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Publication Date: February 11, 2007
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YMS readies
for FCAT
FCAT testing is just around
the corner again. Here is a
schedule of the dates the State
of Florida Department of Edu-
cation gave to all public mid-
dle schools:
Date Grade Session Time
Feb. 26: 6,7, Reading I & 2
SSS, 60 min. 8, Reading 1 & 2
SSS, 80 min.
Page 3
Food check-out
week is celebrated
The cost of food in America
remains affordable. According
to the latest statistics com-
piled by the Agriculture
Department's (USDA's) Eco-
nomic Research Service,
American families and individ-
uals currently spend, on aver-
age, just under 10 percent of
their disposable personal
income for food.
Page 7

Briefs

Legion Free Fair
Schedule of Events
Sunday, Feb. 11: The mid-
way will be open part of the
day. Call the Legion office for
time.
Monday, Feb. 12: Public
must pick up personal items.
Road closures
N.E. Second Street, on the
east side of N.E. 70th Ave. will
be closed to all traffic Monday,
Feb. 12. from 9 a..m, until
approximately 3 p.m: This
inconvenience is necessary so
that Road Maintenance can
upgrade a drainage pipe
under N.W. Second Street at
N.E. 70th Ave. Please schedule
your activities accordingly.
N.E. Fourth Street, on the
east side of N.E. 70th Ave. will
be closed to all traffic Tuesday,
Feb. 13, 2007 from 9 a.m. until
approximately 3 p.m.. This
inconvenience is necessary to
that Road Maintenance can
upgrade a drainage pipe
under N.E. Fourth Ave. Please
schedule your activities
accordingly.

Drought Index
Current: 666
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake levels

11.52 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
11.54 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ......11-13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ........ .4
1 Sports ............ .5
TV ............... .9
Weather ........... .2

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The Okeechobee 4-H Barnyard Buddies Club learned how the Sheriff's department K-
9 dogs protect citizens. Detectives Voss and Mills and their K-9s Rex and Widgen pose
with the "Buddies" at Okee-Tantie Park Saturday, Feb. 10.

Barnyard Buddies enjoys event


By MaryAnn Morris
Barnyard Buddies is a 4-H
club for seven year-olds and up
to learn how to care for and
show small animals and learn a
lot more in the process. Keep-
ing up their record books for
the upcoming Youth Livestock
Show March 13 24, learning
to be good citizens, and work-
ing toward goals, these active
and committed kids are work-
ing hard to make a good pres-
entation at the show.
Saturday's meeting at Okee-
Tantie Park with a demonstra-
tion by Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Detectives Voss and
Mills of the skills and training of
K-9s Rex and Widgen, was well
received. Rex has over 50
felony arrests to his credit and
has brought down seven or
eight felons with his own
strong jaws when they refused
to surrender to officers.
"It's just a job to him," said
Detective Voss after the Buddies
witnessed Rex's take down
power on a specially padded
sleeve. "He bites and let's go on
command."
K-9 Widgen is trained to find
-whether drugs or the smallest
piece of evidence out in the


Detective Voss and Detective Mills demonstrate witn K-9
Rex, the 'bite and release' skill he has learned to assist


in apprehending suspects.
grass or a lost child or hidden
suspect, Widgen can "find" and
"seek" on command.
"Remember, a dog only
"finds" when he's inhaling.
That's when he can smell," said
Detective Mills. "When he's
exhaling, he doesn't. That's
why you may see a finding dog
go right past the item he is look-


Turpentine camps

were here, too
By MaryAnn Morris ec ec
Before the lumber industry Recolecdons
started to fell trees in Florida A series about Florida's
came the turpentine industry pioneersand history
that took the sap from the pioneers and histo
pines to distill into turpentine.
There were more pinewoods ..
than there are now, thanks to I' .. '
lumbering. Up on the
Williamson Cattle Company.
property in Okeechobee Coun-
ty was an old turpentine camp views of people written down
at a place called Opal. by writers who, like many
Opal was just a stop on the other people, were out of work
railroad, but it was there, it did in the 1930s. The Federal
exist and people lived there Writer's Project of the Works
and worked the turpentine Progress Administration
business. In the Library of Con-
gress are life histories, inter- See Turpentine Page 2


ing for."
"People may think the
$8,500 cost of these dogs is
high, but when you realize all
they do, the cost isn't much,"
said Detective Voss.
."They were cool and very
brave," said Barnyard Buddy
Charlotte Birkett. "I want to
grow up just like them."


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DCF unveils new method to


report elder
TALLAHASSEE The Florida the state
Department of Children and Fami- In 200
lies announced a new method to line, 1-8
report child and adult abuse. 2873), r
Floridians can now visit the 348,000c
Department's Web site and file an reports f
abuse report online. The secure tims of
Web site is available to report sus- tance be.
picions of child abuse, abandon- unreporl
meant, and/or neglect, and the reporting
abuse, neglect and/or exploitation zens with
of disabled adults and the elderly. tect the
"Whether it is reported Departm
through the internet or over the ans safe.
phone, I encourage all Floridians The W
to take action when they believe system s
someone is the victim of abuse," concerns
said Department Secretary Bob unless a
Butterworth. "It is the responsibili- with dis;
ty of not just the Department of immedia
Children and Families, but every neglect i
Floridian to ensure that no one in or seriol


and child abuse


is neglected or abused."
06, Florida's Abuse Hot-
800-96ABUSE (800-962-
received approximately
calls, resulting in 253,871
iled. However, many vic-
abuse receive no assis-
cause their suffering goes
ted. The new online
g technology provides citi-
h another resource to pro-
vulnerable and assist the
ent in keeping all Floridi-

Web and phone reporting
should be used to report
s of abuse and/or neglect
a child, elder, or person
abilities appears to be in
ate danger. If the abuse or
s likely to result in death
us harm (without inter-


vention) call 911 or your local law
enforcement agency.
To file an abuse report online,
simply visit the Department of
Children and Families Web site at
http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
and click on the icon titled "Report
Abuse Online."
In addition to the hotline and
online reporting, a fax number, 1-
800-914-0004, and a TDD number,
1-800-453-5145, for the deaf, hard
of hearing or speech impaired are
available to report instances of
alleged abuse.
For more information about
the Florida Abuse Hotline, report-
.ing abuse online and the actions
of the Department of Children and
Families to combat abuse in the
state of Florida visit
http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/.


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News Briefs

Avon Park hosting cat show
AVON PARK A professional cat show, sanctioned by American
Cat Fanciers Association, will be held Sunday, Feb. 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.


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 Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. The rodeo is
scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Rodeo tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate and include
festival admission. Admission to the festival only will be $5 at the
gate.
Information can be found at www.rezrodeo.com; or, by calling
(863) 273-1125.

Dance slated for Feb. 23
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, located one mile east of U.S. 27.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The
dance is open to the public, with club membership available to all.
Free ballroom dance classes continue through February with the
rumba being featured every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

WVa. day luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West Virginia Day luncheon will be held
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Tableware, bread,
butter and cold beverages will be furnished.
A $3 donation per person will be taken at the door.

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


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Turpentine
Continued From Page 1
(WPA) gave these writers a job
and this left us a rich source of
the stories of the people who
were there. Some of those histo-
ries deal with the turpentine
industry like "Turpentine Man"
the story of R.W. Wishart who
says he was "bawn in a turpen-
tine camp."
"Yeah, man. I was bawn in a
turpentine camp, spent near
about forty years in the business,
and would been in it yet if the
bottom hadn't-a dropped out of
it. I've soaked up so much tur-
pentine in my life that if you run
me through a still right now, I
reckon you'd git about ten gallon
outa me."
The speaker, a 40-year old vet-
eran of the turpentine woods,
chuckled at this jest as he sat on
the front porch of his weathered
one-story home in an old residen-
tial part of Tampa. He stretched
his long wiry frame in the porch
rocker, ran long fingers through a
shock of wavy brown hair, and
his level gray eyes took on a remi-
niscent look as though gazing
back through the endless vistas of
gum-exuding pines that had been
the scene of his life. He went on!
"In 1922, I think it was I was
offered a better job, as manager
of eight camps owned by a New
York concern at Opial, Okee-
chobee County. This was, a big
virgin woods in low, swampy
country and the outfitwas a big
one of 120 crops. There I had.
charge of 400 workers and nine
woodsmen (riders). I got $25,0 a
month and held that job for two
years. Then come the damdest
rainy season I ever saw in Florida.
It poured down for weeks and
water stood knee deep all over
the woods. We had to set around
in camp and do nothing. There
was 400 heada workers an' 30
head horses an mules eatin' up
rations, an besides the wet
weather made the horses and
mules backs all sore so we could-
n'ta worked on anyhow. I shore


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The work of tapping pine trees for the sap that would be caught
in cups, put in barrels and distilled into turpentine never
changed much over the years as this 1930s photo shows.


had a mess of trouble on my
hands. An to make everything
worse the big bosses in New York
kept telegraphin' me an wantin'
to know why no production.
Finally I got mad an told em to go
to hell an git somebody else, an I
walked and waded off the job.
Another first person account,
from Rich and his wife Lula, with
Rich doing most of the talking,
describes some of the processes
from tree to still:
"Clay cups is used on the trees
and they holds anywhar from one
quart to one-half gallon. We tries
to empty them nigh-on to ever
three week, when the sap is run-
nin. There ain't vera much to do in
winter, but work picks up in spring
and summa." (After the clay cups,
metal cups were used later.)
"The turpentine is brought
from the woods in barrels. After it
reaches the still, it's loaded on the
platform you sees over yonder,
and dumped into the still under
heat. Do ya see thet pipe running
into the vat? Well, this is run off
into the barrels; we don't waste
nothing. After hit run into the bar-
rel, it gits hard. The barrels holds
5-15 and 5-20."
"I asked him what he meant


by 5-15 and 5-20 and he told me:
"Green barrels weigh from 40 to
50 pounds, and after this weight
has been deducted from full bar-
rels, then they will run from 450
to 500 pounds of turpentine. We
kin go over there to the still after I
eats and take a look at hit.
Wanna?" I admitted that I would
be only too glad to go. Then he
and Lula retired indoors for their
noon meal. They invited me to
join them, but I declined.
When he returned from his
meal, we walked the few yards
down the settlement road to the
turpentine still. It was located
near the main highway. Nearby
were numbers of galvanized bar-
rels used for shipping the turpen-
tine. The still was substantially
built, having a large kiln .and con-
densing vat. The water supply
came from a tall water-tower
operated by an electric pump.
Near the kiln, on a raised plat-
form, were many barrels used in
the transportation of the turpen-
tine from woods to still. A long
shed, connected with the still,
was used for the tool house and
storage place for machinery. A
small, open shed opposite the
barrel stand is used for the distri-


bution of the turpentine. On
another side of the still were the
refining works and a large pair of
scales for weighing the barrels.
But what did these camps
look like? Where did the people
. who worked the camps live? The
workers were brought there by
the turpentine company and
given a house to live in, groceries
were brought in, the workers had
gardens, maybe kept a few chick-
ens and but most things they
needed were brought in. Mr.
Williamson said the chimneys of
the houses were brick and that
finding some remaining brick
was often the way to tell now
where a house had stood, as the
woods had grown back so much
and recent storms had done so
much damage.
This WPA account, although
not from Okeechobee County
none the less is from Lakeland
and may satisfy some curiosity.
"Weather-beaten and almost
black, the majority of these pine-
board shacks are not even
equipped with shutters and
porches. They are built on the
low flat lands beneath tall pines
and the spacious yards are flood-
ed during the rainy season. The
sandy streets of the settlement
are deeply grated on either side,
to aid in drainage during wet
weather.
"Lula showed me their three
room house. The interior was not
ceiled but it was clean and neatly
kept. Pretty curtains hung at the
few windows and the cheap fur-
niture was well arranged. The
kitchen was also clean and I
noticed a bright oil cloth on the
table.
"In the backyard there were a
few chickens running about. The
out-house, about thirty feet back
of the house, was crudely built of
old lumber. Next to it was a chick-
en coop built of rough pine
boards. There was no fence
around the place."
Deep in the pinewoods, rarely
leaving their camps, people lived
and often died in the turpentine
business.
MaryAnn Morris can be reached at
mmorris@newszap.com


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OHS students of the week


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YMS students are ready for FCAT Obituaries


FCAT
FCAT testing is just around the
corner again. Here is a schedule
of the dates the State of Florida
Department of Education gave to
all public middle schools:
Date Grade Session Time
Feb. 26: 6,7, Reading I & 2
SSS, 60 min. 8, Reading 1 & 2
SSS, 80 min.
Feb. 27: 6,7. Math 3 & 4 SSS.
60 min., 8. Math 3 & 4 SSS, 80
min.
Feb. 28: 6,7, Reading I NRT,
70 min. 6,7, Math 2 NRT, 70 min.
8, Reading I NRT, 70 min. 8,
Math 2 NRT, 70 min.
March 1: 8, Science 5 & 6 SSS,
60 min.
March 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Make-up Testing for all grades.
SSS- Sunshine State Standards
NRT- Norm Reference Test
All Florida public school cur-
riculums are based on the Sun-
shine State Standards. l o differ-
ent kinds of tests are
administered to the students.
One test assesses the students'
knowledge of the Sunshine State
Standards. The other test, the
norm reference test, assesses
students and compares them
with all students in the United
States.

Bonus Bills
The teachers and staff at Year-
ling Middle School are continu-
ing to give students "Bonus Bills"
for good behavior. The Bonus
Bills are part of our new Positive


YMS students of the weeK
Congratulations to the Yearling Middle School Students of
the Week. Students are (in no particular order) Sergio Var-
gas, Sarah Davis, Nicole Perdomo, Cody Thompson, Jared
Wilson, Melissa Lujan, Teresa Casas and Mrs. Markham.


Behavior System. Students may
use the bills to purchase their
way into field days or buy school
items. During the month of Feb-
ruary, students will be able to
use three Bonus Bills to pur-
chase their ticket for a basketball
game. Yearling has scheduled
three basketball games (One for
each grade level). On Friday,
February 9, the sixth grade stu-
dents were able to enjoy a game
between the sixth grade "B"
team basketball players and the
sixth grade girls' basketball play-
ers. Also the seventh grade boys'
basketball players challenged
the seventh grade girls' basket-
ball players to a contest in front
of the seventh grade students.


Some of the staff members vol-
unteered to assist the girls'
teams in both games. The eighth
grade boys' basketball players
will be playing the eighth grade
girls' basketball players and staff
members on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 21.

Progress Reports
Progress Reports went home
with students Wednesday, Febru-
ary 7. Please take time to go over
the progress reports with your
son/daughter. According to
Okeechobee County Schools'
Pupil Progression, students must
pass five out of their six classes to
meet promotion requirements.


Okeechobee County School District Menu


Monday, Feb. 12
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Sausage gravy & cheese bagel
Lunch:
Chicken patty on bun
Fish sticks
Chef's salad
Broccoli florets
Peaches
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Egg, ham & cheese biscuit
Lunch: -
Macaroni & cheese w/diced
ham
Cornbread
Sliced turkey on bun
Cottage cheese & fruit platter
Mixed vegetables
Fruit cocktail
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing


Wednesday, Feb. 14
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Lunch:
Chicken a la King w/
biscuit ,
Fish filet on bun
Chef salad
Greenbeans
Fruit gelatin
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing
Thursday, Feb. 15
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Biscuit & sausage patty
Lunch:
Sweet & sour chicken w/
honey wheat roll
Sliced turkey on bun
Yogurt, fruit & cheese platter
Corn
Applesauce
Fruit juice
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing
Friday, Feb. 16
Breakfast:


Cereal & cinnamon toast
Yogurt & muffin
Lunch:
Pizza Day
Stuffed crust cheese or pepper-
oni
Barbecue chicken on bun
Yogurt, fruit & cheese stick plat-
ter
Carrots
w/dressing dip
Peaches
Fresh fruit
Salad cup w/Ranch dressing

Elementary menus
Each breakfast includes juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced fat
or low fat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or low fat
chocolate milk

Meal prices
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $ .30
Lunch $1.50


Julia Mae Hare
Julia Mae Hare, age 94, of Okee-
chobee, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 at
the Hospice Hamrick House in
Okeechobee.
A resident of Okeechobee for 65
years, Mrs. Hare was also a mem-
ber of the Okeechobee Church of
God for the same number of years
and enjoyed cooking and walking.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Rastus Hare.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Joann (Edwin) Walker of
Okeechobee; two grandsons,
Tommy (Kathy) Walker of Okee-
chobee, and Joel Walker of Fort
Myers; one grand-daughter, Joy
Walker of Tampa. In addition, Mrs.
Hare is survived by three great-
grandsons, Michael Hazellief,
Derek Walker, and Saun Walker
all of Okeechobee; two great
grand-daughters, Deidra Arrants
of Okeechobee and Danielle
Gluskin of Richmond, Va.; and five
great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home, Monday Feb. 12,
2007 from 4 until 6 p.m. Funeral
services will be conducted at the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel at
10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.12, 2007.
Interment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that memorial con-
tributions be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee FL. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Paul Wayne Bates
Paul Wayne Bates, age 54, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Feb. 9,
2007 at the Hamrick Home. He
was born June 6, 1952 in Detroit,
Mich. He was involved with the
Eagles, enjoyed riding motorcy-
cles, watching Nascar, and was an
overall very, very sweet man. He
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past ten years.
He is preceded in death by his
father, William Bates.
He is survived by his mother,
Rena V. Jenkins of Okeechobee,
daughters, Heather, Courtney, and
Shelby Bates, all of Orlando; broth-
ers Billy Bates of Sanford, Buddy
(Beverly) Bates of Archer; Ronnie
Bates of Archer; and Jimmy Bates
of Mississippi; sisters, Sonja Hol-
land of Las Vegas, Nev.; Judy Bates
of Okeechobee, and Sue Bates of
Harrison Township, Mich. In addi-
tion, he is survived by a grandson
from Orlando.
A memorial service will be held
at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at
the Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street.
In lieu of flowers, memorial


contributions can be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL. 34973.


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Letter to the Editor


It's our right
Our First Amendment gives
"We the People" the right to hand
out Bibles on a public sidewalk.
ADF Senior Legal Counsel
David Cortman said: "Members of
the Gideon's have been highly
respected for decades as peaceful
providers of free Bibles to those
who want them."
The arrest of two Gideon's
happened on Jan. 19, on the side-
walk outside of the Key Largo
School in Monroe County, Fla.
The two men were distributing
copies of the Bible to those inter-
ested. Apparently neither of the
men entered the school grounds
and they acted respectfully and


peaceably. It was the principal
who wrongfully called the police
as if the Gideon's were child
molesters who endanger the stu-
dent's safety or welfare.
Their attorney said: "Officials
cannot use fear of arrest as a
means of bullying law-abiding
Christians into silence."
The truth is, no laws were bro-
ken and the police officer should
have upheld their rights rather
than disgrace those two men who
volunteered to hand out free
Bibles.
What has happened to Florida
- my birth place that I so miss
and love?
John (J.P.)Pasquale


Community Events

Local area is Firewise Community
Indian Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Communi-
ty 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 communi-
ties, developments and residential associations of all types. For
information call Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation 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 train-
ing, call (863) 763-0707.

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 convention 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. Par-
rott 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 par-
ticipants will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to
the range from there. For information, contact the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.




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Upcoming Events

Sunday
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.
Monday
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 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)
634-4780.
Tuesday
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., at8 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)
763-6510.
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
(863) 357-0297.
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 Eari at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
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-
9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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-
1191.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863)
824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting,
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-


Ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, In
Buckhead Ridge. For Information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. In Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-
MAIN.



Community Events

Trailriders' plans February horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has been can-
celled. The series will be a nine-month series this year due to the
outbreak of Rhinopneurhonitis. The first show date is Feb. 17. The
exhibition starts at 2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m. Informa-
tion can be found at www.Biglaketrailriders.com.


Community Events

Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E.
Second St., and will continue through Feb. 11. Display booths will
be available in the Legion Hall. For information, call the Post at
(863) 763-2950.

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 evangel-
ism 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 din-
ner on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11 per person. The dead-
line for reservations is Feb. 11. Childcare will be provided. For
information, call (863) 763-3519.

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

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
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.

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-
2674.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all
interested 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.
Second St. Last year's tax return, all financial documents for
2006, picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required
for everyone listed on the return. For information, call Neile Fore-
man at (863) 357-1694.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical
series to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is
called An Evening with the Composer, and will feature com-
posers who are known for their contributions to the musical the-
ater. The final part of the series will be Tuesday, Feb. 13. The pro-
gram will begin at 7 p.m. The program topic will be Noel Coward.
This series is a combination of informative lecture and pleasura-
ble listening and is free and open to the public.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave.
Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served. For information,
call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201,
in West Palm Beach. The purpose of the meeting may include the
review of recommendations 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 Okee-
chobee Counties will hold a provider meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department,
1728 N. W. Ninth St.
Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon at Okeechobee Health Department,
1728 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 Okeechobee 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 Flori-
da Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For
information, call (863) 763-3536.

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.

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; Sunday, 6 p.m., Frank Parker of Sebring;
Monday, 7 p.m., Dan Jenkins of West Palm Beach; Tuesday, 7
p.m., David Sproule of West Palm Beach;, and Wednesday 7
p.m., Taylor Hagood of Stuart. For information, call (863) 763-
4477.


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As the PGA Tour's Florida swing
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I always find a different place to
stay and play and want to share this
with you. While the PGA Show is
not open to anyone who isn't in the
business, Orlando is a great place
for a weekend getaway for the
golfer (and companions).
A great new place to stay, which
is very convenient to the I-Drive
area (near the convention center)
as well as all the theme parks is the
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village
and Spa. Right next door is a group
of outlet stores. My favorite place to
shop, the Orlando Premium Out-
lets (www.premiumoutlets.com)
is just up the road.
My roomie, James recently sent
a group of golfers to this property.
They were looking for a place
where they could get a suite of
rooms as opposed to just "a
room." We stayed in a lovely three-
bedroom unit. Our other house-
guest, Murphy, commented, "The
Swedish National Swim Team
could fit into the spa that was in the
master bedroom." After a few tour-
naments and several days of walk-
ing the show, we spent late-nights
in the hot tub out by the pool.
It was also great to have a fully
equipped kitchen, dining room and
living room with a big-screen televi-
sion. We watched the show recap
on the Golf Channel each night.
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, in celebration of Food
Check-Out Week, will donate $100 worth of food from Publix
Supermarket to Martha's House. Melissa Montes De Oca,
Farm Bureau Women's chairman, (left) and Andre Digiusep-
pi, assistant store manager of Publix (second from left), were
in attendance when Maggie Sandoval (second from right)
and Crystal Royal (far right) selected food Items from the
local supermarket.


The cost of food in America
remains affordable. According to
the latest statistics compiled by the'
Agriculture Department's (USDA's)
Economic Research Service,
American families and individuals
currently spend, on average, just
under 10 percent of their dispos-
able personal income for food.
Applying that statistic to the cal-
endar year means the average
household will have earned
enough disposable income, that
portion of income available for
spending or saving, to pay for its
annual food supply in about 36
days, according to the Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau.
In recognition of this, Okee-
chobee County Farm Bureau is cel-
ebrating Feb. 4-10 as Food Check-
OutWeek.
"Not only is America's food sup-
ply the world's safest, but it's also
the most affordable," said Hank
Rucks, president of Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. "The safe,
abundant and affordable domestic
food supply produced by Ameri-
ca's farmers and ranchers is
responsible, at least in part, for our
nation's increasing standard of liv-
ing."


USDA will offer tree assistance program


Program helps commercial
tree growers recover from 2005
hurricanes losses
Gainesville Florida commer-
cial tree owners whose trees were
lost or damaged due to 2005 Hur-
ricanes can now sign up for the
2005 Hurricanes Tree Assistance
Program (TAP), announced Farm
Service Agency (FSA) State Exec-
utive Director Kevin L. Kelley. The
sign-up began Jan. 31, 2007, and
ends on March 30,2007, or 15 cal-
endar days after being published
in the Federal Register whichev-
er is later.
"Some nursery growers and
other commercial tree owners
suffered devastating financial
losses as the result of the 2005
hurricanes," said Kelley. "This
program compensates producers
for some of those losses so they
can continue to rebuild their busi-
nesses and remain a viable part of
American agriculture."
The TAP program provides
payments to eligible owners of
commercially grown Christmas
trees, ornamental trees, nursery
trees,_ potted -trees,. bushes
(including shrubs) and vines
grown in the field that were lost or
damaged because of 2005 hurri-
canes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita or
Wilma.
The Emergency Agricultural
Disaster Assistance Act of 2006
(the Act), enacted in June 2006,
authorizes TAP. Under the Act,


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Feb. 5 & 6, 2007


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
1203


$51.00
$45.00
$40.00


USDA's Commodity Credit Corpo-
ration (CCC) will provide pay-
ments to eligible producers in cer-
tain counties of Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Texas..
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will administer the funds on
behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties are those
declared primary natural disaster
areas by Secretary Johanns or
designated a major disaster or
emergency by President Bush for
2005 calendar-year hurricanes
Katrina, Ophelia, Wilma or Rita.
Counties contiguous to a primary
county are also eligible. The Act
did not include counties declared
disaster areas by Hurricane Den-
nis.
Eligible counties in Florida are:
Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun,
Charlotte, Collier, De Soto,
Escambia, Franklin, Glades,, Gulf,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hills-
borough, Holmes, Indian River,
Jackson, Lee, Liberty, Manatee,
Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,


Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange,
Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St.
Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Volu-
sia, Wakulla, Walton, and Wash-
ington.
To receive benefits, producers
must also meet other eligibility
requirements. To sign-up for TAP,
commercial tree owners should
contact or visit their local FSA or
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Service Center. The USDA
will require producers to provide
all available documentation in
order to receive payments; how-
ever, USDA understands that
some producers may have little
documentation of their losses due
to hurricane devastation. Produc-
ers may not receive benefits if
they already received payments
made under other federal pro-
grams for the same losses.
A TAP fact sheet includes a list
of eligible counties in each state
and is available online along with
other disaster program informa-
tion at http://www.fsa.usda.gov;
click on Disaster Assistance Pro-
grams.


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Med #1 Steers Hfrs
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200-250 155-185 130-160
250-300 145-175
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We can't win for losing. Slaughter
cows and bulls were down $2-3 and
calves were up $2-4. No rain in sight,
grass all dead, but I guess we'll make
it somehow. The futures board has
been up the last few days so maybe
that and the weather will get better.
Tuesday sales only, March
through June.
Matt Pearce Cattle, Okeechobee
and Pete Beaty Ranch, Lake Wales
topped the calf market with a high of
$2.20. Top cow this week was sold by
Ed Carter, Ft. Pierce with a high of
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vides a shelter for battered wives
and children for the families in the
Okeechobee area. The food will be
used to help feed families staying at
the House.
"Compared to food, Americans
work longer each year to pay for
their housing, federal taxes and
medical care," said Mr. Rucks.
According to the Tax Founda-
tion, Americans must work 52 days
each year to pay for health and
medical care, 62 days to pay for
housing/household operation and


77 days to pay their federal taxes.
Mr. Rucks said that the afford-
able, high-quality food we enjoy as
consumers is a product of our suc-
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farmers and ranchers continued
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the most affordable food in the
world."
This overall decrease is made


more notable by trends indicating
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well as more food away from
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alcoholic beverages consumed at
home and away from home. This
includes food purchases from gro-
cery stores and other retail outlets,
including food purchases with
food stamps and vouchers for the
Women, Infants and Children's
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Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-


chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must have a
revaccination 12 months after
the initial vaccination. There-
after, revaccination require-
ments would conform to the
vaccine manufacturer's direc-
tion. Vendors should be remind-
ed that any dog or cat offered for
sale is to be sold with a health
certificate issued by a licensed
Veterinarian, per Florida State
Law 828.29. Animal licenses are
purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.


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Auctions 105
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Garage/'Yard Sale 145
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CEMETERY PLOTS, 3 adjoin-
ing lots in Bassinger Ceme-
tery. $2100 (252)456-3012


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


BEAGLE- (M) 8 mos old,
wearing blue harness, micro-
chip, needs meds. Tri color
(772)418-2569/ 879-1718
GOLDEN LAB, Vic. of Okee-
chobee Estates, last seen on
2/2/07, missing from yard,
Family pet, dearly missed.
(863)610-1476 or 763-7205
LOST DOG REWARD!!! Walker
Hound. Looks like a big Bea-
gal. Okee. Little Farms area.
(954)793-3203/547-7333
MALE PIT BULL- chocolate
w/white chest, vic of Country
Hills Estates. Reward
(863)763-4841


CAT, Large male, mature, very
friendly & affectionate. To
good home. (863)763-4109
DOGS- Black, Female, 1/2
Blood Hound & 1/2 Cur,
1 ., & 11 mo. Female,
...,'rn i ur (863)763-3196
FREE PUPPIES- 2 Female
Hound mix, 4 mos old, call
(863)357-2954
KITTEN, Free to good home
only, adorable, affectionate.
(863)675-9218
RECLINER: Good condition.
863-467-4035


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HI, I AM TOM- Cat that is, I am
looking for a home and I will
repay you by keeping the
mice under control. I am
black w/big yellow eyes and
everyone says I have per-
sonality plus, I have been
neutered and had my shots,
and Guess What!! I am
FREE. How about it you need
a cat? I need a home, works
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C Service Tech/Installer
w/min. 3 yrs. exp. Clean Driv-
ers Lic., DFW. Good pay/bene-
fits. 401 K (863)763-8391
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 863-634-7973
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR,
FINISH GRADER/DOZER
OPERATOR. Good pay &
benefits. Call 772-528-8661





for medical
office.
Full time. Fax
Resume To


SECRETARY
OKEECHOBEE OFFICE:
Experience in Word preferred.
Professional appearance.
Working with offender
population. Excellent benefits.
Fax resume to
772-465-8488 or email to
suzannec~tcoreoroaram.ore


Full Time (Sat A Must)
Customer Service/Sales
Energetic
Self Motivated
Professional
Appearance
Bi-Lingual
a PLUS


TRACTOR/ LOADER
OPERATOR NEEDED:
Call (863)697-8840
Emplioymen
Medical 021


Florida Community Health
Center in Okeechobee ha
the following FT openings
MA/RMA- 1 yr. exp needed.
Bilingual pref.
Outreach Worker- Must
have valid FL driver's lic.,
reliable transportation.
Exp. in community service
activities related to health
education helpful. Bilingual
pref.
Front Desk Computer exp.
needed Bilingual pref.
Apply at:
FCHC
1100 N. ParrotlAve.
Okechobee, FL
or fax (863)357-2991
EOE/DFWP
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OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED
Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to
863-467-1126
PT leading to FT. Experienced
MARINE CONSTRUCTION,
DOCKS & SEAWALLS
954-691-7810 (cell)
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h~ost prodlucts
d ns.vues.


YOUTH COTTAGE MANAGER

Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a leader in therapeutic
programs for at risk youth, seeks a Cottage
Manager for our residential juvenile justice facility
in Okeechobee, FL. Coordinate diverse and
sometimes conflicting demands to accomplish the
rehabilitation, care and custody of each youth in
the cottage. Organizes, trains and supervises all
facets of a cottage-based treatment unit to ensure
full participation of staff, youth and a multi-
disciplinary treatment concept.

BA degree in human services or related field
preferred. 2 years paid work experience in
supervisory position. 3-5 years working in
residential setting for juveniles preferred.

Position is eligible for on-campus staff house.
Competitive pay/Excellent benefits package!

Apply online at www.eckerdvouth.org or fax
resume to Alma G. at 863-462-5216.

EOE/Drug Free Work Place.



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


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

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


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CNA's 8 Hour Shifts
RNs & LPNs 12 Hour Shifts
Days 6:30 AM to 7 PM &
3 nights on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
FULL TIME BENEFITS
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour+ differential

GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER,
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail JWatson@floridacare.net
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer
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LABORATORY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (job located in
Okeechobee, FL) to perform medical laboratory tests,
procedures and experiments; Conduct analyses of blood
and blood products, tissues, secretions and excretions of
the human body including urine, spinal fluid, peritoneal
and pleural fluids using various chemical, hematologic,
microscopic, parasitologic, bacteriologic, serologic, his-
topathologic and other laboratory procedures and tech-
niques, either manual or automated, in accordance with
established protocols to aid physicians in the diagnosis,
study and treatment of diseases and in the promotion of
health in general; Evaluate requested procedures to deter-
mine suitability of specimen for analysis and/or request
new specimen if determined unsuitable; Prepare reagents
and primary reference materials; Calibrate, standardize,
adjust and maintain instruments; Conduct quality control
procedures on equipment, reagents and products; Main-
tain proper records for quality control reports. Require:
Bachelor=s degree in Medical Technology with 2 yrs of
exp in the job offered. Must have a current Medical Tech-
nologist license with the State of Florida. Competitive
salary offered; 11 pm to 7:30 am, Sun-Thu; 40 hrs/week.
Send resume to: Alycin Lewis, Integrated Regional La-
boratories, 5361 NW 33rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33309; Attn: Job GO.
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cataloging preferred. Experience
in a library preferred. Excellent
computer skills. Excellent oral
and written communication.
Catalog, classify and process
library materials. Assist patrons
in finding information needed.
Fax applications/resumes to
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SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401(k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an.
application, please call (561)996-7257

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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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In your home
Network & Office PCs
(772)519-6236
Ask for Ron


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job tobigor small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
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MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magamines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620


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CARRIER PURON- New, 1.5
ton. Cools/Hleats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
unit. $75. 863-357-2873
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house,
Good condition. $250.
(239)292-2819


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


COMBO UNIT WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR, Almond,
works great. $175
(863)357-6315
REFRIGERATOR- Stainless
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric, Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.
WASHER & DRYER- GE, in ex-
cellent condition, $300
(863)357-2697
WASHER, Kenmore, heavy
duty, large capacity, 6 cy-
cles, good condition, $85.
(863)467-2040


BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both, will sep.
(863)763-5011
HEAVY DUTY BIKE RACK-
new, asking $40
(863)763-4596



ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$25. (863)467-6868 or
(863)467-6868
CINDER BLOCKS- approxi-
mately 1000 blocks. Asking
$1000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
FORMICA COUNTER, 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.
$2000. (863)763-5011
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
(863)697-2032
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
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Licensed & Insured

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


CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
(863)357-5773
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
(863)983-4940


BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, namrne brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863)635-6677
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
(239)440-3327


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


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



DELL PIll COMPUTER, XP
Home Plus, $149.
(863)843-0158
DELL PIV COMPUTER, XP
PRO, plus extras, $299.
(863)843-0158
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400. 863-357-28631
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4inl
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell'
separately. (954)237-4846
Clewiston
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifleds


KILN Paragone, used. $200
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-
belle.
Find it master. Sell It soon-
eor in the classlifeds


BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxspring & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
(434)942-2889
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
(239)503-0339
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400. 863-357-2233
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
Okeechobee 863-763-6336
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
sell separately.
(863)467-1325
COUCH, Faux Suede, Char-
coal. Exc. cond. Can be deliv-
ered in Okeechobee Co. if
needed. $200 (863)447-0679
DINING TABLE, Round, old,
with 4 captains chairs. $125
(863)763-7584
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 :;.'4.2115
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $1000:.-
(863)532-1351
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic,
$1000 for both or will separ-
ate. (863)612-5283
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
wolves. $200
(239)340-8503
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
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NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 5'i-Desks $7"up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinetlie $197,
,1)-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 31'c Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
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GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
condition. $20.
(863)634-3659


Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-2148
MIL. AUTO.- 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
$375 (937)215-0307



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



BICYCLE EXERCISER: Air-
wave. $25.863-697-0499
HH ITEMS: Computer desk, new
home surgery, sewing machine,
th'ptwritpr hnnko tapes, clothes.
q",ii i. ,, .1-357-2863
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
$50.863-763-8828
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for dirf,ltrion. $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- 3, Excellent
condition. $30.
(863)467-8681


BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
$600. (863)675-6347
HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
863-635-7273
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
condition. $500.
(863)467-0043


AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
(863)610-0412
LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new,
valued at $370, sell $200
will sep. (863)763-0669
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.
(239)986-0296
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450.or best offer
(863)763-2347



PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
keys. Good condition. $75.
(863)763-4821



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





BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
dame & sire on location
$1200 (863)646-7329
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6


CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
(302)735-7501
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
$75. (863)675-3793
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
863-675-1194
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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


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



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


BIG SCREEN 42", works
ood, just needs a home.
400/neg. (863)634-1220
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
(863)674-1662
PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm.
(863)357-5773
RCA, 52", with remote, $600
or best offer. 772-408-3203
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& e-mail w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
(863)674-1662
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
(863)467-5052


ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
(305)282-8561LaBelle
HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
863-673-5159
TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
$75 -or best offer.
(863)674-5770_
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
(239)707-4068


FOOTBALL TABLE, Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.
(863)467-8184
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
(863)467-8683


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


WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S, Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



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




FARM TRACTOR- John Deere
Model 4050. Make Offer
(863)673-2879
FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
(863)467-4328


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


ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs.
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
mare. 863-357-3369
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
(772)260-0918 or
(863)763-6023
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke /
trained, roam, for 4H Club.
$1500 neg. 954-805-5133
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
(863)697-2199


HART GOOSENECK TRAILER,
'91, 3 stalls needs some
body work, $1800 or best
offer. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000.
863-675-2215 LaBelle
MINI MARE, very cute, current
on all shots, easy keeper,
$600. (863)763-3253 or
(561)718-1212
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423



BRICK PAVERS (75), 6"X9",
$35 for all. (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
$225. (863)610-0412
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
$140. (863)357-5754
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
$2500 (863)234-9595
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
863-467-1125.
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42"
cut, 7 spd,, 16.5hp, Briggs &
Stratton mtr., like new, $600.
(863)467-8292
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Snap-
per, 12hp, 30" deck, $500.
(863)763-4209
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400.863-675-8141
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft.
$75.(863)467-9744


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


Rentals


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Storage Space.
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
lbr/lba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243
Shop from a gift calog
tat's updated regulaly:
tha classllleis.



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
(863)634-0584


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)818-7380
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
LAKEFRONT, w/dock & boat
house, spectacular view, 2BR,
2BA, minutes to Okeechobee.
$1100/mo. (954)683-2407
LEHIGH ACRES
2BR/2BA
$172,500
(239)839-1135
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
Slade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. $800 / month.
863-763-8058
RENT TO OWN:
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1500 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
I Call 863-467-0128
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, 1ba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail 2/15,
$700/mo, app incld, W/D,
(239)707-5155
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-8683



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


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


Real Estate



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




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


FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
$149,000 (863)610-1980
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774,sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
OKEECHOBEE: 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 metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV.
$85,000 negotiable.
813-453-6990 813-376-4537
PART MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
w/ some appliances. Immed
occ. $20K. 863-582-6943
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654


FROSTPROOF FL,
YOUR OWN COUNTRY PLACE
ONLY $32,0001 1.48 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
or 863-206-4292
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!
$245,000.253-221-5911
Plaftt's Bluff, 5+/- ac vacant
land (Okee City, near Kiss
River) 3BR MH on-site, /2
ac. pond & 4200 sq. ft.
house pad. Scenic, shady
lot (oaks, fruit trees).
See ad online @
www.fsbo.com ist/92114
$200k. (863)467-1169


SOLD TOGETHER 3 LOTS,
Waterfront Seawall
End of SE 7th St.
$250,000. (863)763-7176



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

Mobile Homes

p~IiIiK


CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
sec (863)763-4031
OKEE, 32', 1BR, kit., full bath,
$490 mo.,1st, last & sec.
incl. elec. & water,
(561)346-4646/346-4692
TREASUREISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $625 mo., Hwy. 78 West
2br, 1ba. SW $590 mo. &
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625 mo.
+ 1st, last & sec., Incl. city
water. 561-346-4646



AVAIL NOWII- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR, 3BR/2BA, Doublewide
on water. Spacious, with metal
roof, large FR & DR, 25x12
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,
$109,000 (863)227-0162


BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
LAKE PORT- FSBO in Aruba
RV Pk, State Rd 78, Lot 241,
1999, 34' Prowler w/at-
tached 10 x 39 Florida
Room, good condition, Insu-
lated roof, glass windows,
new kit cabs, lots of counter
space, AC/Heat, inside tool
shed, furnished, lots of
shade, big yard. $19,500 or
best offer. See Jerry at Lot
202 or call Paul or Mary Wil-
liams at 863-509-3067 or
989-422-5809.
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave. behind Bill's Market.
$62,000 (863)467-5114
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All apple Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$18,000. Call (863)763-7176
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
(863)763-7927
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, located on 2
lots, will divide, $15000
(863)763-6912/447-0055
RIVERHEAD ADULT PARK:
1972 mobile home, 2br,
Florida room, carport, central
heat & air, new motel roof,
furnished, in good/clean
condition, ready to move into.
For more info, call Willis at
863-634-8732,
863-763-6677 or
863-467-0603 after 6pm
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3p20
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrs!, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22i/59,0.neg
(239)41.5-8136,,.. -I-
AIR BOAT, 10.5 ft.;-4 cyt.-o'l-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
offer. 863-234-1235
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see. $5500 (561)670-3636
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
neg. (863)634-7735
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
863-634-0164
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 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.
(954)868-6518
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8x18ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & porta pot,
new 2" insulated roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Merc 4 stroke Engines, trailer
included. (863)467-8205
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot125 Okeetantie Rec Area
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
(954)868-6518
MAXUM MER CRUISER 1991:
21 ft, hp 4.3 v6. $3000.
863-635-1555
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
(863)610-1674


PALM BEACH-'1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
(863)634-0164
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheaply $2000,
423-502-2214 Lorida
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441
STARCRAFT, 16 ft., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
$2300. (863)532-8542


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 f
surge protection for RV's
$275. 863-610-1120
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
205-395-6018.
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all appl., full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
(863)763-7927
RV REPAIR MANUAL: Motor
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc.
$20.(863)763-0625
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
(863)357-3661
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362


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


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



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



BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & bank.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754


HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
1993 Dyna Wide Glide
$9500 (863)634-9474
HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
ei. 0010: or best Offer.
(863)467-1274 :----
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
863-634-2423 Iv.msg.
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
$250. (863)532-9700
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
(863)674-1964



GO-PED, not running, $50.
(863)532-9700
SUZUKI EIGER 400 4X4 07-
brand new, 27 miles,$4500
for more infor call
(239)229-2974
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
neg. (863)697-9884
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
$3000 Firm. (863)697-1037


HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
(863)447-2130
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fnbdge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
863-467-9621
TRAVEL TRAILER: 3Oft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924

Automobiles |



Automobiles 4005';
Autos Wanted .1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045


Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers -1065
Vans 4070



CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg.
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE SHADOW '90- needs
distributor, runs good, $200
(863)944-4569







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ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
Vanguard, $2500
(863)234-9595
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8,
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
at 863-763-4903
GRAND MARQUIS '88, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735


HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FASTI $600.
(863)634-1664
HONDA ACCORD EX '92, Nice
carl! $1650 (207)431-4664
or (207)431-6456
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2000 or best offer
(863)763-7060


Golf Carts


I Golf Carts


HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $400.
863-655-3436
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850. or trade for a
travel trailer. (863)635-1.096
Frostproof area.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUEE
LS- '02, 40K mi., 1 owner,
Fully loaded. Runs perfect.
$12,000. (863)357-2678
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
ell (863)697-3300
VOLVO 240 1993: Great for
new driver, built like a tank,
$1500. Okeechobee
(863)634-4518



CHEVY FLAT BED P/U '69,
350, 4 spd., 46" tires, $8000
or best offer. (772)370-0776


IN~bl Notice


CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
offer. (772)370-0776
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
(863)634-9547
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776
JEEP CJ7- '1956, Runs good.
4 cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
(863)697-3997


CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400. 863-763-1,370
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.


Community Events


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 indi-
viduals 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 fam-
ily's first home. The applicant must be a legal resident of Okee-
chobee County, have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004
or 2005, qualify within the income limits set by Habitat and the HHRP
and meet other requirements. Applications are available in the wait-
ing room of the Habitat's local office. Return the completed applica-
tion no later than Friday, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment
to drop the application off, or mail the application to: Habitat for
Humanity of Okeechobee County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Second Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you have any questions call the office at
(863) 357-1371 leave your name and phone number and your call
will be returned.

Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteers
Habitat for Humanity needs help with their yard sale scheduled
for Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S.
441 SJ, beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371 or
(863)4672119.

Health Department plans community walk
The Okeechobee County HealtlD/epartment will host a commu-
nitywalk oni Saturday, Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up, Florida on
our way to healthy living" statewide campaign. This campaign pro-
motes physical activity and healthy'lifestyles for Floridians of all abili-
ties. Registration \i ll 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 Keodsha Butler from Okeechobee Fitness Center..
The walk will follow. For information call Barbara Godejohn, Step-up,
Florida coordinator, at (863) 462-5800.
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Smokey Bear sighted at New Endeavor
There was a bear sighting Monday morning, January 29 at New Endeavor High School. Mr. Brian Cross of the Division of
Forestry brought Smokey Bear to talk to the Pre-Kindergarten students about the importance of not playing with match-
es. Ms. Strickland's class is seen here posing with Mr. Cross and Smokey Bear.


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.buckheadridgechris-
tianchurch.com.


Why Phoebe Raulerson calls Riverside home.


"I've invested- my career in.
Okeechobee. My family is rooted here.
And I feel like Riverside Bank is great for
this community They're top-notch
bankers, tdp-notch people, and they care
about what I care about."


People like Phoebe Raulerson make Florida
great For Phoebe, and for every Riverside
customer, we do whatever we can to help.
That's what we call. hometown
banking.


R1VEI4DEBANK


MebFI c/EgHouEwa ~moiaendue-r www.Rfversidenb.com 863.824.6700 or 800.741.3283


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 special singing afterwards. All who have been a part of the
church's past and present are invited. For information, call (863) 634-
0344.


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TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
(863)697-0845
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280


CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
(863)763-4149
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
$6000. (812)989-3022
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396


I Public Notice


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.
$8500. (863)634-1055
NISSAN FRONTIER '02- V6,
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new tires, grey cloth interior
$12000 (86.3)697-6077
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2"
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED
DWELLING UNIT in an Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district.
The property owners and applicants are Juan Hernandez and
Jorge Hernandez. The property address is 3652 NW 2" Street
and is more particularly described as follows:
ts 8 and 9, Block 51, EL MIRA SOL, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, February
28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street,
Okeechobee, Florida. .
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals 'with. respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2007-0273


UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
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CONVERSION VAN: Dodge
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863-635-1555
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested,-call
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