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Body matches
missing teen
A body that matches the de-
scription of a missing Okeecho-
bee teen was found in the park-
ing lot of a convenience store at
the intersection of U.S. 27 and
S.R. 70 in Highlands County
Thursday morning.
According to the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office the
body, believed to be that of Eli
William Renfranz was found at
11:46 a.m.
Eli, 17, had been reported
missing and was last seen on
Tuesday, April 1.
OCSO Detective Ted Van
Deman said an autopsy will
be performed at the Highlands
County Medical Examiner's of-
fice. Following that procedure
the identification of the victim
will be released.
When Eli left his home in
Okeechobee he was despon-
dent and had left a note that
suggested he may harm him-

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and environmental restoration
projects in the Okeechobee,
Glades and Highland County
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Volunteers needed
for Wildlife Rescue
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injured, and orphaned wildlife,
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Drought Index

Current: 296
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.28 feet
Last Year: 10.43 feet

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

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Drugs smuggled into iilaaes jaii

Jail vistor, trustee
accused of bringing
in oxycodone,
3 women charged
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three women including a
trustee at the Glades County Jail
have been charged with bringing
oxycodone and Tylehol 325 pills
into the jail.
Arrested were Jennifer Ann

Leon, 23, Okeechobee; Donna
Elizabeth Hagan, 43, Moore Ha-
ven; and Lysandra Frances Osce-
ola, 20, Boynton Beach. Hagan
and Osceola, both inmates at
the jail were arrested on March
26, while Leon was arrested the
next day. Leon was not an in-
mate there at that time.
Paperwork from the Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
indicates that Leon and Hagan
were charged with smuggling
contraband into a detention fa-
cility and possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-

scription. Bond for each was set
at $10,000. Leon has since post-
ed bond and has been released
from custody.
Osceola was charged with
smuggling contraband into a
detention facility. Her bond was
also set at $10,000.
An arrest report by GCSO
Deputy Bryan Enderle indicates
that a small package containing
30 pills was found in a garbage
can in the women's rest room
located in the lobby of the sher-
iff's office, as well as a note ad-
dressed to Osceola. The note,

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states the report, was signed by
Leon. The report does not state
what was written on the note.
Leon, continued the deputy's
report, was also on Osceola's
visitor list.
Deputy Enderle rewrapped
the pills and put them back into
the garbage can.
A short time later female trust-
ees from the jail entered the lob-
by to clean the rest room. After
the bathroom was cleaned the
deputy could not find the pack-
age that contained the pills.
When Deputy Enderle asked


Teen Anglers host tournament

By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
On Saturday, March 29 the
Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc., held
their latest tournament at J &
S Fish Camp. With both good
weather and fishing the club
members were able to call the
day a success.
Twelve boat teams compet-
ed with two anglers and a fish-
ing guide to each boat.
On boat number one were
James Stafford, 12, and Keith
Dietz, 16, with their guide Glenn
Miller. James caught one fish
weighing 1.11 pounds. Keith
was unable to make a catch.
Boat two held Kendall
Smith, 17, and Ashley Marshall,
15, with their guide Ken Sprigle.
Kendall caught one fish weigh-

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ing 1.40 pounds while Ashley
also caught one fish weighing
4.45 pounds giving her the big

fish catch.
Boat three included April
Floyd, 11, Robby Hays, 10, and
guide Bill Hays. Unfortunately
-neither April nor Robby made
a catch.
Boat four included Kayla
Smith, 12, Ryan Edwards, 12,
and guide Tim Arnold. Of the
team only Ryan was able to
make a catch with one fish
weighing in at 1.93 pounds.
Making up the crew of boat
number five were Kyle Monti,
16, and his guest Skylar, 12,
with their guide Mike Ingram.
Kyle caught three fish with a big
fish weight of 3.17 pounds and
a total weight of 7.09 pounds.
On boat six were Chris
Eaton, 15, George Marshall V,
See Outdoors Page 2

that the inmate trustees be
searched Hagan spoke up and
said she had the package.
The report indicates that
Hagan was approached by Osce-
ola about smuggling some pills
into the jail. Hagan reportedly
told the deputy that she was to
receive 10 of the pills, as well as
$100 that would be placed into
her inmate canteen account.
Deputy Enderle states in his
report that Hagan agreed to the
plan, and that while cleaning
See Jail Page 2

OUA to

add to


Utility authority to
hire new director
of operations
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
By the end of the coming
week, Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority (OUA) should have a new
number two man.
The position of director of op-
erations has been vacant since
November of 2005 when long
time executive director L. C. Fort-
ner resigned. Upon Mr. Fortner's
resignation, the OUA board of di-
rectors appointed John Hayford,
director of operations, to be in-
terim executive director. Mr. Hay-
ford then filled both positions.
In April of 2006 the OUA board
rejected three applicants for ex-
ecutive director and named Mr.
Hayford as permanent executive
director. Some time later, after
a contract was signed between
the board and Mr. Hayford, the
board directed Mr. Hayford to
hire a director of operations.
Mr. Hayford told the board
that he was not able to effec-
tively fill both positions. He said
some duties of each position
were lacking or were delegated
to someone else.
Last summer advertisements
were released for the position.
However, Mr. Hayford said that
none of the applicants Worked
Then in December advertise-
ments were put out statewide
and nationwide. By the end of
February or the first of March
there were bout 40 applicants.
That number was cut down to
10. At that point Mr. Hayford and
Basil Coule, director of finance,
conducted telephone interviews
and selected five applicants for
in person interviews. Before the
interviews could be held one of
those five applicants accepted
another position. This past week
two applicants were interviewed
See OUA Page 2

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Tyler Browning won first place in the 11-14 age division with a
total weight of 3.81 pounds during the March 29 tournament.

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11, and guide Carl Lewis. Chris
caught two fish with a total weight
of 3.53 pounds and George caught
one fish weighing 2.66 pounds.
Boat seven included Scott Mae-
stre, 16, Garrett Farmer, 17, and
guide Hooker Browning. Scott
had a catch of one fish weighing
1.24 pounds while Garrett caught
three fish with a total weight of
6.59 pounds and a big fish weigh-
ing 3.53 pounds.
Boat number eight included
Ryan Folsom, 12, Ryan Mellette,
16, and guide Mike Krause. Nei-
ther Ryan was able to make a
catch during the tournament.
On boat nine were Tyler
Browning, 14, Bryce Breslin, 17,
and guide LeRoy Bauer. Tyler had
a single catch also qualifying as
a big fish with the weight of 3.81
pounds. Bryce was able to catch
five fish for a total weight of 4.75
Boat ten included Luke Joles,
15, Mike Cornell, 16, and guide
David Straight. Luke caught two
fish while Mike caught five. Luke's
total weight was 4.10 pounds and
Mike's was 14.27 pounds with a
big fish weight of 4.91 pounds.
Boat 11 included Luke Farmer,
8, as a guest who made a single
catch during the tournament.
Boat 12 was made up of Gar-
rett Folbrecht, 15, and guest
Vincent, 12, with guide Mike Zu-
bricky. Neither of the boys made
a catch.
Winners in the 15-18 division
First place Mike Cornell,
14.27 pounds;
Second place Kyle Monti,
7.09 pounds;
Third place Garrett Farmer,
6.59 pounds;
Big Fish Mike Cornell, 4.91
Winners in the 11-14 division
First place Tyler Browning,
Second Place George Mar-
shall V, 2.66 pounds;
Third place Ryan Edwards,
1.93 pounds;
Big Fish -Tyler Browning, 3.81

Hook, Line & Sinker
By Captain Michael
April has arrived and the fish-
ing on the lake is very good. The
lack of customers for local fish-
ing guides, hotels and restau-
rants is, however, a big concern.
Normally there are seven to 12
guides working on this end of the
lake each day-this year there
have been days when only two
or three were working. The lack
of customers is not attributed to
poor fishing, it relates directly to
the poor economy throughout
the United States, and of course
the amount of negative publicity
that our lake receives from tele-
vision, radio and print. I recently
had the pleasure of fishing with

a young couple from Tennessee.
They arrived in Florida and went
to pick up their rental car. The
rental agent asked them about
their plans for the next week and
they told him they were going
fishing on Lake Okeechobee. The
agent told them they were wast-
ing their time, thal the lake was
dry and that there were no fish in
that "mud hole." My customers
were about to cancel their fishing
trip but decided to see for them-
selves. They caught 38 bass that
day and were delighted. If they
had cancelled their fishing trip,
as others have this winter, they
would never have gotten to ex-
perience the great fishing the lake
still offers.
My point is it's easy to see how
negative publicity has hurt our
local economy. Our town has
a lot to offer, including some of
the best fishing in the U.S. Let's
all work to keep Okeechobee on
the destination list for our visitors,
whether it's wintertime or sum-
This week Blue Gill have been
showing up in great numbers,
with the new moon just around
the corner the fish are holding
right on the edge of the rim ca-
nal, and river. The rim canal on
the west side of the lake is being
bombarded with pan fisherman;
they are catching Shell Cracker,
Blue Gill and Crappie. These are
areas of the rim canal that are
lined with boats, and the same
areas are teaming with anglers
catching fish from the shoreline
as well. The number one bait
has been a grass shrimp, but not
everyone can get their hands on
them. A cricket and a red worm
are working nearly as well, and
are a lot more available.
Bass fishing continues to be
good, the Kissimmee River and
the rim canal are both loaded
with fish of all species. I saw a
lot of Bass on beds this week, so
some are still looking to spawn.
We also have been catching a
lot of trips. Top water fishing has
been great in the early morning
hours, some days up until 9 a.m.,
or so, but most days it is very brief
and ends once the sun gets up.
We are still catching a lot of our
fish on a Shaky Head Jig with a
Berkley Shaky Head worm. Color
has not been all important, since
we have been able to get bites on
three different colors. The water is
warming quickly and is in the mid
70s in most spots, so the fish are
pretty active most days. For more
information online go to www.
If you would like to share any infor-
mation with the Okeechobee News
about an outdoors event please
email Tonya Harden at tharden@ or call (863) 763-3134.
We welcome news on all sport-
ing events, outdoors activities and
nature inspired hobbies. Please
include your name, phone number
and specific dates of the events. The
Okeechobee News Outdoors column
will run every Saturday so please be
sure to have all your information
into the office no later than 5 p.m.
Thursday. Information can also be
emailed to
or faxed to (863) 763-5901. Refer all
material to Tonya Harden**

and Mr. Coule, representatives or
supervisors from each OUA de-
partment are taking part in the in
person interviews. However, Mr.
1-layford will make the final deci-
sion shortly after the final inter-
The salary range for the posi-
tion is $45,000 to $85,000 depend-
ing on qualifications and experi-

The new director of opera-
tions will be of equal rank with
Mr. Coule. Both positions are di-
rectly responsible to the executive
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

TA One of the applicants is long time
SUA OQUA employee Roy Reno. Mr.
Reno is currently supervisor for
Continued From lPage 1 the surfacewater and groundwa-
ter treatment plants. He has been
and in the coming week to the with OUA since it was formed in
two remaining applicants will be 1995. Prior to that he worked for
interviewed. OUA's predecessor, Okeechobee
Mr. I layford said that three of Beach Water,
the applicants are from out state. In addition to Mr. Hayford

|On Wednesday, March 26,
Leon arrived at the jail. She then
Continued Fro Pa I went to the women's bathroom
Continued From Page 1 in the lobby and placed the pills
the bathroom on March 26 she under the trash bag in the garbage
opened the package and took can, said the deputy's report.
two of the pills. Osceola was then supposed to
In speaking with Osceola, the call Leon to let her know that she
deputy said she made arrange- had found the contraband, con-
ments with Leon to bring the pills tinued the report.
to the jail. Osceola, continued Deputy Enderle went on to
the report, said she was being state in his affidavit that Hagan,
harassed by another unnamed in- also known as Momma, told Leon
mate and she had agreed to give to put the pills in the garbage can
the pills to that inmate to stop the and she would get them and take
harassment, them into the jail.

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Luke Joles shows off one of the two fish he caught which
helped give him a total weight of 4.10 pounds.

Submitted photo
Bryce Breslin stands with Chris Lane (left) and Bill Hays,
(right) displaying his catch for the day.Bryce is a State Quali-
fier for the 2008 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Junior World's

Submitted photo
The Casting Kids winners were Luke Farmer, and April

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or older. This service begins Feb. 11 until April 15, on Mondays and
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Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving uin-
der the influence (tDUI) 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
Richard Ortega, 43, N.W
36th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 2 by the OCPD on a
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation driving under
the influence. He is being held
without bond.
Thomas Colby Fralix, 19,
S.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 2 by Deputy Corpo-
ral Chris Hans on an Okeechobee

County warrant charging him
with violation of probation bat-
tery and violation of probation
- petit theft. H lis bond was set at
Billy W. Hayes, 34, N.W. First
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 2 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation burglary of a structure,
violation of probation grand theft
and violation of probation deal-
ing in stolen property. He is being
held without bond.
Eric R. Brown, 32, N.W.
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested April 2 by DOC's Alfreda L.
McFarlane for violation of proba-
tion fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer. He is being
held without bond.

Lashay Lynett Butler, 33,
N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested by Officer Russ Cale on a
felony charge of possession of co-
caine and a misdemeanor charge
of possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Her bond was set at $5,500.
Veronica Josefina Martinez,
26, N.E. Eighth Way, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 3 by Deputy
Madonna L. Arnold on a charge
of felony theft. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

Sexual Predator Notification

Rodney Leitner; W/M; (DOB)
8/15/66; HAIR: Blonde hair;
EYES: Blue eyes
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is
disclosing this '
to the public
in order to en-
hance public
safety, aware
ness, and pro-
tection. This
information is
not intended toRodney
increase fear Leitner
rather it is this agency's belief that
an informed public is a safer pub-
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten. intimidate, or harass

offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence imposed on them by
the courts. They are NOT wanted
by the police at this time. Sex of-
fenders have always lived in com-
munities. The only change is the
public is now better informed.
Rodney Leitner, 9441 Hwy 78
West, Lot 25, was convicted of
Lewd and Lascivious Victim less
than 12 YOA, Offender over 18
YOA on 4/19/2001 in Palm Beach
County. The victim was a minor. If
you have any questions regarding
this bulletin, contact Michele or
Connie at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office at 863 763-3117,
Extension 2240 or website http://

There's a wonderful world around us.
Full of fascinating places. Interesting
people. Amazing cultures. Important
challenges. But sadly, our kids are
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Jerry Richardson; W/M;
(DOB) 11/20/62; HAIR: Brown
hair; EYES: Blue eyes
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is
disclosing this in-
formation to the
public in order to
enhance public
safety, awareness,
and protection
This information
is not intended
to increase fear;e
rather it is thisJerry
agency's belief lchardson
that an informed public is a safer
This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the information
to threaten. intimidate, or harass
offenders will not be tolerated, in
any manner.
The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence imposed on them by
the courts. They are NOT wanted
by the police at this time. Sex of-
fenders have always lived in conm-
munities. The only change is the
public is now better informed.
Jerry Richardson, 6394 N.W
154 Ave. Okeechobee, Fla., 34974
was convicted of five (5) counts -
Attempted Capital Sexual Battery
and one (1) count Lewd Fon-
dling in Lee County, Fla., on April
4, 1996. The victims were minors.
If you have any questions regard-
ing this bulletin, contact Michele
or Connie at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at 863 763-
3117, Extension 2240 or website






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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
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but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
CARTOON: There's a good cartoon in the New Yorker magazine.
It shows Clinton and Obama in the boxing ring beating each other up.
And John McCain is watching ringside. And someone asks McCain,
"who do you think will win?" And he replies, "me." That about sums
it up. The Democrats are beating each other up and the Republicans
are watching .and smiling.
REPUBLICANS: Anyone who thinks that if he is elected McCain
will just be like four more years of George Bush has not been follow-
ing Mr. McCain's voting record or his speeches. He is not at all like
President Bush. He has voted against the Republicans on many issues.
He makes up his own mind about the issues. Given his life experience,
and being a former POW, he has a different viewpoint of the world. He
is a realist but he also knows first hand what it is like to be a solider in
combat, and to make life and death decisions.
ATVS: These kids on ATVs are out of control. They are riding in the
roadway and tearing up people's property. If the parents aren't going
to do anything to control the kids, the sheriff's department is going to
have to get tougher.
DELEGATES: I read that now the Democrats might let the Florida
delegation come to the convention but only have-half a vote each. I
think that is insulting. It's like Floridians are second class citizens just
because we wouldn't let the Democratic Party dictate when we would
hold our primary election.
DEPUTIES: The stories in the paper recently really show why the
deputies deserve to make a decent wage so they can support their
families. It is a very dangerous job as we were reminded by the ac-
cident involving the deputy on the motorcycle, and by the story about
the trial of the man who threatened the deputies with a gun.
TEENS: What is happening to the teens in this town? Certainly it is
not all of them. There are many who are very active in sports, church,
clubs, etc. There are many caring parents who take care of not only
their own kids but also their children's friends, as if they were their
own kids. But to lose two young people to self destructive acts in such
a short time should be a wake up call. Now is the time for parents to
take their teens aside, hug them a long time, and then sit down and
really talk about what is going on in their lives. And tell them that you
love them, that no matter what, you love them.
DEATHS: It really breaks my heart to think that the kids in our
town are so depressed that they think that covering it up with drugs or
just killing themselves is the way to go. We really need to start praying
harder and trying to think of something to help these kids. We have a
skate park, bowling alley, movie theatre, yes, but obviously something
isn't enough. I am so still in shellshock from last week and now this. It
is really stressing me out that I don't know what to do to fix this. I am
so heartbroken for the teens in this town. My heart and prayers really
go out to the families.
RESTAURANTS: If restaurants are so public, then why no smok-
ing? I am saying they need a room for kids and their families to eat with
noise, and give us adults who don't have kids, the peace we deserve
when eating out. They did away with smoking because people didn't
like to be around it. Well, a lot of people don't like to be bothered with
loud kids that don't know how to mind. So what's the difference.
PROPANE TANKS: I was wondering if anyone could tell us where
to dispose of unusable propane tanks. Everywhere We have called,
nobody seems to know where to dispose of them. I even called Waste
Management and they had no idea. Okeechobee County Household
Hazardous Waste is advertising in the newspaper Amnesty Day for
hazzardous waste, but it states very clearly, No Propane Tanks. If any-
one knows the answer, your help would be greatly appreciated.
GAS PRICES: What can we do to protest the high fuel prices?
The oil companies are making billions in profits and they have no
sympathy for their customers. The government should fine them for
price-gouging or something. Isn't this country in a state of emergency?
Or maybe if there is an oil shortage as the oil companies claim, they
should ration gas the way they did in World War II. I think the only
way to get their attention would be to come up with a way to boycott.
Could we plan a nationwide 'no driving' day? Would that shake them
up? How much gasoline would be saved with all of America staying
home, say on a Sunday -- or walked or rode bikes or horses to church
or anywhere else they needed to go that day, instead of driving.
SPEAK OUT CALLS: Editor's note -- Due to a problem with our
answering machine tape, we were unable to transcribe many of the
calls that came in over the last week. If you called Speak Out prior to
April 4, and have not seen your comment in the newspaper, please
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topic headers or start a new topic of discussion. Comments may also
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Upcoming Events Community Events

Saturday, April 5
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet.every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Texaco gas station on the corner of Hwy 441 and 78.
Anyone is welcome to ride. No dues or membership required. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at 863-697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W 32nd Street
at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at 863-634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on
the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone
desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend.
The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. For information call
Theresa Brown at 863-357-3318.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For information
call 863-634-4780.

Sunday, April 6
A.A. meeting from-7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please
call. 863-634-4780.

Monday, April 7
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information,
contact Robert Rosada at 863-467-5440.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
A.A. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m.. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics. For information call Chris at 863-467-5714.

Tuesday, April 8
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets every second
Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For
information contact Jim Vensel at 863-697-1792.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.

16th Annual Ft. Drum Day
The Ft. Drum Community Church will hold their 16th Annual Ft.
Drum Day on April 5, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be games,
live music, food, and even a pie bake off. For information call Judy at
863-357-1581 or the church at 863-467-1733.

Hospice holds yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a Yard Sale at the Blue Volunteer
Building, next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E. Fourth St. on Friday
April 4, from 8 a.m. untill 2 p.m. and Saturday April 5, from 8 a.m.
till noon. Bargains galore, All new items available. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee including services offered in The Hamrick
Home. For more information, call Cathy at 863-467-2321 or 863-697-

Indoor yard sale to be held
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold
an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, April 5, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Avenue. No need to worry about rain or the
heat! Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch items
will be available for purchase. For information please call 863-634-
8087 or e-mail:

Benefit for Amber Martin
RJ Gators, 102 S.W. 14th St, will hold an all day benefit for former
employee, Amber Martin, 18, who passed away last week. The benefit
will be held on Tuesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. (open to
close.) RJ Gators will donate 10 percent of their gross sales for Tuesday
to help cover funeral costs at Buxton Funeral Home. Any money raised
in excess of the funeral costs will be used for the benefit of Amber's
two brothers. A account has been set up for Amber at Seacoast Na-
tional Bank in Suzanne Gunter's name. Contributions may be made at
Seacoast National Bank in Suzannes name or at RJ Gators. For more
information or if there are any questions concerning the event please
contact Joe Estes, Manager, or David Helms, General Manager at 863-
763-2800. For information concerning the account you may contact
Suzanne Gunter, 863-261-5642.
Red Cross class dates slated
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will be offering the follow-
ing classes in April: Tuesday, April 8 Adult CPR; Monday, April 21
- Infant/Child CPR; Thursday, April 24 First Aid Basics. All classes
will begin at 6 p.m. and all classes will be held at the branch office. To
register, or for more information please stop by their office located at
323 N. Parrott Ave. or call 863-763-2488.

Healthy Start directors to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Wednesday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m., ih their office, 575
S.W 28th St. within the New Endeavors School building. This meeting
is open to the public. For information please contact Executive Direc-
tor, Kay Begin at the Coalition office, 863-763-5877.

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Looking back ...
The Suwanee, was described as the only steamer operating through the heart of the Everglades, the Suwanee made
regular trips between Ft. Myers and Ft. Lauderdale, traveling through the Caloosahatchee, Lake Okeechobee, and the
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At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, April 4, through Thursday, April 10, are as
Theatre I "Super Hero Movie" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,4:15,
7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Nims Island" (PG) 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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Drillbit Taylor" (PG-13) Show-
times: 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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and
under are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Health News in Brief

Christian Mental Grade. Call 772-597-0463 for more fers a Tobacco Prevention and 5781.
information. Family members are Education Program for the com-
health support group welcome munity. The purpose of the pro- Childbirth classes
Do you suffer with depression, gram is to reduce adult and youth planned
anxiety or other mental illness? Quit Smoking Now tobacco use, and provide tobacco
The Christian Mental Health Sup- resources to residents, businesses The Okeechobee Healthy Start
port group meets on the second classes offered and community organizations in Coalition will offer Childbirth Ed-
and fourth Thursday of the The Okeechobee County the county. ucation Classes. For information,
month at 6 p.m. on Martin County Health Department (OCHD) of- For information, call 863-462- call 863-462-5877.


Angeline Julia Rice
Angeline Julia Rice, age 75, of
Okeechobee died April 2, 2008
at the Hamrick Home. Mrs. Rice
was born March 18, 1933 in Bath,
N.Y. to the late Stanley and Mary
Matwiejow. She
was a nursing
aid having come
to Okeechobee
from Dayton,
Mrs. Rice
is preceded
in death by
her husband,
Bobby Rice and Angeline
her son James Julia Rice
Vlatwiejow. She
is survived by her son, Thomas
Matwiejow of Okeechobee;
daughter, Shirley (Mark) Tipton of
Ohio; sister, Stella (Richard) Pul-
ver of New York; brother, Joseph
(Betty) Matwiejow of New York;
15 grandchildren; and 6 great
No services or visitation will be
In lieu of flowers, please
make memorials to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,'
Okeechobee, 34973.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robert "California
Bob" Bowen
"California Bob" will be sorely
missed. Bob Bowen died Thurs-
day, April 3, 2008 leaving behind

a wife of 30 years, a daughter, and
twin grandsons. His only regret is
he won't be fish-
ing with the boys
as they grow up.
He loved teach-
ing others to fish
and he could
find fish any-
He didn't
want to have Robert
services so just Bowen
say a goodbye
prayer while fishing. He lives on
in the hearts of his friends and
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory

Amber Nicole Martin
Amber Nicole Martin, age 18,
of Okeechobee died Friday, March
28, 2008. She was born, Aug. 14,
1989 in St. Lucie County. She was
a member of the
New Testament
Baptist Church,
and attended
High School.
She enjoyed
She was pre-
ceded in death Amber
by her father, Nicole Martin
Michael Curtis
She is survived by her mother,
Rose (Marty Bornheimer) Shanks
of Okeechobee; brothers, Michael
Curtis Martin, Jr. of Leesburg, and

Christopher Martin of Okeecho-
bee. In addition, she is survived
by a loving family at New Testa-
ment Baptist Church'and many
A memorial service will be
held on Tuesday, April 8 at 5 p.m.
at the New Testament Baptist
Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave.

Kenneth E. Bray
Kenneth E. Bray, age 81 of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, April
3, 2008 at Raulerson Hospital. A
25 year resident of Okeechobee,
Mr. Bray served in the United
States Navy and enjoyed fishing
and reading.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Marcia and several brothers
and sisters.
He is survived by one son, Ken-
neth E. (Georgia) Bray, Jr. of Palm
Harbor; three daughters, Jacque-
lyn Bray, Karol (Charles) Stratton,
and Karen (Tom) McArthur all
of Okeechobee. In addition, he
is survived by 16 grandchildren,
38 great grandchildren and one
sister, Katherine DeWitt of New-
berry, Mich.
There are no services
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Terry A. Moore
TerryA. Moore, 67, of Okeecho-

bee died April 1, 2008 at Raul-
erson Hospital. Born March 15,
1941 in Clarksdale, Miss., he had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
since 1995 and
was a member
. of The Oakview
Baptist Church. .
He was former .
pastor of Cor-
ner Stone Bap-
tist Church of Terry A.
Okeechobee. Moore
Mr. Moore is
survived by his wife of 47 years,
Mary E. Moore of Okeechobee;
son, Terry (Kelli) Moore Jr. of Port
St. Lucie; daughter, Lisa Ann (Bill)
Jackson of Okeechobee; mother,
Louise Moore; brother, Bobby
Moore of Warner Robins, Ga. and
sister, Pat (Fred) Collins of Plains,
Ga. In addition, he is survived by
six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
on Saturday, April 5, from 4 to 7
p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, Okeechobee. Services will
be held Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.rh.
in the Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Oakview Baptist Church or Cor-
ner Stone Baptist Church, N. U.S.
Rwy 441, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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1004-H: Lake Okeechobee
access home with screened
porch. Home next door also
for sale. MLS# 200764

MH with in-ground screened
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Additional buildings on prop-
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Lake access Big "O" RV Resort Lots starting @ $25K
R-Bar Estates 2+/-acres. MLS# 93596
Sherman Wood Ranches 10+/-acres MLS# 90859
. Dixie Ranch Acres 1.69+/-acre barn/workshop and horse stall
MLS# 93635
Dark Hammock 78 acres with a 2-story home MLS# 200345

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hese offering are subject to prior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice.
Information believed accurate, but not warranted."


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Church plans annual festival

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Fort Drum Commnnunity
Church, 32-115 t1.S. 1411 N., will
hold their 16th Annual Fort Drumti
Day on Saturday, April 5, from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. There w\,ill be mu-
sic, food, and even a pie bake off.
For informatiOln call Judy at 863-
357-1581 or the church at 863-
Okeechobee Church of
Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host a Gospel meeting April 13
through 16. Sunday Bible study
will be at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday
worship services at 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Services Monday
through Wednesday will be at 7
p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Abundant Blessings As-
sembly of God, 4550 U. S. 441
N., will hold a yard sale on Sat-
urday, April 5, from 7 a.m. until 2
p.m. For information call 863-634-
A Community Interdenomi-
national Prayer Service is held
the first Saturday of each month
at 6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel,
1963 N.W 38th Ave.
Each Wednesday night begin-
ning at 6:15 p.m. His House
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene will have a supper for
$4 donation per person. RESER-
VATIONS must be made by Mon-
days (only done by reservation!)
Phone church office 863-763-3519
to reserve and find out menu. Fol-
lowing the supper the church
has a Bible study at 7 p.m. called
"Connecting the Dots" a year
long journey through the Bible,
which explains how one book
of the Bible relates to others and
how it all "connects." Following
the supper, there are also classes
for children, youth and Hispanics
-"Sunday School" on Wednesday
nights. On April 5, the church will
have a pancake breakfast from 8
to 10 a.m. For a $5 donation you
will receive sausage links coffee
or juice and extra fluffy pancakes.
Tickets are available at the church
office by calling 863-763-3519.
Proceeds will go toward Vacation
Bible School.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dents in grades one through six
and seven through 12. Programs
are from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church
van will pick children up and take
them home. For information, call
First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., is
hosting God's Time -- a morning
of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction
and interaction for parents and
their pre-school .children. The
event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a men's fellowship breakfast
at Ruck's Pit every other Satur-
day starting at 6:30 a.m., and a
women's fellowship every other
Monday starting at 6:30 a.m. For
information call 863-467-1733.
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
is offering free classes in martial
arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, hosts
open meetings for Alcoholics

Places of

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Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for sub-
stance abuse. They also have Al-
anon meetings on Monday nights
from 7 o.m. to 8 p.m. to help

family and friends of alcoholics.
For information call Chris at 863-
At First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., food and
clothing will be distributed by the
Church Mission House by appoint-
ment only. Call 863-763-2171.
Abundant Blessings
Church,4550 U. S. 441 N. is
hosting Financial Peace Univer-
sity, led by nationally known
radio and television personality
Dave Ramsey. Classes began
Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. and each
Monday following for 13 weeks.
The church is located at 4550
Hwy 441 N. (1 mile north of the
high school.) For information
call the church at 863-763-3736
or go to
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email or
call Pete Gawda at 863-763-3134,
extension 4225.

Submitted photo

Burning the mortgage
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Buck-
head Ridge pastor Father Esteban Soy (on stair) burned
the mortgage papers on Sunday to celebrate the fact that
the church's mortgage has been paid off. The church,
which was completed April 2, 2005, cost $1.13 million
to build. Father Soy gave a special thanks to Charles
and Jackie Gerk (right). Mr. Gerk was not only a donor
but also helped promote the building fund drive. Father
Soy also thanked donor Camille Cebelak (not pictured),
and all who donated their time, skills and money to help
build the church.

"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor

Sunday School
9:45 a m

10:45 a'm.

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3/2 w/ cute front porch. Home has ,eat 3/1 with over 1500 sq 1 t.!! Reduced To Immaculate 3/1 w/ carport, all tile, new metal
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BEAGLE Female. Call to iden-
tify. (863)467-5469
BILLFOLD found on 18th
Terrace, Taylor Creek Isle.
Call to identify
ROTT/LAB MIX? Black male
pup, approx 4 months old.
Call to identify

CAT male, solid black, vic. of
Ousley Estates, owner ill
over loss, REWARD!
LOST: CAT/Ig male, white/tan
w/dark brown/black mark-
ings. Vic. of Laurel Oaks Vil-
lage. Call 863-674-1823
w/bobbed tail, front white
paws. Elm St. Approx 3/14/08.
Please call (863)673-0696
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Ramp, black, thin design,
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TABLE 48" Round, 4 Chairs,
Bakers Rack, 3 Shelves,
Wine rack. 3 Match Bar
stools. $350 (863)763-7386
Rocking Recliners glass
holder/storage between. Ma-
roon. $350 (863)763-7386

Sport 20, roof rack, 20 cu ft,
like new. $100

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to the

yrs. old. Aquarium & acces.
included. $250
DASCHUNDS (2) male ( blue
& white pie dapple, w/blue
eyes) & female (Red & white
pie), CKC, $300 together or
$200 each (863)467-9520
PANDA FERRET Certified. F,
1 yr. old. Friendly. 3 story
cage & access. Up to date
shots. $250 (863)697-6824

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Flowers 865

Skid Loader w/fork, bucket,
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GENERATOR Generac 30Kw
w/ATS,30 hours, $9,000
gal w/120v pumps, $500
PROPANE TANK New 500 gal
$1200 (772)342-6354
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Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

rent. (863)763-7783 or
IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
NEW 2 BR, 2 BA Apt., All ma-
jor appl's. included. New
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, 1 block N.
of Walmart $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878

PRIME commercial corridor.
Multiple uses available for
this 2800 SF building
Located at 3729 SE Hwy 441
call: Exit Realty Neighbors

Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$495 Down
From $895
per month

3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
Sar, Bring Pets, Large Yards.
1100 & Up (561)723-2226
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave.
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $795
mo, + sec. dep. Pic's @
Call Lex (561)715-1768
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1000. Buy 125K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
BUCKHEAD 3/1, lots of stor-
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet.
$800/mo (863)763-0445
$850 mo. (863)634-2121
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, $900 per
month + 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)465-0053
OAK PARK 3/1/1 newly re-
modeled CBS, non-smkg.
env., no pets, $950 mo. +
$1000 sec. (863)697-2818
OKEE: 3/1 on /2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. Call 305-458-8659
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, 2
car gar, pool home, very
nice, $750/mo, $500 sec.
dep. (772)834-5060
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330 .
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1200 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
Lorida, panoramic view, 2/2
w/dock. Low price $850/mo
OPTION TO BUY 3 br/2 ba,
1500 sq ft on 20 acres, 15
min N. of town. $1500/mo +
1st, last & sec.(863)447-0352,

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Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low'as $795 per month.

1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo

Home (Off Hwy 70 W): Full
house priv. $550. mo. All util.
included. (561)723-1849

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Salel1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1,050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property.
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

10 acres in pvt comm
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First RIty (561)385-7888
FOR SALE 8.37 Acres
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$50k/acre (863)801-3133
ACRES for sale, off of N W
12TH Terrace. Asking
$95,000. Call (863)634-3280

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


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

BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $950/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BIG 0 Park Model, 1br 1ba,
w/d, pool, gated comm., club-
house, $695 mo
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE 2br, iba with
large back porch. Front
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot. $850
mo. Also a 1 br, iba $600
mo. Call 863-634-3451
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba,
$550/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$750/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
ON RIM CANAL in Okeecho-
bee Small, 1 Bdrm., $450
mo. (includes utils). + $300
sec. dep. (863)697-0214
furn SW, screened porch, stor-
age, private lot. $750/mo +
1st, last & sec.(863)610-2126
YEARLY LEASE No pets, 2/2,
$500/mo, 3/2 $600/mo, 3/2
w/FM $650/mo. $1000 sec
dep. (863)763-4031

ANCIENT OAKS 55+, Gated,
1br, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util,
& Cable TV included.
$550/mo. 954-610-5345
Mobile Home Angels
3 lots. 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar.
$125K. Opt. to Rent. Call for
more details. (863)447-0965

TRAILER, '96 Terry, 30', hy-
draulic slide out, new a/c, 2
stago heater, retrig., roof,
toilet, awning, w/spare, 12v
30a solar panel, $10,000.


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

455 US Hwy. 441 SE.,
Okeechobee 34974 Directly
East of Good Spirits Lounge.
Units up to 45 Ft L
(863)634-8617 or
PARK MODEL 2005, Fully
furnished. Blue Cypress
Condo Assoc. Lot 151.
$ 8 2 5 0 0
(863)467-5601 (will the party
that called & left number
637-1971 please call again
and give area code)


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

'97 Loaded, leather, runs
great, 6 cyl, auto. $1950
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, asking
$2000 (863)467-8113 after
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $3000
(863)763-4746 Lv. msg.
75K miles, Auto., Air. Excel-
lent condition. S2500

Submitted photo
Kyle and Skylar Monti show off their catch of the day. Kyle won second place during the tour-
nament held at J & S Fish Camp on Saturday, March 29. Skyler was his guest fisherman.

Teen anglers appreciate support

A big thank you to the com-
munity comes from Big "O" Teen
Anglers, Inc.
On March 22, a benefit tour-
nament was held for the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc., to raise money
to send their contenders to their
-next level of competition.
The top ten winners are as fol-
First Jessie Garcia won a
$1,000 Texaco gas card ($500 do-
nated by Okeechobee Texaco);
Second Travis Chambers
won a $900 Publix gift card ($200
donated by Publix, $200 donated
by Marshall & Son Roofing, bal-
ance purchased);
Third Margaret Helton won
a 52" LCD Digital TV (donated by
Fourth Dan Groover won a
$500 Home Depot gift card (pur-
Fifth Jeffrey Vest won a $350
SunTrust Visa gift card (pur-
Sixth Kris Carr won an Apple
IPod Touch (donated by Sod Ser-
vices of Okeechobepp valuedd at

Seventh Mike Frost won a
$250 Garrards Bait & Tackle gift
Eighth Steve Kane won a
$200 Everglades Farm Equipment
and a $50 Beef O'Brady's gift card
(donated by Everglades Farm
Equipment, The Ice Cube and
Beef O'Brady's);
Ninth Red Altman won a
$200 Wal-Mart gift card (donated
by Vest Concrete)
Tenth Millie Lilley won a $50
Pogey's and a $50 Lunker's gift
card as well as a $25 Jersey Mikes
Subs gift card and a Tire Zone Oil
Change (donated by each busi-
Places 11 through 20 received
Tire Zone oil changes donated by
Pogey's Restaurant valued at $24
Places 21 through 25 received
Tire Zone oil changes donated by
Tire Zone valued at $24 each.
The Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.,
would like to thank their spon-
sors and volunteers who made
this event a complete success:
Wal-Mart, Texaco of Okeecho-
bee, Garrards Bait & Tackle, Ev-

erglades Farm Equipment, Beef
O'Brady's/Jersey Mikes Subs, The
Ice Cube, Vest Concrete, Jeff Vest,
Pogey's Family Restaurant, Tire
Zone, Okeechobee County TDC
(Donnie Odem and Kathy Scott),
Custom Windows Treatments
and Blinds, Glenn Sneider, LC,
The Tropics, Taylor Creek Printing,
Golden Corral, Clock Family Res-
taurant, Gilbert Chevrolet, Taylor
Rental, Sysco South Eastern Di-
visional Food Service, Autozone,
UPS Store, Advanced Auto Parts,
Buddies Home Furnishing, Rent-
A-Center, Sprint, St. Lucie Bat-
tery & Tire, Okeechobee County
School Board, Clear Title & Legal
SVC, Riverside Bank, WOKC, Aar-
ron's Sales & Lease Ownership,
Superior Water Works, George,
Brenda and Ashley Marshall,
Dawn Folsom, Candace Farmer,
Doug and Sandy Vest, Mike Frost
and Rodney Mellette and all par-
ticipants who came out to play at
the tournament.
With deepest appreciation,
Charlie Hays

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Ii KmI S. llrowning, Secreiy iof State of iie! State of Florida, tio hereby give notice
lilt a GENERAL ELECIION will he hold in OKEECIIOIBEE County, Stile of Florida,
on the FOUTHI day of NOVEMBER, 2008, A D., to lill or retain the following ol-
President and Vice-Presidtent
Re resentative in Congress: District 16
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 19
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 19
State Senator: District 17
State Representative: Districts 78 and 79
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
Fourth District Court of Appeal: Retention of Four Judges
Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
and 18
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 2 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5
Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4
258911 ON 4/5,17/08_

Pay Cash, Free Pickup

FORD F150 '94 LWB, 6 cyl,
auto, cold a/c. $1650

Tow pkg. 454 Big Block
Chevy. Runs great. $2500
(863)763-4746 Lv. msg.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Wright Construction Group is
requesting bids and proposals
Ifronim subcontractors and suppliers
for the Renovation of the Glades
County Jail Annex. The project
includes interior ard exterior
selective demolition, renovation o(
day roorns, holding facilities, and
detention areas with new detention
equipment, structure repais, and
fence and site improvements ThIe
project is located adjacent to the
Courthouse in Moore Haven, Floida.
Base bids and proposals must be
based upon plans and specifications.
Alternates and value engineering
suggestions will be considered
but must be clearly identified. Plans
can be obtained at the offices
of Wright Construction Group
located at 5811 Youngquist Road,
Fort Myers. FL 33912. viewed at
our on-line plan room, and at
other locations by calling
(239)481-5000. Bids and proposals
must be submitted on or before
April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. to the
Wright Construction Group office or
by ta atl (239) 481-2448. Bids
received after 2:00 pm vill be
considered non-responsive
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RFQ# 2008-1
Notice is hereby given that The Okeechobee Utility Authority, hereinafter referred to
as the "OUA hereby issues this request to procure Professional Architectural and
related Services pursuant to Section 287.05 Florida Statutes.
Proposals to provide Professional Services within the scope of the practice of archi-
tecture, professional engineering, and project management shatl include: a letter
of transmittal requesting that the firm be certified as qualified to provide the re-
quired professional services, organizational profile and Firm's qualifications, re-
sumes of individuals to perform the work, scope of services proposed, public
entity crimes affidavit, standard forms SF 330 and other pertinent data as outlined
in the information regarding the Firm.
Proet elSmmar!
The OUA is soliciting Requests for Qualifications from qualified firms interested in
providing Architectural Design and related services for the design and project
management for the construction of a proposed approximate 10,000 square foot
administrative building to be located on a 1.32 acre vacant property to wit: Parcel
ID# 3-15-37-35-0010-01640-0040, to provide space for twenty four (24) cur-
rent staff, board room and future expansion for ten additional staff. The OUA will
require that the selected professional irma take the proposed project from incep-
tion to completion which will include, a conceptual preliminary site analysis, con-
ceptual layout, site civil work, conformity with LDR and/or other regulatory issues,
permitting of final design plans, evaluation and specification of building materials,
cost estimating, construction bidding, and overall project management. While the
degree of emphasis is likely to vary, all skills are necessary to achieve a cost ef-
fective and optimum design,
Background and other information relating to this RFQ is available at the location
specified herein for submission of proposals. Related inquiries shall be directed
to John F. Hayford, Ill, Executive Director, of the OUA at (863) 763-9460.
Time is of the essence All A rms Interested in providlnl these services shall mall
or deliver an orlelnal eroDosal and six (61 coDies to arrive ON OB BEFORE
Mail In a Sealed Enveltoone as Follows:
Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221
Proposals received after the time and date snecified will not be considered.
The OUA accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery
of proposals. The OUA reserves the right to: -reject any and all proposals, select
the firm most qualified for each individual referenced project or for all referenced
projects, waive technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal,
which, in its sole judgment, best serves the OUA's interest.
The OUA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free workplace.
John F. Hayord, IIl
Executive Director
Okeechobee Utility Authority
267536 ON 4/1-7/08

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