Okeechobee news
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Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Creation Date: May 7, 2008
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

PO BOX 117007


Ceremony to honor
fallen officers
On Tuesday, May 13, at 8
a.m. the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will conduct a
ceremony to honor law en-
forcement officers who gave
their lives in the line of duty.
This is an opportunity to re-
member the sacrifice of one
who gave his life in our own
community as well as to recog-
nize those nationally who gave
their lives, and say' thank you"
to the survivors. The program
will include honor guards,
inspirational music and the
reading of the names to honor
those who have given their all
in service to their community.
The public is invited.

Dine with the Doctor
Dr. Douglas Sanders, a new
surgeon at Raulerson Hospital
will be the guest speaker at the
next "Dine with the Doctor"
medical series presentation on
May 27, at 5 p.m. in the hospital
dining room. Dr. Sanders, Gen-
eral Surgeon, specializes in lap-
aroscopic procedures, general
surgery and breast surgery in-
cluding steriotactic. The dinner
is only $5 but the presentation
is free. To reserve a seat, please
R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at 863-824-

Career Center helps
in job search
The One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W. Park St., has ser-
vices available at no charge to
help people in their search for
the right employee or job. For
more, visit their web site at
www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)

Donate cars to Boys
and Girls Clubs
Now that the price of. scrap
metal has sharply risen, the
Boys and Girls Car Campaign
will accept most any car with
no restrictions. Cars will be
picked up anywhere in Florida,
usually within a week, and are
sold at auction. To donate, call
800-246-0493. Funds obtained
by the sales go directly to help
the Florida clubs.

Drought Index

Current: 400
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.11 feet
(. Last Year: 9.49 feet

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

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Comics ............................ 8
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword................................. 8
Obituaries............. ............. 6
Opinion...................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ 4
Sports........................................ 7
TV .............................................. 4
W eather..................................... 2
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how to contact the newspaper.

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Local teen facing life in prison

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Daryl Levon Tindall just
turned 18 in February. Instead of
worrying about who he's going
to ask to the prom or what to do
after graduation, he's worrying
about possibly spending the rest
of his life in prison.
Tindall is charged with two
counts of sexual battery, two
counts of lewd and lascivious
molestation and two counts of
kidnapping. The charges stem
from allegations that he molest-
ed two young girls in 2006. The

girls were 5 and 6 years old at the
If found guilty on all charges,
he could receive life in prison,
said Assistant State Attorney Dan
According to the state, the
teen reportedly forced the girls
into his bedroom, undressed
them and then touched them in-
When the first victim, now 7,
testified Tuesday morning in an
Okeechobee circuit court she
told Assistant State Attorney Kait-
lin Coffinbarger about the first

time she was allegedly molested
around July 15, 2006.
The alleged incident appar-
ently happened when she went
to Tindall's home to play with a
6-year-old boy.
She said Tindall pulled her
into his bedroom by her hair. She
said he then put her on the bed
and locked his bedroom door.
The girl didn't tell anyone be-
cause she was scared, she said.
The following day it hap-
pened again, she testified.
Under cross examination
by defense attorney Edmund

High School Musical: Leader of the Pack

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Members of the OHS Drama Club (left to right) Amanda Jansen, Brittany Haggard,
Emily Metz, Rebecca Foster, Tabitha Smith, Tamara Rix and Samantha Stersic perform
the song "Leader of the Pack" in their play Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich

OHS play this weekend

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High
School Drama Club is planning
to rock your socks off with their
rendition of The Ellie Green-
wich Musical Leader of the
Pack which will be performed
on Friday, May 9 and Saturday,
May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS
Ticket prices are $10 for
adults and $5 for students.
The play is directed by Miss
Deborah Raulerson; vocal
coach, Mrs. Pat McCoy; cho-
reography, Mrs. Pam Gaucin;
conductor, Mr. Clint LaFlam;
See Play - Page 2

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Members of the OHS Drama Club (left to right) Saman-
tha Stersic, April Gray and Emily Metz perform "I wanna
Love Him So Bad" during their production of Leader of
the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical

Firecracker pageant set

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News'
The Okeechobee County
Volunteers are happy to be
hosting their 13th annual Mr.
and Miss Firecracker Pageant
which will be held on Satur-
day, June 21, in the Okeecho-
bee High School lecture hall.
All proceeds of this pageant
-- which is open to girls from
birth to 20 years old and boys
from birth to ten years old --
will go towards purchasing
fire-fighting equipment and
fire prevention materials for
the children of Okeechobee.
The Firecracker Pageant
will always be in memory of
Gary "Pops" Canevari and
Gerald Hawthorne who were
Donny Arnold's sidekicks as
well as volunteers, who lost
their battles against cancer.
Categories are broken up

in groups as follows for girls:
Baby Miss-birth to 11 months;
Toddler Miss-12 to 23 months;
Tiny Miss-2 to 3 years; Little
Miss-4 to 6 years; Petite Miss 7
to 9 years; Junior Miss-10 to 13
years; and Miss-14 to 20 years.
Categories are broken up
as follows for boys: Baby
Master-birth to 11 months;
Tiny Master-12 to 23 months;
Little Master-2 to 3 years; Ju-
nior Master-4 to 6 years; and
Master-7 to 10 years.
The pageant reserves the
right to combine or divide any
age group if needed.
Each contestant will have
the option to compete in the
following categories: Beauty;
Most Beautiful; Photogenic;
and Best Dressed.
Enter all categories to be el-
igible for the Overall Title. Save
$10 by entering all categories
for $75. Separately they cost:

beauty $50; most beautiful
$10; photogenic $15; and best
dressed $10.
In addition there is also a
Cover Girl/Boy contest for $15.
The winner of this category re-
ceives an $100 savings bond.
The Beauty competition is
mandatory for the pageant.
Beauty winners will receive a
large star crown, 4 ft. trophy,
custom designed banner and
flowers. Girls may wear short
or long dresses. There will be
one winner and three alter-
nates in each age group.
Optional categories which
are included in the overall
score begin with photogenic
which is judged by an 8 x 10
or smaller, color or black and
white picture. Judging will be
based on originality, clarity and
overall appearance.
See Pageant- Page 2

Alonzo the little girl said she
screamed, but there was no one
in the house to hear her.
For the second girl, who was
6 at the time, the scenario was
much the same.
While at Tindall's home one
day, the little boy came out and
told her that Daryl wanted to see
her, she told Ms. Coffinbarger
from the witness stand. When
she entered the home she said
Daryl put her in a bear hug and
took her into the bedroom.
She said she kept her eyes
closed while the then-16-year-

old boy touched her.
And, like the other girl, she re-
turned the next day to play with
the small boy but there was no
play time for the child.
"It happened all over again,"
she testified.
But unlike the first victim, she
told one of her older sisters a
few days later about what hap-
"We were by ourselves and
I had to tell her," she told Ms.
Coffinbarger about talking to her
sister. "I felt a little bit scared, but
See Teen - Page 2

County faces

packed agenda

New subdivision,
widening SR 70
to be discussed

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks like Okeechobee
County Commissioners will put
in a long day Thursday. In ad-
dition to a morning filled with
weighty and controversial mat-
ters, they have three workshops
scheduled for the afternoon.
Once again the much dis-
cussed Northshore Village is

If you go ...
What: Bimonthly meeting
of the Oke'echobee County
Board of Commissioners
When: 9 a.m. Thursday
-Where: County Commis-
sion Chamber, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St.
on the agenda. Commission-
ers will consider site plan and
preliminary plat approval for
the subdivision which would
include a 15 acre commercial

See BOCC - Page 2

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Lady of the Year
The Okeechobee Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
honored the "Lady of the Year" and Women of the Year
at the Founders Day event held April 24 at the Peace
Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The Lady of the Year
is a community member who has distinguished herself
by doing good work for others. Each chapter chooses a
"Woman of the Year" member to honor that exhibited out-
standing service during the year. Shana Jolicoeur, "Lady
of the Year", Paulette Whipple "Woman of the Year" Theta
Omicron, and Barbara Sacra, "Woman of the Year" Iota

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assistant to directors, Molly Mitch-
ell. The stage manager is Amy
In the play, a teenage member
of the Jivettes during the 1950s
puts her plans of becoming a
star on the back burner due to
her mother's insistence she finish'
high school and pursue a degree
in education.
Ellie Greenwich, played by
April Gray, attends Queens Col-
lege and finds work in the music
industry's temple, Manhattan's
Brill Building, where she meets
Gus Sharkey, played by Tim Gray
and fellow aspiring songwriter Jeff
Barry, played by Kevin Shumate.
The two wed and begin to
churn out hits for the Ronettes,
the Crystals, the Shangri-Las,
Darlene Love (played by Brittany
Boggs), Connie Francis, and Les-
ley Gore, among others.
When Jeff was ready for a fam-
.ily, Ellie balks at the idea and they
divorce shortly after.
They remain professional part-
ners for another year, but when
her ex-husband remarries, Ellie
falls into a downward spiral of
depression and eventually suf-
fers a nervous breakdown. The
show then fast-forwards to the
mid-1980s, with a self-confident
and successful Ellie in control of
her life.
Other members of the cast
include: Rebecca Foster as Annie

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Members of the OHS Drama Club perform "Do Wah Diddy" during their production of Leader
of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical with Kevin Shumate leading the pack as Jeff Bar-

Golden; Samantha Stersic as Jodi;
Tamara Rix as Pattie; Emily Metz
as Jasmine/Mickey; Brittany Hag-
gard as Zora; Amanda Jansen as
Gina; Tabitha Smith as Barbara/
Shirley; Preston Wiggins as Keith;
Preston Palmer as Peter; Dylan
Hughes as Joey; Harley Mahoney
as Chris; Kyle Foster as Danny; Elj
Cabansay as Lon; Kayla Ford as
In the orchestra are: Reed 1,
Austin Rexroad; Reed 2, Chris
Rodriguez; Reed 3, Holly Garcia;
Flute, Michelle Spears; Trumpet

1, Steven Standefer; Trumpet 2,
Patrick Neal; Trombone, Lance
Lozano; Guitar, Josh Tolbert;'Bass
Guitar, Katie Ammons; Piano, Mi-
chael Hayes; Keyboard, Quirino
Rubio; Drum set, Ethan Turbev-
ille; Percussion, Katherine Rag-
amat and Cody Mohr.
Other members of the crew
are: properties -- Emma Marshall,
Krystal Holloman, Ali Nunez,
Isabella Penido and Kayla Tread-
way; lights -- Esperanza Montoya,
Amanda Heil and Samantha Sulz-
er; hair/make up --Tiffany Etchin-

son, Jessica Coffey, Matt Richey
and Jesse Weigum; wardrobe-
Megan Schrock, Cindy Cortez and
Sarah Johnson; sound-Heather
Smith; scenery design -- Jordan
Verano; publicity -- Rebecca Fos-
ter and Steven Williams; front
of house --Tesa Warten, Eliza-
beth Ayalala-Boja, Abi Hucka-
bee, Casey Lawrence, Samantha
Rexroad and Tiffany Rowlett.
The Drama Club would like to
extend a thank you to those who
made the production possible:
Judy Adler; Patsy Basile; Carol

Submitted photo
April Gray carries the lead role of Ellie Greenwich in the OHS
Drama Club play Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich

Bryant; Cheryl Daniels; Donna
Dennison; Sean Dowling; Joe
Gaucin; Debbie Gillis; Ron Hayes;
Gary Howard; Nickey Ingram;
Tim Jenkins; Cindy Kruger; OHS
SAC Committee; Chuck Parson
and the OHS Carpentry Class;
Mr. Pung and the OHS Busi-
ness Classes; Austin Raulerson;
Jody and Jodi Raulerson; Anne
Ritchey; Joel Schrock; Ashley Tax-

acher and the OHS Art Club; and
Toni Wiersma.
A very special thank you goes
to Michael Hayes, Pam Gaucin,
Indian River Community Fine Arts
Department, Clint LaFlam, Pat
McCoy and Chris Walters.
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Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Today's Weather

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area, 813 single family lots and
192 apartments. The proposed
390 acre subdivision would be
located on the north side of S.R.
170 E. between the city limits and
the L-63 Canal. Staff is not recom-
mending approval.
County planners' are con-
cerned about the traffic impact
Northshore Village would create.
They have suggested a bypass
route beginning east of North-
shore Village on S.R. 70 and con-
necting with U. S. 441 north of
the city. Developers and county
.staff have been at odds as to how
much the developer should con-
tribute toward this bypass road.
To complicate things, the fi-
nancing of expansion of Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority's (OUA)
+ wastewater treatment plant is
-dependent in part upon develop-
ers fees that would be paid by the
.developers of Northshore Village.
If agreement is not reached with
the county, cancelation of plans
for the subdivision could have an
'effect on OUA's plant expansion
In a related development,
commissioners will consider
establishment of a community
development district to govern

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The Most Beautiful/Most
Handsome category is judged on
facial beauty only! This will be
judged during the beauty com-
The Best Dressed category
is judged on attire only and will
also be judged during the beauty

Northshore Village. The ordinance
the commissioners will be dis-
cussing names Stephen E. Myers,
Sr., Stephen E. Myers, Jr., Bran-
don Tucker, Carlos Arruza and
Bobby Tucker to the initial board
of supervisors for the district. Like
other independent districts, an
annual assessment would be im-
posed on the landowners in the
district for maintenance of the in-
frastructure under the direction of
the board of supervisors. Subse-
quent board members would be
elected by the landowners.
Stan Cann, of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation, is
scheduled to give a presentation
on the widening of S.R. 70, the in-
tersection of S.R. 70 and U. S. 441
and a proposed bypass road. His
presentation may shed some light
on the disagreement between
county planners and developers
of Northshore Village over a by-
pass road.
Commissioners will hold the
first of two public hearings deal-
ing with proposed amendments
to county ordinances and land
development regulations. These
proposed amendments cover a
number of issues including right-
of-way specifications, criteria for
obtaining building permits on
rights of way or easements not
maintained by the county, side-
walk specifications, roadside sign
specifications, and defining and

Two overall winners will re-
ceive $100 savings bonds, large
star crown, and a custom de-
signed banner. One winner will
be in the birth to six year old
age group and one in the seven
to 20 year old age group. (There
must be 25 contestants in each
age group for both bonds to be
Deadline to enter the pageant
is Monday June 16, at 5 p.m. You

declaring graffiti to be a nuisance.
The date for a second public hear-
ing will be set at the Thursday
The board will once again
take up the issue of the county
administrators' use of his county
owned car. Current county policy
prohibits any employee utilizing
a county vehicle for personal use.
County Attorney John Cassels has
proposed an amendment to coun-
ty policy that would allow the ve-
hicle use policy to be changed by
contract or resolution. He further
drafted an amendment to county
administrator Lyndon Bonner's
contract that would allow for
"reasonable in-county personal
errands and family/civic obliga-
tions." The proposed amendment
goes on to state the administra-
tors family would be authorized
occupants of the administrator's
county automobile.
The first of the three sched-
uled workshops is set to begin
at 1 p.m. and involves a division
of emergency management se-
nior leadership briefing. At 2
p.m, commissioners will discuss
renovating the sheriff's office and
jail. The last workshop, at 3 p.m.,
will deal with rehabilitation of the
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
* amend the budget to appro-
priate prior year encumbrances

must have your application, pho-
togenic picture, good luck wish
tickets and all fees paid at this
time unless other arrangements
are made.
The contestant selling the
most ads will be named the ad
sales king or queen and receive
a bond according to the amount
of ads sold and a 6 ft. trophy. All
ads are tax deductible due to the
fundraiser being for the Volun-
teer Fire Department.

and adjust projected revenue bal-
ances to allow for those encum-
* proclaim the month of May
to be Foster Family Appreciation
Month in Okeechobee County;
* hear a presentation from
middle school students on their
community research projects;
* consider a request for ac-
ceptance of streets near Towns of
Okeechobee subdivision;
* approve contracts with Kim-
ley-Horn and Associates for traffic
studies in relation to Northshore
Village and Freshwater Village
* schedule a workshop with
Department of Community Af-
fairs staff concerning the county's
future land use map;
* approve purchase of office
furniture for temporary staff use
during the rehabilitation of the
* consider the acquisition of
surplus state lands on Cemetery
Road; and,
* consider sale of a surplus lot
to Habitat for Humanity.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached

Ad sales for the program book
must be turned in by June 8, at 5
p.m. Call Donny at 863-634-6464
to set a time to turn in your pa-
Applications are available at
the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Sta-
tion 1, Kids Korner, Lance's Tree-
house and Photos by Bobbi.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A partly sunny day with highs around 90. Winds will be
from the southwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
Tonight: A partly cloudy night with lows in the upper 60s. Winds
will be from the southeast 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around 5
mph after midnight.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: A partly sunny day with highs in the lower 90s.
Winds from the southeast 5 to 10 mph becoming south 10 to 15
mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower
Friday: A partly cloudy day with a slight chance of showers.
Highs in the lower 90s.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the upper 60s.
Saturday: A partly sunny day with highs in the lower 90s.
Saturday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower
Sunday: The day will be partly sunny with highs in the lower
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night with lows around 70.
Monday: A partly sunny day with highs around 90.


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a little bit better."
A few days after that she told
her mother, who notified the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice. After an investigation, Tindall
'was arrested by Detective Ted Van
Deman in October and booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
where he has stayed since being
adjudicated an adult.
Fred VanGorder, 39, testified
Tuesday that he was in the county
jail with Tindall and that the teen
-admitted to him that he molested
the girls.
"We talked," he told Mr. Kuc-

VanGorder, with 27 convictions
on his record, is now serving a
four-year stint in a state prison.
But, he was returned to
Okeechobee to testify for the
"I might have done a lot of
crimes, but I don't believe in
raping women," he told the jury
VanGorder also testified that
Tindall made the statement that
he was going to be freed because
his homese" were going to testify
that he wasn't home when the al-
leged incidents took place.
Tindall's uncle, Lamar Tindall,
testified that Daryl and his dad
Dwight worked for his construc-
tion company that summer.

When questioned by Mr.
Alonzo, Mr. Tindall said he had
a big job in 2006 that started in
June and wasn't completed until
August. Once that job was com-
pleted, they started a job at a local
dairy that took another eight days.
From there, Mr. Tindall said they
had a job working on a sea wall.
During this time frame, Mr.
Tindall told the jury he saw Daryl
every Monday through Friday and
sometimes on the weekend.
But when he was cross exam-
ined by Mr. Kuczler, Mr. Tindall
said Daryl did not punch a time
clock, did not have insurance and
was paid in cash.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Daryl
took the stand.
"Did you do these things?" Mr.

Alonzo asked his client.
"No sir," answered Daryl.
When asked, the teenager
testified that he also did not tell
VanGorder why he was in jail be-
cause he was afraid what would
happen to him.
Daryl told Mr. Alonzo that he's
had 25 to 30 girlfriends and that
he has had sex. But, he added, he
has never had sex with a 7 year
old and has never had sex with
the two little girls.
Daryl Tindall's fate will be
determined by the six-member
jury on Wednesday. The day will
get under way with closing argu-
ments at 10 a.m., then the case
will be given to the jury for delib-

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fire at juvenile facility

is under investigation

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three units and six County
firemen responded to a small fire
at the former Gator Nole juvenile
facility at 1117 N.E. 39th Blvd on
Saturday just before 4 p.m..
A fire report from Lt. Robert
Banfield noted about $500 in
damage was done during the
fire. Firemen were on the scene
for approximately 90 minutes

putting out the flames and clean-
ing up the scene.
The report stated that fire of-
ficials received a call that a wall
at the facility was on fire and that
everyone inside had gotten out
Firemen found an outside wall
and floor burning when they ar-
rived, and quickly doused the
flames. Damage was contained
to the siding and insulation in
the wall. Firemen used an axe to

remove the floor and put out the
The State Fire Marshall was
contacted to investigate the
blaze. There were no injuries re-
County Fire Chief Nick Hop-
kins said it was a small fire. He
noted it appeared that cigarettes
stuck into a duct in the wall
caused the fire.
The investigation into the fire

Wildfires burning inside the
Herbert Hoover Dike on Lake
Okeechobee continued Tuesday
creating smoking conditions
around the south end of the
"The potential growth of
these wildfires is up to 6,000
acres," said Melissa Yunas, Wild-
fire Mitigation Specialist from the
Florida Division of Forestry. "The
two wildfires slowly grew over
night to 4,000 acres. They are 5
1/2 miles long; the two wildfires
are burning from the rim of the
lake well into the interior. Fire-
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"The crews are extinguishing
spots that crossed the canal; they
are re-directing the fires from the
Melaleuca stands," she added.
Melaleuca is an invasive ex-
otic tree that causes a number
of environmental problems.
Because the leaves have an oily
residue, if the trees catch fire, the
fire can easily spread from tree to
tree and spread the fire. Fire also
causes the Melaleuca tree prob-
lem to spread because When
they are burned, the trees release
seeds. Melaleuca trees release a
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plants. They can grow so dense
that they crowd out other plant
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"Right now, the dry marsh
and grass islands within the lake
are burning and causing a smoke
nuisance," Ms. Yunas said.
The main concern is smoke.
US Highway 27 and County Road
720 were not shut down Tuesday,
but smoke advisory signs were
posted. Smoke may create con-
ditions where visibility on road-
ways is seriously impaired. Un-
der these conditions drivers need
to: turn on low-beam headlights,

slow down and be prepared to
leave the roadway if conditions
continue to deteriorate, Ms. Yu-
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The counties that border Lake
Okeechobee have experienced
residual smoke and they will
continue to experience smoke
till the winds shift. Winds are
out of the North East bringing
the smoke to the east coast. The
projected forecast for tonight is
for the winds to shift to the East/
South East. Therefore, the West
Coast and Okeechobee County
will be experience smoke within
the week. Health concerns may
be reported due to smoke.
The fires started on Thursday.
The cause of these two wildfires
is incendiary. The Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry is asking anyone
who knows about any informa-
tion pertaining to these fires or
see anyone acting suspiciously
before, during or after a fire has
started, please call the toll free
Arson Alert Hotline 1-800-342-
5869.You may be eligible for up
to a $5,000 reward for informa-
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
RECYCLE: When they pick up the recycables, where do they go?
Someone told me they go to West Palm Beach. Editor's note: Accord-
ing to Jeff Sabin of Waste Management, the recycled material goes
to a $9 million processing facility in Pembrook Pines in Broward
County. There is an involved mechanical process that separates out
various types of metal, paper, plastics and other recycleable mate-
rial. After each material is separated, it is baled and sent to users. Mr.
Sabin said there was a high demand for these recycled products. He
said the mechanical separation process saves time and increases the
volume of material that can be recycled.
MOTHERS: This is to the mothers who won't raise their children
and the grandmothers are having to raise them. There is nothing sor-
rier than a mother who will not take care of their child when they are
able. You young mothers out there in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and your par-
ents are having to raise your children for you, you have given them up,
or you don't want to take care of them, you want to party and have a
good time. Well when the rapture time comes, you better get to think-
ing 'am I going to heaven or am I going to hell?' And I believe the Lord
does not want you to,treat your children that way.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED: This is to all of the Okeechobians who
insist on dining out on a daily basis to be seen in the social circle. As
a server of 25 years in Okeechobee, I hear it all from you -- as well as
your finance problems at gas stations, grocery stores, etc. Has it oc-
curred to you that we also go through this? Our hourly wage is $3.64
an hour (not even enough to pay for a gallon of gas.) But you still leave
us the same $1 tip that you did 25 years ago. Where is our raise? We
serve you! I may not have enough gas to get to work in the morning.
Then who is going to serve you? See ya at the fast food restaurants
dollar menu.
VOTE ONLINE: Everyone in Okeechobee should support our high
school by voting for OHS in the Act Out Loud competition. The web
address is http://www.ActOutLoud.org. I believe voting ends Friday so
do it now. We are a small town and the other schools are probably
from bigger places. But if we all go online and vote, and email all your
family and friends to go online and vote, maybe we can help our local
school win this. The kids worked really hard on their project -- includ-
ing making their own movie to emphasize the dangers of drinking and
driving. Let's get behind them and help them.
COMPLAINTS: Our problem is not that we complain too much
about the direction our country is headed, it is that we are only willing
to accept the quick"'fixes" from politicians rather than take the tough-
er, but in the end, the wiser road. We can't seem to find too many
politicans'that are able to talk "tough love", and we seem unwilling to
take our proverbial medicine. We are spoiled in that we are unwilling
to make the sacrifices that are necessary. Complain all you want, but
be ready to accept the more difficult path.
SPOILED: People are unhappy because they have maxed out their
credit cards, took out equity loans on their house knowing good and
well their house wasn't worth what it was appraised at but the money
was to enticing. Owners were greedy. Americans never look beyond
today. If they did they would see their problems are their own fault
and no one elses, not the president's not the banks' that issued credit
cards, not the banks' that loaned them the line of credit. I am so sick of
people blaming others for their poor choices. But if you have to blame
- someone in government blame the dimwits we have in Congress.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: The Okeechobee High School Play, 'The
Leader of the Pack' is an amazing experience. Everyone who I spoke
with about the play said they are doing an amazing job and that they
loved it. By the way. This is the first play in about 30 years to have a
live orchestra along side our actors. If you missed the first shows, you
can still see it this weekend.
NIGHT OUT: We attended the high school production Friday
night, Wow. It was obvious that these teens put a lot of time and effort
into bringing this musical to the stage. The singing and dancing was
fun to watch. The character of Jeff Barry beautiful voice. The band
was outstanding. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
SHOPPERS: I read the comment about female shoppers feeling
uncomfortable because of the way men were looking at them or fol-
lowing them around. Before you get upset at the men, I think you
have to ask how the girls are dressed. If they are wearing short shorts,
skin tight clothes, tops that barely hide anything and such then you
can't blame men for staring. If you don't want that kind of attention,
then don't advertise for it. How you dress sends a message. Wear-
ing tight, revealing clothing is sending a message that you want to
be looked at and you want attention. I realize that not every woman
who is complaining about this is dressed this way. But before you
complain, take a look at the clothing and see if you are the one send-
ing mixed signals.
FOOD: Have you noticed the price of food lately. Everything is go-
ing up. The price of bread, milk, eggs and meat have all gone up quite
a lot lately. I am afraid we are going into a Depression and there will be
a food shortage. If you have any land, now is the time to think about
making your own garden. You might need to start growing your own
food as you won't be able to afford to buy much.

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'Leader of the Pack' a
Broadway in Okeechobee!
Who'd have thought it? Those
of you who have not been to see
the musical being put on by the
Okeechobee High School Drama
Club and the high school orches-
tra have missed a great show.
Fortunately, there will be two
more performances of the show,
"Leader of the Pack: The Ellie
Greenwich Musical," next Friday
and Saturday, May 9 and 10 at the
high school auditorium. You don't
want to miss this show.
Carol and I went to the per-
formance this past weekend and,
I have to say, this is no ordinary
high school play. Not even close!
We were thoroughly entertained.
Our feet tapped for nearly the
whole show. The hardest part
was trying to keep from singing
along with the performers, who
needed no help from me, I assure
The show follows the life story
of Ellie Greenwich, who, frankly, I
had never heard of until I walked
into the auditorium. But the per-
formance aroused my curious
nature, so I came home after the
show and did some research. This

lady is probably one of the most
talented and prolific songwriter/
producers of the 60's and has re-
mained active to this day. She has
over 25 gold and platinum records
and has won more than 33 music
industry awards. She wrote such
songs as Be My Baby (The Ron-
nettes), Da Doo Ron Ron (The
Crystals), And Then He Kissed Me
(The Crystals), Chapel Of Love
(Dixie Cups), River Deep, Moun-
tain High (Tina Turner), Hanky
Panky (Tommy James & The
Shondells), Do Wah Diddy (Man-
fred Mann), Don't Ever Leave Me
(Connie Francis), and, of course,
Leader of the Pack (Shangri-Las).
Greenwich also produced many
of Neil Diamond's early hits, in-
cluding Cherry Cherry, Shilo, Ken-
tucky Woman, and Solitary Man.
This musical, which includes
many of these familiar songs, was
first performed in 1984 and en-
joyed a successful Broadway run,
earning awards, including The
New York Music Critics' Award for
Best Broadway Musical.
The play flows from one fa-
miliar song to another with only
enough dialogue in between to
let you appreciate the passion
Ellie Greenwich had for her craft
and the impact it had on her life

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 7
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave\, from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call (863) 634-4780.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2250. Public is wel-

Thursday, May 8
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 located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone in-
terested in attending is welcome. 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 Irby at 863-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
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.

over the decade of the 60's. But
the music is the show and our
high school Drama Club makes it
fun to experience.
The dozens of students in-
volved in the production all did
a great job. The voices of the
ones playing the featured roles
were beautiful and strong (thanks
in part to the excellent sound
system with wireless lapel mi-
crophones). The dancers were
energetic and full of personality.
The orchestra played every song
and the transition music beauti-
fully and flawlessly. It was obvi-
ous that a tremendous amount of
work and practice went into this
One of my favorite parts is the
Leader of the Pack number, which
included a motorcycle gang, with
"motorcycles" creatively designed
with handlebars and a "tap light"
mounted on the front, for the
headlight. Carol says that's the
only kind of "Harley" that will be
allowed in our garage.
Our new Drama teacher is
home-grown Debbie Raulerson,
who enjoyed a career of more
than 10 years as a production
stage manager in music theater,
including touring with Julie An-
drews with "The Boyfriend,"

and Molly Ringwald with "Sweet
Charity." She also toured with
"Hello, Dolly!", "Crazy for You",
"Titanic", and "Miss Saigon." Our
students are fortunate to be able
to work with someone with her
theater experience.
The orchestra was directed
by Band Director Clint LeFlam,
another talented OHS graduate
who recently returned home to
take over the high school music
program and who has done a re-
markable job with the band in his
first year back.
If yoti want to return to the
60's for a couple of hours and
be entertained by some talented
young people, then you need to
be at the high school auditorium
next Friday or Saturday night for
"Leader of the Pack: The Ellie
Greenwich Musical." Showtime is
7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 ($5
for students).
The word is out, Baby Boom-
ers, so you might want to get
there early to get your seat. You'll
have a fun time and can be back
home before bedtime.
Jerry Bryant

Community Events
Healthy Start directors meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Wendesday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, 575 S.W.
28thf St. within the New Endeavors School Building. This meeting is
open to the public. For more information contact Executive Director,
Kay Begin at the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.

SSean Carr benefit planned
On August 25, 2007 Sean Carr was in a motorcycle accident which
left him with a broken back and is still unable to walk. His insurance
has run out and he needs more rehabilitation. Over the past few
months the medical 'expenses have accumulated. The Cypress Hut
Eagles 4509 will hold a benefit for him on Saturday, May 10, from 2
until 7 p.m. There will be a barbecue dinner with pulled pork, baked
beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert for a $10 donation, includes door
prize entry. There will also be a live auction at 4 and a gun drawing
at 5 p.m. for a Browning Ducks Unlimited Edition 12 Gauge Pump
Vented Barrel #29 of 50 guns. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for
$20. If you would like to volunteer, for information, or to make a dona-
tion (auction item, door prizes or money) contact the following: Dan's
Meat Market, 863-357-0202; Porters Dry Cleaners, 863-467-1799; Steve
Cates, 863-634-2061; Cypress Hut Eagles 4509, 863-467-1154; Tommy
Peters, 863-634-9840.

Summer Play Camps sign up postponed
Sign ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2008 Sum-
mer Play Camps have been postponed and will not open until Mon-
day, May 12, at 8 a.m. Pre-Registration will be held at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex in the Parks and Recreation office, 640 N.W
27th Lane, from May 12 through May 30. Enrollment is limited and
slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Campers must be 6-12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday - Friday, from June 16
through August 1 (except on July 4) from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
Douglas Brown Community Center and the Okeechobee County Civic
Center. (Availability of a third site has not yet been determined.) The
regular camp fee is $50 per week per participant, plus fees for field
trips and special activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per week
for a child on the reduced school lunch program and $10 a week for a
child on the free school lunch program within the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School System for the 2007-08 school year. A letter of participation
from Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at
the time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates. Ex-
tended hours, 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be available at
the Okeechobee County Civic Center (and possibly an alternate site,
to be determined prior to registration) for an additional $10 per week
per participant.

Mainstreet Fun Shoot
Okeechobee Main Street will host a 100 Target Fun Shoot on Satur-
day, May 17, at beautiful Quail Creek Plantation. The proceeds from
the event will benefit Main Street's beautification and restoration proj-
ects. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., course opens at 8:30 a.m., with last
shooter by 10 a.m. Door prizes, raffles, and barbecue lunch will be
provided. For more information about the fun shoot please contact
Program Manager Karen Hanawalt at 863-357-6246, reservation forms
are available at Mike's Okeechobee Guns, The Gun Shop and the Main
Street office, 111 N.E. Second St.

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Submitted photo/Cathy womDle
Pigeon Holes
CHEO drama club performed Pigeon Holes by David F.
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ceeds went to help send Daniel Womble (center) on a mis-
sion trip to Africa in the summer. Daniel was one of the
performers in the play, in this scene are Shelby Padgett,
Arianna Cortez, and David Womble acting along with him.

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drama club at Treasure Island Baptist church on Saturday,
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Elizabeth Bisson, 82 of Newal
Okeechobee, died Monday, May Hosier
5, 2008 in Raulerson Hospital. in 198:
Born June 4, 1925 in Bridge- of We:
port, Conn., she had been a sea- ment.
sonal resident of Okeechobee for airboa
the past 17 years and permanent Fly
resident for the last five years. She Meade
was a member of Sacred Heart .
Church. dth
She is preceded in death by a d2006
son, Donald Bisson. 200
She is survived by her loving He
husband of 67 years, Don Bis- Jean
son of Okeechobee; daugther, daughl
Michelle DeCava of West Palm great
Beach; four grandchildren, Cher- and Ki
yl, Christine, Scott, Stefanie and all of C
great grandchildren, Megan, Joey, ert, Jr.
and Bruce. In addition, she is sur- A
vived by a brother, John Licsak of held a
California and sister, Marie Raf- Ridge,
ferty of Huntington, Conn. Court
A mass will be held in her until 6
honor on Thursday, May 8, at 8:30 direction
a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church. Frie
In lieu of flowers, memorial con- book
tributions may be made to Hos- funera
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box Alla
1548, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. to the
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Robert 'Bob' James
Hosier, Sr.
Robert "Bob" James Hosier,
Sr., 70 of Okeechobee, died on
Sunday, April 20, 2008 at the Ham-

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but what am V"
'Sticks an stones
may break my
bones but words
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childish sayings,
either as a child or
Paul M. from your child or
Buxton possibly another.
Sticks and stones
will break your bones butwordsWILL hurt
youjustasmuch,sometimesworse. Words
may not give you broken bones but they
can break your heart and your spirit Bones
can behealedrather easily. Yes,painfully
but easily enough. Words on the other
hand can scar a person for life
There was a grown man thatwas scarredof
life for something he was told to as a child.
Hisfather diedhavingtoldhimiasayoung * N
boy thathe didn'tlovehim. Thatboy, now * C
a gentleman ahs lived with the guild of
never hearing his father say those most
needed words: I love you.
Words like, hate, stupid, ugly, all have a
huge impact not just on children but on
grown adults. If a person bears them
enough they begin to think those concepts
are true. Know and recognize whatyou are
telling other people you might just save'
someone's life
Thought fortoday
'Words are, of course, the most powerful
drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling

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house of Okeechobee.
was born July 30, 1937 in
rk, N.J. to Vernon and Clara
. He moved to Okeechobee
3 after retiring from the City
st Palm Beach Fire Depart-
He was an avid fisherman,
ter and had recently joined
heelers Association of Ft.
Hosier was preceded in
by his loving wife, Helen in
is survived by his daughter,
Hendry Caldwell; grand-
ter, Jennifer Lynn Marquis;
grandchildren, James Philip
imberlee Victoria Marquis,
)keechobee; and, son, Rob-
memorial service will be
it his home in Buckhead
1344 (a.k.a. 21) Palm
on Saturday, May 17, from 3
p.m. Call 863-467-6668 for
nds may sign the guest-
at www.bassokeechobee-
arrangements are entrusted
care of Bass Okeechobee

Funeral Home and Crematory.

Erma Hazel Townsend
Erma Hazel Townsend, 92, of
Okeechobee, died May 3, 2008 at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mrs. Townsend was born
June 5, 1915 in Durand, Mich.,
to Casper Robert and Beulah
Dennison. She was a practical
nurse, factory worker during
WWII, school bus driver and fi-
nally a homemaker having come
to Okeechobee many years ago.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a Pink Lady for Rauler-
son Hospital, Fraternal Order of
Eagles Arie #4137. She loved em-
broidery work, ceramics, painting
and cake decorating.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Herbert Glenn
Townsend, Sr., and her son, Her-
bert Glenn Townsend, Jr.
She is survived by her two
daughters, Jean Louise Hacker
of Okeechobee and Leola Alice
(William "Bill") Widner of Arley,
Ala.; 14 grandchildren and many
great grandchildren.
The family will not hold servic-

When affordability

is an issue.

'aul Mitchell

Tom Conway

With people strnu,'i:ilirig. to make ends meet, we're
tightening our belts too so we can ( iff,'. the most
affordable funeral prices in town.

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Friends may sign the guest-
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The Law Office Of

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Personal Injury Trial Attorney
* Voted a "Super Lawyer" by his peers in 2007,
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Our disposal event happens once a year. All our over stocks, returns, trade-ins,
surplus, discontinued and damaged jewelry, from all our stores, WILL BE SOLD

Mr. Thompson personally marks each item...there will be a crowd, because we
are practically giving this jewelry away. Last year we sold 1 carat diamond stud
earrings for $281, a 7 diamond wedding band for $23...Gold chains, gemstone
rings, pendants, etc.
All Jewelry and watches clearly marked with disposal pnce. Payment by credit
Scared, debit card or cash. No holds or layaways. We expect a sellout, so be

Hours: 10AM - 6PM,
Monday - Saturday
3250 Hwy. 441 South
IIMPS N Okeechobee
-- -- Okeechobee Plaza
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Your Diamond Engagement Ring Store 863-357-0600
Since 1948 -. * ,_ '

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Church News in Brief

Church sponsors
spaghetti dinner
His House Fellowship Church of
the Nazarene will be sponsoring a
spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May
17, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall. The menu is spaghetti,
salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea
for a $6 donation. All proceeds go
to our 2008 Vacation Bible School,
"Custom Garage." Dine in or take
out is available. For tickets call 863-
Church plans golf
Oakview Baptist Church will,
sponsor a golf tournament, Satur-
day, May 17, at Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Cost is $45 (in-
cludes green fee, cart, and barbecue
lunch). Proceeds will aid youth in
doing random acts of kindness, at-
tend M-fuge, M-fuge is a Missions
Conference for youth to learn about
missions and participate in mission
efforts. M-fuge will assist the young
people in team building, and
strengthening relationships to God,
family, and community. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is
encouraged and may be done at the
church office, Monday-Thursday 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. A putting contest for
two Southwest Airline tickets at 7:30
a.m. Door prizes, first, second, third
place prizes, closest to pin, longest
drive. Four man team scramble (first
48 to register and pay will receive a
free hat). Register at Oakview Bap-
tist Church office monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pre-registra-
tion is encouraged. Monday-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For information,
call 863-763-1699.
Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness? The
Christian Mental Health Support
group meets on the second and
fourth Thursday of the month at
6 p.m. on Martin County Grade. Call
772-597-0463 for information. Fam-
ily members are welcome.

Children Theatre at
First Methodist
First United Methodist Children's
Theatre's production of Alien Pote's,
"O, Jonah," be presented on Sunday,
May 18, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
For information contact Lonnie
Kirsch or Nancy Vaughan at 863-
Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for students
in grades first through sixth and in
grades seventh through 12"'.
Programs are from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday nights. The church van
will pick children up and take them
For more information, call 863-
Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellowship
breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other
Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m.,
and a women's fellowship every
other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call 863-467-1733.
Outreach Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free
classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week
on Monday, Wednesday'and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
BHR Church holds A.A.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous
on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m.

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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
. Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS

Auto Accidents
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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"We make decorating easy"
Tile * Wood * Vinyl * Carpet
Area Rugs * Window Coverings
Wall Coverings
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Free Home Estimates
818 S. Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974

I Need Help To Quit Smoki0ng0
Let Us Help You Todayl
Nicotine Patch, Gum & Lozenges At
No Cost To You!
Quit Smokinl Now Classes
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Okee County Public Library
Time: 5 30 pm 6 30prn
Phone: (863) 462-5781


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Burritos, Enchiladas, Chimichangas,
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| JKarns Tractor,.
Bushog Mowing
* Overgrown Lots, Fields &
* Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
* Tree Trimming & Removal
* Absentee Owner Mowing
* Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. * Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 457


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"Over 25 Yrs Experience"
A.M.J. Concrete
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Framing, siding, painting,
driveways, remodels
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FREE estimates
Call Chris Gillaspy
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3551 Hwy. 441 S

Residential and Commercial
Sales, Service and New
24 Hour Emergency Service
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
License #CFCO 22585


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or email

DEADLINE to reserve space for your
graduation wishes is Friday, May 9,2008

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Al-Anon meetings on Monday nights call Chris at 863-467-5714.
from 7 until 8 p.m. to help family and

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The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, April 2, through Thursday, May 8, are as
Theatre I - "Iron Man" (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 - "Leatherheads" (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 I
and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Prom Night" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 6
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 un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies; and, matinees are $4.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Upcoming Consignment
Equipment & Machinery
May 10th 9 am
Don't miss this auction at
the Lee Civic Center
Bring your equipment to the
auction site by May 9 at 4pm
Take SR 80 to Htvy'31 in
Riverdale, turn righi and cross
the bridge, take lHuyo 78 one
forth of a mile to the Civic
Center on the right
We will take cash, check with a
bank letter of guarantee, MC,
Visa, Discover& Debit Card
1t2% Buyer premium with
2% cash discount. Check our
website for terms & conditions
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CALF - brown w/white spots,
tag in ear, vic of Eagle Island
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Sat. 4/26, Martin County
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YORKIE - Female, Brown &
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home only (863)763-6136
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KITTENS - Free, Litter box
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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
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Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs '735
Wanted to Buy 740

Package Unit, wheat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1300
or best offer. (863)763-3932
WINDOW A/C - 12,000 btu
Maytag, plugs 110 outlet, re-
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refinished porcelain coating.
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FREEZER - Kenmore Cold
Spot, Good condition. $175.
GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
HOOD/VENT - Broan, Black,
Ductless, for over stove. 30"
w/new charcoal filter. $40
RANGE HOOD - Old, looks
good, works. $20
REFRIGERATOR - Frigidaire,
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $200
(863)517-0664 (Muse)
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
Black, 18 cu ft, like new,
$250 or best offer
STOVE - GE Select, Ceramic
top, Self cleaning,
White/black. Good cond.
$200. Neg. (863)824-7644
more, 10 cu ft, excellent
condition. $50
WASHER - Amana, good
shape $50 (863)634-2817
WASHER - Combo, Washes,
Rinses & Dries. $150 or best
offer. (863)763-8761
WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore
90 series, top loading wash-
er. $150 will sep-or best of-
fer (863)517-1358
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$350. Neg. (863)763-3932
Washer and Dryer, perfect
condition. $250

FRYER - Electric, New, Multi
baskets," Great fish fryer.
Paid $100. Asking $50.

FENCE GATES - different siz-
es. $500 for all or will sell
separate. In good condition

2 Ladies bicycles for sale
-Both are in good condition
$60 or will separate, call for
details (863)763-0742
na, like new, turquoise. $40
or best offer. (863)357-6703

biology, text & lab books,
Ninth edition, good cond.,
$60 will sep. (863)675-2896.
new. Only 1 book opened.
K-2nd grade level. $70
w/ carrying case & 7 books
w/cartridges. 1st grade level.
$60 (863)983-5511 Missy

WINDOWS - White aluminum,
used, good cond, (2) 47 x
47, (1) 59 x 47, w/screens.
$195 neg (863)467-9800

3 children's car seats, all are
in excellent condition, $45 or
will separate. Call for details
BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
high chair, infant car seat,
security gate & walker, $170
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
Child's Chopper, Excellent
cond. Charger cord included.
$125. (863)634-7905

GLASSWARE - Warner Bros,
Marvel Comics, Rockwell &
more. $100 (863)983-4314

HIKING BOOTS - New, never
worn, size 7.5 wide, HiTec
TrecLite. $30 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
Strapless, Size 18. $150
worn. Veil, Tiara, Bra, Crino-
lin. Sz 5. Cream. Pd. $2500
Asking $600 (954)696-4191

Approx. 3600 football &
baseball cards. $80. for all
(863)763-4098 Leave msg.

DELL XP TOWER - CD burner,
educational games, com-
plete. $99 Call Tony at
Pentium Computer- tower,
keyboard, mouse and scan-
ner included, CALL TO SEE
$75 neg. (863)467-8681

2 night stands, black, hand
painted design on top, $300
BARSTOOLS (2) - Early
American, maple, $70 will
sell separately.
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
hdbd/ftbd, dresser w/mirror,
5 drawer chest, 2 nt stands.
$500 (863)357-6315
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
$850. (863)675-3016
$450. Call 863-447-0230
COUCH - floral design $40
DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
53" W x 45" H, 4 shelves,
holds 27" TV. $50
55" wide, solid light wood,
fits 27" TV, must see, $125.
Call 863-675-1634
Full size bed, includes box
spring and frame, $50
good condition, $140 or will
sell sep (315)751-6632
Lazy Boy Recliner, tan-green
w/foot stool, still has paper
work, $100 (863)801-1975
ask for Michelle

LIVING ROOM SET - 4 piece,
Cherry wood. $400
$450 or best offer.
MASAGE PAD - Twin size,
Homedics electric with heat.
Very high end. $50.

Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
502pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.

Neg. (863)357-1560
PREP TABLE - 24"x24", New,
Stainless Steel, Paid $120.
Asking $60. (863)824-7644
covered. $100 or best offer
Sect. couch, light yellow, 1
year old, coffee table and
end tables, $1,000 or will
separate (863)532-1327
SOFA - 82", 3 cushions, Cen-
tury, off-white & blue floral,
$75. Call 863-447-0230
SOFA - Excellent condition.
Beige with peach & green
stripes. $125.
(863)517-0244 ,
SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
offer. (863)801-1551
Standing Jewelry Box, black,
6 drawers, 2 side doors, flip
top, $250 (863)532-1327
TABLE - Bamboo glass top
and four. chairs. $150 neg
TABLE TOP - Very nice glass
72"x42"x'" thick. Beveled
with all 4 corners rounded.
$150. (863)983-2306
TWIN BEDS - like new, denim
headboards, pads, plain dust
ruffles, denim quilt covers,
$150 (863)393-3206
Twin size bed, NEW,
mattress, box spring and
frame $50 (863)763-7609

Needs TLC,


PISTOLS (2) 9MM & 22 CAL.
w/ammo, both in good cond.
$350. moving must sell
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
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STAIRMASTER - Good shape.
$25. or best offer.
House. All in One, $100

Men Jr. $50 (863)801-9288

Silver, Tiffany, Big Rolo Link.
Heavy! New, in box. Very
nice! $200 (863)634-0812
RING -14 kt. white gold. 1%
ct. 5 emerald cut diamond
anniversary ring. Must see!
$2500 neg. (863)634-0812
Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(next to UPS store)

and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250

cellent condition, $850 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
Adjustable height. Tilt for
reading & storage. $85
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1500.

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Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
offer (863)467-8389
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
Generator- Brand new,
8500 Watt, 8 plug, $575
(561)339-8039 or
Konetco country plank collec-
tion floating locking floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great price (863)763-7386
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
SLOT MACHINE - Has token,
works perfectly. $400

ELEC GUITAR - Ibanez, with
amplifier $300
Casio, screen showing
hands & notes, with stand.
$50 (863)532-8347

$150 or best offer. 8 mo's.
old. Nice & Playful w/ Kids.
Call (561)449-4915
COCKATIELS - Female, 3
months old. $45
- registered, shots, health
guaranteed, vet cert., $700.
Female, House trained w/
micro chip. 1 year old. $250
LOVE BIRDS - Breeding pair,
$75 (863)763-2169
LOVE BIRDS - 2 females, 3
months old. $90 for both or
will separate.
reg., 10 wks, Call for more
info (863)697-1390

BUGGY - V6 Buick, 2WD

trans. 1/2 ton running gear.
42" Swamper's. Must sell
$2500. Neg. (863)673-8910.
PSE Deer Hunter compound
bow, left handed, 55 to 65
Ibs, Arrows & more $75 obo
TREE STAND - Ameristep, 15
ft, 2 man ladder tree stand,
never used, already assem-
bled. $75 (863)885-1172

in box with a 2000 watt nitro
amp. New still in box. 3 yr
warranty $600 (863)697-8676

SPEAKERS - 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888

BIG SCREEN TV - Phillips 60"
HDTV, 1 yr old, includes en-
tertainment stand. $800
works good. $50
For Sale- 37 inch Sony TV, 6
months extended warranty,
works great, $350
(863)763-4112 leave msg.

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CHAIN SAW - electric, 20ft
extendable pole $50
GENERATOR - 16KW w/ Tank.
Tank is full. Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
TABLE ROUTER - Craftsman,
like new, $50.
TOOL PKG - tools in great
cond, value $1400 asking
$750 (863)634-2154

GI JOE & ARMY MEN - 5 large
vehicles, 4 GI Joes & Misc.
Good condition. $50.

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fsed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered .825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Vermeer Trencher, needs work, In-
ternational 3514 tractor w/ loader,
Enterprisel330 metal lathe,$2100
will separate (419)204-4643
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SADDLE - Big Horn all leather
western youth saddle, 14"
w/girth, like new cond, rust
color. $395 (863)763-2692

ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
low, steel frame, Excellent
condition. $150.
(863)357-6315. Okee.
man, 18hp, Work Horse, 50"
cut, good cond., $550 or
best offer (
cu. ft. Hooks to the back of
lawn mower. $100
NEW 250 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric row. $3,500
Sears, w/new battery, $250.
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER - Murray, 52"
cut, Only needs battery.
Great condition. $250.
RIDING MOWER - Poland Pro,
19hrs, 48" cut. 24hp, Cruise
control. $1000. Firm.
(863)673-3894 Ask for Kevin
SKAG 52" - Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House - Rent 0(30
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

$397/Mol 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
rent. (863)763-7783 or
NEW 2 BR, 2/2 BA Apt., All
major appl's. included. Near
hospital. $975 mo. + $500
sec. dep. (863)763-0111
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$775/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
dep. Call 772-215-0098
REMODELED - 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st, last
& sec. (863)634-3313

lbr/lba-Taylor Creek Condo,
round floor, 1 yr. lease,
675/mo, 1st & last, water &
sewer inc., (863)763-4246
OKEE - 2/2, TownHome, Oak
Lake Villas, $900/mo +
sec., Available 6/1
clean, 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D
hook-up, patio, privacy
fence, no pets $700 mo. +
sec. dep., free garbage and
lawn main. (417)848-3424
or (417)848-6360

2 Bedroom,
2 Bath, 2

car garage.
Kings Bay

$1,000 a

$199/MO! 3bd 2ba Home
only $300/mo! 2bd lba
Home only $200/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%APR For List-
ings & info (800)482-9419
3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$22,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
BASSWOOD - Almost New!
Affordable 3br, 2ba, 2 gar for
rent. $1000. mo. + Sec.
dep. (772)323-4758
Basswood-New 3BR/2BA,
garage, fenced, good neigh-
borhood(561)379-9417 or
2/1 Available, no pets,
$590/mo + Sec Dep.
Call (863)467-9800
BHR - 3br, 2ba,
1800 sf, Lake Access
$900 mo.
BRAND NEW 3/2 in Dixie
Ranch Acres, W&D Hookup.
$1100 mo. 1st, last & sec.
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD - 3/1, lots of stor-
age, fenced, w/d, 1 pet.
$750/mo (863)763-0445
White House Plaza
1120 S. Parrot Avenue
2300 sq ft available
810 sq ft available
600 sq ft available
3 br, 2 ba, central heat & air,
city water, $1100 per month
3 br, 2 ba, SW sec, office,
Must See!
Reduced $159,500
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2BR/1BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher,W/D, storm shut-
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dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
OKEE. - 2br/1ba, unfurnished
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dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
closed porch, W&D, Ig stor-
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inclds water (786)201-0306
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3/2, only $850 + $500 sec.
1 sm. pet considered, pay
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5 acres in Okeechobee 3 Br
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(561)792-9431 6am-11pm
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo

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for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
available, within new com-
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$600/mo 863)467-1545

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

ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
1br,1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
Behind Bill's Mini Mart,
2 br, 2 ba, nice corner lot,
$600 mo., $300 sec.
BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$800 mo. + $1000 Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BIG 0 Park Model, furn. 1br
lba, w/d, pool, gated comm.,
clubhouse, $695 mo
BA Dbl. Wide on 8 acres
w/barn. $1200 mo., 1st, last
& sec. dep. (863)610-0211
FT. DRUM - Just set up! Beau-
tiful D/W on 5ac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1500 dep
r' $800 mo. 772-464-9226
$600/mo, $300 deposit. Call
(863)467-2156 or
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2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments
RENTALS AVAIL - 3br, 2br, EZ
In, Wkly, Monthly, Clean
waterfront properties. Ricks
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2ba, '07 model DW, private
waterfront lot. New seawall,
$1000/mo (954)610-5345

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available. 863-675-8888
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On Large Lot
Owner Financing
New 3br/2ba DW $41,900
factory clearance sale. Call
for pre-credit approval, easy
to qualify 863-675-8888
NEW HOMES of Merit 3br/2ba
DW $54,900 incl setup &
a/c. Easy approval (863)
673-4325 / (863) 675-4442
2001 DW. Fireplace, tape &
textured like brand new
$39,900 incl setup & a/c.
Very easy approval
612-6511 or 675-8888
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835


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

14 f. aluminum bass boat,
30 hp evinrude, runs good,
$1800 or best offer
2003 Magic tilt boat trailer, 28',
2 axle, 6000 Ib. capacity, 3420
lb. tongue weight capacity, like
new $1250 (863)763-7567
Used only 300 hrs. & match-
ing trailer. Must see. $4950.
Call (863)763-1673 for details
JON BOAT - 14', V-hull, alumi-
num, needs a little work,
w/trailer, paddles, troll motor
$400 (863)699-2079

PROWLER - 33 Ft. w/ Florida
Rm., Heat & Air. Water, Elec-
tric & Trash furnished.
$5000 (863)763-8761 Okee


ANCHOR - For large boat with
long chain & rope. $30. or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BOAT ANCHORS - 2, Stainless
steel, Holding pontoon boats
in place. $70. or will sep.
professionally rebuilt w/ex-
aust & risers. $300 or best
offer (863)675-5829
BOAT TRAILER - 14', needs
lights & tires, $125. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575

Continental motorcycle trailer
galvanized, 2 bike capacity
with ramp, $500
HD SPORTSTER - '88, Runs
good. 33K mi., $3000. or
best offer. (863)763-0829

ATV - Honda Rancher, '01,
4x4, 350cc, Electric winch,
Excellent condition. $3750.
Mossy Oak Camo, large,
with goggles, never used
$100 (863)885-1172
HONDA 250, '04 - runs good,
never been in mud, $2,500.
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $2000.
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2000 neg
2 stroke racer. Needs engine
only. $350. - Firm
4x4 ATV, winch, fr bumper,
alum wheels, trailer, 675 mi,
$5000 neg (863)697-1771
SWAMP BUGGY - Chevy, 305
w/38" Super Swamper, runs
great, new clutch, $1300 or
best offer. (863)228-2185
2002 with worn winch, good
cond. $2,500/best offer. Call

'08, 38ft, 3 slide outs, tri-ax-
le, CA, W/D, self contained,
like new, $23,950
Neck, 28 ft long, new tires.
Asking $3000
WINNABAGO, 1967 - 20',
good condition, $900 or best
offer. Call (863) 467-5680


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

1997 Dodge 2500, extended
cab, extended bed, silver, CD
player, great for hauling
$3500 (863)697-0096
1996 - All power & leather,
low miles, pearl white,
$3,350. (561)262-5735
Chrome mtr, Fiberglass rear
window area. Lift for 26" rims.
$3000. Neg. (863)517-1597
CHEVY LUMINA 1999 - $2500
or best offer. (863)763-4493
a/c, 4 dr, good tires, keyless
remote, fair ext, no dents.
$4200 (863)634-7905
Dodge Ram- '98, blue, 4 door,
extended cab, fiberglass bed
cover, runs good $1200 or
best offer (863)824-0008
FORD TAURUS '97 - Runs,
cold a/c, cd player. $1200
GALANT ES '03 - shiny bur-
gundy, tinted windows,
spoiler, cheap on gas, 139K,
$4200 (732)794-8255
HONDA ACCORD, '92 - 4 dr.,
pw, pl & mirrors, auto, runs
great, needs a little TLC,
1,000 neg. (863)946-1205
INFINITY Q45 '96 - runs excel-
lent, great condition, 132K,
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- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
tor knocks when started but
stops, runs good, sun roof.
$700 (561)261-0930
MAZDA PU '01 - great cond.
cold AC, new tires, 75K,
$4800 (863)673-6819
MAZDA PU '94- 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1500
MERCEDES '91 - 4 dr, all
power, sunroof, 6 cyl. $1200
(863)697-2791 after 3pm
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)673-0192
MUSTANG '93 - World class
T5 trans, all in working or-
der, no noise or shift prob-
lems. $400 (863)634-5742

Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Civic $700! 91 Toyo-
ta Camry $450! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
SATURN LS - '2000, 4 door,
White, Runs Great. $4000.
or best offer. (863)357-0007
Okee. area. Leave message
Call (561) 262-5735 or

FIAT '73 Spyder convertible
$800 Call 863-234-1235
MARK V - '79, Runs, Needs
body work. 79K orig. mi.
$1200. Neg. (330)573-8413

mans 250, Honda engine,
like new, $500 firm

Bronco- '89, red, 4-wheel
drive, great condition, all ter-
rain tires, tinted windows,
$1500 (863)357-7265
JEEP CHEROKEE, '98 - 4x4, 2"
lift kit, new brakes, tires,
custom rims, well maint.,
$4,000. (863)634-5742

1990 Toyota 4-runner,
V6, 3VZ engine, good for
parts, clear title, $2000
CAMPER TOP - Leer, fits Nis-
san Titan w/5.8 bed. $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
DOGDE RAM '04- 3500, Crew
Cab, Dually bed, & complete
F End, will split, $4000 neg
STEP BARS - w/brackets,
chrome plated stainless steel
from '06 Dodge quad cab,
$300. (863)763-2664
TIRES - 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$650. or best offer.
TIRES - 4, Goodyear Wrangler
MTR, 245 75 16, good con-
dition, $180. 863-697-0996
Edition fiberglass w/splilt
door, fits Chevy Long bed.
$400 neg (863)634-7230
TOOL BOX - Diamond plate,
$150. (863)763-2664
TOOL BOX - Diamond Plate w/
side bed caps from Chevy
Silverado 6.5 bed. Fits '01-
'07. $200 (863)261-7342
TOPPER - Leer, Fiberglass, for
04-up Nissan Titan, 5.8 Bed
(Blue) Asking $400 or best
offer. (863)467-4388
glass, Red, Fits 97-07 F150
hortbed. Asking $300
For buggy. Early 80's. $600

CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
CHEVY STEP SIDE '89 - 4 x 4,
cold a/c, pw, pl, moon roof,
350 auto, needs motor work.
$1000 neg (863)675-2150
mo, Nice. $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)233-9631
Duelly Truck bed, 8 ft., like
new, white, $500
FORD 150 PU '93 - runs &
looks good, tool boxes,
$2500 (863)763-6216
FORD F150, 1989 - 6" lift,
fresh rebuilt front dif. &
trans., $2,000. Call

Sports News in Brief

Fishing tournament
Freedom Outreach Ministry
will sponsor a monthly fishing
tournament. This Month the Tour-
nament will take place on Sun-
day, May 25, at Scott Driver Boat
Ramp, Across from Okee Tantie.
Registration is $70 per boat, and
there is a $10 big fish pot. You
can fish by yourself or with a part-
ner. Tournament begins at Safe
Light until 2 p.m. For More Infor-
mation, Please call 863-532-1718
or 863-634-3790.

Scouting for a great
golf experience?
The Ninth Annual Boy Scout
Golf Classic will be held Friday,
June 6, at the Pelican Preserve
Golf Club in Fort Myers. Check-
in begins at noon with a shotgun
start at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration
is required and the deadline to
enter is May 23. "Last year's event
was one team short of a sell out
and we are on target for another
great event this.year," says Clark
Rambo, Golf Committee Chair-
man. The tournament will benefit
the Boy Scouts of America and
includes an awards dinner, lots

of drawing prizes, hole-in-one
contests including a $10,000 hole
contest! This tournament is one
of the most well run and enjoy-
able ones in the area and benefits
a great organization which sup-
ports the children of Southwest
Florida"" says Sandy Robinson,
Northern Trust Bank President.
For more information call 239-
936-8072 and ask for Margie By-
ers or send an e-mail to mbyers@

Shoreline Seawall
sponsors golf
Saturday, June 7, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, the Real Life Childrens
Ranch will hold their annual Golf
Tournament sponsored by Shore-
line Seawall, Inc. Four person
scramble. 7 a.m. Registration and
8 a.m. Shotgun start. Included
with registration is a continental
breakfast provided by Pat's Lake-
side Cafe and a full lunch at the
Country Club. Awesome prizes...
win a brand new car from Ac-
cardi/Milrot for a hole in one, plus
other prizes including an auto-
graphed hat and photo from Greg
Norman, four weekly passes to

the 2008 Merrill Lynch Shootout
in Naples, (part of the PGA Tour)
and many more prizes. Many
contests too... like closest to the
pin, toilet bowl contest and more.
Registration if $50 for individuals
and $200 for teams. Register at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club or by calling Real Life
Children Ranch at 863-763-4242.
For more information or to hear
about sponsorship opportunities
call Darlene Mayers at 863-634-
4200. Real Life Children's Ranch
is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-
profit organization. All proceeds
from the tournament benefit Real
Life Childrens Ranch, where they
have been helping abused, aban-
doned and neglected children for
over 50 years.

TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 on the second Thursday
of each month. Tournaments are
held the following weekend. New
boaters and (especially) non-boat-
ers are welcome. For information
call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.

Okeechobee to host football jamboree

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The annual Okeechobee
baseball banquet will be held
this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church Recreation
Outreach Center.
Pop Warner Football officials
are excited about news they will
host the annual jamboree for the
Treasure Coast Conference this
President James Shockley
reports the two day event could
bring a hundred teams in all of
the age brackets to Okeechobee
and provide a nice boost to our:
summer time economy.
Okeechobee's Pop Warner
league will enter its fourth sea-
son this summer.
OCRA pitcher Mason Cone
claims he is a cousin to long
time major league pitcher, David
Cone, who pitched for the Yan-
kees, Mets, Blue Jays, and other
teams. There is a family resem-
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Recreation Association) officials
will host two district baseball
tournaments at the Okeechobee
sports complex in June, but are
not scheduled to host a state
tournament this year.
The annual Purple vs. White

football scrimmage has been
scheduled for Friday, May 23, at
the Brighton Indian Reservation.
The Seminole Tribe has again
graciously agreed to host the
event. Depending upon the size
of the eighth grade class compet-
ing in football, there will either
be one or two scrimmages that
Students who wish to perform
in the band or sports at OHS this
fall have one more opportunity to
get physical. Lakeshore Pediatric
will host All Sports Physical Day
on Saturday, June 7. The physi-
cals cost $25 and include hear-
ing and vision, height, weight, a
hemoglobin test, scoliosis and
other tests.
Brahmans boy's tennis coach
Dave Ellis will hold five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
The classes will start on Monday,
June 9th. Tennis players, four
years, and older can participate.

Defense could be a strong point

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News -
Brahmans defensive coordi-
nator Tyrone Smith will see a lot
of familiar faces on his defense
this year as the unit returns seven
However he still needs to fill
some positions, find some depth,
and oversee a key position switch
that could have a great impact on
the dependability of his unit.
The Brahmans are moving
defensive end Kareem Jones, a
stand out for the past two years,
to linebacker, and plan to move
him around to give opponents
different looks.
With his speed and athleticism,
coaches predict the transition
won't be a big thing for Jones.
"We need Kareem to step up,"
Smith said, "He's the one sure
thing and leader we have."
The move just hasn't been
made in the past few days. The
move was planned the minute
the Brahmans ended their season
at William T. Dwyer last fall. They
sent Jones to numerous camps
and he has embraced the posi-
tion switch.
"I've been waiting for this for
a long time. Seems like the time
flew by though. Seems like it was
yesterday when he we played
Dwyer," Jones said.
Smith said wherever Jones has
gone, he has impressed coaches.
At one camp a coach at Florida
State noticed Jones and graded
him as the best line backing pros-
pect there. That gives the team a
lot of hope that Jones can fill the
shoes of all state player, Tim Wil-
For his part, Jones said he
isn't worried about switching
positions. "Hopefully not, we've
practiced all winter long, and it
shouldn't be a big switch. I will
try to lead the defense this year
and teach the younger kids how
I used to do things."
Jones will be one of the most
recruited Brahmans this coming
year. He has already gotten over-
tures from several Big Ten and At-
lantic Coast Conference Schools.
"What's keeping me motivated
is seeing other playing have suc-
cess, like Timmy and Leshawn. I
have seen them do it and I know
I can do it."
The line backing corps looks
pretty strong this spring. The Brah-
mans welcome back Louis Ruiz,
who moved to New Jersey for a
few years after a strong freshman
year. He led the undefeated fresh-

man team in tackles, and despite
two major knee surgeries, is back
on the field this spring. Other re-
turning players include the steady
Shane Taggart, and Marcus Mar-
tin, who is one of the best athletes
on the defense.
Coach Smith said there are
openings up for grabs. The key
spots will be at cornerback and
free safety.
Three players are in the mix
at corner back including Kerwin
Givens, Walt Fortner and Curtis
Everett. All three have some expe-
rience. They will try to replace all
state player Leshawn Henderson.
Those three also could be in
the mix for the free safety spot.
Smith said a key goal this
spring will be to find some play-
ers to provide depth, and others
to push starters for playing time.
He said Garth Striebel is one
of the younger players who could
push the older players for playing
time this year.
"He looks good, he dedicated
himself with weights and is one
of the better junior varsity players
moving up," Coach Smith said.

At the moment the Brahmans
intend to start all state running
back Lonnie Pryor at safety. They
hope to find someone who can
play well enough to give him a
Smith would love to find an-
other player like Skyler Cruz, a
transfer from Missouri, who came
in last year and played his senior
year at a very high level.
Kerwin Givens, who has some
experience at safety, said he is
looking forward to the chance of
starting next year.
"I'm going to work hard and
compete with everybody. I want
to start because this is my last
year, I want to do well," he said.
Givens stated having to sit the
bench last year motivated him to
work harder this year, "I know
now what I need to do to get play-
ing time. I have matured enough
to know I have to work hard and
take care of business."
Football practice continues
until May 23 when the Brahmans
will hold their annual Purple
White scrimmage at the Brighton
Indian Reservation.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Kareem Jones works through drills at a recent practice. He is
making the transition from defensive end to linebacker.



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PICK UP TOPPER - Century, Asking $2400 or best offer. 125 Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The rooms, Press box Building.
names and addresses of the Personal
Brown, off a '05 Ford 2500, (863)983-7661 Representatives and the Personal Rep- All materials fished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
Long bed No side windows. resentative's attomey are set forth be- ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
Long bed, wlow. examined at or obtained from:
Nice. $300. (863)467-8580 Tp :fr t a gift t All creditors of the decedent and other:
tirt'sa pd Ed raE laly persons having claims or demands Okeechobe County Capital Improvements
Power Ram 150 1987 4WD, tt c-� a ifieii n against decedent's estate, on whom a 500 NW 6it Street
auto, new 318, short wheel copy of this notice is required to be Okeechbee, FL 39972
Pebeic tices served must file their claims with this k863) 763-7805 Phone
base, super swampers Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE 18031 763-5529 Fax
$3,000 obo 673-3293 (3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
TAILGATE - White, 04 Ford NOTICE THIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS A ny questions perainin to the project specifications or scope of work will be ad-
TAILGATE - White, '04 Ford NOTICE OR THIRTY 30) DAYS AF' dressed to the Okeechobee County Capial Improvements in writing no later than
F250 PU. Fits many years. TEl THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ten (10) days prior to bid of project, which s Ma i8.2~Ir
Still in box. $350. COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors kf the decedent and Each Contractor will be furnished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
(561)270-4012 _ _ _ __ _ other persons having claims or de- non-refundable deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00). The Bidders deposit shall be a
, f - P 5 mands against the decedent's estate, check made payable to Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. No
TOPPER - Jason, for a short- Public Notice 5005 must i their claims with this Court rt sets of rawngs and Specificaons will e issued. iddrs may ick up
bed Pick-Up, approx 71" x State Public - WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER ans and Specifications from the Okeechobee Capital Improvements office or
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of vendor's check and
71". Great condition. $200. Legal Notice 5500 TION OF THIS NOTICE. express mail account number.

2 WD, Runs great. Cold AC. NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF- Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid
$4400. or best offer. AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, TER THE ECEDENTS DATE OF Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County
S14 01-148 FLORIDA DEATH IS BARRED. Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408 CASE NO.: 2007-CA-477 The date of the first publication of this Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and
BNotice is Apr i B l 2000. file acceptable performance and payment bonds equal tEo 100% of the contract
CHEVY TRACKER 1998 - 4 Dr, GUENTER GOERTZ, HILDA. HARRIS price An fifteen 15) days after writtd a en notice of the award of contract No bid-
PW, PL, Air, Heat, 70,170 Plaintiff HILPe AJ. HARRIS price wih then bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for
miles. Good on gas. Asking JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN, 2813oSEc 5thAvenue opening of bids.
$5000 neg. (772)370-0262 edants.e Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
-NOTICE OF ACTION CAROL ANN PRIDE eor delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids ac-
CJ-7 - 1978, 6 cylinder, Personal Representative cept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
needs some work. Must sell TO: JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN, whose 3470 SE Martinique Trace, Unit 10 modifications to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they
ASAP $800 bring all offers whose last known address was 731 Stuart, FL 34974 deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide addi-
(83) i45 g7 Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida LawOfices of tonal information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects construct-
(863)634-5657 34947, and all parties claiming interest CASSELS & McCALL ed within the past five 5) years, client references and an audited or certified
by, through, under or against JOANNA BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR. financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate to Contract
nfflffm jtfff a a~nd a s~vA y ^dPs tentative S l statem'entf �oteer financial references deemed appropriate to Contract
U it T ie 4 6 NICHOLS McEWEN and all parties hay- Attorney tor Personal Representative Award.
ing or claiming to have any right, title 400 NW 2nd Street
or interest in the property herein de- PO Box 968 Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
HAULMARK TRAILER - 16'x7, scribed. Okeechobee, Florida 34973 cepted.
HAUL MARK TR L 16 , YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a 863) 763-3131cete
2 Axles, Electric brakes. A-1 Complaint to quiet title on the following Fla Bar No.: 0261521 Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform
cond. $2100. or best offer, described real property, to-wit: 271273 ON 04/30;05/07/08 the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
(863)763-5062 Lot 87, Block 59, BASSWOOD, INC., -- If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, it
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarification from Okeechobee County Capital
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page Improvements. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a person-
Continental, 3 rail. Holds up 51, of the Public Records of Okeecho- al investigation as to requirements of the County.
to 3 motorcycles. Like new. bee County, orida.
T$700. (863)675-6000he Board of County Commissioners has the rght to accept or reject any or all bids.
$700. (863)6756000 PARCEL I.D. # READING A Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked:n
gle track w/ramp, new wheel has been filed against you, and you are YOU A MORE INFORMED
bearings, tires & running required to serve a copy of your writ- AND INTERESTING Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
liIhts.$325 (863)805-2869 ten defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CAS- Board of County Commissioners
lights. $325 (863)8052869 SELS, JR., Atomey for Plaintiff, whose PERSON. Okeechobee County FL
address is Post Office Box 968, 400
SINGLE AXLE TRAILER - 5 X Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
8, New condition, $750 Forida 34973, on or before the 30th o wonder newspaper Okeechobee County FL
(863)467-8250 day of May, 2008, and file the original readers are more popular 272984 ON 5/7/08
Switch the Clerk of this Court either be-
STOCK TRAILER - 20 ft fore service on Plaintiff's Attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Gooseneck w/hard top, good Default will be entered against you for
condition. $2500 or best of- the relief demanded in the Complaint.P
fer.(863)228-0580 This Notice shall be published once
S (863)228-0580 each week for four consecutive READING A NEW SPAPER .
UTILITYTRAILER - 2 axle, 6 x weeks in the "Okeechobee News."
Y 100 - (863)234 x328, 6 DATED this 22nd day of April, 2008.
16, $1100. (863)634-3280.
UTILITY TRAILER - Dual axle Clerk of the Circuit Court
w/brake part. Enclosed
5x10x6 w/7' tongue. New Deputy Cler leads you to the best
tires. $800 (863)484-0833 271873 ON 4/30;5/7,14,21/08 products and services.

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- .* Madrigal looks for big senior year

By Charles M. Murphy season. He spent countless hours make him a better player. enough last year to go further in
Okeechobee News in the weight room and got into "It will motivate me to work the post season and he fully ex-
tho hoe t b hanD of his life .. ... . , i tt I h.. pects another post season berth

Rarely have the Brahmans
had a returning QB with the cre-
dentials that Garrett Madrigal will
bring to the huddle next fall.
Madrigal led the Brahmans to
their first winning season in more
than ten years last year, (7-4) and
threw 14 touchdown passes in the
process. He also completed more
than 55 percent of his passes and
cut the number of interceptions
he threw.
Still Madrigal is not resting on
his laurels. He intends to contin-
ue to improve and raise the level
of his play this coming fall.
"I'm want to come out and
have a good season this year.
Hopefully we will," he said.
Madrigal dedicated himself to
physical conditioning in the off

This spring, Madrigal said his
goals are to work with the wide
receivers and learn their strengths
and weaknesses. He also hoped
to get on the same page with the
receivers on their patterns and
improve the timing he has with
Madrigal is being pushed by
a very capable back up this year,
Terrance Allen. Allen, an incom-
ing junior, did not play last year
but led the junior varsity to a win-
ning season when he was a fresh-
man. He is an excellent athlete,
Swho has seen a lot of success on
the gridiron.
Rather than worry about the
competition, Madrigal said having
somebody pushing him, should

lUar er. .J s pre ity gUUU, t IUVIc i
can keep the job," he said.
Madrigal said he is also mo-
tivated by the end of last year.
He said the team was talented

this year.
"We were close with Dwyer,
hopefully we can take it further
this year," he said.

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