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Vol. 98 No. 43 Monday, February 12, 2007 504 Plus tax


Briefs
Legion
Free Fair
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 neces-
sa&y so that Road Mainte-
nance can upgrade a drainage
pipe under N.W. Second Street
at N.E. 70th Ave. Please sched-
ule your activities accordingly.
N.E. Fourth Street, on the
east sidj ':.f E 70th Ave. will
be closed t' 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 drairina2 pipe
under N.E. Fourth Ave. Please
schedule your actiVities
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Drought Index
Current: 666
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

11.505 feet

Lake level ,
Last Year:
15.56 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Comics ............7
Community Events ... ..4,
Crossword ......... .8
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ..... ...... ...6
TV ................ 9
Weather ........... .2
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Board to name top teacher


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The highlight of Tuesday
night's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board will
be the .naming of the 2006-07
Okeechobee County Teacher of
the Year.
In other recognition, Central
Elementary School's participant
in the state elementary chorus
and Okeechobee High School's
2007 District Sunshine State
Scholar will also be announced.
Debra Tilton, third grade teacher
at Everglades Elementary School,
will be honored for completing
National Board Certification.
There are two retirement recog-
nitions on the agenda Darrel
Ferneau, physical education
teacher at Everglades Elementary


School and Jeannette Hester, mentary School, and Madilynn
food service manager at New Emmick, speech therapist in the
Endeavor High school. exceptional student education
Nominees for teacher of the program.
year include Barbara Quam, lan- Okeechobee's most outstand-
guage arts teacher at Okee- ing teacher of the year will be
chobee Freshman Campus, Joy named by a committee consist-
Prescott, elementary teacher at' ing of Libby Maxwell, attorney,
New Endeavor High School, Kevin Folsom, supermarket man-
Renea Finney, science teacher at ager, Donna Tenniswood, com-
Osceola Middle School, Cindy, munity member, Vicki Kennedy,
Letcher, science teacher at Year- last year's teacher of the year and
ling Middle School, Yolanda Joe Arnold, school board mem-
Steiert, fifth grade teacher at Cen- ber.
tral Elementary School, David, In other action, the board is
Wibbels, media specialist at expected to:
Everglades Elementary School, act on a recommendation
Pam Matthews, Physical Educa- for expulsion for an eleventh
tion teacher at North Elementary grade student at Okeechobee
School, LaDonna Perry, second High School for alcohol and
grade teacher at Seminole Ele- drugs;
mentary School, Patricia Fusco, proclaim February to be
third grade teacher at South Ele- Black History Month in the Okee-


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ners up in the senior fundraiser. First runners up were Junior Garcia and Brooke Ragamat.


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Winners of the Okeechobee High School Mz Senior competition are: Erin Willie and
Weston Harvey; third place, Seth Garner and Kayla Jeffers; first place, Junior Garcia
and Brooke Ragamat. The Mz Senior competition is a senior class fundraiser where
members of the senior class dress as the opposite gender and are then judged on tal-
ent and a question/answer session.


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chobee County School District;
proclaim March 5 9 as
School Breakfast Week for the
Okeechobee County School Dis-
trict;
proclaim February as Career
and Technical Education Month
for the Okeechobee County
School District;
act on a resolution pro-
claiming the school system's
intent to participate in classroom
technology purchases and train-
ing as provided by Florida Stat-
ues;
approve a job description
for food service quality assurance
manager-at-large;
1* approve a bid for a 14-class-
/room addition at Osceola Middle
School;
approve a change order for
the roof top replacement project


at Yearling Middle School;
approve an interlocal agree-
ment with the City of Okee-
chobee and the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners on school impact
fees;
approve a scope of services
and contract for concurrency
studies;
approve the audit for all
schools for the period ending
June 30, 2006;
reimburse teachers in Title I
schools for certification exams;
reinstate Nathaniel Mitchell
as ROTC instructor; and,
revise personnel allocations.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
and will be held in the school
administration building, 700 S.W.
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At their meeting on Feb. 8, the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commjssioners issued a proclamation promot-
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ness. Mark Chittum, (left) of the Okeechobee County
Health Department, received a copy of the proclamation
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Avon Park hosting cat show
AVON PARK A professional cat show, sanctioned by Ameri-
can 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 chil-
dren.,
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.

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 agree-
ment, 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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Why are we having a



songbird invasion?


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A look at this week's calendar
shows several important events
like Valentine's Day, Lincoln's birth-
day and the most important of all
- Friday's deadline to enter
exhibits in the Okeechobee County
Fair. It's easy to be distracted this
time of year.
Lots of things are flying around
town, especially all those snow-
birds that have ventured down to
escape the cold winter up north.
Last week a bunch of these visitors
took over o.ur office parking lot.
They were very busy drinking our
water, using our "facilities", and
consumed a variety of snack foods
found nearby.
No, I am not talking, about
hordes of slow-driving tourists, but
referring to flocks of American
Robins. These birds are a tradition-
al sign of spring, and are now start-
ing their march north. Some ideas
on why we have these "Hitchcock-
ian" invasions of migratory song-
birds are the subject of this week's
column.
Basic Bird Biology
Wildlife biologists outline some
basic rules for all successful wildlife
management: food, water, and
shelter. If a critter is to be encour-
aged, make sure it has all three of
these basic needs. Likewise, if that
wild thing is bothersome, do what
can be done to reduce or eliminate
those habitat requirements to send
that creature to greener pastures.
In the case of this familiar North
American bird, the orange-breast-
ed American Robin (Turdus migra-
torius) is a common "snowbird"
species here in Florida. In general,
they migrate south for our warmer
temperatures and abundant food
supply. Once Punxsutawney Phil
gives the all clear for winter to end,
this traditional sign of spring begins
its annual migration back north.
What makes Florida such an
attractive winter mecca? Robins
prefer open places where there the
habitat needs can be met. Rather
than fields and farms, robins prefer
more urbanized locations. Around
many FloridaYards, the landscapes
and gardens provide places to hide
from predators, shrubs and trees
have generous supplies of fruit,
and those lawn sprinklers and win-
ter rain showers make lots of pud-
dles for drinking and bathing.
Robins will commonly breed in


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FLORIDA
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the northern tier of states and
Canada, but more recently have
extended its breeding range into
parts of Florida. A look at range
maps show that winter and sum-
mer bird populations are very
much like snowbirds. However, an
occasional Yankee stays down
here to build a nest and raise a fam-
ily in the Sunshine state. (Sounds
like people, right?)
Winter Feeding
As a traditional sign of spring,
we have become used to the idea
that robins will hop around on
grassy lawns and pull up a yummy
worm. Spring marks the breeding
season, when robins build their
nests, lay-a clutch of three or four
baby-blue eggs. Robins will feed
their hatchlings delicious earth-
worms, snails, or soft-bodied
insects grabbed from the ground.
These food sources are rich in pro-
teins, needed for building the
strong bodies of the developing
birds.
Our local observations with the
robin are somewhat different:
down here, they concentrate on
wild and cultivated fruit. I've found
suggestions that flocks of robins
are considered pests by some fruit
growers. While robins may eat
some field-grown strawberries if
other wild food sources are
unavailable, research shows that
only 4 percent of their diet is culti-
vated fruit. In contrast, 42 percent
of their diet is insects. For small fruit
growers, harassment and cover-
ings are the best answer because
as migratory birds, it is against Fed-
eral law to kill them.
If you have seen these winter
flocks of robins, picture the loca-
tion and recall the kinds of shrubs
and plants nearby. Very often, this
includes a common red-berried
weedy tree that most locals have
come to hate the Brazilian pep-
per tree. At this time of year, this
weed is still loaded with the small
fruits, and is therefore very attrac-
tive to foraging robins and other
fruit feeding birds.
After they feed on pepper-trees,
the robins will perch in fencerows,
trees, shrubs, or even take a rest on
power lines. That's where they do


their "business", leaving behind
their calling cards, including the
seed from the pepper tree. Look
carefully at these spots'in midsum-
mer, and new seedling pepper
trees will be seen, courtesy of
snowbirds like the American robin.
The other habitat requirement
is water. A low spot in our office's
parking lot makes a great puddle
for birds to get a drink or take a
bath. The flock that came by took
full advantage of the rainwater left
behind by the recent winter storm
that blew though Florida. Near my
home, I have also seen flocks of
robins visiting a communal bath-
tub a low spot in a street where
the homeowner has their lawn
sprinkler set to irrigate more
asphalt than turfgrass.
Mass Migrations
A co-worker made a comment
the other day that he's never seen a
flock of robins like this before.
Actually, Florida flocks of winter
robins have been .documented
over the years. One reference dat-
ing from mid-February, 1897
recalls a flock of hundreds of
robins seen in the Cape Canaveral
area. I found a more recent story
by a Tampa area reporter. He also
suggests that these birds consume
slightly fermented pepper berries,
resulting in some tipsy flight pat-
terns by intoxicated robins.
For those interested in encour-
aging these red-breasted fowl to
stay around, be advised that bird-
houses will not keep them in town.
Encouraging appropriate habitat
would be a better approach, but
remember that the nature of robins
is migratory. Enjoy those mass
migrations of robins when they
appear here, remove the volunteer
seedlings they leave behind along
the fencerows and powei lines,
and dream of times when the
snowbirds return to their northern
breeding grounds.
I've placed photos and links to
more information on our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need
additional information on Ameri-
can Robins, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
211 Awareness Week
At their meeting on Feb. 8, the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners proclaimed the week of Feb.
11-18 to be 211 Awareness Week in Okeechobee County.
Tara Martin, 211 Palm, Beach/Treasure Coast Community
Relations Specialist, received a copy of the proclamation
from commission chairman Ray Domer.


Briefs


Center offers
parenting classes
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on
Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at
New Endeavor High School, 575
S.W. 28th St. The school is locat-
ed across the street from Osceo-
la Middle School. For informa-
tion, call Al Jaquith at (863)
462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-
0437.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good,
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single.
Their most important character-
istic is that they are caring indi-
viduals who understand' the
problems .and needs of foster
children. For information call
(800) 403-9311.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter


juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee,. Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.


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at sea in a boat, and one of them
began to bore a hole in the bot-
tom of the vessel. On being
remonstrated with, he answered:
"I am only boring under my
seat." "Yes," said his fellow pas-
sengers, "but when the sea rush-
es in, we shall all be drowned by
you." So it is! Few of our
actions fail to involve others.
We help as well as we hinder,
The good m the world is most
always brought about through the
actions of people. Someone said:
"We do good to another mostly in
minute particles." Then it is little
things that count.
Thought to Remember:
"Every day we make our offer-
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Letters to the Editor


Stay the course
The cry of the day seems to be
"Get us out of Iraq!"
Indeed, all of us want our men
and women in the military home
safe and sound. But now that we
are there, we must finish the
course. Most Americans are think-
ing "short term" solution and prac-
ticing "armchair warfare."
It's easy to fight a war with out
bellies full and at ease in front of a
big screen TV The "Hollywood
mentality" has overtaken our sens-
es and liberal news commentators
have influenced out thinking. We
are quickly losing real leaders such
as Winston Churchill, just when
we need them the most.
All of mankind is affected by the
outcome of this war. It is no coinci-
dence that the Middle East is the
focal point. As ironic as it may
sound, we may have done away
with our biggest ally against the
madman of Iran. The crazed
leader, Ahmadinej, feared Saddam
Hussein, the executive president of
Iraq. Not that the world needed
Saddam either, but he kept Iran in
check.
Now, the maniac wants to
unleash nuclear warfare on any
nation who opposes him. Ahd by
his perverted thinking he has noth-
ing to lose because if he dies, he
goes directly to his god for great
reward for eliminating his enemies
which, rest assured, we are.
Let's consider the repercus-
sions should we pull out of Iraq
now. Without total victory, we will


no longer be feared nor respected
by the world as a super power. We
will leave them open prey for Iran's
leader to invade and conquer. This
is about power and oil. Money is
power.
Our real threat is Iran. Its leader
has already told us of his inten-
tions, just as Hitler told us in "Mein
Kampf" what he would do. Have
we learned so little over the past six
decades? Go ahead, America, and
pull out of Iraq, play into the hands
of Ahnmadinejad. Even the word,
"mad" is spelled out in the middle
of his name.
I fear that the United States and
Istael have lost their will to fight
such a nation as Iran, and for the
same reason will leave Iraq an
unfinished chore.
While we're at it, let's continue
to open up our borders to any and
all illegals to invade our country.
Not only Mexican and Hispanic ille-
gals are crossing, so are terrorist
groups. Remember the words of
Ronald Reagan, "A country with-
out borders is not a country."
Where do we go from here? A
good place to start would be to
stop Iran's lunatic in his tracks and
close our borders. We are in a hyp-
notic state and its past time we as a
nation awake from our slumber.
While I'm at it, let me say that
none of this is by chance. It is fulfill-
ment of prophecy and points to the
soon coming of our Lord, Jesus
Christ. God only knows what we're
up against until them.
Rosemary Duvall


Community Events

Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteers
Habitat for Humanity heeds help with their yard sale sched-
uled for Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tiactor Supply,
3371 U.S. 441 S., beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863)
357-1371 or (863) 467-2119.

Church hosting gospel musician
Gospel comedian and. musician Tim Lovelace and his wife
Mary Alice will be appearing at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W
Fourth St., on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There will be no
admission charge. For information, call (863) 763-7113.

Trailriders' plans February horse show
The series will be a nine-month series this year due to the out-
break of Rhinopneumonitis. The first show date is Feb. 17. The
exhibition starts at 2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m. Infor-
mation can be found at www.Biglaketrailriders.com.

BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will
host their third annual car show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. A variety of trophies will be awarded. There will
be a grilled lunch and baked goods for sale. For information call
(863). 467-7604 or (863) 634-8964; or, visit their website at
www.buckheadridgechristianchurch.com.




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Upcoming Events

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
invited. Please R.S.VP. 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 organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meett 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The-annual
membership 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
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott'Ave. The meetings are open to the.
public. 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 current-
ly home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For
information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-
6808. '
SAlanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St. i
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 1.0 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. 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 Secu-
rity 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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30.a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl 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, con-
tact 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 Fellow-
ship 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 some-
one 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 facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. Itwill 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. untiL9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a:m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet 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
Center. 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 Secu-
rity 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
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop.Center, 209 S.W Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver 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 caregivers 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
meeting 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

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 ances-
try. Beginners and experienced genealogists as well as visitors are
welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all interested
parties. For information, call Val Marohe at (863) 462-0040 or Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.

OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a:m.
until -12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch
meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation service
each Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Monday, April 16, from
9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-
1694.

Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back.his Broadway musical series
to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An
Evening with the Composer, and will feature composers who are
known for their contributions to the musical theater. The final part
of the series will be Tuesday, Feb. 13. The program will begin at 7
p.m. The program topic will be Noel Coward. This series is a combi-
nation of informative lecture and pleasurable listening and is free
and open to the public.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
.First 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 Okeechobee
Counties will hold a provider meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at
12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N. W Ninth
St.

Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
14, at noon at Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth St.

Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at noon
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For information,
call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Sheepdog Trial benefits FFA club
The 10th Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial will be held Feb. 16, 17
and 18 at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. Nursery and Pro
Novice competition will be held Friday, Feb. 16; the Open division
will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb.- 17 and 18. Competition
starts at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person or $15 a carload. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Okeechobee High School F.F.A.

Library hosting 'Florida Folk Tales'
"Florida Folk Tales," an interactive storytelling show with nation-
ally 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 Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3536.

Stamping party planned for Friday
A rubber stamping party will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6
until 9 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 20300 Hunter
Road/8 Cypress Road. Learn new techniques and make your own
greeting cards. For information, callWilma 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 appli-
cations for the opportunity to partner to help build and purchase a
family'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 waiting room of the Habitat's local office. Return the completed
application no later than Friday, Feb. 16. You should call for an
appointment to drop the application off, or mail the application to:
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you have any questions call the
office at (863) 357-1371 leave your name and phone number
and your call will be returned.


Health Department plans community walk
The Okeechobee County Health Department will host a com-
munity walk on Saturday, Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up, Florida -
on our way to healthy living" statewide campaign. This campaign
promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles for Floridians of all
abilities. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the soccer field
across from the sports complex. Warm up and exercise will start at
9 a.m. and will be led by Keosha Butler from Okeechobee Fitness
Center. The walk will follow. For information call Barbara Gode-
john, Step-up, Florida coordinator, at (863) 462-5800.


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 12,2007


OPINION






BUSINESS 5


The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 12, 2007


FAU offering workshop on


how to start a small business


PORT ST. LUCIE The Florida
Atlantic University Small Business
Development Center, a unit of the
Barry Kaye College of Business, is
offering seminars for those inter-
ested in starting or developing
small businesses.
"How to Start a Small Busi-
ness" will be presented three
times in February. The seminar is
a free comprehensive, interactive
business startup workshop, cov-
ering all the nuts & bolts of start-
ing a new business, including the
fundamentals of your product or
service, market research, market-
ing, startup costs, cash flow, busi-
ness planning and more. Capital
requirements and the financing,
plus your credit report and score


are discussed in addition to busi-
ness structure considerations,
taxation and other regulations.
Occupational permits, licenses
and certifications are also
reviewed, as well as employee
and employer issues.
Certified Business Analyst Ken
Stephanz will teach the seminar:
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 2
until 4 p.m. in Conference Room
1 at the Robert Morgade Library,
5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart.
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 2
until 4 p.m. at the Treasure Coast
Campus of FAU, 500 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., Bldg. SL, Room 105,
Port St. Lucie.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 2 until
4 p.m. at the One-Stop Career


Center, 209 S.W. Park St., Okee-
chobee.
To register for these sessions,
visit www.fausbdc.com or call
(772) 873-3428.
For more information about
the SBDC or to register for addi-
tional classes, visit www.fausb-
dc.com or call 1-800-801-6520.
The FAU Small Business Devel-
opment Center, which works in
partnership with the U.S. Small
Business Administration and the
Florida Small Business Develop-
ment Center Network, is commit-
ted to providing quality services to
entrepreneurs and small business
owners. Services include educa-
tion, training and free confidential
business counseling.


SunTrust promotes Rob McCollum


(Winter Haven) SunTrust
Bank has promoted Rob McCol-
lum to senior vice president
announced by Charles McPher-
son, chairman, president and
chief executive officer of SunTrust
Bank, Mid-Florida.
McCollum is based at the Win-
ter Haven office and is responsi-
ble for business bankers and busi-
ness banking relationship
managers in the Polk, Highlands,
Osceola, and South Orange coun-
ties. In addition to his responsibili-
ties at SunTrust, McCollum is
involved with the American Heart
Association and Chain of Lakes
Elementary School.
Based in Lakeland, the Mid-
Florida SunTrust Bank is led by
Charles McPherson, chairman,
president and CEO with 26


branches within the four county
market, comprised of Polk, High-
lands, DeSoto, and Okeechobee
counties. Mid-Florida is one of the
markets within the bank's Central


Florida Region
which is head-
ed by Ray
Sandhagen,
chairman,
president and
CEO. Sun-
Trust's Florida
network has
516 offices
from Pensaco-
la to Miami.
SunTrust
Banks, Inc.,


Rob
McCollum,


headquartered in Atlanta, is one
of the nation's largest banking
organizations, serving a broad


range of consumer, commercial,
corporate and institutional clients.
As of Sept. 30, 2006, SunTrust had
total assets of $183.1 billion and
total deposits of $124.4 billion.
The Company operates an exten-
sive branch and ATM network
throughout the high-growth
Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states
and a full array of technology-
based, 24-hour delivery channels.
The Company also serves cus-
tomers in selected markets
nationally. Its primary businesses
include deposit, credit, trust and
investment services. Through var-
ious subsidiaries, the Company
provides credit cards, mortgage
banking, insurance, brokerage,
equipment leasing and capital
markets services. SunTrust's
Internet address is suntrust.com.


R.J. Gator's offers fund raising opportunity


Is your organization always
looking for ways to raise funds? Are
the door-to-door sales events, bake
sales, magazine sales, wrapping
paper sales and car washes wear-
ing thin on your membership?
Well, read on, here is a way that
your organization can raise money
and have a good time! Invite your
membership, friends and families
to come to R.J. Gator's for dinner
and you will earn 15 percent of the
sales that your group generates.
The more that come for dinner, the
more you earn. It is that simple, no
books to keep, no tickets to sell at
work, no Saturday morning sales
rallies and no collections or deliver-
ies to make at the end of the pro-
gram.
R.J. Gator's is everybody's
favorite family restaurant. Kids and
grown ups love it and the prices fit
just about every budget and the
food is good! So why not let your
group take advantage of this popu-
larity, invite everyone to dinner, and
raise money at the same time.

Here is how it works.
1. You receive 15 percent of all
of the sales that your group brings
in on your designated evening.
These monies include any sales
made at the bar, for take-out or in
the dining room. Your night begins


at 5 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m.
Discounts, coupons, frequent
diner membership points and any
other promotional offers that R.J.
Gator's has distributed will not be
valid in conjunction with this event.
2. We will help you present the
idea to your decision makers and
* attend your meetings to help you
get the ball rolling. At the meeting,
we review the program and the
R.J. Gator menu should some of
your members not be familiar with
the restaurant.
3. You select from a list of dates
that would be best for the group.
The events are limited to Monday
or Tuesday evenings and some of
the evenings are already booked.
4. R.J. Gator's will provide you
with 1,000 cards that will be used
to announce the evening to your
supporters and they in turn will
present the card when they pay
their check. This method is used to
determine how many sales you
have generated.
5. Your group then will want to
work at passing out the cards and
getting the word out to all of the
members and group supporters.
The more that come the more you
make.
6. The only rule: You may not
pass out any cards on R.J. Gator's
property. Publicity: The key to your
night is publicity! Encourage your


members to spread the word and
the cards and tell co-workers,
friends and neighbors about your
event. Flyers, newsletters, press
releases, etc. are your responsibili-
ty. Your main objective is to get the
word out. R.J. Gator's marketing
department will be happy to help
you develop a plan for maximum
publicity. How much can you
raise? The average guest of R.J.
Gator's spends between $10 and
$15 on their visit. Should your
group have 400 members show up
for dinner and each spends the
minimum of $10 this generates
$4,000 in sales. Your 15 percent will
earn your group $600 along with a
great evening! What could be easi-
er! Consider doing something spe-
cial on your night. It is possible that
an area could be set aside to have
seating for a large number of peo-
ple. Group announcements could
be made, raffle drawings conduct-
ed, awards presented, etc.
Advance arrangements are
required.
We know you will decide to
participate in this fund raising event
and we are here to help and advise
you in every way to make your
evening a success. Please call now
to reserve your evening. For more
information contact Michael
Maguire partner, manager at 863-
763-2800.


FFA officials cause uproar over ticket tax,


By Kathleen McLaughlin
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
SARASOTA Most airline pas-
sengers pay their 7.5 percent ticket
tax and continue about theit trav-
els.
Little do they realize that
throughout aviation, people are
gearing up for a knockdown, drag-
out fight over whether and how to
replace the ticket tax, which gener-
ates most of the money in a $10.2
billion trust fund.
Back when major airlines domi-
nated the industry and people paid
full fare for business travel, the tick-
et tax easily supported air traffic
control and airports.
Now the Federal Aviation
Administration sees travelers
migrating to low-fare carriers,
regional carriers and private jets.
The FAA wants to overhaul its fund-
ing to support this new mix of traf-
fic.
To explain the trend in the most
simplistic terms, 300 people who
used to cross the sky in one big
plane are now likely to be diwied
up among major airlines, regional
jets and even private jets.
For the FAA and its air traffic
control towers, that means more
blips on the radar, but the tax base
to support the work resulting
from the tax per passenger ticket
-is the same.


The FAA has been watching this
trend for several years but is push-
ing Congress for a change now
because its taxing authority expires
Sept. 30.
"It is the issue 'for airports and
aviation in general," said Fredrick
"Rick" Piccolo, chief executive of
Sarasota-Bradenton International
Airport.
The potential overhaul has pit-
ted small aircraft and business
pilots against the airlines.
The airlines want a new financ-
ing scheme that will redistribute
the tax burden and allow air traffic
control to safely handle more
planes.
Independent pilots, who pay
fuel taxes, say the burden created
by smaller planes is overstated.
They have vowed to fight any new
schedule of fees, which they say
would make flying small planes
and jets an elitist enterprise.
The FAA has not yet made an
official proposal, but the rhetorical
war is well under way.
For example, Phil Boyer, presi-
dent of the Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association, told his 409,000
members in a New Year's letter
that one of his resolutions is to
"Stand by to smash user fees."
"User fee" is the catch-all refer-
ence to a proposal by the Air Trans-
port Association to end the ticket
tax and redistribute the burden


among all types of aviation users.
The ATA wants a system of charges
that "directly and proportionally"
links system use with system costs.
Right now anyone who gases
up a piston-engine plane or a jet for
private use pays a fuel tax, while
charter and fractional jet services
collect and pay the ticket tax.
Although the smaller jets are
paying, each blip that they create
on the radar comes with fewer pas-
sengers, and therefore less tax rev-
enue.
The National Business Aviation
Association is with the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association in
the fight against user fees.
Their message is reaching
members like Larry Harvell, a pri-
yate pilot who flies a single-engine
plane out of Sarasota-Bradenton
International.


Submitted photo
Roofers donate shingles
Shingles donated to the Kiwanis Club by Big Lake Roofing were purchased at the Kiwa-
nis Club Radio Auction and were donated to Habitat for Humanity. Pictured are: (left to
right) Mark Ronkko of Big Lake Roofing, Paul Ritter of Habitat for Humanity, and Kiwanis
members Dowling Watford and Frank Irby.


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Shadowing Day
The Academy of Finance at Okeechobee High School held its annual Shadowing Day on
Feb 8. Students shadowed various business people to get a real world business experi-
ence. Several of the students attended the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting with
their business hosts. Participating in Shadowing Day (from left to right) is Juan Botello,
Kiwanian Dowling Watford, Juan Fonseca, Kiwanian Marco Montes de Oca, Curtis
Everett, Taylor Pritchard and Kiwanian-elect Corey Crum.


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English/Spanish a must. Salary based on experience.
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or
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, February 12, 2007


., -Sports Briefs
-- O.C.R.A. monthly meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (O.C.R.A.) will
hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, at Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, beginning at 7 p.m. O.C.R.A. meetings
oil .will take place on the second Monday of each month at the church.
The public is invited. For information, call (863)634-1437.
'Lil' Brahmans baseball sign-ups begin Feb.17
Chobee 'Lil". Brahmans baseball, Little League ages 5-12 years old
sign-ups will be held in the WalMart parking lot on Saturday and Sun-
day, Feb. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For information call
S.James Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or Albian Crowell at (863) 697-2576.


OHS Sports Schedules


Brahmans Wrestling
(Brahman and Lady Brahman
teams)
Feb. 14-18: State Tourna-
ment-Lakeland noon
**Parent and Senior Night
Boys Basketball
(Times are listed as -freshmen,
junior varsity and varsity)
Feb. 15-24: Regionals TBA
Feb. 28-Mar. 3: State Finals in
Lakeland-TBA
Tennis
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff-
man.
Head coach (boys): Dave
Ellis
Feb. 14:. at John Carroll
(Lawnwood)-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: vs. Port St. Lucie
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30
p.m.
Feb. 22: at Centennial (SLW
HS/Park (TBA)-3:30 p.m..
Feb. 27: vs. Treasure Coast
H.S. (Okee. Sports Complex)-
3:30 p.m.
Mar. 1: at Ft. Pierce West-
'wood (Lawnwood)-3:30 p.m.
Mar. 6: vs. Avon Park (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m.
Mar. 7: vs. Jensen Beach
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30
p.m.
Mar. 8: vs. South Fork (Okee.
Sports Complex)-3:30 p.m.
Mar. 13: at Ft. Pierce Central
(Lawnwood)-4 p.m.
Mar. 14: vs. Sebastian River
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Martin County
(Martin Downs Country Club)-
3:30 p.m.
Mar. 29: at Clewiston (Down-
town Clewiston)-4 p.m.,
Mar. 30: vs. Hardee (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m..
Apr. 3: at Port St. Lucie High
School-3:30 p.m.
Apr. 5: vs. Ft. Pierce Central
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30
p.m.
Apr. 10: Treasure Lake Con-
ference. Championship (boys-


home,,girls-away)-TBA
Apr. 12: at Sebring (boys)
(Country Club of Sebring)-4
p.m.
Apr. 12: at Sebring (girls)
(Sun and Lakes)-4 p.m.
Apr. 16-17: Districts-TBA-8
p.m.
Flag Football
. Head coach: TBA
Mar. 15: vs. Pahokee-7 p.m.
Mar. 26: at Seminole Ridge
H.S.-7 p.m.
Mar. 28: at Glades Central
H.S.-TBA
Apr. 11: at Wellington H.S.-
TBA
Apr. 13: at Royal Palm Beach
H.S.-TBA
Track
Head coach (boys): Ty Smith.
Head coach (girls): Brian
Kendall.
Feb. 27: Port St. Lucie Invita-
tional at PSL-3 p.m.
Mar. 3: Wildcat Open at Win-
ter Park-TBA
Mar. 6: Freshman/Sopho-
more girls meet at Lawnwood-
TBA
Mar. 8: Moore Haven Meet at
Moore Haven-TBA
Mar. 10: Bill Wilson Relays at
Sebastian River-TBA
Mar. 17: Treasure Lake Con-
ference Championship at Jensen
Beach High School-9 a.m.
Mar. 28: Tentative home
meet-TBA
Mar. 30: Trinity Prep Invita-
tional at Trinity Prep-TBA
Apr. 3: Ft. Pierce Westwood
Meet at Lawnwood-TBA
Apr. 5-7: Florida Relays-TBA
Apr. 10: Astronaut Invitational
at Titusville-TBA
Apr. 16-20: District Meet-TBA
Apr. 26-27: Regional Meet-
TBA
May 4: State Meet-TBA


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At the Movies
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb. 9,
through Thursday, Feb. 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Dream Girls" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Arthur & the
Invisibles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2,.4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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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: Smileyfaces and
photos belonging to Kathe-
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trieve.
GOATS (2)- Call
(863)357-3225
TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. 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-
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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
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Employment-

Fu -Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
PartTime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
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OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED
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Fax resume to
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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true, chances are that it is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials54O
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, Unens & 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
ToS 9& Games 730
VWRsa 735
Wanted to Buy 7-40


CARRIER PURON- New, 1.5
ton. Cools/Heats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
uniL $75. 863-357-2873
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house.
Good condition. $250.
(239)292-2819
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620


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


COMBO UNIT WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR, Almond,
works great. $175
(863)357-6315
REFRIGERATOR- Stainlpss
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
doesn't work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
Call 863-234-1235.


I Genra Contra


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 F.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installation of Slorm
Shutters & Seomles
Rain Gvtiers
Licensed & Insured

863,763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868 "
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
(863)697-2032


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


BOOTS: Nocona, 121/2 width
4A. $125.863-673-5159
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
Neg. (863))65-6677 .
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
(239)440-3327


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


COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, Items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
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. 863-357-2863
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4in1
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
separately. (954)237-4846
Clewiston


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


BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxsprng & 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, 1g.
dresser.w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspdng, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
(239)503-0339
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood, IPd. $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 (239)324-2115
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
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer, (863)946-3622
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
wolves. $200
(239)340-8503



GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
condition. $20.
(663)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,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
$525 will sep. 863-357-2863
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce


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


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


BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 lbs. 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
Stan 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. $6QO 10or 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



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
good, 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
SRCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
(863)674-1662
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
(863)467-5052
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ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
(305)282-8561 LaBelle
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


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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


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TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243



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


Agriculture



Christmas lTrees 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 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants./
Flowers 865


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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. Incid all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 V1/
years old. .$850 Call Steve
S (772)260-0918 or
863)763-6023
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke /
trained, roam, for 4H Club.
$1500 neg. 954-805-5133
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
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
(863)697-2199
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423



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


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


Rentals



Apartments 905


Business Plaesn 910



Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
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


AVAIL NOW!!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/O, 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


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-
glade 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.
Call 863-467-0128
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, 1ba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail 2/15,
$700/mo, appi incid, W/D,
(239)707-5155



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Q Great Location!
OFFICE
SPACES
(1) 450 SFE downstairs &
(2) 900 S.F.1 upstairs
& 1 downstairs.
Close proximity to new
court house. 876-763-4740



WATERFRONT COTTAGE-
1ba, full kitchen, tile, porch,
$490 + sec, inclds City wa-
ter (561)346-4692


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses 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 Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,

GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
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
PART MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
w/ some appliances. Immed
occ. $20K. 863-582-6943
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654



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


Mobile Homes



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




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


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
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifieds


HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
In Okeechobee. $9,400
(810)240-4844
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave, behind Bill's Market.
$62,000 (863)467-5114
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
(863)763-7927

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrs!, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22,500 neg
(239)415-8136
AIR BOAT, 10.5 ft., 4 cyl. Con-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
offer. 863-234-1235
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mere, 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 trir.,
$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 motoRq
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., Al cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8xB1ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & porta pot,
new 2" insulated roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Mere 4 stroke Engines, trailer
included. (863)467-8205
Hurricane, '88, deck'boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
l150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
(954)868-6518
MAXUM MER CRUISER 1991:
21 ft, hp 4.3 v6. $3000.
863-635-1555
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
(863)610-1674
PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 bs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trir, $6500 neg
(863)634-0164
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
423-502-2214 Lorida
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250.(863)467-6441
STARCRAFT, 16ft., 60 hp
.:h ,lin .r, 'Good condition.
1'.,Jii 1363)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 &
surge protection for RV's
$275. 863-610-11.20
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 HendrySa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145


HONDA ACCORD EX '92, Nice
car!! $1650 (207)431-4664
or (207)431-6456
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2000 or best offer
(863)763-7060
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $400.
863-655-3436
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850. or trade for a
travel trailer. (863)635-1096
Frostproof area.


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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
new, $5000 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 fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
863-467-9621 ,
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fdridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
negotiable. 772-408-3924


Automobiles



Automobiles -1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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
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 '8.8, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735
HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FAST! $600.
(863)634-1664


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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
Sell (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
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





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CHEVY TRANSMISSION-
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
(863)697-3895
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400. 863-763-1370
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
goo-d condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.
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
while. dr, exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
$6000. (812)989-3022
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
* tern, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $2500..863-674-0467
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 (863)697-6077
TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed,
Ext. cab. Runs good Hwy or
woods. $2500. or best offer.
(863)634-9547'


GOOSE NECK TRAILER- 24'
Anderson. 2 dual tandem ax-
les. Good condition. $4500.
or best offer. (863)467-6960
TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
Duty, 2 Hooks & Turn Buck-
le. $40. (863)763-0625
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $595. (561)670-3636
it's never too late to find
the perfect gilt. Look fop
Bt in tihe lassifieds-
Ilib illl


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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF IN-
DIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL HOLO A REGULAR BOARD MEET-
ING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2007 AT
3:30 PM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE
BEN L BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILD-
ING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT 3209
VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE,
FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE iS ALSO
GIVEN THAT AT 10:30 A.M., MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 19, 2007, AN AGENDA
MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD
ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN ADMINIS-
TRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAM-
PUS, 3209, VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE
THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION AR-
GUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF
LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVI-
DENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT
MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST
SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND
FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO EN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
190546 ON 2/12/07


Pui i II


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-DP-00
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.R. DOB: 12/28/03
Mother of the minor child:
Cheryl Rosier
ii ,,,, ,,aiH H H 1,,,1, ,,,

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE
TUITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINAL
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA
TIVE TO R.R. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 28TH DAY OF DECEMBER
2003. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THI
COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, IN THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COM-
MANDED TO BE AND APPEAR BE
FORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT. JUVENILE DIVISION IN THI
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED
AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 9:30 A.M. ON THE 20TH DAY 01
FEBRUARY, 2007, FOR HEARING AND
TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETI-
TION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOL
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD ATTORNEY, ONE
MAYBE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
'ITNET MiY H'iflN AS CLERK OF SAID
I :ij i. iU eH SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 17th DAY OF JANUARY, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Thomas
DEPUTY CLERK
187797iON 1/22,29:2/5,12/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY INC
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 2006-CA-245
DONALD HAMILTON A/K/A DONALD H.
HAMILTON; CHERI HAMILTON A/K/A
CHERI B. HAMILTON; JAMES E.
FRASER III, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES E. FRASER Ill; DAVID
THOMAS, THE PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE OF VERNON CARTER, DE-
CEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEE,
GRANTED, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, TRUSTEE OF VERNON
CARTER, DECEASED; MARY JULIA
CARTER, HEIR: HOWARO VINSON
CARTER, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED. THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS.,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; JIM FRAS-
ER CREATIVE CARPENTRY, INC;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DE-
FENDANT S AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF VERNON
CARTER, DECEASED; MARY JULIA
CARTER, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAIO DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEE, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; Whose resi-
dence is/are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
tion of this Notice,the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION
25, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SAID SECTION 25, THENCE
NORTH 90 DEGREES 00'00" WEST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SEC-
TION 25, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W.
14TH AVENUEBO FEET WIDE);
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 51' 38"
EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 429.28
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE IN-
TERSECTION WITH AN EXISTING
EAST/WEST BARBED WIRE FENCE
LINE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
29' 36" WEST, GENERALLY FOLLOW-
ING SAID EXISTING BARBED WIRE
FENCE LINE, A DISTANCE OF
172.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH 02
DEGREES 03'40" EAST A DISTANCE
OF 515.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 90
DEGREES OOi'O" EAST PARALLEL
WITH THE AFORESAID SOUTH LINE
OF SECTION 25, A DISTANCE OF
1709.33 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH THE AFORESAIO WEST RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 144TH AVE-
NUE; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
51' S38" WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 500.39
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A
15035 NW160TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 *
If you failtofile your answer orwritten
defenses In the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition,
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this ith
day of February, 2007
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
AdeneNealis
Deputy Clerk


n accordance with the American with
Disabillles Act of 1990, person
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impalred,
please call (800)955-9771 (TDO) or
(800)955-8770 (Rvoice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Office of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa. Fl 33619-1328
Tel (813)915-8660
Fax (813)915.0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
191859 ON2/12,19/2007


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TALLAHASSEE Attorney General
Bill McCollum praised the members of
the House Committee on-Homeland
Security and Public Safety for their
unanimous support of a measure that
would crack down on online child
predators and thanked Speaker Marco
Rubio for his leadership on this ground-
breaking legislation.
"As Florida's Attorney General my
number one priority is protecting our
children from individuals who prey on
their innocence," said Attorney General
McCollum. "This legislation sends a
clear message to online predators who
abuse our children. This type of behav-
ior will not be tolerated in Florida."
Today over 77 million American chil-
dren regularly use the Internet, and
sadly statistics on child pornography
are alarming. According to the Federal
Internet Crimes Against Children Task
Force, Florida ranks third in the nation


in volume of child pornography.
Nationally, one in seven children
between the ages of ten and 17 have
been solicited online by a sexual preda-
tor.
Sponsored by Representative David
Rivera (R Miami) and Senator Nancy
Argenziano (R Dunnellon), the
"Cybercrimes Against Children Act of
2007" (HB 573, SB 1004) strengthens
penalties for the possession or distribu-
tion of child pornography using the
Internet. Additionally, the bill creates a
new, separate penalty against sexual
predators who connect with a child
online and then travel to meet that child
for the specific purpose of further abus-
ing him or her. The terms will increase
from five years in prison to 15.
"We hear repeatedly from moms
and dads all over our state about the
need for keeping their children safe
from cyberpredators," said Speaker


Rubio. "I support this legislation and
look forward to seeing it become law."
"I applaud Representative David
Rivera and Senator Nancy Argenziano
for promoting this vital legislation
which will bring longer jail sentences to
those who sexually exploit our children
using the Internet," said General McCol-
lum. "I look forward to working with
the leadership in both chambers as we
move forward in the process."
"Passage of this legislation will
demonstrate that Florida has zero-toler-
ance for online child predators," said
Representative David Rivera. "These
repulsive crimes against our children
are committed by sick individuals and
must be stopped."
Sen. Nancy Argenziano added that
the main purpose of this legislation is to
protect Florida's children.
"Every time we prevent one of these
heinous crimes from occurring, we pro-


Community Events


Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace, will be host-
ing 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 634-0344.

Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hold gospel meet-
ings 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.

Local area is Firewise Community
Indian-Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Community on Sunday, Feb.
18, at Indian Hammock's Community Center from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Firewise
Communities/USA goal is to encourage and acknowledge action that minimizes
home loss to wildfire. It teaches homeowners to prepare for a fire before it occurs.
The program adapts especially well to small communities, developments and res-
idential associations of all types. For information call Melissa Yunas, wildfire miti-
gation specialist with the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.

Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and safety classes at the
Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave.: adult CPR Wednesday, Feb. 21;
adult CPR Wednesday, March 7; first aid basics Monday, March 12; and
infant/child CPR Wednesday, March 28. All classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m.

Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session on Wednesday,
Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake Branch located at Marketplace,
3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee. Lunch will be provided. For information and to
register for training, call (863) 763-0707.

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. Parrott Ave., will host a
gun safety and handling class in their offices on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The
second segment of the class will be held at a shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Class participants will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the range
from there. For information, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be held
Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big Lake Hospice, 3154 U.S. 441 S. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-0707.

Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m.
in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St. The group's schedule is: Feb 22 "My
Faitily and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell; March 22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of
a Migrant Child" by Elva Hart; April 26 "The Americanization of Benjamin
Franklin" by 'Gordon Wood; May 24 "Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by Susan Vreeland;
and, June 21 "Howard's End" by E.M. Forester. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.

Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has scheduled their
third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles tournament will be Friday, Feb.
23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m.
There will be cash prizes for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team
(doubles) and $10 for each in the single division. Tournament rules can be picked
up at the First United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863) 763-4021 or
(863) 447-2715.

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler Parks #3 and
4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information, contact Okee-
chobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will hold a concert
Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A New Song International. The
group is made up of members from Chile, Hungary and Romania and will be in
their national dress while singing and playing traditional instruments during the
first half of the concert. The second half will focus' on the tremendous way God
has been working in their country and the challenges of being a witness for the
Lord.

Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network,
will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the auditorium
located next to the Okeechobee County school district offices at 610 S.W. Second
Ave.

Annual Indiana snowbird lunch slated
The annual Hancock County, Indiana snowbird lunch will be held Tuesday,
Feb. 27, at Homer's in Sebring starting at 11 a.m. Reservations are not required.
The group will be in the large dining room.


SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Ser-
vices Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m.
in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate and share information regarding services for children and their families. The
guest speaker will be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilita-
tion with the Department of Education. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Library hosting annual book sale
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library annual book sale will be held at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Sale days will be: Thursday,
March 1, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. until 5:30
p.m.; and Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hardcover books are $2
and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half price. For information, call the
library at (863) 763-3536.

KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, March 2, at the KOA Conven-
tion Center on U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2 and 3.
Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

Fire volunteers to host breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 will have an all-you-
can-eat pancake breakfast served with sausage, juice and drinks on Saturday,
March 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. for a donation of $4. For information, call (863) 357-
1364.

Women's Ministry plans quilt show
The Women's Ministry of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 8 Cypress
Street/Hunter Road, will be having their second quilt show on Saturday, March 3,
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For information, call (863) 763-
2106 or (863) 763-1555.

Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society building on U.S.
98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission will be a $3 dona-
tion at the door. Tickets are available for a donated quilt by calling (863) 357-0166,
or (863) 467-2473 and at the Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until.2
p.m.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime prevention for
seniors at their Tuesday, March 6, breakfast meeting' at 8 a.m. The meeting will be
held at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The program will be presented by
Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the regional director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special
project of the Florida Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to not only
inform seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging,
scams and other problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-mem-
bers should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.

AARP driver's course scheduled
An AARP driver safety course will be held Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday,
March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. Both days must be attended to complete the course. The $10 tuition covers
course material. Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. For information, call Nell'Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest participants in our
inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests consist of quilting,
sewing, painting, drawing, photography and woodworking. There will also be
food competitions such as home baking and canned goods; and a vegetable com-
petition featuring categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and
largest vegetable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County
Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863)
763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March 10, in down-
town Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Flagler Park. The annual festi-
val, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will continue
on Sunday, March 11. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on
Saturday, March 17. She will be speaking on many current events. Everyone is
welcome. There is no charge. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

Prom dress rescue is being formed now
A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to attend their high
school prom but cannot afford the price of a dress. The Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St., will be the fitting location. Girls can come here to select and try
on dresses on Friday, March 30, from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the
beautiful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and
make them available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or (863)
634-7158.

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer Activity
Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your children. The dead-
line for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30. Our hope is that this guide will
assist you in finding activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this
summer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this
summer in this guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is spon-
soring a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no
charge to submit your activity.


tect the innocence of a child," Sen.
Nancy Argenziano said. "The children
of Florida are our most precious asset.
We must do everything we can to pro-
tect them from evil."
The legislation will also increase
penalties when an offender misrepre-
sents his age in order to seduce a child
over the Internet. This is a behavior
where the sex offender attempts to
demonstrate that he is closer in age to
the child in order for the child to feel
more comfortable. This technique is
also known as "grooming."
The next stop in the legislative
process for House Bill 573 is the House
Safety and Security Council, while Sen-
ate Bill 1004 is now in the Senate Crimi-
nal Justice Committee.
More information about Attorney
General McCollum's efforts against
cybercrime are available online at
http://myfloridalegal.com.




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