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Vol. 98 No. 142 Tuesday, May 22, 2007 50 Plus tax


County planners
will meet tonight
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals will
meet Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
in Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.


'Click it, or ticket'
initiative begins
In an effort to increase safety
belt usage among Florida
motorists, Okeechobee City
P.D. is joining law enforcement
statewide in the "Click It or
Ticket Florida" initiative. From
May 21 through June 3, 2007,
officials will show zero toler-
ance for unrestrained
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions
have been placed throughout
the region based on impact
to the resource and they vary
from one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD) recently imple-
mented an interactive option
on their web site at that allows
residents to enter their zip
code to find the water restric-
tions for their area.
As the web site was initial-
ly being developed, some of
the links to the zip codes in
the Okeechobee area incor-
rectly indicated that ground-
water wells in the area were
also under mandatory
restrictions. Although every-
one is strongly encouraged to
conserve water, the use of
groundwater wells is not
restricted at this time.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, 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.

Drought Index
Current: 543
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

9.27 feet

Lake level
' 12.86 feet
South Florida v
Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ........... .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ............. 11
Weather ............ 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Rehab center named in suit

Lawsuit says funds
from state are used
by religious groups

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A local drug abuse rehabilita-
tion center that claims to have an
80 to 85 percent success rate is fac-
ing a lawsuit over a state contract.
The Council for Secular
Humanism and two private citi-

"No way would we ever push our beliefs on
Mike Lewandowski,
Lamb of God CEO

zens filed a lawsuit Thursday, May
17, in Leon County circuit court
alleging that the Department of
Corrections (DOC) contracts with
Lamb of God and Jacksonville-
based Prisoners of Christ violate
the state constitution that prohibits
state revenues from being used to

aide a religious organization.
Mike Lewandowski, chief
executive officer of Lamb of God
in Okeechobee, said DOC pays his
organization $20 a day to provide
faith-based substance abuse post-
release transitional housing to per-
sons who have left prison. This

includes room and board and
everything necessary to help the
person to become self sufficient.
"We force nothing on anyone,"
Mr. Lewandowski said. "We don't
force anybody to go to services."
He said if the lawsuit was suc-
cessful, then all religious services
and Bible studies would have to
taken out of the state prison sys-
"No way would we ever push
our beliefs on anyone," Mr.
Lewandowski asserted.
Mr. Lewandowski said he

would gladly shut down Lamb of
God if the Council for Secular
Humanism would take all 85 of his
clients in Okeechobee and Vero
Beach and provide the same serv-
ices for them.
When asked why Lamb of God
was singled out. Mr. Lewandowski
replied that the Council on Secular
Humanism was looking for some-
one to challenge the law so that no
faith-based groups could get state
See Center Page 2

New planned

district goes

before board

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals meets
Tuesday evening, they will con-
sider an application for a
planned development district.
A planned development zon-
ing district is intended to allow
for mixed uses in a single, com-
prehensive development. It
allows for flexibility and creativi-
ty in design ,options and is
intended to promote more effi-
dcient and economic uses of land.
The planned development
zoning district allows for multi-
ples land uses and types of struc-

If you go
Okeechobee County Planning
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Sec-
ond St.
Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
The planned development of
Freshwater on Charles Harvey
Highway is zoned planned
development, as is King's Bay.
Northst-iote .Village, Inc.,
Okeechobee Premier Property,
LLC and Stephen E. Myers, Sr.,
have applied for a planned devel-
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee and Martha's House
held their Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail (LOST) Bike Ride-
Run-Walk on the big lake Satur-
day, May 19, to raise money for
the Rotary scholarship fund and
Martha's House.

Martha's House is a non-
profit organization serving vic-
tims of domestic violence,
along with other women and
children in distress.
Cyclists came from as far
south as Homestead, as far
north as Vero, as far west as
Sarasota and as far east as West
Palm Beach.
Cyclists, runners and walkers

attended where they took to the
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail on
top of the Herbert Hoover Dike to
enjoy the beauty of nature
around Lake Okeechobee.
Members of the Citizens
Observation Patrol volunteered
their time to ensure their safe pas-
See Funds Page 2

Cyclists from as far north as Vero, as far west as Sarasota, as far east as West Palm
Beach and as far south as Homestead came to join in on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic
Trail Bike Ride-Run-Walk held by the Rotary Club of Okeechobee to raise funds for their
scholarship fund and Martha's House on Saturday, May 19.

OUA cleans, lowers

water intake on lake

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There has been at least one
advantage to the current
drought. The extremely low
water has given the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
the opportunity to clean out
the area around their water
intake on Lake Okeechobee at
Jaycees Park.
Since the last drought in
2001, OUA has lowered their
water intake from 6.8 feet to
3.5 feet above the bottom.
Before the intake was lowered,
the utility experienced prob-
lems as the lake level reached
the record low of 8.97 feet.
John Hayford, executive
director of OUA, said the utility
did not know how the 2004
and 2005 hurricanes might
have affected. the lake bottom.
Now, he said the intake is as

open as possible. The water
intake is better prepared to
face lower water and future
hurricanes. In a half day on
Tuesday May 15, 18 truck loads
of material were removed from
around the water intake. How-
ever, not all that material was
muck a good bit of it was
sand that had washed in
around the intake pipe.
Mr. Hayford indicated the-
task was a joint effort between
OUA, the Okeechobee County
Road and Bridge Department
and the South Florida Water
Management District
(SFWMD). The county sup-
plied a trackhoe and duml5
trucks, while SFWMD supplied
Even though the cleanup up
only took half a day, the water
intake was inoperable for the
See Lake Page 2

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Submitted photo/SFWMD
A trackhoe removes material from around the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) water Intake
on Lake Okeechobee. The Tuesday, May 15, cleanup was a joint effort of the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) and the Okeechobee County Road and Bridge Department.

Lost bike ride-walk: aids domestic violence shelter

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Members of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee (front row, left to right) Jeanette Miller, Susan
Barber, Carol Staley and Ron Staley; (back row, left to right) Chad Rucks, Terry Bur-
roughs, Christi Crawford and Jim Mclnnes showed their appreciation to their gold spon-
sors for their Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Bike Ride held Saturday, May 19, beginning
at the Scott Driver boat ramp. Not pictured are Bennett Yielding and Tabitha Trent.

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Community Events

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.

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.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture pack-
ages to raise money to support their building fund. For information, call

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remainder of the day because of
the sediments stirred up in the
water. For the entire day an

emergency pump, rented just for
that purpose, took water from
the Rim Canal.
Postyour opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at Reporter
Pete Gawda may be reached at

Continued From Page 1
As of Monday afternoon, May
21, Mr. Lewandowski had not
received official notification of the
lawsuit. He said he found out
about it through the newspapers
over the weekend.
The response of DOC is that
that the contracts weren't uncon-
stitutional because they specifical-
ly called for the state money to go
only for secular purposes. They
contend that the contract also says
the program shall not attempt to
convert an offender toward a par-
ticular faith or religious belief.
But officials with the Council
for Secular Humanism say the


Continued From Page 1
opment zoning district for
Northshore Village. The applicants
are proposing up to 813 single fam-
ily homes, 192 multi-family apart-
ment, 16 acres of commercial
development and recreational and
open space.
The property, located north of
S.R. 70 East between the Okee-
chobee city limits and the L-63
Canal is currently zoned residential
general and neighborhood com-'
Turning to another zoning
change request, Mathey Plumbing
is requesting a zoning change from
residential single family to heavy
commercial for property on N.W.
20th Avenue. Contingent upon
approval of this request, Mathey
Plumbing is also requesting a spe-
cial exception to allow for a build-
ing trades contractor yard for stor-


Continued From Page 1
sage over the highway where need-
Members of the Boy Scout
Troop #955 participated by set-
ting up a booth to provide a rest
area, water and a snack during
their bike trip.
Participants had choices of four
different round trips ranging from
12 miles to 54 miles all begin-
ning and ending at the Scott Driver
Boat Ramp on S.R. 78 W.
All riders wore their certified bike
helmets for safety along the trip.
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constitution plainly bars state
money from going to benefit sec-
tarian institutions, and it believes
the two organizations are clearly
The Lamb of God program
consists of classes at night, a job
during the day and high accounta-
bility between the men. The cur-
riculum is a combination of the
Alpha Series, with the 12 step pro-
gram from Alcoholic Anonymous.

Editor's note: Some of the
material in this article came from
theAssociated press.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at Reporter
Pete Gauwda may be reached at

age of equipment and materials in
a heavy commercial zoning district.
A Child's World Child Care and
Pre-school Inc. has requested a
special exception to allow for a
child or daycare center in a residen-
tial general zoning district on U.S.
Randall and Hazel Merritt, prop-
erty owners, and Monica and
Guadencio Duran, applicants, have
requested permission to install a
used dwelling unit in a residential
mixed zoning district on N.E.
Eighth Way.
A second public hearing for
both requested zoning changes
will be held before the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, June
12, at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W Sec-
ond St.
Postyouropinionsin the
Public Issues Forum at ReporterPete
Gawda may be reached at

River Community College were on
hand to check the blood pressure
of participants.
For more information about
Martha's House or to receive servic-
es, call their 24-hour hotline at
(863) 763-0202. They provide
emergency safe shelter; counseling
and education; self-sufficiency
assistance; help in obtaining legal,
medical and financial aid; victim
advocacy; children's advocacy;
information and referral; outreach
programs; community and law
enforcement training; and a speak-
er's bureau.
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Public Issues Forum at Reporter

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News Briefs

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the coming
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July 27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All chil-
dren 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge and
there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640
N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24 hours in
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service
Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98.North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against
in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washing-
ton, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE- Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be held
June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E. 131st
Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Healthy Start accepts care proposal
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
Coalition has accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County Health
Department for Care Coordination services starting July 1, 2007,
through June 30,2008.
For information contact the coalition office at 575 S.W. 28th St., or
call (863) 462-5877.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy, with the high in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20
mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s. The
wind will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10
mph after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy, with isolated showers and
thunderstorms with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the east at 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.


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Arrest Report

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 Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Scott Lamar Elgin, 25, U.S.
441 S., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 18 by Deputy P. Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation forgery (two counts).
He is being held without bond.
Michael Brantley, 42, S.W.
10th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 18 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with sec-
ond amended violation of proba-
tion grand theft and second
amended violation of probation -
dealing in stolen property. He is
being held without bond.
Eden Nicole McGee, 20, S.E.
27th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 18 by Detective Ted Van
Deman on a warrant charging her
with grand theft and dealing in
stolen property. Her bond was set
at $5,000.

Luis Antonio Juarez, 30,
N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 18 by Deputy P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of attempted burglary of a
dwelling and the misdemeanor of
opposing an officer without vio-
lence. His bond was set at $3,000.
Ellis Howard, 66, N.W Ninth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 19 by the OCPD on a charge
of aggravated battery. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Otis Green, 32, S.E. 23rd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
19 by Deputy Daniel McGee on
charges of forgery and uttering
forged checks. His bond was set
at $3,000.
Joanne Deborah Benjamin,
45, Hayes Street, Hollywood, was
arrested May 19 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a felony charge of
throwing a deadly missile and a
misdemeanor charge of domestic
battery. Her bond was set at
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 news-
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Ladies wanted
for club
Wanted: Ladies who want to
have fun in a very active club.
Join the Red Hat Society. If you
are over fifty, you wear red hats
and purple clothing. If you are
under 50 you wear pink hats and
lavender clothing. For informa-
tion call Mari at (863) 763-5836
or (863) 634-8353 or Marilyn at
(863) 357-1944.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. Ferrets are also available for
adoption. Donations of scraps of
wood would be appreciated for a
cat shelter. For information call
(863) 763-4333.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student to reach his or her full
potential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college

Submitted photo
Hospice of Okeechobee would like to thank Bobbi Poole for her donation to Hospice of
Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. Bobbi has graciously donated a check for
$2,244.29. She has chosen to donate the proceeds from the sale of the Angel Calendars,
as well as extra income generated through the advertisements in the calendars, to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee. Pictured (left to right) Lisa Blackman, Hospice CEO; Frank Irby,
president; and, Bobbi Poole.

Pet birds need proper nutrition, too

true that Polly may want a crack-
er, she may also want a salad to
go with it.
Pet birds especially parrots -
often can eat the same food you
might prepare for yourself, and in
fact, often prefer such food, and it
can be healthy for them, says Dr.
Alice Blue-McLendon, a veterinar-
ian at Texas A&M University's Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine & Bio-
medical Sciences.
Proper nutrition for birds is
often overlooked or misunder-
stood by many bird owners, who
tend to believe that birds will only
eat birdseed.
While many birds do eat seed
- the correct term is pelleted food
- there are other birds that can eat
many of the same things people
can, says Blue-McLendon.
"As long as the table food is not
high in sugar or fats, it's usually
okay to give birds what you might
be eating at the time," says Blue-
"Birds especially like different
kinds of fruits and vegetables, but
they also like other foods, too. A

William E. Hawkins
William E. Hawkins, 85, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, May
19, 2007, at his home. Mr.
Hawkins was born June 28, 1921,
in Woodstock, Vt. to William and
Eldore Hawkins. He was a con-
tractor having come to Okee-
chobee from Vermont in 1973,

few things to stay away from are
chocolate, avocados and onions.
"But in general, foods that are
rich in protein, vitamins and calci-
um are good for birds."
Like people, many birds need
to count their calories, Blue-
McLendon says.
Certain species of birds tend to
get obese. These include Amazon
parrots and some cockatoos, and
these birds' food intake needs to
be closely regulated, she adds.
"Also, many types of birds are
prone to get hardening of the
arteries much the same way as it
occurs in people," Blue-McLen-
don notes.
"Some birds need a low-fat
diet. Too much cholesterol may
contribute to heart disease."
Besides diet, bird owners
should be aware of changing tem-
peratures that can be fatal to
In Texas where it can be 80
degrees one day and 20 degrees
the next sudden temperature
changes can be harmful to pet
"If a bird such as a parrot has

Mr. Hawkins proudly served our
country in the U.S. Army during
World War II.
Mr. Hawkins was preceded in
death by his wife.
He is survived by his friend
who was like a sister to him,
Jessie Evans and his friend, Penny
Colt, both of Okeechobee.

been in a warm kitchen for days
and is suddenly placed out in a
porch during a cold night, it might
have some problems," Blue-
McLendon says.
"Birds need to be able to
adjust to the changing tempera-
tures. A heat lamp placed nearby
is often a good idea if the bird is to
be outside in an enclosed area.
Birds kept outdoors must have
protection from the wind.
"Also, birds that do remain out-
doors should probably be given a
little more food and fed at least
twice a day.
"In Texas, we usually have a
fairly mild climate, and most birds
will be fine, but it's still a good
idea to keep an eye on the ther-
mometer and take some extra
precaution to keep birds from get-
ting too cold," he adds.
About Pet Talk: Pet Talk is a
service of the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Texas A&M University. Stories can be
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No services or visitation will be
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.

scholarships to deserving ninth
graders in local communities. The
mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities
are available in Indian River, Mar-
tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Foun-
dation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Josh
Stoddard at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.

rBud's first expe- .
rience with the '
industry, was the yBulldNese i
summer of 1976. Thai summer
and the next were spent
installing duclwork into new
homes being built by Hubert,
Harden, in the Oak Park subdi-
Some 30 years later, and thou-'
sands of installations later, Bud
and his crew of dedicated folks
are still at it. This column will
give the people of Okeechobee
an opportunity to fax in or e-
mail any questions or concerns'
you may have with your air con-
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They say the word "lonely"
was created and used for the first
time by William Shakespeare.
He has been dead for over 375
years, and what they used to
de describe
h* ,.. ""lonely
before his
time, we
don't know.
We are sure
people were
"lonely" 400
By years ago, even
By Paul though they
Buxton didn't have a
word for it
You would be surprised how
many lonely people there are in
the world today. We know a per-
son who makes it a regular habit of
calling up her friends on the tele-
phone and saying, "I just called
because I felt you might be lonely."
The remarkable thing is that
the phone calls are a sure cure
for her friend's loneliness as well
as her own.
It might be a good idea if
more people make a practice of
this idea.
Thought to Remember:
Friendliness is contagious.

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
MINISTERS: To the person who believes men in the congrega-
tions of churches who are without ministers should step up and
become preachers, I offer these thoughts. First, God decides who
will become ministers. It's not like the business world where people
can be trained. Second, where would these men of the church, who
already have jobs, find the extra 60-70 hours per week it takes to be
a full-time pastor? Third, many ministers hold doctorate degrees
with seven or more years of college and seminary. This compares to
the education a medical doctor receives. I ask the writer, if your
medical doctor resigns his practice, are you OK with his receptionist
stepping up to the operating table to remove your gall bladder?

RECYCLING: I have to agree with the caller about recycling in
Okeechobee County. Every time I carry my aluminum, paper, plastic
and glass to the recycle center on Ninth Street, the bins are full. The
one good thing about this is that it means more people are recy-
cling. I have called Waste Management and asked them to empty the
bins more often or put in more bins. I have gotten no response.

SUMMER PROGRAMS: I think it is great that the Children's Ser-
vices Council came up with the grants to fund more children's pro-
grams this summer. Most parents have to work and it has always
been a problem of what to do with kids who were too old for day-
care and too young to leave home alone.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: I think shutting down the city police
department and contracting with the county for law enforcement
would save the city money. Many small cities in Florida have already
done this because it is less expensive than running their own depart-
ment and, in the long run, they have better service. They contract for
a certain number of deputies to be on duty in the city limits at all
times, and usually wind up with better coverage for less money than
they are spending on a police department. They save a lot of money
on administrative personnel. Besides, the criminals don't pay atten-
tion to city limits. For example, a burglar may be hitting houses in
the city limits and just outside the city limits. It would make sense for
the same detective to be working all of those similar burglaries,
instead of having the city cases worked on by a city detective and the
county ones worked on the ones outside the city limits.

INSURANCE: In the newspaper it says that Citizens Insurance has
$8 billion plus $2 billion surplus. If they have that why did they have
to put $57 on everybody's insurance policies with other companies
to pay some of their premiums? I think this is about the most ridicu-
lous thing I've ever heard.

GAS PRICES: In our country there is absolutely no reason for gas
to be a problem or to be the price it is. I grew up when there was gas
rationing. If you had a good job you could have enough gas to get to
work. If you were a telemarketer you stayed home. Families stuck
together. Gas prices were low. There was no obesity. Even a politi-
cian, with a little time, could probably figure out how to do that.,

LOVE BUGS: I'd like to make a comment about love bugs. Some-
one said that they aren't bad and that they were worse in the 1980s. I
am a Florida native and I have been in Okeechobee 25 years, but I
grew up in the Immokalee area so it's not like I don't know about
love bugs. I would like to say I can never, ever remember love bugs
being as bad as they are this year.

PHOTOS: I'd like to put the Okeechobee News in the barrel today
for running pictures of students and people in the county and put-
ting their names in no particular order. It is irritating. Also, the pic-
tures are so dark it is hard to distinguish who they are anyway. Clean
up this no particular order and let us know who they are.

DEBRIS: We live in Taylor Creek Isles and the water is down like it
is everywhere but there is a piece of roof that has been sticking out
of the water in the center of the canal since the hurricane. A bunch
of us have already tried to get it out but it is sunk into the mud. We
called South Florida Water Management and the Corps of Engineers
and nobody will assist in getting this out. A kid could jump off and
die when they hit this metal. So who do they sue?

WOMEN'S SAFETY: This is in regard to these people that are
approaching women in parking lots. Why don't these people get
jobs or return to their homeland? Or, maybe the ladies should start
carrying guns. Why are these people even in Okeechobee? There
are other places in Florida for them to live. Find something to do
people besides going around stalking women before you land in
prison or get executed.

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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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
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 located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact 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.
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 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.
Martha's House-support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantle 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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 GroupHospice 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 care-
givers to give one another support, Information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For Information, call (863) 467-
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 meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 8 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.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring
summer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four
days long. The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be
residents of Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child. Camps
will be run by the OCSO Marine Unit, the NSW-Trident cadet pro-
gram with funding support from the Children's Services Council of
Okeechobee County. Kids will be under direct supervision at all
times by OCSO personnel and selected senior Naval cadets from the
NSW-Trident program. Activities will include: Florida safe boating
course; basic boat safety and equipment; basic physical fitness exer-
cises; search and rescue boat tour/rides; drown proofing orientation
swimming evaluation (at the pool); water safety at the beach; Navy
SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Tour. Interest-
ed parents should call (863) 357-1600 or (863) 634-7038 and ask for
OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application forms and schedules
will then be sent. Children will be taken on a first-come, first-served
basis, and camps are filling up. Camp reservations cannot be con-
firmed until the OCSO has received the forms and fees.

Community Events

United Way to meet May 22
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet Tuesday, May 22, at 8
a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 N. U.S.
Volleyballers plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee High School volleyball team will host a Celebri-
ty Server Night at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Tuesday. May 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $9
each and include drink. All tips collected in the section being served
by team members that evening will go to help pay for the girls' vol-
leyball camp this summer at the University. of Tampa. You can pur-
chase tickets from the volleyball girls or just ask to be seated in their
section. For information call Vicki at (863) 763-4209 or (863) 610-
1650; or, Cathy at (863) 634-2084.
Area on Aging board to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors will meet Tuesday, May 22, at Fountainview locat-
ed at 111 Executive Center Drive in West Palm Beach. The meeting is
scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Contracts requiring the expenditure of
funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. Please call Vivian
Pfau at (561) 684-5885 for information.
Employment for seniors available
AARP senior employment personnel will take applications for
employment at the One Stop Career Center in Okeechobee, 209
S.W Park St., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday,
May 24. Applicants must be 55 years of age and have low income.
Please bring a Florida l.D., proof of income and a Social Security
card. For information call Nelson Fernandini at (772) 223-2653, ext.
238; or, Leon Ruttenbert at (772) 462-6163.

First aid class offered by Red Cross
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a first aid
basics class on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For information and to
register, call (863) 763-2488.

Block party for teens scheduled
Communities in Schools and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition have partnered to host a Summer Teen Blast Block Party.
This event is scheduled for Friday, May 25, at the Okeechobee Skate
Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 7 until 11 p.m. Admission is $5 per
student. This Block Party is for sixth- through ninth-grade students.
For information, call (863) 462-5863.
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 Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. 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.
Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt
golf tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441
S., on Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to
the KOA Kid Camp. Tee time is 2 p.m. Fore information, call (863)
763-2734, or Pat at (863) 763-6464.
SES advisory group to meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Tuesday, May 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 29 de mayo, 2007, a las 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados
de assistir.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 19. The camp
will run June 4-7 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations of
food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, contact
Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.
BHR church plans Bible school
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road/Cypress Street, will
hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS)"Game Day Central: Where
heroes are made," for children ages three through sixth grade June
4-8, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Registration
will be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. until noon with hot dogs
and snacks. For information call Janelle Thomas at (863) 467-1015,
the church office at (863) 763-7532 or the pastor at (863) 763-3442.
Coalition board sets meeting date
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977.
Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation Bible
School to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
S., June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin each ses-
sion. There will be adult classes as well as three children's classes for
ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Childcare is avail-
able for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, June 11, 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 Striping
at (863) 763-6064.
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Everyone is welcome and
lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members from Okee-
chobee's public and private schools are encouraged to attend and
assist in developing the countywide prevention plan. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
OC SO hosting summer camps

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OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, June 11, 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.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer 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
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at select Info & Education. This con-
test is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit
up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Church hosting Worldvlew Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken
Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carl-
son. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be
obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at
(863) 763-2171; or, online at
OHS yearbook sales continue
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived.
Extra copies are on sale during both lunches in the Journalism
room and after school until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 cash only. The
books will be on sale as long as copies are available.

The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 22,2007


OG & CC Weekly Results _

P.I.G.S. League
May 11: First place-Ben Bur-
dashaw. Second place-George
Gaudy. Last Place-Ron Hetling.
Closest to pin: (2) open, (8)
Kenny Curran, (11) Kenny Curran
and (17) Russ Adams.
May 14: First place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Second place-Jack Forde.
Last place-Russ Adams. Closest to
pin-(2) George Gaudy, (8) Jack
Forde, (11) John Nickelson and
(17) open.

May 16: First place-Joe Albrec-
ta. Second place-Russ Papy. Last
place-Russ Adams.
Closest to pin: (2) Harry
White, (8) Russ Adams, (11)
Harry White and (17) John Nick-
May 18: First place-Harry
White. Second place-John Nickel-
son. Last place-Karen Syjud. Clos-
est to pin: (2) George Guydosh,
(8) Vicki Owning, (11) Harry
White and (17) Ben Burdashaw.

Sports Briefs

softball tryouts
The Chobee Firestix will hold
tryouts for the traveling softball
team on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee High School
softball field.
Anyone aged 8 and under who
is interested in playing competitive
travel softball tournaments on the
coast should attend this tryout.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.
Benefit golf
tourney planned
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will host a golf tournament to
benefit the mission outreach pro-
gram of the Okeechobee Church of
God on Saturday, June 2.
The cost for this event is $200
per team or $75 per player.
Prizes will be awarded and
there will be a smoked chicken
after golfing is completed. Hole
sponsorships are also available at a
cost of$100 per sign.
For pre-registration (required)
call Mike Slayton at (863) 634-5888;
Steve Szentmartoni at (863) 634-
1317; or, Joseph Szentmartoni at
(863) 634-2001.
Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
competitive cheerleading squad
continues to grow every day, and
it's not too late to join the fun.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812 to
Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Oke`ecobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children:
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.

New members are always wel-
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on the
second Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and non-
boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave Stout
at (863) 467-2255.
Junior golf
clinic slated
Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf
Clinic will be held June 18-22 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N. E. 131st Lane, for boys
and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m.
until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified PGA
golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week.
Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-
6228 or (863) 467-7300.
Tennis lessons
being offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified ten-
nis pro and high school coach is
offering five weeks of recreational
tennis lessons at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex. Classes will meet
Monday through Friday, starting on
Monday, June 4, and ending on Fri-
day, July 6. Each student will have
three lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40 per student.
Classes will be determined, by the
grade the student will be in this fall.
Private lesson's are also available
during thesummer for $90 for. six,
one-hour lessons. For information
contact Mr. Ellis at (863) 763-4518
or (863) 532-9316.

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2007 award at4the-YMS Athletic Awards Banquet on Mon-
day, May 14, by Coach L. Bandi.

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Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning at
6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.
Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholar-
ship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to any
student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be mailed to
the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship
Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni Doyle, associ-
ation executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.
Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnantwomen, women, or family members liv-
ing in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Community
Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be:60 and over to quality 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.
Reunion for OlS class ,. 'o9 planned
Ahy 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 limit-
ed 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 )avis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763-8865.
Free summer program offe red
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will te offering a free sum-.
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
eady. To qualify for the program the following uirequiments must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept;. 1,2006; the child cOuld. not
haveparticipated n a VPK program during the school year; and,the par-
ent must obtain certificate of eligibility from th e Early Learning Coalition:
located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call Malissa at
Help to pay electric bill available
the Salvation Army Qkeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program i Okeechbbee COunty. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
itLs. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who arein 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 Salva-
lion Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.
HealthyStart can provide help
Are you pregnant? Haveyou 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 t0 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 iifants and pregnant woinen in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the FPolice Athletic, League of Okee-
chobeehave 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.
RedCross 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 Crossoffice at (863) 763-2488 forinformatibn. -
Volunteers needed at skate park
S Communities iri Schools is isn. need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training arid background sreenings: .For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth projectdirector, at (863) 462-5863.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will holdyard sales oh
Thursday ad Friday, every week.from 9 a.m. utitil 2 p.m. For informa- -
tion, call (863) 763-242.
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 meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit
VMS collecting printer cartridges
S. 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 officeat (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.

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
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite 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 provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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Red bananas sweet,

packed with nutrition

Yes, we have red bananas.
Red bananas, native to South
America, are showing up in area
grocery stories and leaving some
shoppers curious. i i.lii.-.n ill), red
bananas have been used for baking
or for drying. If you've ever eaten
dried banana chips, you have prob-
ably eaten red bananas.
While the skin of the red
banana is red to purple, the fruit is
white to yellowish. You can eat a
red banana raw or slice it to eat
over cereal or in a fruit salad,just as
you would a yellow banana.
Red bananas are a little sweeter
than yellow bananas and are slight-
ly higher in calories.
Like yellow bananas, red
bananas are packed with nutrients.
One medium size red banana con-
tains about 100 calories with 4
grams dietary fiber, 400 milligrams
potassium and 1 gram protein. One
red banana has about 15 percent
the minimum recommended daily
allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C, and
about 20 percent the RDA of Vita-
min B6. Red bananas contain no fat.
A yellow banana of approximately
the same size has about 80 calories.
An interesting bit of trivia:
bananas don't grow on trees. They
grow on leafstalks that grow up to
25 feet high. Banana plants are con-
sidered herbs.
Bananas are probably best
known as a source of potassium.
Because the fruit is high in potassi-
um and low in sodium, it can be
used to help control blood pressure.
As with other herbs, a number

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reportedly been used to help pre-
vent anemia, boost brain power,
cure hangovers, reduce heartburn,
help alleviate morning sickness,
help calm the nervous system,
soothe ulcers, reduce stress and
reduce the chance of stroke.
Bananas have even been used
to help obese people lose weight.
While bananas are higher in calo-
ries than some other fruits, they are
also more filling and might satisfy a
sweet tooth which helps to prevent
binge eating.
A note of warning, some people
suffer from health problems that
cause their bodies to retain too
much potassium. These people
should not eat bananas.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
atres III.
Movie times for Friday, May 18,
through Thursday, May 24, are as
Theatre I -"Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage./Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Available in Bassinger Ceme-
tery. To inquire call:

DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old. Also
found brown female dog w/
gray face. Vic of Cowboy
Way & 80E. 863-673-4220.

CHIHUAHUA, Tea-cup, fe-
male, It. brown, last seen be-
hind Rodeo Grounds on 5/5.
REWARD! (863)697-1884
old blond. Missing since
05/13 from Bet Her Acres.
Reward! 863-610-1027
MALTESE, female, 2 yrs. old,
white, between the Meat
Shop & NY Style Clothing.
POODLE, Black, male, small,
last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
Isles, has red radio fence
collar. (863)357-6799
WALKER HOUND, female, tri-
color, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203

female, 11 wks old, kennel
trained/ hse brk, good home
only (904)483-7348
BUG PUPPIES (4): Pug / Bos-
ton Terrier Mix. Males, free
to good homes only. Call
CAT: Female, approximately 5
years, spayed, Indoor, black &
white. Very affectionate. Call
DOGS, different breeds, up for
adoption, (863)983-6537

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Yard Salesu

KITTEN- 1 female calico, 7
weeks old, to good home.
KITTENS Males & Females, 2
Siamese, 1 calico, 2 orange,
free to good home.
KITTENS (6) 1 Male, 5 Fe-
male. Free to good homes
only. (863)230-0026
good home. Neutered, 1 year
old. LaBelle area.

ION- non smoker, slim, at-
tractive, age 55-65, who
lives in Okeechobee, for 69
yr old'male, nice guy. Call


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

Live-in companion / caregiver
for elderly woman living at Ave
Maria. Room and board and
$1,500 $2,500 monthly
depending on hours. Lovely
BR condo overlooking the
church and library at new town
of Ave Maria. Some light
cooking and light cleaning
involved. Must have some
related caregiver experience.
Please call 320-656-4140.

needed in Belle Glade &
Okechobee. Track hoe, dozer,
end dump. 60-70 hrs/wk.
Call 561-793-4655
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Chlldcare
Center. 863-467-5588
Computer exp. req'd.
QuickBooks pref. M-F,
8:15am 5:15pm.
CEECO (863)357-0798.


English skills a must.
Computer skills helpful.
Part or Full Time. On
occasion, some nights and
weekends may be required.
Send resume, job history to
-Pier 2 Resort Hiring-
Night Audit
Front Desk
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
for assistant to Program
Resource Specialist. Must be
trustworthy, reliable, and
willing to learn. General office /
clerical / telephone skills
required. Must have ability to
work in a fast-paced environ-
ment, ability to multi-task, and
be proficient in Word and
Excel. Excellent organizational
skills, a valid! driver's license
and reliable transportation a
must. hours are M-F, 8-5, ft.
Please apply in person at
406 NW 4th Street, Okee.

Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to

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We offer:
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Trusted and Empowered
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Life and Disability Insurance
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BUFFET ATTENDANT- Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyear round
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15, 2007
SERVERS- clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.
MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for relocation
$30,000 to start

MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit Union
seeks a full time teller for its Okeechobee
branch location. Responsibilities include
serving members, performing transac-
tions, and cross selling credit union
products and services. Candidates must
possess previous teller experience as well
as a commitment to providing exceptional
customer service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical insurance,
401(k), tuition assistance, sales
incentives, and annual bonus. Apply
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Holidays. 401 K, Profit Sharing & Medical.
Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm
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profit sharing, and 14oi(k).
Fax resume to 863-763-7142
or deliver to McArthur Farms, Inc.
1550 N.E, 208th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Drug Free Work Place, E.0.E.

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.
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trim/finish carpenter with initiative and
good judgment. We offer great work
environment with benefits and good pay
based on experience. Dependable and
experienced need only apply, drug free
work place & EOE. Apply in person M-F
between 10 AM and 3 PM,
805 SW 15th Street.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

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Carpets/Hugs 5sU
Children n's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.Sutampa 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VCRe 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
AC UNIT 5,000K, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100

tique, Mahogany, Excellent
condition. $500.

point, 15 cu. ft., $65.
Gas, new. $279.93
New. $439.99
New $359.99
Works rWell. $75
FRIDGE Side by side, Ivory,
$75. (863)357-5773
good cond., $100.

electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
954-237-4846 (Clewiston)
more, Victodan reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
$500 (772)812-3300
WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both.

condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
dition. $100. 863-467-9892
GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm or
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
$150. (863)467-4498

PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
SCAFFOLD: Steel, platform &
wheel brakes. 763-8156.
$400 / guywire job labor

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

License &c insureu

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
White, In aluminum frame.
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from
Home Depot, new. Pd. $175,
asking $65 (863)763-7497

nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
(239)243-1588 Nikki
BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.
Complete. Newish, Used once.
Clean $50.

CHINA (39 pieces): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups; saucers, plates,
etc. $300.863-946-1896

JACKET, extra Ig. genuine
leather, new made by Euro-
pean Step, $125 or best of-
fer. (863)824-8703
PANTS & SHIRTS (6): Ladies,
size 3X. $30 for all or will
separate. 954-237-4846
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031

STAMPS- 4, Elvis Mint condi-
tion. $600. Will separate.

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200

LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212
Furn itre 061

single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W.Frostproof
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
BEDROOM SET: 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
nance. 863-634-7465
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of drawers, matt./boxspdng,
$500. (863)467-5756
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
COUCH, leather, rusty brown,
w/white wash coffee & 2 end
tables, $75 will sell
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100. 863-675-3944 Labelle
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300.863-467-5756
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350.
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress & boxspring, $35.
(863)467-2679 Iv. msg.
queen & king, brand new,
still In plastic. $189.
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
$10 (863)675-0031
new, still In plastic. $189.
Call 561-351-9085
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
offer (863)447-5195
TWIN BED: With plain metal
frame, great shape. $40.
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot board, white.
$300/both. (863)801-3980
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.

GOLF CLUB SET, ladies,
graphite, almost new, com-
plete with bag, $125 or trade
for pistol. (772)461-8822

M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18XXXXX, serious inq. only.
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.

SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON 640, stain-
less, 347 mag, 2", 5 shot,
like new, $400 firm.
:Hat &Rdcing
Eqimn 06I20!

Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking
$300. 863-228-3203

RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba-
guette) Certified appraisal
$1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $,155.0. Asking
$1100. (863)357-3567
RING- Size 7 (8 polite stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p

CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
signs on it. Never used. Cost
$55. will sell for $25. or best
offer. (863)824-0765

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, No
side rails. Works good. $75.
or best offer. (863)824-0765
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, Set
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135
pops up to help you get up
om chair. Paid $99. Asking
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden
Companion w/Lift. Reese
hitch ready. $1500 neg.
M- -sIaTp

CARPORT- 20 X 20, you take
down and remove $250
prox. 1000. 15x10x10. .67
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.

ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
case. Made in Italy by
Gretsch. $125.
Fender, w/ soft leather case.
Missing 5th string. $75.
863-885-1172 after 3pm
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best off er(561)633-1371
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much morel $1200
neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300. (863)467-5360
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
Iv. msg.
PIANO- Wurlitzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)467-4735 or

C Icote Ne s iusaI my-e -v


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

CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBeile area.
PUPPIES, AKC, champ pedi-
gree, shots/wormed, $500.
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
$400. 863-697-8256
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 lbs.,
Momma weighs 5 lbs. $900.
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)610-2465

engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
POOL TABLE, old, slate, needs
repair. $75. (863)467-3051
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8'net &
shoe holder. $125.
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.

watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or best offer.
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
Asking $1000.
KICKER 650SX AMP & 12"
Subwoofer, all new, in box,
never installed, $400.
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.

FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.

Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsnman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.

new condition. $45
hpi, Gas powered w/remote.
Lifted w/Bigger Tires &
Rims. $400.863-357-8788
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.


Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock B55
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,

FARM GATE-10 ft, asking $30

neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1500 neg. (863)201-3492
broke, very gentle, $500.

yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
sey Ferguson. $2500.
LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35. (863)675-8937
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$600. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
46" cut, very good condition.
Needs motor. $100.
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm

BILLY GOAT: Large, healthy,
good breeding goat, very
gentle. $100 or best offer.

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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

Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo.1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.

1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 561-582-8693.

BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
home in Basswood Estates.
$900. mo. + sec. dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
CBS: SW Section, 3/1, no
pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call,
(863)634-0512 for details.
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. CalI Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
OKEE: 3/1 on 12 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE: 3/1 on iy ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
orch, carport. $1250 + 1st,
fast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo +Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep.(863)697-6098

Great Locationl
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.

OKEE., Large 1br Mobilehome
with dock. No pets. $600.
mo. + Electric.

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
Lota Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sqft.Asking$158K
MUST SELL (863)610-0219

CLEWISTON, Rent or sale.
New home. 3/2 Garage, Big
Lot. $289,000.
OKEE., 2br 1ba CBS, SW City
Limits. Fenced yard, Shed.
Corner Lot. $140K or best
offer. (863)824-0336
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura

OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.

PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135

Mobile Homes


OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, fur-
nished, inclds water,
$1000/mo. (863)634-7230
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.

~ BANK REPO: 32' x 80'~
Mobile Home Angels
trailer w/ full length room on
side. New a/c, ready to move
into $3500.863-634-9343
3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can
have up to 3 head of livestock,
$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755


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ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
-14 ft. $295.863-635-3465
BOAT, 141t., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
$600 (863)697-3094
Johnson, just been redone,
runs like new, $525.

RENKEN, Cuddy cabin,
24.5ft., 110hp OMC C Drive
engine, trailer, runs. $1500
(863)763-3507 after 4pm
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
$450. 863-467-4328
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-357-5774

ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer,
25 Ft. w/generator. Runs
reat. Needs minor repairs.
1500 neg. (863)673-1249
RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1888
RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
best offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620

FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
type of fishing. $150.
'98 225hp Mercury, guages
& controls included. Quick
sale, $1500 (863)675-1634

H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
tires/battery. 18,500 mi.
$8700. (863)467-2423
HD FAT BOY- '02, Black &
chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond.
$13,500. Felda area
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
HONDA MAGNUM, '83, runs,
1100 $1500.
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
SUZUKI C90, '05, 1500cc,
w/less than 3k mi., leather
saddlebags, sissy bar & full
windshield, $8500.
(863)763-1106 Iv. msg.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)674-0898 or
',Sort Vehles/
AT[s 3035

FOUR WHEELER- '2001, Ka-
wasaki Bayou, w/trailer,
Good condition. $1000.
(863)675-9218 or 234-1015
GO CART, as-is. $300
GO CART, large, one seater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
GO CART, "Thunder Cart" 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
condition. $475.
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x10x12.
$150 (863)763-8414
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs

QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
negotiable. 863-801-3739
27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 negotiable or
trade. 863-763-4475

Automobiles 4005

Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Comme ial Truks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Thueks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tracer Trailers 4060
Utility Trallers 4065
Vans 4070

brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
green. Low miles. Looks &
uns great $8,000.
(863)675-0430 LaBelle
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $250.
(863)675-3161 LaBelle
orig miles, asking $500

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KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs
good, cold a/c. $1800 or
- best offer. 863-634-1598
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90, sports
coupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,
all orig, good rubber, cold ac.
* $1500 863-467-6475
Runs good. New transmis-
. sion. $1100. or best offer.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 772-263-0013
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mls.,
* 5 spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
$6500. (863)599-2556
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.

'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.
$2500. 863-801-6149

GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton,
ps, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916 Military's). $5000 w/ 9'
until body. 772-201-7950

CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1000. (863)763-8201
needs rear end work, runs
great, clear title, $800.
(863)674-5752 evenings
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
$5995. (239)250-8780
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1500.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof

BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
6.5 bed, asking $150.
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tall lights.
$300 for all, will sep.
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs, trans, manifold &
more. $500. 239 895-3269
MUSTANG- '95, Parting out.
Ground effects, spoiler,
$1400. for all or will sell for
parts. (863)674-0467 -
RAPID HITCH- Aluminum, ad-
justable ball mount with dual
ball set up. $80.
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
(863)674-0898 or
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
PIMS (4): Aluminum, 15" x
S61/2", fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug.
$100. 863-763-7161
RIMS, low profile, 4 lug, off of
Honda Civic, $250.
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125. 863-763-7295
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
tread, 33x12.50/Ri5, was
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
- new for Large Pick Up.
$175. (863)357-5754
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
; bo 700, $450
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706

CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
S400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
Best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine,
flat bed, on Blazer frame,
$1000 (863)484-0268
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
Stopper. $3500 or best offer.
CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funds
good, pw, p1, cold a/c,
2500. (863)697-1563
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
S4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
Starts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
lift, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
863-234-9901 or 234-9901.

FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext. cab, A/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, autoac, long bed, tow
.pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
-great! $15,000 954-328-8627
cab, Great shape. $5900. View
-revwats. Phone # on Site
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
- stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no motor, $500

I Pbic Notice

pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner $18K. (863)357-3026
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tie. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887
JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
firm. 863-763-3428
needs tires, but runs good.
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
offer. 863-673-8396
YouP next Job could be in
today's classlledsl. Did
OUt TOraieP Itr

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
UTILITY TRAILER,'06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
floor, new wheels and tires,
$300 (863)467-1224
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

VAN '99: Cold a/c,-runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451


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Public Notices
19 1i890

A Public Auction will be held at Gilbert
Chevrolet Co. Located at 3550 High-
way 441 SE Okeechobee, Flodrida
3974 onJune 14,2007,to begin at
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. for unpaid me-
chanic and storage bill. Pursuant to
Florida statue 713.78. Vehicle descdrp-
ton below:
1995 Toyolta Track
Vin # 4TAUN53B7SZ085216
No Checks accepted. Cash only. The
seller reserves the right of final bid. All
Sales are Final. No refunds will be
made. Vehicle will be sold "AS IS"
212830 ON 5/22,23,24,25,26,27,28/07

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File No.:

The administration of the estate of Sheila
Mayzella Roysdon, deceased, who
date of death was March 6. 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Olvi-
sion, the address of which is 304
Northwest Second Street, Room 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims, or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having Claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is May 15, 2007
Personal Representative:
James Roysdon
27925 NE 69th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Personal Representative:
Theodore J. Leopold, Esq.
Attome for James Roysdon
Florida Bar No. 705608
2925 PGA Blvd. Suite 200
Post Office Box 31849
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33420-1849
Telephone: (561)684-6500
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The, Depareof Envlrnmn alfrtecetfn arel er"earel" avsno-
tice ofi sane to issue a perm o na g, inc., a T n ac, o op-
erale Tir na n'Og Ranch Residuals Management Facility, an existing, 242-dry tons
per year, domestic wastewater residuals management facility RMF). The RMF In-
cludes the following unit operations: One (1 1,250-galon receivlingscreenin tank;
one (1) 1250-gallon lime slurry mixing tank; nine (9) 5,000-gallon stablizatlon
tanks; two (2) 6,500-gallon stabilization tanks; two (2) 5,000-gallon, emergency
storage tanks; wo (2) blowers; one (1) lime slur pump; one (1) irrigation transfer
pump; and one (1) tank truck loading pump, This facility is operates to provide
Class B lime stabilized domestic wastewater residuals and septage for agricultural
land application. Tir na n'Og Ranch RMF had previously been classified as a Type II
wastewater treatment facility as defined In Rule 62-600.200(88), FA.C., through the
issuance of a permit modification issued February 4, 2004, as DEP PA File No.
FLA016637-003-DW3P-RM, allowing the facility to accept, treat, and dispose of cit-
rus processing wastewater. However, with the Issuance of this permit, the facility
has requested being re-classified to a Type III wastewater treatment facility as de-
fined In Rule 62-600.200(89), FA.C., as it no longer accepts the citrus processing
wastewater stream, Tir na nOg Ranch RMF Is located at latitude 27'31'53" N, longi-
tude 804936" W, at 24 N.E. 325th Trail, Okeechobee, Forida 34972, in Okeecho-
bee County.
The Intend to Iosue an asplicatlon.l are avaIlable for pubicIpction duJrin
normal usinessl oursi,:(00 .m. to :5 p.m., Monnay trougnrinay, eceptlega
holidays, at the Department's Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue,
Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

lorida Statutes, within fourteen (14) days of receipt of notice. The procedures for
petitioning for a heang are set forth below.
A season winoae substantial, interests ar ar ffected, by the Degartment's proposed
perming decision may paetIAon Tor an aministrative proceeding neanng) unner
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Flodda Statutes. The petition must contain the intfor-
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, Flodda 32399-3000.
Under Ru 2-110.0 Floriad d"nstrativ de p on may usest en-
largemen e for I g a p nr an a e eang. request
must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the end
of the timepeed fortiling a petition for an administrative hearing.
Peatitonns.fin d Y any rons other thanose editedd to wfd tlen notce ander Sec-
0on ua.(I ), Rona ates, must e mee wirn fourteen ays or pulIcation of
the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs
first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen
days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
h ptionr .hal mail a.cppy Lthe the applicant t the address Indi-
caed aoove a a TimeP or tng.'n haluire of any peaon o i aupesnon or re-
quest for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall
constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination
(headng) under Sections 120.569 and 12057, Flordda Statutes. Any subeequent in-
tervenion (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, Florida Administrative Code.
Aetit tt dispute th matia ets on which the Departments action is
basdd mustconni n theeowing normaan:

dre ass, an drelephone nueer o time peioners representative, n aiy;:he uepar-
ment permit identification number and the county'in which the subject matter or
activity is located;
(bm A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
mere acton;
D(AcWr saennnt;of how each petitoner's substantial interests are affected by the
iddA ltementf all disputed Issues of material fact, If there are none, the peti-
t e) A statement f fact that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifica-
tion ohateepartment acaon;
utf tcci,,Tista)ne of toultate ffcts alleged, as well as the rules and stat-
t statemet of the relief s ittte petitioner, stating precisely the action
thanroepe onerwanrdlainueperneslateIIe.
Because fie administttiive headng preess Is designed ,to tornulate final aecy
aceonfe lng o a peton meansmat e uepa rems snai acson mayoe arel-
ent from the position taken by it In this notice. Persons whose substa interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the Iright to peti-
ton to become a party to the proceeding, In accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
In addi n to r ueslng an admrntstrabive hearing, ,any..pegoltl r.a mlectto pur-
su d n.e on, eecon may e opsne ng w e eparme a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding O.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient pett on for a hear-
ing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404,
Flodda 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 wlfnot adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not resultI n a settlement
As provided In Secton 120573, flodda ftae mey agrem o. par-
ties IS mediate wiiol the time lmiaions mpboseedmy Secons '12b6 V and
120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and Issuing a final or-
der Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded with-
in sixty daysof the execution of the agreement If mediation results in settlement of
the adminisrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the
agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial 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
igt to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If me-
diation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all
parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of the dispute, and the
notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency ac-
tion and electing remedies underthose two statutes.
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar

School year ends
Sixth graders from both Osceola Middle School and Yearling Middle School held their last day at their gifted class with
Mrs. Foster where they go once a week throughout the school year. Students taking part in the class are: (front row, left to
right) Damien Womble, Zachary Kemple, Dalton Hodges, Jordan Bolan, Vanessa Watt, Chase Mullis, Dayla Ferneau, Amy
Nunez and Jake Close; (second row, left to right) Tyler Chartier, Jordan Canevari, Joseph Daugherty, Jacquelin O'Connor,
Audrey Metcalf, Zachary Aguilar, Sage Douglas, Destiny Nunez, Mrs. Debra Foster; (back row) Mrs. Linda Lawyer.

Community Events

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 par-
ticipants. 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

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 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 edu-
cation/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 8p.m.

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.

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