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Third graders in Ms. Enfin-
ger's class have been learning,
learning, learning! They are
ready for the FCAT. They are
reading a historical fiction this
week and enjoying learning
about bygone days. Students
are also learning author's pur-
finish in top eight
Two Brahman wrestlers
earned eighth place finishes in
the state high school wrestling
tournament in Lakeland last
Library to host
J.D. Sutton portrays 18th
century naturalist pic cut line
On Saturday, March 3, travel
back in time to the year 1775
with actor/playwright J.D. Sut-
ton at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
Mr. Sutton will be portray-
ing 18th century naturalist
William Bartram in the one-
man play, "William Bartram:
Puc Puggy's Travels in Florida."
The show will get under
way at 7 p.m.
In 1775, while the first acts
of revolution were taking place
in the north, naturalist William
Bartram set out to the British
colony of Florida.
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OFC students: shine at Regional Science Fair
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Amanda J. Van Camp
Eight Okeechobee Freshman Campus students received awards .at the Heartland
Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Arcadia on Feb..15. They were: (top row, left
to right) Josh McCall, Caitlyn Gaucin, Valerie McKee and Kenny Murphy; (bottom row,
left to right) Justin Hoover, Austin Pluskot, Alaina Perviss and Katarina Suarez.
OFC students compete in Arcadia
Ms. McKee was recognized
by the American Psychological
Association for having a project
that demonstrated outstanding
research in psychology; the
United States Air Force and the
United States Army for out-
standing science fair achieve-
Mr. Hoover won the Ameri-
can Meteorological Association
certificate of outstanding
achievement for having the best
meteorological exhibit in the
fair in grades 9-12; the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration certificate and
medallion for submitting a proj-,
ect that emphasizes NOAA's
Eight Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus students, accom-
panied by biology teachers
Richonda Manson and Dan
Thomas, traveled to the Heart-
land Regional Science and Engi-
neering Fair in Arcadia on Feb.
15. All returned to Okeechobee
with ribbons and awards for
their projects. The students
were invited to the fair based on
their success at the local level,
Katarina Suarez and Caitlyn
Gaucin both won third place
ribbons. Alaina Perviss, Kenny
Murphy and Josh McCall were
second place winners.
Valerie McKee, Justin Hoover
and Austin Pluskot received first
place honors at the regional
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mission to understand and pre-
dict changes in the Earth's envi-
ronment and conserve and
manage coastal and marine
resources to meet our Nation's
economic, social and environ-
mental needs and the Herbert
Hoover Young Engineer Award
for. producing an outstanding
project in the area of engineer-
Mr. Pluskot received acco-
lades from the National Society
of Professional Engineers for his
outstanding engineering proj-
Ms. McKee and Mr. Hoover
will represent the O.F.C. at the
State Science Fair. Mr. Pluskot
will be the school's alternate.
At their meeting tomorrow,
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners will
be taking up two much-dis-
cussed topics a bypass road
and impact fees.
The meeting will begin at 9
a.m. in the commission cham-
bers at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.E. Second
For some time, there has
been discussion about a bypass
road around the City of Okee-
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
In this day of cellular telephones, pay telephones are
rapidly becoming extinct. It is a rare sight to see one now
a days and they are always located in public place. How-
ever, this vanishing communication device was recently
spotted attached to the front of a private dwelling in
Okeechobee. Perhaps a teenager lives there who has
been tying up the family telephone.
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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 a
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.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
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 Okeechobee
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
For information, contact Missie Barletto at (863) 462-5260, ext
3006; or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance slated for Feb. 23
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance[
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sebring Lions Club oq
Sebring Parkway, located one mile east of U.S. 27.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Thd
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 WVa. covered dish dinner will b4
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.
WVa. day luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West Virginia Day luncheon will be held
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Agri-Civic Centet
on U.S 27 in Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Tableware, bread,
butter and cold beverages will be furnished.
A $3 donation per person will be taken at the door.
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chobee. Motorist traveling
through the county on the state
highways currently have! to go
through a bottleneck in down-
Now, perhaps a possible solu-
tion to that problem will be
Local realtor Haynes Williams
will be addressing the board con-
cerning the route of a possible
Walter Keller is scheduled to
deliver his long awaited final
report on impact fees that was
postponed from the last meeting.
This report should have a sched-
ule of suggested fees.
In other action, the board is
consider abandoning a por-
tion of the N.W 16th Blvd. right of
consider awarding a con-
tract to provide an analysis of the
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current assessment for fire servic-
es pending receipt of detailed
award a contract for fuel,
motor oil and lubricants;
consider a proposal to pro-
vide surveying and platting servic-
es for the industrial park;
discuss Hudson Lakes prop-
appoint one regular mem-
ber and one alternate to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors;
appoint up to four members
of the agri-civic center advisory
appoint up to four regular
members and/or one alternate
member to the construction
licensing board; and,
appoint up to three regular
members and/or one alternate
member to the planning board.
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Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
In a short story printed in the
page one briefs in the Tuesday,
Feb. 20, Okeechobee News the
name of a local woman who
died from injuries received in a
two-car collision was spelled
incorrectly in the information
given to the paper. The
woman's name was printed as
Gina Walter, when it should
have been Gina Brea Walton.
In a story on page three of the
Tuesday, Feb. 20, Okeechobee
News some information con-
tained in an article under the
headline of "Some veterans' eli-
gible for additional property tax
break" was incorrect in the
press release issued to the
paper. The press release states:
"Eligible veterans must apply
through the county property
appraiser's office by March 1."
That statement is not correct. It
should read: "Eligible veterans
must apply through the county
tax collector's office."
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in this
guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsor-
ing a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your informa-
tion. There is no charge to submit your activity.
Masonic 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 suggested
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.
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NES has heart-healthy fun
Students of different ages came together at the North Elementary School Jump Rope
for Heart event on Friday, Feb. 16. Second grader Esmeralda Arias (left) and fifth
graders Alberto Ceja (middle-jumping) and Jaisalyn Santiago (right) had heart
healthy fun jumping rope while also raising money to help fight heart disease.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 21,2007
Central students are FCAT ready
Third grade -
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class have been learn-
ing, learning, learn-/ .,
ing! They are ready
for the FCAT.
They are reading
a historical fiction
this week and
about bygone days. Students are
also learning author's purpose
skills. They are reading many sto-
ries and deciding whether the
purpose is to entertain, persuade
or inform. Students in homeroom
,are doing review skills in math
and learning geometry.
Congratulations to Chelsy Mer-
rit, and Aubrie Reister, our students
of the week. Don't forget to read!
We are reviewing skills for the
upcoming FCAT. We are learning
about different people that have
made a difference in the way we
look at others since this is Black
Our students of the week have
been Makayla Underwood and
It's that time of the year again.
FCAT! As third graders in Ms.
Luchetta's class finish reading
"Leah's Pony", we are reviewing
and strengthening all those skills
needed for FCAT. One skill we are
going to be really working on is
author's purpose and the main
idea. For science, we linked the
troubles Leah's family had grow-
ing corn to an internet research
project. Students used the inter-
net to answer questions and then
drew a picture showing what they
learned about corn. Social studies
is still teaching us about the histo-
ry of European countries. We just
finished up a month long writing
showing the similarities and dif-
ferences of summer and winter.
This was the longest writing for
the students this year! In math we
are learning about shapes. We
just finished the chapter about
naming shapes. Now we are
learning about congruent and
similar shapes. Parents please
keep working with your child to
strengthen all skills, especially
math and multiplication!
This week in Mrs. Atwell's
class April Woodard is the "Stu-
dent of the Week", Congratula-
tions! We are preparing to take
the FCAT in two weeks, by
reviewing everything we have
learned. There will be no story or
spelling tests this week. There will
also be no homework. Remem-
ber to begin to go to bed early and
eat breakfast. I am very proud of
all the progress you have made
this year so far. I know you can do
it! Good luck on the FCAT.
Mrs. Keith's class is getting
geared up for the FCAT test which
begins on February 26. The stu-
dent of the week for January 29
was Maria Virto. Manford White
was chosen for the week of Febru-
ary 5, and Juan Valdez was the stu-
dent of the week for February 12.
Makayla Root was student of the
month for January. We're all work-
ing hard and keeping busy in third
grade. Keep reading at home!
Russell E. Cone
Russell E. Cone, age 85 went to
be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 12.
Born in Bloomfield, Ohio on May
11, 1921 to Archie and Edna
(Woodruff) Cone, he was raised
and educated in Ohio before join-
ing the U.S. Army and Serving in
He and his wife, Lois, were fos-
ter parents to over 50 infants, rais-
ing them from birth until adoption.
Russell was a maintenance man
working as a mechanic or carpen-
ter, and loved the many jobs he had
throughout his life. He retired from
Sun Air Electronics in Ft. Laud-
erdale, where he was affiliated with
the maintenance department for 25
Russell was active in the St.
Ignatius Alliance Church where he
helped establish the Christian
Lending Library of St. Ignatius. ,He
also helped establish the Willis A.
Boughton Library in Ft. Lauderdale
and the library at First United
Methodist Church of Okeechobee,
which honored both Russell and
his wife by naming their library The
Lois and Russell Cone Church
Russell is survived by his wife of
60 years, Lois (Hummell); children,
Leta (Roy) Sasser; grandchildren,
Tania (Robert) Bachman and their
children Connor and Jacob, Jayme
Sasser, LeAnne (Jeremy) Sasser-
Collins and children Alissa and Eli-
jah and Christopher (Sequoia)
Sasser and their children Anteries,
Athena, and LiVanna and David
(Mary) Cone and child, Thomas
Hiles. Russell will be greatly missed
by all who knew him.
A combination church/memori-
al service will be held Sunday, Feb-
ruary 25 at the St. Ignatius Mission-
arv Alliance Church. The service
will begin at 10:30 and will be fol-
lowed by a covered dish dinner.
The family asks that in lieu of
flowers that memorials be made to
the local Christian Lending Library
at the St. Ignatius Church.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Foster &
Durgeloh Funeral Home, 216 Pro-
ject Dr., St. Ignatius; Montana
Michael Dale Norman
Michael Dale Norman, age 47 of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Feb.
19, 2007, at his residence. Born
March 8, 1959 in Ft. Pierce, he had
been a lifetime resident of Okee-
chobee. He served in the United
States Army and enjoyed fishing
Mr. Norman is preceded in
death by his father, George Nor-
man and a son, Peter Norman.
Survivors include his mother,
Claudette Norman, of Okee-
chobee; sons, Max and Tad Nor-
man of Okeechobee and daughter,
Valerie Norman of Tampa. In addi-
tion he is survived by brothers, Mar-
shall (Gail) Norman and Matthew
Norman of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Thursday,
Feb. 22 from 5 until 7 p.m. with
services on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10
a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. Internment will be at Ever-
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home, 110 N.E. Fifth Street,
Elizabeth Sebastian, age 86 of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Feb. 16,
2007, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Mrs. Sebastian was
born Dec. 23, 1920, in Louisville,
Ky., and after living in Cincinnati,
Ohio for 16 years, she moved to
Okeechobee in 1969. She was a
former Okeechobee representative
for the Palm Beach and Treasure
Coast Blood Banks from 1974 to
1993, and then was employed by
the Central Florida Blood Bank
until December, 2003.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, John Sebastian.
She is survived by daughter, Bar-
bara Melear of Okeechobee; grand-
daughter, Sloane (Brad) Hester;
great-granddaughter Bailey Hester;
and great-grandson, Dayton Hester
all of Winter Park. In addition she is
survived by step-grandson Douglas
(Roberta) Sebastian and three step-
A private family servicewas
held Monday, Feb. 19 in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel and
entombment followed at Ever-
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
Benjamin N. Fiske
Benjamin N. Fiske, age 77 of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Feb. 18,
2007, at the Hamrick Home in
Okeechobee. Born April 17, 1929,
in Cleveland, Ohio, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee since 1973
and served in the United States
He is survived by step-son,
David A. Stuckey of Georgia and
step-daughter, Theresa Rogers of
West Palm Beach. In addition he is
survived by six step-grandchildren,
two step-great-grandchildren, two
nephews and one niece.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorial contributions can be
made to Hospice.of Okeechobee,
P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
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RUDE: Is it me or is everyone else tired of how rude the people
from up north are? I can't even go into local stores anymore without
getting run over by a buggy. They can't drive anything I guess. You have
to watch out for them in their cars because they only go about 10 miles
per hour. You have to make sure you don't hit them on a golf cart or a
bicycle, and now you have to watch out for them and their buggy in
stores. They talk about the kids around here don't have respect, well, I
wish they could see themselves from our point of view.
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from the recent fair we would be glad to print them.
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Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has
scheduled their third annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles
tournament will be Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will
be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There will be cash prizes
for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team (doubles) and
$10 for each in the single division. Tournament rules can be picked
up at the First United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863)
763-4021 or (863) 447-2715.
4-Hers to clean saddles
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will hold a saddle cleaning and oiling
fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Eli's Trailer
Sales on State Road 70. Bring your dirty saddles, and let the 4-Hers
clean and oil them. Funds raised will be used for 4-H programs. For
more information, contact Paula Daniel at 763-8185 or 447-1919.
DuPuis to host program on bats
DuPuis Management Area will present a program about Florida'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 Conservancy,
will share the true nature of Florida Bats. The event is free. For infor-
mation call Kim Kanter at 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or,
Links tourney benefits Ranch
The Peoria Investment Group (P.I.G.S.) League of the Okeechobee
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 Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club at (863) 763-6228.
Sale benefits D.A.R. scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Chapter of the D.A.R. will hold a yard sale to sup-
plement the annual scholarship fund on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Okeechobee Livestock 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.
Easter cantata rehearsals scheduled
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will begin rehearsals for its eighth annual Easter cantata on Sun-
day, Feb. 25, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church,
412 N.W. Sixth St. This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be pre-
sented on Palm Sunday weekend, March 30 and 31 at the KOA Con-
vention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Singers should be able to match pitch
and read music a little. Rehearsals are fast-paced, challenging and
loads of fun. Winter residents are always welcome and there are no
auditions. For information, call Sandy at (863) 634-7714.
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Drug war corrupting cops nationwide
By Ronald Fraser, Ph.D.,
Claiming to be the "world's
leading drug policy newsletter,"'
the Drug War Chronicle publishes
a regular online feature called,
"This Week's Corrupt Cops Sto-
The typical Florida newspaper
reader probably comes across
these cops-gone-bad stories pret-
ty rarely. But, when hundreds of
reports compiled over the past
year from around the nation are
read at one sitting, they add up to
a hidden cost of America's ill-
fated drug war widespread
corruption inside local police
departments, prisons and jails.
Each year American taxpayers
spend tens of billions of dollars in
a failed attempt to stop people
from using illicit drugs. Courts,
prisons and jails are filled with
big-time drug runners and small-
time marijuana users.
All for what?
According to the U.S. govern-
ment's annual survey of drug use
among persons aged 12 and
older, in 2005 there were 14.6 mil-
lion marijuana users, up from 9.8
million in 1995. And cocaine
users shot up from 1.5 million in
1995 to 2.4 million in 2005.
On top of that, the tax-funded
drug war is corrupting our tax-
funded drug warriors. Their code
of silence, loyalty to other officers
and cynicism about the criminal
justice system makes police offi-
cers especially vulnerable to cor-
ruption. Rather than isolated indi-
viduals working alone,
drug-related corruption is charac-
terized by small groups of officers
protecting and assisting one
another in criminal activities.
Last year's corrupt cop's sto-
ries included these from the Sun-
In West Palm Beach, a Light-
house Point police officer pleaded
guilty to operating a marijuana
In Lake Worth, a 20-year veter-
an Miami police officer pleaded
guilty to drug trafficking. In a sep-
arate case, a Miami-Dade County
police officer was arrested on
cocaine trafficking charges and
yet another city police officer was
arrested on charges that he plant-
ed drugs at the scene of an arrest.
In Gainesville, a former Polk
County sheriff's deputy was
accused of taking bribes to pro-
tect a drug ring that operated
from Gainesville to Miami.
And a Charlotte County sher-
iff's deputy was charged with
petty theft for stealing money
from the scene of a drug raid.
Five Los Angeles, Calif., police
officers were charged with
belonging to a ring that commit-
ted armed robberies disguised as
drug raids. The gang used police
uniforms and sometimes LAPD
patrol cars to raid houses suspect-
ed of drug dealing.
A St. Paul, Minn., police officer
was charged with possessing 22
pounds of cocaine with the intent
to distribute the drugs.
In Texas, an Elsa City police
officer was indicted for allegedly
taking a $5,000 bribe to protect a
An investigation uncovered
that Baltimore, Md., police offi-
cers in the city's special crime
fighting squads had been planting
drugs to make arrests.
Awash in drug money from
asset forfeitures throughout the
country, federal agents' track
records are hardly better than
their state colleagues. Between
2003 and 2005 federal Drug
agents made more than 16,000
cash seizures totaling nearly $616
million. Sloppy handling of cash
was responsible for at least 12
instances where cash came up
lost or stolen.
In Laredo, Texas, a U.S. Border
Patrol agent got 20 years in prison
for helping drug traffickers move
cocaine through South Texas
As long as the demand for illic-
it drugs remains strong, attempts
to cut off the supply will only
make these drugs more valuable
to the users, more profitable for
the traffickers and an'irresistible
temptation for even more cops to
cross over to the other side.
What to do?
Joseph.D. McNamara, a fellow
at the Hoover Institution at Stan-
ford University and the former
police chief of San Jose, Calif.,
frames the problem this way:
"The sheer hopelessness of the
task has led many officers to
rationalize their own corruption.
They say, 'Why should the enemy
get to keep all the profits?' Guys
with modest salaries are suddenly
looking at $10,000 or more, and
they go for it."
In an article titled, "When
Cops Become the Gangsters,"
McNamara concludes, "Corrup-
tion will be a major problem as
long as we cling to the present,
drug policies. The harm to good
cops and society can be reduced
if politicians abandon their dema-
gogic calls for a police war against
(Editor's Note: Ronald Fraser,
Ph.D., writes on .public policy
issues for the DKT Liberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
ties organization. Write him at:
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish groups
meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th
Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets in the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
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.
Tlantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. atthe
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
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 meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-.
2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group, please
pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is carng 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 Hos-
pice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip for
lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Mari-
lyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thursday
evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions and/or comments
can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Unda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Uons Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U;S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road For information, call (863).467-9833.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information, con-
tact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Main Street Mixer will be Feb. 21
The Main Street Mixer is Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 until 7
p.m. at Aaron's Sales and Lease, 2302 U.S. 441 S. Main Street
members and the public are welcome. For information, call
Church hosting gospel meetings
Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the final night of gospel meetings
at The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave. The.
guest speaker will be Taylor Hagood of Stuart at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4477.
Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and
safety classes at the Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott
Ave.: adult CPR Wednesday, Feb. 21; adult CPR Wednesday,
March 7; first aid basics Monday, March 12; and infant/child
CPR Wednesday, March 28. All classes run from 6 until 8:30
Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session
on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake
Branch located at Marketplace, 3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee.
Lunch will be provided. For information and to register for train-
ing, call (863) 763-0707.
Show benefits camp for ill kids
The KOA Variety Show "A Wonderful World" will have the
Bob Roberts Society Band at the Orange Grove, the Happy
Hoofers and other variety acts Thursday through Saturday, Feb.
22, 23 & 24, at the KOA convention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors
will open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. Admission is
$6 at the door. All proceeds benefit the KOA Care Camp Charity,
a summer camp for kids with cancer.
Local fair group to meet Feb. 22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting
Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office
on U.S. 98. All those interested in the upcoming county fair are
invited. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m.
Chamber hosting gtn safety class
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rolt Ave., will host a gun safety and handling class in their offices
on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The second segment of the class
will be held at a shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24. Class par-
ticipants will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to.
the range from there. For information, contact the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big
Lake Hospice, 3154 U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-
Book discussion group sets schedule
'Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W 16th St.
The group's schedule is: Feb 22 "My Family and Other Animals"
by Gerald Durell; March 22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant
Child" by Elva Hart; April 26 "The Americanization of Benjamin
Franklin" by Gordon Wood; May 24 "Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by
Susan Vreeland; and, June 21 "Howard's End" by E.M. Forester.
For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Church hosts gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host a
gospel sing on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
For information, call (863) 612-0640.
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 Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, 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.
Services 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
family 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 painting, rock-climbing wall, inflatables, horses, petting
zoo, clowns, live musical entertainment and more. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1699.
The Okeechobee Newt, Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Brahman grapplers finish in top eight l wt i. I 7W
By Loma Jablonski
Two Brahman wrestlers
earned eighth place finishes in the
state high school wrestling tourna-
ment in Lakeland last weekend.
Heavyweight Chris Curtis and
130-lb. Donny Bush fought their
way to eighth place finishes in the
annual state high school wrestling ished 26th overall out of a field of
championships in Lakeland Satur- 71 other teams in the 96-team 2A
day. division of Florida high school
Another Brahman grappler wrestling.
Tyler Hayes just missed making Those wrestlers qualifying to
the top eight after winning two compete in the state competition
hard matches in the wrestle are in the top five percent of all
The Okeechobee team fin-
wrestlers in the state.
This was the final season for
senior Chris Curtis who has
already signed a Letter of Intent to
attend The Citadel.
But, the other four state quali-
fiers who are eligible to return
next season are Michael Brishke-
freshman; Donny Bush and Tyler
Hayes-sophomores and Robbie
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6 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Student's work chosen
for 2007 Lake Art Fest
The art of Donald Sheldon,
11, from South Elementary has
been selected for the 2007 Top
of the Lake Art Fest poster.
Donald's painting, titled Por-
trait of a Clown, was chosen by
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural
and Visual Arts Committee.
The artwork was first pre-
sented to the committee when
Donald entered the painting in a
contest to help paint Okee-
chobee Main Street's first mural
project, Williams Cattle Drive
1937. His talent won him the
opportunity to work on the
When deciding on the image
for the official 2007 Top of the
Lake Art Fest poster, Donald's
painting came to the forefront.
The tempera painting, rich in
color and details embodies the
heart of Okeechobee Main
Street's inaugural Top of the
Lake Art Fest.
The juried art show is dedi-
cated to bring the finer arts to
the students, as well as the com-
munity of Okeechobee. Using
the art of a local student was the
natural thing to do.
The inaugural 2007 Top of
the Lake Art Fest poster will be
for sale during the Art Fest, Feb.
24 and 25, in Flagler Park. The
original painting will be on dis-
play during the Art Fest, and the
public will also be able to meet
the artist at Okeechobee Main
Street's hospitality area. Meet
the Artist times will be posted at
the Art Fest.
The Top of the Lake Art Fest
will also feature Florida and
local artists showing and selling
their original works of art. This
annual event is a true juried art
show, which also includes over
100 pieces of art works from
Okeechobee students. Kids of
all ages will also have the oppor-
tunity to paint on a 6-ft. x 20-ft.
Art demonstrations, face
painting by the OHS Art Club,
entertainment and food will also
be a part of this Main Street
Chad and Linda Rucks of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Logan Matthew Rucks.
He was born on Nov. 24, 2006,
at Jupiter Medical Center in
Jupiter. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 ozs.,
and was 18 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Bill
and Dee Reeder of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Bridgette Waldau (right), Top of the Lake Art Fest chair, with
Donald Sheldon (left) and his painting of Portrait of a Clown,
which was chosen as the image for the official 2007 Top of
the Lake Art Fest poster.
Library hosting play about William Bartram
J.D. Sutton portrays 18th cen- 18th century naturalist William
tury naturalist pic cut line Bartram in the one-man play,
On Saturday, March 3, travel "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's
back in time to the year 1775 Travels in Florida."
with actor/playwright J.D. Sut- The show will get under way
ton at the Okeechobee County at 7 p.m.
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. In 1775, while the first acts of
Mr. Sutton will be portraying revolution were taking place in
Spotlight on Okeechobee
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition would like to
thank Beef O'Brady's Restaurant and its manager Mike for the
donation of dinners for door prizes at our Feb. 14th monthly Coali-
OSAC gives Beef O'Brady's a big standing "0" (ovation) for their
support of the Substance Abuse Coalition.
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Roberta Clark of Madison is
proud to announce the engage-
ment of her daughter Misty Clark
to Brandon Conrad of Ocala.
The prospective groom is the
son of Brian and Ronda Conrad
The bride's grandparents are
Rosa and the late Roy Graves of
Douglas, Ga., and the late Hazel
and Letha Malone of Madison.
The groom's grandparents
are Larry and Helen Bond, for-
merly of Okeechobee, and
Shirley and the late H.S. Conrad,
Jr., formerly of Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Madison County High School.
She is employed by the Marion
County Clerk of Courts.
The groom is a graduate of
Victory Baptist Academy and is
employed by Motor Parts of
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, March 10, in Madison.
All friends and family are
Fred and Barbara Davis of
West Palm Beach are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Teresa Chandler
to Billy English of Immokalee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Ed and Betty Jo English of
Immokalee. He is a 1978 gradu-
ate of Immokalee High School
and is employed as an assistant
program director/morning show
host with Glades Media/AM 1570
The bride-to-be is a 1983
graduate of John 1. Leonard High
School. She is employed as the
regional marketing manager at
Seacoast National Bank.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, June 9, at Quail Creek
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.
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Lauren Terry ana d nane
Lauren Michelle Terry and
Shane Michael Bryant are proud
to announce their upcoming
Lauren is the daughter of
Wayne Terry and Magi and Carl
Cable of Okeechobee. She is a
2001 graduate of Okeechobee
High School and 2005 graduate
from the University of Central
Florida. She is a third grade
teacher in Orlando.
Shane is the son of Lisa
Clements, of Okeechobee, and
Kenny Bryant, of Sebastian. He
is a 2001 graduate of Okee-
chobee High School. He is
employed as a pawnbroker, and
is also pursuing a career within
the music industry. His current
project, Ring of Scars, is set to
release their first album. Shane
is also running a mobile record-
The wedding and reception
will be held on Sunday, March
11, at the Okeechobee Civic
The couple will honeymoon
in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and contin-
ue to reside in Orlando.
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USDA offers tree assistance
Gainesville Florida com-
mercial tree owners whose trees
were lost or damaged due to
2005 Hurricanes can now sign
up for the 2005 Hurricanes Tree
Assistance Program (TAP),
announced Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director
Kevin L. Kelley. The sign-up
began Jan. 31, 2007, and ends
on March 30, 2007, or 15 calen-
dar days after being published in
the Federal Register whichever
"Some nursery growers and
other commercial tree owners
suffered devastating financial
losses as the result of the 2005
hurricanes," said Kelley. "This
program compensates produc-
ers for some of those losses so
they can continue to rebuild
their businesses and remain a
viable part of American agricul-
The TAP program provides
payments to eligible owners of
commercially grown Christmas
trees, ornamental trees, nursery
trees, potted trees, bushes
(including shrubs) and vines
grown in the field that were lost
or damaged because of 21005
hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita
The Emergency Agricultural
Disaster Assistance Act of 21006
(the Act), enacted in June 2006,
authorizes TAP. Under the Act,
USDA's Commodity Credit Cor-
poration (CCC) will provide pay-
ments to eligible producers in
certain counties of Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee and
Texas. USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) will administer the
funds on behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties are those
declared primary natural disas-
ter areas by SecretaryJohanns or
designated a major disaster or
emergency by President Bush for
2005 calendar-year hurricanes
Katrina, Ophelia, Wilma or Rita.
Counties contiguous to a pri-
mary county are also eligible.
The Act did not include counties
declared disaster areas by Hurri-
Eligible counties in Florida
are: Bay, Brevard, Broward, Cal-
houn, Charlotte, Collier, De Soto,
Escambia, Franklin, Glades,
Gulf, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands, Hillsborough, Holmes,
Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Liber-
ty, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Okaloosa, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm
Beach; Polk, St. Lucie, Santa
Rosa, Sarasota, Volusia, Wakulla,
Walton, and Washington.
To receive benefits, producers
must also meet other eligibility
requirements. To sign-up for
TAP, commercial tree owners
should contact or visit their local
FSA or U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) Service Center.
The USDA will require producers
to provide all available docu-
mentation in order to receive
payments; however, USDA
understands that some produc-
ers may have little documenta-
tion of their losses due to hurri-
cane devastation. Producers
may not receive benefits if they
already received payments made
under other federal programs for
the same losses.
Last year, USDA announced
$2.8 billion in aid to assist vic-
tims of the 2005 hurricane sea-
son. USDA provided approxi-
mately $1.2 billion of those
funds through nine disaster pro-
A TAP fact sheet includes a list
of eligible counties in each state
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CES students are preparing for FCAT Community Events
Fifth grade-Miss M
In Miss M's class we have been
preparing ourselves for the upcom-
ing FCAT. In reading
we have been tak-
ing practice tests
to review our
dents also finally a
finished their "personal narratives"
which were personal stories of an
event from their life. Students also
created some amazing art pieces
that represent their stories to go
along with their writings. In social
studies, students recently learned
about the Whiskey Rebellion and
what caused it and the results
because of it. Students also learned
how Kentucky, Vermont, and Ten-
nessee were finally settled. In sci-
ence we have been reviewing tons
of material! We recently have
looked at what minerals are, and
how we can identify them; as well
as the Rock Cycle and how it
works. In the coming weeks we
will be reviewing how the tilt of the
Earth affects our seasons, and cells,
and systems in our bodies.
Even though students have
been working hard daily, they have
still had time to enjoy some fun.
Students voted to recently have a
"Colts" Friday. Students tie-dyed t-
shirts with blue dye, and decorated
them to cheer on their teacher's
hometown team in the Superbowl,
the Indianapolis Colts! Students
wore their shirts on the Friday
before the big game, and showed
their spirit. Students also participat-
ed in Camouflage Day at school for
taking part in earning the required
10,000 AR points. Miss M's class
has also recently started receiving a
local newspaper in order to help
them understand current events.
Students are really enjoying reading
about the local news.
Our February birthdays are Jen-
nifer Baker and Kimberly Mullin.
Happy Birthday girls! Our recent
students of the week have been
Rosa Najera, Alexandria Pethy-
bridge, and Kevin Ottiwell!
Our AR Leaders for the third
nine weeks are: Diego Martinez
with 20.6 AR points, Austin Cour-
son with 19.8 AR points, Jonathan
Sandoval with 16.5 AR points, and
Jennifer Baker with 13 AR points.
The reading you take part in today
will help you succeed tomorrow.
According to the "General Bobby
Knight," "Reading is the foundation
of education. Education is the foun-
dation to Success!" I have every
faith you will succeed if you contin-
ue to read! Way to go students. I am
so proud ofyou!
Fifth grade-Mrs. Stelert
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of her
class! They have earned over 1,800
Accelerated Reader Points so far
this year! Wow! They have earned
16 percent of the total A.R. points
earned this year at Central. They
truly are reading machines. Mrs.
Steiert's students have really gotten
into their literature discussion
groups so far this semester. They
have started with a Roald Dahl
Author Study. Students are in
groups that read selected books
like "The BFG", "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" or "The Twits".
Within their groups, students set
the number of pages they will read
before their next meeting date
which is always on Thursdays.
When they meet, the group choos-
es a goal for that day. For example,
they might decide to compare and
contrast two characters or they
might explain how one of the char-
acters from their novel is like some-
one they know, a character in
another book or a character from a
movie. They keep journals in
which they record their goals and
discussions. Mrs. Steiert has been
impressed with how responsible
her students have been with their
obligations for their groups.
Mrs. Steiert's class has been
moving right along in math and sci-
ence, also. Her students have done
extremely well with fraction con-
cepts as well as converting frac-
tions, decimals and percent. They
have also become quite the experts
on finding the sale price of an item
including sales tax when they visit
Steiert- Mart in the corner of their
classroom. In science, students had
a blast with rocks & minerals and
their properties as well as how they
are formed and change. They
learned some new "rock" songs
(the songs described different types
of rocks and how they were
formed) from one of the videos
they watched on United Streaming
from the internet. Students liked
the songs so much that Mrs. Steiert
typed them up so they could sing
along with the songs.
Mrs. Steiert's Students of the
Week have been Kaylie Arnold and
Marsheka Pryor. Congratulations,
In fifth grade BASE class we are
working hard getting ready for
FCAT. We have worked on main
idea, compare and contrast, draw-
ing conclusions, author's purpose,
and many more skills we will need
to take and pass the reading test. In
math we are working on fractions,
decimal, and percent. We are also
covering measurement, probability
and basic number concepts. Like I
said we are working hard.
Our Students of the Week for
January and February were: Maria
Pefia, Nicolas Suarez, Karina
Romero, and Selina Sanchez.
Happy January and February
birthdays to Karina Romero and
Our high AR reader is Ethan Par-
riott. Way to go!
Prevention tops OSAC meeting plan
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will be
held Tuesday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Discussions will
include prevention needs in the community, as well as gathering data
to submit for further funding. The meeting is open to the public. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Sharron
Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nominated for
Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian Bluegrass
album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at (863) 697-8517.
Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., on Saturday, March 17. She will be speaking on many cur-
rent events. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. For information,
call Debi at (863) 634-3525.
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 Hospice
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 location.
Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on Friday, March 30,
from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the beautiful gowns that
were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and make them
available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-
2736 or (863) 634-7158.
'n CALLl A PRO
it. L When You Need A Service, Call A Professional!
*.-. Are You
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Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Residential New Construction
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS
Licensed & Insured Gary Champion
SLI. #'os 863-763-2992
105 Hwy 98 North
OPEN: Wed. Sat. 4:30 P.M. 10:00 P.M.
U.S. 98 North
lie Price Phjrb.
Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
| S Available
State Reg. #RF11067148
Qualified Bus. #QB33125
BANQUET FACIUTIES AVAILABLE
111 S. Parrott Ave.
For Info Call
We are your oldest
800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAn.ABLE
16162 Hwy 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HWY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736
Fax & Copy Service
No Cost as Well
To the Public
213 SW Park Street
(Inside Accurate Insurance)
Coral Pools. Inc.
Improve your quality
of life... Get A Pool!
You supply the i\ater,
power & land... We supply
(772) 567-1125 (772) 501-0211
885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL
BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwich!
Daily Lunch Specials
SAll Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
6315 US Highway 441 SE
4. w K Construction
OpL 772.216.7193 -
Lic. & Ins. # 19707,
For ino monti
FP, QOT' cll
* Light Land
* Brush Removal
* Debris Removal
* Tree Trimming
* Stump Grinding
PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OFFICE SUPPLY &
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012
Sea Wall & Dock
Construction and Repair
659 I lOrh Avenue, North
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Al or lease MyricK
(561) 792-0165 Cell (954) 691-7810
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
Call and Ask for
Don Hayes, Manager
Lic. # 1355
E ^104 NW th Ave.
CornerofSRO 70 W
A& NW. 7th AheUe
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
Serving All Of Florida I
We Do Trailer Repairs
All Makes & Models
Axles, Brakes, etc.,
4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
P A R A
100 NW PARK ST.
Drive Thru Pharmacy, Open 24 Hours
m Tailor Shop
Ladies & Men's Alterations
2303 S. Parrott Avenue
Suite L Okeechobee
Mobile Welding, .m
Serving Okeechobee &
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners
12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Feeling Hungry? You Don't Know Quite What You Want? Try One Of These Fine Establishments Tonight!
| Skip's Bar-B-Gue I
ISave 10% on Sundays with this ad I
Dine In, Take Out & Drive Thru Available
1863) 763-8313 104 SE 6th St. Okeechobee U
AND LOUNGE SPECIAL
Open daily 11:00 am 11:00 pm
Early Bird Specials
Monday Friday 3pm 5pm
(10% discount off of the menu price)
Senior Special 15% Off all day Sunday
Breakfast Club Monday,- Friday
10am 11am / Free Continental Breakfast
Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee
Son the Brighton Seminole Indian
A Fresh Catch: Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a
new flavor on classic American Cuisine. Josiah's
at Seminole Casino- Brighton serves up a spectac-
ular mixture of traditional Florida and American
dishes. Mouthwatering items like Catfish and
Mo Jo Pork Chops are on the regular menu. New
to the lineup are a Surf and Turf Plate and a
Fresh Catch of the Day. Don't forget to check out
the nightly specials and save some room for the
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and
most of all fun! Covering an entire wall of the
Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted mural depict-
ing Seminole culture and in the background are
sounds of casino excitement! The thrill of win-
ning along with casino promotions and seasonal
events place good food and good times, hand in
hand. In the Josiah Lounge there are four (4) Big
Screen TV's and live entertainment every
Saturday night between 8pm and midnight.
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino
excitement! At Seminole Casino Brighton you can
have more than a tasty meal. You can have Fun!
Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced Poker
with a small group, or go one-on-one with some
of the hottest machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday Friday between
3pm and 5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save 15% on
Sunday. (Dine in only, does not apply to carry-
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino can
also host your private party or group.
Open daily 11:00 am 11:00 pm
Monday Saturday 11:00am 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am till closing
Open Daily at 10:00 am
Hwy 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport on the
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation
For additional information call (866) 2-CASINO
EAT FROM ONE OF THESE FINE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS TODAY!
CALL YOUR SALES CONSULTANT
TODAY @ 763.3134
TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS
105 Hwv 98 N Okeechobee 863-763-9983
OPEN: Tues. Sat. 4:30 P.M. 10:00 P.M.
Adver A ise WiT n..
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 13
At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Feb.
16th, through Thursday, Feb.
22nd, are as follows:
Theatre I -"Bridge to Ter-
abithia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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case of an inadvertent error,
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tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
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Car Pool 110
Sh amaride 115
Card of Thanks 120.
In Menma4m 125
Give Away 140
Garaga/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155.
900 Ha ra le 160
Auction 115+/- acres divid-
ed homesites, cropland,
hunting, planted pines, Worth
County, GA. 2 commercial
warehouses, Doerun, GA.
Saturday, March 3 @ 10
CEMETERY PLOTS, 3 adjoin-
ing lots in Bassinger Ceme-
BEAGLE- (M) 8 mos old,
wearing blue harness, micro-
chip, needs meds. Tri color
JACK RUSSELL (1): Black &
white, lost on prairie.
LOST DOG REWARDIII Walker
Hound. Looks like a big Bea-
gal. Okee. Little Farms area.
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER
(Westie), 6yrs old, male, an-
swers to "Baxter", $2K RE-
ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
BLACK LAB (f): Full-blooded,
1 yr, great with kids, needs
lots of room to run. Free to
good home 863-467-8896
BLACK LAB, Full blooded, 11
mos. old, male, all puppy
shots & wormed, needs a
good home. (863)634-5298
CAT, Large male, mature, very
friendly & affectionate. To
good home. (863)763-4109
COON HOUND (m): Black &
tan, very lovable but likes to
dig, free to good home.
LAB MIX PUPPY: 13 weeks
old, to good home only.
PINE LOGS, You Cut & Haul.
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARDI
-GIGANTIC YARD SALE-
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 2/24,
8am til ?, 945 NE 28th Ave-
nue, off 70 East, 1 block
west-of Bill's Mini Mart,
Kitchen Items, Wall Decor,
Furniture, Children's Items,
Bikes, Horses, Saddles, Car,
Ladies Clothes & Much
Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career
today! Offering courses in
CDL A. Low tuition feel Many
payment options! No regis-
tration feel (866)889-0210
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Full-T e I 205
Employ ment -
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C Service Tech/Installer
w/min. 3 yrs. exp. Clean Driv-
ers Lic., DFW. Good pay/bene-
fits. 401K (863)763-8391
Beautician Needed Full or Part
Tim for Barneys Barber &
CALIFORNIA BOUND Bored,
Broke or just need a change
of pace? Full time travel with
highly motivated sales team
representing major publica-
tions. Must be 18 or older
and able to start today.
Public Notices |
"Can You Dig It?" Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk
training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local
Job placement. Start digging
dirt Now. Call
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV.
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Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement CRST.
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
Need 2 years experience.
DRIVERS! ACT NOW! 21 CDL-
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Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A +
3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.
Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
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Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A
CDL exp. req. THE WAG-
Earn Up to $550, WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
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Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21
Must have own tools and
transportation. Good starting
pay based on experience.
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWP Call
FENCE INSTALLERS NEEDED!
Drivers license a must!
Apply In person to:
Adron Fence Co
2762 NW 4th St
7:30 am 3:30 pm
For experienced Waitress,
for any personal items for sale under $2,500
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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
Finance company Looking for
magazine rooms We will fi-
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est commissions paid if you
have run a magazine room
and want to get started on
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LOAN OFFICERS WANTED
Correspondent Lender is hir-
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schedule, in house process-
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Pier II Resort Hiring
Apply Within (863)763-8003
Your new home could hbe
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Walpole Feed &
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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
Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits,and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @
863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315 or
At least 2 years legal
experience a must.
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-
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Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Exam/Fee
For Busy Restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
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
Some welding exp.
needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on
job. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Fax resume to
(863)467-8708 or call
MEDICAL ASSISTANT or LPN
Needed for busy medical
office. Full Time with benefits.
Fax resume to: 863-467-1156
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DEAN'S COMPUTER SERVICE
Affordable Computer Repair
Home / small office.
All work guaranteed.
Free pickup & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155
2 hours for $50
In your home
Network& Office PC's
Ask for Ron
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
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Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
OSCEME R',v8 'i.F Seid.,'i
9"n, 64 ,=c : I' I
BAR & GRILL
PARl V INCH SPECIAIS
All Be" "W OPEN
3r :..iodi Clickn
A315i Ue Hwy,441S.E.
Fill DirtShell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books 8 Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins 'Stamps 570
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 635
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 105
Stereo Equipment iO0
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 710
AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
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DUCTLESS 10K BTU AIR
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
SLIDE PROJECTOR- Screen, 3
slide cases. All excellent
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
DEEP FREEZER: Frigidaire, up-
right, 17.5 cu ft, excellent
condition, auto defrost,
MICROWAVE: Gold Star,
small. $20. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,
Maytag, with ice maker,
$175 or best offer
works great. $175
REFRIGERATOR- Maytag, 2
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-824-6712
STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
WASHER & DRYER,, Whirl-
pool, over 10 years old but in
good working condition.
FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
METAL FLOOR FRAME, for
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
( 352)49 8 -0778
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $65
COACH LEATHER BUSINESS
BAG w/ laptop compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002
BABY SWING, $35
HIGH CHAIR, $25
STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100
PROI DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677
WOMEN CLOTHES- Size 7-9.
$100. or will separate.
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.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Timrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30GB, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
DELL- 4400 Pentium 4 Pro-
cessor, 17" monitor, Incid CD-
RW drive & more upgrades
BED King Size, Sealy Posture-
pedic $150. (863)467-8464
BED: TRUNDLE w/2 Twin, Like
new mattresses. $45.
BED Twin Trundle $100.
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
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill,
oak, with 6 chairs, exc.
cond. $300 or best offer.
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $1000.
HEADBOARDS / RAILS (2):
Wrought iron, 1 king, 1 queen,
exc cond. $125 or will sell
KING SIZE BED- complete, 1
yr old, $250 (863)697-8731
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch,
chair & ottoman. $300.
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent
LOVESEAT FRAME, Custom
made, cypress, $300
MICRO RECLINER, (2), camel,
end tables & coffee table,
$150 will sell separately.
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
RECLINER, Medium gray with
thin blue lines. $60
TV STAND- solid wood,
bought at Rustic Furniture
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
BB GUN: 760 pellet, pump w/
scope, new. $40.
LLAMA PISTOL, MiniMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $400
PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson &
Winchester: 22 cal., semi au-
to., Shot Gun: Stevens 410 ga.
$600 will sep. (606)219-3890
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
RIFLE- All original Romanian
AK 47 Like new condition.
RIFLE- Custom built AR15,.
Brand new Paid $2800.
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
BOW FLEX SPORT- Great con-
dition. $400. (863)635-7616
417 W,S. Park
NORDIC TRACK, Back &
stomach machine. $60
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
TREADMILL- Proform Ad-
vanced. Heart rate monitor,
cool air fan, cushioned deck
WEIGHT BENCH, Dual Station,
3 yrs. old $100.
TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
PATIO FURNITURE, Redwood,
includes slider & 2 seatees.
$75. 863-763-6220 or
PATIO SET- white with glass
top, 4 chairs & teal color
cushions, metal. 5ft long,
$125 neg. (304)582-2116
PATIO TABLE: 42" x 60" & 4
blue chairs. $50.
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
*green & white stripe chairs.
$150. 863-763-6220 or
BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
ELEC SCOOTER RAMP 7 1/2
ft, Asking $150
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $550 (561)670-3636
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.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
used one time, MR7, Mag-
num, Books, Asking $500.
or best offer. (863)697-9704
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300. or best
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371 ,
PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
keys. Good condition. $75.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
with bench. Good condition.
CHINESE PUG, miniature,
COCKATIEL, Home bred &
hand fed, very tame. $40
CRITTER CAGE- for hamster
or small critter, metal/plastic,
w/all accessories, pd. $25,
FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
stand, Large filter. Ready to
go. Just needs fish. $250.
FISH TANK, 75 Gallon, Salt or
Fresh, 1 yr. old. Paid $850...
Asking $550 or best offer.
FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
doors & shelves. RFits 25 gal.
tank. $20. GCall
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
FLOPPY EARED RABBIT, 8
mos-. old, large, red &
brown. $150 includes cage,
food, etc. (863)357-1310
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
male, 9 mos old, $350
NETHERLAND DWARF RAB-
BIT:' $15. (863)610-0843
POODLE PUPPY: Black male,
10 wks, shots, vet cert,
adorable III bear! $475 cash.
REDBONE PUPPIES, UKC,
WANTED: Female Cur to raise
1 litter of puppies w/my male
SUANA: Cedar, infrared, by
Airwall, 2 seater, like new.
Paid $3400, sacrifice $1695.
POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls &que, $600
a a I I
SOUND EQUIPMENT, Profes-
sional, Optimus, Peavey,
RCA, cassette duplicator &
more. $500 (863)763-3551
SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition.
AIR COMPRESSOR, Gas pow-
SUB WOGENERATOR, Brggs & Strat-
Braton, 7350 watts, $450.00. or best of
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.
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
WELDER, Hobart, portable,
260 amf, $600
PLAY STATION II- Used. $30.
or best offer. (863)634-8708
MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
brand new, $125
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD; SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fed/Products 810
Farm MilceAneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD TRACTOR: 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
ROUND HAY BALES
$25 each; 4 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs.
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare-
15 yrold rideable with 4 mo
old filly. $15100
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old.
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
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
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
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
LAWN MOWER: Craftsman,
rear engine, snapper, many
new parts, old but runs
SUPER AV '49: Farmall Trac-
tor, 4 parts w/ plenty of im-
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft.
39 Braford Cows
150 Black Cows (ages 3-6)
CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. Pets okay upon ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE: Lg 1br & 2br
In town, water access to lake,
No pets, $750/mo + util. 1st
RESTAURANT & BAR SPACE
FOR RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Formerly Barlows Rest.
For more Info. 561-662-3169
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
p ool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR
RENT Be the first ones in!!
3/2, W/D, lawn & water
maint incd, $11001st, 1st, last
& $500 sec. 2 avail in Bass-
wood, 1st week in March
Small pets ok. Call
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
Slade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150/ month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
OKEECHOBEE- lbr/1lba cot-
tage on canal, stove, refrig,
W/D, open porch, dock, fish
cleaning station, $950/mo.
incl. utilities, 1st mos. rent &
$950 sec. dep. required.
Real Estate I
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Interior rebuiltin 1996.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Reduced to
Houses- Sal 1625
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3/2/2
CBS home on canal in Palm
Creek Est. Owner must sell!
Reduced price $249,900.
863-357-1452 after 7 pm.
GLADES CO: 100 acre land.
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/3BA, on 3
acres. Newly remodeled.
$1000/mo. 1st, last & se-
Sat. Feb 24th; 10am-3pm
4280 SW 8th Way Palm
Village Ranch (863)467-0817
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
ST. PETERSBURG CONDOS -
Resident Owned, 55+, No
Rentals or Pets, Many Ac-
tivities/Amenities. 1 Bed-
room from $55,900, 2
Bedrooms From $79,900,
Call Elaine King, Panache
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!
Buckhead Ridge, not far.
from Rim Canal. Can be
seen at 4 Canal Way. Sold
AS IS. Can inquire at
21 Canal Way, Okeechobee.
FL LAND BARGAIN!! 67
ACRES Only $670,000.
Beautiful oaks, great pas-
tures, secluded setting. Per-
fect for horses! Close to
state park & easy access St.
Mary's River. 30 mins Jack-
sonville, FL. Call Now
So. Central FL. Waterfront
Land Sale 1 to 3 Acre from
$199,900 So. Cen. Fl's finest
lakefront community. Enjoy
two large natural lakes & nu-
merous man-made lakes &
ponds in a great loc.! Gated,
private. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249 x
40 MILE MTN VIEWS 9 +/-
AC $116,900. Incredible
mountain getaway, private
National Forest and Trout
Stream access. Perc, new
survey, near Blacksburg VA
Call owner direct at
AAHl Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
fordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
Exit Realty Mountain View
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE THE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
,1iiUlljTAIrl GMAC REAL ES-
realty.com Call for free
GA/FL Border. Grand Opening
Sale! 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wooded
acres in GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd
frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excel-
lent Financing. CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1115.
GEORGIA LAKE PROPERTIES
CLOSEOUT SALE FIRST 2
YRS. PAYMENTS ON US!*
Lake Access from $49,900
Lakefront from $124,900
Common dock, paved roads,
u/g cities. 71,000 acre lake
on GA/ SC border. Sale Sat-
urday, March 3rd! Call for
your appointment today!
(888)LAKE-SALE x. 2182
(Some restrictions apply.
Offer void where prohibited
by law. Terms and condi-
tions subject to change with-
Hurricane of a deal! NE Geor-
gia's best kept secret for out-
standing lakefront property.
Visit us at www.lakerussell-
properties.com or call
Lake Access Bargain 1+
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing.. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
LARGE TROUT STREAM 17
ACRES- $199,900- STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE A very
RARE land offering over
1200 feet of a large private
trout stream. Great low rate
financing available. Call now,
new to market.
Mid Winter Sale! Golf Home-
sites Just $89,900. MAKE
.NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2008!
Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community.
Mountains of SC. Limited
time offer. Call
-(866)334-3253, X 1185.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
nity. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,000! UPSCALE Eques-
trian Gated Community! 200
Year old Oaks. Established
lush pastures. Paved private
rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles
from HITS! Exc financing!
Call (868)352-2249 X1156.
NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES
Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
only $125,000 Lake view-
#144, 3.5ac's only $48,900
Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of-
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
Owner Says Sell! 36+. AC-
$197,000 50% BELOW Re-
cent Cert. Appraisal Nicely
wooded acreage in private,
oaks & pines, abundant wild-
life, gated community. Reg-
istered survey, power &
phone. Excellent financing.
Must see! Call owner now
(866)352-2249 x: 1179.
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW
TO MARKET. www.National-
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell!! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Recent
Certified Appraisal. Unbe-
lievable opportunity to own 5
acres of meadows & woods
in excellent location. 50%
OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x 1097.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in Ala-
bama from $49,900- Boat to
Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully
wooded, panoramic water
views, trophy fishing/ hunt-
ing. Next to state parks.
County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Must see. Call
now (800)564-5092 X 527
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR OBL
WIDES. No pets, yeady lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031
SOUTH OKEECHOBEE: Trailer
for rent on Rim Canal. Call for
lJ& BUILDING CONTRACTORS
'" Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms 1
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044
16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 21, 2007
DWMH, 3/2, on % acre, FLS
negotiable! Move In Nowl
$1,000 mo. (863)467-8960
Brand new, waterfront, all new
apple's incl. w/d, lake access.
Get a quick response to
any Itm youNmay Ihe l-
o with a classic ad
BASSINGER: Klsslmee River,
2 BR, 1 BA, New Firs. & Kitch-
en, Tiled Screen Rm., Carport,
New shed, load ramp & docks.
$69,900. or best offer. Call
BHR on the Water 3BR/2BA,
w/new oak kitch., oak firs., Ig.
screen rm., metal roof, all
appl., shed. Must see! $30K
under market. $99,900. best
offer. Must sell! 863-227-0162
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
DWMH, '99, 3/2 on /2 acre lot,
Roman Tub! Close to SR 70
& 710. Starter Home! $120k.
LARKEE LAKES, Single wide
on 2 lots, 2br, 1ba. $85,000.
or best offer. (863)467-2156
MOBILE HOME, lbr, w/d Incl,
12x36, w/10x30 Fl/room,
C/A & heat, 12x24 carport,
new kit., in adult park, hot
tub! Part/furn. $14,000. neg
Must Seel 863-532,9224
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
Town & Country Park.
PARK MODEL'89: Very clean,
fully furnished. $11,500 or
make an offer. 863-467-6300
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000 neg. 863-357-1784
SW Mobile Home, 2BR/2Ba,
'05 Model on lot in Treasure
Island, all appl's incl.,
Need a few m I b tcks to
dewr Pck up S
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220 Motor, 15x8 Apache
Hull with rod lockers,
carbon prop, double
seat plus single seat
and a Ram Line Trailer.
Complete package is
in the evenings.
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mercy, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Merc., outboard mtr., w/hir.,
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Traller,
Good condition. $2000.
DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
new 15 hp merc, trolling mo-
tor, has oars and good trail-
LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
mtr. & trIr., other access.
incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
STARCRAFT: Aluminum, 18ft
center console, 90 hp Johnson
motor & troll motor, full elec &
tr. $2000 (863)763-0728
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class i- s. SeMuig a
carT Look In the clasl-
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
Fifth Wheel Terry, '98, 27.5',
13 ft. slide, $10,000 will ne-
gotiate. See at KOA Camp-
ground, Lot 40, Louisiana.
FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
NEAR LaBelle, 30 Ft.Furnished
w/built up roof. Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
RV BOUNDER '87: 35', 41.5k
mi, new tires, awning & frig,
screen/rm, gen, lots extent stor-
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
FIFTH WHEEL iHITCH- Excel-
lent condition. $500. or best
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.
HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
1993 Dyna Wide Glide
KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,
Red & Silver, New tires,
Runs great! $2000 or best
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250'01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750, '93,
low ml., liquid cooled shaft
drive, w/2 helmets, $975
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, INo license re-
quired. Excellent condition
45-50MPH, Good cond.
$550 or best offer.
DIRT BIKE, 2005 TTR 125,
with after market muffler,
exc. cond. $1600 or best
GO-PED, not running, $50.
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
Damon, 1999: 21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof In
LaBelle, Must Seel $6500.
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
more! For Listings Call
BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $400 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE NEON 1997, 50 K mis.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)674-3314 LaBelle area.
FORD ESCORT 1995 Wagon,
Runs very good. $1400
Ford T-Bird '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88: excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
Ioegn Cars I
06 Volvo S-80 .
04 Volvo S-60 .
03 Volvo V-70 .
03 Volvo XC ..
00 Volvo S-70 .
I Frig Cars
. 7K ...... $28,995
...14K ....... $21,990
S.23K ....... $18,900
...28K ... ... $22,990
06 Eclipse GT.. . . . .$24,995
06 Outlander ............ $17,990
01 Spyder .................. $11,900
Independent Imports *Vero Beach Mitsubishi
1602 US Hwy. 1,Vero Beach
HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FASTI $600.
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
BOB CAT ATTACHMENT, ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $850
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
DODGE DURANGO '98- 4x4,
SLT, some body damage,
can be repaired. runs great
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776
CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2500
GOLF CARTS (2) 4 Wheel EZ
Go, electric, w/battery charg-
ers. Need some work. $1000
for both. (863)634-7706
Fifth Wheel Hitch for back of
truck & 3 sway bar sets,
$300 for all will sell separ-
FRAME MOUNT TRAILER
HITCH, Trailer weight limit,
3500 lbs. $75
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
PLATE & BALL, For goose-
neck hitch mount in bed of
truck, fits bed of Ford F350.
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
63-634-4886 Iv. msg.
CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
ing $6500. 386-559-0537
CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 '98:
Extended cab, 350, V8, auto,
w/ tow pkg, all pwr, am/fm,
cd. $4800. 863-677-3100
CHEVY STEPSIDE,'97, runs
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k ml.,
one owner, new tires,
DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB
'2005: V8, 16k mi, exc, fully
loaded. A must see truck!
DODGE RAM 150 PU '91- new
paint & tires, $2500 or best
FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
$1500 Firm. (863)763-3451
NISSAN FRONTIER '02- V6,
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new tires, grey cloth interior
TRUCK CAP: For Ford Ranger
pickup, side entries. $150.
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor in tact,
just pulled, runs good. $650.
FORD EXPLORER '94- Front
end damage, good motor,
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '98,
Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k
mi., $5000. (863)763-5372
JEEP PICKUP, '90, needs mi-
nor rear end repair & battery,
4300. (863)467-5401 or
TOW DOLLY- '04, Like new.
Good tires & straps. Pulls &
looks good. $800. or best
CHEVY LUMINA 93 Van, 3.1,
Runs good. $1600
DODGE CARAVAN 1994,
$1200. or best offer.
(863)674-3314 LaBelle area
Church hosting Brian Free concert
Brian Free and Assurance will be in concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., at
2:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-7113.
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 information, call Mary Ann at
Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold a
concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A New Song
International. The group is made up of members from Chile, Hungary
and Romania and will be in their national dress while singing and play-
ing traditional instruments during the first half of the concert. The sec-
ond half will focus on the tremendous way God has been working in
their country and the challenges of being a witness for the Lord.
Orchid program slated for Feb. 26
Learn about orchids or share your knowledge at the Okeechobee
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. Reserva-
tions are not required. The group will be in the large dining room.
SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow
the community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker
will be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
with the Department of Education. The public is invited. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on Thurs-
day, March 1, from 8 until 11 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3,
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday March, 8 and 9, from
8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All monies raised at yard sales help with care at Hos-
pice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For information, call
Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
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)
OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present "Dearly
Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel music perform-
ance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2, 3, 9
and 10, at the theatre on S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, behind
the Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved seat tickets are on sale at the
Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S. Parrott Ave., or, if available, at the
door on the night of the performance.
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-
Library hosting play on Florida
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., will host
actor/playwright J.D. Sutton on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Mr. Sutton
will portray 18th Century naturalist William Bartram in the one-man
play "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's Travels in Florida." Mr. Sutton will
share tales of Mr. Bartram's adventures including his'encounters with
the Seminoles, his battles with alligators and his awe at the beauty of
Florida. This program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council,
and is free and open to the public.
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)
Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivenit 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 Fellowship
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) 467-2473 and at the
Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Guardian ad Litem plans training sessions
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Martin counties to advocate
for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children on
March 6, 8, 13,14 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Training sessions will
be held at PNC Wealth Management, in the third floor community
room at 3001 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. For information and reserva-
tions, call (772) 785-5804.
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.
OSAC board meeting slated
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will meet
Thursday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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.
OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040, or Ken Kenworthy
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
OCAC panel schedules meeting
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource
committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and
is open to the public. For information call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-
6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
CHEVY LUMINA VAN '94,
3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
best offer. (863)447-5213
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1300
or best offer. (863)885-1026
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 348
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF SOUND-
VIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-
OPT3 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3,
DONALD B. DUNNAM, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KELLIE DUNNAM
Current Residence: 606 Saint Clair Ave.,
Jackson, Ml 49202
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 1 AND THE EAST 25 FEET OF LOT
2, BLOCK 44, OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28, OF THE
CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
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Street, Suite 120, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309 on or before 3/19/2007, a date
which is within thirty (30)days after
the first publication of this Noice in the
Okeechobee News and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration at
(hearing impaired) or 1-800-955-8770
WITNESS may hand and the seal of this
Courtthis 8th day of Feb. 2007. ,
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A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 2nd day of March, 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florda statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
White Yamaha Banshee 350 4 Wheeler
1995 BIk & Green Toyota Camry
1992 White Ford Crown Vic
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
193740 ON 2/21/07
The Board of County Commissioners will
convene a workshop at the Health De-
partment Auditorium on Friday, March
2, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., 1728.NW 9th
Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, to
discuss the possible changes to its
comprehensive plan and/or land devel-
opment regulations to better address
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
193585 ON 2/21/07
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL MEET TUESDAY, F E B R U A R Y
27, 2007 IN THE PRESIDENT'S OF-
FICE, ROOM A-251 AT 3209 VIRGINIA
AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE -2:45 PM.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
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