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ESkeeLLE FL bes32611 700
3AINESVILLE FL 32611 7007

Vol. 98 No. 23


OCSO plans
special operation
The Traffic Unit of the
Okeecliobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) will be con-
ducting Operation Move Over
Jan. 22 through Jan. 27
throughout Okeechobee
The purpose of the opera-
tion is to provide safety while
officers are conducting traffic
stops and to educate the pub
lic on the Move Over Act.
During the period 1996 to
2000, 1,793 working law
enforcement vehicles were hit
while stopped or parked along
Florida highways. As a result
of these incidents, 419 law
enforcement officers were
injured and five were killed.
This operation will also
include enforcement of
aggressive driving habits.

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Submitted photo/Tommy Markham
This building, originally built in 1924, was known as the Freedman Building until it was
sold and became known as the Markham Brothers Cannery. WIwas built by the same con-
tractors who built the courthouse and the building that now houses the school board.

New use for an old building


Yearling competes
in competition
The Yearling Middle School
FFA Chapter went to Avon
Park Community College on
Jan. 18, 2007, to participate in
the District FFA competition.
The Yearling FFA participants
had previously placed first in
the Sub-District competition
earlier in the year and compet-
ed against other Sub-District
champions from Avon Park
Middle School and Hidden
Oaks Middle School.

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Drought Index
Current: 649
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.94 feet

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Last Year: -
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sea level.)

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One of the oldest buildings
still standing in downtown
Okeechobee has been
restored from the 2004 hurri-
canes damages and now lias a
new life thanks to former Gov-
ernor Jeb Busi's bridge loan
The building, in the 600
block of West South Park
Street, was built in 1924,
according to local historian
Tommy Markham. It was origi-
nally called the Freednian
Building, and was named after
the man who built it.
The building shows up
prominently in a panoramic
photograph taken of down-
town Okeechobee in 1926.
The photograph was probably
taken from the top of the
Boardwalk Building, which is
still standing on the northwest
corner of West North Park
Street and N.W. Fifth Avenue.
The Freedman Building is in
the extreme right of the pic-
Various businesses includ-
ing grocery stores occupied
the building until Allen
Markham, Tommy Markham's
father, bought it in 1939 and it
came to be known as the
Markham Building.
During World War II, there
was an observation lower oni
the top of the building Ito



Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This is how the Markham Building in downtown Okee-
chobee looks now, after damages from the 2004 hurri-
canes were repaired.

watch for air raids.
The building, was owned
by the Markhams until 1972.
After 1972, the building
went through several tenants
and at least one owner before
it was thought by Dauiiy Enfil-i
ger in 1990. Until the 2004 hui
ricane caused extensive dam-
age, he operated Superior
Waterworks in the building.
After the hurricanes, Mr.
Enfinger was the recipient of
oniie of lie firsI bridge loans
offered by the stale, Tliese
were 90 day no iiintcrost loans
to help businesse',s unlil their
illsiraincc kicked in. On Oc-t. 1,
2001, tlihcn ov. l.tsh cwlame' to

Okeechobee and standing in
the remains of the heavily
damaged building, he present-
ed Mr. Enfinger with a check.
Mr. Enfinger moved his
business several blocks west in
what was to be a temporary
location while the Markham
Building was being rebuilt.
He moved over a period of
three weeks while still remain-
ing open for business.
However, in the meantime,
Mr. Enfinger said his business
has outgrown the old location.
Now lie is making space
available for rent to other busi-
nesses and the upstairs will be
rented out for office space.

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Life jacket relay
Students at Central Elementary School take part in a life jacket relay on Monday, Jan. 22
at the school. Each student was to properly put on a life jacket, run to the cone and back,
then pass off the life jacket to the next team member. The purpose of the relay was to
teach students the proper way to wear a life jacket. The relay was part of a water safety
course taught by James and Barbara Wheeler of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be
in the mid 70s. The wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then considerable
cloudiness with a slight chance of showers. The low will be in the
lower 50s. The wind will be from the northwest around 5 mph. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will
be in the lower 70s. The wind will be from the northwest around 5
mph, shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 30 percent.
Wednesday night: Cloudy with a chance of showers. The low will
be in the upper 50s. The chance of rain is 50 percent.
Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then
considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of showers in the
afternoon. The high will be in the upper 60s. The chance of rain is
40 percent.


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News Briefs

Hospital hosting dinner, program
OKEECHOBEE The January Dine with the Doctor presenta-
tion at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will be on Tuesday, Jan.
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.

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: Feb 2 & 3 Bureau of Land
Management wild horse adoption sale; Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Cham-
pions Florida Barrel Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair; March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale;
and, May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

Public meeting on Basin use planned
OKEECHOBEE A public meeting dealing with recreational
activities in the Kissimmee River Basin will be held Saturday, Feb. 3,
at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) service
center in Okeechobee from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The service center is located on the second floor of the Bank of,
America building, 205 N. Parrott Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow SFWMD to meet with
members of the community who are interested in using the restored,
Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and recreation.
For information, contact Kelli Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.

Booths for non-profits offered
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Fair committee has
extended an invitation to non-profits to set up a booth at the Okee-
chobee County Fair at no charge.
The fair will run from March 9-18.
The committee will provide a table and chairs in a huge tent for
exhibitors. Please see the website
for complete information and the application required to set up a
booth. Click on vendors at the bottom of the home page, then click
on the vendor license agreement, check the "non-profit" box on the
first page.
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.

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FFA Chapter enters competition

The Yearling Middle School
FFA Chapter went to Avon Park
Community College on Jan. 18,
2007, to participate in the District
FFA competition. The Yearling
FFA participants had previously
placed first in the Sub-District
competition earlier in the year
and competed against other Sub-
District champions from Avon
Park Middle School and Hidden
Oaks Middle School.
In team competition, the
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
team, made up of James Sharpe,
Sarah Payne, Mandi Harrison,
Shyanne Prescott, Kelsey Burn-

ham, Kelsey Rodriguez, and
Justin Morgan, placed first in the
District com-
petition. The /
Parliamen- '
tary Team of
James Sharpe, Sarah
Payne, Shyanne
Prescott, Kelsey
Rodriguez, Reno Hunter, and Vic-
toria Bostic placed second in the
Representing Yearling Middle
School in individual competition
were Extemporaneous Speaker
James Sharpe and Prepared
Speaker Taylor Comtois. Both

James and Taylor placed second
in the District.
Congratulations to all our FFA
District participants! The Yearling
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Team will be going to the State
competition In Orlando in June
and will be attending the Future
Farmers of America State Conven-
In other news, the Yearling
Middle School FFA continues to
practice daily for competitions in
Vegetable Judging, Livestock
Judging, Dairy.Judging, Horse
Judging, Tool Identification, Meat
Judging, Land Judging, and Food

Science. Members of each team
are learning valuable information
that can be applied in careers and
are gaining skills essential in life.
Each contest requires members
to learn principles and practices
concerning the industries. Math
skills, reading skills, and memo-
rization are required in order for
the contestants to be successful.
The FFA Mission Statement is
"FFA makes a positive difference
in the lives of students by develop-
ing their potential for premier
leadership, personal growth, and
career success through agricultur-
al education."

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Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections

..' JosepltfiPhlshafie Moore,
23, N.W. 18th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 19 by Detective
Rosemary Farless on felony
charges of burglary of a struc-
ture and false imprisonment,
and a misdemeanor charge of
battery. His bond was set at
John Richard Ezelle, Jr., 50,
N.W. Eighth St., Boynton Beach,
was arrested Jan. 19 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His
bond was set at $750.
Juan Manuel Leal, 34, N.W.
Fifth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 19 by Deputy Adri-
an Rogers on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felony of possession of
cocaine, and the misdemeanors
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and no registration. His bond
was set at $4,100.
Kimberly Christine Peter-
man, 20, S.E. 22nd Court, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Jan. 19 by
Deputy G. Popovich on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with forgery (five
counts), uttering a forged instru-
ment (five counts), grand theft,
possession of cocaine and
scheme to defraud under
$20,000. She is being held with-
out bond.
Santos Gaucin, 19, S.W.
llth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 20 by Sgt. Victoria
Williams on charges of driving
under the influence and no valid
driver's license. His bond was
set at $1,250.
Earlene Spiller, 40, N.E. 31st
Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 20 by Deputy
Kristin Gray on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with the felony of violation of
probation driving while license
suspended (habitual offender).
Her bond was set at $1,000.
Sylvester Johnson, 28,
Mable Butler Avenue, Orlando,
was arrested Jan. 21 by Sgt. Vic-
toria Williams on a charge of
aggravated battery. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Olegario Cortes-Franco, 45,
N.W. 43rd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 21 by Deputy
Susan Morrison on a felony
charge of aggravated stalking,
and a misdemeanor charge of
trespassing. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.

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Theresa Lynn Britt
Theresa Lynn Britt, age 49,
died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at
the Hamrick Hospice Home.
Born April 2, 1957, in North Car-
olina she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 18
years. She enjoyed crafts, attend-
ing church and was a member of
the Basinger Church of God.
She is preceded in death by
her son, Richard Honeycutt, Jr.
She is survived by: daughters,
Dana Britt of Altamonte Springs,
Christina Honeycutt and Julie
Honeycutt of Okeechobee, Sara
(Jeremy) Simpson of Wildwood;
sons, Justin Honeycutt and
Shane Honeycutt of Okee-

chobee; sisters, Julie (Forest)
Pittman of Lumberton, N.C. and
Lisa Culbreth of Clayton, N.C. In
addition, she is survived by
grandchildren Kelley Branam of
Okeechobee, Keith Simpson of
Wildwood, Jeannette Grace
Miller of Altamonte Springs and
companion Robert Johnson of
A memorial service is
planned for Friday, Jan. 26, 2007,
at noon at the Basinger Church
of God, 16050 U.S. 98 North in
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-


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We overheard a remark the
other day when a person was say-
ing "He took a mighty hard
fal...but he bounced right back
onto his feet." You know, that is
one of the greatest compliments
that can be said, "..he bounced
right back onto his feet," There are
few among us who do not, at one
time or another, stumble and fall as
we weave our way through the
briar patch of life. Often, we are
innocent victims of fate.
Sometimes our misfortunes are of a
nature which lays the blame
squarely on our own shoulders; -
Whatever the nature of our
fall, there is a great amount of
respect and glory in the ability to
rise again.
Many years ago, from the pen of
Oliver Goldsmith, came these words:
"Our greatest glory consists not
in never failing...but in rising
every time we fall..."
As we recall the remark being
made of the one bouncing back
onto his feet, there was no mention
of courage or strength or glory, but
it was there -- it is always there.

Vau xtolt
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SKATE PARK: If the parents want the skate park reopened, they
need to start volunteering some of their own time to supervise it. Any
youth activity needs adult supervision. The successful organizations -
such as 4-H are successful because many parents, grandparents,
aunts, uncles, etc., volunteer their time to help. The same goes for
sports all the ball teams have adult volunteers at every practice and
at every game. The kids who want to use the park need to work on their
parents to help keep it open by volunteering to run the concession
stand for a few hours a week.

VOLUNTEERS: The parents of the kids who use the park should
work out a schedule in which they all rotate working at the park. It's just
like in baseball, soccer, football etc. all the parents get a schedule for
each team and each parent has to work one night about every 10 days
at the concession stand. It will also allow the parents to see what is
going on see what type of kids are there and it will allow them to fos-
ter relationships with other parents who, in turn, will watch there kids
when they are not there.

HOME DEPOT: I was wondering if anybody knows when Home
Depot might start building their building or at least demolishing the
ones that are there. Have they changed their minds?
Editor's Note: They plan to begin demolition of the existing build-
ings in February.

MISSING CAT: In the Friday, Jan. 19, paper under "stolen cat" in Four
Seasons I think if that person looks between 28th and 29th Terrace in
Pine Ridge Park they might find their cat. A brindle cat has shown up all
of a sudden and it's running loose. I think it might be your cat and your
child could have her cat back. I hope you get out here and find your cat.

TURN SIGNALS: It's amazing that there are some many police cars
and sheriff's office patrol cars that don't have turn signals. We followed
several and they just don't use them.

GOD'S JUDGE: This is for all the gays out there. I just want every-
body to know that it's wrong. This comes straight from above. I am a
judge, God's judge, personally sent here to Okeechobee to clean things
up. I don't really like the way things are going and there's a man called
Jesus that doesn't like it either. He used to run this town but apparently
he ain't in charge of things anymore. If he was, he would put a stop to
all this. He wouldn't be angry with them. He is a loving man and a lot of
people don't know that. A lot of people don't get to know him. We
should open a church for gay people. Not for them to talk about their
gay Jesus but to talk to them about God and make them realize that
their God isn't the same God as ours. I want this gay thing out of here. I
want them to get on a bus and hauled on out of here. There ain't noth-
ing going to ruin my Okeechobee. Being gay ain't the cool thing to do
no matter what your gay parents tell you. God makes you cool and
makes you do cool things. God is man too and God is not involved in
this at all. We all have rights but we don't need to have gay rights.

BILINGUAL: When did the United States turn to communism? We
got to be bilingual to get a job. We are Americans. Where is the consti-
tution for our rights? They should learn our language.

UPSET: I've been searching for a job for a long time and every job
I've applied for asked me if I'm bilingual. I say no and I haven't been
hired. When did it come to where an American-born person has to
speak their language in order to get a job? This is every day here and I
don't think its right. The people that come over here from different
countries should learn English. I need a job. I need to make money to
survive and they're taking everything that we've got away from us. I'm
very upset about it.

STAY PUT: There seems to be many misconceptions floating
around pertaining to the deal between the Cattlemen's Association and
the county. The Cattlemen's Association owns and operates the rodeo
arena on U.S. 441. The rodeo was started to help offset a portion of the
state membership dues, which exhaust most of the proceeds from the
rodeos. Now let's fast forward a few decades. The fair association, in
trying to create, revenue for the agri-center, asked the cattlemen to
move their rodeo to the agri-center. The cattlemen were asked to leave
their own 5,000-seat regulation-sized arena complete with concession
stands, ticket booths, and other buildings in exchange for the county's
2,500 seat barn with an undersized arena and no out buildings. The cat-
tlemen then told the county, If you want us here we will need facilities
comparable to our current facility. Personally, I believe this deal will be
to the detriment of the cattlemen's association. They would be better
off investing their money into their current facility. In the history of this
entire world, there has never been a business that has thrived due to
more government control. In closing, my advice to the cattlemen's
Association is to stay put.

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Diligent officers their efforts in investigating and
the recovery of my 2005 Yamaha
I would like to bring to your Zuma.
attention to an incident that hap- These officers are Detective
opened on Jan. 14, 2007. Bettye Taylor, Sergeant Victoria
While attending church serv- Williams, Officer Justin Bernst
ice Sunday night my Yamaha and Officer Chad Troutman.
Zuma bike was stolen from the Without their diligent efforts, I
front of the church. Officer Justin don't feel that there would have
Bernst of the City of Okeechobee been a successful recovery of my
Police Department responded bike.
and took all the vital information. I would like to extend my
On Jan. 15, 2007, my bike was heartfelt congratulations and
found over by the Freshman Cam- thanks to these individuals. The
pus in the woods. City of Okeechobee should be
I feel that the following officers proud of these individuals "pro-
should be recognized and com- tecting them and serving them."
mended for their professionalism, Again, thanks.
attitude and dedication to duty in David R. Mackenzie

Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alenon 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.
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)
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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (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,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
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.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets
from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantle Quitters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the pub-
lic are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educaton/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Arean gency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For Infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For Information, call (863) 471-0559 or
(863) 385-6671.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Community Events

Church hosting revival services
Haven of Rest Church on S.W. Third Terrace in Cedar Plaza will
be in revival Jan. 23-25 with Brother Jerry Contrell from West Vir-
ginia. Service times will be Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship at 11
a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday Jan. 22-25 at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-3053.

OHS yearbook goes on sale
The Okeechobee High School Brahman Yearbook will be on
sale until Jan. 26 during both lunches in the cafeteria. The cost of
the yearbook is $40. This will be the final sale before the books
arrive in May. Students who purchase a book now will ensure they
receive a copy of the yearbook, and the student will be able to
attend the Yearbook Jam in May. Please make checks payable to

Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
welcome Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services on
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.

Presentation on orchids planned
The Okeechobee County Extension Service, 458 U.S. 98 N:, will
present Harry Hoffner, past president of the Martin Orchid Society
and now a commercial grower, in Okeechobee on Tuesday, Jan.
23, at 7 p.m. Learn which orchids are suited to the Okeechobee cli-
mate and get acquainted with other orchid enthusiasts. For infor-
mation, call Angela Sachson at (863) 763-6469.

Agency on Aging board to meet
The Area Agency on Aging board of directors meeting will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201,
West Palm Beach. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are
a regular agenda item of this meeting. For information, call Vivian
Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series
to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An
Evening with the Composer, and will feature composers who are
known for their 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's course planned
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 Pro-
gram. For information; call Nell Bottwick 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.

Red Cross offers CPR class
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
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.
Baptist church hosting gospel sing
Johnson Family Ministries of Peterborough, Ontario, will pres-
ent a gospel sing at Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St., on
Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.

Early learning panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee 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 Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will have a coalition board meeting Thurs-
day, 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
meeting titles will be chosen for discussion in the next six months.
Anyone who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For informa-
tion, call Jan at (863) 357-9980.
VFW Post plan garage sale
Big Lake VFW #10539,3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their annual
garage sale on Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The post is now
accepting donations. For information, call Shirley Jarrell at (863)
Church hosting white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host a
white elephant sale will take place at the church pavilion on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26,27 and 28, starting 8 a.m.
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
information, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The menu will include homemade bis-
cuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and hashbrown casse-
role, sausage and bacon, grits, fruit, Florida orange juice and cof-

fee. The cost is $5 per person. Breakfast will be served from 8 until
11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-8087.

Apple Family to be in concert
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene ,425 S.W 28th
St., will present The Apple Family in concert on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Service times are pre-service praise at 10:20 a.m., with the serv-
ice/concert at 10:30 a.m.

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 reservations.

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Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos and Helton, P.A.
will host their fifth annual adult
tennis fundraiser to raise funds
for the Okeechobee High School
tennis teams on Saturday, Jan.
27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, at the
Okeechobee 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 T-shirt, along with a chick-
en dinner with sides and a drink
on the first day of the event. Din-
ner tickets can also be pur-
chased from members of the
O.H.S. tennis team for $7 each.
For an entry form or informa-
tion, call Costopoulos & Helton,
P.A. at (863) 763-1120; Dave Ellis
at (863) 763-4518; or, Daryl
Roehm at (863) 467-6011 or
(863) 462-5235.
If there is no answer, leave a
message and your call will be

Brahmans hosting
FHSRA prep rodeo
The Brahman rodeo team will
host a Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) rodeo Satur-
day, Jan. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.
at the Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena
on U.S. 441 North.
The cutting competition will
take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 9
a.m. at Adams Ranch between
Okeechobee and Ft. Pierce.
The public is invited. There is
no admission charge and conces-
sions will be available.
For information, contact Dar-
lene Bass at (863) 634-5815.

O.G.&C.C. Results

Johnson and Shirley Esterline, 2.
Joyce Huffman, Barbara Smith-
berger and Kay Duball.

Jan. 15: Juanita White shot a PI.G.S. eaue
score of 88. I.G.S. League

Jan. 16 Low Putts & Low Net:
1.(Iow putts) Dale Bryant, 1.
(low net) Dale Bryant. Chip-ins
(1) Dale Bryant #7.
Jan. 18 Scramble: 1. Rose
Epling of Clewiston, Wanetta

Jan. 16: 1. Jack Forde, 2. Dan
Reckley, Last place-Dianne
Whitaker, Closest to the pin-(2)
Ida Curtis, (8) Kenny Curran,
(11) John Nickelson and (17)
Dan Reckley.

Jan. 17: 1. Joe Juday, 2. John
Nickelson, Last place-Kenny
Curran, Closest to the pin-(2)
Kenny Curran, (8) no one, (11)
Joe Albrechta and (17) no one.

Jan. 19: 1. Joe Albrechta, 2.
Jack Caufield, Last place-Ida
Curtis, Closest to the pin-(2)
Penny King, (8) George Guy-
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Time to remove another layer of clutter

Last week has felt like a dream
to me. Thursday, Jan. 11, was my
birthday and Wednesday after-
noon the eve of my 51st birthday;
we found out we were on the
New York Times Best Seller List
for our book "Body Clutter." My
home is filled with beautiful
flower arrangements to congrat-
ulate our news and celebrate my
In all my wildest dreams did I
ever imagine being on the New
York Times Best Seller list. All I
ever wanted was to just help one
person get rid of the clutter and
CHAOS in their lives. None of this
would have ever happened if I
had stayed stuck in my own clut-
ter and CHAOS.
Clutter has a way of sucking
the life right out of us. When it
consumes our homes, it con-
sumes our brains. We spend our
waking moments trying deal
with it: piling it up, stuffing it
away in closets and putting it in

plastic tubs! Why in the world are
we trying to organize our clutter.
All we can really do is get rid of it.
Purge it from our lives so we can
live without having to give up on
our dreams. These are dreams
we have never had.
While the clutter is surround-
ing us we don't even have time to
dream. We spend our every
moment being ashamed of the
way we live and feeling guilty. It
was only after I started to rid
myself of my clutter that I could
think! But not just think but think

clearly and see clearly. The fog
was beginning to lift.
It took me nine months of
gradually flinging my clutter and
establishing one simple habit
after another to finally find my
voice. I shall I say to hear the
voice that was telling me what
my life's mission was to be. I will
never forget a plea from an
anonymous person begging me
to start my email group. I didn't
even have to think twice. I just did
it. My home was not nagging at
me telling me that I didn't have
time to help another human
being! I was not beating myself
up saying that I was not good
enough or that my words were
not perfect.
Somewhere in those nine
months of decluttering my home,
I also decluttered the fear, nega-
tivity and perfectionism that had
kept me locked in a cocoon of
self-doubt. As those layers fell
away, I had more time to follow

the God Breezes that were lead-
ing me to my purpose for living.
One of my favorite songs is
'Dream Big' by Ryan Shupe.
Never in my wildest dreams did I
ever dream this big! Now I know
what my mission is. All I ever
wanted to do was help just one
person. After helping myself by
getting rid of my clutter I was able
to open myself up to the world!
Body Clutter is our gift to help
you release another layer of your
Is clutter keeping you locked
away from your purpose?
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at or
her book, "Sink Reflections,"
published by Bantam and her
new book, "Body Clutter," pub-
lished by Fireside. Copyright 200;
Marla Cilley; Used by permission
in this publication.

Stock up on frozen foods for quick meals

The holidays are finally over and
it's back to the ol' routine. For most
of us, that means lots of activities
and increased busyness. Do the
math and you'll find your equation
quickly lacking in time to prepare
good healthy meals for the family.
So what do you do? Give up and
throw yourself in front of a truck at
the drive-thru?
What you should do is chill out
... literally. Have you taken a stroll
down the frozen food aisle lately at
the supermarket? There is a bevy of
perfectly wonderful, good-for-you
foods just waiting to take up resi-
dence in your home freezer.
Today's frozen foods are a quan-
tum leap over the stuff passed off as
"cuisine" a few years back. Using
your freezer as a pantry can help
you get meals on the table in a jiffy,
without icing down
the nutrition.
Here's my Frozen Chosen: 10
Quick 'n Easy Foods complete with
a simple-yet-tasty recipe or serving
suggestion for each.
1. Get The Juice Out! I am par-
ticularly fond of orange juice, espe-
cially the calcium-fortified kind. For
a great after-school snack, freeze a
mixture of half orange juice and
half vanilla yogurt in a Popsicle
mold. Minute Maid has a "country
style" brand with calcium that
tastes fresh squeezed to me.
2. Wok This Way! Stir frys are a
snap when the veggies are ready to
go. There are plenty of varieties and
brands to choose from. The Basil
Herb Primavera Easy Recipe Cre-
ation from Birds Eye caught my
eye. Add some chicken and pasta

and you have a healthy gourmet
3. Stop Meating Like This! One
of my favorite quick meals is a veg-
gie burger. Add a whole-wheat
bun, all the fixin's of a regular burg-
er and you won't even miss the
meat. I'm partial to the Garden-
burger, but I also like Boca Burgers.
Morningstar Farms also has an
unbeatable line up of frozen un-
meats, too. Their breakfast patties
make for a great breakfast sand-
wich. Simply add a scrambled egg
and slide the whole thing between
a whole-wheat English muffin for a
terrific breakfast to go.
4. Don't Chicken Out! You're
probably up on the fact that chicken
is a good bet nutritionally. Tyson's
frozen boneless, skinless chicken
breasts cut down the time for cook-
ing. You don't even have to thaw the
chicken! Toss your favorite season-
ing on the top of a frozen breast and
bake. While the chicken is baking,
cook up some instant brown rice
and throw a salad together and
you've got dinner ready to go in less
than 30 minutes.
5. A Favorite Pasta Time! The
varieties are endless and so are the

ideas for making them into a meal.
Bake some raviolis with spaghetti
sauce for a casserole, cook up
some tortellinis (Italia makes a
good one) and plop some Italian
dressing on them to make a salad.
Need a quick appetizer for a party?
Those same tortellini in Italian
dressing make a great hors d'oeu-
vres. Simply skewer them kabob-
style on large toothpicks.
6. Something Fishy Here! Gor-
ton's and Van De Camp's both
make grilled frozen fish fillets. No
deep-fried stuff here just fish and
some spices (two of my faves:
lemon pepper and Italian herb).
They're easy to use as is, for fish
sandwiches or even for a main
course salad.
7. Berry, Berry Good! Today's
technology has improved the quali-
ty of everything, especially frozen
fruits. Fruits are picked in their
prime and flash frozen preserving
incredibly sweet flavors as well
the nutrients. Cascadian Farms
offers organically grown fruits. Mix
frozen berries with some yogurt
and cereal (like Grape Nuts) for a
refreshing quick breakfast.
8. Waffle Over Breakfast! Hal-
lelujah and pass the syrup. It's
about time frozen waffles were
made with whole-wheat flour.
Eggo Waffles has two whole-wheat
varieties. My choice is the low-fat
one: half the fat and all the' flavor.
Try a smear of peanut butter (if
you're not allergic) and sliced
bananas on your toasted waffle.
Fold over like a taco and you've got
another easy, kid-friendly breakfast

to go.
9. Veg Out! While the stir-fry
option is nifty, plain old frozen veg-
gies are a good choice in their own
right. C&W offers tender baby
green beans, petite peas and other
tasty selections (even a few organic
10. A Quick Fix! For those days
when the best cooking effort you
can muster is to operate a
microwave, sow some Seeds of
Change ... as in the top-notch
options available in ready to go
meals in a bowl. The Moroccan
Lentil Rice Pilaf and the Zesty
Cilantro Quinoa Blend are both
very good.
You may find that not all mar-
kets carry the stuff I mentioned
above. But I've found the quickest
way to get something is to ask for it.
Make sure you talk to the frozen
food department manager or go
right to the top and corner the gro-
cery store manager. Believe me,
they appreciate hearing what you
want because they want to keep
your business. Competition for
your grocery dollars is stiff!
Above all, don't sweat your
busy schedule. Take a chill pill and
put your cares on ice. It's easy
when you've chosen the best in
frozen foods.
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web site or her
"Saving Dinner" book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her new
book "Body Clutter," published by
Fireside.. Copyright 2007; Leanne
Ely; Used by permission in this

Meal making begins

with basic skills

Losing weight is by far, the
most popular New Year's resolu-
tion. A lot of people start fad diets
in the New Year but give up
before long and go back to old
habits. One healthy practice that
will make a big difference is
cooking your own food. To do
that, you need to cook and in
order to cook, you need some
basic skills.
Basic skills translate into meal
making, which is also a crucial
component to running a home.
Now before you start to panic,
rest assured knowing that you
don't need a degree from Cor-
don Bleu in order to make din-
ner for your family! You need
skills-that is all. That and a good
recipe or two. (I can help you
with that!)
Cooking skills fall into two dif-
ferent categories: preparation and
-actual cooking. Preparation
involves getting the food ready to
be cooked, using skills such as
chopping, dicing, and other fun
stuff with a knife. All of this trans-
lates into preparation or prep
work as we Dinner Divas like to
call it.
The cooking part (this is where
you dispense of the knife and start
using the heat) can be a little
tricky, but mostly it's because the
cook doesn't know the stove. Get-
ting to know your own stovetop is
essential, as is understanding con-
cepts like preheating (don't put
the food in until the oven is heat-
ed to the indicated temperature),
broiling (food cooked under the
heat source), and my favorite,
grilling outdoors on a barbecue
I have noticed that inexperi-
enced cooks either overcook or
undercook the food when they
make their cooking goofs, so fol-
lowing the advice above should
help eliminate that problem.
Another problem for cooks is
the speed in which they chop. I
once had someone email me say-
ing that my recipes took too long to
prepare. After corresponding with
this gal a few times, I had her break
down how long it took her to do
everything. When I found out it
took her a full five minutes to chop
one onion, I knew what the prob-

The Dinner
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lem was-she had no knife skills.
This is tough one to write
about without showing you, but I
will do my best. Believe it or not,
this is easy. When you're chop-
ping, you need to use both hands
- one for holding whatever it is
that you're cutting (that will be
the opposite hand you will be cut-
ting with) and the hand that you
are going to cut with. The hand
that holds the food we will be
transforming temporarily into a
claw. Yes, a claw. Why a claw?
Glad you asked. Because when
you are holding the food in a
claw-like fashion, if your knife
accidentally gets too close to your
fingers, the worst that will happen
is your fingers will get too close a
shave, but you won't be losing
any fingers! Important safety pre-
Now as far as making the
chopping go smoothly and quick-
ly like they do on Food TV; that
just requires a rhythm, which will
come as you get better at chop-
ping. The idea is to "rock" the
blade slightly as you chop. This
will build a rhythm and eventual-
ly, your speed. Next time you're
watching the Food Network, pay
attention as Emeril chops effort-
lessly. He's got his claw going;
he's a-rockin' and a-choppin' -
the whole thing is an art form.
Remember though, you're not
Emeril. Go easy and slow and be
careful. These are sharp knives
we're working with here, not rub-
ber spatulas.
I want to see you succeed in
the kitchen. Developing skills and
using them is your key to making
that happen.
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Jan.
19, through Thursday, Jan. 25,
are as follows:
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 "We are Marshall"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre III "Night at the
Museum"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Labelle, vicinity of Hedges
Street and Whidden Road.
Please call 863-517-1821.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifeids.

DACHSHUND- Male, Choco-
late & tan. On 1/16. Vic of St
Johns & Yee Haw Junction.
(863)256-6878 REWARD
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
cro chip. On 1/18 North La-
Belle. REWARD if found.

BLACK LAB MIX, 7 yrs. old,
shots up to date, spayed,
very gentle, needs good
home. (863)467-0933
JUICE ORANGES- approx 2/3
buckets left on trees, you
pick (863)467-0007
KITTENS (2), 1 orange, 1 cali-
co. To good homes-.
adults, must go together,
free to approved farm
RABBIT- black and white, with
all supplies, cage, food, toys
etc. (863)697-6083
STAR FRUIT- you pick

SYBALL- From Roseboro,
NC., Contact Joe Miller
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meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!


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Fu1-Time 7205
Employment -
Medical 210
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Wanted 220
Job Informationn225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.

Statewide Certified Organiza-
tion. Branch location.
Will train for Full/PT
collection/disconnect routes.
Earn $1000+ wkand
benefits. Must have clean
truck, drivers lic. and ins.
Call Luke@704-516-6170.
CDL ClassSA Drivers
Needed for tree hauling In
South West Florida.
Must be experienced.
Good Pay Year Round
Statewide Palms Inc.
Call 863)675-4844

Now Hiring for F/T Assistant
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For Busy Restaurant
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.
$700/wk, Immediately In
Okeechobee. Must love
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Palm Tree Workers
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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will do our best to alert our
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charges. Therefore, if you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Residential &

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lie,. # 2349 &# 5698

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

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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health S 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

A/C, Carrier, 4 ton, 12 Sear,
whole house. $500
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AIR COND- 4 ton, wall mount,
CA/Heat, Ser 11 efficiency -
rating, $550 (863)447-2130

CHINA CABINET, antique, sol-
id walnut, very old exc.
cond., $250. (863)467-3831
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
PIANO- Upright, antique, very
good condition, $800

new! $125. (863)763-2747
DISHWASHER: White, used
but in very good condition.
Works very well. Only $25!
DRYER, Roper, white, $75
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50. (863)675-3401
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
MICROWAVE- Whirlpool, Full
size. Excellent condition.
$10. (863)763-8518
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
RANGE HOOD- Kenmore,
White, 3 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $75. or best offer.
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
cond. $135. or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
Sears Kenmore, heavy duty
& Magic Chef gas range.
$250 for all. (863)763-5372

BICYCLE, 3 Wheel w/Big Seat.
Good condition. $65.
like new, asking $70 for both
or will sell separate

10 yr collection. $200

metal, various sizes, enough
for 6 windows, $250 or will
sep (863)697-1077
Metal Door, Jeld Wen, new,
RH Inswing, 36x80, w/oval
leaded glass, $150.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation ofStorm
Shutters & Seamiess
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765
Sliding Glass Doors(3): 60x79 w/
frame. 36x79 bronze w/ tint, no
frame. 36x79 almond w/tint, no
frame. $200 for all. 863-983-7625
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
plete w/ 300 gal ariator, sof-
tener, and many extras. Like
new. $800. 863-674-0467

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BIKE SEAT- New $180 asking
$80 (863)612-1211
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

DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
MINK JACKET, Crimson Red,
purchased in '04, worn
twice, have receipt. $2500

Mint, Unused. $900.
(863)635-5387 Frostproof

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
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

HP COMPUTER, 17" Phillips
monitor & desk. $250
Dell, 2 Black #7Y743 & 1 Col-
or #7Y745. Paid $120. Asking
$60 for all. (863)357-1739

peutic mattress pad, dual
control, paid $1600 asking
$600 firm (863)467-0007
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, w/mat-
tress, like new exc cond.,
$150 neg. (863)634-8795
BUNK BEDS- light wood no
mattresses, $75
W/computer desk, book shelf,
7 drawers, 2 beds, TV hutch
incld. $875. (863)697-6464
drawers, very good cond.,
antique, $30.
(863)635-0474 Frostproof
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE: Spanish oak,
sliding center door,
16"Hx58"Wx23"D. $45.
COUCH- Micro Fiber, Beige,
Excellent Cond., only 1 yr
old., $350 or best offer
wood, dresser attached. $70
or offer. Call
DAY BED, with trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200 (863)675-1138
w/glass top. No chairs. $50.
Round table, 4 chairs. $40
leaves, exc condition, lite
wood, $50 (863)467-7659
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
with 4 chairs, Rectangle,
Brown, 5 x 3 x 2.5, $130 or
best offer (863)467-2366
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgendy
pin strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
best offer (863)634-5977

made cypress. 66" W, 40" D,
$300 (239)340-8503
MIRROR- 3 ft. x 6 ft., $100
leather, very pastel creamy
green, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
SOFA: 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA BED: Rust & Light
Brown Color, Full size. Light
weight. Good condition. $50.
SOFA: Excellent condition,
taupe. $150 (863)946-3822
SOFA- Like new, Floral & tan,
2 seater, 70"long. Priced
new $449. Asking $150.
(863)635-4690 Frostproof
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
THOMASVILLE: Long, solid
wood, older but in good con-
dition. $50. 863-635-0079
with king top mattress. $125
LaBelle (863)675-4098
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size. Like new! $500
or best offer. (863)634-7864

passenger. Charger included.
$2000. (863)675-0777
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135. 863-946-3123

caliber, Almost new, synthet-
ic stock, Cap lock, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-2148
DEER RIFLE- Sporterized .303
British, Synthetic stock, Peep
sights, $175.
OLD 22 RIFLES (2) & (2)
SHOTGUNS, 1-12 ga w/lever
action & 1-20ga. $700 will
sep (502)931-8101
PISTOL: Walther P22, 5" Bar-
rel w/stabilizer. New, in case.
$375. (863)763-4961
REMINGTON 12 GA- Premier
1187, like new, clean, $650
RUGER 77- 22-250 cal, lami-
nated, bull barrel, scope,
case, exc cond., $650 firm
TAURUS (2) PT-92-AF, Semi
Auto, 9 mm. & TAURUS .38
Ultra Light Titanium, $600
WINC. AUTO 380- Model 100,
a Marlin 30-30 carb., & a 22
Auto Pistol, $1050 will sep

cal, rarely used, Paid $500
asking $200,(863)634-2354

ORIENTAL RUG: Blue & white,
5.5 ft x 9 ft. $200.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
very good condition. $20
vintage etc. $100.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm

NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby stone, like new, $1100
or best offer. (863)357-2233
Okee. area.

Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking $875 or best
offer (863)675-2596
new, used only 3 times,
$1195 or best offer.
LIFT CHAIR, Electric,
blue/gray, like new $300
Healthdyne model BX 5000,
used, $125 (863)381-6273
POWER CHAIR-Jazzy 1103
Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2000. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WALKING CANE- 4 prong feet.
$25 (863)635-0474

Hitch, carries 2 bikes, heavy
duty. $75 (863)763-7161
SCOOTER- Victory, 3 wheel,
made by Pride Mobility
w/manual, $500 or best of-
fer, (863)381-6273
SHELVES (7), Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, $250/all or
will separate (863)763-5062

Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $50 free
to church. (863)357-0465

Type, For live animals. $30
for both, will sep.
BAY GELDING: 17 months old,
med size, good tempera-
ment. $750.863-946-0912
S1)male, ready for god home
eb 1st, 1st shots & vet cert.
$300 (863)697-2936
BULL DOG PUPS- l0wks old,
mom on premises, all shots,
health cert., Must see! $300
wks. old. Male, Brown &
White. Very lovable. Pd $350.
Asking $250 (443)262-2740
YORKIES (2) (863)467-4337
YORKIES- males & females,
baby doll faces,
863)983-1970 or
Adorable bundle of personality,
shots & vet checked. $700
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee

Electric. In beautiful wooden
cabinet. Asking $65.

LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $20 (863)675-2596

SPEAKERS & AMwP (2) 12" in
box, Bostwick, 2000w amp.
$200 (863)655-3436

AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
TELEVISION- 20", Philips
Magnavox, with remote,
$100 or best offer
(863)824-09816 5

or best offer. (863)697-3299
Magnum XR7, Used 1 time.
Paid $535., Will sell for
$400. (863)763-1530
TABLE SAW, Craftsman,
Heavy Duty, 10", 3hp. Used
once. $300 (863)634-7706
after 4pm
WELDER, Lincoln, 225 amp.,
AC, 230 v. $100.

1 girls riding toy, needs bat-
tery. $55 for all, will separ-
ate. (863)763-3982
for all, will sep.
(863)465-9470 Lake Placid

with tools on board, $15
ORECK: Upright, w/ handheld
for furniture or blinds, almost
new. $400 for both.

older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc(863)946-3123

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

BOX BLADES (2), Good condi-
tion. $500 for both or will
separate. (863)763-3253 or

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Wooden Puzzles
If you're handy with a jigsaw or scrollsaw, here are
three easy puzzle projects to please any child. The
puzzle pieces are traced from full-size patterns, so
the projects require just five steps: trace the patterns
onto wood, saw, sand, stain or paint and assemble.
The map of the U.S. is 28 inches by 19 inches. The
T-Rex stands 11 inches tall, and the Pentaceratops
measures 10 inches long by 5 inches tall.
Wooden Puzzles plan (No. 778)... $8.95
Wooden Toys Package (No. C125)
Three other projects... $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s). Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
eL Money Back Guarantee

QH GELDING, Good for kids,
easy keeper. $750
(863)763-3253 leave msg.
or (561)718-1212
Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365

BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft,
used 4 hours, like new,
w/PTO shaft, $450
HP, Comes with pressure
tank and gav. fittings, ready
to go $125 (863)697-2032
54" cut, Gl10 auto., $2000
or best offer. (863)634-8290
2004. lOhp,30" cut, $600


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

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $500.
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
utilities. (863)467-5616
Unfurnished Apt. (In Town)
Spacious. No pets. Smk. free
env. $750. mo., 1st & sec.
Util. incld'd. (863)610-0861

About3,000 Sq. Ft.
4865 SE 441 Hwy.
Building still needs to be
renovated by owner.
Available in April 2007.
Restaurant has 10 year
Goodwill. The person who
operates restaurant
will make a fortune.
Call (954)682-5933.
Flexible on rent.

KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:
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

BASSWOOD, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, Like new. Rent w/pos-
sible option to buy. $1300 mo
+ 1st & last. 772-216-4873
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
Associates 1-800-543-2495

Moving Sale 3 Lots Avail
3739 NW 32nd Ave.,
124x125. Residential
Zoning. $33,000
3444 NW 40th Dr.,
75x100. MF Zoning,
2478 Hwv.98N.
144x145, CN Zoning,
$145,000. or best offer.
Guenter Owner/Broker.

4br/2ba, waterfront, C/A, city
water. $950/mth, 1st & Sec.
IN TOWN- Newly Renovated
2BR/2BA, porch, lawn serve.
No dogs or smkg. $800. mo.
+ 1st & Sec. (941)504-3954
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3312 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth,'1st &
Sec. 863-824-0981
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

WANTED- Refined Senior
couple wishes to rent 2br
unit in a quiet location. For
March & April. Non smokers,
no pets, refs avail.

NEAR OKEE., Share 3/1 CBS
house in country. 12mi W. of
Okee. $400. mo. + limo. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
OKEE., Reduced below apprai-
sal. CBS 2/1, Carport, Appl. in-
cluded util sheds 1-10x12 &
1-6x12. (863)610-1724
OKEECHOBEE- 3bd/1ba/1 car
garage, CBS Home, large
fenced in lot, Financing Avail.,
$149,000 (772)794-2800
.64 acre, boat dock, buy
one or both, 772-418-0018 or
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654

by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
carbon tank system, no
power needed, $600

Reduced!! $1000
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
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$400 for all or will sell separ-
ate. (863)763-1370

BRED- Gelding, 22 mo. old.
Halter broke. Very friendly.
$700. Neg. (863)673-4881
COLTS(2) can be registered,
$1000 for both or will sell
sep. (239)841-0922
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642
MARE- 17 yrs old, looks and
rides good, $1500

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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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

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

Looking tfor a place to
hang you hat? Look no
further than the classi-

Mobile Homes I

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

dbl wide, CA, heat, No pets,
Yearly lease, $650/mo
$1200 sec (863)763-4031
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
(863)467-4982 for more info.
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616

12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must See!! $150,000
Call (772)519-0417
Lake Est Resort, 36', Triple
slide out oak cabinets. D/W, 2
roof AC's, W/D & shed.
$22,000. Neg. (863)946-1880

Recreation I

Boats 3005
Campe r/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

ALUM LOWE: 14' w/otrailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660

I Houses Sale

I Houses Sale

BASS BOAT '89, Motor & trail-
er. $3000 (302)697-2424
BAYLINER, 20 Ft., Cuddy
Cabin w/Trailer, Depth Finder
& Bimni Top. Runs, but needs
work. $2400. (863)801-3233
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
4.80, with rims, hardly used,
$60 (863)763-8518
35 HRP 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
19ft., 150 HP, Trailer, GPS &
Etc. Excellent Condition,
$10,000 (863)357-8702
HYDRA-SPORT '98 1800/CC-
Johnson 115 hp, Bimini Top,
New Electronic's, Tandem
trailer w/spare $7900 or best
offer (863)610-1674
Javelin Race or Ski Boat, fi-
berglass, 17' long, $350.
JON BOAT- 14', flat bottom,
trl, 20hp Johnson, trolling
motor, $1000 or best offer
KAYAK- Wilderness System
Piccolo. 14', Good shape.
asking $300.
Mariner, $600
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900. or best ot-
fer. (863)763-9998
27ft, dual axles, $925
PROP- Stainless, like new,
131 by 17 pitch, 13 spline
for evinrude, $250

ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft. galva-
nized trailer. $800 for all.
SAILBOAT- 22.8', Sails w/
swing kill. 4 sails Includes por-
ta potty & sunshade. $1400.
or best offer. (863)467-7336
SEA EAGLE 8, Like new. w/34
Ib, new electric motor. Can
use up to 3 hp 0/B. $300.
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-25828 $

ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horseK,2OK, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
.$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
great cond., & layout, must
move quick, $3950
COACH 1987, 34 FR., & Florida
rm, RV 172 Hickory Ct. in
Whisper Creek. Must be move
after March. $2000. will sell
separate. (330)807-1425
8'x24' FL room in Grandma's
Grove RV Park, 55+ comm.
$5,900. (863)674-0360
2002, loaded, $9500 new,
asking $5500 (863)763-1728
or (863)599-1534
COACHMAN '04- 38' TT, w/12'
power slide, 20x10 carpeted
la room, 6x8 shed w/W/D,
Magic Chef refrig w/top
freezer, & 3 burner w/oven
$25,000 (863)675-6817
WINNEBAGO '96, 24 Ft. Long,
Motor Home, 43K mls w/gen-
erator, A/C & Heat. All offers
considered. (863)467-6960

MONTANA '01, 28 ft., 3 slides,
all new 16" tires in 4/06,
w/many accessories. Call for
details. (863)946-2242
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$11,500. (863)634-1130

I Pi u r 'I I

BOAT MOTOR, Evinrude, 9'/2
hp, short shaft. Needs work.
$100 or best offer.
Guide, 1998 model. Entirely
rebuilt. $450.
Your next Job could be In
today's classified. Did
ou looi for it?

KAWASAKI 440: Not bad.
$770 or will trade for motor
scooter. 863-675-3401
New tires, like new, priced to
sell. $3250 or best offer.
863-763-5500 or 479-619-5121
of steel folding ramps. Ask-
ing $100 (561)262-1390
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifieds.

built engine, all new parts,
12K mi, runs great! $2450.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
Sgood. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706

new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $2300
35 ft. trailer w/ 25ft. florida
room, furnished, shed.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3659
TRAVEL TRAILER 1999: 21ft,
excellent condition, garage
kept. $7200.239-633-2159


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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
FIREBIRD '87, T-tops, runs,
needs paint, body in good
shape. $1100
Leather, T-Top, Runs great.
Good condition. $9500.
FORD ESCORT 1996: $800. or
best offer. (863)763-0039
FORD TAURUS 1998: Great
condition inside & out, load-
ed. $2400. 863-234-3470
FORD TEMPO 1992, Runs
good. Dependable. $250. or
best offer. (863)983-4694
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

KIA SOPHIA- '98, 90 K, green,
$1499 (863)467-5067
to., Exc. cond. $1500. or
best offer. 863-763-5679 or
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1800 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-655-0125 or
TRANS AM '81, Turbo, 455
auto., not running, solid
body, needs paint, w/parts.
$5000 (863)673-2197

JEEP CJ7- Around the year of
'1960. Runs good. $700.

voltage booster & surge pro-
tection. $275.
CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
full size, good cond, no dents
or rust. Junkyard price $300.
Asking $175.863-610-1120
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400. 863-763-1370
JEEP, Complete convertible
top, heater, frame & side win-
dows, tan, very good cond.
$300 (772)812-3300
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 & TIRES- with spinners
(4), 20", fits 6 lug chevy,
less than 2k on tires. $2000

Community Events

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-Okeechobee 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bass tourney benefits March of Dimes
Seacoast National Bank will hold the fifth annual March of Dimes
bass tournament to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday, Feb. 3,
out of the Okee-Tantie Marina. Early registration is available at, or by picking up an application at any
Seacoast National Bank location. The entry fee is $110 per two-man
boat. Tournament hours will be from safe daylight until 3 p.m. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes

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.

Library to host writers workshop
A writers workshop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St. Anyone
who writes fiction including mainstream, mystery and romance, as
well as memoir or poetry is invited to attend to read and offer con-
structive criticism to the group. Bring two pages of your work to read.
For information, call Lesley Diehl at (863) 763-2074 or Jan Fehrman at
(863) 357-9980.

Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W
Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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 approxi-
mately $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.

OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to the public. For information, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 21, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all interested
parties. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Ken-
worthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.

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. Lastyear'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.

Church hosting steak dinner
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.,
will present "Cupid's Cafe" a romantic candlelit steak dinner on Sat-
urday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11 per person. The deadline for reserva-
tions is Feb. 11. Childcare will be provided. For information, call (863)

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 WdIdau at (863) 467-7300 for information.

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

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful 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 information.

Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For information 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 infor-
mation, 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 host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. 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) 357-2197.

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 informa-
tion, 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 meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children 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 educa
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par
enting 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.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.


RIMS- (4) Memphis PR 12's in
custom ported box, $500 or
best offer, (863)634-6476
pickup, 6ft. bed. $50
TIRES & RIMS- 20 Vimo, 5
lug, 33 12 50 20 Nitto Mud
Grapplers, $900 or best offer
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Dia-
mond Plate, Fender Well, 2
Drawers. Never used. Still in
box. $300. (863)763-2129

F150 pickup. $150 or best
offer (561)262-1390
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
offer. 863-634-7154
DODGE 2500 QUAD CAB '03,
Long bed, SLT, loaded, c/c,
ammm/cd, running boards, tow
pkg, Diesel, (863)946-2242
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 ml, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $27,500
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM '05, 1500 SLT
Quad Cab, all power, cd
player, 25k, asking $19,500
DODGE RAM 1500 1994: 3/4
ton, good engine but bad
transmission. $450 or best
offer. 863-610-1964
DODGE RAM '96:1500 mag,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $3250.863-674-1467
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 F150- '77, 4 x 4, 351
Modified w/auto trans.,
$1200 or best offer
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$1500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
GMC SONOMA '99, Ext. cab,
runs great, cold a/c, new
tires. $4000 or best offer
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
fer(863)634-691 0

$2000 or best offer. Call

Express, 5'Wx8'Lx5'H, Like
new condition. $2000
941-953-3355 leave msg.
TRAILER, 7x16, split gate,
$1200 (561)261-1336

CHEVY VAN 1991: Full size
$700 or best offer. Call
DODGE 3500 '98, 15 passen-
ger, auto., V8, cold a/c, stereo,
"People Hauler". Runs great
$4900 neg. (561)452-2645
Great shape, White, New tires,
Ready to go. $2500,
Good running condition
$1000. If interested, call


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