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Si cls: Teams up with Habitat
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Okeechobee County, Inc. is proud to announce the recent
collaboration with the advanced architectural drafting class of Okeechobee High
School. Teaming up with Habitat for Humanity, (front row, left to right) drafting class
teacher, Gary Howard; students, Omar Santibanez, Don Campbell, Eliseo Fonseca,
Matthew Jansen; (back row, left to right), Paul Ritter, Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee; and, Mark Brockhausen, architect with O.A.C. Enterprises, Inc. Not pictured are
Abel Banda, Gloria Fredericks and Sean Neswick.
OHS students design Habitat Homes
Habitat for Humanity (HFH)
of Okeechobee County, Inc. is
proud to announce the recent
collaboration with the advanced
architectural drafting class of
Okeechobee High School.
Teaming up with local architect
Mark McCree, senior students
Abel Banda, Don Campbell,
Eliseo Fonseca, Gloria Freder-
icks, Matthew Jansen, Sean
Neswick, and Omar Santibanez
are contributing to the design
and drafting of the full construc-
tion plans for the next Habitat of
Humanity home to begin con-
struction later this year. The
plans, once approved by the
Okeechobee Building Depart-
ment, are expected to be used as
a template for all forthcoming
HFH houses in the county.
Based on guidelines from
Habitat for Humanity Interna-
tional and input from HFHOC
Board member Wayne Brown,
the new design will be cheaper
and easier to construct. "The
new design will allow for more
bulk-material purchases for
economies of scale in the future
as well as the sharing of leftovers
between houses," says Brown.
"This approach will also reduce
training requirements and short-
en the planning, permitting, and
Envisioned by Paul Ritter,
Director of HFHOC's construc-
tion committee, the partnership
originally took shape during con-
versations with Okeechobee
County School Board member
Joe Arnold. "I wanted to get the
students involved as away of giv-
ing them real world experience
in design and construction" says
Ritter. In addition, his hope is
that through this kind of student
involvement, parents and other.
community members will
express their interest through
volunteer support by coming out
to help build the houses their
children helped design.
Mark Brockhausen, an archi-
tect from Mark McCree's firm,
O.A.C. Enterprises, Inc., is an'
integral part in the HFHOC/OHS
partnership. Making regular vis-
its to the class to ensure the
integrity of the project, he over-
sees the work and provides guid-
ance to the students. To create
the house design plans, the stu-
dents use a computer program
that assists in drafting called
AutoCAD, the first year they have
had exposure to this software.
The participating students are
all seniors who have been study-
ing architectural drafting since
they were freshmen. Most are
interested in pursuing careers in
architecture. As aspiring archi-
tects they mostly appreciate the
confidence they have been
entrusted with to design a proj-
ect that will actually be built.
They're thrilled to have an
opportunity to add their own
touches to the house design
while appreciating the value of
learning the numerous codes
that must be adhere to in the
construction of the house.
Gary Howard, the teacher of
architecture and drafting at the
high school for 17 years, is
delighted the project is giving his
students a taste of real world
design as well as an opportunity
to work with an architect from
the community. Looking for-
ward, he hopes to incorporate
more collaboration on future
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of a board member, election
of officers, discussion of a
new bill format and employee
recognition are all topics that
occupied the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) board
of directors at their monthly
meeting on Feb. 13.
After conducting a public
hearing, the board adopted, a
resolution reserving the right
for OUA to impose non ad val-
orem assessments. These
assessments will allow OUA
to pass on to affected cus-
towers the cost of expansion
of water and sewer lines in
their neighborhoods. The
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion and the Okeechobee City
Council recently approved an
amendment to the interlocal
agreement that formed OUA.
This amendment clarified
OUA's right to impose non ad
In a related manner, the
board discussed funding of a
sewer line from Treasure
Island to Cemetery Road. This
line will be. necessary to
accommodate three new
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developments in the eastern
part of the county. Staff was
directed to work with the devel-
opers to ensure upfront pay-
ments were made by each
developer to cover their prorat-
ed share of the costs.
While the Okeechobee City
Council and the Okeechobee
County Commission both
appoint OUA board members
and alternates to represent them,
the board itself appoints a board
member and alternate from
Glades County. Board members
serve a four-year term, while
alternates serve a two-year term.
Currently Melanie Anderson
and Harry Moldenhauer serve as
board members and alternate
respectively from Glades County.
Their terms expire in March.
They were re-elected to their
The board also re-elected
their current officers George
Long, chairman, Steve Nelson,
vice chair and Carl Leonard, sec-
Turning to a matter that
affects all OUA customers, the
board changed the format of the
monthly bills. There have been
complaints about the way bills
are produced with the tear off
tabs. Now, the bill will be printed
on a separate piece of paper and
mailed out in an envelope as
opposed to the present system
where the bill is folded and
sealed. The reverse side of the
bill lists OUA's payment proce-
As a means of recognizing
employees for longevity, the
board looked at the programs
the city and the county use for
recognizing their employees. Var-
ious rewards were discussed. It
was the consensus of the board
that public recognition was more
important than the type of
reward. The board discussed giv-
ing employees an option as to
the type of reward. Awarding
some type of gift certificate or
allowing employees to choose
from a catalog a gift that is within
a certain price range were dis-
cussed. It was the consensus of
the board to recognize employ-
ees for 5-year increments of serv-
ice. At the next meeting, staff will
bring back suggestions that are
more definite for employee
In other action, the board:
voted to proceed with the
design and bidding phase of the
project to pump water from the
Rim Canal to the surfacewater
treatment plant in an emergency;
received the finance report
for the period ending Jan. 31;
approved a contract with
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District that would fund
$250,000 toward development of
a countywide strategic plan for
expansion of the OUA water and
wastewater service area.
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Chill cook off slated
OKEECHOBEE The Iron Eagle chili cook off will be held Saturday,
Feb. 17, at the Iron Eagle, 9441 S.R. 78 W.
Call (863) 467-1360 for information.
Avon Park hosting cat show
AVON PARK A professional cat show, sanctioned by American Cat
Fanciers Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Florida National Guard Armory on U.S. 27
South in Avon Park.
Admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children.
Lunch will be available.
Dance slated for Feb. 23
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, located one mile east of U.S. 27.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The dance is
open to the public, with club membership available to all.
Free ballroom dance classes continue through February with the
rumba being featured every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
WVa. day luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West Virginia Day luncheon will be held
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Agri-Civic Center
on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Tableware, bread, but-
ter and cold beverages will be furnished.
A $3 donation per person will be taken at the door.
Booths for non-profits offered
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Fair committee has
extended an invitation to non-profits to set up a booth at the Okee-
chobee County Fair at no charge.
The fair will run from March 9-18.
The committee will provide a table and chairs in a huge tent for
exhibitors. Please see the website http://okeechobeecountyfair.com for
complete information and the application required to set up a booth.
Click on vendors at the bottom of the home page, then click on the ven-
dor license agreement, check the "non-profit" box on the first page.
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.
Fair tickets on sale now
OKEECHOBEE Advance tickets for the Okeechobee County Fair
are now on sale at the Okeechobee County Fair website for $4.
This offer is good until March 7, after that the ticket will cost $5 per
Midnight Madness tickets will be on sale for $20 at the gate during
the fair. Midnight Madness tickets will be available on March 9, 10, 16
and 17. This provides the purchaser the ability to ride from 10 p.m. until
closing on each of the days previously noted for one price.
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Central Elementary students learn about gun safety
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The kindergarten and first
graders have been doing a wonder-
ful job with movement for the past
few weeks. We have been moving
with scarves and walking a steady
beat. Our favorite new songs are
"De colorss, "Old Dan Tucker",
"Hey Lolly" and "Mi cuerpo."
Second and third grade music
classes have been working in our
MIE Keyboard Lab. We have cov-
ered the concepts of long and short,
fast and slow (tempo) and now we
are exploring high and low sounds.
The fourth graders have started
learning to play the recorder. Of
course our first song was "Hot
Cross Buns". We have learned the
notes B, A and G, and we will be
learning more soon!
The fifth graders are reviewing
techniques and skills on the Orff
Instruments (xylophones, metallo-
phones and glockenspiels). We will
be dusting off our recorders and
reviewing what we learned last
year, and adding more notes and
songs to our repertoire.
All grades are singing and dis-
cussing American Folk Songs.
Maybe you know some of the
songs we have been learning. Ask
RE. Coach Phillip
Spearow and Coach
The physical education class at
CES had classes about gun safety.
The video "Gun Safety" with Eddie
Wax showed the children how to
make them alert to: "Stop, Don't
Touch, Leave the Area, Tell, if they
see a gun. The video McGruff the
Crime Dog showed the children
how dangerous a gun can be. A
"BB" can go 685 feet in one second.
Booklet and coloring books were
handed out to the students. Coach
Voce read some paper clippings
from newspapers where people
were hurt or a life was lost because
the person did not know how to
keep the gun safe while in their pos-
Computer lab -
The students have been quite
Peace College announces Dean's list
RALEIGH Peace College has
released its Dean's List for the fall
2006, semester. Jennifer Lynn
Dunnahoe, of Okeechobee, is
among the young women being
saluted for their outstanding aca-
demic achievements. President
Laura Bingham states, "These
women exemplify the Peace spirit
of adventures in learning and life."
To be included on the Dean's
List, students must earn a grade
point average (GPA) of at least
3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Students earn-
ing a GPA of 3.7 and above receive
the designation of Dean's List with
Distinction, and students earning
a semester GPA of 4.00 receive the
designation of Dean's Scholars.
Peace College is a four-year
baccalaureate arts and sciences
college that offers a challenging
program of study that provides
women strong intellectual and
personal foundations upon which
to build successful and meaning-
ful professional and academic
careers. Peace's educational pro-
gram consistently earns the col-
lege rankings in the top 10 per
cent in several categories of the
National Survey of Student
Engagement. For more informa-
tion about Peace College, visit
IRCC introducing vet tech program
FORT PIERCE Many jobs for
veterinary technicians go unfulfilled
because of a shortage of qualified
technicians. In fact, the Florida
Labor Market forecast predicts an
18 percent increase in the number
of veterinary technician positions
To respond to the need for these
skilled professionals, Indian River
Community College (IRCC) has
joined with St. Petersburg College
to offer an Associate in Science
degree program in Veterinary Tech-
Information about the program,
financial aid and entrance require-
ments will be provided at a free
information session on Wednes-
day, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Health
Science Center, room 107, at the
IRCC main campus at 3209 Virginia
Ave. in Fort Pierce.
"The Veterinary Technician pro-
gram enables students to combine
their love of animals with a reward-
ing health care career, and the pro-
gram provides an innovative new
educational opportunity for Trea-
sure Coast residents," said Jane
Cebelak, IRCC assistant dean of
Students in the program will
participate in laboratory classes at
IRCC and will also be involved in
online lecture classes through St.
Petersburg College, enabling them
to complete the program locally
with the convenience of online
The Associate in Science degree
in this field qualifies students to take
the necessary certification exami-
nations in all states. After comple-
tion of the program, students will
be prepared to work with a variety
of veterinary practices including
avian and exotic animal practice,
clinical specialty referral practice,
companion animal practice,
equine practice, livestock practice,
as well as pharmaceutical sales and
The salary range for a veterinary
technician typically ranges from
approximately $22,000 to $43,000
For more information, call the
IRCC Information Call Center at 1-
The Corporate and Community
Training Institute at IRCC offers con-
tinuing education, professional
development and training for new
careers in variety of fields.
Area residents can train to
become an accredited claims
adjuster (ACA) through a two-
weekend course beginning Feb. 17.
The course complies with Depart-
ment of Insurance regulations and
course completers can receive a 5-
20 or 6-20 Adjusters license, with-
out taking the state exam.
Real estate continuing educa-
tion courses include the 45-hour
post licensing program for real
estate sales associates, and the 14-
hour real estate continuing educa-
tion for salespersons and brokers.
The post-licensing course is
required for real estate sales associ-
ates before their first license renew-
al and will run for three weekends
drop-off bins open.
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facil-
ity, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #3 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
Tomas Olivera Salinas
Tomas Olivera Salinas, age
32, of Okeechobee, died Feb. 9,
2007, in West Palm Beach. Mr.
Salinas was born June 1, 1974,
in Mexico to Hilario Olivera
Ramirez and Juventina Salinas
Antonia. He was a laborer in the
Mr. Salinas is survived by two
brothers, Martin Olivera Salinas
of Okeechobee and Miguel Oliv-
era Salinas of Oaxaca, Mexico;
five sisters, Andrea Oliver Sali-
nas and Sebastiana Olivera Sali-
nas both of
era Salinas all
services will Salinas
Feb. 15, 2007, at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home with Pas-
tor Gerardo Armendariz of Cor-
nerstone Baptist Church officiat-
ing. Interment will be in San
Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexi-
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second Street,
An informative message on a sensitive subject.
205 NE 2nd Street (Behind CVS)
beginning Feb. 24.
The continuing education for
salespersons and brokers will be
held on three Wednesday evenings
beginning Feb. 28.
The CCTI will also present a
training workshop to become a
Florida Notary. The American Soci-
ety of Notaries and their profession-
al instructor will facilitate this three-
hour course held on Thursday,
March 8, from 6 until 9 p.m.
busy in the Computer Lab. Kinder-
garten is learning how to log on
while first grade is learning the keys
and how to control the mouse
while visiting the Fun School site.
The second graders have been
working on their typing skills in
Free Touch Typing and have
shown such an improvement. The
third, fourth and fifth graders have
been working on their reading and
math skills in Success Maker.
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SEAWALLS: I am concerned about the canals and whether any
progress is being made. I'm also worried that here at the mouth of Tay-
lor Creek there is no water in the canal and I'm wondering about the
seawalls. Are they going to stand or are they going to fall?
OBAMA: It should not be necessary for Barack Obama to apologize
for simply stating the truth. The death of 3,000 soldiers in Iraq indeed
was for nothing. They were not fighting for our country. They were not
fighting for our democracy. They were simply fighting for the Hubris
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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-
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 communi-
ties, developments and residential associations of all types. For
information call Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist with
the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.
Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and
safety classes at the Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott
Ave.: adult CPR Wednesday, Feb. 21; adult CPR Wednesday,
March 7; first aid basics Monday, March 12; and infant/child CPR
Wednesday, March 28. All classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session
on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake
Branch located at Marketplace, 3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee.
Lunch will be provided. For information and to register for train-
ing, call (863) 763-0707.
Show benefits camp for ill kids
The KOA Variety Show "A Wonderful World" will have the Bob
Roberts Society Band at the Orange Grove, the Happy Hoofers
and other variety acts Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22, 23 &
24, at the KOA convention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will
open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6
at the door. All proceeds benefit the KOA Care Camp Charity, a
summer camp for kids with cancer.
Local fair group to meet Feb. 22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting
Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office on
U.S. 98. All those interested in the upcoming county fair are invit-
ed. 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 partici-
pants will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the
range from there. For information, contact the Chamber office at
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-
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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 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
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
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 Securi-
ty 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-
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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencerat (863) 697-2247; Deb-
bie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
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 Ani-
mals" 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)
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 fund-
ing of programs and services from its independently-appointed
bid review committee.
Coalition plans provider meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will hold a provider meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department,
1728 N. W. Ninth St.
Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will hold an advisory council meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon at Okeechobee Health Depart-
ment, 1728 N.W. Ninth St.
Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold
their general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting
at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Sheepdog Trial benefits FFA club
The 10th Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial will be held Feb. 16, 17
and 18 at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. Nursery and Pro
Novice competition will be held Friday, Feb. 16; the Open divi-
sion will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18. Competi-
tion starts at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person or $15 a carload.
All proceeds benefit the Okeechobee High School F.F.A.
Library hosting 'Florida Folk Tales'
"Florida Folk Tales," an interactive storytelling show with
nationally recognized storyteller Katie Adams will be .presented
at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Friday,
Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. This program is brought to you by a grant from
the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the pub-
lic. For information, 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)
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 Satur-
day, Feb. 16-17, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Table space is available
for $15 for individuals and $20 for organizations. A snack bar
will be open. Call (863) 610-3373 for reservations.
Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee C6unty Is- accepting
applications for the opportunity to partner to help build and
purchase a family's first home. The applicant must be a legal
resident of Okeechobee 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 Fri-
day, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the
application off, or mail the application to: Habitat for Humanity
of Okeechobee County, Inc. 1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okee-
chobee, 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
I 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 sched-
uled for Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply,
3371 U.S. 441 S., beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863)
357-1371 or (863) 467-2119.
Health Department plans community walk
The Okeechobee County Health Department will host a com-
munity walk on Saturday, Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up, Flori-
da on our way to healthy living":statewide campaign. This
campaign promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at
the soccer field across from the sports complex. Warm up and
exercise will start at 9 a.m. and will be led by Keosha Butler
from Okeechobee Fitness Center. The walk will follow. For
information call Barbara Godejohn, Step-up, Florida coordina-
tor, at (863) 462-5800.
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
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
Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will be hosting their annual church homecoming on Sun-
day, 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 ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has
scheduled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The dou-
bles tournament will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles
divisions will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There
will be cash prizes for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for
each team (doubles) and $10 for each in the single division.
Tournament rules can be picked up at the First United
Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863) 763-4021 or
Sale benefits D.A.R. scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Chapter of the D.A.R. will hold a yard sale
to supplement the annual scholarship fund on Saturday, Feb.
24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Okee-
chobee Livestock Market, 1055 U.S. 98 North.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 14,2007
Brahman grapplers advance
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Five Brahman grapplers will head to Lakeland to compete in the state wrestling champi-
onships this coming weekend. Team members making the trip are (front row, left to right)
Michael Brishke-112 Ibs. and Robbie Harrell-103 Ibs.; (back row, left to right) Bruce Jahner,
head coach, Chris Curtis-hwt., Tyler Hayes-145 Ibs. and Donny Bush-130 Ibs. and Scott
Bush, student coach.
By Loma Jablonski
Five members of the Brah-
man wrestling team earned the
right to compete in state compe-
tition next weekend in Lakeland
after finishing in the top four of
their individual weight classes
Saturday in the regional tourna-
ment in Palm Bay.
The following wrestlers fin-
ished in second place: Robbie
Harrell-103 lbs.; Michael
Brishke-112 lbs. and Chris Curtis-
"Robbie Harrell beat a kid
with a 37-0 record to earn his trip
to Lakeland," stated Brahman
head coach Bruce Jahner.
Two other Brahmans quali-
fied for state competition: Donny
Bush finished in third place in
the 130-lb. weight class and Tyler
Hayes took fourth place in the
145-lb. weight class.
"We finished in fifth place
overall out of 28 teams in the
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Sign-ups begin Feb.17
M Chobee 'Lil" Brahmans base-
S- ball, Little League ages 5-12
years old sign-ups will be held in
the WalMart parking lot on Sat-
"urday 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.
Children's Ranch on Saturday,
Feb. 24. The tournament will
begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun
start. The cost to enter is $50 per
person of $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 oper-
ation of the Ranch. For informa-
tion contact Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club at (863) 763-
Real Life Children's Adult baseball
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
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
If interested, contact George at
region. Those competitors mak-
ing the trip to Lakeland are in the
top five percent of all the
wrestlers in the state," explained
The five competitors will
leave Okeechobee Wednesday
for Lakeland. Wrestling will
begin on Thursday morning and
continue through Saturday night
when the remaining top two
competitors in each weight class
will face off for the title of Florida
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 14,2007
6 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Robert and Dannette of Orlan-
do are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Daniel John
He was born Jan. 22, at South
Seminole Hospital in Longwood.
He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs., and was
20 inches long.
Daniel John was welcomed
home by his brother, Shaine.
Maternal grandparents are
Eilen Conley Ferris of Pittsburgh,
Pa. and Edward Conley of Pitts-
Paternal grandparents are Tica
Daniel John Flanagan
and Roberto Preisler of Okee-
Harmony Martin and Kyle Abney
Ms. Suzzann Martin, of Sebring
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin, of
Winter Park, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Harmony Martin to Kyle Abney,
son of John Abney and Connie
Abney of Okeechobee.
A March wedding is planned in
The bride-to-be is a 1997 grad-
uate of Sebring High School and a
2001 graduate of Stetson Universi-
A special thank you
Seacoast National Bank's Fifth
Annual Big Lake Bass Tourna-
ment to benefit the March of
Dimes was held Saturday, Feb. 3
and was a great success.
The field of eighteen boats was
made up of bass enthusiasts from
all over the state. The overall suc-
cess is due to the generosity and
support of our local and corpo-
We would like to give a special
thank you to The Sign Guy for the
chipboard and The Stitchin' Post
for the professional trophies and
donation of the plaque for biggest
Once again, we are grateful to
our corporate sponsor, Shake-
speare, who donated prizes for
I would also like to acknowl-
edge Bill Seitz for his assistance
with the weigh-in, Jim Fowler
who served as our announcer
and the Christian Team Trail who
came to our aid and provided all
the equipment we needed to hold
We also appreciate the publici-
ty received from the Okeechobee
News, Okeechobee Times and
Without the collective efforts
of all these fine individuals, busi-
nesses and the employee volun-
teers, I could not have realized
such a successful result. The tour-
nament has become an anticipat-
ed annual event and Seacoast
National Bank is grateful for the
community's overwhelming sup-
port in its effort to raise monies for
the March of Dimes.
ty with a bachelor's degree in
communication studies. She
works in corporate communica-
tions at Asset Management Advi-
sors in Palm Beach Gardens.
The prospective groom is a
1993 graduate of Okeechobee
High School and a graduate of the
University of Florida with a bache-
lor of architectural design degree
in 1999 and a master of building
construction degree in 2001. He is
a general contractor with his fam-
ily business, Abney & Abney Con-
struction, Inc. in Okeechobee.
The couple will reside in Stu-
IRCC hosting free Astronomy Day
FORT PIERCE The public is
invited to attend the free Astrono-
my Day 2007/Total Eclipse of the
Moon, sponsored by Indian River
Community College (IRCC) and
the Treasure Coast Astronomical
Society (TCAS) on Saturday,
March 3, from 2 until 9 p.m., in
and around the Hallstrom Plane-
tarium at 3209 Virginia Ave. on
the IRCC main campus in Fort
Members of the TCAS will be
demonstrating equipment and
computer programs used by
today's amateur astronomers.
Displays about the solar system,
guest speakers, continuous
videos and mini-planetarium
shows will be hosted by Jon U.
Bell, director of the IRCC Hall-
strom Planetarium, as well as
members of the TCAS who will
be available to answer questions
and assist the public with their
Visitors are also invited to
bring their own telescopes and
Vietnam veteran to speak
at MOAA luncheon
Members of the local chapter
of the Military Officers Associa-
tion of America (MOAA) will
hear of a Vietnam veteran's story
of how he overcame severe life
threatening injuries and disability
to become a successful attorney
and leader in his hometown of
Youngstown, Ohio, this Saturday.
Retired Army Major Carl A.
Nunziato will tell of his overcom-
ing the loss of both legs in a mor-
tar attack in November of 1966,
near the Vietnam village of Soui
Da and spending 23 months at
Walter Reed Hospital before
being medically retired and
returning to civilian life.
Major Nunziato, a winter resi-
dent of Sebring, will speak to the
MOAA monthly noon luncheon
on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Can-
dlelight Restaurant of the Sebring
Sun 'N Lake Golf and Country
"We certainly want to hear his
story of overcoming his injuries
to become a successful lawyer
and leader in his hometown of
Youngstown," said MOAA chap-
ter president retired Air Force
Colonel Roy P. Whitton.
All MOAA members and their
guests are invited to attend and
may make reservations by calling
one of the following MOAA
members: Lieutenant Jane
Christman of Avon Park, (863)
452-5862; Mrs. Mary Martin, Lake
Placid at (863) 699-1939; Captain
Lou Brough of Sebring at (863)
655-2344; DeSoto County, Lieu-
tenant Roger Bumgarner at (863)
993-0129; Polk County, Mrs. June
Felt at (863) 638-1225. All reser-
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Thursday, Feb. 15.
A graduate of Youngstown's
Rayen School and Youngstown
State University, Nunziato
received a commission through
the Army ROTC program. Just
two days after marrying his wife,
Clara, he entered the Army as a
second lieutenant, and he served
in several U.S. bases and in
During the Lation Crisis, he
served a tour in Thailand and in
1965, was assigned to his first of
two tours in Vietnam. During this
period, he served as an advisor to
the South Vietnamese military,
intelligence officer, helicopter
door gunner and unit defense
During his second tour, he
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of 200-man direct support
artillery in the 25th Infantry Divi-
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Da that his unit came under
heavy mortar fire.
Nunziato was severely
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mortar shell. As a result of his
injuries which left him a double
amputee, he was evacuated back
to the States and ending up at the
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In addition to receiving the
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recipient of the Bronze Star, Air
Medal, Armed Forces Expedi-
tionary Medal, National Defense
Medal, Vietnam Service Medal,
Vietnam Campaign Medal with
four battle stars and also earned
the Aircraft Crew Gunner Wings.
Upon leaving Walter Reed
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Western Law School and
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degree in 1971. He joined the
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ny and later was affiliated with
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In addition to serving as a
bank attorney, Nunziato took an
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in Youngstown. He served on
numerous local committees
including the Youngstown Chap-
ter of the Ohio Governor's Sub-
Committee for Barrier Free Archi-
tecture as an aid to those in
wheelchairs. He was honored for
obtaining a VA Clinic in
Youngstown and other help pro-
grams for his fellow veterans. He
is a member of the Disabled
American Veterans, Catholic War
Veterans, Reserve Officers Asso-
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as well as many other civic and
Now a winter resident of
Highlands County, he is now a
member of the local MOAA chap-
ter. Married, he and his wife are
parents of a daughter, Elizabeth,
now also an attorney in
Youngstown. He and his wife
plan to spend several of the win-
ter months in Florida each year.
MOAA chapter president
Whitton tendered an invitation to
all veterans with a special invita-
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recipients of the Purple Heart
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SFWMD divers face unusual risks
Descending into the tea dark
waters of a shallow marsh,
maintenance divers with the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District are never quite cer-
tain what they'll find.
American alligators are a fre-
quently foul tempered obstacle
to repairs on culverts, spillways,
gates and the like, but occasion-
ally there are other nasty surpris-
es. Each of the divers has stories
Doug Updike remembers
moving ropes, one of which
turned out to be a water snake.
James Binns was asked to help
recover a victim who drowned
near a boat lock. Then there was
the time an alligator attacked
the team's remotely operated
underwater camera. Those haz-
ards are in addition to the nor-
mal risks posed by rocks, metal
parts and equipment designed
to be part of a functioning water
"Sometimes you'll be on the
job and big things will bump
into you," said Binns. "You don't
know if it's a gator or what. It
can get scary."
It was just another day on the
job for the tight-knit crew when
they set up recently at one of the
District's created wetlands to
install water flow monitors.
Trappers had to remove two alli-
gators, each about 6 feet long,
before the divers could begin
Normal for these men means
handling power tools in water
where visibility is 4 inches to 6
inches on a good day, great
camouflage for more unseen
alligators. Moving carefully
through culverts and cold canals
dressed in a cumbersome,
orange dry suit and full-face
mask isn't a glamorous job. Yet
work the team does is a critical
part of the District's Everglades
restoration and flood control
"At one time or another, I
guess we've been all over the
District," said Updike, a struc-
ture maintenance technician
who has been diving on the job
Sfor 30 years.
The crew is doing more dives
these days,, as often as three
days a week,with work often
Done in the District's created
wetlands like Stormwater Treat-,
ment Area 1-W, said Duane
Smith, the team's professional
Throughout the District there
are 10 structure maintenance
technicians qualified to dive in
and around spillways, gates, cul-
verts, canals, stormwater treat-
ment areas and other water
structures. Each is certified to
dive in open water, dark water,
with limited visibility and using a
surface air supply. On days they
aren't diving, they do surface
related repairs to the same
The flow meters installed on
their recent dive will help Dis-
trict scientists determine how
effectively the created wetland,
or stormwater treatment area, is
working to remove phosphorus
from water headed to the South-
The Florida Everglades was
once a vibrant, free-flowing river
of grass that provided clean
water from Lake Okeechobee to
Florida Bay. The Florida legisla-
ture, Florida Governor Charlie
Crist and the District have com-
mitted $3.3 billion toward the
Stormwater treatment areas,
or created wetlands, are an
important part of that plan.
Overall, 40,000 acres of
stormwater treatment areas in
South Florida are dedicated to
phosphorus removal. The nutri-
ent is found in stormwater
runoff from urban lawns, pas-
tures and fields. In excess
amounts, it can harm the Ever-
-. glades, promoting over-growth
of invasive and non-native plant
Stormwater Treatment Area
1-W covers 6,670 acres, and
from May 2005, to April 2006, it
removed 18.2 metric tons of
phosphorus from 137,890 acre
feet of water. One acre-foot of
water could fill about 22 above-
Sground swimming pools.
It takes about two weeks for
one drop of water to flow
through the stormwater treat-
ment area, and it leaves carrying
significantly less phosphorus.
Installing the flow meters,
shoebox sized black boxes, is a
labor intensive process for the
divers. The culverts, each six
feet wide, must be checked for
alligators by a remote camera
before divers enter the water.
Line tenders must guide the
divers' air and communications
lifelines over rocks as they enter
the water, and everyone is on
standby in case of an emer-
Chris Holling, another main-
tenance diver, was operating the
intercom from the equipment
trailer as divers installed the
"Doug? You got it all lined up
and good to go?" Holling leaned
into the intercom to ask, keep-
ing constant track of his team's
progress and safety as they
Knowing that someone is
always on deck listening for
everything from equipment
troubles to changes in a diver's
breathing adds to the confi-
dence level of these experienced
maintenance divers. Everyone
on the team takes turns doing
the work underwater.
"We've all been to some of
the best training that you can get
in Florida," said Updike. "We're
pretty secure that when we're
diving the people up top are
looking out for our interest."
The South Florida Water
Management District is a region-
al, governmental agency that
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'the southern half of the state -
16 counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
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sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restora-
tion of the Everolades.
Rocky Wise, a structure maintenance technician and diver with
the South Florida Water Management District, carefully makes
his way up a levee bank while tethered to surface breathing and
communications equipment. His orange dry suit helps protect
him from cold and injury when he works underwater.
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Comic books: Not just child's play @
By Nirvi Shah
CORAL SPRINGS The
brave Eagle Eye and the evil
Lord Phazer are at war, a blind
teacher and her former student-
turned-villain at odds over a sci-
ence experiment gone wrong.
What happens next is up to
Mitchell Reiner's fourth- and
fifth-grade students at Eagle
Reiner, who says he identifies
with Spider-Man, is leading
about 40 students at his Coral
Springs school through the cre-
ation of a comic book, or graph-
Every Friday, Superhero Club
students gather for two hours
after school, crafting their story
lines, drawing comic book pan-
els and inking drawings. They
ponder whether Phazer should
rob a bank after discovering one
of his superpowers electric
bolts shoot from his fingers.
They debate story lines to
explain how Eagle Eye lost her
"You get to create whatever
you want. You get to tell your
whole life story, but super," said
Taylor Kron, 10.
For the past two years, Reiner
has turned his love of comic
book superheroes into class
assignments. This year he won a
$4,000 grant for a school-wide
The money is from the cre-
ator of Airborne, an immune-
system booster designed to help
the body fight germs and virus-
es. Airborne creator Victoria
Knight-McDowell is a former
second-grade teacher who
recently founded the Airborne
Teacher Trust Fund to supple-
ment dwindling resources for
art and music education in pub-
Reiner coined the names for
the superhero and villain and
chose the setting the school
and neighboring Coral Springs.
He said there would be no
killing, blood or cursing.
The rest was up to the kids.
Eagle Eye emerged as a blind,
female Eagle Ridge teacher
who, when transformed to
superheroine status, can touch a
patch on her clothing that gives
her telescopic, night and x-ray
- Lord Phazer, one of Eagle
Eye's students, came to life as an
electric eel with telekinesis pow-
ers and the ability to go through
solid objects. He became a vil-
lain after a chemistry experi-
ment at school went awry.
From there, Reiner split
fourth- and fifth-grade students
who wanted to participate into
four teams, each creating their
own version of the story. The
best one will be published by
the end of the school year.
"I think he should rob a
bank," said fifth-grader Arielle
Some students, including
fifth-graders Eddy Valenz and
Josh Sanchez, are gifted artists
who helped bring the heroine
and her arch-nemesis to life. But
Reiner is focused on developing
students' writing and story-
"The story that is the best is
the one that will represent the.
school," Reiner said. "The art-
work is just a part of it."
So as Reiner goes over their
sketches and dialogue, he sprin-
kles each critique with pointers
about punctuation and spelling.
He's also hoping the kids
learn teamwork and leadership
- every team has a captain -
along with multitasking and
Jared Notkin was carefully
studying drawings of biceps as
he crafted his team's comic
"It's harder to make than you
think," said 11-year-old Jared, a
"But it's fun to believe in your
imagination," Arielle said.
"To really go wild in it,"
added Johnny Padilla, 10.
Some of the stories involve
Lord Phazer who was a just a
regular kid named Larry Phazer
before that science lab mishap
in one story capturing school
Principal Marina Rashid.
None of the endings are
worked out quite yet.
"Lord Phazer is going to jail,"
said Timothy Bang, 9, Titus' twin
brother. "Or, he escapes, and
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superheroes and their stories.
Superheroes X-Men, Captain
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er's classroom, Spider-Man's
trademark red-webbed face
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"Spider-Man had to learn that
with great power comes great
responsibility," Reiner said.
He believes his power, as a
teacher, carries the same
weight: "I don't want anybody
to fail on my watch. I want them
to be better people."
Reiner is reassured by
observing his Superhero Club in
"I just enjoy seeing the
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AG warns consumers about mortgage fraud scams
General Bill McCollum issued a
consumer advisory warning
Floridians of common mortgage
fraud scams. Mortgage scams
were among the top ten cate-
gories of complaints received by
the Attorney General's Office last
year. As National Consumer Pro-
tection Week draws to a close,
SMcCollum again encouraged resi-
dents of the state to be aware of
scams and fraud aimed at Florida
There are several variations of
home equity scams of which
Floridians should be aware. Equi-
ty stripping occurs when a lender
encourages a consumer to
manipulate their loan application
in order to qualify for a greater
loan amount. Loan flipping
involves lenders who repeatedly
encourage consumers to refi-
nance their loans, which may
Require them to borrow more
Money and as a result accumulate
higher fees. Other scams include
baiting and switching, where the
I lender offers one set of terms
pi rior to the loan application and
Then pressures consumers to
agree to a different set of terms
after the application is signed.
Deceptive loan servicing, another
[common complaint, happens
when lenders do not provide their
clients with accurate or complete
Account statements and payoff
Consumers shopping for a
mortgage loan should take into
Consideration high interest rates
and additional costs which could
. place undue financial burdens on
them, Attorney General McCol-
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Floridians to shop around before
choosing a lender and reminded
Lemon Law Arbitration Pro-
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million mark in refunds and
replacements for consumers
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Since .1989, the Lemon Law pro-
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Than 13;300 consumers.
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State reaches Everglades land acquisition milestone
WEST PALM BEACH As
environmental leaders celebrate
Florida Forever Day in Tallahas-
see, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
and Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP)
announced that the state has
acquired more than 99 percent
of the land needed to complete
Acceler8 Florida's initiative to
speed up eight vital Everglades
restoration projects. To date,
Florida has invested more than
$744 million to acquire more
than 124,000 acres to complete
critical restoration projects over
"Land acquisition is essential
to complete the largest environ-
mental restoration project in the
nation," said Governor Charlie
Crist. "By moving forward
aggressively to acquire the
remaining land, we are reaffirm-
ing Florida's commitment to the
restoration of America's Ever-
Governor Charlie Crist has
made Everglades restoration a
priority for the Fiscal Year 2007-
08 budget by recommending
$100 million for the Save Our
Everglades Trust Fund, $50 mil-
lion for the restoration of Lake
iSvid ii',aed Conleni
Aiaiabl frC o W Pi's
Okeechobee as well as $40 mil-
lion to protect the health of the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Announced in October 2004,
Acceler8 is stepping up the pace
of funding, design and construc-
tion to complete eight Ever-
glades restoration projects over
- C-44 St. Lucie Canal
I Reservoir/Stormwater Treat-
[ ment Area, the Acme Basin B
Discharge Project and the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area Reser-
"Restoring the Everglades is a
massive program covering hun-
dreds of thousands of acres, and
it is critical to secure the land
needed at a fair price," said DEP
Secretary Michael W. Sole. "The
vast effort by the State and South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict to acquire land quickly is
advancing restoration and lead-
ing to the long-term recovery of
In addition, more than
200,000 acres have been
acquired or 55 percent of the
land needed to implement the
Restoration Plan (CERP), the
state-federal partnership forged
to restore America's Everglades.
Of that, the SFWMD has
acquired more than 199,000
acres, or approximately 52 per-
cent of the total needed, with
state financial assistance of
approximately $740 million
from the Save Our Everglades
For the past two years, the
State purchased an average of
seven years. The projects will
restore 100,000 acres of wet-
lands, expand water treatment
areas by close to 29,000 acres
and provide 428,000 acre-feet of
additional water storage a
decade ahead of schedule. Six of
the eight Acceler8 projects are
already underway, such as the
more than 23,000 acres annually
to ensure of the success of the
projects. Since 2001, the State of
Florida has allocated more than
$1 billion towards land acquisi-
tion. Other Everglades land
acquisition milestones in 2006
A 12,000-acre purchase,
made by the SFWMD in con-
junction with Martin County, to
construct the C-44 (St. Lucie
Canal) Reservoir and Stormwa-
ter Treatment Area. This Accel-
er8 initiative will capture and
treat runoff from the 116,516-
acre C-44 basin in Martin Coun-
ty, decreasing flows into the St.
Lucie Estuary and improving
Completion of the total
102,061-acre land acquisition
needed to finish the Kissimmee
River Restoration. The SFWMD
also celebrated the successful
completion of a decade-long
negotiation with Lykes Brothers,
Inc, ultimately resulting in the
need for 9,000 fewer acres for
the Kissimmee River Restoration
The acquisition of 4,726
acres for the Lake Okeechobee
Fast Track Project to capture
stormwater runoff north of Lake
Okeechobee and treat it before
entering the lake.
"Because South Florida prop-
erty values continue to rise so
quickly, our strategic focus on
early land acquisition is saving
hundreds of millions of dollars
and ensuring that property is
available for use in these critical
environmental projects," said
SFWMD Executive Director
Carol Ann Wehle. "Aided by
both state and federal funding
sources, the South Florida Water
Management District's land
acquisition efforts are ahead of
schedule, and we look forward
to sustaining this momentum
into 2007 and beyond."
Florida has forged ahead to
implement the $10.9 billion,
Everglades Restoration Plan,
one of the largest environmental
restoration programs in history.
Since 2000, Florida has invested
more than $2 billion of the com-
mitted $3.3 billion through the
end of the decade to clean up
and restore the famed River of
For more information on
Acceler8, please visit www.ever-
gladesnow.org. For more infor-
mation on CERP, please visit
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Feeling Hungry? You Don't Know Quite What You Want? Try One Of These Fine Establishments Tonight!
Office Bar and Grill
Office Bar and Grill is a new establishment here
in Okeechobee. The Owner Barry Clifford and
staff would like to welcome the community to their
completely remodeled place to relax, mingle with
friends and/or family and try their Daily Specials,
or just ask your server, "What's Cooking."
The atmosphere is Casual, Clean and Friendly.
The drive is not to far, It's right across the street
from Nubbin Slough at 6315 Hwy 441 S.E.
"We have Daily Specials" say's Owner Barry
like our "Home of the Okeechobee's ONLY
Obscene Roast Beef Sandwich"
The soup is made fresh daily. We have Salads,
Appetizers from Fresh Cut Jumbo Chicken Wings
to Dirty Dave's Award Winning Chili.
Our Sandwiches are made fresh to order like our
Patty Melt on Grilled Rye Bread, Grilled Ham and
Cheese, Tuna Melts to our Prime Rib on a Kaiser
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We have Dinner Favorites like our 10 oz New
York Strip Steak w/Fjxin's, our World Famous
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All our Beer is kept on Ice in Custom Built
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We have Reasonable prices
Children are ALWAYS welcome with their
A Note to all of our Allergy Friends,
We use Peanut Oil for our frying,
Smoking is allowed on Rear Patio ONLY.
Stop By and Say Hi to Barry and the Staff
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The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
!. Movie times for Friday, Feb. 9,
through Thursday, Feb. 15, are
Theatre I -"Dream Girls"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
41:15, 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
Theatre III "Arthur & the
Invisibles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3.and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
' Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage, Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
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Family pet, dearly missed.
(863)610-1476 or 763-7205
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Wanted to Buy 7410
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
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620
JELLY CUPBOARD, Oak,
NICE, must see! $350 or
best offer. (863)675-8182
SECRETARY DESK, Mahoga-
ny, serpentine, slant front. Ball
& claw feet w/key. $750 or
best offer. (863)675-8182
WOOD HIGHCHAIR- Needs
some refinishing and 1
spring, $40 (863)824-0512
COMBO UNIT WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
works great. $175
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
WASHER & DRYER- GE, in ex-
cellent condition, $300
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, over 10 years old but in
ood working condition.
WASHER, Kenmore, heavy
duty, large capacity, 6 cy-
cles, good condition, $85.
delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x112' $4800.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end in-
cluded, MANY OTHERS! Pio-
neer, (800)668-5422 or
mately 1000 blocks. Asking
$1000 or best offer
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
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Shutticrs- ., Sai elhss
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
SLIDING DOORS (2), With
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
COACH LEATHER BUSINESS
BAG w/ laptop compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
,ets, $30 will separately.
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677
WINTER CQAT: Liz Claiborne,
black, full length, size 6.
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
WHEAT PENNIES: 65 Rows,
1920-1950's. $195 for all,
will sep. (863)936-2700
COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
Coins & Paper Money Wanted
Retired Engineer will pay
premium pdces for your col-
lection Traveling throughout
Florida. For appointment call
Ralph at (800)210-2606.
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
WOLF STATUES, Approx.
20-25, 1 is 3ft., some are
2ft. $100 (239)340-8503
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550,Windows XP, Pentium 4,
30GB, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
DELL COMPUTER XP, Office,
games, Fast, $149
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 41nl
ScanneT/Printer, $20 will sell
KILN Paragone, used. $200
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-
BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxspring & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
BOOKSHELVES/ENT. CTR., 3
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
COUCH, Faux Suede, Char-
coal. Exc. cond. Can be deliv-
ered in Okeechobee Co. if
needed. $200 (863)447-0679
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
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.
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
RECLINER, Medium gray with
thin blue lines. $60
TV STAND- solid wood,
bought at Rustic Furniture
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classiffeds
GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10'
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
BOWFLEX SPORT: Barely
used, about a year old. Great
condition. Asking $700 or
best offer. (863)634-5506
417 W.S. Park
NORDIC TRACK, Back &
stomach machine. $60
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184
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
PATIO TABLE- 42"x60" & 4
chairs. $100. or best offer.
BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 lbs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whi.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$1500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career, FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid If qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
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.
SWF looking to lose 10 lbs. in
5 weeks. Go to eDiets.com.
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8 0 0) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450, or best offer.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a monthly
FREE Color Catalog CALL
BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors& shelf, $350'or
best offer(561)633-1371 -
PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
ke s. Good condition. $75.
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
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
NETHERLAND DWARF RAB-
BIT $15. (863)610-0843
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631.
POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls & que, $600
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety pet.
SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition,
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
BIG SCREEN 42", works
ood, just needs a home.
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2yrs
old, Seldom used. $25.
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Plerce
HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
TABLE SAW, 10 witri stand
$75 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, Craftlisman, 10",
with stand, $125.
WELDER. 2005 Miller Mai'sar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
oet ofter 1863)673-3518
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
FOOTBALL TABLE; Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200. asking $150 firm
MP3 PLAYER- Samsung 2g ,
brand new, 125
SPEAKERS: Pro Sludio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.
CASH PAID FOR Used Dish
Network (NOT DIRECT)
Satelite boxes (not dishes).
Highest Price Paid. Have
model number & receiver
ready and call
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything imerest-
ing. etc (863)946-3123
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H Newton, G. Buckner. E
Buckner, L Roberts. A. Hair,
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FARM TRACTOR- John Deere
Model 4050. Make Offer
FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, ongirial,
great condition. $2500 tirm
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400. for all or
will sell separate.
ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs.
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare
15yr old rdeable.with 4 mo
old filly: $1500.
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old.
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, Droke/
trained, roam, for 4H Club
51500 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
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been .broke, $1900
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$5QO.. Call Sharon
BRICK PAVERS (75), 6'X9",
$35 for all. (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Bdggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
LAWN MOWER: Craftsman,
rear engine, snapper, many
new parts, old but runs
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
RIDING LAWN MOWER; Snap-
per, J2hp, 30" deck, $500.
RIDING MOWER: DIxon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
YARD ROLLER- 2Ilt4ti
REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. 'Pets okay upon ap-
proval Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. n Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec Dep. 15611248-5311 or
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1ba. partially furnished
Call for details
RESTAURANT & BAR SPACE
FOR RENT: 5800 sq. ft In
Okeechobee County, just
outside ot town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Formerly BarloWs 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
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathouse,
nice.Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
DUPLEX FOR RENT: 3br/lba
with laundry room. $775/mo.
1st, last & security of $500.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs!Call 561-746-5852
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, Die throughout.
1295/mo. 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/1ba, cen-
*tral.air. $800 / mnth.
- RENT TO OWN:
Everglades Eiem area. 3f2/2.
Bruised Credit Okay $3000
down. $1500 mo. witi $300
going towards down payment
TREASURE ISLAND- 2br, lba,
Unfurn duplex, Avail 2/15,
$700/mo, appl Incid, W/D,
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
** Courthouse Now Available.
. Cdl. Judy at i863)467-0831
*1(i)450 S.F downstairs &
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
Ideal for new business startup
orinvestment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Interior rebuilt In 1996,'.
Waterfront canal wAake
possible. Reduced to
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosuresl Low or
no down! No credit OKI Call
Fixer Upper, selling as Is, well
& septic incl., 3BR/2BA, on
private lot, good neighbor-
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
-OPEN HOUSE -
Sat., Feb., 17th, 9am-3pm &
Sun., Feb. 18th, Noon-3 pm
1401 S.E.8th Dr.,3 BR/2BA
Pool & Fireplace. Price
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
.Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!i Call for FREE Color
LAND SALE! 3 Acre Deep
Water Access Properties
From Only, $79,900!
Dockable Properties Starting
at only.$249,900! Call Now!
(866)95.0-5263 EXT. 3317.
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St.-
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad,,Ready to build!
Plates Bluff, 5+/-ac vacant
land (Okee City, near Kiss
River) 3BRMHon-site, /2
ac. pond & 4200 sq.ft.
House pad. Scenic,shady
lot (oaks, fruit trees).
See ad online @
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell!! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Recent
Certified Appraisal. Unbe-
lievable opportunity to own 5
acres of meadows & woods
in excellent location. 50%
OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now
(866)352-2249. x 1097.
1,000 Acres. One hour west of
Nashville, TN. Wooded.
Creeks. $1400.00 per acre.
Possibility dividing. Rodney
(812)639-3449 or Mike
160 Acres Northeast Alabama
8 year old planted pines joins
Talladega National Forest,
road frontage, creek, excel-
lent hunting, lake site
$475,000 (256)239-7808 or
35+ ACRES JUST $29,900
ONLY $177/ MONTH!* Gor-
geous Southern Colorado
Ranches. Electric/ Cable/
Phone/ Internet available.
300 days per year of sun-
shine. Room for horses,
ATVs, off-road fun. PHASE II
Grand Opening Sale- Sat.
2/24 Call NOW for more info.
Monthly payment of
$176.60 based upon pur-
chase of $29,900 w/10%
down and the remaining
$26,910 financed via a
3-year interest only loan with
a fixed rate of7.875%. Rates
and terms subject to change
without notice. Offer void
40-MILE MTN VIEWS 9 +/-
AC $116,900. Incredible
mountain getaway, private
National Forest and Trout
Stream access. Perc, new
survey, near Blacksburg VA
Call owner direct at
AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
Exit Realty Mountain View
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
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GA/FL Border. Grand Opening
Salel 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wooded
acres In GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd
frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excel-
lent Financing. CALL NOW
Got North GA Mountain Fever?
We Have The Cure... We can
Help You Find The Perfect
Place Here. Sales and Ren-
tals. Toccoa Wilderness Re-
alty & Cabin Rental, LLC.
Lake Access Bargain 1+
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
LARGE TROUT STREAM 17
ACRES- $199,900- STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE A very
RARE land offering over
1200 feet of a large private
trout stream. Great low rate
financing available, Call now,
new to market.
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
-/', Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044
16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Mid Winter Sale! Golf Home-
sites Just $89,900. MAKE
NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2008!
Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community.
Mountains of SC. Limited
time offer. Call
(866)334-3253, X 1185.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing,
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
CLOSEOUT SALE! Saturday,
February 24th! 2-5 Acre
Mountain Estates. Starting at
$34,900. Huge Views!
Mountain Creeks! Call Now
to Reserve Your Appoint-
ment! (800)230-6380, x790.
NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
shell on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, gated community,
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,000! UPSCALE Eques-
tnan Gated Community! 200
Year old Oaks. Established
lush pastures. Paved private
rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles
from HITS! Excfinancinancing!
Call (868)352-2249 X1156.
NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES
Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
only $125,000 Lake view-
#144, 3.5ac's only $48,900
Call Lakeside iF:.ily ,I
(888)291-525 V,. viii
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW
TO MARKET. www.National-
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in Ala-
bama from $49,900- Boat to
Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully
wooded, panoramic water
views, trophy fishing/ hunt-
ing. Next to state parks.
County road frontage,
wUilet, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Must see. Call
now (800)564-5092 X 527.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 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
OKEE., On Rim Canal lbr
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $200. per wk. Min. down
AVAIL NOWII- 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR, 3BR/2BA, Doublewide
on water. Spacious, with metal
roof, large FR & DR, 25x12
screened room, shed, motivat-
ed seller. Priced to go,
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
LAKE PORT- FSBO in Aruba
RV Pk, State Rd 78, Lot 241,
1999, 34' Prowler w/at-
tached 10 x 39 Florida
Room, good condition, Insu-
lated roof, glass windows,
new kit cabs, lots of counter
space, AC/Heat, inside-tool
shed, furnished, lots of
shade, big yard. $19,500 or
best offer. See Jerry at Lot
202 or call Paul or Mary Wil-,
liams at 863-509-3067 or
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave. behind Bill's Market.
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1BA, with
FL room, 14x48 concrete car-
port, 8x12 outbuilding w/dou-
ble sink & washer/dryer, flish
cleaning station, grapefruit,
orange & banana trees, a/c
with heat, furniture included,
immediate possession in adult
park. Inquire at Lot 134 at
Town & Country Park.
PARK MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
Stevens, 78 West. Immed o6o.
YOU A MORE INFORMED
So wowmnderim napaper
readerO OeT more poplaori
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessorile 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
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 BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
BOAT- 17.6 ft center console,
115 MVjrinr, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
bminy top trailer. $2500.
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HP good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trlr., A1 cond., $12,000.
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg..
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trir, $6500 neg
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini'top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
$3250. (863)467-6441 '
STARCRAFT, 16 It., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
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 protect on for RV's
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
Ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refrig, AC, full bath,
MWO, 4 jacks, $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.
JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all appl., full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362
CARRIAGE '03: 32', 2 slides,
GelCoat, loaded, many extras!
CHEVY DURAMAX '03: 57K,
w/ PullRite attachment.
$52,000 total or $25,500 for
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
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
1993 Dyna Wide Glide
HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
FOUR WHEELER, 2004 Polaris
Predator 500, has Fox Rac-
ing Suspension & Nerf Bars.
$4500 neg. (863)634-2839
GO-PED, not running, $50.
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijlan Park. $6500. Neg.
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport UtHity 4055
Tractor Tradors 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
more! For Listings Call
BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
-CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg.
Frig Cars I
06 Volvo S-80 .... 7K .
04 Volvo S-60 ....14K
03 Volvo V-70 ... .23K
03 Volvo XC .... 28K
00 Volvo S-70 ... 65K
0 i I
06 Eclipse GT ............ ...$24,995
06 Outlander ............ . .$17,990
01 Spyder . . ............. $11,900
Independent Imports. Vero Beach Mitsubishi
1602 US Hwy.1,Vero Beach
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE SHADOW '90- needs
distributor, runs good, $200
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
Ford T-Bird '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88: excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8,
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FAST! $600.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUEE
LS- '02, 40K mi., 1 owner,
Fully loaded. Runs perfect.
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story;
with trailer, $1200 neg
CHEVY FLAT BED P/U '69,
350, 4 spd., 46" tires, $8000
or best offer. (772)370-0776
CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776
GOLF CART: Club car, runs
ood but has rear end noise.
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
PLATE & BALL, For goose-
neck hitch mount in bed of
truck, fits bed of Ford F350.
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body, low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
CHEVY STEPSIDE, '97, runs
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
$1500 Firm. (863)763-3451
MAZDA B-3000, '02, New mo-
tor & tires. Cold A/C, Auto.
AM/FM CD. Runs great.
NISSAN FRONTIER '02- V6,
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new tires, grey cloth interior
TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed,
Ext. cab. Runs good Hwy or
woods. $2500. or best offer.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98,
Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k
mi., $5000. (863)763-5372
GOOSE NECK TRAILER- 24'
Anderson. 2 dual tandem ax-
les. Good condition. $4500.
or best offer. (863)467-6960
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
best offer. (863)447-5213
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.
Public Notice 5005
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 348
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SOUND-
VIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-
OPT3 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3,
DONALD B. OUNNAM, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KELLIE DUNNAM
Current Residence: 606 Saint Clair Ave.,
Jackson, MI 49202
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action fot
.,g ,' :l. J , jl, l | ..| .11,'
LOT 1 AND THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT
2, BLOCK 44, OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE
CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
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whose address is 1800 NW 49th
Street, Suite 120, Ft Lauderdale, FL
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fore service on Plaintiff's attorney a1
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
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In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of i j' : i ,; i ,r i. :
person who, .,' ," J ir,, I,,:
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hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
WITNESS may handdand the seal of this
Court this 8th day of Feb. 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:I/s Linda F Young
192099 ON 2/14,21/07
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale hin the classi-
fleds and make your
clean uo a breeze!
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 Ser-
vices 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. Rese i %a-
tions are not required. The group will be in the large dining room.
S SN 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 informa-
tion, 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)
KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday,
March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For 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-
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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 build-
ing on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admis-
sion will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are available for a donat-
ed quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863) 467-2473 and at the
Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime 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 Flori-
da Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to not only inform
seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging,
scams and other problems that confront them. The public is invited.
Non-members should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.
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 informa-
tion, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 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 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
consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and wood-
working. 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 Exten-
sion Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at
(863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.
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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 Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Sharron
Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nominated for
Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian Bluegrass
album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at (863) 697-8517.
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 cur-
rent events. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525.
Prom dress rescue is being formed now
A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to attend
their high school prom but cannot afford the price of a dress. The
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., will be the fitting location.
Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on Friday, March 30,
from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the beautiful gowns that
were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and make them
available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-
2736 or (863) 634-7158.
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote 'for children in Okeechobee this summer in
this guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is spon-
soring a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children
please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your
information. There is no charge to submit your activity.
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
proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-
filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, 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-
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