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It's Purple Martin
time in Florida
Most bird watchers have a
favorite, which for many in
Florida is the mocking bird,
the state bird. But another
species, the purple martin,
generates enormous excite-
ment and passion.
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 655
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake levels

11.69 feet

Lake level t.
LastYear:
15.23 feet '
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)


Index
Classifieds ...... 14-16
Comics ...........13
Community Events .... .4
Crossword ... . .... 14
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4


Sports .
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120 turnout for local job fair


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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Royal Concrete Concepts held
their first job fair with the help of
the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center on Saturday, Jan.
27.
The job fair went very well as
120 local residents showed up to
apply for jobs currently open for
welders, concrete finishers, con-
crete patchers, roofers and inven-
tory positions.
Royal Concrete Concepts cur-


rently has an operating plant in
West Palm Beach, and are cur-
rently building an Okeechobee
plant that is located off of U.S. 98.
According to their website,
Royal Concrete Concepts com-
bines concrete, reinforced steel
and polystyrene to produce the
strongest buildings available.
It goes on to say that these
combined materials are able to
withstand the forces of a catego-
ry five hurricane, which are
winds of 186 miles per hour. In


addition, since there is no struc-
tural wood used in this process,
the homes and buildings won't
be plagued by any deterioration
caused by termites, mold or
mildew as are most conventional
structures.
Royal Concrete Concepts is
planning on hiring a total of
1,200-1,500 employees within
the next five years as the Okee-
chobee plant becomes fully
operational.
Another job fair will be held


North Elementary: Spelling Bee winners


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
North Elementary School 2006-2007 Spelling Bee winners will participate in the county
spelling bee on Feb. 15. First place was won by fifth grader Irfan Chaudhary (left), sec-
ond place was fifth grader Jaisalyn Santiago and the alternate is fourth grader Asma Ali.
First and second place winners go on to the county spelling bee where the alternate
would attend if one of the other students were unable to attend.


North Elementary School held their 2006-2007 Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Jan. 30
where 45 students participated, two from each class of second through fifth grade.
Mary Hurley, assistant superintendent for instruction was the pronouncer and the
judges were Leslie Lundy, coordinator of grants and special programs, Vanessa
McAllister, assistant principal of Central Elementary and Becky Bowers, intervention
specialist of Seminole Tribe.


Saturday, Feb. 24. At that time,
local workers will be sought to fill
positions as equipment opera-
tors, carpenters, laborers, form-
work/rebar, crane/set crew, qual-
ity control, window installers,
field superintendents, water-
proofers, timekeepers, plumb-
ing/electrical/HVAC,
clerical/administration, site prep
crews, accounting, construction
managers and painters.
According to Wally Sanger,
owner of Royal Concrete Con-


cepts, they have hired individuals
from Glades and Okeechobee
counties who are training at the
West Palm Beach plant.
"I was very pleased with the
turnout," said Mr. Sanger of the
job fair. "There were a lot of peo-
ple who came who already had
the trades that will be needed. I
personally did 12 random inter-
views myself Saturday morning."
The average pay for employ-
ees of Royal Concrete Concepts
See Jobs -Page 2


Men charged



with selling



fake cocaine


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men have
been arrested and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail for
their alleged connection in the
sale of counterfeit drugs.
Brent Anthony Pignataro,
27, S.E. 39th Ave., and Charles
Anthony Bloom, 19, N.W. 147th
Terrace, were both arrested
Monday, Jan. 29, by members
of the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force.
Pignataro was charged with'
the sale of a substance in lieu of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000. Bloom was charged
with the sale of a substance in


Brent Charles
Pignataro Bloom
lieu of cocaine and possession
of a concealed weapon. His
bond was set at $6,000.
According to an arrest
report from the Okeechobee
See Arrest Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent traffic operation
conducted by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
proved to be highly successful
as members of the OCSO traffic
unit stopped over 240 vehicles
during the five-day operation.
. OCSO Lieutenant Billy
Markham said on one of its
busiest days, the unit made 82
traffic stops in one 12-hour shift
during the Operation Move
Over enforcement.
The special operation was
held to make motorists aware
of the Move Over Law, which is
designed to protect law
enforcement and other emer-
gency workers on state high-


ways. During a five-year period,
1996-2000, there were 1,793
incidents where motorists
crashed into vehicles of work-
ing law enforcement officers
that were stopped or parked
along Florida highways. Of
those struck, 419 were injured
and five were killed.
Lt. Markham said the local
enforcement operation was
conducted on all state roads in
Okeechobee County-- S.R. 70,
S.R. 710, S.R. 700, S.R. 78 and
S.R. 15 and during peak traf-
fic hours. The operation ended
on Jan. 27.
Of those stopped during the
operation, 148 were for viola-
See Traffic Page 2


Little damage seen


due to frosty temps


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Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee residents awoke
Tuesday morning to a rare sight in
central 'Florida frost. However,
there appears to be little damage to
plants.
In some yards, homeowners
covered their plants. Others
sprayed them with water to keep
frost from forming.
Wes Williamson said there was
no damage to Williamson Cattle
Company's citrus trees. He did not
know of any citrus trees in the area
that were harmed by frost. As a


precaution, Mr. Williamson said
they ran misters to keep the air
warmer.
"Overall, the Florida citrus
industry came through last night's
cold temperatures very well,"
Michael Sparks, Florida Citrus
Mutual's executive vice
president/CEO said Tuesday in a
press release. "We have seen no
damage to this year's fruit, and
only minimal damage to early
blooms."
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
See Frost -Page 2


This homeowner in the southwestern part of Okeechobee covered plants in the yard as
protection against frost Monday night, Jan. 29.


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is $39,000 to $40,000 per year.
This average precludes the Okee-
chobee median household
income by approximately
$10,000, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau.
Royal Concrete Concepts' sub-
sidiary company, Royal Profes-
sional Builders, is in the process-
ing of developing a multi-family
site that, if approved, will be avail-
able to employees and any other
local citizen to purchase.
This development is being pro-
posed to create affordable hous-
ing for the employees of Royal
Concrete Concepts by providing
them with a good paying job and
teaching them to clean up their
credit through credit counseling.
According-to Mr. Sanger, the
employees and any other citizens
of Okeechobee who want to pur-
chase one of the homes will have
to pay a down payment and have
conventional financing as they
would to purchase any other
home. Employees are not receiv-
ing any special discounts, he said.
This proposed development
will be on 30.02 acres in the
southwest section of the city
between Southwest Sixth and
Second Streets. It will provide a
mix of multi-family and single
family homes.
Royal Architecture and Design
plans indicate that there will be 40
two-story single family homes, 54
one-story single family homes
and 74 townhouses, for a total of
168 units.
This development received
approval for a future land use
change from single family resi-
dential to multi-family by the
Okeechobee City Council on Nov.
7, 2006. This action is currently
being challenged by a petition
filed on behalf of citizens Keith


Traffic
Continued From Page 1
tion of the Move Over Law, and 94
were for other traffic violations.
However, said Lt. Markham, not
everyone received a citation.
Some were issued warnings, he
said.
It was estimated by the officers
conducting the operation that
approximately 80 percent of the
motorists they stopped were not
aware of the Move Over Law.
The law states that on an inter-
state highway or other highway
with two or more lanes traveling
in the direction of an emergency
vehicle and except when oth-
erwise directed by a law enforce-
ment officer drivers approach-
ing a law enforcement or other


Arrest
Continued From Page 1
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
an undercover officer posing as a
drug buyer contacted Pignataro
about the purchase of crack
cocaine. The report states that on
Thursday, Jan. 25, the officer
allegedly paid Pignataro $20 for
some suspected cocaine. Howev-
er, when the substance was field
tested the result was negative for
the presence of cocaine.
Pignataro was not arrested at
this time since the investigation
was ongoing.
On Jan. 29, the undercover
officer reportedly called Pignataro
around 7:45 p.m. for the purpose
of buying more cocaine. The
OCSO report states that Pignataro
called the officer back around
9:40 p.m. and said a friend of his
would meet with the officer at a


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
It was reported that 120 local residents participated in the Royal Concrete Concepts Job Fair
held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the One Stop Career Center. Royal Concrete Concepts was
accepting applications for' welders, concrete -finishers, concrete patchers, roofers and,
inventory. Fpr additional information about future opening call 1-866-4U2-HIRE (482-4473).
The next jolbfair is Saturday, Feb. 24. .


Walpole and Al Huggins to the
Department of Community Affairs
(DCA). A hearing is scheduled for
April 2007.
The development also
received approval of the first read-
ing for rezoning at the same meet-
ing. Because this particular parcel
is being zoned planned unit devel-
opment (PUD) it is required to go
before the Technical Review
Committee (TRC) for conceptual
site plan approval.
Mr. Sanger has invested
approximately $30 million into
building the plant and will be
going beyond that with the devel-
opment of the homes which
includes costs for school concur-
rency, traffic concurrency, Okee-


authorized vehicle (ambulance,
fire truck or wrecker displaying
amber lights) parked on a road-
way with emergency lights acti-
vated are required to vacate the
lane closest to the emergency
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
so.
When approaching law
enforcement or other authorized
vehicles parked on a two-lane
roadway with their emergency
lights activated, and except when
otherwise directed by a law
enforcement officer, drivers are
required to slow to a speed that is
20 mph less than the posted
speed limit when the posted
speed limit is 25 mph or greater,
or travel at 5 mph when the post-
ed speed limit is 20 mph or less.
Lt. Markham said this was the
first time the OCSO has held a
Move Over Operation.


local convenience store on S.R. 70
W.
When the officer went to the
store he was approached by a
man on a bicycle. The man was
later identified as Bloom. The offi-
cer then reportedly gave Bloom
two $10 bills, for which the man
allegedly gave him a substance in
a clear cellophane wrapper off a
cigarette pack.
The substance was field tested
but indicated a negative result for
the presence of cocaine, stated
the report.
When Bloom was arrested
and taken to the county jail, a set
of brass knuckles was found in
the left rear pocket of his pants,
states the OCSO report.
Pignataro was arrested later at
his home.
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chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
commitments and other expens-
es.
The homes that will be devel-
oped will range in price from
$175,000 to $225,000, which is a
higher amount than some of the
surrounding homes in the area.
Royal Professional Builders
have already made an initial pay-
ment of approximately $38,000 to
the OUA. Through a schedule of
payments, the company will pay a
total of approximately $380,000.
They also have complete
intentions of participating fully in
any concurrency issues that may
arise from this development
including school concurrency.
Royal Concrete Concepts has a


Frost
Continued From Page 1
growers' organization with nearly
10,000 members.
A spokesman for Robertson
Brothers Farm on N.W 240th
Street reported no frost damage
to their potato crop.
Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Agent Pat Miler was not
aware of any crop damage in the
area.
According to Okeechobee
County Airport Manager Vernon
Gray, the temperature at the air-
port dropped to the freezing mark
of 32 degrees at 2:30 a.m. and
remained there through 6 a.m.


joint venture with Indian River
Community College (IRCC) to
educate any employees that want
to participate. Some of the pro-
grams would be for air condition-
ing techs, electricians, plumbers
and architects.
"We have employees from
every nationality from all over the
world, this includes many differ-
ent occupations from lawyers and
architects to plumbers and electri-
cians," said Mr. Sanger in an earli-
er interview with the Okeechobee
News.
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Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
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reachedatcaguilar@newszap.com.


Mr. Williamson said the lowest
temperature they recorded in
their grove off U.S. 441 N was 31
degrees.
MaryAnn Swinford, of Big
Lake Missions Outreach, an
organization that serves the
homeless, reported that all the
homeless they know about had a
place to stay and they did not have
to provide shelter.
The weather Tuesday night
was predicted to be a little
warmer with the temperature
expected to drop only into the
upper 30s, several degrees above
freezing.
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atpgawda@newszap.com.


Community Events

Rabbi to speak at local church
Basinger Christian Brethern Church will host Chosen People Min-
istries from Delray Beach, which is a world-wide ministry, on Sunday,
Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Dr. Ben Alpert, a Jewish rabbi who believes Jesus was
the Messiah, will preach "The Jew First," and will discuss the Jewish
roots of Christianity. The church is located just off U.S. 98 on C.R. 700-A.
The meeting is open to the public and both Jews and Christians are invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-7798.

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. Rev-
erend Winston Roberts, pastor of Blackjack Baptist Church in Franklin,
Ky., is the evangelist. There will be special music each service. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-7532.

Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series to the
Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An Evening with
the Composer, and will feature composers who are known for their con-
tributions to the musical theater. All programs are on Tuesday evenings at
7 p.m. in the library meeting room at 206 S.W. 16th St. The program
schedule is: Tuesday, 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.


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Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events have been scheduled to be
held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in
the coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: 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.
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 on
Sebring Parkway located one mile east of U.S. 27.
The G.I. Joe Band will be playing. Admission is $6 for non-mem-
bers 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
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 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 page.
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Richard W Murphy
Richard W. Murphy, age 60,
died Jan. 1, 2007, at South East
Hospice in Hollywood, Fla. Born
Dec. 1, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo.; he
was a devout Catholic and a
member of the Legion of Mary.
He was a long distance runner
and was walking from church in
April 1964, when he was struck
by a car. After many years of suf-
fering, he is now at peace and
safe in Jesus' arms.
Mr. Murphy is survived by: par-
ents, Gene and Ann Murphy of
Buckhead Ridge; brother, Steve
Murphy of Okeechobee; sisters,
Jean Ann Murphy of Okee-
chobee, Nora Fox of Homosassa,
Catherine Eller of Pt. Saint Joe;
anlll', n, Carol BR~I ih of
Pmibroke Pines. In addition, he
is surxm\ed b) a host of cousins,
nieces and nephews.
The family would like to invite
all farnily and friends to a Memor-
ial Mass that will be offered by
Father Esteban Soy for the repose
of the soul of Richard Murphy,
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at 3 p.m.,
at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Mission Church, S.R. 78 in Buck-
head Ridge.
- All local arrangements are
under the care and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 110 N.E. Fifth Street.
Theodora M. Plourd
Theodora M. Plourd, age 94,
of Stuart, died Jan. 29, 2007, at
Martin Nursing and Restorative
Care Center in Stuart. Mrs. Plourd
was born Feb. 13, 1912 in Canada
to Napoleon and Georgianna
Emond. She was a homemaker
of the Catholic faith.
"Mrs. Plourd was preceded in
death by her first husband, Mau-
rice Gagne; second husband,
Harold Plourd; and, son, Ray-
mond Gagne.
She is survived by: three


daughters, Shirley (Carl) Sierman
of Okeechobee, Claudette
(Thomas) Bailas of Sarasota and
Jeannette (Darryl) Henderson of
Stuart; two sisters, Patricia lee of
Norwalk, Conn. and Florida
Dacette of Fitchburg, Mass.; 12
grandchildren; 18 great-grand-
children; and, one great-great-
grandson.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
until 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 3,
2007, at Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home with funeral mass fol-
lowing at 11 a.m., Father Esteban
Soy of St. Theresa's Catholic
Church in Buckhead Ridge will
officiate. Interment will be in Nor-
walk, Conn., at a later date.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second Street.
Donna Faye Sharp
Donna Faye Sharp, age 41, of
Okeechobee, died Jan. 29, 2007,
at Hospice of Okeechobee's
Hamrick Home. Ms. Sharp was
born Oct. 5, 1965, in Okeechobee
to Delores and Orval Johnson.
She was a member of the Church
of God.
Ms. Sharp is survived by: her
mother, Delores (Orval) Johnson
of Okeechobee; fiance, Jeffrey
Williams of Okeechobee; daugh-
ter, Meagen Canright of Sebring;
three sons, Jessie Ryan Jones of
Okeechobee, Trevor Logan Can-
right of Sebring and Gage Lane
Canright of Sebring; three sisters,
Tina Suarez of Okeechobee,
Michelle Dickinson of Okee-
chobee and Jennifer Bell of Okee-
chobee; and, two brothers,
Anthony Crapps of Okeechobee
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2007, at North Okeechobee
Church of God with Pastor Don
Leon officiating.
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book at www.bassokeechobee-
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ed to the care of Bass Okee-
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matory, 205 N. E. Second Street,
Okeechobee.
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Bogaert
Augusta Marie Bogaert, age
97, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Born Aug.-
21, 1909, in Belgium she had.
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 2003 and was a member of
St. Theresa Catholic Church in
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Bogaert is preceded in
death by her husband, Frank
Bogaert.
Survivors include: son, John
(Pam) Bogaert of Okeechobee;
grandson, John William Bogaert
of Pompano; one granddaughter,
Debra (Ed) Wanamaker of Laud-
erdale Lakes; great grandsons,
Michael Wanamaker of Laud-
erdale Lakes and Christian Wana-
maker of Lauderdale Lakes; and,
great-granddaughter, Kellie
Wanamaker of Lauderdale Lakes.
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day, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel from 4
until 6 p.m. with a Memorial Mass
on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa
Catholic Church in Okeechobee.
Interment will be Friday at 2 p.m.
at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Cemetery, 500 South S.R. 7,
North Lauderdale, Florida.
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the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
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WAKE UP: If the people of this country don't wake up, China will
soon be kicking our rear ends. Almost everything you buy today is
made in China. Our money allows them to buy oil, aircraft, missiles
and weapons from other countries so they can someday wage a war
against us that you will not believe. They will destroy us and take over
the world. If you don't believe this just stand by and watch. If you do,
quit buying things made in China and voice your opinion. Otherwise,
you deserve what you have coming to you.

THEM OR US: The Muslims have it in for us. They are never going to
quit and they are going to try to kill us. So, America has to do some-
thing on the offensive against these people, and I hate to say this, but it
worked in Japan. Back then the president dropped nuclear weapons
on Japan. Now they are our greatest ally. I'm telling you, it's either
them or us. And half of them in this country need to go too, because
this is dog-eat-dog. Let's pull the gloves off and let's stop this in its
tracks. If we wait, we are going to get nuked over here and that's a
slow painful death. We need to deal with this. Pull the gloves off.

ONE COUNTRY: Maybe Bush was wrong to go into Iraq but these
people were messing with us in Clinton's administration too, not just
Bush's. When they attacked our Trade Towers the first time we should
have gone to war with them. We should have gotten rid of Saddam
then. The thing is, these people plan on killing us. They attacked us for
no reason. I'm sick of liberals, Republicans and conservatives we
are one country under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
We need to become one country again. Either we take care of busi-
ness now or they are going to take care of business later.

WEARING PINK: I was at the high school rodeo on Saturday and I
noticed that the Okeechobee High School rodeo team members were
all wearing pink shirts. They were very nice with embroidered names
and logos. But I wondered why they chose pink instead of their high
school colors, purple and gold. Today I learned that they chose those
shirts as part of the breast cancer awareness campaign. I think it is
wonderful that these young people did that. Even the boys were wear-
ing pink. Of course, a cowboy who is secure enough to wear pink is
tough enough.

AWARENESS: It was nice to see the high school joining in on the
fight against breast cancer and to bring more awareness to the finding
of a cure.

IMAGE: I have great respect for those who have served to protect
our country and appreciate the display of military armament to help
honor our war heroes. But I do not feel it is in the best interest of this
community to have them displayed as the main centerpiece of Okee-
chobee. I believe that should project a more positive image to both the
residents and visitors of Okeechobee maybe a fountain with a large
American flag or a statue commemorating our heritage. We can make
this great and positive change, while still respecting our veterans. It
would be quite noble to have their support. I urge those in the posi-
tions to lead Okeechobee's future to take action. Let's relocate the
weaponry to a more appropriate location and send a message that
more exemplifies our proud past and bright outlook.


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Community Events

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-
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.

Benefit barbecue set for Feb. 3
A benefit barbecue will be held for Sam Beiler on Saturday,
Feb. 3, starting at 11 a.m. next to the First Baptist Church on the
corner of S.W. Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue. Mr. Beiler was hit
by a car while riding his motorcycle on Nov. 1. He currently has
no income and mounting medical bills. For information, call
Billy at (863) 634-0694; Terry at (863) 634-6635; or, Cindy at
(863) 697-1018.




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Guest Commentary



Prisons can do more harm than good


By Ronald Fraser
Locking up non-violent offend-
ers is not just the most expensive
form of punishment. Time in a
Florida penitentiary or county jail
also condemns non-violent men
and women to a violent and dis-
ease riddled world where many
become increasingly likely to
commit more serious crimes. In
other words, prisons can do more
harm than good and destroy
rather than rehabilitate lives.
Too few leaders in Washington
seem to care. One exception,
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback
who recently spent a night in a
Louisiana prison to publicize that
prisons need to start rebuilding
lives.
Another advocate for sane
prison policies in Julie Stewart,
president of Families Against
Mandatory Minimums, a grass-
roots, Washington-based organi-
zation working for sentencing
reforms.
That's a good start. But to bet-
ter understand what awaits non-
violent offenders behind prison
walls, every U.S. member of Con-
gress and every Florida legislator
should subscribe to the "Prison
Legal News," a monthly publica-
tion "Dedicated to Protecting
Human Rights." Here is what they
would find in recent issues.
Physical Abuse:
A videotape caught guards at a
Florida boot camp battering a 14-


year-old inmate. An autopsy
revealed he was suffocated to
death.
A Colorado jury found several
inmates guilty of beating another
prisoner after his testimony was
used to convict them of income
tax fraud.
While held in the Sherburne,
Minn., County Jail a motorist
arrested for not having proof of
his vehicle insurance was beaten
to death by another prisoner.
The state of Michigan agreed
to pay $365,000 to a boot camp
prisoner who was strapped to a
restraint chair for six hours and
suffered kidney and liver failure at
the Manistee County jail. The
inmate was arrested for violating
his parole by returning home one
hour late.
Mateo County in California will
pay $475,000 to settle a wrongful
death suit brought on behalf of a
woman sentenced to 120 days on
a minor drug charge.
In Oklahoma, an Ottawa
County Jail prisoner has been
charged with manslaughter in the
death of another inmate serving
time for failure to pay child sup-
port.
Poor Medical Care:
An inmate in the St. Lucie
County jail serving a 240-day sen-
tence for peddling marijuana,
died from a reaction to a drug
received from another prisoner.
The county agreed to pay the


man's family $65,000 for negli-
gence.
While serving a five-day sen-
tence in the Portsmouth City, Va.,
jail for driving with a suspended
license an asthmatic man died
due to inadequate medical care.
His family has been awarded a
$769,000 settlement.
Broward County and a private
company have been ordered to
pay $500,000 to a woman who
suffered permanent injury from
an untreated ectopic pregnancy
while imprisoned in the North
Broward jail for failing to appear
in court on a cocaine possession
charge.
In Massachusetts more than
1,400 prisoners are known to be
infected with the hepatitis C virus
but, due to a shortage of money,
only 150 are on a waiting list for
treatment.
Sexual Abuse:
In an ongoing case in Georgia
a female guard has been charged
with forcing a male prisoner to
strip and masturbate while she
watched through the cell door.
A former state prison guard at
the Mount Pleasant Correctional
Facility in Iowa is guilty of with-
holding exercise privileges when
female inmates refused to show
him their breast. A $160,000 set-
tlement was ordered.
Serving time for misdemeanor
offenses, three female prisoners
at the Haltom City, Texas, jail were


sexually assaulted by a male
guard who demanded sex in
return for favors.
Taxpayers Hit Twice
Not only do our taxes build
and staff these prisons but guess
who also pays these huge, court-
ordered financial settlements
going to abused prisoners? The
taxpayers, of course.
Here is how Ms. Stewart sums
up prison policies in America
today and why more than 1 mil-
lion non-violent men and women
are behind bars: "Blame manda-
tory sentencing, laws and the
record number of non-violent
drug offenders subject to these
laws. One day, I predict, we will
look back in horror at the sen-
tences that were enacted for low-
level defendants, marvel at their
cruelty and be grateful that we
moved beyond this dark period in
our history."
This problem concerns more
than a few people in Tallahassee
and Washington. Prisons are built
and operated, and prisoners are
abused, with your tax money and
mine. That makes you and me
morally responsible for what goes
on behind prison walls and for
finding ways to fix the problem.
Editor's Note: Ronald Fraser,
Pd. D., writes on public policy
issues for the DKTLiberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
ties organization. Write him at
fraserr@erols.com.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
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 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 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 discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.

Thursday
Tantle 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.
A.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-
5996.
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 (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 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 Thursday
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. Representatives
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) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice 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 pro-
vides 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.
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 meet-
ing.
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 questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863)
357-MAIN.

Friday
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
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.


Community Events.

Pahokee plans city-wide revival
The Pahokee Ministerial Association will present city-wide
revival services on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31 -
Feb.3, in the tent at the Pahokee Marina. A Southern gospel
music fest featuring Dixie Echos, Carl Fayos, Rays of Son, Can-
nanland, Willis Canada, Hearts Desire, the Pahokee High School
Band and The Celebration Singers will close the revival services
on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Baptist church sponsors crusade
Reverend Bill Britt will be preaching at the First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St.. through Wednesday, Jan. 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.,

Church hosting Doerfel Family
The Doerfel Family will be in concert at the Buckhead Ridge
Baptist Church, 8 Cypress Street, on Wednpsday, Jan. 31, at 7
p.m. Tom and Cheryl and their 10-children-play and sing blue-
grass. Everyone is invited. Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church now
has an early Sunday morning service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school
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 Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.
That meeting will be followed 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 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-
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
501 S.E. Second St. Display booths will be available in the Legion
Hall. For information, call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Chamber barbecue supports blood drive
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
barbecue in Flagler Park #2 on Friday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until
1 p.m. The dinner is being held to support the blood drive. If you
donate blood and show acknowledgement of your donation, $1
will be deducted from the price of your meal. There will be a
limit of one deduction per person's dinner. Dinners will include
barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert.
White meat dinners are $5, and dark meat dinners are $5. The
dinners can be picked up curbside, or advance orders can be
delivered. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Hospice yard sale benefits patients
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Feb. 2, Saturday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 9, from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are needed. Proceeds will bene-
fit patient care, including services at the Hamrick home. For
information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Church plans youth revival
The Okeechobee Church of God Cross Fire Youth Ministry,
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a youth revival Feb. 2-3 starting at
6 p.m. Programs will be presented by "Ignite" (COG youth
band), "Fire Within" (COG youth drama team) and "Divine Pur-
pose" (COG college drama team). Concessions will be available
from 5 until 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4127.

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. Refresh-
ments will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any
scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For infor-
mation, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, will con-
duct free memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's
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.






SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Alicia Claxton (seated) was joined by (left to right) her mom,
Melissa Jones; step-dad, Jim Jones; father, Robert Claxton
and step-mom, Jacque Claxton Friday morning at Okee-
chobee High School to sign her letter of intent to accept a
full athletic scholarship to Indian River Community College.

Claxton, Smiley accept

IRCC scholarship offers


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Lady Brahmans Alicia Claxton
and Kelley Smiley, outstanding
members of the Lady Brahman
softball team, signed letters of
intent to accept full athletic schol-
arships to play for Indian River
Community College.
Alisha Claxton, an 18-year old
senior at Okeechobee High
School, gave up a successful bar-
rel racing career in middle school,
to devote herself to softball. Her
choice paid off Thursday with a
full-scholarship and a new 2006
F150 Ford 4x4 from her father


Robert Claxton and step-mother
Jacque Claxton.
"We told her that if she
worked hard and received a
scholarship, we would buy her a
new truck," said Mr. Claxton.
"She kept her end of the bargain,
and we're picking up the new
truck this afternoon."
"We are very proud of her,"
stated step-mom Jacque Claxton.
"She has worked very hard for
this."
Ms. Claxton is a catcher and
works the corners for the Lady
Brahmans. She also has a 3.8
grade point average.
Ms. Claxton plans to pursue a


The wrestling match
between the Okeechobee
Brahmans and Treasure Coast
High School scheduled for
tonight has been canceled.
Since this match was to coin-
cide with the Brahmans' Senior
Night and Parent Night, the
team will have a match-type
practice so that awards can be
presented. Anyone xyisping to
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Kelley Smiley (seated) signed her letter of intent accepting a
full athletic scholarship to Indian River Community College
as her father Tommy Smiley (standing, left) and her mother
Missy Smiley (standing, right) proudly watched.


career in either dental hygiene or
pediatric dentistry. After graduat-
ing I.R.C.C., she would like to pos-
sible finish her education at the
University of Central Florida or
some other Florida school.
She is the daughter of Robert
Claxton and Melissa Jones. She is
the step-daughter of Jim Jones
and Jacque Claxton.
Kelli Smiley is a natural-born
athlete. In addition to being a
shortstop and utility player for the
Lady Brahmans, she also had a
highly successful career as a Lady
Brahman volleyball player. She
was recruited by several schools
to play volleyball for them, but
opted to play softball. She was
also recruited by larger schools to


play softball, but decided on
I.R.C.C.
"I didn't want to go to a big
college right away. I also wanted
to be close to home," explained
Ms. Smiley.
Ms. Smiley is an 18 year-old
senior at O.H.S. She has been
playing softball since she was 7-
years old. She was coached by
her mom, Missy Smiley through
her years with the O.C.R.A. soft-
ball program.
She plans to major in sports
medicine and attend the Universi-
ty of South Florida following grad-
uation from I.R.C.C. She currently
has a 3.0 grade point average.
Ms. Smiley is the daughter of
Tommy and Missy Smiley.


Sports Briefs


Adult winter
softball leagues
An organizational meeting for
all interested managers, players
and officials will take place at 7
p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at
the Okeechobee Civic Center
1750 U.S. 98.
Men's league fees $350 (plus
$25 annual ISA fee); women's
league $300; Co-ed $300.
Team fees must be paid by 5
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Games are
scheduled to begin the week of
Feb. 19. For information call
Okeechobee County Parks -n'-t
.Recreation Department at (863)
763-6950.

Bank will host
annual bass tourney
Seacoast National Bank will
hold the fifth annual Bass Tour-
nament to benefit the March of
Dimes on Saturday, Feb. 3, out of
Okee-Tantie Marina.
Early registration is available
at www.seacoastnational.com
or by picking up an application
at any Seacoast National Bank
locations. Advance registration
will be closed on Jan. 31.
Anglers will begin at safe light
with a weigh-in at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $110 per 2-
man boat.
The public is invited to attend
the weigh in and participate in
the 50-50 giveaway to win great
prizes.

Bass club
meeting slated
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its monthly meeting on Feb.
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Purple Martin scouts arrive


Most bird watchers have a
favorite, which for many in Florida
is the mocking bird, the state bird.
But another species, the purple
martin, generates enormous
excitement and passion.
Because of its geographic loca-
tion, Florida leads the nation in
arrival of purple martins from their
wintering grounds in South Ameri-
ca. Reports of "scouts" are
watched nationally in an online
database at purplemartin.org -
maintained by the Purple Martin
Conservation Association (PMCA),
a nonprofit conservation organiza-
tion.
The earliest arriving martin for
two -years running has been
reported from Fort Pierce, Florida,
on Dec. 11 in 2006, a very early
bird and on Dec. 28 in 2005.
Floridians have a long tradition
of hosting purple martins, which
nest in colonies in multi-compart-
ment bird houses and in gourds
hung from large racks placed in
open areas in yards and parks
statewide. This largest member of
the swallow species is totally
dependent on humans for hous-
ing, and "landlords" anxiously
await their return each year.
The term "scout" is a mis-
nomer, according to the PMCA.
These earliest arrivals are simply
experienced older martins that
have made the journey before and
are eager to reclaim their housing.
Adult male purple martins are a
glossy blue-black in color, which
they obtain at two years of age.
Females are a bit more drab, with
a gray breast. Most older adults
arrive in Florida after about Jan. 15
and well into February, according
to a PMCA migration map.
One year old martins so called
"sub adults" begin arriving 10 to
12 weeks after the older birds in the
Deep South. These younger birds
are more easily attracted to new
housing locations.
As a species, purple martins are
relatively common throughout
Florida, but have experienced a
decline in the central part of the
state, based on data from the
North American Breeding Bird sur-
vey. Reasons are unclear, but prob-
ably include a lack of suitable
housing.
While generations of Ameri-
cans have hosted purple martins -
the custom adopted from Native
Americans who hung out nesting
gourds specific techniques to
help a colony thrive have emerged
in the past decade, based on
research conducted by the PMCA
and by landlords in the field.
Among innovations, are deeper
compartments to better protect
nestlings from rain and from pred-

Briefs

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children. For
information call (800) 403-9311.
EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's


web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.


Purple Martin birds are being found in Florida


ators, and specially-shaped
entrance holes designed to admit
martins while restricting European
starlings, an invasive, non-protect-
ed species.
The number one tip from the
PMCA for attracting martins: Pur-
ple martins are swallows of the
open sky and prefer housing with
at least several open flyways. Place
housing in the most open space
available, but where the colony
can be enjoyed and monitored.
Much more information about
purple martins can be obtained


from the Purple Martin Conserva-
tion Association which is
focused on aiding martins and
landlords including a products
catalog and information booklet,
with advice on attracting and man-
aging a colony, and data sheets to
participate in Project Martin
Watch, a national effort in which
participants monitor nests and
mail information to the PMCA at
season's end.
To obtain the booklet, contact
the PMCA at (814) 833-7656 or
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Sorority chooses its Valentine Queens


The Okeechobee County
Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will
honor their Valentine Queens at
this year's Valentine Dinner
Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10. Beta
Sigma Phi is one of the largest

Donna Huth -
Theta Omicron
Personal history
I am engaged to Michael Fel-
trin. I have two grown daughters,
Christina and Melissa and four
grandchildren, Elizabeth, Daniel,
Angel and Kylee. They all live in
Lakeland where I am originally
from. I have lived in Okeechobee
for three years.
Education and occupation
I graduated from Lakeland
Senior High School and am cur-
rently pursuing my degree in
business management at IRCC. I
have been employed for three
years at Seacoast National Bank
as a mortgage banking officer
and assist people with their
"American dream".
Sorority activities, offices and
honors
I am 2005-06 president of
Theta Omicron and have the
honor of being 2006 Woman of
the Year for my chapter.
Community activities and
honors
I am actively involved in the
community and am a member of
the Okeechobee Board of Real-


women's international, cultural,
and charitable organizations.
Every year each Okeechobee
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hon-
ors one chosen member as
Valentine Queen.


Donna Huth
tors, Okeechobee Mainstreet,
Okeechobee Business Woman's
Networking Group and the Trea-
sure Coast Builder Association. I
was also this year's Red Cross
Heroes chairman.
Spare time activities and hob-
bies
In my spare time I love spend-
ing time with my daughter and
granddaughters. I also love
spending time with my friends
and going out on the boat.
Crowned by: Maureen
Thomas
Escorted by: Michael Feltrin


Community Events

Church hosting Lumber River Quartet
The Lumber River Quartet will be ministering in song at West-
side Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W five miles west on S.R. 70
- on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to
everyone who enjoys good gospel singing.
Special healing service planned
The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th Ave., will be holding a
special healing service on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until
noon. Anyone who desires prayer for personal healing is welcome.
For information, call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.






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Michele Thomas -
Omega Beta
Personal history
Born and raised in Okee-
chobee and has lived on the
Seminole Reservation all her life.
Married to Gene Thomas for 19
years and has one son, Trevor,
age 7.
Education and occupation
1985 Okeechobee High
School graduate: AA degree in
business administration from
IRCC; employed as executive
administrative assistant for Semi-
nole Tribe.
Sorority activities, offices and
honors
Beta Sigma Phi (Omega Beta)
since 1990 and has held all
offices; was Omega Beta's first
Valentine Queen.
Community activities and
honors
Very involved with Seminole
Tribe organizations and activities.
Spare time activities and hob-

Mechelle Eatmon -
XI Nu Omega
Personal history
Married to Duane Eatmon for
23 years. Was proposed to on
Valentine's Day 25 years ago with
the song "Longer" by Dan Fogel-
berg. Three children: Rebecca,
age 20, an OHS graduate, cur-
rently at Liberty University in
Lynchburg, Va. in the nursing
program; Aleese, 19 years old, a
2006 graduate of OHS, currently
in Thailand with Youth with a
Mission for the next two months;
Bryce, age 7, involved with
Upward basketball and Cub
Scouts.
Hobbies
I love to quilt and do crafts
when I can find extra time. I love


Submitted photo
Michele Thomas
bies
Traveling; spending time with
family.
My greatest achievement is
(will be)
Raising a kind, well-rounded
and responsible child.
Crowned by: Richonda
Manson
Escorted by: Gene Thomas
(husband)


art and being creative. I love to
have fun.
Crowned by: Magi Terry
Escorted by: Duane Eatmon
(husband)


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Chili cookout winners
Congratulations to the staff at Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch for taking
first place in the Chili Cookout to benefit Rylee's Hope! Our staff knows how important
hope and treasuring life is, so they participated in the first chili cookout to support a
local charity, Rylee's Hope. The charity assists families who have had a premature
birth. Twelve different teams participated in the cookout to support the local charity. A
special thank you to Greg and Debbie Caldwell, Penny Colt and Darlene Webb for their
dedication, good work and fun time last Saturday! Lee Jolicoeur presents the First
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The family of Eastos Phillips
would like to thank everyone for
their prayers, compassion and
love shown to our family during
the loss of our loved one. Thanks
for the food and cards and my
dearest friend, Rose.
God bless everyone,
Merrylyn Clements and family


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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
www.seacoastnational.com, 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-
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prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show. Admission is $25 for
the dinner and show. Performers will be impersonating a variety of
artists. For information call Keith or Kathy Tomey at (863) 763-8072;
Harvey or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-0238; or, call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and leave a message.


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Anthony
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General Practice
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
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Newman Air
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207 N.E. Park Street
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Don's
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"Showroom Full
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REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to
Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Defective
Products and
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State and Nationally Board
Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333
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Ft. Pierce 461-6000
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Hy Tech Deck Inc.
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
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at
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Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
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IRS.gov offers online AMT assistance


WASHINGTON The Inter-
nal Revenue Service announced
that it has updated its online tool
to help taxpayers determine
whether they may owe the Alter-
native Minimum Tax (AMT).
Most taxpayers can enter their
data and get an answer in five to
10 minutes using this Internet-
based calculator, available at
IRS.gov.
"Nobody likes the AMT. But
this tool helps people learn
quickly whether they're going to
be paying this tax," said IRS
Commissioner Mark W. Everson.
"We also remind taxpayers that
AMT calculations are automatic
when you use e-file rather than


filing a paper return."
The online AMT Assistant is
an automated version of the
Worksheet to see if you should
fill in Form 6251, Alternative
Minimum Tax. The worksheet,
contained in the Form 1040
Instruction Booklet, helps deter-
mine whether a taxpayer may be
subject to AMT. The IRS projects
that most taxpayers using the
online AMT Assistant will find
that the AMT does not apply to
them.
The AMT Assistant is aimed at
individual taxpayers and can be
used by individuals, tax practi-
tioners and community or pub-
lic service organizations. All


entries are anonymous. Taxpay-
ers filing paper returns benefit
the most from the AMT Assistant
since electronic filing software
generally computes AMT liability
automatically.
By entering "AMT Assistant"
in the IRS.gov search box, tax-


payers can easily find the
tool. To use the AMT Assistant,
taxpayers must complete a draft
Form 1040 through line 44 and
have that information at hand to
use the AMT Assistant, which is
one of several online tools avail-
able on IRS.gov.


The Law Office Of Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Defective Products
and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally Board
g Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

191 S.Parot Aenu -wwwacidettoriyffc^o


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New tax calculator debuts on IRS.gov


WASHINGTON The Internal
Revenue Service is providing a
new online tool to help individual
taxpayers determine whether they
might benefit by electing to
deduct their state and local gener-
al sales taxes.
"The Sales Tax Calculator is
another interactive tool on the
IRS.gdv web site designed to help
make it easier for taxpayers to fig-
ure their taxes," said IRS Commis-
sioner MarkW. Everson.
Taxpayers who itemize deduc-
tions on Schedule A of the Form
1040 in 2006 have the option of


deducting the amount of state and
local sales taxes paid instead of
deducting their state and local
income taxes paid. Taxpayers can-
not take a deduction for both sales
and income taxes.
New tax law enacted in late
December reinstated the optional
deduction for state and local sales
taxes. Because of this late enact-
ment date, the IRS previously
announced that it would not
begin processing returns claiming
the sales tax deduction until Feb.
3.
To use the Sales Tax Calculator,


taxpayers input their adjusted
gross income, number of exemp-
tions and zip code. The IRS esti-
mates most taxpayers will get an
answer in less than five minutes
using the new tool.
The calculator is anonymous.
Taxpayers do not need to enter
their name, Social Security num-
ber or any other identifying infor-
mation. The calculator is another
in a series of steps the IRS is taking
to reduce taxpayer burden.
As an alternate to the online
sales tax calculator, taxpayers can
use the worksheet in Publication


600, State and Local General Sales
Tax, posted on IRS.gov and mailed
in early January to about six mil-
lion individuals who received the
Form 1040 tax package.
To calculate what their sales
tax deduction would be, taxpayers
can use either the actual amounts
paid or use sales tax tables that
allow them to factor in the exact
sales taxes paid on certain speci-
fied items, such as a car, boat or
material to build a house.
To find this tool, enter Sales Tax
Calculator into the search box at
IRS.gov.


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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
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Berger Insurance
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We are your oldest
hometown insurance
agency.

800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www.Bergerlnsurance.com
(863) 763-6411 '


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
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OVER 50 VARmmES oF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AvAIABLE
16162 Hwy 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HWY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736



Free Notary
Fax & Copy Serviee
No Cost as Well
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power & land... We supply
everything else'
(772) 567-1125 (772) 501-0211
885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwich!
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
63) 467-8232
6315 US Highway 441 SE



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Serving Okeechobee &
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(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 -City #5681
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Jan.
26, through Thursday, Feb. 1, are
as follows:
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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "We are Mar-
shall" (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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
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 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
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CLEANING
SERVICE
Residential &
Commercial
(863)467-6379
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Dependable & hardworking.
Call (863)763-8014
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Merchandise



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 & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
MedicalItems 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, Carrier, 4 ton, 12 Sear,
whole house. $500
(863)763-5372
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1500.
(561)447-6538
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 see run, $400 or best
offer (863)357-1784
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
unit. $75. 863-357-2873
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house.
Good condition. $250.
(239)292-2819


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DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
new! $125. (863)763-2747
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
(863)763-2747
RANGE HOOD- Kenmore,
White, 3 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $75. or best offer.
(863)763-5280
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
(863)763-8522
STOVE, GE, like new condi-
tion, $125. Call Brandi
(863)634-3407
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.
WASHER & DRYER- Maytag,
good condition, $300
(863)763-3451
WASHER, DRYER & RANGE,
Sears Kenmore, heavy duty
& Magic Chef gas range.
$250 for all. (863)763-5372


BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1







BASS MASTER MAGAZINES-
10 yr collection. $200
(863)467-0560



BUILDING SALE...Feb/March
delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-






(863)467-6868(863)467-68

FORMICA COUNTER, beige
16' long x 24' wde, 2 bowl
stainless steel sink, com-
plete, $500. (863)467-8681

HURRICANE SHUTTERS-
metal, various sizes, enough
for 6 windows, $250 or will
sep (863)697-1077
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around Delivery
Available (352)498-0778
(888)393-0335 Mention
code 24.
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Profissifonl
Installation itf Stop
Shutters & Seamless
Ruin Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
White, in frame, new, never
used, 71x76. $385
(863)634-5236


STYROFOAM- 5 sheets,
4'x8'x1" & CDX plywood 5
sheets 4'x8'x1/2". $50. for all.
Will sep. (863)763-5081 Okee
WELL WATER SYSTEM: Com-
plete w/ 300 gal ariator, sof-
tener, and many extras. Like
new. $800.863-674-0467


CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
(863)357-5773
TRI-CYCLE, Like new, never
used. $15 (863)634-7905


COWBOY BOOTS: Ladies 8 -
8.5, rattle snake skin. Paid
$350, asking $70.
863-467-6060
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, AlyceJoli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863)635-6677


STAMP COLLECTION- U.S.
Mint, Unused. $900.
(863)635-5387 Frostproof


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
neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 al or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
(863)467-5052



DESKTOP: Dell, Win XR 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400. 863-357-2863


AIR MATTRESS- QS, w/Thera-
peutic mattress pad, dual
control, paid $1600 asking
$600 firm (863)467-0007
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
(239)503-0339
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
CAPTAINS BUNKBED-
W/computer desk, book shelf,
7 drawers, 2 beds, TV hutch
incld. $875. (863)697-6464
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawers, very good cond.,
antique, $30.
(863)635-0474 Frostproof
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
keechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
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
(863)634-5977
CRIB/YOUTH BED: Solid
wood, dresser attached. $70
or best offer. Call
863-517-1333
DAY BED, with trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200 (863)675-1138
DINING ROOM TABLE W/6
CHAIRS- glass top, black
upholstered chairs, $300
(863)763-7792
DINING ROOM TABLE, Wicker
w/glass top. No chairs. $50.
(863)634-2915
DINING TABLE, Round, old,
with 4 captains chairs. $125
(863)763-7584
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.
(863)763-5869
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent!
$475/all! 863-673-5256
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgendy
pin strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
best offer (863)634-5977
MIRROR- 3 ft. x 6 ft., $100
(863)467-8177

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,


50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RECLINER/LOVESEAT, dual,
leather, very pastel creamy
green, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
SOFA BED: Rust & Light
Brown Color, Full size. Light
weight. Good condition. $50.
(863)467-6984


SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic mattress & box
springs. Top 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


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
sights, $175.
(863)467-2148
MIL. AUTO. 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
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 Rem-
ington magnum. $500.
(863)357-3128
RUGER 77- 22-250 cal, lami-
nated, bull barrel, scope,
case, exc cond., $650 firm
(863)357-5754
TAURUS (2) PT-92-AF, Semi
Auto, 9 mm. & TAURUS .38
Ultra Light Titanium, $600
(863)234-1230



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



BICYCLE EXERCISER: Air-
wave. $25.863-697-0499
COREL SET (2 pc): 2.5 quart
and 1.5 quart, black & white,
new! $15. 863-467-7659
HH ITEMS: Computer desk, new
home surgery, sewing machine,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
$525 will sep. 863-357-2863
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
$50.863-763-8828
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
condition. $50.
863-467-7659


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


LIGHT BARS (2), For bath'"
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $15/botliME
(863)467-8681
TABLE LAMPS (2) 29", Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
ate (863)467-8607


PATIO SET- white with glass
top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
5ft long, $145 neg
(304)582-2116


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR- Like
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking $875 or best
offer (863)675-2596
POWER CHAIR- Jazzy 1103
Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
(828)508-0356
WALKING CANE- 4 prong feet.
$25 (863)635-0474
WHEELCHAIR- Brand new
Scooter. Pd. $5500. Asking
$2500. (863)675-3107


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Finan-
cial aid if qualified Job
placement assistance.
CALL Aviation Institute of
(888)349-5387.
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from Home. *Medical,
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*"Computers *Criminal Jus-
lice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121
www.onlineTidewater-
Tech.com.
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650.863-697-9704
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alia Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
ICE MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
KM500. $1500.
(863)697-6547
SHELVES (7), Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, $250/all or
will separate (863)763-5062
TOW BAR RECEIVER, Falcon
2". 6000 lbs. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-4596
WANT AN EXCITING SUM-
MER GETAWAY? Come join
us (staff children warmly
welcomed at no cost) for a
summer filled with work
and fun in the spectacular
Adirondacks Mtns, NY.
Various group, specialty
and outdoor leader as well
as camp mom, camp dad
positions. 62nd yr!
(518)327-3117 www.cam-
pregis-applejack.com.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
..TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


Epiphon Guitar, by Gibson w/
amp, John Lennon Limited
Ed., sunburst cherry & black,
$400. (863)763-6595


ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES,
3 females, 8 wks old. Health
certified. $300.
(863)467-4149
BULL DOG PUPS- 10wks old,
mom on premises, all shots,
health cert., Must seel $300
(863)634-6910
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
(302)735-7501
FERRET ADOPTION- several to
choose from. Must qualify to
adopt (863)763-4333
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
RED NOSED SHAR-
PEI/MIXED PUPS- 9
available. Free To Good
Homes! (863)467-4149
TINY TOY PUDDLE, AKC,
Male, 11 wks. old. Weighed
1 LB 9 oz at 8 wks. of age.
$850. (863)697-1229



ABOVE GROUND POOL, Per-
fect condition, 26 ft. x 54". 6
months old. Paid $800, ask-
ing $500 (863)697-6634
WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass,
$395 or best offer
(863)467-8683



SEWING MACHINE: Rotary,
Electric. In beautiful wooden
cabinet. Asking $65.
(863)467-4567
SINGER, 3 Arm, case &
attachments, $450
(863)467-0336


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


AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
(863)634-8290
SMITSUBISHI, 36", very large,
w/original remote, great pic-


Iture, $200. (863)801-1491
In I .. 6 PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm
ENGLEHARDT BASS, Upright. (863)357-5773
Reduced!! $1000 RCA, 52", with remote, $600
(863)635-5826 or best offer. 772-408-3203


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Dresser & Mirror

This do-it-yourself dresser and mirror combination is
part of a beautiful six-piece country-pine bedroom
set that also includes a headboard, night stand, chest
on chest and armoire.
The dresser measures 54 inches long by 33 inches
tall by 20 inches deep.

Dresser & Mirror plan (No. 691) ... $9.95
Pine Bedroom Set Package (No. C56)
Six matching projects incl. 691 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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TELEVISION- 20", Philips
Magnavox, with remote,
$100 or best offer
(863)824-0981
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
(863)467-5052


CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
(305)282-8561 LaBelle
MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
(863)467-8607


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,
$150 (239)826-7518
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
(863)467-8683
SONY PLAYSTATION 3, brand
new, never opened, $700.
863-675-6961 after 3 pm



HOOVER UPRIGHT VACUUM-
with tools on board, $15
(863)467-8681
ORECK: Upright, w/ handheld
for furniture or blinds, almost
new. $400 for both.
863-467-2456
PHANTOM (2), 1 Fury & 1
Thunder. Works good. $125
for both, will separate.
(863)634-7905

READING

NEWSPAPER...
leads oB
to te ,
hoo product
Ond senrics-


METALILATHE
Medium Size
(863)763-2053
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
SEWING MACHINE
Bernina or Viking
exc. shape, will consider
others. (863)763-2276

Agriculture



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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA/THOROUGH-
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
sep. (239)841-0922
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incid all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 /2
years old. $850 Call Steve
(772)260-0918 or
863)763-6023
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000.
863-675-2215 LaBelle



BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft,
used 4 hours, like new,
w/PTO shaft, $450
(401)862-7675
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
$140. (863)357-5754
RIDING MOWER, John Deere,
54" cut, G110 auto., $2000
or best offer. (863)634-8290
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
2004. 10hp,30" cut, $600
(863)357-0999


SADDLE, 16", brown leather
w/silver trim, w/bridle, blan-
ket & stand, $575.
(863)357-1365


Rentals




Busialness Placas 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhousea 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



BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. + 1st, last &
$600. sec.(863)634-5780
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/lba, parally furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243



KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg; or e-mail:
postmac@bellsouth.net
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722


BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, W/D,
A/C, swimming pool. $900.
mo. plus until. 561-255-4377.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2BR,.
$750/month. Call Jane or
Bob at 863-357-7711.
KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, Washer/dryer,
access to pool & tennis.
$850/mo. & security. Avail.
2/5/07. (863)467-8434
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE: 3br, 2ba, 819
SE 10th St. Must have refer-
ences. Call 863-763-2416 or
863-447-0925
Unfurnished, 2/2,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st& last
(561)644-7274



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE
North of the Court House. 405
NW 4th Ave. (863)763-0500


NEAR OKEE., Share 3/1 CBS
house in country. 12mi W. of
Okee. $400:..mo. + imo. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #
OKrEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
Must like dpgs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internpttneg. (772)214-0600


Real Estate




1005
Property-Sale 1010
Townh ses-8. SJlelO15
HF n .s-Sale 1020
s wig 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Ivnest ment
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of Stete -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspecttonlO0O
RaJEstate Wanted1065
Resort Property.
Sale l1070
Warefouve Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
:BUILDING
Ideal for new business startup
or Investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Verstal appJications.
Interior rebuilt in 1996.
SWaterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
..ossible. Reduced to
2000. (863)610-1120


$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
6o down! No credit OKI Call
Nowl (800)749-2905.
BANK FORECLOSURES
Homes from $10,000 1-3
bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc.
These homes must sell
Listings call (800)425-1620
ext 4237.
FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
$149,000 (863)610-1980
LANDLORDS TIRED OF LATE
RENT AND TENANT DE-
STRUCTION? Start fighting
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NEARLY NEW
3br, 2ba
on 1/4 acre,
Above ground pool
C/Air & Heat
New: Kitchen,
Appliances,
Bathrooms,
Carpet & Tile.
Must see to
appreciate.
Reduced to
$137,000
Call Maureen @
863-634-4724

OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home. Master Suite,
Vaulted ceilings. Split Plan,
Large Lot. $159,900
OKEE., Reduced below apprai-
sal. CBS 2/1, Carport, App. in-
cluded until sheds 1-10x12 &
1-6xl 2. (863)610-1724
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
on .64 acre, boat dock, buy
one or both, 256-412-5170 or
256-577-6877 call for info.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Gel Modular, Mobile
& Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Landll Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.


OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$259,900.253-221-5911
Platt's Bluff, 5+/- ac vacant
land (Okee City, near Kiss
River) 3BR MH on-site, /2
ac. pond & 4200 sq. ft.
house pad. Scenic, shady
lot (oaks, fruit trees).
See ad online @
www.fsbo.com/list92114
$200k. (863)467-1169


FL LAND BARGAIN 67
ACRES Only $670,000.
Beautiful oaks, great pas-
tures, secluded setting.
Perfect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access
St. Mary's River. 30 mins
Jacksonville, FL. Call Now
(800)898-4409 x 1106.
IN TCI 125x90 dry lot w/ 2br,
2ba M/H w/vinyl screen rm.
Fenced backyard. Newly
painted. New tile fir through-
out. $79,999. Also in BHR
Lot 150'Fx125 Sx82'R,
Fenced, On lake. $64,999.
Realistic offers; will be conci-
dered. (863)467-8464



J70* UNO4STRUCTED, 40
MILE MTN VIEWS, STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC
$114,800. Build your dream
cabin with direct 40 miles
mtn views all around you.
Private ownership to direct
National Forest access &
stocked trout stream. Ready
to build. Call now
(877)777-4837.
AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams.
FREE BROCHURE
877)837-2288 Exit Realty
mountain View Properties
www.exitmurphy.com.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HEREl
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. Cherokee Mountain
GMAC Real Estate... chero-
teemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure
(800)841-5868.
GA/FL Border. Grand Opening
Salel 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wood-
ed acres in GA, Coastal re-
gion. Loaded w/ Wildlife.
Long rd frontages, utils,
new survey. Subdivision po-
tential. Excellent Financing.
CALL NOW (800)898-4409
X1115.
Lake Access Bargain 1+
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat SIIps! RARE opportu-
nity to own land on spec-
tacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Mature
oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access.
Paved rd, underground
utilities. Excellent financ-
ing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild cli-
mate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of
shoreline. Never offered be-
fore with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts, 90%
financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS
Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club,
Pool, Equestrian Facilities,
Hiking trails and Hi-Speed
Internet. One half to 3.5


acre sites, www.highland-
smountainproperties.com
CALL (888)625-8950 To-
day!
NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
shell on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall & large
public lake nearby, paved
private access, gated com-
munity, $139,500 owner
(866)789-8535.
NEW LOG HOME- $69,900-
Lake access to Norris Lake
with 2000'sq.ft. log home
package. East TN near
noxville, Gatllnburg &
Smokies. (800)770-9311,
ext.1962.

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the cdassl-
fles.


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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Pricesl
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
JACOBSEN

ScotBilt



S4925HWY 441SOUTH* OKEECHOBEE, F
[ www.StantonMi.conm


NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,000! UPSCALE Eques-
trian Gated Community!
200 Year old Oaks. Estab-
lished lush pastures. Paved
private rds, u/g utilities. 2
miles from HITS! Exc fi-
nancing! Call
(868)352-2249 X 1156.
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell!! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Re-
cent Certified Appraisal.
Unbelievable opportunity to
own 5 acres of meadows &
woods in excellent location.
50% OFF recent appraisal!!
Great financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x 1097.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DI-
RECTLY ADJOINING
700,000 ACRE NATIONAL
FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500.
Unlimited hunting, hiking,
camping ,and trophy trout
fishing all in your back
yard. New Release! Hurry,
only one! (877)777-4837.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in
Alabama from $49,900-
Boat to Gulf of Mexico!
Beautifully wooded, pano-
ramic water views, trophy
fishing/ hunting. Next to
state parks. County road
frontage, utilities, county
water. Excellent financing.
Must see. Call now
(800)564-5092 X 527.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres $59,900; 75
acres $108,900; Snow-
capped mountain views.
Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recrea-
tional paradise. Low taxes.
EZ terms. Call Utah Ranch-
es, LLC. (888)541-5263.



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. all (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com



TREASURE ISLAND- Water-
front lot, 95 ft frontage, cor-
ner w/chainlink fence, elec
gate, $135,000 neg. Fort
Lauderdale (954)989-7881
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Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
sec (863)763-4031
LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
863-467-4982 or 634-4742
for more info.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/lba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE, Trailer, RV &
RV lot for rent on Rim Canal.
Call for details.
(863)763-7783
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com
PLATTS BLUFF, 2br, 2ba. un-
furnished. 1.5 acres lawn, 3.5
pasture. All fenced & gated.
$900. mo. (239)707-5155



AVAIL NOWI!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
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, 25x12
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,
$109,000 (863)227-0162
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
JIMS PLACE LOT 14- 14x56,


w/ 12x48 Florida Room,
14x48 carport walk out, fi-
berglass 16' boat w/90hp
motor, All for $32,000
(863)467-0877


OKEE.- 2br, lba, 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.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must See!! $150,000
Call (772)519-0417
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, $15000
(863)763-6912/447-0055
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $700/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331






Boats 3005
Cam rs/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine MiscellaneoUs 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicls/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrsl, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22,500 neg
(239)415-8136
AIR BOAT, 10.5 ft., 4 cyl. Con-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
offer. 863-234-1235
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.
(561)261-0766
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
na
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
neg. (863)634-7735
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS BOAT- '98 Hydro Sport,
115 Mercury, Fish Finder,
$6000 (863)634-0187
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
JON BOAT- 14', flat bottom,
trl, 20hp Johnson, trolling
motor, $1000 or best offer
(863)673-5659
JON BOAT-'95, Lowe 19ft, 70
HP Johnson '96, with trailer,
$3995 (863)467-5059
KAYAK- Wilderness System
Piccolo. 14', Good shape.
asking $300.
(863)675-3858
Outboard Motor, 1980s, Evin-
rude 120 V4, low hrs., stain-
less steel prop, all controls,
$900 neg. (863)824-6720
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
(863)610-1674
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
423-502-2214 Lorida
PONTOON BOAT: 20 Ft., Real
good condition. Fish Finder,
Awning & Generator. Rigged
for fishing & pleasure. 28 hp
Johnson, $2800 Call Ken Sur-
face 863-763-3624 Okee
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Mere, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900. or best of-
fer. (863)763-9998
PONTOON BOAT:
24ft with 50 hp motor.
Only $4000!
863-634-0822
PONTOON BOAT TRAILER-
27ft, dual axles, $925
(863)824-6720
PRO-LINE 2950- 10' beam,
Twin 250 Yamaha, Stove,
Fdg. Elec. head & shower, A
/C, Sleeps 3, $25,000. or as-
sume payments
(863)467-7992
ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft. galva-
nized trailer. $800 for all.
(863)675-8559
SEA EAGLE 8, Like new. w/34
Ib, new electric motor. Can
use up to 3 hp 0/B. $300.
(863)357-3927
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler
motor. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
TRI HULL BOAT, 15', 70hp
Johnson, fiberglass, runs
good, w/trailer, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2276
YAMAHA R1, '01, lots of


chrome, 69k miles, runs per-
fect, $450. (863)467-9511


06 Volvo S-80 ... .7K ......$. 28,995
04 Volvo S-60 . .14K ....... $21,990
03 Volvo V-70 ... .23K ....... $18,900
03 Volvo V-40 . .27K ....... $16,900
03 Volvo S-80 ... .37K ....... $18,900
03 Volvo XC .....28K ....... $22,990
00 Volvo S-70 ... .65K ........ $9,995
04 Ford Focus ...27K ....... .$11,995


06 Raider Ext. Cab, New ..... .$18,500
06 Eclipse GT ...............$24,995
06 Outlander. .. ............ $17,990
01 Spyder ............. $11,900
Independent Imports* Vero Beach Mitsubishi
1602 US Hwy.1,Vero Beach
S772-770-1277


ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection for RV's
$275. 863-610-1120
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sleeps
6, refrigerator, propane
stove, icebox, dinette, solid
sides. $1495. 863-805-0272
CARRIAGE '93 FIFTH WHEEL,
great cond., & layout, must
move quick, $3950
(561)252-8115
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
RV REPAIR MANUAL: Motor
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc.
$20. (863)763-0625
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3900 neg. 863-634-2362
WHISPER CREEK
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


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.


JET SKIIS (2), 1 is '93 Yama-
ha 1 is '87 Kawasaki, stand
up, run good, 650cc, no trail-
er. $1000 neg.
(954)520-6707



BOAT MOTOR, Evinrude, 9
hp, short shaft. Needs work.
$100 or best offer.
(863)634-2915


HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-1407
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
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437



ATV 4 WHEELER, 260cc, like
new, rarely used. $2700
(863)763-0878 .
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
PLATFORM BUGGY: Small,
Electric Start, Gas, Hi & Low
Range. $850 (863)697-2032
after 4pm
VIPER Jr. '05, Exc. cond.
Great for the beginner. $700
(863)763-6430 Okeechobee


HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
(863)447-2130
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Tuacks 4020
Construction
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 Trailters 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
(800)425-1730x2384.
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
FORD ESCORT 1996: $800. or
best offer. (863)763-0039


FIREBIRD FORMULA- '2000,
Leather, T-Top, Runs great.
,Good condition. $9500.
(863)467-8797
FORD TAURUS 1998: Great
condition inside & out, load-
ed. $2400.863-234-3470



FORTPIERCE
MOTORS, INC.
901 S. U.S. Highway 1
Fort Pierce, Fl 34950
Phone: (772)400-9150
Fax: (772)466-8080
'94 Dodge Ram 2500 Cony.
$3700
'89 Ford F250 XCab 4x4
$2500
'93 Ford F150 XCab
$2800
'93 Ford F150 XCab 4x4
$3900
'98 Chevy Astro Cargo Van
$2200
'00 Ford E35015 Passenger
$6900
'00 F250 Super Cab Long
$6900
'93 Dodge XCab Nascar
$2500
'99 Ford Ranger Stepside
$7500
'99 Ford E250 Long Cargo
$5500
YOUR JOB
IS YOUR CREDIT!

GRAND MARQUIS '88, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735
HONDA ACCORD '00- 156k
hwy miles, 5 spd, 35 mpg,
Loaded, CD chger/Cass, exc
cond, $2500 (772)360-7373
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis, $2000 or best offer
(863)763-7060
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $400.
863-655-3436 $400
JAGUAR XJ6 '83: Runs, good
body, moon roof, original en-
gine. $2000 or best offer.
863-467-8844
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850 (863)635-1096
Frostproof area. '
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '89, Au-
to., Exc. cond. $1500. or
best offer. 863-763-5679 or
772-359-2545
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863.-655-0125 or
863 634-0016
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
Sell (863)697-3300
VOLVO 240 1993: Great for
new drver, built like a tank,
$1500, Okeechobee
(863)634-4518



DUMP TRUCK, 1 ton, 8'x12'
bed. 4' sides, Strong truck.
$2000. (863)509-3260



CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
(863)763-3451



JEEP CJ7- '1956. Runs good.
4' cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
(863)697-3997
JEEP WRANGLER '97, Sahara,
V6 auto., a/c, good cond.,
$4500 (863)675-2404
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
(863)634-3741


GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-321.7
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
(863)634-7706


CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
(561)209-3875
CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bel housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FUEL TANK-150 gallons, alu-
minum. $150. or best offer.
(863)201-3492
FUEL TANK: L shaped, 110
gallon, w/12 v pump, hose &
nozzle. New paint (white).
$450 neg. 863-697-9704
HEAD ACHE RACK: Aluminum,
for a Semi Truck. $200.
(863)763-8260


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Foreign Cars 4030 n Ca


VOLVO


RIMS- 22'", Helo Hawk, 1/5 yrs
old. Good low profile tires,
$1000. or best of efy
(863)763-2230
RUBBER MAT, For Dodge
pickup, 6ft. bed. $50
(863)763-5062
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60 console, $125
(863)763-8797
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
(863)697-0845


BED EXTENDER- fits Ford
F150 pickup. $150 or best
offer (561)262-1390
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
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM '05, 1500 SLT
Quad Cab, all power, cd
player, 25k, asking $19,500
(863)634-9810
DODGE RAM 1500 1994: 3/4
ton, good engine but bad
transmission. $450 or best
offer. 863-610-1964
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $600.
Neg. (863)467-8464 Okee.
FORD F250 '86, No bed. $600
(863)635-4465
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
63-253-2477
GMC SONOMA '99, Ext. cab,
runs great, cold a/c, new
tires. $4000 or best offer.
(772)465-9070
PU BED HARD TOP- for 98
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
fer(863)634-6910
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
for S10, Includes bedliner,
$350 or will sell separate
(863)763-8797
TOYOTA PICKUP, '85, with
shell cover, needs work,
$500 firm. (863)801-1601
Buyihg a caw? Look In the
classilfleds. Selling a
car? Look I the dassl-



TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
Duty, 2 Hooks & Tum Buck-
le. $40. (863)763-0625
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $635. (561)670-3636


DODGE GRAND CARAVAN '90,
SE model. Runs good, new
brakes. $1000 (863)467-6475

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LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2NO AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 ON FEBRUARY 16, 2007 AT .-
9:00 A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
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TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND ND
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
EXPANSION TO 3.0 MGD
CONTRACT NO. 2
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION
TO 3.0 MGD CONTRACT NO. 2 will be received by the Office of Executive Director,
Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974-4221, un-
il 2:00 p.m.. Wednesday. February 28. 2007 at which time the bids duly submit-
led will be opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and
date specified will not be considered.
The Work for which these proposals are to be submitted consists of the construc-
tfon of an expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant from a capacity of
1.232 MGD to a capacity of 3.0 MGD and consisting of the following major compo-
nents: Influent flow metering assembly; odor control system; headworks, including
screening and grit collection; master pump station; flow splitter box; aeration basin
pro-stressed concrete basin), with aerators, instrumentation and controls; modifi-
ations to existing aeration basin, clariftiers and WAS/RAS pump station; disinfection
basin and effluent pump station; residuals management facility, including pump sta-
on, grinder, centrifuge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; electrical, in-
strumentation and controls; site work; and drainage improvements and site
restoration. Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Pro-
posal, with appropriate attachments.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
OUA, successful experience In building, mechanical, and electrical construction of.
projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the Execotive Director of the Okeechobee Utility Au-.
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221, or at the office ofthe
ENGINEER, Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa,.
FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005. A copy of the Documents may be obtained
from Metzger & Willard, Inc., upon payment of S375.0 for each Document plus
postage and handling. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount
pald for the Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets ofthe documents wil not be
provided.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday. February
14.2007 at 2:00 n.m. In the Board Room of the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is
not required but is atrole encouraged. A site visit will occur immediately after the,
Pre-BId Conference.
A certified or cashier's check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that the bidder
will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals. In the event
tat the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the contract and fur-
nish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds. Failure to do so
may result In the Authority retainng the bid deposit for liquidated damages. Propo-
sals shl be prepared, address and submitted in compliance with detailed in-
afructions as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State of Florida and listed in tie Department of Treasury Federal Register. All
bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida regis-
tered agent.
The Okeechobe Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in ts judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a pe-
riod notto exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John E Haford, PE, Executive Director
189703 ON 1/31-2/7/07

NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
lar session on Tuesday February 13, 2007 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Administrative Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider the adoption of Resolution
07-01 authoezing the use of the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem spe-
cial assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County,
Florida, and within the corporate limits of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, for the
cost of expansion and improvements to its water treatment and distribution facilities
and wastewater collection and treatment facilities commencing for the fiscal year
beginning on October 1, 2007. A copy of the proposed Resolution is available for
dewing at the office of the Execve Director, chobee Utility Authority Offices,
100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Resolution can be heard at said
time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by
contacting the Executive Directers Office at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to
the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant t Sti 286.0105 oda St es, ifapeon decides to apeal any
decsn mae oy e Authority ith respect h meengs, ne or se nee a
record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter,
stenographer, or tape recorderforsuch verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayford, RE.
Executive ireto
187849 ON 1/31/07




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