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Wednesday, February 7, 2007


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Briefs
Legion Free Fair
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, Feb. 7: The
midway 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. Show will 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 any-
one in grades 9-12.
Friday, Feb. 9: The Mrs.
Okeechobee baking contest.
The deadline to enter is 7:30
p.m. Judging will begin at 8
p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10: Chili con-
test competition. Deadline to
enter is 6:30 p.m. Judging will
begin at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11: The mid-
way will be open part of the
day. Call the Legion office for
time.
Monday, Feb. 12: Public
must pick up personal items.
Road closures
N.E. Second Street, on the
east side of N.E. 70th Ave. will
be closed to all traffic Monday,
Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. until
approximately 3 p.m. This
inconvenience is necessary so
that Road Maintenance can
upgrade a drainage pipe under
N.W. Second Street at N.E. 70th
Ave. Please schedule your activ-
ities accordingly.
N.E. Fourth Street, on the
east side of N.E. 70th Ave. will
be closed to all traffic Tuesday,
Feb. 13, 2007 from 9 a.m. until
approximately 3 p.m. This
inconvenience is necessary to
that Road Maintenance can
upgrade a drainage pipe under
N.E. Fourth Ave. Please sched-
ule your activities accordingly.
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Drought Index
Current: 659
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.55 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
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. Inmates work off seiftence


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Four female inmates of the Okeechobee County Jail voluntiesed to participate in a work
program aimed at cleaning up the county's roads. The'female program has been in
effect for approximately four weeks. The male program has been under way since Octo-
ber 2006.

County inmates help clean roads


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A new work program at the
Okeechobee County jail is pro-
viding female inmates with the
opportunity to work off some
of their sentence while helping
to clean up Okeechobee Coun-
ty roads.
Jail Administrator Ronnie
White, Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office detention
deputy Jocelyn Weeks and
O.C.S.O. Captain Tony Madri-
gal accompanied four female
inmates to Charles Harvey
Highway Tuesday morning to
pick up litter from the heavily
traveled by-pass.
The four female inmates,
who were all sentenced the
County Jail, had volunteered to
participate in this program.
They were selected after going
through a screening process to
insure the safety of the citizens
of the county. By working to
clean up the roads the inmates
earn time off their sentences;
There was already a pro-
gram in place for male
inmates to work cleaning up


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Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office detention deputy
Jocelyn Weeks (left), Jail Administrator Ronnie White
(center), and O.C.S.O. captain Tony Madrigal (right)
accompanied the female work program inmates as they
cleaned up sections of Charles Harvey Highway Tuesday
morning. The inmates were transported to the worksite in
a vehicle confiscated from drug dealers by the O.C.S.O.


the roads that went into effect
in October 2006. In an effort to
give both male and female
inmates equal opportunities
to work outside of the jail and


to earn sentence reductions,
Sheriff May made the program
available to female inmates
approximately four weeks
ago.


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Board has a



full agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Impact fees, drainage, the
old jail and adult entertain-
ment are among the topics
the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will be discussing at their
meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8.
There are two different
agenda items dealing with
impact fees.
The first deals with school
impact fees. The board will
consider an interlocal agree-
ment with the City of Okee-
chobee and the Okeechobee
County Sch1r,:,- Board to pro-
vide for collection and expen-
diture of school impact fees.
The school board has already
adopted impact fees that
would require developers to


pay for the impact their devel-
opment would have on the
school system. These impact
fees would be incorporated
into the resolution. According
to proposed figures, a devel-
oper would pay an impact fee
of $3,384 for a single-family
house, $1,977 for a multi-fam-
ily unit and $2,366 for a
mobile home.
The commission will also
be hearing the final report
from impact fee consultant
Walter Keller. He will suggest
impact fee schedules for the
county's capital projects.
Becky Croslyn is scheduled
to address the board concern-
ing drainage on S.W Third
Terrace. Maintenance of that
See Board -Page 2


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Checking it out
Jeffrey Lingo, a diver with Collins Engineers, surfaces
while conducting an underwater inspection of the South
Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) pump sta-
tion on the Rim Canal near Taylor Creek. On Tuesday,
Feb. 6, divers inspected the pump station and locks at
Taylor Creek. Inspections were conducted visually and
with the aid of an underwater video camera. The inspec-
tions were part of SFWMD's annual inspections of all
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Bronson proposes low phosphorus rule


Proposed low phosphorus rule
critical to Everglades restoration
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced
that his department is proposing a
new state rule to protect water
quality by restricting the use of
phosphorous and nitrogen in fer-
tilizers for urban turf and lawns.
Once the rule becomes effec-
tive perhaps sometime this
spring the only products


approved for sale for consumer
landscape use will be no or low
phosphate fertilizers.
Even small additions of such
nutrients as phosphorus and
nitrogen have proven to trigger
adverse effects on the biological
conditions of the natural water
bodies in Florida.
However, there is already cause
for optimism. For example, the
South Florida Water Management
District's storm water treatment


areas have reduced total phospho-
rus entering the Everglades by 68
percent over the past few years.
Moreover, working closely with
area farmers to improve their
farming practices, we have pre-
vented more than 2,200 metric
tons of phosphorus from entering
this fragile ecosystem.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District applauds the pro-
posed rule as a sensible measure
to protect our water resources.


We believe this rule is another key
step toward improving water
quality by addressing the problem
at its source.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District looks forward to
working closely with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and other gov-
ernment agencies to promote the
new rule and further other envi-
ronmentally responsible prac-
tices.


TALLAHASSEE An annual
census has found 2,812 manatees
in Florida waters, state wildlife
officials said Tuesday.
A team of 16 observers sur-
veyed the state manatee popula-
tion by air and ground between
Jan. 30 and Feb. 1. Scientists
counted 1,412 manatees on the
Atlantic Coast and 1,400 on the
state's gulf coast, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission.
"We counted record numbers
of manatees in Tampa Bay, Blue
Spring and Brevard County," said
FWC biologist Holly Edwards.
She said 816 werecounted in Bre-
vard, for example, compared to
the previous record of 718 in
2004.
"This was a very warm year,
and it looks like the population
has shifted to the north," Edwards
said.
The first year the survey was
taken in 1991 only 1,267 sea cows
were counted statewide. Last
year, scientists found 3,116.
However, officials said the
count, mandated under state law,
is not intended to represent the


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state's overall manatee popula-
tion but simply offers a minimum
number.
"We know there are at least
this many manatees in Florida
waters," said FWC spokeswoman
Wendy Quigley. "It helps us pro-
vide a snapshot of manatee distri-
bution around the state."
Currently, the state has no
technique in place to count the
entire population of manatees but
scientists are working on new
census methods to be able to
track trends.
State wildlife commissioners
voted unanimously in June to
downgrade manatees from an
endangered species to threatened
because the population has
shown signs of rebounding. Flori-
da's three-tiered system includes
classifications of endangered,
threatened and special concern,
the lowest level.
The listings are based on
species population, how fast it is
declining and when extinction is
projected, among other factors.
Florida's manatees remain pro-
tected under the federal Endan-
gered Species Act.


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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.
Fair tickets on sale now
OKEECHOBEE Advance tickets for the Okeechobee County
Fair are now on sale at the Okeechobee County Fair website for $4.
This offer is good until March 7, after that the ticket will cost $5
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drainage system was originally
accomplished by a property
owners association. That organ-
izafion became inactive and
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) has
cited property owners for lack of
system maintenance. The coun-
ty has accepted maintenance
responsibility for the street but
did not accept maintenance of
the drainage facilities in the right
of way.
If the county agrees to accept
the drainage system for mainte-
nance, a separate SFMWD per-
mit would probably have to be
obtained.
Turning to another matter,
Maureen Burroughs of Okee-
chobee Main Street is on the
agenda to address the board
concerning restoration of the
old jail. The Okeechobee Coun-
ty Historical Society and Okee-
chobee Main Street have shown
interest in the past in preserving
the old jail. Okeechobee Main
Street has applied for a grant to
renovate the structure.
Steven Game was recently
denied a special exception to
operate an adult entertainment
establishment in the City of
Okeechobee. Rev. Al Padgett,
pastor of Basinger Church of


God, is scheduled to address the
commission to express his
opposition of Mr. Game's being
allowed to operate his establish-
ment in the county. Rev. Padgett
is suggesting a moratorium on
any adult entertainment estab-
lishment until a secondary nega-
tive effect study is completed.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
act on a request for a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to residential single family
for property on U.S. 441 N.
between N.E. 138th Street and
N.E. 144th Drive;
consider a change in zon-
ing from agriculture to public
service that would allow Gene
Fulford to operate a residuals
management facility on his
property north of Micco Bluff
Road;
consider a change in zon-
ing from residential mixed to
residential general for property
on N.W Third Lane;
act on a request for prelimi-
nary plat approval for The
Ranch subdivision a pro-
posed 202-lot subdivision in the
extreme northern part of the
county;
act on a request for prelimi-
nary plat approval for Frazier
Oaks subdivision a proposed
two-lot subdivision east of S.W.
28th Avenue and south of S.W.
16th Street;


issue a proclamation
encouraging all residents to set
goals to improve their health
and wellness;
proclaim the week of Feb.
18-24 to be National Engineer's
Week in Okeechobee County;
proclaim the week of Feb.
11-18 as 211 Awareness Week in
Okeechobee County;
allocate interest funds from
Hurricane Housing Recovery
Program to a low/moderate
income rental housing develop-
ment strategy budget;
award a contract for floor-
ing replacement at the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment;
consider a proposal from
Global Mapping, Inc. to develop
an electronic zoning atlas and
an electronic land use map;
purchase thee trucks for
the facilities maintenance
department;
adopt a resolution for
guidelines for public appear-
ances before the commission;
schedule a workshop to
discuss land development regu-
lations; and,
either appoint a member to
the Early Learning Coalition to
serve the remainder of an exist-
ing term or advertise a vacancy.
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Issues Forum at
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Gawda may be reached at pgaw-
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Central Elementary celebrates 100 school days


First Grade
First graders celebrated the
100th day of school with a variety
of activities. We count-
ed to 100 by 2's,
5's and 10's.
We also
counted to
100 front-
ward and
backwards.
Students
brought in collections
of 100 things. Collections consist-
ed of macaroni, marbles, tooth-
picks, shells, dried beans, pen-
nies, dimes and candies. We read
books such as "One Hundred
Hungry Ants" and learned differ-
ent ways to make 100. We made
necklaces out of 100 pieces of
cereal and then ate our edible
necklaces. It was a fun day.
Our 100 Book Challenge is
going well. Many students have
reached their 100th step and will
-be rewarded with a Popsicle
party. Some students have even
reached their 200th step. Way to
go! Keep reading!
Our students of the week are:
Jeny Hernandez, Amber
Smith-Stewart, Ian Christie,
Christopher Rogel, Lane Friend,
Minh Thy Nguyen, Paulina Meras,
Felix Pineda, Grace Luna, Carol

Briefs

Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es at these locations: Dixon
v. Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -
,Wednesday from 9 a.m.. until
noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925 N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language
classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tues-
day and Thursda% from 6 until 8
p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library coopera-
tive serving Highlands, Hardee,
SDeSoto and Okeechobee coun-
ties. The Heartland Library
Cooperative will be holding
basic and advanced computer
classes throughout the six
"libraries in the four-county area.
A technology information train-
- er will take a mobile computer
lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. The classes will teach
basic computer skills such as
how to start up and use a com-
puter, how to log-on to the Inter-
net and how to communicate
via e-mail with friends and rela-
tives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, infor-
mation tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.


Flores, Skylar Casian, Ruben
Rodriguez, Julie Ybanez and Ana
Munoz.
, First grade birthdays for
December are: Elexxus Espada,
Ivy Campbell, Chandler Smet,
Lindsay Lipscomb, Jessica
Arnold, Carmen Ramirez and
Josue Delacruz.
Second Grade
The second grade traveled to
the high school recently to watch
the play "Rip Van Winkle." The
students used their imaginations
during the show, and were fasci-
nated by the giant puppets. Some
of our own second graders partic-
ipated in the show. Kwane Kasan-
ja, Nolan Carpenter, Miranda
McClanahan, and Rochelle Blair
performed with the professional
actors.
To go along with the chilly
weather, second grade has been
studying the Arctic region. The
students have enjoyed learning
about penguins, seals, and polar
bears.
The students of the week are:
Loan Lipscomb, Melissa Rosali-
no, Darren Holley, Matthew
Belcher, Justice Talley, Marco
Montoya and Marisol Solis.
Fourth Grade
In Mr. Goff's class we are


working very hard to memorize
our multiplication facts. We
already have seven students who
can pass their hot pencils multipli-
cation test with a 100 accuracy
every time they take it. In math
we have been focusing on chap-
ter 13 which deals with dividing
with remainders. In science we
are learning about simple
machines and how force is
applied. We learned about how
simple machines make life easier
and how they make moving big
objects much easier. In reading
we are. done with theme three.
We are taking a break from the
text book until after FCAT. We will
be focusing on the skills needed
to score well when we take the
test in a few weeks. We are also
working hard on meeting our
Accelerated Reader goal. In writ-
ing we are working hard on mak-
ing our expository and narrative
writings very descriptive. We have
been working on elaborating our
details and making sure out writ-
ings are very vivid and imagina-
tive. We are also working on our
editing skills as that will be tested
as well. FCAT Writes is Feb 6th
and 7th.
General News
Well, the fourth graders are
ready and anxious for their writ-


ing assessment the week of the
5th. Students have prepared, writ-
ten practice expositories and nar-
ratives and worked very hard to
add some target skills to make our
writing stronger.
The entire fourth grade has
worked its best and has achieved
a trip to the Wooden Jungle -
wow WE set a goal of 4.0 as a
grade level mean! After we write,
we will await our scores to see if
we can egg Mr. Paulson or pie a
teacher of our choice. Parents,
make sure students get plenty of
rest on Monday; we will test on
Tuesday and Wednesday of that
week. A big thank you to the par-
ents who, sent in their special
homework right away.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, con-
grats to Devin Rucks, Aalia Mur-
phy, Claudia Flores and Nikki Kief-
fer for being recent Students of
the Week. Bernice Licea is our
Student of the Month and happy
birthday to Lizbeth Casiano,
Daniel Gonzales, and Mr. Paulson!
Students in the BASE classes
have been working hard review-
ing author's purpose and story
elements. Students have also
been testing their knowledge of
multiplication facts. Have a happy
Valentine's Day students and par-
ents! You are all very sweet to
me. Love, Mrs. Pritchard!


Submitted photo

Old cars
The Florida Flywheeler Flivers from Avon Park visited Larry and Mary Kay Nicholson in
Okeechobee and brought some of the old cars for a ride. These old cars get more miles
on them now then they did in the 20's. If anyone is interested in the Flivers call Larry at
(863) 357-5837.


Obituaries


Kelly Kathleen
Walters
Kelly Kathleen Walters, age
34 died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Born April
7, 1972, in Miami, she had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 1 1/2 years. She was a
member of the Moose Club of
Lake Wales and was a home-
maker who enjoyed animals,
gardening, horses, riding and
cooking.
: She is preceded in death by
her father, Walter McDonald, Sr.


She is survived by her moth-
er, Susan Henley; stepfather,
Buddy Henley of Lake Wales;
brother, Walter L. (Julie)
McDonald, Jr. of Ft. Meade;
nephew, Harley McDonald of Ft.
Meade; and significant other,
Danny Bedgood of Okeechobee.
A memorial service is
planned for Saturday, Feb. 10,
2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Moose
Club of Lake Wales at S.R. 60
East.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,


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Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has
scheduled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles
tournament will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will
be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There will be cash prizes
for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team (doubles) and
$10 for each in the single division. Tournament rules can be picked
up at the First United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863)
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HITCHIKER: Today my wife stopped and picked up a man hitchhiking
who had an artificial leg. He had been walking for a while on his artificial
limb and he said "Hurry up, because if the police see me, I'll get in trou-
ble for hitchhiking." Since when is it illegal to hitchhike? And further-
more, the police shouldn't be picking this man up and giving him a hard
time. They are public servants and I'm sure he pays his taxes too. There is
no bus system in this town and there are hardly any taxi drivers unless
you got a lot of money on you. If it is a problem let them give him a ride.
Editor's Note: We spoke with local law enforcement and were told they
know of no state statute or local ordinances that expressly prohibit
hitchhiking.
HALFTIME SHOW: I watched the Super Bowl and the halftime show
to me stunk. Of all our entertainers in this country they had to get that guy
that just really did a bad job. Furthermore, I don't know if anyone noticed
but when they put that sheet up and he got his new guitar he was making
a sexual overtone. Maybe I'm the only one that noticed that or maybe
everyone is so used to it they just don't say anything about it but I hope
the next Super Bowl halftime is decent with somebody that can at least
sing and not copy someone else like Jimmy Hendrix.
HELP OUR OWN: Today I saw a man pushing a baby stroller with a
baby in it in this wind and cold. He was picking up cans by the side of the
road and it broke my heart. I tried to turn around. I was going to give him
$20 but because of the train system we have here I couldn't get to him
and help him. It was just horrible to see that. If this man in Okeechobee
was walking on the side of the road with his little baby with a bag and
picking up cans, we are in trouble. I read in yesterday's paper that our
Social Security and Medicare is in trouble and now this president wants to
send trillions of dollars to this war in Iraq. The president and Charlie Crist
need to realize that we need to help our own.
SPEAK OUT: I love the Speak Out column. It is informative. It is
humorous. It is educational and when it stops, I'm leaving Okeechobee. I
really do enjoy it. I'm so glad that you are putting some information about
some Sebring activities. We like to go to Sebring and I appreciate those
articles. Also, Okeechobee has some wonderful concerts. Some of them
are free. Oh, how we love Okeechobee and the Okeechobee News and
Speak Out. God is good to all of us. While reading the paper, I had a
thought. I wonder why the Boy Scouts don't sell cookies. I wonder why
the 4-H doesn't sell cookies. I wonder why some of the other groups
don't sell cookies so that the cookie company can make their profits.
Folks, did you know that only 50 cents per box goes to the troops? And
you're not making a donation to anybody when you buy a box of Girl
Scout cookies. We need to stop exploiting our children and supporting
the cookie company. This has become a very big business folks and I
don't approve.
AMERICAN MADE: I'm calling in regard to Toyota and the foreign
countries that have cars in this country. Too many people are not thinking
about who they are and what we stand for. They are sending our money
back to Japan and other countries and I think that is terrible. I would buy
something even a little bit less because it was made in this country. How
can we move up if we don't support the manufacturers in this country? I
am American to the bone and I plan on staying that way. It burns me to
see people driving a Toyota when they could be buying something made
in this country. I know Toyota was made in this country too but the profits
go back to a foreign country. All you're doing is selling out our country
when you buy those foreign made vehicles. I'm not a dealer. I'm just a 73
year old and I don't like what I see. It wasn't that way when I was a young
fellow and it's getting worse.
FAIRS: I just love a good fair with rides, exhibits, livestock area just
a good old time fair. I know Okeechobee will eventually put on a great
fairway too.

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Community Events

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.

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.



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets In the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
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 inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, 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 Anonymonbu (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle 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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
6510.
Prayet 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 fellow-
ship 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.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
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 Vil-
lage 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
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 relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion 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 language
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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing 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 Thursday 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 Thurs-
day evening from 4 until 7 p.m. In Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or
comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
1bps Take off Pounds Sensibly #869 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public Is invited. Anyone
interested In a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group is welcome to me and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863)
467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debble Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is Invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for Information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magiclans will htieet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies Is Invited, or you can sigh up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


Community Events

Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E.
Second St., and will continue through Feb. 11. Display booths
will be available in the Legion Hall. For Information, call the
Post at (863) 763-2950.
Revival will end Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 7, will be the final night of revival services
at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road. Services
begin at 7 p.m. Reverend Winston Roberts, pastor of Blackjack
Baptist Church in Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There will be
special music at the service. For information, call (863) 763-
7532.
Diabetes discussion slated for Feb. 1
A discussion on diabetes will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, by
Dr. Leland M. Heller beginning at 6 p.m. at 1713 U.S. 441 N.,
Suite E. The discussion will be on how to treat diabetes success-
fully. For information, call (863) 467-8771.
Library to host writers workshop
A writers workshop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St. Anyone who writes fiction including mainstream,
mystery and romance, as well as memoir or poetry is invited
to attend to read and offer constructive criticism to the group.
Bring two pages of your work to read. For information, call Les-
ley Diehl at (863) 763-2074 or Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory
board will meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to board members. For information, call Jim
Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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-
Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St. We
will need prayer partners, financial partners, volunteers, board
members 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 theconference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. Marvin Wherrell of
the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners is a
member of the Children's Services Council and will be partici-
pating in this meeting.
Ministry hosts special speaker
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at the
Palmdale Community Building on the corner of Fifth and Main
for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. and gospel music and the
word at 7 p.m. The word will be brought this'motith 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 fellowship with lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price for lunch
for seniors is approximately $7 which includes tax. Bring a
stamped, self-addressed legal size envelope for the 2008 mail-
ing. For information, call Don or Shirley Swan at (813) 684-1636.
Hospice yard sale benefits patients
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are
needed. Proceeds will benefit patient care, including services at
the Hamrick home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Information meeting on adoption planned
The Children's Home Society, Hibiscus Children's Center,
will hold an informational meeting Friday, Feb. 9, froti 4:30 until
5:30 p.m. about fostering and/or adopting children who heed a
loving home. The meeting will be held in Building B at IRCC's
Dixon Hendry Camps, room 108. The professionals will be
there to discuss the steps and procedures. Pat McCoy, principal
at North Elementary School, will be there to share her personal
experiences.
Church will host The Greenes
Southern gospel group The Greenes from Boone, N.C., will
be in concert Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at Treasure Island Baptist
Church 4209 U.S. 441 S.E. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Library to host 'Legendary Florida'
On Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee County Library,
206 N.W. 16th St., will host artist Jackson Walker and historian
Gary Mormino in their presentation "Legendary Florida," which
is based upon Mr. Walker's series of paintings by the same
name. This series of paintings, part of the collection of the
DeLand Museum of Art, depicts 400 years of Florida's history.
Mr. Walker will present the paintings from an artistic standpoint
while Dr. Mormino will comment upon their historical signifi-
cance. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteers
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to drywall a house
under construction at 2791 S.E. 35th Drive on Saturday, Feb. 10,
starting at 8 a.m. They also need help with the yard sale on Feb.
17 in the parking lot of Tractor Supply beginning at 8 a.m. For
information, call (863) 357-1371 or (863) 467-2119.


Community Events


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

Tour planned of Pearee Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property located in Flori-
Sda'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 pic-
nic 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 Environ-
mental Studies in partnership with Family Lands Remembered. For
information, call (863) 462-0025.


Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will spon-
sor 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.

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 coricert on Sunday, Feb. 11,
at 2:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.










'Fresh From Florida' to sponsor the Twelve Hours of Sebring Race


ucts to consumers around the
world," Bronson said. "The
growing popularity of racing,
especially with younger audi-
ences, makes this an excellent
venue for reaching an important
segment of the population."
As part of the sponsorship
agreement, the "Fresh from Flori-
da" logo will be displayed year-
round on a permanent billboard
located at front entrance of
Sebring International Raceway
and two billboards located on
the track, on 10 barrier signs
around the track during the race,
on 30 banners throughout the


SEBRING The "Fresh from
Florida" message will be promot-
ed to millions of people around
the globe this spring during the
55th running of the Mobil I
Twelve Hours of Sebring, Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices has partnered with Sebring
International Raceway to spon-
sor America's oldest sports car
endurance race, which will be
held March 14-17, 2007. The win-
ner of this year's race will cele-
brate victory with a glass of
"Fresh from Florida" orange juice
in the winner's circle.
Nestled among the orange
groves of Highlands County, the
Sebring International Raceway is
legendary for its international
sports car racing event, patterned
after the famed 24 Hours of Le
Mans in France. Each year thou-
sands of race fans arrive for the
premier race of the American Le
Mans Series to watch the world's
leading manufacturer's battle on
the challenging 3.7-mile road
course.
"Sponsorship of this interna-
tionally acclaimed event is an
excellent way to promote 'Fresh
from Florida' agricultural prod-


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event, on a full-page ad in the
souvenir program, and on the
Sebring International Raceway
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"At the conclusion of the race,
all eyes will be on the winner's
circle where the victor will cele-
brate with a glass of 'Fresh from
Florida' orange juice," Bronson
said. "This is an exciting way to
advertise our state's signature
product on the global stage."
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way evolved from a World War II
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Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
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has been the center of sports car
racing in North America. Previ-
ous winners at Sebring include
Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, Dan
Gurney, A.J. Foyt, Stirling Moss,
Juan Manuel Fangio and Bobby
Rahal.
"We are proud of our associa-
tion with the 'Fresh from Florida'
campaign," Sebring President
and General Manager Tres
Stephenson said. "Helping mar-
ket Florida agriculture and Flori-
da-grown products is especially
important to our community.
Sebring's worldwide stature


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Engagements


Submitted photo
Shannon Toler and Charles Parker
Toler and arles and Shelia Parker of Indi-


Parker
Betty and Chester Toler of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Shannon Toler to
Charles D. Parker of Indiana. The
prospective groom is the son of


The wedding is planned for
March 20,2007.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Okeechobee High School. The
prospective groom is; a graduate
of home study high school. He is
employed with Florida Floors and
More.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


Births


Katherine


Douglas

Jason and Laura Douglas of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Katherine Leona Samantha
Douglas. She was born Jan. 10,
2007, at Florida Hospital Heart-
land in Sebring. She weighed 8
lbs. 2 ozs. and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
David and Teri Berry of Daytona
Beach.
Paternal grandparents are
Wilbur and Sharon Douglas of
Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Walt
and Fran Beddard of Port Orange


suDmittea pnoto
Katherine Douglas
and Betty Berry of Ormond Beach.
Great-great-grandma is Marie
Rhinehart of Holly Hill and great-
great-grandpa is Jim Bennett of
Port Orange.


Library to present


storyteller
"Florida Folk Tales," an inter-
active storytelling show with
nationally recognized storyteller,
Katie Adams will be presented at
the Okeechobee County Library
on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Let
the backwoods of Florida mean-
der through your mind's eye as
Katie Adams tells stories from
Florida's Cracker heritage: a rac-
coon that makes wishes come
true... a young fool who makes
the cattle rancher's daughter
laugh... a one-eyed fish that
saves an old woman from rob-
bers. These characters and more
inhabit the captivating, humor-
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Props, costumes, audience par-
ticipation, and singing add color
to these "gator tales." Katie
Adams is a nationally recog-
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who loves to perform for family
audiences. Katie has worked for
the Creative Arts Theater of
Tampa and currently has her
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Community Events

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 Coun-
ty, have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005, qualify
within the income limits set by Habitat and the HHRP and meet other
requirements. Applications are available in the waiting room of the
Habitat's local office. Return the completed application no later than Fri-
day, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the application
off, or mail the application to: Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee
County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you
have any questions call the office at (863) 357-1371 leave your name
and phone number and your call will be returned.
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.
Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hold
gospel meetings beginning Sunday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb.
21. Guest speakers will be: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Don Jones of Stuart; Sun-
day, 6 p.m., Frank Parker of Sebring; Monday, 7 p.m., Dan Jenkins of
West Palm Beach; Tuesday, 7 p.m., David Sproule of West Palm Beach;,
and Wednesday 7 p.m., Taylor Hagood of Stuart. For information, call
(863) 763-4477.

Spotlight on Okeechobee


Many thanks
The staff of Costopoulos &
Helton, P.A. would like to thank
everyone who participated, both
players and spectators alike, in
the Fifth Annual Okeechobee
High School Tennis Team benefit
tournament held at Okeechobee
Sports Complex on Jan. 27-28.
Once again, Okeechobee High
School tennis team coaches Dave
Ellis and Daryl Roehm did a great
job of promoting the tournament
and enlisting players from the
community. Jay Huffman was
also there to keep the tournament
board updated. Many thanks go
out to Brian and Beth White for
service up the fantastic barbecue


chicken dinners, and to Tabitha
Trent and the staff of Riverside
National Bank for lending the
popcorn machine. Costopoulos
& Helton, P.A. is pleased to have
sponsored the tournament since
its inception, and look forward to
the community's participation
next year. Again, thanks to every-
one who made this years' tourna-
ment a success and for support-
ing our local OHS tennis team.


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Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. has volunteer opportuni-
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serving lunch to patients, clerical, office support and
other non-medical assistance. They also assist Hospice
in fund raising. Age is not a barrier. For information, visit
Hospice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
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Jayton Trayce Howard won Mr. King, the overall event, at
the Sweet Pea pageant on Feb. 4. Jayton also won pretti-
est eyes, smile, attire, personality, sportswear, swimwear
and photogenic. Jayton would like to give a big thanks to
everyone who sponsored him: Bobby Fulford and Fulford
Cattle Company, Soaps & Scents, Chobee Auto Repair,
Trent Carbino, Rodney's Auction, Sheryl Coonfare, Tim
Fredricks, Carol Davis, Tops N Boxes, Inc. and his
mommy, Kerrie Howard. His mother also won the $50
drawing. Jayton will be 3 in February and is the son of
Kerrie Howard.


Community Events

O.C.R.A. monthly meeting slated
The Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (O.C.R.A.)
will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, beginning at 7 p.m. O.C.R.A.
meetings will take place on the second Monday of each month at
the church. The public is invited. For information, call (863) 634-
1437.
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.
1:6th St. The meeting is.open'to anyone wishing to trace their
ancestry. Beginners and experienced genealogists aswell as visi-
tors are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-
2674.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all inter-
ested parties. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.
OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation serv-
ice 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. Sec-
ond St. Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, pic-
ture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required for every-
one listed on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at
(863) 357-1694.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series
to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An
Evening with the Composer, and will feature composers who are
known for their contributions to the musical theater. The final part
of the series will be Tuesday, Feb. 13. The program will begin at 7
p.m. The program topic will be N6el Coward. This series is a com-
bination 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 meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Every-
one 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 Okee-
chobee 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- Okee-
chobee Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon at Okeechobee Health Department,
1728 NW. Ninth St.
Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at
noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For infor-
mation, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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 Flori-
da Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For
information, call (863) 763-3536.
Stamping party planned for Friday
A rubber stamping party will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6
until 9 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 20300 Hunter
Road/8 Cypress Road. Learn new techniques and make your own
greeting cards. For information, call Wilma at (863) 763-2106.


Community Events


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


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11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Phone:
(863) 357-7777


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AND LOUNGE SPECIAL
Open daily 11:00 am 11:00 pm
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(10% discount off of the menu price)
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


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. Monday 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 III "Stomp the
Yard"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


CAT, recently groomed, call to
describe. (863)357-3225
DOG-. Black, Medium mixed
breed, Male, Eagle Bay or
SW section. (863)357-3225
DOGS (2) Both Brown...Found
in Fort Drum area on 2/1st.
Contact Animal Control of
Okeechobee 863-357-3225
FOUND: Smiley faces and
photos belonging to Kathe-
rine. Return to Hospice to re-
trieve.
GOATS (2)- Call
(863)357-3225
TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. South
West Okeechobee.
(863)763-4004
Joik all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
slfleds."

GOLDEN LAB, Vic. of Okee-
chobee Estates, last seen on
2/2/07, missing from yard,
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


KITTENS, 3 Orange, 1 Dark
Grey, 6 wks. old. Cute! Use
to dogs. Free to good homes
only. (386)916-6900 Okee.
KITTEN, Free to good home
Only, adorable, affectionate.
(863)675-9218


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HI, I AM TOM- Cat that is, I am
looking for a home and I will
repay you by keeping the
mice under control. I am
black w/big yellow eyes and
everyone says I have per-
sonality plus, I have been
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


Tall Guy- Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
morel For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
BUILDING SALE...Feb/March
delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded. MANY OTHERS!
Pioneer, (800)668-5422 or
www.pioneersteel.com.

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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


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A/C Service Tech/Installer
w/min. 3 yrs. exp. Clean Driv-
ers Lic., DFW. Good pay/bene-
fits. 401K (863)763-8391
ACT NOW! 21 CDL-A Drivers
Needed *
36-43cpm/$1.20pm $0
Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A +
3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
ASST MANAGER FOR
RV PARK
Help with managing the RV
park year round. Help with
lawn maintenance. Irrigation.
Keeping park facilities clean
& neat. Basic maintenance
skills A+, Must be people
friendly. Great opportunity for
retired couple with no chil-
dren. For inq call
(863)763-4747
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now
Hiring OTR & Local Drivers-
New Equipment; Great Bene-
fits; Premium Pay Package.
Call Oakley Transport,
(877)882-6537.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(800)553-2778.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
tional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req. THE WAG-
GONERS TRUCKING
(912)571=9668 OR'
(866)413-3074.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR,
FINISH GRADER/DOZER
OPERATOR. Good pay &
benefits. Call 772-528-8661


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

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


Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and 01T. (800)709-9754
EXT:5799 USWA Exam/Fee
Req.


NEEDED:
Energetic, self-motivated
person who loves children to
work for busy Childcare
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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


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NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
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for medical
office.
Full time. Fax
Resume To


FRONT DESK
for medical office.
Full Time. Fax resume
to 863-357-4539.
Pier II Resort Hiring
*Front desk
*Bartending
Housekeeping
*Maintenance
Experience required
Apply Within (863)763-8003
SECRETARY
OKEECHOBEE OFFICE:
Experience in Word preferred.
Professional appearance.
Working with offender
population. Excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
772-465-8488 or email to
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Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.


CLASS A CDL DRIVER
& GENERAL LABORERS
Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee
OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED
Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to
863-467-1126
Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
vided. No investment re-
quired. FREE details.
www.K348.com.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed-110
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



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419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
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 S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 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 I 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 8
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620


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


COMBO 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 but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822.
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
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778
(888)393-0335 Mention
code 24.
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
InstnUlntion of Sturn
Shelters & Seamile's
Ruin (utters'
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


I Genra Contr


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


CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
(863)357-5773


BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
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



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 4in1
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, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
(239)503-0339
BUNK BED, Loft style, dresser,
desk, great for small bed-
room, exc. cond. $450
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400. 863-357-2233
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
CHESTOF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
Okeechobee 863-763-6-336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops, $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1325
COMPUTER DESK, Real wood,
with hutch & separate file
cabinet. $75 (863)634-5236


COUCH, Faux Suede, Char-
coal. Exc. cond. Can be deliv-
ered in Okeechobee Co. If
needed. $200 (863)447-0679
DAYBED, White, like new, new
mattress & trundle. $125
(765)623-2151
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
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
ate. (863)612-5283

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
RECLINER: Good condition.
$25 firm! 863-467-4035
SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic mattress & box
springs. Top of the line. With
dresser $200. (863)983-4743



GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135. 863-946-3123


COLLECTOR'S RIFLE: Savage
Model 99FW, take apart,
30/30. $500 negotiable.
863-763-5081 Okee, FL
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
neg. (863)467-2148
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
$375 (937)215-0307



BOWFLEX SPORT: Barely
used, about a year old. Great
condition. Asking $700 or
best offer. (863)634-5506
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100(863)467-8184



BICYCLE EXERCISER: Air-
wave. $25. 863-697-0499
HH ITEMS: Computer desk, new
home surgery, sewing machine,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
$525 will sep. 863-357-2863
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
$50. 863-763-8828
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce


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


TABLE LAMPS (2) 29", Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
ate (863)467-8607



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


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


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.
(239)986-0296


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650. 863-697-9704
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext,600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new,
valued at $370, sell $200
will sep. (863)763-0669
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAYI (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



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



BROTHER FAX/COPY MA-
CHINE- In great condition,
asking $50 (863)763-0669


ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES,
3 females, 8 wks old. Health
certified. $300.
(863)467-4149


BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
dame & sire on location
$1200 (863)646-7329
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. 1 M/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


BIG SCREEN 42", works
ood, just needs a home.
400/neg. (863)634-1220
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
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classflteds.


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- Lincoln 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
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
(863)467-8683



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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
SWAY BARS- for towing a
travel trailer. (863)357-3661
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson:
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture f

.:.. ......


Farm Services
Offered. 825
Farm Suppes/
Service, wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Heres 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Swpplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 885




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 12
years old. $850 Call Steve
(772)260-0918 or
863)763-6023


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MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000.
863-675-2215 LaBelle
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
(863)697-2199
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423



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


LLAMAS Young Males and
Females, Variety of Colors,
Very Friendly $475. and up de-
livery available (941)473-9636
REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770

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 &
$6Q0. sec.(863)634-5780
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily .(863)357-2044
OKEE., Large, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets. $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & $500. Sec. dep. Avail
2/01/07. (772)215-0098


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)818-7380
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
LAKEFRONT, w/dock & boat
house, spectacular view, 2BR,
2BA, minutes to Okeechobee.
$1100/mo. (954)683-2407
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/lba, cen-
tral air. $800 / month.
863-763-8058


-I
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
SGreat Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 S.F downstairs &
(2) 900S.F 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-
1ba, full kitchen, tile, porch,
$490 + sec, inclds City wa-
ter (561)346-4692


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1036
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
BUILDING
Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Versital applications.
Interior rebuilt in 1996.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Reduced to
$325,000. (863)610-1120


$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
$149,000 (863)610-1980

MOsW
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
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.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.
PART MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
w/ some appliances. Immed
occ. $20K. 863-582-6943
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, iba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654


FL LAND BARGAIN!! 67
ACRES Only $670,000.
Beautiful oaks, great pas-
tures, secluded setting. Per-
fect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access St.
Mary's River. 30 mins Jack-
sonville, FL. Call Now
(800)898-4409 x 1106.
FLORIDA WATERFRONT
LAND SALE! 3 Acre Deep
Water Access Properties
From Only $79,9001
Dockable Properties Starting
at only $249,900! Call Now!
(866)950-5263 EXT. 3317.
Platt's Bluff, 5+/-ac vacant
land (Okee City, near Kiss
River) 3BR MH on-site, /
ac. pond & 4200 sq. ft.
house pad. Scenic, shady
lot (oaks, fruit trees).
See ad online @
www.fsbo.com/list92114
$200k. (863)467-1169



160 Acres Northeast Ala-
bama 8 year old planted
pines joins Talladega Nation-
al Forest, road frontage,
creek,. excellent.hunting, lake
site $475,000
256)239-7808 or
256)239-8001.
270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40
MILE MTN VIEWS, STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE, 8 AC
$114,800. Build your dream
cabin with direct 40 miles
mtn views all around you.
Private ownership to direct
National Forest access &
stocked trout stream. Ready
to build. Call now
(877)777-4837.
35+ ACRES JUST $29,900
ONLY $177/ MONTH!* Gor-
geous Southern Colorado
Ranches. Electric/ Cable/
Phone/ Internet available.
300 days per year of sun-
shine. Room for horses,
ATV's, off-road fun. PHASE II
Grand Opening Sale- Sat.
2/24 Call NOW for more info.
(866)OWN-LAND X2141.
Monthly payment of
$176.60 based upon pur-
chase of $29,900 w/10%
down and the remaining
$26,910 financed via a
3-year interest only loan with
a fixed rate of 7.875%. Rates


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BUILDING SALE...Feb/March
delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded. MANY OTHERS! Pio-
neer, (800)668-5422 or
www.ploneersteel.com.
GA/FL Border. Grand Opening
Salel 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wooded
acres In GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd
frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excel-
lent Financing. CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X1115.
Lake Access Bargailn 1 +
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
LANDLORDS TIRED OF LATE
RENT AND TENANT DE-
STRUCTION? Start fighting
back! Eliminate headaches
and save cash. Get the best
Landlording book and tips
free! www.sec-
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LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE
MTN VIEWS, 1200' OF MTN
STREAM, 17 AC $239,900.
Possibly the greatest mtn
views anywhere! Build over-
looking your very own pri-
vate pond. All useable- easy
access. Only 1 with pond.
Call owner directly now
(877)777-4837.
Mid Winter Salel Golf Home-
sites Just $89,900. MAKE
NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2008!
Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community.
Mountains of SC. Limited
time offer. Call
(866)334-3253, X 1185.
N. Georgia/ N. Carolina-
panoramic mountain views,
waterfalls. Your living costs
gone up? Move where
there's lower taxes, insu-
rance! Lots starting at
$39,900 Call (888)389 3504
ext 4000.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
Call (800)709-5253.
NEW LOG HOME- $69,900-
Lake access to Norris Lake
with 2000'sq.ft. log [home
package. East TN near Knox-
ville, Gatlinburg & Smokies.
(800)770-9311, ext.1962.
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,0001 UPSCALE Eques-
trian Gated Community! 200
Year old Oaks. Established
lush pastures. Paved private
rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles
from HITS! Exc financing!
Call (868)352-2249 X
1156.
NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES
Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
only $125,000 Lake view-
#144, 3.5ac's only $48,900
Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peac.htree St.
Murphy, N. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW
TO MARKET. www.National-
ForestLand.com.
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell!! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Recent
Certified Appraisal. Unbe-
lievable opportunity to own 5
acres of meadows & woods
in excellent location. 50%
OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x 1097.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DI-
RECTLY ADJOINING
700,000 ACRE NATIONAL
FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500.
Unlimited hunting, hiking,
camping and trophy trout
fishing all in your back yard.
New Release! Hurry,. only
one! (877)777-4837.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large
5 acre tracts along very wide
trout stream with private ele-
vated homesites, secluded,
great view, trees, nearby riv-
er, $59,500 owner
(866)789-8535.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in Ala-
bama from $49,900- Boat to
Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully
wooded, panoramic water
views, trophy fishing/ hunt-
Ing. Next to state parks.
County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Must see. Call
now (800)564-5092 X 527.
WYOMING RANCH DISPER-
SAL 35 acres $59,900; 75
acres $108,900; Snow-
capped mountain views. Sur-
rounded by govt land. Abun-
dant wildlife. Recreational
paradise. Low taxes. EZ
terms. Call Utah Ranches,


LLC. (888)541-5263.



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly wkly & mthly; rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It Inthi RM asfiadst.


OKEECHOBEE: Waterfront
2br/1.5ba, furn, exc cond, Ig
storage, pool. $85K Lease
option. 561-202-7702


CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
863-634-0164
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HP good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trir., A1 cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8x18ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & porta pot,
new 2" insulated roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Mere 4 stroke Engines, trailer
included. (863)467-8205.
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area


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Forig Cars


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, 26', 1BR, kit., full bath,
$490 mo.,1st, last & sec.
incl. elec. & water,
(561)346-4646/346-4692
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 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
LAKE PORT- FSBO in Aruba
RV Pk, State Rd 78, Lot 241,
1999, 34' Prowler w/at-
tached 10 x 39 Florida
Room, good condition, Insu-
lated roof, glass windows,
new kit cabs, lots of counter
space, AC/Heat, inside tool
shed, furnished, lots of
shade, big yard. $19,500 or
best offer. See Jerry at Lot
202 or call Paul or Mary Wil-
liams at 863-509-3067 or
989-422-5809.
MAYBERRY PRK 14x56, 2br,
1.5 ba, furn, Fla room, Util
room, carport, concrete drive
$27,000 (863)467-3058
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
(863)763-7927
OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must See!! $150,0000
Call (772)519-0417
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, $15000
(863)763-6912/447-0055
WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$119,000(863)610-2126

Recreation



Boats 3006
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 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-
na
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
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trir.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517


Gol Cat


L Snern -nifnger, Manager www.gtioer-golicars.cumi
863 763-6434
315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


JON BOAT- '95, Lowe 19ft, 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, 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 bs 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 Lorida
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-.
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441
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
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refrig, 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
JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, 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 appl., 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
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. $1'000 neg.
(954)520-6707



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


HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
(863)467-1274
HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996.
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-1407
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimnura 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


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
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
863-467-9621
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial 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
CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg.
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
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


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


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

06 Raider Ext. Cab, New ..... .$18,500
06 Eclipse GT ........... . .$24,995
06 Outlander ........... $17,990
01 Spyder . . ............. $11,900
Independent Imports Vero Beach Mitsubishi
1602 US Hwy. 1, Vero Beach
772-770-1277 .


JEEP CJ7- '1956. Runs good.
4 cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
(863)697-3997
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
(863)634-3741


GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-3217
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
(863)634-7706


CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400. 863-763-1370
FUEL TANK: 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
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
(863)697-0845
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280


CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
(863)763-4149
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $2500. 863-674-0467
FORD F250 '86, No bed. $600
(863)635-4465
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
863-253-2477
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


KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great, $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.


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 Ulility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974-4221, un-
til 2:00 pe.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 specifiedwill not be considered.
The Work for which these proposals are to be submitted consists of the construc-
tion of an expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant from a capacity of
1.232 MGD to a capacity of 3.0 MGD and consisting of the following major compo-
nents: Influent flow metering assembly; odor control system; headworks, including
screening and grit collection; master pump station; flow splitter box; aeration basin
(proe-stressed concrete basin), with aerators, instrumentation and controls; modifi-
cations to existing aeration basin, claridiers and WAS/RAS pump station; disinfection
basin and effluent pump station; residuals management facility, including pump sta-
tion, grinder, centrifuge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; electrical, in-
strumentation and controls; site work; and drainage improvements and site
restoration. Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Pro-
posal, with appropriate attachments.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the 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-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221, or at the office of the
ENGINEER, Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa,
FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005. A copy of the Documents may be obtained
from Metzger & Willard, Inc., upon payment of ~317.D for each Document plus
postage and handling. Return of the Documents Is not required, and the amount
paid for the Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be
provided.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday. February
14. 2007 a 2:00 D.m. in the Board Room of the Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is
not required but is IstrnnlM encouraged. A site visit will occur immediately after the
Pre-Bid Conference.
A certified or cashier's check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that the bidder
will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals. In the event
that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the contract and fur-
nish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds. Failure to do so
may result In the Authority retaining the bid deposit for liquidated damages. Propo-
sals shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed in-
structions as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register. All
bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida regis-
tered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which In its judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a pe-
riod not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
189703 ON 1/31 2/7/07
NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, orida is seeking in-
terested applicants for appointment to two (2) member positions on the Treasure
Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board. This Advisory Board reviews,
monitors and provides recommendations concerning policy, procedures and specff-
ic initiatives associated with the expenditure of Community Services Block Grant
funding in Okeechobee, St.Lucie and Martin Counties.
An appointee must be a resident of Okeechobee County.
One appointee must be a representative of the low income population chosen by a
democratic selection procedure adequate to assure that they are a representative of
the poor in Okeechobee County.
One appointee must be a representative of business, Industry, labor, welfare or edu-
cation interests In Okeechobee County.
Applications may be obtained from the County Administrators office at 304 NW 2nd
Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants must complete a
board/committee application form. Applications must be submitted to the County
Administrators office no later than 4:00 M. February 16,2007.
A public vote on the Representative of the low income population will then take
place on February 19,2007 between the hours of 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM at
Okeechobee Senior Services
Lottie Raulerson Senior Center
1019 W. South Park Street
Okeechobee,Florida 34972
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County,Florida
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