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Okeechobee News

Vol. 98 No. 13

Saturday, January 13, 2007

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Trooper killed;
two men sought
A Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) trooper was shot and
killed late yesterday while mak-
ing a routine traffic stop in Lake
Trooper Nick Sotille was
pronounced dead after being
flown to Florida Hospital Lake
Placid. Law enforcement per-
sonnel are searching for two
men either light skinned
Hispanics or white in a
beige or white Toyota Camry.
The year of the vehicle was not
Both men have dark hair,
and are armed and considered
According to dispatchers at
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, the suspects were
last seen heading north on U.S.
27. OCSO was notified of the
shooting at 3:45 p.m. and
immediately positioned units
on U.S. 98 and S.R. 70.The
shooting reportedly took place
in Lake Placid just off of Whit-
more Curve. The HCSO, FHP,
Lake Placid Police Department
and the Sebring Police Depart-
ment were all taking part in the

RR crossings
will be closed
The CSX Railroad crossings
at N.E. 13th Avenue and N.E.
14th Avenue will be closed for
an estimated five days begin-
ning Friday, Jan. 12.
Also, work will be starting
on the crossing on N.W. Ninth
Avenue at 7 p.m. on Wednes-
day, Jan. 10. The crossing will
be closed for approximately
one week.

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Drought Index
Current: 632
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.98 feet

Lake level 7
Last Year:
15.43 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

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ACLU files motion against OHS

Motion seeks access
for GSA club
to meet at OHS

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News"
The American Civil Liberties
Union of Florida (ACLU) filed a
motion for preliminary injunc-
tion in federal court Thursday on
behalf of the Okeechobee Gay-
Straight Alliance.
The motion seeks to grant the

students access to meet on cam-
pus for the duration of the legal
The ACLU alleges that the
Okeechobee High School (OHS)
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) has
been the target of discrimination
by the school district and others
since its members first attempted
to meet on campus in Septem-
ber of 2006.
The lawsuit is based on the
supposed violation of the federal
Equal Access Act by the Okee-
chobee County School Board

and Okeechobee High School.
This act stipulates that when a
school allows any non-curricular
club to meet on campus, it must
allow all non-curricular clubs to
also meet on campus.
ACLU attorneys contend that
refusal by OHS officials to com-
ply with the act by discriminating
against one segment of the pop-
ulation is a clear violation of law
since other clubs are permitted
to meet at the school.
The Equal Access Act is a fed-
eral law passed in 1984 to origi-

SES: Students earn Scout Effort awards

Okeechobee News/Unauna Aguilar
Second grade students at Seminole Elementary School received the Scout Effort
award which is given to students who put forth their best effort in everything they
do. The following students received the award (in no particular order) Glenda Bar-
nett, Logan Basford, Emanuel Becerril, Jermaine Bennett, Brandon Brown, Cody
Cannon, Verenice Cardoso, Jason Clark, J.T. Crews, Br, ndon Denning, Adrian
Estrada-Hernandez, Sheldon Garcia, Saira Gazga, Ashlyn Griffith, Matthew Guillen,
Nickolas Hawthorne, Adrian Hernandez, Brett Holden, Verenice Leon, Verenise
Lopez-Santos, Amanda McDavid, Martha Morse, Sean, Osceola, Alyssa Padgett,
Noah Pafford, Gerrilyn Rathburn, Justin Rogers, Stephanie Sippert, Even Soto and
Mark Youmans.

nally combat discrimination
against student religious groups
in public high schools. Even
though the Equal Access Act was
originally written to combat dis-
crimination against student reli-
gious groups, it has been used
successfully to defend students'
rights to form GSA's in public
high schools across the country.
According to the law, if a
school receives federal aid and
has a limited open forum or at
least one student-led, non-cur-
riculum club that meets outside

of class time the school must
allow additional such clubs to be
organized, and must give them
equal access to meeting spaces
and school publications.
Exceptions can be made for
groups that "materially and sub-
stantially interfere with the order-
ly conduct of educational activi-
ties within the school," and a
school can technically "opt out"
of the act by prohibiting all non-
curriculum clubs.
See ACLU-Page 2


strike at

local airport

Airport damages
estimated at $500

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Vandals struck the Okee-
chobee County Airport some-
time during the nighttime
hours on Wednesday, Jan. 10,
and caused an estimated $500
in damage to taxiway lights.
However, what is worse
than the actual damage is the
fact that there could have
been considerable damage to
Some person or persons
smashed the glass domes cov-
ing six taxiway lights. The
damage was discovered about

9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.
Airport manager Vernon
Gray said the vandals then
deliberately scattered the glass
debris across a runway and
taxiway. The glass shards
could have damaged aircraft
tires and could possibly have
been ingested into a jet engine
and caused major damage.
Destruction of aircraft facil-
ities is a federal crime that
could be punished by fines
and imprisonment of up to 20
years. Mr. Gray said the airport
would actively seek federal
Luckily, there was no dam-
age to aircraft before the van-
dalism was discovered. How-
See Vandals Page 2

Two of three

EFI escapees

are in custody

Fourth Grade students at Seminole Elementary School were presented with the Scout
Effort award. The Scout is awarded to students who always put forth the best effort in
everything they do. (in no particular order) Joseph Brown, Samuel Christopher, Ash-
ton Clark, Clayton Colborn, Joseph Collins, Wyatt Craig, Kayla Culbertson, Elizabeth
Diaz, Juan Medina, Delaney Osceola, Britney Padgett, Celia Palacios, Austin Parker,
Lexus Parker, Ricardo Perez, Kristal Richbourg, Joseph Santibanez, Fidel Serrano,
Brandon Shockley, Adam Simmons, Tristen Thomas, Catalina Vargas and Latayshia

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two escaped teens from a
facility for juvenile offenders in
Venus that reportedly beat two
guards and stole a car have
been captured, while a third is
still on the run.
Jesus A. Duran, 15, and
Edward Russo Woodruff, 14,

were apprehended Wednes-
day, Jan. 10, in Homestead.
They are currently being held
in jail in Dade County, but will
be returned to Glades County.
Still on the run is 16-year-
old Andrew James Helder-
man. However, a spokesper-
son for the Florida
See Escapees Page 2

GCSO raids

marijuana grow

house in LaBelle

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
It may be a new year, but
investigators from the Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
have picked up right where they
left off last year by busting anoth-
er marijuana grow house.
A brand new, three-bedroom
and two-bath house in LaBelle
was raided Thursday, Jan. 11,
and 262 marijuana plants were
seized. Also seized were grow
lights, electrical supplies, fertiliz-
ers and air conditioning units.
Arrested at the 16061 West
Leader Circle home was Sonny
Amaro Sanchez, 24. Sanchez
also lists a Cape Coral address.
Following the raid, Sanchez

was taken
into custody
by agents
from the U.S.
Service in
Fort Myers.
Members of
the Drug
Administra- Sonny
tion (DEA) Sanchez
took control
of the evidence for the purpose
of federally prosecuting
GCSO Detective Steve Harris
said it was estimated that the
marijuana had a value of

See Raid Page 2

Submitted photo/Glades County Sheriff's Office
Investigators from the Glades County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) raided a home in LaBelle
on Jan. 11 and seized 262 marijuana plants, said GCSO Detecti-9 Steve Harris. Also
seized were grow lights, electrical supplies, fertilizers and air cor ""im.ingn u.its.

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$300,000. He added that some of
the plants were still budding.
Detective Harris said the home
was solely used for the purpose of
growing marijuana.
"Two of the three bedrooms,
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GCSO investigators have been
watching the home for several
months, said Glades County Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon.

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"These brave students in
Okeechobee are trying to pro-
mote tolerance and acceptance
while fostering a safe and open
environment for everyone to
learn," said Rob Rosenwald,
attorney for the ACLU of Florida's
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-
gender (LGBT) Advocacy Project.
"Clearly, it is not just the students
*that be taught tolerance,
but the administrators and faculty
who are relegating gay and les-
bian students to a second-class
status and sending a message of
In an article in the Nov. 3 issue
of the Okeechobee News, Dr.
Patricia Cooper, Okeechobee
County school superintendent
stated: "We care about the stu-
dents trying to form this organiza-
tion, as well as the other students.
We are an abstinence-only district
and we do not condone or pro-
mote any type of sexual activity.
"I feel like this is the right
stand. We feel this will be a major
detriment to our school environ-
ment," she added.
She also said that those stu-
dents who wanted to form the
GSA had been offered counseling
and protection from harassment.
According to Mr. Rosenwald,
recent attempts to vilify the club
and claims that the school's absti-
nence-only policy would be vio-
lated if the club met on school
grounds are unfounded. He con-
tends that the GSA's goal is to pro-

"This is an epidemic through-
out Florida and all small counties
are not immune from these illegal
operations," added the sheriff. "We
will investigate and prosecute state
or federally any and all people
involved in any type of drug activi-
The GCSO broke up six large
marijuana growing operations in
2006, said Detective Harris.
It was not known as of newspa-
per deadline if a bond amount had
been established for Sanchez.
Postyour opinions in thePublic
Eric Kopp maybe reached at

vide a safe, supportive environ-
ment for students to talk about
anti-gay bias and harassment.
Students work together to pro-
mote tolerance, understanding
and acceptance of one another
regardless of sexual orientation.
He explained that GSAs
around the country have met with
similar prejudice and have been
upheld in court as legal by the
Equal Access Act. From Salt Lake
City to Orange County, Calif.; Col-
orado Springs to White County,
Ga.; clubs that were initially
blocked by narrow-minded
school officials are now advocat-
ing open-mindedness and accept-
ance with their peers and in their
communities, he continued.
"We just want to be able to
meet on campus like every other
student," said Yasmin Gonzalez,
president of the OHS Gay-Straight
Alliance. "I may be able to move
on when I graduate, but we have
to stand up against the hatred and
bigotry today to ensure that every-
one is treated as equals tomor-
The ACLU sued on behalf of
the Okeechobee GSA in Novem-
ber alleging that the school is dis-
criminating against the club
based on some members' sexual
Over 100 GSAs currently exist
in Florida, according to recent
data from the Gay, Lesbian and
Straight Education Network
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Environmental Institute (FEI) in
Venus said they are close to
apprehending him.
"He is going to where his girl-
friend is," said Ginger Watters,
who handles public relations for
the school, which is also known
as the Last Chance Ranch.
Ms. Watters said Helderman
apparently called a graduate of
the facility who, in turn, notified
the school of the teen's where-
In a telephone interview Fri-
day, Jan. 12, Ms. Watters said.the
two captured teens "... are in the
system now..." and will be tried
as adults. Helderman, she said,
will also be charged and tried as
an adult when he is captured.
Duran and Woodruff have
been charged with the felonies of
attempted murder, kidnapping
and escape, she added.
The teens reportedly escaped
from the school on Sunday, Dec.
31. The ranch is located on
Ranch Road in Venus, which is in
the northwest corner of Glades
One guard, Winston Leroy
Harvey, had been struck several
times with a baseball bat. He was
taken to Lee Memorial Hospital
with a broken arm and concus-
sion and has since been released
from the hospital, said Ms. Wat-
The other guard, Robert Mor-
ris, was only slightly injured and
has returned to work at the
According to Chief Deputy
C.D. Pottorf of the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO) his

department was notified of the
escape around 1:56 a.m. When
GCSO Deputy Don Crosswell
arrived he found Mr. Winston
lying inside a vehicle and covered
in blood. He had multiple
injuries about his head.
Mr. Morris told the deputy he
was told by another inmate that a
toilet had backed up, and when
he entered the bathroom to
check it out he was overpowered
by the three teens. He was then
stuffed into a mattress cover and
locked inside a bathroom closet,
said Chief Deputy Pottorf.
The chief deputy went on to
say that Mr. Morris managed to
free himself from his confines in
time to see the three escapees
traveling down the facility's
driveway toward County Road
731 in a beige 19898 Honda
Civic. The car was stolen from
the facility, he added.
Chief Deputy Pottorf
described the ranch as "... the
last stop before juveniles go to
Teens sentenced to the facility
do ranch work and can get a high
school education there.
Since 1990, there have been
380 terminations and 118 GEDs
earned at the school, said Ms.
Watters. Of the terminations, 315
were favorable meaning they
had met their goals and graduat-
ed from the ranch. She went on
to say 75 of the terminations
were unfavorable.
In 2006 the recidivism rate at
FEI was 31 percent, while the
national average is 59 percent,
added Ms. Watters.
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Community Events

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4242.

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

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.

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

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-

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

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Saturday: Partly sunny with the high around 80. The wind will be
from the east at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the after-
Saturday night: Partly cloudy withthe low in the lower 60s. The
wind will be from the east around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Sunday* Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
Sunday night through Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in
the upper 50s. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday and Wednesday night: Considerable cloudiness with a
slight chance of showers. The high will be in the upper 70s. The low
will be in the lower 50s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 70s.


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Chamber hosting Big Top Extravaganza
OKEECHOBEE The Under the Big Top European Extravagan-
za, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce,
will be at the American Legion Fairgrounds Jan. 13 and 14.
There will be high wire acts, aerial fantasy, clowns, jugglers, a
magic show and an aerial rocket stars thrill show.
For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

SFWMD re-opens equestrian areas
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) re-
opened equestrian areas at the DuPuis Management Area and Hick-
ory Hammock Wildlife Management Area on Thursday, Jan. 11.
The DuPuis Management Area is located in western Martin Coun-
ty, while Hickory Hammock is in Highlands County.
The areas had been temporarily closed on Dec. 22, 2006, after the
recent equine herpes outbreak.
For information, call SFWMD's recreational hotline at 1-866-433-

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 Rac-
ing 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.

Ballroom dancing exhibition planned
SEBRING Jan and Walt Ward will be dancing exhibition ball-
room styles for the Highlands Social Dance Club at 7 p.m. on Friday,
Jan. 19, at the Lions Club on Sebring Parkway in Sebring.
In addition to the Ward's exhibition, there will be ballroom danc-
ing to the live music of the Legacy All Stars. The charge for members
is $5, and $6 for non-members.
Free ballroom dance classes continue each Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

Hospital hosting dinner, program
OKEECHOBEE The January Dine with the Doctor presentation
at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will be on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at a cost of $5. The subject of vari-
cose vein laser treatment presented by Dr. Luis Rosas will follow at
5:30 p.m.
The presentation is free.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.

Today's Weather

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, January 13,2007

OMS is off and running WM

for the third nine weeks

The third nine weeks is off to a
running start in PE classes, as the
following students posted top
times in the weekly mile run.
Eighth grade top runners
are Tim Gray, Colby Frank, and
Jaisa Sinclair; Seventh grade stu-
dents are Cruz Garcia, Horace
Gordon, and Destiny Shreves.
Sixth grade students are Ben

Vuleta and
Kissam. Con-
students! arl 0
ing events
include Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday, Monday, Jan. 15. Tues-
day, Jan. 17, the District Science

fair will begin, Wednesday, Jan.
Second Nine Weeks Awards
Ceremony, 9 a.m. There will also
be a basketball game at the OMS
gym when they take on Hidden
Oaks, at 4:30 and 6 p.m. On
Wednesday, Jan. 24, OMS takes
on Sebastian at 4:30 and 6 p.m. at
the OMS gym.

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generous donation of $50,000 to
the Indian River Community
Foundation, qualifying students
majoring or planning to major in
any of IRCC's public safety edu-
cation programs for the 2007-08

academic year may receive funds
for tuition, books, uniforms,
housing expenses and/or sup-
Interested students can apply
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The application deadline is
March 5.
For information, contact
Melissa Tedder, IRCC Foundation
Office, at (772) 462-7249.

OMS students of the week
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week! Students (left to right, front row) are,
Ethan Lightsey, Ashley Marshall, Jared Sadler, and Ashley Pitt. Students in the back row
are, Ben Vuleta, Dillon Jones, Kyle Burkhardt, and Jaiden Barnhart.

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Kara Karwas prepares for Science Fair
School students are busily preparing for the district science fair to be held Tuesday, Jan.
16. This fair is always very interesting, and we encourage visitors to come check out the
projects! Here, eighth grader Kara Harwas conducts an experiment for her project.

NFPA launches game to teach

children emergency preparedness

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Fighting drug abuse
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) presented a $1,000 check to the Okee-
chobee Substance Abuse Coalition on Thursday, Jan. 11. On hand for the presentation
were (left to right) OCSO Major Noel Stephen, Val Marone from the substance abuse
coalition, and Sheriff Paul May. The money for the donation came from the OCSO Law
Enforcement Trust Fund. Money from this fund comes from forfeitures from drug cases,
as well as administration fees that are charged in connection with drug cases. Sheriff May
said the money is to help the coalition in their endeavors to curb drug abuse and under-
age drinking in Okeechobee County.


Edward Dale Morris
Edward Dale Morris, age 67 of
Okeechobee died Thursday, Jan.
11, 2007, at his residence. Born
Dec. 27, 1939, in McKee, Ky., he
lived in Dayton, Ohio but was a
seasonal resident of Okeechobee
for the past two years. He enjoyed
fishing and going to church.
Mr. Morris is survived by his
wife of 27 years, Rose Morris of
Okeechobee; daughters, Connie
Hurst of McKee, Ky., Veronica
(Rob) Missioni of Bossier, La.,
Valencia Starcher of Berea, Ky.,
Victoria (Jeff) Webb of Phillips-
burg, Ohio, Valerie (Jay) Suell of
Louisville, Ky., Angela (Leonel)
Espino of Dayton, Ohio, Cassan-
dra Henby of Dayton Ohio and
son, James (Dena) Kirkpatrick. In
addition, he is survived by broth-
er; James (Sally) Morris of Mon-
roe, Iowa; sister, Janan Morris of
Dayton, Ohio; 16 grandchildren;
two great grandchildren and a
host of nieces, cousins and many
close friends.
Funeral services will be held at
the George C. Martin Funeral
Home in Dayton, Ohio, 5040 Fred-
erick Road, Dayton Ohio. Phone
number (937) 277-9290.
All local arrangements are
under the care and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

matory, 110 N. E. Fifth Street,

Jerry L. Polk
Jerry L. Polk, age 63, of Fort
Meade, died Jan. 11, 2007 at
home. He was born Jan. 10, 1944
in High Springs and moved to Fort
Meade from Clewiston in 2000.
He was a security guard for South
Florida Community College and a
member of Bowling Green
Church of God.
He was preceded in death by
daughter, Teresa Lynn Polk.
Survivors include his wife, Car-
olyn Polk of Fort Meade; three
daughters, Lisa Martinez of Okee-
chobee, Stephanie Macias of
Wauchula and Bethany Miller of
Avon Park; one brother, Elmer
Polk of Southlake, Texas and six
Visitation is Saturday from 6
until 8 p.m. at Robarts Family Gar-
den Chapel 529 W. Main St.
Wauchula. Services will be at 3
p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Bowl-
ing Green Church of God, 121 W
Broward Street, Bowling Green
with burial to follow at Corinth
Memorials may be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL

Arrangements are under the
care of Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Wauchula.

Edwin W Marquette
Edwin W Marquette, age 85,
of Okeechobee, died Jan. 9, 2007,
at his residence. Born April 29,
1921, in Warren, Minn., he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past two years. He served
in the United States Army as a
paratrooper in World War II and
enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Mr. Marquette is survived by
his wife of 44 years, Mary Ann
Marquette of Okeechobee; son,
Edwin W (Kim) Marquette, Jr. of
Okeechobee; daughters, Michelle
(Roland) Mossel of Okeechobee
and Kim Driscall of Jacksonville.
In addition he is survived by a
brother, Lawrence (Marlene)
Marquette of Rochester, Minn.;
sister, Peggy Marquette of Mel-
bourne; six grandchildren; and,
one great-grandson.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at 11
a.m. at The Gathering, 1735 S.W.
24th Ave., Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N. E. Fifth Street, Okee-

Quincy, MA The National
Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) today launched a new
Sparky the Fire Dog

game to help children learn
about emergency preparedness.
The game, "Look and Learn," is
now available free online. It
stresses the importance of being
prepared for an emergency by
teaching children about items
that should be included in an
emergency supplies kit.
Each year natural disasters
disrupt the lives of hundreds of
thousands of children and their
families. NFPA developed Risk
Watch: Natural Disasters to help
children and their families deal
with disasters before, during and
after the event. Sparky's new
game is the latest addition, to
support this effort and is avail-
able by visiting NFPA's Risk
Watch Web site at

and entering the "Kids Only"
section of the site.
"Everyone runs the risk of
experiencing a natural disaster
and that includes children," said
Amy LeBeau, NFPA's communi-
cations manager of public edu-
cation. "Sparky's new game is a
great way for parents and teach-
ers to educate children about
emergency preparedness with a
fun interactive lesson."
Players of Sparky's "Look and
Learn" visit six different fun and
interactive scenes as they are
tasked with assisting Sparky by
locating hidden items to com-
plete his emergency supplies kit.
During their search for the hid-

den items, players travel through
a Hideaway Island, Camp-
ground, Safari, Haunted House,
Underwater Adventure and Pre-
historic Park to locate things like
flashlights, batteries, extra cloth-
ing, a whistle, canned food and
other items that are often neces-
sities in an emergency. After
finding all of the emergency sup-
plies in each section of the
game, children will be able to
download and print out an
emergency supplies checklist
that they can use to make their
own emergency supplies kit.
Sparky's "Look and Learn"
game provides a fun and safe
learning experience for kids and
there is no advertising on the
kids section of the site. The
game is most appropriate for
children in kindergarten through
second grade, but may be of
interest to all ages.

About Sparky
Sparky the Fire Dog, recog-
nized the world over for his
efforts to educate children and
adults about fire prevention and
life safety, has been the official
spokesdog for the NFPA since
1951. Sparky's award-winning
Web site,, gives
kids a safe environment to learn
about keeping safe from fire and
other hazards while at the same
time, having fun. Sparky and
Sparky the Fire Dog are regis-
tered trademarks of NFPA.

About Risk Watch
Risk Watch is the first com-
prehensive injury prevention
and disaster preparation pro-

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gram available for use in
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Risk Watch gives children and
their families the skills and
knowledge they need to create
safer homes and communities.
Visit the Risk Watch Web site at

About NFPA
NFPA has been a worldwide
leader in providing fire, electri-
cal, building, and life safety to
the public since 1896. The mis-
sion of the international non-
profit organization is to reduce
the worldwide burden of fire and
other hazards on the quality of
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consensus codes and standards,
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tion. Visit NFPA's Web site at

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There is a story told from a children's
hospital in South America where every
afternoon a child's voice would ring out
in concert. His songs could be heard
throughout the corridors of the large
Weeks passed, his singing improved -
months went by and the singing began
to take on a professional quality that
was rarely found. By the end of the year
all the people in the hospital found
themselves waiting for the boy to sing
at his usual hour.
Finally the boy left the hospital, and
eventually went on to become a great
and beloved concert singer. People
throughout his country flocked to hear
him sing.
The boy was a victim of polio, and the
doctors had recommended he sing to
strengthen his lungs. At first the child
was merely following orders then he
began to feel his songs... the people who
listened began to feel the magic of his
voice. They loved him so that they later
made him a national idol.
Thought To Remember: Look for the
bright side it is always there!


110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee


4 OPINION The OkeeChobee News, Saturday, January 13,2007

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ROAD WORK: I see in the paper where they have done work on
Lofton Road. What about C.R. 15-A? When is something going to be
done about this road? I've been calling for three years and something
needs to be done about C.R. 15-A.
Editor's Note: CR 15-A is on the county's paving list for the current
year. However, funding for the project must come from the Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT) and those funds will not come
available until after July. According to a county official, the county is
trying to enter into an agreement with FDOT by which the county
would go ahead and do the work and then get reimbursed for the
project from FDOT If the county cannot get that agreement, then the
project may have to wait until after July.

LIQUOR SALES: Is liquor sold at the Agri-Civic Center? I hope it
never is. Are welhat hard up to make a dollar? Editor? Note: According
to county officials, no liquor is sold at the Agri-Civic Center.

AG FACILITY: A few years back, there was a group of folks raising
money for an ag center that they hoped to build north of town that
never was approved. I believe the effort was led by the Extension
Office or maybe the USXDA office at the time. Whatever happened to
the money they raised. Did it go towards the ag center that was eventu-
ally built? Did it go back to the kids at 4-H. Is it still sitting in some bank
account? I remember they raised quite a bit of money back then.
Editor's Note: The Extension Office told us the committee that
raised the money has been in touch with county government and are
waiting to use the money on the type of project for which it was
raised. The money is in a bank, and the committee is looking for a
specific type of facility where they can use the money for equestrian
and livestock activities for local youth. The facility would primarily be
used for equestrian activities.

FOUR-WHEELERS: I am so tired of hearing people complain about
four-wheelers. What about the golf carts that many Okeechobee resi-
dents ride around on? They are just as illegal on the streets and side-
walks as four-wheelers. I see officers ride by these people all the time
and not stop to give tickets. Tickets are being given out to people who
ride four-wheelers illegally. I've seen it! I do agree to give tickets to
those who disobey the laws. They are making it hard for those of us
who do use them properly to ride peacefully. Four-wheelers are always
going to be around. Many of us use them for yard/farm work. Also, a
new law came out last year stating that ATVs can now legally ride on
unpaved roads as long as they obey the speed limit and traffic laws. I
haven't seen anything in our paper about this. Maybe the city needs to
post something somewhere for all to see that helps us better under-
stand our laws.
Editor's Note: While you are correct that the state passed such a
law that allows for the riding of four-wheelers as long as the operator
is 16years of age, has a current driver's license and is wearing proper
safety gear, there is more to it than that. That same law also states
that each county has the option to opt out of that law and adopt their
own, which Okeechobee County has done. And, this has been in sev-
eral articles published in the Okeechobee News. In essence, the
county ordinance states that four-wheelers can only be ridden on pri-
vate roads. Their use on any city street, county or state highway or the
rights-of-way of these roads is illegal.

SKATE PARK: It's a shame the skateboard park has closed but it's
primarily the fault of the people that's running it. There were several
parents who volunteered to work in that concession stand and could
never even get a return call from those people. What a shame for this

SKATEBOARDERS: About the skateboard park is anyone really
surprised? And who voted to waste taxpayers' dollars anyway? Do we
have a list of the people? We need more ball fields for organized sports
in this town with parental supervision not a thug haven. Rip it

TELEPHONE CALLS: I'd like to know whether it's legal or not to put
a tape recorder on my machine to record these people calling me
about satellite dishes and everything else. If I get more than two or
three calls a month can I get a lawyer and sue them for harassment?
They are harassing us every day of the week with these calls.
Editor's Note: It is not permissible to record someone without
telling them the conversation is being recorded. If someone calls and
gets your answering machine they have no expectation of privacy.
However, when they call and speak to you directly there is the expec-
tation of privacy. Therefore, they must be told prior to any conversa-
tion that the call is being recorded.

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Upcoming Events

Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
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, contact the church at (863)
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 joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie 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 materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
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 Okeechobee
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) 763-6469.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule 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 September. 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
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. 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 Security 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 extensive.
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
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact 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 member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
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) 467-
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
(863) 697-9718.
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, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Community News

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For infor-
mation call (863) 357-MAIN.

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

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
be hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for par-
ents and their pre-school children. The event will be held each
Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided
for infants during the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon
and from I until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B;
otherwise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the
pneumonia shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863)

Community Events

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., on Saturday, Jan. 13. The display was
prepared by Bobbi Poole and will include amateur photography
done by local photographers. For information, call Margot Taylor
at (863) 763-3536.

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 I
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.

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. Proceeds from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Net-
work. 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 sponsorships are available. For information and fees
contact Denise Huggins of the Children's Miracle Network at
(877) 575-5437; or, go online to
Registration can be done online at 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

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

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

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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, January 13, 2007

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Dr. Randy Huckabee
Senior Pastor,
First Baptist Church
Nevertheless, the righteous ,.ill
hold to their ways, and those il
clean hands will grow stronger. ,r,'
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Monday night, many of us
watched a team that was not gi' hen
much of a chance by most of
America completely decimat: a
supposedly unbeatable poWer-
house out of the North. \\,ho
would have believed that Co. :h
Urban Meyer could orchestrate
such a stunning concert of d9m-
ination and power. It was truly a
statement of purpose, passion, f er-
severance and pride.
In many ways, Okeecho ee
County finds themselves enga ed
in a battle that not very m ny
believe we have a chance to co ine
out on the winning side. We re
engaged in a challenge regard Lng
our School Board's ability to mr ke
decisions which they believe arn in
the best interest of our children Ond
their academic future. Although :ve
could discuss the morality and sbir-

Sunday, Jan. 14 is Homeccm-
ing Day at Brighton Bap:ist
Church. There will be plenty of
good singing, good preachi g,
good fellowship and good fo )d.
An added bonus will be )ld

itual significance surrounding the
challenge of the ACLU, the real
issue is being consistent with avoid-
ing any club that promotes sexuali-
ty of any kind among our students.
It is critical that we hold to our origi-
nal charter as a state and teach
abstinence until marriage.
We have a responsibility to help
prepare our children in our homes
for such life decisions. The Church
is a vital resource in supporting and
encouraging families in following
the tenants upon which this coun-
try was founded. Yet, given our ten-
ants of personal freedom, we must
allow others to choose their des-
tiny. We must also share with them
our heart and love in light of their
choices. The ACLU is like the giants
of Ohio State but we serve a God
who is even bigger than any legal
organization. Just as no Florida
school had ever won a bowl game
in Phoenix, no School Board has
ever won such a case against the
I am not saying we ought to win
because of what happened Mon-
day night but I believe that night
was a reminder to us of how we

must persevere and give our best
for our community and our
schools. Regardless of how the
Federal Judge in Miami rules, we
serve a great God in a wonderful
community and we will praise Him
whatever He allows. Also, we must
never allow our county to be
accused of not being loving and
accepting of others regardless of
their preferences. We must all strive
to accept each other and their con-
victions by allowing the Father to
guide each in their path. We are a
blessed nation and a fantastic com-
munity. Let's not lose sight of who
we are and get caught up in all of
the lights and fanfare. Stay to the
task -which is remaining connect-
ed and compassionate toward our
entire community.
We do have an obligation to
stay with our game plan and what
we know is true but we must be
gracious ladies and gentlemen to
everyone in our city. Let's not just
share a plethora of verbage but
keep the love and concern for each
of our children and residents on the
tip of our tongues and deep in our

Ling Day at Brighton

friends you have not seen for
some time. Sunday school begins
at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10:45
Brother Robbie Hines will be
the featured speaker during the

morning service. The Singing Son
Rays will be with us in the after-
noon service. Brighton Baptist
Church is located at 24050 State
Road 79 W. For information call

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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. They are a well-known Southern
Gospel Music family who sing and travel extensively throughout the United States and
Canada. Dell, Susan, and Richard have appeared on television, radio, and are Nashville
recording artists. With family vocal harmony, lively energetic style, humor, brass instru-
ments (trumpet and trombone), and a love for God; they encourage and uplift people
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OHS Brahman hoopsters slay Dragons 63-59

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahmans
took on the Lake Placid Dragons
Thursday evening in front of a
large crowd at the Okeechobee
High School gymnasium and
came away with a 63-59 victory.
The first period started off slow
for both teams with the Brah-
mans finally getting onto the
scoreboard with 6:01 remaining
in the period. By the end of the
period they led 14-10. The high
point scorer for the Brahmans in
the first period was Devon Faison
with six, followed by Timmy
Williams with four.
With 2:17 left on the clock in
the second period, the Dragons
pulled ahead and went into the
locker room at the half up 42-21.
Faison added another five points
to the Brahman score in the sec-
ond period. Leshawn Henderson
put one in for two points.
The Brahmans came alive in
the third period and battled back
to regain the lead from the Drag-
ons with scoring by Jordan Jones
(nine points), Henderson (three
points), David Jeune (six points),
Williams (two points) and James
Shanks (two points). They led 43-
34 at the end of the period.
The Brahmans put another 20
points on the scoreboard in the
fourth period to hold onto the
lead. Henderson led the Brahman
scoring in the fourth with seven
points; Faison added four; Jeune
put hit the basket for three;
Williams had two and Shanks had
With an incredible burst of
energetic scoring, the Dragons
pulled within three points of the
Brahmans with 1:23 left in the
final period of the game.
Emotions ran high in the clos-
ing minute of the game with play-
ers rolling around on the court in
an effort to gain control of the
ball. As the clock ticked down the
pace became fast and furious as
the Dragons attempted to over-
take the battling Brahmans. But,
the Brahmans' lead could not be
wrestled from their grasp. The
game ended with the Brahmans
out in front 63-59.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Brahman coach Jon Enrico discusses game strategy with the team during Thursday night's
clash with the Lake Placid Dragons. The Brahman defeated the Dragons 63-59.

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The Brahmans fought their way to the Dragon basket Thursday night during their match-up
with Lake Placid High School. The Brahmans finished on top 63-59.

Sports Briefs ..

Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball team.
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.
Castrol fishing
clinic scheduled
Members of the Castrol Pro
Angler Team will be conducting a
fishing seminar/clinic on Thurs-
day, Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Wal-Mart located
at 2101 S. Parrott Avenue, in the
Sporting Goods dept. The Castrol
clinic is taking place prior to the
FLW Series event on Lake Okee-
chobee Jan. 24 through 27 in
Clewiston. Castrol pro anglers
Bobby Curtis, Carl Svebek III and
Mike Surman will appear to sign
autographs, swap fish stories and
offer tournament winning tips and
techniques. Additional informa-
tion will include details about
what to check on autos and boats

before heading out 4to the water;
instructions about how to catch
more fish; what life is like as a pro
angler and much more.
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.
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 sponsor-
ships are available.
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 Checks
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.
Benefit tennis
tourney scheduled
Costopoulos and Helton, P.A.
will host their fifth annual adult
tennis fundraiser to raise funds for
the Okeechobee High School ten-
nis teams on Saturday, Jan. 27 and
Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex
tennis courts, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.
The event is open to any adult
and consists of A and B levels in
men's and women's doubles and
mixed doubles. Entry fees are $30
for each doubles entry. All
entrants will receive an event tee-
shirt, along with a chicken dinner
with sides and a drink on the first
day of the event. Dinner tickets
can also be purchased from mem-
bers of the O.H.S. tennis team for
$7 each. For an entry form or
information, call Costopoulos &
Helton, P.A. at (863) 763-1120;

OHS Winter Sports Schedules

Brahman James Shanks guarded the Brahman basket from a
Dragon opponent Thursday night at the Okeechobee High
School gym.

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Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
Jan. 13: Martin County Dual
Tournament at MCHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 13: Harmony Girls' Tour-
nament at Kissimmee 10a.m.
Jan. 20: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence at OHS 10 a.m.
Jan. 25: Vero Beach Dual at
VBHS-7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Polk County Tourna-
ment at PCHS in Lakeland 10
Jan. 27: Girls State Tourna-
ment at Kissimmee 10 a.m.
** Jan. 31: Treasure Coast
Dual at OHS 7 p.m.
Feb. 3: District Tournament at
South Fork 10 a.m.
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
ment-Palm Bay noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon
**Parent and Senior Night

Lady Brahmans
(JV times are first followed by
varsity times)
Jan. 16: vs. Clewiston 5:30/7
Jan. 18: at Glades Central -
5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 22: at Lake Placid 5:30/7
Jan. 23: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship TBA
Jan. 25: at @ Centennial -
5:30/7 p.m.

Jan. 30: District tournament at
Forest Hill 4/5:30/7 p.m.
Jan. 31: District tournament- at
Forest Hill 7 p.m.
Feb. 3: Championship round
of Districts at Forest Hill 7 p.m.

Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
Jan. 13: at John Carroll 5:30/7

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Jan. 19: vs. Glades Central -
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Jan. 23: vs. Lincoln Park -
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Jan.'26: vs. Glades Day 6/7:30
Jan. 30: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Tournament home 6/7:30
Feb. 1: vs. St. Edwards (senior
night) 4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5-10: District Tournament
at Jensen Beach TBA
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: State Finals in
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) says
there were 416 manatee deaths
in state waters in 2006. That com-
pares to 396 in 2005.
Scientists are unsure as to
whether the increase reflects
manatee population growth,
increased mortality or better
detection of carcasses. However,
the best available science indi-
cates that Florida's manatee pop-
ulation is stable or growing in all
regions of the state except the
Southwest, which may contain
more than a third of the statewide
The FWC report indicates
watercraft-related mortalities and
red tide contributed to more than
half of the total deaths in 2006 in
instances where scientists could
determine the cause of death.
Researchers classify manatee
mortalities in eight categories -
watercraft, floodgate/lock, other
human, perinatal (newborn),
cold stress, other natural, unde-
termined and unrecovered car-
rial cases. The number of manatee
deaths declined in every category
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high numbers, especially in
watercraft-caused mortality, but
these numbers shed some light
on the measures we can take in
our commitment to reducing
human-related threats to mana-
tees and possibly other threats,"
said FWC Chairman, Rodney Bar-
reto. "With continued human
population growth and enjoy-
ment of the outdoors, we must all
be diligent in the conservation
and protection of this gentle ani-
FWC scientists report that red
tide continues to threaten mana-
tees in Southwest Florida with 37-
96 deaths annually in four of the
past five years. Preliminary find-
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been responsible for the deaths
9 of 61 manatees in 2006.
The 86 watercraft-related
manatee deaths in 2006 are the
second highest on record for that
category. As a result, FWC law
enforcement will enforce a spe-
cial manatee speed zone detail
this weekend. The FWC is urging
boaters to abide by manatee
speed zones and assuring law-
abiding boaters who hit mana-
tees that they will not receive cita-
tions if they report such
accidents. Accident reports pro-
vide valuable information for
sharpening manatee protection
"The FWC's seizing every
option in helping manatees con-
tinue to recover," Barreto said.
"We'll be exploring other options
to ensure recovery stays on
S For instance, manatee mortali-
ty figures provide useful informa-

tion on why manatees die and.
the risks they face. Information
from necropsies (non-human
autopsies) help FWC scientists
develop conservation measures
to. reduce risks to manatees. One
such measure is development of
the state's first manatee manage-
ment plan.
The draft plan, which is avail-
able for public comment, exam-
ines past protections and outlines
additional measures such as pro-
tection of warm-water refuges to
reduce stress on manatees during
the winter. It also proposes new
measurable biological goals and
objectives that will, provide
benchmarks and timelines to
help guide future management
The number of manatees for
which a cause of death could not
be determined because of
decomposition of carcasses was
unusually high in 2006, repre-
senting 37 percent or 155 of the
"Every year a substantial por-
tion of deaths cannot be attrib-
uted to a specific cause because
of the advanced decomposition
of the carcasses," said FWC
research scientist, Leslie Ward.
Scientists use population
models to estimate manatee pop-
ulation growth. Although the
most recent analysis indicates
manatee numbers have been sta-
ble or growing in many parts of
the state, some areas may require
more attention.
"The FWC is aware of that,"
Barreto said. "But the bottom line
is the FWC and other parties are
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manatees away from the threat of
imminent extinction, and will
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whatever tools it takes."
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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 complete 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.

Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will wel-
come 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. Duckworth 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 preven-
tion 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 persons must contact President
Marilyn Rinear by fax at (863) 467-8664, e-mail (dmrinear@onear-; or, by phone at (863) 697-1807 by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan.

Library hosting musical series
lan 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 contributions 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 Gershwin; 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 information, call (863) 763-2225.

AARP driver safety course planned Jan. 23
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, and
Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make
checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

CCC will meet in January
The Community Collaborative Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
23, at the School Board office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For
information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Early learning panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will have a combined executive/finance committee
meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at 10 S.E. Central Parkway, Suite
400, in Stuart.

Early learning board to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will have a coalition board meeting Thursday, Jan. 25,
at 1:30 p.m. at 10 S.E. Parkway, Suite 400, in Stuart.

Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Snow Flower
and the Secret Fan," a novel by Lisa See. At the beginning of the meet-
ing titles will be chosen for discussion in the next six months. Anyone
who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For information, call Jan
at (863) 357-9980.

Coming soon
The Orbiter is one of the rides that Deggeler Attractions
will be bringing to the midway at the Okeechobee County
Fair, March 7-18. Deggeler Attractions has been awarded
the Outdoor Amusement Business Association's Circle of
Excellence award. They will bring 25-30 rides including
kiddie rides that an adult can ride with a child. There will
be spectacular rides like The Drop of Fear as well as many
traditional thrillers. Deggeler Attractions also has a giant
Ferris wheel that is 110-feet tall.

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W., will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For infor-
mation, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

Baptist church sponsors crusade
Reverend Bill Britt will be preaching at the First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., Jan. 28-31. Services will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m.,
and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Monday through Wednesday, Jan.
29-31, there will be a noon Bible study lunch and a 6:30 p.m. service
each day. Call the church office at (863) 763-2171 for lunch reserva-

ROAD boards will meet
The executive board meeting of Recovering Okeechobee After Dis-
aster (ROAD) will be held Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. That meeting will be fol-
lowed by the board meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.

Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross-Okeechebee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hold a first aid class on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.

Legion Free Fair will be Feb. 1-11
The 51st American Legion Free Fair will be held Feb. 1-11 at 501 S.E.
Second St. Display booths will be available in the Legion Hall. For
information, call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, will conduct
free memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2:30. Call Donna True at (772)
285-6291 or (800) 861-7826 for appointments.

Shrine Club to host show
The Okeechobee Shrine Club on S.R. 78, will present a Las Vegas
style show, "A Rock & Country Revue" on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a
prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show. Admission is $25 for
the dinner and show. Performers will be impersonating a variety of
artists. For information call Keith or Kathy Tomey at (863) 763-8072;
Harvey or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-0238; or, call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and leave a message.



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Washington County reunion planned
The annual Washington County Pennsylvania reunion will be held
Thursday, Feb. 8, at Homer's Original Smorgasbord in Plaza Square,
Sebring. The Manatee Room will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship with
lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price for lunch for seniors is approximate-
ly $7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped, self-addressed legal size
envelope for the 2008 mailing. For information, call Don or Shirley
Swan at (813) 684-1636.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation service
each Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12 through April 16, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax
return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID, Social Security
card and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the return. For
information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

Club cancels January horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has been cancelled.
The series will be a nine-month series this year due to the outbreak of
Rhinopneumonitis. The first show date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts
at 2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m. Information can be found at

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-

Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and the
proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held on
April 2.

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests
consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and wood-
working. There will also be food competitions such as home baking
and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories
such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable.
Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and
other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seek-
ing an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The building
the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building located in
the heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave. The expected
size of the mural should cover the front of the two-story by 30-foot
building. The theme of the mural will feature the history of the tele-
phone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required.for this
project. The mural committee is accepting designs and proposals for
this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please con-
tact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for information.


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Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price
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More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on
six factors:

and interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insur-

The sum of these costsur is come in relation to your prnthly homeowners' associ-
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ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
K insurance are added to the PITI.
* Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 12,
through Thursday, Jan. 18, are as
Theatre I -"Pursuit of Happy-
ness" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Eragon" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Night at the
Museum"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
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 -
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 class-
es, Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who have not
been enrolled in a school system
who may need special education
services. The primary focus is on 3,
4 and 5-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Kathy Wall at (800)

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught weekdays on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Satur-
day from 4 until 5 p.m.

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CAMERA, on Sat., 12/30 at
Sports Complex. Call to iden-
tify. (863)634-6949

CAMERA CASE, Grayish color
w/2 Camera's inside. Lost on
12/24 in area of Micco Bluff &
Hwy. 98. (321)639-7456
CAT, Female, brown tabby
mix, white chest & paws, de-
clawed, has microchip, vic.
of SW sec. of 7th Ave, 15th
St. (863)467-2086 or
(863)447-1361 REWARDII'
CAT- Female, White w/brown
spots. Vic. of R Bar Estates.
Around Christmas. Please
call (863)610-1750
CHIHUAHUA, Male lost in vic.
of McDonald's on Hwy. 70.
Dearly missed. Reward! PIs
call 863-261-7053/261-4484
DOBERMAN'S- 2, Male & fe-
male Black & tan. 1/6/07.
Vic. Hwy 29 S. LaBelle
Please call (863)673-3730
Ranchers, 4x4, 350's. 1-red/
elec. shift. 1-orange/foot shift.
$500. Reward! 239-250-2205

JACK RUSSELL, male, vicinity
of the Prairies, since
12/27/07. (863)763-6776 or
MENTS, Since 12/24/06, For
any information please call
RING, Diamond wrap, white
gold, lost on 1/5 or 1/6/07,
in Okeechobee.

BEAGLE (f) Spayed & her 3
lab/beagle mix male pups
(born 6/13/06) need loving
homes (239)425-7016
BICYCLES- Adult, 1 is Road
Bike & 1 Hybrid, In storage
for 7 years to nice to throw
out. (863)946-0964
CHINCHILLA- 6 yrs. old, male
with cage & accessories,
needs attention
GOAT, Male, not fixed, has
lorns. (863)357-3328 even-
MUTT (I): Looks like mini
shepherd, 1 1/2 yrs, good
with kids. Free to good home
only. 863-983-4668
RABBIT- black and white, with
all supplies, cage, food, toys
etc. (863)697-6083

RED NOSE PIT- Good family
dog, very nice, to good lov-
ing home only

Okeechobee, 9338 SE 60th Dr.
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Residential &

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
Wt's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look fopr
It In the classifledts.

Let us mow your
yard for you.
Dependable & hardworking.
Call (863)763-8014
You'll be glad you did.

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 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, Linen & 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
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1500.
AIR COND- 4 ton, wall mount,
CA/Heat, Ser 11 efficiency -
rating, $550 (863)447-2130

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Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
condition, $600.

CHINA CABINET, antique, sol-
id walnut, very old exc.
cond., $250. (863)467-3831

DEEP FREEZER, Frigidaire,
small, white, $75 firm.
bisque color, $125.
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
$150. (863)675-3793
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
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
side by side, water /ice in
door, runs perfect, $250
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
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-
goose mountain & BMX type
80 will sep. (863)467-2573
like new, asking $70 for both
or will sell separate

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale n the classl-
fleds and make your
dean uo a breeze

of old & new. $35/will separ-
ate. Call 863-634-7765.
lequin & Sillouhette books
$12 or will swap for same.

dles, $150 for all, or will
separate. (863)983-2002
Sliding Glass Doors(3): 60x79 w/
frame. 36x79 bronze w/ tint, no
frames 36x79 almond w/tint, no
frame. $200 for all. 863-983-7625

Okeechohee News. Saturday. January 13, 2007

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation qfSlorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765

SYSTEM- Baby Trend 3
mos. old. Light blue/mint
green. $100.
HIGH CHAIR- Blue & White
plaid, reclines for feedings,
used, $30 Firm
KIDS ITEMS: Power Wheels
ride-on toy, Aqua Wonders
aquarium, Car seat / stroller
combo. $75. 863-357-7136
white beauty salon, table &
chairs. Boys work bench
w/tools. $75.863-983-3740

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.
$350/all (863)763-3302
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
pcs. purchased in Germany,
$695 or best offer.

COMPUTER- Flat screen,
DVD, CD burner, Windows
XP $200 (239)245-0527
games, Fast, $149
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 bofh:
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
41"wx20"dx56"h, $50.
DINETTE SET, small, light
wood, 2 chairs, $50.
glass 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.
$1250. 863-983-6319
DRESSER- Natural Pine, 5
Drawers, Good cond., $30 or
best offer (863)634-8795
piece, cherry stained, wood,
9' long, holds 27" tv. $200 or
best offer. (863) 697-0241.
Oak w/ smoked glass, from
Bagcock. New condition.
$200. 863-241-9024
LIFT CHAIR, Electric,
blue/gray, like new $300
made cypress. 66" W, 40" D,
$300 (239)340-8503
PATIO TABLE, Metal, with 4
chairs. $20 (863)763-8518
SOFA, Exc. cond., taupe, $150
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
SOFA SLEEPER & matching
Ioveseat, $200.
with king top mattress. $125
LaBelle (863)675-4098

GOLF CART- '01, E-Z GO, 4
passenger. Charger included.
$2000. (863)675-0777
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150. 863-946-3123

,45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new.
$400. (863)763-7161
OLD 22 RIFLES (2) & (2)
SHOTGUNS, 1-12 ga w/lever
action & 1-20ga. $700 will
sep (502)931-8101

4250, new in box, never
used, $250 (863)677-0459

Heating & Air Unit, outdoor,
Carrier, 3 ton, good working
condition, $600.
20,000 btu, covers very large
area, Comfort Glow, like new.
$55 (863)675-0104

ORIENTAL RUG: Blue &'white,
5.5 ft x 9 ft. $200.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
vintage etc. $100.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm

LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $20/both.

Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking 975 or best
offer (863)675-2596
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
great condition, rolls nice,
$75 (863)467-6805

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
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
offer (863)763-7831
REALISTIC, 492 40-channel
base station, mint cond., with
A99 fiberglass base antenna.
$75/both (863)447-6620
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
carbon tank system, no
power needed, $600

Marcus Miller, all natural,
switchable active / passive, per-
fect cond. $575. (863)357-7406
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
SAXOPHONE, alto, $200.

SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings

Type, For live animals. $30
for both, will sep.
(i)male, ready for god home
eb 1st, 1st shots & vet cert.
$300 (863)697-2936
DOBERMAN- 2 years old, full
blooded, $250
DOG CAGE- Large, Classic
Good condition. $50.
KEET- with cage, to good
home only, $100
KITTEN- Great Christmas Gift
M, orange tabby/white, litter
trained, 1st shot's, will hold
$15. (443)262-2740
YORKIES (2) (863)467-4337

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.
$200 (863)655-3436

ANTENNA: New! 5 ms 9000 ir, di-
rectional, amplified, indoor/out-
door w/internal rotator. New
$189. $139. (863)763-7989

or best offer. (863)697-3299
Magnum XR7, Used 1 time.
Paid $535., Will sell for
$400. (863)763-1530

1 girls riding toy, needs bat-
tery. $55 for all, will separ-
ate. (863)763-3982

Tech Drive. Good condition.
$300. (863)763-5011


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

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.

old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incid all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
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
separate. (772)416-6627

Husqvarna 150, 15hp, 42"
cut Hydrostatic., 244hrs
$1100. (863)634-5303
chine By MTD. 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Near new. $950.


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

Located in Viking/Prairie
Both very clean!
Apt $600/mo. Effc'y $500/mo.
Includes utilities.
No pets. 561-329-8205

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. 10x2C
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

Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
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
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $575
mo. + sec. Furnishedincludes
utilities. (863)467-5616

RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Call for more
information. (561)662-3169

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.
Call (863)634-2121
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722

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

newly renovated, $850/mo.,
1st, last & sec. dep. required.
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
Totally refurbished. New kitch-
en w/dishwasher. New bath &
laundry room. 3BR, 1BA. $825
mo. Lawn service included,
Call (863)763-4414
IN TOWN- 3BR/2BA, Laundry
rm., porch, no dogs & smkg,
garage, lawn ser. $1300 mo.,
st, 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, 1ba, 1 acre, Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets. $800
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
Ref's req. (863)447-2130
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Unfurnished, 2/2,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last

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.

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 -
Sale 100o
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses SalelOl5
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 Inspeti 1060
Real Estate Wted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2ba, 2 car gar. New carpet,
Tile, Kit. w/2 boat covered slip.
$239,000. (772)597-3259
2ba, waterfront, pool, jacuzzi,
flodda 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
Pre-Construction Pricing
vaulted ceilings. cmr lot, Taylor
Creek access, new dock, boat
lift. $260K. 304-669-1956
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, 1ba, C/H/A & Pool.
Remodeled. Must See Inside
$176,000. 863-697-8654

cess, canal lot, with seawall
& boat ramp, beautiful view.
$89,500 (772)349-9738

KENTUCKY- 31 acres, in
Green County, half open, half
wooded, city water & elec
avail., black top frontage,
great deer & turkey hunting.
70,000. (863)763-7009

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





Treasure Island, 38th St., 3
units, great Income, live rent
free, tenants pay your mort-
gage. (561)346-4692

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

STEPS (2 sets) For Mobile
Home, Fiberglass w/Raillings &
5 steps. 1 year old. $900. for
both, will sep. (863)763-0376

OKEE., 3br, 2ba, CBS Family/
Rm. $650. mo. + last &
sec. Ref. include city water.
(561)346-4646 or 346-4692
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/1ba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.

2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036
Leave message.
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corlan tops, w/d
& new refrigerator.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(561)845-1589 or

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

rHouses Sale 1

Sale 10251

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
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-
gage, (561)346-4692
For sa/e 8 Owners
14x70, with lot, w/FL room,
car port & utility shed.
Very sharp & clean.
$95,000 neg. Oasis Village,
55+ community. Call for
appt. (863)763-8342

Boats 300i
Campms/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous3026
Motorcycles 3030,
Sport Vedicls/ATVs 3031

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
offer. (863)763-3660
COBIA MODEL 244, '00-
250hp Yamaha, salt water
series, Loadmaster tandem
alum trailer, & equipment,
$25,000 (561)261-9393 aft
35 HP, god runner, all con-
trols, extra prop, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
(4): Brand new, below dealer
cost. Must sell. Avg $1000.
Will separate. 863-357-7406
Mere. Rebuilt mech. sound
w/trailer. Needs TLC. $2500.
(239)826-5966 Cell
HYDRA-SPORT '98 1800/CC-
Johnson 115 hp, Bimini Top,.
New Electronic's, Tandem
trailer w/spare $9500 or best
offer (863)610-1674
Javelin Race or Ski Boat, fi-
berglass,'17'" long, $350.
JON BOAT, 14ft., w/trdtler,
very good 25hp Mercury
engine, $800
(863)946-0646 Lakeport
Mariner, $600
PONTOON BOAT, 18.5 ft.
Lowe, with trailer, 40hp Evin-
rude, power trim, great shape.
$4000 (863)763-8872
PROP- Stainless, like new,
131/4 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, dbI axle trir & much
more.Health problems, Must
Sell! $18,900. NADA value
$24,000.Call (863)634-6134
STARCRAFT '83- with trailer,
90 hp Johnson motor,
$2000 (863)763-0728
TRAVELER '87, 16ft, fiber-
Slass, 60hp motor & trailer.

Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. $275.
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
8'x24' FL room in Grandma's
Grove RV Park, 55+ comm.
$5,900. (863)674-0360
ft., 5th wheel w/2 slide outs,
W&D, Conv./Microwave.
$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
2002, loaded, $9500 new,
asking $5500 (863)763-1728
or (863)599-1534

Johnson or Evinrude, 13.5 x
22 $110 (270)210-9385

YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm

BUGGY- 6' high deck, 3 dog
cages, 10 spd man/stand
trans, 50" tires, $2500
built engine, all new parts,
12K mi, runs greatly $2450.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
$600 (863)467-8849
'03 4 Whir, Race Shocks, Jet
Kit, Race Pipe, Gold Race
Chain, Duro Tires. Very Fast.
$3000. Firm. (239)677-9418

new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $2300
peral 28' $1000


Automobfts 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Clostsa Cars 4015
Commweial Trucks 4020
eqipmot 4025
Fr=m Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
lfey Duty Truls4040
Pato- ReparU 4045
We p Truacks 4050

Van 4070

Owner, 59 K, good cond.,
Burgendy $3500
needs radiator & battery.
$800 or best offer.
prox. 50K mi. Good condi-
tion. Runs well. $1100.
EAGLE TALON 2 dr Coupe, 4
cyl, Green & black, CD
player. 19" custom wheels.
$2500. (863)763-3551
Honda Accord, '89, 2 dr.,
manual trans, runs good,
new battery, $900 neg.
PL, PW, front air bags, CD,
looks new, 23k, garage kept
$17,500 (239)503-5731
JEEP WRANGLER YJ'89: Low mile-
age on rebuilt engine, 34" tires, 4"
new AC kit in box, good cond.
KIA SOPHIA- '98, 90 K, green,
$1499 (863)467-5067
Lincoln Mark Vl- '83, 302 en-
Sine, runs but needs work,
300 (863)635-3025 Iv
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
Sell (863)697-3300

V-8, 359, 4x4, Very good
condition $2500.
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.
5 Ton Truck, $2500

CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2650
GOLF CART, 4 passenger, ex-
cellent shape, $1200.

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CAR MOTOR- Ford, 302 High
output. Used. $600.
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
JEEP, Complete convertible
top, heater, frame & side win-
dows, tan, very good cond.
$300 (772)812-3300
for $2000. or best offer.
(239)369-9725 Lee
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


Chevy S10, 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
350 engine, w/auto transmis-
sion, excellent cond., $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm

glass, Fits 99-current Chevy
ilverdo 6.5' bed. $600. Neg.
Call (863)634-6523
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
offer. 863-634-7154
CHEVY- '88, 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
small block, 4 speed With
low 1st gear, $1000.
FORD F150 '04, Super Cab,
5.4 Triton, anti-slip rear.
Towing machine. Loaded,
white, w/aluminum cap, exc.
cond. 27,400 miles.
$17,500 (863)357-7406
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$1500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
TOYOTA- '94, Good condition.
$2500. (863)835-3476

DUMP TRAILER, 5x8, Single
axle, all new bed, tires,
pump, hitch, jack & paint.
$1500 (863)697-9704
2 axle, gooseneck w/ramp.
$1200 (863)697-9704

DODGE RAM 1999, Conv.
Van, Cold A/C, V8, 5.2 L, 318
eng., turn key...Runs great!
196K, $3200 (863)763-3451
FORD '92, 15 passenger, Club
Wagon, good running cond.
$3000 (863)467-1655
Great shape, White, New tires,
Ready to go. $2500,
TOWN & COUNTRY '05, 28k,
take over payments.
$395/mo. (863)467-6379

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