at the new Hospice residence, The Hamrick Home, at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
OSAC training group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the
public. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 273, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Resource group to meet Jan. 8
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Jan. 8, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call
Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Jan. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.
Weight loss classes scheduled
The Devotional Weight-Loss Program will have registration
and orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 9. There will be 11 weeks of
classes that will end on March 20. Classes will be held each Tues-
day from 9 until 11 a.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519.
Agency on Aging committee to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
executive committee meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the
Area Agency on Aging, board room, 1764 N. Congress Ave. in
West Palm Beach. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Contracts
requiring the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of
this meeting. For information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.
Early learning group plans meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will have an Okeechobee County provider
meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 12:30 p.m. at Okeechobee Health
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28 St.
- in the New Endeavors School building. The meeting is open to
the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens inter-
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for
babies in Okeechobee. For information, call Kay Begin at (863)
Public meeting on TMDLs slated
The Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a public
meeting to solicit public input concerning setting total maximum
daily loads (TMDL) of nutrients for tributaries leading into Lake
Okeechobee. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 5,
through Thursday, Jan. 11, are as
Theatre I -"Pursuit of Happy-
ness" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Holiday" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:20 p.m.
Theatre III "Night at the
Museum"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Center offers
parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a.continuous ten-week free
parenting class on Mondays from 7
until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W 28th St. The
school is located across the street
from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863)
462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.
EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
,ence. This statement is proven daily
by hundreds of private citizens
who, as volunteers, enter juvenile
justice programs throughout the
state. The Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) needs you to
share your skills or special talents in
making a difference in the lives of
troubled youth. Volunteers are
needed as tutors, translators, arts
and crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instructors,
recreation aides and assistance in
developing a youth choir. Wouldn't
you like to make a difference? If so,
please contact EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
page at and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is, an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.
Food Pantry
is open
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-

day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Lisa Coleman at
(863) 462-5863.

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Sixth place
Barry Isbell of Trussville, Ala. finished in sixth place in pro
division of the FLW Stren Series bass tournament that
took place last week on Lake Okeechobee. Isbell brought
a four-day total weight of 50.09 Ibs. to collect $6,000.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Dave Stout (left) and Dave Ashley (right) brought 14.48 Ibs.
to the scales Saturday afternoon at Okee-Tantie to tie for first
place in the Christian Team Trail. They also had the big fish
of the tourney. It weighed 7.87 Ibs.

The Team of Tim Barber and John Barber (in no particular
order) tied for first place with 14.48 lbs. in the Christian Team
Trail bass tournament that took place Saturday at the Okee-
Tantie Marina.

Teams tie in Christian Team Trail Tourney

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The team of Dave Stout and
Dave Ashley tied for first place
with the team of Tim Barber and
John Barber Saturday afternoon
during the Christian Team Trail
monthly bass tournament. Both
teams brought 14.48 lbs. to the

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Second place
Chad Grigsby of Maple Gove, Minn. finished in second
place in the pro division of the four-day FLW Stren Series
bass tournament that wrapped up last Saturday. Grigsby
had a tournament total weight of 57.13 Ibs. He took home
a check for $10,000 for his efforts.

PI.G.S. League
Jan. 2: First place-Frank Noble.
Second place-J.W. Cain. Last place-
Jim Ake. Closest to pin-(2) Dan Reak-
ley, (8) J.W. Cain, (11) Russ Adams
and (17) Jack Forde.
Jan. 3: First place-Russ Adams.

scale at Okee-Tantie Marina to
share the win. Each team took
home $600 for the first place fin-
ish. Stout and Ashley also took
home a check for $252 for having
the tourney's big fish. It weighed-
in at 7.87 lbs.
The Barbers also tied for the
second big fish (4.51 lbs.). They
tied with the team of Mike Daugh-

Second place-Kenny Curran. Last
place-Dean Orman. Closest to pin-(2)
Kenny Curran, (8) George Earl
Goudy, (11) George Guydosh and
(17) nobody.
Jan. 5: First place-Vinnie Malone.
Second place-Dan Reckley. Last
place-Red Murr. Closest to pin-(2)

tery and Tim Chappell. Both
teams took home $84 for the
The remaining teams that fin-
ished in the money were (3) Ed
Perry and Don Van Dyke-8.43
lbs.-$232; (4) Bobby O'Bannon
and Mike Simpson-8.41 lbs.-$180;
(5) Mark Hester and Charles Pass-
water-8.29 lbs.-$155; (6) Ken

OG & CC weekly results

George Earl Goudy, (8) Terry Millette,
(11) Don Freas and (17) Nobody.
Okeechobee Ladies
Golf Association
Dec. 28: Low net and Low gross:
First place low net-Shirley Esterline.

Goodwin and Bob Carney-7.41.
lbs.-$115; (7) Ernie Johnson and
Byron Chastain-7.29 lbs.-$100;
(8) Tom Kappauf and John Kap-
pauf-7.00 lbs.-$90 and (9) Dennis
Bass and Kevin Bass-6.82 lbs.-
The Christian Team Trail will
hold its next tournament on Sat-
urday, Feb. 3.

First place low gross-Joyce Huffman.
Jan. 2: Mystery Nine: First place-
Phyllis Koff. Second place-Dale
Bryant. Third place-Wanetta John-
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Recent cases of Equine Her-
pesvirus in Florida have some
residents wondering if people
are at risk. The good news is that
humans cannot contract this dis-
ease, which is easily transmitted
from one horse to another.
However, humans should
always use safety precautions
when interacting with horse or
other animals because there are
other diseases that may be
spread from animals to humans.
Outbreaks of Escherichia
coli in recent years have been
linked to animals at petting
zoos. The bacteria responsible
may be on an animal's coat and
transmitted by touch to a human
who pets the animal. If the per-
son does not wash his hands,
the person may then become
infected if he rubs his eyes,
touches his mouth or nose, or
touches food that is then eaten.
To prevent transmission of this
and other bacteria, always wash
your hands after contact with
any animal, and always wash
your hands before touching any
Rabies is the one of the
most deadly and most feared
disease that can be transmitted
from animals to humans. Rabies
can be transmitted through con-
tact with the saliva of an infected
animal, often through a bite. To
protect yourself from rabies,
make sure all of your pets are
vaccinated and stay away from
wild animals. Animals in Florida
that are most likely to carry
rabies include raccoons, skunks,
bats, foxes and feral dogs and
cats. It may also helps to fence
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chance that animals such as rac-
coons and possums might be
attracted to your property, do
not leave dog or cat food outside
at night when these nocturnal
animals are most active. If your
pet is fed outside and has not
emptied the bowl by sunset,
remove it. Put garbage in a
garbage can with a locking lid.
According to the Florida
Department of Health, in 2005,
there were 201 confirmed cases
of animal rabies reported in
Florida compared to 205 in 2004,
and 188 cases reported during
2003. Rabid animals were identi-
fied in 38 counties in 2005, and
eight counties reported 10 or
more cases. The majority of
cases were among wild animals,
especially raccoons, foxes and
bats. Rabid bobcats, skunks, and
an otter were also recorded.
Since 1988, the number of rabies
cases in cats continues to out-
number dogs. In 2005, 26 rabid
cats and five rabid dogs were
If you are bitten by any ani-
mal, seek medical care immedi-
West Nile Virus has been
found in Florida in recent years.
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Health, West Nile Virus
(WNV) presents a threat to pub-
lic and animal health. The most

serious manifestation of WNV
infection is fatal encephalitis
(inflammation of the brain) in
humans and horses, as well as
mortality in certain domestic
and wild birds, especially crows.
West Nile virus is spread by mos-
quitoes. Mosquitoes who feed
on infected birds can then trans-
mit the disease to other animals
-- or people.
Horses infected with WNV
can have a variety of clinical
signs. They may have a mild flu-
like syndrome with fever,
depression and listlessness
which can progress to more seri-
ous neurological or encephalitis
signs such as muzzle twitching,
in-coordination, stumbling, cir-
cling, aimless wandering, head
pressing, hyper-excitability,
coma and death.
There is no definitive treat-
ment for WNV infection. Like all
other viruses, there are no spe-
cific medications that will
destroy the virus. Supportive
treatment, by a veterinarian, can
assist is recovery and with early
intervention and aggressive
treatment most horses will
recover fully.
According to the Department
of Health, horse owners should
vaccinate their horses for east-
ern equine encephalomyelitis
(EEE), which has a similar sug-
gested protocol as the WNV vac-
cine, with two initial vaccina-
tions followed by semiannual
boosters. It is important to know
that the EEE vaccine will not

protect horses against WNV.
Because every situation is
unique, ask your veterinarian to
recommend a vaccination pro-
tocol specific to your horses.
Mosquito control is essential
to helping prevent the spread of
West Nile virus. Mosquitoes
breed in stagnant water, so it is
important to eliminate any
standing water near your resi-
dence. Water buckets and water
troughs should be emptied and
cleaned at least once a week;
wading pools and wheelbar-
rows should be turned upside
down so they do not catch rain
water. Ponds can be stocked
with fish -- fish eat mosquito lar-
"Cat scratch" disease is a
flu-like disease caused by con-
tact with a bacteria commonly
found in the salvia of cats. While
it may be caused by a cat scratch
or bite, it can also be contracted
through contact with a cat's lit-
ter box or by simply petting a
cat. The bacteria are in the cat's
saliva and the cat uses the saliva
to clean itself. To prevent con-
tracting this disease, always
wash your hands after petting a
cat. If you are scratched, clean
the wound and apply antibiotic
ointment. If you notice any flu-
like symptoms, contact your
doctor. Any time you are bitten
by an animal, seek medical care.
To keep your pet healthy, con-
sult your veterinarian about reg-
ular vaccinations your pet
should have.

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CAMERA, on Sat., 12/30 at
Sports Complex. Call to iden-
tfy. (863)634-6949

CAMERA CASE, Grayish color
w/2 Camera's inside. Lost on
12/24 in area of Micco Bluff &
Hwy. 98. (321)639-7456
CAT, Female, brown tabby
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RING, Diamond wrap, white
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Job Information 225
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Babysitting 4105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

: Residential &

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698




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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

LPN or

Medical Assistant

Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to 863.467.1919

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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

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Appliance Parts 520
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Wanted to Buy 740

AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1500.
COLEMAN- '01, Off 2400 ft.
Mobile Home, 5 ton, works
great, $500 (863)763-7831
Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
condition, $600.

DEEP FREEZER, Frigidaire,
small, white, $75 firm.
bisque color, $125.
new! $125. (863)763-2747
DRYER: GE, Only 1 yr old,
very good condition. Asking
$150. (863)675-3793
DRYER: Kenmore, used but
works greatly $50.
DRYER, we are relocating and
will be selling our belong-
ings, $250. (863)983-8874
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
MICROWAVE w/ cart $20,
will sell separate
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
side by side, water /ice in
door, runs perfect, $250
free delivery. $95. Call
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
STOVE- GE Electric, 30" self
cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE, Kenmore, bisque col-
or, flat top, $200.
WASHER & DRYER- $160 or
will separate (239)245-0527

WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
matching set, electric. $300
WASHER & DRYER- Roper, 3
months old, $250 will sell
separate (863)677-0459
great, $100 for both or will
sell separate (863)634-1664
UNIT: Combomatic 6200,
Energy Splendid. $175.

1.1kw, exc. cond. $20

BICYCLES, 12 speed Mon-
oose mountain & BMX type
80 will sep. (863)467-2573

.of old & new. $35/will separ-
ate. Call 863-634-7765.

dles, $150 for all, or will
separate. (863)983-2002

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installation ofStorm
Shutters &Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

SYSTEM- Baby Trend 3
mos. old. Light blue/mint
green. $100.

DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $40
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, floor
length, off shoulders, size 8,
cleaned & preserved. $300

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$695 or best offer.

COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
COMPUTER- Flat screen,
DVD, CD burner, Windows
XR $200 (239)245-0527
games, Fast, $149

BEDRM SUITE: Qu. Sz., Rustic
Ranch, Brand new! Paid
$3800, Now $1000. Must go
by 1/9th (863)634-9634
BEDROOM SET- Solid Light
Wood, King Size Pillow Top
Mattress, $1900 or best of-
fer (863)357-5883
complete with chest and
night stand. $250.
BUNK BED, almost new condi-
tion, $150. (863)983-4940

BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, exc cond.,
$150 or best offer
BUNK BED SET- w/2dressers,
mattresses, ladder, built in
desk, $600 or best offer
CAPTAIN'S BEDS: 2 Twin size
w/6 drawers, head board.
$300 for both, will sep.
CHILDS BED- with a slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
41"wx20"dx56"h, $50.
COUCH, Green, French Provin-
cial, good cond. $20
DINETTE SET, small, light
wood, 2 chairs, $50.
lass top, with 6 chairs.
150. 863-467-4871
glass, with 4 chairs, Like
new. $500. (863)234-3470
DINING TABLE: 64x36 rectan-
gle, w/4 Chairs, $100 or best
offer. Call 863-634-7765.
DR Sets (2): 1 w/ 6 chairs, 1 w/
8 chairs. BR set: King sz, 2
night stands, dresser, lamps.
DRESSER- Natural Pine, 5
Drawers, Good cond., $30 or
best offer (863)634-8795
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $200 or
best offer. (863) 697-0241.
Oak w/ smoked glass, from
Bagcock. New condition.
$200. 863-241-9024
back cushioned w/ottomans.
$150. Will separate.
PATIO- 5 piece wicker style, 2
chairs, 1 rocker, loveseat &
table w/storage, $350
Round, White. $40.
RECLINER, Light brown leath-
er, like new, from Rooms to
Go. Pd. $700, asking $200
SOFA, Exc. cond., taupe, $150
SOFA, LEATHER, Brown, $300
or best offer. (863)634-9634
Must go by January 9th.
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
SOFA SLEEPER & matching
loveseat, $200.
High back, beige. $95.

GOLF CART: Yamaha, gas, 4
stroke, runs good. $895.
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
Irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150.863-946-3123

ANTINIO ZOLI: 20 ga mag,
over/under, 28" bbl, full/mod
single trigger, full engraved re-
ceiver. $475.937-215-0307.
IVER JOHNSON "Cattleman": 45
cal, 51/2 bbl. Exc cond. Single
action revolver. Blue w/ brass
frame. $375.937-215-0307
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new.
$400. (863)763-7161
PISTOLS (2) 25 & 380 auto-
matic. $350 for both, will
sep. (502)931-8101
RIFLE- Marlin 883SS, 22 mag-
num Simmons 4-12x40
scope in box $350.

4250, new in box, never
used, $250 (863)677-0459

Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
condition, $600.
20,000 btu, covers very large
area, Comfort Glow, like new.
$55 (863)675-0104

CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $20/both.

$45. (863)357-2891 Leave
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking 975 or best
offer (863)675-2596
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
great condition, rolls nice,
75 (863)467-6805

CELL PHONE: Cingular, 6
months old, very nice phone
w/ camera, good shape.
$100. 863-697-8256
CRAB POT CARKS- 200, $100
for all (410)957-0671
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1200.863-843-0913 Lv msg
GUARD RAILS- approx 200
(+/-), 13'6", $2500 or best
offer (863)763-7831
REALISTIC, 492 40-channel
base station, mint cond., with
A99 fiberglass base antenna.
$75/both (863)447-6620

CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
SAXOPHONE, alto, $200.

DOBERMAN- 2 years old, full
blooded, $250
DOG CAGE- Large, Classic
Good condition. $50.
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
$15. (443)262-2740
PARAKEET: Only $10!

LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $25 (863)675-2596

new in box. Valued @
$2500. Asking $600.

ANTENNA: Newl 5 ms 9000 Ir, di-
rectional, amplified, Indoor/out-
door w/internal rotator. New
$189. $139. (863)763-7989
cellent condition, beautiful
picture, $600

SONY- 32", P-in-R Great pic-
ture. New $1600. Asking
$225. (863)467-8504
TV: Sanyo, 24" Flat Screen
Tube, only 2 yr old, perfect
cond. $80. (863)447-1841

splits wood up to 18" long.
very good condition $500


Tech Drive. Good condition.
$300. (863)763-5011

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

A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Treasure Isle or on Taylor
Creek. Call Curtis

Agriculture I

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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
:Horse 084

HORSE TRAILER-'91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room In
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
SADDLES- 2, TexTan circa
'1945, approx 14.5" trees.
Some extras. $800. Will
separate. (772)416-6627
cellent. $200.

Husqvarna 150, 15hp, 42"
cut Hydrostatic., 244hrs
$1100. (863)634-5303
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15hp, 42" cut, hydro/auto
trans., motor will run, parting
out, $50. (863)697-2033
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $350 (239)986-0296
12hp, runs perfect, needs
battery. $125
chine By MTD. 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Near new. $950.

Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365

TREASURE ISLAND, Waterfront Duplex,
double lot w/access to Taylor Creek,
completely fenced, with screened rooms
& new wood deck. $239,000.
Call Dan (863)357-3900


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.

RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Call for more
information. (561)662-3169

2 Bdrm., 112 Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722

3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
Totally refurbished. New kitch-
en w/dishwasher. New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
Call (863)763-4414
Buckhead Ridge home for rent
Spacious 3/2 1730sf, LR, FR,
Formal Dining Room. Eat bar
in kitchen with Lake Access,
and fish cleaning station.
$1000/mth, $1000 deposit.
IN TOWN- 3BR/2BA, Laundry
rm., porch, no dogs & smkg,
garage, lawn ser. $1500 mo.,
1st, last & sec.(941)504-3954
IN TOWN- Newly Renovated
2BR/2BA, porch, lawn ser., No
dogs or smkg. $850/mo. 1st,
last& sec. (941)504-3954
OKEE: 3 BR, 2 BA, Waterfront,
1 car garage, $1200 mo. +
1st mo.& sec. Possible rent to
own, $149,900. Owner/Agent
Call Charles 863-634-0584
A/C, all appliances. 406 NE 7th
St. $850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
Unfurnished, 2/2,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last

Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
G Great Locationl
(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(1) 900 S.E upstairs. Close
proximity to new court
house. 863-763-4740
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


BHR, FSBO, Beautiful Home,
Corner Lot. On canal. Over
2000 sq ft under air, white
rock fireplace, enclosed hot
tub rm, lanai, 2 storage sheds,
cement drive. Boat house
w/above deck & pontoon.
Many other opts.
Appraisal was $210,000.
Asking $185,000.
Furniture package available.
Call (863)763-8174
2ba, 2 car gar. New carpet,
Tile, Kit. w/2 boat covered slip.
$239,000. (772)597-3259
2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/spdnkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
Possible Rent to Own
3/1 CBS home on NW 6th St.
Needs work. Must sell quickly.
Buckhead Ridge, Spacious
3/21730 sf, LR, FR, Formal
dining room, kitchen w/island
eat bar. Lake access with sea-
wall and fish cleaning station.
Owner Financing available.
$185,500. 863-634-5236
Exceptional Value! New 2 bed-
room 2 bath in Buckhead
Ridge. Ready to move in. City
water and sewer. Room to -
park boat or RV in yard.
$99,500. Call 863-467-8384,
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates

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

STEPS (2 sets) For Mobile
Home, Fiberglass w/Railings &
5 steps. 1 year old. $900. for
both, will sep. (863)763-0376

dbl wide, CA, heat, No pets,
Yearly lease, $650/mo
$1200 sec (863)763-4031
OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
28R, 1.5BA on lake, Fully
furnished, exc. cond. Dock,
patio, Ig. storage, community
pool. (55 & older). $85,000
Lease option available.

OKEE.- 2br, 1ba, Insulated 10
x 36 FL/Rm, 13 x 46 Carport,
Laundry/Rm, Furnished, Shed,
$19,500. neg. (863)467-0284
r Ste 49y,:.
14x70, with lot, w/FL room,
car port & utility shed.
Very sharp & clean.
$95,000 neg. Oasis Village,
55+ community. Call for
appt. (863)763-8342

Recreation I

Boats 3005
Cempers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehioles/AVs 3035

BASS BOAT- '88, 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, With galva-
nized trailer. $3500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BOW RIDER, 17ft., w/70hp
Johnson, trailer. $750
COBIA MODEL 244, '00-
250hp Yamaha, salt water
series, Loadmaster tandem
alum trailer, & equipment,
$25,000 (561)261-9393 aft
Mere. Rebuilt mech. sound
w/trailer. Needs TLC. $2500.
(239)826-5966 Cell

JON BOAT, 14ft., w/trailer,
very good 25hp Mercury
engine, $800
(863)946-0646 Lakeport
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
STARCRAFT '83- with trailer,
90 hp Johnson motor,
$2000 (863)763-0728
TRAVELER '87, 16ft, fiber-
lass, 60hp motor & trailer.

CHALLENGER- '99 made by
Damon, 32 ft., w/ slide out,
oak cabinets, A/C & Heat,
Like new, Must sell
(863)763-4464 ask for Bill
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. $275.
ft., 5th wheel w/2 slide outs,
W&D, Conv./Microwave.
$5000 neg. (561)842-6373
OKEE., Salem Park Trailer,
'02, 38', 2 slides, Reg. size
Frig., W/D, Central H/A. Ceil-
ing Fans, F1ill shower. TV,
VCR. Asking $18,000.
RV BOUNDER, '87, 35', 41.5k
mi. New tires, awning & Frig.
Screen/Rm. Lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000.(863)675-2339
SCREEN ROOM- Zips to 35'
motor home awning. Paid
$600 asking $200

2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036
Leave message.
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops, w/d
& new refrigerator.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(561)845-1589 or

BOAT MOTOR- 35hp Johnson,
Tiller, Runs good. $500. or
best offer. (863)610-1465
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
Johnson or Evinrude, 13.5 x
22 $110 (270)210-9385

'90, black w/red trim, exc.
cond., 1 owner, runs good,
$8500 firm. (863)467-5865

BUGGY- 6' high deck, 3 dog
cages, 10 spd man/stand
trans, 50" tires, $2500

10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, January 9, 2007

peral 28' $1000


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Owner, 59 K, good cond.,
Burgendy $3500
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
JEEP WRANGLER YJ '89: Low mile-
age on rebuilt engine, 34" tires, 4"
lift, new AC kit in box, good cond.
$6500. 863-467-7123
Lincoln Mark VI- '83, 302 en-
gine, runs but needs work,
300 (863)635-3025 Iv
nature Series, nice white leath-
er interior, good body, new
exhaust. $500 (863)357-2658
A/C, Excellent condition. Gar-
age kept. $900 or best offer.
(772)618-0607 Ft. Pierce.
Only 36,000 original miles.
$1800. 863-228-1094
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
Sell (863)697-3300

V-8, 359, 4x4, Very good
condition $2500.
V-8, Good condition. Many
extra mopar parts. $2500. or
best offer. (239)369-9725

GMC DUALLY 4X4, '94- Crew
cab, 6.5 diesel turbo, runs,
$2000 (863)509-3539 or
5 Ton Truck, $2500

CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2650
(863)675-3499 -
GAS CLUB CAR '95 Recondi-
tioned. $1695. 863-675-1472
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.

CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $600,
Car Stereo System: 2) 12" In-
finity Kappa Subwoofers, 1200
watt Sony amp., & JVC CD
Player, $500 (443)521-5095
speed, w/clutch and fly-
wheel, $450 (863)697-3895
ALS(3): Truck 1986-90, Car
1989-93, Car 1975-82. $45
will sep. 863-763-0625
FAN MOTOR, for 1995 Saturn,
new in a box, $10.
HARD TOP & full steel doors
for '87-'95 Jeep Wrangler
Wide J. Good cond. $800. or
best offer (863)983-5385
for $2000. or best offer.
(239)369-9725 Lee
MOPAR PARTS: Carbs, blocks,
trans, manifolds, cranks,
rods, other parts. $1500 will
sep. 239-745-5168 Chris
TIRES (4): NTB, brand new,
excellent condition. $300.
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
350 engine, w/auto transmis-
sion, excellent cond., $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
block, chrome plated, brand
new, no scratches. $50 or
best offer. 863-233-2754

glass, Fits 99-current Chevy
ilverdo 6.5' bed. $600. Neg.
Call (863)634-6523
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
offer. 863-634-7154
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, :$1000.
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
FORD F350- '89, Diesel, 4
door, 5 speed, 4 new tires.
NC works. $4700. or trade
for F250 (863)673-6819.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$1500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
TOYOTA- '94, Good condition.
$2500. (863)835-3476

2 door, needs work, runs,
$1000 or best offer

DUMP TRAILER, 5x8, Single
axle, all new bed, tires,
pump, hitch, jack & paint.
$1500 (863)697-9704
2 axle, gooseneck w/ramp.
$1200 (863)697-9704
leveler, complete, $125

CHEVY, '94, Excellent running
condition. Very dependable.
$900. or best offer.
V-6, Runs good. $750. or
best offer.(863)634-8671
'94, 74k, new Michelin LTX
tires, tv, exc. cond. $5300
DODGE RAM 1999, Cony.
Van, Cold NC, V8, 5.2 L, 318
eng., turn key...Runs great!
196K, $3200 (863)763-3451
FORD '92, 15 passenger, Club
Wagon, good running cond.
$3000 (863)467-1655
TOWN & COUNTRY '05, 28k,
take over payments.
$395/mo. (863)467-6379

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a meeting of the Executive
Committee to which all persons are in-
Date & Time: Friday, January 12, 2007 -
8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
University Park
4rtT5.Lu, r o e n 'v r e00
PUBEROlE To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
W fojeaDevelrmnt Board
oe reasure uas
University Park
584 NW University Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings Is made, which record
Includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide u record for judicial re-
185536 ON 1/9/07
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Develop-
ment Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Business Services
Committee to which all persons are in-
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10,
2007-8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
To approve an operator for
the ne-Stop career Services and to
discuss matters concerning the Work-
force Investment Act, Wordorce Em-
raloyment Opportunities, the Welfare
ansition Program, One-Stp Career
Centers and the Workforce Develop-
ment Board. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
Worre Develegmjrt Board
ome Iree.asureoas
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
185540 ON 1/9/07

I Pb ic No ice

2007 AT 3:30 PM. IN THE BOARD
184818 ON 1/9/07

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

I Pbic Notice

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its intent
to Issue a permit for Larson Dairy Barn #5, to be issued to Larson Dairy, Inc. The
permit authorizes construction/operation of the waste management system in accor-
dance with an approved Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan. The permit al-
lows a herd increase from 1,800 to 2,200 milk cows. The permit will also provide
coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as
delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy s lo-
cated at 3000 NE 481h Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The Intent to Issue and application file are available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Southeast, 400 N. Congress Ave., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a titney
petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an adminlslrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) In the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request en-
largement of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request
must be filed (received by the clerk in the Office of General Counsel before the end
of the time period for filing a petition oran administrative hearing.
Petitions filed by any person other ththanhose entitled to written notice under Section
120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
notice or witin fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first.
Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any peroni who tan asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a peoliton within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of such notice, regardless of the dateof publication,
The petitioner shall mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
ed above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for
enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiv-
er of that person's right to request an administraove determination (hearing) under
Section 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subeequenl Intervention (in a
proceeding Initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florda Ad-
ministrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, ad-
dress, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any; the Depart-
ment permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or
activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the
Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tion must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica-
tion of the Department action;
(I) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
utes which entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wants the Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken byit in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person who has tiled a timely and sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404,
Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the clerk in the Of-
fice of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for
filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement
As provided in Section 120.572, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties
to mediate will toll the time limitation imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Un-
less otherwise agreed bythe parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty
days of the execution othehe agreement. f mediation results in settlement of the ad-
minis'tative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorpoaing the agree-
ment of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their sbstantial interests that would
be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen
days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a
proceeding under Section 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation termi-
nates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in
writing that the administrative hearing process under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statute, remain available for disposton of the dispute, and the notice will
specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and
electing remedies under those two statutes.
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Community Events

Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerpe, willbe at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14. There will be
high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and
an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.

S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, at the South
Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will
only be available through Jan. 11.

Florida Boys to be in concert
The Florida Boys Quartet will be in concert on Sunday, Jan. 14,
at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene His House Fellowship,
425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-7113.

Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will spon-
sor the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Monday, Jan.
15. The march will start at 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown School .and
proceed to the Park Street gazebo, where a speech will be heard.
The line up for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of the First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and will follow the traditional
parade route, starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the marchers
will return to Douglas Brown School where there will be activities.
To place an entry in the parade such as a group on foot, horse-
back, bikes, a float or vehicle contact George Robertson at
(863) 610-0973 or Bertha Boswell at (863) 763-4823.

School advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m- in the school's media center at 2690
N.W. 42nd Ave. The public is invited.

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 16 de Enero a las 6:30
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca at 2690 N.W. 42nd Avenue. Tbdo
el public estan envitados de asistir.

Church will host Christian band
The Annie Moses Band, a high energy Christian music band,
will be at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Tuesday,
Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. This group sings and plays the violin, viola, cello,
harp, keyboard, piano, etc. They are a group of at least six that
puts a whole new enthusiasm into playing strings.

GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem program
will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W Califor-
nia Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 until 8
p.m.; and an adult CPR class on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8
p.m. To register for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.

Gospel group to be in concert
The Hyssongs will be presenting a concert of gospel music at
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, Jan.
19, at 7 p.m.

VFW hosting garage sale
VFW #9528 in Buckhead Ridge will hold their yearly garage
sale on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Bring saleable items to the Post or call (863) 467-2882 or
(863) 467-2840 for pick up.


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