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Vol. 98 No. 44 Tuesday, February 13, 2007 50N Plus tax


Briefs
Planning Dept.
to close Friday
The Okeechobee County
Department of Planning and
Development will be closed Fri-
day, Feb. 16, to input data that
was lost during a recent system
failure. The department will re-
open on Monday, Feb. 19 at 8
a.m.

Street closing
0 N.E. Fourth Street, on the
east side of N.E. 70th Ave. will
be dosed to all traffic Tuesday,
Feb. 13, 2007 from 9 a.m. until
approximately 3 p.m. This
inconvenience is necessary so
that road maintenance can
upgrade a drainage pipe under
N.E. Fourth Ave. Please sched-
ule your activities accordingly.

Inside

OHS Mz Senior
pageant a hit
The annual Mz Senior beau-
ty pageant was held at Okee-
chobee High School on the
night of Feb. 7.
During the competition stu-
dents from the senior class
dress as members of the oppo-
site gender, perform a talent,
and a question and answer por-
tion on which they are judged.
Page 2
Judge won't delay
Lunsford trial
MIAMI A judge on Mon-
day denied another effort by
defense lawyers to delay trial of
a convicted sex offender
charged with the 2005 abduc-
tion and murder of 9-year-old
Jessica Lunsford, who died after
she was buried alive during a
frenzied search that drew inter-
national attention.
"The fact of the matter is, this
case is going forward," said Cir-
cuit Judge Richard Howard,
who denied a request for a
delay by attorneys for defendant
John Evander Couey.
A few minutes later, Howard
began questioning prospective
jurors about their knowledge of
the heavily publicized case.
Publicity forced the trial to be
moved from Citrus County,
where the crime occurred, to
Miami.
Jury selection is expected to
consume much of the week
and the final panel of 12 jurors
and six alternates will be
sequestered in an effort to limit
anything they might hear or
read about the case.
Page 8

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

Lake levels

11.483 feet

Lake level Z
Last Year:
15.57 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Opinion . . . . . .4
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Images: American Legion Free Fair


Enjoying themselves at the American Legion Free Fair are (left to right), Alai Clayton,
Johnnie Mae Pepper, Martin Gibson, and Jon Tarious.


Bethany Enfinger (left) won second runner-up; Rachel Holt (center), daughter of Dwane
and Jane Holt, won the title of Miss American Legion; and, (right) Brittany Nethers won
first runner-up.



City will hear billboard appeal


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News,
The City Planning
Board/Board of Adju:stment
and Appeals is set to meet
Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. to
discuss an administrative
appeal concerning a billboard
sign within the central' busi-
ness district and a small scale
future land use map amend-
ment.
The city will be hearing
from the counsel of Centennial
Builders of Lee County con-
cerning a building permit that
was issued to them on July 12,
2006, by building official
Thomas Forbes.
According to the applica-
tion, the permit was for a com-
mercial billboard within an
industrial zoning district by
applicant Maryann Newcomer
and contracted by Centennial
Builders of Lee County. The
project was to be located at
701 Southwest Park St.


In November 2006, Mr.
Forbes sent Centennial
Builders a letter stating that the
building permit was being
voided due to incorrect infor-
mation on the application. The
permit was issued for the
industrial zoning district, when
in actuality it is in the central
business district.
The central business district
does not allow for off-site signs
(billboards).
According to the letter, the
city was to issue a refund for
the cost of the permit.
The contractor has filed an
appeal of this decision on Dec.
14, 2006, to rescind the build-
ing permit for the billboard.
According to the notice of
appeal, written by Steven A.
Ramunni, P.A. of Fox and
Ramunni, P.A., on behalf of
Centennial Builders, they
believe the building official
erred by rescinding the build-
ing permit and, as a result of
this error, they have "incurred


substantial expense in prepa-
ration for the erection of a bill-
board on the subject proper-
ty."
They have requested a
hearing to allow for an appear-
ance to offer arguments on
their behalf.
The planning board will
also deal with a comprehen-
sive plan small scale future
land use map amendment
application submitted by prop-
erty owners Sylvester and
Penny Butler regarding .516
acres located on the corner of
Northwest Ninth Street and
Northwest Eighth Avenue.
They are requesting change
in the future land use designa-
tion from no designation to
residential multifamily.
This is just a housekeeping
issue as the property's current
use is residential multi-family
(RMF). The applicant is
requesting it stay RMF and that
the future land use reflect the
same use.


Impact fees



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meeting plan


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Impact fees, drainage, the
old jail and adult entertainment
are among the topics the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners will be dis-
cussing at their meeting on
Thursday, Feb. 8.
There are two different
agenda items dealing with
impact fees.
The first deals with school
impact fees. The board will
consider an interlocal agree-
ment with the City of Okee-


chobee and the Okeechobee
County School Board to pro-
vide for .collection and expendi-
ture of school impact fees. The
school board has already
adopted impact fees that would
require developers to pay for
the impact their development
will have on the school system.
These impact fees would be
incorporated into the resolu-
tion.
According to proposed fig-
ures, a developer would pay an
impact fee of $3,384 for a sin-
See Fees Page 2


Moore Haven



teens facing



felony charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Six
Moore Haven teens were
arrested shortly after a special
operation began and were
charged with attempted rob-
bery with a hate crime
enhancement.
According to Detective Don
Salo of the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office (GCSO) the opera-
tion came about after several
Hispanics had been beaten and


robbed of their cash.
Arrested Friday were Albert
Thomas, 15, Tyrone Harris, 13,
Kenton Brown, 17, Kyle
Franklin, 15, Jontavious Brown,
16, and David Jones, 15.
Thomas was also charged with
simple battery after he struck
GCSO Captain Daryl Lewis.
Detective Salo said all of the
teens were taken to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Facility in Fort Myers. He
See Charges Page 2


Submitted photo
In appreciation
Bruce Swinford, associate director of Big Lake Missions
Outreach, presented Gene Roddenberry of the Old
Men's Riders (motorcycle group), a certificate of appre-
ciation for the bike run around the lake for the Christmas
Toy Drive. There were 75 bikers that raised a total of
$3,220. Also, Mr. Swinford presented Mr. Roddenberry
with a personal appreciation award for his faithfulness
and dedication in public relations work for the Mission.


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OHS Mz. Senior competition is a hit


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The annual Mz Senior beauty
pageant was held at Okeechobee
High School on the night of Feb. 7.
During the competition stu-
dents from the senior class dress
as members of the opposite gen-
der, perform a talent, and a ques-
tion and answer portion on
which they are judged.
The students preformed their
acts to a full house. "There were
people standing at the back of
the hall and others sitting in the
aisle to see the show," said sen-
ior class vice-president and
emcee for the show, Dominique


Alderman.
One of the most memorable
acts was presented by second
place winners, Jr. Garcia and
Brooke Ragamat. Dressed as
Dora the Explorer, Jr. faced off in
an epic battle with Swiper the
Fox while the audience yelled out
the magical phrase that repels
the fox, "Swiper no swiping."
This "battle" is played out in a
more friendly matter in each
episode of the children's show.
First place winners, Seth Gar-
ner and Kayla Jeffers displayed
Mr. Graner's, under the pseudo-
nym of Lady Imaman, talent of
singing like a man.
In the question and answer


portion of the show, contestants
were asked questions such as "If
you were an item on the thanks-
giving table what item would you
be," and "What are the biggest
problems facing young women
today?" The answers ranged
from flirtatious, to innocent,
spanning the spectrum in
between.
In answer to the question "If
you were a flavor of ice cream,
which would you be?" Weston
Harvey, third place winner, start-
ed listing off ice cream flavors.
After the show ended, those
that remained behind were
regaled with the moans and
groans of the senior males com-


plaining about the pain that the
shows caused them.
The competition is one of the
biggest senior fundraisers of the
year and serves to defray the cost
of Grad Nite, decorations for
graduation, and a number of
other senior expenses.
Grad Nite is an annual event
hosted by Disney's Magic King-
dom which allows students of
the senior class a final opportuni-
ty to do something big with their
class before graduation. The tick-
ets normally cost around $60,
but the fundraisers that the class
has participated in have allowed
the class to lower the price per
person.


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News Briefs

Chili cook off slated
OKEECHOBEE The Iron Eagle chili cook off will be held Sat-
urday, Feb. 17, at the Iron Eagle, 9441 S.R. 78 W
Call (863) 467-1360 for information.

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.

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


Booths for non-profits offered
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Fair committee has
extended an invitation to non-profits to set up a booth at the
Okeechobee 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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Fees
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gle-family house, $1,977 for a
multi-family unit and $2,366 for a
mobile home.
The commission will also be
hearing the final report from
impact fee consultant Walter
Keller. He will suggest impact fee
schedules for the county's capital
projects.
Turning to another matter,
Maureen Burroughs of Okee-
chobee Iain Street is on the
agenda to address the board con-
cerning the restoration of the old
jail.The Okeechobee County His-
torical Society and Okeechobee
Main Street have shown interest
in the past in preserving the old
jail.
Okeechobee Main Street has
applied for a grant to renovate the
structure.


Charges
Continued From Page 1
went on to say they will be held
there for 21 days and then they
will go to court on the charges.
The detective said he set up
the operation because he had
three cases already reported this
year, but felt there were proba-
bly more. He said the victims in
these cases have been primarily
agriculture laborers from the
Hispanic community. The vic-
tims cashed their paychecks on
Friday and kept the cash on them
instead of putting it into a bank


Steven Game was recently
denied a special exception to
operate an adult entertainment
establishment in the City of Okee-
chobee. Rev. Al Padgett, pastor of
Basinger Church of God, is sched-
uled to address the commission
to express his opposition of Mr.
Game's being allowed to operate
his establishment in the county.
Rev. Padgett is suggesting a mora-
torium on any adult entertain-
ment establishment until a sec-
ondary negative effect study is
completed.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
act on a request for a change
in zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single family for property
on U.S. 441 N. between N.E.
138th Street and N.E. 144th Drive;
consider a change in zoning
from agriculture to public service
that would allow Gene Fulford to
operate a residuals management


account.
Detective Salo said the rob-
beries were called the "Mexican
lottery" by some of the teens
taken into custody.
"Members of the Hispanic
community tend to fear going to
law enforcement," he said. "So
to protect them, we decided to
do the operation."
Detective Salo said Capt.
Lewis and Deputy Bryan Enderle
dressed in the type of clothes
normally worn by laborers. They
then headed toward the city on
bicycles at 10 p.m. Five minutes
later, and near the GCSO head-
quarters, the two officers were
attacked, added the detective.


facility on his property north of
Micco Bluff Road;
consider a change in zoning
from residential mixed to residen-
tial general for property on N.W
Third Lane;
act on a request for prelimi-
nary plat approval for The Ranch
subdivision a proposed 202-lot
subdivision in the extreme north-
ern part of the county;
act on a request for prelimi-
nary plat approval for Frazier
Oaks subdivision a proposed
two-lot subdivision east of S.W.
28th Avenue and south of S.W.
16th Street;
issue a. proclamation
encouraging all residents to set
goals to improve their health and
wellness;
proclaim the week of Feb.
18-24 to be National Engineer's
Week in Okeechobee County;
proclaim the week of Feb.
11-18 as 2-1-1 Awareness Week in


"We weren't expecting it to
happen that quickly," said Detec-
tive Salo.
Thomas tried to hit Capt.
Lewis in the face, but the investi-
gator moved out of the way and
was struck in the upper part of
his body, said Detective Salo.
Deputy Enderle was also
attacked by Kenton Brown, and
fell off the bicycle he was riding,
added the detective.
Neither deputy was seriously
injured.
The detective said as Enderle
was under attack he yelled and
identified both Capt. Lewis and
himself as members of law
enforcement. At this point, the


Okeechobee County;
allocate interest funds from
Hurricane Housing Recovery Pro-
gram to a low/moderate income
rental housing development strat-
egy budget;
award a contract for flooring
replacement at the Okeechobee
County Health Department;
consider a proposal from
Global Mapping, Inc. to develop
an electronic zoning atlas and an
electronic land use map;
purchase three trucks for the
facilities maintenance depart-
ment;
adopt a resolution for guide-
lines for public appearances
before the commission;
schedule a workshop to dis-
cuss land development regula-
tions; and,
either appoint a member to
the Early Learning Coalition to
serve the remainder of an existing
term or advertise a vacancy.


teens fled but were captured a
short time later by Detective
Sergeant Mike Pepitone, Detec-
tive Sergeant Steve Harris and
Deputy Jason Griner.
. Detective Salo said Thomas
and Jones have both been docu-
mented as being members of a
street gang.
"Thomas and Jones have a
pretty good history," the detec-
tive said in a telephone interview
Monday.
If anyone has been a victim
of, or has any information con-
cerning this type of robbery, they
should call Detective Don Salo at
the Glades County Sheriff's
Office, (863) 946-0100.


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Teachers receive grants from Florida Farm Bureau


Ted Butler, a teacher at New
Endeavor High School, and Denise
Colgan, a teacher at North Elemen-
tary School, received mini-grants
from the Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration. The checks for $250 each,
were presented on Jan. 29 by Tom
Hill, assistant director of field serv-
ices for Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation, and Trey Whitehurst, vice
president and young farmer and
rancher chairman of Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau.
"We are pleased that our local
educators can use this money to
integrate agriculture into the
school curriculum," said Mr.
Whitehurst. "We share Farm
Bureau's desire to assure students
learn about the valuable contribu-
tions agriculture makes to our local
economy, environment, health and
way of life."
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
awarded more than $8,000 to
teachers this year. The program
provides successful applicants with
up to $250 per school year. Teach-
ers use the money to support origi-
nal and creative activities over the
school year to give students hands-


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Trey Whitehurst of the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau
(left) presented Denise Colgan, a teacher at North Elemen-
tary School, with a $250 mini-grant.


on experience with agriculture. In
awarding the grants, judges look
for innovative, inter-disciplinary
projects that are linked to class-
room objectives.
To learn more about these mini-


grants, go to www.floridafarmbu-
reau.org and look under programs.
The application can be down-
loaded and should be completed
and returned to Farm Bureau by
October 1.


Ted Butler, a teacher at New Endeavor High School, (center) was presented with a $250 mini-
grant check from Tom Hill of the Florida Farm Bureau (left) as Gary Kirsch, Principal of New
Endeavor High School looks on.


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DOH launches Step Up, Florida campaign


The Okeechobee County
Health Department will host
events across the county
throughout the month of Febru-
ary, as part of the 2007 "Step up
Florida-on our way to healthy
living!" statewide campaign. This
campaign promotes physical
activity and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities. This is
the fourth year the event will
sweep the state to showcase the
variety of unique local opportuni-
ties each county offers for physi-
cal activity.


The Florida Department of
Health will continue to promote
the goals of "Step Up, Florida!"
promoting awareness of the
importance of daily physical
activity for people of all abilities
and highlighting local opportuni-
ties for physical activity.
Each of Florida's 67 counties
will partake in the month long
celebration as participants in a
variety of activities. On Feb. 8, the
Okeechobee Board of County
Commissioners issued a procla-
mation in support of Step-Up


Florida Campaign, urging all resi-
dents to set goals to improve
their health and wellness.
The Okeechobee County
Health Department will host sev-
eral events throughout the
month including:
A volleyball game at Year-
ling Middle School on Feb. 16 at
3:45 p.m. Students Working
against Tobacco (SWAT) vs. their
teachers.
A community walk at the
soccer field across from the
Sports Complex on Feb. 17. Reg-


istration begins at 8:30 a.m. with
warm-up exercises being lead by
Keosha Butler from Okeechobee
Fitness. The walk will begin at 9
a.m.
A youth soccer league game
at the soccer field across from
the Sports Complex on Feb. 17 at
10a.m.
For more information on
these specific events please con-
tact Barbara'Goodjohn, health
educator, Okeechobee County
Health Department at (863) 462-
5872.


Seminole fourth graders take FCAT writing test


On Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7 the
fourth grade students took the
FCAT Writing Plus. This assess-
ment includes a prompt session
and two multiple-choice sessions.
The prompt component
requires students to write a
response to an assigned topic.
The students are asked to either
explain (expository writing) or
tell a story (narrative writing). The
scoring rubric establishes the cri-
teria for each possible score point
from 1 to 6, 6 being the highest
score.
The multiple-choice section


requires students to choose the
best answer from four possible
choices and to mark their


answers by filling in the appropri-
ate bubble in their test booklets.
Since the ability to use thinking
and problem-solving skills is
important for success in today's
world, the FCAT questions and
performance tasks incorporate
thinking and problem-solving
skills that match the complexity of
the skills being tested.
We are preparing ourselves for
FCAT reading and math as well.
The students are enjoying the
extra math sessions we are hav-
ing. These sessions are helping
with strategies to accomplish our


goals of great scores.
Mrs. Tomlinson's class is busy
working on Sunshine State Stan-
dards with the new games that
were purchased. We are skiing for
inferencing, on a quest to practice
grammar, shopping for main
idea, exploring for vocabulary, as
well as extreme skateboarding to
comprehension. Everyone is hav-
ing a fabulous time and learning a
few things along the way.
In order for your child to do his
or her best, please make sure they
get plenty of sleep and eat a
healthy breakfast each morning.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Robert R. Kettler, 35, S.E.
21st Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy Antho-
ny Kibler on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation driv-
ing under the influence. His bond
was set at $2,500.
Joni Lyn Davis, 328, Blosson
Lane, Lorida, was arrested Feb. 7
by Deputy G. Popovich on an
Okeechobee Count warrant
charging her with forgery (three


counts). She was released on her
own recognizance.
William Garcia, 37, S.R. 70
W, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 7 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with worthless
check over $150 and worthless
check. His bond was set at $3,000.
Rusty Tucker, 17, N.E. 168th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 7 by Deputy Corporal Jack
Nash on a warrant charging him
with battery on detention staff. He
was released on his recognizance
and returned to the Level 10 facili-
ty.
Andrea Nicole Marshall, 21,
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 7 by Detective Rose-
mary Farless on a charge of child
neglect. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
Nicholas Paul Aguirre, 27,
S.E. 60th Ave., Okeechobee, was


arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy Cpl.
Jack Nash on a felony charge of
possession of marijuana over 20
grams, and a misdemeanor
charge of obstruction of justice.
His bond was set at $5,500.
Pastor Lobato Garcia, 33,
N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 10 by Trooper
Thomas B. White on charges of
driving under the influence,
operating a vehicle while driver's
license revoked for habitual traf-
fic offender and
possession/unauthorized use of
similitude ID card. His bond was
set at $7,500.
David E. Naramore, 27, Peo-
ples Drive, West Palm Beach,
was arrested Feb. 10 by Deputy
Cpl. Jack Nash on a charge of
possession of cocaine. He was
also charged later with obstruc-
tion of justice. His bond was set
at $2,500.


Chad Jonathan Garner, 19,
N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 10 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with robbery with a firearm
or other deadly weapon and bur-
glary of a dwelling, structure or
conveyance. His bond was set at
$300,000.
Bruce B. Yeaw, 42, S.E. 61st
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 11 by Deputy Matthew Hurst
on a felony charge of robbery,
and a misdemeanor charge of
battery. His bond was set at
$25,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


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Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught weekdays on Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and
on Saturday from 4 until 5 p.m.


Briefs
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils, bleach
and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the
above items is asked to call (863)
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
NEEDED HELP: This is about the hitchhiking situation. I am the one
who called it in to being with, and it was my wife. And believe me, I told
her the exact same thing. I'm not stupid. But the man had no legs, and he
was struggling. Normally she wouldn't pick up any hitchhikers but being
he was in that condition she did. The thing is, if Jesus was driving would
he go past that man? I don't think so. He would have helped him and
that's the way we feel. God forbid, if we get hurt doing his work then we
should do twice as much. Thank you for your consideration about how
she could have gotten hurt. Believe me, I told her that also. As it turned
out, the man just needed help.
AUTO MECHANICS: I was just wondering for people who drive
Toyotas and Camrys and the like, are there any mechanics here in Okee-
chobee that can work on them for you? I would hate to purchase one of
these foreign cars and not be able to find anyone to work on it.
MESSAGE LEARNED: I am 75 years old but I'm just now beginning to
understand something I was told a long time ago learn to live with
what you've got before you ask for more. Maybe some of our politicians
ought to learn that.
UNCLE WILL: I see where MaryAnn Morris has put a piece in there
about the old turpentine still. I used to cow hunt out in there for old
Uncle Will Addis. He wasn't my uncle but everybody called him Uncle
Will because of his age. I remember it well.
NIMBY: Why can't they keep them in their own backyard? This guy
wants to bring in a perverted nudity club, just like the reverend bringing
in all the perverts in Okeechobee County. Let them keep them in their
own backyard.
FLAGS: The flags will be coming by in the Speckled Perch Festival
parade. Let's hope that the people who forgot to stand when the flags
came by in the last parade will remember this time.
FEMA: There are two things I would like to address. One of them is
about the storm that just hit Lady Lake. I know a person that lives there.
He lives three-quarters of a mile from the church and he says FEMA has-
n't even been there yet. So there is another failure by our illustrious presi-
dent and they are still not doing very much in New Orleans. For another
thing, he the president about gas and getting replacement fuel but yet
how much gas does he use every time he goes to Texas? How much
does that cost the taxpayers for him to get down there to Texas? Yet we
have these poor homeless people on the streets with no place to go, and
since our president spends so much time away from the White House
it's like he's on a vacation. So why don't he take the White House and
turn it over to the people who don't have a home because he's not there
anyway. Nobody would even miss him. Every time there is a crisis, he is
in Texas. I think something ought to be done. I hope all you Republicans
that voted for him are happy because he is killing this country.
HOUSING: The new concrete plant operation plans to build a hous-
ing subdivision made up of the concrete housing that it produces. The
homes are to be "affordable" which is not low-income, but perhaps
affordable by the average family in Okeechobee. Some people in par-
ticular those who live close to the proposed housing development -
are opposed. What do you think?
PROGRESS: Affordable housing is needed and maybe they can put
some restrictions to keep the neighborhood as it is now. I don't person-
ally think the concrete houses are going to make any difference to prop-
erty values. I would imagine that they will look like any CBS house only
they are pre-manufactured time will tell. I don't like the fact that I am
going to have to look out my window every morning now and see the
actual factory itself instead of the cabbage trees and oaks that were once
there. But hey, it's all in the name of progress. There is nothing like being
woke up by a back-up alarm, vibrating roller or slamming tailgates in the
morning. I can just imagine what kind of sounds the actual plant is going
to bring. Maybe the home owners should be happy that they are not
going to have that in their backyards.
HOMES: There was a man here several years ago who built a few
pre-cast concrete houses. I know where a couple of them are and they
look just like a regular house. He also had plans to build affordable pre-
fabricated steel frame houses for export to South and Central America, I
think it was. Maybe he was just 20 years ahead of the market.
SECURE: I have seen some of the concrete homes and they are real
nice looking. I do wonder about actually living in one and the humidity
problems they may have. But, I sure would feel safer in a concrete home
during the hurricane season. The price of home insurance would go
down.
PRICEY: Concrete homes would be stronger come hurricane season
- no question. But I think when you put that many people that close
together, you are going to have trouble especially when it backs up to
that bar where there is always trouble. According to the Okeechobee
News, they will be priced from $175,000 $225,000. That doesn't sound
all that affordable. It sounds like they are being built primarily for the fac-
tory's laborers anyway. Aside from the hurricane resistance, I doubt few
if any Okeechobee residents would want to live in a project like that.
CONCRETE HOMES: I did see some concrete homes in a mobile
home park that were going for just over $100,000. That would be an
acceptable price range for the average resident. I thought it was going
over well and it kept from having more mobile home parks being built,
but something must have happened. It never seemed to take off. Maybe
the market went south, or there was some problem with the concrete
structures.



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Letters to the Editor


Does anyone
have any paint?
I live west of town just off S.R.
70. To access my residence when
coming home from my office,
which I have been doing on a
daily basis for approximately 20
years, I must turn left off S.R. 70
onto S.W 85th Avenue.
This is a death-defying feat on
almost every occasion.
The same situation exists at
S.W. 87th Terrace and S.R. 70. My
usual, and probably illegal, proce-
dure for making this turn is to start
my turn signals well in advance of
the turn and move slowly into the
oncoming-traffic lane so as not to
be "T-boned" as I was on S.R. 70
some years ago. Incidentally, this
near-fatal accident was efficiently
and excellently worked by Troop-
er, now Sheriff, Paul May.
This also gives the traffic,
which is now approaching from
the rear, an opportunity to contin-
ue west with no interruption. I1
make the turn itself at excessive
speed so as to minimize exposure


to the high-speed traffic on S.R. 70.
On Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007,
while returning home from work I
was confronted by the frequent
situation in which I cannot utilize
my standard turning procedure.
On this day, I was being closely
followed by a very large and
extremely wide truck pulling a
wood chipper which, in turn, was
being followed by an 18-wheeler
with black smoke pouring from its
stacks.
Although I had passed the 18-
wheeler prior to the narrowing of
70 at Eagle Bay and was in front of
him until I passed the wood-chip-
per hauler, he had forgotten that I
existed. In any event, as I
approached my turn there was
oncoming traffic so I could not get
into that lane. The wood-chipper
apparently decided he could
squeeze by on the right and the
18-wheeler figured he would just
pass us both. The picture in my
rear-view mirror was something I
did not wish to behold. I was com-
pelled to "floor it" and let them
fend for themselves. I was fortu-
nate- again.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden 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
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera
(863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is 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,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets
from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers 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 someone
just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-
9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 unt il 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,
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call
Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 fel-
lowship 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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.


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Just recently, after I had gotten
home from an early afternoon
appointment, I was alerted by the
sound of many sirens. I went out-
side and saw traffic backed up on
S.R. 70 and emergency vehicles
going in every direction. I walked
down to the highway and saw that
there was yet again an accident at
S.R. 70 and 87th Terrace my
secretary had been in one there a
few years ago.
I know nothing of the details of
that accident but I did see that a
helicopter was required to trans-
port an injured person.
Over the years, and after many
accidents, I have spoken to vari-
ous county officials about these
intersections and have been told
that the Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) has the
responsibility of installing and
maintaining traffic control devices
on state highways and the county
had no say in the matter. I was told
that requests and been made and
ignored.
While I was composing this let-
ter I called Sheriff May and he was
more than willing to discuss this.


He informed me that requests for
control at these intersections,
along with a number of others,
had been made and ignored.
Although he did not say it, it was
obvious that he also feels that the
DOT is failing in its responsibility
to the people of this county.
Just so you will be clear about
what I am asking, I can say it in
one word paint. Nothing more
- just paint. How hard can it be
to dispatch a truck, some workers
- as it is a state job, I would guess
about 17 and paint two yellow
lines?
Is our state bureaucracy so
cluttered that one simple request
takes years to get through? Could
they possibly be so uncaring as to
risk our lives to satisfy their need
for mindless paper shuffling?
Why don't we all have a big
party out on 70 West? You can
bring coolers, fried chicken, bal-
loons and all the other accouter-
ments necessary for a fun day out-
side in sunny Florida. I'll bring a
can of paint and a brush.

William Selmi, Jr.


Community Events

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
lan 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 Okeechob ee 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, call Wilma at (863) 763-2106.

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

Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accepting 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.

YMS students raise money for trip
The eighth grade students at Yearling Middle School will hold a
yard sale/bake sale/car wash on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. until
1 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane. Donations
will help defray the cost of their trip to Washington, D.C., in March.

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


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Sports Briefs
'Lil' Brahmans
baseball sign-ups
Chobee 'Lil" Brahmans base-
ball, Little League ages 5-12
years old sign-ups will be held in
the WalMart parking lot on Satur-
day and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For
information call James Shockley
at (863) 634-3482 or Albian
Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
Real Life Children's
Ranch fundraiser
The Peoria Investment Group
(P.I.G.S. League) of the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club
will sponsor a benefit 18-hole
golf tournament for Real Life
Children's Ranch on Saturday,
Feb. 27. The tournament will
begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun
start. The cost to enter is $50 per
person or $200 per team. Spon-
sorships are available at $100 per
tee. Entry fees will include golf
and lunch. All proceeds will go
directly to the care and operation
of the Ranch. For information
contact Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club at (863) 763-6228.
OG & CC
weekly results
PI.G.S. League
Feb. 8: First place: Ben
Rodriguez. Second place: Bruce
Syjud. Last place: Karen Syjud.
Closest to pin: (2) J.W Cain, (8)
George Guydosh, (11) No One
and (17) Ben Rodriguez.
Feb. 9: First place: Dan Reck-
ley. Second place: Ken Napora.
Last place: Spike Stivers. Closest
to pin: (2) Dan Reckley, (8) Joe
Albrechta, (11) Carl Leonard and
(17) Russ Adams.
Okeechobee Ladies Golf
Association
Feb. 8: Game-Three's and
Five's (Mutt & Jeff)-First place-
Karen Larson. Second place-Kay
Duball. Third place-Sunni
Adams. Longest putt on #10-
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Health Department
plans community walk
The Okeechobee County
Health Department will host a
community walk on Saturday,
Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up,
Florida on our way to healthy
living" statewide campaign. This
campaign promotes physical
activity -and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities. Registra-
tion will begin at 8:30. a.m. at the
soccer field across from the
sports complex. Warm up and
exercise will start at 9 a.m. and
will be led by Keosha Butler from
Okeechobee Fitness Center. The
walk will follow. For information
call Barbara Godejohn, Step-up,
Florida coordinator, at (863) 462-
5800.


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.
VNA hosting
memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion, 208 S.E. Park St., will host
free memory loss screenings
sponsored by the Alzheimer's
Association on Friday, March 9,


from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The
screenings will be conducted by
St. Mary's Memory Disorder
Center staff for anyone, of any
age, who might be concerned
about memory loss. The screen-
ings are free of charge and
results are immediate. For infor-
mation, call Donna True at (772)
285-6291.

Give-away benefits
March of Dimes
Tickets are available at River-
side National Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley
four-wheeler. Tickets are $10
each and the proceeds will bene-
fit the March of Dimes. The
drawing will be held April 2.


Healthy Start
can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to
help. For information, call Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.
Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Flori-
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for individuals working in vari-
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course that includes text work
and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test.


The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at
(863) 763-2488 for information.
Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will hold child-
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Florida Community Health Cen-
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mation, call the Healthy Start
office at (863) 462-5877.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now avail-
able at Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion, 208 S.E. Park St., Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon and from 1 until 4 p.m.
There is no charge with


Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and
$45 for the pneumonia shot. For
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at (863) 357-2197.

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At the Movies
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
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.
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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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Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



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




CARRIER PURON- New, 1.5
ton. Cools/Heats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
DUCTLESS 10K BTU AIR
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
(863)983-4314 Clewiston
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


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COMBO UNIT WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
(863)532-8542
REFRIGERATOR, Almond,
works great. $175
(863)357-6315
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
(239)657-5760
REFRIGERATOR- Stainless
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
863-946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- 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
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
(863)763-7548
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
(863)675-7350
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
$2000. (863)763-5011

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation nfStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
(863)697-2032



COACH LEATHER BUSINESS
BAG w/ laptop compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002


STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
(863)983-4940


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


PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677
WINTER COAT: Liz Claiborne,
black, full length, size 6.
$50. 863-447-0002
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
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
863-484-0289
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



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30GB, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
863-763-5316
DELL COMPUTER XR Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)843-0158
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)843-0158
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400.863-357-2863
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4inl
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, boxspring & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
(434)942-2889
BOOKSHELVES/ENT. CTR., 3
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)1635-6905
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
(239)503-0339
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400. 863-357-2233
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
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
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
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
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
wolves. $200
(239)340-8503



GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10
clubs. $185. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
condition. $20.
(863)634-3659


Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-2148
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
arate(502)931-8101
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
(304)667-7855
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- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
$150. (863)697-1486
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184



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
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whl.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$1500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
condition. $500.
(863)467-0043
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AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
(863)610-0412
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


BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
(863)763-1521
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
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
$75. (863)675-3793
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
863-675-1194
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631



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


POOL TABLE- regulation.size,
rack, balls & que, $600
(863)983-4314 Clewiston
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
$100. (863)288-4628



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


BIG SCREEN 42", works
ood, just needs a home.
400/neg. (863)634-1220
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
(863)674-1662
RCA, 52", with remote, $600
or best offer. 772-408-3203
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
(863)674-1662


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
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
(863)675-7350
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
(239)707-4068


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


MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
brand new, $125
(863)675-1033
SPEAKERS: Pro Studio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.
863-634-6949


MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
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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Christmas Trees 7-15
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
SeedsPlants.,
Flowers 865




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



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


ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs,
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
mare. 863-357-3369
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incid all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 1/2
years old. $850 Call Steve
(772)260-0918 or
863)763-6023
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 or best of-
fer. 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
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


IJJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
S' Screen Rooms Carports
l Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaster (8631634-2044


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. Pets okay upon ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
561-352-4243


RESTAURANT & BAR SPACE
FOR RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Formerly Barlow's Rest.
For more info. 561-662-3169



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
Houes Ret 030


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
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mercy, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see. $5500 (561)670-3636
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
neg. (863)634-7735
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
$14,000. (954)868-6517
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
863-634-0164
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HP, good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trir., A1 cond., $12,000.
(954)868-6518
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8x18ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & porta pot,
new 2" insulated roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Merc 4 stroke Engines, trailer
included. (863)467-8205
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trlr., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
(954)868-6518
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
(863)763-6138

PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trir, $6500 neg
(863)634-0164
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441
STARCRAFT, 16 ft., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
$2300. (863)532-8542
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads


REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, 1 ba, 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 20V,
Mobile Home Parts 2u1li
Mobile Homes Rent 2015.
Mobile Homes Sale 200




CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
sec (863)763-4031
NEAR 128th St. Dble. Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo. + 1st., last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247



AVAIL NOW!!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR, 3BR/2BA, Doublewide
on water. Spacious, with metal
roof, large FR & DR, 25x12
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,
$109,000 (863)227-0162
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
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
PARK MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
Stevens, 78 West, Immed occ.
$20K. 859-582-6943


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035


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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
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
$650. (304)667-7855
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



FOUR WHEELER, 2004 Polaris
Predator 500, has Fox Rac-
ing Suspension & Nerf Bars.
$4500 neg. (863)634-2839
GO-PED, not running, $50.
(863)532-9700
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
neg. (863)697-9884


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
alternator. $2500.
(561)983-3811
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


ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9561
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection for RV's
$275.863-610-1120
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, $4500 or
best offer (863)467-6484
COUGAR '03, 5th Wheel,
28.5ft long with super slide &
attachments. $18,900. 2004
Dormax Diesel also avail.
(863)675-1474
JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
205-395-6018.
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all apple full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
(863)763-7927
RV REPAIR MANUAL: Motor
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc.
$20. (863)763-0625
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
(863)357-3661
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362


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



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 & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754

Mtr cycle 3030


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)818-7380
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, Jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
DUPLEX FOR RENT: 3br/lba
with laundry room. $775/mo.
1st, last & security of $500.
Call 863-763-4414.
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, lba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail 2/15,
$700/mo, apple incld, W/D,
(239)707-5155



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


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 Inspection1060
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.
$149,000 (863)610-1980
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www,100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
OPEN HOUSE -
Sat., Feb., 17th, 9am-3pm &
Sun., Feb. 18th, Noon-3 pm
1401S.E.8thDr., 3 BR/2BA
Pool & Fireplace. Price
Negotiable. (863)763-2461





Okeechc


DODGE SHADOW '90- needs HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford CHEVY TRANSMISSION- CHEVY S10'02: 6cyl, ac, new FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360 GOOSE NECK TRAILER- 24'
distributor, runs good, $200 F150 Deck Buggy, excellent CHEVY FLAT BED P/U '69, Granny, 4 speed, flywheel, : 6, t acnew FORD 501 i 3 Andsn. 2 dual tandem ax-
(863)944-4569 condition. $400. 350,4 spd., 46" tires, $8000 clutch & bel housing, $450 front end tires, toolbox. Ask- engine, gas, single cab. es ona tn
863-655-3436 or best ottffer. (772)370-0776 (863)697-3895 ing $6500.386-559-0537 $1500 Firm. (863)763-3451 orbestGoodoffer.(863)467-69600
ELECTRIC CAR, 76 Sebring 8 5 __-_______
Vanguard, $2500 LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350, FORD FB600O DUMP TRUCK CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4 MAZDA B-3000,'02, New mo- TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
(863)234-9595 shape, $850. or trade for a auto., 4" lift, 36" Super 1977: Good for arts, has ti- whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi., tor & tires. Cold A/C, Auto. Duty, 2 Hooks & Turn Buck-
FORD ESCORT-'88, 4 dr, New travel trailer.(863)635-109 Swampers. $2500 or best tie. $400. 863-7 3-1370 one owner, new tires, AM/FM CD. Runs great. le$40.(863)763-0625
battery. Needs88 4rk Must Frostproofare. (863) offer. (72)370-0776 RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires, $6000. (812)989-3022 $8500. (863)634-1055
sell. $500. (863)357-6315 MERCURY GRANDMARQUEE JEEP CJ5-'78,, 304, V-8, 4x4, good condition, $1200.
sell.$500.(863)357-6315 MERCURY GRAND MARQUEE $2000. or best offer 863-634-4886 Iv. msg. DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD, NISSAN FRONTIER '02-V6, cooking for a place to
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8, LS- '02, 40K mi., 1 owner, (863)634-9547 TIRES (4) Super Swamper Laramie, silver, loaded, auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air, hang your hat? Look no
great shape. $2500. Call Dot Fully loaded. Runs perfect. LTB, 3410/50 17's. $450. "Ready to tow" behind a mo- new tires, grey cloth interior further tan the class-
at863-763-4903 $12,000. (863)357-2678 JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd., (863)697-0845 tor home. Blue ox hitch $12000(863)697-6077 Beds.
soft top & doors. $1700 or adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
GRAND MARQUIS '88, with SATURN, '96, New battery & best offer. (772)370-0776 UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw, tern, awesome telescoping TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed
5.0 motor, 76k original engine, 5 spd., excellent on (4), 205/65/R15, Mustang tailgate ramp for easy load- Ext cab. Runs good Hwy or
miles, runs good. $1200 or gas, nice car, $2000. Must Join all the people who stock Pony Rims, $100 or ing of motorcycle, air bag woods. $2500. or best offer TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
best offer. (863)824-0735 Sell (863)697-3300 say, "I sold It In the clas- best offer. (863)634-2280 leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k (863)634-9547 Good running condition.
slfleds." invested. Must sell. $23,900 $800. If interested, call
HONDA ACCORD, '89,2doorC ntrcdpT negotiable. 239-898-6398 863-610-1266. Van in Okee.
(863)634-1664 CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96, Grab a bargain from your
( 1 CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story, GOLF CART: Club car, runs Utility body, low miles, runs AC, pwr steering & brakes, JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98, neighbor's garage,
Find It faster. Sell It soon- with trailer, $1200 neg good but has rear end noise. great, $3500 neg., auto overdrive, tow pkg, good Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k attic, basement or clos-
er In the classifleds (863)763-3451 $450. 863-763-5316 (863)763-4149 cond. $2500.863-674-0467 mi., $5000. (863)763-5372 et In today's classifileds.


Community Events


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 first show date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts at 2 p.m. and the
saddle series at 4 p.m. Information can be found at www.Biglaketrail-
riders.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.
Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W 30th Terrace,
will be hosting their annual church homecoming on Sunday, Feb. 18,
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, a noon meal
and special singing afterwards. All who have been a part of the
church's past and present are invited. For information, call (863) 634-
0344.
Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hold
gospel meetings beginning Sunday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb.
21. Guest speakers will, be: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Don Jones of Stuart;
Sunday, 6 p.m., Frank Parker of Sebring; Monday, 7 p.m., Dan Jenkins of
West Palm Beach; Tuesday, 7 p.m., David Sproule of West Palm Beach;,
and Wednesday 7 p.m., Taylor Hagood of Stuart. For information, call
(863) 763-4477.
Local area is Firewise Community
Indian Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Community on
Sunday, Feb. 18, at Indian Hammock's Community Center from 10:30
until 11 a.m. Firewise Communities/USA goal is to encourage and
acknowledge action that minimizes home loss to wildfire. It teaches
homeowners to prepare for a fire before it occurs. The program adapts
especially well to small communities, developments and residential
associations of all types. For information call Melissa Yunas, wildfire
mitigation specialist with the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.
Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and safety
classes at the Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave.: adult CPR
- Wednesday, Feb. 21; adult CPR Wednesday, March 7; first aid basics -
Monday, March 12; and infant/child CPR Wednesday, March 28. All
classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake Branch
located at Marketplace, 3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee. Lunch will be
provided. For information and to register for 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 con-
vention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show
will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door. All proceeds benefit the
KOA Care Camp Charity, a summer camp for kids with cancer.
Local fair group to meet Feb. 22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting Thursday,
Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office on U.S. 98. All
those interested in the upcoming county fair are invited. The meeting
will begin at 5 p.m.
Chamber hosting gun safety class
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.,
will host a gun safety and handling class in their offices on Thursday,
Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The second segment of the class will be held at a
shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24. Class participants will meet at the
Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the range from there. For infor-
mation, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will
be held Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big Lake Hospice, 3154
U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-0707.
Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W 16th St. The group's
schedule is: Feb 22 "My Family and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell;
March 22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child" by Elva Hart;
April 26 "The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" by Gordon
Wood; May 24 "Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by Susan Vreeland; and, June
21 "Howard's End" by E.M. Forester. For information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has sched-
uled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles tourna-
ment 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 divi-
sion. 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 Unit-
ed 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 Okeechobee 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 play-
ing traditional instruments during the first half of the concert. The sec-
ond half will focus on the tremendous way God has been working in
their country and the challenges of being 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 Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, 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, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker will
be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, March 2, at
the KOA Convention 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 donation 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 Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime pre-
vention 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 possi-
ble scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging, scams and other
problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-members
should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.
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 Program. For information, call Nell
Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free memo-
ry loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on Friday,
March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will be conducted
by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for anyone, of any age, who
might be concerned about memory loss. The screenings are free of
charge and results are immediate. For information, call Donna True at
(772) 285-6291.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests con-
sist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and woodwork-
ing. There will also be food competitions such as home baking and
canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories such as
garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms
and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458
U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or
Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March 10, in
downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Flagler Park. The
annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For information, call (863)
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 chil-
dren. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30. Our
hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep your chil-
dren safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking for activities
to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in this guide. If your
organization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day
program or supervised activity for local children please call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no
charge to submit your activity.

Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave.,
for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and the pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held April 2.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests, vendors,
poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tick-
ets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is
$15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Ven-
dors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security
personnel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-
8980 or (863) 634-4151; log ontowww.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splin-
ter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the featured
monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry forms
and complete contest rules are available atwww.sfwmd.gov/okee select
"Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur photographers only.
Individuals may submit up to three photos. For information, call (863)
462-5260.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows. We
need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this service
and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two new or
gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very grateful. All
donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893
or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the par-
ent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition
located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call Malissa at
(863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is now
open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday'from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are available at
the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There
are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a FPL cus-
tomer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name and num-
ber. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done over the
phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation
Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid? Healthy
Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at (863) 462-
5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence, which
deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing survivors of
domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a later'date
according to community interest and response. Contact Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such
as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5877.

Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seeking
an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The building the
mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building located in the
heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave. The expected size of.
the mural should cover the front of the two-story by 30-foot building. The
theme of the mural will feature the history of the telephone service in
Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required for this project. The mural
committee is accepting designs and proposals for this mural project. Pro-
ject is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please contact Bridgette Waldau at
(863) 467-7300 for information.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for
one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest,
300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go
toward youth activities in our community.


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