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Publication Date: May 23, 2007
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Vol. 98 No. 143 Wednesday, May 23,2075 Puta


George May, head coach of
the Lady Brahman volleyball
Leakm an founded eof the ig
gram, has stepped down from
both positions effective irnme-

the past 25 years, commuting
from Okeechobee for the last
20 years


SFWMD web site

ODeue to th e tre 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 implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the us o grdou dater wells is
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.

C uty-wide
bur ban issued

and eeav f ostudamge o e
etation, a county-wide burn
bTh 1a 1il iclude, but
bo bresliitrendb rtocmpdire'
burning of yard trash and fire-
works The baniwill be in effect
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exedng I0 frnprisonme t
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-

Drought Index
Current: 551
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurnBan- Countywide

Lake levels

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Depth given in feet above sea


Classifieds . .. ..15-18
Comics ...........14
Comsmwonrt Events. ..4
Obt ries . . . ..

Speak Out . .. .. ...4

TV ...............16
Weather ........... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Two car collision
This accident occurred mid afternoon on Tuesday, May 22. According to Sergeant Tom
Tarner of the City of Okeechobee Police Department, Angel Cortez was driving the
2002 Ford Taurus seen in the right of this photo. Sgt. Tarner said she was eastbound
on S.W. 16th Street at its intersection with S. Parrott Avenue. He said she drove into
the intersection and struck the white 2004 Pontiac Gran Am seen at left in the photo.
The Pontiac was driven by Nicole Johnson. Ms. Johnson was southbound on Parrott
AIvcnue and the force of the impact spun her car completely around so that it was fac-
ing north in the southbound lane, said Sgt. Tarner. There were no serious injuries and
no one was transported to the hospital. The accident is still under investigation.


to her unit that Velaquez was
no longer living at his regis-
te red address.
Velaquez had registered
with the
OCSO sex
unit on
March 16,
2007, and
gave them a

eess 47t
Ave. Hector
"We Velaquez
word that he was not living
there anymore," she said.

See Offender -Page 2

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 32-year-old convicted
sex offender that had appar-
ently fled Okeechobee has
been arrested in the north-
eastern corner of Georgia and
is waiting extradition back to
Okeechobee County.
Hector I. Velaquez, N.W.
47th Ave., was arrested Sun-
day, GMaay ?0, lannFOrkeOg ehb -
Counlty warrant charging him
with failure of a sex offender
to report to the Department of
Motor Vehicles.
Michelle Bell, of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff 's
dfic OC O) se oedoen

Okeochobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Laurie Garner, director for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, spoke to the Rotari-
ans Tuesday, Mlay 22, about the re-opening of the center and how everyone in the com-
munity can help to maintain this much-needed resource.

Local pregnancy center to re-open

the person decides to do they
are there to give people all of their
Will it build goodwill
and benter friendships?
The center is on a path to con-
ncan wth on Net aa pr -life
Care Net supports a network of
more than 1,000 pregnancy cen-
ed .in thhe Un ted States ad Cana-
trained individuals who are
trained by existing programs with
Care Net, goodwill and friend-
ships will be created.
Will it be beneficial to
all those concerned?
Maintaining and gathering
knowledge is always beneficial to
anyone concerned. No matter
how the knowledge is used, it will
help the individual make a more
educated decision. Fathers are
also welcome to come to the
center for counseling and training
as well.
Through Care Net, the Preg-
See Center Page 2

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News

chobbee hl Itdaei lueekl~ eee
ing on Tuesday, May 22, at the
Golden Corral where they heard
temPr gnnaen ye Cner fc O
cho~b L~aurie Garner.Cneof
Oeech bee islchtdeat e55v u

Pregnancy Resource Center was
open before it closed its doors in
December of 2006.
With the hard work of the
community and Lee Jolicoeur's
organization Riley's Hope, they
were able to maintain the site
where the center had been in
operation. The center is currently
being remodeled thanks to local
.fundraising efforts of fundraising
and the volunteering of
"l it wasn't for Mr. Jolicoeur,
with the steering committee, the
center would have closed for
good," she told club members.
The Four-Way Test, which was
created in 1932 by Rotarian Her-
bert J. Taylor, was created when

he was asked to take charge of a
company that was facing bank-
ruptcy. This test is: "Is it the truth?
usit da tod ll conn ernd Wil i
ships? Will it be beneficial to aill
those concerned?"
Mrela larer usn cnthis test to

Is it the truth?

ter raad r, and cnf red b
Healthy Start, Okeechobee is sec-
ond in the state for pregnancy for
girls aged 10-12. She went on to
state that over 50 million babies
have been aborted since 1963.
Approximately 1.5 million babies
are aborted every year.
This demonstrates that unex-
pected pre nanc is definitely
happening in Oke chobee.
Is it fair tO
all concerned?
They have firmly stated that
their program may not be fair to
all concerned due to their promi-
nent stance as pro-life. While
they do provide resources and
information no matter what


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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 weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 &: 27 Memorial Day~
Bike Rally.
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
regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during
summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail-
able. All children 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 advance.
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 Ser-
vice Prokgram: Doug~lasnBrown Community Cent r, 826 N E. 16tdh
Ae.; Oeec oee Cou ty Civic Cetr, 15 9 ot; an,
Centpralsemnta ch 1 iv~es0 Wer hhe 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., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice),
or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

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 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.

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.

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Okeechobee Forecast

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


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Community Events

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

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Okeechobee County Airport and
our entire community. This grant
will be used to improve runways
conditions to ensure safe travel
for everyone who flies into and
out of Okeechobee. Look for-
ward to continuing to work on
improving the transportation
infrastructure in our communi-
ty," said Mr. Mahoney.

$1,377,200 Department of Transs-
portation grant.
According to airport manager
Vernon Gray, the grant will be
used to renovate runway 523.
The present runway will be
ground up and that material w;ill
be used to strengthen the foun-
dation of the runway. Then, 2
inches of asphalt will be applied

to this foundation.
While the size of the aircraft
to be accommodated will not
increase, Mr. Gray said that sin-
gle -wheel weight will be
increased from 30,000 to 60,000
pounds. He expects the work to
be completed by the end of
"This is good news for the

By Pete Gawda
Ok echobeeee News
Runway conditions at the
Okeechobee County Airport will
soon be improving thanks to a
recently announced grant.
Congressman Tim Mahoney
announced on May 18 that the
airport will be the recipient of a

Okeechobee through their support.
For information about the cen-
ter, call (863) 634-8523.
In other Rotarian business:
*Chad Rucks, Rotary president,
thanked all who volunteered their
time for the L.O.S.T. Bike Ride-Run-
Walk held last Saturday, May 19.
*Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper noted that
$1,948,000 in scholarships was
handed out to 158 of 300 graduat-
ing seniors. Approximately
$500,000 of that total were funds
that were generated locally.
Reporter ChaunaAguita~mrmy be reached

for counseling and, in the future, an
ultrasound room.
The center is planning a
fundraiser for July 19 at the KOA. It
will be Christmas in July where they
will have dinner, a guest speaker
and other events that are currently
being planned.
Businesses or individuals that
would like to help promote this
center can help by donating funds,
serving on their board or donating
office equipment or decorations.
Due to the current remodeling, they
also need a decorator's eye in
assisting them with the layout and
decoration of the center and help
with the remodeling in general.
On opening, which is anticipat-

ed during the summer, the center
will need volunteers for various
positions including a certified regis-
tered nurse so that the pregnancy
tests will be official and the individ-
uals will be able to get immediate
prenatal care.
The Pregnancy Center of Okee-
chobee would like to thank their
current volunteer Cindy Maynard,
president Stephen Burk, treasurer
Susan Pilgrim and board members
Denise Kelchner, Barbara Lutjen
and Larry Lutjen.
More to Life Ministries, Splinter
Productions and the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee have also
been participants in the process of
creating the Pregnancy Center of

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Reunion for 0HS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
.year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

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

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

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

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

ber of 1999.
Florida Department of Cor-
rections (DOC) records indicate
he violated conditions of his pro-
bation in July 2000 when he was
arrested and charged with intro-
duction of contraband mnto a
county facility. On April 23, 2004,
he was sentenced to four years
in prison.
Following his release from
prison in July of 2006, he told
authorities he was going to live
in Chattanooga, Tenn. However,
according to Mrs. Bell. he failed
to report to authorities there.
He made his way back to
Okeeho~bene and reg steredewith
the OSO i Marh ofthisy ar
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga, is just
across the state line from Chat-
tanooga, Tenn.

County airport receives DOT grant News sreats


Continued From Page 1
nancy Center of Okeechobee will
be able to utilize training opportuni-
ties, legal guidance, client market-
ing assistance, ongoing fundraising
assistance and other resources to
help in the center,
In order for the center to operate
with Care Net they must first raise
one-third of their yearly operating
funds which totals approximately
$16,000. This is about one-third of
the approximate total operating
They already have floor plans
created that would provide rooms

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Members of the unit went to
the address but Velaquez was no
longer there.
OCSO Detective Rosemary
Farless then got a warrant for the
man's arrest on May 15, 2007.
Velaquez was originally
arrested on July 3, 1996, in Hart-
ford, Conn., on a charge of sexu-
al assault. He was convicted on
Nov. 19, 2006, and was sen-
tenced to one year in jail.
He was arrested in 1999 in
Of j hbe Cout eon charges
oftrficig i tl prop rty
and grand theft-firearm (two
counts). He was sentenced to
three years probation in Novem-

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: Melody B. Richey
Melody B. Richey, 78, died Sat-
urday, May 19, 2007, at Raulerson
;Hospital in Okeechobee. She was

So'neer en ndndoter hoa
'loved her family and enjoyed fish-
ing and she was a member of the
Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband,
Robert E. Richey of Okeechobee;
sons, Neal (Joyce) Richey of New
Haven, Ind., Greg (Becky) Richey
of Leo, Ind., James (DeWanna)
Richey of Kendaliville, Ind.; six
grandchildren; and, 10 great-
grandchildren; niece, Cheryl High-
street; and, nephew, Marcus Wells.
Mrs. Richey was preceded in
death by brother, Wesley Roebuck;
and, sister, Phylis Wells.
Service is 11 a~m. Thursday at
D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside
Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake
Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind., wvith calling
two hours prior, officiated by Rev.
Donald Kleinschmidt. Burial will
be in Lindenwood Cemetery.
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Cancer Services of Allen. County.

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cocaine and driving while license
suspended with knowledge -
habitual offender. His bond was set
at $1,500.
*Homero Sanchez-Venegas,
19, was arrested May 22 by OCPD
Officer R. Cale on a charge of inter-
ference with child custody. His
bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and
hot convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here wlho is
'lb~tei /drind'infioddht oir hds had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed andpainted.

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 Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Maureen Lockwood McKin-
ney, 45, S.E. 33rd St., Okeechobee,
was arrested May 20 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a charge of felony
domestic battery. She was released
on her own recognizance.
*Lucio Aranda, Jr., 48, N.E.

Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 20 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on
a felony charge of cruelty to ani-
mals, and misdemeanor charges of
domestic battery and carrying a
concealed weapon. His bond was
set at $5,500.
*Maria Luisa Chapman, 41,
N.W. 176th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 21 by Detective John
Zeigler on charges of grand theft
and worthless checks: His boid
was set at $2,000.
*Thomas Lee Watford, 58, S.E.
68th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed May 12 by Detective Richard
Durfee on charges of possession of

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V/ISI~TING; DAY: ic r r-rrparrit]. ofi palrets rel' clj hav i i ~tug d s~] ay to
i i. .,r : . ws iii makle it. neeliv do. But the mi o~rrine
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[r 11( uI11. troo. Af tetr r)ver 20) vears in the attituce adlustu~.emr :JSuness

SIGNS: I ar~i calling about thle reasonl :they ar; meangii up~ the yar~hd
sale: signs and adlvertisinig signs put ouit by' couple trysrilq t make a
rlttle extra mronley with these high taxes and high gas ;rices. If they
wanit to pick thier up because the at-e eyesores I just hope they
rcriememer that during election time wheni they have_ all their signs
outi, because they are truly eyesores.

GET INVOLVED: To the lady who complainsrc about not finding a
job, in Okeechobee and not having anything to do here I wouldn't
admit th-at in five years I couldn't even get hired at the local variety
store. Did you ever think about doing something for somebody else
mra gttin rwolved inua church or with adsoervice organization elf you

WHINING: If you have nothing to do, then you're not looking.
We have fishing, even in our shallow waters. We have a wonder of
wildlife to appreciate. There is playing catch with your kids, hiking
anid the such. It is not the community's job to entertain you. Teach
your children that you have to use your imagination, not depend on
others to do it for you. As far as not having a job, well you are either
not~ ;icoking or too picky. A job is a job. Better some money than no
monr~ley. Find a job now and keep looking for a better onle. Also we
Hiave a job service here, use it. You need to be more realistic, quit
whining and get a job. I hope your children don t grow up to have
your attitude. We have a wonderful community so get out there and
see for yniirclf.

INTENT: I am appal!er! at the local pc;;ce as to the lawE of carrying
a ipirture !.v. or driver s !!conse. Had this been me, I would have
gone to Ja:: for not having thet proper 1.D. F~or those of you wno~ aren't, it is illegal to not have anq hlind if !.D. on your pe~rso~n. Not to
mention that those who accosted those women were probably in
-u; c~ounltry illegally. These women w\ere accosted on a public
streeti Thes intent was clear to me uslat there was criminal intenlt. It is
up~ to the loulrts to prove criminal intent. Not the Okeechobee Police
Develrtinei~nt. S~iice when did the oolice denartme~nt or thle sheriff 's
jfl<.r tie ;ide whe;ln it is right oi wror~~ng? his ouldi nave been for-
i wdea n mne o;;~rict attorney'ss office for possible charges to be
ia at d in thle cour ts. If you comei n110 la''-syouae
ur;eaking thle law of trespass. It's time for Okeechobee to stand up
fo~r their rights as individuals and not let the OCSO or the police
decide what is punishable by the courts and what is not.
Editor s Note: It is not up to law enforcement to decide what is
,unishable. that is the job of the state. With that in mind, even if the
iren to whom you refer had been arrested how would the state
ibeen, able to prove they had criminal intent? State prosecutors, as
rlell as law enforcement, may know there was criminal intent but
,oroving it in a court of law is an entirely different matter. Especially
unlce one man only said "I can help you. If this man had been
Irlrrested alnd the case taken to the state attorney it would never
rzcuve been prosecuted because there was no way to win it. There-
tore, a lot of time and money was wasted and the man is back on
the street anyway. While this caller s frustrationi is understandable,
it is aimed in the wrong direction.

ATVs: With summer vacation starting soon, the ATV problem is
likely to get worse. In my opinion, th~e biggest problem with ATVs is
that so many parents let their children ride them unsupervised. I
have seen little kids maybe 9 or 10 years olet riding ATVs with
no helmets, going into roads, onto private property etc. If you say
anything to the parents, they curse at you and threaten you. The
cops do what they can, but they can't be everywhere. Before buying
an ATV, parents should spend an evening in the emergency room on
a weekend and see all the injuries. Maybe then they would at least
insist the kids wear helmets and stay where the parents can see and
supervise them. As far as I can tell from what I have read, the only
place it is legal to ride an ATV in Okeechobee County is on private
property with the property owner's permission. If you don't know
who owns the property, stay off. Unless you take the trouble to find
the owner and obtain permission, you don't belong there.

LAKE: I sure would like to know why the second largest freshwa-
ter lake in this great country called America cannot provide its resi-
dents with a safe boat ramp to put into. Have the county commis-
sioners driven around our county to see all of the for sale signs?
People are leaving. Most of them came for the great fishing, but you
have to be able to access the fishing areas. I have heard that you are
waiting on permits. If you really wanted to do something this could
be speeded up. Meanwhile another 10 people will leave today tak-
ing their money with them money that pays your salaries.

CINCO DE MAYO: I want to know why Americans celebrate
Cinco de Mayo? It is a Mexican national holiday and it has to do with
the Mexicans running the French out of Mexico. It has nothing to do
with us.

Okeh bk NO 0

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Community Events

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 Thurs-
day, 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-
26;53, ext. 238; or, Leon Ruttenbert at (772) 462-6163.

FifSt 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Dayr
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okee-
chobee A~gri-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 Sat-
urday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A per-
centage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Preg-
nancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands,
sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security person-
nel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980
or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.conil 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 invit-
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Conse-
jo Consultive para la escuela, miercoles, el 29 de mayo, 2007, a las
4 p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envita-
dos de assistir.

Center honors workforce week
The Okeechobee One Stop Career Center and Workforce
Development Board of the Treasure Coast will celebrate National
Workforce Week on Wednesday, May 30, at 8 a.m. in the Okee-
chobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St. Mary Snlyder,
One Stop Center manager, will be serving her famous breakfast
special. It will be an excellent opportunity to tour the facility and
meet the staff.

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 Junle 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, con-
tact 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. Registra-
tion 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)

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 (86j3) 357-

Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift O~ff. Soaring to New Heights is the theme of thre Vacation
Bible School to be- held at First United Methodist Church, 200( N~.W.
Second S., June 11-15 frorn 5 until 8 A light dinner will begin
each session. There- will be adult classes ats well a1s three children's
classes for ages 5 and under, those: 6 to 8 anrd thorse: 9 to 1 1. Chrild-
care is available fo~r babies and toddlers. For irforman~tionr, callI 1863~)

OSAC resource committee to meet
Thej "Leehober. Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resorclre commrir:tte will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.
ulnt!! 12.:3' p.m. at r 6UU S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Keith
Striping it :863)i 763-6064.

OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
1 ah~ rhn g cm~mit wl me hMom ay Jno i fof 9 unti
lic. For information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext.

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UpCOming Events

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St
FamSil History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 31 0 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863)
763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
1863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wornen
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. 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 Presbytenian 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 EducatiorVGED 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 caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting 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 I
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 8p.m

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W! Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10):00 p.rn. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 2'7 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information. call (S863) 471-0559
or (863) 38 5-66;1 .
Haven of Rest Church. 29:7 S.WV Third Terr.: holds meetings for
person- w;ith alcohol sai d drug related problems at 6j p.rn;. For infor-
mation c;ll (863 357 ;300~.

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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 23, 2007

longer sawi-; me~ w~ith their ta!!li-
.!es. m~ost enildren centering foster
;are linger uti the slysten lor
months, if not \years.
z pirated from friends and
f,.rily::ud boun(ed ane a n i footer
namesl~ and: schools, these chil
orer ':, in a constant stcule of
lllclttaillv. On average. ch~ildren
inl :rstel ca;re wvill spend atn least
:.\o( birtdidays in the systemn.
Somnetimnes these birthdayil~s are
nlot celebrated, or even ,Icknrowl-
Because I wyas fortunate to lie
in a safe, lovinL! andc stet are home,
I had the supper' and confidence
to pursue scholumbipe~ for culgte
and graduate school.
r decided to earn my master's
degree inl social work because I
want io give back to a system that
hasj worked in my favor. Todayi 1
serve as a program manager for

By~ Vanessa Jones
There are mnore than: 500,000
childrenl living in traster care~ at an\
given timne. For 12' years I \.as one
of thest children.

jy due ;o domestic liolence and
alcohol; abuse. Although, I w~as
never! adoptedl, I wa~s placed with
3 naster inucm in Ausanr wvho
.vbolehlear-td!v embruced ine.
Her hIown~ lic~ame m p e'Irmanenrt
hornie and im iii<.y ce I go: bac~k ;o
todlay:.e j tll celebrates Ilny b~irth-
!::y c;ery yeal- and is even he~!ping
rlie pay for my upcoming w<~
ding. She truly is my family.
I was one of the lucky ones.
Although foster care was intended
to be a temporary place for- ch~il-
dren to stay when they experience
abuse and neglect and can no

Youth Services at the Child Wel-
fare League of America in Wash-
ington. D C 1 work to m~ake the
oppor~tun~ities i had; growing up a
reality for mlore foster youth.
AIs a former foster youth, I aln
also active in coalitions of current
ai l formerC :oster inuth. I aml culr-
iently, part ot "Kids Are Maiting," a
PeivChadritable Trusts' project urg-
ing Congress to change the way it
funds foster care.
Currently, mlost federal dollars
dedicated for child protection can
only be used when children are
removed from their homes and
placea inl the foster care system.
This means that right now,
some children are entering foster
care when preventive services -
such as child care or mental
health services may have kept
them safely at home with their
families. Many other children are

waiting too long to return home or
to find permanent, loving famiilies.
Far too often, these children never
find a family they~ can call homne.
Congress needs to provide flex-
ible funding so that states can
havec more resources to prevent
abuse and create anld support per-
manent famiilies foi children in
Unless Congress changes the
federal financing system, others
won't be as lucky as me.

Editor's Note: Vanessa Jones,
a foster child who grew up in
Austin is the program manager ol
youth services for the Child Wel-
fare League of America. May is
National Foster Care Month, a
time to focus on the children who
are in foster care waiting for per-
manent homes.

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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 23! 2007

The Big Lake Juniors volleyball
program has proven what May
felt nine years ago: to be success-
ful in high level competition, ath-
letes must play year round. His
'Juniors' teams have gone on to
win, state, regional and national
titles, and these youngsters coi-
tinue to filter into the high school

To date, a replacement for May
has not been named.
"I am still searching for a
replacement," said Mr. Rade-
baugh. "I have had a number of
good applicants. But, I don't want
to hire somecone just to fill a posi-
tion. I just wanlt to be sure that the
person hired will do justice to the

By Lorna Jablonski
OJkeechobee New~s
G;eo~rgF Mlay. head coach of the
Lad\ Brahman volleyball team
and founder of the Big Lake
Juniors \-olleyball program, has
stepped dowln from both posi-
tions effective immediately.
"'I have been a firefighter in the
city of West Palm Beach for the
past 25 years, commuting from
Okeechobee for the last 20 years.
In order to work with both pro-
gramns, I have had to use my vaca-
tionl time to attend practices and
tournaments. This was the first
time in all those years that I have
been abe tlo tktehattaca ion w t
come to take a break and turn the
reins of both programs over to
someone else," stated May. "I feel
that I need a break and I would
like to be able to spend more time
with my family."
May got involved in volleyball
when his daughter, Beverly May,
started playing in middle school.
As Ms. May worked her way onto
Lady Brahman volleyball team,
Mr. May got more involved. As he
followed the high school team's
season, he began to realize that
they were being defeated by
teams from the coast that had
'club volleyball' programs during
the school teams' off season.
In 1998 he founded the Big
Lake Juniors volleyball program
to give young athletes more play-
ing time and to expose them to a
higher level of competition.
In 1999, the position of junior
varsity coach became open at
O.H.S. May applied for and got the
position, which he held for two
years. He was then offered the
head coaching position at West-
wood High School in Fort Pierce.
Following a two-year stint at
Westwood, he returned to O.H.S.
as their head coach.
When May took over the Lady
Brahmans' volleyball team, he set
goals for the program.
"I wanted to develop tradition,
earn respect of the other teams,
find scholarships for the players
and advance to state competi-
tion," explained May.
In his first year as head coach
(2003), the Lady Brahmans fin-
ished the season with a 16-13
record, advancing to the Region
15-4A finals. In 2004, they finished
the season with a 13-13 record,
finishing third in District 15-4A

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
George May, head coach of
the Lady Brahman volleyball
team for the past four years,
has stepped down- from his
coaching position. Mr. May
has been instrumental in the
success of the volleyball pro-
gram in Okeechobee. He is
also the founder of the highly
successful Big Lake Juniors
volleyball program.
competition. In 2005, the team
had a season record of 16-10 and
again finished third in the district
tournament. In 2006, the team
posted an impressive 20-8 record,
once again finishing third in dis-
trict competition.
One of the biggest goals that
May set for himself was to help his
young athletes obtain college
scholarships. To date, seven Lady
Brahmans have accepted volley-
ball scholarships. April Ebanks
(2003) received scholarships to
South Florida Community College
and Embry-Riddle. In 2004, Renee
Klingler, Davisha Moore and Alicia
Kibler accepted volleyball schol-
arships to play at Indian River
Community College; and, Johan-
na Klingler accepted a scholar-
ship to play at South Florida Com-
munity College.
In 2006, Shaunaye Brown and
Katie Bryan received scholarships
to Polk Community College. ?ivo
Other players were offered volley-
ball scholarships but opted for
scholarships in different sports.
"George moved the O.H.S. vol-
leyball program by leaps and
bounds. He was good for the kids,
cares about the community and
has a genuine love for volleyball,"
said Mike Radebaugh, assistant
principal. "He has been the cata-
lyst for Okeechobee volleyball for
a number of years. He will be defi-
nitely missed."

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granddaughter, Desiree M. Boswell, on receiving her
associate in arts degree in accounting on May 5, at Tra-
ditional Field in Port St. Lucie. Desiree is an 2005 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School. She plans to transfer to
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She was honored to serve as
both an ASU W.H. Plemmons
Leaders Fellow and freshmen
orientation leader. She was an
employee of the Southern High-
land Craft Guild, helping to pro-
vide the art of the Appalachian
uegion toe t~he ablic along the
Amy A. Renfranz has now
been employed by a special
grouping of the Blue Ridge Park-
way Foundation, the National
Park Service, and Appalachian
State University as a historic
research analyst for the Camp
Catawba Region near Blowing
Rock, N.C. Renfranz's input is to
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camp steeped in the arts, for
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The Renfranz family attends Amy Renfranz's graduation from
Appalachian State University (left to right) Eli, John, Amy,
Christy, Marie, and parents, Lisa and Don Renfranz.

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Amy A. Renfranz graduated
Magna Cum Laude and with uni-
versity honors from Appalachian
State University (ASU) in Boone,
N.C. on May 5, 2007. Amy and
her family wish to personally
give a big thanks for the finan-
cial scholarship support provid-
ed by the Okeechobee Kiwanis
Club, the Okeechobee Rotary
Club, and the Okeechobee
Board of Realtorsl The members
of these outstanding Okee
ch bee organizsationsdhelapt nto

dreams a reality! Thanks, too, to
the teachers and staff of North
Elementary, Osceola Middle
School, Freshman Campus, and
Okeechobee High School (Class
of 2003) for the educational
background making Amy's col-
legiate success possible.
Renfranz's outstanding
scholastic achievements here in
Okeechobee and at college
earned her additional significant
scholarships from the
Appalachian State University
Chancellor's Scholarship, the
Dr. Hans G. Heyman Scholar-
ship, and the Appalachian Hon-
ors and Talent Scholarship.
Many thanks to her "ASU" family
for their greatly appreciated con-
tributions! ASU is one of Ameri-
ca's outstanding universities!
oR etnfaannz secarnedsadba 1 lr
English with a minor in commu-
nication. While at ASU, she was
a shinmng success as both sales
manager and radio personality
for radio station 90.5 WASU FM
in Boone, N.C. Renfranz is affili-
ated as a board member and
class facilitator of the New River

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uate of Okeechobee High School.
She graduated from the Indian
River Community College Regis-
tered Nurse Program. She is
employed as a registered nurse
with Watauga Medical Center in
Boone, N.C
The groom graduated from
Appalachian State University with
a biology degree. He is employed
in the pathology department of
Watauga Medical Center at Boon,
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Boone. N.C.

Christy Renfranz and Jason W
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Donald and Lisa Renfranz of
Okeechobee are proud to
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their daughter Christy Carol Ren-
franz to Jason Tyler Williams of
Boone, N.C.
The prospective groom is the
son of Dan and Nancy Williams of
Boone, N.C.
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June 30, at Irmolot Lodge in Ban-
ner Elk, N.C.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 grad-

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planned for Saturday, June 2 at 6
The bride-to-be is a 2001 grad-
uate of Avon Park High School.
She is employed as a secretary
with Madray Steel Building Sys-
The groom is a 2000 graduate
of Avon Park High School. He is
employed as a parts manager
with Lake Placid Marine.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Avon Park.

Amy Madray and Kevin Bryant
Madra g ggg
Steve and Connie Madray of
Avon Park and Sue and Billy
Dochniak of West Palm Beach are
po tdo h ndoaunc tee eng~a e
Madray to Kevin Bryant of Avon
The prospective groom is the
son of Steve and Penny Bryant of
Avon Park.
A garden wedding at the home
of the groom's aunt and uncle is

taught her the basics of changing a
tire when she first got her driver's
license a month ago. Kathleen
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We are all proud of her for help-
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It's a shame that society today is
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ing words at our last goodbye to
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The Davenport Family
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component of the State Wlildlife
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conserve wvildlife and wildlife
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"The state wildlife grant pro-
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gram is supported by Teaming
With Wildlife, a national coalition
of more than 5,000 groups, 104 in
Florida, including state fish &
wildlife agencies, wildlife biolo-
gists, recreat onal conservation-

ists, nature-based businesses and
others who support the goal of
restoring and conserving our
nation's wildlife. Teaming With
Wildlife has launched a renewed
campaign to boost state and fed-
eral funding for wildlife conserva-
tion, outdoor recreation and con-
servation education in every state.
Increased funding of the State
Wildlife Grants program is an
important component of this
campaign, which supports the full
implementation of the state
wildlife action plans.
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ed by a steering committee of 13
organizations, including The
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Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Asso-
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Wildlife Society, and the Wildlife
Management Institute. Additional
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of America's wildlife, Florida's
Sen. Bill Nelson along with more
than half the Senate and 162 rep-
resentatives signed a letter urging
increased funding for federal State
Wildlife Grants. The letter sup-
ports a funding level of $85 mil-
lion for the State Wildlife Grants
program in fiscal 2008.
"Many of us in Congress agree
that more should be done to help
states protect wildlife before
more species become endan-
gered," said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
"Since the federal wildlife grant
program enjoys strong support
from both sides of the political
spectrum, I'm hopeful we'll see a
funding increase this year."
Created by Congress in 2001,
State Wildlife Grants allocate fed-
eral dollars to state wildlife agen-
cies to address pressing wildlife
needs. This year Florida will
receive $2,522,570 in state wildlife
grant funding. Projects range
from habitat restoration to inva-
sive species management and
have created new conservation
partnerships between Florida's
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and private conser-
vation groups. As the largest sin-

gle source of funds for state
wildlife diversity programs. Slate
Wildlife Grants have enabled
Florida toJ address preventing
wildlife from becoming endarv
:;We are extremely grateful to
our representatives and senators
who have joined together in this
strong show of support for
wildlife conservation," said The
Nature Conservancy's Tina Sullli-
In an ambitious effort to
address conservation for all! of
Florida's fish and wildlife, The
Nature Conservancy joined with
the state of Florida to produce
wildlife action plans fo~r consery-
ing the state's terrestrial, freshwa-
ter and marine habitats. This
process has set the stage for state,
federal and private funding for
conservation in Florida for years
to come.
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CSU: fingerprinting
Fifth grade students participated in the D.A.R.E gradua-
tion held at the agri-civic center on Friday, May 18, where
they visited booths such as this one where OCSO Crime
Scene Technicians Jackie Moore and Kathleen Watson
demonstrated different resources that crime scene tech-
nicians use to assist them in solving crimes, such as fin-
gerprinting by showing the students that their fingerprints
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Community Events

It's 'ime For Your

Feattiling... "Julst VS" Starting at 8 P.M.

"World Famous Broasted Chicken"
* Smokers Patio Open All Beer On Ice
* Daily Lunch Specials Biker Friendly
Hours: Mon-Sat 1am Midnight

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tlours: sam upm, closed SundaY (863) 763-5237
Available for private parties

$25J every hoiur. b25 every hour 12 "To~ pm
12, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5pm New tickets every hourl12-10pm

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Are you looking for someplace new to have breakfast, lunch
or even dinner? Karey's is a new business with an elegant but
yet casual atmosphere. Decorated in soft autumn colors you
will find that between the beautiful rosewood colored tables
and matching couches and love seats, you can still dine in a
relaxing atmosphere.

Slart your day with an assortment of fresh baked BAGELS,
MUFFINS, DANISHES and other specialty baked goods. For lunch
we have a wide assortment of soups and specialty sandwiches that
are prepared daily or try our homemade salads and spreads.
Developing soon will be our dinner menu that was inspired by chef
John Garcia ( CIA Graduate) .

Other specialties we have to offer are our coffee's, coffee coolers
and our refreshing frozen fruit blenders. Our special baked items
change on a daily basis.
We are internet and WiFi accessible. We have a widescreen flat
plasma television also for your pleasure. On Friday nights we have
something new. We are offering "Dinner and a Movie). You can
watch a movie with theater surround sounds.

Let us cater your function. Private parties, business meetings or
whatever your needs are.

(laptop access for your presentations).
You will find us inside the Medical Park located across from the
HCA Raulerson Hospital. We are open Monday through Saturday
from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our hours will be sub ect to change soon with
the development of our dinner menu.

(83).024~L 7 DAYS A WEEK
* Callifn nOrder TO GOf ~bfC M BANQUlET ROOM
OpeR: 6ta- 10pn on Sus.- Thura AVA ILABLE:
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tist Church and Douglas Park ComnmunityI Center. For information and an
application, call V'al Mlarone at (863) 462-0040.
Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering Vacation
Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The school will
be held M~onday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6; until 9 p.m. For
information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Man cement District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the featured
monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry) forms and
complete contest rules are available at -select Info
& Education. This contest is open to amateur photographers only. Individu-
als may submit up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

\illii include: Florida safe boiating course: basic boat safety ande equip-
ment: basic physical l iness exercises: search and rescue boat tour nides;
drow~n proofing orientation swimming evaluation iat the pool: water
saLfety at thle beach: N~a\w SEAIL zodiac boat rides: and. Navy\ UDT-SEAL
M~useulm Tour. Interested parents should call (863) 357i-1600 or (863)
634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Mluros. Application
forms and schedules \\'ill then be sent. Children wlill be taken on a first-
come. first-served basis. and camps are filling up. Camp reservations
cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received the forms and fees.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program. The Traveling Mledicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions 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 Bap-

OSAC' plans monthly meeting
~The Okeer-tchirbeer. Substan~rCe AbuSe Coaition s monthii m~-Eeting \\l De
held Tuesdayi\. lJune 12. fromr i 1:30J until 12:45 p.m. at thc Chur~ch of tne
Nazarene. 425 3j.5. 28th1 St. E?eryone is welcome and lunch .\ill be served
All parents and P TOJ memb~ters from? Oketcho~bee `s pubic and private
schools are encoulrage-d to attend and assist in develiopinig met countitside
prevention plan!. Foir info~rmatioin. caLli Ldia jean W~iliamsiT at 56;31 l 631-900
OC: SO hosting summer camps
The Okeechabiee~ County Sheriff s Ofiice 'OCSOJ is sponsoring sum
rnerr day camps from June through August. Each camnp is four day~s long.
The carnps are for boy,~s and girls. ag~es 8-12. and must be residents of
Okee~chajbee rCounty The charge is 520) per child. Camps 11i!i be run by
the OCSO :lariner Uniti. thelt NSW-Trident cadet program w~ith funding
support fromir thei. rChildren s Service~s Council of O~ke-chiobeet County.
Kids will be unider dilrctc supervision at all times by OCSO pe~rsornnel and
selected senior ?.aval cadlets from the NSW-Tridenlt programs. Activities

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senior Cit zen Discounts
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General Practice
Real Estate Probate
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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(P.o. Box 7sa, zip wra73
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200 5.W.1~- Street
Okc~hobee, FL 34974
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467-1 809
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200 N.W. 5'" St.

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(863) 357-6555

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First & Third Tuesday
Of Each Month* 6-9:30pm
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* M TPES of Floworverings
* Full Service Cabinet Dealer
* All Types of Blinds
Visit Our NEW'
513 S.W Park Street
(ses) 763.7131

Decorative Concrete Coatings
Hy Tech Deck Inc.
Licensed & Insured License #1301

3725 S.E Fede~ral Hwy.
"1-866-206-1 776

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All T pes of Interior
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1900 NE 138th St. Okeechobee, FL
once, 863.3 57.4145
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Com e cia I esd ntial Arc lural
Dirt to the Door Knob
New, Used, Abused
FL State Certified Lic #CB-CO58237

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Electric, .1.0
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Fr-esh & Silk Flowers
Fresh Greens
\ weddings & Funerals

2303 S. Parrott Ave. Suite E
1863 824-0569 *(866) 904-4659

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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
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"Mleeting all your
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1579 Hwy. 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Nutrenar (863) 763-2123

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215 SW Park Street

*Bath & Body Product '5,
*; Candles & Accessories Gfs
*Gift Baskets for All Occasions
*Exclusively Offering Village Candles
*Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.

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(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature

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Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a fewv hours to
spared Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
590,5. WJe are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.
Donations needed
fo0 HOSpice yard sae
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard

The Law Office Of Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Defective Products
I- I -~ ._and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally Board
J, Certified Civil Trial Lawyer i\
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
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(863) 763-8306
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Lawn&I landscape, Inc.
Landscape & Irrigation
Professional Lawn &;
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Serving Lake Okeechobee Area Nearly 3 Decades
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license #977

The Parenting Professionals

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for the prevention of
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Cer :if ed Dependable Trustw/orthy

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sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appil-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fi thing equipment. Call Hospice at
deliver items to 41 1 S.E. Fourth St.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

adventure birthday party; at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 141890
N.w. soth Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special cr ati fr everyosetaodmeaker
For in ordlio (8n3 6ot-43 a rs-
v tions, 86)6360
American Red CrosS
BeedS more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for volunteers to be a part
of our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in time of disaster,
please call Debbie Riddle at the
American Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

E ui ment available
for the handicapped
American Le ion Post 64, 501
S.E. S cod St. ha usd handi
cappe e uipment suuc as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital a lary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer

as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are av~ail-
able. Many opportunities current ~
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information.
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) is a summer program
beginning in June.
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by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils, bleach and laun-
dry detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected children
by donating your operational car,
hoat, reuc or otdhsern vhclessad
calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
aenc dedicated to the care, treat-
ment and prevention of child abuse
and neglect. They have locations in
Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday partieS
Treat your child to a wildlife

Berger lusurance
Services, Inc.

G~e are your oldest
hometown insurance

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www. Bergerinsura
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(863) 357 2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy, Open 24 Hours

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The following movies are now
sowing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 18,
through Thursday, May 24, are as
Theatre 1 -"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
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 Sunday 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 and 9:10
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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p sobes pra osues celee exp ie 0 sasmw Il
as commitment to providmngexceptional
customer service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical insurance,
401(k), tuition assistance, sales
incentives, and annual bonus. Apply
online at
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Since 1973, Abney & Abney Construction
Inc. has been a name synonymous with
quality and we are looking for a quality
person to expand our team. Seeking
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.

CASTLE 'p5"f"sn"2
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011

Start a new\ career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certjiied Nursmng Asiistant. Complete the
Hoipitalhty Assistant c...a.i ; ....;-,: at Okeechobtee
Healthcare Faaclty and become a CNA~ m4 v :eeks. Next

Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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Seeking experienced
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Please no phone calls.
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POODLE, Black, male, small,
last seen 4/8, Taylor Creek
Isles, has red radio fence
collar. (863)357-6799
WALKER HOUND, female, tni-
color, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203
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5177 Homosassa Trail, Le-
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Excavators; National Certifi-
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6: 61T 63!. ce guy- Cr;

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's Barage,
attic, basement or clo-
et in today's classifieds.

Available In Barss ncer Cam
tery.3 322 !qu re ca i:
(904) 012i

DOBERMAN (f): 1 yr old Also
found brown fema e dog ~

DOG, male, north of Ft. Drulm,
white w black
M. I
CHIHUAHUA, Tea-cup. 'e
male. It. brown. iast seen De-
hind Rodeo Grounds on 5 5
REWARDI (863)697-1884
Shop from a gift catalog
thats updated regulaly:
the classifieds.

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female, 11 wks old, kennel
trained/ hse brk, good home
only (904)483-7348
BUG PUPPIES (4): Pug / Bos-
ton Terrie sho Maesoa Cr
KITTEN- 1 female calico, i
weeks old. to good home
KISTTaENSe- Bla ic .Femalaes. 2
free to good home
KITTENS (6) 1 Mnale. 5 Fe
male Free to good homes
only. (863r230-0026
od he ~ie a redea'

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Screen Rooms*Carports
I ~ ~Room Additions Florida Rooms~rgs ewls

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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
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q ualif ied. Call
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'""foA CEDL 00OENE, fapt

prox. 1000. 15x10x10. .670
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
nturre rquied *xlyE 0es
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(00)462-2000, ext.600.
LLFms6apb h la 7D vorce,
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.
SHELVES (2 units w/4 shelves
88Ch.) PlaStic, Fof Storage.
Great for Garage or Utility
WR~mN$400:86303 71 OSTo

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Gretsch. $125.
Fender, w/ soft leather case.
Mssig 5t~h trin~g $75.


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
BUSineSS Ofice, e Of406 N.W. 4th St et

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neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
Iv: msg.
PIAND- Wurlitzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200.3(863)467-4735 or
610-11 5

CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(8_3675 2541 (days) Barb

gree, shots/wormed, $500.
Baut ful da but weecarc

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$450. (8 3)634-4549
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
$400.863-697-8 56
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.
7om 4eig~hs 5 lbs. $9006

AKC Reg w/ health certif.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865


(863)94fr (6-1284. 08

VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
I$25. 863-763-7161

watt's, Brand new in box.
$3650763o~r79best offer.


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*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.

CHET F6REEZ R, I. rge,$ Ht

agegass doors $ 1500 3
Wokswel. $75 .

FRI70Gb3ingod bor ide ivory,
agoodla con ., $ 0
maeworks well. $250

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9754-283)7-4 6 Clwito)
morVcoinrpod ucin cn. 10

tukrd120, lotks ofells & 5

dietrion.$100.863-467-9892 0
30-c i-n 237" fetie fa

Sue 08103 -Glodts ocji thl &

$10(863)467-4498 Okeae

d~ 1x8059 N3ow $810,2

0 6042o. Sizes. Galto
(80 )720-6857.

accOessri Ees. ickl wtur
caroud eiery oo Avadiable
$5 (352))498-0778 TI re

PETLYWOOD- (506 shets $300
$30(561)776 -4620Jpte ra

0o na mi20. frame.

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Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Insanaflaion ofSonn
Shutters &SERImPsS

Lice seG Isured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

BBY ftSIET rn Wn

Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many setting s. Ver
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
Complete. Newish, Used once

JACKET, extra Ig. genuine
leather, new, made by Euro-
pean Step, $125 or best of-
fer. (863)824-8703

sza X $3 for 1 0r wl
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
srplesO.Vei 16 ) le~ss0 s
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031

items, Rare items, items from
Gm a6ln~d, m7 omabilia. $350

AERO BED, queen size, raised,
$100 or best offer.
BAR STOOLS- (3) 24", wood-
e~n6346sw v~el, $100
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion.$200. (863)673-4534
BEODRk00M SET: 4bpiecd, S li
63erud 7040605will fi-
BR SET, king sz., 2 night ta-
bles, dresser w/mirror, chest
of dra ers mttSib50xspring,
C EST Lig ted,6 Mro~r fr53t

COUCH, Ieather, rusty brown
wia/ te wa h coffee & 2seen
sep.(863)801 4635
COUCH: Multi loor d, n"x
$100. 863-675-3944Liabeie

D Ch hut Paid S170 Ahs

shaped, wileaf. 6 cha rs.
as6}n6 0 39006best of f er
elled. Smoke glass wih
chairs, Like new. S350,
chairs $50 (863i610-1i23
FURNITURE: House fu :" To
much to Ist' 52000 3'or a
.ite mbtz.: r; //r a
(863)467-2679 iv ms;
qu n & k ng, br~ and n
MATTRESS- Memory Fe "
nz ser r '.2jI:i i

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Full-time with benefits.
Part-time also needed-
Experience Required.
Fax resume to:
~Pier 2 N A dtHifing~
Front Desk
"Housekeepers ,
*Experienced Only Apply
Apply Within (863)763-8003
for assistant to Program
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skillsg a vealid driver's lfices /
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NOe phoney coe!HallS.

ENortic: Prostl Ofie Poitions

including Federal Benfits. Ep

How do youthil a jictob n

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sonable rates. Quality ser-
vice. No hidden costs. One
item or whole house. We do
it ALL! Licensed and insured.
Family-owned and operated.
Gucci Transport Movers
DO#7709 EMake y00

Elliott's Qluik Fot
419 W.S. Park
Call (863) 763-5553


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6315 US W4.441 .E.

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

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Air Conditioners 505
Anti nee 5 0

Ap liann Parts 520
BeuySupplies 5 5
Boos Maazne535
B sdin Nlri e 54

Ch lren ptems 0 5
China, Claswnare, Etc. 560

Colns/ tamps 570
Com ber/VIdeo 5
Crafts/Supples 585
C aps, uene& LFabrims 0
Fheplacee Fixture 600
Firewood 605

Equipment 620
Heatin Equipmnen25
Household Iteme 630
LmsLghts 6 0

P reao 67
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AlSewin Mchneos 700

stipen pmn70

To a coes ?so
Ph topah Buy

Poe s a Spis I
Mobe hoe$80. r bst

ACeiir UNT-100 0ec.bad
and ewe cqtiond. 75.

N/C HA UNIT-2 5 ton Bar and

$1500 (863)172106



Bu arunities 305
Moeay Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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cases of questionable val-
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
if you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
aefor aesohnei o isend-
yB check with th Better
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numbers may require an
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will ou bes t l ur

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area, use caution.

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Babysitting 405

Inhstrction 420
8ervices Offered42
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Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
cmce 863.357.4145

O~ne man'strashis a noth-
er man's tre~aur. Trn
yow trsh to trease
with an al in the clasi-

Ro' rsueWash n
RR Mnr pairs
Rofcoating, Repair o
NMobile H mers & morFee
estimates 8623 765-775 or

SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
condition. $100.

CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
SignS On it. NeVe USed.Coest
$55. will sell for $25. or best
offer (863)824-0765


up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735or 610-1135
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Mall turn ads 7Ne369508700,


Lams n 17 9 Fe sto
200-Recliners $297up,
502 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2Pc aueen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC edroom sets
$387up, 3Fc Lvingroom

2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to T~owes & acmos
from Home Depot

OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel -
$10 (863)675-0031
temporary. Florida colors:
Aqnua, Pin & C~r~eam xc
SOFA & nLeOV StEAb- es rn

good condition, $150 or best
TV ARMO1RE, Bro hill. Holds
upto 32" TV $100
up 3983-4940
T IN BED:r Wth pain mta
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
/bd tott b a, white.
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.

Treasure Coast Forensic
Treatment Center
at Holiday Inn Express
Thursday, May 24th

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US l Company. DAVE HALL
NOTICE IS HEREBYI GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Fn ~~inal Jud Tn 0'cr. asuz cL`:z May 10. 2007 anto enteree:nl Case ND 06-CA1238 of the Circuit Court of the Fift Ju-
decal Cmruit in and for Lake Couty, fionda wriercen BFSPE LLCj s ee PY r' H:,:id LLC ana DMEl H~ALL are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder o
cash In tne Looby of the Okeechobee County CourrtnousL 312 NorthEsl~l 't 30?. Owrerrntee F~onda j3402 at 1100 clock AMh on the 25th day of June, 2007, thefo-
lowing descnbed properly asset forth In sa d Order or F nli Julgm~en t:-e t 1
"' "'-"* bei Countyi Handal Bein m~ ore partlcuiany desenbed as follows.
n;.,, n ?I- .1 r. ..rr~.... .1.. c~ .. :. I, I* E along m!e WEst kne of Sad Section 4 A distance of 312 75 feet. Thence S 89-08-05 E pre.
dlcular to the preceding course, a distance of 2418 66 feet Thencec S Gr-31-26 Wad i tance of 65 00 feet for the point of beginning. Thence continue S 06-34-26 W, a dls-
tance of 188 66 feet, Thence N 66-35-23 E. a 01stance of 4132 91 1eet Tnence I 5635 442 E a distance of 144 17 feet. Thence N 33-41-17 E, a distance of 166.80 fe;
IThence |N 63-19-14|W, a distance of 188.75 feet to the Intersectio n .#h tht !re oIf a curve, said curve being concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 301.19 feet, a
center angle of 38 degrees, 45 minutes, 49 seconds, a~i' cl iC-G3-41 W and a chord distance of 199 91 teet. Thence JSouthwesterly along the are of sd
curve, a distance of 203 77 feet to the end of said curve \r We distance of 212 14 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius o
25 00 feet and a centrdl angle of 48 degrees. 11 minutes, 23 seconds, Thence Southwestnerly along the are of sad curve, a distance of 21.03 teet tothe point of reversecuv
ture of a curve lo the nght, said curve having a radius of 65.00 feet and a central angle of 79 degrees. 19 minutes. 14 seconds. Thence Southedy and Westedly along the areof
sad curve, distance of 89.99 feelttothepoint ofbeglnn~ing Containing 26e33acres more or less
|A parcel of land lying Section 4, Township 36 South. Range 35 East, Okeechobee County Florida Being more particularly desenbed as follows:
ICommence at the southwest corner of said Section |4, Tnele 41 Pr).0.grC ?longthe wpet fine Of Said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 icet; Thence S 89-08-05 IE, perpen-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; * r..1.*,. 279 22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radiusof
266 19 feet and a central angle 0142 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds, Thence Northeasterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 199 65 feet to the end of saidcuv;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241 79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 245.90 feet, Thence S 23-45-41W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance o
-35.00 feet for the point of beginning, Thence continue S 22-17-31 W,. a distance of 190.92 feet; Thence S 66-21-00 E, a distance of 973 53 feet to the beginning of a cre
to te left, said curve having a radius of 318.00 feet and a central angle of 47 degrees, 57 minutes, 40 seconds; Thence Easterl along the are of said curve, a distanceof
2.19 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 65-41-19 E, a distance of 414.14 iee1 to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 262.00 feet and a
central angle of 23 degrees, 20 minutes, 33seconds, Thence Easterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 106 74 icet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-01-53 E, a
distance of67.38 feet Thence N01-06-36 W a distance ofl196.13 feet;
Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 52.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve ha ing a radius of 265.00 feet and a central an le of 25 degrees. 08 minutes,
52 seconds; Thence Westerly and Southedy along the are of said curve. a distance of 116.31 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 65-33-30 a distance of 353.69 feet to
the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 426.82 feet and a central angle of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Westerfy and Northed y
along the are of said curve, a distance of 359.08 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 859.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 7.78 /
acres, more or ess

A Parcel of land lying in Secton 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly descnbed as follows:
commence at the southwest corner of Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Secton 4, a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicular to
the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279 22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 266.19
feet and cental angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence S 66-14-19 E, a distance of 1105.25 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left. said curve having a radius of 391.82 feet and a
central an le of 48 degrees, 12 minutes, 11 seconds; Thence Southedly and Easterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 329.64 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N
6s-a3-30 E, a distance of 353 69 feet to the beginning of a curve to the nght, said curve having a radius of 300.00 feet and a central angle of 25 degrees. 08 minutes, 52 sec-
ands; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 131 67 feet to lhe end of said curve; Thence S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 53.23 feet; Thence
continue S 89-17-38 E, a distance of 19.05 feet; Thence S 00-42-22 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning of this de-
scription; Thence S 01-06-3 E, a distance of 198.75 feet; Thence Nt 89-53-41 E, a distance of 284.27 feet; Thence N 89-48-02 E, a distance of 585.28 feet; Thence N
13-48-15 W, a distance of 1 1.93 feet; Thence N 89-57 W i, a distance of 501 33 feet. Thence N 89-17-38 W, a distance of 324.84 feet to the point of beginning. Contain-
ing 3.783 acres, more or less

A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East. Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Soutlleast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4, a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 300.00feet and a central an le of 21 degrees, 58 minutes, 02 seconds; Thence Westerly
alongte ar o f sa ddcurve, a ditance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve: Thence S 00-27-54 W, radial to a oresaid curve, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of begin-
ng;Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 536.81 feet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.05 feet; Thence N 89-53-30 W, a distance of 80.18 feet; Thence N
88-37-05 W, a distance of 173.03 feet; Thence S 14-08-31 E, a distance of 196.09 feet; Thence S 88-25-02 E, a distance of 144.78 feet; Thence N 83-36-04 E, a distance
of 95.10 feet: Thence S 88-09-08 E, a distance of 78.52 feet; Thence S 12-20-53 E, a distance of 86.24 feel; Thence S 84-05-05 E, a distance of 95.02 feet; Thence S
89-5959 E, a distance of 539.59 feet; Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 188 13 feet to the intersecton with the arc of a curve concave to the Southwest, sad curve having a
radius of 265.00 feet, a central an le of 12 degrees. 40 minutes, 05 seconds, a chord bearing of N 83-12-04 W and a chord distance of 58.47 feet; Thence Westerly along the
are of said curve, a distance of 58.5 9feettothe point of beginning. Containing 4.685 acres, more or less .

A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 36 South. Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Rlorida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4. a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 Wa distance
of 696.76 feet Thence S 22-25-57 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence S 67-34-03 E, a distance of 11755
feet; Thence S 23-11-37 W, a distance of 179.53 feet; Thence N 67-26-20 W, a distance of 105.39 feet; Thence N 12-02-03 E, a distance of 181.26 feet to the inescin
with te are of a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having a radius of 265.00 feet, a central angle of 04 degrees. 58 minutes, 02 seconds, a chord bearing of S
70-03-04 E and a chord distance of 22.97 feet; Thence Southeasterly along the are of said curve. a distance of 22.97 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.506ace,
more or less.
A parcel of land lying in Sections 3and 4. Township 36 South. Range 35 East, Okeechabee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East Ilne of said Section 4,a distance of 1787.16 feet; Thence S 59-03-00 W, a dsac
of 95.31 feet; Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course. a distance of 35.00 feet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, passing outof
said Section 4 and into said Section 3, a distance of 141.15 feet; Thence S 59-03-00 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, and passing out of said Section 3 andbak
into said Section 4, a distance of 51.31 feet; Thence N 89-27-14 Wa distance of 162.99 feet; Thence N 00-46-42 Wa distance af 109.19 feet; Thence N 89-20-19 E, a
distance of 49.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left. said curve having a radius of 97.00 feet and a central angle of 30 degrees. 17 minutes, 19 seconds; ThenceNot-
easterly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 51.28 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, a distance of 43.42 feet to the point of beginning, Containing 0.500 acres, more or less.
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township36 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County. Hlondia. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 4, Thence N 00-50-04 E along the East line of said Section 4. a distance of 133.27 feet; Thence N 67-34-03 W, a distance
of 696.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 300.00 icet and a central angle of 21 de rees, 58 minutes. 02 seconds; Thence Westert
logthe are of said curve, a distance of 115.02 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-32-06 W, a distance of 535.51 teet; Thence N 85-18-23 W, a distance of 274.1
feet Tence N 89-53-30 W a distance of81.1 91t fet hence N 88-37-05 W, a distance of 195.00 1eet; Thence 589-57-14W a disance of283.53 feet;.TheneN001-6
W, a distance of 408.90 feet; Thence S 89-49-14 W, perpendicular to the preceding course. a distance of 20.00 feet; Thence N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 65.00 feet for the
point of beginning of this description; Thence continue N 47-40-51 W, a distance of 192.64 feet; Thence N 59-42-41 E, a distance of 48.45 feet; Thence N 77-22-19 E, a dis-
tance of 79.73 feet; Thence N 88-08-26 E, a distance of 180.60 feet; Thence S 79-59-12 E, a distance of 71.49 feet; Thence S 55-53-12 E, a distance of 47.04 feet; Thence
8 50-35-07 W, distance of 213.94tfeet tothieintersection with the arc of a non-tangent curve, said curve beingtconcave to the Souh, having radius of 65.00 feet. actrl
angle of 98 degrees. 15 minutes, 58 seconds, a chord bearing of N 88-32-52 W and a chord distance of 98.31 feet; Thence Northeriy. Westerly and Southery along the are o
saidcurve,adistanceof 111.48feettothepaintfbgni. Containing 037acres,moreoriess.
A parcel of land lylnp in Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 35 East. Okeechobee County, Florida Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the southwest comer of said Section 4, Thence N 00-51-55 E along the West line of said Section 4. a distance of 312.75 feet; Thence S 89-08 05 E, pre-
dicular to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279.22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve11aving a radiusof
268.19 feet and a central angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds; Thence Northeasterfy along the are of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end af saidcuv;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of31.1
feet and a central an le of 65 degrees. 10 minutes, 57 seconds; Tience Westerly and Northerly along the are of said curve. a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of saidcue;
Thence N 01-03-22 a distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right, said curve having a radius of 264.53 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees, 36mn-
utes, 55 seconds; Thence Northerly and Easterly along the are of said curve. a distance of 418.36 feet to the end of said curve; Thence N 89-33-34 E, a distance of 500.17
feet; Thence N 00-26-26 W, perpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 35.00 feet for the oaint of beginning of this description; Thence N 01-33-50 W, a distanceof
186.04 feet; Thence N 89-23-10 E, a distance at 350.88 feet: IThience S 01-11-06 E, a distance af 187.08 feet; Thence S 89-33-34 W, a distance of 349.67 feet to thepit
ofbheginning. Containing i.500 acres, more or less.
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 38South, Range 35 East,0kleechc~bee County, Flonda. Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer of said Section 4,Thence N 00-51-55 E dalng the West lIme of said Section 4, a distance of 312.75 feet, Thence S 89-08-05 E, perpendicu-
lar to the preceding course, a distance of 248.66 feet; Thence N 65-26-35 E, a distance of 279 22 feet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve hang a radius of
266.19 feet and a centrl angle of 42 degrees, 58 minutes, 23 seconds, Thence Northeasltrly along the arc of said curve, a distance of 199.65 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 22-28-12 E, a distance of 241.79 feet; Thence N 66-14-19 W, a distance of 53.11 feet to the beginning of a curve to1118 right, said curve ha ang a radius of 315.61
feet and a central anl of 065 degrees, 10 minutes. 57 seconds; Thence w~esterly and Northerly along the are of said curve, a distance of 359.05 feet to the end of said curve;
Thence N 01-03-22 Wa distance of 149.26 feet to the beginning of a curve to the night, said curve having a radius of 264 53 feet and a central angle of 15 degrees, 24 min.
utes, 07 seconds; Th nce Northeasterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 71.11 feel; Thence N 7 -39-17 W along a line radial to aforesaid curve, a distance of 35.00
feet for the point of beginning of this description, Thence continue N 75-39-17 WE, a distance of 175.87 feet; Thence N 19-59-32 E, a distance of 81.98 feet; Thence
29-28-18E~adistanceof81.98feeet ThenceN67-00-56E~adistanceoi 20034feet; ThenceS31-05-57 E,adistanceof 102.72feettotheintersection,
A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 36 South, Range 35 East,0Okeechobee County. Flonda Being mote particularly described as follows:
commence atthe outhwest comer of said Section 3,Thence N00-50-04 Ealong the West line of said Section 3,a stance of 1787.16 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 E, adis.
tance of 59.00 feet; Thence S 30-57-00 E, perpendicular to the preceding course. a distance of 35.00 teet for the point of beginning; Thence continue S 30-57-00 E, a dis-
tance of 141.15 feet; Thence N 59-03-00 Eperpendicular to the preceding course, a distance of 53.25 feet; Thence N 89-19-34 E, a distance of 296.55 feet; Thence N
01-01-52 W a distance of 117.39 feet; Thence S 89-15-10 W, a distance of 368 23 icet to the beginning of a curve to the left, said curve having a radius of 27.00 feet and a
central angle of 30 de rees, 12 minutes, 10 seconds, Thence Southwesterly along the are of said curve, a distance of 14.23 feet to the end of said curve; Thence S 59-03-00
w~a distance of as.ol feet to the point of beginning; Containing 1.060 acres, more or less With the are of a non-tangent curve ( radial line through said intersection bears N
31-05-57 W), said curve being concave to the Southleast, hang a radius of 299 53 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees, 33 minutes, 20 seconds; Thence Westerly and
Southerl along the arc of said curve, a distance of 232 92 feet to the point of beginning Containing 1.008 acres. more or less

Dated at Okeechobee,0Okeechobee County, Fondathis 10thday of May, 2007

Okeechobee County, Florida


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its issuance of permit
(File No 22-0185829-002) to the South Hlonda Water Mlanagement Olstrict
(ScWMD), to restore three (3) normally inundated areas, including. Fisheating Bay.
South Bay, and Eagle Bay Island by mechanlcally scraping, with front-enid-loaders, a
1tdta maximum of 2 4 million cubic yards of muck flocculentt organic matendl) from
the penmeter of Lake Okeechobee
Muck excavation shall be conducted at the said locations only at times when wa-
ter levels are less than the lake control elevation of 10.5 ft. NGVO. Earthwork ac-
ovties shall cease In areas that become Inundated, or when saturataon of the muck
substrate prohibits permmted construction methodologies The matenal shall be me.
chanlcally scraped, stockpiled, and transported by dump trucks to designated self-
contained temporary spoll locations poor to final placement In an authonzed loca-
ton All constructon equipment and associated matenals shall be staged in a man-
nenrdthat will not cause a detriment or environmental hazard to the surrounding

The normally submerged bottom, exposed by current drought conditions, pro-
posed to be excavated at three restoration sites consists of un-vegetated muck with
an average thickness of two feet. No impacts to native submerged or native emer-
gent wetland vegetation are proposed within any of the restoration sites; therefore,
this permit does not authonze impacts to native submerged or native emergent wet-
land vegetation directly related to the restoration sites.
The Fisheating Bay restoration area encompasses a maximum of 400 a:res and
Is located along the central western shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, situated north of
the City of Moore Haven and west of the Hamney Pond Canal (Section 24. Township
40 South, Ran e 32 East), in Glades County (center point Latitude N 26 58 44.46',
Longitude W 81 4 34.38').
South Bay restoration area encompasses a maximum of 400 acres and is located
aogthe southern shoreline of Lake Okeechobee, situated near the City of Belle
Gld~e.adlacent to Tory land (Sectons 12, 14&23 Township413 SouthRange 36
East), in Palm Beach County (center point Latiude N 26' 42 27.57', Longitde W
80* 43' 51.61").
Eagle Bay Island restoration area encompasses a maximum of 280 acres and is
located along the northern shoreline of Lake Okteechobee, situated south of te City
of Okeechobee adjacentt to Section 4, Townshlp 3B South, Range 35 East), in
Okeechobee County (center point Latitude N 27" 11' 36.28", Longitude W 80" 49'
The ermdt an appitcatio ar availabefor ndbeoxublic nsncto drngnrmlbu
ness ifours, 8r:00 a~m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday nogFdaectiglhldys
at the Rlorida Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District Ofice, 400
N. Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
The De aten ha issued 48permit wi$t~ch ~ch 0 itos1 ~fa b~P or
for an a I lsrave ceanng Is ned un o ec sM. a%10F~ n
da Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition, the permit this action automati-
cally becomes only proposed agency action subject to the result of the
administrative review process. nhe proce ures for petMening for a hearing are set

dae or 0 who u;b nb~ ~n' Bdmn ir I e~':ortnkP I"de e~l
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. te petition must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must be filed (received by the dlede) in the Office af General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Cwommonwealth Boulevard, Mai Station 35, Tal-
lahassee, Florida 32399-3000.

dahPPetit ns b cll~exng or of e pie lis below must be le 1
entiled to writen notice under section 120.60(3) thelorda Statuess must be
filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or receipt of the writori notice,
whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of te Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a pe-
thaln wihin 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of te date of publication.

caW~~allr o.att"Mioyg pan y persohW'totea 'ptemrn o reqlueo I
for mediation within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Rlorida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro
ceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding off-
.cer upon the finln of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Rorda
Administrative Code.

bA tition thN di the m~aas rilacso which the Departments acton is

t~a ThG~e n e~ad~ adrsso each agency affected and each agencyS file or iden-
dr #.a d Ofle oane u berndf tepeb oneu r psenttiee a $c
theaddress for service purposes duringthe course ofthe proceeding: and an expla-
nation of how te petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency de-
(0) staement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the agency
.. (dA saemn of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
ion usr si mocare;
ut es i~Fc~es eepm$08'ertrief?~~nk acs aolld, as well as the rules or stat-
to e ns os ~!OM ~~~~~~"ai:cfais e to tlinaB u~t terles on
thesame information asset forthabove, as required by rule 28-106.301.

ent from the psition taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial Interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to peti-
Uon tod bcme a part to the proceeding, in accordance with te requirements sel

Mediation is not available inthis proceeding.

1~D tY t Irmr a nsOlCkel a peral unr e
Flodida Rules of Appellate P~rocedurewit the clerk of ah De artment in the Oftice of
General Counsel, Mall Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee,
oi~da 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice oi appeal accompanied by
ap ical filing fees with the a propriate district court of appeal. The notice ol
apeal must be filed within thirty days after this order is filed with te clerk of the
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AN AMA~PZING OPPORTUNITY Flexible owner financing
~N3:ire~! 0 DealS &uiet, available. (800)352-5263
Ur Sech;~be NICl~S[. EFrm Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
3750, me. l772)215-0010 Lic RE Broker.
B HR 3b r. 2 ba. Fur nis hed A1UCTION 1,126+/- Acres Di.
51000. mo+ S500. Sec. vided at., Jun 100
dep 8 6 3- 4 47-08 50 or a.m. Tracts From 3 to 6
863-634-1606 Acres Crawford County, GA
These select properties h8V6
HUD H 0ME 8! 4 B R2 BA been owned by the same
$199 mrol Stop Renting! 5% timber company for over 25

2ii(33B Fo ecos rper r6 ar t o ed rusi et0
S 31 7 ~m 0 For Listings tial tracts, several hunting
(,800)366-9783 Ext 5798. tfSCtS, 00 18strictionS. TheSB
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br. tracts are in the eastern and
northern sections of Craw-
2 Ba 1200 mo. + 1st. Iast, *
srec dePj & refs Call for more ford County. Auction held at
inoCall Barr 772-216-1461 Goodwill Conference Centel,
nio Uy5171 Eisenhower Parkway in
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq. Macon, GA. Pay 10% down,
fto, 3/ 2, w/ 2 sta ll bar n, 1 0%/ bu ye r' spremi um.
fenced, $3000 mo., 1st, last GAL#2034. Call For Infor-
& sec (863)467-0831 ask mation (800)479-1763 John
for Judy Dix on & Associ ate S
LEASE / PURCHASE: 2br/1ba,
Single family, corner lot, com- LADACIN1A Sur-
plexly remodeled. Located at day, June 9 264 t acres, 20
3 4 05 NW 2nd St / k ee. miles North of Perry, FL SW
239-70-5155 1 FederaI Rd, Mad ison
C county, FL Ag ri cultu ral
Ne ver Rent Agai n! Bu y, Ac re age Gre at H untin g,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only Camping Fishing Timber
$199/Mlo! 2BR $15,000! 5% Harvest Potendial! Suggested
down 20years 8%. HUD Opening Bid: 2,000/acre
Homes Available! For listings (800)257-4161 www.hi 9
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796. M.E. Hig-
Nic reodeed /2 BS genb otha m, C Al FL Lic
NICSrem~ele 3/2CBS #AU305/AB1 58
Ill 10wn, near Blue Heron. *
Application, lease, FL&S. So. Central FL 2+ Acre Lake
$1195 mo. +utilities. Access Was $179,900 NOW
863-763-5373 $79,900. Located in private
OKEE: 3/1 on V2 at. R800V81- g ated lake front community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen mut se11. C a11
porch, car port. $1100. + 1st, (883089 08
IntS /arrefs 305458865 (88)30-899 208

SK E E., 3 br, 1 ba, Carp or t,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. me + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
0KEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.

Last & Sec. (863)634-3262

acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1+ mile along
creek e wor in g bar n S
fenced for cattle. West Tenn.
Potential to sub divide. Excel-
lent f financing. Call now
(8a66)85s2-258, x.1257 TN

Leased Properties *Retail -
w/Ntl. Corp. Leases *Moun-
tain Chalets *Retail Land Of-
fered In div idu all y
(800)257-4161 higgenbot- Hi gen botham
Auctioneers ME Higgenbot-
ha m, CAl
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & In form at ion
with Spectacular vie WS '
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
In ve stm ent Ac rea g6.
cherokeemountainrealty.c m
Call f or free brochure
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-
$234,900. G A/ FL border.
Mature pines, a un ant wild
life, black rail fencing. Long
road frontage, utilities. Po-
tential to subdivide. Excellent
f financing. Call now
AC- $36,900 Easy Access,
sunset views. All utilities,

aail ble. all o n~er 8 a
(866)696-5263 x 2595
Gated community 2 hourS
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1/2
to 3 acres from the $40's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slp6s8,82natre trails.

GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-

tenti8l -4C9AXL1L7NOW
(800) 840917.
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$39,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160.000 acre

(800)704-3154.x. 1241.
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake In E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
'a888291-5253 Or visit
Ti:,E OFFERED. i.96 Acres -
j:.0 90: 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT $147900O. Beautiful
vewvs and frontage on Lake
earon rr"dk- Dped roO% ,
43 mlies to Atlanta. GA.
Don! milss out on Pre-Grand
joenlin Pricing!
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
;:ront Comnmunity of the NC
Blue R dge Mtos. AII
Dockable: 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99.000. Call Now

REN KE N, Cudd y cabi n,
24.5ft., 110hp OMC C Drive
enine, ifailer, FUnS. $1500
(83 763-3507 after 4pm
SAIL BOAT: H oble Cat, 14
feet, eXCO 901t 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/g enerator. Runs

RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
10.25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
otOffer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620;
RHOMES welcomes Florida's
Newest Dealer- Suncoast RV
in NeW Smyrna. Special In-

(866)459-3517 www.sun-

FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
18 3 e5 8is ing. $150~.

'98 225hp Mercury, guages
& controls included. Quick

H,.O.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 456000 or
bestoffer (239~5) 40
HONDA MAGNUM, 83, runs,
1100 $1500
tons, nngs & pins. For Suzu.
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600)neg. (863)447-6507
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
SUZUKI 090, 'OS,1500cc,
bies ghan ksrnible t Ir
windshield, $8500.
(863)763-1106Iv. msg.
$2500 or best offer.
(863 674-0898 or
(863) 17-1019

FOUR WHEELER- '2001, Ka-
wasaki Ba you, w/trailer,
Good con edition. $1000.
(863)675-9218or 234-1015
G 0 CAR T, a s-i s. $30 0
00 CART, 'Thunder Cart" 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
condition. $475.
W/Spotlight as is $700. Ser
ing Only, (863)801-3980
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 40 0 E ig er. Front
25x8xi2, back 25x10xi2.
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
Bjg7re at 6 $330 0.


QUA0 RUNNER:'97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
negotiable. 863-801-3739
27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 ne otiable or
trade. 863-763-4 75

Classic Care 4015

Tm 4000

$50Polic Imouds Cars

From$500 Tax~ Repo U

HondorTLa's Ch 5 or o
Utlistr In s Cll ( 0)4 5-13

$500 Police Impounds! Honda

Arccord 97',$8! Toyota's

Camry 94, $550! Nissan
Maxima 93, $750! for list-
ings (800)366-9813
brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or

CTod cn~diton. NieeGsmo
tor. $500. or best offer.
green. Lowmiles .Looks
(863)675-0430 LaBelle

ifoke, very g entle, $500. OKEHBE 3r b L
(863)673-0066 yard, inside city limits, $900.
THROUGHBRED GELDING- 6 mec .depU 183)676 4L98m
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

Great Location!
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some SPACE
WOrk. $100. 863-675-1816 1 Downstairs
Close proximity to new
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas- court house. 863-763-4740
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706 11FnR~
LAWN MOWERS- Self pf0-
pelled push mower. Works OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm
grea$35.863675-937 Single occupancy. $140/week
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull plus deposit, utilities included.
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat- (863)467-0771
to~n runs g 3at 6e 2146hrs.

bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50 OKEE., Large 1br Mobilehome
firm. 863-357-0354 or with dock. No pets. $600
610-0754 m0. + E le ctric.
RID ING LA WN NM WE R, (863)467-1530
Craftsman. LT1000, 17.5hp, I
42" CI.t, 19W, mower deck, Iea E te
$600. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER: Snapper, '
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882 j -~ __ ~~~~~ _
RIDING MOWER, Yard King. Business Places -
46" cut, very good condition. Sale 1005
Needs moto r. $1 0 Commercial
(863)634-2506 Property Sale 1010
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee. Condos/
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will Townhouses Safe1015
sell for $10 Farms Sale 1020
(863)467-7151 after 6pm Hoss-Sl 105
SHunting Property1030
Lov aeer Reyl droert Sale 10

fiuedtmsyel. Opend Hosae 1050
.g thmi h ls Out of State 4

SProperty Sale 1055

i6n3)673-0066 erSale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
LIMOUSINE BULL 7 yr. old. Waterfront Property l080

BYist ulnda F You
Deputy Cle k

1401 Est Broward Blvd.
Suite 206
n.Luedale, F aa8a303301
211598 ON 5/307 85/30/07

old fish camp and 2BR sep-

to wnrealty .com
(800)632-2212 valleytown-
NC MOUNTAINS- Gated com-
munity with private river and
lake access. Plus gor cous
mountain top views. Swim,
fish, hike. From $33,000.00
Cal onday (e8nOO 9 -289 or

ONLYi Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourselil Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fl-
nancingi Call Now and re-
serve a pnority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext.1007
Crest & RlverStone Resort &
Sea. Prices from $234.900
to $569.900.
(800)628-9073, RiverStone-
Rea tn com or Harbor-

cabin shell on 2 pnvate acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
Owner (866)789-8535.

I0 t cabins & c 0ndos
Sherry Shope, Gables &
Gates, Realtors
Timber Company Seli- Offl 20
acres- $39.900. Subdivislon
Potential' Bigi mountain
acreage with vgies i mIlE to
Noac lau~so desi T e se
River & recreat onal lake
Creekfronts available Exc;-
lent financing Free can
(866)852-2538.xa. 201

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifieds,

PLACID. FL..Mis, 2BD c ~a

sand beach. dock & add:
amenities. Cs'i 863jr 1-265
ght0 ya Celt iS634E5-2' 5

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
eta bucks when you
sea your used items in
the classneids.

. *IIPI( I L-

CLEWISTON. Rent or sale

Daniel Boone ':ar:e Auc.
:-n ;sn;;le :C S3:. June
4:'125 :: z H me Pack. ,
3c23s, ad;;~E Tzke .


OKEE.. 2-:1: Ca C 3 S C ~

:1~O 5 L rsojI n.. in near
from to'n. Ask ngl S390 1000
Contact Laura

Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Reot 2015
Mobile Homes -Sale 2020

OKEECHOBEE, 1br/1ba, in RV
a Prk. Living room, kitchen,
SFlor~ida iroom. furnished. Pool
& ajndry avair. Adult, gated
comrn. Nlon smkg env, no
pets Se800/mo. & electric.
i 200o non refundable deposit.
Ret'sraceired !863;,467-0455

OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, fur-
1 shed Incids wazter
e5 000 mes (8353634-7230

ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
d S450 me. (includes
:: -si. + 5300 sec dep.
;;-3 r7-3L26

Sing Oi oj ssnmnEe River.
5C00 -re sec. & elect c.
/an, :sase(~53)467-5616

trailer w/ fu I length room on

3/4ba, SW on 1.9 acres, can
have up to head of livestock,
$45,000 firm. (863)467-0755

Borts 3005
C si"/~ 3010 01
Mllarine srcv32


AIR BOAT 96, Apache, 0435
Lcmbing aircraft e eer ,
-14 ft. S295. 863-635-3465

BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
5600 (863)697-3094

Johnson, just been redone,
runs like new, $525.

reg.. 51200

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
R om eRent 95
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Very clean, 11 miies N of
Okeechobee. 2BR.1BA
$590/mo ist& security ~o
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p

- BANK REPO: 32' x80' -
MAobie Home Angeis


8 3 763-6 4
otc Avenue Okeechobee. FL 34974 /

Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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GEO STORM 1990. 5 sod FORD F150: Tadgate. chrome
Great for parts 5 2 50 step, burnD~ pe wtn tall rlghts.
(863)675-3161 La9elle S300 'or all, whii sep.
GRAND MAROUIS 88- 89 83-34768
orig miles. ask ngj 55?00 MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's
,863)467-4258 Heads. engines, cranks.
KIA PECRA:200. icarbs. trans, manif old &
KIA SPC~dRAc20 r more Z500. 239895-3269
best offer 863-6i34 1598 MUSTANG- '95, Parting out
LINCLN ARK II 0 sorts Ground ef fects, spoiler,
cou 2d 50 O ai no 14001. for ail or will selr for
all ong. good rubber coird ac parts. (863;674-0467
sl1500 863-467-6475 RAPID HITCH- Alumrnum, ad-
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- 84. lustable ball mount withi dual
Runs 000 N~w transmis- ball set up $80.
slan. 51100. or best offer. (863)763-9214
(863)357-3567 After jpm REAR SEAT, For Jeep WNran-
MERCEDES 5003EL 1985, gler, black. good shape, $75
Runs gjood 51500 or best (8 63 6 7 4-0 89a 8 0r
offer 772-263-00i3 (863,517-1019
PT CRUISER 2002, 6j3K mis. RIMS, low profile, 4 lug, off of
5 spd. w!CC, wiCD & tape Honda Civic, $250.
player. New tires. Fog lamps (863)801-4635
S6500. (863)599-2556 TIRES (4): Super Swampers,

M~~Z~ ~lr~llr ~ 53100/15 o~n rims. $350. 836414
MUSTANG GRANDE COUPE. TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
'72, redone trans, black leath- terrain. $100. 863-805-2877
er, green hardbackc. V8-351. TIRES (4): B F Goodrich
$2500 863-801-6149 P205/60/R15, very little

a ~wear. 125. 863-763-7295
~Ti~rl~rTIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton, (863)763-8797
ps, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916 Milltar '). $5000 w/ 9' TIRES (5): 4 on rims, great
u~tilbody. 77 -201-7950 tread, 33xi2.50/R15, was
on Ford, $300. Call Lewis
M (!863)763-8414
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new f or Large Pick Up.
CHEVY $10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3 $175. (863)357-5754
mtr., motor runs good,
$1000. (863)763-8201 TRANSMISS100N, Rebuil (4 rO
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4, (863)467-8856
needs rear end work, runs ~ anrr~
great, clear title, $800. I


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t~re and paca re nceds I M~nlg or esuery impired p5:soni shall be metby
Come~ 20 mE Sect e Dir -ors Orice at 563-763-9460 at ieast 4 nours pnor o
'he Rbleic Henng by i~i person, winjngn asisjltae

record of proca!ngs and for such pucrose mai ned toen r/ h as a
reco0r: of tna procEedins is madlE which record includes 'ne testimony and evl-
danc~e upnwtcr; meC~ W 3appe Is based Sucn person may preade a cour1 reporter I
Stenag3rapnsr ~rtaperecderfor such ver~'mrecord
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the One-Stop Career Smilces and to
discuss matters concern ng me Work
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pomen InoP% tunlle te wdle lre
Centers and tne Workforce Develop-
ment Board A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contactog
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Port St Lucle. Ronda 34986
Should any p ron wseh tapea any
aspect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting. they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
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,Toll Free 877-353-2424


FORD F150: '86. XLT. 5.0 au-
I0 runs good 5 9 00
863-234-9901 or 234-9901
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Oleset. Ext cab. AC.
4x4. Excellent condition.
S6000 Each. (239)229-4900
FORD F350: 00. diy. ?3 die-
sel. auto. ac, long bed tow
pkg ithr stereo. Looks & runs
great' $15.000 954-328-8627
cab, Great shape. 5590i0. View
at -Inp "lom e .3, f i~irllll~rs i0/
~reywats. Phone # on Srt
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
cab3 S1 03080. Will sep.

TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no m ot or, $50 0

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)35'7-3026
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr, keyless entry,
$5995. (239)250-8780
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tle. 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 goo .

JEEP RAnNs7 30A0G00NrEbEe
19 Rus I20 *r bs

Tri axle, pintle hitch, good
condition, $1750
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like neW.
Asking $500. (561)670-3363
floor, new wheels and tires,

Dmvslon DMSTI R7 R INS
Normal L.Ooroco,
Carios Betancourt,
To: caras setencourt
(R~es~p n~de~ ls tO wn adesL)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been diled against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
lco, hs add press Is37 N a2W
Ave., Okeechabee, FL on or before
6/22/2007, and file the original with
Me cleruof thsCo at Oeeopobeb
tec~hsobee Ford 3 4a397 bfree
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafterifnyoualdito do so, default
ma e debeaerde Natai t co~u for the re-

cocie ofal udtdrosaee anbte n hia
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.
You may review these documents
upon request.

Yo rts opfcentmae af you cur
rent Addr sos, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
iutu pope~ars this lws itr til b
WARNING: Rule l2.285, Flonida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
ing dimisalrstai ing ofenadiine 6
oated: 5 -2-2007
Deputy Clerk
213300ON 5/23.30;6/6,13/07

duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)7 63-3451

Pblic N tce 5005

Legal Notice 5500

A luhbic Auton will beheld at Gil g -
wa 441 SE Okeechobee, Florida
34 74 on June l4, 2007, to begin at
9:00 a.m, for unpaidmre-
chanic and storage bill. Pursuantto
Florida statue 713.78. vehicle descrip-
tion below.
lessTo starrack
Vin#4TAUN 38782085216
No Checks accepted. Cash only.The
sliner reres the righ ofnalb All
made. Vehicle will be sold'AS IS"
212830ON 5/22,23.24,25,26.27.28/07

C tuY3r500'4 4d4engine
use some work. $1400 or

C H Y 4 d4 WDn 35 ngin

CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
CHEVY STEP SIDE, '94, funs
good, pw, 1i, cold a/c,
$2500. (863)697-1563
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
lift, $2500. (239)369-3269




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76)368( l4-5752 evenings

best offer (863)902-9855
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
13r2 wh e Idrivesel f r i u"p r

BED RUG, fits '02 Dodge Ram,
6.5 bed, asking $150.
P265/70/17, very nice, fits
GM Trucks '99-'O7, $450.
RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15" x
672", fit Ford Ranger, S lug.

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.

ClRSSeS Offered t~o stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking cessation
classes for pregnant women, women, or family members living in the house-
hold with children 0-3 years old at Florida Community Health Centers, Inc.,
I 100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951 ext. 24, for class dates.

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.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholarship
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 Okee-
chobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W
Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni Doyle, association executive, at
(863) 467-0004 for information.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview Week-
end 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 Cor-
nuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The program is appropriate for
ages 11I and up. Tickets can be obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the
First Baptist Church at (863) 763-21 71 ; or, onlinee at www.worldviewrweek.

0HS yearbook sales continue otnncn
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived. Extra


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