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Vol. 98 No. 36


Monday, February 5, 2007


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Dike a priority
in levee program
Jacksonville The Her-
bert Hoover Dike, a 70 year-
pld, 140-mile-long earthen
dam surrounding Lake Okee-
chobee in south Florida, has
been named by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers as a
"Levee of Maintenance Con-
cern." "This is an important
step in our ongoing process to
strengthen Herbert Hoover
Dike (HHD)," said Colonel
Paul L. Grosskruger, com-
mander of the Corps' Jack-
sonville District. "We are com-
mitted to ensuring the safety
and peace of mind of the
thousands of residents in lake-
side communities. The fact
that the HHD is receiving
attention through our national
levee safety program rein-
forces the high priority that the
Corps of Engineers has placed
on providing this protection."
Page 2

What is this
mystery plant?
- Several office visitors
recently brought us a new
Mystery plant to identify.
Imagine a fist-sized fruit grow-
ing on a vine and a picture will
emerge in your mind of this
mystery plant. Since it has
been brought in by a couple of
visitors, its time to break out
the plant ID books and find
out what we can about this
aggressive vine-like weed.
Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 660
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.61 feet


- Lake level (IA.
LastYear:
15.21 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Camo Day: Way to go, Central!


S.. keechobee News/Pete Gawda
Everyone got in the spirit for Camo Day at Central Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 2.
Students were allowed to dress in camouflage clothing because they earned 10,000
accelerated reader points. Staff members even participated. In the front row, left to right,
were students Jesse Monde, Brian Bishop, Anabely Munoz, Royce Arnold and Ruben
Bustos. Staff members in the second row were, left to right, Elmo Urbina, migrant advo-
cate, Cathy VIkojan, aide, Janeth Perdomo, secretary, Ginger Dreher, health aide, Peggy
Friend, aide, and Randy Paulson, principal.


Because they have earned 10,000 accelerated reading points, students at Central Ele-
mentary School were allowed to dress in camouflage clothing on Friday, Feb. 2. Dress-
ing for the occasion are, left to right, Michael Shablom, Matthew Bass, Nolan Carpenter
and Jesus Yanez.


Horse lovers adopt


horses and burros


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
For a lucky number of Okee-
chobee folks and folks who
came from Volusia and Orange
Counties, among other places,
the ownership of an American
legend became a reality Satur-
day. These folks adopted a mus-
tang or burro from the Federal
Bureau of Land Management
(BLM). Horses were brought to
the U.S. by the Spaniards in the
1500s. Now with limited ranges,
the horses are limited in number
by these adoptions. These adop-
tions, held all over the country
give American horse lovers a
chance to own a piece of history.
Eighty-four horses and 23
burros, mostly young horses a
year or two old went up for auc-
tion. Among the stars of the auc-
tion were two mother and baby


burro pairs.
Sally Miles, from Ocala, came
as a volunteer for the BLM. She
owns nine burros and five mus-
tangs and belongs to the Mus-
tang and Burro Club.
"Many people are afraid to
own a jack (male burro) but I
have a father and son who were
picked up in San Bernadino
Calif. We show them in halter
classes, costume classes and
other events," she said.
Linda Grantham of the SSS
Cattle Company near Vero
Beach bought a pair of burros.
"It's just for fun," she grinned.
Megan Mullin, age 15, of
Okeechobee, was thrilled
beyond words with her pur-
chase of a dun filly.
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Dike a priority in levee safety program


Jacksonville The Herbert
Hoover Dike, a 70 year-old, 140-
mile-long earthen dam surround-
ing Lake Okeechobee in south
Florida, has been named by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a
"Levee of Maintenance Concern."
"This is an important step in our
ongoing process to strengthen Her-
bert Hoover Dike (HHD)," said
Colonel Paul L. Grosskruger, com-
mander of the Corps' Jacksonville
District. "We are committed to
ensuring the safety and peace of
mind of the thousands of residents
in lakeside communities. The fact
that the HHD is receiving attention
through our national levee safety
program reinforces the high priori-
ty that the Corps of Engineers has
placed on providing this protec-
tion."
Jacksonville District representa-
tives reaffirmed during a telephone
conference held today the meas-
ures currently under way to
address Herbert Hoover Dike sta-
bility. Today, the dike's flood pro-
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Lake Okeechobee water levels do
not exceed 17 feet. Lake levels are
closely monitored, and a regula-
tion schedule prescribes releases
of water from the lake when neces-
sary, to maintain dike stability as
well as ecosystem and estuarine
health.
As Everglades restoration proj-
ects are built and become opera-
tional, thus increasing water stor-
age capacity and the ability to
move and treat water when need-
ed, the lake's regulation schedule
will change. An interim regulation
schedule is currently under devel-
opment, providing water man-
agers with the ability to manage
the lake at safer and healthier levels
year-around and enter the hurri-
cane season with a lake level of 12
feet. The interim schedule is antici-
pated for implementation this
summer.
Because the dike is an earthen
structure, made of porous materi-
als like sand, rock, and much
dredged from the lake bottom, it
does allow some water to seep


through. This is a normal, expected
condition called seepage. Howev-
er, when the seeping water also
carries particles of the materials
from the structure, referred to as
piping or internal erosion, the
structure is weakened and
becomes vulnerable, particularly
when the water levels in the lake
are high. At a lake level of 21 feet,
we know the dike would likely fail,
possible in multiple locations.
Our ongoing inspection, main-
tenance and repair program gives
us the capability to address piping
issues swiftly and effectively. How-
ever, in order to ensure a much
stronger and more stable Herbert
Hoover Dike, Jacksonville District
has also implemented a major
rehabilitation project, approved in
2000, to strengthen the dike. This
rehabilitation project includes fill-
ing the toe ditch on the outside
slope of the dike and the construc-
tion of a non-porous cutoff wall
inside the current walls of the dike.
Work began on the first of eight
sections of the dike in December


2005, but was temporarily halted,
to allow time for a reevaluation of
the design, to apply lessons
learned following Hurricane Katri-
na's devastation of the hurricane
protection levees in New Orleans,
and to ensure the highest levels of
stability for Herbert Hoover Dike.
Jacksonville District continues
to work closely with local officials
of lakeside communities, provide
them with inundation maps and
other information useful in their
emergency planning. "While all
risk cannot be eliminated totally,"
said Grosskruger, "knowing the
condition of the levee and the risk
associated with living or working
behind it is a critical factor. Safety,
home and security are among the
most basic human needs; that's
why we have always been and
will continue to be unrelenting in
our efforts to ensure Herbert
Hoover Dike's stability for many,
many more years and to keep the
community informed every step of
the way."


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News Briefs

S.O.S. group will meet
LORIDA S.O.S. Florida Lakes, Inc. (Saving Our Source6f"
Florida Lakes) will hold an open meeting at the Lorida Civic Center
at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8.
An open bass fishing tournament for members and non-mem-
bers will b e held on Lake Jackson in Sebring on March 3 from safe
light until noon. The entry fee is $25 and can be paid at the ramp '
An Istokpoga team tournament will be held on Saturday, Feb.
17, from safe light until 2:30 p.m. The entry fee is $100 and can te
paid at the boat ramp. The tournament will be fished out of tie
county park on U.S. 98 n Lorida.
For information, contact www.sos-floridalakes.org.

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the
coming weeks. I!
These scheduled events include: Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Champi-
ons Florida Barrel Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee Coufity
Fair; March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale;
and, May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally. :
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

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

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 dtrr-
ing the fair. Midnight Madness tickets will be available on Marchlv9, -
10, 16 and 17. This provides the purchaser the ability to ride frdm .
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-
concert. 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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A look at the victims of the deadly Florida storm


The following is a look at some
of the 20 victims of the killer storm
that spawned at least three torna-
dos in central Florida on Friday. The
names, ages and details have been
confirmed by family members,
sheriff's officials and medical
examiners.
Brittany May, 17, died when a
tree crashed into her bedroom and
crushed her, said Lisa May, the girl's
stepmother.
Brittany May loved reading, ani-
mals and children and had dreams
of working in the medical field, her
stepmother said. She attended
Leesburg High School and had
three siblings.
The family has established a
memorial fund and is trying to
cope with the loss, but hasn't
decided upon funeral arrange-
mentsyet.
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May said. "I'm going to speak for
her mother, and me and her father.
This is the hardest thing that any of
us will have to do."
Retired school bus driver
Jamie Wright, 55, and her
boyfriend Donald Lamond, 49,
were killed when a tornado
reduced their Lake Mack home to
rubble, scraps of wood and twisted
metal.
The couple ran a produce busi-
ness and were happy on the lake
with their new, slower paced life in
the country.
"She was talking about how she
loved living on the lake. She
opened a fruit stand. She was just
real happy to be here," said her
son, Bryan McKiness, 31, who flew
down from Chicago after hearing
of the storms. He didn't know his
mother had died until he arrived.
"We survived Hurricane
Andrew in Homestead and it
looked just like this," McKiness said


Saturday as he collected memen-
tos from the mess that was once
his mother's home. "Mom said
she'd had enough of hurricanes so
she moved here. She was tickled to
death about it. She was learning so
much about fruit. She was enjoy-
ing the good life."
The woman's daughter, Sonya
McKiness, 33, of Homestead, said
the couple was sleeping in the bed,
side by side.
Two sets of relatives died in
the Cooter Pond Road area of Lake
Mack, according to the Lake Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office.
Donnie Downing, 48, his wife
Carla, 45, and their son, David
Downing, 15, were killed as they
rode out the tornado.
Nearby, Billy Nolan, 40, and
his 7-year-old son Jacob Nolan,
also were killed by the tornado.
No further details were immedi-
ately available.
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she said. "And I love horses.. I'm in
both 4-H Bits and Spurs and FFA
(Future Farmers of America) and
I'm so excited." Her mom, Bob-
bie Gainer, agreed.
"I'll be taking two horses
home with me. I ride them for
pleasure," said Keith Woods of
northwestern Okeechobee Coun-
ty. 'I'd say it usually takes about
four months to gentle them, then
eight, nine months to a year to
make them a safe ride."
Larry Bedwell, who lives "up
on the prairie" in far northwestern


Okeechobee County, bought a
yearling and a burro to add to his
horses.
"I just like having them," he
said. "We ride, but mostly I just
like having them."
The next scheduled adoption
in Florida will be May 12 13,
2007. The BLM notes that sched-
ules are "tentative" and advise
checking back with the local
office confirm dates 1-866-4mus-
tangs. Online information is avail-
able at www.wildhorseandbur-
ro.blm.gov/
There is also a local club,
South Florida Mustang Club at
http://www.'mustangs.com.
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resident of Sunshine Mobile Home
Park in Lady Lake. The St. Peters-
burg Times reported Halvorson
was a retired cosmetologist from
Gaylord, Mich.
Patricia Devere, 66, was a resi-
dent of Lady Lake.
Mary MacKinnon, 66, died in
Paisley.
Bernice Marshall, 87, died in
Lady Lake. Records show she also
lived in Whitfield, N.H.
Doris Gantner, 81, died in
Lady Lake.
Charles Gordon, 20, died in
Lady Lake.
Clarence Clarkson, 92, died in
Lady Lake.
Ashleigh Flynn, 9, died in Pais-
ley.
Sarah Flynn, 35, died in Pais-
ley.
Sandra Sue Baysinger, 58,
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ByDanCulbert
"Extension Horticulture Agent
Several office visitors recently
.,brought us a new mystery plant to
identify. Imagine a fist-sized fruit
. growing on a vine and a picture
' willl emerge in your mind of this
.-iystery plant. Since it has been
'brought in by a couple of visitors,
its time to break out the plant ID
books and find out what we can
Sahnout this aggressive vinp-like


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weed Vine has now spread to the
Okeechobee region.
Looking at
Latex Vines


weed. Milkweed Vines are perennial,
With its bleeding white sap, fra- so frost-free years can result in
* ..grant flowers, an unusual fungal more severe weed growth. The
herbicide, several references to leaves grow in pairs on the stems,
-.; utterfly gardening, and a bit of and they have a grey-green color
1940's wartime history, today's col- because of a slight fuzzy texture.
umn will have a lot of interesting Leaves on vigorous new growth
tales to tell about the Milkweed have heart-shaped foliage and can
Vine. be nearly 5 inches in size. Howev-
er, leaves produced on older vines
A Weedy Invader. have a pointy tip with a broader
This native of Argentina and base, and are usually smaller in
Paraguay was first described in size.
1838 A fast growing vine in central Damaging the stem, leaves or
SSouth America, it climbed over fruit will result in the plant bleeding
shrubs and trees and was found in a white milky sap, typical of the
thickets throughout those coun- milkweeds. This gives rise to
tries. The Florida Department of another common name for this
agriculture e states that Milkweed plant, the Latex Vine.
. Vine (Morrenia odorata) was first Flowers of the Milkweed Vine
. reported here in Florida in 1957. It are greenish while and small. They
,was first found in a citrus grove in. appear on mature vines inr, the mid-
'Orlando, apparently from seed' summer. A dose look at 'the flow-
from an ornamental planting ers shows five small petals They
somewhere nearby. Milkweed have a fragrance that reminds
Vine continues as a difficult weed sormeof vanilla.
.,to manage in both groves, road- In late summer to tall, the fruit
sides, and in urban areas on fences grow into large seedpods. To some
-'. and ornamental plants. It lo6ks like a papaya or a chayote
The first infestation furnished- squash, others think it is more avo-
_the seed to start many new infesta-" cado-like in shape. Mature pods
'tions and began the spread of this measure 5 to 6 inches long and 3 to
. pest. The Florida range is reported. 4 Inches wide. They are green until
'from Marion County south to Ma-- rioe, then turn somewhat yellow,
'-tin and Sarasola counties. While fan, or brown, and will split open.
-,.confirmed reports are lacking in Inside the pod are hundreds of
-'Okeechobee and Glades counties, black seeds. Each seed has a bun-
our recent visitors show that Milk- die of white fibrous material, the


milkweed floss, which is also
called "coma". This fluff is
designed to get the seed airborne
when the pod splits open, taking
this battalion of seed to new areas
for the vine to invade.
De-vine control
Vines compete with the tree or
shrub for light and can shade the
entire canopy if left uncontrolled.
By controlling vines, plant vigor is
maintained, yields are often higher,
and harvesting operations are
improved.
Most vines are easier to control
with herbicides when they are
young seedlings. If they reach into
the tree canopy, they blend into the
foliage and make it hard to use her-
bicides. Careful application of non-
selective herbicides like glyphosate
can kill small vines if the spray is
kept off desirable plants. But for
mature vines this will be difficult.
There is a unique product devel-
oped to control milkweed vines in
citrus groves. The product is a "bio-
logical" herbicide a solution of a
fungal disease (Phytophthora
palmivora) is sprayed on young
vines and reduces this offending
weed in citrus groves. Its name is
easy to remember: De-Vine!
Because-thi-disease can hurt cer-
tain other crops, the label limits the
use of this product to groves in
Polk, Hillsborough, Pasco, Lake,
and Orange counties.
Caterpillars
and Fluffy Stuff
As this is a ltilkweed plant, it
will support the growth of larval
Monarch caterpillars However,
reports from butterfly gardeners
suggest that Monarchs would
much prefer to use native milk-
weeds as a food sources rather
than this exotic plant.


UF/IFAS/Dan Culbert
Full-sized fruit from the Milkweed Vine measure about 5 inches long, and will be filled with


hundreds of seed and fluffy "coma".
Returning to the office visitors home hobbyist that could try using
that brought us this weed, one the "coma" for homemade cush-
recalled something about milk- ions, but be sure that seed will not
weeds and the war efforts of the be released into the environment.
1940s. I found afew interesting ref- I've placed photos and links to
erences to national collection pro- more information on our Okee
grams where people would collect chobee web page, http://okee-
milkweed for the floss. At that time, chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need
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Community Events

Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Satur-
day, 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.
Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property located in
Florida's Heartland Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 am. until 2 p.m. This
free event includes boats trips, native Florida wildlife, Cracker Cow-
boy 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 cor-
ner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721. The event is coordinated by Florida Cen-
ter 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 avail-
able 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.
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 person. 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.
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Genealogical Society meeting is planned
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday, Feb.
12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
The meeting is open to anyone wishing to trace their ancestry.
Beginners and experienced genealogists as well as visitors are wel-
come. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to all interested
parties. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.
OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch
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 Monday, 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 information, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.




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Guest Commentary


Earned income credit benefits everyone


By Alex Sink
Florida's Chief Financial Officer
As we gather our W-2s and
1099s and prepare to file our
taxes, we should all take some
time to learn about the Earned
Income Tax Credit (EITC).
An estimated 350,000 working
Floridians may be eligible for the
tax credit, and 20 percent or more
of those may not know they could
get back possibly thousands of
dollars.
This could be one of your
employees, a neighbor or a mem-
ber of your church who may des-
perately need the relief, and you
could make a difference. You
would also be helping Florida's
economy because this is taxpay-


ers' money; it doesn't belong to
the government.
The EITC applies to taxpayers
whose incomes are below
$38,348 for families with two or
more children, $34,001 for indi-
viduals with one child and
$14,120 for individuals who have
no children.
Consumers can visit
http://www.irs.gov/ and search
"Earned Income Tax Credit" to
find out more and determine if
they qualify.
To qualify, taxpayers must
meet certain requirements and
must file a tax return, even if they
did not earn enough money to be
obligated to file a tax return.
There are many free tax prepara-
tion sites throughout Florida, and


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
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 Skin-
ner 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.
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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technolo-
gy and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 Churcht, 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.


you can find one by calling 1-800-
829-1040.
In addition to filing an EITC
claim for the most recent tax year,
eligible Floridians can go back
three years to claim prior refunds.
And, the IRS says that in most
cases EITC payments will not be
used to determine eligibility for
most assistance programs,
including Medicaid, Supplemen-
tal Security Income (SSI) and food
stamps.
We all should be doing any-
thing we can to help put money
back in the hands of eligible,
hard-working taxpayers so they
can take advantage of Florida's
boundless opportunities. This is
money that could be used to pay
down debt, make a down pay-


ment on a home, or open a col-
lege fund or shop at your busi-
ness.
Let's all learn more about this
valuable program and help our
neighbors and our state thrive and
grow.

Editor's Note: As a statewide
elected officer of the Florida Cabi-
net, Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink oversees the Department of
Financial Services, a multi-divi-
sion state agency responsible for
management of state funds and
unclaimed property, assisting
consumers who request informa-
tion and help related to financial
services, and investigating finan-
cial fraud. CFO Sink also serves
as the State Fire Marshall.


Community Events

Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E.
Second St., and will continue through Feb. 11. Display booths
will be available in the Legion Hall. For information, call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
BHR church plans revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road, will hold
revival services Monday, Feb. 5, through Wednesday, Feb. 7,
nightly at 7 p.m. Reverend Winston Roberts, pastor of Blackjack
Baptist Church in Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There will be
special music each service. For information, call (863) 763-7532.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical
series to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is
called An Evening with the Composer, and will feature com-
posers who are known for their contributions to the musical the-
ater. All programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the
library meeting room at 206 S.W 16th St. The program schedule
is: Tuesday, Feb. 6, will highlight Irving Berlin; and, Feb 13 will
feature Noel Coward. This series is a combination of informative
lecture and pleasurable listening and is free and open to the
public.
Diabetes discussion slated for 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 success-
fully. 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 Les-
ley Diehl at (863) 763-2074 or Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory
board will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to board members. For information, call Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Children's council will meet Feb. 8
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at
5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office at 700 S.W Second Ave. Marvin Wherrell of
the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners is a
member of the Children's Services Council and will be partici-
pating in this meeting.
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 Smorgasbord in Plaza
Square, Sebring. The Manatee Room will open at 10 a.m. for fel-
lowship with lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price for lunch for
seniors is approximately $7 which includes tax. Bring a
stamped, self-addressed legal size envelope for the 2008 mail-
ing. For information, call Don or Shirley Swan at (813) 684-1636.
Hospice yard sale benefits patients
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on 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 information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Information meeting on adoption planned
The Children's Home Society, Hibiscus Children's Center, will
hold an informational meeting Friday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 until
5:30 p.m. about fostering and/or adopting children who need a
loving home. The meeting will be held in Building B at IRCC's
Dixon Hendry Camps, room 108. The professionals will be there
to discuss the steps and procedures. Pat McCoy, principal at
North Elementary School, will be there to share her personal
experiences.
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 paintings by the same
name. This series of paintings,. part of the collection of the
DeLand Museum of Art, depicts 400 years of Florida's history.
Mr. Walker will present the paintings from an artistic standpoint
while Dr. Mormino will comment upon their historical signifi-
cance. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
Valentine's dinner, dance planned
The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa's Church is sponsor-
ing a St. Valentine's dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the
Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Building behind the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78. The social will begin a 6 p.m.
The meal will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by live
music. Tickets are $18 per person and can be obtained by calling
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Doug Vest (left) and his wife Sandy Vest (middle) of Pogey's Restaurant accepted awards
of appreciation from Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. co-founder Charlie Hays (right) last Friday
Charlie Hays (left) and Bill Hays (right), co-founders of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass evening at the club's annual banquet. The club presented the awards to Mr. and Mrs. Vest
fishing club presented Margaret Helton (center) of Garrard's Bait and Tackle, with a cer- for their generosity in opening their restaurant after hours every month for club meetings;
tificate of appreciation for her continued support of the club throughout the year. The pres- allowing the club to hold their annual banquet at the restaurant and their continued sup-
entation was made last Friday evening during the club's annual banquet. port of the teen fishing club.


Tennis benefit tournament


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Mike Costopoulos (far left) and Donna Helton (far right) presented the Doubles, Division
"A" championship trophies to Jeremy Ellis (second from left) and Dave Ellis (second from
right) following the fifth annual Okeechobee High School tennis team benefit tournament
last weekend at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.


Mike Costopoulos (far left) and Donna Helton (second from right) of Costopoulos & Hel-
ton, PA. presented the Men's Doubles, Division "B" championship trophies to Darrell
Ferneau (second from left) and Travis Forde (far right) following the fifth annual Okee-
chobee High School tennis team benefit tournament last weekend at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.


Donna Helton (center) presented the Mixed Doubles, Division "A" championship trophies
to Jeremy Ellis (left) and Kim Ellis (right) following the fifth annual Okeechobee High
School tennis team benefit tournament last weekend at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.


Donna Helton (right) of Costopoulos & Helton, P.A. presented the Mixed Doubles, Divi-
sion "B" championship trophies to Don Ehlen (left) and Helene Harvey (middle) follow-
ing the fifth annual Okeechobee High School tennis team benefit tournament last week-
end at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.


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6 BUSINESS The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 5,2007


WM makes donation to schools


Waste Management is a plat-
inum sponsor of the Okeechobee
Education Foundation's Achieving
Excellence Campaign. This $2500
donation will support the cam-
paign's focus on Teacher Mini-
Grants as well as student scholar-
ships. Thanks to supporters of the
Achieving Excellence Campaign,
eight local teachers were recently
awarded $500 Mini-Grants to carry-
out proposed special projects in
their classrooms. The Achieving
Excellence Campaign also helps
fund one scholarship each year for
the Take Stock in Children and
Grow Our Own Scholarship pro-
grams through IRCC. The first
Achieving Excellence campaign
year was 2005-2006; it raised
$9400. For more information on
the Okeechobee Education Foun-
dation or its Achieving Excellence
Campaign, contact Sharon Vinson
at the County School Board office.


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Linda Syfrett, (right) president of the Okeechobee Education
Foundation receives a contribution from Waste Management
community outreach representative Jenny Pung for the
Foundation's Achieving Excellence Campaign.


Business aims to beautify garages


OKEECHOBEE When the
2004 hurricanes left local husband
and wife Louis and Joelle Bocca-
bella surrounded by destruction,
little did they know that the hor-
rendous experience would lead
them to a new and exciting busi-
ness opportunity. After suffering
severe damage to their home, one
of the remodeling projects they
needed was garage renovation
and hence their relationship with
HouseWall Garage System was
born. Three years later, Louis and
Joelle are eager to introduce the
first HouseWall Garage System in
Okeechobee County a unique
new business that transforms
unsightly cluttered garages into
classy, organized havens for cars
and storage of sports, lawn-care
and other household equipment
and items.
HouseWall Garage System
servicing Okeechobee County
began offering its services on Jan.
1 and it is the eighth national loca-
tion and the fifth location to open
in Florida. With 92 percent of all
homes having garages, Louis
acknowledges the potential and
demand for the niche garage
remodeling and organization serv-
ice. And with insurance claims
reaching more than $1 billion in


recent years for vehicle damage,
an increasing number of con-
sumers are recognizing the need
to get organized so they can put
the vehicles back in the protection
of their garage.
"The garage often comprises
up to 20 percent of a home's
square footage. Teaching home-
owners how to utilize that space
and to get their cars back into the
garage is at the core of the House-
Wall concept," said Joelle. "Our
goal is to help Okeechobee County
homeowners learn to appreciate
and utilize the garage as another
well-cared for aspect of their
household."
Utilizing signature paneling,
flooring and customized cabinetry
and shelving, House Wall special-
ists have turned hundreds of clut-
tered, unsightly garages into organ-
ized extensions of a home that
owners are proud to show off. The
company develops designs that
provide ample storage for sporting,
landscape and other equipment
and items, while leaving -generous
space for vehicles. HouseWall's
water-resistant, signature paneling
with a grooved surface provides a
way for a variety of items such as
sporting equipment, gardening
tools, old collectibles, etc. to be


organized and off the floor with
hooks, shelves, racks and steel-
reinforced cabinets.
HouseWall also installs durable
and stain-resistant flooring that
adds to the aesthetic value, making
the garage feel more like an exten-
sion of the home. Garage renova-
tions, ranging from $900 to
$23,000 are customized to suit the
customer's individual needs and
are backed by a lifetime warranty.
"The garage was invented for a
reason," said HouseWall Garage
System Founder and CEO Michael
Dagen. "It doesn't make sense for
a few thousand dollars worth of
'stuff' to clutter the garage when a
$60,000 vehicle is left outside,
exposed to hail, hurricanes, torna-
does and other elements that
depreciate its value."
About HouseWall Garage Sys-
tem: HouseWall Garage System
was founded in Miami in 2002 by
Michael Dagen who began fran-
chising the concept in Feb. 2006.
HouseWall Garage System is build-
ing its rapidly growing niche busi-
ness on people learning to appre-
ciate and utilize the garage as
another well cared for aspect of
their household. For more infor-
mation call (722) 466-0811 or visit
www.HouseWall.com.


Briefs


American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for volunteers to be a part
of our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle at the
American Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a


difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is current-


ly seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Center offers
parenting classes
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on Mon-
days from 7 until 8 p.m. at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W
28th St. The school is located
across the street from Osceola
Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres IIl.
Movie times for Friday, Feb.
2, through Thursday, Feb. 8, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"The Queen" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "The Good Shep-
herd" (R) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Stomp the
Yard"(PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


CAT, recently groomed, call to
describe. (863)357-3225
DOG- Black, Medium mixed
breed, Male, Eagle Bay or
SW section. (863)357-3225
DOGS (2) Both Brown...Found
in Fort Drum area on 2/1st.
Contact Animal Control of
.Okeechobee 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.
TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. South
West Okeechobee.
(863)763-4004


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SIBERIAN HUSKY- Male, Mi-
cro chip. On 1/18 North La-
Belle. REWARD if found.
(863)612-5284


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
HONDA 350: 4 wheeler. Old,
but good for parts, Freel You
pick up. (863)675-4912
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


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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 tGuiSecure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
ALUMINUM INSTALLER:
Experienced only need apply:
Hoss & Son Best Aluminum
8675 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
863-467-7003
ASST MANAGER FOR
RV PARK
Help with managing the RV
park year round. Help with
- lawn maintenance. Irrigation..
Keeping park facilities clean
& neat. Basic maintenance
skills A+, Must be people
friendly. Great opportunity for
retired couple with no chil-
dren. For inq call
(863)763-4747
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
Needed: Southeast,
No touch freight. 2 yrs.
vaifable CDL exp. Company
Drivers get: Sign on, Fuel,
Safety, & Mileage Bonus.
Call RF Hester at
1-800-523-1369
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR,
FINISH GRADER/DOZER
OPERATOR. Good pay &
benefits. Call 772-528-8661
FRONT DESK
for medical office.
Full Time. Fax resume
to 863-357-4539.


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ground floor of a great card-
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-
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NEEDED:
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person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
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Housekeeping
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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 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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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
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.


CLASS A CDL DRIVER
& GENERAL LABORERS
Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee
Local Real Estate Co.: Seeks
Part / Full Time Office Person.
Computer, People & Telephone
Skills a MUST 863-467-2100
MARSHAL ARTS
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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area, use caution.


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Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Dependable& hardworking.
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
App~ance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Buiding Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
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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
CARRIER PURON- New, 1.5
ton. Cools/Heats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
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
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620


JELLY CUPBOARD, Oak,
NICE, must see! $350 or
best offer. (863)675-8182 '
SECRETARY DESK, Mahoga-
ny, serpentine, slant front. Ball
& claw feet w/key. $750 or
best offer. (863)675-8182
WOOD HIGHCHAIR- Needs
some refinishing and 1
spring, $40 (863)824-0512


COMBO DASH WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
new! $125. (863)763-2747
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
(863)763-2747
REFRIGERATOR- Stainless
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
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, 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



ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$25. (863)467-6868 or
(863)467-6868


CINDER BLOCKS- approxi-
mately 1000 blocks. Asking
$1000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
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
for 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

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Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
White, in frame, new, never
used, 71x76. $385
(863)634-5236
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
(863)697-2032
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 gall 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'


BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
COWBOY BOOTS: Ladies 8 -
8.5, rattle snake skin. Paid
$350, asking $70.
863-467-6060


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'PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863)635-6677


WHEAT PENNIES: 65 Rows,
1920-1950's. $195 for all,
will sep. (863)936-2700


COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125: (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 al or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
(863)467-5052


COMPUTER PRINTER- Dell
A920, All-In-One. Prints,
Copies, Scans & Faxes. Like
new. $40. (863)357-3779
DELL Pill COMPUTER, XP
.Home Plus, $149.
(863)843-0158
DELL PIV COMPUTER, XP
PRO, plus extras, $299.
(863)843-0158
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400.863-357-2863


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.
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400.863-357-2233
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
keechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1325
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
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
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


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- Remidgton model 700,
SPS Stainless. 7mm Rem-
ington magnum. $500.
(863)357-3128



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,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
25 will sep. 863-357-2863
HOME INTERIOR, Still in box-
es, large assortment of items.
All for $80, will separate. Call
for details. (863)763-0669
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


NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby & crucifix on nugget. Like
new $800 Firm.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area.


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


POWER CHAIR- Jazzy 1103
Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
(828)508-0356
WHEELCHAIR- Brand new
Scooter. Pd. $5500. Asking
$2500. (863)675-3107
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
condition. $500.
(863)467-0043


CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650.863-697-9704
ICE MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
KM500. $1500.
(863)697-6547
LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new,
valued at $370, sell $200
will sep. (863)665-9226


ISpecial Noticle


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
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 scraps. $650.
(305)282-8561LaBelle
MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
(863)467-8607
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350,
863-673-5159
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
(239)707-4068


JIGSAW PUZZLES: 32, $16
for all, will sep.
(863)465-9470 Lake Placid
MODIFIED XBOX- stores over
25 games on harddrlve. 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 3pm



PHANTOM (2, 1 Fury & 1
Thunder. Works good. $125
for both, will separate.
(863)634-7905


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


BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. +st, last &
$600. sec.(863)634-5780
OKEE., Large, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets. $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & $500. Sec. dep. Avail
2/01/07. (772)215-0098
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/lba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243


BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, W/D,
A/C, swimming pool. $900,
mo. .plus until. 561-255-4377.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156

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Is doing youIn, It's timn
to look fo a ohelpor In
the classflteds.



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Great Locationi
OFFICE
12 SPACES
*1) 450 S.E downstairs &
*2) 900 S.F.1 upstairs
& 1 downstairs.
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

OFFICE SPACE
North of the Court-House. 405
NW 4th Ave. (863)763-0500


OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
.must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
t in today's casleds.


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, 1BA.
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
863-467-4982 or 634-4742
for more info.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/lba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal.Rates. Call today!
(772)215-0010
kibsfishcamp.com



BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Rorida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
(863)357-2456
holleyl2@surfinthenet.net
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
JIMS PLACE LOT 14- 14x56,
w/ 12x48 Florida Room,
14x48 carport, walk out, fi-
berglass 16' boat w/90hp
motor, All for $32,000
(863)467-0877
MAYBERRY PRK 14x56, 2br,
1.5 ba, furn, Fla room, Util
room, carport, concrete drive
$27,000 (863)467-3058
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
(863)763-7927
OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must Seel $150,000
Call (772)519-0417.


WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$119,000 (863)610-2126

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LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new, ____I _-,_i
valued at $370, sell $200 I I jI t
will sep. (863)763-0669 4 ____ ..._
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite, Christmas Trees 745 j m jPj.ef -
like new, used only 4 Farm Equipment 805 Sale 1005
months. $450 or best offer Farm Feed/Produts 810 Commercial
(863)763-2347 Farm Miscellaneous 815 Property Sale 1010
Farm Produce 820 Condos/
Farm Services Townhouses Sale1D15
inrum eti 6 Offered 825 Farms Sale 1020
Farm Supplies/ Houses Sale 1025
Epiphon Guitar, by Gibson w/ Services Wanted 830 Hunting Property 1030
amp, John Lennon Limited Fertilizer 835 Investment
Ed., sunburst cherry & black, Horses 840 Property Sale 1035
$400. (863)763-6595 Landscaping Land Sale 1040
Supplies 845 Lots Sale 1045
es / -up ie Lawn & Garden 850 Open House 1050
Livestock 855 Out of State -
ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold- Poultry/Supplies 860 Property Sale 1055
en Retriever mix, EnD Setter Seeds/Plants/ Property Inspeotion 050
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must Flowers 865 Real Estate Wanted1065
qualify (863)763-4333 Resort Property -
Sale 1070
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES, F Warehouse Space 1075
3 females, 8 wks old. Health Eqipment Waterfront Property 1080
certified. $300.
(863)467-4149 FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
CHIHUAHUA PUP great condition, $2500 firm
tan male $200 (863)467-4328
863-675-2541 FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
Barb M-F, 9-6 lot, clean and well main-
-tained, located in town,
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas- $149,000 (863)610-1980
tic/metal, includes wheel, BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
condo, foodbowl, $1 0.50 Horse quality. $400. for all or
(302)735-7501 will sell separate. JUST ON THE MARKET
FERRET ADOPTION- several to (863)763-1370 3BR/2BN2 car garage, CBS
choose from. Must qualify to H home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
adopt (863)763-4333 area built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male, APPALOOSA/THOROUGH- living area. Owner movat
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all BRED- Gelding, 22 mo. old. Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
access. Very tame. To good Halter broke. Very friendly.
home. $75 863-763-8583 $700. Neg. (863)673-4881 OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
_______________ _______Home. Master Suite,
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6 BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years Vaulted ceilings. Split Plan,
mos. old, different colors, old mare. 16 hands. Very Large Lot. $159,900
$500 each. (941)587-2896 sweet. Rides good. Incid all
MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS, tack. $2300. (863)357-6642 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CKC Reg, 10 wks. old. 1 M/1 F GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 V2 5 beautiful acres. Many extras
Parents on premises. $350. years old. $850 Call Steve including Security system,
(863)357-5804/634-3758 (772)260-0918 or Central vacuum cleaning
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old. (863)763-6023 system, Swimming pool &
Can be reg. CKC. $400. HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 863-763-2763 for details.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631 Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad- 863 63for ls.
RED NOSED SHAR- dle/rm in back. Needs work. ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
PEI/MIXED PUPS- 9 $1800. Neg. (863)201-3492 on.64acre, boatdock, buy
available Free To Goodd Rs one or both, 256-412-5170 or
av .Fre T dMARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well. 256-577-6877 call for info.
Homes! (863)467-4149 Coggins & All Shots. Good _-_
.--.-- disposition. $2000. Lnd-Sal e100i
'--" ,' 863-675-2215 LaBelle
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
-n7972SW 13thSt.-
READING A Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
u PKI MAKESimgarage, fenced/X fenced, pond
NEWSAfItMi BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft, & house padReadyto build!
YOU AMOREtINFONMED used 4 hours, like new, $259,900.253-221-5911
AND INTERESTING w/PTO shaft, $450
PERSON. (401)862-7675 R
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
? ,wonde ewspr ( 5
d mom polaI $140. (863)357-5754 LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
LAWN MOWER: John Deere PLACID, FL, New 2BD cottag-
& 185, runs good. $300. es on Lake Placid, 300' white
l0 863-467-1125. sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659,
A E ROUN PO Per- LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42" Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
ABOVE GROUND POOL fPer- cut, 7 spd., 16.5hp, Bdggs & also avail. Call (863)465-2135
fect condition, 26 ft x 54". 6 Stratton mtr, like new, $600. wwwlakeshoreresortrentals.com
months old. Paid $800, ask- (863)467-8292
ing $500 (863)697-6634 3)467-8292
WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass RIDING LAWN MOWER, Snap- -10
WHIRLPOOL SPAfiberglass, per, 12hp, 30" deck, $500.
$395 or best offer (863)763-4209 -TREASURE ISLAND- Water-
(i -,: front lot, 95 ft frontage, cor-
16"ing brow lah ner w/chainlink fence, elec
SAD0gate, $135,000 neg. Fort
SADDLE, 16", brown leather- Lauderdale (954)989-7881
SEWING MACHINE Rotary w/silver trim, w/bridle, blan- leave message
Electric. In beautiful wooden ket & stand, $575:
cabinet. Asking $65. (863)357-1365 U bleH m
(863)467-4567 Mobile nomes
SINGER, 3 Arm, case & R l entals__
attachments, $450
(863)467-0336 1 1lj 1 1 REimB


LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors Uses bottled gas, new
cond $20 (863)675-2596
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old .R
Complete with safety net.
$100. (863)288-4628O D


ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243


J& BUILDING CONTRACTORS
SScreen Rooms Carports
!.-' Room Additions Florida Rooms
..- i L'l Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaster (8631 634-2044


Mainwinr mInUnaneuuuu |n J.Im
Motorcyales 3030
Sport Vehicies/AV. 3035



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
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14', Gru-
mann, 20hp Johnson, tiller,
w/trailer, bimini top, $900.
(561)261-0766
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
na
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
neg. (863)634-7735
BASS BOAT- '98 Hydro Sport,
115'Mercury, Fish Finder,
$6000 (863)634-0187
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
(863)634-2582
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
863-634-0164
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trlr., A1 cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518
Hurricane, '88, deckboat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
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',
150ohp 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, alec. 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', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441
PONTOON BOAT: 20 Ft., Real
ood condition. Fish Finder,
wning & Generator. Rigged
for fishing & pleasure. 28 hp
Johnson, $2800 Call Ken Sur-
face 863-763-3624 Okee
PONTOON BOAT:.1
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-
sume payments
(863)467-7992
ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft. galva-
nized trailer. $800 for all.
(863)675-8559
STARCRAFT 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
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
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home w/New tires &
New refrigerator. Asking
$3200. (561)723-1690 Okee
JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In HendrySa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, aWc,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
205-395-6018.


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PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all apple full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
(863)763-7927
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.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362


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



BOAT TRAILER: 2005, Drive
On $2000. See @ Awesome
Self Storage. 6489 US 44 SE
Okee. (772)597-5001


HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
(863)467-1274
HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-1407
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)675-6437



ATV 4 WHEELER, 260cc, like
new, rarely used. $2700
(863)763-0878
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- 29', Exc.
cond. 8x20 screened/rm
w/sleeper sofa & dinette
$5000. Neg. (863)674-4907
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
(863)447-2130
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924


fAutomobiles



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 ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
GRAND MARQUIS '88, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735
HONDA ACCORD '00- 156k
hwy miles, 5 spd, 35 mpg,
Loaded, CD chger/Cass, exc
cond, $2500 (772)360-7373
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2000 or best offer
(863)763-7060
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $400.
863-655-3436 $400
JAGUAR XJ6 '83: Runs, good
body, moon roof, original en-
gine. $2000 or best offer.
863-467-8844
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850 (863)635-1096
Frostproof area.
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-655-0125 or
863-634-0016
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
Sell (863)697-3300
VOLVO 240 1993i 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
Shop here Iarstt
The classiied ads


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JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
(863)634-9547
JEEP CJ7- '1956. Runs good.
4 cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
(863)697-3997
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
(863)634-7706


CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
(561)209-3875
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).
$450 neg. 863-697-9704
HEAD ACHE RACK: Aluminum,
for a Semi Truck. $200.
(863)763-8260
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
0/60 console, $125
(863)763-8797
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4),.205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280


FORID 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


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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 ml, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $27,500
negotiable. 239-898-6396
FORD F250- '94,,4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
63-253-2477
MAZDA B-3000, '02, New mo-
tor & tires. Cold A/C, Auto.
AM/FM CD. Runs great.
$8500. (863)634-1055
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
for S10, Includes bedliner,
$350 or will sell separate
(863)763-8797
TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed,
Ext. cab. Runs good Hwy or
woods. $2500. or best offer.
(863)634-9547
TOYOTA PICKUP, '85, with
shell cover, needs work,
$500 firm. (863)801-1601
WhM you want uomeiNIng
oil, advertise hi the
PcllssgiI


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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the class-



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
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.

Buying a cap? Look in the
classlfleods. Selng a
cap? Look hi the classi-
fies.


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OF-
FICE, SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A
COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM
THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL-NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE-AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
888 31 ON 25/07


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Public Notices

,il AiAi
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO,: 2004-DP-008
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.R. DOB: 12/28/03
Motherof the minor child:
Cheryl Rosier
TO: Father of R.R., Raul Aldana
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO R.R. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 28TH DAY OF DECEMBER,
2003. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COM-
MANDED TO BE AND APPEAR BE-
FORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED
AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
312 NW. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 9:30 A.M. ON THE 20TH DAY OF
FEBRUARY, 2007, FOR HEARING AND
TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETI-
TION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
"BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 17th DAY OF JANUARY, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Thomas
DEPUTY CLERK
187797 ON 1/22,29;2/5,12/07


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Community Events


Coalition plans provider meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties will hold a provider meeting on 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 and Okeechobee
Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14,
at noon at Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth St.

Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their gen-
eral 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.

Merah Ladies plan yard sale
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 West, are
seeking vendors for a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. Table space is available for $15 for individuals and $20
for organizations. A snack bar will be open. Call (863) 610-3373 for reser-
vations.

Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accepting applica-
tions for the opportunity to partner to help build and purchase a family's
first home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee County,
have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005, qualify
within the income limits set by Habitat and the HHRP and meet other
requirements. Applications are available in the waiting room of the Habi-
tat's local office. Return the completed application no later than Friday,
Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the application off, or
mail the application to: Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, Inc.
1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you have any ques-
tions 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 been cancelled. The
series will be a nine-month series this year due to the outbreak of Rhinop-
neumonitis. 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.Biglaketrailriders.com.

BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host their
third annual car show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A
variety of trophies will be awarded. There will be a grilled lunch and
baked goods for sale. For information call (863) 467-7604 or (863) 634-
8964; or, visit their website atwww.buckheadridgechristianchurch.com.

Local area is Firewise Community
Indian Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Community on
Sunday, Feb. 18, at Indian Hammock's Community Center from 10:30
until 11 a.m. Firewise Communities/USA goal is to encourage and
acknowledge action that minimizes home loss to wildfire. It teaches
homeowners to prepare for a fire before it occurs. The program adapts
especially well to small communities, developments and residential asso-
ciations of all types. For information call Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitiga-
tion specialist with the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.

Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake Branch
located at Marketplace, 3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee. Lunch will be
provided. For information and to register for training, call (863) 763-0707.

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 (863) 763-0707.

Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St. The group's sched-
ule is: Feb 22 "My Family and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell; March 22
- "Barefoot 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 sched-
uled 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 Sat-
urday, 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 sin-
gle 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 in Flagler Parks
#3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information,
contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

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

SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the'meeting is to allow
the community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker will
be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with
the Department of Education. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer,
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your chil-
dren. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30. Our
hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep your
children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking for
activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in this
guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsoring
a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information.
There is no charge to submit your activity.

KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the Okee-
chobee 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 barbecue 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 Historical Society building
on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission
will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are available for a donated quilt
by calling (863) 357-0166, or (8631 467-2473 and at the Historical build-
ing on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime pre-
vention 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-
al director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney
General. The purpose of the project is to not only inform seniors of pos-
sible scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging, scams and
other problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-members
should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.

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 Extension Office, 458
U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or
Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9
p.mn Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests,
vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are
free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend
pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big
Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
and security personnel are currently being sought. For information call
(863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by
mail at Splinter Productions, P.C. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.


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

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

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
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, thq
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.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in .Okeechobee County. The Care tco
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL
electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quali-P
ty. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to'
leave your name and number. Your call will be returned and an inter-;
view will be done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Inter-
views with your local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no
walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smitli
at (863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silencer
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-;
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items'
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and'
other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donat-"
ed items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

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

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

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


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
EXPANSION TO 3.0 MOGD
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, keechobee FL 34974-4221, un-
Uil 2:00 op.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 species 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 of
1.232 MGD to a capacity of 3.0 MGD and consisting of the following major compo-
nents: Influent flow metedng assembly; odor control system; headworks, including
screening and grit collection; master pump station; flow spliter box; aeration basin
(pre-stressed concrete basin), with aerators, instrumentation and controls; modifi-
cations to existing aeration basin, clarfiers and WAS/RAS pump station; disinfection
basin and effluent pump s1ion0 residuals management facility, including pump sta-
tion, grinder, centrifuge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; electrical, in-
strumentation and controls; site work; and drainage improvements and site
restoration. Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Pro-
posal, with appropriate attachments.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satsfactaon of the
QUA, successful experience in building, mechanical, and electrical constructon ao
projects of similarity and complexity.
AllI work performed shall be In accoardance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the Executive Director of the Okeechobee Uitility Au-
thority, 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 Metlzger & 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 Wetnea. February
14. 2007 at I 2:00 .m. In the Board Room of the Okeechobee Utility Authfonty, 10
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is
not required but Is reongly 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 for 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 asset forth In the Instructionsto Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State of Florida and listed in 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 of
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-
dod not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
19703 ON 1/31 -2/7/07




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