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Vol. 98 No. 165 Thursday, June 14, 2007 500 Plus tax


Burn ban
still in effect
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and will remain in effect
until further notice. For infor-
mation, call (863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flori-
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmdgov.

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bottom
of the lock chamber to become
a navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the'
r \1 iy,.ii in lock has become
shallow enough that boaters
may have difficulty navigating
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260.

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the re-
gion based on impact to the re-
source 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.

Drought Index
Current: 382
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide

Lake Levels

8.93 feet
Last Year: 12.37 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
District. Depth
L i given in feet
above sea level.

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County, cattlemen reach accord

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The 2007 Labor Day Rodeo
will have a new location -- the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
After many months of negotiat-
ing, the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association finally reached an
agreement with the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners concerning use of the
county facility.
At the June 12 board meeting,
commissioners unanimously ap-
proved an agreement to lease the
facility to the cattlemen for $1,000
a day, plus utilities.
For the final agreement, the
cattlemen scaled back on their

Originally they had proposed a
five-year lease of 26 days a year for
$50,000. The county countered
with an offer that the cattlemen
pay a percentage of the profits.
The present agreement, which
is for five years, gives the cattle-
men use of the facility seven days
a year to conduct the Speckled
Perch and Labor Day Rodeos. This
time includes one half day before
and after each event for setup and
tear down.
Parking and concession stands
will be regulated by the cattle-
For the five years of the agree-
ment, the arena building will be
known as the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Arena. The cattlemen will
be allowed to install signs on the
building with that name. Howev-

er, the location, style and material
of the signs must be approved by
the county in advance of installa-
Originally the cattlemen had
requested that the county expand
the seating capacity of the arena
from the current 2,525 to 4,974
and build two ticket booths and
an office. They wanted the county
to bear the entire estimated cost
of $475,000 for these improve-
In a counterproposal, county
attorney John Cassels suggested
the cattlemen pay half of that
The current cattleman's arenas
seats 4,000.
The new agreement does not
address this issue and the cattle-
men will be using the present

seating arrangement.
However, the county did agree
to number the present seats to fa-
cilitate ticket sales.
When contacted after the
meeting, Matt Pearce of the cattle-
men's association said the group
looked at their ticket sales for the
past several years and decided to
try to use the present agri-civic
center seating for the duration of
the agreement.
When asked why his organiza-
tion wanted to rent an arena that
seats less people than the arena
owned by the cattlemen, Mr.
Pearce said the cattlemen wanted
to work with the county to bring
more events to the agri-civic cen-
ter. .
Commission chairman Ray
Domer asked if the seats would

have to be renumbered if addi-
tional seating was added.
It was explained that the pres-
ent bleachers would be moved
forward and new bleachers
installed behind them without
interfering with the numbering
Commissioner Marvin Wher-
rell called the agreement "the best
thing at this time."
While he thought the agree-
ment was no windfall to the coun-
ty, Commissioner Domer thought
the county came out better with
this agreement than with earlier
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County seeks

more info for

bypass route

By Pete Gawda.
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Tues-
day, June 12, the Okeechobee
County Board of Count Com-
missioners looked at four pos-
sible routes for a bypass road
from S.R. 78 to S.R. 70.
They also heard from Dr.
Edwin Massey, president of In-
dian River Community college
(IRCC), and conducted a work-
shop on The Grove, a planned
community to be located in
the northeastern part of the
As part of an agreement
with Oscar Daniel to haul shell

rock from his pit over county
roads, Mr. Daniel was to pro-
vide a right of way for a bypass
road. All of the four proposed
routes included other property
owners a8 well as Mr. Daniel.
The routes varied in length
from 4.3 miles to-7.3 miles and
are all two lanes with a 100-foot
right of way. -
The county's engineering
firm of Craig A. Smith favored
the two shortest routes, Alter-
nate Route 1 (5.3 miles) and
Alternate Route 1 A (4.3) miles.
These routes come south from
the end of S.W 48th Avenue to
See Route Page 2

Student avoids

expulsion with

board's 4-1 vote

By: Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News

An Okeechobee High School
11" grade student got a second
chance to complete his educa-
tion Tuesday, June 12, at the
Okeechobee County School
Board meeting.
The evening's agenda called
for recommendations for the
expulsion of 12 students --
nine from New Endeavor High
School, one from Osceola
Middle School and two from

Okeechobee High School.
The board listened as Russ
Brown, director of Student Ser-
vices, went over each individual
case. The board then gave the
opportunity for anyone present
to speak for each of the stu-
dents. When no one came for-
ward, the board unanimously
voted to approve the recom-
mendations of Dr. Patricia Coo-
per, superintendent of schools,
to expel 10 of the students.
See Expulsion Page 2

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
June 14 is celebrated across
the country as the birthday as
the national flag.
It will be celebrated with
burnings as different organiza-
tions retire old flags and with
patriotic demonstrations. There
will be firework displays in
other parts of the country, but
in Okeechobee events have de-
viated from the path walked in
the past.
Burning is the only widely
accepted way in which to prop-
erly dispose of a national flag
and, due to the recent drought,
the American Legion will not
be holding the flag burning cer-
emony that would generally be
held on Flag Day.
The idea of an annual flag
day is reported to have first
arisen in 1885 when a teacher
in Wisconsin arranged for his
students to celebrate the flag's
birthday on June 14. That day
marked the 108th year that the
American flag had stood in as
the symbol of our nation.
After three decades of cele-
brations on local levels, Flag Day

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The city Code Enforcement
Board heard five cases from
Code Enforcement Officer
Fred Sterling on Tuesday, June
12, in the City Hall Chambers
that mostly dealt with proper-
ties being sited as public nui-
Three cases concern prop-
erty located at 100 S.E. 10th
Ave. that is owned by Lois
Johnson. Mrs. Johnson's son,
Kelly Johnson, has received
power of attorney due to his
mother's health condition to
oversee the property. Several
lots on the property, the Flor-
ida Palms Mobile Home Park
which is adjacent to the U.S.

-- the anniversary of the Flag Res-
olution of 1777 -- was officially
established by the Proclamation
of President Woodrow Wilson
on May 30, 1916. Although
this proclamation gave the day
the official nod of approval; it
was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that
President Harry Truman signed
an Act of Congress designating
June 14 of each year as National
Flag Day.
Public Law 94-344, known as
the flag code, lays out the prop-
er etiquette to use when dealing
with the flag and outlines things
that are not to be done with it.
But even as a federal statute, it
is not capable of imposing pun-
ishments for improper treat-
ment of the national symbol. It
therefore rests on the states to
implement such measures. .
Florida addresses the issue
in Florida statute 256.06, which
states: "No person shall publicly
mutilate, deface, defile, defy,
trample upon, or by word or act
cast contempt upon any such
flag, standard, color, ensign or
shield." The law goes on further
to state that any person that is
in violation of that statute will-be

Post Office, are being sited for
being public nuisances and for
a disabled vehicle.
Due to the complex issue of
this mobile home park in gen-
eral, the Code Board was faced
with some difficult decisions.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling the
mobile home park has been in
operation for many years and
due to some personal events in
the owner's life it is unknown
exactly who the tenants are in
the park due to nonexistent
Mr. Sterling went on to ex-
plain that Mr. Johnson is only
collecting approximately 60
percent of the rent, but is hav-
See Park Page 2

charged with a second degree
Some of the rules that are
stated in the federal statute in-
The flag should never be
used as wearing apparel, bed-
ding or drapery. It should never
be festooned, drawn back, nor
up, in folds, but always allowed
to fall free.
The flag should not be
dipped to any person or thing.
Regimental colors, state flags
and organization or institutional
flags are to be dipped as a mark
of honor.
The flag should be dis-
played daily on or near the main
administration building of every
public institution.
When the flag is displayed
over the middle of the street, it
should be suspended vertically
with the union to the north on
an east and west street, or to
the east on a north and south
Editor's Note: Informa-
tion in this article came from, www.leg. and

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
This mobile home located in the Florida Palms Mobile Home Park was one of three cited by
the City Code Enforcement officer and brought before the City Code Board for being a public
nuisance. This property is currently used as storage by a neighboring tenant.

Flag Burning: Drought postpones annual event

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee's VFW Post #4423 celebrates Flag Day, June 14, with flags lining their
driveway and circling their flag poll. Flag Day is the day in which our nation honors the
Stars and Stripes and is commemorated as the day of the flag's birth.

Today is birthday of U.S. Flag

City taking action

to clean trailer park

2 Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 14, 2007

Buckhead Ridge devastated by drought

By Nena Bolan
INI Florida
was once a fisherman's haven
now looks like a disaster area.
Homeowners, renters and tour-
ists are deserting Buckhead
This area may be the most
drought affected region in Glades
County. More than 100 homes
are for sale. Some sellers just
gave up and took down the "For
Sale" signs.
Some residents have specu-
lated that the drought conditions
may have been exacerbated by
water management's release of
water from Lake Okeechobee
during the winter season.
Water managers counter that
the drought the worst on re-
cord in the state's history -- is to
blame for the low water levels.
Jesus Rodriguez, spokesper-
son for South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD), said
water from the lake was released
December through February but
only for environmental reasons.
Mr. Rodriguez explained that
there was too much saltwater
intrusion along the estuaries of
the western portion of the Ca-
loosahatchee River. As the water
level of the Caloosahatchee River
dropped, freshwater releases
were necessary to combat the

Continued From Page 1
ing issues with the legal aspects
of eviction because of the lack
of records. The lack of records
is also taking a toll on code en-
forcement issues due to one of
the mobile homes presently sited
being abandoned years ago and
no record was left naming the
actual owner.
City building official Ray
Schaub inspected the property
on Oct. 13,.2006, and cited many
violations on electrical services,
plumbing and individual lot vio-
lations. Currently, the electrical
boxes have been serviced and
resealed by Florida Power and
Light after being contacted by the
city code officer.
Other violations included im-
properly wired air conditioning
units and other spliced wiring
issues. There are also mobile
homes with additions that have
no city permit. The additions
also have improper wiring and
According to city attorney

Continued From Page 1
The last case was that of an
11th grade student who was rec-
ommended for expulsion for the
remainder of the 2006-07 school
year and the entire 2007-08
school year and that a final order
for expulsion of this student be is-
sued based upon his violation of
Section L -- the possession of fire-
arms, knives and other weapons
of the Code of Student Conduct.
Mr. Brown explained that a
BB gun had been found in the
student's vehicle and that the
student's parents had refused the
offer to put the student in an alter-
native school setting.
The student's father was given
the opportunity to speak to the
board before they made their fi-
nal vote.
He explained the circumstanc-
es surrounding the gun being in
his son's vehicle. He agreed that
the zero tolerance policy of the
district was a good one, but that
the crime did not fit the punish-
ment in this instance. He read a
letter of support from the stu-
dent's guidance counselor, Wen-
dy Padgett, into the record of the

Continued From Page 1
S.R. 70.
They are both, straight with
each having a sharp left turn to
reach S.R. 70 at different spots.
Alternate Route 3 (7.3 miles)
also starts at the end of S.W. 48th
Avenue and runs to the west of
Mr. Daniels' shell pit. It has sever-
al right angle turns before turning
south toward S.R. 70.
After lengthy discussion and
hearing from property owners,
the board requested staff to pro-
vide more information on Alter-
nate Route 2 (5.9) miles. This is
the westernmost of the proposed
routes. It would intersect with
S.R. 70 west of Lazy 7 and pro-
ceed southeast to S.R. 70.
The board felt that Alternate 3
was too long with too many right
angle turns and there were envi-
ronmental issues with Alternate
Routes 1 and IA.
Dr. Massey took commission-
ers on a virtual tour of the pubic
safety training complex planned
by IRCC. He was asking commis-
sioners to help fund the planned
facility that will provide training

saltwater intrusion.
"It did not make a substantial
difference in the lake level," said
Mr. Rodriguez.
Some Buckhead Ridge resi-
dents say if they had known
the water levels would drop so
much, they could have pulled
their boats out of the water and
put them in storage or moved
Everywhere you look, boats
are stuck in mud or they are on
lifts and cannot be lowered onto
trailers. The boats and motors
are being ruined by rot, sun dam-
age and lack of maintenance, say
According to Dee Miggins,
store owner, when the local fish-
ermen could no longer use their
canal system they drove to plac-
es like the Everglades in order
to fish. This proved extremely
expensive and took half a day's
time in driving.
Some winter residents be-
came fed up and many left by
February instead of leaving at
the traditional migration time in
Dee Miggins operates the
Hardware N More store in Buck-
head Ridge. She said she has
seen her business drop off 60
percent. She said when she and.
her husband moved here from
Denver 16 years ago, it was won-

John Cook, the processes that
the land owner will have to go
through will take a significant
amount of time due to the land-
lord-tenant laws being in favor of
the tenant. Because of the lack of
paperwork kept on the tenants
in the park, this creates issues for
the eviction process.
The Code Board chose to act
on the first case regarding lot 18
and found the property in viola-
tion as a public nuisance and
imposed a $25-a-day fine upon
receipt of the notice. This motion
passed with a 3-2 vote. Members
Rennae Sweda and Penny Revels
voted against the motion.
The second case in the same
park dealt with lot four, which
was cited for a disabled vehicle
and as a public nuisance. This
mobile home is currently un-
inhabited and is being used as
storage by a neighboring tenant.
There is also a pickup truck in the
driveway with no tag.
The board found this prop-
erty to be not in compliance but
chose to give the property owner
90 days to come into compliance.
If the property is not in compli-
ance on the 91st day, then a fine

School Board members Joe
Arnold and David Williams ad-
dressed Dr. Cooper and stated
that in this particular case they
could not vote for expulsion.
After a lengthy discussion,
counter-recommendations and
opinions by School Board at-
torney Tom Conely, four of the
board members voted against the
recommendation for expulsion.
The sole vote for expulsion came
from Gay Carlton.
This incident brought to light
the need for an update to the cur-
rent Code of Student Conduct.
"When a board votes against
its own policy, then it's clearly
time to look closely at the code,"
stated board member Kelly Ow-
Mr. Arnold said he had checked
all 67 school districts in Florida
and found that several had differ-
ent options regarding this issue.
"I feel that the entire code
needs to be reviewed," he said.
Like Okeechobee County, the
School Board of Lee County has
a zero tolerance for school-re-
lated crimes. But, they do give the
board the right to use their discre-
tion in cases where mitigating cir-
cumstances may affect decisions
on disciplinary action.
The School District of Indian

for policeman and firemen, as
well as training in disaster pre-
paredness. The 50-acre facility will
include an indoor firing range and
areas to stage training situations
in real life scenarios, including a
lake for simulated water rescues.
It will also have a section of rail-
road track to be used for training
in railway emergencies.
"This is not just a training facil-
ity, it is an economic development
facility as well," he said.
Dr. Massey envisioned compa-
nies involved in security and pub-
lic safety being drawn there.
He also envisioned a facility
that would be better than the FBI
training facility.
Dr. Massey said this was a not
a "hard ask" just a request to get
in the budget, realizing the tax re-
form situation.
Funding for the $38.4 million
complex will come from a variety
of sources. Part of the funding will
come from the cities and counties
served by IRCC. They are being
asked to provide a prorated share
of the cost based on the number
of policeman and firemen they
In other action, the board:
approved a change in zon-

They sat outside the first few
weeks and were amazed at the
bird life. The canals were filled
with water and ospreys were
everywhere, she recalled. Fish-
ing was a lifestyle for the couple.
The neighborhood canals were
used to access the Pearce Canal,
which is one of two arteries to
reach the big lake from the com-
"We haven't been able to get
the boat down off the lift for the
last six months. The grass has
grown up under it," said Ms.
Miggins sadly.
James Haltom, All-N-One Mo-
bile Home Service operator, said
he has taken a big loss. Within
the last six months he has had
one phone call from the Buck-
head Ridge area. He has had to
seek clients from as far away as
Palm Beach Atlantic University.
He referred to the exodus of dis-
illusioned residents as akin to a
deserted gypsy camp.
"I've never seen so many
homes for sale," said Mr. Hal-
Community businesses used
to thrive on sport fishing and
eco-tourism. Now there is not
much need for motels, resorts,
marinas, rental homes, gas and
food stores, bait and tackle shops
and restaurants.
Maureen Bradley, a retired
resident, wants to know why

of $25 per day will begin.
The third case concerning
a non-permitted structure was
postponed until the July code
board meeting due to testimony
from Mr. Sterling that the current
occupant promised to have the
structure removed by Tuesday,
June 19.
These violations are a begin-
ning of others that could help
the property owner clean up the
In unrelated business, Mr.
Sterling also presented property
owned by the William B. Odom
estate located at 1003-1009 S.W.
10th St. for violation of city codes
for a disabled vehicle and as a
public nuisance. The vehicle has
been removed since the violation
was cited, but the public nui-
sance -- a shed that was not built
to code said Mr. Shaub -- is still
standing. The shed is considered
an unsafe and unsightly structure
that needs to be demolished, said
Mr. Schaub.
Ms. Odom spoke to the board
and plans to meet with Mr.
Schaub,to see if the shed can be
brought up to code. The board
voted to give her 30 days to come

River County's Code of Student
Conduct states: "The Gun Free
Schools Act of 1994 establishes
that any student who is deter-
mined to have brought a firearm,
as defined in 18 U.S.C. s. 921, to
school, any school function, or on
any school sponsored transporta-
tion will be expelled, with or with-
out continuing educational ser-
vices, from the student's regular
school for a period not less than
one full year and will be referred
for criminal prosecution."
Martin County's Code states
that BB guns are considered
weapons and that students are
prohibited from possessing,
handling, using or transmitting --
whether concealed or open -- any
weapon or any instrument that
reasonably looks like a weapon
or could be used as a weapon.
But, that same code also states
that a firearm does not include a
BB gun, stun gun, air rifle or air
The School Board of Osceola
County's has a section titled,
"Weapons WPL." It states: "The
act of possessing, storing, dis-
tributing, selling, or purchasing
any instrument or object that
can inflict serious harm on an-
other person, or that can place
another person in reasonable

ing from residential single family
to heavy commercial that would
allow Mathey Plumbing to put in
a contractor's yard on N.W. 20th
approved a change in zon-
ing from residential general and
neighborhood commerical-2 to
planned development to allow
for the planned development of
Northshore Village, north of S.R.
70 E. -- between the city limits and
the L-63 Canal;
heard the annual report
of the Workforce Development
approved ranking of engi-
neering consultants for three proj-
ects at the Okeechobee County
approved expenditure
of $13,934 for signs for the
Okeechobee Civic Center, Doug-
las Brown Community Center
and Scott Driver Park;
purchased a pickup truck for
emergency management from
Okeechobee Motor Company for
approved expenditure of
$11,578 for 58 benches for court-
rooms in the Okeechobee County
Judicial Center;
authorized expenditure of

this was allowed to happen. She
understands that the drought
has lowered the lake level with
dire results. However, she said,
the neighborhood canal system
was what made Buckhead Ridge
a nice place to live in .a modest
Ms. Bradley would like to
know why the backyard canals
cannot be filled with water. Resi-
dents may not have been able to
get out on the lake even if they
were filled, but they could at
least have had water on their ca-
nal front property so it would not
depreciate, she said.
Residents could at least walk
out onto their little docks with a
pole and cast out a bobber. Even
with no access to the lake they
could still take a boat ride across
the backyard canals to visit their
neighbors, she said.
"Why live here now? Will the
water ever return?" asked Ms.
Ms. Bradley and other con-
cerned residents plan to pres-
ent a resolution to the Glades
County Commissioners at that
board's June 25 meeting. They
would like to see water pumped
into the Buckhead Ridge ca-
nal system from the Kissimmee
River, and they want the Pearce
Canal deepened and cleaned to
accommodate new lake level

into compliance before a $25-
per-day fine would begin. This
will allow her to have time to
meet with Mr. Schaub and then
do what she needs to do to come
into compliance.
The Walter Jackson Estate
property located at the 800 Block
of Northwest 10th Ave. has been
sited for general cleaning and
beautification due to very high
grass and overgrown vegetation
on one of the lots. Due to the
complexity of the issue because
no heirs have been named, Mr.
Cook suggested recommending
to the city administrator Brian
Whitehall that the city clean the
property then place a lien on it.
If Mr. Whitehall does not
deem this necessary, Mr. Cook
will then meet with Mr. Sterling
to try to determine all heirs to the
property to ensure proper notifi-
cation is served before imposing
a fine.

Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at

fear or apprehension of serious
hard or be used to intimidate
another person" includes fixed
blade knives (household), folding
knives, switch blade knives, com-
mon pocket knives, razor blades,
box cutters, sharp cutting instru-
ments, ice picks, chains, pipes,
nunchakus, brass knuckles, Chi-
nese stars, BB or pellet guns, pro-
pellants, paintball guns, "look-
alike" weapons, or any object or
substance directly represented to
be or falsely represented to be a
weapon of mass destruction."
Osceola County does have dif-
ferent consequences for different
items ranging from suspension to
Dr. Cooper felt that the inci-
dent had produced a healthy dis-
cussion about the local Code of
Student Conduct.
"I think we had a good, healthy
discussion," stated Dr. Cooper. "It
brought out a lot of viewpoints
that had not been previously
aired. We will take a close look at
the code."
In checking, it was learned
that Osceola and Lee counties
have a little more leeway in their
codes. Florida Statute 790.00 and
790.015 specifically delineates
firearms from weapons.

$591 to purchase two bicycle
racks for the judicial center;
authorized expenditure of
$3,960 for six outside benches for
the judicial complex;
reimbursed St. Lucie County
an estimated $42,098.53 for ca-
bling and equipment services at
the judicial center;
appointed Mark Chittum to
the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin, and Okeechobee
counties; and,
appointed Commissioner
Noel Chandler to the Water Re-
sources Advisory Commission.
To conclude the day, the board
held a joint workshop with the
planning board on The Grove.
They heard an overview of the
planned development from the
developer. The Grove will be a
self-sufficient community of 5,600
acres located against the county's
borders with St. Lucie and Osceola
Shopping and various other
needs will be within walking dis-
tance. The project includes an
interchange with the Florida Turn-

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News Briefs

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.

Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE -- Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups,
.church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000
through any legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chap-
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on
raising $25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end
of June. The funds will be used to support Red Cross services in
Okeechobee County such as disaster relief, assistance for fire vic-
tims, emergency military communications, first aid, CPR training
and disaster preparedness for the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000
for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch
manager, at (863) 763-2488.

Health Dept. offers tobacco program
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee County Health Department
(OCHD) is offering a Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
for the community.
The purpose of the program is to reduce adult and youth to-
bacco use, and provide tobacco resources to residents, businesses
and community organizations in the county.
Freedom from smoking classes will be held every Tuesday at
the Okeechobee County Health auditorium, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave.,
from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 462-5781.

Today's Weather

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
northeast around 5 mph, shifting to the east at 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly cloudy, with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The highs will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 per-
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows will be around 70. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness, with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 50 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
40 percent.

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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Norberto Munoz, 38, S. 17th
St., Fort Pierce, was arrested June
10 by Deputy Mark Shireman on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. His bond
was set at $2,000.
Steven Alderete, 19, S.E. 27th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 10 by Deputy Corporal Jack
Nash on a charge of grand theft
- motor vehicle. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Tab Milton Morgan, 18, was
arrested May 11 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
burglary of an occupied dwelling

and criminal mischief. His bond
was set at $10,500,
Jack Corris Foreman, 26,
Okeechobee, was arrested June
11 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of pro-
bation strong armed robbery. He
is being held without bond.
Harold D. Vickers, 57, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 11 by Deputy Marcus
Collier on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation driving under
the influence. He is being held
without bond. -
David R. Compton, 24, N.W.
Ninth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 11 by Detective M.D.
Faulkner on a charge of grand
theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
Cameron Kelly, 23, N.E. 17th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 11 by the OCPD on a felony
charge of burglary of an occu-
pied dwelling and misdemeanor
charges of criminal mischief,
battery and obstruction by a dis-

guised person. His bond was set
at $8,500.
Michael Gonzalez, 36, N.W.
24th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 11 by Detective Fred
Bradley on charges of burglary
and grand theft auto/trailer. His
bond was set at $25,000.
Richard Allen Hale, Jr., 67,
N.E. 342nd Trail, Okeechobee,
was arrested June 12 by Deputy
J. Hall on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with driving
under the influence with bodily in-
jury. His bond was set at $2,500.
Juan Gabriel Ybanez, 26, S.E.
27th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed June 12 by Deputy G. Popovich
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with the felony
of felony battery prior convic-
tion, and the misdemeanor of op-
posing an officer without violence.
His bond was set at $3,000.
Tasha Trinette Ramirez, 25,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested June
13 by Deputy Patricia Massung on
a Lee County Warrant charging
her with,fraudulent use of a credit

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famous French tightrope walker
who was preparing to walk
across Niagara Falls on a
"Do you
believe I can
walk across
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"Yes," was
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"Yes, I do,"
the man stated.
"Would you be the man to ride
on my shoulders?" he asked.
"No, not me!" the man
emphatically replied.
Faith, sometimes, is a strange
thing. Like the man and the
tightrope walker, it takes on a
different meaning when it
involves us personally. We often
believe in great achievements and
ideals, but we do not want to be an
actual part in their accomplish-
ments. Great faith is that which is
supported by our own efforts -
our own energies and talents.
Thought to remember: "If
you believe in something, be
willing to be a part of it!"

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110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee

The IRCC Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club/Stan Blum Memorial scholarship was presented to
Kayla Kelly (middle) by Sam Smith (left) and Janine Marchman (right) at the Okeechobee
High School annual scholarship night presentation on May 17.


Kenneth Paul
Kenneth Paul Christensen,
age 42 of
died June 12,
2007 at Rauler-
son Hospital.
Born March 2,
1965 in Vero
Beach, he had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
since 1977 and Kenneth Paul
enjoyed his fam- Christensen
ily, 4 wheelers,
ATV, mudding and camping.
He is preceded in death by his

mother, Betty Christensen, pater-
nal grandparents, Rudy and Grace
Christensen, maternal grand-
parents, W.S. (Curly) and Irene
Survivors include his father,
Robert (Ruby Nell) Christensen
of Okeechobee, brothers, David
Christensen of Okeechobee, Rob-
ert W. Christensen, Jr. of LaPlace,
La.; sisters, Juanita (Walter) Brooks
of Waynesville, N.C.; Catherine
Nance of Canal Point, fiancee, Na-
tasha Spiva of Okeechobee, step-
brothers, Randy (Anita) Richbourg
of Clewiston, Wayne (Bonnie)
Richbourg of Okeechobee and
stepsister, Donna Lightsey of Fort
Pierce. In addition, he is survived

by nieces, Stefanie Roberts, Staci
Christensen, Erin Christensen;
nephews, Ryan Christensen, Ja-
son Anderson, Kevin Christensen,
and Justin Roberts.
The family will be receiving
friends on Friday, June 15, 2007
from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel and servic-
es will be held Saturday, June 16,
2007 in the Okeechobee Mission-
ary Baptist Church, at 10 a.m. with
Pastor Lindell Selvey officiating.
Interment will follow at Evergreen
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth St.

Submitted photo/Bill Black
Bridgett Waldau (back row, left) and Maureen Burroughs (back row, right) presented the
Okeechobee Main Street Top of the Lake Fest scholarships to (front row, left) Jennifer
Sauceda and (front row, right) Eric Till at the annual Okeechobee High School scholarship
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Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 14,2007

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Community Events

Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic
first aid class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

Local garden club sets meeting date
The Okeechobee County Garden Club will meet Monday, June
25, at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N., at 6
p.m. New members and gardeners are invited. For information, call
(863) 763-6469.

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive
a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Participants and
their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up to 18 years
old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3 are eli-
gible to participate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first
camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is
July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.

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

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers .is looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart
parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext.
1203 or (772) 215-8360.. All blood types are needed. There is no
upper age limit, and most medications and conditions are accept-
able. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all donors.

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

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Upcoming Events

AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center lo-
cated at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited, For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
I Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9
a.m. until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second
Thursday of each month in the community club house on the cor-
ner of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend.
For information call Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social work-
ers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another
support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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 Ol-
lie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. 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.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will
be held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The
lunch will be at noon. Women should bring business cards and
information to promote their business. The meeting provides
networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.

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Flag disposal ceremony postponed
Because of the burn ban in Okeechobee County, the flag dis-
posal ceremony put on by American Legion Post #64 on June 14
has been postponed until the burn ban is lifted.

Lunch benefits Heroes Campaign
The Bank of America, 205 N. Parrott Ave., will host a lunch
Friday, June 15, to benefit the American Red Cross Heroes Cam-
paign. Lunch will consist of a hot dog, chips and soda for $3. All
proceeds will stay in Okeechobee. For information, contact Bruce
Ferell at (863) 357-4200.

Local business women meeting set
The Okeechobee Business Women's Business Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, June 15, at the Golden Corral Res-
taurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m.
and lunch will follow at noon. Maureen Burroughs of Syble's and
Linda Bridges of Big Lake Media will be the hostesses. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-7100.

Merah Ladies to host brunch
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club will hold a
pre-Father's Day brunch on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. at the Shrine Club on S.R. West. Tickets are $8 for adults
and $5 for children under 10. For tickets call Lorayne at (863) 610-
3373, or Kathy at (863) 763-8072.

Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be partici-
pating in an American Red Cross Heroes Day on Saturday, June
16, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale will be open that day
and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds for the day will benefit
the local American Red Cross.

Wildlife center plans fundraiser
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual
summer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including pan-
thers, bobcats and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of the
half-acre butterfly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Ad-
mission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under
6 will be admitted free. The center is located at 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace. For directions, go to; or, call
(863) 763-4630.

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children
ages 3 years to fifth grade to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through
God's word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This summer our
church will be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God
in a fun, loving and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at
(863) 763-5042.

Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9
p.m. The theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are
Made. Pre-registration is not mandatory but is suggested. There
will be a kick-off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9
until 11:30 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will conduct a free CRA nutritional analy-
sis class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W. North
Park St., on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4320.

Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's monthly mixer will be held Wednes-
day, June 20, and will be hosted by Sherwin-Williams, 818 E.N.
Park St., from 5 until 7 p.m. The open house will feature light re-
freshments. Main Street will begin selling the limited Mega Mixer
50/50 tickets, and one lucky winning ticket will be drawn in De-
cember. Tickets can only be purchased at each monthly mixer.
For information, contact program manager Karen Hanawalt at
(863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Orchid Group to meet June 25
The Okeechobee Orchid Group will meet Monday, June 25, at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N.
Everyone who is interested in, or curious about, orchids is invited.
For information, call (863) 763-6469.

4-H hosting special rodeo camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting a special rodeo week
beginning Monday, June 25 as part of their horse day camp.
This camp is for boys and girls ages 8 18 who are comfortable
with horses. The cost is $100 per week. Camp will be held at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. un-
til 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and sign ups call the
Okeechobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come
to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

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Pueblo Nunez (left), eighth grade member of the Yearling
Middle School Future Farmers of America, received a first
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16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex,
580 N.W. 27th Lane.
The team will be known as
the Brighton Warriors and will be
sponsored by the Seminole Tribe
of Florida. All youths between
the ages of 8-14 (boys) and 7-
14 (girls) are invited to join. You
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child's birth certificate is also
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National cowgirls
fundraiser planned
There will be a Fathers' Day
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June 17 at tie Okeechobee Cat-
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summer. There will be roping
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starting at 1 p.m. There will bar-
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snacks and drinks available all
day. Call Missy Beaden at (863)
634-7825 for more information
or to sign up. Admission is free to
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Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. only.
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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Theatre II "Shrek the Third"
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9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed4101
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs &
Lawn Service
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675
or cell 863-261-1565
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrcs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 6415
Medical htems 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets/,Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8, Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7401

AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe

CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes, good Fla. title
$1200. (863)763-1370

5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771

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DISHWASHER: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
good condition, $200
side by side, with ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.

lequin & Sillouhette books
$10 or will trade for same.

trusses, New, 30'x50', Wht
covering, instruct., access.
$6500. 954-258-5008 LaBelle
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647

PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Inslallatinn ofStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995

CARSEAT / Stroller Combo &
POWER Wheels Car: $65 for
both, will sep.
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726

Size 44 Regular, new cond,
some never worn. $125/all,
will sep. (863)467-8464
WEDDING GOWN- David's Bri-
dal. Never worn. Size 14.
$300. or best offer.
6-8, Straight fit. $300.

BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc. $30.
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
$600 (863)234-9595

ited edition, unique, never
used, still In box. $600.

2000+, Athlon, 40 gb., hd.,
512 mb mem., windows
exp. $190 (863)763-4376
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony
HP PRINTER- Desk Jet 3845,
Ink & accessories included.
Brand new, Never opened.
$75. Neg. (863)467-0627
LAPTOP Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (863)674-0212

QUILT TOPS, Ready to quilt,
different sizes. $500 for all
or will separate.

BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
leather. $200 or best offer.
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end this,
coffee tbl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
Life, pine wood w/2 inserts,
4 side chairs, 2 arm chairs.
$250. (863)634-5294
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs
& hutch. $500
DRESSER w/Malch Chest of
Drawers & Mirror. Full size
bed frame. Excellent condi-
tion, $200 (937)728-1344
END TABLES (2) Glass Top.
Curved legs. $70 for both,
will sep, (863)946-3265
Glass door top, 2 door bot-
tom + 6 shelves. Great
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
ideal for family room or start-
er set, fair condition. You
haul. $100 (863)467-8464
WATERBED, Foam top, king
size. Orig. $2200, asking
$1000 or best offer.
(863)675-1155 Labelle

GOLF CLUBS- Max Fli Tour
Edition, 3 iron thru Pitching
wedge, reg flex, $140

plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $250. 863-697-2033
RIFLE, M77 Ruger, Model
7mm mag, 3-9-40 Redfield
scope, $750.
RIFLE- Remington hunting,
6mm, Bolt action, With
scope. $300.'
BSA Deerhunter 3-9x40, Sim-
mons 8-Point 3-9x40. $300.
Will sep. (863)885-1172
SHOT GUN, 12 gage, pump,
Remington, $200.

manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.

PROPANE TANK: 100 lbs, 2
years old, over 1/2 full. $60.

PENDANT LIGHTS (3) all for
$55 or will sell separate

Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $1200. or
best offer. (863)634-0164
LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.

CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30. (863)763-0625
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451

DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$1200. or best offer.
GRAND PIANO, antique, re-
stored & in good working
cond., $1500 or best offer.
PIANO, Wurlitzer, Spinet w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)675-0188 La-

Horizontal, 2 drawer, Letter
or legal. Good cond. $100.
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Available Immediately, dual
registered blues, all shots,
health certified, call
AQUARIUM, 90 gal, with many
access. Like new wood
stand. $375.(302)634-2378
or after 5 at (302)357-3092
Males $50 Females $75
2 females, 1st shots, Health
Cert. $400 ea.,
BIRD CAGES, 5-2 hole nesting
cages for small birds, $$50
for all. (863)467-4994
2'/2 years, black & white, has
papers, 8lbs. $300 stud fee.
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
des, $160. (863)673-1062
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
He's ready to go! $800.

ENGINE- John Deere, 6 cyl,
Turbo diesel, power unit,
also fits John Deere loader,
less than 500 hours, $2500

yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
AQHA- 8 yr. Reg., Zippo Pacif-
ic star, Gray, Roan, Gelding,
15 hands, Good handle, Lots
of cow $2500. (863)763-7831
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
$250. or best offer
yrs old. 15 hands. Rides great.
60 days of profess, training
$1500. (239)340-8373
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

sey Ferguson. $2500.
DR. CHIPPER- 3 point hitch,
used only 5 times, $1200
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
elled, 52HR21" cut, dual
lade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150. 850-758-7103
13/2 hp, 40" cut. Used 5
times. Divorce forces sale.
$750. (863)634-5528
12.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882

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ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable. (863)763-4680
ALUMINUM, 15', with trailer,
new wheels & tires, 30hp
Yamaha & trolling mtr.,
$1200 neg. (863)634-2454
BOAT 21' Stamas, cuddy
cabin, 235 Evinrude, trailer,
solid, runs good, $2000
firm. (863)467-7415.
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700. 239-340-2833
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incid. $2500. or best offer.
PONTOON, 24', hardtop, with
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr, $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454

CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, Ir, dr,
elec. slide, awning, Ig. a/c,
full bath, exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692
CAMPER- 28' Outback, Sleeps
6, Everything works. Good
condition. $2500.
GMC '79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out.

with slide. Upgraded fixtures
in kit. & ba. new condition.
$9995. Neg. (863)801-9136

PROP- For Evinrude motor,
17" Pitch. Recondition. $65.

HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000

TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman.
4500 mIs. $15,000.


HOT TUB- 2005, paid $6000
asking $4300, good condi-
tion. (863)357-6851

206RB2, walking, welting,
zipper feet, tbl., light, like
new, $600. 772-332-1438
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892

POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
ble, w/accessories, $700.
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.

15", in a box. $850 or best
offer. (863)634-6476
$1200 or best offer.

RCA XL100, 20", $50.

220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
WELDER- Miller Fullmatic
30A, aluminum school gun.
$350 or best offer
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754

XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.

VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., $35. (863)763-6131


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

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

Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780 or

Shady yard, 2br, lba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344

Appl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878

OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or

OKEECHOBEE, Apartments for
rent. on Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783

1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243

1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.
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BHR, 2br/2ba, Furn/Unfurn
$800/mo. + 1st & Sec. dep.

RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
9-3. 863-467-1717

IN TOWN, 3BR/2BA, Nice.
$900/mo. For details call

KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec

OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. me + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108

OKEE., 3br, 2ba, Screen room.
Back patio. Over size lot on
Canal. $1100. me. & 1st &
Last. (863)697-3163

Avail. 7/1, fenced yard, a/c,
$1,300/mo. 1st, last & $600
sec & ref's. (863)467-7852

OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
tile throughout, good neigh-
borhood, $1200/mo.

w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets ok, $750 mo., 2/2 lake
access, Treasure Island,
$850 mo., 2/2 CBS w/dock
& lake access, $1200 mo.
Avail. Now! 561-262-1390

no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.

1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st & sec. (561)308-7566

Updated 3/1/2, LR, FR,
w/d, house, $1100 mo.
Efficiency Cottage $450
2BR/1BA SW- $550
32' RV, bath, incl. elec. -$450
All incl. city water, 1st last
& sec. (561)346-4692

New Offices avail from
470 sq. ft. up to 1900 sq. ft.
West side of new courthouse
Phone Judy (863)467-0831

KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.

OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. IncIds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.

OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374

OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok.
Cable included. $300/mo. &
sec. (863)599-8318

Room w/ kitchen w/d priv.,
private entrance/exit, $550
per month in city. Okeecho-
ee (863)634-5912

Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
ON RIM CANAL: 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
$900. mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
& 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba., $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. No Pets.
le wide, 14'x80', on 61/2 ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933

BANK REPO: 32' x 80' -
Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
MOBILE HOME, in 55+ park,
2 nice sheds, some remodel-
ing done, needs some work,
$6500 neg. (863)467-0954
Iv. msg.


Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 30 '5


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

Acre, /2 +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)719-5189

Lake access, canal.lot, with
seawall & boat ramp, beautiful
view. $78,500 (772)349-9738

Mobile Homes

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

Moil Hm

CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '89 4X4,
ood for dune buggy, asking
400 (863)467-8318 or
poor cond., rear end shot
runs great, clean title, $500.
(863)674-5752 After 6pm

CLUB CAR, windshield, lights,
roof, new batteries, good
condition, $550.

CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
ENGINE: 1990, from Toyota
Tercel. $200 (863)261-2511
1977, $750. (863)763-2032
GRILL, Chrome & 'Euro Tail
Lights. For '06 Chevy Silve-
rado. $250. for all, will sep.
MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
many misc. parts, $150.
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200. or
863)467-5401 or
TIRES (4) 265/35/22 $100.
TIRES: For Toyota Tercel, All 4
for $90. (863)261-2511
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.

CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492

and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SCOOTER- Besta XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
(863)674-0819 LaBelle
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
SUZUKI RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
offer. (863)673-5663
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565

KEYSTONE- '01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 401
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/l.
$2500. 239-324-5756
auto, exc. shape, $4000 or
best offer. (772)597-6240
after 5pm
f,, t .' .. .. ..

FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
FORD PROBE LX '92, 5 spd.,
Runs good. A/C, Good tires.
You pick up. $1000.
(239)784-8449 Immokalee
Runs good. $900.
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
auto, 4 cyl., 4 dr., 49k orig.
mi., $800. (772)597-6240
after 5pm
4 cyl, Keyless entry. 3 TV's
& DVD player installed
$7000. Neg. (863)697-9912
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
i5iv 4035

12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 14, 2007

CHEVY PICKUP, '68, 350
eng., 3 spd. transmission,
$2,000 or best offer.
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, A/C, Cruise,
$6900. Neg. (863)357-1471
DODGE 1500, '01, V6, red,
a/c, ps, pb, $5500.
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
DODGE DAKOTA- '92, V-6, 2
WD, Good work truck.
$2000. or best offer.
DODGE RAM '01, 4X4, SWB,
V8, auto., full tower, cold
a/c, c/c. $4800
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs great! $2500 or
best offer 239-324-3892
FORD F150 '96, XLT, 5.0L,
4x4, auto., mint. $6500 or
best offer. (863)234-2466
FORD F250 XLT, '96, 460 V8,
tow & trir pkg., ladder rack,
tool boxes, runs good, body
exc. $6,000 or best offer.
(772)597-6240 after 5pm
FORD PICKUP, '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
TOOL BOXES (2) diamond
plate, 1-58" & 1-62", good
shape, $100 for both or will
sell sep (863)675-8760
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.

running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269

UTIL. TRAILER- 5x8, Single
axle. Tilt bed. $275.

103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
1900. (863)885-1929.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3.451
FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces the "Annual Meeting"
of the W orforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date & Time: Thursday, June 21, 2007
4:30 5:30 pm
Place. The Springhill Suites
2000 NW Courtyard Circle
Port St. Lucie West, FL 34986
PURPSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force'Development Board. For more
information or to obtain a copy of the
agenda, contact:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
216946 ON 6/14/07
34972 ON JUNE 29, 2007 AT 9:00
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217814 ON 6/14/07
School Board Executlve Session and
Contract Neoollatlon a
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet in Executive Session on

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 8:00 a.m.
in the office of the Superntendent, 700
S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The
meeting is between the Board, their attor-
ney and chief negotiator in preparation
for contract negotiations with teacher
and classified employee bargaining units.
At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20,
2007, the School Board will enter con-
tract negotiations with the Okeechobee
.County Education Association #1604
and will continue as needed through
Thursday, June 21, 2007. Bargaining
sessions are open to the public and will
be held in Room 303 of the School Board
Administration Building at 700 S W. 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patrcia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
215201 ON 6/14,18/07


Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole

Grand champion pig award
Levi Crosby (right) of the Yearling Middle School Future Farmers of America,
received the reserve grand champion pig award. Chris MacNab (left) at the
school's yearly banquet on May 26 presented him with his award.

Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole

Leadership Award
James Sharpe (left) of the Yearling Middle School Future Farmers of America,
received the leadership award from Nathan Candler (right) at the school's
yearly banquet on May 26.

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Community Events

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a
free summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S.
Students Offering Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty
youth between the ages of 12-18 will be traihed to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give
presentations. The program will run for six weeks, from July
6 through Aug. 10, and there are two sites from which to
choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community
Center. For information and an application, call Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beau-
ty Pageant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds
raised will go to the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volun-
teers to be used to purchase needed equipment. Age groups
for girls will be 0 months to 21 years. Ages for boys will be 0
months to 9 years. Categories are beauty, photogenic, most
beautiful/handsome,. best dressed and the cover queen/king
for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 8, at
5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may be picked up at Kid's
Corner, the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by
Bobbi and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For informa-
tion call Donny Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863)
634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Rescue during business hours at
(863) 763-5544.

Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be of-
fering Vacation Bible School to youth between the ages of 4
through 13. The school will be held Monday, July 30, through
Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For information, call Car-
ol at (863) 763-6602.

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

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instruc-
tor courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160.
Applicants must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call
(863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Sat-
urday, Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m.
The fee is $5 per hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will
benefit Okeechobee Hospice. For information, call Deanne at
(772) 260-6801 or Dee at (863) 634-0492.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor
Worldview Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle
School, 825 S.W 28th St. Speakers representing Worldview
Weekend will be Ken Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke,
Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The program is appropri-
ate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained from Debi at
(863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171;
or, online at

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation
or other, please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba
Platt at (863) 763-8906, or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the
summer and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For
information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has be-
gun making plans for their 20th reunion. Any members
of the class of '88 are asked to e-mail your name, address
and phone number to Larry Peterson, class president, at We will update you after
each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any
ideas or would like to be on the committee let us know in
your e-mail.

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-

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

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently -taking appli-
cations 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.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School
class of 1998 are asked to please submit your contact infor-
mation 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 limited 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 Ho-
tel. 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: Gay 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.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a
free summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be
limited so register early. To qualify for the program the follow-
ing 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 Coali-
tion located at the One Stop Career Center. For information,
call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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