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are hard at work
Mrs. Hawk's class is blasting.
off into the New Year with the
letter "Bb" Fun Day! The stu-
dents enjoyed reading books
on their blankets, blowing bub-
bles, batting at balloons, chew-
ing bubblegum and eating
brownies and butterfingers! In
science, we are learning how
to use our five senses to
-observe and draw conclusions
about things around us. In
math, we are practicing Num-
ber Patterns using charts and
hands-on materials. We are
using our math skills daily as
we count down to the 100th
day of school!
Cobras pins Brahman
The Brahman wrestling
team hosted the Cobras of Ft.
Pierce Central High School and
came up short 41-28.
The Brahmans began the
dual meet giving up six points
with a forfeiture in the 189-
pound weight class. They
wound up winning in four
weight classes by pin and one
weight class by major decision.
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European Circus: Thrills, fantasy and fun
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Anastasini European Big Top Extravaganza Circus Spectacular has come to town.
Some of the events the show will include are aerial fantasy balancing, clowns, jugglers,
comredpshow and-a dog show. The Anastasini family has p1ai5ihted and performed the
European circus for generations. Shows will be on Friday, Jan. 12, Saturday, Jan. 13,
and Sunday, Jan. 14. For tickets and additional information, contact the Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
The Big Top comes to town
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce has brought the Anas-
tasini Big Top Extravaganza Cir-
cus Spectacular to Okeechobee.
The show includes aerial fan-
tasy, balancing, clowns, world
champion jugglers, aerial rocket
stars, a comedy show, outdoor
show, dog show, magic show and
The dogs used in the dog show
are trained by the Anastasini fami-
ly and all were saved from animal
The show is being held at the
American Legion Fairgrounds
behind the City Fire Department.
The Anastasini family has been
performing and presenting the
European circus for generations.
They have been in the United
States for 25 years but are original-
ly from Milan, Italy.
They currently reside in Engle-
wood. They travel all over the
United States bringing their Euro-
pean Circus to entertain the citi-
zens of many towns along the
way. Asua Espana, 17, is displaying aerial fantasy on the
the circus include hurformanc-h oaop Chiffon. She will be performing with the Anastasini
tricks with multiple hula-hoops, European Big Top Extravaganza Circus Spectacular
and a Chinese version of juggling which will be presented on Friday, Jan. 12, Saturday,
involving a double cone shaped Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14. For tickets and additional
information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at
See Circus Page 2 (863) 763-6464.
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By Eric Kopp
The identities of two
escapees from the VisionQuest
facility on U.S. 441 N. have been
released by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The two females, ages 15 and
16, fled from the facility around
10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
According to OCSO Lieu-
tenant Billy Markham, both girls
are from north Florida.
The 16-year-old is described
as a black female who stands 5-
foot-4-inches tall and weighs 120
pounds. When last seen she was
wearing a bright green shirt,
navy blue sweat pants and ten-
nis shoes. Lt. Markham said she
is from Crawford.
The 15-year-old is described
as a white female who stands 5-
foot-7-inches tall and weighs 130
pounds. When last seen she was
wearing a bluish gray T-shirt
with a collar, blue sweat pants
and tennis shoes. She is from
Dunedin, said Lt. Markham.
OCSO deputies were made
aware of the escape at 11:06
a.m. and were sent to the facility
to help search for the girls. Lt.
Markham said authorities were
also searching on horseback.
Also assisting in the search
was the K-9 unit from the Okee-
chobee Correctional Institute
"We tracked them toward
the Florida Turnpike but the
track discontinued," said OCI
Since the trail went cold at
that point, the warden theorized
that someone may have been
waiting for the escapees and
then aided in their escape from
He went on to say the two
bloodhounds are kept and
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for missing teen
Investigators are seeking
information as to the where-
abouts of a local girl who has
not been seen or heard from
since Dec. 29, 2006.
Detective Sergeant T.J.
Brock of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
said Thursday that Donna Faye
White, 15, was reported miss-
ing by her family on Jan. 1,
Sgt. Brock said the girl is
described as being 5-foot-4-
inches tall and weighing 105
pounds. The teen has blond
hair and blue eyes.
He said she may be in the
Mosquito Creek area and living
with someone, but that has not
She has not been seen since
leaving her home on that Fri-
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prop called a diabolo which con-
sists of a spool that is whirled and
tossed on a string tied to two
sticks held one in each hand. Mul-
tiple diabolos can be spun on a
single string which makes a huge
variety of tricks possible using the
sticks, string and various body
They also use the Chiffon,
which is a long piece of material
that the performer climbs and
does various aerial stunts by
wrapping the material around
their arms or legs.
The Anastasini European Big
Top Extravaganza Circus Spectac-
ular has all the makings for an
exciting show for all ages.
Opening night is Friday, Jan.
12, at 7:30 p.m. Three shows will
be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 1,
4:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will be
two final shows on Sunday, Jan.
14,- 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
day after she
by her fami-
ly to leave
er Park on
S.R. 70 W Donna Faye
The family White
left with-someone in a fairly
new green pick-up truck.
Family members say when
they last saw Donna she was
wearing a white T-shirt, black
shorts and white tennis shoes.
If you have any information
on the Whereabouts of Donna
Fay White, contact Detective
Sergeant Brock at (863) 763-
Tickets are on sale at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce,
55 S. Parrott Ave. Ringside box
seats are available for $25 for
adults and $15 for children under
12 80 ringside seats are avail-
able per show; Mezzanine seats
are available for $20 for adults,
$15 for senior citizens and $10 for
children under 12; general admis-
sion seating is available for $15 for
adults, $10 for senior citizens and
$10 for children under 12.
There is no charge for infants
or very small children who do not
take a seat.
There are $5 coupons avail-
able that can be applied to all tick-
ets except the ringside box seats.
Tickets are available through
the Chamber of Commerce or at
the door on a first-come, first-
For information, call the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events have been scheduled to
be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70
E., in the coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: Jan 13 Flying Cow Products
team roping; Feb 2 & 3 Bureau of Land Management wild horse
adoption sale; Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Champions Florida Barrel
Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee County Fair; March 13-
18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale; and, May 26 &
27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Sebring hosts Antique Appraisal Fair
SEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance will present the
fifth annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Drs. Thakkar Pavilion, next to Highlands
Little Theatre which is located off W. Center Street behind the
Sebring Public Library.
First appraisal and admission fee is $10 extra appraisals are
$5 each. Admission is $5.
For information call Goldie Garnich at (863) 655-5642; Jo Bren-
ner at (863) 385-3105; or, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds benefit the Heartland Cultural Alliance.
Hospital hosting dinner, program
OKEECHOBEE The January Dine with the Doctor presenta-
tion at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will be on Tuesday,
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at a cost of $5. The subject of
varicose vein laser treatment presented by Dr. Luis Rosas will fol-
low at 5:30 p.m.
The presentation is free.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
File now for senior homestead exemptions
OKEECHOBEE Applications for homestead exemption,
additional senior exemption for persons 65 years or older and
agriculture classification should be filed with the Okeechobee
County Property Appraiser's Office by March 1.
The property appraiser's office is located at 307 N.W. Fifth Ave.
in the Alderman Building.
Exemption for seniors 65 and older is subject to income limits.
For information, contact the office at (863) 763-4422.
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cally for tracking. Thursday seeking more informa-
The OCI unit called off their tion were not returned as of news-
search and returned to OCI around paper deadline.
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Jan. 11, issue of the Okeechobee News the guest speaker at Wednes-
day's Chamber of Commerce meeting was incorrectly identified. The
speaker's name is Mike Horner, not Mike Warner as stated in the story
and photo cutline. We apologize for the error.
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FWC seeks talented student artists
EES students of the week
Here are our "Students of the Week" for Jan.8 through Jan. 12. The following students
are achieving excellence in the classroom, (in no particular order), Kindergarten stu-
dents are, Caleb Joiner, Angel Garcia, and Brenda Abonza-Yanez. First grade students
are, Carolina Trejo, Rebecca Starnes, Colton Rhoden, Alexis Garcia and Yasmine Cabr-
era; Second students are, Montana Margeson, Devon Jones, Carlie Sujeta, Mariah
Whaley, and Adriana Hernandez. Third grade students are Kourtney Souder, Breanna
Sellers, Regina Buettner, April Hogenkamp, and Karina Campos. Fourth grade stu-
dents are, Dakota Dickey, Jessica Drawdy, and Omar Cardoso, Jeremiah Hubbard;
Fifth Siria Elias, Heather Sills.
EES Students are hard at
work after winter break
Mrs. Hawk's class is blasting
off into the New Year with the
letter "Bb" Fun Day! The stu-
dents enjoyed reading books on
their blankets, blowing bubbles,
batting at balloons, chewing
bubblegum and eating brown-
ies and butterfingers! In science,
we are .learning
how to use our
five senses to
things around us. In math, we
are practicing Number Patterns
using charts and hands-on
materials. We are using our
math skills daily as we count
down to the 100th day of
Mrs. Wright's class wrote
about the gingerbread houses
that they decorated. The stu-
dents enjoyed chewing "Pop
Rocks" bubble gum while learn-
ing about the letter "Bb". They
also had a lot of fun playing with
balloons and blowing bubbles.
Many of the students know their
letters and sounds. In math, we
are studying the numbers
between 11 20. We have a new
job wheel that gives all students
a daily responsibility. Our class
is going to have a great New
Mrs. Claypool's class started
off the New Year reviewing all
our letters and sounds. We are
working hard on blending let-
ters into words. We are learning
the letter "Bb" and the sight
word "do". We will be working
on writing a narrative story. In
math, we are learning all the
numbers to 20. We are seeing
2007 with an exciting start!
Mrs. Smith's class' is busy
learning about 30 shapes or
"Geo Solids". We are finding
cones, cylinders, spheres,
cubes, and prisms all around us.
We have been investigating
which objects will stack, slide,
and roll. We love math!
Mrs. Brady's class is back and
busily working! We are studying
owls and are going Ito dissect
owl pellets to find bones. We are
learning about counting money,
famous inventors and scientists.
Also learning to add more detail
and describing words in our
writing. Our learning will never
end! Keep reading 100 Book
Challenge! Happy New Year!
Ms. Hunt's class really missed
each other! It was fun to share
our Christmas stories and some
of our favorite gift. Right now
we're brainstorming some real-
istic resolutions to make for
2007. Some are definitely easier
than others. Happy New Year!
Mrs. Campbell's class is look-
ing forward to reading the sto-
ries in our new reading book.
We'll be working on counting
money. It takes a lot of practice!
We all enjoyed our Christmas
vacations. We say what's not to
like. You get to" eat a lot of great
food and open fantastic pres-
ents. Now we are ready to make
our New Year's Resolutions and
start the new year off right. Mrs.
Kirby's class says, "Watch us go,
we're powered up for a great
Mr. Wright's class is working
on a money unit in math. We
have started a new reading
book, and we'll be writing about
summer vacations. We are also
studying about scientists.
What an awesome New Year!
Ms. Stokes' class is eagerly antic-
ipating the challenges of the sec-
ond half of the school year.
Everyone is excited to begin a
new reading book. We begin
Monday with the story, "The Day
Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash."
Congratulations to our class
Spelling Bee Winner Sergio
Pineda and our alternate Brean-
Miss Kauffman's class contin-
ues to work on multiplication in
math. We are finding out how
science and math are connected
as we begin a unit on measure-
ment. In reading, we are work-
ing hard on improving our fluen-
cy and summarizing stories.
Social studies is fun and exciting
as we learn new things from
"Scholastic News". We will even
be writing about some of the
articles we read!
Mrs. Laughlin's class is work-
ing very hard on reading com-
prehension and fluency.
Remember to read 30 minutes
Mr. Vien's class is working on
multiplication in Math. Also
FCAT binders challenge us daily
with FCAT type questioning. We
are working on fluency and Indi-
an tales genre in reading.
Remember to read 30 minutes at
home every evening We are writ-
ing about our New Year's resolu-
tions and will show them off at
the next PTO 'meeting. We have
earned an incentive party (pop-
corn and a movie) by having
great behavior each day!
Ms. Tilton's class is finishing
up a math unit on multiplication.
Soon we'll be exploring new
ideas like mean, median, mode,
range and average. In science
we are exploring ways to esti-
mate and measure length,
weight and capacity. As always
we continue to practice our
FCAT reading skills with 100
Book Challenge and daily skills
Miss May, Mrs. Enrico and Mr.
Bonasera are happy to be back
and ready to start the New Year.
Our students are gearing up to
take the FCAT in February and
Florida Writes. Parents please
remember to read with your
child each night!
Student Council will meet on
January 19, Yearbook pictures
will be taken at this meeting so
wear your orange Student Coun-
Jane Daniels Maddox
Jane Daniels Maddox, age 59,
of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
Jan. 9, 2007, at her residence.
Born April 5, 1947, she had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 34 years. She was a retired
schoolteacher working with the
Okeechobee County School Sys-
tem for 31 years. She enjoyed
flowers, wildlife, gardening,
reading and cooking.
She is survived by sisters,
Lynda (Carson) Callahan of
North Port and Sandra Maddox
of Pittsburgh, Pa.
A memorial service will be
held Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at 2
p.m., at the Buxton Funeral
In lieu of flowers the family
has asked donations be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N. E. Fifth Street, Okee-
Carol L. Spray
Carol L. Spray, age 92, of
Georgia, died Jan. 10, 2007. Mrs.
Spray was born Oct. 3, 1914, in
Florida to the late Elisha and
Minnie (Hendrix) Prevatt. She
was a homemaker.
Mrs. Spray is survived by her
daughter, Carolyn Smith of
Colquitt, Ga.; two sons, Donald
Spray of Isle of Palm, S.C. and
Loue Spray of Tavares; two
brothers, Mark Prevatt of Erevin,
N.C. and Robert Prevatt of
Aripeka; 14 grandchildren; 18
great grandchildren; and, three
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Services will be at 11 a.m., on
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee
with Pastor Richard Whipple
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth Street,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34974, or
Okeechobee Shrine Club.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second Street,
Lavelle R. Hargis
Lavelle R. "Chick" Hargis, age
91, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, Jan. 8, 2007, in Levy County.
Born June 7, 1915, in Sulphur
Spring, Texas he lived in Okee-
chobee for 16 years, but resided
the last nine years in Williston.
He enjoyed fishing and was a
member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Hargis is preceded in
death by his wife, Pauline Har-
He is survived by his son,
Robin Edward (Jenee) Hargis
and a daughter, Paul Sue (Sid)
Johnson of Miami. In addition he
is survived by grandchildren,
Todd Robinson Hargis of Willis-
ton and Matthew Lavelle John-
son of Miami.
Services will be Friday, Jan.
12, 2007, with visitation from 10
until 11 a.m. followed by servic-
es at 11 a.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
Talented middle and high
schools artists are being
sought by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) to participate
in its 16th annual Manatee
Decal Art contest. The winning
artwork will become the
design for the 2007-08 state
manatee decal and sold at
county tax collectors' offices to
benefit manatee research and
The contest is open to all
middle school and high school
students who attend public,
private or home schools in
"This art project has been
very successful in encouraging
students to learn about mana-
tees and their role in Florida's
environment," said Bonnie
Abellera, manatee decal coor-
dinator. "It's great to see the
artistic variety, but the most
rewarding thing for us is seeing
how interested kids are in
We were thumbing through
a book of children's prayers the
other day. It contained the usual
beautiful little prayers for chil-
dren, and they were all well
done -- striking illustrations and,
in general, good taste through-
out the book.
There was one prayer in this
book, however, that was out-
standing! It was illustrated with
the picture of a little boy lying on
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PHONE NUMBER: I had a reason to call the Post Office today and
when I looked up the number in our directory under businesses I
found out they are not listed. I then called information and got an 800
number, which then gave me a whole long list of options and finally
found out the Post Office number here in town is (863) 763-3616 in
case anybody would like to put it in their book perchance they have to
make a call to the Post Office. Editor's Note: The phone number for the
Post Office in Okeechobee can also be found on page 6 of the pink
pages in the phone book.
IMMIGRANTS: I see where they caught another boat load of illegal
immigrants. I think they need to fine them at least $10,000, let them
spend six months in jail then send them home. Maybe that would cut
down on everybody coming across illegally. Maybe they would get the
message that they can't enter the country illegally.
LETTER: This is about the Jan. 10 letter to the editor. She needs to
know that when Moslems declare a. holy war they think that they get
everything they didn't have money, power, wealth and so forth.
They also have a different mentality when it comes to our way of think-
ing. I agree with her. You don't get all that.
LEGISLATORS: I just heard on TV where they want to raise mini-
mum wage to $10.25 an hour. I think that is great. Now if you can get
some of the congressmen and senators to quit giving themselves rais-
es up to $128,000 to $150,000 a year for doing nothing maybe we
could get rid of some of the dead weight in Washington. They got peo-
ple who have been up there since 1966 or earlier that are 80 and 90
years old. It's time for them to get out of there.
ESCAPE: This is in regards to the kids who escaped from the Eck-
erd's Youth department where they beat the people up out there.
We're the last to know. It's been two weeks ago and they just got it in
the paper? The people could have been running around in our neigh-
borhoods and we didn't know it? How about letting us know when it
happens so we can be on the lookout. Editor's Note: We are not
aware of any escape from EYDC in the past couple of weeks, nor is
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said there
was an 'escape' there a couple of weeks ago, but it was a mock
escape done for practice. Is it possible the escape you are referring to
took place at a facility in Glades County? We reported on that escape
when law enforcement was having little to no luck developing leads
or information. Two guards were beaten in that escape, one serious-
ly. At that time we could not tell our readers where the escapees were
or their direction of travel because law enforcement didn't know. The
name of that facility is the Florida Environmental Institute (FEI). It is
also called the Last Chance Ranch. Two of those escapees have been
apprehended in Homestead.
SKATE PARK: About the skate park, just close it down. If they can't
take care of their own park where they had a place to skate and go by
the rules, they don't need one. Make it into a ball field. The little kids
are out here playing ball. Do they have a problem with their conces-
sion stands with vandalism? Where are their parents when they play
ball? Get with it kids. If you want a skate park, take care of it and follow
WAR: I would like to know why the politicians don't send their chil-
dren to the war. They want to send 20,000 troops, let them send their
kids too. I have a kid in the Army.
MORE TROOPS: If you are going to send 20,000 more troops to Iraq
send them on but have the politician's sons and daughters lead the
Benefit shoot slated for Jan. 20
A sporting clay fun shoot will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. five miles east of U.S. 441 N. Pro-
ceeds from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Network.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.,
and will be followed by prize giveaways. Shooter spots and spon-
sorships are available. For information and fees contact Denise
Huggins of the Children's Miracle Network at (877) 575-5437; or,
go online to www.quailcreekplantation.com. Registration can be
done online at www.shandskids.org. Checks should be made
payable to the Children's Miracle Network and mailed to P.O. Box
206, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Participants must supply their own
shotguns, eye and ear protection and ammunition.
AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, and
Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church fellowship hall at the corner of Chobee Loop and
S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult
your Florida auto insurance agent for your three-year discount
upon completion of class. For information and reservations, call
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
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Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa
Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast, For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited,.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome, For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just
to care are welcome. For Information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
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Library hosting photography display
Learn about the history, science, and art of photography in a
display in the meeting room of the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Jan. 12-13. The display was prepared by
Bobbi Poole and will include amateur photography done by local
photographers. For information, call Margot Taylor at (863) 763-
Gospel sing features Whaley Family
The Whaley Family will be the guest singers and musicians at
a gospel sing on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at The Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. For information, call Sister
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Singer, songwriter to appear at library
Grammy-nominated Florida singer, songwriter Jeanie Fitchen
will be in concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. Her program, "A Musical
Journey through Florida," will be a treat for the entire family. This
program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council. The program is free and open to the public.
Shared Services panel will meet
The executive roundtable meeting of Shared Services Network
of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 until 3
p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The topic will be Building Develop-
mental Assets in Youth. For information call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
The Under the Big Top European Extravaganza, sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be at the
American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 12, 13 and 14. There will be
high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a magic show and
an aerial rocket stars thrill show. Adult, senior-and children's
advance tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at the Chamber of Commerce
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at
S. Florida Fair tickets on sale
South Florida Fair advanced tickets are on sale now at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott
Ave. The South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 12-28, at the South
Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Advanced tickets will
only be available through Jan. 11.
Indian River is talk show topic
* Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Kevin Stinette, Indian River keeper. The topic of the show will be
the current health and future welfare of the Indian River. For infor-
mation, contact Kevin Stinette at (772) 336-7284 or (772) 631-
Florida Boys to be in concert
The Florida Boys Quartet will be in concert on Sunday, Jan. 14,
at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene His House Fellowship,
425 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-7113.
Free nutritional class offered
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W. N. Park St.,
will hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class taught by Dr.
Edward Douglas on Monday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
Plans made for MLK parade
Okeechobee Community Improvement Association will spon-
sor the Martin Luther King Day march and parade on Monday,
Jan. 15. The march will start at 9 a.m. at Douglas Brown School
and proceed to the Park Street gazebo, where a speech will be
heard. The line up for the parade will start at 9:30 a.m. in front of
the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and will follow the
traditional parade route, starting at 10 a.m. After the parade, the
marchers will return to Douglas Brown School where there will
be activities. To place an entry in the parade such as a group
on foot, horseback, bikes, a float or vehicle contact George
Robertson at (863) 610-0973 or Bertha Boswell at (863) 763-4823.
School advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the school's media center at 2690
N.W. 42nd Ave. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 16 de Enero a las 6:30
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca at 2690 N.W. 42nd Avenue.
Todo el public estan envitados de asistir.
Church will host Christian band
The Annie Moses Band, a high energy Christian music band,
will be at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Tuesday,
Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. This group sings and plays the violin, viola,
cello, harp, keyboard, piano, etc. They are a group of at least six
that puts a whole new enthusiasm into playing strings.
GaL training being offered
The Guardian ad Litem program needs volunteers to help lead
children through the realities of the court and foster care system,
and into safe, permanent homes. The Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River,
St. Lucie and Martin counties on Jan. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 N.W.
California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. For information, call (772) 785-
Red Cross offering various classes
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 until 8
p.m.; and an adult CPR class on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 until
8 p.m. To register for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.
Food and shelter board will meet
A meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will
be held Thursday, Jan. 18, in room 21 of the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., beginning at 4:15 p.m.
For information, call Mary Anne Swinford at (863) 763-5725.
IRCC hosting online safety program
Neil Sindicich, cyber security technician for the Florida Com-
puter Crime Center, will offer a free Online Family Safety presen-
tation on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at The Kight
Center on the Indian River Community College (IRCC) campus in
Fort Pierce, 3209 Virginia Ave.
Yard sale benefits patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are
needed and monies made benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Gospel group to be in concert
The Hyssongs will be presenting a concert of gospel music at
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, Jan.
19, at 7 p.m.
VFW hosting garage sale
VFW #9528 in Buckhead Ridge will hold their yearly garage
sale on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Bring saleable items to the Post or call (863) 467-2882 or
(863) 467-2840 for pick up.
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The Brahman wrestling team
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Central High School and came up
The Brahmans began the dual
meet giving up six points with a
forfeiture in the 189-pound
weight class. They wound up
winning in four weight classes by
pin and one weight class by major
The following Brahmans won
their matches by pin: Robbie Har-
rell-103 lbs.; Donny Bush-130 lbs.;
Brandon Ashley-160 Ibs. and
Michael Brishke won by major
decision (10-1) in the 119-lb.
The Brahmans now have a 5-3
season record. They will take to
the mat again on Jan. 13 when
they travel to Martin County High
School for a dual tournament.
The Lady Brahmans will also see
action on Jan. 13 when they travel
to Kissimmee for the Harmony
Girls Tournament. Both tourna-
ments will begin at 10 a.m.
The Brahmans will host the
Treasure Lake Conference tour-
nament on Saturday, Jan. 20.
Wrestling will begin at 10 a.m.
slated for Jan. 20
A sporting clay fun shoot will be
held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. -
five miles east of U.S. 441 N.
Proceeds from the event will go
to the Children's Miracle Network.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.,
and will be followed by prize give-
Shooter spots and sponsorships
For information and fees con-
tact Denise Huggins of the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network at (877)
575-5437; or, go online to
Registration can be done online at
should be made payable to the
Children's Miracle Network and
mailed to P.O. Box 206, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973.
Participants must supply their
own shotguns, eye and ear protec-
tion and ammunition.
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3rd place winner
Matthew Parker of Whitesburg, Ga. took home a check for
$9,000 for his third place finish in the pro division of the FLW
Stren Series bass tournament that finished this past Saturday.
'07 tournaments and events
schedules are annoulliced
The 2007 tournaments and
events schedules to be held at
the Okee-Tantie Marina and the
Scott Driver Park have been
announced. More tournaments
and events will be added as
plans are finalized.
Those tournaments and
events currently scheduled to
take place; Jan. 20-Federation
Nation Southern Regional; Jan.
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City to fence in loading ramp
By Naji Tobias
BELLE GLADE At a special
meeting that held Jan. 5, Belle
Glade commissioners voted to
fence off the loading ramp area
near downtown Belle Glade.
Commissioners say the fenc-
ing will be at least six feet high,
and will feature barbed wire. Two
16-feet wide gates will allow
entry and exit of the perimeter
and will be fortified with two
combination locks at the loca-
tion, on Southwest Avenue D
between Southwest Fifth and
Vice Mayor Don Garrett pre-
sented the motion, supported by
Mayor Ray Torres Sanchez and
Commissioner Shelly Miller.
Commissioner Mary Kendall
opposed the action; Commis-
sioner Gwen Asia-Williams was
not in attendance.
The city has plans to put no
trespassing signs around the
perimeter to keep people out of
the area. Anyone who trespasses
will be given a warning by the
sheriff's office to stay off the
premises. A second violation will
result in arrest.
There is currently no definitive
timeline for the construction of
Commissioner Garrett said his
purpose for fencing off the area is
in curbing criminal activity in the
The commissioner said he
came up with the idea of the
fence after taking a late-night tour
of the loading ramp, a local gath-
ering spot where dozens of peo-
ple meet in sometimes large
crowds that remain well into the
Commissioner Garrett, with-
out being specific, said he was
surprised by the amount of crimi-
nal activities he saw.
A shooting there ended with a
death at the beginning of the year.
Already the motion has been
met with opposition by some on
Commissioner Kendall said
she believed the motion was
rushed, and lacks thought. She
encouraged the board to allow
for more community input before
going forward with the proposal.
Some in the community are
worried that if the loading ramp is
kept off-limits, criminals will sim-
ply find other placesJ.a. gather.
One of those concerned is Leon-
drae Camel, the coordinator of
the local Weed and Seed pro-
Mr. Camel's role in the Weed
and Seed program sees him and
his staff working on eliminating
the less attractive problems that
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plague the city, including criminal
activity and other issues. The pro-
gram identifies the problems and
comes up with alternative solu-
tions to keep them from reoccur-
ring. His program focuses on the
loading ramp as part of its cover-
Placing a fence around the
loading ramp will not solve the
problem, Mr. Camel said, it will
simply move it to a different area,
or mask it without directly
"I believe that this will in effect
disperse crime here in Belle
Glade," said Mr. Camel. "It's
wrong to put fencing around the
loading ramp where the majority
of African-Americans in Belle
Glade congregate. They should
not make that move within the
Weed and Seed community,"
said Mr. Camel.
Business owner Clara Brown-
Hessing, who owns Cookee's Hot
Spot on Avenue D, across the
street from the loading ramp, has
also expressed concern at the
"The loading ramp is not the
problem," said Ms. Brown-Hess-
ing. "The gangs that have been
allowed to develop and gain
strength are responsible for the
rampant crime that is currently
happening in this community,"
The loading ramp she is famil-
iar with has been a gathering spot
for the community for at least 50
years she said, with middle-aged
and elderly citizens gathering
there to catch up on the latest
sports news or reminisce.
The gang problem, she said,
has only recently begun to crop
The city instead of continuing
plans for a fence should direct the
sheriff's office to concentrate
more of their efforts to targeting
that issue, Ms. Hessing said.
"I am safer being at my busi-
ness here at the loading ramp
rather than being at a stoplight or
by a community corner where
gang activity is most present,"
said Ms. Hessing.
Ms. Hessing said she was
shocked when at Monday night's
city commission meeting the
mayor, vice-mayor and one of the
adjourned the meeting after sev-
eral citizens in attendance voiced
their displeasure at the decision.
who was absent from the Friday
meeting, also felt there could
have been more community
"It is apparent that the com-
mission is not seeking communi-
ty input to solve their community
issues. I wonder why the loading
ramp issue would not be includ-
ed in the already scheduled meet-
ing set for Monday night," said
Ms. Williams feels that there is
a need to be open and sensitive
to the needs of the community-at-
large. Her concern is that while
crime is rampant in Belle Glade, it
is not primarily based around the
loading ramp, as echoed by con-
cerned residents of Belle Glade.
"My thing is that we need to
use the resources available to the
city beginning with the Weed and
Seed program, as well as our
churches and local organizations.
I also believe that the PBSO needs
to implement community polic-
ing due to underdeveloped rela-
tionships with our residents," Ms.
Anything less than that
approach is too harsh, some say.
"It's like treating the residents
of the southwest part of Belle
Glade like they're in a concentra-
tion camp," said Mr. Camel.
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Tobias can be reached at nto-
Parade, concert for MLK Day
By Naji Tobias
BELLE GLADE The
Glades 2007 Martin Luther King
Committee will sponsor the
MLK Annual Parade on Monday,
Jan. 15. The parade will con-
vene at 10 a.m. with the line-up
at Lake Shore Middle School.
The parade is open to
marchers, floats, cars and flags.
It will begin there at the middle
school and end at the Old Lake
Shore Middle School, located
on Southwest 10th Street.
In its sixth year of operation,
the Committee's vision for the
event is to represent all the dif-
ferent cultures that live in Belle
Glade. Therefore, flags of no
fewer than 19 nations will be
displayed throughout the
The theme of the parade this
year is "United and Continuing
the Dream VI."
Ms. Hammond, along with
concert committee member
Dax Dunn and Glades Area
Youth Council Advisor Percy
Naper, also plan to have a
memorial in remembrance of
Dr. Martin Luther King.
The memorial will follow the
parade at noon. A reggae con-
cert will be held later that day, at
4 p.m. at the loading ramp by
Southwest Fifth Street.
Mr. Naper and Mr. Dunn are
especially excited about the reg-
They believe it will bring a lot
of positive energy to the Glades
community and will provide for
fun and entertainment for the
community at large.
"We'll have a free reggae con-
cert with top international artists,
celebrating unity in the Glades
community," said Mr. Dunn. The
committee is expecting a big
crowd to come out and support
Mr. Naper is also adding a spe-
cial element to the event.
The NAACP Youth Council of
the Glades Area is conducting a
program entitled "Remembering
the Dream," celebrating Dr. Martin
Luther King's life.
"We are planning to have mul-
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
person who loves children to
work for busy Chlldcare
needed. Apply at
909 South Parrott Avenue
Pier II Resort HiringlIll
Apply Within (863)763-8003
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
Class A CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to 863.467.1919
PARTS COUNTER PERSON
Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler,
Exc. Pay and Benefits,
Contact Mike Bremer: 2 pm 5 pm,
Mon Fri., (863)357-0500 Ext. 137
RECEPTIONIST: Law Firm
seeking highly motivated, de-
tail oriented individual w/clear
speaking voice. Ability to an-
swer busy multi-line phone &
have computer experience.
Organizational skills & profes-
sional attire a must. Fax re-
sume to 772-287-7751; email
Royal Concrete Concepts,
Inc., is looking for Exp.
Welders & Fabricators for
our Okeechobee Plant.
Contact Wayne at
(561)248-405O for details
Now hiring a Bi-Lingual
manager that is capable
and talented. This
position is for "hands on"
management of day
to day operations of a
large concrete products
in Okeechobee, Florida.
mobile equipment and
yard operations a plus
ut not a requirement.
of $45,000. or more
depending on ability.
insurance, 401k and
Please send resume
via fax 772-221-9690
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items in
CLASS A CDL DRIVER
& GENERAL LABORERS
Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee
WOULD YOU LIKE
Keeping You Independent
with Dignity & Respect.
CNA as needed.
Call Fran at (863)467-5207
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
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FOES LAWN SERVICE
Let us mow your
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Depen able & hardworking.
You'll be glad you did.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
AIR COND- 4 ton, wall mount,
CA/Heat, Ser 11 efficiency -
rating, $550 (863)447-2130
Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
CHINA CABINET, antique, sol-
id walnut, very old exc.
cond., $250. (863)467-3831
DEEP FREEZER, Frigidaire,
small, white, $75 firm.
bisque color, $125.
DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
new! $125. (863)763-2747
DISHWASHER: White, used
but in very good condition.
Works very well. Only $25!
DRYER: GE, Only 1 yr old,
very good condition. Asking
DRYER: Kenmore, used but
works great! $50.
DRYER, Roper, white, $75
DRYER, we are relocating and
will be selling our belong-
ings, $250. (863)983-8874
FREEZERS(2): 1 sm chest.
1 upright, 1 1/2 yrs, 29 cu ft.
$375 for both or will sep.
561-346-4646 or 346-4692
I ee al Con
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
side by side, water /ice in
door, runs perfect, $250
REFRIGERATOR: GE, like new,
free delivery. $95. Call
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
STOVE- Kenmore Elec., 30"
self cleaning, white, like new,
used 6 month's, New $450
asking $185 (863)467-2040
STOVE, Kenmore, bisque col-
or, flat top, $200.
STOVE, Maytag, Electric, 30"
wide, Like new, Clean. $50.
WASHER & DRYER- $160 or
will separate (239)245-0527
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
matching set, electric. $300
WASHER & DRYER- Works
great, $100 for both or will
sell separate (863)634-1664
UNIT: Combomatic 6200,
Energy Splendid. $175.
1.1kw, exc. cond. $20
BICYCLES, 12 speed Mon-
eoose mountain & BMX type
80 will sep. (863)467-2573
BOYS BIKES (2) 20", NEXT,
like new, asking $70 for both
ate. Call 863-634-7765.
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin & Sillouhette books
$12 or will swap for same.
FURRING STRIPS, 20 bun-
dles, $150 for all, or will
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
Sliding Glass Doors(3): 60x79 w/
frame. 36x79 bronze w/ tint, no
frame. 36x79 almond w/ tint, n
frame. $200 t(r all. 863-983-7625
SYSTEM- Baby Trend 3
mos. old. Light blue/mint
HIGH CHAIR- Blue & White
plaid, reclines for feedings,
used, $30 Firm
KIDS ITEMS: Power Wheels
ride-on toy, Aqua Wonders
aquarium, Car seat / stroller
LITTLE TYKES TOYS: Pink &
white beauty salon, table &
chairs. Boys work bench
MINK JACKET, Crimson Red,
purchased in '04, worn
twice, have receipt. $2500
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, floor
length, off shoulders, size 8,
cleaned & preserved. $300
ELVIS PHOTOS (7), Private
collection, of last concert in
Lexington, KY in 1977.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
HUMMEL COLLECTION, 8
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$695 or best offer.
COMPUTER- Flat screen,
DVD, CD burner, Windows
XP, $200 (239)245-0527
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $149
INK CARTRIDGES: New, For
Dell, 2 Black #7Y743 & 1 Col-
or #7Y745. Paid $120. Asking
$60 for all. (863)357-1739
BAR CHAIRS (2): Oak, swivel,
24" high. $50 for both.
BEDROOM SUIT: Full set,
complete with chest and
night stand. $250.
BUNK BED, almost new condi-
tion, $150. (863)983-4940
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, exc cond.,
$150 or best offer
BUNK BED SET- w/2dressers,
mattresses, ladder, built in
desk, $600 or best offer
CAPTAIN'S BEDS: 2 Twin size
w/6 drawers, head board.
$300 for both, will sep.
CHILDS BED- with a slide and
tent, camoflauge, paid $500
asking $200 brand new
DINETTE SET, small, light
wood, 2 chairs, $50.
DINING ROOM TABLE: 40x72,
lass top, with 6 chairs.
DINING TABLE: 64x36 rectan-
gle, w/4 Chairs, $100 or best
offer. Call 863-634-7765.
DR Sets (2): 1 w/6 chairs, 1 w/
8 chairs. BR set: King sz, 2
night stands, dresser, lamps.
DRESSER- Natural Pine, 5
Drawers, Good cond., $30 or
best offer (863)634-8795
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $200 or
best offer. (863) 697-0241.
Oak w/ smoked glass, from
Bagcock. New condition.
LIFT CHAIR, Electric,
blue/gray, like new $300
LOVESEAT FRAME- custom
made cypress. 66" W, 40" D,
PATIO TABLE, Metal, with 4
chairs. $20 (863)763-8518
SOFA, Exc. cond., taupe, $150
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
SOFA SLEEPER & matching
WATERBED FRAME, King size
with king top mattress. $125
GOLF CART- '01, E-Z GO 4
passenger. Charger included.
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150.863-946-3123
LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new.
OLD 22 RIFLES (2) & (2)
SHOTGUNS, 1-12 ga w/lever
action & 1-20ga. $700 will
WEIGHT SYSTEM- Wider Pro
4250, new in box, never
used, $250 (863)677-0459
Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
i ?714J ,. IW ,(4.
PROPANE HEATER, Large,
20,000 btu, covers very large
area, Comfort Glow, like new.
ORIENTAL RUG: Blue & white,
5.5 ft x 9 ft. $200.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
WINE RACK & WINE: 1957
vintage etc. $100.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR- Like
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking 975 or best
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
WHEEL CHAIR- Gendron,
great condition, rolls nice,
BIKE CARRIER, Fits Reese
Hitch, carries 2 bikes, heavy
duty. $75 (863)763-7161
CELL PHONE: Cingular, 6
months old, very nice phone
w/ camera, good shape.
CRAB POT CARKS- 200, $100
for all (410)957-0671
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1200. 863-843-0913 Lv msg
GUARD RAILS- approx 200
(+/-), 13'6", $2500 or best
REALISTIC, 492 40-channel
base station, mint cond., with
A99 fiberglass base antenna.
WATER SOFTENER- Kinetico,
carbon tank system, no
power needed, $600
FENDER JAZZ BASS GUITAR,
Marcus Miller, all natural,
switchable active / passive, per-
fect cond. $575. (863)357-7406
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
SAXOPHONE, alto, $200.
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
ANIMAL CARRIERS: Travel
Type, For live animals. $30
for both, will sep.
BOSTON TERRIER PUP-
1 )male, ready for god home
eb 1st, 1st shots & vet cert.
YORKIES (2) (863)467-4337
Ipca l Not -ic
*c3a N Ic
DOBERMAN- 2 years old, full
DOG CAGE- Large, Classic
Good condition. $50.
INDIAN RING NECK PARA-
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $25 (863)675-2596
SPEAKERS & AMP (2) 12" in
box, Bostwick, 2000w amp.
ANTENNA: New! 5 ms 9000 ir, di-
rectional, amplified, indoor/out-
door w/internal rotator. New
$189. $139. (863)763-7989
CHAIN SAW, HOMELITE, $75.
or best offer. (863)697-3299
PAINT SPRAYER: Airless,
Magnum XR7, Used 1 time.
Paid $535., Will sell for
BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) and
1 girls riding toy, needs bat-
tery. $55 for all, will separ-
KIRBY GENERATION III- With
Tech Drive. Good condition.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn 8 Garden 850
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
LOOKING FOR "TIGER"- a
saddle and harness horse.
Sold a few years ago to
someone in Okeechobee.
Would like to buy him back.
Dark colored, med size,
good temperament, modest
reward for useful news. Call
(772)562-1472. Vero Beach
MARE- 17 yrs old, looks and
rides good, $1500
SADDLES- 2, TexTan circa
'1945, approx 14.5" trees.
Some extras. $800. Will
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Husqvarna 150, 15hp, 42"
cut Hydrostatic., 244hrs
RIDING MOWER- Yard Ma-
chine By MTD. 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Near new. $950.
Business Places 910
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Located in Live Oak Fl. Absolutely gorgeous one year old fur-
nished 2 story log home w/2 large covered porches & enter-
tainment area on outside deck sitting on 5.5 wooded acres -
High & Dry. Australian Cypress floors & imported Italian por-
celain kitchen tile. Raised breakfast bar. Stainless steel appli-
ances. Oak kitchen cabinets. D/R bay window w/ seat. 10x20
pool with 24x40 screened enclosure. Huge laundry/mud
room- washer & dryer stay. All fenced area. Asking
$430,000 Will be willing to trade for home in Okeechobee
Area For equal Value. Call 863-634-5283 for more informa-
tion and pictures.
TREASURE ISLAND, Waterfront Duplex,
double lot w/access to Taylor Creek,
completely fenced, with screened rooms
& new wood deck. $239,000.
Call Dan (863)357-3900
RESTAURANT SPACE FOR
RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Call for more
Find It (asteo. Sell It soon-
er In the classifeds
DOWN TOWN OKEECHOBEE:
2 Bdrm., 11/ Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129
KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $750/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, re-
cently renovated, $950/mo.
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722
BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $850/mo.,
1st, last & sec. dep. required.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
DUPLEX FOR RENT Only 1 left
,Totally refurbished. New kitch-
en w/dishwasher. New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included.
IN TOWN- 3BR/2BA, Laundry
rm., porch, no dogs & smkg,
garage, lawn ser. $1300 mo.,
1st, last &sec.(941)504-3954
IN TOWN- Newly Renovated
2BR/2BA, porch, lawn serv.
No dogs or smkg. $850/mo.
1st,last& sec. (941)504-3954
OKEE. 2br, lba, 1 acre, Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets. $800
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
Refs req. (863)447-2130
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Office Space Needs a Build
Out. 2,000 Sq. Ft. Could
be ready within 6 months.
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
BHR, FSBO, Beautiful Home,
Corner Lot. On canal. Over
2000 sq ft under air, white
rock fireplace, enclosed hot
tub rm, lanai, 2 storage sheds,
cement drive. Boat house
w/above deck & pontoon.
Many other opts.
Appraisal was $210,000.
Furniture package available.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BUCK HEAD RIDGE: CBS, 2br,
2ba, 2 car gar. New carpet,
Tile, Kit. w/2 boat covered slip.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2+bd,
2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
florida room, screen room,
new medal roof, fenced yard
w/sprinkler, Owner motivated,
Price reduced $149,000
Possible Rent to Own
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home. Master Suite, Vaulted
ceilings. Includes lot $159,900
PALM CREEK EST: Gated, CBS,
vaulted ceilings. crnr lot, Taylor
Creek access, new dock, boat
lift. $260K. 304-669-1956
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Remodeled. Must See Inside
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Lake ac-
cess, canal lot, with seawall
& boat ramp, beautiful view.
KENTUCKY- 31 acres, in
Green County, half open, half
wooded, city water & elec
avail., black top frontage,
reat deer & turkey hunting.
OKEE. 3br/1.5 ba. New Kit,
Bath, Tile, Carpet & Paint. 2
car carport. Lg Oaks. S E 23rd
St. $280,000. (561)346-4692
2BR, 1.5BA on lake, Fully
furnished, exc. cond. Dock,
patio, Ig. storage, community
pool. (55 & older). $85,000
Lease option available.
Treasure Island, 38th St., 3
units, great income, live rent
free, tenants pay your mort-
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Moble Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes-Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
STEPS (2 sets) For Mobile
Home, Fiberglass w/Railings &
5 steps. 1 year old. $900. for
both, will sep. (863)763-0376
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OKEE., 3br, 2ba, CBS Family/
Rm. $650. mo. + last &
sec. Ref. include city water.
(561)346-4646 or 346-4692
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/lba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
RIM CANAL: 1 Bdrm. Mobile
on the water w/boat dock.
$650 mo. + electric. & Sec.
Dep. of $350.(863)467-1530
RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$800/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
Hwy. 78 West, close to 441, 4
rentals, great income, live
rent free, tenants pay mort-
14x70, with lot, w/FL room,
car port & utility shed.
Very sharp & clean.
$95,000 neg. Oasis Village,
55+ community. Call for
POLARIS PREDATOR 500 CC
'03 4 Whir, Race Shocks, Jet
Kit, Race Pipe, Gold Race
Chain, Duro Tires. Very Fast.
$3000. Firm. (239)677-9418
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
BASS BOAT- '88, 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, With galva-
nized trailer. $3500. or best
COBIA MODEL 244, '00-
250hp Yamaha, salt water
series, Loadmaster tandem
alum trailer, & equipment,
$25,000 (561)261-9393 aft
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HP, god runner, all con-
trols, extra prop, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
FIBERGLASS SEA KAYAKS
(4): Brand new, below dealer
cost. Must sell. Avg $1000.
Will separate. 863-357-7406
FOUR WINNS BOAT- 17', 115
Merc. Rebuilt mech. sound
w/trailer. Needs TLC. $2500.
HYDRA-SPORT '98 1800/CC-
Johnson 115 hp, Bimini Top,
New Electronic's, Tandem
trailer w/spare $9500 or best
Javelin Race or Ski Boat, fi-
berglass, 17' long, $350.
JON BOAT, 14ft., w/trailer,
very good 25hp Mercury
OUTBOARD ENGINE, 25hp
PONTOON BOAT, 18.5 ft.
Lowe, with trailer, 40hp Evin-
rude, power trim, great shape.
PROP- Stainless, like new,
1314 by 17 pitch, 13 spline
for evinrude, $250
Ranger 520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, charger sys., bimini
top, dbl axle trlr & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
STARCRAFT '83- with trailer,
90 hp Johnson motor,
$2000 (863)763-0728 .
TRAVELER '87, 16ft, fiber-
glass, 60hp motor & trailer.
Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. $275.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1993:
Imperial, 5th wheel, fully
loaded, oak cabinets, porce-
lain toilet, corian counter
tops, w/d, on perm site at
North Lake Est, Lot 10. Can
be moved. Just reduced to
HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 29',
8'x24' FL room in Grandma's
Grove RV Park, 55+ comm.
KING OF THE ROAD 1993, 40
ft., 5th wheel w/2 slide outs,
$5000 neg. (561)842-6373
OKEE., Salem Park Trailer,
'02, 38', 2 slides, Reg. size
Frig., W/D, Central H/A. Ceil-
ing Fans, Full shower. TV,
VCR. Asking $18,000.
RV BOUNDER, '87, 35', 41.5k
mi. New tires, awning & Frig.
Screen/Rm. Lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000. (863)675-2339
SLIDE-IN TRUCK CAMPER,
2002, loaded, $9500 new,
asking $5500 (863)763-1728
PRAIRIE SCHOONER, '92, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Conan tops, w/d
& new refrigerator.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
BOAT MOTOR- 35hp Johnson,
Tiller, Runs good. $500. or
best offer. (863)610-1465
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- for
Johnson or Evinrude, 13.5 x
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
BUGGY- 6' high deck, 3 dog
cages, 10 spd man/stand
trans, 50" tires, $2500
FORD EXPLORER 1992: Re-
built engine, all new parts,
12K mi, runs great! $2450.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $850/mo. + $850.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $575
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
I Houses Sale
I Houses Sale 1025 i
The Okeechobee News. Friday., January 12, 2007
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $2300
HOLIDAY RAMBLER- '89, Im-
peral 28' $1000
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK LASABRE- '94, One
Owner, 59 K, good cond.,
CHRYSLER EAGLE- '93, Ap-
prox. 50K mi. Good condi-
tion. Runs well. $1100.
EAGLE TALON 2 dr Coupe, 4
cyl, Green & black, CD
player. 19" custom wheels.
Honda Accord, '89, 2 dr.,
manual trans, runs good,
new battery, $900 neg.
HONDA ACCORD LX '05- 4dr,
PL, PW, front air bags, CD,
looks new, 23k, garage kept
JEEP WRANGLER YJ '89: Low mile-
age on rebuilt engine, 34" tires, 4"
lift, new AC kit in box, good cond.
KIA SOPHIA- '98, 90 K, green,
Lincoln Mark VI- '83, 302 en-
ine, runs but needs work,
300 (863)635-3025 Iv
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88, Sig-
nature Series, nice white leath-
er interior, good body, new
exhaust. $500 (863)357-2658
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 359, 4x4, Very good
GMC DUALLY 4X4, '94- Crew
cab, 6.5 diesel turbo, runs,
$2000 (863)509-3539 or
JEEP CJ7- Around the year of .
'1960. Runs good. $700.
RUNNING GEAR- 4 WD Drive,
5 Ton Truck, $2500
CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2650
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.
CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $600.
CHILTON REPAIR MANU-
ALS(3): Truck 1986-90, Car
1989-93, Car 1975-82. $45
will sep. 863-763-0625
FAN MOTOR, for 1995 Saturn,
new in a box, $10.
HARD TOP & full steel doors
for '87-'95 Jeep Wrangler
Wide J. Good cond. $800. or
best offer (863)983-5385
HITCH & SWAY BARS- $100
JEEP, Complete convertible
top, heater, frame & side win-
dows, tan, very good cond.
MOPAR ENGINES, & Parts. All
for $2000. or best offer.
MOPAR PARTS: Carbs, blocks,
trans, manifolds, cranks,
rods, other parts. $1500 will
sep. 239-745-5168 Chris
MOTOR: DODGE 318, 1984
w/Headers & Transmission.
Came out of a '74 Road Run-
ner. $350 (863)763-6524
PICKUP FIBERGLASS LID, Fits
Chevy 510, 6 Ft. $500 or
best offer. (561)848-4022
RIMS- (4) Memphis PR 12's in
custom ported box, $500 or
best offer, (863)634-6476
TIRES & RIMS- 20 Vimo, 5
lug, 33 12 50 20 Nitto Mud
Grapplers, $900 or best offer
TIRES (4): NTB, brand new,
excellent condition. $300.
TOOLBOX, Aluminum, for
small truck. $75
TRANSFER CASE- for Chevy
350 engine, w/auto transmis-
sion, excellent cond., $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
CAMPER TOP- ARE Fiber-
Class, Fits 99-current Chevy
ilverdo 6.5' bed. $600. Neg.
CHEVROLET 1/2 TON 1985:
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, $1000.
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Ave-
nue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of con-
sideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-O01-SSA. G-4 Land & Cattle Co and
George A. Goodbread are the property owners. The application is to change the Fu-
ture Land Use designation from Single Fanmily (SF) to Commerical (C) for property
located at 2104 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 1 through 4 of
Block 2, Royal Oak Addition, as recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 8, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approximately 0.650 acre(s). The proposed
property is being considered for light commercial use.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-002-SSA. Glenda Bellamy and Re-
nee Ellerbee are the property owners. The application is to change the Future Land
Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at
203 Southwest 41h Street. Legal description: Lot 1, Block 185, Town of Okeecho-
bee, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida (formerly St. Lucie County); together with that part of
abandoned North Curve Street and Florida East Coast Railroad right-of-way de-
scribed as follows: From the Southwest corner of Lot 7. Block 185, corner of said
Lot 7 for Point of Beginning; thence east on extended line to the intersection with the
West boundary line of Kissimmee Street; thence North along said West line of Kis-
simmee Street to intersection with the North line of North Curve Street; thence
Southwesterly along the North boundary line of said North Curve Street to the Point
of Beginning; Less the following: From the Northwest corner of Lot 6. Block 185,
Town of Okeechobee, run thence East along the North line of said Lot 6, a distance
of 150 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence run South on a line Parallel to Western
boundary of said Lot 6 a distance of 100 feet; thence run East on a line parallel to
the Northern Boundary of said Lot 6 to the West boundary of Kissimmee Street;
thence North along said West line of Kissimmee Street a distance of 100 feet;
thence run West to the Point of Beginning; and Lot 2, Block 185, and the North one-
half of abandoned alleyway lying adjacent to said Lot 2, City of Okeechobee, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.54 acre(s). The proposed use
of the property is for a Professional Office.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-001-R. Wil-
liam Mason is the property owner The application is to change the zoning designa-
tion from Holding (H) to Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) for property located
at the West Entrance of the Commerce Center. Legal description: all that portion of
the following described land less and excepted the right-of-way of Northeast 9th
Street: being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the
North boundary line of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, said point
being due North of the Northeast comer of Block 1, Okeechobee, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public Records of St. Lucle County,
now recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida
run thence South to the Northeast corner of said Block 1; thence run Southerly,
along the Eastern Boundary and the Southerly projection thereof, of Blocks 1, 16,
7, 32, 33,34 and 51 of said plat of Okeechobee, to the intersection with the North
line of the Seaboard Ailine Railroad right-of-way; thence run East, along the North
line of the Seaboard Airline Railroad right-of-way, to the Western Shore Line of the
Onosohatchee River or Taylor Creek, as now located; thence run Northerly, mean-
dering along said Westernm Shore Line of said Creek, as now located, to the intersec-
tion with the North Boundary Line of said Section 15; thence run West, along said
North Section Line. to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and comprising a part of the
NW quarter of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. Okeechobee County,
Florida. Lots 1 to 18, inclusive of Block 17, Okeechobee, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida. Lots 1 through 7, Lot 13 and Lot 26 Block 32 Okeechobee according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, Lots 1 and 2, Block 33, and Lots 1 through 6, inclusive, of
Block 34, Okeechobee according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5
Public Records of Okeechobee County.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 07-002-R. Glen-
da Bellamy and Renee Ellerbee are the property owners. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Multiple Family (RMF) to Heavy
Commercial (CHV) for property located at 203 Southwest 4th Street. Legal descrip-
tion: Lot 1, Block 185, Town of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida (formerly St.
Lucie County); together with that part of abandoned North Curve Street and Florida
East Coast Railroad right-of-way described as follows: From the Southwest corner
of Lot 7, Block 185, comer of said Lot 7 for Point of Beginning; thence east on ex-
tended line to the intersection with the West boundary line of Kissimmee Street;
thence North along said West line of Kissimmee Street to intersection with the North
line of North Curve Street; thence Southwesterly along the North boundary line of
said North Curve Street to the Point of Beginning; Less the following: From the
Northwest comer of Lot 6, Block 185, Town of Okeechobee, run thence East along
the North line of said Lot 6, a distance of 150 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence
run South on a line Parallel to Western boundary of said Lot 6 a distance of 100
feet thence run East on a line parallel to the Northern Boundary of said Lot 6 to the
West boundary of Kissimmee Street; thence North along said West line of Kissim-
mee Street a distance of 100 feet; thence run West to the Point of Beginning; and
Lot 2, Block 185, and the North one-half of abandoned alleyway lying adjacent to
said Lot 2, City of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
5, Page 5, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow an adult en-
tertainment establishment within an Industrial (IND) Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-343(10) submitted by Steven Game on behalf of property owner Charles Farm.
er The subject property is located at 508 Northeast 9th Street. Legal description:
Lots 1 through 3 and the North 40 feet of Lots 4 through 6, and alley between said
Lots of Block 51, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records Okee-
chobee County, Florida Pettion No. 07-001 -SE.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LOR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make recommenda-
tions to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a ver-
bairm record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
pyidppce upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole pur-
pose ol back-up fortheClerk's Office.
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 Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TOD 1-00-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
184387 ON 1/3,12/07
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
ON-CALL CONSULTING SERVICES
FOR THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests proposals
from qualified firms to provide on-cal consulting services at the Okeechobee County
Airport. Qualified firms must have recent experience (i.e. within the last five (5)
years) in airport system and planning work, and be familiar with FAA and FOOT re-
quirements and procedures. The successful proposer shall be responsible for on-
call airport consulting services, FAANFOT grant planning and coordination, and
such other tasks as assigned, e.g., studies, planning design, permitting, inspec-
tions, testing, estimating, reports, and like services, he contractor shall provide all
labor, materials, equipment and supervision necessary for the completion of any
The proposed general consulting contract period would cover an initial three-year
period, with a one-time two-year renewal option. The proposed agreement for pro-
fessional services Is expected to commence on or about March 1, 2007. The annu-
al level of expenditure for contract services is expected to not exceed $10,000.
Proposals to provide the on-call consulting services shall include a narrative de-
scription of the proposers qualifications to provide the required services, and an
hourly rate table of the proposers employee classifications to provide the required
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and two (2) copies thereof in a
sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words "ON-
CALL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT" by 4
p.m. local tme on February 16, 2007, at the County Administration Office, Attn:
George A. Long, County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Proposals received 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
Ray Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
186423 ON 1/12/07
There wilt be a meeting of the Treasure Coast Community Advisory Board for the
Community Services Block grant at the Community Services Building on Wed.,
January 17,2007 at 2:00 p.m. 437 N. 7th St., Ft. pierce, F. 34950
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Advisory Board with re-
spectto any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evl-
dence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Program Manager-Okeechobee Senior Services
186439 ON 1/12]07
FORD F150 '04, Super Cab,
5.4 Triton, anti-slip rear.
Towing machine. Loaded,
white, w/aluminum cap, exc.
cond. 27,400 miles.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$1500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
TOYOTA- '94, Good condition.
DUMP TRAILER, 5x8, Single
axle, all new bed, tires,
pump, hitch, jack & paint.
EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 8X14,
2 axle, gooseneck w/ramp.
DODGE RAM 1999, Cony.
Van, Cold A/C, V8, 5.2 L, 318
eng., turn key...Runs great)
196K, $3200 (863)763-3451
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
South Elementary Awards
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 2nd day of February
2007 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vin's as follows:
1996 RED CHEVY CAVALIER
1993 BROWN FORD THUNDERBIRD
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
186132 ON 1/12/2007
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
South Elementary School second graders (in no particular order) Taylor Hammack, Kelsi Kula,
Dilmer LaRowe, Brianna Ingram, Dane Shelley, Bailey Tedders, Caitlin Sheffield, Ra'Shin Williams
and Jessica Camp received an award for excellence in social studies.
South Elementary School second graders (in no particular order) Zachary Stripling, Joshua Rho-
den, Janice Rivero, Briceyda Granados, Tristin Prescott, Luis Leon, Zack Qhittier Catrina Nichols,
Savannah Goggans, Dakoda Garelick and (not pictured) Summer Gram and Gavin Beal received an
award for excellence in math.
Second grade students received awards on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at South Elementary School. The fol-
lowing students received an award for art and creativity: (in no particular order) Aubrie Runyon,
Noah Torres, Haley Allen, Austin Spano, Halle Baker, Justin Hunter, Carmen Urvina, Kevin
Hawthorne, Logan Staton, Jaylen Boswell and Montavious Mills. Not pictured is Gavin Beal.
FORD '92, 15 passenger, Club
Wagon, good running cond.
MERCURY VILLAGE- '96,
Great shape, White, New tires,
Ready to go. $2500,
TOWN & COUNTRY '05, 28k;
take over payments.
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful
South Elementary School second graders (in no particular order) Isa Ortega, Baron Stuart, Bias Aguilar,
Michaela Myers, Mikayla Corde, beoante Garner, Chad Forde, Mitch Mulholland, Dylan Sheffield, Han-
nah Fralix, Alexis Restituyo and Shyane Adkins received an award for excellence in reading.
Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will welcome Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for
revival services on Sunday, Jan.21, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday,
Jan. 23. at 6:30 p.m.; and a special youth program on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Rev. Duck-
worth is a general evangelist for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He
was a church pastor and lay speaker prior to becoming a full time evangelist.
ABWA meeting slated for Jan. 25
The American Business Women's Association (ABWA) Women of Tomorrow Chapter's Jan. 25 program
will be presented by Metro Crime Prevention of Florida. The program will address the prevention of fraud and
personal injury, including identity theft. ABWA meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., from
noon until 1 p.m. Lunch is $6.63 (plus tip). The public is invited, but because of limited seating interested per-
sons must contact President Marilyn Rinear by fax at (863) 467-8664, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org); or, by
phone at (863) 697-1807 by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series to the Okeechobee County Library. This
year's series is called An Evening with the Composer, and will feature composers who are known for their con-
tributions to the musical theater. All programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room at
206 S.W. 16th St. The program-schedule is: Jan. 23 will feature Cole Porter; Jan. 30 will focus on George Gersh-
win; Feb. 6 will highlight Irving Berlin; and. Feb 13 will feature Noel Coward. This series is a combination of
informative lecture and pleasurable listening and is free and open to the public.
Main Street Mixer slated
The next Main Street Mixer will be Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Taylor Rental
Store, 523 North U.S. 98 just before the railroad tracks. Members and the public are welcome. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2225.
12 The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 12, 2007
1999 Chevy Suburban LS
2002 Chevy Suburban LT
2004 Chevy 2500 HD (LT)
Duramax Diesel 4x4
nu $ 29,995
2003 Chevy Surburban
2004 Chevy Tahoe
2006 Ford F-350
Lariat Super Duty Diesel 4x4
2004 Chevy Suburban
- l1ii 1 1 9,995
2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71
"- .ilIn 2 $24,995
2005 Chrysler Town &
2001 Chevy Tahoe LS
2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT
2002 Chevy Trailblazer LT
2000 Olds ravada
2002 Chevy Blazer LS
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Chevy HHR LT
2004 Chevy Avalanche
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2003 Dodge Crew Cab
2007 Dodge Caliber SXL
Only 300 Miles
2002 Chevy Ext. Cab LS
2000 Dodge Club Cab
2004 Chevy Colorado LS
1998 Chevy S-10 Ext. Cab LS
2002 Ford Cargo Van
2005 Chevy Silverado
2004 Chevy Silverado
2004 Ford F-150 XL
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