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Info needed
on AC thefts
There have been recent
thefts of several used central
air conditioning units from
businesses in both the city and
If anyone has any informa-
tion about these thefts, they
are asked to contact Detective
Bill Saum at the Okeechobee
City Police Department, (863)
Livestock show
photos published
Watch for photos from the
Okeechobee County 4-H Live-
stock Show and Sale in the
April 18 edition of the Okee-
chobee News.
Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.
Residents whose addresses
are even numbered can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on
Wednesday and Saturdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to,
a non-paved surface. It must
be done using a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject
to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
burn ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 614
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

10.07 feet

Lake level
Last Year: ...

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

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Community Events ... 4
Crossword . . . . .8
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ........4
Sports ............5
TV ................ 9
'Weather ...........2
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City impact fees undecided

Editor's Note: Third in a
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In the future, it will be more
expensive to build in the City of
Okeechobee than in unincorpo-
rated areas of Okeechobee
County thanks to impact fees.
It must be noted that, at this
time, all city impact fees are only
proposed. The city has not
received the final report from

consultant Walter Keller. There-
fore, city figures are subject to
County and school impact fee
schedules have already been
finalized and approved.
City of Okeechobee impact
fees will be used for fire, police
and public works.
Estimated fees for the City of
Okeechobee will be about
$2,970. Of that estimated amount
the fire department will get about
$920, the police department will

get about $340 and public works
will get $1,708.
The builder of a new home in
the city would pay a proposed
city impact fee of $2,970. That fig-
ure is for residential use only. It
has not yet been broken down
into the type of residential
dwelling as the county and
school impact fees have been.
Nor have figures been proposed
for commercial buildings.
In addition to that $2,970, the
builder of a new single family

home in the city will also pay
some overlapping county impact
fees since some county services
will be used. The developer will
pay a county road impact fee of
$1,177, a county EMS impact fee
of $74 and a county corrections
impact fee of $369. The develop-
er will also pay a school impact
fee of $3,384. That means a total'
of $7,974 in impact fees will be
added to the building permit fee.
By contrast, a person building
a single family home in the unin-

.".. Second graders learn gator facts

Submitted photos
Mr. VanWormer's second grade class from South Elementary School visited Gatorama
in Palmdale where they learned gator facts from owner Patty Register (right) on
Wednesday, April 11. Ana Gallegos (left) took her turn holding the baby alligator while
the rest of the classes watched, unsure if they wanted to hold the baby alligator as well.


Mr. VanWormer's second grade class from South Elementary School visited Gatorama
in Palmdale where they learned gator facts from owner Patty Register (right) on Wednes-
day, April 11. Bias Aguilar (center) took his turn holding the baby alligator while Quavian
Dozier (left) and.Jose Jaimes (right) looked on while anticipating their turn.

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chobee County would pay
$1,177 for road impact fees, a $74
EMS impact fee, a $170 fire
impact fee, a $369 corrections
impact fee and a school district
impact fee of $3,384 for a total of
Mr. Keller began his research
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impact fees be documented by
proper statistics so that they will
hold up in court challenges.
Mr. Keller completed the
school impact fee study some
time last fall.
On Thursday, April 12, the Okee-
chobee County Board of County

Commissioners unanimously
approved the county impact fee
schedule presented by Mr. Keller.
The county board also adopt-
ed an ordinance to implement
impact fees and approved an
interlocal agreement with the city
for collection and distribution of
impact fees.
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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Sunny, breezy and cooler. The high will be in the mid
70s with northwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with lows around 50. The wind will
be west at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended forecast
Tuesday* Mostly sunny, with the high in the lower 80s. The wind
will be west at 5to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the mid 50s.
Wednesday. Partly cloudy, with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s with a 30
percent chance of rain.


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News Briefs

Group providing animal rescue
OKEECHOBEE Florida Wildlife Rescue Service of Okeechobee
is currently providing rescue, pick up and transport of sick, injured,
orphaned or otherwise impaired wildlife.
Anyone who finds a wild animal in need of help is encouraged to
give us a call. A volunteer transporter, licensed by the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission, will be more than happy to help
you and the animal.
This is a free service to the community and to wildlife.
For information, call (863) 634-1755 or (863) 357-7955.

Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is now open at Okeechobee Christ-
ian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted sep-
arately on an application, which can be picked up at American Legion
Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accompany
the application and donations are welcome as well.
For information, call (863) 763-2950.

Summer play camp sign-ups end soon
OKEECHOBEE Sign ups for Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation's 2007 summer play camps will open on Monday, April 23,
at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex in the Parks &
Recreation office, 640 N.W 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come, first-served
basis. Campers must be 6-12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Monday through Friday from June 11 until
July 27, (except Wednesday, July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee County Civic Center
and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant plus fees
for field trips and special activities. Special rates have been set at $25
per week for a child on the reduced school lunch program, and $10
per week for a child on the free school lunch program with the Okee-
chobee County School.system for the 2006-07 school year.
A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School Food Ser-
vice must be presented at the time of registration in order to qualify for
these special rates.
Extended hours, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until
5:30 p.m., will be available at both the Okeechobee County Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School sites for an additional fee of $10 per
week, per participant.
For information, call (863) 763-6950.

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Create a lovely lavender look for your landscape

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
One comment heard locally is
that there are few colorful trees
adapted to our Florida Yards.
Today's column will introduce a
spectacular flowering tree that can
grow in our area, and provide you
with information about its use in
your Florida yard.
Its common name is the first
part of its botanical name, Jacaran-
da. Horticulturalists know this tree
as Jacaranda ,mimmosifolia. In
English, its name is pronounced
jack-uh-RAN-duh. This is a native of
the Amazon Basin of Brazil, so it's
also correct to pronounce the
name in Spanish: HOCK-a-RON-da.
There are no common native
relatives of this plant found in our
area. Persons who live north of
Florida may know of the Southern
Catalpa Tree and Trumpet Creeper
Vine, which are related to the
Jacaranda. There are several tropi-
cal relatives in the Bignoniaceae
family seen in our area, such as the
Sausage Tree, African Tulip Tree,
the pink and yellow Tabebuia
Trees, and the Flame Vine and
Cape Honeysuckle.
These plants all share some
characteristics with Jacaranda: col-

Parents, you must complete a
zone waiver application for the
2007-2008 school year if:
your child is currently attend-
ing a school outside of his/her
attendance zone
you would like for your child
to attend a school outside of
his/her attendance zone.
You may acquire an application
from any school or from the
School Board office in the Student


orful clusters of tubular flowers
and fruits that, at first glance, may
look like bean pods.
Jacarandas can successfully
grow wherever citrus can thrive,
roughly areas that will not dip
below 25 degrees F. (The USDA
calls this Hardiness Zone 9b.) They
can survive as far north as Orlando.
The soft, delicate, fernlike
foliage is actually a doubly-com-
pound leaf, and the leaves grow
across from each other on the
stem. Because it will lose its leaves
in winter, this deciduous habit can
be used to help warm the southern
sides of home when the winter sun
is low in the sky. Planting ever-
greens with this tree may reduce
barren winter looks.
In summer, with a full canopy
of leaves, the Jacaranda can offer
shade when temperatures climb.
This tree can be used to save ener-
gy costs year-round.
The key feature of the Jacaran-
da is its dense terminal clusters of
lavender-blue, lightly fragrant,
trumpet-shaped flowers. The

Services department, room 306.
Applications will be accepted
beginning Monday, April 16 and
ending Friday, April 27. Applica-
tions received after this date will be
placed on awaiting list. Please read
the form carefully to ensure that all
requirements are understood.
For further information, you
may contact Russ Brown, Director
of Student Services, by calling
(863) 462-5000, ext. 260.


Ruby Victoria Niles
Ruby Victoria Niles, 83, of Lake
Placid, Fla., died Saturday, April
14, 2007, in West Palm Beach.
Born Dec. 27, 1923, in Butler
County, Ala., she had been a resi-
dent of Lake Placid, Fla., for the
past 20 years and was of the Bap-
tist faith. She enjoyed gardening,
reading and sewing.
She is preceded in death by her
first husband, Clifton Atkinson;
second husband, Harry Deline;
sister, Berla Conley; daughter, Sue
Ellen Miller; and, grandsons, Ron
Sullivan, Carl Jeffrey Hyslope and
Russell Gregory Clem.
Ms. Niles is survived by her
husband, Robert E. Niles of
Sebring; daughters, Judy enneth)
Hyslope of Okeechobee, Victoria
Ann Nelson, Mary Gail Atkinson,
both of Belle Glade; brothers,
Lewis (Snookum) Kelsoe, Leon
(Susan) Kelsoe, all of Clewiston;
sisters, Ezuber Buss of Ft. Myers,
Virginia (Byron) Walker of South
Bay, Jean Davis of Georgia, Lucy

Pearl (Bill) Harn of Texas, Dorinda
(Chester) Lambdon of Okee-
chobee, Angie Kelsoe of Lake
City; and, grandchildren, Christa
Hyslope of Royal Palm Beach,
Donald Eugene (Jessie) Stein-
metz of Tennessee, Leeann
McGuire of Palm Beach Gardens;
and, great grandchildren, Siara
Charnock of Royal Palm Beach,
Bella McGuire, Nevaeh McGuire,
both of Palm Beach Gardens and
Keyara Brooklyn Steinmetz of
Visitation will be Monday, April
16, 2007, from 6 until 8 p.m., at
the Buxton Funeral Home, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Services will be Tuesday, April
17, 2007, at 2 p.m., at the Buxton
Funeral Home. Interment will fol-
low at Port Mayaca cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

spring flowering habit makes this
tree an outstanding specimen for
Florida Yards.
The striking blooms can appear
any time from April through
August, but most often in May.
Their cavalcade of color sometimes
erupts before the spring leaves
return. Flowering is often more
vibrant following a winter with sev-
eral nights in the upper 30's.
"Alba" is a white-flowered culti-
var, which has a longer blooming
period but sparser blooms. There
are other cultivars available.
Propagation is by softwood cut-
tings, grafting or by seed. Grafted
trees or those rooted from cuttings
are preferred as they will produce
bloom in a shorter number of
Choice of sites
Jacaranda may actually flower
best when grown in poor soil. This
tree can reach 25 to 40 feet in
height with an equal or greater
spread, and the arching trunks are
covered with light gray bark. A
Jacaranda found in LaBelle meas-
ured 68 feet tall and 74 feet wide.
So with this kind of mature size,
find places in the landscape where
it will fit. Large parking lot islands
more than 200 square feet in size

and wide lawn areas more than 6
feet wide will do nicely.
Do not plant it to close to the
house. Light dappled shade from
Jacarandas may well cool a patio,
but remember that leaf and flower
drop can be a problem near pools.
Sidewalks may get slippery when
the blossoms fall.
Otherwise, the Jacaranda
makes an idea street tree, creating
a spectacular sight when in full
bloom. Their arching branches will
form a canopy over the street.
Because the -surface roots can lift
sidewalks or interfere with mow-
ing, keep it back away from curbs
and sidewalks.
Best growth and heaviest flow-
ering will result when grown in full-
sun. Small Jacarandas can tolerate
light shade and will grow quickly.
They thrive in well-drained soils but
tolerate a wide variety of soil condi-
tions from clay to sand and from
sweet to sour soil conditions.
While Jacaranda trees are high-
ly drought tolerant, they should be
watered during dry periods.
Choose a well-drained site or they
may have problems with mush-
room root-rot. They are not likely
to do well where salt spray is likely.
Other pests and diseases are
uncommon on Jacaranda.

Pruning is important
When selecting a nursery
grown Jacaranda, look for one
with a single central trunk with
major limbs well spaced apart.
Less desirable are unpruned trees
with narrow crotched branches.
These may become hazardous as
they can easily split apart, especial-
ly in windy conditions.
Jacarandas did not do well in
our recent tropical storm seasons,
but those that survived quickly
recovered. Be sure that they are not
planted too close to homes so they
will not fall and cause structural
Once properly trained and
pruned, Jacaranda are fairly
strong-wooded and less messy
than other flowering trees. Prune
lateral branches so they remain
less than half the diameter of the


Campaign pushes the use

of drought-tolerant plants

West Palm Beach To help
spread the message of water
conservation during this year's
unusually dry conditions, the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) and
Florida Nursery, Growers and
Landscape Association
(FNGLA) have teamed up to
launch "GrowSmart", a public
awareness campaign that
encourages water-wise land-
scaping and promotes the use of
"the right plant for the right
As part of the campaign, the
organizations are collaborating
on community outreach and
developing materials to be dis-
tributed to customers at retail
garden centers. The campaign
also will include joint news
releases, articles, and the devel-
opment of the new "GrowS-
mart" logo, which will help
landscapers and plant-owners
identify Florida-friendly plants
over the coming months. The
"GrowSmart" concept also will
be promoted to landscape
maintenance companies.
"As much as 50 percent of all
potable water in South Florida is
used on lawns and landscap-
ing," said Bruce Adams,
SFWMD water conservation offi-
cer. "This campaign will encour-
age more sensible outdoor
water use by engaging plant
owners as they make their land-

scaping decisions and leverag-
ing the heightened awareness
produced by the recent dry con-
"Most people in South Flori-
da water too much," added Deb
Joneck, president of the Palm
Beach Chapter of FNGLA. "This
program is designed to teach
people how to have healthier
gardens by using water more
wisely all year long. We want
people to know that they can
still have a beautiful' garden dur-
ing water restrictions."
Also as part of the campaign,
FNGLA is producing a series of
television public service
announcements focusing on
sensible sprinkling, water-saving
gardening principles, and other
useful lawn and plant tips. These
ads will air on South Florida net-
works beginning in April.
The South Florida Water
Management District is a region-
al, governmental agency that
oversees the water resources in
the southern half of the state -
16 counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everglades.

In Loving Memory of
Alan "Bingo"

April 16, 1932-
December 3, 1996
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Community Events

Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the
Cypress Hut Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant
money to local law enforcement and fire departments on Sunday,
April 22, at 1 p.m. Representatives from the International Grand
Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will give $500 to the county fire
department and $500 to the sheriff's office. A barbecue cook out
will follow. New members are welcome to join. The new Aerie
extends thanks to all the people, local businesses and our sister
Aerie #4137 for making our first fundraiser and membership drive a
huge success. For information, call Bill at (863) 763-1187 or Diana at
(863) 357-2009.

Free nutrition class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas of Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,
916 W.N. Park St., will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis class on
Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

Collaborative group will host guest speaker
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
School Board office. The guest speaker will be Dianne Verner from
Florida Power and Light. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W Fourth St., will
sponsor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday, April
24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global market affect
agriculture in the next five years?" A copy of the speech is due at the
Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will be awarded on the high
school and middle school level. For information and rules, call
(863) 763-3101.

Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board of direc-
tors Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of:
president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, design chair, promo-
tions chair, economic restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and
volunteer chair. Nomination forms are available at the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second St. For information, call Karen Hanawalt,
program manager, at (863) 357-6246; or Paul Mitchell, election
chair, at (863) 763-2111.

Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday,
April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be held in the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus auditorium, and is open to middle
through high school-aged students. Students must present their stu-
dent ID in order to attend. The first 300 students who present their
student ID will be admitted.There will be three bands performing -
The Eighth Hour Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage -
snacks and giveaways.

Basinger school reunion planned
A Basinger school reunion will be held Sunday, April 29, starting
11 a.m. There will be a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Meat, paper
goods and iced tea will be furnished. Please invite anyone you
know who attended Basinger School. For information call Alta Lee
Barber at (863) 634-9735, or Beedie Mae Thomas at (863) 763-3579.

Main Street hosting fun shoot
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold a 100 target fun shoot on
Saturday, May 5, at Quail Creek Plantation. Course opens at 8 a.m.
Last shooter in by 10 a.mrp. Prizes will be awarded and a barbecue
lunch will be available. For information, call (863) 357-6246.

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Upcoming Events

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 meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Club meets at 6 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave. The executive committee meeting follows at 7 p.m. For
information call Melissa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
r 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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510,
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
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 information, 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 meeting.
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 someone 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 Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp,at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166,
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Securi-
ty 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 at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call.(863) 634-4780.

Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Community Event

ACS hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament
will be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the
Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W The entry fee is $130 per
two-person team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or
$135 at the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in.
Registration forms can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Head-
quarters, 5286 S.W. 16th Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S.
441 S.;. or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863)

Community Events

Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on
Monday, April 16, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6
p.m. The banquet is free to the public but reservations are required
and can be made by calling (863) 763-2893.

Library hosting Florida Jeopardy
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host
Florida Jeopardy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone is invited
to join your friends and neighbors to find out how much you really
know about the Sunshine State. Come to play or just to cheer on the
contestants. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library
and is free and open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-

Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a basic
first aid class on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-
filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-

Work applications for seniors available
AARP Senior Employment, for seniors aged 55 and up, will be
taking applications for work on Wednesday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 123 S.W Park St. Bring your Florida driver's
license; your Social Security card; 2006 and 2007 Social Security
award letter if employed in the last six months; your last year-to-
date pay stub; any award letter for any retirement, pension, a/o dis-
ability or benefit; the name, address and phone number of two
local contacts; and, a blank check (for direct deposit). For informa-
tion, call (772) 223-2653, ext. 238.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th St. in
the New Endeavor School building. This meeting is open to the
public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. For information,
call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Learning coalition plans grand opening
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties, Inc. announces the grand opening of its new
Okeechobee location at 308 N.W. Fifth St. To celebrate the services
to children and families, as well as to showcase the new facility, the
board of directors will hold an open house on Thursday, April 19.
The public is invited from 4 until 6 p.m. Refreshments will be

Library hosting cracker cowboy poet
Hank Mattson, cracker cowboy poet, will be appearing at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on Thursday, April
19, as part of the celebration of National Library Week. Mr. Mattson
is a working cracker cowboy poet who has appeared at cowboy
poetry gatherings and pioneer events all over the country. He is the
winner of the 2007 Laura Rider Award for Florida Folk Poetry. This
program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library 'ad is free and
open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-3536.

Liberty tree dedication planned
On Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Okeechobee Veterans
Memorial Park, the St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American
Revolution (SAR), in period uniforms, will dedicate a 10-foot oak
tree to the veterans of all wars. A color guard from the SAR and the
American Legion Post #64 will present our national colors. The City
of Okeechobee Mayor Proclamation will be read with additional
comments by the SAR and American Legion. Boy Scout Troup
#964 and Cub Scout Troup #964 will dig the hole for the tree.

Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly coffee klatch on Thursday, April 19, at 8 a.m. This month's
gathering will be hosted by Buxton's Funeral Home and Crematory.
For information, call (863) 763-1994.

Baby shower for clients slated
An educational baby shower for Healthy Start and Mom Care
clients will be held Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 at the
American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Donations of food and prize
items would be appreciated. For information, call Kay Begin at
(863) 462-5877.

Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, April 20, at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and will
followed by lunch at noon.

Earth Day topic of radio talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April
21, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Nancy Perry, development director of the Florida Oceanographic
Coastal Center. The topic bf the show will be Earth Day celebrations
and open house on Sunday, April 22, from noon until 4 p.m. For
information, call the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center at (772)
225-0505; or, visit their website at

Storyteller to appear at library
On Saturday, April 21, professional storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar
will be appearing at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th
St., at 2 p.m. with local storytellers followed by refreshments. Ms.
Ayvar will begin her journey into the imagination at 3 p.m. This pro-
gram is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3536.

City will rename street

The City of Okeechobee will officially return S.W Fifth Avenue
back to its original name of Osceola on Saturday, April 21. The cere-
mony will begin at 1 p.m. in Flagler Park #4. For information, call
Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
Trust Quartet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. The concert
is open to the public. For information, call (863) 824-0013.

DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W Kanner Highway, Canal
Point, will hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Satur-
day, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nelson
Bailey, who will share his knowledge about Florida history as a
Florida Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards will speak about butterfly
behavior and plants that will attract them to your yard; Treasure
Coast Wildlife Center will have live, native animals; and, Boy Scout
Troop #751 will have games for kids and food to purchase. For
information, call 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339.

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Summer play camp
sign-ups end soon
Sign ups for Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation's
2007 summer play camps will
open on Monday, April 23, at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex in the Parks &
Recreation office, 640 N.W 27th
Enrollment is limited and slots
are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be 6-
12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Mon-
day through Friday from June 11
until July 27, (except Wednesday,
July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. at Douglas Brown Communi-
ty Center, Okeechobee County
Civic Center and Central Elemen-
tary School.

The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees
for field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25.
per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program,
and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program with
the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2006-07 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food
Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to
qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours, from 7:30 a.m.
until 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until
5:30 p.m., will be available at both
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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 sponsored
by the Friends of the Okeechobee
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

Okeecribee Jewvs L.,,ma Jablonski
Karey Mewbourn (front row, center) is the owner of Karey's, a new eatery located inside the
Okeechobee Medical Park. Erika Parker (front row, left), Jamie Mewbourn (front row, right)
and Chris Kerr (back row) are some of the employees who are ready and eager to serve cus-
tomers food ranging from bagels to soup and sandwiches.

Karey's now open in the

Okeechobee Medical Park

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
According to owner Karey
Mewbourn, Karey's is a combi-
nation coffee shop and bakery.
But, her menu tells a different
story. Karey's menu includes a
variety of bagels and spreads,
breakfast sandwiches, omelet
bakes, Panini sandwiches, regu-
lar sandwiches, salads and
homemade soups.
There are specialty coffees,
coffee coolers, fruit blenders,
fountain drinks and fresh baked
The atmosphere is subdued
and comfortable. For worka-
holics, Karey's offers wireless
internet accessibility. Sofas and
overstuffed chairs are located in
front of a large, flat screen televi-
The shop is currently open
from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. They are
closed on Sunday.
Ms. Mewbourn is a registered
nurse who formerly worked at
Raulerson Hospital. As Okee-
chobee began to grow, she saw
the need for a place to eat north
of S.R. 70 that was out of the
"I'm not in business to com-
pete with the many restaurants
we have here. I'm a coffee lover
and Okeechobee needed a coffee
house. I envisioned a place where
people could relax with a good

cup of coffee and have something 1713 U.S. 441 North.
to eat," stated Ms. Mewbourn. "We have a lot of older Okee-
Her vision became a reality when chobee residents who have
Karey's opened on Jan. 15 inside become regulars," said Ms.
the Okeechobee Medical Park, Mewbourn.

We are sad to announce that effective Thursday, April 26,
2007, Ashok N. Reddy, M.D. will be leaving
Drs. Berghash & Lanza, P.L.
Drs. Berghash & Lanza will remain custodian of medical
records and are happy to provide your ongoing care. If you
would prefer to obtain copies of your record, you should
contact Cheryl at 1801 SE Hillmoor Drive, Suite B-105, Port
Lucie or call (863) 357-7791 ext. 107. Please allow a
minimum of 72 hours advanced notice.

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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.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
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Yes, this newspaper is part of a
"chain." But this "chain" is
unlike any other.

We are owned by a journalistic
trust. All after-tax profits are
invested in our mission of
community service through
good local journalism.

Staffing is local, and we seek
out people who care about the
community and want to stay

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.
One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center, 209
S.W. Park St. The center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. For information call
(863) 462-5350

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1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
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Phone: (863)763-7312
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
13, through Thursday, April 19,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Blades of Glory"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
sons" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Disturbia"(PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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.
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

PARAKEET: Lime colored, vi-
cinity of Teak Lane, Labelle.
In safe hands. Call to claim.

CHIHUAHUA, Male, Long &
Short Hair Mix, Missing from
4/5. Treasure Island area.
Reward. 863-467-7528

great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
BED- Queen, 4 post, Carved
pineapple design. Needs
small repair (863)697-8087
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good home. 863-610-0569
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
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A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good pay! Call now!

Industrial mechanics for
its Okeechobee facility.
Work includes trou-
bleshooting, repair and
maintenance of mechani-
cal and electrical sys-
tems in addition to weld-
ing and fabrication work.
5+ years of mechanical
or electrical maintenance
experience required.
Company recognizes
and rewards ability in
addition to providing
competitive benefits.
Please send resum6 to:
Maintenance Unit
1289 NE 91 Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or fax (863) 467-0045
CDL B w/Hazmat Req.
Exp. Pref. Comp. Salary + OT
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106

F/T, Detail oriented for A/R,
A/P & payroll. Exp. in Excel
& Word, $10-$12/Hr. DFWP
Fax Resume 772-597-3550

Applications accepted
Monday Friday,
8am to 3:30pm
106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL
Drug Free Workplace
Full or part time, no selling,
required. $100 free gift for all
callers. 863-484-0278

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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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Seam Metal and Single Ply,
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Call 863-763-9119.
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12th Annual Citrus Special
Saturday April 21, 2007 9:00 AM
196 State Road 62
(Just W of Hwy 17 N)
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(85 miles south of Orlando)
Sale Site Phone 863-773-6600
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Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 6.40
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television' Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

nio i 05 II

Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.

39 pieces, China, assorted
items. $300. 863-946-1896

DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822 ,
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery,
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area

I Genra I I

side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250

(2), 20"x50' & 18"x50'. $40
for both. (863)763-5762
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation qfStorfn
Shutlers & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
"pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48".
$150. (315)528-5771

BABY ITEMS Great condi-
tion, $300 or best offer. Call
239-243-1588, LaBelle.
BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
bouncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep. (863)673-2726
CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bef. noon

ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358

screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony

Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681

FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747

BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to : i,,,rin i King.
$50. 863-634-7905
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75.863-634-6160
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice. $800.

BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cusih. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1,000's. $1000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$800. 863-447-5173
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
Full Size. $75.
863d697-9117 or
MOVING SALE Tables, Chairs,
Beds, Bureaus.... Good clean
condition. Good prices. By ap-
pointment. (207)557-0557
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
TV ARMOIRE, Fts up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250

GOLF CLUBS: New, complete
set of oversized lite Graphite
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade
for pistol. 772-461-8822

RIFLE- All original AK47, call
for details, $600
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)467-1958

old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
inclinenew condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328

LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!

new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.
M 8 dl It0 5

twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2600 new,
asking $800. (863)763-6907
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907

CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
$50. 863-357-2816
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
$1100. 772-807-0541

CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET- With double bass
drum. Great for beginner.
$175. (863)357-6930
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)676-7156

BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120

great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed & very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200.863-801-3344
black males, 1st shots; Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose,
parents on premises. $300 -
$400. 863-610-0685
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 for all.
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256

For under kitchen sink. Ask-
ing $30. (863)357-6315

ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
ble. $300 (863)674-0583

Tables, chairs, booths, Etc.
Like new. Call Bob
904-254-0772 From
Local's Restaurant, Okee. Area

gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$250 (863)233-0114

BUGGY, Runs good. $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-0582
SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.

TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.

1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
MMATS. $1000. neg.
15", $100 (863)634-6476

CRAFTSMAN 25HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HR
3/4" chuck. $300.
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 orsep (561)676-0427

battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.

KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.

ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.

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

bush hog, $3850
800. $2000. 863-763-5921

ING: 15 years old. $2500.
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.

I Business

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Buiness I

The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.


Must have a dependable car and provide excellent
service to our customers everyday.

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.

BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100.863-675-1816
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HP with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
runs great. $250.
RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
runs excellent, asking $250
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033

Very healthy.
Land, Race & York.
$50. ea. (863)763-4205
nice horns. $500. Call
863-763-4668 (leave a mes-

Rentals I

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

city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st., last & sec. dep. of
$300. 863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call

Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 1br, 1 ba, $750 +
until. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!

-BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1400/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852

lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. mmed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last &Sec. (863)634-3262
PSL- 3br, 2ba, Double car gar.
In gated community, Pool &
Gym. $975. mo. No dogs.
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
Unfurn duplex, Avail, now.,
$700/mo, apple incid, W/D,
(239)707-5155 -

Professional Office Space -
'-wl~ renovated near City
-1311, up to 900 sf, w/offices
& conference room, ready to
move in, all util. incl.
The classinfieds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

Real Estate

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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 Inspectionl1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be used to-
wards down pvmt Reduring
!:"", [|W Jlll, Or 83 ,is:oo
:pbirOda adeilph ria net
BUY NOWI Brnar new CBS
i ;,l 2 Bi ,61V. lW 7In
'Lan i S 1 m, '1.1 i 1 0i
(8634 4-84 u0809

NAPLES, East Vanderbuilt, To
Ava Maria, possible com-
mercial, 5-10 acres. Call Bob


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

Moil Homel :r;;
Rent 2015i

1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out) ?br/2ba Buv-
Fr lTUi relH l: U 1 d l W1: n
,45, j lrht:e I or $25'- ....
561-254-O05T .--
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Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 301
Marine Accessories 3_f

FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertain-
ment center. $11,000 or
best offer. Call
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.
PLAYMOR: 5th Wheel Trailer,
new a/c, tires & fridge, ex-
cellent shape. $3750.

POLARIS JET SKI, '03, 3 seat-
er, 100hp, 31 hrs., $5,000,

Evinrude & Johnson motors,

BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.

ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
w ill tr Jf l,,r ) I rh,--ler har
boat. 'i 8 iA A7. -i AC 333.
fairing .l- ,: i': ,,] ihie
new. l.-i' 6:.$0 _*. ib-LAW L.
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt-
ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
train, new custom canopy.
$15,000 (772)215-9142
|TraeTalrB]s 3037

AIRSTREAM- l' Li.i ,':jrl

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I h',i,' Ire, wiMn Pedo Moisi

Automobiles I

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Marine Miscellaneous 3025 Cominwel cW
Motorcycles 2030 Construction
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035 Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -4030
Four Wheel Drive -4135
.l lfl II Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
AIR BOAT: 10 5 Qra;r,.:,pp,,.. Pickup Trucks 4050
4 -IF' :riirini ir l 'Ounrni Sport Utility 4055
, i:,wur i 200I-egiibl ri Tractor Trailers 4060
h. -447.59 Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

15401247.7955 -
- 18 fl. Bu ia. Je', 0buriks p p. w. ill ',rigiri3l, ir,:i:aii, .rin
paint. Good condition. $450. project, needs body work,
(863)357-5754 runs.- $1200
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid- R(772)R370-2243
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo CHEVY CORSICA- '90, Good
V8 nebed starter $2000 running condition. $1000.

BOAT. 41" iWd .. 1"M Lii DODGE NEON 19'8 Run'
B 'T ---,, ,.. : L, HIw l [I]:, A'C i.2 00 i1o Dei i
"3 It' N., oiur 86J>885,-

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w!Dno evirnfudle2.. fl
v.nole Jon'b b f;ie
1 75. A'1i] 1p S6b3-57?2816"
113i r1 ,no1 i ,' .' ul _'
l 'ni i : 11 l ,l r i i:ludaI l

DELHI BOAT- 74 14 ,., ,D
M ri,: ,:,u|,i:, r,)ij i 'i] i.ii Trilln
hI',; hl ,'li: i & Ti lhini n ri.,i,.,r

KOBE- 19,6 : Ml ,r. M iiu:.
ier in .ulb,.,.i] jnj.reo :,495
Stop by lot 48 min Suirmer,
Breeze Mobile HoiitV'Ark
OUTBOARb MOTOThEviriiud: a
2'5,HP.. (OiTiMT e'",]s et :, Iiw -
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800. 941-755-3588
tracker Party Cruiser. Less
than 100 hrs. Merc 90
pwr/trim eng. Clean, Loaded
w/extras. More details
suntrackpr $26 000 Neo
772 14K08.6528
Afbo Wfth 6 sa W .EG rt'ori
board 12'. Gmat trni@li
board V75 (863l612.044'-
SEA CRAFT. 2') it V4111`
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED:-150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375

CAMPER TOP: Fj iotglass,
H, n rise, fits 01-up Jnevy
F'S P/U 8 ft bad Peqtdr col-
or $400 (863)946,0863
2001, 36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
S863)467-2309 or email
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11 nn mi R8000nnmi on

2BR 1BA SW S590 moe j'' U
2BR 2BA CBS MH $590/mo,., --
1 Room Cottage S400/m.g. "R
(321t RV.BA S490/m. IIC led 55epfre(r lr 11DM
1st last & sec. A Inc C ny N ,e.drnm wi dr 500
Waler 561-34654646 ,, lii ,;1t r I)iMF ,.i 'I
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly 28', everything goes, must
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec. be moved. $1000.
deposit. 863-763-4031 484-802-7243

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lii, 1 1.3 7h, ;', 7 :.C0,l
FORD ESCORT- l 9i'. Wi]-
,. r, I e v ',,I 4 ,.711 i

1 'iw ,ii, fimlTi I 17K il ,
Exi iuieng.eonjtlilrna8we

E-' ti3.-
qoOd0W S42 'oWt(Ws
6tter. C ( il t6 ..3j,-'7854
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Erie. LaBelle area
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
-2 GnooI,.BGoo-a lft Ali

tires a pelvaciffti5O'ueTi-
VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
door, in LaBelle, sacrifice
price $950 (239)297-3270
Eqimn 4025

FORD BRONCO II- '89 4x4,
2.9, V-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16
& 35x12.50R15 needs work
$1000. Neg. 863-634-3878
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bnn UULL. i, ,,FrrU Lr ai
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930

Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631) 634-2044

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10 Okeechobee News, Monday, April 16, 2007

* 2BR/2Bath Mobile on canal to Taylor Creek, 16 x11l
workroom w/plumbing & elec. Screened room carport -
seller motivated! $125,000
* 3 Br/2 Bath Mobile on Taylor Creek, near S441,
Furnished, nice quiet street $145,000
* 2 BR/2Bath Furnished, Flordia Room well maintained
home in gated Seminole Cove, carport, clubhouse and
pool $112,000
* 2 BR/2 Bath Furnished, Flordia Room, on Lake in
Seminole Cove $119,000
- 4 BR/2 Bath Ranchette, 20 acres fenced and cross
fenced with 5 stall horse barn $790,000
ContaD.iM.i.ane i ng.i jn. Century 21 H .izo
Prpetis 86) 67200or(83)35-78

Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
fer. (863)824-0735
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983

20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-2671
24"x17", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
$100. (863)697-3865
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250. (863)697-3865

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TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.

new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
$12,500. (863)805-2877
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
new tires, cold: AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
Power Windows, Power
Steering. $5,000.
For small pickup, never
used. $50. 863-675-3032
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or best offer.

Community Events

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and Satur-
day, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks
payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP membership is not a
requirement. All seniors age 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto
insurance agent for your three-year discount upon completion of the
class. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks or
money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please.
You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these classes. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

Lodge to hold clay shoot
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, in conjunction with Acacia
Lodge #163 from Stuart, will hold their first sporting clay shoot at Quail
Creek Plantation on Saturday, May 12. Sponsorships are available. Call
Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for applications and information. Pro-
ceeds from the event will go to the club's building fund.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of
N.W. Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth
Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include:
motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropriate
for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; private counseling
* will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be available; and, a
health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean
Graham at Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April 30.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until
9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests,
vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are
free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full week-
end pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support
Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2' Life Min-
istries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
and security personnel are currently being sought. For information call
(863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering
Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-
18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits
and learn to give presentations. The program will run for six weeks
from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to
choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For
information and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008
Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the
featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and
entry forms and complete contest rules are available at select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up, to three
photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N.
Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second lim-
ited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the
Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A
limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who pur-
chased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament num-
ber(s) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carl-
ton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple
at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows.
We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this
service and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two
new or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very
grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at
(863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please
bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are available at the
office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other
items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community.
For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until
4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is
$30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For informa-
tion, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members,
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift.
This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You
must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child care
will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 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 locat-
ed across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information, call Al
Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave.,
on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499.
All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most med-
ications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure
donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available,
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.,
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop;
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for a
volunteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes
Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and
should be able to seek support from city and county officials, business
executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible.
Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If
you would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For
the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County
Library at (863) 763-3536.

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

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.

NISSAN '86: Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600

TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
Belle area.

AXELS (2) 2000 lb w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100
for both, will sep.
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
lights on inside & out,
21 'lx5'9"w, $550.
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Ike new.
Asking $530. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Charie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995.863-763-3551
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area

DOCKET NO. 07-1-NOI-4702-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of Its intent to find the Amendment(s) to the Compre-
hensive Plan or the City of Okeechobee, adopted by Ordinance No. 965 on Febru-
ary 20, 2007, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189, ES.
The adopted City of Okeechobee Comprehensive Plan Amendment (s) and the De-
partment's Objectlons, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are
available for public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays,
during normal business hours, at the City of Okeechobee, City Hall Clerks Office,
55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, S. has a rightto petition for
an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the
Amendment(s) to the City of Okeechobee Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance,
as defined in ubsection 163.3184(1), ES. The petition must be tiled within twen-
ty-one (21) days after publication of this notice, and must include all of the infor-
mation and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition
must be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Flonda 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or
delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. If a petition is filed, the purose of the admin-
istrative hearing will be to present evidence and testimony andforward a recom-
mended order to the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall
become final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in the
proceeding. A petition for intervention must be tiled at least twenty (20) days be-
ore the final hearing and must include all of the information and contents de-
scribed in.Uniform Rule 28-106.205, EA.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall
be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of Management
Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to
petition to intervene within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any
night such a person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57
ES., orto participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation s available pursuant
to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected person who Is made a party
to the proceeding by filin that request wit the administrative law judge assIgned
by the Division of Adminlstrative earnings. The choice of mediation shall not af-
fect a party's rightto any administrative hearing.
Mike McDanlel, Acting Chilel
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
204888 ON 4/16/07

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