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Vol. 99 No. 13%


5 Wednesday, May 14, 2008

PO BOX 117007

Haven of Rest
Youth Camp
The Haven of Rest Church
is sponsoring a Christian Youth
Camp five days and four nights
from June 9-13. The cost will
be $80. For more information
please call 863-357-3053.

Compulsive Overeaters are
invited to a new weekly meet-
ing of overeaters anonymous
beginning May, 23 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Just for Today Club, 101
NW 5th Street (next to Nature's
Pantry). Overeaters anonymous
is not a diet club. There are no
dues, fees or weigh-ins. The
only requirement for member-
ship is a desire to stop eating
compulsively. For more infor-
mation call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.

Martha's House
collecting phones
Martha's House is collect-
ing used cell phones to return
for money. Martha's House can
also have them 9-1-1 activated
for participants. If you have any
used cell phones to donate call
(863) 763-2893, or drop them
off at their administrative office
at 103 N.W. FifthSt.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giv-
ing 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.

Drought Index

Current: 475
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.97 feet
Last Year: 9.32 feet
Sponsored By-

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water
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given in feet above sea level

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Community Events.................... 4
Crossword.............................. 8
Obituaries............................... 6
Opinion...................................... 4
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Sports.................................. 11
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Fallen officers: community honors those who died

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Sheriff Paul May (center) and others honor the flags of the United States of America and the state of Florida as they
were presented by members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office at a memorial service held Tuesday morning
to honor police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Members of various area law enforcement agencies held hands as a prayer was being given by Reverend Leroy
Smith at Tuesday's memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers. The special ceremony was held on the
steps of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office. /

OC SO hosts memorial service

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Last year was not a good
year for law enforcement offi-
cers, and especially disastrous
for the state of Florida where
16 officer died in the line of
That message was delivered
by Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May during special servic-
es TjesdaN morning to honor
officers who ha~e lost their
lives during the performance
of their jobs.
"In 2006, 152 officers lost
their lives in the line of duty
nationwide, and nine lost their
lives in the state of Florida,"
said Sheriff May to the crowd
made up of law enforcement

personnel, local officials and
other caring citizens. "The
year 2007 saw the number of
officers killed nationwide soar
to 187. Only the state of Texas
and the U.S. Government com-
bined police forces had more
police deaths than our state."
Sheriff May, speaking from
the steps of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, also
made mention, of,,two of his
deputies that were seated to his
right -- Deputy Sarah L. Green
and Deputy Adrian E. Rogers Jr.
- who were fortunate to still be
with the department after be-
ing involved in accidents where
they were hit by other drivers.
Deputy Rogers, a member
of the OCSO motorcycle traf-

fic squad, was hit and seriously
injured on April 1 when a ve-
hicle operated by an 84-year-
old man did not yield to the
deputy's emergency lights. The
elderly driver was later arrested
and charged by the Florida
Highway Patrol.
Deputy Green was work-
ing a special detail on the
same stretch of S.R. 70 W 10
days later when she was hit
head-on while sitting in the
middle of the highway with her
emergency lights flashing. The
deputy was slowing traffic to
protect an Okeechobee Utility
Authority crew that was work-
ing nearby.
Although she was not seri-
ously injured, her Ford Crown

Rotarian plans mission trip

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Rotarian William Olivos
and his wife Susan Olivos ap-
ply "Service above Self" to
their personal and business life
through their work in creating
the Olive Tree Foundation for
Education (OTFE) which funds
scholarships to prospective
students in optometry, nursing
and other health professions
as well as those who wish to
pursue other careers such as
education, industrial manage-
ment and engineering.
Mrs. Olivos spoke of the up-
coming journey they are taking

to Peru from July 11, until July
20, at the weekly Rotarian lun-
cheon on Tuesday, May 13.
Through the foundation,
they also go on mission trips to
offer optometry services to the
people in Peru.
Mrs. Olivos spoke of their
current planning for their next
mission trip to Huancayo, Peru
in South America where they
will be partnering with the Los
Andes Peruvian University.
Students from the universi-
ty will join them and offer not
just eye care but other medical
needs as well.
They will be able to ad-
dress the needs of the locals

for diabetes, high blood pres-
sure, cholesterol issues, just to
name a few.
Huancayo is a modern city
with more than 30 000 citizens.
It is only 300 km from Lima. It
is the capital of Junin and it is
located in the fertile valley of
Mantaro River, which has a sig-
nificant rural population. There
is a very significant population
that is in severe poverty.
Huancayo is 14,500 feet
above sea level.
According to Mrs. Olivos,
most of the people that they
give eye care to are very poor
See Rotary - Page 2

Victoria patrol car was totaled.
Deputy Green has since re-
turned to her road patrol du-
ties. Deputy Rogers is still on
crutches and has not returned
to work.
"Our deputies spend large
amounts of time on our road-
ways and they roadways are
source of danger," said the
sheriff. "In 2007, 47 officers
died nationwide in automobile
He went on to say that 65
officers were killed by gunfire,
10 were killed by vehicular as-
sault, nine were struck by ve-
hicles, six were killed in vehicle
pursuits and seven died in mo-
torcycle accidents. Sheriff May
See OCSO - Page 2





By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) got some good news at
the monthly meeting on Tues-
day, May 13. In this time of state
cutbacks in funding they will ac-
tually get some money from the
state legislature. The board also
selected an architectural firm to
design and permit a new admin-
istration building.
"We worked harder just to
maintain things that were there
to keep them from being cut,"
Dale Milita of Craig A. Smith
Governmental Services, said of
the recent legislative session.
"It was a session of cutbacks.
There was very little legislation
See OUA - Page 1



on L&L


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Anlocal man
is being held in
the Okeecho-
bee County
Jail without
bond following
his arrest on
charges that he
molested three

49, N.E. 115th Terrace, has been
charged with one count of capi-
tal sexual battery, three counts
of lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion of a victim under the age of
12 and four counts of lewd and

See L&L- Page 1

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian William Olivos (left) and his wife Susan Olivos
(right) spoke to Rotarians at their Tuesday, May 13, lun-
cheon. The couple spoke about their upcoming mission
trip to Huancayo, Peru in South America in July.

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Runaway teen is found

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A runaway teen has been re-
turned safely to his parents after
being picked up by deputies from
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) Monday.
Justin Principe, 16, had been
missing since April 14 and had
apparently stolen a gun from the
home of his parents.

Continued From Page 1
added that seven officer died of
illnesses related to 9/11; four by
accident; three due to aircraft ac-
cidents; one death was animal
related; one officer was killed
in a boating accident; five were
killed due to bomb blasts; three
drowned; one died after being ex-
posed to toxins; three fell to their
death; four died as a result of acci-
dental gunfire; eight officers died
due to heart attacks; one due to
heat exhaustion; and two deaths
were weather or natural disaster
"We remember these officers
today and applaud what they
stood for and state emphatically
that we will never forget," said
Sheriff May.
He also called Nov. 8, 1991
the "darkest day in the history of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office." It was on that date that
Deputy Glover Emerson 'Skip'
Bryant III was killed in a plane
crash during a rescue mission on
Lake Okeechobee.
Law enforcement officers

Continued From Page 1
that affected utility authorities.
Most rural areas got little or noth-
However, Mr. Milita did have
some good news.
'"You are the bright spot in
my life today. Okeechobee Utility
Authority got a million dollars for
wastewater and it was in a year
I didn't know we would get any-
thing. I hope you will commend
+ your legislators."
"As for as your $3.2 million
federal appropriation, it will take
a little more follow up."
Mr. Milita asked about the pos-
sibility of OUA changing from sur-
facewater to groundwater.
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, noted that the utility has
a new surfacewater treatment
plant. Groundwater use would
mean changing the treatment
practices. He said that with the
debt for the surfacewater plant,
the utility could not afford a
groundwater treatment plant.
However, Mr. Milita was asked
to investigate the financial side of
the switch to groundwater while
staff looks at the mechanical end
of the possible switch.
After listening to presentations
from four architectural firms, the

Continued From Page 1
lascivious molestation of a child
over 12.
McElroy was arrested Monday,
May 12, by Detective Rosemary
Farless of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO) after
she had spoken with the three
According to the detective,

"He called his
mom because
of the article in
the (Okeecho-
bee News)
newspaper -- he
said it put a lot
of pressure on
him -- and told
her where the
gun was," said
OCSO Detective


killed in 2007 were: Trooper
Sergeant Nicholas G. Sottile,
FHP, Jan. 12; Deputy Harold M.
Altman, Jackson County Sheriff's
Office, Jan. 30; Lt. Corey Dahl-
em, Gainesville Police Dept., April
4; Lt. Delmar Teagle, FWC,
April 13; Sgt. Karl Strohsal,
Longwood Police Dept., July 14;
Sgt. Christopher Reyka, Bro-
ward Co. Sheriff's Office, Aug.
10; Sgt. Ron Harrison, Hillsbor-
ough C. Sheriff's Office, Aug. 15;
Reserve Deputy Joe Bill Gal-
loway, Holmes County Sheriff's
Office, Aug. 20; Officer Jose
Somohano, Miami-Dade Police
Department, Sept. 13; Officer Al-
fred L. Gordon Sr., Orlando Po-
lice Dept., Oct. 4; Officer Scofftt
Eric Bell, Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office, Oct. 12; Officer Michelle
A. Lawless, FWC, Oct. 27; Dep-
uty Paul Rein, Broward County
Sheriff's Office, Nov. 7; Deputy
Donta J. Manuel, Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Nov. 28;
Deputy Jonathan D. Wallace,
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Nov. 28; and Deputy Robin
Tanner, Monroe County Sheriff's
Office, Dec. 13.

board chose the firm of Archi-
tects Design Group, Inc. to design
and permit a new administration
building. All of the firms con-
sidered had some Okeechobee
connection. Architects Design
Group is currently working on the
county's new emergency opera-
tions center and sheriff's dispatch
center. Burt Hill/Pollock Kreig, Ar-
chitects, Inc., designed the coun-
ty's health department building.
RQAW Consulting Engineers and
Architects recently did a feasibility
study on expansion of the county
jail. Rowe Architects has been
working for some time on the
renovation of the courthouse and
they have been involved in trying
to restore the old jail.
Architects Design Group gave
by far the best presentation as
evidenced by the high number
of votes they received when the
board members were asked to
vote for the firms they favored.
Architects Design Group came
prepared to the point of display-
ing a conceptual model of the
new OUA building.
"We want to make our mis-
takes in cardboard, not in your
bricks and mortar," stated lan
Reeves. The firm came recom-
mended by Donnie Oden, the
county's capital projects person.
The board will wait until
next month to take action on
Okeechobee Mains Street's pro-

McElroy forced the two girls and
one boy to touch him, take show-
ers with him, shave his genital
area or watch pornographic mov-
In the case of one 5-year-old
girl, McElroy threatened her and
told her that he would "kill the
cops" if they came to his home,
continued the report. He then re-
portedly told the child that if this
happened, it would be her fault.
The detective's report also

Rosemary Farless Tuesday, May
13, afternoon. "He told his mom
where the gun was and that she
could get it." .
The detective said her agency
then received a telephone call
from an anonymous caller about
Justin. The caller told the sher-
iff's office that Justin was riding
around in a vehicle, and then gave
a description of the vehicle.
The teen was then picked up

Continued From Page 1
and often illiterate. Most have
never even seen a pair of eye-
glasses and therefore wouldn't
know if they needed them.
This mission is aimed at help-
ing Peruvians to become healthy
enough to take care of their fami-
lies and maintain jobs in .their
own country.
However, the Olive Tree Edu-
cational Foundation goes be-
yond just health. For exceptional
students at universities or out of
high school in Peru, the founda-
tion gives scholarships to provide
students in Peru who cannot af-
ford an education an avenue to
get that education not only to
better themselves, but to better
the economy of Peru.
By providing education to the
locals in Peru, they can then go
from Lima, Peru where there are
four colleges that the foundation
works with. Graduates return to
their hometowns and open busi-
nesses which benefit the econo-

posal to paint a mural on the
north wall of the OUA building.
Board members were concerned
about OUAs liability and how the
future sale of the building would
affect the mural.
However, board members
were in favor of the concept.
"I think it is a fantastic idea"
said board member Carl Leon-
Maureen Burroughs, president
of Okeechobee Main Street, said
the theme of the mural would be
to picture the Seminole children
who, years ago, played :across
from the site of the OUA building
in Flagler Park while their parents
In an item tabled from last
month the board ratified a de-
velopers agreement with New
Okeechobee LLC., the developers
of a proposed housing complex
on S.W 16th Avenue. The original
developer's agreement stated that
work must have started by Feb. 7
2008. The developers lost their
original financial backers and the
addendum will give the develop-
ers until Feb. 7, 2009 to start con-
After some discussion, the
board took no action on updating
the Bet-Her Acres water system.
The utility recently acquired the
private water system which had
been a customer of OUA. There
was discussion, but no decision

states that McElroy would force
the boy to touch him and some-
time shave the man's genital area.
The boy was also made to watch
porn movies, added her report.
Another female victim, said
Detective Farless, was also forced
to touch him.
According to the detective's
report, all of the children were
around 5 years old when the al-
leged molestation began.

by deputies from the OCSO road
patrol division Monday night.
Detective Farless said Justin's
mom, Mary Principe, was able to
recover the .22 caliber Heritage
Arms revolver
- The detective indicated Tues-
day that it wasn't known where
Justin had been staying, although
it was believed last week that
he was staying in the Fort Drum

Education has also helped to
fight terrorism, which plagues
the young people who are typi-
cally distraught with the upper
classes in their countries and
easily persuaded. When young
people are more educated and
have more opportunities, they
are less likely to be convinced to
spend time participating in ter-
rorist activities.
If you would be interested in
going on this mission trip, or be-
ing involved through donations
please contact the foundation by
calling 772-336-2315.
Ways to help the foundation
are: prayer; donating eye glasses
and/or sunglasses for the mission
trip; mentoring a student through
email; or monetary donations.
To make donations to OTFE
contact Olive Tree Foundation
for Education, 601 N.W. Waverly
Circle; Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34983.
For additional email fiveolive-
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

reached, as to whether or not
the customers of Bet Her Acres
should be assessed for all or part
of costs of improvements needed
on the water system.
Mr. Hayford informed the board
that he would soon be bringing
them a proposal to replace some
of the pipes in Buckhead Ridge. A
recent project to clean out some
of OUA's pipes disclosed that
certain pipes in Buckhead Ridge
needed replacing.
In other action the board:
*approved change order nurn-
ber Ito Wharior. -Smith to extend
the contract time on the waste-
water treatment plant expansion
by 63 calendar days and a work
change directive in the amount of
*approved change order num-
ber 3 to Wharton-Smith for the
wastewater treatment plant ad-
ministration building that reduced
the contract cost by $95,198;
*approved change order num-
ber 2 to Murray Logan Construc-
tion Company for the raw water
pump station representing a net
deduction in the contract price by
$45,425.41; and
*received the financial report
for the period ending March 31:
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 j

Name of man killed

in accident released

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators have released the
name of a bicyclist killed May 1,
when he was accidentally hit by a
pickup trick.
On Monday, May 12, Detective
Ted Van Deman of the Okeecho-
bee .County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) identified the man as J.
Lorenzo Hernandez-Sandoval,
50, of Queretaro, Mexico.
He said the man's family has
been notified.
Mr. Hernandez-Sandoval was

killed after he suddenly changed
lanes in front of the oncoming
truck. The accident occurred at
11 p.m. on N.W. 36th St., stated
an accident report by OCSO Dep-
uty Brian Hagan.
The 2000 Dodge pickup truck
was driven by Mark Edward
Dunham, 66, N.W 15th Ave. in
Okeechobee. Neither he, nor the
passenger in the truck, Steven Eu-
banks, were injured.
Detective Van Deman said
Tuesday, May 13, that no charges
have been filed against Mr. Dun-

Deputy Hagan's report indi-
cates Mr. Hernandez-Sandoval
was westbound in the eastbound
lane of N.W 36th St. The truck
was westbound in the westbound
lane of the same street. As the
pickup neared, the bicyclist inex-
plicably changed lanes in front of
the truck, continued the report.
Mr. Hernandez-Sandoval was
pronounced dead at the scene
by emergency medical person-
nel from the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department.

Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Erma Lee Sanchez, 28, W.
Lucy St., Florida City, was ar-
rested May 8, by Officer J. Bernst
on a felony charge of grand
theft (two counts). She was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of petit theft. Her bond was set at
* Billy Cecil Bailey, 29, N.W.
33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested May 9, by Deputy Steven
McKinley on charges of forgery,
uttering a forged instrument and
grand theft. His bond was set at
* Trina Anitte Marion, 45, N.E.
First St., Delray Beach, was arrest-
ed May 9, by Deputy Harold Han-
cock on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with failure
to appear - driving while license
suspended/revoked - habitual of-
fender. She is being held without
* Patricia Jenkins Steadman,
44, S.E. 34th Lane, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 9, by Officer J.
Bernst on felony charges of pos-
session of a controlled substance
(Xanax) and-possession of a con4
trolled,. -substance (oxycddofie).
She was also charged with the
misdemeanors of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and driving while license sus-
pended/revoked. Her bond was
set at $4,000.
* Gerald Lee Roberts, 39, S.E.
34th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested May 9, by Deputy Michael
Hazellief on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with obtaining property with a
worthless check (four counts).
His bond was set at $10,000.
* Robert A. Chalfant, 39, W.
Village St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested May 9, by Deputy Sergeant
Gary Bell on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended/
revoked - habitual offender. He
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. His bond
was set at $5,500.
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Okeechobee, was arrested May
10, by Officer C. Troutman on a
charge of burglary of a convey-
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* Scott A. Cote, 21, N.W. Sec-

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May 11, by Deputy John Ashby on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and no valid driver's license.
His bond was set at $1,250.
* John Francis Nettle, 30,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
12, by Officer C. Troutman on a
felony charge of tampering with
evidence. He was also charged
with the misdemeanors of pos-
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Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
RECYCLING: In our neighborhood we have no recycling pick up,
but we do have yard waste pick up every week. My idea is to have yard
waste pickup every other week and recycling the alternating weeks.
There would be no need for extra trucks or extra trips.
YOUNG DEATHS: This is to the person who wrote on young
deaths. Sometimes it's hard for families to get by with their own ex-
penses, and what makes you think they can afford life insurance. It's
even harder for us Hispanic people. Just because some of you rich
people can afford it does not mean everybody else can.
THANK YOU: I would like to say thank you to the students at Os-
ceola Middle School and Yearling Middle School for stepping up and
trying to ban, smoking at the ball park. It's about time that we pull
together and did that. Keep up the fight. Good job.
DISABILITY: Someone wrote an article in Speak Out on Sunday,
May 11, asking for help on disability. If you can't give me her info,
please give her mine. I fought the VA for over 30 years before I was
told how to apply and get action. I then applied that same information
to apply for Social Security. I had been repeatedly turned down by
both before learning how to apply.
DISABILITY: To the lady who wrote into the speak out column
concerning her husband's disability. Please call Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 at 863-467-2882 and talk to Robert Hare the service officer.
He may be able to help you.
FDA: This is to the FDA. The doctors really need to get their stuff
together. I don't know where they are getting them from, but anytime
they prescribe something to somebody that says do not give to a heart
patient and one of the side effects says death on it -- why would they
give you a prescription for that? I think they need to be investigated
and held liable for anything that happens to people. Instead they want
you to sign a sheet of paper saying they are not liable for anything. I
went up there and talked to them about my situation and they can't do
anything. You better start getting better doctors in here. It's not about
how many people they can get in and out, its about how much money
they can make. I don't know where they got them from, but they need
to send them back. Because they sure didn't go to medical school.
WHAT A SHAME: I don't kniow why this surprised me, but it did.
What a shame that the Okeechobee News saw fit to not honor Moth-
er's Day. They chose to continue with the school paper format. Eight
pictures, I believe, but not one word about Mother's Day. Shame on
you Okeechobee News.
NON-INTERFERENCE: The suggestion of noninterference by the
board of County Commissioners is not democratic. Administrators
and bureaucrats do not represent Okeechobee County residents. The
elected commissioners represent the citizens of this county. Individual
commissioners should be involved as they feel is appropriate.
DRUGS: I am concerned because I have family here, and I have
friends and they have children. I have seen more drugs in Okeechobee
than I do in Orlando. You have young people dying because of drugs.
You have young people ruining their lives because of drugs. Kids in
the high school are doing them. Orlando is not great but Okeechobee
does not pay what I make here. Besides, I have a nice home here that
is a lot nicer and cheaper than Okeechobee. All I want is to see the
drugs cleaned up. I feel as though in Okeechobee everyone wants to*
look the other way until something bad happens. Believe me if I was
there I would do my best to work to get these dealers off the street.
You had a thread about the girls in the doctors offices this is what I'm
- talking about, but not these in particular. I think they should make all
pain prescriptions a pill a day from the pharmacy, meaning you go
everyday to the pharmacy for medications and take them there. Then,
there would not be the abuse that there is. I hate drugs and alcohol.
I enjoy coming to Okeechobee for the fresh clean air and the open
land -- what little is left. Why look the other way? One dealer or user
off the street might save a life. You never know it could be someone
close to you.
SUPPORT GROUP: Raulerson Hospital will not be holding the
Diabetes Support Group in the months of June, July, August and Sep-
tember. The Diabetes Support Group will start up the monthly meet-
ings in October.
A MAD CONCERNED CITIZEN: There needs to be a stop to the
cars over in the Douglas Park area always holding the traffic up in the
road. They hold up traffic just to talk and cause people to go around
them in bad no passing areas. "Police" we're asking for your "help",
so ask them for their license.

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Letters to the Editor

The hardest
things in life
You know when you find out
you are pregnant with a child
there are so many mixed feelings
about things. You are nervous that
you will not be a good parent, you
are scared that the baby may not
be healthy, there are a million and
one things that run through your
mind when the doctor says, "You
are going to have a baby".
Then your baby is born, she is
healthy, beautiful, and everything
you could ever dream of. You love
her and you feed and nurture her,
up in the middle of the night be-
cause you think you heard her
crying only to find out that she
is sleeping so sweet and sound.
You fix every boo boo from fall-
ing down while she is learning to
walk, and then before you know
it there are boo boos on her knees
from learning to ride a bike. You
blink and suddenly she is starting
school tomorrow. How did your
baby grow up so fast? Then with-
out even realizing it, she is in high
school and has a boyfriend and
it's time to get a driver's license,
proms, and dates. Wow, she is
grown already.
Now is the time that all of the
things you have taught your baby

girl while she was growing up too
fast, have gone out the window.
She is meeting people. Good
people, bad people, all different
types of people. Some teach her
and show her the ways of life in
the real world, as well as the ones
that can teach her the ways of the
streets and drug world. You can
only sit back and pray to God that
she remembers what you have
taught her. Granted, it will never
happen to me, seems to keep
smacking you in the face, but face
it, you were a teenager too. You
do what you have to do to protect
her and she keeps promising that
she will never do it again. If you
help her out of getting in trouble
this time, she will be good. Over
and over again she will promise
you this. You believe her, after all
this is your baby girl looking you
in the face with the big blue eyes
and same innocent look she had
the first time you ever laid eyes
ion her. Then you find out the
hard way, it was a lie.
Your heart will break into a
million pieces, over and over and
over. The pain never gets any
easier. You start to blame your-
self. Where did I go wrong? What
didn't I teach her? How can I fix
this? You will cry more tears than
you think your body can produce.
You will feel like giving up. Noth-

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 14
Welcome House is now accepting applications
The Welcome House is accepting applications for membership.
Membership is free if you are atleast 18 years of age and have an emo-
tional or psychiatric diagnosis, or if you are under a doctor's care or
simply taking medications for emotional problems. You are welcome
to drop in and join our circle of friends. Welcome House offers sched-
uled activities at least three times a week such as: arts and crafts, sup-
port groups, outings and presentations. The house is open seven days
a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Hilda or
James at 863-763-1026.
Senior water exercises offered at local pool
The Okeechobee Sports Complex pool offers swimming lessons as
well as Senior Water Exercise until Sept. 30, on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 10 until 10:45 a.m. The cost for each class is only
$1.50. For more information, please contact Recreation Services.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 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.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

Thursday, May 15
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
A.A. 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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.

ing is important to you anymore.
You are a failure; your daughter is
on drugs. You had to have failed
being a parent. The hard and very
painful truth is that you can't fix it,
you didn't go wrong, you are not
a failure and you did teach her
everything that you thought was
Then the day you never
thought in your life would hap-
pen, happens. Barn, right there it
is. You admit to yourself that YOU
cannot save your daughter. She
has to save herself. You go out
of your way to do the things that
you have always tried to protect
her from. You will realize that you
have not failed your child, but life
has failed your child. You will let
the state take the child and place
them into a drug rehabilitation
center, or wherever they have
to go. You will feel the pain the
whole way through it, but you
can only focus on the reality that
one day, the healthy, beautiful,
and innocent child that you gave
birth to, will be back where she
My daughter is seventeen years
old. She will be turning eighteen
in three months.,I thought I knew
who her friends were, and what
she was doing. Boy, did I kid my-
self. Now she is a drug addict. She
is in a drug rehabilitation center

and finally receiving the help that
I can not give her. All I can do is
pray. You may know me person-
ally, or you may not know me at
all, but I have given all I thought
I could give, and I have tried the
hardest that I thought I could try.
I watched my daughter grow up
thinking she would never do any-
thing like that. I was wrong. I can
admit that. Now I am facing the
hardest things in life.
For all of the parents in the
world, never let your guard down.
Always want to know where
your children are, who your chil-
dren are around, and what your
children are doing. It is worth it
to make them mad at you. It is
worth it for them to say, "I hate
you" sometimes. It is all worth it
in the end. In this day and time,
it is .easier to get drugs and alco-
hol when you are under age than
it is to have a part time job and
use the great qualities that your
parents have taught you. Try and
try again. The kids are worth it.
NEVER GIVE UP! Push and push
until you find the answers and get
the results that will help your chil-
dren. Everyone has a boss, every-
one has to answer to someone,
get the help these kids need. Like
I said, push and push.
Tammy Weeks

Community Events

Wednesday, May 14
Main Street mixer date set
Okeechobee Main Street invites you to the Main Street Mixer on
Wednesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 pm. This month's mixer is hosted by
Raulerson Hospital, located at 1796 Highway 441 North. Mark calen-
dar and invite a friend, this is a great way to network in the community
and meet your local businesses. Refreshments will be served. If you
have any questions please contact Main Streets Executive Director
Toni Doyle at 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc
The Okeechobee County Provider/Advisory Council Meeting will
be held May 14 at noon. It will be at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee.

Thursday, May 15
The CARES Banquet at the Okee Agri Civic
The Okeechobee Agri Civic Center will host The County Alliance for
Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) Banquet that will
serve as the second quarter membership meeting. The banquet will
be held May 15 at 5:30 p.m. All attending are asked to please use the
710 entrance. Come celebrate as producers from the Northern Ever-
glades watershed area are recognized. Ag Council will be cooking and
helping to serve dinner. Contact Bonnie at 863-634-9224 if you'd like
to volunteer to help. For more information contact Andrew Walmsley
of Florida Farm Bureau at 352-378-8100 ext. 1108 or visit www.This-

Youth livestock meeting and awards changed
The location of the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show annual
meeting has been changed from the high school to the gym at Os-
ceola Middle School. The meeting is on May 15, at 7 p.m.
Carcass results and awards will be presented as well as checks for
the sale of animals and add-ons. There will be financial report and an
election of committee members. There will be no dessert. For more
information, please contact Linda Syfrett at 863-763-6232 or Rick
Barnes at 863-357-2047.

Saturday, May 17
Big and Small Horses Anything Equine Swap
Meet and Miniature Horse Show/Sale
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be sponsoring an
Anything Equine Swap Meet and Miniature Horse Show May 17 and
18. The event will be held at the Okeechobee Agri Civic Center. Admis-
sion is free. For the Equine Swap Meet bring anything you want to sell
or trade. Vendor space is $25 for one day/$35 for two days. There will
be arts and crafts, used and new trucks, horse trailers, equipment,
large or small horses (must have current coggins), specialties, show
clothing and more. The Miniature Horse Show will be your chance
to purchase or sell a miniature horse or just to promote your farm.
There will be a nominal fee of $10 each day-you write the script-we
will announce-and you take center stage in the ring for up to five min-
utes. This will be held on Saturday and Sunday during the lunch hours
of the shows.

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Church News in Brief

Church sponsors
spaghetti dinner
His House Fellowship Church
of the Nazarene will be sponsor-
ing a spaghetti dinner on Satur-
day, May 17 from 4 until 7 p.m. in
the fellowship 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
Church plans golf
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a golf tournament, Satur-
day, May 17, at Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club.
Cost is $45 (includes green fee,
cart, and barbecue lunch).

Proceeds will aid youth in do-
ing 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, lon-
gest drive.
Four man team scramble (first
48 to register and pay will receive
a free hat). Register at Oakview
Baptist Church office monday
through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For information, call 863-763-
Church holds revival
The North Okeechobee
Church of God will be hosting a
revival with Reverend Curtis Rho-
den. Services will be May 18, 11
a.m. and 6 p.m.; May 19 - 21, 7:30
p.m. nightly. For more informa-
tion you may call 863-634-0344.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port 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.

Family members are welcome.

Church service
hours changed
Effective May 18 the Okeecho-
bee Methodist Church will be
changing their worship service
and Sundy School times for the
summer months. There will be
one worship service on Sunday
at 10 a.m., and Sunday School at
9 a.m.
Children Theatre at
First Methodist
First United Methodist Chil-
dren's Theatre's production of
Allen Pote's, "0, Jonah," be pre-
sented on Sunday, May 18, at 6
p.m. in the Sanctuary. For infor-
mation contact Lonnie Kirsch or
Nancy Vaughan at 863-763-4021.

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Monday through Friday from
11:30am-1:30pm for a variety
of delicious cold cuts to Hot
dogs and Hamburgers for
only $7.99. For dinner, try our
all you can eat shrimp & fish
for only $9.99, every Friday
and Saturday night. We also
offer our Prime Rib Dinner for
only $9.99, anyday anytime!.
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this and many other specials
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State FCAT results released

TALLAHASSEE - According to
the 2008 Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) Writ-
ing+ results released on Thurs-
day, May 8, a greater percentage
of Florida students are writing at
or above grade level. The percent
of students in grades 4, 8 and 10
scoring at or above Achievement
Level 3 on the Writing+ exam in-
creased over the previous year. In
addition, the majority of Florida's
fourth, eighth and 10th-graders
continue to score 3.5 and above
on the essay portion of the exam.
"These results are evidence
that the tremendous efforts of our
teachers have a direct and positive

impact on our children's futures,"
said Education Commissioner
Eric J. Smith. "It is through their
selfless commitment to student
success that our state has been
able to experience the phenom-
enal academic growth that we
have seen in the last decade."
This year's results mirror Flor-
ida's strong performance on the
2007 National Assessment of Ed-
ucational Progress (NAEP) Writ-
ing assessment. Released in April,
Florida's NAEP results ranked the
Sunshine State ninth in the nation
for the number of eighth-grade
students scoring Proficient and
above; two places higher than in

2002 and 16 places higher than
in 1998. A score of Proficient and
above on the NAEP assessment is
comparable to a score of 4.5 to
5.5 on the FCAT Writing essay.
"Teaching a student how to
write is one of the most reward-
ing experiences imaginable,"
said Jan Graham, a sixth-grade
Language Arts teacher at Cobb
Middle School in Tallahassee. "In
addition to developing essential
skills that will make them more
successful in life, writing infuses
within students a passion to ex-
press themselves." Beginning at 6
a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, parents
may view their students' scores via

the FCAT Parent Network (www.
fcatparentnetwork.com) using
the secure login and password
provided by their school. School
districts and schools can access
electronic copies of their reports
today. Printed reports, including
individual student reports, school
reports, district and state reports,
will be delivered to school dis-
tricts next week.
To view the 2008 FCAT Writ-
ing+ fact sheet, visit http://www.
To view school, district and state
FCAT reports, visit http://fcat.fl-

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Taking a big step toward a
brighter future, 615 Treasure
Coast residents earned their high
school diploma through the In-
dian River Community College
Adult Education programs this
year. Throughout the 2007/2008
school year, the graduates earned
high school credits in IRCC's
Adult High School or prepared for
the General Educational Develop-
ment (GED) exam at over 20 IRCC
Adult Education sites throughout
St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and
Okeechobee counties.
About 150 of the graduates
will participate in the IRCC High

School Diploma Ceremony on
Thursday, May-15, in the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at the Main Cam-
pus in Fort Pierce. Students with
last names beginning with A to K
will participate in a ceremony at 6
p.m. and those with names begin-
ning with L to Z will receive their
diplomas in a ceremony starting
at 8 p.m.
"IRCC Adult Education gradu-
ates are encouraged to develop
job skills, plan a career and con-
tinue their education to enhance
their earning potential," said Dr.
Anthony lacono, Associate Dean
of Developmental Education.

Many graduates will continue
their education in one of IRCC's
certificate or degree programs.
One individual who has cho-
sen the path of higher educa-
tion is Graduation speaker Sarah
Elizabeth Hasis, a 1998 IRCC GED
graduate. During the 2007/2008
school year, 552 students passed
the GED exam and 63 successfully
completed the Adult High School
program at IRCC. Students in
GED Preparation progress at their
own pace to review high school
subjects prior to taking the GED
equivalency exam. Students in the
Adult High School program earn

high school credits as competen-
cies are achieved in high school
subjects. In addition to GED Prep-
aration, Adult High School and
Adult Basic Education, IRCC Adult
Education programs also include
English as a Second Language
(ESL) classes. IRCC Adult Educa-
tion students can participate in
dual or co-enrollment in several
postsecondary programs.
IRCC Adult Education pro-
grams are free to students. For
more information, call the IRCC
Information Call Center toll-free
at 1-866-866-4722.

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] School News in Brief

2008 Prom Royalty
Mike McClain and Jamie Lee Butler were chosen by the
Senior Class of Okeechobee High School as this year's
Prom King and Queen. Prom theme for 2008 was "Depths
of Forever", and featured undersea scenery, complete
with a shipwreck and ocean dwelling creatures. Prom was
sponsored by the Junior Class of OHS.


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Parenting classes
are offered
Free parenting classes are held
every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School.
Classes include topics about chil-
dren from birth to teens.
For information or to have
an interpreter available call Lori
Jaquith at 863-697-6320 or 863-
462-5000, ext. 282.

Free GED classes
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult ba-
sic education/GED and English as
a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language
classes, Monday-Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.

Preschool enrollment
under way
Peace Lutheran Preschool is

now taking enrollment for the
coming school year.
They have openings in Jr. Pre-
school, 3 and 4 year old's and
Kindergarten. Call the school for
more information, 863-763-7566. " 4=
Mon - Fri 8:00AM-5PM - Sat 8:00AM-12PM
Pre-School supports 10173 Hwy 441 North
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will be collecting the following
items throughout the month of
April and May to help support
Martha's House: women's toilet-
ries, sheets, towels, washcloths,
paper goods, and any products to
help with everyday needs.

Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education classes
for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes
to get a certificate of completion.
We now have day and evening
classes available. No child care
will be available. Call 863-462-
5877 for registration.


Paul H. Cox
Paul H. Cox, age 60 of Wal-
dorf, Md., died Thursday, May
8, 2008 in Okeechobee. Mr. Cox
proudly served our country dur-
ing the Vietnam war.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Isabelle and Isaac
He was the beloved father of
Tamara D. Cox of Waldorf, Md.,
Teena (William, Jr.) Holt, Cath-
ryn Cox, Travis (Tracie) McDer-
mott, Troy (Holly) McDermott;
beloved brother of Kenneth
L. Cox of Okeechobee, Gail L.

Crosby of Maryland and Richard
F. Cox of South Carolina; five
grandchildren; nieces; nephews
and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday,
from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until
8 p.m. and funeral services will
be Friday, at 9:30 a.m. at Huntt
Funeral Home in Waldorf, Md.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Sergio DePaz
Sergio DePaz, age 65 of
Okeechobee and formerly of Pa-
hokee died, Friday, May 9, 2008
in Okeechobee. He was born
Sept. 8, 1942 in Mexico City,
Mexico and was a member of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Maria DePaz of Okeechobee
and granddaughter, Maria Gar-
cia also of Okeechobee.
A visitation will be held,
Wednesday, May 14, from 4 un-
til 6 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
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A Thoulight To
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You meet so
many people in
the course of
the day. Do
you ever attend
m, , an event, or a
church service
or perhaps a
meeting of some
kind and notice
Paul M. a new individual
Buxton or maybe even a
regular that you
can just look at them and see loneliness
in their eyes. This is someone you have
never spoken to, a stranger to you.
You see this person crying out for help
but you do nothing. Maybe you are
scared or feel funny going up to a com-
plete stranger and intruding on their
lives or afraid of not knowing what to
do. But have you ever thought that
maybe that individual just needs a
friend, someone to listen to or someone
not to speak but just to sit there and
offer support? There are so many
strangers out there that don't have to
be a stranger. God might be calling out
to you help make a difference in that
lost and sad soul. The next time you
see a stranger go up and introduce
yourself, think about what might just
happen if you do something instead of
sitting back and ignoring an opportu-
nity to make a difference.
Thought for today: Strangers can
become friends when hearts reach out.

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Okeechobee KOA makes list of top parks Okeechobee Spotlight
UIT U U S � 1

The Okeechobee KOA camp-
ground in Florida was recently
among 30 Kampgrounds of
America parks in North America
named to a list of top camp-
grounds in North America pre-
pared by ReserveAmerica, one of
the leading recreation reservation
services in the nation.
The list included 15 separate
categories and is intended as a
guide to help consumers plan
their visits to North America's
"hidden gem" locations, accord-
ing to Seth Rosenberg, president
of ReserveAmerica. The Okeecho-
bee KOA was named one of the
Top 25 Fishing Spots for 2008 by
"Our sixth annual list of camp-
ground awards continues our
commitment to creating a re-
source for the camping consum-
er looking to plan and reserve a
camping trip for this spring and
summer," Mr. Rosenberg said.
"We are proud to honor these
outstanding public outdoor recre-
ation facilities that provide such a
high level of service and dedica-

tion while protecting our beauti-
ful natural areas for future genera-
The campgrounds were select-
ed based on testimonials, camp-
ground ratings and feedback pro-
vided by park rangers, regional
park management and campers
throughout the year. Nearly 4,000
parks were reviewed and the win-
ners were determined based on
specific family-friendly criteria
ranging from educational pro-
grams and visitor centers to camp-
ing amenities and overall beauty
and scenery. Factors in cluding
the quality and availability of hot
showers, laundry facilities, hiking
trails, family beaches, radio-free
zones, children's events and lo-
cation were also considered, Mr.
Rosenberg said. "It's great that
the Okeechobee KOA was includ-
ed on the ReserveAmerica list of
the best," said KOA President and
Chief Operating Officer Shane Ott.
"But it was no surprise to us. We
already knew - just as their camp-
ers do - that the Okeechobee KOA
is among the best campgrounds

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I would like to express my ap-
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of need: Sheriff Department - Paul
May, the two motorcycle officers,
Dr. Ladia, Dr. Flores, Dr. Razuman,
Dr. Dietrich, and Dr. Riaz, Okeecho-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at
the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Fri-
day, May 9, through Thursday, May 15, 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 - "Speed Racer" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Forbidden Kingdom" (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.
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.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.


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read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
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insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
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such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
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Fraud Line at 1-800 220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
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vious complaints.
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

LAND AUCTION - Greenbrier
County, WV. 1,885 acres
pasture and timber land of-
fered in 24 tracts. Barns &
out buildings for cattle op-
erations. One tract has a
beautiful 8 bedroom house
with indoor pool. Open and
wooded land with magnifi-
cent views. Auction Satur-
day, June 7 in Lewisburg,
WV Woltz & Associates, Inc.,
Roanoke, VA, Real Estate
Brokers & Auctioneers
(WV#1000). Go to
www.woltz.com or call
(800)551-3588 for property
and auction details.
Find it faster. Sell t soon-
er In the classifieds

LABELLE- found Masonic
Ring, call to identify

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BLACK LAB MIX - 3 years old,
good w/people, prefers
home w/no other pets. Good
home only (863)467-1165
BOXER/CURR DOG - 2 1/2 yrs
old, good with kids, to good
home only (863)763-6136
or (863)801-9266
DUCKS - Pecan, white, 3
months old, to good homes
only (863)467-2104
Free to a good home only-4
month old mixed terriers,
puppy shots, all females,
(863)763-7881 after 3 p.m.
KITTENS - to good homes
only (863)801-3561 Okee-
KITTENS - 2 month old, ready
for a new loving home.
KITTENS - 2 Wonderful male
kittens, 1 gray, 1 yellow.
KITTENS - Free, Litter box
trained. (863)697-1908
KITTENS - Free to good home
only. Call (863)763-1893 &
ask for Bob.
LAB PUPPIES - 7 Wonderful
puppies, 4 black & 3 brown,
2 males, 7 weeks old. Call
for info (863)634-0601
PUPPIES - Pug/Schnauzer/
Border Collie Mix. Free to
ood home. (863)763-1370
10 donation to cover shots.

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

Full-time housekeeper need-
ed for elderly man, live-in
preferred, Call for details
(863) 447-0999 before 8pm

seeking individual who has
exp w/young children and
has the 40 hr inservice or at-
tending 40hr inservice. Full-
time & Part-time available.
Call (863)467-5588
hrs a day, cooking & patient
care. $100/wk + board.

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$119 - $220K year. Body-
guards $250 - $750 a day
18 or older. (615)885-8960
ext 300 www.BodyGuard-

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BankCard Managers National
Processor looking for experi-
enced BankCard Sales pro-
fessionals to manage sales
team. 1st-yr potential
$187,070. 2nd-yr potential
$339,576. Lifetime Vested
Residuals. (888)637-2426
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in the Contracting, Real Es-
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grade tanker, no hazmat, no
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Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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Call (866)713-4492.
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with an ad In the classl-


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

elderly. 24 hour care by
registered nurse. TLC in
nice family home.

Chil Car

License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
or (863)261-6425

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Power Washing

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675,
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Package Unit, w/heat, 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-
mote control. $150

BATH TUB - Claw foot, Newly
refinished porcelain coating.
Great condition. $900.
PEDAL CAR - 1950s, childs,
nice original, $225.
Foot powered, $50. Call

FREEZER - Kenmore Cold
Spot, Good condition. $175.
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator, stove,
microwave and dishwasher
$1000 (863)763-2208
GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
RANGE HOOD - Old, looks
good, works. $20
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
STOVE - GE Select, Ceramic
top, Self cleaning,
White/black. Good cond.
$200. Neg. (863)824-7644
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

TANNING BED - '06/07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
$1500 (863)517-1965

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

holds for 3 months. 25x40
$6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Many others. Manufacturer
s i n c e
1980... (800)668-5422.

Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
bundles. $200 for all, will
sell separate.

seamless, incl. trailer, newer
elec. mtr., $2300.

BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
high chair, infant car seat,
security gate & walker, $170
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
BABY WALKER - Kolcraft, 2 in
1 Tiny Steps, Great condi-
tion, $30 (863)467-1396
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
Child's Chopper, Excellent,
cond. Charger cord included.
$125. (863)634-7905

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

PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
ately. (863)675-2804
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, CALLTO SEE
$75 neg. (863)467-8681

ER - King size, clean, good
condition. $25

BARSTOOLS (2) - Early
American, maple, $70 will
sell separately.
BED - King size with head-
board, clean, good condition.
$100 (863)484-0239
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
hdbd/ftbd, dresser w/mirror,
5 drawer chest, 2 nt stands.
$500 (863)357-6315
$450. Call 863-447-0230
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
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71, 4 drawers and
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208
Lazy Boy Recliner, tan-green
w/foot stool, still has paper
work, $100 (863)801-1975
ask for Michelle
w/twin sz pull out bed. Match-
ing ottomans w/storage. $425.
Neg. (863)357-1560

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.

RECLINER - burgundy, exc.
cond., $75. (863)214-3850
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Big
Man, leather, like new, $250.
covered. $100 or best offer
SLEEPER SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
$100 (863)214-3850
SOFA - 82", 3 cushions, Cen-'
'tury, off-white & blue'flor4,l
$75. Call 863-447-0230'
SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
offer. (863)801-1551
TABLE TOP - Very nice glass
72"x42"x/2" thick. Beveled
with all 4 corners rounded.
$150. (863)983-2306

GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
Charger. $999
GOLF CART - With charger,
Needs TLC, $350.

AK47 RIFLE (2) - very good
cond., w/access, $900 or
best offer (863)697-2969
CIAL asking $275
LLAMA 380 - Small version of
1911. $200 (863)674-0613

House. All in One, $100

White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613

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Price must be included in ad
Private parties only
2 items per household per issue

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CASTLE Professionals
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10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

dian, turquoise & coral, ster-
ling silver, $600 or best
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

TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
cellent condition, $650 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric,
New condition. $1000.

training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify - Job placement as-
sistance. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
offer (863)467-8389
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
chargeable (EAR PIECE),
Samsung, with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Holland Grill- legacy, stainless
steel, grills-steams-smokes,
w/ 20 lb. LP tank, excellent
cond. $150 (863)357-3779
Konetco country plank collec-
tion floating locking floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great price (863)763-7386
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
Y CAG1l01J .-- - GALbt
- l(8t001910I-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
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
Call 863-467-5299

DRUM SET - Tama $250
ELEC GUITAR - Ibanez, with
amplifier $300
Casio, screen showing
hands & notes, with stand.
$50 (863)532-8347

LOVE BIRDS - Breeding pair,
$75 (863)763-2169

Sand, Complete, Simple set
up. 3 Ft. x 12 Ft. $30
VITA SPA - 2 person, gray
granite finish, 10 jets, w/cov-
a er, self contained, no assem-
bly. $500 (863)763-7875

PIZZA OVEN - Commercial,
counter top, cooks 2 16"
pizzas, $175 or best offer

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

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CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
$100 (863)801-3885

works good. $50

phase. $200 (863)467-5401
or (772)359-2923
CHAIN SAW - electric, 20ft
extendable pole $50
120/240. $2500
863)234-1230 or

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GENERATOR - 16KW w/ Tank.
Tank is full. Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
leave message please
TABLE ROUTER - Craftsman,
like new, $50.
TOOL PKG - tools in great
cond, value $1400 asking
$750 (863)634-2154

We BuY
Homes Fast
For Cash!
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 824-004C
or Toll Free
(888) 824-004C


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/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

FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490

SADDLE - Big Horn all leather
western youth saddle, 14"
w/girth, like new cond, rust
color. $395 (863)763-2692
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109

$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 (
LAWN MOWER - Murray Hy-
drostat, 14hp, 2 cyl., 42"
cut, asking $300.
cu. ft. Hooks to the back of
lawn mower. $100
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
NEW 250 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric row. $3,500
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher. Yellow &
Green. $60 (863)634-8880
Sears, w/new battery, $250.
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
Automatic 120. $1500 Firm.
RIDING MOWER - Poland Pro,
19hrs, 48" cut. 24hp, Cruise
control. $1000. Firm.
(863)673-3894 Ask for Kevin
SCAG 52" - Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair


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

BA, W&D., Lg. fenced patio.
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313

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Duplex For Rent
2/2 w/ garage, access to pool
and tennis courts, lawn
maintenance included
$800/mo. 1st & security
Move In Special!
'/z off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all apple's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878

Townhs. Updated kitchen. All
appl's. W&D. $950 mo. 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-5965

Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1cBR
$695 or 2BR $895 + electric.
Annual lease. 215-359-7779

2 Bedroom,

2 Bath, 2
car garage.

Kings Bay

$1,000 a


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
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

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
Lawrence Real Estate Co.
OKEECHOBEE - 2br, lba, large
yard, Kissimmee River Est.
$700/mo, + 1st & Sec
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo

Lol For Rent in NW section of
town behind the civic center,
$200 month, Call for more
information (863)634-8589

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
available, within new com-
mercial bidg., all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545

We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

Elliot's Pawn Shop
419 W S Park St* (863) 763-5553

Easy Payments
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/iba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

HOPE SOUND - 3 ac, 2 ren-
tals, monthly income $1700,
1 mi from beach, shops.
Quiet & peaceful. Pool, pond.
$200,000 (863)763-7727 or

acres, all wooded, 20 ft deed
right-of-way. Over 1000 ft of
creek frontage. 16 mi from
Shelby, NC, $75,000

* Land Auction * 250 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing Free Brochure
800-890-1292 www.LAND-

to 3 acre lakefront and
wooded lots starting @ 17k
to 39k, surrounded by 5k
acres of Lake Barkley state
park, utilities/county roads In
place, close to hospitals and
schools. Jay Bachman
800 964-7495 or
727 492-8380 jcb@int-
Grand Opening Sale! Satur-
day, May 31st! 1+ acre lake
access just $29,900- in-
cludes FREE boat slips! On
160,000 acre recreational
lake in Kentucky. Save
$5000 GUARANTEED! Prime
dockable lakefront available.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Be 1st to seel Call
now (800)704-3154, x1825.
nally Affordable Lakefront
Living *Large Wooded
Homesites- Starting in the
Low $100's *World Class
Amenities *165+Acre
Lake/22 Miles of Shoreline
*Great Boating & Fishing*
No Time Limit to Build HUR-
ton Head Lakes:
(866)396-3230. www.Hil-
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
-month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (866)745-3329 or
Southern Colorado Ranch
Sale 35 Acres w/ Well just
$356/month* Spectacular
Rocky Mountain views Year-
round access, Nicely treed
Access to electric and tele-
phone Call Red Creek Land
today (866)OWN-LAND x
4125 www.seecedarwood-
station.com Offer void where
prohibited. Terms and condi-
tions subject to change with-
out notice. *Monthly
payment of $356.22 based
upon a purchase price of
$69,900 with 15% down and
$59,415 financed via a 30
year mortgage at a fixed in-
terested rate of 6.00%.
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.

Mobile Homes

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

ANCIENT OAKS- 55+, Gated,
lbr, ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
Electric. 954-610-5345
2/2's @ $500, 3/2's @
$650, yearly lease, No pets,
$1000 sec. (863)763-4031
FT. DRUM - Just set up! Beau-
tiful D/W on 5ac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1500 dep
read $800 mo. 772-464-9226
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms

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

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98 US Hwy 98N * keechobee. (863) 357-2431 www.slbtcomj
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OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/1lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
$675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
2ba, '07 model DW, private
waterfront lot. New seawall,
$1000/mo (954)610-5345
canal. Newly remodeled.
$750 dep. $150 wk. Call
Missy @ (863)634-8674

Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing
Mobile Home liquidation sale.
All inventory must go. Low
down payment, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $41,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
New Homes of Merit 28x56
doublewide $54,900 in-
cludes A/C and setup. Low
down payment, easy financ-
ing. Call 863-675-8888
REPO Zone II 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c incl
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
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

BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good cond.
$2000 (863)697-0398
JON BOAT - 14', V-hull, alumi-
num, needs a little work,
w/trailer, paddles, troll motor
$400 (863)699-2079

ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
MOTOR HOME '1985 - $1000
call for details
PROWLER - 33 Ft. w/ Florida
Rm., Heat & Air. Water, Elec-
tric & Trash furnished.
$5000 (863)763-8761 Okee
RV - 35'w/ 2 PO's, 10x30 at-
tached screen room, new
carpet, new AC, Hot water
heater, located in ZTR,
$4900 or O.W.H.F
sleeps 2, new tires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
$300. (863)805-2869

BOAT ANCHORS - 2, Stainless
steel, Holding pontoon boats
in place. $70. or will sep.

1200 Sportstecr. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107
HD SPORTSTER - '88, Runs
good. 33K ml., $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
HONDA 250, '04 - runs good,
never been in mud, $2,500.
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

TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P
Zero 360/710/R17, brand
new. $500 or best offer.
TOW DOLLY - Heavy duty auto
tow dolly. $300

YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trlr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730

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 Trucks 4040
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
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
HONDA ACCORD, '92 - 4 dr.,
pw, pl & mirrors, auto, runs
great, needs a little TLC,
1,000 neg. (863)946-1205
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
SATURN LS - '2000, 4 door,
White, Runs Great. $4000.
or best offer. (863)357-0007
Okee. area. Leave message

MARK V - '79, Runs, Needs
body work. 79K orig. mi.
$1200. Neg. (330)573-8413
lectible, $2500.
863-234-1226 or

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

CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK, '88 - no
title, no motor or trans, body
in great shape, $400 or best
offer. (561)449-1559
V6, has rust, runs good, a/c
works, $1200 or best offer.
JEEP CHEROKEE, '98 - 4x4, 2"
lift kit, new brakes, tires,
custom rims, well maint.,
$4,000. (863)634-5742

EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
Workhorse with dumper
green body, tan roof $1800
(561)762-3309 ___
GOLFCART - EZ Go Club, gas
powered, with roof & club
carrier, $1700.
(863)673-6555 $0

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
MOTOR & TRANS- Chevy '96-
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles.
$1500 for both, will separ-
ate. (863)801-3885
RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good
condition. $1000
STEP BARS - w/brackets,
chrome plated stainless steel
from '06 Dodge quad cab,
$300. (863)763-2664
TIRES - 4, Goodyear Wrangler
MTR, 245 75 16, good con-
dition, $180. 863-697-0996

This Notice shall be published once
each week for four (4) consecutive
weeks in the "Okeechobee News."
OATED this 22nd day of April, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/LindaF Young
Deputy Clerk
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door, fits Chevy Long bed.
$400 neg (863)634-7230
TOOL BOX - Diamond plate,
$150. (863)763-2664
TOPPER - 1 yr old, 72W x 80L
x 28H Florida Line, side win-
dows, front & rear glass.
$450 neg (863)532-9366
For buggy. Early 80's. $600

CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brad
new tires, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
FORD 150 PU '93 - runs &
looks good, tool boxes,
$2500 (863)763-6216
FORD F100, '77 - runs great,
asking, $800.
FORD F150, 1989 - 6" lift,
fresh rebuilt front dif. &
trans., $2,000. Call
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch; good tires. $1900
(863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '99 - Xtra cab 4
dr, V8, auto, loaded, 100k
mi, very good cond, dk blue.
$4250 (561)718-8580 Okee
FORD F350 - '89, (with Title)
Diamond-plate flatbed w/
goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs
Great! $2000 (863)517-1965
Brown, off a '05 Ford 2500,
Long bed, No side windows.
Nice. $300. (863)467-8580
Power Ram 150 1987 4WD,
auto, new 318, short wheel
base, super ', swampers
$3,000 obo 673-3293
TOPPER - Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up, approx 71" x
71". Great condition. $200.

CHEVY TRACKER 1998 - 4 Dr,
PW, PL, Air, Heat, 70,170
miles. Good on gas. Asking
$5000 neg. (772)370-0262
$1500. 863-234-1226 or

gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
Gooseneck w/hard top, good
condition. $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)228-0580
TRAILER - 6x12, single axle,
w/tool box, $800 or best of-
fer. (239)986-0296
UTILITY TRAILER - 2 axle, 6 x
16, $1100. (863)634-3280.

'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200
auto trans, cold a/c, low
miles. $1200 firm
pass. Capt chairs, rear air,
PW,PL, AC, 150K, $3800
156K mls. Great condition.
Asking $2400 or best offer.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

whose last known address was 731
Jenkins Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida
34947, and all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against JOANNA
NICHOLS McEWEN and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein de-
Complaint to quiet title on the following
described real property, to-wit:
Lot 87, Block 59, BASSWOOD, INC.,
UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page
51, of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to JOHN 0. CAS-
SELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintif, whose
address is Poso Office Box 968, 400
Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34973, on or before the 301h
day of May, 2008, and tile the onginal
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs Attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
Default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Compnlaint.





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Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, in accordance with Section
287,055, Florida Statutes and FAA AC150/5100-14D, hereby requests proposals
from professional engineering consulting firms desiring to render airport General
Consulting services at the Okeechobee County Airport, lorida. The County is seek-
ing a consulting firm and/or team to serve as General Consultant to the County in
support of Okeechobee County Airport. The firm/team must be experienced in pro-
viding comprehensive planning, design, bidding, construction phase and all support
services for projects, which may include, but are not limited to:
- Environmental Assessments
- Airfield Pavement, Lighting and Infrastructure Assessments and Reports
SUpdate Airport Layout Plan
-Prepare JACIP Updates, Grant Applications and Provide Grant Administration
- Rehabilitation and Extension of Runways, Taxiways, Taxilanes and Aprons
- Terminal Expansion and Related Facilities
SFBO Development and Support Facilities
Construct Infrastructure
Airport Roadways and Utilities
Airport Security Improvements
Mitigation Planning and Design
Construct Master Stormwater Facilities
Rehabilitate Airfield Lighting and Signage
- Geotechnical Investigations and Evaluations
- Conduct Project Surveys
- Update Noise Studies
- NAVAIDS and Instrument Procedures Divelopment and Support
- Conduct Airspace Analyses or on- and off-airport development initiatives
- Development of Airport Industnal Park and related work
- Property Acquisition Program and Exhibit "A" Updates
- Other Projects as Required in Support of the Airport Development.
Services may include, but are not limited to, civil engineering design, aidield design,
environmental design; utilities and infrastructure design; surveying; evaluation and
. documentation of existing conditions; verification of as-built conditions including
field verification of all existing above and underground utilities; cost estimating
and scheduling; technical studies; permitting; construction administration and
resident engineering; and all other related services including coordination with the
County, its other Consultants, the City and all agencies having interests in the pro-
jects such as the FAA, the TSA, the FDO, SFWMD, USACOE, etc.
The Services may also include design on various County projects and all other engi-
neering and related professional services which may be required where the
County elects not to solicit letters of interest by means of public advertisement,
and will involve coordination with current and future projects at the Airport.
In order to be considered, the bidder must have recently (within 5 years) and suc-
cessfully completed projects similar to the projects listed above. The consultant
shall demonstrate complete familiarity with FAA and FOOT requirements and pro-
cedures. The proposing consultants shall demonstrate their commitment to allo-
cating the necessary resources to complete various assignments in short
timeframes in order to meet FDOT and FAA funding guidelines and deadlines.
Proposals to provide the above noted consulting services shall include the following
in a tabbed document proposal:
a. Narrative description of the proposer's qualifications and approach to provide
the required services;
b. Resumes for the key project manager;
c. A completed SF 330 bor the overall team composition;
d. A certificate of insurance indicating not less than $1 million in general and
professional liability coverage tfor the prime consultant;
e. Proposals shall not exceed fifteen (15) pages plus resumes and SF-330
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and five (5) copies thereof in a
sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words
by 4 p.m. local time on June 2, 2008, at the County Administration Office, Attn:
County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals re-
ceived after the time and date specified will be returned unopened.
Inquiries and/or requests for additional information should be directed to Vernon
Gray, Manager, Okeechobee County Airport, at 863-467-5505.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive
technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal, which, in its judg-
ment, best serves the public interest. Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity
Calif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
273753 ON 5/14/08

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
sion on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Cham-
bers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special work-
shop session May 22, 2008 at 9:00a.m. to discuss the proposed amendments to
sion Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, .
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired. call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
Clif Belts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson. Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
273748 ON 5/14/08.

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold-a workshop on
the land use build-out model i f s arofthe scope of, servicefor'a Department
of Community Affairs grant award on May 19, 2008 at'9:00am at the Heath De-
partment Auditorium, 1798 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Members of the
Okeechobee City Council and the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board may also be
in attendance.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilties Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TOODD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
Cliff Betts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
273731 ON5/14/08

Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, June 3,2008, @ 3:30 PRM. The public meeting will he held
at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more informa-
tion, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and Development Department, 499
N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official record of the Department.
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeeclhobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
273940 ON 5/14,23/08

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11

AAU Florida volleyball champions

The 14 Elite Volleyball Team
from our hometown of Okeecho-
bee reigned victorious the week-
end of May 3-4 to become the
AAU Florida Champions in the
14 and under division. The team
consisting of: Rebekah Bryan,
Jordan Maynard, Erika Klingler,
Carissa Tyson, Emilie Lege, Marie
Renfranz, Taydra DelPrete, Shiloh
Anuez, Karli Rowell and coached
by Karen Cotton competed in
pool play on Saturday, May 10,
being ranked in the number one
position out of 40 teams.
They defeated the Cape Coast
14 National Team and the Amelia
Island team on Saturday and then
moved on to bracket play which
is elimination day. Once you lose
on the last day you go home.
The team started playing at 10
a.m., against Gulf Coast Cardi-
nal defeating them in two quick
games with scores of 25-16 and
25-9. There was a long delay
before playing the 2 p.m. match
against a very powerful and well
respected Gainsville Select team.
However, they defeated them
in two games with scores of 25-
22 and 25-8. At 4 p.m. the semi-
finals against Champions 14 elite
was held. Our girls played hard,
putting down this tough team
with scores of 25-18 and 25-23.
Immediately following the
semi final match, our 14 Elite
team met head on with a nation-
ally ranked team from Orlando,
the OVA 14 National team.
They had a rough start open-
ing up the game exhausted and
allowing the opposing team to
pin them with a 9-1 early lead.
These tough girls from

Okeechobee wouldn't be put
down easy though as they fought
back to a 25-17 game they fell
short by only 8 points.
This led to a second game
where our girls showed what
they were made of by never al-
lowing the OVA team to go ahead
and defeated them 25-20.
How exciting it was to go to a
third and tie breaking game to 15
points. With the love and encour-
agement from their faithful fol-
lowers of parents, family, friends
and even other teams this group
of nine girls attacked and had the
opposition down 8-1 early in the

The final score of the third
and deciding game was 15-8.
The team and the crowd of spec-
tators went wild with excitement
and tears of joy to have accom-
plished such a spectacular feat.
The AAU will now send them
to Nationals to represent Florida
in their prospective age group, an
entry of $695 paid by AAU. Our
community has rallied together
to support this very talented.
group of soon to be high school
volleyball players with the draw-
ing held in April.
We hope they will continue

to support the team as they are
planning a car wash and Golden
Coral Celebrity Server to help
with the lodging and food costs.
We will also be listing all sup-
porters on the volleyball team
shirts worn by all at the Disney
Wide World of Sports and the
Orange County Convention Cen-
ter where they will be represent-
ing Okeechobee. So if you would
like to be included in helping the
teams dream come true, please
call Cindy Maynard at 863-697-

Submitted photo
The 14 Elite Volleyball Team of Okeechobee competed for the AAU Florida Volleyball Cham-
pionship and came home victorious.

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