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It's cookie time!
Okeechobee News/Linda Cannon
It's that time of year again when Girl Scouts across America sell their famous Girl Scout
cookies. A few scouts from Brownie Troop 599 of the Palm Glades Girl Scout Council
were seen selling cookies Saturday in front of a local business. From left to right are:
Candace McGlamory, Maliah Wright, Brydgett Koontz and Cheyenne Fish.
Tonia Casian, Girl Scout cookie mom for Brownie Troop 599, assists the troop in setting up
their cookie booth in front of a local business on Saturday. This year the cookies come in
seven varieties and are $3.50 per box. The cookie sale continues until Feb. 5. The Girl Scout
Council is also taking donations to buy cookies to send to troops overseas.
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IRS: Some telephone tax refund requests seem high
IRS will deny
WASHINGTON The Internal
Revenue Service said today that
early filings show some individual
taxpayers have requested large
and apparently improper
amounts for the special telephone
tax refund. The IRS is investigating
potential abuses in this area and
will take prompt action against
taxpayers who claim improper
refund amounts and the return
preparers who help them.
"While the vast majority of tax-
payers are claiming the telephone
tax refund correctly, we are seeing
some clear abuse involving over-
stated refund requests," said IRS
Commissioner Mark W. Everson.
"People requesting an inflated
amount will likely see their refund
frozen, may have their entire tax
return audited and even face crim-
inal prosecution where warrant-
The government stopped col-
lecting the long-distance excise
tax last August after several federal
court decisions held that the tax
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service as it is billed today. Federal
officials also authorized a one-
time refund of tax collected on
service billed during the previous
41 months, stretching from the
beginning of March 2003 to the
end of July 2006. The tax contin-
ues to apply to local-only phone
The IRS checked a sample of
returns filed through mid-January
and found that some individual
taxpayers requested telephone tax
refunds that appear to be exces-
In some cases, taxpayers
appear to be requesting a refund
of the entire amount of their
phone bills, rather than just the
three-percent tax on long-distance
and bundled service that they are
Some individuals are making
requests for thousands of dollars,
indicating that they had phone
bills topping $100,000 an
amount exceeding their income.
Some tax preparers are help-
ing their clients file apparently
"If we find inappropriate
refund claims, we will aggressive-
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moters who make the improper
requests, and we will contact indi-
vidual taxpayers in egregious situ-
ations," Everson said. "Audit let-
ters will be sent out soon and,
when appropriate, our investiga-
tors will visit tax preparers who
have been preparing questionable
telephone tax refunds."
The IRS is making it as easy as
possible for taxpayers to get this
special refund. Research and con-
tacts with telephone service
providers indicated that standard
refund amounts, ranging from $30
to $60, based on the number of
exemptions claimed on their tax
return, would approximate the eli-
gible amount for most taxpayers.
Taxpayers do not need to pres-
ent proof for requesting the stan-
dard amount. Alternatively, they
can figure the refund using the
actual amount of tax paid, based
on their phone bills and other
records. These documents should
not be sent along with the refund
request but should be retained in
case the IRS questions the amount
The IRS reminds taxpayers that
the best way to avoid mistakes
and get a refund quickly is to file a
return electronically and have the
refund deposited directly into a
checking or savings account. Elec-
tronic-filing software helps tax-
payers figure tax breaks, such as
the telephone tax refund, accu-
rately and report them properly.
Free e-file services are available to
low and moderate-income tax-
payers (incomes of $52,000 or
less) through the Free File link on
Another way to avoid mistakes
is to stay away from unscrupulous
promoters and tax preparers who
make false claims about the tele-
phone tax refund and suggest that
many, if not most, phone cus-
tomers can get hundreds of dol-
lars or more back under this pro-
gram. The best and most reliable
information on this unique refund
can be found in the Telephone
Excise Tax Refund section of the
above website. Here, taxpayers
can download forms, find
answers to frequently asked ques-
tions and link to participating pri-
vate-sector Free File partners offer-
ing free electronic-filing services.
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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 4:45 p.m. at a cost of $5. The subject will be'
reversal and prevention of memory loss presented by Dr. Leland Heller:
at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free. For reservations, call Bill Casian at'
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 Man-'
agement wild horse adoption sale; Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Champions:
Florida Barrel Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee County Fair;,
March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale; and, May:
26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Social club hosting dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance:
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Sebring Lions Club oit
Sebring Parkway- located one mile east of U.S. 27.
The G.I. Joe Band will be playing. Admission is $6 for non-members:
and $5 for members.
The dance is open to the public, and membership is available.
Free ballroom dance classes continue this Friday with instruction:
on the rumba. Classes start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Public meeting on Basin use planned
OKEECHOBEE A public meeting dealing with recreational active
ties in the Kissimmee River Basin will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at th:
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 mem-:
bers of the community who are interested in using the restored Kissim-
mee 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 http://okeechobeecountyfair.com
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
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.
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SDisappear into the Highland
inist when Indian River Commu-
nity College OnStage presents
the popular musical
'jBrigadoon", premiering Feb.
SAs the curtain rises, two lost,
ieary hunters find themselves
n a misty glen revealing
rigadoon, an enchanted, Scot-
fish village which comes to life
Only one day every hundred
ears. No one may ever leave
the village or the enchantment
fvill be broken and Brigadoon
,nd all its inhabitants will fade
away into te mist forever. Far
from bein4 a curse. the villagers
view it as a blessing and so will
audience members as they exit
Brigadoon with similar reluc-
Audience members are sure
to delight with such famous
tunes as "Almost Like Being in
Love," "Waitin' for My Dearie"
and "There But for You Go 1."
This wistful fantasy unfolds in
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center
Feb. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.;
and Feb. 24 and 25 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and may be pur-
chased at the IRCC box office,
located at the IRCC main cam-
pus, 3209 Virginia Ave., in Fort
Pierce. Monday through Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; or by
telephone with VISA, Master-
Card, or American Express.
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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 constructive criticism to the group.
Bring two pages of your work to read. For information, call Les-
ley 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 fel-
lowship with lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price for lunch for
seniors is approximately $7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped,
self-addressed legal size envelope for the 2008 mailing. For infor-
mation, call Don or Shirley Swan at (813) 684-1636.
Library to host 'Legendary Florida'
On Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee County Library,
206 N.W. 16th St., will host artist Jackson Walker and historian
Gary Mormino in their presentation "Legendary Florida," which
is based upon Mr. Walker's series of paintings by the same
name. This series of paintings, part of the collection of the
DeLand Museum of Art, depicts 400 years of Florida's history. Mr.
Walker will present the paintings from an artistic standpoint
While Dr.' Mormino will comment upon their historical signifi-
cance. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will
sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 until 7
p.m. The cost is $5 and eat-in or take out is available. Tickets will
be available at the door or by calling Matt at (863) 357-9992, Rick
at (863) 763-5210 or the Lodge at (863) 763-1610. The event is
open to the public.
Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on
Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S.
441 S., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call the Habitat office at (863)
357-1371 and leave a message to make arrangements to pick up
donations. The deadline to receive donations is Feb. 10.
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 din-
ner on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11 per person. The dead-
line for reservations is Feb. 11. Childcare will be provided. For
information, call (863) 763-3519.
Church hosts gospel group
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th
St., will present Southern gospel group The Perrys in concert on
Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
3519 or (863) 763-7113.
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Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(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 Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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. Any-
one 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 infor-
mation, 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-
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.
AA 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 meet-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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 meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. This will be a closed discus-
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St: Any-
one 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.
SA.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
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 information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 209 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHosfpice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
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.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at
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 invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming 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.
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. Tick-
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
(863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For infprma-
Baptist church sponsors crusade
Reverend Bill Britt will be preaching at the First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St. 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
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical ni
series to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is
called An Evening with the Composer, and will feature com- 'a
posers who are known for their contributions to the musical the-
ater. All programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the W
library meeting room at 206 S.W. 16th St. The program schedule il
is: 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 )i
and is free and open to the public. ri
Church hosting Doerfel Family
The Doerfel Family will be in concert at the Buckhead Ridge ni
Baptist Church, 8 Cypress Street, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 j:
p.m. Tom and Cheryl and their 10 children play and sing blue- r
grass. Everyone is invited. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church now id
has an early Sunday morning service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school O
begins at 9:45 a.m. The regular worship service is at 11 a.m.
ROAD boards will meet
The executive board meeting of Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster (ROAD) will be held Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. That meeting
will be followed by the board meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the meet-
ing room at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
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 pup-
pet 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. Sec- i
ond 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 1i
501 S.E. Second St. Display booths will be available in the Legion 6
Hall. For information, call the Post at (863) 763-2950. 11
Church plans youth revival 10
The Okeechobee Church of God Cross Fire Youth Ministry, .91
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a youth revival Feb. 2r3starting,at
6 p.m. Programs will be presented by,'"iIgnite",, 1QG yout: h-e
band), "Fire Within" (COG youth drama team) and "Divine Pur- 1il
pose" (COG college drama team). Concessions will be available.
from 5 until 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4127. w
Scrapbooking party slated for Feb. 2
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will also be a
card-making demonstration. Carolyn Jones will be available to
assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring
any scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For
information, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-
Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-.
tion will meet Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. as.part of the board work-
shop. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and '
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens inter- to
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for '
babies in Okeechobee. For information about the coalition, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877. 4:
VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, will con- oil
duct free memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's io
Association on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2:30. Call Donna
True at (772) 285-6291 or (800) 861-7826 for appointments. id
Bass tourney benefits March of Dimes l
Seacoast National Bank will hold the fifth annual March of >')
Dimes bass tournament to benefit the March of Dimes on Satur- oa
day, Feb. 3, out of the Okee-Tantie Marina. Early registration is
available at www.seacoastnational.com, or by picking up an o
application at any Seacoast National Bank location. The entry:
fee is $110 per, two-man boat. Tournament hours will be from zi
safe daylight until 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the March of ao
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. Admis- .
sion is $25 for the dinner and show. Performers will be imper- a
sonating a variety of artists. For information call Keith or Kathy ,d
Tomey at (863) 763-8072; Harvey or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357- d
0238; or, call the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and .
leave a message. 13
BHR church plans revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road, will hold
revival services on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 7
p.m.; Monday, Feb. 5, through Wednesday, Feb. 7, services will
be held nightly at 7 p.m. Reverend Winston Roberts, pastor of ,i
Blackjack Baptist Church in Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There ,}
will be special music each service. For information, call (863)
Northern Friends Day is planned
The Browns will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at
the Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., in cele-
bration of Northern Friends Appreciation Day. Following the con-
cert there will be dinner on the grounds. Everyone is invited. For
information, call (863) 763-0550.
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Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Confer-
ence game. District-district game.
Feb. 2: Purple/Grey Game (var-
sity vs. junior varsity)-6 p.m.
Feb. 3: Fifty inning fundraiser-
Feb. 9: vs. Pope John Paul (pre-
Feb. 10: vs. Pope John Paul
Feb. 13: vs. Port St. Lucie
Feb. 15: at South Fork-7 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Cardinal Newman-
Feb. 20: vs. John Carroll-7 p.m.
Feb. 22: vs. Centennial-6 p.m.
Feb. 23: vs. Glades Central
Raiders-7 p.m. (District)
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Feb. 2: Purple/Grey Game (var-
sity vs. junior varsity)-6 p.m.
Feb. 3: Fifty inning fundraiser-
Feb. 17: vs. John Carroll (dou-
ble header)- 1 a.m.
Feb. 24: vs. Centennial-11 am.
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Feb. 3: Fifty inning fundraiser-
Feb. 15: vs. Glades Day (dou-
ble header)-5 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Martin County (dou-
ble header)-12 noon
Feb. 24: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)- 1 a.m.
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for your appointment time!
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Development Center, a unit of the
Barry Kaye College of Business, is
offering seminars for those inter-
ested in starting or developing
"How to Start a Small Busi-
ness" will be presented three
times in February. The seminar is
a free comprehensive, interactive
business startup workshop, cov-
ering all the nuts & bolts of start-
ing a new business, including the
fundamentals of your product or
service, market research, market-
ing, startup costs, cash flow, busi-
ness planning and more. Capital
requirements and the financing,
plus your credit report and score
are discussed in addition to busi-
ness structure considerations, tax-
ation and other regulations. Occu-
pational permits, licenses and
certifications are also reviewed, as
well as employee and employer
Certified Business Analyst Ken
Stephanz will teach the seminar:
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 2
until 4 p.m. in Conference Room 1
at the Robert Morgade Library,
5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart.
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 2
until 4 p.m. at the Treasure Coast
Campus of FAU, 500 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., Bldg. SL, Room 105, Port
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 2 until
4 p.m. at the One-Stop Career
Center, 209 S.W. Park St., Okee-
To register for these sessions,
visit www.fausbdc.com or call
(772) 873-3428. '
For more information about
the SBDC or to register for addi-,
tional classes, visit www.fausb-
dc.com dr call 1-800-801-6520.
The FAU Small Business Devel-.
opment Center, whichworks :in
partnership with the U.S. Small
Business Administration and the
Florida Small Business Develop-.
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entrepreneurs and small business:
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Brevard, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto,
Okeechobee, Volusia, and Flagler
counties. Ray Sandhagen is chair-
man, president and chief executive
officer for the region. SunTrust's
Florida network has 516 offices
from Pensacola to Miami.
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquar-
tered in Atlanta, is one of the
nation's largest banking organiza-
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George Weldon (right) was the lucky one to take home a
50-inch plasma screen television from Gilbert Chevrolet
presented by salesman Eddie Cruz. Each person who had
a test drive received an entry and each person who pur-
chased a vehicle received five entries.
institutional clients. As of Dec. 31, .
2006, Sunlrust had total assets of
$182.2 billion and total deposits ol
$124.0 billion. The Company oper-
ates an extensive branch and ATM-
network throughout the high-:
growth Southeast and Mid-Atlanitic
states and a full array of technolo-
gy-based, 24-hour delivery chan-
nels. The Company also serves -:
customers in selected markets
nationally. Its primary businesses
include deposit, credit, trust and
investment services. Through vari-
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provides credit cardS, mortgage, ,
banking, ,insurance, brokerage,
equipment leasing and capital
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By Debbie S. Clements
Extension Family &
Consumer Science Agent
Simply Florida. A Taste of Fla-
vors from the Sunshine State is a
cookbook started with a 4-H proj-
ect.in 1930. It is a tribute to a
woman who dedicated her life to
educating people, all people, about
the practical skills needed to
improve their lives.
S Professor Mary Nail Harrison
died in. June 2006, nine days short
of her 88th birthday. Her passing
ended a 43-year career with the
University of Florida/IFAS Exten-
sion. Her, friends and colleagues
are working to continue Harrison's
I.Extension Education Programs
through sales of the Simply Florida
cookbook. Funds will be used to
endow the Mary Harrison Distin-
guished Extension Professional
and Enhancement Award in the
SFamily, Youth and Community Sci-
:. ences Department at the University
.of Florida. Mary Frances Nail (later
Harrison) was a country girl living
n o a south Alabama farm during
t1 the depths of the Great Depression
, when she began her involvement
Switch the Extension Service.
SThe county education budget
okbook honors Dr. Mary Harrison Community Events
was short of revenue in 1930 and
classes ended after three months.
At her mother's insistence, she
completed a 4-H record book and
submitted it to complement the
abbreviated school year. Years later
she reflected, "That 4-H project
started my understanding the value
of practical skills, I could see and
touch the results of my work." My
4-H projects followed in the ensu-
ing years. Additionally, she took a
variety of leadership roles in the
local 4-H program, the focus
always on practical skills.
Following her college years Har-
rison taught in public schools, was
the director of adult education in
Corpus Christi, Texas and even
worked in an aircraft factory during
World War II. In 1963, Harrison
took the job as "Home Demonstra-
tion Agent" at the Nassau County
Cooperative Extension Service in
Callahan, Florida. Her programs
covered what are now identified as
Family and Consumer Sciences
and 4-H. Harrison's efforts always her death, Harrison was aware that
stressed the applied value of the the award was named for her long
skills she taught and there was usu- 'service. She confided in close
ally an innovative approach. friends that she was flattered by the
Sewing, canning and meal prepa- honor.
ration on a budget were her stock The Simply Florida cookbook
in trade. She also taught sharp has been a fun and creative was for
shopping skills to anyone seeking friends and colleagues to remem-
to stretch a paycheck. "On several ber Harrison. A collection of
occasions my mother packed my recipes highlighting unique Florida
lunch with recipes she was testing fare are captured in this colorful
for programs," said her eldest son coffee table-style cookbook. The
Les Harrison, who is now an book also provides nutritional
Extension Agent in Leon County. analysis of each recipe for those
"My friends were always interested who are health-conscience.
in what I would pull out of my For more information or to pur-
brown sack and sometimes want- chase the Simply Florida cookbook
ed to swap lunches. It was always contact Okeechobee Extension
an adventure." Service at 863-763-6469 or order
Harrison took a statewide spe- online at www.SimplyFlorida.org.
cialist position with the Florida More about the Mary Harrison Dis-
Cooperative Extension Service tinguished Extension Professional
after four years in Nassau County. and Enhancement Award can be
She was promoted to Professor in found at http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/fac-
1982. She continued her innovative ulty/harrison.htm.
approach to teaching practical I've placed more information
skills covering such diverse topics on our Okeechobee web page,
as seat belt usage, fixing credit http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
problems and planning a funeral, you need additional information,
She frequently visited Tallahassee please email us at
during this time, working coopera- email@example.com or call
tively with the Home Economics us at 863-763-6469. Local residents
program housed at the Florida can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
State College for Women. Before 98 North in Okeechobee.
-When temperature drops, enjoy 'comfort food'
.' I have been contemplating
,this idea of comfort food. Right
now, all the magazines have their
0. usual line up of cold weather
: ':.recipes the word "comfort
I food" seems to be the hallmark
,. of good cooking as the weather
Now listen, I'm one who will
-igo the extra mile for comfort
Food. Nothin' says lovin' like
meatloaf from the oven, in my
S opinion. I love a good fashioned
S roast chicken with mashed pota-
Stoes, gravy and the whole nine
yards. This is my son's favorite
meal and I make it for him on var-
i ous occasions, like his birthday,
Sunday dinner, etc. I have a feel-
S.. ing he'll be looking for a gal who
*; -" can make chicken like his mama
once he gets to a marrying age.
But that's not for a few years,
S.thank heavens. In the meantime,
this.dilemma about what consti-
tutes "comfort food" continues to
weigh on my mind. What is it that
makes a comfort food a comfort
food? Is it the warmth and cozi-
nress of the food or the fond
S memories it instills (like mom's
Some cooking)? Maybe it is the
ccrinesof thhe masbed4pota-
toes orthe stick to yAuribs. feel-
ing you get after eating some
good old-fashioned beef stew.
S :.'Whatever it is, there is defi-
nitely something about comfort
food that satisfies a very primal
need we all have. I think it is
because we feel really. FED after
we've had comfort food. We feel
fed, loved, happy and warm.
Comfort food. is like a warm
puppy, except you can eat it!
There are however, "issues"
With comfort food. And those are
that most of them are just dang
unhealthy. I hate that. But that
doesn't mean:they need to STAY
unhealthy-they just need an
extreme makeover and that's
something I love to do. So here
401 S.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
and keep warm. Add the beef
and cook till completely
browned, salt and peppering as
Drain the fat, if any, and sprin-
kle the flour over the top of the
beef. Add the broth and cook
until slightly thickened.
Add back the mushroom mix-
ture and mix well. Season again
with salt and pepper and add the
thyme finally. Once hot, turn
down the heat and add the sour
cream. Don't let it boil, or the
sour cream will turn into nasty lit-
tle curds like cottage cheese and
you don't want that.
Place 1.cup of raw spinach on
each plate and top with the
stroganoff. The heat from the
stroganoff.will wilt it nicely. You
can saute it first if you like, but it's
good this way. Sprinkle the top
Per Serving: 370 Calories; 26g
Fat (64.4% calories from fat); 26g
Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g
Dietary Fiber; 78mg Cholesterol;
420mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0
Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Just
add a big salad.
Instead of serving it on spinach,
serve traditionally on wide noo-
For more help putting dinner
on your table check out her Web
site www.SavingDinner.com or
her "Saving Dinner" book series,
published by Ballantine and her
new book, "Body Clutter," pub-
lished by Fireside.. Copyright
2007; Leanne Ely Used by permis-
sion in this publication.
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.
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.
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
Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accepting applica-
tions for the opportunity to partner to help build and purchase a fami-
ly's first home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee
County, have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005,
qualify within the income limits set by Habitat and the HHRP and meet
other requirements. Applications are available in the waiting room of
the Habitat's local office. Return the completed application no later
than Friday, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the
application off, or mail the application to: Habitat for Humanity of
Okeechobee County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL,
34974. If you have any questions call the office at (863) 357-1371 -
leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned.
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
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, 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.
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.
you.go-my very fabulous Beef
Stroganoff, extremely made
over-lower in fat, lower in carbs
and every bit as comforting as
"the real thing". I ADORE this
recipe (we had it at my house last
week as a matter of fact) it is
from Saving Dinner the Low Carb
Way (the book that helped me
lose over 50 pounds). I know low
carb is no longer the "in" way to
do things, but doing things in a
lower carb way is a dream come
true for me and for FlyLady, too.
Here's the recipe:
Low Carb Skillet Beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion chopped
T" 1/2' cups mushrooms-
1 pound top sirloin, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons whole wheat
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup beef broth
/2 cup sour cream (to substan-
tially lower fat grams, use low or
nonfat sour cream)
4 cups fresh spinach
1 teaspoon paprika
In a skillet over medium high
heat, heat the olive oil and saute
the onions for about three min-
utes. Add the mushrooms and
keep cooking till the mushrooms
begin to lose their liquid. Remove
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 26,
through Thursday, Feb. 1, are as fol-
Theatre I -"Flags of our Fathers"
(R) 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, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
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, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
Theatre III "Stomp the
Yard"(PG13) 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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Pretty girl trouble
DEAR ABBY: My best friend,
"Ted," and I recently met an attrac-
tive girl I'll call "Bridget." Ted was
married and suggested I date Brid-
get. Within a few days, before I got
up the nerve to ask her on a date, Ted
broke up with his wife, moved in
with me and started seeing Bridget.
This was awkward, but in addi-
tion, Bridget started making sexual
advances toward me. Unfortunate-
ly, I didn't have the wisdom to keep
away from her. Although we didn't
have sex, I was closer to her than I
should have been to my best
friend's girl. Ted knows about it,
and now ensures that Bridget and I
are never alone together. He con-
stantly worries about the situation,
and it is interfering with his job.
I believe he wants to break up
with her, but he's afraid I will date
her. I agreed with his suggestion
that we both stop talking to her, but
they are still dating. She continues
to flirt with me every time he leaves
the room, and I am defenseless
against a pretty woman. Bridget
says she likes me, but she loves
Ted. She clearly has some attach-
ment issues. I would love to talk to
her about them and help her.
I think Ted and I both have
strong feelings for her. What
should we do? Neither of us can
resist when she cries or wants
something. Stuck in the middle
DEAR STUCK: You are not help-
less. Find your backbone, start using
your head, and thank your lucky
stars that Bridget "loves" Ted. If you
were in his shoes, YOU would be
the one constantly worried about
who she was coming on to the
minute your back was turned.
Bridget appears to use sex as a
way of getting attention and valida-
tion. It's a problem that's beyond
your expertise to fix and also
mine. She may need professional
counseling, or a self-help group for
sexually compulsive people, once
she finally admits she has a problem.
The best way I know to avoid
temptation is to avoid tempting sit-
uations. In your case, that means
spending as little time in Bridget's
presence as possible.
e DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-
law, "Shirley," is a dear, sweet, car-
ing and generous person. Therein
lies the problem.
Each time she comes to visit,
she brings things for the apart-
ment. "Jasper" (her son) and I live
in a small renovated loft. We both
prefer a minimalist look, with just a
few decorative items: a museum
poster or something that an artist
Shirley loves crafts, cutesy, cot-
tage and country-style things. (T6
me, her home is cluttered with all
of her "collections.") The things
she brings us look completely out
of place in our apartment.
I'm sure other people encounter
this problem, too. What do we do
with all the stuff she brings? And
how do we convince her that,
while she's entitled to her own pref-
erences, they are not ours?- Haes
DEAR HATES: Your problem is
common. The time to nip it in the
bud is now, before the situation
becomes any more awkward than
it already is. You and Jasper need to
have a frank, kind, face-to-face chat
with Shirley and let her know that
you love her and appreciate her
thoughtfulness but while some
people regard empty space as a
vacuum to be filled, others find it
restful and serene. You and Jasper
fall into the latter category. (Surely,
she'll understand.) As for what to
do with gifts already received, offer
to give them backto her.
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Please call 863-517-1821.
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Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, Carrier, 4 ton, 12 Sear,
whole house. $500
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR- 4 ton,
can ,ee run, $400 or best
DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
new! $125. (863)763-2747
FLAVOR WAVE OVEN: Very
good condition. As Seen On
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.
STOVE, GE, like new condi-
tion, $125. Call Brandi
WASHER & DRYER- Great
cond. $135. or will separate
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
WASHER & DRYER- Maytag,
good condition, $300
WASHER, DRYER & RANGE,
Sears Kenmore, heavy duty
& Magic Chef gas range.
$250 for all. (863)763-5372
BICYCLE, 3 Wheel w/Big Seat.
Good condition. $65.
BASS MASTER MAGAZINES-
10 yr collection. $200
metal, various sizes, enough
for 6 windows, $250 or will
Metal Door, Jeld Wen, new,
RH Inswing, 36x80, w/oval
leaded glass, $150.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
White, in frame, new, never
used, 71x76. $385
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
WELL WATER SYSTEM: Com-
plete w/ 300 gal ariator, sof-
tener, and many extras. Like
BIKE SEAT- New $180 asking
SWING SET: 3 Swings, Slide,
Glider, Chin Up Bar...must
TRI-CYCLE, Like new, never
COWBOY BOOTS: Ladies 8 -
8.5, rattle snake skin Paid
$350, asking $70.
DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
STAMP COLLECTION- U.S.
Mint, Unused. $900.
COCA COLA COOLER-
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
AIR MATTRESS- OS, w/Thera-
peutic mattress pad, dual
control, paid $1600 asking
$600 firm (863)467-0007
BUNK BED, Loft style, dresser,
desk, great for small bed-
room, exc. cond. $450
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, w/mat-
tress, like new exc cond.,
$150 neg. (863)634-8795
W/computer desk, book sell,
7 drawers, 2 beds, TV hutch
incld. $875. (863)697-6464
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawers, very good cond.,
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE: Spanish oak,
sliding center door,
COMPUTER DESK, Real wood,
with hutch & separate file
cabinet. $75 (863)634-5236
COUCH- Micro Fiber, Beige,
Excellent Cond., only 1 yr
old., $350 or best offer
CRIB/YOUTH BED: Solid
wood, dresser attached. $70
or best offer. Call
DAY BED, with trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
DINING ROOM TABLE W/6
CHAIRS- glass top. black
upholstered chairs, $300
DINING ROOM TABLE, Wicker
w/glass top. No chairs. $50.
DINING TABLE & CHAIRS,
Round table, 4 chairs. $40
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
ICECREAM TABLE & 2 chairs.
Good condition. $65.
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgendy
pin strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
best offer (863)634-5977
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- Like new, Floral & tan,
2 seater, 70"long. Priced
new $449. Asking $150.
SOFA SECTIONAL, 3 pc. set
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic niattiess & box
spliilgs. lop of the line. With
dresser $200. (863)983-4743
THOMASVILLE: Long, solid
wood, older but in good con-
dition. $50. 863-635-0079
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135.863-946-3123
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C.V.A. MUZZLE LOADER: 50
caliber, Almost new, synthet-
ic stock, Cap lock, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-2148
DEER RIFLE- Sporterized .303
British, Synthetic stock, Peep
PISTOL: Walther P22, 5" Bar-
rel w/stabilizer. New, in case.
REMINGTON 12 GA- Premier
1187, like new, clean, $650
RIFLE M1, Carbine Replica, 30
caliper, By Tompson Machine
Guns, Extras, Exc cond $700.
Call 863-610-0632 Okee.
RIFLE- Remington model 700,
SPS Stainless. 7mm Renm-
ington magnum. $500.
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
EXERCISE MACHINE- Ellipti-
cal, rarely used, Paid $500
FUEL TANK- 150 gallons, alu-
minum. $150. or best offer.
COREL SET (2 pc): 2.5 quart
and 1.5 quart, black & white,
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby stone, like new, $1100
or best offer. (863)357-2233
LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
TABLE LAMPS (2) 29", Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
PATIO SET- white with glass
top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
5ft long, $145 neg
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR- Like
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking $875 or best
HANDICAP SCOOTER, like
new, used only 3 times,
$1195 or best offer.
Healthdyne model BX 5000,
used, $125 (863)381-6273
POWER CHAIR- Jazzy 1103
Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2000. 863-532-0399 aft5pm.
WALKING CANE- 4 prong feet.
WHEELCHAIR- Brand new
Scooter. Pd. $5500. Asking
BOAT TRAILER TIRES (2) 12",
4.80, with rims, hardly used,
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese
lwik slid 16,0001bs. Excel-
lent condition. $300.
ICE MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
SHELVES (7), Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, $250/all or
will separate (863)763-5062
TOW BAR RECEIVER, Falcon
2". 6000 Ibs. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-4596
ENGLEHARDT BASS, Upright.
Epiphon Guitar, by Gibson w/
amp, John Lennon Limited
Ed., sunburst cherry & black,
GUITAR- JOHNSON Acoustic,
Black, excellent lone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Settei
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
BAY GELDING: 17 months old,
med size, good tempera-
ment. $750. 863-946-0912
BULL DOG PUPS- 10wks old,
mom on premises, all shots,
health cert., Must see! $300
I General C tIr I
CHIHUAHUA / DACHSUND 9
wks. old. Male, Brown &
White. Very lovable. Pd $350.
Asking $250 (443)262-2740
FERRET ADOPTION- several to
choose from. Must qualify to
TINY TOY PUDDLE, AKC,
Male, 11 wks. old. Weighed
1 LB 9 oz at 8 wks. of age.
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable bundle of personality,
shots & vet checked. $700
ABOVE GROUND POOL, Per-
fect condition, 26 ft. x 54". 6
months old. Paid $800, ask-
ing $500 (863)697-6634
SEWING MACHINE: Rotary,
Electric. In beautiful wooden
cabinet. Asking $65.
SINGER, 3 Arm, case &
LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $20 (863)675-2596
AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
MITSUBISHI, 36", very large,
original remote, great pic-
ture, $200. (863)801-1491
TELEVISION- 20", Philips
Magnavox, with remote,
$100 or best offer
MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
WELDER, Lincoln, 225 amp.,
AC, 230 v. $100.
JIGSAW PUZZLES: 32, $16
for all, will sep.
(863)465-9470 Lake Placid
MODIFIED XBOX- stores over
25 games on harddrive. 1
controller & power cords,
SONY PLAYSTATION 3, brand
new, never opened, $700.
863-675-6961 after 3 pm
HOOVER UPRIGHT VACUUM-
with tools on board, $15
ORECK: Upright, w/ handheld
for furniture or blinds, almost
new. $400 for both.
PHANTOM (2), 1 Fury & 1
Thunder. Works good. $125
for both, will separate.
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
Bernina or Viking
exc. shape, will consider
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Poultry Supplies 860
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$400 for all or will sell separ-
BRED- Gelding, 22 mo. old.
Halter broke. Very friendly.
$700. Neg. (863)673-4881
BLACK BASK ARABIAN
COLTS(2) can be registered,
$1000 for both or will sell
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stocl room, 3 stall. Sad-
dei'rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg, (863)201-3492
STOCK TRAILER- Bumper Pull
Angle Iron with cattle door
BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft,
used 4 hours, like new,
w/PTO shaft, $450
lJ& BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
S Garages 6 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044
Anna & Se
We have access to
We also will help
you rent your
Rentals starting at
KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
access to pool & tennis.
$850/mo. & security. Avail.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, iba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
TREASURE ISLAND- duplex,
newly renovated, 2/1, fenced
yard, unfurn, all appliances
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last
A^ and services.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
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. Foi
March & April. Non smokers,
no pets, refs avail.
NEAR OKEE., Share 3/1 CBS
house in country. 12mi W. of
Okee. $400. mo. + imo. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio. '
A Must See!! $150,000
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035.
AIRBOAT, fiberglass, 220,
ground power, trailer, poly-:
mer, $2500 firm.,
Ful -im I'l
IRRIGATION PUMP- Goulds, 1
HP, Comes with pressure
tank and gav. fittings, ready
to go $125 (863)697-2032
LAWN TRACTOR, John Deere,
2004, L120 Auto., 20hp eng.
w/46 hours, 48" cut, bagger.
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
54" cut, G110 auto., $2000
or best offer. (863)634-8290
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
2004. 10hp,30" cut, $600
SADDLE, 16", brown leather
w/silver trim, w/bridle, blan-
ket & stand, $575.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. + 1st, last &
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec:
No pets. (863)634-3313
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $500.
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
KINGS BAY- 2br,lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $700/mo, st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722
BUCKHEAD RIDGE -2BR,
$-or ler; :i ll Ji-
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025;
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1010.
Lots Sale 1045,
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055,
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065'
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080i
on 1/4 acre,
Above ground pool
C/Air & Heat
Carpet & Tile.
Must see to
Call Maureen @
OKEE., Reduced below apprai-
sal. CBS 2/1, Carport, Appl. in-
cluded util sheds 1-10x12 &
1-6x12. (863)610-1724 7
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE;
PLACID, FL., New 2BO 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
Mobile Home Lots 2005'
Mobile Home Parts 2010.
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2br, 2ba
dbl wide, CA, heat, No pets,
Yearly lease, $650/mo
$1200 sec (863)763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits,
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1200/mth. $1900 sec dep.
OKEECHOBEE, Trailer, RV &"
RV lot for rent on Rim Canal.'
Call for details.
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF -
EDEN' on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Calltoday!
PLATTS BLUFF, 2br, 2ba. un-'
furnished. 1.5 acres lawn, 3.5
pasture. All fenced & gated.
$900. mo. (239)707-5155
RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,#
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
TREASURE ISLAND- 3br, 2ba,'
on canal, fenced in, $7503
dep, $250/wk, Please call[
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult.
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR, 3BR/2BA, Doublewide
on water. Spacious, with metal.
roof, large FR & DR, 25x120
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,'
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida'
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central:
air/beat. Adult park. Low lot,
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
OKEE.- 2br, 1ba, Insulated 10'
x 36 FL/Rm, 13 x 46 Carport,.
Laundry/Rm, Furnished, Shed,
$19,500. neg. (863)467-0284
OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA ,
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Okeechobee News. Monday. January 29, 2007
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14', Gru-
mann, 20hp Johnson, tiller,
w/trailer, bimini top, $900.
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
BAYLINER, 20 Ft., Cuddy
Cabin w/Trailer, Depth Finder
& Bimni Top. Runs, but needs
work. $2400. (863)801-3233
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
JON BOAT- 14', flat bottom,
trl, 20hp Johnson, trolling
motor, 1000 or best offer
JON BOAT- '95, Lowe 19ft, 70
HP Johnson '96, with trailer,
KAYAK- Wilderness System
Piccolo. 14', Good shape.
Outboard Motor, 1980s, Evin-
rude 120 V4, low hrs., stain-
less steel prop, all controls,
$900 neg. (863)824-6720
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trnr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900. or best of-
24ftwith 50 hp motor.
PONTOON BOAT TRAILER-
27ft, dual axles, $925
ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft galva-
nized trailer. $800 for all.
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.
TRI HULL BOAT, 15', 70hp
Johnson, fiberglass, runs
good, w/trailer, $1200 or
best offer. (863)763-2276
YAMAHA R'01,0, lots of
chrome, 69k miles, runs per-
fect, $450. (863)467-9511
ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sleeps
6, refrigerator, propane
stove, icebox, dinette, solid
CARRIAGE '93 FIFTH WHEEL,
great cond., & layout, must
move quick, $3950
COACH 1987, 34 Ft., & Florida
rm, RV 172 Hickory Ct. in
Whisper Creek. Must be move
after March. $2000. will sell
MOTORHOME- '2003 BT
Cruiser. 23' RV. Low miles.
Many extras $5500.
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3900 neg. 863-634-2362
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
NOMAD '2000 26',w/large
slide out. All hardwood int.
New TV w/DVD, Elec. jacks,
micro. Like new. Must sell this
mo. $11,500. (319)290-8705
May sell truck also.
NOMAD TRAVEL TRAILER '97
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
BOAT MOTOR, Evinrude, 91/2
hp, short shaft. Needs work.
$100 or best offer.
TROLLING MOTOR, Motor
Guide, 1998 model. Entirely
BueMg a car? Look In the
ctaslfieds. Selling a
car' Look In the dasld-
HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-147
KAWASAKI 440: Not bad.
$770 or will trade for motor
KAWASAKI CONCOURS '01:
New tires, like new, priced to
sell. $3250 or best offer.
863-763-5500 or 479-619-5121
MOTORCYCLE RAMPS- pair
of steel folding ramps. Ask-
ing $100 (561)262-1390
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
VIPER Jr. '05, Exc. cond.
Great for the beginner. $700
MOTOR HOME- 50' long bus.
Fully furnished. To many ex-
tras to mention! 65KW Honda
generator. 8'-2 axle trailer in-
407-683-9515 or 683-9516
GET INVOLVED IN
mo.* i un
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Forr LeCare 4030
Four Whe Drive 4035
Hw y Duty Truck 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks :4050
Sport Uility 4055
Tractor Trailere 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90,, Runs,
needs minor work, $700 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CAMARO- '92, Green. Needs
work. Great for parts or me-
chanic. $500. Firm.
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408
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-
FORD TEMPO 1992, Runs
good. Dependable. $250. or
best offer. (863)983-4694
HONDA ACCORD '00- 156k
hwy miles, 5 spd, 35 mpg,
Loaded, CD chger/Cass, exc
cond, $2500 (772)360-7373
JAGUAR XJ6 '83: Runs, good
body, moon roof, original en-
gine. $2000 or best offer.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '89, Au-
to., Exc. cond. $1500. or
best offer. 863-763-5679 or
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-655-0125 or
901 S. U.S. Highway 1
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
'94 Dodge Ram 2500 Cony.
'89 Ford F250 XCab 4x4
'93 Ford F150 XCab
'93 Ford F150 XCab 4x4
'98 Chevy Astro Cargo Van
'00 Ford E35015 Passenger
'00 F250 Super Cab Long
'93 Dodge XCab Nascar
'99 Ford Ranger Stepside
'99 Ford E250 Long Cargo
IS YOUR CREDIT!
DUMP TRUCK, 1 ton, 8'x12'
bed. 4' sides, Strong truck.
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
JEEP WRANGLER '97, Sahara,
V6 auto., a/c, good cond.,
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection. $275.
CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
I PublIc NIIc
I Puli Notice
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of ts Intent to Issue a Lake
Okeechobee Protection Act (LOPA) permit (File No. 0174552-001-GL) to the
South Florida Water Management District (District), 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, for the operation and maintenance of 35 structures
which discharge into or from Lake Okeechobee and are owned or operated by the
The following structures are located throughout Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeecho-
bee, and Palm Beach Counties: S-2, S-3, S-4, S-65E, S-71, S-72, S-77, S-84,
S-127. S-129. S-131, S-133, S-135, S-154, S-154C, S-191, S-236, S-351,
S-352, S-354, CU-5, CU-10A, C-38W Culvert A / G-33, G-207, 0-208, L-59E /
6-34, L-59W / G-74, L-60E / G-75, L-60W / G-76, L-61E, HP-7, Industrial Canal
structures, Inflow 1, Inflow 2, and Inflow 3.
The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. Due to the large
size of this project and the multitude of agencies and Interested parties associated
with this proec, the mediation process described n Chapter 120, F.S. will not be
a feasible method to resolve disputes associated with the project. Therefore, the
optional mediation proceedings will not be available.
A person whose substantial Interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with
sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within21
days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action mayfile a
petition within 21 days of receiptof such notice, regardless of th date o publca
tion. A ptitioner must mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicatedabove, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petiton
within the appropria tie period shall constitute a waiver of that person's eight
request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and
12.57, F.S., or to Intervene In this proceeding and participate as a arty to t.
Any subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion In compliance with rule 28-106.205 o the Florida Ad-
A petitionmust contain the following information:
a)Tbe name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's
name and address, the Department Permit File Number, and the county n which
the project is proposed;
b)A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
meants action or proposed action;
A statement of how each petitioners substantial Interests are affected by the De-
parnenrt's action or proposed action;
SA statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, i any;
eA statement of the acts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Departments action or proposed action;
A statement identying the rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require re-
versal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action; and
g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the actiontha
the petioner wants the Department to take with respect to the action or propose
action addressed in this notice of intent.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action
s based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process Is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Departments final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by In this notice of Intent Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on
the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth above. In the event the issuance of
is permit is subjected to a request for hearing pursuant to section 120.569 of
the Florida Statutes, the permitted may, pursuant to section 403.088(g), F.S.,
move for an order authoizing the interim construction phase e of the facility.
Any part this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section
120.68 FS., by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Flrida Rules of
Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department In the Office of General
Counsel. Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL
32399-3000, and by fling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the ap-
plicable iling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. Te notice of ap-
peal must be filed within thirty days after this order is filed with the clerk of the
The applicant, or any party within the meaning of section 373.114(1)(a), F.S., may
also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory
Commission under section 373.114(1), F.S. Requests for review before the Land
and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Com-
mission and served on the Department and on any person named in this order, as
described in section 373.114(1)(a), F.S., within 20 days from the date when the
final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department
The applicant is available for public tspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ments South East District Officffice, fice of Water Resource Management and En-
vironmental Planning, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach,
FL 33401,telephone no. (561) 681-600, fax no. (561)681-6755.
1889520ON 1/29 CGS 2/10
DODGE TAILGATE: 94 97,
full size, good cond, no dents
or rust. Junkyard price $300.
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
FUEL TANK: L shaped, 110
gallon, w/12 v pump, hose &
nozzle. New paint (white).
$450 neg. 863-697-9704
RIMS- 22", Helo Hawk, 1/5 yrs
old. Good low profile tires,
$1000. or best offer.
RUBBER MAT, For Dodge
pickup, 6ft. bed. $50
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
I P aublic -tic
I Puli ot ice
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Ave-
nue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of con-
sideration at this meeting are:
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-003-SSA. Sylvester and Penny Buler
are the property owners and applicants. The application Is to change the Future Lane
Use from no designation to MOi-Family (MF) for property located at 700 NW 9th
Street. Legal description: Beginning at the Southwest comer of Lot 6 of Block 40,
City of Okeechobee, as recorded In Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, and run North 150 feet; thence West 150 feet to the East
line of Tuscaloosa Street; thence South along the East line of Tuscaloosa Street to
Intersection with the North line of 15th Street; thence East along the North line of
15th Street to the point of beginning and is approximately 0.516 acress. The pro-
posed use is for a multi-family dwellings.
* Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's) and
render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the GenraServices
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the deci-
sion making body (quasi-judicial), on behaf of the City, to approve or deny Special
Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make recommenda-
tons to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive Plan
Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that I any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Ad]ustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter consldereat this meeting, or eating wil need to ensure a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose
of back-upforthe Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; Ifyou are hearing or voice Impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-0888-447-5620 (TTY)
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
189117 ON 1/29;2/9/07
The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announces a public meeting to which as
persons are invited:
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 31,2007- 8:00 am.
Place: WorkorceDevelopment Board of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
PURPOSE: To approve an operator or the One-Stop Career Services and to discuss
matters concerning the Worforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportu-
nties, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce
Development Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:
Worldorce Development Board of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, thy will need to ensure
verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is based, in order to provide a record for jad0-
189239 ON 1/29/07
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60 console, $125
BED EXTENDER- fits Ford
F150 pickup. $150 or best
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
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 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $27,500
DODGE RAM '05, 1500 SLT
Quad' Cab, all power, cd
player, 25k, asking $19,500
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
ood. $2000. or best offer.
DODGE RAM 15001994: 3/4
ton, good engine but bad
transmission. $450 or best
DODGE RAM '96: 1500 mag,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl.; 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $600.
Neg. (863)467-8464 Okee.
FORD F150- '77, 4 x 4, 351
Modified w/auto trans.,
$1200 or best offer
FORD F250 '86, No bed. $600
GMC SONOMA '99, Ext. cab,
runs great, cold a/c, new
tires. $4000 or best offer.
PU BED HARD TOP- for 98
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
for S10, includes bedliner,
$350 or will sell separate
TOYOTA PICKUP, '85, with
shell cover, needs work,
$500 firm. (863)801-1601
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN'90,
SE model. Runs good, new
brakes. $1000 (863)467-6475
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEECOUNTY,
IN THE INTERESTOF:
Motherofthe minor chIlM:
TO: FafheofR.R., RadAldana
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO R.R. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 28TH DAY OF DECEMBER,
2003. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COM-
MANDED TO BE AND APPEAR BE-
FORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED
312 N.Wl.3N STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 9:30 A.M. ON THE 20TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2007.FOR HEARING AND
TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETI-
TION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
.THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU .IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 17th DAY OF JANUARY, 2007.
CLERK OF COURT
107797 ON 1/22,29;2/5,12/07
READINN A A
YOU A MORE INFOAMED
AM0 "N RESTING
Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold
a concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A New
Song International. The group is made up of members from Chile,
Hungary and Romania and will be in their national dress while
singing and playing traditional instruments during the first half of the
concert. The second half will focus on the tremendous way God has
been working in their country and the challenges of being a witness
for the Lord.
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 April 2.
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
building on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admission will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are available for a
donated quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863) 467-2473 and at the
Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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
woodworking. There will also be food competitions such as home
baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring cat-
egories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest veg-
etable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County
Extension 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,
contests, 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
information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows.
We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this
service and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of
two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be
very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or
Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Giaham at (863) 763-2893.
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 donat-
ed items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is
seeking 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 telephone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required
for this project. The mural committee is accepting designs and pro-
posals for this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007.
Please contact Bridgette Waldau 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. Pro-
ceeds 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 comple-
tion 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
Thursday 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
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-
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 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
1 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.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school year;
and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For infor-
mation;acall Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
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
information, 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
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers 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
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
supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner
cartridges, 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.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7
until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, .call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age.
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search,
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350. 1',
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