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falls to his death
A construction worker at a
condominium complex fell
four stories to his death Friday,
Tomas Olivera Salinas, 36,
of Okeechobee, was working
on a steel reinforcing rod
between the third and fourth
floors when he apparently
slipped and plummeted to the
ground around 9 a.m., said
police spokesman Ted White.
Salinas was tethered to the
building, but the force of the
fall apparently pulled him
loose. He landed face down
with steel rebar crashing on
top of him, White said. Salinas
died at the scene.
"Everybody is shocked and
in disbelief," White said.
"They can't believe this hap-
An investigation was ongo-
Information from: South
Legion Free Fair
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Feb. 10: Chili con-
test competition. Deadline to
enter is 6:30 p.m. Judging will
begin at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11: The mid-
way will be open part of the
day. Call the Legion office for
Monday, Feb. 12: Public
must pick up personal items.
N.E. Second Street, on the
east side of'N.ET7 0th Ave. \\ill
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
schedule your activities
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
15.54 feet LeP
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Saturday, February 10, 2007
Impact fee decision delayed
Impact fees and drainage,
two hot issues that have been
around for a long time, were
topics of discussion at the Feb. 8
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
Once again, the long awaited
final report on impact fees has
Impact fees are imposed on
a developer to pay for impacts
on roads and other infrastruc-
ture that his development caus-
Consultant Walter Keller has
been working on the county's,
impact fees since January of
On July 13, 2006, Mr. Keller
presented his draft study. At that
time, he noted that impact fees
pay only a portion of capitol
improvement projects. His asso-
ciate Thomas Wright noted that
money paid for impact fees
must be spent within five years
and the projects completed
must be such that the contribu-
tors will benefit from them.
; Mr. Keller noted that impact
fees pay only a portion of the
county's needs and that other
sources of funding are also nec-
essary. He warned that once an
impact fee is collected for a
project, that particular project
must be completed.
Mr. Keller also reported to
the commission on Jan. 9 of this
year. At that time he told com-
missioners that impact fees
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Jean-Guy Lanouette sits in the cockpit of his one-of-a-kind seaplane. Not only does it
land on water as well as on land, it has complete living quarters. At left in the picture
is a stove and sink. The aircraft also has a refrigerator, toilet shower and bed.
Aircraft anything but 'plane'
It's not unusual for a sea-
plane to land at the Okee-
chobee County Airport. How-
ever, there was a seaplane at
the airport on Wednesday, Feb.
7, that created quite a bit of
Not only could it land,,on
water as well as land, but it
was completely self-contained
like a flying motor home.
This one-of-a-kind aircraft
was built by French-Canadian
Jean-Guy Lanouette, who
works for the Quebec firm
GDG Environment, a company
that maintains a fleet of fixed
wing aircraft and helicopters
to spray for mosquitoes.
A large mosquito painted
on the tail of the aircraft pays
tribute to his profession.
Mr. Lanouette is a biologist
who likes to work with his
His work is seasonal, so he
has lots of free time in the win-
ter. He was in the Bahamas
where he saw an amphibious
aircraft and he got idea for his
This is the bunk in the rear of Jean-Guy Lanouette's
unique seaplane that has all the comforts of home,
including satellite television. Mr. Lanouette and his .wife
Lise were in Okeechobee on Wednesday, Feb. 7, on a
leisurely trip to the Bahamas.
This is the only craft if its
type, with a turbine engine and-
living quarters. It is completely
self-contained with a genera-
tor, refrigerator, sink, stove, toi-
let, shower and bunk. It even
has internet service and a
satellite dish to keep up with
There is a large storage area
under the bunk.
The aircraft has specially
designed pontoons and land-
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would pay an estimated 30 per-
cent of capital projects. He rec-
ommended that impact fees be
adjusted annually to compen-
sate for cost of living increases
and restudied every three to five
County impact fees would be
used for roads, corrections, fire
* The draft figures showed
$21,354,000 for road improve-
ments and a road maintenance
facility, with $5,880,725 of that
amount coming from impact
Fire and EMS expenses were
estimated at $5,775,000 while
impact fees for those areas are
expected to bring in about $2.6
Improvements in the area of
are estimated at $9,500,000,
while impact fees in that area
are expected to bring in
The board was expecting to
See Fees Page 2
in the county
Reverend Al Padgett, pastor
of Basinger Church of God,
took the floor at the Thursday,
Feb. 8, meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners to voice his
opposition to adult entertain-
ment establishments in the
Rev. Padgett's appearance
was brought about by the
recent attempt of S',te en Gamer
of Sebring to open an adult
entertainment establishment in
the City of Okeechobee. The
business would be the site of
adull, nude dancing.
On Jan. 18, the City of Okee-
chobee Planning Board/Board
of Adjustment and Appeals
denied Mr. Game's request for a
special exception on the
grounds that the city's zoning
regulations prohibit such an
establishment within 500 feet
of an area zoned for residential
use. However, Rev. Padgett
fears that Mr. Game might
attempt to open a similar estab-
lishment in the county.
He- stated-that aPPutnamr
County has imposed a morato-
rium on adult entertainment
See Clubs Page 2
It has been said that south-
erners, more than people from
any other area of the U.S., have
a sense of place and a feeling for
In keeping with that tradi-
tion, Maureen Burroughs of
Okeechobee Main Street and
Betty Williamson of the Okee-
chobee Historical Society
addressed the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners at their Feb. 8 meet-
ing concerning preservation of
part of our local history the
Since its establishment in
1917, the county has had only
three jails, and all three of them
are still standing on two adjoin-
See Jail-Page 2
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Class of 2007 Mz Senior
First place winners in the Okeechobee High School Mz
Senior pageant, Seth Garner and Kayla Jeffers proudly
posed for pictures after being named the best the class
of 2007 has to offer.
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County Airport on Wednesday, Feb. 7. It has self-contained
living quarters and a unique pontoon system. The builder,
French Canadian Jena-Guy Lanouette, is a biologist with a
Quebec firm that sprays for mosquitoes hence, the large
mosquito painted on the tail of the aircraft.
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Avon Park hosting cat show
AVON PARK A professional cat show, sanctioned by American
Cat Fanciers Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and
18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Florida National Guard Armory on
U.S. 27 South in Avon Park.
Admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children
Lunch will be available.
Highlands State Park hosting musical
SEBRING The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park will
host "Music in the Park" featuring Back Porch Revival and Darlin' Corey
on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.
The presentation will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park,
5931 Hammock Road, in Sebring.
Admission is $5 per person. Accompanied children age 16 and
under are admitted free of charge. A park entrance fee of $4 per vehicle
will apply prior to 6 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a flashlight. The Hammock Inn will
be serving dinners, snacks and desserts. Picnic baskets or coolers may
also be brought.
All proceeds from this event remain at Highlands Hammock State
Park to fund park improvements projects.
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
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
Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the coming
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.
KOA hosting musical presentation
OKEECHOBEE The musical "A Wonderful World" will be pre-
sented at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., Feb. 22-24 at 7
Tickets are available at the KOA office. Tickets are $5 in advance and
$6 at the door.
For handicap seating call Arlene Fanter at (863) 357-0224.
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ing gear. The pontoons are
equipped with rudders and a
separate engine to steer and pro-
pel the aircraft on water. This
comes in especially handy for
fishing, swimming and snorkel-
ing on lakes.
"It's my dream," he said of the
aircraft that he claims is very easy
Mr. Lanouette and his wife
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hear Mr. Keller's final report and
proposed impact fees at the
Thursday's meeting. However, in
a letter dated Feb. 7, Mr. Keller
stated that he needed some addi-
tional time and requested that his
presentation be deferred until
the Feb. 22 commission meeting.
Before commissioners take
action on the final plan, it must
be reviewed by the planning
board to make sure it is consis-
tent with the county's compre-
The Okeechobee County
School Board is ahead of the
county in this area. They have
already adopted impact fees.
Their impact fee schedule must
also be reviewed by the planning
board for consistency with the
county's comprehensive plan
before commissioners can take
action. That action will include
adoption of an ordinance impli-
menting the school impact fees
and execution of an interlocal
agreement between the county,
the city and the school board to
provide for collection and
expenditure of school impact
The proposed impact fee
schedule for schools would
require developers to pay $3,384
for a single family home, $1,977
for a multi-family unit and $2,366
Lise left Quebec on Dec. 29,
2006, and have been leisurely
working their way south toward
the Bahamas stopping for a
day or two here and there along
They are in no hurry to go
anywhere. Wherever they land,
they are at home. They have has
stopped at airports in Pennsylva-
nia, North Carolina and Florida.
Their next trip will be across
Canada to Alaska.
Mr. Lanouette plans to retire
soon so he will have more time
for a mobile home.
Turning to drainage, commis-
sioners heard from property
owners along S.W. Third Terrace.
Maintenance of the drainage
system for that commercial area
was originally the responsibility
of the property owners associa-
tion. That organization has been
inactive for many years. The
county has accepted mainte-
nance responsibility for the street
but did not accept maintenance
of the drainage facilities in the
right of way.
Property owner Becky
Croslyn urged the county to
accept responsibility for
drainage on the street right of
County attorney John Cassels
pointed out that merely because
the county accepts a plat does
not mean they accept mainte-
nance reasonability for a
drainage system. He said that
consistently the county has not
accepted maintenance of a
drainage system unless it was
necessary to maintain the road.
After some discussion, Com-
missioner Marvin Wherrell
agreed to meet with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict to see what the county could
do to help the property owners
with their drainage problem.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
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In September of 1919, when
the county was only 2 years old,
commissioners awarded a con-
tract for $35,737 for the construc-
tion of a brick jail. Before that time,
according to Mrs. Williamson,
prisoners were housed in boxcars.
This building served the county
until the mid 1960s when it was in
such disarray that the county
decided to build another jail.
At their meeting on Dec. 18,
2003, commissioners appointed
an ad hoc committee consisting
of: then-county commissioner
John Abney; Mrs. Williamson;
county attorney John Cassels;
building official Arnold Verwey;
retired circuit judge William
Hendry; Cossie Conrad, son of a
former sheriff whose family lived
in the old jail, then-superintendent
of schools Phoebe Raulerson; and,
then-city councilman Noel Chan-
That committee was later dis-
Early discussions focused on
restoring the roof. However, recent
engineering studies have indicated
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establishments pending the out-
come of a study to determine the
negative effects of such an estab-
lishment, and the minister advo-
cated that Okeechobee County
impose such a moratorium.
"No good is going to come out
of this," he asserted. "Don't let'lt
Rev. Padgett presented com-
missioners with a two-page docu-
ment entitled "Negative Sec-
ondary Effects of Adult
Entertainment." The document
cited studies in several cities that
concluded adult entrainment
establishments were responsible
that the foundation needs to be
Tom Hammer, of Rowe Archi-
tects, suggested stabilization of the
foundation before any other work
is done. He told the county com-
missioners at their Dec. 12, 2006,
meeting that replacement of the
foundation could cost $300 to
$400 a linear foot.
Mr. Hammer said the founda-
tion was built with sand brick,
which deteriorates when wet.
Mrs. Burroughs noted that Main
Street has secured a grant to help
with jail restoration and would like
to reinstate the committee. She
noted that after the first grant it is
more likely that other grants could
be secured to finish the project.
"It is very important we save
our old buildings," Mrs.
She said the historical society
would like to see the roof and
The board appointed Commis-
sioner Marvin Wherrell to serve on
a committee to work with the His-
torical Society and Main Street
toward restoration of the old jail.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
ReporterPete Gawda may be reached at
for higher crime rates and lower
Commissioner Clif Betts said
because of the county' zoning
regulation, it would be difficult to
find a location for such a busi-
"It's highly unlikely a business
could survive under this ordi-
nance," Commissioner Elvie
Although he has hinted at hav-
ing other sites in mind, Mr. Game
has not taken any official action to
pursue opening an adult enter-
tainment establishment in the
Postyour opinions in the Public
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March 10, in
downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Flagler Park. The
annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For information, call (863)
Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., on Saturday, March 17. She will be speaking on many current
events. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. For information, call
Debi at (863) 634-3525.
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for
your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activi-
ties to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer.
SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee
this summer in this guide. If your organization,, club, church or
neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or supervised
activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no charge to sub-
mit your activity.
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OMS students of the week
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week for this week. Students in the front row
(in no particular order) are Lindsey Williams, Steven Kasik, Stacey Elmore, and Paige
Rivero. Students in the back row are Raybon Durrance, Joshua Adams, and Jose Garcia.
Osecola Middle School is FCAT ready
FCAT we would hate for them to miss afternoon at 5:00. The play-ir
The OMS eighth graders have their opportunity! round is on Monday, with Osceo
The OMS eighth graders have la's boys facing Stuart Middkl
survived the writing portion of the Regional Science Fair School at Stuart and the Ladl
FCAT! On Tuesday, they received W Sarriorol at hSnm vnrsi
surprise prompts, either exposito- OMS is proud to have 14 stu- Warriors at home versus
ry or persuasive, and dents attending the Regional Sci- Indiantown. The winners of these
wrote an essay in ence Fair next week. The students games will then qualify for the
45 minutes. On qualified by placing either first or tournament game the next day
Wednesday,l, second in the District Science Fair Good luck to both Warrioi
they followed arr0 held in January. Congratulations teams!!
up their writing and good luck to Benjamin Kiel- Upcoming Events
with two multiple choice sessions basa, Bridget Ewing, Sam Ken-
covering grammar and mechan- worthy, TaDarell Smith, Kyle Fos- February 12 Home basketball
ics skills. Sixth and seventh grade ter, Luke Joles, Michael Cornell, game girls only v. Indiantown
students wrote essays for the Joey Barletto, Maddie Welsh, 4:30.
morning as well, getting a taste of Emma Marshall, Danielle Racine, Boys basketball game at Stuar
the testing situation so they will Harrison O'Connor, Wesley Middle School, 4:30
remain on top of their game Mims, and Amy Rivero. February 13 Treasure Coast
when their turn rolls around in Treasure Coast Conference Conference Boys Basketball Tour-
their eighth grade year. The final Boys Basketball Tournament nament at Osceola
portions of the FCAT will be given This year, Osceola will host the Girls tournament will be helc
the week of February 26, so we Treasure Coast Conference Boys at Hidden Oaks Middle School
encourage parents now to avoid Basketball Tournament. The tour- February 14 Tournament Semifi-
any appointments during this nament begins on Tuesday, with nals, 4:30, 6 p.m. Regional Sci-
week which would cause stu- four games slated for the after- ence Fair setup: February 15 Tour.
dents to miss school. They have noon, beginning at 2:00, 3:30, nament Finals, 5 p.m. Regional
worked hard all year to be sure 5:00, and 6:30 pm. The champi- Science Fair. February 19, Nc
they can shine on these tests, and onships will take place Thursday School Presidents' Day
Routine lock inspections to require closures
Okeechobee.- The Taylor
Creek (S- 193) navigation lock on
the north shore of Lake Okee-
chobee will receive a routine
inspection on Feb. 6, 2007. Due
to the need to perform underwa-
ter inspections, as well as sur-
face inspections, locks will be
closed while divers are in the
water. The anticipated lock clo-
sures will be between 7 a.m. and
3:30 p.m. EST.
Similar inspections also will
occur at the following navigation
locks on the following dates:
Pedro Cruz, age 78, died
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at the
Hamrick Home in Okeechobee.
Born May 20, 1928, in Victoria
Delas Tunas, Cuba, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
He is preceded in death by a
brother, Roberta Cruz.
Survivors include: his wife,
Olga Cruz, of Okeechobee; son,
Eddie (Mary) Cruz of Okee-
chobee; and, daughter, Margarita
(Jose) Gonzalez of Sarasota. In
addition, he is survived by six
grandchildren; one great-grand-
child; brothers, Omelio (Carmita)
Cruz of Miami, Edwardo Cruz of
Sarasota, Rene (Romarina) Cruz
of Orlando, Luise Cruz of Miami;
sisters, Luce (Eladio) Perez and
Adis (Pedro) Valdez all of Sarasota.
S-65E (Kissimmee River at
Feb. 15, 2007
S-65D (Kissimmee River near
US Hwy. 98)
Feb. 16, 2007
S-61 (Southport Lock at Lake
S-65 (Lake Kissimmee at the
Kissimmee River) Feb.
S-65A (Kissimmee River,
southern end of Kicco WMA)
Feb. 27, 2007
A viewing is scheduled for Sat-
urday, Feb. 10 from 4 until 7 p.m.
with services on Sunday, Feb. 11
at 1 p.m. at the Buxton Funeral
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Larry Wayne Spence
Larry Wayne Spence, age 54
died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Born Feb. 20,
1952, in Hillsboro, Ohio, he had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1980 and he enjoyed fish-
ing, yard sales, auctions and his
He is preceded in death by two
grandchildren; Anthony W.
Adams and Eliza Hill.
Mr. Spence is survived by his
wife, Sherry Rae Spence of Okee-
IRCC introducing vet tech program
FORT PIERCE Many jobs
for veterinary technicians go
unfulfilled because of a shortage
of qualified technicians. In fact,
the Florida Labor Market forecast
predicts an 18 percent increase in
the number of veterinary techni-
cian positions by 2010.
To respond to the need for
these skilled professionals, Indian
River Community College (IRCC)
has joined with St. Petersburg
College to offer an Associate in
Science degree program in Vet-
Information about the pro-
gram, financial aid and entrance
requirements will be provided at
a free information session on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in
the Health Science Center, room
107, at the IRCC main campus at
3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
"The Veterinary Technician
program enables students to
combine their love of animals
with a rewarding health care
career, and the program provides
an innovative new educational
opportunity for Treasure Coast
residents," said Jane Cebelak,
IRCC assistant dean of Health Sci-
Students in the program will
participate in laboratory classes
at IRCC and will also be involved
in online lecture classes through
St. Petersburg College, enabling
them to complete the program
locally with the convenience of
The Associate in Science
degree in this field qualifies stu-
dents to take the necessary certifi-
cation examinations in all states.
After completion of the program,
students will be prepared to work
with a variety of veterinary prac-
tices including avian and exot-
ic animal practice, clinical spe-
cialty referral practice,
companion animal practice,
equine practice, livestock prac-
tice, as well as pharmaceutical
sales and marketing.
The salary range for a veteri-
nary technician typically ranges
from approximately $22,000 to
$43,000 per year.
For more information, call the
IRCC Information Call Center at
The Corporate and Communi-
ty Training Institute at IRCC offers
continuing education, profes-
sional development and training
for new careers in a variety of
Area residents can train to
become an accredited claims
adjuster (ACA) through a two-
weekend course beginning Feb.
17. The course complies with
Department of Insurance regula-.
S-65C (Kissimmee River in
Cornwell, Highlands County)
Feb. 28, 2007
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any
inconvenience this necessary
safety measure may cause.
Boaters are strongly urged to
check in with locktenders when
traveling onto Lake Okeechobee
or the Kissimmee River and to
take notice of the hours of oper-
ation at the navigation lock
before making plans to stay out
chobee; daughters, Anita Adams
of Trenton, Tenn., Tara Spence of
Okeechobee; brother, Jim
(Sharon) Nichols of Okeechobee;
sisters, Sharon (Olin) Wigginton,
Rita (Ernie) Chaney and Beverly
(Cecil) Osborn all of Hillsboro,
Ohio. In addition, he is survived
by grandsons; Victor Spence and
Dillion Spence of Okeechobee;
granddaughter, Myrakle Hill of
Trenton; best friends, John and
Kathern Dillion of Hillsboro, Ohio
and Catherine Estle of Okee-
A viewing is planned for Sun-
day, Feb. 11, 2007, between 5 and
7 p.m. with services being held on
Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at 11 a.m.
at the Buxton Funeral Home.
All services are under the care
and direction of Buxton Funeral
Home, 110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-
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TRUE: In the Thursday, Feb. 8, Speak Out entitled "Blame" how
true, how true.
IRONIC: While reading Speak Out, I was noticing all the hullabaloo
about foreign-made cars. It's funny that NASCAR has allowed the Toy-
ota in this year and there have been a lot of comments about that. It's
ironic that the Monte Carlo they run and the Dodge Charger are both
made in Canada, and the Ford Fusion they run is made in Mexico. The
only car made in America is the Toyota. I thought it was ironic that in
NASCAR the only car that you can buy that's made in America is the
HITCHHIKER: This is to the person that picked up the hitchhiker -
don't you know that in this day and time you do not pick up hitchhik-
ers you do not know? He could have been running from the police and
wanted to get in a car real quick because he might have been a felon.
He could have been a rapist. He could have been a murderer; He could
have been a kidnapper. I hope you don't ever pick up another hitchhik-
ESSAYS: Congratulations to the three students who won the first,
second and third prize for the competition at the VFW. I think it would
be great if you would post those essays in the paper. If you are tight for
space, maybe you could run one each day for three days in a row or
whenever you have extra room. I think it would be great to see how
young teens can voice themselves in regards to democracy especially
with our situation with Iraq and Iran and Korea. It would be interesting
to see what they think and how they feel and what they wrote.
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Letter to the Editor
Proud to be a
Girl Scout leader
A caller to the Speak Out col-
umn recently spoke about loving
the column said it was informa-
tive, humorous and educational.
I'll agree to the humorous, but
usually the caller's information is
incorrect and therefore hardly
This caller's information con-
cerning Girl Scouts cookie was
incorrect. The Girl Scout Organi-
zation does not exploit children.
Each local troop of Girl Scouts
selling cookies receives a mini-
mum of 60 cents per box. The
remaining portion of funds, after
paying the baker, goes to the local
Girl Scout Council which uses
these funds to maintain Girl Scout
campgrounds, provide special
Girl Scout programs, support and
training for adult volunteers such
as Girl Scout leaders.
Girl Scout leaders are volun-
teers who give of their time and
effort for no monetary gain. Our
gain is in seeing little girls grow
into confident and caring leaders
of the community in which we
Girl Scouts look forward to
selling cookies each year because
they know this is a way they can
make money for their troop and
they will have a vote in deciding
how the money will be spent
within each troop.
The next time this caller is
asked if he/she wants to buy
some Girl Scout cookies, all they
have to say is no. The Girl Scout
will reply "That's OK, thank you
anyway" with a friendly smile.
That's something else Girl Scouts
Library hosting annual book sale
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library annual book sale will
be held at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th
St. Sale days will be: Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. until 7:30
p.m.; Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday,
March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover books are $2 and
paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. For informa-
tion, call the library at (863) 763-3536.
Women's Ministry plans quilt show
The Women's Ministry of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 8
Cypress Street/Hunter Road, will be having their second quilt
show on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall. For information, call (863) 763-2106 or (863) 763-
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Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, 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 education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign 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.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word bf Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets from
noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For
information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care
are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
building on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. Admission will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are
available for a donated quilLby calling (863) 357-0166, or (863)
467-2473 and at the Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on
crime prevention for seniors at their Tuesday, March 6, breakfast
Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., and will continue through Feb. 11. Display booths will be
available in the Legion Hall. For information, call the Post at (863)
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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-1371 or (863) 467-2119.
Fran Gualt to visit VFW
Fran Gualt, state president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of
Foreign Wars, will be at the District 11 meeting to be held at the
Buckhead Ridge Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, on Saturday, Feb. 10,
at 10 a.m. All VFW members and Ladies Auxiliary members
should attend this meeting.
Valentine's dinner, dance planned
The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa's Church is sponsoring
a St. Valentine's dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Buck-
head Ridge Homeowners Building behind the Buckhead Ridge Fire
Department on S.R. 78. The social will begin a 6 p.m. The meal will
start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by live music. Tickets are $18
per person and can be obtained by calling (863) 763-8639; or, by e-
mail at email@example.com.
Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Sat-
urday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S.,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371
and leave a message to make arrangements to pick up donations.
The deadline to receive donations is Feb. 10.
Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property located in
Florida's Heartland Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This
free event includes boats trips, native Florida wildlife, Cracker Cow-
boy poet Hank Mattson and Florida history poster contest winners.
Snacks and drinks can be purchased from local Scouts, or bring
your own picnic lunch. The Pearce Homestead is located on the
corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721. The event is coordinated by Florida
Center of Environmental Studies in partnership with Family Lands
Remembered. For information, call (863) 462-0025.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will
sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 until 7 p.m.
The cost is $5 and eat-in or take out is available. Tickets will be
available at the door or by calling Matt at (863) 357-9992, Rick at
(863) 763-5210 or the Lodge at (863) 763-1610. The event is open
to the public.
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 pro'.id.d For information,
call (863) 763-3519.
Church hosts gospel group
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St., will present Southern gospel group The Perrys in concert on
Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-3519
or (863) 763-7113.
O.C.R.A. monthly meeting slated
The Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (O.C.R.A.)
will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, beginning at 7 p.m. O.C.R.A.
meetings will take place on the second Monday of each month at
the church. The public is invited. For information, call (863) 634-
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 visi-
tors are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all inter-
ested parties. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or
Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.
OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation serv-
ice each Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Monday, April 16,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, pic-
ture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required for every-
one listed on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Annual Indiana snowbird lunch slated
The annual Hancock County, Indiana snowbird lunch will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Homer's in Sebring starting at 11 a.m.
Reservations are not required. The group will be in the large dining
SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of
the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate and share information regarding services for children and their
families. The guest speaker will be Cathy Viggiano, from the Divi-
sion of Vocational Rehabilitation with the Department of Educa-
tion. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday,
March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464.
meeting at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The program will be presented by
Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the regional director for Seniors
vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney General. The
purpose of the project is to not only inform seniors of possible
scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging, scams and
other problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-
members should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest
participants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007.
The contests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, pho-
tography and woodworking. There will also be food competi-
tions such as home baking and canned goods; and a vegetable
competition featuring categories such as garden vegetable, fruit
and vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms and rules are
available at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98
North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or
Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 10, 2007
Okeechobee has new cheerleading team
Okeechobee News/File photo
The Brahmans started off strong this season with a 77-53 win
over the Sebring Blue Streaks. Brahman David Jeune went
into the air for the tip-off against his Blue Streak counter-part.
head to district tourney
By Lorna Jablonski
There is a new competitive
cheerleading program in Okee-
chobee. The Okeechobee Plat-
inum Elite competitive cheerlead-
ing team will represent
Okeechobee throughout the state
of Florida. The program is differ-
ent from others in that there will
be no monthly dues, or outlay of
money to parents. This will
enable more children to partici-
The program for third through
ninth grade children will depend
entirely on the support of spon-
sors and constant fund-raising
events to pay for team uniforms,
bags and other equipment. Items
purchased with sponsorships and
fund-raisers will be kept and used
year after year.
After the initial expenses, spon-
sorships will be used to pay for
such items as competitions, team
parties and honor roll awards.
The team will hold a yard sale
on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Movie
Gallery parking lot from 9 a.m.
until all items are sold. They will
also be having a car wash at the
same time as the yard sale. On
Suominea to ueecuiIuLe Iews
Okeechobee has a new competitive cheerleading program. The Okeechobee Platinum Elite
Competitive Cheerleading squad already has 13 active members even before official sign-
ups. These cheerleaders are (back row, left to right) Brittany Haas, Marie Howard, Samantha
Harrell, Ashleigh Ezard, Erica Frederick, Samantha Flecha and Marlina Dunn; (front row, left
to right) Destinee Johnson, Tiffany Frederick, Kimberly Hernandez, Nikki Kieffer, Harlie Mag-
gard and Masie Trent.
March 27 members will act as
celebrity servers at the Golden
Corral Restaurant all evening.
The team is actively seeking
sponsors. All sponsors will be list-
ed on their website which is cur-
rently under construction and on
their practice tee-shirts. Sponsors
will also receive a thank-you
plaque at the end of their season
For information on sponsor-
ships, sign-ups and to volunteer tc
help, contact Kathy McCann al
By Loma Jablonski
The Brahman varsity basketball
team will head to Jensen Beach
tonight to take on the Jensen
Beach Falcons in the district cham-
pionship tourney. The Brahmans
(17-9) are currently ranked second
in the district, with Jensen Beach
ranked number one.
If the Brahmans win tonight,
they will host the regional tourna-
ment on Thursday, Feb. 15. If they
are defeated tonight, they will still
compete in the regional tourna-
ment but at another yet undeter-
"I have all good players this sea-
son," stated head coach Jon Enri-
co. "David Jeune broke the
school's all-time Most Rebounds
for the Season record previously
held by J.J. Hirst. Devon Faison had
200 three pointers. Leshawn Hen-
derson averaged 13 points per
game. Timmy Williams averaged
10 points a game. Jordan Jones
had three assists per game."
If the Brahmans are successful
tonight, it will be the first time in at
least 10 years that they have cap-
tured the district title.
Action begins tonight at 7 p.m.
at the Jensen Beach High School
OHS spring sports schedules
Available from Commercial News ProvidrI'S
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Confer-
Feb. 10: vs. Pope John Paul
Feb. 13: vs. Port St. "Lucie
Feb. 15: at South Fork-7 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Cardinal Newman-
Feb. 20: vs. John Carroll-7 p.m.
Feb. 22: vs. Centennial-6 p.m.
Feb. 23: vs. Glades Central
Raiders-7 p.m. (District)
Junior Varsity Baseball "A"
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Feb. 17: vs. John Carroll (dou-
ble header)-11 a.m.
Feb. 24: vs. Centennial-11 a.m.
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Feb. 15: vs. Glades Day (dou-
ble header)-5 p.m.
Feb. 17: at Martin County (dou-
ble header)-12 noon
Feb. 24: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
Head coach: Kim Hargraves
J.V game times listed first,
Varsity games follow J.V.
Feb. 13: at Martin County H.S.-
Feb. 14: vs. Jensen Beach H.S.-
(varsity) 6 p.m.
Feb. 15: at Sebastian River
Feb. 21: vs. Treasure Coast
Feb. 22: vs. Ft. Pierce West-
wood-(varsity) 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 and 24: TBA-Caloosa
OHS tennis schedule
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff-
Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
Feb. 12: at Lincoln Park
Feb. 14: at John Carroll
Feb. 20: vs. Port St. Lucie
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30
Feb. 22: at Centennial (SLW
HS/Park (TBA)-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 27: vs. Treasure Coast
H.S. (Okee. Sports Complex)-
The Okeechobee Citizens
(O.C.R.A.) will hold its monthly
meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at
Peace Lutheran 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.
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 10, 2007 RELIGION 9
Reflections from the Pulpit
Reverend Tom Pasquarella
Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church
How can Christians have the
mind of Christ? There are three
ways we could have the same
mind as Christ. First, if you are in
Christ and you have the same
mind you should put others first.
Second, if you are in Christ and
you have the same mind you
should put action to what you say.
Lastly, if you are in Christ and you
have the same mind you should
put your own desires aside.
If you are in Christ and you
have the same mind you should
put others first. Christ made Him-
self nothing and put humanity
first. What does that mean? It
means Christ let go of all His
rights and privileges. Being a man
He did something that men do
not do well, He humbled Himself.
How many times have you hum-
bled yourself by taking the blame
even though your were right?
Many who are married have prob-
ably have gotten into some argu-
mentative discussions with your
wives or husbands and maybe
there is that one time they are
totally wrong. In that one time
have you ever humbled yourself
enough to take the blame even
though you were right? Isn't this
what Christ did? We should put
others first by laying aside our
right to be right, our right to be
If you are in Christ and you
have the same mind you should
put action to what you say. God so
loved the world, that He put
action to His words and sent
Jesus. Christ put His love for us to
action by dying for us. We say we
love Jesus and want to spread the
Gospel to the lost, but we do not
act on what we say. How many
opportunities have you let slide
through your fingers? Put action
to what you proclaim by going
out and speaking to others about
Christ and their only means of sal-
vation. Christ loved the lost and
would leave the ninety-nine and
go after the one lost, do you?
If you are in Christ and you
have the same mind you should
put your own desires aside. Luke
22:42 Christ says, "Father, if it is
Your will, take this cup away from
Me; nevertheless not My will, but
Yours, be done." Jesus put aside
His desires in order to save us. He
.chose to die for us, not just any
death but death on a cross, a
death that was meant for the vilest
criminal. Christ put His will to the
side for that of His Father. Aren't
we to have His priorities as our
own? Maybe we should be less
afraid with what people think
about our witnessing and more
afraid of what God thinks.
It's time to talk about tradition
In a day and time when "tradi-
tional" may not be viewed as the
"in thing," the Perrys are a breath of
fresh air. In fact, their desire to
always keep close to the traditions
upon which Southern Gospel
Music is based is exactly why the
Perrys are considered one of the all-
time great groups of this uplifting
music form. The Perrys have been
singing Southern Gospel Music for
35 years- a remarkable feat in any
From their beginnings gathered
around a family piano in December
of 1970, the Perrys have watched in
amazement as God grew their min-
istry to one of national stature. All
along the way, solid traditional
Southern Gospel Music has formed
the foundation of every song the
group has chosen to sing and the
audiences love it.
With their newest Daywind
Records release, "Remembering
the Happy Goodmans" the Perrys
have produced yet another stellar
The results have been astonish-
ing. The number one goal of the
Perrys is to present the message of
Jesus Christ in a manner that all
ages can understand. To do this,
they've chosen traditional South-
ern Gospel Music as their vehicle
and along this musical path,
they've seen countless souls saved,
untold numbers of lives changed
and innumerable commitments
made to the Lord. These results are
a tradition the Perrys love to see
continued at every bus stop.
Every mile has been worth the
journey. It takes a special person to
dedicate themselves to traveling for
the Lord, especially when that trav-
eling entails over 250 dates each
year. In the case of the Perrys, there
are six special persons. Anchoring
the group are Tracy and Libbi
Stuffle. This husband and wife duo,
not only manages the group, but
hold down vocal responsibilities as
well. Tracy considered one of the
best by his peers and fans alike,
sings bass for the group, as well as
emcees most of their program.
Libbi, the only remaining original
Southern Gospel group, The Perrys, will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at His
House Fellowship Church of The Nazarene 425 S.W. 28th Street. For information call (863)
763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.
member of the group, sings alto
and has long been recognized as
one of the most of the consistent
and talented vocalists in Southern
Gospel Music world. With the addi-
tion of Joseph Habedank, the
group has hired their youngest
member ever and the fans are lov-
ing him. Loren Harris sings lead,
and is humbly making an everlast-
ing mark in Southern Gospel
Music. Matthew Holt, the Perry's
pianist, is making friends all over
the country. He provides the musi-
cal foundation as the Perrys move
through church services and con-
cert events. One more important
member of the Perry's team is
FEED YOUR FAITH EVERYDAY
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Resurrection Life World Outreach Church offers this for-
mula for eliminating your doubts.
Jared Stuffle, the son of Tracy and
Libbi. Their winning personalities
are important to the Perry's suc-
cess as it's a tradition of being
down-to-earth that endears every
member of the Perrys to all they
Fans and theSouthern GospelI
Music industry showed the Perrys
their love and support for their hard
work by honoring them with
Singing News Fan Awards 2004 and
2005 Mixed Quartet of the Year.
Libbi Perry Stuffle was voted
Singing News Fan Awards 2005
Female Vocalist and Alto Singer of
the Year. Also, the Perrys were hon-
ored by the Harmony Honors
Awards with 2004 Song of the Year,
"I Wish I Could Have Been There,"
and 2004 Album of the Year, 'This Is
Southern Gospel Music has
seen several mixed groups since it's
beginning in. 1910. Traditional
names Tlike Speer, Goodman,
LeFevre, Hinson and Weatherford
are predominant in the music's his-
tory, but adding their very own
chapter to that legendary book of
tradition is a group from Morris-
town, TN a group called The Per-
And their tradition has only just
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Okeechobee Church of Christ
1401 S. Parrott Ave. will hold
gospel meetings from Sunday Feb.
18 through Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Guest speakers will be: Sunday,
10:30 a.m. Don Jones of Stuart;
Sunday 6 p.m. Frank Parker of
Sebring; Monday 7 p.m. Dan Jenk-
ins of West Palm Beach; Tuesday 7
p.m. David Sproule of West Palm
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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1) Nice 4 bd, 2 ba home on canal. Family room with fireplace, large
master suite. Dream kitchen, tile and wood flooring throughout
home. Nice dock $325,000 MLS(#90955)
2) RV/Mobilehomeparkon 225aaeindudes:290sqftrnainhome
w/podl and hot tub CBS duplex, 19 MH/RV spaes, and 1800 sq ft
detached gaage! Reduced to $995M0. Seller will finance with sub-
stantialdown pymnt MIS(
3) Well maintained 3/2 DWMH. pacious floorplan with additional
Florida Room. Nice landscaping and fruit trees. 3 storage sheds, chain
link fence and sprinklers. Peaful setting. Owner is licensed real
estate agent. Asking $119,900. MLS(9238.
4) Beautiful'98 3/2 DWMH on Rim Canal. Shows like a brand new
home. Fish from your own dock with cleaning station, refrig. and less
than 1/2 mile to Lake Okeechobee locks. Also has 2/1 remodeled
SWMH for guest home or rental property!! (#93157)
5)5/2.5 CBS custom built home on 6.98 acres. 2 story
house with second story poich off of upper level, hand
crafted cabinet, vaulted ceilings, open stair case.
Stocked pond, 2 horse stall barn, large 24x60 work
shop. Set up your appointment to see this listing. Very
private setting off of the road. Only 7 minutes from
town. $650,000. MLS(#92508)
6) 2 Acres/Reduced! Great Location! 1.62 acres Must see 3/2 home
2339 sq ft, Lg great rm/family ms/dining mm & large kitchen.
Detached storage barn 2100 sq. ftwith 3 concrete parking bays.
Country living, dose to town/school. Easy access to 1-95. Must see
inside, feeling of country living, elem. school within walking distance.
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8) Exclusive Seminole cove hosts this2/2 DWMH on Lake Seminole,
beautiful and spacious interior. Kitchen has an island Jenn-Air range,
walls are tape and textured, lots of upgrades! Beautiful landscaping
with sprinkler system. Many extras"-MLS(#93047)
9) Reduced! AFFORDABLE! Very nice and dean 2002 manufac-
tured home. 2/2 with attached carport and Florida room. Must see to
appreciate most furnishing stay. Key in listing office. Get it before it's
gne. $99,000 MLS(#9154
) SWMH Split plan -Fuishing opnal -nice sized bedrooms &
baths, storage building overlooks e ake access canal This building
is not being sold as an apartment, but it has a kitchen, bath, covered
porch, covered concrete carport and laundry area. Wood decking
across the rear of lot w/seawall, fresh water fish meaning station &
boat ramp. Lot situated minutes from BHR marina. Asking $140,000
11)Vy l kept prtialy pushed DWpMH. Capoot scned Fo,
open farit pXSich Siorage sed and pole shed 1/2 are lot IMake .a-
rnmetwith ofice r showinDwnerhas2catlsfatlileto sn out
of the hom nerswant to be there to watch the cats. Asking
12) Beautiful 10 Acres Peace and quiet abound on 10 beautiful acres
that are fenced and mowed. Oak trees provide shade. 12x18 air con-
ditioned Wooley shed. Also has a 12x20 shed. City water. Located
only minutes from the Kissimmee River. MIS(#91754) $350,00
13) On Rim Canal Waterfront lot w/Lake Okeechobee Access. Build
your home here and fish from your own dock that is currently on
property. Concrete driveway and concrete pad cunently on proper-
ty as well, all it needs is a home! $155,000
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.
Y WHAT DO I NEED N
TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can
afford, says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
2 Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
* Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
* The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
* Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
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Do you have a piece of
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To find out how you can
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 9,
through Thursday, Feb. 15, are as
Theatre I -"Dream Girls" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Arthur & the
Invisibles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
-m a -m-
Once in high gear,
now she's in park
DEAR ABBY: I'm 19 and
dropped out of college in Decem-
ber 2005. After years of going
through honors classes, I felt like I
had nothing left. My brain was on
cruise control. I was present but
my mind wasn't. I'd go to class and
feel like a shell.
My friends and family attribute it
to laziness. I felt like I didn't know
what I wanted to do and was wast-
ing my father's money being there
-so I left.
My father doesn't believe in
"doing nothing." If you're not in
school, you get a job. So for the
past 14 months I have had a job to
fill my day.
I think I want to go back to
school in August, but I also feel I'm
doing it to please everyone else.
Honestly, I no longer know what I
want to be in life. I have no idea
what I want to major in. I'm just
lost. I have never dated, done
drugs, drunk, partied or anything
else besides go to school. And I
was good at it.
I try not to look girlie or pretty
because it attracts guys' attention.
But now I realize that no matter
what you do, they're going to
notice you. I feel like my life has to
change for the sake of my emotion-
al health. I feel purposeless.
I have dreams of what I want
out of life a mansion, a nice car,
money in the bank but I don't
necessarily have to go to college to
achieve that. I know it sounds like a
cliche, but I feel like I don't know
who I am. I can't backpack through
Europe, nor do I have the money to
even travel around the United
States. So my question is, how
should I go about finding myself?
- Needs Help In Chicago
DEAR NEEDS HELP: Your first
step should be to return to college.
Your second step should be in the
direction of the student health cen-
ter to talk to someone about being
screened for depression and anxi-
ety. Although you were a good stu-
dent, it appears that you had no
social life. A young woman your
age should not be hiding to keep
from being noticed.
Your third step should be the
college's career counseling depart-
ment. It is important that you learn
what it is you enjoy as well as have
an aptitude for. After that, I predict a
lot of things in your life will fall into
DEARABBY: I live with a close
friend. Recently a person who
knows us both sent out invitations
to his wedding. I received one; my
housemate did not. Further, there is
no "and guest" indicated on my
I feel very uncomfortable about
it and more than a little miffed. I
say that if the inviter knows both
adult members of a household but
invites only one, then the inviter
should at least communicate
briefly with the one not invited,
rather than make the one who was
invited feel awkward. That seems
like common courtesy to me. How-
ever, I have checked the etiquette
resources and the issue isn't
addressed even in passing. What
do you think? Uncomfortable In
DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: I
have never heard of a host having
to explain to someone why he or
she was not included on a guest
list. I am sure of one thing, howev-
er. There was a reason for the
exclusion, whether it was personal
An invitation is an invitation, not
a command performance.
Because you feel "stuck in the mid-
dle" that your housemate was not
invited to the wedding, feel free to
send your regrets and if you are
asked why you didn't accept, tell
the person what you have told me.
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Give Away 140
Garage Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
CEMETERY PLOTS, 3 adjoin-
ing lots in Bassinger Ceme-
tery. $2100 (252)456-3012
CAT, recently groomed, call to
DOG- Black, Medium mixed
breed, Male, Eagle Bay or
SW section. (863)357-3225
DOGS (2) Both Brown...Found
in Fort Drum area on 2/1st.
Contact Animal Control of
FOUND: Smiley faces and
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rine. Return to Hospice to re-
GOATS (2)- Call
TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. South
BEAGLE- (M) 8 mos old,
wearing blue harness, micro-
chip, needs meds. Tri color
GOLDEN LAB, Vic. of Okee-
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2/2/07, missing from yard,
Family pet, dearly missed.
(863)610-1476 or 763-7205
MALE PIT BULL- chocolate
w/white chest, vic of Country
Hills Estates. Reward
CAT, Large male, mature, very
friendly & affectionate. To
good home. (863)763-4109
DOGS- Black, Female, 1/2
Blood Hound & 1/2 Cur,
1 1/2 yrs. & 11 mo. Female,
Brown Cur. (863)763-3196
FREE PUPPIES- 2 Female
Hound mix, 4 mos old, call
HI, I AM TOM- Cat that is, I am
looking for a home and I will
repay you by keeping the
mice under control. I am
black w/big yellow eyes and
everyone says I have per-
sonality plus, I have been
neutered and had my shots,
and Guess What!! I am
FREE. How about it you need
a cat? I need a home, works
for me! (863)675-2402
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KITTEN, Free to good home
only, adorable, affectionate.
RECLINER: Good condition.
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
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OPERATOR. Good pay &
benefits. Call 772-528-8661
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products and services.
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
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house.
Good condition. $250.
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.
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
works great. $175
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
WASHER & DRYER- GE, in ex-
cellent condition, $300
WASHER & DRYER: Kenmore.
$100 for the pair.
WASHER, Kenmore, heavy
duty, large capacity, 6 cy-
cles, good condition, $85.
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both, will sep.
HEAVY DUTY BIKE RACK-
new, asking $40
ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$25. (863)467-6868 or
CINDER BLOCKS- approxi-
mately 1000 blocks. Asking
$1000 or best offer
FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
I p ca- a -ic
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
MIL. AUTO. 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
SAVAGE/STEVENS, 12 guage,
SS double barrel, 3 inch
chambers, like new. $295
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys a Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
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
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
WOLF STATUES, Approx.
20-25, 1 is 3ft., some are
2ft. $100 (239)340-8503
COMPUTER PRINTER- Dell
A920, All-In-One. Prints,
Copies, Scans & Faxes. Like
new. $40. (863)357-3779
DELL Pill COMPUTER, XP
Home Plus, $149.
DELL PIV COMPUTER, XP
PRO, plus extras, $299.
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400. 863-357-2863
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4int
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
KILN Paragone, used. $200
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-
BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxspring & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
BOOKSHELVES/ENT. CTR., 3
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
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.
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
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
DINING TABLE, Round, old,
with 4 captains chairs. $125
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $1000.
LAZY BOY CHAIRS, 3, Good
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass,
$395 or best offer
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition.
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
BIG SCREEN 42", works
good, just needs a home.
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm
RCA, 52", with remote, $600
or best offer. 772-408-3203
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
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-
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
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce
NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby & crucifix on nugget. Like
new $800 Firm.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area.
TABLE LAMPS (2) 29", Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
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.
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
BROTHER FAX/COPY MA-
CHINE- in great condition,
asking $50 (863)763-0669
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES,
3 females, 8 wks old. Health
BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
dame & sire on location
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
CKC Reg, 10 wks. old. 1 M/1 F
Parents on premises. $350.
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
BRICK PAVERS (/5), 61"9",
$35 for all. (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42"
cut, 7 spd., 16.5hp, Briggs &
Stratton mtr., like new, $600.
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Snap-
per, 12hp, 30" deck, $500.
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
LLAMAS Young Males and
Females, Variety of Colors,
Very Friendly $475. and up de-
livery available (941)473-9636
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
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
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
$75 or best offer.
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.
FOOTBALL TABLE, Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
SPEAKERS: Pro Studio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400. for all or
will sell separate.
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 2.
years old. $850 Call Steve
HART GOOSENECK TRAILER,
'91, 3 stalls needs some
body work, $1800 or best
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
MINI MARE, very cute, current
on all shots, easy keeper,
$600. (863)763-3253 or
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
Okeechobee News. Saturday, February 10, 2007
REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. +1st, last&
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
OKEECHOBEE- 2+ acres, C-2
Commercial, $399,000, Pos-
sible docking station, 2800
+ sf slab, City Water, &
Septic, 4895 Hwy 441 SE,
Owner/Agent. Call Charles
BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
LAKEFRONT, w/dock & boat
house, spectacular view, 2BR,
2BA, minutes to Okeechobee.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. $800 / mnth.
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, lba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail 2/15
$700/mo, appi nr,l7, W 0
(239)707-51 5,A .
RENT TO OWN:
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1500 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
*(1) 450 S.F.downstairs &
(2) 900 S.F. 1 upstairs
& 1 downstairs.
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
lba, full kitchen, tile, porch,
$490 + sec, inclds City wa-
FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
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
c.sell. ~7 .W9lhSI.
3 eefcobee (863)467-8539
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba manu-
factured home & lot. Home Is
in good condition, includes all
appliances, central air & heat,
new kitchen and bath cabinets,
new carpeting, flooring, light-
ing, and completely repainted
inside. Large laundry& utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new meta roof and con-
nections for stay over RV.
PART MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
w/ some appliances. Immed
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, 1ba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654
YOUR OWN COUNTRY PLACE
ONLY $32,00011.48 ac.
"With newly Dug Pond."
Ready to stock with fish.
Park you RV or keep your
own horses. Near intersec-
tion of Constitution Ln &
Liberty Trail. 800-840-6812
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
2br/1.5ba,furn,exc cond, Ig
storage, pool. $85K Lease
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
OKEE, 32', 18R, kit., full bath,
$490 mo.,ist, last & sec.
incl. elec. & water,
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes In a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
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
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,
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
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
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave. behind Bill's Market.
MAYBERRY PRK 14x56, 2br,
1.5 ba, furn, Fla room, Util
room, carport, concrete drive
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Floodng, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
A Must See!! $150,000
RIVERHEAD ADULT PARK:
1972 mobile home, 2br,
Florda room, carport, central
heat & air, new motel roof,
furnished, in good / clean
condition, ready to move into.
For more info. call Willis at
863-467-0603 after 6pm
AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrs!, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22,500 neg
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
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
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
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
blminy top trailer. $2500.
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HR good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trir., A1 cond., $12,000.
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8x18ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & porta pot,
new 2" insulated roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Merc 4 stroke Engines, trailer
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie'Rec Area
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
MAXUM MER CRUISER 1991:
21 ft, hp 4.3 v6. $3000.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
PONTOON: 24', w/trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, blmini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
STARCRAFT, 16 ft., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
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
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
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
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all apple full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
RV REPAIR MANUAL: Motor
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc.
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
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
Find t faster. Sell It soon-
er inthe classtfleds
JET SKIIS (2), 1 is '93 Yama-
ha 1 is '87 Kawasaki, stand
up, run good, 650cc, no trail-
er. $1000 neg.
BOAT TRAILER: 2005, Drive
On $2000. See @ Awesome
Self Storage. 6489 US 44 SE
HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
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.
GO-PED, not running, $50.
SUZUKI EIGER 400 4X4 07-
brand new, 27 miles,$4500
for more infor call
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
$3000 Firm. (863)697-1037
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Connmercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8,
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
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.
HONDA ACCORD EX '92, Nice
car!! $1650 (207)431-4664
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis.-$2000 or best offer
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850. or trade for a
travel trailer. (863)635-1096
MERCURY GRAND MARQUEE
LS- '02, 40K mi., 1 owner,
Fully loaded. Runs perfect.
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
VOLVO 240 1993: Great for
new driver, built like a tank,
CHEVY FLAT BED P/U '69,
350, 4 spd., 46" tires, $8000
or best offer. (772)370-0776
CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
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.
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or wil sell separate
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
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.,
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
while. 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
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $2500. 863-674-0467
MAZDA B-3000, '02, New mo-
tor & tires. Cold A/C, Auto.
AM/FM CD. Runs great.
NISSAN FRONTIER '02- V6,
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new fires, grey cloth interior
TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed,
ExLt. cab. Runs good Hwy or
woods. $2500. or best offer.
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, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $595. (561)670-3636
CONVERSION VAN: Dodge
High top Mark III 1990. Good
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series to
the Okeechobee County Library. Thisyear's series is called An Evening
with the Composer, and will feature composers who are known for
their contributions to the musical theater. The final part of the series
will be Tuesday, Feb. 13. The program will begin at 7 p.m. The pro-
gram topic will be Noel Coward. This series is a combination of
informative lecture and pleasurable listening and is free and open to
OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's -monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
Area on Aging group to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast monthly
board of directors executive committee meeting will beheld Wednes-
day, Feb. 14, at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach.
The purpose of the meeting may include the review of recommenda-
tions for Older Americans Act funding of programs and services from
its independently-appointed bid review committee.
Coalition plans provider meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties will hold a provider meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 12:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N. W Ninth St.
Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
14, at noon at Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth St.
Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call
the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Sheepdog Trial benefits FFA club
The 10th Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial will be held Feb. 16, 17 and
18 at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. Nursery and Pro Novice
competition will be held Friday, Feb. 16; the Open division will be held
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18. Competition starts at 8 a.m.
Admission is $5 per person or $15 a carload. All proceeds benefit the
Okeechobee High School F.F.A.
Library hosting 'Florida Folk Tales'
"Florida Folk Tales," an interactive storytelling show with nationally
recognized storyteller Katie Adams will be presented at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. This
program is brought to you by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council and is free and open to the public. For information, call (863)
Stamping party planned for Friday
A rubber stamping party will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 until
9 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 20300 Hunter Road/8
Cypress Road. Learn new techniques and make your own greeting
cards. For information, call Wilma at (863) 763-2106.
Merah Ladies plan yard sale
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 West, are
seeking vendors for a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17,
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Table space is available for $15 for individuals
and $20 for organizations. A snack bar will be open. Call (863) 610-
3373 for reservations.
Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accepting applica-
tions for the opportunity to partner to help build and purchase a family's
first home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee Coun-
ty, have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005, qualify
within the income limits set by Habitat and the HHRP and meet other
requirements. Applications are available in the waiting room of the
Habitat's local office. Return the completed application no later than Fri-
day, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the application
off, or mail the application to: Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee
County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you
have any questions call the office at (863) 357-1371 leave your name
and phone number and your call will be returned.
Health Department plans community walk
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 physi-
cal activity and healthy lifestyles for Floridians of all abilities. Registration
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 But-
ler from'Okeechobee Fitness Center. The walk will follow. For informa-
tion call Barbara Godejohn, Step-up, Florida coordinator, at (863) 462-
Church hosting gospel musician
Gospel comedian and musician Tim Lovelace and his wife Mary
Alice will be appearing at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., on
Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge. For
information, call (863) 763-7113.
Trailriders' plans February horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has been cancelled.
The series will be a nine-month series this year due to the outbreak of
Rhinopneumonitis. The first show date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts at
2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m. Information can be found at
BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host their
third annual car show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A
variety of trophies will be awarded. There will be a grilled lunch and
baked goods for sale. For information call (863) 467-7604 or (863) 634-
8964; or, visit their website at www.buckheadridgechristianchurch.com.
Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W 30th Terrace, will
be hosting their annual church homecoming on Sunday, Feb. 18, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, a noon meal and spe-
cial singing afterwards. All who have been a part of the church's past
and present are invited. For information, call (863) 634-0344.
Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hold
gospel meetings beginning Sunday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb.
21. Guest speakers will be: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Don Jones of Stuart; Sun-
day, 6 p.m., Frank Parker of Sebring; Monday, 7 p.m., Dan Jenkins of
West Palm Beach; Tuesday, 7 p.m., David Sproule of West Palm Beach;,
and Wednesday 7 p.m., Taylor Hagood of Stuart. For information, call
Local area is Firewise Community
Indian Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Community on
Sunday, Feb. 18, at Indian Hammock's Community Center from 10:30
until 11 a.m. Firewise Communities/USA goal is to encourage and
acknowledge action that minimizes home loss to wildfire. It teaches
homeowners to prepare for a fire before it occurs. The program adapts
especially well to small communities, developments and residential
associations of all types. For information call MelissaYunas, wildfire miti-
gation specialist with the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.
Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and safety
classes at the Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave.: adult CPR -
Wednesday, Feb. 21; adult CPR Wednesday, March 7; first aid basics.-
Monday, March 12; and infant/child CPR Wednesday, March 28. All
classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake Branch
located at Marketplace, 3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee. Lunch will be
provided. For information and to register for training, call (863) 763-
Show benefits camp for ill kids
The KOA Variety Show "A Wonderful World" will have the Bob
Roberts Society Band at the Orange Grove, the Happy Hoofers and other
variety acts Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22, 23 & 24, at the KOA con-
vention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show
will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door. All proceeds benefit the
KOA Care Camp Charity, a summer camp for kids with cancer.
Local fair group to meet Feb. 22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting 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.
Chamber hosting gun safety class
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.,
will host a gun safety and handling class in their offices on Thursday,
Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The second segment of the class will be held at a
shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24. Class participants will meet at the
Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the range from there. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will
be held Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big Lake Hospice, 3154
U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-0707.
Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St. The group's sched-
ule is: Feb 22 "My Family and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell; March
22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child" by Elva Hart; April 26 -
"The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" by Gordon Wood; May 24 -
"Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by Susan Vreeland; and, June 21 "Howard's
End" by E.M. Forester. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has sched-
uled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles tournament
will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will be played on
Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There will be cash prizes for each division.
Entrance fees are $20 for each team (doubles) and $10 for each in the
single division. Tournament rules can be picked up at the First United
Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863) 763-4021 or (863) 447-
Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold a
concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A New Song
International. The group is made up of members from Chile, Hungary
and Romania and will be in their national dress while singing and play-
ing traditional instruments during the first half of the concert. The sec-
ond half will focus on the tremendous way God has been working in
their country and the challenges of being witness for the Lord.
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