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Okeechobee News
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PO BOX 117007
Vol. 98 No. 49 Sunday, February 18, 2007 GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Briefs

OCPD searching for
equipment owner
Two heavy duty lift trucks
have been found on S.R. 70 E.
by the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD).
If anyone has information
about the equipment or thinks
they may belong to them, they
are asked to contact OCPD
Detective Bettye Taylor at
(863) 763-5521.
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Inside

IRCC offering
Vet program
FORT PIERCE Many
jobs for veterinary technicians
go unfulfilled because of a
shortage of qualified techni-
cians. In fact, the Florida
Labor Market forecast predicts
an 18 percent increase in the
number of"veterinary techni-
cian positions by 2010.
Page 5
FDLE begins a
Spanish registry
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Commissioner
Gerald Bailey unveiled
enhancements to the state's
Sex Offender/Predatory Reg-
istry Web site which now for
the first time allows users to
view the site in Spanish. Flori-
da is the first state in the coun-
try to provide full sex offend-
er/predator information on
the Web in both English and
Spanish.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 636
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.45 feet
3 .
Lake level ,
Last Year:
15.50 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds . . .12-14
Mini Page .......... 11
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries . . . . .3


Opinion ..
Speak Out


Sports ............ .7
TV .............. .10
Weather ........... .2

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Seminole poets: Students recite Valentine poems


Okeechobee News.'Helen Chason
Kindergarten students at Seminole Elementary recited Valentine poems to family mem-
bers, Thursday. The students are from Mrs. Jordan, Ms. Buherly, Mrs. Johnson, Ms.
Bolan, Ms. Peterson, Ms. Shook and Ms. Seney's classes.


Mrs. Jordan speaks to the kindergarten students before the poem recital begins. About
60 parents, siblings, and grandparents attended the event on Thursday at Seminole
Elementary.



Lottie Sills: Okeechobee pioneer


By MaiyAnn Morris
Lottie Lowe Sills now 89
years old was born in Okee-
chobee County in 1920, just
after Okeechobee County offi-
cially created from a portion of
Osceola County in 1917. Her
father was Sidney Lowe. She
went to school in the Basinger
Schoolhouse that now houses
the Okeechobee Historical
Museum out on S.R. 98.
"They had two rooms and
two teachers then" she
remembered. "Pearl Pearce
was one of the teachers. I went
to school through eighth grade
and that was about all there
was out in the country back
then. Of course in the cities
they had high schools, but not
in the country.
She married Harris Sills and
they had ten children: Henry,
Shirley, Wilma Lamar were
born in Highlands County at
what is now called the Edna
Pearce Lockett Estate on the
west bank of the Kissimmee


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history




River. Sidney worked in the cit-
rus groves (part of these groves
can still be seen on the proper-
ty) Lottie kept house for the
family in the smaller house to
the west of the Lockett home.
"We moved back to Okee-
chobee to a house near what is
now Treasure Island," said
Mrs. Sills. Keep in mind, Taylor
Creek was a meandering
stream, which flowed freely
into Lake Okeechobee.
"You remember Aunt Meri-
da Raulerson? She delivered
my children. She was so won-


derful, she was the best!" she
recalled.
Merida (Drawdy) Raulerson
had moved to Tantie with her
husband, William, son of Noel
Rabun Rabun Raulerson, Jr. in 1903.
Merida was born in Georgia in
1880 and moved with her par-
ents, George and Emily
Drawdy, to Fort Drum during
the 1890's.
She soon became an indis-
pensable member of the Tantie
settlement as a midwife. Meri-
da had no formal medical edu-
cation; years of experience in
primitive conditions gave her
sound medical training with
just a third grade education.
She used neither rubber gloves
nor forceps, but reported that
she "never lost a single baby."
"I had the rest of my chil-
dren right here and Aunt Meri-
da delivered them all: Mabel,
Jack, Barbara, Leon, Hugh,"
she said with a faraway look.
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stands on the Lockett estate on the west bank of the Kissim-
mee River. Lottie and her former daughter-in-law, Jane went
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Community Events


- asonic Lodge hosting hog roast
. Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
. will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, March
31, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggest-
ed donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
_ tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-
2071.

. 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
April 2.


"" AARP offers free tax service
* AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-fil-
^-a ing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m.
a 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
-6 Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the
return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.


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OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for 4
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must
live in the OUA service area.
*To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.B.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or holot
an elective position with the government of the City of Okeechobee
or Okeechobee County.

SFWMD to host meeting on water shortage
OKEECHOBEE Due to persistent dry conditions and water
restrictions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
will hold a meeting on the current water shortage at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N., on Wednesday, Feb.
21.
The meeting will be from 6 until 9 p.m.
Marina owners, bait shop owners, fishing guides, campground
operators and other recreation-based businesses are encouraged to
attend to learn more about and discuss the current water shortage
and to learn more about the Aquatic Plant Management Program on
Lake Okeechobee.
For information, contact Missie Barletto at (863) 462-5260, ext.
3006; or, mbarlett@sfwmd.gov.

Dance slated for Feb. 23
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a danco
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.

Local WVa. day is planned
OKEECHOBEE The annual W.Va. covered dish dinner will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the fellowship hall at First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fifth St.
Meat will be provided.
For information, call Phyllis Stone at (863) 467-8636.


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
YMS concession worker
Drema Brewer, guidance counselor at Yearling Middle
School, sold snacks and drinks during the sixth grade fun
basketball game last Friday morning at YMS.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
YMS game time
Yearling Middle School's sixth grade girls took on the
sixth grade boys in a fun basketball game recently at the
YMS gym. The game took place last Friday morning prior
to the school's early dismissal day.


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School Menu


Okeechobee County
School District
February 19-23
Monday:
NO SCHOOL/Presidents' Day
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Breakfast:
Cereal &\\\' toast
Apple cinnamon bagel stick
Lunch:
Egg roll w/fried rice
4Ham & cheese sandwich
Chef's salad
Corn
Fruit cocktail
,Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing


Wednesday, Feb. 21
Breakfast:
Cereal & Cinn. toast
Breakfast chicken
patty biscuit
Lunch:
Cheeseburger w/bun
Sliced turkey w/bun
Tater tots
Peaches
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing
Thursday, Feb. 22
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Pancake & sausage wrap
Lunch:
Shepherd's pie w/biscuit
Chicken patty w/ bun


Chef's salad
Mixed vegetables
Applesauce
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing
Friday, Feb. 23
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Egg & cheese pocket'
Lunch:
Stuffed crust cheese or pepperoni
Baked potato w/cheese
Chef's salad
California blend vegetables
Diced pears
Fresh fruit
Salad cup /Ranch dressing
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes:


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Community Events

Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has
scheduled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles
tournament will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions
will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There will be cash
prizes for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team (dou-
bles) and $10 for each in the single division. Tournament rules can
be picked up at the First United Methodist Church. To sign up call
Jim at (863) 763-4021 or (863) 447-2715.
DuPuis to host program on bats
DuPuis Management Area will present a program about Flori-
da's bats and their importance to our ecosystem at the Visitor's
Center, 23500 S.W Kanner Highway, Canal Point, on Saturday, Feb.
24, at 10 a.m. Cynthia W. Marks, co-founder of the Florida Bat Con-
servancy, will share the true nature of Florida Bats. The event is
free. For information call Kim Kanter at 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339;
or, kkanter@sfwmd.,gov.
Links tourney benefits Ranch
The Peoria Investment Group (P.I.G.S.) League of the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club will sponsor a benefit 18-hole golf
tournament for Real Life Children's Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 24.
The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost
to enter is $50 per person, or $200 per team. Sponsorships are
available at $100 per tee. Entry fees will include golf and lunch. All
proceeds will go directly to the care and operation of the Ranch.
For information, contact Okeechobee Golf and Country Club at
(863) 763-6228.
Sale benefits D.A.R. scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Chapter of the DA.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 Okeechobee Live-
stock Market, 1055 U.S. 98 North.
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.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will hold
an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 8 until 11
a.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., for a
donation of $5. The breakfast is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Mary Ann at (863) 634-8087.
Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold a concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A
New Song International. The group is made up of members from
Chile, Hungary and Romania and will be in their national dress
while singing and playing traditional instruments during the first
half of the concert. The second half will focus on the tremendous
way God has been working in their country and the challenges of
being witness for the Lord.
Orchid program slated for Feb. 26
Learn about orchids or share your knowledge at the Okee-
chobee Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N., on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7
p.m.
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.
Reservations are not required. The group will be in the large dining
room.




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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-
sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumher at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320..
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone
just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-
9201 or (863) 697-9718.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 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, 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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call
Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
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 Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, Information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.


Letter to the Editor


Shameful act
Hospice had a one-day yard
sale on Friday, Jan. 19. I1 paid for
two matching small book cases.
The volunteer put my name on
them and marked them paid. I did
not have my truck and since they
would not be open Saturday, she
said I could pick them up Mon-
day.
When I went Monday to pick
them up there were gone! We
looked everywhere and a volun-
teer called several other volun-
teers and asked them about them.
No one knew what happened to


them.
Apparently they were stolen
over the weekend. The thieves
not only stole from me they
stole from Hospice, because they
replaced the book cases with
other items.
How could you steal from
such a worthwhile organization
as Hospice? Did you ever think
that one day you may need their
services and they may have to
say: "Sorry, we're out of
resources and can't help you?"
Shame. Shame on you.

Anna Jane O'Steen


Community Events

Sheepdog Trial benefits FFA club
Sunday, Feb. 18, will be the final day of competition at the 10th
Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th
St. Competition starts at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person or $15 a
carload. All proceeds benefit the Okeechobee High School F.F.A.

Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will be hosting their annual church homecoming on Sunday,
Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, a
noon meal and special singing afterwards. All who have been a
part of the church's past and present are invited. For information,
call (863) 634-0344.

Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
hold gospel meetings beginning Sunday, Feb. 18, through Wednes-
day, 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 Stu-
art. For information, call (863) 763-4477.

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

Blackwood Brothers will be in concert
The Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
present the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in concert on Tuesday,
Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-7858.

Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and safe-
ty 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 Wednes-
day, March 28. All classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m. -

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

Show benefits camp for ill kids
The KOA Variety Show "A Wonderful World" will have the Bob
Roberts Society Band at the Orange Grove, the Happy Hoofers and
other variety acts Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22, 23 & 24, at
the KOA convention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6
p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door.
All proceeds benefit the KOA Care Camp Charity, a summer camp
for kids with cancer.

Local fair group to meet Feb. 22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting
Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office on
U.S. 98. All those interested in the upcoming county fair are invited.
The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Chamber hosting gun safety class
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave., will host a gun safety and handling class in their offices on
Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The second segment of the class will
be held at a shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24. Class participants
will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the range
from there. For information, contact the Chamber office at (863)
763-6464.

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

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

Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon in the meeting room
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Christian church will host revival
Westside Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W, will hold their 2007
revival services on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at 6 p.m. Ser-
vices on Sunday, Feb. 25, will begin at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will
be Reverend Louis Hall of Patrick Springs, Va. For information, call
(863) 467-2278.

Oak-Fest slated for Friday, Feb. 23
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold a free fam-
ily fun night at Oak-Fest on Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
Oak-Fest will provide food, crafts and games for everyone. There
will also be hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, balloons, face paint-
ing, rock-climbing wall, inflatables, horses, petting zoo, clowns,
live musical entertainment and more. For information, call (863)
763-1699.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 18, 2007


OPINION








The Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 18, 2007


IRCC offers

veterinary

program

FORT PIERCE Many jobs
for veterinary technicians go
unfulfilled because of a shortage
of qualified technicians. In fact,
the Florida Labor Market fore-
cast predicts an 18 percent
increase in the number of veteri-
nary technician positions by
r 2010.


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To respond to the need for
these skilled professionals, Indi-
an River Community College
(IRCC) has joined with St.
Petersburg College to offer an
Associate in Science degree pro-
gram in Veterinary Technology.
Information about the pro-
gram, financial aid and entrance
requirements will be provided at
a free information session on
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m. in
the Health Science Center, room
107, at the IRCC main campus at
3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
"The Veterinary Technician
program enables students to
combine their love of animals
with a rewarding health care
career, and the program pro-
vides an innovative new educa-
tional opportunity for Treasure
Coast residents," said Jane
Cebelak, IRCC assistant dean of
Health Sciences.
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 learning.
The Associate in Science
degree in this field qualifies stu-
dents to take the necessary certi-
fication examinations in all
states. After completion of the
program, students will be pre-
pared to work with a variety of
veterinary practices including
avian and exotic animal prac-
tice, clinical specialty referral
practice, companion, animal
practice, equine practice, live-
stock practice, as well as phar-
maceutical sales and marketing.
The salary range for a veteri-
riar\ ichrniciar, rN picallv irah'ges'
from approximately $222,000 toi
$43,0U0 per year. "" :
For more information, call
the IRCC Information Call Center
at 1-866-866-4722.
The Corporate and Commu-
nity Training Institute at IRCC
offers continuing education,
professional development and
training for new careers in a vari-
ety of fields.
Area residents can train to
become an accredited claims
adjuster (ACA) through a two-
weekend course which began
Feb. 17. The course complies
with Department of Insurance
regulations and course com-
pleters can receive a 5-20 or 6-20
Adjusters license, without 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
education for salespersons and
brokers.
The post-licensing course is
required for real estate sales
associates before their first
license renewal and will run for
three weekends 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
Society of Notaries and their pro-
fessional instructor will facilitate
this three-hour course held on
Thursday, March 8, from 6 until 9
p.m.


March of Dimes Fundraiser
Great American RVs and Riverside Bank team up to raise funds to support the March of
Dimes, WalkAmerica that will be held March 31, 2007. Tickets for a 90 cc Adly four-wheel-
er (not pictured) will be on sale for $10 each at Riverside Bank at 1506 S Parrott Ave. Rep-
resentatives on hand for the announcement of the donation were: (left to right) Cecilia
Elliott, Kristy Crawford, from Riverside Bank, Michael Braman, Great American RVs gen-
eral manger, Tabitha Trent and Angela King, from Riverside Bank, and March of Dimes
representative Jennifer Busbin.


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Jamie Tindall, Amanda Heil, and Erin Willie. Girls in the front row (in no particular order),
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6 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 18,2007


Florida begins a FDLE registry in Spanish


Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Commissioner Ger-
ald Bailey unveiled enhance-
ments to the state's Sex Offend-
er/Predatory Registry Web site
which now for the first time
allows users to view the site in
Spanish. Florida is the first state
in the country to provide full sex
offender/predator information
on the Web in both English and
Spanish.
"FDLE's registry is one of the
most publicly accessed areas of
our Web site and we're commit-
ted to putting in place the best
tools available to maximize that
access," said Commissioner Bai-
ley. "Citizens rely on having accu-
rate and updated information
available to them to make edu-
cated decisions about their safety


and the safety of their families."
FDLE partnered with Trusted
Translations, Inc., a leading Eng-
lish to Spanish translation
agency, to make all the informa-
tion on the Sex Offender/Preda-
tor Web site, www.flsexoffdend-
er.net, also available to users in
Spanish. The state's Sex Offend-
er/Predator Web site averages
more than 500,000 searches ,per
month.
In recent years FDLE has
expanded the Web site to include
additional reference information,
links to out of state registries and
photographs .of absconders. In
2005, the Department added a
neighborhood search function
that allows users to enter pny
address in Florida and searchithe
registry for sexual offender/pred-


ator registrants within a one to
five mile radius. It also generates
maps of where each sex offender
and predator resides. Last year,
FDLE launched a new feature
that provides information on
vehicles and/or vessels registered
to sexual offenders/predators.
"Florida has made it a priority
to ensure that citizens can readily
obtain information about regis-
tered sexual offenders and pred-
ators," said Governor Charlie
Crist. "Putting the Web site in the
Spanish language will reach an
even broader population of our
state and is another step forward
on what is a continuing journey
and ongoing commitment to
make Florida a safer place."
Through the Public Safety
Information Act of 1997, Florida


became the first state to list sex-
ual offenders and predators on
the Internet and to make the
same information available
through a 24-hour/day hotline.
Florida is the only state to have
received an A plus rating by the
national child advocacy group
Parent's for Megan's Law for its
comprehensive registration and
community notification pro-
grams. The FDLE Sex Offend-
er/Predator Registry currently
houses data on more than
40,000 registered sex offenders
and predators. Citizens can
learn more about the registry by
visiting www.flsexoffender.net
or by calling the toll-free hotline
at 1-888-357-7332.


FDLE reveals results of ex offender/predator sweep
Florida Department of Law warrants were in place fori an our communities safe and find ply with registration laws is a
Enforcement Commissioner additional 614 absconders. phe those individuals who elude law third-degree felony.
Gerald Bailey announced results mission of the opera ion enforcement." Through the Public Safety
of a recent statewide effort to focused on locating absconded The SOAP was a coordinated Information Act of 1997, Florida
locate, and where appropriate, sexual offenders and predators, effort between FDLE, sheriff's became the first state to list sex-
arrest individuals who have arresting those who were non- offices, police departments, ual offenders and predators on
absconded from Florida's sexual compliant, and verifying (the Department of Corrections, and the Internet and to make the
offender/predator registry. The whereabouts of many others, the U.S. Marshal's Office that same information available
Sexual Offender Apprehension "Florida's law enforcement began on Sept. 14, 2006, and through a 24-hour/day hotline.
Program (SOAP) resulted in the community is committed to concluded Jan. 26, 2007. Efforts This week, FDLE unveiled
location of 458 absconders. Of tracking down those individuals to track and locate sexual enhancements to the firs ite which
these absconders, 172 were who abscond from the state's offenders and predators will be to view the site in Spanish.
arrested and 286 were verified as sex offender/predator registra- ongoing by all Florida law users to viewthe site in Spanish.
deceased, incarcerated, deter- tion," said FDLE Commissioner enforcement agencies. The FDLE Sex Offender/Predator
mined to be no longer living in Bailey. "Although Operation Under the Jessica Lunsford on more than 40,000 registered
Florida, or located and regis- SOAP has concluded, this is not Act, sexual offenders/predators sex offenders and predators. Cit-
tered in accordance with the the end of our efforts. We will are required to re-register in per- izens can search for offenders
law. The operation also ensured continue to work hard to keep son twice a year. Failure to com- and predators residing in their


community .by visiting
www.floridasexoffender.net. For
Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith or Kristen Pere-
zluha FDLE Office of Public
Information (850) 410-7001.








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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Ida Curtis
2007 Ladies Golf Invitational winners
The Okeechobee Ladies Golf Association held their :2007 Invitational on Feb. 2 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club.
First place winners were (left to right) Fran Dierig, Marylyn Sears, Ida Curtis, and Joyce Huffman. Other results are Clos-
est to pin-(2) Fran Dierig, (8) Barb Smithberger, (11) Jean Williams and (17) Carol Seiser. Closest to line-(1) Ida Curtis.
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year's PGA Merchandise Show that
will help your and my golf game. I
did try all the latest geometric driv-
ers. It is hip to be square. And some
new irons and putters. Plus plenty
of teaching and learning aids.
There was one thing that actual-
ly changed my golfing life that I
encountered at the show. If you
read this column, you probably
know that my long game is pretty
decent. Where I really need help
has been with the flat stick..
So, my very first day in Orlando,
at the Tour Edge tournament, I dis-
covered the secret to improving my
putting. It may have helped our
team tie for first in the event. It was-
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mate.
You see a last minute substitu-
tion to my team was a fellow
named Roger Gunn. As a player,
Roger is quite accomplished, hav-
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the Nike Tour and even twice in the
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ble that has many good players,
you need to sink some putts. The
format had us playing the best ball
off the tee, then our own ball to the
hole, then posting the two best
scores. So, we couldn't depend on
Roger's play alone.
Luckily, Roger has ,quite a
resume as a teaching professional
too. He has taught professionals
such as Tom Lehman, Steve Pate
and Trevor Dodds. And Hollywood


stars, including Will Smith, Pierce
Brosnan and Gary Sinise, to name
a few.
After watching me yip away on
the front nine, either Roger wanted
to help the team or just got tired of
watching me hack. He asked me to
ditch the cart and take a long walk
down the fairway with him.
Roger then proceeded to
explain where my putting stroke
has gone wrong. He had me
increase my backstroke and follow
through with an equal finish. Long
and smooth. Take two or three
practice strokes then put the exact
same stroke on the ball.
Now I've had many putting les-
sons before. They all made sense at
the time. None had any long-term
effect. This was different.
I began putting better immedi-
ately and contributed to our great
finish. Better yet, I've played several
times since and am still putting like
never before. This past weekend I
shot my lowest score ever.
I'll still provide you with the
details about all the great equip-
ment that will help your game, but


the real tip here is that without a
correct stroke, it will not matter.
Find a recommended teaching
professional. Practice what you
have learned. Then investigate the
new equipment.
Roger Gunn works out of Cali-
fornia, but he does have a great
series of teaching lessons on DVD.
He explains every facet of the
game in plain simple talk. Now that
I have my putting stroke down, I'm
using his DVD to work on the rest
of my game.
Check out some free tips and
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Yrlngs
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218 250-300
20 15 300-350
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New Healthy Start Campaign Launched


OKEECHOBEE, FL Pre/Interconception Care

4 Campaign is launched by the Okeechobee County

Healthy Start Coalition.

The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be present-
ing a three-part news series on Pre/Interconception care to provide
women, men and teens of child-bearing age with educational infor-
mation and counseling on how to reduce certain risk factors that
3 affect there health and promote optimal health outcome.


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Birth Defects


Prevention network.


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Folic Acid In Women


If a woman has enough Folic
Acid in her body before she is preg-
nant, it can help prevent major
birth defects of her baby's brain
and spine. These birth defects are
called spina bifida (nueral tube
defects, or NDT's). Studies by the
March of Dimes indicate that the
neural tube is the embryonic struc-
ture that develops into the brain
and spinal cord, and is often called
"open spine". Spina Bifida affects
the backbone and, sometimes, the
spinal cord. Each year in the
United States, thousands of babies
suffer paralysis or die due to the
consequences of serious birth
defects that affect the spinal cord or
the brain. Fifty to seventy-five per-
cent of these cases could have been
avoided if the mother would have
consumed enough Folic Acid
before and after becoming preg-
nant.
Specifically, the need for Folic
Acid intake is predominant among
Latinas. ,Latin babies in.the_.LS,.are
at a greater risk (1.5 to 2 times) of
being born with a neural tube
defect (NTD). The CDC reports
that Latinas in the U.S. consume the
least amount of Folic Acid com-


Folic Acid In Men AA


Studies by the University of
Florida conclude various rea-
sons why Folic Acid is impor-
tant for men. These are:
* It contributes to overall health
and vitality
* It may lower risk for heart dis-
ease and certain cancers such as
colon cancer.
Men planning to become
fathers need to monitor their
Folic Acid. intake as well.
According to an article in the
Bottom Line Yearbook (2004),
low Folic Acid levels in males.


pared to other ethnic groups.
Studies conducted by the Spina
Bifida Association (SBA) and other
research firms indicate that many
women, Latinas in particular, have
incorrect notions about Folic Acid.
Following are some misconcep-
tions and truths about Folic Acid.
1. Myth: Taking multivitamins
increases your appetite and makes
you gain weight.
Fact: Taking a multivitamin is part
of a healthy diet and does not make
you gain weight.
2. Myth: As long as you have a
healthy diet and exercise while you
are pregnant, your child will be
born healthy.
Fact: Some women do everything
right during pregnancy, but due to
other things like genetics or envi-
ronmental factors, may still have a
child with a birth defect.
3. Myth: There is no history of
Spina Bifida in my family, so I don't
have to take Folic Acid.
Fact: Ninety-five _percent;, of
Spina Bifida cases occur in families
without a history.
4. Myth: I don't plan on getting
pregnant any time soon, so I don't
have to take Folic Acid every day.


Fact: Half of all pregnancies in
the US are not planned, so it is
important to take Folic Acid every
day.
Researchers found that Folic
Acid protects against cervical can-
cer and is necessary for proper syn-
thesis of RNA and DNA. It is found
in beets, cabbage, dark leafy veg-
etables, eggs, dairy products, citrus
fruits, grains, nuts and most fish.
In 1992, the U.S. Public Health
Service published a recommenda-
tion that all women between 15 and
45 years of age should consume 0.4
mg (400 micrograms) of Folic Acid
per day. This recommendation was
published because studies showed
that half of U.S. pregnancies are
unplanned and because birth
defects occur very early in pregnan-
cy (3-4 weeks after conception)
before most women even know
they are pregnant. Both men and
women who plan to have children
should increase their Folic Acid
intake for the sake of their baby-to-
be.-


has been linked to low sperm
count, and some studies suggest
deficiency can also damage
DNA carried by the sperm. Such
damaged DNA could lead to
chromosomal damage in a fetus.
Scientists from the University
of Alabama Medical Center
found that smokers whose lung
cells were injured had low levels
of both Folic Acid and vitamin
B12. A nutrition study conduct-
ed on 5.05o men tound that
those n ith low le- els ot the \ ita-
mmin were t'9 percent more likely
to hate died from heart prob-
lems


Folic Acid for Children & Teenagers
Children can get the Folic Acid they need by eating enriched grain foods and taking a mul-
tivitamin. The Institute of Medicine. National Academy of Sciences, has established the fol-
lo% ing Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for tolate:
Dietary Recommended
Allowance (RDA)/
Age Group Micrograms DFE* per day
Infants 0-6 months 65**
Infants 7-12 months 80**
Children 1-3 years 150 micrograms
Children 4-8 years 200 micrograms
Children 9-13 years 300 micrograms
*DFE = Dietary Folate Equivalents
** Adequate Intake Value
According to the Florida Folic Acid Coalition. Folic Acid is necessary in teenagers for growth
and development of their bodies. The recommended RDA for both boys and girls in their
teens is 400 micrograms or the dietary folate equivalent (DFE). Specifically, getting enough
Folic Acid is important tor teenage and younger girls since their bodies begin to prepare for
future motherhood.


Did



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Know?


One of the most important B9 vitamins to
help maintain a healthy body is Folic
Acid. Folic Acid is necessary for the
reproduction of cell growth in the body. It
plays a key role in the growth of healthy
new cells within the hair, skin, nails, and
red blood cells.



Folic Acid Is Great


For Everyone!
Researchers and medical experts have discovered
that Folic Acid provides many of the following ben-
efits when added to our diet:

* Helps to combat acne and canker sores
* May lowers risk of certain cancers (breast, cervical.
larynx, and colon cancers)
* May reduce the risk of birth defects
* May reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
* Is a preventative source against anemia
* Helps prevent injuries to lung issue and retard the
development of cancer among cigarette smokers
* Used in liquid form, may contribute to the prevention of
gingivitis
* Nourishes the brain in the aging process.
* May help in the treatment of depression.

Research at the University of Florida suggests that
the natural folate found in food is usually called
food folate, and is not as easily absorbed by the
body as Folic Acid. However, food folate still pro-
vides many benefits and can help protect against
heart disease and colon cancer. In addition, a diet
high in food folate is usually low in fat and choles-
terol and high in fiber. Some of these foods are:


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Frequently Asked

QuestionS
Q. Can women get too much Folki
Acid?
It's unlikely that women will be hurt
from getting too much Folic Acid. We
don't know of an\ amount that is dan-
gerous et, for most women, consum-
ing more than 1.000 mcg of Folic Acid
daily is ot no benefit Unless their doc-
tor adi ises them to take more, most
%omen should limit the amount thev
take to 1.000 mcg a da).
Q. i\7iy can't I wait until I'm preg-
nant or planning to get pregnant to
start talking Folic A.cid?
Birth defects or the brain and spine
happen in the first few weeks of preg-


nancy; often before a woman finds out
she is pregnant. By the time she real-
izes she is pregnant, it might be too late
to prevent those birth defects.
Q. I can't swallow large pills. How
can I take a vitamin with Folic Acid?
These days, multivitaminms with
Folic Acid come in chewable chocolate
or fruit flavors, liquids, and oval or
smaller round pills. A single serve ing of
many breakfast cereals also has the
amount of Folic Acid that women need
each day. Check the label! Look for
cereals that have 100".% daily value
(D\) of Folkz Acid.
Q. How can I remember to take a vita-
min with Folic Acid every day?
You may combine taking a vitamin
with another habit. Taking a vitamin
when brushing your teeth, or with


your morning breakfast may make it
easier to remember. Seeing the vita-
min bottle on the bathroom oi kitchen
counter could help to remember it.
'iou might E\ en Like a vitanun %.. hien
your clduMiren take theirs That sets a
good eainmple1
Q. I itiiiins cost too inuchi. How can
I get the vitamin u-ith Folic Acid that
I need?
ManN\ stoi__otte .n a snglefolic Acid
.suppl-ment lor iuLt pe-nnies a da\
Another po.-d ihoicc i- a store brand
multivitainm lch includes mo:>re ot
the vitanuiis a ioman need each daN
Unless heI doctor suggests a ip[-cial
type, she does not have to choose
among vitamins foi women or active
people, or one to go with a low carbo-
hydrate diet. A basic multivitamin
meets the needs of most women.


The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition,
in coordination with the
March of Dimes
Vitagrant@ will have free
vitamins with Folic Add
available to women of
childbearing age. Please
contact the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition at
(863) 462-5877 for
information.


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are as follows:
Theatre I -"Bridge to Terabithia"
(PG) 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
Thursdayat 2, 4:15, 7and9 p.m.
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Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
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p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
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CEMETERY PLOTS, 3 adjoin-
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chobee Estates, last seen on
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JACK RUSSELL (f): Black & Call Cli
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863-357-7480 877-3E
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A/C Service Tech/Installer
w/min. 3 yrs. exp. Clean Driv-
ers Lic., DFW. Good pay/bene-
fits. 401 K (863)763-8391
COL DRIVER WANTED: Class
A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good pay! Call now!
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agents. Call 863-467-2100
EXPERIENCED ROOFERS
Must have own tools and
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pay based on experience.
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Feed Wagon
Operator Needed
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWR Call
(863)763-2279, 9am-Noon
JUVENILE
PROBATION OFFICER
SUPERVISOR
Position located in Okeecho-
bee County. Must have good
communication and writing
skills, be willing to work with
youth and represent the Dept.
of Juvenile Justice in our local
court system. Must have re-
liable transportation and com-
plete a six week training
certification course. Bachelors
Degree req. For more details
and application process, log
on to: httos://eoulefirst.
mvflorida.com/logon.htm
KENNEL ASST Human So-
ciety of Highlands County.
Responsibilities: Cleaning of
kennels & care of dogs &
cats. Must be 21. Five days
per week, Sun-Thur. Benefits
avail. No ph. calls. Pick up
appli. Tue-Sat 11am-4pm at
7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.
Sebring, Fla.
RECEPTIONIST: Excellent
communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @ Adron
Fence 2762 NW 4th St.,Okee.


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Utility Operator / Mechanics
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air,
ammonia refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Also need mechanics with working knowledge of
hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus process-
ing equipment. High school or equivalent, shift work and
weekends required.
Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits,and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @
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SHOP MECHANIC
King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401 (k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257


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

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

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


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Experience required
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PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS
AND STEAMFITTERS
Must be able to assemble,
install, alter, and repair
pipelines or pipe systems
that carry water, steam,
air, or other liquids or gas-
es. May install heating
and cooling equipment and
mechanical control sys-
tems. Contact Armitage
Plumbing LLC, at
(386)423-5800, 1502 In-
dustrial Rd., Edgewater, Fl
32132. Armitage Plumb-
ing LLC is an equal op-
portunity employer"




SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)

For Busy Restaurant

Apply Within
1111 S. ParrotAve.
DFWP
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Care, Services.
Now taking applications
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LABORATORY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST (job located in
Okeechobee, FL) to perform medical laboratory tests,
procedures and experiments; Conduct analyses of blood
and blood products, tissues, secretions and excretions of
the human body including urine, spinal fluid, peritoneal
and pleural fluids using various chemical, hematologic,
microscopic, parasitologic, bacteriologic, serologic, his-
topathologic and other laboratory procedures and tech-
niques, either manual or automated, in accordance with
established protocols to aid physicians in the diagnosis,
study and treatment of diseases and in the promotion of
health in general; Evaluate requested procedures to deter-
mine suitability of specimen for analysis and/or request
new specimen if determined unsuitable; Prepare reagents
and primary reference materials; Calibrate, standardize,
adjust and maintain instruments; Conduct quality control
procedures on equipment, reagents and products; Main-
tain proper records for quality control reports. Require:
Bachelor=s degree in Medical Technology with 2 yrs of
exp in the job offered. Must have a current Medical Tech-
nologist license with the State of Florida. Competitive
salary offered; 11 pm to 7:30 am, Sun-Thu; 40 hrs/week.
Send resume to: Alycin Lewis, Integrated Regional La-
boratories, 5361 NW 33rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33309; Attn: Job GO.



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ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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TIRE CHANGER Exp. pref.
but will train,must have valid
DL w/clean record. Avail. for
on-call 24hrs. Competitive
pay! F/T position. Total Road-
side Svcs. 863-634-5094
WANTED
Bookkeeper Call
Days 863-634-7552
Night 863-763-5321
WELDER'S HELPER
Some welding exp.
necessary. (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700
Your new home could be
In today's paper. lHae
you looked for It?


MEDICAL ASSISTANT
needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on
lob. Excellent benefit plan
(863)467-8708 or call
(863)467-9400.








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812 E. North Park St.
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Office: (863) 763-9400
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



DEAN'S COMPUTER SERVICE
Affordable Computer Repair
Home/small office.
All work guaranteed.
Free pick up & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155

2 hours for $50
In your home
Network & Office PC's
(772)519-6236
Ask for Ron


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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OBSCENE Rust Bof Sndw'!eh


BAR & GRILL
DAIY LUNCH SPEO LS


World Famous
Broasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.44t .E.


JACK S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work,
Call 863-467-4734


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JSJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
U Room Additions Florida Rooms
S Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631) 634-2044


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, February 18, 2007


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glaswar, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Dralpes, Une & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Sa~tefte 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To 9 Games 730
Wasted to Buy 740




DUCTLESS 10K BTU AIR
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
(863)983-4314 Clewiston


SLIDE PROJECTOR- Screen, 3
slide cases. All excellent
condition. $60.
(863)357-0835 Jonnie
Fkd It taster. Sell It soon-
er in the classflteds


DEEP FREEZER: Frigidaire, up-
right, 17.5 cu ft, excellent
condition, auto defrost,
white. $175.863-763-1055
REFRIGERATOR, Almond,
works great. $175
(863)357-6315,
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
(239)657-5760'.. .
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-824-6712


STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
$75. (863)824-6712
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, over 10 years old but in
good working condition.
100/both. (863)763-2458



FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
(863)763-7548
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
(863)675-7350

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed a& nsured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $65
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



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


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


PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-.
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677
WINTER COAT: Liz Claiborne,
black, full length, size 6.
$50.863-447-0002
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
(239)440-3327


COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of.
will sell separately.
863-484-0289
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30GB, 256K RAM, CURW,
speakers & more. $400.
863-763-5316
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4inl
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
separately. (954)237-4846
Clewiston


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


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
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill,
oak, with 6 chairs, exc.
cond. $300 or best offer.
(561)914-6511
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
-Never used. Asking $1000.
(863)532-1351
HEADBOARDS / RAILS (2):
Wrought iron, 1 king, 1 queen,
exc cond. $125 or will sell
separately. 863-983-7011
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch,
chair & ottoman. $300.
863-675-8141
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent!
$425/all! 863-673-5256
LOVESEAT FRAME, Custom
made, cypress, $300
(239)340-8503
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
ate. (863)612-5283
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
wolves. $200
(239)340-8503
RECLINER, Medium gray with
thin blue lines. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TV STAND- solid wood,
bought at Rustic Furniture
$300 (863)634-7629
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499


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NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622



GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10
clubs. $185.863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
condition. $20.
(863)634-3659


LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $400
neg. (863)763-7161
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
arate(502)931-8101
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
(304)667-7855
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
$375 (937)215-0307



NORDIC TRACK, Back &
stomach machine. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
$150. (863)697-1486
TREADMILL- Preform Ad-
vanced. Heart rate monitor,
cool air fan, cushioned deck
$475 (863)763-0625
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-,
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184


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



PATIO FURNITURE, Redwood,
includes slider & 2 seatees.
$75. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213
PATIO TABLE- 42"x60" & 4
chairs. $100. or best offer.
(863)467-4567
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
green & white stripe chairs.
150. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213


BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
$600. (863)675-6347
HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
863-635-7273
SCOOTER, CRAFTMATIC 4 whi.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$1500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
SCOOTER- Handicap, Very
good condition. $350.
(239)986-0296 Immokalee
area. .


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



BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
(863)763-1521 .
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
: keys. Good condition. $75.
S(863)763-4821
PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
with bench. Good condition.
$475.(863)763-2601



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


BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
dame & sire on location
$1200 (863)646-7329
COCKATIEL, Home bred &
hand fed, very tame. $40
(863)634-8863.r..
CRITTER CAGE- for hamster
or small critter, metaVplastic,
w/all accessories, pd. $25,
sell$12.50. (302)735-7501
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
$75. (863)675-3793
Lady Gouldlan Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126


FLOPPY EARED RABBIT, 8
mos. old, large, red &
brown. $150 includes cage,
food, etc. (863)357-1310
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
863-675-1194
NETHERLAND DWARF RAB-.
BIT $15. (863)610-0843
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631


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



SUANA: Cedar, infrared, by
Airwall, 2 seater, like new.
Paid $3400, sacrifice $1695.
302-854-6502


POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls & que, $600
(863)983-4314 Clewlston



SOUND EQUIPMENT, Profes-
sional, Optimus, Peavey,
RCA, cassette duplicator &
more. $500 (863)763-3551
SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition.
$40. (239)440-3327
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
fer. (863)634-6476


BIG SCREEN 42", works
good, just needs a home,
400/neg. (863)634-1220
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
(863)674-1662
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& e-mail w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
(863)674-1662


HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
SPOT WELDER, with 13"
tongs, 220 amps, good con-
dition, $225. (863)357-5754
TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
$75 or best offer.
(863)674-5770
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
(863)675-7350
WELDER, Hobart, portable,
260 amp, $600
(863)634-5421


FOOTBALL TABLE, Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.
(863)467-8184
PLAY STATION II- Used. $30.
or best offer. (863)634-8708


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


MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)046-3123
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G.-Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture j



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Produots 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flower 865




FORD TRACTOR: 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
(863)467-4328


ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs.
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
mare. 863-357-3369
BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare
15 yr old rideable with 4 mo
old filly. $1500.
(863)467-7295 "
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old.
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
gentle. $1100.
(863)467-7295
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke /
trained, .roam, for 4H Club.
$1500 neg. 954,805-5133
HART GOOSENECK TRAILER,
'91, 3 stalls needs some
body work, $1800 or best
offer. (863)201-3492


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MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000 or best of-
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle
MINI MARE, very cute, current
on all shots, easy keeper,
$600. (863)763-3253 or
(561)718-1212
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
(863)697-2199
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
.(239)707-5423
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CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
$225;. (863)610-0412
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
$2500 (863)234-9595
LAWN MOWER: Craftsman,
rear engine, snapper, many
new parts, old but runs
good. $550.863-983-7807
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment, $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400. 863-675-8141
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft.
$75.(863)467-9744


COWS
39 Braford Cows
17 Calves
150 Black Cows (ages 3 6)
(863)990-1033
REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770


Rentals
'rL 1 & 11ENT


CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. Pets okay upon ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE: Lg lbr & 2br
In town, water access to lake,
No pets, $750/mo + util. 1st
& sec. (863)634-0322


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


BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,.
ake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mro., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR
RENT Be the first ones in!l
3/2, W/D, lawn & water
maint ncld, $1100, 1st, last
& $500 sec. 2 avail in Bass-
wood, Ist week in March
Small pets ok. Call
(561)723-0661
DUPLEX FOR RENT: 3br/lba
with laundry room. $775/mo.
1st, last & security of $500.
Call 863-763-4414.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/1ba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sac dep to move in.
No Dogsl Call 561-746-5852
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, spacious
CBS, in town, Ig fenced bk
yard, shed, $1200/mo 1st,
ast & sec. (863)467-7838
or(239)919-6445
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
Slade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &.sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/lba, cen-
tral air. $800 / mnth.
863-763-8058
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA/2 car
garage, wood floors through-
out, CA, Located at 792 SE
14th Ave. 1st, Last & sec.
Ref's a must. No pets.
$1100/mo. Option to Buy.
Drive by, if ou like, please call
(863)447-0897.
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-8683



-BRAND NEW OFFICES~
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831


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 1br
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $200. per wk. Min. down
Call 863-634-1802
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appi's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345



BASSINGER: Klssilmee River,
2 BR 1 BA, New Firs. & Kitch-
en, Tiled Screen Rm., Carport,
New shed, load ramp & docks.
$69,900. or best offer. Call
863-357-2723/305-582-7731
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
LABELLE: 1986 FLEETWOOD,
14 x 48 Model, 2BD/1BA,
Great Condition! $7,900
(239)872-7665
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All apple Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$18,000. Call (863)763-7176
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1BA, with
FL room, 14x48 concrete car-
port, 8x12 outbuilding w/dou-
le sink & washer/dryer, fish
cleaning station, grapefruit,
orange & banana trees, a/c
with heat, furniture Included,
immediate possession In adult
park, Inquire at Lot 134 at
own & Country Park.
(615)804-2474, or
(863)763-2166.
PARK MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
Stevens, 78 West. Immed occ.
$20K. 859-582-6943


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Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


Fixer Upper, selling as is, well
& septic incl., 3BR/2BA, on
private lot, good neighbor-
hood, $60,000.
863)261-2307 or
863)763-1550
GLADES CO: 1.00 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba manu-
factured home & lot. Home is
in good condition, includes all
appliances, central air & heat,
new kitchen and bath cabinets,
new carpeting, flooring, light-
ing, and completely repainted
inside. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con-
nectlons for stay over RV.
$85,000 negotiable.
813-453-6990 813-376-4537


OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$245,000.253-221-5911
Platt's Bluff, 5+/- ac vacant
land (Okee City, near Kiss
River) 3BR MH on-site, 1h
ac. pond & 4200 sq. ft.
house pad. Scenic, shady
lot (oaks, fruit trees).
See ad online @
www.fsbo.conm/listV92114
$200k.(863)467-1169
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Buckhead Ridge, not far
from Rim Canal. Can be
seen at 4 Canal Way. Sold
AS IS. Can inquire at
21 Canal Way, Okeechobee.


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


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


Damon, 1999: 21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof In
LaBelle, Must See! $6500.
239-633-2159
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
863-467-9621


ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see. $5500 (561)670-3636
BASS BOAT '88: 16, Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
new 15hp mercy, trolling mo-
tor, has oars and good trail-
er. $1100.863-467-4328
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 Hf good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
(863)763-6138
PALM BEACH-'1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
(863)763-0144
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trIr, $6500 neg
(863)634-0164
STARCRAFT: Aluminum, 18ft
center console, 90 hp Johnson
motor & troll motor, full elec &
tri. $2000 (863)763-0728


ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9561
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection for RV's
$275.863-610-1120
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refrig, AC, full bath,
MWO, 4 jacks, $4500 or
best offer (863)467-6484
COUGAR '03, 5th Wheel,
28.5ft long with super slide &
attachments. $18,900. 2004
Dormax Diesel also avail.
(863)675-1474
Fifth Wheel Terry, '98, 27.5',
13 ft. slide, $10,000 will ne-
gotiate. See at KOA Camp-
round, Lot 40, Louisiana.
(570)449-5583
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & In good cond, reno-
vated n '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or.
205-395-6018.
NEAR LaBelle, 30 Ft.Fumished
w/built up roof. Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-189.1
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
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
carriage. 574-215-2663
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Excel-
lent condition. $500. or best
offer. (863)697-0158
REESE SLIDER 16k FIFTH
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784



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


HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
* 1993 Dyna Wide Glide
$9500 (863)634-9474
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250'01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
863-634-2423 Iv.msg.
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
$250. (863)532-9700
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
$650. (304)667-7855
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
ml., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
YOUTH CHOPPER,
45-50MPH, Good cond.
$550 or best offer.
(863)697-9649



DIRT BIKE, 2005 TTR 125,
with after market muffler,
exc. cond. $1600 or best
offer. (863)697-9649
FOUR WHEELER, 2004 Polaris
Predator 500, has Fox Rac-


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Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
alternator. $2500.
(561)983-3811
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $400 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg.
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE NEON 1997, 50 K mis.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)674-3314 LaBelle area.
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
Vanguard, $2500
(863)234-9595
FORD ESCORT 1995 Wagon,
Runs very good. $1400
(863)675-7758/234-9097
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
at 863-763-4903
HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FAST! $600.
(863)634-1664
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.
863-655-3436



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT, ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $850
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
(863)763-3451


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CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36"'t Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
offer. (772)370-0776
DODGE DURANGO '98- 4x4,
SLT, some body damage,
can be repaired, runs great
$4000 (863)509-3446
DQDGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2500.
(863)634-5421


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CHEVY TRANSMISSION DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
4L80E, $200. AC, pwr steering & brakes,
3863 467-5401 or auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
(772)359-2923 cond. $2500. 863-674-0467
K ....... .$28,995 CHEVY TRANSMISSION- NISSAN FRONTIER'02- V6,
4K $21,990 Granny, 4 speed, 'flywheel, auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
'I clutch & bell housing, $450 new tires, grey cloth interior
3K ...... .$18,900 (863)697-3895 $12000 (863)697-6077
8K ...... .$22,990 FRAME MOUNT TRAILER
5K ..... .$9,995 HITCH, Trailer weight limit, U li
......3500 lbs. $75
(863)467-0560 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98,
HOOD: Fis0 s_____ Limited Ed,, 4x4, 5.21, 99k
]. HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford mi., $5000. (863)763-5372
Van, new In box. $75.-
.$24,995 561-633-1371 JEEP PICKUP '90, needs ml-
nor rear end re pair & battery,
S......... $17,990 PLATE & BALL, For goose- 4300. (863)467-5401 or
$11,900 neck hitch mount in bedof )-3-2923
. . . . .$ truck, fits bed of Ford F350. (772)-39-2923
$250 Neg(863)517-0519
Vero Beach Mitsubishi RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
1, Vero Beach good condition, $1200. CHEVY LUMINA 93 Van, 3.1,
0-1277 863-634-4886 Iv.msg. Runs good. $1600
TIRES (4) Super Swamper (863)675-7758/234-9097
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450. CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
(863)697-0845 CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
S(863)697-0845 3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
Sbest offer. (863)447-5213
anytime
CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading DODGE CARAVAN 1994,
Utility body, low miles, runs $1200. or best offer.
great, $3500 neg., (863)674-3314 LaBelle area
(863)7634149 DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
S BIlo CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
i front end tires, toolbox. Ask- & battery, 185k mi., $1300
ing $6500. 386-559-0537 or best offer. (863)885-1026
CHEVY STEPSIDE, '97, runs TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
www.gilbert-golfcars.com great, red, 114k mi., lots of Good running condition.
extras, $5500 or best offer. $800. If interested, call
3-6434 (863)357-0516 863-610-1266. Van in Okee.
OkeechobeeFL34974 CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi., READING A
W heel one owner, new tires, NEWSPAPER
$6000. (812)989-3022 HELPS YOU
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JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4spd., Laramie, silver, loaded. THE COMMUNITY
soft top & doors. $1700 or "Ready to tow" behind a mo-
bestoffer. (772)370-0776 tor home. Blue ox hitch / 1
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mirrors & windshield: $2500 engine, gas, single cab.
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION
OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, February 27,
2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change In
zoning from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the
proposed classification of Residential Single Family (RSF). The
property owners and applicants are Jeffrey and Margaret Vest
and Earl and Angela Raulerson. The property Is located on SW
13th Street, east of SW 24th Avenue, and is more particularly
described as follows:
THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW %) OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE '/) OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW V) OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE V) OF SECTION 20,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS
THE NORTH 70.00 FEET THEREOF. AND THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SW '/) OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1'/) OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW ,4) OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE V4) OF SECTION 20,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND
ACROSS THE NORTH 70.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST
ONE-QUARTER (SW '/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER (NE '/) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
(SW /4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE I/) OF
SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, February
28, 2007 at 7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, '304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will .be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, Marbh 8, 2007 at 9:00 am In the
County Commission -Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2007-0656


Community Events


SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow
the community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker
will be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
with the Department of Education. The public is invited; For 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)
763-3536.

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

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

Yard sale benefits genealogical group
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will- hold a yard sale on
Saturday, March 3, at the Trading Post Flea Market, 3100 U.S. 441 S.,
starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the genealogical section of the
Okeechobee County Library. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674 to arrange for a pick.up.,

Church hosting gospel concert
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, will present McMillan &
Life in a Southern gospel concert on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. A free
potluck supper is open to the public and will be held from 5 until 6
p.m., prior to the concert. This concert will precede a week of revival
meetings, with guest speaker Reverend Richard Pickup. Services will
be held nightly at 7 p.m. with special music beginning at 6:45 p.m. A
nursery will be available. For information, call (863) 763-6626 or (863)
763-9377.

Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale on Sat-
urday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church Fel-
lowship Hall, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. Proceeds will benefit the Okee-
chobee community Grad Nite and other projects. Donated items can
be dropped off during the week of Feb. 25 in room 205 in the Fellow-
ship Hall. For information call (863) 763-5042, or Debbie at (863) 610-
1738..


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) 467-2 473,anrd 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.


Bake sale helps missionary projects:
The Ladies of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold a bake sale on, Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m.
until noon. Proceeds will go towards support for several missionary
projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at (863) 763-6128.

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 Yearand 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 informa-
tion, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

Fun shoot benefits Hospice
A 100 target fun shoot will be held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch, and Davey
Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage. There will also be prize
giveaways. Fax registration requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at.(863) 467-2321 for information.

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 loca-
tion. 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 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for
your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activi-
ties to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer.
SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee
this summer in this guide. If your organization,, club, church or
neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or supervised
activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no charge to sub-
mit your activity.


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Sweet Pea pageant winners
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with a trophy because all children are winners. The children are: (front row, left to right)
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