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Briefs
Businessman
is found dead
A local business man was
apparently found dead of natural
causes on his boat Monday
morning in Fort Pierce.
Vincent LaMariana was
reportedly found around 11 a.m.
Feb. 5 by members of the Fort
Pierce Police Department
(FPPD).
FPPD had not returned repeat-
ed phone calls seeking more
information by newspaper dead-
line.

Legion Free Fair
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, Feb. 6: Pickles and
Relish competition. The deadline
to enter is 6:30 p.m. Judging will
begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: The mid-
way will be open from 10 a.m.
until noon for the special needs
classes of Okeechobee County.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Talent
show. The deadline to enter is 6
p.m. Showwill begin at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8: The Miss
American. Legion pageant. The
deadline to enter is 7:30 p.m.
Pageant will begin at 8 p.m. This
competition is open to anyone in
grades 9-12.
Friday, Feb. 9: The Mrs. Okee-
chobee baking contest. The
deadline to enter is 7:30 p.m.
Judging will begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10: Chili contest
competition 'Deadline to enter is
6:30 p,mn. Judging will begin at 7
Sunday. Feb. 11: The midway
will be open part of the day. Call
the Legion office for time.
Monday. Feb 12- Public must
pick up personal items.

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Current: 680
Source: Florida Division
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Lake levels

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Last Year:
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Crist's voting plan
will have little,
if any, local effect

Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Governor Charlie Crist's pro-
posal to change the voting proce-
dures in Florida to allow for a
paper trail will have little, if any,
any effect on voting in Okee-


chobee County.
"You should, when you vote,
be able to have a record of it," the
governor was quoted by The
Associated Press.
He hopes to have a paper trail
for all voting machines by (he
2008 election. Gov. Crist
announced his proposal at a
gathering of the nonpartisan Vot-
ers Coalition of Palm Beach
County on Thursday, Feb. 1.
. The governor's proposal
would have a tremendous


impact on the state's 15 counties
that use touch screen voting
machines exclusively. These
machines currently do not have a
paper trail.
Here in Okeechobee County,
Supervisor. of Elections Gwen
Chandler said there is only one
touch screen machine in each
precinct, as required by law, to
accommodate disabled voters.
The remainder of the machines
in each precinct-are optical scan
machines. With optical scan


United Way: Presents yearly donations


Members of the United Way Board of Directors presented a representative of the Girl
Scouts with a yearly donation check. Those at the presentation were (left to right) Sam
Smith, Kathleen Blair, Mary Hurley, Pat O'Connor of the Girl Scouts and Frank Irby.
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Members of the United Way Board of Directors presented ARC representatives with a
yearly donation check. Epifanio Juarez (far left) and Frank Irby (far right), of the United
Way, presented Nancy Zeigler (second from left) and Jeannie Bramlett (second from
right) of ARC with the check.


machines, the voter marks a
paper ballot that is fed into a vot-
ing machine that records the
votes off the ballot.
Under the governor's propos-
al, touch screen machines would
be allowed only for optional
early voting. They would have to
be retrofitted with a printer to
ensure a paper record of voting.
Also, one touch screen voting
machine with a printer could be
used in each precinct for handi-
cap voters to. use in regular vot-


ing.
The governor's budget
includes $32.5 million to replace
touch screen machines with opti-
cal scan machines.
Mrs. Chandler said that state
law currently does not provide
for ballots printed from touch
screen machines and that state
law would have to be changed to
accommodate such a process.
She said Ohio has such laws. In

See Plan Page 2


City council


faces a full


agenda tonight


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil has a full plate at their Tues-
day, Feb. 6, regular meeting
with final readings of ordi-
nances and resolutions and a
multitude of new business as
well.
The council will consider
the final reading of an ordi-
nance regarding a partial alley
closing submitted by Brad
Goodbread to allow the alleys
involved to be closed at the
property located in .the 100
Block of the south side of
Southwest 21st Street.
This property is located
across from Wal-Mart and con-
sists of the area where there is
currently a fruit stand, car wash
and a restaurant.
Mr. Goodbread has stated at
a prior council meeting that he
is unsure at this time what the
land will be used for, but he is


open to options according to
heavy commercial zoning. This
zoning would pave the way for
a professional business or
medical office, retail service or
stdre, restaurant, personal
service, funeral home, hotel or
a nightclub.
Mr. Goodbread is also
applying for a rezoning appli-
cation on behalf of property
owner G-4 Land & Cattle Co
and George A. Goodbread on
.325 acres located at 2104 S.W.
Second Ave.
This properly ,is -located
behind the aforementioned
property.
The City Planning Board
and City Planner Jim LaRue
recommended denial for this
zoning to be changed from res-
idential single family to light
commercial.
According to Mr. LaRue's
staff report, the owner is

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arrested locally late last week
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Arrested were Phill Emaul
Boswell, 45, Will Gear Road,
Texarkana, Ark., and Robert J.
Stevens, 35, Manor Crest Road,
Texarkana, Ark. Both men Phill
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with failure to secure worker's Boswel
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requesting the future land use
map change in order to operate a
professional office or to accom-
modate the heavy commercial
use across the street by alternat-
ing as a parking facility.
If approved there could be a
shared use property for parking
purposes in order to accommo-
date parking such as employee
parking or for overflow.
Bill Brisson, who attended the
last council meeting in Mr.
LaRue's place, recommended
denial of the rezoning on the basis
of its inconsistency with the future
land use element. The subject
property is located within a single
family future land use category
where the city had previously dis-
cussed preserving the residential
neighborhood beyond Southwest
Second Avenue.
The change from single family
to commercial would create an
incompatible use with the sur-
rounding neighborhood and
would not be in compliance with
the standards set forth in the com-
prehensive plan, according to Mr.
Brisson.
This application is now being
brought before the City Council to
be approved regardless of the pre-
vious denials, or to be denied in
accordance with the previous
actions.
The council will also consider
a small comprehensive plan map
amendment from property own-
ers Glenda Bellamy and Renee
Ellerbee for property located at
203 S.W Fourth St. behind BMJ
Towing.
This .54-acre of land is current-
ly zoned residential single family
and is occupied by a one story
single family residence. The own-
ers are requesting the change in
order to be able to utilize the
existing structure as a commer-


cial office for Big Lake Title due to
the required relocation of their
business.
According to Mrs. Ellerbee,"...
she is aware that she will have to
bring the residential home up to
commercial codes."
This relocation is because of
the future development at their
current site, which is owned by
George Goodbread and is pro-
posed for heavy commercial for
the purpose of putting in a chain
restaurant.
"The current corridor of land
designated as commercial future
land use in this area does not
cross Southwest Second Avenue
south of Southwest Fourth
Street," said Mr. LaRue's staff
report.
It went on to say that this
change would "present inconsis-
tency with the future land use ele-
ment, incompatibility with the
adjacent properties and if
approved would be setting a
precedent in an area of the city
which is best suited as a residen-
tial neighborhood." Southwest
Second Avenue currently acts as a
buffer from the existing commer-
cial uses to the east, added the
report.
According to Mr. LaRue, this
application is also not in compli-
ance with the standards set forth
in the Comprehensive Plan.
The property is also being con-
sidered for rezoning from single
family residential to commercial.
Again, Mr. LaRue is recom-
mended denial based on the
inconsistency with the compre-
hensive plan that would create an
incompatibility with the sur-
rounding neighborhood.
"The existing future land use
category, the existing zoning, and
the existing use are all more com-
patible with the immediate sur-
rounding area," stated Mr. LaRue
in his report.
All existing use, zoning and
future land use are currently sin-
gle family residential, he added.


While the city planner request-
ed denial, the planning board
viewed a map drawn up by Mr.
Brisson that showed the sur-
rounding areas of which the
block in question is the only block
left that is zoned residential.
With this information, the
board chose to recommend to
the city council to change the
future land use to light commer-
cial rather than heavy commercial
as requested and to rezone it to
light commercial as well. Board
member Dawn Hoover voted
against the recommendation.
The council will also consider
a rezoning application from prop-
erty owner William Mason
requesting the zoning designation
to be changed from holding to
residential single family for prop-
erty located at the west entrance
of the City Commerce Center.
The property consists of just
over 13 acres that currently has a
future land use of residential sin-
gle family but a zoning of holding,
which is no longer in the updated
land development regulations
(LDR).
Mr. Mason requested the
change to build a single family
residence on the property.
Following the recommenda-
tion from the planning board the
city council will create a special
exception to the sexual predator
ordinance. This will provide a
special exception to allow an
institution, rehabilitation facilityA,.
half-way house, camp, retreateor
other similar lodging offered as a
condition of an organized course
of treatment of sexual offenders
that may be permitted within a
zoning district designated for that
purpose within a heavy commer-
cial or industrial zoning district.
In response to the city plan-
ner's concerns, the council will
place a hold on all site plan appli-
cations relating to Planned Unit
Development (PUD) zoning dis-
tricts due to the antiquated sys-
tem that the city currently has


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touch screen machines are legal
ballots that can be used in a
recount.
If the governor's plan is
approved, it would require that
printers be retrofitted to the one
touch screen voting machine in
each Okeechobee County
precinct.
Mrs. Chandler admitted that
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were also from out of state.
Lt. Akins stated in his affidavit
that on one occasion a local
homeowner was contacted by
Stevens, who operates a compa-
ny named Pro-Pave. Stevens
reportedly tried to sell the man
some asphalt that was left over
from another job. The man told
Stevens he was not interested, but
the paver persisted. The home-
owner finally gave in and allowed
Stevens to patch a hole in his
driveway, stated the affidavit.
When the homeowner
returned he found half of his
driveway paved. He was then told
that he owed $5,300 for the work.
The man refused, but eventually
wrote out a check to Stevens for
$800, stated Lt. Akins.
Stevens then cashed the check
at a local bank, continued the
report.
As Lt. Akins was driving along


within the land development reg-
ulations (LDR).
According to City Administra-
tor Brian Whitehall this came
about with the development of
recent applications that would fall
into the PUD category. The cur-
rent LDRs are antiquated since
this aspect has not been used to
this date within the city.
There are currently no PUD
districts that have been devel-
oped.
According to code, the PUD
districts must pass conceptual site
plan approval by the planning
board prior to ordinance adop-
tion.
In other business, the council
will:
consider the Lease-Purchase
Agreement with Popular Leasing
U.S.A., Inc. for purchase of 24 full-
size police sedans for the Okee-
chobee City Police Department.
consider two temporary
street closings submitted by
Okeechobee Main Street for the
Top of the Lake BBQ and the Top
of the Lake Art Festival.
hear Okeechobee Main
Street's quarterly report.
consider a request to waive
parking requirements for Elite
Title from Chris Close.
motion to approve a change
order for the Street Overlay Pro-
ject in the amount of $6,118.22.
motion to approve an Inter-
local Agreement creating the
Treasure Coast League of Cities
and designate Councilman Dowl-
ing Watford as the representative
from Okeechobee.
consider recommendation
from the code board to proceed
with foreclosure on property
owned by John and Susan Han-
ner for non-compliance.
amend the Interlocal Agree-
ment with the Okeechobee Utility,
Authority to give authority to col-
lect non-ad valorem assessments
on benefited properties.


rely on touch screen machines.
These 15 counties which
include Palm Beach, Dade,
Broward, Hillsborough and Pinel-
las are in the most populated
areas and comprise about two-
thirds of the state's population.
They would have to replace the
vast majority of their touch screen
machines with optical scan
machines. The remaining touch
screen machines would have to
be retrofitted with a printer.
"Whatever the law, I hope we
get it settled this year and there
will be no changes on the eve of
presidential elections," said Mr.
Chandler.


S.E. 46th Street he was flagged
down by a man in a pickup. The
man was later identified as
Boswell.
In his affidavit, Lt. Akins said
Boswell asked him if he needed
any asphalt. The investigator told
Shim he wasn't interested, so the
man gave him a company busi-
ness card. The name on the card
was Classic Paving and Boswell
was listed as the owner.
While patrolling the area
about 30 minutes later, the inves-
tigator saw several dump trucks, a
paver on a trailer and a couple of
pick-up trucks on S.E. 46th Ave.
He then stopped one of the pick-
ups, which was being driven by
Stevens.
After speaking with the
employees and the two men,
Boswell and Stevens were placed
under arrested and booked into
the county jail.
Lt. Akins stated it is a second-
degree felony to not carry work-
er's compensation coverage.


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Brighton Field Days & Rodeo slated
BRIGHTON The Brighton Field Days Festival and Rodeo will
return to the Brighton Seminole Reservation on C.R. 721.
The gates will open Saturday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Feb.
18, at 11 a.m. Rodeo performance times will be 8 p.m. Saturday and
3 p.m. Sunday.
Rodeo tickets at $12 in advance and $15 at the gate and include
festival admission. Admission to the festival only will be $5 at the
gate.
Information can be found at www.rezrodeo.com; or, by calling
(863) 273-1125.

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.
These scheduled events include: Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Champi-
ons Florida Barrel Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee County
Fair; March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale;
and, May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

S.O.S. group will meet
LORIDA S.O.S. Florida Lakes, Inc. (Saving Our Source of Flori-
da 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 be 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 be paid
at the boat ramp. The tournament will be fished out of the county
park on U.S. 98 n Lorida.
For information, contact www.sos-floridalakes.org.

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


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IRCC to host


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College Go
Need money for college? This
Feb. 25, Indian River Community
College will host its second annual
College Goal Sunday, a one-day
event to help new and returning
students get money for college. At
all IRCC campuses across the Trea-
sure Coast, at 1:30 and 3 p.m., col-
lege-bound students of any age
can get no-cost, professional assis-
tance completing the Free Applica-
tion for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is
required for any student seeking
federal and state financial aid,
including grants and loans. In addi-
tion, a $1,000 scholarship to IRCC
will be awarded at each campus
during College Goal Sunday.
"Don't let concerns about
money stop you from getting a col-
lege education. At College Goal
Sunday, you will get the assistance
you need to apply for financial aid
for college so you can get started
on a brighter future," said Mary
Lewis, IRCC Director of Financial
Aid.
College Goal Sunday presenta-
tions will be held at 1:30 and 3
p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the fol-


al Sunday
lowing IRCC Campuses: The IRCC
Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave.,
Fort Pierce; St. Lucie West Cam-
pus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port
St. Lucie; Chastain Campus, 2400
S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart; Mueller
Campus, 6155 College Lane, Vero
Beach; or Dixon Hendry Campus,
2229 N.W 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee.
Across the country, College
Goal Sunday connects students
with assistance for school. College
Goal Sunday first started in 1989 in
Indiana. Since then, it has expand-
ed to nearly 20 states and will serve
more than 100,000 students and
families this year. This free event
for college-bound students and
their families will provide one-on-
one assistance with filling out
forms and answering questions.
College Goal Sunday is a
national initiative to overcome one
of the main barriers to higher edu-
cation high cost. Plan to attend
College Goal Sunday at the IRCC
campus nearest you. For more
information on College Goal Sun-
day, call IRCC at 1-866-866-4722
toll-free or visit www.ircc.edu.


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Herman W. Kaufman, 45,
N.W. 17th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 2 by Deputy
William Maerki on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation aggravated assault
with a firearm. His bond was set
at $20,000.
.* Michael S. Wilson, 51, Hwy.
2, Walnut, Miss., was arrested
Feb. 2 by Deputy Sam Thomas
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with failure of
a sexual offender to give notifica-
tion of intent to change resi-
dence. His bond was set at
$5,000.
John Wayne Jones, 52,
N.W. Second St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 2 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-


ing him with failure to appear -
driving under the influence, fail-
ure to appear possession of a
controlled substance, failure to
appear fleeing and eluding a
law enforcement officer, failure
to appear refusal to submit to a
breath test and failure to appear
- driving while license suspend-
ed. He is being held without
bond.
Eric D. Molina, 25, S.E. 27th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 3 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on
a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
$2,500.
Timothy Gene Hare, 47,
Ridge Drive, Winter Park, was
arrested Feb. 3 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on a charge of driving
under the influence and refusal
to submit to a breath test. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Joy Renae Asher, 44, N.W.
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 3 by Officer R. Cale
on charges of possession of a
controlled substance without a
prescription, grand theft over
$300 and introduction of contra-
band into a county detention
facility. Her bond was set at
$4,000.


Tanya Williams Huggins,
35, N.W 141st St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 3 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion driving while license
suspended habitual offender,
and violation of probation driv-
ing under the influence. She is
being held without bond.
Edward Vincent Jennings,
Jr., 34, S.R. 70 W, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 3 by Deputy
Bryan Lowe on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence and driv-
ing while license suspended
with knowledge habitual
offender. His bond was set at
$2,500.
Thomas Michael Corbertt,
27, N.W. Hershey Circle, Port St.
Lucie, was arrested Feb. 3 by
Trooper Mac A. Mickens on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
Jonathan Henry Sadler, 37,
S.E. Hathway Mail Road, Boni-
fay, was arrested Feb. 4 by
Deputy Donald Ellis on a felony
charge of possession of
methamphetamine, and a mis-
demeanor charge of loitering
and prowling. His bond was set


at $5,500.
Roger David Lloyd, 33,
Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge,
was arrested Feb. 4 by Deputy
Timothy A. Higgins on a charge
of driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $750.
Rafael Perez Chavez, 34,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb.
4 by the OCPD on a charge of
aggravated battery. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Gary Miller, 21, N.E. 52nd
Court, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Feb. 3 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with
violation of probation giving
false information to a pawnbro-
ker, violation of probation for-
gery (two counts), violation of
probation grand theft and vio-
lation of probation uttering a
forged instrument (two counts).
He is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Submitted photo
Western Week
The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten class at Stepping Stones Academy II had Western
Week Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. The children were learning about cowboys, cowgirls
and Indians. Guest speaker, Mr. Willy Johns, from the Seminole Reservation visited
with the class.


A bath is essential for your pet


COLLEGE STATION Your dog
may howl at the word 'bath,' but it
doesn't have to be a four-letter word.
Janet Broadhead, a veterinary
technician at Texas A&M Universi-
ty's College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences, says a pet
bath can also be an important step
in a preventative health care rou-
tine. "Bathing every couple of
weeks really helps with skin odor
and skin problems," says Broad-
head. "It also keeps the dog's coat
shiny and healthy."
A dog with short hair that does-
n't go outside much can go a little
longer than two weeks between
baths, but a longhaired dog that
rolls in the dirt every afternoon
may need to be bathed more often,
she believes.
Broadhead also says seasons
may affect bathing regularity. "In
the winter, we find that they can go
a little longer in-between baths
because they tend not to get as
dirty," she notes.
Just changing Rover's shampoo
may help to ease his bathing dis-
comfort. There are many dog
shampoos on the market, but
some may not be right for your pet.
"Bathing too often can dry the
coat and skin out, so we like to use
moisturizing shampoos," says
Broadhead. If your dog suffers
from a medical skin condition, you


may need to see your veterinarian
who might prescribe a special
shampoo.
"If your dog doesn't have a med-
ical skin condition, you should con-
sider frequency of bathing and your
dog's individual skin and coat type
when choosing the shampoo that
is best for your pet," she advises.
Ear care is an essential, but
often overlooked, concern that
should be included in your pet's
bathing ritual. Broadhead says the
regularity of ear care should
depend on the dog breed and its
environment.
"Some breeds develop ear
problems more regularly than oth-
ers; longer-flapped breeds like
cockers or labs or dogs that get in
the water a lot, may need ear clean-
ings more often," she adds.
Regardless of the breed, Broad-
head suggests that dogs should
have their ears cleaned after baths.
"Ear cleaner contains a drying
agent that helps dry the ears out
after a bath and keeps your pet
from developing any problems
such as infection," Broadhead
says, 'A veterinarian should clean
your pet's ears the first time to
ensure he doesn't have any prob-
lems, and to teach you how to
clean them at home."
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dog's "death" breath.
"Certain dogs seem to attract
tartar more than others," says
Broadhead. "Your veterinarian can
help you decide whether your dog
can get by with a yearly dental
check-up."
If you are the owner of a dog
that needs cleaning more often, or
if you just want to prevent tartar
buildup on your dog's teeth, you
can buy toothpaste or rinses for
your dog at the veterinarian's office.
Trimming your dog's nails is
usually the most challenging of the
grooming tasks and most detested
by a dog, but Broadhead says, "The
sooner the animal learns to have
his nails trimmed, the better." She
suggests asking your veterinarian
for some basic trimming advice
and starting your pet off slowly, just
holding his paw at first.
"Gradually work up to manipu-
lating the nail, getting him used to
the sound of the clippers, and final-
ly clipping the nails," says Broad-
head. Another tip is to make sure
your dog's nails are smooth when
you are done trimming so they
won't snag on carpet.
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Many years ago in Maine, there
lived an invalid minister who con-
ducted a weekly radio program. He
had many listeners. Every week, let-
ters of praise and thanks were mailed
to this man. His ministry was a great
success and his followers were many.
Very few of his hearers knew of
this minister's personal predicament.
He was blind, and had been bedrid-
den for fourteen years. Yet, every
week his messages stirred his audi-
ence.
This invalid minister was able to
practice the fine art of "apprecia-
tion." He appreciated people, had
concern for others and didn't let his
own infirmities stand in the way.
Those with lack of gratitude are
ill and a thankful person is the
healthful person. Appreciation and
thankfulness made this bedridden
man more healthy than many of his
"well" listeners.
Thought To Remember: "As a
man thinks so shall be he."



l Ol4E& CREMATORf
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
863-763-1994


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Food bank donation
Members of the United Way Board of Directors presented a representative of the Trea-
sure Coast Food Bank with a yearly donation check. Those at the presentation were (left
to right) Kevin Folsom, Kathleen Blair, Donna Coggins of the Treasure Coast Food Bank
and Frank Irby.


Dressed for the occasion
Friday, Feb. 2, was Camo Day at Central Elementary
School. Because they earned 10,000 accelerated reading
points, Ruby Buster, left and Kayla Gebo, right, and other
students were allowed to dress in camouflage clothing.


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MADE IN AMERICA: There are good reasons why the only
car dealers in town are the big three American manufacturers.
People use vehicles here for farming and work, and the foreign
cars are meant for city driving. Also, people here are Ameri-
cans who support America. No one thinks it's a big deal to buy
a foreign car, because a lot of them are actually manufactured
in the U.S. But these manufacturers are owned by huge Japan-
ese and other foreign countries and that is where their profits
go. There are parts of American cars made in other countries,
but they are American companies and the profit goes here and
so do the taxes. Hurray that we support America and the
Ainei can workers.

CARS: In regard to the foreign car dealerships, I am d,,-inm .
ly an American and I love this country but it is also a proven
fact that Toyotas are better than Chevrolets and Fords. I Itinl
it's just a fact that the local good old boys here just don't watl
a foreign car dealership because they wouldn't get any bumi-J


PAPER TRAIL: The fact that Governor Crist wants a paper I -ii
on elections does say something for the man's honesty. It also
says something about the previous governor too. I'm not going to
elaborate on what it says, but I know what it says.

AMERICAN: The only thing you can buy American anymore is
an Okeechobee cur dog, a tractor or a horse.

CLINIC HOURS: It is wonderful that we have a walk-in clinic in
town, but wouldn't it be even better if the hours were where
working people could use it like in the early evening hours or per-
haps Saturday morning?

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Letter to the Editor



Today honors



farmers, ranchers


According to the latest sta-
tistics provided by the United
States Department of Agricul-
ture, the average American
devotes around 10 percent of
his.or her disposable personal
income to pay for food.
When applied to calendar
days, the average American
will have earned enough
income to pay for his or her
family's annual food supply in
just over five weeks. This year
we will commemorate this fact
during Food Check-Out Day
Feb. 6.
National Food Check-Out
Week is a celebration of the
bounty from America's farms
and ranches and how that
bounty is shared with Ameri-
can consumers through afford-
able food prices. Compared to
other expenses facing Ameri-
ca's families, food is a bargain.
While Americans must only


work until early February to
pay for their yearly food supply,
Tax Freedom Day was celebrat-
ed on April 26, 2006.
As we celebrate the efficien-
cy and productivity of Ameri-
ca's farmers and ranchers, we
should not overlook the fact
that farmers and ranchers are
currently going through diffi-
cult economic times due to dis-
ease, drought and market influ-
ences.
Producing safe, affordable
and abundant food is our job
and we hope that consumers
take note of Food Check-Out
Day, Feb. 6, and join us in this
celebration of American agri-
culture's success.

Hank Rucks
President
Okeechobee County
Farm Bureau


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Upcoming Events_

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.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technol-
ogy 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 wel-
come. 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 informa-
tion, 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 build-
ing, 1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center
located at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
cost is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is
welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds
on Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863)
824-0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike
Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
209 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa


Arnold at (863) 610-2280.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day of each month in the community club house on the corner
of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-
0640.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office
at (863) 357-MAIN.


Community Events

Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond 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.

Revival will end Wednesday
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road, will hold
revival services through Wednesday, Feb. 7, nightly at 7 p.m. Rev-
erend Winston Roberts, pastor of Blackjack Baptist Church in
Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There will be special music each
service. For information, call (863) 763-7532.

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 successfully. For
information, call (863) 467-8771.

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

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

Local fair group to meet Feb. 8
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting on
Thursday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County
Extension Office on U.S. 98. All those interested in the upcoming
county fair are invited. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Pregnancy Center meeting planned
There will be a meeting of the new and upcoming Pregnancy
Center of Okeechobee on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 5:15 p.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St. We will
need prayer partners, financial partners, volunteers, board mem-
bers and your help. For information, call Debi Large at (863) 634-
3525.

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 Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners is a member of
the Children's Services Council and will be participating 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 sen-
iors is approximately $7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped, self-
addressed legal size envelope for the 2008 mailing. For
information, call Don or Shirley Swan at (813) 684-1636.

Hospice yard sale benefits patients
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard sale
on Friday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are need-
ed. 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 dis-
cuss the steps and procedures. Pat McCoy, principal at North Ele-
mentary 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 significance. This program is spon-
sored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public.

Fran Gualt to visit VFW
Fran Gualt, state president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of
Foreign Wars, will be at the District 11 meeting to be held at the
Buckhead Ridge Post #9528,2002 S.R. 78 W, on Saturday, Feb. 10,
at 10 a.m. All VFW members and Ladies Auxiliary members
should attend this meeting.


Community Events

Valentine's dinner, dance planned
The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa's Church is sponsoring
a St. Valentine's dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Buck-
head 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 (863) 763-8639; or, by e-
mail at sgm2727@strato.net.
Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Sat-
urday, 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.


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 6, 2007


OPINION








SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Beavis and Green take first 2007 OHS Baseball schedules


place in bass tournament


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Nick Beavis and his partner
Laurel Green took first place hon-
ors in the Christian Team Trail
bass tournament Saturday after-
noon at the Okee-Tantie Marina
with 22.12 lbs. of bass. They also
brought the first and second big
fish of the tournament to the
weigh-in scale. The first big fish
weighed 4.91 lbs. The second big
fish of the tourney weighed-in at
4.77 lbs. The team took home a
total of $1,020 for their efforts.
The team of John and Tom
Kappauf finished in second place
with 9.33 lbs. They received a
check for $340.
Bill Rose and Craig Smith
came in third with 9.18 lbs. They
earned $226.
Skip Jeslosky and Matt John-
son took fourth place with 8.94
lbs. They received a $174 check
for their morning on the lake.
Richard Postell and Jim John-
son finished the.day in fifth place
with 8.85 lbs. They took home
$134.
Sixth place went to the team of
Carroll Head and Larry Steele for
their 8.43 lbs. catch. They
received $110.
Gary Halker and Don Jarriel


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Nick Beavbis (left) and Laurel Green (right) took first place
honors with 22.12 Ibs. of bass in the Christian Team Trail
monthly bass tournament Saturday afternoon at the Okee-
Tantie Marina. They also had the first (4.91 Ibs.) and second
(4.77 lbs.) big fish of the tournament.


earned $70 for their seventh place
finish with 7.96 lbs. of fish.
Thirty-four boats braved the
rough water of Lake Okeechobee
in less than ideal weather condi-
tions to compete in the monthly
tournament. Of the 34, nine boats
came back in with empty live


wells. Five other boats came in
with only one fish ranging from
.88 lbs. to 2.33 lbs.
The Christian Team Trail will
hold its next tournament on Sat-
urday, March 3 at the Okee-Tantie
Marina. Weigh-ins will begin at I
p.m.


Varsity Baseball
HIlead coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game. District-district game.
Feb. 9: vs. Pope John Paul (pre-
season)-7 p.m.
Feb. 10: vs. Pope John Paul
(preseason)- 12 noon
Feb. 13: vs. Port St. Lucie
Jaguars-7 p.m.
Feb. 15: at South Fork-7 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Cardinal Newman-
TBA
Feb. 20: vs. John Carroll-7 p.m.
(TLC)
Feb. 22: vs. Centennial-6 p.m.
Feb. 23: vs. Glades Central
Raiders-7 p.m. (District)
Mar. 2: vs. Lincoln Park-7 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 3: vs. Fort Pierce Central-
11a.m.
Mar. 6: vs. Forest Hill-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 9: vs. Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 10: at Treasure Coast-I
p.m. (TLC)
Mar. 13: at Westwood-3:30
p.m. (District and TLC)
Mar. 16: at Glades Central-7
p.m. (District)
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m.
(District)
Apr. 3: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-7 p.m. (District)
Apr. 5: vs. Westwood-7 p.m.


(District)
Apr. 7: at Port St. Lucie-12 noon
Apr. 10: at Suncoast-7 p.m.
(District)
Apr. 12: vs. Sebastian River-6:30
p.m. (TLC)
Apr. 13: vs. Suncoast-7 p.m.
(District)
Apr. 17: vs. TLC Championship
Round-7 p.m.
Apr. 18: vs. Glades Day-6:30
p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-Gl (2 vs. 7) and G2 (3
vs. 6)-4 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G3 (4 vs. 5)-7 p.m.
Apr. 25: at Lawnwood District
Round Two-G4 (1 vs. WG3) G5
(WG1 vs.WG2)-7p.m.
Apr. 26: at Lawnwood District
Championship-4 and 7 p.m.
May 1: Regional Quarter-Final-
TBA
May 4: Regional Semi-Final-
TBA
May 8: Regional Champi-
onship-TBA
May 18: State Series Semi-Fintal-
Sarasota-TBA
May 19: State Title Game-Sara-
sota-TBA

Junior Varsity
Baseball
"A' Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Feb. 17: vs. John Carroll (dou-
ble header)-11 a.m.


Feb. 24: vs. Centennial-11 a.m.
Mar. 1: at Jensen Beach-6 p.m.
Mar. 3: vs. Sebastian River
(double header)-1 :30 p.m.
Mar. 6: at Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 8: at South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-1
p.m.
Mar. 13: vs. Westwood-5 p.m.
Mar. 16: vs. Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.
Mar. 19:vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (dou-
ble header)-11 a.m.
Apr. 3: vs. Lincoln Park-5 p.m.
April 5: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-5 p.m.

Junior Varsity
"B" Team
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Feb. 15: vs. Glades Day (double
header)-5 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Martin County (dou-
ble header)-12 noon
Feb. 24: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-I 1 a.m.
Mar. 3: at Westwood-1 p.m.
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-11
a.m.
Mar. 13: at Glades Day-4 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Martin County-6
p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6
p.m.


O.C.R.A. holds T-ball,

baseball and softball sign-ups


The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (O.C.R.A.)
will hold T-ball, baseball and soft-
ball sign-ups on Feb. 10, Feb. 17
and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m.
at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane,
under the score tower.
The ages for T-ball are 5 and 6
years old. The cost to play T-ball is
$60 for the first child in the family
and $55 for each child in the fami-
ly after that.
The age divisions for Dixie
baseball are Rookie-7 and 8 years
old; AAA-9 and 10; Majors-11 and
12 and Dixie boys-13 and 14. The
cost to play baseball is $65 for the
first child and $60 for each child in
the family after that.


Age divisions for T-ball and
Dixie baseball are based on the
age of the child as of April 30,
2007.
The age divisions for NSA soft-
ball are 8 & under; 10 & under; 12
& under and 14 & under.
Age divisions for NSA softball
are based on the age of the child
as of Dec. 31,2006.
It is recommended that players
be present at sign-ups to be prop-
erly sized for uniforms.
If your athlete has equipment
from last season that belongs to
O.C.R.A., they ask that it be
returned to them at sign-ups.
There will be no questions asked
when the equipment is turned in.
For information, contact
O.C.R.A. at (863) 634-1437.


Submitted Photos
The $100,000 PRCA Championship Rodeo will once again be
the centerpiece of the Field Days Festival. Top professional
bronc riders, bulldoggers, barrel racers, ropers, and bull rid-
ers from across North America will compete for a share of
$100,000 in prize money.


The Brighton Field Days Festival Gates will open Saturday,
Feb. 17 at 9 a.m., and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. Rodeo per-
formance times will be 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.


Field Days Festival returns to


The Brighton Field Days Festi-
val and Rodeo will once again
return to the Brighton Seminole
Reservation this Feb. 17 and 18.
Tens of thousands of visitors
return annually to the Field Days
festival to enjoy the combination
of Native American cultural
exhibits and wild western rodeo
excitement.
The Indian Festival will be held
in the unique environment of the
Brighton Seminole Reservation; a
combination of modern covered
arenas and an authentic, turn of
the century Seminole village.
Approximately one hundred ven-
dors will offer Native American
art, crafts and food to festival visi-
tors. Entertainment will include
Native American Dancers, alliga-
tor wrestlers, Seminole Tribal
clothing exhibitions, a snake and


reptile show, country cloggers,
carnival rides and a fair midway.
The $100,000 PRCA Champi-
onship Rodeo will once again be
the centerpiece of the Field Days
Festival. Top professional bronc
riders, bulldoggers, barrel racers,
ropers, and bull riders from
across North America will com-
pete for a share of $100,000 in
prize money. This competition
has become one of the largest
paying rodeos on the east coast,
with the result that in any given
year, over 80 per cent of the top 15
cowboys in each event will enter.
Western entertainer Johnny U will
open the show with a horseback
performance of western singing
and storytelling and National
Finals rodeo announcer Roger
Mooney will call the action.
Other activities at the festival


will include the Seminole tribal
clothing contests and exhibitions,
pole peeling, sack racing, turtle
racing, men's archery contests,
women's skillet throwing contest
and a baby contest. Native Ameri-
can foods as well as traditional
festival fare will be available at
reasonable prices, and parking is
free.
A new feature added to this
year's festival will be the kick-off
celebration; an Eastern Indian
Association Rodeo open to the
public. Performances will be
Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Friday
Feb. 16, and admission will be $5
available at the gate only.
The Brighton Field Days Festi-
val Gates will open Saturday, Feb.
17 at 9 a.m., and Sunday, Feb. 18,
at 11 a.m. Rodeo performance
times will be 8 p.m. Saturday, 3


Brighton
p.m. Sunday. Rodeo tickets began
selling Feb. 1, are $12 advance
and $15 at the gate, and include
festival admission. Admittance to
the festival alone will be $5 at the
gate. Advance tickets are available
at the Brighton Trading Post or
Seminole Casino, the Hayloft or
Mary Lou's Western Wear in Ft.
Myers, Labelle Ranch Supply,
Lake Placid Feed & Western, the
Red Barn in Loxahatchee,
Rosario's in Spring Lake, Eddie
Accardi Dodge or Eli's Western in
Okeechobee or in Stuart at West
of Ole England.
The Brighton Seminole Reser-
vation is located west of Okee-
chobee between S.R. 70 and S.R.
78 on C.R. 721. More information
can be found at
www.rezrodeo.com or by calling
(863)273-1125.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Three champions
Scott Maestre, (left) who finished in second place at the Junior World Bassmaster Clas-
sic in 2005, joined April Floyd (center), current CastingKids state and regional champion,
and Tyler Browning (right), current state junior contender for this year's upcoming Junior
World Bassmaster Classic championship, at the annual Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass
fishing club banquet last weekend at Pogey's Restaurant.


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Boat Captain of the Year
Charlie Hays, co-founder of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
bass fishing club, (left) presented George Marshall, Sr.
(right) with the Boat Captain of the Year award at last Fri-
day evening's club banquet.






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If breakfast includes fruit
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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 successfully. For
information, call (863) 467-8771.
Pregnancy Center
- meeting planned
There will be a meeting of the
new and upcoming Pregnancy
Center of Okeechobee on Thurs-
day, Feb. 8, at 5:15 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall of First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St. We
will need prayer partners, finan-
cial partners, volunteers, board
members and your help. For
information, call Debi Large at
(863) 634-3525.
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help. For information, call Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.
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and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test.


The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at
(863) 763-2488 for information.
VNA offers flu
vaccines
Flu vaccines are now avail-
able at Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion, 208 S.E. Park St., Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon and from 1 until 4 p.m.
There is no charge with
Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and
$45 for the pneumonia shot. For
information, call Anna or Debbie
at (863) 357-2197.
Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will hold child-
birth education classes at the
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mation, call the Healthy Start
office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
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offering parenting education
classes for infants to age 3. All
pregnant women and parents
are encouraged to attend. Each
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Fisher, U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez
for the Middle District of Florida,
and Special Agent in Charge
* dm Robert Weber for U.S. Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforcement
* (ICE), Office of Investigations in
ogw Tampa.
wm Kristo Ivanov, 70, entered the
Sa plea before U.S. District Court
Judge Donald P. Dietrich. In his
plea agreement, Ivanov admitted
_ that from 2001 through Feb.
2006, he personally helped as
many as 870 aliens enter or
remain in the United States
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He prepared visa applications
for the aliens that falsely stated
that they were circus performers
coming to work in Florida cir-
cuses. In fact, none of the aliens
J, had been hired by any of the cir-
( cuses listed in the visa applica-
tions. Rather, the visa applica-

the United States.
Ivanov charged each alien
from $500 to $2,500 to prepare
the applications.
"Ivanov admits to helping
hundreds of illegal aliens into
the United States under false pre-
tenses so that he could benefit
financially," said Fisher. "We will
not allow this type of exploita-
tion of our immigration system,
which poses a risk to the security
of our nation."
"Smuggling aliens into the
United States is an insult to those
who enter our country legally,"
said Perez. "Millions of people
have worked long and hard to
enter the U.S. legally and
become productive citizens.
Those who try to take a shortcut
by smuggling, must be
S. stopped."
Ivanov, a Bulgarian native
who is now a naturalized Ameri-
can citizen, came to the United
States in 1980 as an acrobat for'
Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
as Bailey Circus. He has owned and
_* = operated a circus booking
agency, Magic Star Entertain-


ment, of Lake Mary, for more
than five years and used that
agency to fraudulently sponsor
aliens to enter or remain in the
United States.
As part of his plea agreement,
Ivanov agreed to forfeit to the
United States approximately
$600,000 he earned in smug-
gling fees.
Sentencing is scheduled for
March 2007.
"Businesses who knowingly
sponsor foreign nationals under
false pretenses should know that
you will be caught," said Weber,
the special agent in charge for
the ICE Office of Investigations in
Tampa. "The federal govern-
ment will not tolerate the
exploitation of our nation's visa
system. Visa fraud potentially
threatens the national security of
the United States."
The U.S. passport and visa are
two of the most coveted travel
documents in the world, and for-
eign nationals who have
acquired passports and visas
fraudulently to enter the United
States could perpetrate further
illegal acts to include terrorism.
These crimes make the United
States more vulnerable to terror-
ism, plain and simple," said Joe
D. Morton, director of the U.S.
State Department's Bureau of
Diplomatic Security.
The case was investigated by
the U.S. Department of State's
Bureau of Diplomatic Security,
U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citi-
zenship and Immigration Ser-
vices at the Department of
Homeland Security. The case
was prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
Attorney Cynthia Hawkins of the
U.S. Attorney's Office for the
Middle District of Florida .and
Trial Attorney Arlene Reidy of the
Domestic Security Section of the
Criminal Division.
U.S. Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (ICE) is the
largest investigative arm of the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity and is responsible for the
enforcement of border, econom-
ic, infrastructure and transporta-
tion security laws.
ICE seeks to prevent acts of
terrorism by targeting the peo-
ple, money and materials that
support terrorist and criminal
activities.


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
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 Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Stomp the
Yard"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Auctions 105
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Share a ride 115
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
descdribe. (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-
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misses her people. Call to
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TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. South
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GOLDEN LAB, Vic. of Okee-
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Family pet, dearly missed.
(863)610-1476 or 763-7205
MALE PIT BULL- chocolate
w/white chest, vic of Country
Hills Estates. Reward
(863)763-4841


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everyone says I have per-
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neutered and had my shots,
and Guess What!! I am
FREE. How about it you need
a cat? I need a home, works
for me! (863)675-2402
HONDA 350: 4 wheeler. Old,
but good for parts, Free! You
pick up. (863)675-4912
KITTENS, 3 Orange, 1 Dark
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only. (386)916-6900 Okee.
MAPLE TREE, Red veined, sil-
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(863)763-0346 after 3pm
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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Tall Guy- Secure, Stable. To
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for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
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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



ALUMINUM INSTALLER:
Experienced only need apply.
Hoss & Son Best Aluminum
8675 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
863-467-7003
ASST MANAGER FOR
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Help with managing the RV
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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
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR,
FINISH GRADER/DOZER
OPERATOR. Good pay &
benefits. Call 772-528-8661




for medical
office.
Full time. Fax
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FRONT DESK
for medical office.
Full Time. Fax resume
to 863-357-4539.
NEEDED:
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person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
Center. 863-467-5588
Pier II Resort Hiring
*Front desk
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Housekeeping
*Maintenance
Experience required
Apply Within (863)763 8003


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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:
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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& GENERAL LABORERS
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3rd Ave., Okeechobee
Local Real Estate Co.: Seeks
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before responding or send-
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iou check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
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area, use caution.

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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/,'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc, 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets., Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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
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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
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classiflleds


COMBO UNIT WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR- Stainless
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work butbutrners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
STOVE, GE, like new condi-
tion, $95. Call Brandi
(863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, w/ self-cleaning
oven. $60. 863-467-1308
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.
WASHER & DRYER- GE, in ex-
cellent condition, $300
(863)357-2697
WASHER & DRYER: Kenmore.
$100 for the pair.
863-467-1308
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
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000.(863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
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


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
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston


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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.


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
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
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4ini
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
separately. (954)237-4846
Clewiston


KILN Paragone, used. $200'
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-
belle.


BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspdng, 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.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
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
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch,
chair & ottoman. $300.
863-675-8141
RECLINER: Good condition.
$25 firmly 863-467-4035
SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic mattress & box
springs. Top of the line. With
dresser $200. (863)983-4743
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GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
Irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135.863-946-3123


Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-2148
MIL. AUTO. 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
RIFLE M1, Carbine Replica, 30
caliper, By Tompson Machine
Guns, Extras, Exc cond $700.
Call 863-610-0632 Okee.
RIFLE- Remington model 700,
SPS Stainless. 7mm Rem-
ington magnum. $500.
(863)357-3128
SAVAGE/STEVENS, 12 guage,
SS double barrel, 3 inch
chambers, like new. $295




BOWFLEX SPORT: Barely
used, about a year old. Great
condition. Asking $700 or
best offer. (863)634-5506
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 sds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184



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,
typewdter, books, tapes, clothes.
$525 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
$50.8 3-763-8828
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
Info on It or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Plerce ,
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
condition. $50.
8683-467-7659


NECKLACE: 18 kt,, 20" with
ruby & crucifix oh nugget. Like
new $800 Firm.



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.
ft long, $14 neg



HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
863-635-7273
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)763-0669
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.
(239)986-0296
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347



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


ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES,
3 females, 8 wks old. Health
certified. $300.
(863)467-4149
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
(302)735-7501
FERRET ADOPTION- several to
choose from. Must qualify to
adopt (863)763-4333
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
863-675-1194
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS,
CKC Reg, 10 wks. old. 1M/1 F
Parents on premises. $350.
(863)357-5804/634-3758
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631
RED NOSED SHAR-
PEI/MIXED PUPS- 9
available. Free To Good
Homes! (863)467-4149



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



SINGER, 3 Arm, case &
attachments, $450
(863)467-0336


TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
$100. (863)288-4628


COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
(863)674-1662
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
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
(863)674-1662
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
(863)467-5052

ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
(305)282-8561 LaBelle
MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
(863)467-8607
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
863-673-5159
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
WELDER- Llncoln'Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
(239)707-4068


FOOTBALL TABLE, Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.
(863)467-8184
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


SPEAKERS: Pro Studio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.
863-634-6949


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies B45
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865




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



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


BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 1/2
years old. $850 Call Steve
(772)260-0918 or
863)763-6023
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000.
863-675-2215 LaBelle



DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
$140. (863)357-5754
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
$2500 (863)234-9595
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
863-467-1125.
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42"
cut, 7 spd., 16.5hp, Briggs &
Stratton mtr., like new, $600.
(863)467-8292
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Snap-
per, 12hp, 30" deck, $500.
(863)763-4209
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new,
motor. Left side needs adjust
ment. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400. 863-675-8141


REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770


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

Rentals



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



BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo.+ 1st, last &
$600. sec.(863)634-5780
OKEE., Large, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets. $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & $500. Sec. dep. Avail
2/01/07. (772)215-0098


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
LocatedonWestsideofnew
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
ITM Great Location! |
I OFFICE
I SPACES


S(1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(2) 900S. 1 upstairs
& 1 downstairs.
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740


OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600



WATERFRONT COTTAGE-
lba, full kitchen, tile, porch,
$490 + sec, inclds City wa-
ter (561)346-4692

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
fieds.


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


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home. Master Suite,
Vaulted ceilings. Split Plan,
Large Lot. $159,900
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Doublewide M/H on
5 beautiful acres. Many extras
including Security system,
Central vacuum cleaning
system, Swimming pool &
On & On & On. Call
863-763-2763 for details.
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
on .64 acre, boat dock, buy
one or both, 256-412-5170 or
256-577-6877 call for info.
Your next job could be in
today's classifleds. Did
you look for it?




Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$259,900.253-221-5911



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

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds

Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
sec (863)763-4031
Doublewide, 3/2, on Rim Ca-
nal, $950 mo. + elec., $500
sec., no pets, partially fur-
nished. (863)697-0214 Okee
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, CBS Family/
Rm. $625 mo. + last &
sec. Ref. include city water.
(561)346-4646 or 346-4692
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
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $625 mo., Hwy. 78 West
2br, 1ba. SW $590 mo. &
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625 mo.
+ 1st, last &sec., incl. city
water. 561-346-4646



BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31 FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refdgs, 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.
AMustSeel! $150,000
Call (772)519-0417
WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$119,000(863)610-2126


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,"
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1080
Real Estate Wanted 106-5
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In HendrySa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. InPalm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated In '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
205-395-6018.
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all apple full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park, $7500
(863)763-7927
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
RV REPAIR MANUAL: Motor
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc.
$20. (863)763-0625


9J. BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
-""- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
,, Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


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Recreation ,



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sk/is 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 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-
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ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see. $5500 (561)670-3636
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
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, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
JON BOAT- '95, Lowes19ft, 70
HP Johnson '96, with trailer,
$3995 (863)467-5059
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
(954)868-6518
MAXUM MER CRUISER 1991:
21 ft, hp 4.3 v6. $3000.
863-635-1555
Outboard Motor, 1980s, Evin-
rude 120 V4, low hrs., stain-
less steel prop, all controls,
$900 neg. (863)824-6720
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
(863)610-1674
PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
423-502-2214 Lodrda
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441
PONTOON BOAT: 20 Ft., Real
good condition. Fish Finder,
Awning & Generator. Rigged
for fishing & pleasure. 28 hp
Johnson, $2800 Call Ken Sur-
face 863-763-3624 Okee
PONTOON BOAT:
24 ft with 50 hp motor.
Only $4000!
863-634-0822
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
STARCRAFT, 16 ft., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
$2300. (863)532-8542
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


ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9561
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
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refdg, AC, full bath,
MWO, 4 jacks, $5500 or
best offer (863)467-6484
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home w/New tires &
New refrigerator. Asking
$3200. (561)723-1690 Okee











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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 HELIX SCOOTER '94-
250cc, black, excellent cond.
8900 mi, $2200
(863)467-6484
HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-1407
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)674-1964



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


SUZUKI EIGER 400 4X4 07-
brand new, 27 miles,$4500
for more infor call
(239)229-2974
VIPER Jr. '05, Exc. cond.
Great for the beginner. $700
(863)763-6430 Okeechobee
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
$3000 Firm. (863)697-1037


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

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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
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
Vanguard, $2500
(863)234-9595
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8,
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
at 863-763-4903
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. or trade for a
travel trailer. (863)635-1096
Frostproof area.
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
Sell (863)697-3300
VOLVO 240 1993: Great for
new driver, built like a tank,
$1500. Okeechobee
(863)634-4518



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



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



JEEP 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


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GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
(863)634-7706


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
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60 console, $125
(863)763-8797
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280


FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $600.
Neg. (863)467-8464 Okee.
FORD F250 '86, No bed. $600
(863)635-4465
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
63-253-2477
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


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School Board Meeltino
The February School Board Meeting
will be held in the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus Auditorium located at
610 S.W. 2nd Avenue (between the
Freshman Campus and School Board
Administration Building) at 6:00 p.mn.
on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. The
meeting is open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent o f Schools
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Community Events


Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property located in Florida's
Heartland Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event
includes boats trips, native Florida wildlife, Cracker Cowboy poet Hank
Mattson and Florida history poster contest winners. Snacks and drinks
can be purchased from local Scouts, or bring your own picnic lunch. The
Pearce Homestead is located on the corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721. The
event is coordinated by Florida Center of Environmental Studies in part-
nership with Family Lands Remembered. For information, call (863) 462-
0025.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will sponsor a
spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 until 7 p.m. The cost is $5
and eat-in or take out is available. Tickets will be available at the door or
by calling Matt at (863) 357-9992, Rick at (863) 763-5210 or the Lodge at
(863) 763-1610. The event is open to the public. ;.:
Library hosting 'Florida Folk Tales'
"Florida Folk Tales," an interactive storytelling show with nationally
recognized storyteller Katie Adams will be presented at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., Friday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. This program is
brought to you by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-3536.
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.
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 welcome. For informa-
tion, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to all interested par-
ties. 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.
Library hosting musical series
lan Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series to the
Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An Evening with
the Composer, and will feature composers who are known for their con-
tributions to the musical theater. The final part of the series will be Tues-
day, Feb. 13. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The program topic will be
Noel Coward. This series is a combination of informative lecture and
pleasurable listening and is free and open to the public.
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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is welcome and
lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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.
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Merah Ladies plan yard sale
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 West, are
seeking vendors for ayard 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 at www.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.
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 Com-
merce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For information, call (863)
763-6464.
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 awitriess 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 chil-
dren 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 Vin-
son 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
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday,
March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For information,
call (863) 763-6464.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual 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 build-
ing on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admis-
sion will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are available for a donat-
ed quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863) 467-2473 and at the
Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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 regional director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Flori-
da Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to not only inform
seniors of possible 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 Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
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.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
Coutly, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February22, 22, 2007 at 9:00
am. In the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to receive
public comments in consideration of the abandonment of a portion of a county
nght-of-way known as NW 16th Blvd. and that is further described as follows:
The south 66 feel of Section 8, Township 37 South, Range 35 East lying
west of US Highway 98 and thie south 66 feet of the east 70 feet of Section
7, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, all being a portion of the access
road as described in the plat of PLAYLAND PARK as recorded In Plat Book
3, Page 27, Official Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk
tapes are forthe sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
Ray R. Comer, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2007-0040
190224 ON 02/06/07


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
EXPANSION TO 3.0 MGD
CONTRACT NO. 2
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION
TO 3.0 MGD CONTRACT NO, 2 will be received by the Office of Executive Director,
Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974-4221, un-
til 2:00 o.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 specified will not be considered.
The Work for which these proposals are to be submitted consists of the constrac-
tion of an expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant from a capacity of
.232 MGD to a capacity of 3.0 MD and consisting of the following major compo-
nents: Intluent low metering assembly; odor control system; headworks, including
screening and grit collection; master pump station; flow splitter box; aeration basin
(pre-stressed concrete basin) w awerators, instrumentaon and controls; modifi-
cations to existing aerat n basn, clariflers and WAS/rAS pump station; disinfection
basin and effluent pump station; residuals management facility, including pump sta-
tion grinder, centnfge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; etectrical, in-
strumentation and controls; site work; and drainage e improvements and site
restoration. Bids may be submitted by completing the id schedule listed in the Pro-
posal, with appropriate attachments.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
OUA, successful experience in building, mechanical, and electrical construction of
projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the Executive Director of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
horty, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221, or at the office of the
ENGINEER, Metzger & Wlllard, Inc., 8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa,
FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005. A copy of the Documents may be obtained
arom Metzger & Willard, Inc., upon payment ofa 375.00 for each Document plus
postage and handling. Return of the acmenfta ne t required, and the amount
)aid for the Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be
provided.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday. Febmar
4. 2007 at 2:00 p.m. In the Boad Room of the Okeechobee Ulity Authority, 10s
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-BId Conference is
not required but is ltronly 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 nt 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 liqidated damages. Propo-
sals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed in-
structions as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State of lorioda 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 re ject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Inftormalities, or to accept the Bid (s)
which in its judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a pa-
dod not Ito exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
189703 ON 1/31 -27/07


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KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
8reat, $3500 or best offer
863)634-0949 or
863)763-6322


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 $595. (561)670-3636


CONVERSION VAN: Dodge
High top Mark III 1990. Good
shape! $3250.
863-635-1555
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.




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