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Inside

Illegal alien facing
local drug charges
An Okeechobee man is still
in the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $300,000 bond fol-
lowing his arrest on charges
that he sold 55 grams of sus-
pected cocaine to a confiden-
tial informant.
Page 2
March of Dimes
tourney a success
Dennis Wood of Port St.
Lucie and his partner Rodney
Salser of Jupiter took first place
honors with 17.36 lb. of fish at
the Seacoast National Bank
Fifth Annual March of Dimes
Bass Tournament held last Sat-
urday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Page 5

Briefs

Legion Free Fair
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Feb. 8: The Miss
American Legion pageant.
The deadline to enter is 7:30
p.m. Pageant will begin at 8
p.m. This competition is open
to anyone in grades 9-12.
Friday, Feb. 9: The Mrs.
Okeechobee baking contest.
The deadline to enter is 7:30
p.m. Judging will begin at 8
p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10: Chili
contest competition. Deadline
to enter is 6:30 p.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 activities 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.

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

Lake levels

11.55 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.53 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Comics . . . . . .10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .11
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............ 5.
TV . . . . . . . .12
Weather . . . . . .2
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City OKs zoning request


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Council
had a full plate at their regular
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6,
%\here the\ considered many
ordinances as %,ell as other new
business.
The council approved a small
comprehensive plan map
amendment submitted by prop-
erty owners Glenda Bellamy and


Renee Ellerbee for property
located at 203 S.W. Fourth St.
The property is located behind
BMJ Towing.
This .54-acre of land is cur-
rently zoned residential single
family and is occupied by a one
story single family residence.
The owners requested the
change in order to utilize the
existing structure as a commer-
cial office for Big Lake Title due
to the required relocation of their


business.
"She is aware thai she will
have to bring the residential
home up to commercial codes,"
Ms. Ellerbee told the council.
The relocation is needed due
the future development of their
current site by property owner
George Goodbread. Plans are to
lure a chain restaurant to the
current corridor of land
ted as commercial future


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablofnlki
Brahman senior Chris Curtis (seated) accepted an ROTC scholarship to The Citadel in
Charleston, S.C. Wednesday morning at Okeechobee High School. Mr. Curtis was joined
by his family (middle row, left to right) 88-year old grandmother, Vi Molenar and mother,
Jelena Curtis and (back row, center) father, Jay Curtis.

Curtis and Askins accept scholarships
By Loma Jablonski
C)keechobee News
Seniors Chris Curtis and Van-
tavious Askins have signed Let-
ters of Intent to accept scholar-
ships with txwo schools at
opposite ends of the country.
Mr. Curtis accepted a Reserve i
Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
scholarship to the prestigious
Citadel, in Charleston, S.C. The
college is best known for its
undergraduate Corps of Cadets
military program, which stresses
character, athletics, military and
academics.
Mr. Curtis spent last summer
at ae football camp at The Citadehool Brahman quarterback Vantavious Askins signed his Ldt-
personnel h nd a ill play as a ter of Intent accepting a scholarship to Rainy River Com-
pefensive tonnckle on their Division amunity College in International Falls, Minn. on.Wednes$-
I football team day morning at Okeechobee High School. Mr. Askins
Mr. Curtis will major in politi. accepted the school's offer as his family members look
calscience-foreign affairs. on. They are (in no particular order) Lamar Phillips,
When asked why Mr. Curtis nephew; Vivian Henderson, mother; Leroy Askins, father;
Deandre Ellison, nephew; Raquel Baker, slater; Cecelia
See OHS Page 2 Carnley, step-mother and Vantavious Askins, Jr., son. -


land use in this area does not
cross Southwest Second Avenue
south of Southwest Fourth
Street," stated a report by City
Planner Jim LaRue's staff.
It %went on to say that this
change would "present inconsis-
tency with the future land use
element, incompatibility with
the adjacent properties and if
approved %would be setting a
precedent in an area of the city
which is best suited as a residen-


tial neighborhood. Southwest
Second Avenue currently acts as
a buffer from the existing com-
mercial uses to the east."
According to Mr. LaRue, this
application is also not in compli-
ance with the standards set forth
in the Comprehensive Plan
The property is also being
considered for rezoning from
single family residential to corn-
See City Page 2


Council denies


request to


rezone property


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil faced dilemmas with adjoin-
ing development to the future
heavy commercial zoning by
applicant Brad Goodbread
The council approved the
final reading of an ordinance
regarding a partial alley closing
submitted by Mr. Goodbread to
allow the alleys involved to be
closed at the property located
in the 100 Block of the South
side of Southwest 21 st Street.
This property is located
across from Wal-Mart and con-
sists of the area where there is
currently a fruit stand, mobile
home, car wash and a restau-
ranl.
Mr. Goodbread has said he
is open to the options accord-


ing to heavy commercial zon-
ing including: professional
business or medical office,
retail service or store, restau-
rant, personal service, funeral
home, hotel or a nightclub
He has said he is trying to
lure a chain restaurant to Okee-
chobee such as a TGlFridays or
Red Lobster.
Mr. Goodbread also applied
for a rezoning application on
behalf of property owner G-4
Land & Cattle Co and George
A. Goodbread on .325 acres
located at 2104 S.W. Second
Ave.
This property is located
behind Ihe property men-
tloned earlier that will be a
heavy commercial use.
See Council Page 2


Main Street


informs council


of new events


By Chauna Agualar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council heard from Okee-
chobee Main Street's Maureen
Burroughs Tuesday evening in
regard to the group's last quar-
terly updates and future events.
The council approved on
Feb. 6 two temporary street
closings submitted by Main
Street in accordance with their
upcoming events.
The first one is for the Top
of the Lake BBQ. Street clos-
ings will involve closing the


portion of Southwest Fourth
Street from State Road 70 to
Northwest Park Street begin-
ning Friday, Feb. 23, at noon
until the evening on Sunday,
Feb. 25.
The second is for the Top of
the Lake Art Festival, at which
street closings will be needed
for a portion of Southeast Third
Avenue between Southeast
Park Street and Southeast Sec-
ond Street which is adloined
by the American Legion Fair-
grounds. These closings will
See Events Page 2


OHS Beta Club plans


upcoming events


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
A meeting of the Okee-
chobee Branch of the National
Beta Club was held Feb. 7 to dis-
cuss upcoming events and
review information that Okee-
chobee High School I.OHS) stu-
dents % would find useful
The first item of business on
the agenda was ar, over% iew of
the success of the fundraiser
that \was recently finished for the
March of Dimes, at %which
$1.516 68 was raised by the
(OHSi chapter of the National
Beta Club. The fundraiser took
place at the end of January and
simplK asked lor students to
btrin n money\ to donate.
The fundraiser had students
donating money in one of their
classes for a chance to win
either a pizza or ice cream party.
The two classes that raised the


most money per person are
going to be given parties to
honor their charitable contribu-
tions. The first-place winner will
be given a pizza party, while sec-
ond-place finisher receives an
ice cream party.
Raising a total of $300.01,
Robert Garcia's fifth period class
raised the most money, as a
whole. When calculated as
monetary contribution per per-
son though, Karen Rielfel's Latin
class and Jim Leidy's fifth period
English class took first and sec-
ond, respectively.
"Because we raised a little
over $1,500," said Amy Lamber-
ti, Beta Club president, "we are
being awarded a plaque. The
money made from the annual
rose sale will also be going
toward the March of Dimes."
On Feb. 8, 12 and 13, Beta
See Club Page 2


Okeechobee NewsN/Victoria Hannon
Officers of the Okeechobee High School Beta Club Kavisha Zaveri, treasurer, Carlyn
Schaffer, vice-president, and Amy Lamberti, president discus their upcoming plans after
the Feb. 6 meeting.


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Illegal alien facing local drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man is still in
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $300,000 bond following
his arrest on charges that he sold
55 grams of suspected cocaine to
a confidential informant.
Rigoberto Trujillo, 24, S.W.
Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 5 on charges of traf-
ficking in cocaine, the sale of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine with intent to sell.
He was arrested by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force after
a confidential informant allegedly


City

Continued From Page 1
mercial.
Again, Mr. LaRue recommend-
ed denial based on its inconsis-
tency with the comprehensive
plan that would create an incom-
patibility with the surrounding
neighborhood.
While the city planner
requested denial, a map of the
surrounding area indicates this is
the only block left that is zoned
residential.
With this information and the
planning board's recommenda-
tion, the council chose to change
the future land use to light com-
mercial rather than heavy com-
mercial, as requested, and to
rezone it to light commercial as
well.
Their reasoning was that the
entire block is surrounded by
either commercial or school
property. There is also a church
not too far to the west. According
to the council, it is undoubtedly
going to all be commercial in the
future.
The council considered a
rezoning application from prop-
erty owner William Mason
requesting the zoning designa-
tion to be changed from holding
to residential single family for
property located at the west
entrance of the City Commerce
Center.
The property consists of just
over 13 acres that currently have
a future land use of residential


Council

Continued From Page 1
The council denied his
request, choosing to going along
with the previous denial from the
Planning Board and City Planner
Jim LaRue for this zoning to be
changed from residential single
family to light commercial.
According to Mr. LaRue's staff
report, the owner requested the
future land use map change in
order to operate a professional
office or to accommodate the
heavy commercial use across the
street by alternating as a parking
facility.


OHS

Continued From Page 1
chose The Citadel, he stated, "I've
always wanted to go to a military
school. This is an outstanding
school close to my parents with
old-time traditions and high stan-
dards."
In addition to his outstanding
performance on the football field,
Mr. Curtis currently has a 19-1
record on the Brahman wrestling
team and won the district cham-
pionship title in the heavyweight


purchased the substance from
the illegal alien. An Okeechobee
County Sher-
iff's Office
(OCSO) arrest
report states
Trujillo is in the
United States
illegally.
That same
report states
that on several
occasions Tru- Rigoberto
jillo was called Trujillo
on a cell phone
and an order for cocaine was
placed with him. On Nov. 27,
2006, the confidential source


single family but a zoning of hold-
ing, which is no longer in the
updated land development regu-
lations (LDR).
Mr. Mason requested the zone
change to build a single family
residence on the property.
A portion of this property is
adjacent to industrial property,
owned by Charles Farmer, that
backs the railroad tracks.
"Zoning it (the portion adja-
cent to his land) to single family
residential will probably create a
potential problem for someone
to lease, rent or purchase my
property," said Mr. Farmer. "I
would like to see the property
separated, with this portion
zoned industrial or commercial
that would be in line with the
industrial area."
According to Mr. Mason, he is
planning on building a garage or
workshop for personal use for his
family to work on airboats and
swamp buggies.
The council was concerned
with the fact that there is an
inconsistency between the future
land use of the neighboring prop-
erties. According to the council
these' should also be zoned
industrial.
The council chose to pass the
first reading and do additional
homework to address the issues
brought out during discussion.
The final reading is set for Tues-
day, Feb. 20.
Following the recommenda-
tion from the planning board, the
council passed the first reading of
an ordinance creating a special
exception for the sexual predator


Mr. Bill Brisson, who attended
Tuesday's meeting in place of City
Planner Jim LaRue, again
expressed the denial of the rezon-
ing on the basis of its inconsisten-
cy with the future land use ele-
ment. The subject property is
located within a single family
future land use category where
the city had previously discussed
preserving the residential neigh-
borhood beyond Southwest Sec-
ond Avenue.
The change from single family
to commercial would create an
incompatible use with the sur-
rounding neighborhood and
would not be in compliance with
the standards set forth in the com-
prehensive plan, said Mr. Brisson.


weight class last weekend at
South Fork High School.
He is the son of Jelena and Jay
Curtis. His sister Amanda, and his
88-year old grandmother, Vi Mole-
nar were also present for the sign-
ing formality.
Vantavious Askins, a quarter-
back for the Brahmans, accepted
an athletic scholarship to Rainy
River Community College in Inter-
national Falls, Minn. to play on
their football team.
Rainy River Community Col-
lege is a small, state funded two-
year, public college founded over


reportedly met with Trujillo at a
specified location. The informant
walked over to Trujillo, who was
in a white Ford Mustang, and
bought a substance that was later
field tested and indicated a posi-
tive result for the presence of
cocaine, stated the OCSO report.
However, when the suspected
cocaine was weighed it was 8
grams short of the agreed-upon
amount, continued the report.
The source then called Trujillo
again, and the two agreed to meet
at another location, added the
report.
The source, who was being
monitored by members of the


ordinance. This mandate will
provide for the allowance of an
institution, rehabilitation facility,
half-way house, camp, retreat or
other similar lodging offered as a
condition of an organized course
of treatment of sexual offenders
to be permitted within a zoning
district designated for that pur-
pose within a heavy commercial
or industrial zoning district. :
Conditions for this special
exception mandate that the facili-
ty will not exceed more than six
offenders, excluding employees
and staff; shall be subject to all
state laws; will not be within
1,000 feet of a school, child care
facility, church, public park or
adult entertainment facility.
The city voted to stop all
Planned Unit Development
(PUD) applications until the PUD
regulations can be rewritten.
According to City Administra-
tor Brian Whitehall this came
about with the development of
recent applications that would
fall into the PUD category. The
current LDRs are vague and anti-
quated since this aspect has not
been used to this date within the
city.
There are currently no PUD
districts that have been devel-
oped.
According to code, the PUD
districts must pass conceptual
site plan approval by the planning
board prior to ordinance adop-
tion.
In other business, the council:
will also consider a lease-
purchase agreement with Popu-
lar Leasing U.S.A., Inc. for 24 full-


"The use would be light com-
mercial, not heavy commercial,
to accommodate the use of busi-
nesses such as a real estate office,
title company or barber shop -
for some examples," said Mr.
Goodbread.
He went on say that "light
commercial business owners
cannot afford the land that is on
U.S. 441 anymore they have
been extending out to Southwest
Second Avenue as an alternative."
Ed Sizemore, a local home
owner, said in his opinion this
would be spot zoning.
"There is still space north of
17th Street for commercial uses. I
don't believe that it is time to
make that change," he told the


30 years ago when a group of
International Falls citizens con-
vinced the Minnesota legislature
to establish a college in their com-
munity.
"I was hoping that he would
earn a scholarship to college,"
stated his father Leroy Askins.
"He's been throwing the foot-
ball from the time he was a little
boy," stated his mother Vivian
Henderson. "I'm really happy
about this."
Mr. Askins plans to pursue a
degree in elementary education.
He would like to eventually


task force, then drove to the new
location. Trujillo showed up a
short time later in the white Mus-
tang and reportedly gave the
informant the additional 8 grams
of suspected cocaine.
Investigators then followed the
informant to an agreed upon site
where the suspected cocaine was
turned over to them and field test-
ed.
The OCSO report goes on to
state that the substance has since
been sent to a Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) laboratory where it
was analyzed. The laboratory has
confirmed the substance to be
cocaine.


size police sedans for the Okee-
chobee City Police Department.
approved a change for the
street overlay project in the
amount of $6,118.22 which was
used to extend Southwest 12fth
Avenue from Southwest Third
Street to Southwest Fourth Street
with various quantities adjusted
to reflect actual work performed
and an additional flared end on
the guardrail.
approved an Interlocal
Agreement creating the Treasure
Coast League of Cities and desig-
nating Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford as the city's representative.
approved to direct city attor-
ney John Cook to proceed with
foreclosure on property owned
by John and Susan Hanner locat-
ed at 1002 S.E. Eighth Drive for
non-compliance of City Code.
They currently have outstanding
fines in the amount of $19,500.
waived the parking require-
ment for Elite Title with the
requirements that it only applies
to the current owner Francis Wat-
ford and there is an agreement
with the adjoining property
owner with no parking on the
east city right of way. Councilman
Lowry Markham voted against
this action.
approved an interlocal
agreement amendment between
the Okeechobee Utility Authority,
Okeechobee County and the city
concerning non-ad valorem
assessments on benefited prop-
erties given the city also receives
the 60-day written notice as the
county does.


council
Councilman Dowling Watford
said "... in many areas of the city
we have gone to that second
block for commercial. If this area
was five blocks north I would
have no problem with it. At some
point this is going to be commer-
cial, but I agree that we are not
quite there yet in that area."
"The encroachment into sin-
gle family neighborhoods has to
be handled in some way," said
Mayor James Kirk. "We have to
be careful to respect the existing
single family homes. I do believe
that the whole second street
block will eventually become
commercial, but I also believe
now is not the time."


become an elementary school
teacher.
"I feel good about this," stated
Mr. Askins. "I'm happy that I'm
going to be able to continue play-
ing ball and move closer to my
goal of being a teacher."
Mr. Askins was joined at the
signing by his mother Vivian Hen-
derson, his father Leroy Askins,
his nephews Lamar Phillips and
Deandre Ellison, his sister Raquel
Baker, his step-mother Cecelia
Carnley and his one-year old son
Vantavious Askins, Jr.


News Briefs

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 are $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 com-
ing weeks.
These scheduled events include: Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Champions
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 Florida
Lakes) will hold an open meeting at the Lorida Civic Center at 7 p.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 8.
An open bass fishing tournament for members and non-members
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 ven-
dor license agreement, check the "non-profit" box on the first page.
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan up to
$172,632 for housing mortgages for very lowand low-income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.


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members will be present during
lunch to give students the oppor-
tunity to pre-order roses for Valen-
tine's Day. Other members will be
at lunch on Feb. 14 to permit stu-
dents to pick up the roses they
ordered and allow other students
to buy roses until supplies last.
Roses will be $4 each.
The "Know It All" competition
is scheduled to take place


Events

Continued From Page 1
from 7 a.m. on Friday, March 2,
until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.
Ms. Burroughs also presented
the group's first quarter update to
show the council what they have
done.
The update included, but was
not limited to:
the Green Market which
began in November of 2006;
the second annual Christ-
mas window decorating contest,
which was won by Raulerson's
Absolutely Art;
a confirmation from the
state concerning the Save the Old
Jail grant ranking that ranked
Main Street 18th on the list of over


between March 5 and 9. The com-
petition test students' knowledge
in a wide range of categories in an
extended game of Jeopardy.
It is now open for students to
sign up their teams. Up to five
members are allowed on a team
and a minimum of 16 teams are
needed for the event to take
place.
Once a group of students have
their team organized, they need to
find a team sponsor and pay a $15
registration fee. The money goes
toward the prizes that will be


140 applicants which, in turn,
basically guarantees funding that
will be distributed in July 2007;
a completed conceptual
plan for the Courthouse Park;
secured an agreement with
Embarq to place a mural on their
downtown office building; and,
plans for their inaugural
Juried Arts Fest in the park on
Feb. 23-24.
Upcoming Main Street events
include adopting a median pro-
gram and continuing the devel-
opment of a plan for securing
funds for the Courthouse Park via
grants, along with private and
public monies.
For information about Okee-
chobee Main Street call (863)
357-MAIN.


awarded to the top teams.
The first few days of the event
will be preliminary rounds held
after school to eliminate, some of
the teams. On March 9, the final
round will take place during
school. The finalist will be
allowed to stay in the Lecture Hall
to see the outcome of the event.
The Beta Buddy trip is also
coming up on March 3.
"This is how it works," said
Carlyn Schaffer, Beta Club vice-
president. "I'm in Beta, and I can
bring a friend that isn't in Beta as


long as they are in high school."
Both parties are still responsi-
ble for paying the ticket price.
Voting was held on where the
club will go and after being nar-
rowed between Epcot, Bush Gar-
dens and Island of Adventure,
Island of Adventure won.
Students were reminded dur-
ing the meeting that they must
attend at least 75 percent of the
meetings, have five service proj-
ects and three fundraisers to grad-
uate with their Beta medallion
and cords.


Community Events

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

Genealogical Society meeting Is planned
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday, Feb. 12,
at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The
meeting is open to anyone wishing to trace their ancestry. Beginners and
experienced genealogists as well as visitors are welcome. For informa-
tion, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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


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DEP celebrates Florida hiking trails month


TALLAHASSEE Recognizing
February as Florida Hiking Trails
Month, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
is joining the Florida Trail Associa-
tion to encourage Floridians to
enjoy a healthy lifestyle by taking
advantage of Florida's extensive
trail system.
"February is the perfect time of
year to encourage outdoor recre-
ation on one of Florida's award-
winning trails," said DEP's Office
of Greenways & Trails Director


Jena B. Brooks. "Florida's green-
ways and trails promote environ-
mental stewardship and a healthy
lifestyle for our citizens as well as
economic opportunities for local
communities."
A match for any fitness plan,
Florida boasts more than 4,000
miles of trails for walking, biking,
hiking or riding. Initiated by the
Florida Trail Association, Florida
Hiking Trails Month emphasizes
fun and fitness along scenic and
diverse trails, including paved rail-


trails, urban trails through
cityscapes and wilderness trails
through Florida's award-winning
state parks.
The largest in the state, the
Florida National Scenic Trail is a
path that will ultimately extend
1,400 miles from the Gulf Islands
National Seashore in the Panhan-
dle to the Florida Keys. As one of
eight congressionally-designated
scenic trails in the United States,
this national treasure includes
loop and linear trails on public


lands throughout Florida. The sec-
tions were built and maintained
by volunteers from the Florida
Trail Association, in cooperation
with the U.S. Forest Service, and
include state greenways and trails
such as the Cross Florida Green-
way and the Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail.
The Office of Greenways &
Trails (OGT) manages eight state
trails, including the Marjorie Harris
Carr Cross Florida Greenway,
Florida's longest green corridor


stretching 110 miles from the St.
Johns River near Palatka to the
Gulf of Mexico. DEP, through OGT,
also maintains five rail-trails,
which are railroad tracks restored
and converted to recreational
trails for hiking, biking and skat-
ing. Through Florida Forever, the
state's premier land acquisition
program, $4.5 million dollars is
spent annually to purchase land
for future trail areas and build and
maintain Florida's greenways and
trails.


Obituaries


Vincent LaMariana
Vincent (Vince) LaMariana, age
74, of Okeechobee, passed away
on Feb. 5, 2007. Vincent, Sr. was
born the son of Joseph Vincent
and Elizabeth LaMariana in Brook-
lyn, N.Y in 1932. Vince located
from Long
Island, N.Y. to
Palm Beach
County in 1971
and then relo-
cated to Okee-
chobee County
in 1982.
Vince was a
real estate
developer with Vincent
previous hold- LaMariana
ings in the resi-
dential, industrial and retail proper-
ty sectors in Long Island, N.Y and
Palm Beach County. In his later
years, Vincent owned and operat-
ed an over-the-road Transportation
Systems Company, and was active-
ly involved in a number of civic
organizations and community
fundraisers. In particular, he was
one of the founding members and
served as Major (volunteer status)
to the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Search & Rescue Unit; an
important community non-profit
organization. Vince also served
Columbia Raulerson Hospital of
tribute as Board of Trustee from
1996-2002; and was appointed
Chairman of the Board in 1998 and
served in this capacity through
2002. Vince attended mass and
served Sacred Heart Church, Okee-
chobee as former Treasurer. Vince
was a Board of Trustee, First Bank
of Indiantown. Vince was a past
member of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Industrial Authority. Vince was a
past Board of Trustee, Florida
National Bank, Palm Beach County
arid had also served in a co-adviso-
ry role to the H:ilJill cQnstruction
development ol St. ignatius Loyola
Cathedral, Diocese of Palm Beach.
Lastly, Vince was a past Board of
Trustee of the Area Agency on


Aging of Palm Beach-Treasure
Coast, Inc. from 1988-1992.
As a truly devoted and loving
family man, Vincent is survived by
six children; Joseph A. LaMariana of
San Francisco, Calif., Vincent
LaMariana, Jr., Elizabeth A. McLin-
ton of Palm Beach County and Mary
Ann Schnieder of Okeechobee,
Steven E. Dixon and Donna M.
Eberle both of Palm Beach County
and mother of his five children, Mar-
ianne LaMariana of Palm Beach
County; one daughter-in-law,
Theresa A. LaMariana of San Fran-
cisco and two sons-in-law; Kevin R.
McLinton and Kevin Eberle of Palm
Beach County; one sister, Ann E.
(William A.) Cordani of Palm Beach
County; six grandchildren, and
three great-grandchildren.
Vince was predeceased by spe-
cial companion, Jean E. Regel-
mann and son-in-law, James R.
Schneider. '
A celebration of his life and
funeral mass by Fr. Hugh Duffy will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007,
at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church,
701 S.W. Sixth Street, Okeechobee.
Telephone: (863) 763-3727. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Sacred Heart
Church, Okeechobee, new build-
ing construction fund or Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Search &
Rescue Unit, Sheriff's Department
of Okeechobee in memory of Vin-
cent LaMariana, Sr.
Vincent will be forever missed
by his loving family and friends and
by the many lives he touched dur-
ing an extraordinary journey. Last-
ly, the family would like to extend a
heartfelt thanks to the dedicated
doctors and nursing staff of Colum-
bia Raulerson Hospital, Sheriff of
Okeechobee and Pastor of Sacred
Heart Church. "We remain grateful
for his devotion and hopeful his
service will inspire other commu-
nity minded individuals".
Arrangements entrusted to All
County Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, Lake Worth, Fla. www.All-
County.com


Dr. William E. Wild
Dr. William E. Wild, age 74, died
peacefully at his home in Vero
Beach on Feb. 4, 2007, after losing
his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's
Disease).
Dr. Wild was born in Chat-
tanooga, Tenn. on Nov. 12, 1932.
He had been a resident of Vero
Beach since 1988. He graduated
with honors from the University of
Tennessee where he obtained his
license to practice oral surgery in
1955.
He was an avid golfer playing
from Highland, N.C. to Pebble
Beach, Calif. His most treasured
times were spent with his beloved
grandchildren. He was also a
member of the Okeechobee Yatch-
ette Club.
He had one of those outgoing
personalities and had a joke for
everything. He will always be
remembered with a smile. He was a
friend to all and all who came across
his path loved and admired him.
He is survived by his wife, Molly
Curley Wild; son, William Wild, Jr.;
daughters, Janet Kus and Kimberly
Ann Dugger; grandchildren, Kris-
ten, Billy, Jr., Chelsea, Nicholaus,
Alexandria, James, Adam and
Emily Ann; stepson, Britt Harris
and his family, Diana, Zack and
Logan.
In lieu of flowers, please contact
your local ALS Chapter to make a
contribution or volunteer.
Dr. Philip Rochford
Dr. Philip Rochford, age 74, died
Monday, Feb. 7, 2007, at his resi-
dence. He was born Feb. 23, 1932,
in Minneapolis, Minn. and shortly
after his birth he and his family
moved to Lakeland.
He attended Sewanee Military
School in Sewanee, Tenn. graduat-
ing in 1948, as Commandant of the
Cadet Body. He attended Vander-
bilt University, Nashville, Tenn.;
The University of the South, Sewa-
nee, Tenn.; and graduated from
Hardin-Simmons University, Abi-


lene, Texas in 1953. He was then
drafted into the U.S. Army Counter
Intelligence
Corps.
In 1955, he
attended Flori-
da Southern .,
College, Lake- '1
land for a year --7
of post-gradu- T
ate work. Later
that year, he
entered the Dr. Philip
University of Rochford
Tennessee Col-
lege of Dentistry. In 1959, he gradu-
ated with the Degree of Doctorate
of Dental Surgery. Dr. Rochford did
a year of Internship in Cincinnati
Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
In Sept. 1961, Dr. Rochford
entered the U.S. Navy and served
for 31 years, and nine years with
the U.S. Marine Corps. Dr.
Rochford served during Vietnam
and received the Republic of Viet-
nam Service Medal, Meritorious
Unit Commendation with Bronze
Star, and several other prestigious
accommodations awards.
When Dr. Rochford retired from
the United States Navy in 1992, he
was the Senior Captain on active.
duty with the USN Dental Corps.
He was a Life Member of the
Masonic Shriners, York Rite, Scot-
tish Rite, Life member of the VFW
Post # 10539, Moose Lodge, Ameri-
can Legion, Elks, and the Yachette
Club. In addition he was an avid
pilot and flew for 31 years with a
commercial pilot's license.
He is survived by his beloved
wife, Linda, who is well known in
Okeechobee for her work with
Hospice. In addition he is survived
by three stepchildren, Michelle
Miller of Okeechobee, Christine
(Vern) Jones of Elk Grove, Calif.
and Christopher S. (Shari) Miller of
San Diego, Calif.
Services will be held Friday, Feb.
9, 2007; with the viewing from 3
p.m. until 5 p.m. at Buxton Funeral
Home followed by service at 5
p.m.


All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Harold Nuss
Harold Franklin Nuss, age 85,
died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at
his residence in Okeechobee. Born
Nov. 2, 1921, in Northumberland,
Pa., he had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1983. He was
an avid bowler.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Florence.
Mr. Nuss is survived by son,
Robin Robert Nuss of Jacksonville,
N.C.; daughters, Donna Lee Byers
of Okeechobee, Judith G. Gibson
of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandsons,
David Andrews, Barry Gibson and
Scott Gibson. In addition he is sur-
vived by five great-grandchildren.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Visiting Nurses
Association, 208 S.E. Park Street,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.


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HANDICAPPED PARKING: I see in the Wednesday, Jan. 31, paper
that the Agri-Center is putting in additional handicapped parking
spaces. That's good but Okeechobee does not enforce the handi-
capped laws. A lot of businesses don't have them. A lot of the paint
is dried up and faded so you can't see it. Law enforcement does not
give tickets to those who park there illegally. I believe this is a federal
offense, but it is something that Okeechobee does not do and it's a
shame. Maybe we should pursue the matter.

NO TRASH: I'm calling to thank whoever is responsible for clean-
ing up the trash on N.E. 144th Street. Now it doesn't look like the
dump road anymore. Thanks again. We really appreciate it.

SAVING MONEY: I own a Toyota, a Ford and a Chevrolet. I don't
drive my Chevrolet because it doesn't run like it should. I drive the
Ford but it is terrible on diesel. I love to drive the Toyota. I can put
$40 worth of gas in and drive all week. Maybe Okeechobee should
rethink their thoughts about good old America. It doesn't matter
from where the vehicle comes. Nowadays it's about saving money.

FOREIGN CARS: It's time to put this subject about American and
foreign cars to bed. This isn't an anti- or pro-America issue. It's
called economics supply and demand. An investor who wants to
put an automobile agency in comes to a town and does a study and
if it can't support another dealership we don't get one. It has nothing
to do with nationality.

BUY AMERICAN: This is for the people who want a foreign car
company here in Okeechobee. I want them to remember back to
Dec. 7, 1941, and all the scrap iron and used cars we sold to Japan
and they used them to build bombs and drop them on us. I will not
buy anything from a country that tried to kill us. That goes for every-
thing. If you can't buy American, you don't need it. Everybody else
in the world wants to kill us already. You already supported some-
body that tried to kill you one time. They might try to do it again.

BLAME: I'd like to comment about all this American made stuff.
They keep blaming it on Japan but what they need to be blaming it
on is the United States government. When Bill Clinton was in office
he signed NAFTA and we lost 10 million jobs and even our own car
dealerships moved to Mexico. I bought a Ford in 1996, brand new,
and the transmission was made in Mexico. So stop blaming the
Japanese and start blaming our own people. They're the ones who
are stabbing us in the back. President Bush just signed CAFTA, the
Central American Free Trade Agreement, and when it goes through
it will take away about 1,500 jobs from the sugar industry. I already
lost mine because of it and who knows what else will come from
Central America. We need to blame our own people for stabbing us
in the back. Don't blame the Japanese. They are just trying to make
a living like everybody else.


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Community Events

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

Church hosting gospel music group
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will present the
gospel music trio Forgiven on Sunday, Feb. 11, in their morning
service at 11 a.m. Forgiven's ministry in to provide through
music and testimony a time of worship for the Christian, and
evangelism for the unbeliever.

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.




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We need all
your support
Hello, my name is Leanna
Deloney. I am 14 years old and in
the eighth grade at Yearling Mid-
dle School.
I've been in 4-H for four years.
Our club name is the Beef &
Bacon Raisers. I'm showing a
swine again this year. She is a


Poland China. She's not like the
Hampshire and Yorkshire. She
has floppy ears, not straight.
She's black with a white face
and white legs. When I got her,
she reminded me of a sunflower
so that's what I call her.
She weighed 75 pounds
when I got her. Now she weighs
180 pounds. By March 14 she
has to weigh more than 220
pounds.


Upcoming Events

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center
located at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The
cost is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is
welcome. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday.of each month, with early birds
on Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863)
824-0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike
Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center,
209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa
Arnold at (863) 610-2280. '
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day of each month in the community club house on the corner
of Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-
0640.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any ques-
tions and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office
at (863) 357-MAIN.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion 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.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 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 fol-
low a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at
(863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251.
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 educa-
tion 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 Magicians will meet from 10 until 11
a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For infor-
mation, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the Coun-
ty 4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone ,who would


like to be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, ory' i can .ign
up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


I have worked really hard
with her and it's a lot of work,
but I had a lot of fun doing it.
The reason I'm writing this is
to invite you to our show and
sale. We need all the support we
can get. If you would like to
make a donation you may. You
would have to send it to the
Extension Office or you can buy
one at the show on March 17.
All the money I get, I put in


my savings account for college.
Most of all, you all come out and
enjoy and have fun. We need
your support.
The show is March 16 at the
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the sale is March 17.
We appreciate all your sup-


Thank you.
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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.
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 Pregnan-
cy 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 the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. Marvin Wherrell
of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners is
a member of the Children's Services Council and will be partic-
ipating in this meeting.
Ministry hosts special speaker
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at the
Palmdale Community Building on the corner of Fifth.and Main
for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. and gospel music and the
word at 7 p.m. The word will be brought this month by David
Miller of LaBelle. Also joining us will be the praise and worship
team from the Freedom Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle.
Washington County reunion planned
The annual Washington County Pennsylvania reunion will
be held Thursday, Feb. 8, at Homer's Original Smorgasbord in
Plaza Square, Sebring. The Manatee Room will open at 10 a.m.
for 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 serv-
ices at the Hamrick home. For information, call Rhonda at
(863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Information meeting on adoption planned
The Children's Home Society, Hibiscus Children's Center,
will hold an informational meeting Friday, Feb. 9, from 4:30
until 5:30 p.m. about fostering and/or adopting children who
need a loving home. The meeting will be held in Building B at
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Camps, room 108. The professionals will
be there to discuss the steps and procedures. Pat McCoy, prin-
cipal 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 histo-
ry. Mr. Walker will present the paintings from an artistic stand-
point while Dr. Mormino will comment upon their historical
significance. This program is sponsored by a grant from the
Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
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.
Fran Gualt to visit VFW
Fran Gualt, state president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veter-
ans 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 Aux-
iliary members should attend this meeting. '
Valentine's dinner, dance planned
The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa's Church is spon-
soring a St. Valentine's dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 10,
at the Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Building behind the
Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78. The social will
begin a 6 p.m. The meal will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be fol-
lowed by live music. Tickets are $18 per person and can be
obtained by calling (863) 763-8639; or, by e-mail at
sgm2727@strato.net.
Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on
Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S.
441 S., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call the Habitat office at (863)
357-1371 and leave a message to make arrangements to pick
up donations. The deadline to receive donations is Feb. 10.
Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead propertylocated in
Florida's Heartland Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This free event includes boats trips, native Florida wildlife,
Cracker Cowboy poet Hank Mattson and Florida history poster
contest winners. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from
local Scouts, or bring your own picnic lunch. The Pearce
Homestead.is located on the corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721.
The event is coordinated by Florida Center of Environmental
Studies in partnership with Family Lands Remembered. For
information, call (863) 462-0025.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, February 8, 2007


Wood, Salser win

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By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Dennis Wood of Port St. Lucie
and his partner Rodney Salser of
Jupiter took first place honors
with 17.36 lb. of fish at the Sea-
coast National Bank Fifth Annual
March of Dimes Bass Tourna-
ment held last Saturday at Okee-
Tantie Marina. Thewin netted
them $600.
Eighteen boats and 36 anglers
braved bad weather and rough
water to compete in the tourney.


Local anglers Bob Owens and
Fred George finished in second
place with 16.40 lbs., earning
them $300. The Owens/George
team also earned an additional
$180 for the big fish of the tour-
ney pulled in by Mr. George. It
weighed in at 5.82 lbs.
Third place went to Dave
Walker and Don Funk of Boca
Raton. They took home $180 for
their efforts.
Jim Fowler was the winner of
an "Ugly Stick" fishing pole.


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March of Dimes Bass Tournament held last Saturday at Okee-
Tantie Marina. They brought 17.36 Ibs. to the scale for the
win. Mr. George also had the big fish of the tournament. It
weighed 5.82 Ibs.


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of Dimes Bass Tournament went to (in no particular order)
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Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its monthly meeting on
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p.m.


The club holds its its meetings
on the second Thursday of each
month with bass tournaments
being held the following week-
end. New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, contact
Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.


Okeechobee County
Parks & Recreation


Youth Basketball
League results
Feb. 3: 10 & Under: Spring Gar-
den Restaurant Heat def.
Asmussen Engineering Suns 22-12.
The Tropics Wizards def. Stepping
Stones Academy II Knicks 42-4.
Feb. 3: 12 & Under: K&K Con-
struction Bulls def. Lefebvre Acci-
dent Team Pistons-34-28. Masonic


Lodge #237 Hornets def. Surfin'
the Net Magic 46-17.
Feb. 3: 14 & Under: Aquama-
rine Screens Celtics def. Emory
Walker Spurs 39-35.
Feb. 6: 10 & Under: The Trop-
ics Wizards def. Jeff Robinson,
Inc. 29-14.
Feb. 6:14 & Under: ECO Mow-
ing Services Bucks def. Aquama-
rine Screens Celtics 49-39.


OHS Winter Sports Schedules


Brahmans wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
Feb. 9-10: Regional Tourna-
ment-Palm Bay noon
Feb. 14-18: State Tournament-
Lakeland noon
**Parent and Senior Night


Boys basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
Feb. 5-10: District Tournament
at Jensen Beach TBA
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: State Finals in
Lakeland TBA


Adult winter
softball leagues
Men's league fees $350 (plus
$25 annual ISA fee); women's
league $300; Co-ed $300.
Team fees must be paid by 5
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Games are
scheduled to begin the week of Feb.
19. For information call Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department at (863) 763-6950.
O.C.R.A. monthly
meeting scheduled
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.


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The Okeechobee County
Health Department will host a
community walk on Saturday,
Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up,
Florida -- on our way to healthy
living" statewide campaign. This
campaign promotes physical
activity and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities. Registra-
tion will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the
soccer field across from the sports
complex. Warm up and exercise
will start at 9 a.m. and will be led
by Keosha Butler from Okee-
chobee Fitness Center. The walk
will follow. For information call
Barbara Godejohn, Step-up, Flori-
da coordinator, at (863) 462-5800.
Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida
employment requirements for
individuals working in various
vocations. This is a self-study
course that includes text work
and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The
cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863)
.763-2488 for information.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available
at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no
charge with Medicare Part B; oth-
erwise, the cost is $30 for the flu
vaccine and $45 for the pneumo-
nia shot. For information, call


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2197.
Blood donors
are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is look-
ing for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be
at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of
each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at
the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Satur-
day of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August
may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no
upper age limit, and most med-
ications and conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed
for all donors.
Free pregnancy
tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to
offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We
offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting
classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like
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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950.
American Legion Post #64
is open Monday to Saturday from
10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday
from 1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1
until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time on big screen TV. Quarter
pound hot dogs, pizza and $1
draft beer will be offered. David
Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment from
5 until 8 p.m.
The 51st American Legion
Free Fair will continue through
Feb. 11 at 501 S.E. Second St. Dis-
play booths will be available in
the Legion Hall. Call the Post at
(863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Johnny Patton
at (863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at I
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.


Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have
a game you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for
the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday night at
7:30 p.m. there will be music for
dancing. Call to see who is play-
ing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday, karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Moose
Family Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
Breakfast first Sunday of
every month.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings
are the first Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM and WOTM nomina-
tions are now open for officers for
2007-2008
Moose Legion meets the
third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM A/F and PEP dinner
is every first Wednesday at the
Clock restaurant at 6 p.m.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Horseshoes every Thursday
evening and Sunday afternoon
Sunday, Feb. 25: Green Cap
celebration


VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973.
The Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food
will be available. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies aux-


iliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is striv-
ing for 100 percent. For informa-
tion, contact the quartermaster at
(863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies aux-
iliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7


p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the fourth
Saturday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Saturday, Feb. 10: Fran Gualt,
state president of the Ladies Auxil-
iary of Veterans of Foreign Wars,
will be at the District 11 meeting
held at Post #9528 at 10 a.m.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will


start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: .fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 2,
through Thursday, Feb. 8, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"The Queen" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:10p.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.
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Auctios 105
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Lost 135
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personal 150
Special Notices 155
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DOG- Black, Medium mixed
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
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Business
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Money Lenders 310
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Services



Babysitting 4105
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




2 hours for $50
Inyourhome
Network& Office PC's
(772)519-6236
Ask for Ron

It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
it in the rclastilleds.


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



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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Merchandise



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


AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
stalled, $1500.
(561)447-6538
AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
CARRIER PURON- New, 1.5
ton. Cools/Heats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
unit. $75.863-357-2873
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house.
Good condition. $250.
(239)292-2819
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620


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


COMBO 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
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.


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STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
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
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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, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rua Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868
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
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
(863)983-4940


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, Joll, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863)635-6677
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
(239)440-3327


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


COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER PRINTER- Dell
A920, All-In-One. Prints,
Copies, Scans & Faxes. Like
new. $40. (863)357-3779
DELL PHIl 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.
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BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
(239)503-0339
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400. 863-357-2233
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 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
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
LAZY BOY CHAIRS, 3, Good
condition. $45.
(765)623-2151
MATTRESSES .(2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
ate. (863)612-5283
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622



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.
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
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 itzworks,
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
TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
condition. $30.
(863)467-8681


HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
863-635-7273
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
condition. $500.
(863)467-0043
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AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
(863)610-0412
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
asking $650. 863-697-9704
LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new,
valued at $370, sell $200
will sep. (863)763-0669
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.
(239)986-0296
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347



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



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


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: 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



WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass,
$395 or best offer
(863)467-8683


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

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SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition.
$40. (239)440-3327
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
fer. (863)634-6476


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


ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Plerce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
(305)282-8561LaBelle
HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
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


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


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



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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. Incid all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642


GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 1/2
years old. $850 Call Steve
(772)260-0918 or
(863)763-6023
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



BRICK PAVERS (75), 6"X9",
$35 for all. (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
$225. (863)610-0412
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


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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


Property 915
Condos/
twnhousea Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. + 1st, last&
$600. sec.(863)634-5780
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-
Slade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/lba, cen-
tral air. $800 / mnth.
863-763-8058
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-8683



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
SGreat Locationl
OFFICE
SPACES
*1) 450 S.E downstairs &
2) 900 S.E. 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


RealEstate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

iHouss Sae 02


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


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
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.
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, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654



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






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CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo..
sec (863)763-4031' ..
OKEE, 32', 1BR, kit., full bath,
$490 most, last & sec.
incl. elec. & water,
(561)346-4646/346-4692
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Rsh Camp has I & 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



AVAIL NOW!!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR, 3BR/2BA, Doublewide
on water. Spacious, with metal
roof, large FR & DR, 25x12
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,
$109,000 (863)227-0162
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
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave. behind Bill's Market.
$62,000 (863)467-5114
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!! $150,000
Call (772)519-0417
WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
$119,000(863)610-2126

Recreation |



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 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
ack hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22,500 neg
(239)415-8136
AIR BOAT, 10.5 ft., 4 cyl. Con-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
offer. 863-234-1235
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
Aluminum 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
* ayliner, '0.0,,24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
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.
trlr., A1 cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8xi8ft 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 trlr., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
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


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This affordable do-it-yourself cabin features more
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the decks and porches). On the first floor is a
kitchen, bathroom, large living room and small bed-
room. A second floor loft contains a roomy, dormi-
tory-type bedroom. The cabin rests on concrete piers
to allow for ease of construction and variability of
terrain.
The plan covers every aspect of construction, from
laying the foundation to finishing the interior. A
complete materials list (with plenty of note space for
obtaining price quotations) is also provided.
Cochise Cabin plan (No. 620) .. $9.95
Cabins Package (No. C81)
Three projects incl. 620... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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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, 71lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
POLAR '98- Saltwater series;
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
(863)634-0164
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
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


REESE SLIDER 16k FIFTH
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784


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



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

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


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
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
$250. (863)532-9700
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)674-1964



GO-PED, not running, $50.
(863)532-9700
SUZUKI EIGER 400 4X4 07-
brand new, 27 miles,$4500
for more infor call
(239)229-2974
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
$3000 Firm: (863)697-1037
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. TuIrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
Nieds.


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 Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
HeavtyDuty ucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trallers 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.
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
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, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FAST! $600.
(863)634-1664
HONDA ACCORD EX '92, Nice
car!! $1650 (207)431-4664
or(207)431-6456
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
Shop here firstli
tfe classpled ad8


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



CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
offer. (772)370-0776
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
(863)634-9547
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776
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



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 SlO, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60 console, $125
(863)763-8797
TIRES (4) Su per 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
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whi. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
$6000. (812)989-3022
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


.I Pb ic Notice


I Puli No i


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Barlow, Florida
January 23, 2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Barlow Local Time) on Thursday, February 22, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud In the Planning Conference Room. Bidders may
obain preliminary bid results at httn://www.dot.state.lt.us/cc-admln/. Click on
"Letting Results" and Dl.
.....NOTE-----
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DOTSTATEFLUS/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1.
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, DIstrict Contracta Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow Florida 33830, or PO
Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, February 14, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be Issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, February 16,2007.
(CONTRACT NO. EF198-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422659-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of clean-
ing and re-grading FDOT outfall ditches In various locations throughout the
District. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING
AT 9:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:00 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14.2007 IN THE
DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OF-
FICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID
DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE
PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE
EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEET-
ING. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyer,
(863) 519-2762 robert.dwyerfdot.state.flus. BUDGET AMOUNT $500,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. El1GOO-RO COUNTY: District Wide (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO: 422676-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of eradl-
cation of Brazilian Pepper (Sch nus tereblnthffolous rom the Daeartments Right
of Way. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING
AT 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14. 2007 IN THE DIS-
TRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE
LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID DOCU-
MENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID
MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLA-
NATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (Ap-
prox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Robert Dwyeb
(863) 519-2762 o artder ttata.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $750,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.,
(CONTRACT NO. E1G01-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
414892-1-72-01 The work specified In this contract consists of Roadside Mow-
ng and Liter Removal. NOTE THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEET-
ING BEGINNING AT 1:30 RM. UNTIL 2:30 PM. ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14.
2007 IN THE DISTRICT ONE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE DIS-
TRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW,
FLORIDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRACTORS WHO
ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT AT THE
START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRACTORS
ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE
PRE-BID MEETING. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Michael Yensoe
863) 519-4313 ml hael.vencldotstate.fl.us, (Approx 365 Calendar Days)
UDETAMOUNT$500,000 CHARGEFOR ANDSPECS
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
for, District Contracts Office, Mall Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refund will be made. The right Is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
188926 ON/CGS 2/1,8/07

NOTICE
The Board of County Commissloners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking in-
terested applicants for appointment to one (1) vacant position on the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter Advisory Committee.
The Committee consists of eleven members of which two shall be nominated by
each member of the Board of County Commissioners. The eleventh member, who
shall serve as Chairman of the Committee, shall be appointed by the Chairman of
the Board of County Commissioners.
This committee investigates, considers and advises the Board of County Commis-
sioners on recommended opportunities and uses for the Agid-Cvic Center Complex
including but not limited to fairs, exhibitions, sporting events, spectator events, and
other activities considered to be of interest and benefit to Okeechobee County and
its residents. The Committee also reviews and makes recommendation as to fee
structures and operational protocols for the complex taking Into consideration both
community need as well as minimizing the operational expense to the County and
ultimately to the taxpayers of the County. The Commfittee also Investigates and ad-
vises on such other topics relating to the use, function and maintenance of the Agri-
Civic Center as the Board of Count Commissionera may direcL' .
Applications may be obtained rom 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 Administrator's Office no later than
4:00 p.m. on February 14,2007.
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk,
Board of County Commissioners
191468 ON 2/8/07 **' .

REQUEST FOR BIDS
SEALED BIDS for Okeechobee County RFP # 2007-02, described as Auto -
vices for Suraeis Furniture. Fixtures, Equpmenlt Vehicles and Real EoteteIPrCD-
fli will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County
Florida, in the County Commission Room, Room 106, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechebee, Florida 34972 until 3:00 p.m. local time, on March 15, 2007,
after which time the bids duly submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Any bids received after the date and time specified will not be considered.
The work for which bids are to be submitted consists of the proposer providing pro-
fessional auction services, which must include a fully automated accounting system
to track and provide a history of all bids, bidders Information, dollar amount of bid
price for each item or lot sold, to include registration number of the successful bid-
der, and the capability to track items from three or more county or govemmanfal
agencies separately and in total. the proposer must provide all the necessary equip-
ment, audio amplification recordig, and calculating equipment and supplies, man-
power and trained staff before, during and after auction event for recording,
receiving, tagging items or lots, receive and account for payments, and to issue re-
ceipts and vehicle documents, bill of sale, te transfers. Th proposer must be li-
censed to auction Real Property and Personal Property.
The proposer must provide and distribute advertising to all Indivduals and compa-
nies on his/her maintained bidders list, auction trade |oumats, publications, bin-
chures and local newspapers:
The bid documents will be available at the County Adminlstpators Office located at
I863)-763-6441. For Information concerning the bid documents, please call Russell
Rowland at (863) 763-1811. All bidders will be required to pick up these docu-
rments and the bid must be submited on the bid frm provided by the County in ac-
cordance with the conditions contained in the bid documents.
The County makes no commitment, either written or Implied, as to quantity of work,
which may be'authorized, 8f any, ,during the period the bid is in eflecL The contract
s for a one (1) year period and may be extended for two (2) more years at the same
terms and conditions, in one (1) year Increments, upon mutual agreement of the
contractor and the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board of County Commiseioners reserves the right to reject any bIds for any
reason whatsoever and to waive any Irebgulaties and to accept the proposals,
which In its judgment is In the best interest of Okeechobee County.


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florda
191216 ON 2/8/07


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


GOOSE NECK TRAILER- 24'
Anderson. 2 dual tandem ax-
les. Good condition. $4500.
or best offer. (863)467-6960
TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
Duty, 2 Hooks & Turn Buck-
le. $40. (863)763-0625
UTILITY TRAILER,'06, 4x8, tit
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $595. (561)670-3636
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classiflods.


CONVERSION VAN: Dodge
High top Mark III 1990. Good
shape! $3250.
863-635-1555
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in 01kee.


Ray R. Dorer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobse County, Florida


PublicNotices I



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 60

LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 ON FEBRUARY 23,2007 AT
9:00 A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOW-
ING AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1993 Ford aploirer
VIN#1FMDU32X1PUB08675
1968 Dodge Dekola
VIN# 1B7FN14XXJS722798
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID,
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" GONOITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
191458 ON 2/8/07




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NES students are keeping busy


Kindergarten
Ms. Hudson's class is busy learn-
ing the letter "K" and sends kisses to
Ms. Hudson.
Mrs. Pope's class is counting to
100 by 2's, 5's, & 10's. We are cele-
brating the 100th Day of School this
week. We are also learning about
penguins this week.
Miss Saine's class is learning
about penguins and polar bears this.
week.
e Mrs. Kacy Hackett's Smarties are.
"cooking up good behavior." We are
trying to collect 15 Tiger Paws for our
next party!
Mrs, Gable ahd Mrs. Quann are
making 100 cookies to celebrate 100
days of school. All of the children
enjoyed sharing their collections of
100 objects.
Mrs. Steiert's class has been
counting down to our 100th Day of
School. We have learned to count to
100 also by 2, 5, and 10. We will count
100 objects that we bring from home.
We may even eat 100 pieces of candy!
Mrs. Smith's class is getting excit-
ed about the 100th Day of School. We
have a lot of different objects to count,
such as hair bows, bubble gum, jelly
beans, and a lot more fun things.

Second Grade News
Congratulations to Alarra
Boswell and Bryce Clark for repre-
senting Mrs. Hall's second grade class
in the North Elementary School
Spelling Bee. Wow, what an honor! In
science, the students are learning
about sound in the Forces and Motion
strand. The students really enjoyed
being scientists during their investiga-
tions in the Magnet centers. In math,
we are working with money which is
a very difficult concept for many of
the little ones. Parents, you can help at
home by pulling out change and mak-
ing a game out of counting coins. You
can ask simple questions; such as
how much money is there? Who has
the most? Or even.. .Can I trade some
coins to have fewer coins in my hand?


All the additional support from home
will be rewarding as you see the
learning gains that your child makes!
Mrs. Watford's sincere congratu-
lations go to Cody Carden and Audrey
Craig on being class Spelling Bee
Winners. We were very proud to have
them represent us in North's Spelling
Bee.
Other class. Spelling Bee Win-
ners included: Taylor Carter and
David Perdomo, from Mrs. Cobb's
class; Katelyn Bourgault and Taylor
Amadon, from Mrs. Garcia's class;
Samson Brady and Dax Haught, from
Mrs. Mayes' class; and Kaylee Field
and Coby Griffis, from Mrs. Phillips'
class. Thanks to each one. It is a
memory they will never forget.
Second graders, including Mrs.
Mayes' readers, just finished a battery
of DIBELs tests. This instrument
measures reading fluency and accura-
cy at grade level. It also measures a
child's ability to blend sounds togeth-
er, enabling the decoding of
unknown words, successfully. Results
are completed and our progress looks
promising. However, we must contin-
ue to show improvement. The next
test will require us to meet higher
standards. Everyone can help, librari-
ans, teachers, parents, grandparents,
and peers. Reading at every oppottu-
nity is recommended. Parents might
create a special workspace arid quiet
time at home. Scheduling time for
parent and child each day pays huge
dividends in the long run. Having chil-
dren read and reread familiar books
can encourage fluency. Children
should visit the library often. Having a
library shelf, in the home, with per-


sonal books is ideal. This will help
develop a fondness for reading.
When we all work together the
rewards will be great. Reading is the
key that opens the windows of the
world.
Third Grade News
Mrs. Van Deman's third grade
class has been enjoying doing natta-
tive graphic organizers In small
groups during Process Writing. We
are able to see the elements of a nar-
rative writing, especially the plot, cli-
max, and solution to a story. We are
also getting a lot of "juicy" words for
the thesaurus we are compiling.
Mrs. Suarez's class is excited
about receiving their first "Flat Stan-
ley" letter in the mail. The students
sent letters to different parts of the
United States and asked for informa-
tion and pictures about that location.
Ms. Gaus' third grade class has
been writing acrostic poems about
animals. You should read the one
about a jaguar riding in a jaguar. Keep
up the imaginative work students!
Special Area News
Students are continuing their
class reads in the AR books the
Magician's Nephew, Trapped in
Death Cave, and The Yellow House
Mystery. Kindergarten begins check-
ing out books this week!
In Physical Education classes we
just finished up our Kickball Unit with
a tournament between all fifth,
fourth, and third grade classes. Cham-
pions were: fifth grade, Ms. Flood's
boys and Mrs. Harrison's girls; fourth
grade, Ms. Taylor's boys and girls both
won; and third grade, Ms. Gaus' girls
came out the winner with Ms. Rauler-
son's boys taking the third grade
championship. The climax 6f the
event was a Faculty Game verses the
fifth Grade All-Stars. The outcome of
that game was a tie, 3-3. FIun was had
by all! We are how getting ready for
Jump Rope for Heart. Students will be
doing their part to help fight heart dis-
ease.


North Elementary students receive awards


Third grade awards second nine
weeks:
Honor Roll4.0
AshleyJubdck
Merit Roll3.5-3.9
Krystle Harris, Jacie Harvey, Reece
Lamb, Logan Laskey, Whitney
Najera, Josey Pearce, Kirk Rayman,
Billy Bob Wehde, and Tyffani Zeller.
Scholarship 3.0-3.4
Evan Blankenbaker, Ana Bucio,
Jackie Calzada, Peyton Campbell,
Enrique Catalan, Marissa Fennell, Eli-
jah Pinney, Leah Furse, Rachel
Gomez, Dinora Landaverde, Kayla
Martinez, Zeke Matthews; Tangie
McGowen, Vincenzo Pasquarella,
Julissa Pelayo, Mindy Ruiz, Faith
Sheets, Jenna Thomas, J.T. Van
Deman, Laiten Varner, Cameron
Whitlock, and Andrew Wine.
Special Recognition
Gina Abbatecola, Edgar Ayala,
Juan Bucio, Denise Calzada, Melissa
Dipace, Jacob Emmick, Crystal
James, Christopher Lutjen, Cameron
Morris, Juan Nunez, Shiann Samp-
son, and Bernabe Soriano-Rios.

Fourth Grade Awards second nine
weeks:
Honor Roll 4.0
Asma Ali, Hailey Greeson, Otto
Ramirez, Hannah Raulerson, Lexi
Ward, Macy Watt, Cameron
White,and Jordan Wilkerson.
Merit 3.5-3.9
Shania Bays, Hunter Boshell, Bran-
don Carter, Kelsie Chartier, Chad
Clance, Adrian Fisher, Savannah
Frady, Meredith Hilliard, Sarah Hurst,
Anigelena Jernigan, Omat Jimenez,
Courthey Kesier, Cali Kirksey, Sandra


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Luviano, Samantha Plummer, Saul
Rios, and Jessica Tapia
Scholarship 3.0-3
Isabella Alonso,6seph Cabrerra,
Kory Comtois, General Hair, All
Jaqith, Colton Lamb, Vaness Mills,
Kristal Redmon, Travis Register, Sarah
Rogers, Mikel Sadler, Josie Stratton,
Audra Torres, Jessica Turgeon, Kristal
Vega, Katie Waldron, and Samantha:
Wine.
Special Recognition
Anthony Abbatecola, Julia
Aguirre, Jessica Burkhalter, Katie Cox,
Alexis Hair, Karina Jones, Elizabeth
Knowles, Elizabeth Romero, Ernesto
Sanchez, and CassidyWatford.
Terrific Kids
Shania Bays, Tyler Bussey, Julia
Calzada, Fabiola Guzman, Katherine
Laguna, Sandra Luviano, Maria Mer-
cado, Otto Ramirez, Kimberly Sisson,
and Samantha Wine.
Fifth Grade Awards Second Nine
Weeks:
Honor4.0
Randi Campbell, Irfan Chaudhary,
Tristan Dubois, Khrysta Herndon,
James Marcum, Brandon McKee,
Rachel Roehm, Jaisalyn Santiago, and
Cody Walker.
Merit Roll 3.5-3.9
Tekelsha Andrews, Selena Bow-


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man, Jefferson Davis, Makayla Davis,
Marcus Garcia, Catissa Licata, Tristan
Mavroides, Rhlannodn Robshaw,
Arielle Routledge, Justin Thorpe,
Karyna Villalparido, and Destine Vii-
larreal.
Scholartship 3.0-3.4
Fredi Albarrat,- Maggie Bucciho,
Emily-Anne Buntihg, Alet Deese,
Kaylen Fulford, Oscat Gallegds, Frank
Huff, Caitlitl Knight, Clayton Norswot-
thy, Monica Reyes, Raela Ridley, Han-
nah Sadlet,-Saiti Sawka, John Shelton,
Julian Silvas, Alec- Smith, Justin
Travieso, Kayla Waldrop, and Jessica
Wisener.
Special Recogtnton
Morgan Brown, Natalie Claiada,
Sulema Chavez, Christian Crews,
Amber Freeman) Adilehie 1Henandet,
AMarcd Martinez, Kelly Mauldin, Prissy
McDonald, Cynthia Rodriguez, Jose
Values, and Diego Vega.
Terrifc KidS
Joana Albatran, Telkelsha
Andrews, Alma Armenta, Jeffery CAs-
selton, Ryan Folsom, Khrtysta Hernm-
don, Colby McDugald, Monica Reyes,
Salti Sawka, Stephanie Sellers, Tyler
Smith, and Taylor Wiliams.

Second Grade Awards Second
Nine Weeks:
ReadfigAwt.ds
Jonathan Hi-II.Gtffis, Timothy Net-
tles, Johanna Hairt Dylon Eubanks,
Anthony Metcalf, Giovatiny Aguirre,
and Bret Corrales.
MathAwards
Cadee Stires, Gustavo Mireles,
Guadalupe Garcia, Joharina Hair,
Samson Brady, David Petdomo, and
Taylor Amadon.


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