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Vol. 98 No. 32


Thursday, February 1, 2007


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Stafford and
Schoonmaker win
teen bass tourney
Robert Stafford (11-14)
and LeLand Schoonmaker
(15-18) took first place in
their individual age divisions
in the Big "0" Teen Anglers,
Inc. monthly bass tourna-
ment Saturday afternoon at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Stafford
also had the big fish of his age
group. It weighed 2.25 lbs.
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Depth given in feet above sea
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Index


Classifieds


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Comics ........... 11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........12
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV ...............13
Weather ........... .2
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Mrs. Baker's sixth grade science class at Osceola Middle Schipol is finishing a chapter
on geology. Each student adopted a pet-rock for-a-class project. Some students decid-
ed to enter their pets in a pet rock beauty pageant. The winners from the Dolphin team
were Thania Liberator, DJ Washington and Heather Harned.


Osceola Middle School students adopted pet rocks for a science class project. Some of
the students entered their pets in a beauty contest.



Mz. Senior competition to be held


from Okeechobee High School
and other schools in the county,
and like American Idol, the
judges will give each contestant
criticism on their acts.
"This feed back will be more
for humor than anything else,"
stated Ms. Davis. "It will not be
the sometimes cruel commen-
tary (that people hear on Ameri-
can Idol)."
The judges are tasked with
the job of deciding which of the
young men present the best
show.
"The last time I looked, we
had around twenty couples
signed up to participate in the
competition," Ms. Davis said in
an interview Tuesday.
"This event is one of the big
senior fund raisers," said senior
class Vice-President, Dominique
Alderman. "We really need the


money to pay for graduation and
awards night."
The senior class provides
funds for graduation decora-
tions. The school provides the
funds needed to hold the cere-
mony, but the senior class pro-
vides decorations to make this
graduation special for the class of
2007.
The event, as a senior
fundraiser, is also used to provide
monetary means for the class to
lower the cost of Grad Nite per
person. Grad Nite is an event that
is held annually at the Magic
Kingdom in celebration of the
graduating class' last big event
together.
"This promises to be a great
show," said Miss Alderman. "We
have really funny people signed
up, and it should be a show that
the whole family can enjoy."


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The annual Mz. Senior com-
petition is scheduled to be held
on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The event,
held in the Okeechobee High
School lecture hall, is open to the
public and tickets will be sold at
$8.
"The competition is similar to
American Idol and a beauty pag-
eant," said Ms. Gina Davis, Okee-
chobee High School dean and
senior class sponsor. "With the
boys as the participants."
The male students will be
showcasing a talent as well as
strutting in formal wear in the
evening gown portion of the
event. They will be escorted for
the evening by a female member
of the senior class. The competi-
tion will be judged by school staff



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Fate of ARC


still uncertain


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After over two years of dis-
cussion and legal wrangling,
the fate of the old county hospi-
tal building on Northwest Sec-
ond Street still has not been
decided.
In 1992, the Association of
Retarded Citizens (ARC) an
organization that works with
persons who have disabilities,
entered into a 99-year lease with
the county for the property.
However, ARC has not occu-
pied that property since the
2004 hurricanes damaged the
building. Since that time, they
have been operating out of
spaces in Cedar Plaza.
In 2005, they s~iTed they
were trying to get funds to
rebuild the building.
The county's position is that
ARC is in default of their lease
because they had abandoned
their property and did not carry


the required insurance.
It has been ARC's position
that they are not in default, they
have not abandoned the prop-
erty and that they notified the
county they had dropped the
insurance on thebuilding.
In May of 2005, ARC officials
presented an estimate from K
Builders that the building could
be rebuilt for $456,000.
In June of 2005, the commis-
sion voted to lease ARC an
equal amount of airport proper-
ty south of the Indian River
Community College Campus
on Northwest Ninth Ave. across
from the Okeechobee County
Health Department, pending
Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) approval. However, the
FAA did not approve of such
non-aviation use of the land.
Commissioners also voted at
that meeting to provide ARC
with a matching fund grant of
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Happy 50th Birthday!
Tuesday, Jan. 30 was Central Elementary School Princi-
pal Randy Paulson's 50th birthday. Students and teach-
ers were not about to let the occasion go unnoticed. In
addition to this sign in front of the school, the school
bulletin board announced the fact and Mr. Paulson's
office was appropriately decorated.


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IRS: Taxpayers are not claiming phone tax refund


WASHINGTON More than a
third of early tax return filers are not
requesting the one-time telephone
tax refund entitling them to at least
$30, the Internal Revenue Service
said Wednesday.
The IRS notice about mistakes
in requesting the refund came a
week after the tax agency sent out
a warning that it would take action
against taxpayers and tax preparers
who improperly claim large
refunds from the discontinued tax.
The government last August
stopped collecting the long-dis-
tance excise tax, and has author-


ized a refund of tax collected on
service billed during the period
from March 2003 to July 2006.
Those claiming a standard
refund amount, which needs no
documentation, will receive $30 to
$60, based on the number of
exemptions they claim. People
making claims on the actual
amount paid over the 41-month
period need not send records to
the IRS, but should have docu-
ments to back up their claims in
case the IRS has questions.
The agency said that in addition
to more than one-third of early fil-


ers using Forms 1040, 1040A and
others not requesting the refund,
lower income people using Form
1040EZ-T are failing to show a
refund amount on Line 1 a.
Others it said, are requesting
refunds based on the entire
amount of their phone bills, rather
than the 3 percent tax on long-dis-
tance and bundled service, or
requesting amounts in the hun-
dreds or thousands of dollars.
It advised taxpayers to file elec-
tronically because electronic-filing
software flags often-overlooked
tax breaks. The agency also


reminded taxpayers that the break
does not apply to the total phone
bill or taxes paid on local-only serv-
ice. Taxpayers are urged to stay
away from tax preparers claiming
they can get hundreds of dollars or
more back.
Most taxpayers can claim the
one-time refund on federal excise
taxes for long-distance telephone
service -whether for landline, cell
phone or Voice over Internet Proto-
col. The government stopped col-
lecting the tax after July 2006 after
businesses repeatedly fought the
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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.

Fair tickets on sale now
OKEECHOBEE Advance tickets for the Okeechobee County
Fair are now on sale at the Okeechobee County Fair website for $4.
This offer is good until March 7, after that the ticket will cost $5
per day.
Midnight Madness tickets will be on sale for $20 at the gate during
the fair. Midnight Madness tickets will be available on March 9, 10,
16 and 17. This provides the purchaser the ability to ride from 10
p.m. until closing on each of the days previously noted for one price.
In addition, tickets are also on sale for the Bellamy Brothers con-
cert. The price is $20 and includes admission to the fair on the day of
the concert.
The website address is www.okeeechobeecountyfair.com.


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$150,000 for construction of
another building on the airport
property.
At their meeting on Thursday,
April 13,2006, the commissioners
offered to buy-out the remainder
of the of the 99-year lease with
ARC for $150,000.
"Because funds are available
for restoration, there is no need to
talk of relocation," stated Colin
Cameron, the attorney represent-
ing ARC at that time.
Nancy Ziegler, ARC's execu-
tive director stated that the organ-


ization received a Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) grant of $500,000 to be
used solely for restoration of the
old hospital building.
Mr. Cameron contented that if
ARC used the FEMA grant to relo-
cate, they would have to forfeit
$125,000 of the money.
In a letter of April 25, 2006, Mr.
Cameron offered a counterpro-
posal. He noted that the lease
allowed the county to relocate
ARC to the suitable county-
owned property at the county's
expense. He said that all previous
proposals had required ARC to
relocate at their own expense.
He estimated that relocation
would cost $1 to $1.5 million


or more.
He estimated the remaining 85
years of the lease to be worth
$2,550,000.
The letter went on to state, "If
the county wishes to tender that
sum, with a proper agreement
otherwise terminating the lease,
the ARC will release its interest in
the subject property. Until the
county makes an appropriate
offer to purchase the ARC's inter-
est in the property or otherwise
to comply with its obligation
under the lease, we will proceed
with all deliberate speed in reno-
vating the existing building on the
property.
For a time, there was a sign on
the property stating "We're com-


ing home" and "Restoration
beginning soon," and it appears
that some minor work was done
on the building.
At the May 12, 2006, commis-
sion meeting the matter went to
court. Commissioners voted to ask
the court for a declaratory action.
This means a judge will listen to all
the facts in the case and decide if
ARC is default on their lease.
,As of Jan, 31, 2007 that ques-
tion has not been settled.
According to William Winkle,
attorney for ARC, he requested a
change in venue away from Okee-
chobee County. He feels a jury in
another county might give a more
unbiased decision.


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Community Events

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests
consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and wood-
working. There will also be food competitions such as home baking
and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories
such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable.
Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
Stion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows.
We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this
service and donate all or part, of the supplies. We are also in need of
two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be
very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or
Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.


- Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
"- early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
S have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
- Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.


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Central Elementary celebrates 100 days of school


Kindergarten -
Ms. Nipper
Thursday, Jan. 25, was the
100th Day of School. CES Kinder-
garteners celebrated this land-
mark day on Friday, Jan. 26. Each
class spent the day doing a variety
of activities such as counting
objects from 0 100;
placing objects in
groups of 5, 10, 20
and counting
the number of
groups it takes I
to make 100; read-
ing stories about
the 100th Day of School; making
glasses in the shape of the number
100; making 100 cookies; and,
making/examining projects creat-
ed with 100 items. Some students
made pictures with 100 items
such as cereal, small pompoms,
macaroni shells and beans. Oth-
ers brought 100 of things such as
aluminum can tabs, pieces of
cereal, buttons, pennies, hair
bows and candy hearts. Some stu-
dents made charts of 100 stickers,
pompoms, and words.
One of the best parts of the day
was a visit by Zero the Hero. The
super hero showed the impor-
tance of the Zero and dramatically
concluded his show with the Zero
the Hero Numbers Stomp (by Dr.
Jean). He also gave students 100th
Day pencils and promised to return
next year. What a day it was!
Students are harvesting the last
of the vegetables in the "Kinder-
Garden" before preparing to clear-
ing it out and planting a new gar-
den. Many students have enjoyed
eating turnips, corn, peas, cucum-
bers and tomatoes from their very
own garden. Soon they will be
enjoying squash, zucchini, more
tomatoes and cucumbers. They
will also enjoy planting and
watching the growth of a variety of
flowers including sunflowers and
marigolds.
Of course, we continue learn-
ing about letters and sounds (such
as Bb, Kk, and Oo), new words
(do, what), even and odd num-
bers, and original numbers. We


stay busy reading for the 100 Book
Challenge program too.
We learned about Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., and are now look-
ing forward to learning more
about others during February,
Black History month. We wrote
about "dreams" we have to make
our world a better place to live,
just as Dr. King "dreamed". We are
trying harder to be fair and to
show we care.

Third Grade -
Ms. Enfinger
Students in Ms. Enfinger's class
are celebrating reaching their
Accelerated Reader goal. Students
read books and take comprehen-
sion tests on the computer to
meet this goal. Students will walk
to Dairy Queen and enjoy a nice
ice cream before lunch as a
reward. Students are reading folk-
tales in reading class and studying
measurement in math. They are
busy learning about Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and the Presidents
as well as many Social Studies top-
ics. Congratulations to Makayla
Connely, Trisha Honeycutt, Mark
Russelburg, Rossendo Aguilar,
and Maggie Escamillia for their
accomplishments of Student of
the Week this month. They cele-
brated lunch with their parent
today. Maggie Escamillia was also
selected for student of the month.
Happy Birthday to Rob Maxwell,
Judy Garcia and Mark Russelburg.
FCAT is around the corner, don't
forget to read.

Third Grade BASE -
Ms. Lopez
The students are learning
about lengths and measurements
in math. We are learning about
the different modes of travel in
past and the invention of the
wheel. We are also learning about
the Water Cycle.
The students of the week are
Jessica Bylsma, Jordan Lawlis,
and Elizabeth Johnson.


2007 is off to a gre


Kindergarten
Miss Saine's class -has! been
learning how to count-by 2's, 5's,
and 10's in math. They have
learned a song for
counting by 5's
and counting by
10's. The class
has also talked
about Martin
Luther King Jr. t
and how he made a difference in
ourworld.
Mrs. Hackett's Busy Bees are
hard at work learning to count by
2's, 5's, and 10's. They are buzzing
about our winter themes, mittens,
snow-pals, and penguins.
Mrs. Gable's class is busy learn-
ing about snow, decorating our
room with snowflakes and mak-
ing a class weather book.
Mrs. Quann's class is learning
about different kinds of bugs-
what they like to eat, where they
live, and how they help us.
Mrs. Pope's class is learning
about winter, snow, and how to
dress for cold weather. We are also
talking about being a "peace
maker" like Martin Luther King Jr.
We are working on counting by
l's, to 100, by 2's, 5's, and 10's. It's


a busy month for our class!
Mrs. Steiert's class has brought
winter to our room! We have
made snow, snowmen, penguins
and snowflakes. We have learned
poems about winter and created a
list of facts about penguins. We are
also learning how to count by 2's,
5's, and 10's. We figured out our
class has 160 fingers and 32 eyes!
Mrs. Smith's class is busy mak-
ing snowmen and snowflakes for
winter. We made a book with lots
of winter words in it. Our class is
also learning to count by 2's, 5's, &
10's.
Ms. Hudson's class would like
to say "Hi, we miss you Miss Hud-
son and come back soon!" Ditto
from Miss Cat, Miss Becky, & Mrs.
Evans.
Special area news
2007 is off to a great start!
Beginning this month, students in
all grades (K-5) will be checking
out books from the library. We are
learning how to locate books
using the Dewey Decimal system
and how to find a book that's right
foryou.
In P.E. class we are getting start-
ed on our kickball unit to prepare


Third grade -
Ms. Luchetta
FCAT, FCAT, FCAT! That is all
the third graders seem to be hear-
ing lately. We are all working and
trying our best in the math and
reading workbooks to earn stick-
ers and prizes. If a student
answers all the questions correct
or I see they have tried their hard-
est, they earn a sticker for that day.
If they have earned a sticker every
day during that week, they can
pick a prize. We are enjoying
learning about how ancient civi-
lizations began while reading our
social studies newspapers. Energy
is all the talk during science time.
Students are going to begin a proj-
ect learning about the six simple
machines. This does tie into our
reading story called Lon Po Po.
Math is all about measuring. We
learned our standard forms of
measurement, inches, cups and
ounces. Now we are learning
about the metric system. Don't for-
get about your multiplication facts!

Third grade -
Ms. Atwell
We are busy bees in Mrs.
Atwell's reading group. We started
reading an exciting book called
"The Chocolate Touch" by Patrick
Skene Catling. The students are
also learning about butterflies in
different countries like: the Swal-
lowtail butterfly and the Common
Blue Butterfly. We are almost fin-
ished with one of our textbooks.
WOW, this year is going by so fast.
In math, we are learning about
tree diagrams, weight, and meas-
uring. Remember to do your
homework and read daily!
Fifth grade-Miss M's class
In Ms. M's class we have start-
ed preparing ourselves for the
FCAT. We are continually working
on our grammar and writing skills.
After hitting a "few road bumps"
our personal narratives are in the
publishing state. The students
have done a wonderful job telling
their own personal stories. In


kat start!

for the Kickball Tournament com-
ing up this month. The fifth grade
All Stars will be playing the faculty'
in kickball on Jan. 26.
In music, the third, fourth &
fifth graders will be starting a
recorder unit on Feb. 12.
Recorders will be on sale at the
school store for $4 on Mondays,
Tuesday, & Thursdays from 7:45
until 8:10 a.m. There will be red,
green, purple, or blue recorders.
Get them while supplies last.
Here is some information from
the NES Student Council regarding
the awesome work on their Christ-
mas project this past December.
The students were able to provide
74 NES students with $20 worth of
Christmas presents each. The Stu-
dent Council members purchased
the gifts at Wal-Mart during a field
trip. After shopping, the students
enjoyed lunch at the Golden Cor-
ral. The students wrapped all the
presents and on Dec. 20, with
doughnuts and milk for breakfast,
the Student Council member and
"Santa" gave out all the presents
that had been purchased. A great
time was had by all!


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Lisa Janeen Sills, 36, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Jan. 26 by
Deputy Corporal S. Green on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with the felony of
driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. Her bond was
set at $1,500.
Tammy Chapman, 29, S.E.
95th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 26 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on a charge
of introduction of contraband into
county detention. Her bond was
set at $5,000.
Jimmy Alan Cox, 23, N.W.


Eight St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 26 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Staton on a
North Carolina warrant charging
'him with larceny of a motor vehi-
cle. He is being held without
bond.
Walter Roy Powell, 38, U.S.
441 N., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Jan. 26 by Deputy Matthew
Hurst on a felony charge of pos-
session of methamphetamine,
and misdemeanor charges of
driving while license suspended
with knowledge and possession
of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Enrique Palacios, 19, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Jan. 27 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Timothy Frank Conrad, 28,
N.E. Eighth Ave., Okeechobee,


was arrested Jan. 27 by the OCPD
on a charge of driving under the
influence. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Julio Villegas Gongoras, 21,
N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 28 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a charge of
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Francisco Santibanez Gonza-
lez, 38, N.W Fifth St., Okee-
chobee, was arrested Jan. 28 by
Deputy Augustin Saucedo on a
felony charge of possession of a
concealed firearm, and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
bond was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Obituaries


Augusta Marie 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 Lauderdale
Lakes and Christian Wanamaker of
Lauderdale Lakes; and, great-
granddaughter, Kellie Wanamaker
of Lauderdale Lakes.
Visitation will be held Thursday,
Feb. 1, 2007, at the Buxton Funeral


Home Chapel from 4 until 6 p.m.
with a Memorial Mass on Friday at
10 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.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buiton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N. E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.


social studies class, we worked on
learning about the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. Students
were very amazed at how many
times the Constitution was revised
before it was finalized. We have
also started working in science
and looking at forces and how
they make things move. Did you
know that speed, direction, and
position cannot change without a
force acting on it? Our AR points
just continue to grow. We now
have 644.4 points in. Our leaders
for the year are: Austin Courson
with 109.4 AR points, Mikael
Beloff with 75 points, Diego Mar-
tinez with 55.8 points, Jonathan
Sandoval with 44.7 points, Jen-
nifer Baker with 40.9 points and
Teagan Mullins with 40.5. Our stu-
dents of the week have been Kyle
Selwyn and Diego Martinez. Both
young men have shown responsi-
bility and leadership in the class-
room! We also celebrated the
100th day of school on Jan. 25 by
writing about 100 things we wish
we could have.


Fifth grade -
Mrs. Steiert
Mrs. Steiert's class has been
busy, busy, busy! In math, they
have been working with probabil-
ity and have been flipping coins,
spinning spinners and rolling
number cubes to explore the con-
cepts of probability. They have
also worked with baggies of
assorted candy (yum) to figure out
the likelihood of an event occur-
ring. Mrs. Steiert's class also had a
blast with combinations, tree dia-
grams and organized lists using
her son's little clothes and play
food as possible choices for mak-
ing their lists.
In science, Mrs. Steiert's class is
finishing up their activities with
the Laws of Motion. They watched
a cool video on Newton's Three
Law's of Motion with some man
dressed in a wig as Newton him-
self with apples falling out of a tree
and onto him. Mrs. Steiert's stu-
dents have also been working on
science vocabulary posters to dis-
play in the hallways for the


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They are wonderful artist and did
an excellent job depicting the
vocabulary term they were each
given.
Mrs. Steiert's Students of the
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Fifth grade -
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Miss J's class is hard at work
preparing for the upcoming FCAT.
We are focusing on math right
now working on division and
dividing decimals. After we finish
Chapter 11 working with deci-
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success and his followers were many.
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SETTLEMENT: Regarding the recent front page story about the
assessor's office winning a $2,292,000 lawsuit at a cost of $1 million,
could you disclose how much money has actually been deposited in
the bank and who pays the legal fees? And, is this judgment subject to
appeal and for how long?
Editor's Note: We spoke with Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser Bill Sherman. He told us that the $2,292,000 was a settle-
ment, not a judgment, and therefore was not subject to appeal. He
said that FP&L has paid the entire $1.6 million that they agreed to pay.
Most of the remainder of the $2,292,000 is owed by Gulfstream Natur-
al Gas System. Mr. Sherman was not sure if they had paid yet, but he
said they agreed to pay the county. The legal fees came from the
county budget.

WHATS THE DEAL?: What in the heck is the big deal about the
skate park? Everyday for the last two months you've had something in
the paper about the skate park. Is that all you've got to write about? If it
is, for my part, you can leave it alone. I kind of get tired hearing about
the skate park. It's a lot of baloney to me. One or two times is fine but
you've worn out the words skate park. Knock it off please.

BAD DECISION: There are probably more than two young men in
Okeechobee that made a bad, spur-of-the-moment decision like at the
skateboard park. I think it would be really great if they, along with their
parents, would volunteer now to help keep the park open and run-
ning. It would be like saying thank you.

CHANGES: There have been a lot of changes in the law enforce-
ment agencies around our area. Several of the police departments
have been taken over by the county law enforcement. It is reported
that because of this there is tremendous savings to taxpayers. Has
there ever been a study here in Okeechobee County to see how much
city taxpayers would save if the sheriff's office took over our local
police department?
Editor's Note: We are not aware of any such study. However, sev-
eral years back the issue of consolidation was put to a vote and
turned down by the voters. It should be noted that the issue dealt with
merging the county and city governments into one entity. At the time,
city residents were for the merger because it would have saved them
money. But, county residents were against it because they did not
want to take on the city's debt. The biggest portion of that debt was
erased with the formation of the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA).
The merger would have also allowed for special taxing districts.

HELMETS: Well, how nice to see on the front page of the newspa-
per, the little skateboarders wearing their helmets. Wonder how long
that will last?

RODEO ARENA: I saw a comment in Speak Out with a caller criti-
cizing the Cattlemen's Association for not cleaning their rodeo
grounds. Sounds to me like someone just taking pot shots at the cattle-
men. When the cattlemen hold their rodeos, the place always looks
good. But it is an open air rodeo grounds and there is a lot of dirt in the
arena. So the wind is going to blow some of that dirt around. It would
be silly for them to go in and try to clean the bleachers and such every
month. They clean it before they use it and they clean it after. In
between, if someone else uses the arena, that.organization should
clean it. The cattlemen are nice enough to let soge other groups use
the arena for free. The least those groups can do s clean'it. I was at the
high school rodeo there on Saturday and I thought it looked pretty
good. Of course, a rodeo means there are animals there and animals
do make some messes. But you expect that at a rodeo arena.

STOLEN STRAP: This message is for the person or persons who
stole the tie down strap from our trailer on Tuesday, Jan. 30. We were
parked across the street from the Freshman Campus having lunch and
when we came out one of the tie down straps were gone. We had sev-
eral more miles to travel and the missing strap could have caused a
death and a lot of damage if the file cabinet that was secured with the
strap had come off the trailers. Shame on you. I cannot believe you
would stoop so low.

HERITAGE: If it weren't for those guns and others like them and the
men and women who used them you might not even have a park
there. It might have had a little "fountain" like the one in Red Square,
or have a flag pole with a Swastika or Rising Sun on it. And what is
"commemorating our heritage." I know there have been many flags fly
over Florida including Spain, Britain, The Confederacy and the USA
- and there are many people here from other countries. There are
also a bunch of folks who were here first, and the U.S. took their land
and sent them to Oklahoma. Whose heritage do you want to build a
statue for and what about the ones that are left out? What is our
"proud heritage and bright outlook?" The United States was born from
a Revolutionary War, fought a Civil War, two World Wars, many Police
Actions and other fights around the world. It looks like we have a her-
itage of fighting battles both ours and somebody else's so the
"military armament" fits our heritage and the names of those KIA and
veterans fit just fine as well.

FOUNTAIN: How about moving the fountain down a ways? Since
the old teen town and supervisor of elections buildings aren't being
used any more, and the plans are to restore the old courthouse why
not buy up the block, demo the buildings, open the area up so the
courthouse and judicial center can be seen? Maybe throw in a fountain
or reflecting pond. Just a thought.



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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 Gra-
ham 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
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411
S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 ques-
tions 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. Thie public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tick-
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
(863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow
a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before
joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-
2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.


Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.


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Pahokee plans city-wide revival
The Pahokee Ministerial Association will present city-wide
revival services on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1-3, in the tent at the
Pahokee Marina. A Southern gospel music fest featuring Dixie
Echos, Carl Fayos, Rays of Son, Cannanland, Willis Canada,
Hearts Desire, the Pahokee High School Band and The Celebra-
tion Singers will close the revival services on Saturday, Feb. 3,
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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 barbe-
cue 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 benefit
patient care, including services at the Hamrick home. For infor-
mation, 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 Purpose"
(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. Carolyrn 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.
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.
VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Assodation,'.208 SE:'Prk Street, will con-
duct free memory loss screenings sphi6fO'e by the Alzheimer's
Association on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 al'1~%fil 2:30. CaltlDobhha-
True at (772) 285-6291 or (800) 861-7826 for appointments.
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.
Restaurant will host special program
Dean Gotcher, founder of the Institution for Authority
Research, will give a presentation on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 2 until 5 p.m. Mr.
Gotcher's background is in education and European history and
philosophy. In his presentation he will expose the concepts and
theories behind Disappearing Discipline, Globalism and Church
Growth Movement among other topics. As a Christian, he
believes the ultimate authority is God and his word. He will share
what the Bible says regarding the subject of authority.
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 gospelsinging.:
Special healing serviceplanned
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 wel-
come. For information, call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
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 Satur-
day, 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 proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes.
Shrine Club to host show
The Okeechobee Shrine Club on S.R. 78, will present a Las
Vegas style show, "A Rock & Country Revue" on Saturday, Feb. 3,
with a prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show. Admission
is $25 for the dinner and show. Performers will be impersonating
a variety of artists. For information call Keith or Kathy Tomey at
(863) 763-8072; Harvey or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-0238; or,
call the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and leave a
message.
Church showing family sports film
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a
family friendly Christian sports film titled "Facing the Giants" on
Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. The movie will soon be out on DVD but
will be shown free of charge.


Rabbi to speak at local church
Basinger Christian Brethern Church will host Chosen People
Ministries 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 invited. 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. Reverend Winston Roberts, pastor of Blackjack
Baptist Church in Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There will be spe-
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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
i* Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time on big screen TV. Quarter
pound hot dogs, pizza and $1 draft
beer will be offered. David. Copper
from 3 until 7 p.m. ,
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 'until 7 p.m. -- Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m.,, and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8p.m.
The 51st American Legion
Free Fair will be held Feb. 1-11 at
501 S.E. Second,StL Display; qbeths
will be available' inthe Legion Hall.
Call the Post at (863) 763T r25p.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
SEvery Tuesdaybingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m. :
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7p.m,
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Sunday, Feb. 4: Super Bowl
party from 6 p.m. until? Food avail-
able, side dishes appreciated. Call
Aeries (863) 763-2552.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star- Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities-planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each


month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
-,* Friday and Saturday night at
7:30 p.m. there will be music for
dancing. Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday, karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily.
from 10 am. until?
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are
, thetrst' iesdayat 7p.mii. '
*. L(DOM>officers, meeting- First,
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
0 'LOOM and WOTM nomina-
tions are now open for officers for
2007-2008
Moose Legion meets the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM A/F and PEP dinner is
every first Wednesday at the Clock
restaurant at 6 p.m.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Horseshoes every Thursday
evening and Sunday afternoon
Saturday, Feb. 10: WOTM
Valentine's dinner and dance. Tick-
ets are on sale now. Renew your
wedding vows.
Sunday, Feb. 25: Green Cap
celebration
VFWPost #4423
*The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until
10p.m.r
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies


Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until.7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at I
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the:,,
schedule of events;
Okeechobee Shrine Club


S.R. 78 W, members will meet
the first and third Thursday of
each month at 8 p.m. The club is
also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith
at (863) 634-2682.


Saturday, Feb. 3: Las Vegas-
style show "A Rock & Country
Revue" with a prime rib din-
ner 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 mes-
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Robert Stafford took first place in the 11-14 year old division
of the Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament Saturday
afternoon at the Okee-Tantie Marina with a 2.25 lb. bass. This
fish was big enough to also earn him the big fish award.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Janice Floyd
Leland Schoonmaker was the big winner in the 15-18 year
old division of the Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tourney
Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina. Schoonmaker brought four
fish to the scale weighing a total of 7.6 Ibs.


Stafford and Schoonmaker win teen bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Robert Stafford (11-14) and
LeLand Schoonmaker (15-18)
took first place in their individual
age divisions in the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tour-
nament Saturday afternoon at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Stafford also


had the big fish of his age group. It
weighed 2.25 lbs.
Twenty-eight tough young
anglers and their boat captains
took. to the water of Lake Okee-
chobee Saturday morning to
compete in the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tournament.
Fishing proved tough with only
10 anglers bringing fish to the


weigh-in scale.
In the 11-14 year old division,
Jared Fountain finished in second
place with 1.8 lbs. Third place
went to James Stafford with 1.4
lbs.
Garrett Farmer came in second
in the 15-18 year old division with
7.4 lbs.; followed by Scott Maestre
in third place with 2.55 lbs.


Farmer took the big fish award in
the senior division with a 3.5 lb.
bass.
There were only 17 fish
brought to the scale Saturday
weighing a total of 29.25 lbs.
The Big "O0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
will have their next tournament
on Feb. 24 at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Weigh-ins will begin at 1 p.m.


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CFO urges Floridians to learn about EITC


TALLAHASSEE Chief Finan-
cial Officer Alex Sink is urging Flori-
da taxpayers to check if they may
qualify for the Earned Income Tax
Credit (EITC), a special federal tax
credit for low-income working
individuals and families. Eligible
Floridians could get back thou-
sands of dollars in tax relief on top
of what they may already be claim-
ing.
The EITC helps taxpayers
whose incomes are below $38,348
for families with two or more chil-
dren, $34,001 for individuals with
one child and $14,120 for individu-
als who have no children.
"Every year, millions of dollars
in tax relief are forfeited because

IRS offers
Washington The Internal
Revenue Service today offered tax-
payers tips for requesting the tele-
phone excise tax refund, after early
tax returns show some people are
making basic mistakes, others are
requesting excessive refunds and
many are missing out on the
refunds, altogether.
"We encourage taxpayers to
take a few minutes and review the
details of the telephone-tax
refund," said IRS Commissioner
Mark W. Everson. "A little extra
time will reduce the chance for a
mistake, avoid a refund delay and
possibly add a few dollars onto
refund checks."
The government stopped collect-
ing the long-distance excise tax last
August after several federal court
decisions held that the tax does not
apply to long-distance service as it is
billed today: Federal officials also
authorized a one-time refund of the
federal excise tax collected on serv-
ice billed during the previous 41
months, stretching from the begin-
ning of March 2003 to the end of July
2006. The tax continues to apply to
local-only phone service.
Early mistakes found on a sam-
ple of 2006 returns filed during Jan-
uary include:
Filling out the Form 1040EZ-T
incorrectly by failing to show a
refund amount on Line la.
Designed exclusively for requesting
the telephone-tax refund, this sim-
ple form is for people who don't
need to file a regular income-tax
return. Filing an incomplete form
typically delays a refund and often
leads to follow-up correspondence
with the IRS. More than 10 million
low-income people, many of them
senior citizens, are expected to file
this form.
Failing to request the tele-
phone tax refund on a regular fed-
eral income-tax return in situations
where the taxpayer appears to


eligible Americans fail to claim
their share of the Earned Income
Tax Credit," said CFO Sink. "This is
money that could be used to pay
down debt, make a down payment
on a home, or open a college fund.
At today's Cabinet meeting,
Sink presented a resolution nam-
ing Feb. 1, 2007, Earned Income
Tax Credit Awareness Day in Flori-
da.,
"This is the taxpayers' money; it
doesn't belong to the govern-
ment," said CFO Sink. "We're
doing everything we can to help
put money back in the hands of eli-
gible, hard-working taxpayers so
they can take advantage of Flori-
da's boundless opportunities."


According to the Internal Rev-
enue Service's Web site, taxpayers
must meet certain requirements to
qualify and must file a tax return,
even if they did not earn enough
money to be obligated to file a tax
return. In addition to filing an EITC
claim for the most recent tax year,
Floridians can go back three years
to claim prior refunds for which
they were eligible. Further, the IRS
Web site states that in most cases,
EITC payments will not be used to
determine eligibility for most assis-
tance programs, including Medic-
aid, Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) and food stamps. Consumers
can visit http://www.irs.gov/ and
search "Earned Income Tax Cred-


it" to find out more about the tax
credit and determine if they qualify.
There are many free tax prepa-
ration sites throughout Florida. To
find the nearest free tax assistance
site, call 1-800-829-1040.
As a statewide elected officer of
the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial
Officer Alex Sink oversees the
Department of Financial Services, a
multi-division state agency respon-
sible for management of state
.funds and unclaimed property,
assisting consumers who request
information and help related to
financial services, and investigating
financial fraud. CFO Sink also
serves as the State Fire Marshal.


tips for getting a speedy refund
qualify. More than one-third of toe-file your return, who falsely claim that many, if not
early filers did not request the tele- E-file for free. If your income is most, phone customers can get
phone tax refund. This includes fil- $52,000 or less, use the Free File hundreds of dollars or .more back
ers on Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, link on IRS.gov to connect to a pri- under this program.
1040NR and 1040NR-EZ. About vate-sector company offering free Use the Telephone Excise Tax
136 million individuals and couples e-file services. Refund section on the front page of
are expected to file one of these Choose direct deposit. IRS.gov, the tax agency's popular
forms, and most will, likely, qualify Whether you file electronically or Web site. Here, you can download
for the telephone-tax refund. Any- on paper, you can get your refund forms, find answers to frequently-
one who files one of these forms at least a week sooner by having it asked questions and link to partici-
cannot file Form 1040EZ-T. deposited directly into your check- pating Free File partners.
Filing duplicate requests. Usu- ing or savings account.
ally, this involves filing both Form Consider using the standard-
1040EZ-T and a regular income-tax refund amount for the telephone-
return. Anyone who files a regular tax refund. Though using the stan-
return cannot file Form 1040EZ-T. dard amount is optional, it is easy
Doing so will delay any refund for to figure and approximates the eli-
months and result in a phone call gible amount for most individual
or letter from the IRS. taxpayers. You only have to fill out
Requesting a refund that one line on your return, and you
appears to be based on the entire don't need to present proof to the
amount of the taxpayer's phone IRS. The standard amount, ranging P r
bills, rather than just the three-per- from $30 to $60, is based on the
cent tax on long-distance and bun- number of exemptions you can
died service, claim on your return.
Requesting a refund in the If you paid more than the
thousands of dollars, suggesting standard amount, you may figure
that the taxpayer paid more for your refund using the actual
telephone service than they amount of tax shown on your
received in income, phone bills and other records. Base O k iee
The IRS is investigating poten- your refund request on the three-
tial abuses among early filers who percent federal tax paid, not the
requested large and apparently total phone bill. Do not count tax Tris ta
improper amounts for the tele- paid on local-only service. You ieSta
phone tax refund. The IRS will take must have the phone bills or other
prompt action against taxpayers records adequate to support the
who request improper refund amount you are requesting. These
amounts and the return preparers documents should not be sent Satr- -
who help them. along with the refund request but S u CI7
The IRS wants to make it as should be retained in case the IRS ..H
easy as possible for anyone who questions the amount requested. Feb. 7T
paid the tax to get this special Do not file duplicate requests.
refund. If you paid the tax and If you file a regular income-tax 8a m 1 DI
haven't filed yet, here are some tips return, do not file Form 1040EZ-T. If
to help you figure the refund cor- you want to take advantage of the -
rectl&ad.get it quickly: earned income tax credit for low
File electronically. Electronic- and moderate income workers,
filing software flags often over- the child tax credit or other tax
looked tax breaks and helps you breaks file a regular return and
figure them accurately and report include your telephone-tax refund
them properly. If you use a profes- request on that return.
sional tax preparer, ask that person Stay away from tax preparers A


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Jan. 26,
through Thursday, Feb. 1, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre I1-"Flags of our Fathers"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
p.m.
Theatre II "We are Marshall"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday 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; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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CAT, recently groomed, call to
describe. (863)357-3225
DOG- Black, Medium mixed
breed, Male, Eagle Bay or
SW section. (863)357-3225
RED NOSE PIT : Vic. of Ber-
ger Clinic. Older Dog. Really
misses her people. Call to
identify. 863-697-3913
SIBERIAN HUSKY (m): North
Labelle, vicinity of Hedges
Street and Whidden Road.
Please call 863-517-1821.


DACHSHUND- Male, Choco-
late & tan. On 1/16. Vic of St
Johns & Yee Haw Junction.
(863)256-6878 REWARD
SIBERIAN HUSKY- Male, Mi-
cro chip. On 1/18 North La-
Belle. REWARD if found.
(863)612-5284

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlields.


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
JUICE ORANGES- approx 2/3
buckets left on trees, you
pick (863)467-0007
KITTENS, 3 Orange, 1 Dark
Grey, 6 wks. old. Cute! Use
to dogs. Free to good homes
only. (386)916-6900 Okee.
MAPLE TREE, Red veined, sil-
ver leaf, from Indiana, approx.
12-15ft tall, you dig & fill hole.
(863)763-0346 after 3pm


DIXONS MOVING- Has extra
room on moving truck com-
ing from Akron, Ohio. Back
to Okeechobee. Rt 77 via Rt
75. End of February. ALSO-
has truck coming down in
March from Maine via Inter-
state 95. All points in-be-
tween. Call for low price
quote.(863)763-6591
Tall Guy- Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!


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E~mployiint -
FuaTI-Time 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227






Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
ClHoss & Son A CDL required. 6 daysst Aluminum


8675 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
863-467-7003
DOMINO'S
PIZZA
1 Okeechobee
Domino's Pizza in Okeecho-
bee is now hiring Assistant
Managers! Get in on a
ground floor of a great carri-
er opportunity leading to a
position of a General Manag-
er or even Owner! We offer:
Starting pay based on
experience, min. $10 per hr
*Guaranteed overtime
*Health Insurance and
Vacation Benefits
If you are self motivated,
have positive attitude and
good people skills, we invite
you to visit us at the Okee-
chobee store.





for medical
office.
Full time. Fax
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FRONT DESK
for medical office.
Full Time. Fax resume
to 863-357-4539.
NEEDED:
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588

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Class A License-
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonds Programs.



STORE MANAGER F/T
Lake Okeechobee area
Must have experience in
kitchen cabinet sales.
(561)308-2293 or
(561)586-6009


Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.
MEDICAL OFFICE ASST. & IN-
SURANCE VERIFICATION &
LAB, exp. necessary. Fax re-
sume to 863-467-9688.


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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


FEED MILL INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL,
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Needed, we offer benefits, and pay is
based upon your experience.
Please contact:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

FEED MILL MANAGER
Needed, for the second shift,
experience with management a must,
benefits available. Contact:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586


CLASS A CDL DRIVER
& GENERAL LABORERS
Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee


MARSHAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515


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R1e Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self motivated PART TIME or FULL
TIME circulation assistant.

The right applicant must have
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
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Potential for advancement
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OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED
Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to
863-467-1126


CAREGIVER, Avail, for work.
Frostproof, Avon Park or Se-
bring. References, reasonable.'
(863)635-5143 leave msg.



Counltywide
HOME LOANS
Saddle up Okeechobee,
Countrywide
is coming your wayl
The nation's #1 lender is
looking for exp'd loan officers
for our new location.
Fax resumes to
Andrew Deltch at
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4t15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Servtces435



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


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
ApplIances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Matarials540
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 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewinp 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
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
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COMBO DASH WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
new! $125. J863)763-2747
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
(863)763-2747
REFRIGERATOR- Stainless
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
(863)763-8522
STOVE, GE, like new condi-
tion, $95. 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
WASHER, Kenmore, heavy
duty, large capacity, 6 cy-
cles, good condition, $85.
(863)467-2040


BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both, will sep.
(863)763-5011
HEAVY DUTY BIKE RACK-
new, asking $40
(863)763-4596


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



ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$ 2 5
(863)467-6868(863)467-68

FORMICA COUNTER, beige,
16' long x 24' wide, 2 bowl
stainless steel sink, -com-
plete, $500. (863)467-8681
HURRICANE SHUTTERS-
metal, various sizes, enough
Sfor 6 windows, $250 or will
sep (863)697-1077
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Intatllatiun of Storm
Shtters & Seamless
Rain Gutferm
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
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, Alyce, Joli, 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-
3.5Tx2.5'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 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
(863)467-5052
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DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400. 863-357-2863


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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 Metai, Single
Top, full bottom, w/mat-
tress, like new exc cnnd,,
$150 neg.(863)634-8795

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.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COMPUTER DESK, Real wood,
with hutch & separate file
cabinet. $75 (863)634-5236
COUCH, Faux Suede, Char-
coal. Exc. cond. Can be deliv-
ered in Okeechobee Co. if
needed. $200 (863)447-0679
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 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
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


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


BOWFLEX SPORT: Barely
used, about a year old. Great
condition. Asking $700 or
best offer. (863)634-5506



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,
typewrter, books, tapes, clothes,
$525 will sep. 863-357-2863
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
$50. 863-763-8828
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
condition. $50.
-863-,467-7659


LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $15/both.
(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


CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 80lb mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650. 863-697-9704
ICE MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
KM500. $1500.
(863)697-6547
TOW BAR RECEIVER, Falcon
2". 6000 Ibs. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-4596
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347



ENGLEHARDT BASS, Upright.
Reduced!ll $1000
(863)635-5826
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 see! ;$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
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896


FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
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
tabine'. 'Asking $"6'5.-.
(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
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
$100. (863)288-4628


MITSUBISHI, 36", very large,
w/original remote, great pic-
ture, $200. (863)801-1491
PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm
(863)357-5773
RCA, 52", with remote, $600
or best offer. 772-408-3203
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


ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
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



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


METAL LATHE
Medium Size
(863)763-2053
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
SEWING MACHINE
Bernina or Viking
exc. shape, will consider
others. (863)763-2276


SWAY BARS- for towing a
travel trailer. (863)357-3661

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm d/PRduots
Fanrm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Suplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies B45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plahts/
Flowers 865




FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
(863)467-4328


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


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 1/2
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
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
863-467-1125.
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42"
cut, 7 spd., 16.5hp, Brings &
Stratton mtr., like new, $600.
(863)467-8292
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
The classlffleds are the
most successful sales-
person hi town.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243



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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a bneezel


BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, W/D,
A/C, swimming pool. $900.
mo. plus util. 561-255-4377.
OKEECHOBEE: 3br, 2ba, 819
SE 10th St. Must have refer-
ences. Call 863-763-2416 or
863-447-0925



-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. me. + 1moe. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600

Real Estate

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectIon 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1060



FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
$149,000 (863)610-1980

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, Appl. in-
cluded util sheds 1-10x12 &
1-6x12. (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 forinfoo.


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



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


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

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
Doublewide, 3/2, on Rim Ca-
nal, $950 mo. + elec., $500
sec., no pets, partially fur-
nished. (863)697-0214 Okee
LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
863-467-4982 or 634-4742
for more info.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/1ba
$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 NOW!!- 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CNHeat, 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
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 HA,
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@surfinthinet.Net
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 2Oft 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/9Ohp
motor, All for $32,000O
(863)467-0877
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

Recreation
rlai T aITI


AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrs!, 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,
15h p, mer, 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., stratus 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
Bayllner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trir.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
Four WInns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trir., Al cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518


Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trlr., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
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
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
(954)868-6518
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, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $1900. or best of-
fer. (863)763-9998
PONTOON BOAT:
24 ft 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,
Frig. Elec. head & shower, A
/C, Sleeps 3, $25,000. or as-
suome payments
(863)467-7992
ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/8 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
STARCHAFT TRI-HULL, 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
$2300. (863)532-8542
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


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
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home w/New tires &
New refrigerator. Asking
$3200. (561)723-1690 Okee
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
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
(863)357-3661
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


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


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
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the ciassi-


fleds.s



ATV 4 WHEELER, 260cc, like
new, rarely used. $2700
(863)763-0878
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: 30Oft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 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 Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
DODGE SHADOW '90- needs
distributor, runs good, $200
(863)944-4569
FORD ESCORT 1996: $800. or
best offer. (863)763-0039
FORD TAURUS 1998: Great
condition inside & out, load-
ed. $2400. 863-234-3470
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
mls. $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)635-096
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-
ffer. 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 driver, 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
954-646-3217
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate



for parts, have title, $500
(561)209-3875
CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400.863-763-1370
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).
$450neg. 863-697-9704
HEAD ACHE RACK: Aluminum,
for a Semi Truck. $200.
(863)763-8260
RIMS- 22", Helo Hawk, 1/5 yrs
old. Good low profile tires,
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-2230
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
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280


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


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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000075/C202
KISSIMMEE FIELD STATION RELOCATION,
PHASE 2 OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office. 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,
Florida 33406, for KIsslmmee Field Station Relocation, Phase 2, Osceola County,
FL on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely sub-
mitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Provide all labor, materials and re-
quired permits for constructing the Kissimmee/St. Cloud Field Station, Phase 2 -
Facilities Project. Work includes site work, grading, drainage, erosion control, rein-
forced concrete foundations, office/light industrial maintenance building facilities,
rounding, electrical & security systems, mechanicav/HVAC facilities, vehicle lueling
acidity, utilities, vehicle washing facility, driveway/parking surfacing, security fenc-
ing & signage. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 7, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at SFWMD Kissimmee Field Station, 80 Southl
Hoagland Blvd,, Kissimmee, FL 34741. For directions call (407) 846-5226. A site
visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by obtaining a set for
$242,00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public Is invited to attend the bid opening. Infor-
mation on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov,
189083 ON/CGS 2/1/07

NOTICE OF HEARING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
February 20, 2007 and Tuesday March 13, 2007; both will be held at 2:00 p.m. The
public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, lo-
cated at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida. For more information, contact Amanda Sewell at the Planning and Develop-
ment Department, 499 N.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
(863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Amanda Sewell, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
189968 ON 2/1,2/07

NOTICE
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will be receiving Applications from Glades
County Residents that would be interested in serving as a representative from
Glades County to the OUA Board. Applicants must be residents of Glades County
and live in the area serviced by OUA. Applications may be obtained at the OUA
Office located at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and will need to be
completed and turned back in at the same address by February 7, 2007. For
more information call the Office of the Executive Director at 863-763-9460,
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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.
863-253-2477
PU BED HARD TOP- for 98
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
fer(863)634-691 0
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


KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great, $3500 or best offer
(863)634-0949 or
(863)763-6322
-tlt aies 4 6


TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
Duty, 2 Hooks & Turn 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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 SW. 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be conduct-
ing a public sale or otherwise dispose
o1 contents of the following units to
satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad place in accordance with Florida
Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Units To Be Sold Are: Unit #
Shelley Diaz 164
Dora Gomez 101
Cathy Odom 131
Brenda Sullivan 167
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, February 10 at 8:00 AM.
The Office is located at the same ad-
dress. 863-763-5044.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken and will be refunded when unit
has been cleaned out.
188895 ON 1/25;2/1/07
LEGAL NOTICE
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
NAME UNIT #
Amy Conrad 9-46
Arisha Curtis 7-41
Chandra Gousby 6-52
Watford Harden 8-46
Chris Jung 5-18
Cindy Lambert 6-16
Sidinlo Palmeida 7-19
Henry Ploof 8-18
Debble Roth 7-18
Glenda Seager 8-47
Brian Smith 6-04
Earine Spiller 9-05
Willie Tipins 7-09
Mary Wilis 8-52
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, February 10at9:00 AM.
The office is located at Galaxy Ware-
houses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Terrace, Okee-
chobee. 863-467-2588.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale, Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken.
188888 ON 1/25;2/1/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
Is a non-profit, member-owned Water
Utility Company. We are In the pro-
cess of hiring professional under-
ground contractors that are licensed
and insured, to perform various piping
projects in our distribution system. All
interested parties should contact Jeff
Ussery at (863) 946-1300 for further
details.
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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
January 23, 2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at DOlstrict 1, State of Florida De artment of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida, Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Barlow Local Time on Thursday, February 22, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Planning Conference Room. Bidders may
obtain preliminary bid results at htto://www.dot.state.fl.us/cc-admln/. Click on
"Letting Results" and D1.
.....NOTE-.....
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DO STATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1,
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, February 14, 2007.
Plan holders list willnot be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2007.

(CONTRACT NO. EF198-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422659-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of clean-
ing and re-grading FOOT outfall ditches in various locations throughout the
District. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING
AT 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:00 AM. ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2007 IN THE
DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OF-
FICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID
DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE
PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE
EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEET-
ING. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyer,
863) 519-2762 robert.dwverOdot.state.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $500,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANSAND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1GOO-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422676-1-72-01 The work specified In this contract consists of eradi-
cation of Brazilian Pepper (Schlnus terebinthifolous) from the Doepartment's Right
of Way. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BIO MEETING BEGINNING
AT 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14. 2007 IN THE DlS-
TRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE
LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID DOCU-
MENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID
MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLA-
NATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (Ap-
prox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert.dwerdotstate.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $750,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.,
(CONTRACT NO. E1G01-RO) COUNTY: Polk (0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
414892-1-72-01 The work specified In this contract consists of Roadside Mow-
ing and Litter Removal. NOTE THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEET-
ING BEGINNING AT 1:30 RM. UNTIL 2:30 RM. ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14,
2007 IN THE DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DIS-
TRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW,
FLORIDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO
ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE
START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS
ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE
PRE-BID MEETING. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael Yencso
86) 519-43 mlc0ael.00encs d.sttelus. (Approx 365 Calendar Days)
UDGETAMOUNT $500000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mall Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559,
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
188926 ON/CGS 2/1,8/07

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-
til 2:00 p.m.. Wednesday. February 28. 2007, at which time the bids duly submit-
ted will be opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and
date specifed will not be considered.
The Work for which these proposals are to be submitted consists of the construc-
tion of an expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant from a capacity eof
1.232 MGD to a capacity ol 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
(pre-stressed concrete basin), with aerators, instrumentation and controls; modifi-
cations to existing aeration basin, clarifiers and WAS/RAS pump station; disinfection
basin and effluent pump station; residuals management facility, including pump sta-
tion, grinder, centrifrtuge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; electrical, in-
strumentatien 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 Executive Director of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thoeritNy, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221, or at the office of the
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 $375.00 for each Document plus
postage and handling. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount
paid for the Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be
provided.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday. February
4.2007 a 2:00 .m. In the Board Room of the Okeechobee Uity Authority, 10
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference Is
not required but is io 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
that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the contract and fur-
nish and pay tor the required performance and payment bonds. Failure to do so
may result in the Authority retaining the bid deposit for liquidated damages. Propo-
sals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed in-
structions as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract rice shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register. All
bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida regis-
tered agent.
The Okeechobee 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 its judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a pe-
riod not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John F Hayford, PE, Executive Director
189703 ON 1/31 -2/7/07

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
RFQ #2007-03
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to Section
287.055, F.S. hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to render professional
services for the design and construction of a stormwater pump conveyance system
project which is antlIclpted to be completed In multiple phases over an estimated
24-36 month period, pending upon availability of funding. The project is Intended
to result in the construction of an east-west conveyance to Intercept and direct
stormwater to a stormwater treatment area iSTA) prior to discharge into Lake Okee-
chobee. Professional services may include, but not be limited to planning, survey-
ing, engineering, cost estimating, bidding, inspection and related services. The
successful firm shall also be responsible for assisting the county with acquisition of
easements required for construction of the project as may be required.
Phase 1 of this project must commence on or about April 1,2007 and will consist
of the following elements:
Preparation of feasibility/conceptual design plan, route survey and final report.
Inquiries and/or requests fo0 additional Information should be directed to the County
Administrator's office at (863) 763-6441.
Offers to provide the services described herein shall include a letter of transmittal re-
questing that the firm be certified as qualified to provide the required professional
services, organizational profile and qualifications, public entity crime affidavit, SF
330 and related data.
Firms shall submit an original and 10 copies of Its proposal to provide the required
professional services for this project. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed en-
closure bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words "PROPOSAL
FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR STORMWATER PUMP CONVEYANCE SYS-
TEM" by 4:00 p.m.'local time on February 21, 2007 at the Old County Courthouse,
Attn: George Long, County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. Proposals received after the date and time specified will not be considered.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive
technical errors and Informalities, and to accept the proposal which, In Its judgment,
best serves the public Interest.
Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flonrda
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board o County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
190250 ON 2/1/07


Community Events


Northern Friends Day is planned
The Browns will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10:30
a.m. at the Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441
S.E., in celebration of Northern Friends Appreciation Day.
Following the concert there will be dinner on the grounds.
Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical
series to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series
is called An Evening with the Composer, and will feature
composers who are known for their contributions to the
musical theater. All programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7
p.m. in the library meeting room at 206 S.W. 16th St. The
program schedule is: Tuesday, Feb. 6, will highlight Irving
Berlin; and, Feb 13 will feature Noel Coward. This series is a
combination of informative lecture and pleasurable listen-
ing and is free and open to the public..

Diabetes discussion slated fro Feb. 7
A discussion on diabetes will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7,
by Dr. Leland M. Heller beginning at 6 p.m. at .1713 U.S. 441
N., Suite E. The discussion will be on how to treat diabetes
successfully. For information, call (863) 467-8771.

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

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

Ministry hosts special speaker
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Feb: 8, at
the Palmdale Community Building on the corner of Fifth and
Main for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. and gospel music and
the word at 7 p.m. The word will be brought this month by
David Miller of LaBelle. Also joining us will be the praise and
worship team from the Freedom Fellowship Ministries of
LaBelle.

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

Church will host The Greenes
Southern gospel group The Greenes from Boone, N.C.,
will be in concert Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at Treasure Island
Baptist Church 4209 U.S. 441 S.E. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Library to host 'Legendary Florida'
On Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 N.W. 16th St., will host artist Jackson Walker and
historian Gary Mormino in their presentation "Legendary
Florida," which is based upon Mr. Walker's series of paint-
ings by the same name. This series of paintings, part of the
collection of the DeLand Museum of Art, depicts 400 years of
Florida's history. Mr. Walker will present the paintings from
an artistic standpoint while Dr. Mormino will comment
upon their historical significance. This program is sponsored
by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public.

Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property locat-
ed in Florida's Heartland Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. This free event includes boats trips, native Flori-
da wildlife, Cracker Cowboy poet Hank Mattson and Florida
history poster contest winners. Snacks and drinks can be
purchased from local Scouts, or bring your own picnic
lunch. The Pearce Homestead is located on the corner of
U.S. 98 and C.R..721. The event is coordinated by Florida
Center of Environmental Studies in partnership with Family
Lands Remembered. For information, call (863) 462-0025.

Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4
until 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and eat-in or take out is available.
Tickets will be available at the door or by calling Matt at
(863) 357-9992, Rick at (863) 763-5210 or the Lodge at (863)
763-1610. The event is open to the public.

Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity
on Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply,
3371 U.S. 441 S., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call the Habitat
office at (863) 357-1371 and leave a message to make
arrangements to pick up donations. The deadline to receive
donations is Feb. 10.

Church hosting steak dinner
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W
28th St., will present "Cupid's Cafe" a romantic candlelit
steak dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11 per per-
son. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 11. Childcare will
be provided. For information, call (863) 763-3519.

Church hosts gospel group
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W
28th St., will present Southern gospel group The Perrys in
concert on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.

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


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

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


Coalition plans provider meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin anc
Okeechobee Counties will hold a provider meeting or
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Health Department, 1728 N. W. Ninth St.

Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin anc
Okeechobee Counties will hold an advisory council meeting
on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon at Okeechobee Healtd
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth St.

Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce wil
hold their general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb
14, starting at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S
Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763.
6464.

Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accept-
ing applications for the opportunity to partner to help builc
and purchase a family's first home. The applicant must be z
legal resident of Okeechobee County, have suffered damage
during the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005, qualify within the
income.limits set by Habitat and the HHRP and meet othei
requirements. Applications are available in the waiting
room of the Habitat's local office. Return the complete
application no later than Friday, Feb. 16. You should call foi
an appointment to drop the application off, or mail the
application to: Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County
Inc. 1600B S.W Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If yoL
have any questions call the office at (863) 357-1371 leave
your name and phone number and your call will be
returned.

Trailriders' plans February horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has beer
cancelled. The series will be a nine-month series this yeai
due to the outbreak of Rhinopneumonitis. The first show
date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts at 2 p.m. and the saddle
series at 4 p.m. Information can be found at www.Biglake.
trailriders.com.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's commu
nity outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12
from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is
open to all interested parties. For information, call Va
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462.
5000 ext. 273.


BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, wil
host their third annual car show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from
a.m. until 1 p.m. Variety of trophies will be awarded. There
will be a grilled lunch and baked goods for sale. For informa.
tion call (863) 467-7604 or (863) 634-8964; or, visit their web.
site at www.buckheadridgechristianchurch.com.

Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big
Lake Hospice, 3154 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863i
763-0707.

Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussior
Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 20E
S.W. 16th St. The group's schedule is: Feb 22 "My Family
and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell; March 22 "Barefool
Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child" by Elva Hart; April 26 "The
Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" by Gordon Wood
May 24 "Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by Susan Vreeland; and
June 21 "Howard's End" by E.M. Forester. For information
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
has scheduled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament
The doubles tournament will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m
Singles divisions will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11
a.m. There will be cash prizes for each division. Entrance
fees are $20 for each team (doubles) and $10 for each in the
single division. Tournament rules can be picked up at the
First United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863,'
763-4021 or (863) 447-2715.

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

Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
will hold a concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. pre-
sented by A New Song International. The group is made up
of members from Chile, Hungary and Romania and will be
in their national dress while singing and playing tradition
instruments during the first half of the concert. The second
half will focus on the tremendous way God has been work.
ing in their country and the challenges of being a witness fol
the Lord.

KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored
by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be
held Friday, March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S .
441 S. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

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

Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historica
Society building on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from
a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission will be a $3 donation at the door
Tickets are available for a donated quilt by calling (863) 357.
0166, or (863) 467-2473 and at the Historical building or
Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion or
crime prevention for seniors at their Tuesday, March 6
breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the


Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The program will be
presented by Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the region
director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Floride
Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to not onl)
inform seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in dispute,
of overcharging, scams and other problems that confront
them. The public is invited. Non-members should make E
reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.

Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday
March 10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will alsc
be held in Flagler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will continue
on Sunday, March 11. For information, call (863) 763-6464.


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applicatlon(s) for permit have been received for projects) In Okeechobee County:
Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has sub-
mited Application 061227-23 for renewal of Water Use Permit 47-00004-W for a
public water supply to service 18800 acres. The water will be withdrawn from Lake
Okeechobee andthe project is located In Sections 4,15, Townships 37,38 South,
Range 38 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the appli-
cation by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environmen-
tal Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but
such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the
date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report ube requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after re-
viewingthe staff report,
188760 ON 2/1/07


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