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Inside

Creative writers earn
IRCC scholarships
Excellence in writing earned
high school seniors scholar-
ships to Indian River Communi-
ty College and top honors in the
College's Creative Writing Con-
test. Okeechobee High School
senior, Todd Holt, was the first
place winner for his three
poems, "Shirtless in Novem-
ber," "Elegy of the Warrior,"
and "The Ballad of a Seasoned
Town."
Giovanna Guerra, a senior at
Port St. Lucie High School,
earned second place for her
story, "Lyfe Park." Dennis Wil-
lett, a senior at St. Edward
Upper School, took third place
in the contest for his story,
"AAAAH."
Page 3

Brahman rodeo
team wins awards
The Brahman rodeo team
traveled north to Ocala to
compete in a two-day rodeo
on Feb. 23 and 24. Even
though this was over a two-
day period, it counted as one
rodeo for the Florida High
School Rodeo Association
standings.
Some of the. team arrived
Friday to compete that night
while others were up early Sat-
urday morning in slack. The
remainder of the team com-
peted in Saturday night's per-
formance.
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Drought Index
Current: 654
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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Lake level t .
LastYear: / .
15.35 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

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School Board OKs bonus plan


Teacher's union
objects to plan

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Outstanding Okeechobee
teachers will now receive a
bonus under a recently approved
controversial program.
Pending final approval of the
school system's bonus plan by
the Florida Department of Edu-
cation, the top 25 percent of


Okeechobee teachers will be
receiving a 5 percent bonus.
In spite of objections by the
Okeechobee County Education
Association (OCEA), the union
representing teachers, the Spe-
cial Teachers are Rewarded.
(STAR) program was approved
by the Okeechobee County
School Board at a special meet-
ing on Tuesday evening, Feb. 27.
The STAR program is a one-
year bonus program established
by the state legislature. Using
broad guidelines each school


system in conjunction with the
local teachers' union was
required to submit a plan to the
Department of Education for
awarding bonuses to the top
teachers.
March 1 is the deadline, for
submitting the proposal. At stake
is $368,000 that would go to
another school system if an
Okeechobee plan is not submit-
ted by that date. The school sys-
tem said that the Department of
Education had already given ten-
tative approval to their plan.


C.S.I.: Student agents in training


Okeschobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Indian River Community College students Kimberly Alien (back,"left) and Christina
Quigley (front, right) cast a footprint of a possible suspect at their mock crime scene
for their crime scene technician class with the volunteer supervision of Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office crime scene technician Jackie Moore.


Mock crime scene training


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Indian River Community
College students Kimberly
Allen, Debbie Brock, Christina
Quigley and Donette Taylor
staged a mock murder crime
scene in Platts Bluff off of
Northwest 128th Avenue on
Wednesday, February 28, as
part of the curriculum in their
Crime Scene Technician class
they are enrolled in at the IRCC
Ft. Pierce campus.
Their instructor Sgt Detec-
tive Rastrelli of Martin County
Sheriff's Office required them
to create a crime scene com-
plete with a volunteer dead
body and all other parties
involved.
The students then had to


work the "crime scene" and
collect evidence as if it were a
real crime scene using all the
methods of collecting evidence
including but not limited to
photography, fingerprinting,
blood and bodily fluid evi-
dence, videotape, sketches, dia-
grams, and reports.
The collection of hair, fiber
and trace evidence including
the packing and preservation
and lab submission had to be
included. The collection of tire,
dental, tool, footwear impres-
sions could also be included in
the investigation.
The students are required to
create a case file involving all of
the necessary information to
bring the case before a mock
grand jury in order to prosecute
the accused murderer.


The team of four students
enlisted the assistance of volun-
teers to stage their crime scene
as victims, witnesses and other
necessary parts.
The mock victim was
Tammy Weeks who in the story
line was found dead by two
teenagers; Lisa Coyne and Mor-
gan Hord, who went to the
rope swing in Platts Bluff for a
swim in the river.
Upon arrival they discovered
what appeared to be a dead
body of a woman. They pro-
ceeded to call 911 and check if
the woman was responsive.
The CSI .team of students
Kimberly Allen and Christina
Quigley began working the
scene by numbering, photo-
See C.S.I. Page 2


Air Force captain gets


sentenced 50 years in prison


By Melissa Nelson
Associated Press Writer
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE -
A military jury ignored an Air
Force captain's plea for lenien-
cy Wednesday, sentencing him
to 50 years in prison for raping
four men and attempting to
rape two others.
The sentence was delivered
a day after nine Air Force offi-
cers serving on Capt. Devery L.
Taylor's court-martial jury
found him guilty of all charges
against him for drugging and
kidnapping servicemen he met
in bars. Taylor was dismissed
from the Air Force and will not
be eligible for parole for 20
years.
Earlier Wednesday, the 38-
year-old former hospital
administrator asked jurors for
leniency. His civilian defense
attorney said Taylor had no
criminal history and an out-
standing military record in his
four years of service.
Taylor was convicted of two
counts of attempted sodomy,
four counts of forcible sodomy,
two counts of kidnapping and


one count of unlawful entry.
He had testified that he had
consensual sex with five of the
men and that the sixth, who is
openly gay, raped him. Taylor's
attorney said the men lied to
protect their military careers.
"I want you to know how
much I have loved being a part
of the Air Force and serving this
country. It has been difficult for
me to be a part of the military
and be who I am, which is a
homosexual. God has made
me who I am and it has taken
me a lot of time to come to
terms with this," Taylor said in a
written statement read
Wednesday by a military
defense attorney assisting in the
case.
Prosecutors described Tay-
lor as a serial rapist who met his
victims in bars, drugged them
by spiking their drinks with the
"date-rape" drug gamma-
hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, and
kidnapped them. They asked
jurors to sentence him to life
without parole and to dismiss
him from the Air Force.
"Each of these victims met
the accused only briefly but


they will suffer the rest of their
lives," said Capt. Eveylon West-
brook, a military prosecutor.
Military police handcuffed
Taylor, who spent much of the
trial scribbling notes and look-
ing at the jury, after the sen-
tence was read.
Martin Regan, his civilian
defense attorney, had asked
jurors to consider a sentence of
10 years with the possibility of
parole.
"He was awarded the Out-
standing Service Medal for two
years at Eglin. All of his service
records were excellent," Regan
said. "The best way to protect
society is through rehabilita-
tion. A life sentence isn't neces-
sary because he is not a repeat
offender. He can be rehabilitat-
ed in prison."
Taylor said he feared he was
the victim of a "gay round up"
when investigators from the
military's Office of Special
Investigators interviewed him
in 2006 and that that is why he
did not fully answer investiga-
tors' questions in a five-hour
See Sentence Page 2


The union was opposed to
the plan
Both sides attempted to nego-
tiate an agreement. On Dec. 10,
an impasse was declared.
On Feb. 2, a hearing was con-
vened before a special magis-
trate who would make a non-
binding recommendation. In the
end, the final action would be up
to the School Board.
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superin-
tendent of schools, stated that
the regulations placed on the
school system by the STAR pro-


gram caused friction and tension
between administration and the
union. She expressed optimism
that without such restrictions an
agreement could be been
reached.
She said it would be unwise
and not in the public interest to
refuse the funds.
Even though the agenda
allowed the union time to state
their case, no one from the union
was present.
See Bonus Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Another hurdle has been
.overcome in the county's cru-
sade to adopt impact fees.
At their meeting on Tuesday
evening, Feb. 27, the Okee-
chobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals determined that
the concept of school board
and county impact fees is con-
sistent with the county's com-
prehensive plan.
.They were not asked to
make a determination on the
exact fees to be charged.


The school board adopted
the fees proposed by consult-
ant Walter Keller.
At their March 8 meeting,
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
should be getting Mr. Keller's
final report with suggested
impact fees. Then they can
:take action on adopting those
fees.
SThe proposed impact fee
system the Planning Board dis-
cussed would cover the
impact that new development
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graphing and plastering the tire
marks and shoe prints on the
perimeter.
The students took photo-
graphs and videotape of all the
bruises and any other signs of
trauma on the body and distur-
bances within the scene.
Once the scene was cleared
after all the evidence was collect-
ed, Deputy Debbie Brock, who is
a real employee of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office as
well as a student, was on patrol in
the mock story when she got a
call from dispatch of a trashed
hotel room.


Bonus
Continued From Page 1
In the interest of fairness, Ken
Kenworthy, assistant superintend-
ent of schools, read a statement
from the union giving their opin-
ion.
The union was opposed to the
bonus being based on FCAT
scores. For those teachers not
directly involved in FCAT testing,
another method would have to be
devised. The union contended
that the school board needs to set
aside funds for bonuses. The
statement cited statistics showing
that most union members want-
ed a revision of the current bonus
program.
Dr. Cooper countered by say-
ing the current bonus plan does
not meet the guidelines now in
place.
The union contended that the
current plan has not been shown
to be out of compliance.
The union statement asserted
that the School Board overpro-
jects and underspends resulting in


Fees
Continued From Page 1
would have on schools, roads,
fire/rescue, EMS and correc-
tions/law enforcement.
After some discussion of the
unique nature of mobile homes
in Okeechobee County, the
board recommended that where
mobile homes are located on sin-
gle-family lots, they be charged
the same rate as other single-
family dwellings. If a mobile
home were in a mobile home
park, it would be subject to a dif-
ferent rate schedule.
County attorney John Cassels
told the board that as the system
goes into effect and more data is
gathered, impact fees could be
based on the number of bed-
rooms in a single-family
dwelling. Right now, all single-
family dwellings Would be
charged the same impact fee.
In other action the board:
granted Juan and Jorge Her-
nandez permission to install a


Sentence
Continued From Page 1
video taped interview.
Four of the men he was con-
victed of assaulting were in the
military when they met Taylor,
and a fifth wanted to join the Navy
and feared being identified as gay,
Regan said. Regan said Taylor's
only crime was being gay in the
military and violating the "don't
ask, don't tell" policy, which bans
people who are openly gay from
serving in the armed forces.
Each of the six men testified
during the nine-day court-martial
and said they drank with Taylor at


The mock manager of the
local hotel room, Joanne Oskay
reported to Brock that her maid
had went in to clean the room
and found the disturbed scene
with small amounts of blood,
scratch marks on furniture and
other furniture misplaced as if an
altercation had taken place.
Brock called in the CSI team
once again and Allen and Quigley
worked the scene. While collect-
ing evidence they found a wallet
and identified the person in the
identification as the woman that
they found earlier that day at
Platts Bluff.
They turned all their evidence
over to the lab, including evi-
dence from the medical examiner
that was discovered during the


more funds than anticipated in
the fund balance. These surpluses
do nodishow up until the end of
the school year and the union
contends they could be used for
teacher salaries.
The union wanted to go back
to the bargaining table.
The special magistrate recom-
mended that the board adopt the
STAR program and also keep the
current plartin place.
The board rejected the second
part of the recommendation on
the grounds that the current pro-
gram does not meet require-
ments now in place.
School Board Chairman Joe
Arnold called the STAR program
"a political agenda for a lot of peo-
ple no longer in office."
"Performance pay is alive and
well, but not in this form," he said
referring to the current legislature.
Mr. Arnold said that if the
money were not received for
STAR it would have to be taken
from the fund balance, leaving
less money for teacher salaries
next year.
"It has put teachers and the
School Board at odds," he added.


used dwelling unit in a residen-
tial mixed zoning district on N.W.
Second Street;
granted George Clay's
request to install a used dwelling
unit in an agriculture zoning dis-
trict on N. W. 302nd Street;
granted a special exception
to Sundance Trails, LLC to allow
a bed and breakfast with a day
spa in an agriculture zoning dis-
trict on N.E. 97th Circle;
recommended that the
County Commission grant Jeffrey
and Margaret Vest and Earl and
Angel,;.Raulerson's request for a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to residential single family
for property on S.W 13th Street,
east of S.W 24th Avenue; and,
contingent upon the above
request for a zoning change,
granted preliminary plat
approval for the proposed two
lot Lazy Oaks subdivision on the
above property.
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bars, later felt drugged and were
assaulted by Taylor. Two of the
men, both Air Force officers, testi-
fied in uniform.
The victims submitted letters
for the jury to consider at sentenc-
ing.
Westbrook said the letters
describe how being raped has
caused depression, problems in
some f their marriages and in
their jobs.
And she said Taylor became
less cautious with his victims over
time, first targeting acquaintances
and later targeting strangers.
"He started as an opportunist
and he ended as a pure predator,"
she said.


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autopsy.
According to their story line,
after about nine months of wait-
ing for lab results the received a
positive DNA match in evidence
collected from the victim's body
but it disproved their suspect as
the murderer.
Instead of the suspect, they
found that it was a relative that
was the perpetrator. Upon addi-
tional DNA testing, they found
that the daughter of the suspect's
wife had committed the murder.
This class allows the students
to literally take a crime scene as
training to better prepare students
to become crime scene techni-
cians.
While this case seemed to
unfold for them, as do the investi-


"Philosophically, we are all on
the same page, said board mem-
ber Kelly Owens. She urged
accepting the money with the
hope of a better program next
year.
"I think this was done in
haste," said board member Gay
Carlton. She said that for a long
time, there were no guidelines for
the STAR program and now it falls
under the FCAT scores.
Mr. Kenworthy later called the
board's action a "no win situa-
tion."
"We don't like the process, but
we have no choice."
He contended that if the board
did not act by the deadline, they
would lose the funding.
Diane Falvo of the union sent a
letter dated Feb. 26 to Dr. Cooper.
In the letter, she stated that nei-
ther party had received the special
magistrate's recommendation.
Because of that she said the
scheduled special board meeting
was "highly inappropriate and
premature."
"If the Board persists in hold-
ing this meeting outside of the
provisions provided by law, the


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gations on television, real cases
can take much longer depending
on the situation.
This class is an entry level class
for becoming a crime scene tech-
nician.
Other volunteers involved
were Kevin Barbour, Blair Hay-
men, Lindsey Hord, Linda Collins,
Lottie Tindall, Arlene Voges,
Natalie Buelow, Felicia Laster and
Jackie Moore.
For more information about
this course of study as well as oth-
ers contact IRCC Dixon Hendry
Campus (863) 824-6000.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


OCEA will have no option but to
take legal action against the Dis-
trict and file a charge of unfair
labor practice."
As of newspaper deadline,
union officials had not returned a
telephone call for their response.
Mr. Kenworthy admitted there
were procedural errors. He said
the special magistrate's recom-
mendations should have been
received in 15 days. He said the
meeting was scheduled with the
15-day limit in mind. On Friday,
Feb. 23, he called the special mag-
istrate. Mr. Kenworthy said the
special magistrate agreed to issue
a recommendation by fax only if it
could be faxed to both sides. Mr.
Kenworthy said Ms. Falvo refused
to accept the fax. On the same
day, the recommendation was
mailed out. The School Board
received the recommendation on
Feb 27, the day of the meeting. It
is not known if the union received
their copy on that date.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawdamaybereached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Community Events

Church hosting special speaker
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will pres-
ent Dr. Clarence Menninga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Men-
ninga is chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich. He
will be presenting a program entitled "Science and the Christian
Faith."

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

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

School board hosting special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2007/08
school year. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at 1
p.m. It will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata-- "Lord of Lords" -will be presented by the
Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday weekend, March 30
and 31, at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. For informa-
tion, call Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.

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 beauti-
ful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets,
and make them available free to those who need them. Arrange-
ments can be made to pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam
Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.


Briefs

File now for senior homestead exemptions
OKEECHOBEE Applications for homestead exemption,
additional senior exemption for persons 65 years or older and
agriculture classification should be filed with the Okeechobee
County Property Appraiser's Office by March 1.
The property appraiser's office is located at 307 N.W. Fifth Ave.
in the Alderman Building.
Exemption for seniors 65 and older is subject to income limits.
For information, contact the office at (863) 763-4422.

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested 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 Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.

Yard sale benefits cancer patient
OKEECHOBEE A benefit yard sale will be held Saturday and
Sunday, March 3 and 4, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 3019 S.E. 38
Ave. in Treasure Island.
All proceeds will benefit Wayne Snyder who has been diag-
nosed with cancer.
For information and donations, call Lisa Clements at (863) 610-
1193.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morn-
ing then a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The
-high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the southeast at
5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from
the south at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thundet-
storms. The low will be in the upper 50s. The chance of rain is 30
percent.
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms and not as warm. The high will be in the mid 70s.
The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy will a chance of showers and cooler
with the low in the mid 40s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with the low in the lower 40s.
Monday: Mostly sunny with the high around 70.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the mid 40s.
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CASTLE participates in Arrest Report


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3.2 million children who are
reported to Child Protective Ser-
vices each year as being abused
or neglected throughout the
United States. In an effort to
address this problem and create
greater public awareness and
participation, CASTLE is partici-
pating in a National Blue Ribbon
Campaign for the prevention of
child abuse. CASTLE members
will join together and distribute
the Blue Ribbon cutout cards
and pins for a donation of $1
throughout St. Lucie, Indian


River, Martin and
County.
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benefit the services
which has been pr
grams and services
and families through
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The senior students of Okeechobee High School enjoy lunch provided by restaurants
throughout town on Feb. 26. The students ordered lunch from one of four restaurants and
watched movies as the reward activity for passing FCAT in the years prior.


Obituaries


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Charles Anthony Bloom, 19,
N.W. 147th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 26 by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with conspiracy to
sell/deliver/manufacture a coun-
terfeit controlled substance. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Lee Ann Leach, 22, N.E. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested


Creative


writers earn


scholarships
Excellence in writing earned
high school seniors scholarships
to Indian River Community Col-
lege and top honors in the Col-
lege's Creative Writing Contest.
Okeechobee High School senior,
Todd Holt, was the first place win-
ner for his three poems, "Shirtless
in November," "Elegy of the War-
rior," and "The Ballad of a Sea-
soned Town."
Giovanna Guerra, a senior at
Port St. Lucie High School, earned
second place for her story, "Lyfe
Park." Dennis Willett, a senior at
St. Edward Upper School, took
third place in the contest for his
story, "AAAAH."
Junior winners are Jaimie-
Lynn Wagner, Port St. Lucie High
School, first place for her story;
Alexandra Grant, St. Edwards
Upper School, for her story; and
Shane Chinni, Port St. Lucie High
School, third place for his story.
Sophomore winners are Julia
Kamm-Cohen, Lincoln Park
Academy High School, earned
first place for her story; Jake
Power, Lincoln Park Academy
High School, took second place
for his story; Kyle English, Port St.
Lucie High School, took third
place for his poetry.
: Freshman winners are first
place, Gabrielle Mazer, Port St.
Lucie,'for her story; secbid place
to Alonnah CresWell, Lincoln Park
Academy High School; third place
to Chelsea Auld; Port St. Lucie
High School, for her story.
Nine area high schools submit-
ted creative writing entries. In
addition to the IRCC scholarships
awarded to the senior winners,
junior, sophomore, and freshman
winners received plaques.
The Creative Writing Contest
Awards Ceremony will take place
on Friday, March 2, at 3 p.m., in
Room B-120, at the main campus
in Fort Pierce.


Feb. 26 by Deputy Mark Shireman
on a charge of aggravated assault.
She was released on her own
recognizance.
Sky Ruddock, 18, N.W. 11th
Court, Pembroke Pines, was
arrested Feb. 26 by Deputy
William Maerki on charges of
criminal mischief over $1,000 and
battery on detention staff. His
bond was set at $7,500.
Juan Ceveriano Hernandez-
Hernandez, 37, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 26 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on charges of driving under
the influence and no valid driver's
license. His bond was set at


$1,250.
Enrique Palacios, 19, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested Feb. 27 by
Deputy Anthony Kibler on.,an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
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not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
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William Murray
William "Bill" Murray was
born in Troy, N.Y. He was a
retired Staff Sgt. in the United
States Army serving during
WWII, the Korean conflict and
Vietnam. He affectionately
called his friends "bad eggs." He
was a member of the Restora-
tion" Church of the Highlands,
having moved to Sebring from
Okeechobee three years ago.
Mr. Murray is survived by his
loving family and dear friends,
Kenneth and Julie Edwards and
their children, Savanna and Bar-
brann.
Military honors were held at
Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring was in charge of
arrangements.

Robert Lee Henry, Jr.
Robert Lee Henry, Jr., age 50,
died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in
Lake Butler. He was born Jan. 1,
1957, in
Indiantown to
the late Robert
Lee Henry, Sr. ,
and Louise
Yorker.
He is pre-
ceded in death
by his father,
Robert Lee Robert Lee
Henry, Sr. Henry, Jr.
Mr. Henry isHn J
survived by sons, Robert Lee
Wright (Peaches) Yorker of Stu-
art, and Demetrius Hagins of
Indiantown; daughter, DI'Quita
Hagins of Indiantown; sisters,


Judy Ann (June Bug) Williams of
Stuart, and Lucinda (Christo-
pher) Yorker of Tallahassee. In
addition he is survived by 18
grandchildren; two aunts, Lucy
Mae Collier (Willie Harris) and
Beatrice Smith, all of
Indiantown; uncle, Eddie (Flo-
rence) James of Miami; special
nephew, Lil Kenny; and, a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins, rel-
atives and friends.
Visitation and service will be
held Saturday, March 3, 2007, at
5 p.m., in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Lee Harold Osborne
Lee "Harry" Harold Osborne,
age 58, of Okeechobee, died
Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Rauler-
son Hospital. He was born Oct.
18, 1948, to Harold Osborne and
Jean Potter in New York. He
served in the United States Army,
was employed by Norm's Lock
and Safe of Okeechobee, an
active member of the Loyal
Order of the Moose,
Jupiter/Tequesta, Okeechobee
#1753 and an officer of the Sail-
fish Legion #197. In addition, he
was also a member of the Ameri-
can Legion Post #1310 in Labelle
and assistant chief of the Maid-
stone Fire Department in Loxa-
hatchee for many years. He col-
lected fire trucks, Moose
memorabilia and enjoyed
music.
He is survived by his fiancee,


Katherine Green and best friend,
Richard Tetro.
He will be sadly missed by all
his beloved friends and Legion-
naires.
Visitation will be Sunday,
March 4, 2007, from 1 p.m. until
service time at 2 p.m., with offi-
cial fireman's representatives
and the Sailfish Moose Legion
#197 conducting Fraternal serv-
ices in the Buxton Funeral
Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Ennice Daniel Moody
Ennice Daniel Moody, age 65,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Feb. 26, 2007, at his residence.
Born Dec. 15, 1941, in Tampa, he
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1989. He was a
member of the Moose Lodge of
Okeechobee and the Local #433
International Brotherhood of
Boilermakers.
Mr. Moody is survived by:
daughters, Sharon, Barbara and
Suzanne; brother, David Moody
of Lake Wales; sisters, Eloise
Lasher of Bartow and Mildred
Lee of Lake Wales. In addition,
he is survived by two stepchil-
dren, Shawn Collins and Nichole
Gray; caregiver, Natalie Moody;
and, a host of grandchildren.
The family has no plans for a
service at this time.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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Editor's Note: On page 4 of the Friday, Feb. 16, issue of the Okee-
chobee News the Editor's Note to a Speak Out call dealing with some
property along the west side of the Kissimmee River contained some
incorrect verbiage. The note dealt with a question about building
along side the river. The Editor's Note stated that getting the proper
permits from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
would "be next to impossible." The note should have read that
although it would be somewhat difficult to obtain the necessary per-
mits, it would not be impossible. We apologize for the misstatement
and if we misled anyone.

FCAT: The state of Florida and Okeechobee County schools should
be totally ashamed of themselves. I was amazed last week when my
fourth and fifth graders, who attend a local elementary school and
have been tutored after school since before Christmas, both brought
home a note stating there would be no more tutoring after school
beginning Feb. 19. This goes to show all concerned parents that the
state and Okeechobee County schools are only concerned with the
FCAT. What will the teachers teach when the FCAT is over?

PROJECT: I spoke to one of our leaders a few weeks ago about
voting to approve the Royal Concrete housing project. All that person
could say was something to the effect of: "Well, don't worry. The
local people that have challenged the future land use change in court
will probably get the development limited to 160 units or so." That
was the best he could muster up. Here is my translation of his
response: "We, the city council, have soiled the city's diaper and put
the legal and financial burden of cleaning it up on private citizens!"
How is that for leadership? At least take some responsibility for your
actions, city council. On a side note, I have since learned that had the
two private citizens not been in attendance and protested the land use
change at the city council meeting, they would have no legal right to
challenge that change at the Department of Community Affairs -
which means that we'd be stuck with the land use change that city
council made. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the two gentlemen
that were baby-sitting city council.

TOLERANT: A church on South Parrott had the best advice ever
around Christmas last year. If I recall correctly, it said: "For world
peace, the tolerant must tolerate the intolerant." I was wondering if
that only applied to people on the other side of the world, or if it was
for people in Okeechobee too. Who are the tolerant ones? Who
decides? Who will tolerate what? Here's my point: when there was
talk of a gay acceptance club in the papers, that sign was up at the
church. Yet, the Bible speaks against homosexuality. So, it made me
wonder who would have to tolerate whom?

ACCEPTANCE: We all should just learn to accept each other as we
are, and let them be held accountable for their own sins. Instead of
trying to save them, accept them that's just my opinion. We can
beat our heads against the wall till we black out. But at the end of the
day, when we examine our own self worth, that's all that counts. Love
thy neighbor is also in the Bible.

CONFUSIING: There are a lot of rules in the Bible, and some of
them seem to be at odds with each other and it confused the people
even in Jesus' day. When they asked him, which are the most impor-
tant, he made it simple. He said all we have tO'do is;two things: Love
God with your whole heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus
made it simple, but many preachers try to make it complicated.

SIGN: I am calling about a sign that is down on U.S. 98, going
south just before you get to S.R. 70. It is a disgrace to Okeechobee. It
has been down since the 2005 hurricanes. I called the county code
office and they said the zoning board has to review all sign cases.
There is no review. There is no issue. It is a disgrace to the community.
It is unsafe and it needs to come down. I would like to just push it
down with my truck but I know that's not allowed. We need to get
something done. It is a disgrace to the community of Okeechobee
and there is no excuse for it.
Editor's Note: We contacted the county and spoke with them
about your concerns. They have contacted both the owner of the bill-
board and the contractor, and are waiting for them to take action.
We were also told to tell you to call Jennifer at (863) 763-5548 and-
she can give you more information about how this is being handled.

MISTAKE: Whoever transcribed my message regarding cat over
population altered my words. For the record, a cat produces several
litters each year. Each litter consists of three to four kittens and mil-
lions of cats are euthanized each year in the U.S., not thousands.

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Guest Commentary



Teens key to reducing car crash deaths


By Stephen Wallace, M.S. Ed.
Targeting the world-changing
tenacity of youth, the Ad Council,
in partnership with AAA (Ameri-
can Automobile Association) and
SADD (Students Against Destruc-
tive Decisions), has launched an
impressive public-service advertis-
ing campaign designed to combat
complacency and trigger an ava-
lanche of adolescent activism to
defeat distracted and danger-
ous driving. And not a moment
too soon.
According to a Teens Today
driving study from SADD and Lib-
erty Mutual Group, one of the
nation's largest automobile insur-
ers, well more than half (62 per-
cent) of high school drivers say
they talk on a cell phone while
driving and almost two-thirds (67
percent) say they speed.
The results are painfully clear.
Car crashes are the number-one
killer of teens in the United States.
National Highway Transporta-
tion Safety Administration
research shows that, on average,
more than 300,000 teens are
injured in car crashes each year,
nearly 8,000 are involved in fatal
crashes and more than 3,500 are
killed.
Of course, distracted driving is
only part of the problem.
Despite decades of progress in
reducing the incidence of
impaired driving, Teens Today


reveals that 1-in-5 teens are still
drinking and driving and I-in-
nearly-8 teens are still using mari-
juana and driving.
While there is likely no single
solution to the scourge of danger-
ous driving, social marketing cam-
paigns such as this one can help.
According to the Social Marketing
Institute, the ultimate objective is
to influence action through appli-
cation of standard marketing tech-
niques. Similar campaigns have
proven successful in addressing
issues ranging from youth smok-
ing to environmental citizenship.
The UR the Spokesperson
campaign, sponsored by a coali-
tion of state attorneys general and
consumer protection agencies,
encourages young people to be
an antidote for reckless driving by
empowering them to speak up
when a friend is not driving safely.
It also seeks to increase aware-
ness about the dangers of reckless
driving and help teens be safe driv-
ers by focusing on reducing
speed, avoiding distractions, and
wearing seat belts.
Changing social norms about
what constitutes appropriate
behavior is another sensible strat-
egy worth pursuing.
According to Peggy Conlon,
president and CEO of the Ad
Council, "We want it to become
not only socially acceptable but
socially expected for teens to
speak up when they don't feel


safe."
Parents have a critical role to
play as well.
The Teens Today research finds
that setting expectations and fol-
lowing through with conse-
quences cuts down on the num-
ber of teens who engage in unsafe
driving behaviors.
For example, young drivers
whose parents establish and
enforce driving rules are less likely
to speed, less likely to talk on a cell
phone, less likely to drive with
three or more passengers in the
car and less likely to eat or drink
while driving than are other teens.
Another important step par-
ents can take toward keeping their
teen drivers safe is setting a good
example.
Yet, while young people say
overwhelmingly their parents are
or will be the biggest influence on
how they drive, almost two-thirds
(62 percent) of high school teens
say their parents talk on a cell
phone while driving; almost half
(48 percent) say their parents
speed; and almost a third (31 per-
cent) say their parents don't wear
a safety belt.
How can parents help?
Know your state's Graduated
Driver License Law, including
requirements for supervised driv-
ing and restrictions on time of day
and passengers in the car.
Set family rules about driv-
ing, such as no driving after 10


p.m.; no use of alcohol or other
drugs; no eating, changing CDs,
handling iPods, or putting on
makeup; and no cell phone use,
including text messaging.
Establish and enforce conse-
quences, including loss of driving
privileges for breaking the rules.
Be a good role model.
Clearly, parents can go a long
way toward keeping their children
safe when it comes to driving, or
riding, in a car. But teens them-
selves might actually go further.
Research shows that young
drivers may be more likely to listen
to their peers than to adults
because they don't want to lose
friends or be labeled as bad driv-
ers.
That motivation will do just
fine.
And the allocation of millions
of dollars towards a public-service
campaign promoting youth advo-
cacy will no doubt add to the
number of teens ready, willing
and able to speak up and save
lives.

Editor's Note: Stephen Wal-
lace, national chairman and chief
executive officer of SADD, Inc.
(Students Against Destructive
Decisions), has broad experience
as a school psychologist and ado-
lescent counselor. For informa-
tion about the campaign, visit
www. URtheSpokesperson.com.


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet 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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
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 relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
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 caring for an ill family member is welcome to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every Thurs-
day 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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomesthe public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For informa-
tion, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every month
October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street at 10 a.m.
For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the first
Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desiring to
receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The Gathering is
located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call Theresa Brown at (863)
357-3318.
Sunday
A.A. meeting 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.


Community Events

Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on
Thursday, 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 yard sale proceeds help with care
at Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For informa-
tion, 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) 763-3536,

Gospel sing set for March 2
There will be a gospel sing on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. Appearing will be Mary Lanier, the
New Ground Quartet and The Gathering praise team. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-4418.

OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present "Dear-
ly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel music per-
formance. 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 Sev-
enth 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464.

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

Learn to make scrapbooks
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, March 2, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Carolyn will give a
tea-bag folding demonstration. She will also be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information, call
Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

Red Cross topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 3, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Mary Sawyer, executive director of American Red Cross, Martin
County Chapter. The topic of the show will be March is American
Red Cross month, and the role of the Red Cross in the local commu-
nity and the nation. For information, contact the American Red
Cross, Martin County Chapter at (772) 287-2002, your local chapter;
or, mcredcross@martinredcross.org.

Church hosting healing service
The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., will be holding its monthly
healing service on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until noon. Any-
one desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome. For
information, call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.

Cancer Society plans fundraising ball
The American Cancer Society's second annual "Denim to Dia-
monds" Cattle Barons' Ball will be held Saturday, March 3, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224 St., from 6:30 until midnight. The
event is being held to raise money for continued research, educa-
tion and the Reaching Out to Cancer Kids camp for children. Tickets
are $150 per couple which includes a steak dinner and live enter-
tainment. Seating is limited. For information, call Teresa Chandler at
(863) 697-6819.

Cub Scouts plan yard sale
Cub Scout Pack 909 will hold a yard sale behind the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Department, S.R. 78, on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m.

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. Sut-
ton 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 Flori-
da Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public.


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 1, 2007


Vets may benefit from new S.S. rules Military Briefs


Military veterans, who served
on active duty during the period of
1940 to 1957, received what
appeared to be welcome news
when the government announced
recently that their service might be
credited for Social Security bene-
fits purposes.
The local chapter of the Mili-
tary Officers Association of Ameri-
ca (MOAA) will be hosting Sebring


Social Security office supervisor,
Louis Ortez, as their monthly
briefer on Saturday, March 3, at
the Candlelight Restaurant of the
Sebring Sun 'n Lake Golf and
Country Club.
Ortiz, a 13-year Army veteran
and 28-plus-year Social Security
employee, will brief the veterans
on the recently announced rules
at the 9:30 a.m. meeting and


answer questions as to who is eli-
gible and how to apply for the
benefits.
"All military veterans interested
in finding out more about this
recent Social Security benefit
announcement are not only wel-
come to our Saturday morning
"coffee an'" event, but are encour-
aged to attend," said retired Air
Force Colonel Roy Whitton, Lake


Placid, MOAA chapter president.
Ortiz started his career with
Social Security in New York City as
a claims representative and has
held a variety of positions since
then. He was assigned to the
Sebring SSA office in 1991, and
was promoted to supervisor in
2006. He is married and has a son,
Jonathan, who attends Sebring
High School.


In the Military


Airman Curran
deployed to Iraq
Air National Guard Senior Air-
man Colleen E. Curran has
deployed to Iraq in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom assigned
as a member of 332nd Air Expedi-
tionary Wing headquartered in
Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad.
There are five contingency units
attached to the 332nd Air Expedi-
tionary Wing. The service member


is assigned to the 557th Expedi-
tionary Red Horse Squadron.
The mission of the 332nd Air
Expeditionary Wing is to provide
combat air support and power to
U.S. fighting forces in Iraq, includ-
ing airlift, airdrop, and logistics
operations of troops, cargo, equip-
ment and supplies, and medical
transport and evacuation opera-
tions. The wing has the primary
goal of supporting the national
objective of assisting Iraq in its


transition to democracy.
Members from all branches of
the U.S. military and multinational
forces are also assisting in rebuild-
ing Iraq's economic and govern-
mental infrastructure, and training
and preparing Iraqi military and
security forces to assume full
authority and responsibility in
defending and preserving Iraq's
sovereignty and independence as a
democracy.
Curran, a structural apprentice,


has served in
the military for
five years.
She is the
daughter of
Deidre M. Cur-
ran of N.W.
Apollo Drive,
Wellborn, and
niece of Dave
and Connie Airman
Close of Okee- Colleen E.
chobee. Curran


Reunion set for
Sampson AFB vets
The seventh annual reunion of
Sampson AFB veterans and
spouses will be held at Spanish
Lakes County Club clubhouse at
S.R. 713, Ft. Pierce, on Friday,
March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Lunch will be served at noon.
Please bring a dish to pass, table
service, beverage and memorabil-
ia. There is no charge for this event
but a donation for coffee will be
accepted. Sampson was a basic
training base in Geneva, N.Y. from
1951 until 1956. For information
call Bruce Lloyd (Flight 861, Sep-
tember 1951) at (772) 460-1358 or
bll5@cornell.edu.
WWII reunion
tour planned
The Association of Fifth Army
veterans of World War II, Italian
Campaign-1943 to 1945, and their
sons, daughters, families and


friends will visit Rome, Anzio,
Cassino, Florence, Futa Pass-Mt.
Battaglia, Bologna, Venice and
American military cemeteries for
10 days from May 7 until May 17,
2007.
- Those interested in joining this
tour should call Sy Canton at (561)
865-8495 or write to him at 5121 B
Nesting Way, Delray Beach, Fl.
33483, for more information.

Crewmembers
plan reunion
Crewmembers from the USS
WALTON (DE-361) have planned
their very first reunion! If you
served on board the Walton,
please contact Jerry Hudson to get
your contact information on the
list!! Mail: 4750 Co Rd 480, Teb-
betts, Mo. 65080; Phone: 573-295-
6334; Email: marjer67@earth-
link.net! Web:
www.mlrsinc.com/walton. Your
fellow crewmembers are anxious
to hear from you!


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot dogs,
pizza and $1 draft beer will be
offered. David Copper from 3 until
7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday and Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Draft
beer $1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the Athetican
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third. Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Veteran's Memorial Park
Committee is taking applications
for names to be engraved into the
Wall of Honor until April 15. The
per-name cost is $60. Call the post
at (863) 763-2950 for information.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
9563..
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-


er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.

Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31: annual
hog (domestic pork) roast from 4
until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will
be available for a suggested dona-
tion of $6 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. A traditional barbecue menu
will be served and the dinner is
open to the public. For information,
call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or
Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.

Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-
8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
I Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday, karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge
opens weekdays at 10 a.m. and
Sunday at 11 a.m. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are
the first Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First


and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM and WOTM nomina-
tions are now open for officers for
2007-2008
Moose Legion meets the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM A/F and PEP dinner is
every first Wednesday at the Clock
restaurant at 6 p.m.
Horseshoes Thursday and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for $3
donation.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Dinners each Saturday at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation, with music
to dance by at 7 p.m.
Turkey shoot each Sunday at 9
a.m.

VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50 cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will


be available. Karaoke will be from,
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iarymeetingat11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
Saturday, March 3: District 11
picnic. The canteen opens at 10
a.m.; games will begin at noon;
food will be available from 1 until 4
p.m.
Sunday, March 4: breakfast
buffet from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. for
$4 donation.
Saturday and Sunday, March
10 and 11: Speckled Perch booth in
the park. There will be baked
goods, and a Post and Auxiliary
membership drive. Anyone inter-
ested in forming a men's auxiliary
can sign up at Post or at the park.
Saturday, March 17:: St.
Patrick's Day. dinner with corned
beef, and cabbage by Lori starting
at 4 p.m. There will be entertain-
ment from 6 until 10 p.m..


Monday, April 2: pontoon
boat tickets one for $5 and five
for $20. Call (863) 763-0818 for
time of drawing.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m, The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three- televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table. .


VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
' Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R.-78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.


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Fresh veggies add nutrition


This time of year, Florida pro-
duce is ripe and ready to harvest.
It's good chance to take advantage
of the nutritional benefits of fresh
produce.
A simple way to prepare fresh
produce is to make a salad. There
is no rule salad has to include let-
tuce. A fresh produce salad can be
chopped tomatoes, onions,
cucumbers whatever you have
- with your favorite salad dressing.
In Collier County, they sometimes
call this an "Immokalee salad"
because they use fresh produce
harvested in the Immokalee area.
The highest nutritional value is
in vine ripe produce. As long as a
fruit or vegetable is on the plant, it
continues to increase in nutritional
value. Once it is picked, it may
change it may even appear to
ripen but it can no longer
increase in nutritional value.


A
Healthier
Life 4 (

with Katrina Elsken
Nutritional conscious shoppers
were once forced to go to produce
stands or U-Pick fields for vine-ripe
produce. But in recent years, some
supermarkets have started to offer
vine-ripe options.
Here's a simple recipe for a
fresh vegetables and pasta dish.
Chop an onion, a head of cel-
ery and two cloves of garlic. Coat
the bottom of a skillet in extra vir-
gin olive oil and place on low heat.


Saute vegetables in the oil until
tender. Chop two ripe tomatoes
and add to skillet. Add salt, pepper,
oregano and basil to taste.
Cook pasta according to pack-
age directions and drain.
Toss cooked vegetables with
pasta. Sprinkle with grated parme-
san cheese.
This can be served as a side
dish or as a vegetarian side dish.
The vegetables used for this dish
mayvary with individual tastes. For
example, yellow squash goes well
with these vegetables and season-
ings and adds nutrition.
Before making any changes to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy."


Test that can help save your life


TAVARES Residents living in
and around the Okeechobee com-
munity can be screened to reduce
their risk of having a stroke. Life
Line Screening will be at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center on March 7.
The site is located at 1750 U.S. 98
N. in Okeechobee. Appointments
will begin at 10a.m.
A stroke, also known as a
"brain attack," is ranked as the
third leading killer in the world,
and the second among women.
Through preventive screenings,
the risk of having a stroke can be
greatly reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless
and low cost. They involve the use
of ultrasound technology, and
scan for potential health prob-
lems related to: blocked arteries


which can lead to a stroke, aortic
aneurysms which can lead to a
ruptured aorta, and hardening of
the arteries in the legs, which are
a strong predictor of heart dis-
ease. Also offered for men and
women, is a bone density screen-
ing to assess their risk for osteo-
porosis.
"It saved by husband from hav-
ing a major stroke." William and
Harriett West-Zephyrhills.
All four screenings take less
than an hour to complete. A com-
plete vascular screening package,
including the stroke/carotid artery,
abdominal aortic aneurysm and
ankle brachial index (hardening of
the arteries) screenings is $109.
Sign-up for a complete vascular
package; include the osteoporosis


screening and pay only $129.
Life Line Screening was estab-
lished in 1993, and has since
become the nation's leading
provider of vascular screenings.
Over 85 ultrasound teams are on
staff to travel to your community,
bringing the screenings to you.
These non-invasive, inexpensive
and painless, ultrasound tests help
people identify their risk for
stroke, vascular diseases or osteo-
porosis early enough for their
physician to begin preventive pro-
cedures.
For more information regard-
ing the screenings or to schedule
an appointment, call 1-800-697-
9721 or visit us on the web at
www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-
registration is required.


New ladder truck
Pinellas Park Deputy Chief Steven McCarthy (left) showed the Okeechobee City and Coun-
ty chiefs a few things about their new ladder truck that was donated through grants to the
Okeechobee City Fire Department. The equipment will be used for all citizens of Okee-
chobee due to the mutual and automatic aid agreements between the two departments.


Health Briefs


Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida
employment requirements for
individuals working in various
vocations. This is a self-study
course that includes text work
and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The


cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863)
763-2488 for information.


nia shot. For information, call
Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-
2197.


VNA offers flu vaccines Childbirth education


Flu vaccines are now available
at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no
charge with Medicare Part B; oth-
erwise, the cost is $30 for the flu
vaccine and $45 for the pneumo-


classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Com-
munity Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
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Small Farms Livestock Production Conference to be held in Sebring


The South Florida Beef-For-
age Program Extension Agents
will be holding their annual
Small Farms Livestock Produc-
tion Conference at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center in
Sebring, Saturday, March 3,
2006, and at the Manatee County
Extension office in Palmetto, Sat-
urday, March 17, 2007. The Small
Farms Livestock Production Con-
ference was designed for


ranchette or small landowners
who are considering the raising,
management and production of
livestock for pleasure or profit.
This course, "So You Want to be
a Farmer", was designed more
specifically for new or agricultur-
ally inexperienced landowners
who are considering some field
of livestock production on their
small or limited acreage to help
guide them and provide them


information for making a more
informed decision about what
type of livestock producer they
may want to be.
This course will provide basic
information about all the differ-
ent animal species as possibili-
ties for a small farming opera-
tion. We will explore some
economic and business basics of
agricultural production; look at
specialty production and mar-


This team of Heflingers, Heckle and Jeckle, came all the way from Kentucky to take part
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basics of animal health, buying
healthy animals and keeping
them healthy; pasture and for-
age requirements before you
ever get started, including under-
standing different forage species
and their fertility and mainte-
nance requirements will be pre-
sented; and what considerations
you will need to make for fenc-
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ing equipment for all types of
animal species.
Cost of the conference will be
a $30 late registration received
after February 16, to include
lunch and any program materi-
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gram brochure including regis-
tration form, contact either Pat
Hogue in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Extension office, (863) 763-
6469, or the Extension Livestock


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Cows grazing by water
These cows were caught grazing off of the Kissimmee
River out in Platts Bluff on a sunny afternoon.


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The South Florida Beef-For-
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Extension Agents of the Universi-
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as such all programs, education-
al activities and other services
are provided' to all individuals
and institutions without regard
to race, color, sex, age, handicap
or national origin.

Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec,
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must have a
revaccination 12 months after
the initial vaccination. There-
after, revaccination require-
ments would conform to the
vaccine manufacturer's direc-
tion. Vendors should be remind-
ed that any dog or cat offered for
sale is to be sold with a health
certificate issued by a licensed
Veterinarian, per Florida State
Law 828.29. Animal licenses are
purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
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8 SPORTS


Brahman rodeo team brings home awards

The Brahman rodeo team Sydney Barber15th Calf roping
traveled north to Ocala to com- Nick Mazzilli sixth and Hilliard
nete in a two-day rodeo on Feb. Gopher-18th. Team roping-J.R.


23 and 24. Even though this was
over a two-day period, it count-
ed as one rodeo for the Florida
High School Rodeo Association
standings.
Some of the team arrived Fri-
day to compete that night while
others were up early Saturday
morning in slack. The remainder
of the team competed in Satur-
day night's performance. The
team had three members who
earned place. They were: bare-
back-Jacoby Johns-second
place; calf roping-Nick Mazzilli-
third place; breakaway-Breanne
Lee-seventh place and pole
bending-Breanne Lee-10th
place.
The team has five rodeos
remaining before State Finals in
June. With only the top 15 in
each advancing forward to state,
the leader board can change


Submitted to Okeechobee
News/Darlene Bass
Brahman Jacoby Johns took
second place in the bareback
competition at last week-
end's Florida High School
Rodeo Association two-day
rodeo in Ocala.
drastically from rodeo to rodeo.
Members of the Brahman
team's current state rankings
are: barrels-Jessica Ziglar, sixth
and Justine Stokes, 17th. Pole


Nick Mazzilli of Okeechobee
High School took third place
in the calf roping competi-
tion at the Florida High
School Rodeo Association
rodeo in Ocala.
bending-Jessica Ziglar-second;
Shelby Carden-21st and Breanne
Lee-26th. Breakaway-Breanne
Lee-13th; Jessica Ziglar-23rd;
Maci Culligan-25th and Shelby


Lady Brahman Breanne Lee
finished in seventh place in
breakaway and 10th place in
pole bending in last week-
end's Florida High School
Rodeo Association rodeo in
Ocala.
Carden-29th. Goat tying-Shelby
Carden-18th and Jessie Cofield-
26th. Bareback-Jacoby Johns-
second. Bull riding-Newt Matt-
son-fifth; Logan Coker-ninth and


Gomez and Hilliard Gopher-
third; Shelby Carden and Bre-
anne Lee-24th.
The team's next rodeo will be
March 10 and 11 in Pierson. The
team still has a very busy sched-
ule ahead of them. The remain-
ing schedule is as follows: March
10 and 11-Pierson (cutting on
the 10th only after the night per-
formance) counts as two
rodeos. March 24 and 25-Lake-
land; April 7-Green Cove
Springs; April 28 and 28-Willis-
ton; June 7 through 10-State
Finals-Silver Spurs Arena,
Kissimmee.
The team is selling their new
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
decal. If you are interested in
purchasing one of these decals
to show your support of the
team, contact Darlene Bass at
(863) 634-5815.


Brahman boys' tennis team downs Titans 6-1


The Brahman boys' tennis
team extended their win record
to 4-0 when they defeated the
Titans of Treasure Coast High
School Tuesday afternoon at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts.
The results of the individual


Chobee Wrestling Club
to hold sign-ups
Sign-ups for the Chobee
Wrestling Club will take place on
March 1, 6 and 8 beginning at 6
p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium. The club is
open to members 5-18 years old.
Once work outs begin, elemen-
tary school members will meet
at 6-7 p.m. Middle and high
school members will work out 7-
8 p.m. The cost to join is $40 per
member. For more information
contact Bruce Jahner, Brahman
wrestling coach at (863) 462-
5025.

Rodeo tickets
now on sale
Reserved seat tickets for the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's spring
rodeo are now on sale at Eli's


matches were as follows:
Singles: Bobby Spelts (Okee.)
def. Bradley Wallen (TC) 6-0, 6-0;
Corey White (Okee.) def. Jimmy
Catrambone (TC) 6-0, 7-5;
Jimmy Tills (TC) def. Kyle Walk-
er (Okee.) 6-1, 6-1; Logan Perry
(Okee.) def. Benjamin Otero


Western Wear, 907 West North
Park Street. Tickets are $13 in
advance and $15 at the gate. The
rodeo is scheduled for March 13
and 14 at the Cattlemen's Rodeo
Arena on U.S. 441 North. Both
performances will begin at 2:30
p.m. The rodeo is sponsored by
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association, the Professional
Rodeo Cowboys' Association
and the Women's Professional
Rodeo Association. For ticket
information, call (863) 763-2984.

Lil' Brahmans baseball
and softball sign-ups
Chobee Lil' Brahmans base-
ball. Little League ages 5-16 and
softball Little-League ages 8-16
sign-ups are on going. for infor-
mation call James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482; or Albion Crow-
ell at (863) 697-2576.


(TC) 6-4, 6-1 and Bhevesh Patel
(Okee.) def. Taylor Soderquest
(TC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.
Doubles: Spelts and
Cabansay (Okee.) def. Catram-
bone and Tills (TC) 8-2; White
and Perry (Okee.) def.
Soderquest and Dan Lennox


Xtreme Bulls Tour
to come to Brighton
The Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour
will make its first-ever stop in
Okeechobee at the Brighton
Seminole Reservation's Fred
Smith Arena on March 10 at 8
p.m. Forty of the world's top bull
riders will compete for a $60,000
purse. Ticket prices are $25 for
general admission and $35 for
premium seating with children
under 5 admitted free. They may
be purchased at Eddie Accardi
Dodge on U.S. 441 South or Eli's
Western Wear on S.R. 70. Direc-
tions to the arena can be found
at www.rezrodeo.com.

Bass club
will meet
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its monthly meeting on


(TC) 8-0.
"We won another one we
thought would be a tough one,"
stated, Brahman coach Dave
Ellis. "We are winning, but will
need to continue to improve as
we get into more district match-
es. Thursday we travel to Ft.


Thursday, March 8, at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post 9528
beginning at 7 p.m. The club
holds its meetings on the second
Thursday of each month with
bass tournaments being held the
following weekend. New mem-
ber boaters and non-boaters are
welcome. For information con-
tact Dave Stout at (863) 467-
2255.

Benefit softball
tournament scheduled
A softball tournament will
take place on March 17 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
men's softball field across from
Yearling Middle School to benefit
a new men's baseball team that
is forming. The new baseball
team will be made up of men
from Okeechobee who will play
in the N.A.B.A. league in West


Pierce to play Westwood."
They will return to the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580
N.W. 27th Lane, on Tuesday,
March. 6, when they face the
challenge of the Avon Park Red
Devils. Matches are scheduled to
begin at 4 p.m.


Palm Beach. The cost to enter
this double elimination tourna-
ment is $200 per team. Trophies
will be awarded for first and sec-
ond place. For information or to
sign up a team contact George at
(863) 634-7657 or Gary at (863)
697-0282.

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
Okeechobee. Gorge and Mary
Beth Cooper will provide lunch,
and Davey Raulerson will pro-
vide 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.


Okeechobee News/
Darlene Bass
Cowboy
wins again
Local saddle bronc rider
Chasey Bass brought
home another champi-
onship this past weekend.
Bass, a member of the
Florida High School
Rodeo Association, com-
peted in Ocala on Feb. 24
at the two-day rodeo. His
ride scored a 70 with the
judges and gave him the
title of saddle bronc
champion, bringing him
closer to his goal to bring
home another state cham-
pionship this June. Bass
is currently holding first
place in saddle bronc and
second place in boys' cut-
ting in the FHSRA.


OG & CC
weekly results

PI.G.S. League
Feb. 20: First place-J.W Cain.
Second place-Russ Adams. Last
place-(tie) Max Sherry and Ida
Curtis. Closest to pin-(2) J.W.
Cain, (8) Russ Adams, (11) Kenny
Curran and (17) Penny King.
Feb. 23: First place-Fred Mar-
shall. Second place-Pat Weaver.
Last place-Vinnie Malone. Closest
to pin-(2) Kenny Curran, (8)
Kenny Curran, (11) Stan Lough
and (17) Bill Witacre.



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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
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Movie times for Friday, Feb. 23,
through Thursday, March 1, 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.
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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, 7 and 9 p.m.
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KEYS- Found in the Downtown
area in front of Joey's Pizza
found Mon. Feb. 26th. Call to
identify. (863)763-7009


$2000 REWARD FOR THE RE-
TURN OF- 2006 Red Honda
Rancher 4x4 ATV, Vic of NW
HWy 98N (863)634-5289
CLASS RING- lost 14 ct gold,
2008 Okee HS, purple stone,
vic of More to Life Church
(863)763-6780 Reward
EYE GLASSES, at Bobby Un-
derwoods Perfect Cut.
(618)841-4261
HEARING AID, Blue, in Wal-
mart or Dollar Store in Okee-
chobee on 2/20/07.
(618)841-4261 REWARD!!!!
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost in Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466
TOY POODLE, solid white, fe-
male, vic. of Blue Heron,
needs medication,
(863)467-2121
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER
(Westie), 6 yrs old, male, an-
swers to "Baxter", $2K RE-
WARD! (905)466-4478
Buying a car? Look in the
classifieds. Selling a
car? Look in the classi-
fieds.

BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-3942
Okeechobee area
BLACK LAB, Full blooded, 11
mos. old, male, all puppy
shots & wormed, needs a
good home. (863)634-5298
ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399
LAB MIX PUPPY: 13 weeks
old, to good home only.
(863)634-3226
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PINE LOGS: Already Cut! You
Haul. 863-983-8674
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203


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March 2nd
SAM 2PM
Buckhead
Ridge Resort
Rec Hall
670 Hunter Rd

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This One
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RIDGE: Fri, Mar 9, 8 am-?.
10 Linda Road, Turtle Cove/
BHR. Many items, something
for everyone. Don't miss it!
OKEECHOBEE
480 SE Hwy 441
Journeys End
-Sat., March 3rd, 8am to??
Furniture, trolling motors,
never used gas furnace,
building materials &,'
lots more. Call for directions.
(863)467-1709
Come & Get It!
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Mar 3rd,
7:30am 1:00pm, Palm Vil-
lage Ranch. Off SW 16th St.
Homes will be participating.
Club House open for Coffee
& Donuts & garage sale
items. Rain Date March 11th.
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8am-?, 6480 NE 7th Lane.
Lots of kids clothes, furniture,
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1 & 2, 8am-4pm. 191 25th
St, Buck Head Ridge. Furni-
ture, home interior & more!

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
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YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
ing Female for dining &
beaches. (863)801-3031
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AN ELDERLY
WOMAN WAS
FOUND LYING ON A
SIDEWALK AND WE
ARE LOOKING FOR
THE MAN WHO
FOUND HER.
She was found on
April 11, 2005 in the
approximate location
of 407 Northwest
2nd Avenue in
Okeechobee, Florida.
If you are this person
please contact.
Shirley Worthington
at The Injury Law
Offices of John T.
Kennedy, PA.,
863-357-2224 or
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DRIVER / THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
EMPLOYMENT
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time with Benefits. Comput-
er and organizational skills
required. Does involve lifting,
moving inventory. Apply in
person, 406 NW 4th Street.
HELP WANTED.
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& Helpers
In Buckhead Ridge Area
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cess documents for payments. Assist with
the preparation of weekly and monthly
reports. High School diploma/GED. Good
typing & computer skills. (MS Office).
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BELT PRESS OPERATOR for the Okeechobee
Utility Authority. Position would be responsible
for equipment operation and may also include
other light maintenance and light mechanics at
times. Must possess a valid FL Drivers License.
A Class B CDL would be a plus. Only those with
a three year clean driving record need apply.
Shift work may be required. OUA will train for po-
sition. Applications will be accepted until opening
is filled at the Okeechobee Utility Authority locat-
ed at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974. An
Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Work
Place.



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.
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openings available. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions.
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driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401 K,
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(772)597-3506
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Fax Resume To
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SERVERS
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Hiring
EXP'D COOK
(up to $15hr.)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DFWP

Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
#NR30211249
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personafter 2pm @ Pizza
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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



LOT-LAND CLEARING
Construction &
debris hauling.
Insured. Call
Adam (863)441-5642

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

Find It tasts. Sell It soon-
er In the classmleds


Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs.exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383


I GeerlCot


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 65
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens i Fabrios 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Poole & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER- big unit,
4yrs old, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0122
AIR CONDITIONERS (2): Win-
dow units, $100 for both,
954-237-4846


SLIDE PROJECTOR- Screen, 3
slide cases. All excellent
condition. $60.
(863)357-0835 Jonnie
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


CHEST FREEZER, Small,
works fine. $40
(863)983-7625
MICROWAVE: Gold Star,
small. $20. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,
Maytag, with ice maker,
$175 or best offer
(706)273-0190 Okeechobee
REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
(863)467-6984
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-8:24-6712


STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822
STOVE: GE, w/ self-cleaning
oven, excellent condition.
$85. 863-467-1308
STOVE, Whirlpool, Electric,
30", 2005 Model. New con-
dition. White. $125.
(863)467-6060
STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
$75. (863)824-6712
WASHER & DRYER, both
heavy duty, super capacity,
approx. 3 yrs. ole, $375.
(863)763-7017
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER/DRYER, Whirlpool,
top of the line, mint cond.,
pd $180T0@ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737



UTILITY BUILDING, 8x8 built
by Robin of Lake Wales,
wired for w/d, $500 or best
offer. (270)331-4090



FORMICA COUNTER, 16',
Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Pi fstiml
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Licensed & Insured

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


CARPET- Used 14'x15.5 Gray
burber. Like new condition.
$100.(863)467-6060
RUG, Now, 8'2"x 10" Country
Garden Past, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098


BABY SWING, $35
(863)357-5773
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO, 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (239)298-6160
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE COM-
BO, 10x10, Great cnditiondition.

HIGH CHAIR, $25
(863)357-5773
WICOCANNIE THE POOLER:H, Todder
bed w/maholess up& toy chest.
Verycans ood condition. $100
(863)77-1591(863)467-0627


PANTS & SHIRTSION: Manysize 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
etsland, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XP, Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
speakers. $350.863-763-5316
DELL- 4400 Pentium 4 Pro-
cessor, 17" monitor, Incid CD-
RW drive & more upgrades
$450. (863)634-4888


DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)517-2782 Tony


BED- King size, Complete, in-
cludes comforter, Shams
with skirt. $200.
(863)467-1325
BED King Size, Sealy Posture-
pedic $150. (863)467-8464
BED: TRUNDLE w/2 Twin Like
new mattresses. $45.
(863)675-4990
BEDS, Twin: Matching Set,
Pine w/box springs & mat-
tresses & 2 matching ward-
robes. $300, (863)675-0378
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill,
oak, with 6 chairs, exc.
cond. $300 or best offer.
(561)914-6511
DINING ROOM SET- cherry,,
china cab, 4 side chairs, 2
arm chairs, $750 or best of-
fer (863)675-4696
DR SET, Oval table & 4 arm
chairs, beautiful, like new oak
w/black trim, 62"x43". $450
neg. (863)467-0164
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
HEADBOARDS / RAILS (2):
Wrought iron, 1 king, 1 queen,
exc cond. $125 or will sell
separately. 863-983-7011
LIVING ROOM SET: Couch,
chair & ottoman. $300.
863-675-8141
LIVING SET: Sofa sleeper,
chair & ottoman, 2 end ta-
bles & sofa table. Excellent!
$425/all 863-673-5256
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, Sofa, Loveseat, recliner,
Big chair w/ottoman 18 mo old
$900. (863)357-0391. Okee.
MICRO RECLINER, (2), camel,
end tables & coffee table,
$150 will sell separately.
(863)946-1138
OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-4992
SOFA, Loveseat, Reclner &
Ottoman, Pine $300. for all.
(863)675-0378
TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
863-675-3793
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
2), light oak, brand new.
$300 or best offer.
863-675-2152
TWIN CAPT BED: Arbor Creek,
Rooms to Go, w/ nightstand,
excellent condition. $275 or
best offer. 863-763-6617


BB GUN: 760 pellet, pump w/
scope, new. $40.
863-675-3032 (Labelle)
LLAMA PISTOL, MinlMax II,
45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $400
neg. (863)763-7161
PISTOLS: Smith & Wesson &
Winchester: 22 cal., semi au-
to., Shot Gun: Stevens 410 ga.
$600 will sep, (606)219-3890
RIFLE- All original Romanian
AK 47 Like new condition.
$800. (863)467-1958
RIFLE- Custom built AR15,
Brand new Paid $2800.
Asking $1400.
(863)467-1958



BOW FLEX SPORT- Great con-
dition. $400. (863)635-7616
UNIVERSAL WEIGHT SYS-
TEM- competition set, like
new, used indoors only $200
neg (863)634-6636
WEIGHT BENCH, Dual Station,
3 yrs. old $100.
(863)697-3211


MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $401 Call Jan at
863-357-6303.
VERTICAL BLINDS- Off white.
Great condition. Only a few
months old. Fits 36" window.
$20.(863)357-6315


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



PATIO, 4 Chairs, Umbrella,
Good condition. $100.
(863)467-1325
PATIO FURNITURE, Redwood,
includes slider & 2 seatees.
$75. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213
PATIO SET- white with glass
top, 4 chairs & teal color
cushions, metal. 5ft long,
$125 neg. (304)582-2116
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
reen & white stripe chairs.
150. 863-763-6220 or
561-629-6213


ELEC SCOOTER RAMP 7 1/2
ft, Asking $150
(561)670-3636
HANDICAP LIFT for van,
works like new, pd $5,000
new, asking $1,000.
(863)763-8275
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $550 (561)670-3636
SCOOTER- Handicap Very
good condition. $350.
(239)986-0296 Immokalee
area.


ACRYLIC MIRROR, 4x8 sheet,
easy to cut, retails $85, ask-
ing $65 (863)610-1120
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight Impaired. 16" color dis-
play screen, easy to use.
Many format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
isVh/purple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
used one time, MR7, Mag-
num, Books, Asking $500.
or best offer. (863)697-9704
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300. or best
offer. 863-634-5888
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347



PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
with bench. Good condition.
$475. (863)763-2601


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
CHINESE PUG, miniature,
$500. (863)634-6087
COCKATIEL, Home bred &
hand fed, very tame. $40
(863)634-8863
FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
stand, Large filter. Ready to
go. Just needs fish. $250.
Call (863)763-4098
FISH TANK, 75 Gallon, Salt or
Fresh, 1 yr. old. Paid $850...
Asking $550 or best offer.
(863)763-7598
FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
doors & shelves. Fits 25 gal.
tank. $20. Call
(863)763-4098
FLOPPY EARED RABBIT, 8
mos. old, large, red &
brown. $150 includes cage,
food, etc. (863)357-1310
GREAT DANE PUPPYS, AKC,
Parents are hip certified.
Blacks & Meres avail. Ready
3/26. $1200-$1500. Now tak-
ing deposits. 863-447-3357
pbrdanes@yahoo.com
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg., 1%'
yrs. old, with kennel, $450
for both or best offer.
(863)467-5216/634-5803
MINIATURE DACHSHUND-
male, 9 mos old, $350
(863)634-6087
Miniature Dachshunds (2):
Males, 9 wks old, w/papers.
$425 (863)634-2479 anytime.
POMERANIANS (2): Males, 7
wks, registered. $600 each.
863-983-6999 or 677-0524.
REOBONE PUPPIES, UKC,
$200. (863)673-3894
WANTED: Female Cur to raise
1 litter of puppies w/my male
dog. (863)634-7023



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



KENWOOD AUDIO SUR-


ROUND REC.- 6 channel in-
put, 2 spkrs, 15" woofers,
$300 neg (863)634-6949
SOUND EQUIPMENT, Profes-
sional, Optimus, Peavey,
RCA, cassette duplicator &
more. $500 (863)763-3551


ZENITH, 27", $100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-4557 after
6pm


AIR COMPRESSOR, Gas pow-
ered w/dual tanks. Asking
$350. (863)634-7706
COMPRESSOR- Hitachi 5.5HP
Honda, wheelbarrow type,
factory reconditioned. lyr
warr $495 (863)763-4149


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



ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
Prairie, (863)610-1616



BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400 for all or
will sell separately.
(863)763-1370
CATTLE TRAILER- Ok shape.
Needs a little work but, stur-
dy. $500. Negotiable
(863)763-6959


BUCKSKIN-PAINT MARE, 4
yrs. old, very sweet, incl. all
tack & shots. $2300 firm.
(863)357-6642
FLORIDA CRACKER, Regis-
tered Gelding, to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
772-519-2256
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
HORSE TRAILER, '94,i
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer."
(239)537-8940
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $1800 or best of-
fer, 863-675-2215 LaBelle
PASO FIND MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.



CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
RIDING MOWER: 43" cut w/
80 hours and 30 x 40 wag-
on. $1200.863-675-3793
ROTO TILLER- Huskee, brand
new, never used. Tills 13,
22, 24" width. $300 or best
offer (863)801-3291
SMOKER GRILL, Stainless
steel rack w/2 doors, on
trailer, pull behind your truck.
$2000 (863)697-6222
SUPER AV '49: Farmall Trac-
tor, 4 parts w/ plenty of im-
plements. $500.
63-635-0079


Rentals

UiTAUMk


EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
IN TOWN, Studio Apt. Single
Occupancy. Unfurnished. No
pets. Smk. free env. $600.
mo. + $600. sec. dep. Utilities
incld'd. Call 863-610-0861
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move In. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225


Professional Building North
East Section of city limits,
1916 sq. ft., 4/2 private
offices, conference room
area, C/A/H. Excellent terms.
Contact Robin Chesser at
863-763-5593 or
Walpole@earthlink.net


Condo I In
RentI


CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
ton, 7350 watts, $450.
(863)697-3211
SPOT WELDER, with 13"
tongs 220 amps, good con-
dition, $225. (863)357-5754


SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.
(863)467-8683

Agriculture
* II l

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


OAK LAKE VILLA, 2BR/2BA,
$103,000. (863)467-6669


BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100Oacreauction.com
NEW 2br/2ba 2 car garage.
PRICE REDUCTION! Was
$175,000. Now $160,000.
RENT-TO-OWN Option.
$1100/mo, 1st & sec gets
you in. Roland 863-634-7722
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,00.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809
PALMDALE- 5 acres on pri-
vate road, 2br, 1ba, in Oak &
Cabbage Hammock, new
paint In and out, new panel-
ing, new ceramic tile, over-
size shower, walk in closet,
1 mile from Fish Eating
Creek, fishing, hunting & co-
noeing (863)675-8735


OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba, New
wood patio fence. Alum. roof.
Carpet/tile throughout
$85,000. Neg 863-697-2462


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $825/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)818-7380
BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
r ool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR
RENT Be the first ones In!!
3/2, W/D, lawn & water
maint incid, $1100, 1st, last
& $500 sec. 2 avail in Bass-
wood, 1st week in March
Small pets ok. Call
(561)723-0661
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 11 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo., + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
CBS Home for Rent
North East Section of city
limits, 1916 sq. ft., 3/2 with
family room and sitting
room, C/A/H. Contact Robin
Chesser at 863-763-5593 or
WalooleD@earthlink.net
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
Associates1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
HOTEL/MOTEL ALTERNATIVE:
Sleeps 4-6, lake access,
large yard. Seasonal, monthly
or weekly rates available.
Call 863-824-0981
after 5:00 pm.
OKEE., New 4 br/2ba/gar. Spa-
cious/Open floor plan. $1100.
mo. (954)288-5602 Broker
Agents Welcome
OKEECHOBEE: 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
RENT TO OWN:
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
Bruised Credit Okay. $3000
down. $1500 mo. with $300
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
,first & last (863)634-8374-



TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg.
backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open
porches & docks, 1 yr.
lease. (863)467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- 2br,
2ba MH. Updtd Kit., Screened
porch dock & W/D. Lake ac-
cess $795 mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. Century 21 Horizon Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
WATERFRONT COTTAGE- 1
room, 1ba, full kitchen, tile,
porch, $490 + sec., inclds
City water (561)3464-692


Real Estate


mi, new tires, awning & frig,
screen/rm, gen, lots ex/int stor-
age, $8000.863-675-2339
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedge-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822
VANTAGE OAKS, LOT 95,
11'x30' 'Fl/rm. lbr, W/D incid.
Part./furn. $8800. Neg.
863-532-8542/865-924-9228


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



CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
$100 (863)610-1120


JiJ BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms i
S', Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster [8631634-2044


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TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225 or
772-332-6896.

MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home. -Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile HmNes Sale 2020




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR OBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031
RV, 1BR, kit., full bath, $490
mo., incl. elec. & water,
1BR/1BA SW $600 mo.,
3br/2ba MH, $625 mo. +
1st, last & sec., incl. city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692



OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927
OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
PARK MODEL '89: 12x35,
very clean, fully furnished,
ready to move to your lot,
$9500. (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,
$28,000.863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skidis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehice/ATVs 303



BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trail-
er, needs some work $1600
(270)210-9385
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Merc., outboard mtr., w/trir.,
$2300. (863)635-5039
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
CANOE, Indian River, 14ft.,
square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
san outboard.v $450
(863)467-0085
DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
new 15 hp mercy, trolling mo-
tor, has oars and good trail-
er. $1100. 863-467-4328
FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
JON BOAT: 12 ft, game fisher,
excellent condition. $200 or
best offer. Call
561-716-1561
LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
mtr. & trir., other access.
incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
no trailer, $2500.
(863)467-8683
SEA NYMPH '80, 12 Ft., Deep
V Bottom & big 9 spd. trolling
motor. Heavy duty marine bat-
tery. $750.863-824-0899
STARCRAFT: Aluminum, 18ft
center console, 90 hp Johnson
motor & troll motor, full elec &
tri. $2000 (863)763-0728
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
racing sale, fiberglass center-
port $1500 (863)467-7336


FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
(561)644-4840
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500.863-824-0365
NEAR LaBelle, 30 Ft.Fumished
w/built up roof. Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All apple Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900(863)763-7927
RV BOUNDER'87: 35', 41.5k














New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385



BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $200
(863)697-2033


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi. Good
condition. New parts. $2300.
or best offer. (863)357-2233
Okee. area
HARLEY SPORTSTER 883
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA SHADOW 04- 750cc,
like new, $3900 or best offer
(772)618-0555 cell
KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,
Red & Silver, New tires,
Runs great! $2000 or best
offer. (863)612-1357
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750, '93,
low mi., liquid cooled shaft
drive, w/2 helmets, $975
neg. (863)946-3196
SCOOTER: 2004 Verucci, 50
cc, 152 mi. $1000 or best
offer. 863-467-4253
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $500
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm
YAMAHA YZF-R6 '03- black &
silver, low miles, $4000 or
best offer (561)436-9225
YOUTH CHOPPER,
45-50MPH, Good cond.
$550 or best offer.
(863)697-9649



DECK BUGGY- International
Scout. Runs good. $1500. or
best offer. 863-467-6087
DIRT BIKE: 2002 Yamaha
TTR225, very nice condition.
$1300. 772-215-3468
DIRT BIKE, 2005 TTR 125,
with after market muffler,
exc. cond. $1600 or best
offer. (863)697-9649
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797'


Damon, 1999: 21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof in
LaBelle, Must See! $6500.
239-633-2159
NOMAD- '92, 32', New F/Irm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


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Automobiles



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



CAMARO Z28 '80: 350 auto. Pwr
windows. Re upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng.
work. $1200. (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER- '04- 2dr,
lyr on warr, 5 spd, AC; ask-
inI $6800 (772)618-0555

CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SELL great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/634-2154
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
FORD FOCUS ZX3- '01, Auto.,
Custom paint. Body kit. Runs
good. $4200.
(863)228-1528
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.
863-655-3436
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS '92,
X Racing auto. trans., looks
& runs good. $1800
(863)763-8526
PLYM ACCLAIM '91- runs
great, $600 or best offer
(863)261-1407
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
SATURN '93- needs AC, runs
well, $650 (239)690-2055
Alva, FL
SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
TOYOTA CAMRY '91- runs
good, cold AC, $1000 or
best offer(863)261-1407


PLYMOUTH FURY '75, Auto.,
318 engine, needs restora-
tion, $1500 or best offer.
(305)888-2893



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT, ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $850
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



CHEVY '87, 4 speed, new
clutch, good toy. $500
(863)697-2236


FORD BRONCO, '89, 4x4, 6"
lift, 33x12.50R16, $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3878
Iv. msg.


GOLF CART, Doesn't run, has
batteries, good tires & top.
$100 (863)763-0268 after
5pm


CHEVY TRANSMISSION
4L80E, $200.
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
DAYTON SR's- 4, White letter-
ing. 80% tread. $225.
(863)763-8797
Fifth Wheel Hitch for back of
truck & 3 sway bar sets,
$300 for ;all will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-9626
FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH AS-
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. '(863)467-8856
LADDER RACK- fits smaller
trucks, $400 (863)983-7100
PLYMOUTH BREEZE- '99, No
title. Selling for parts. $250.
or best offer.
(863)674-0126 (LaBelle)
TRANSMISSION- Used, 4T40E
Fits '02 Pontiac Grand Am
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY C10 1968: Runs good,
body needs TLC. $2500.
717-286-709.
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
CHEVY S10' '93- good shape,
runs good, V6.5 spd, $1800
or best offer (863)983-7100
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $21,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 150 PU '91- new
paint & tires, $2500 or best
offer (863)467-7520
FORD E350, '98, 16' cargo,
38,700 mi., exc. cond.,
$12,900 or best offer. Cle-
wiston (313)319-3039.
FORD F150 '86- runs good,
$1200 or best of-
fer(863)781-0484
FORD F150 '96, 300 CID, in-
line 6 cyl., 5 spd. 0/D, green
exterior, tan interior. $2500
neg. (239)425-7016
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098
TRUCK CAP: For Ford Ranger
pickup, side entries. $150.
863-635-0079


CHEVY 1500 SUBURBAN '94-
extra seat, rear door, alum
wheels, 350 engine, $2999
(863)673-0782
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $650.
863-763-0547Okeechobee
FORD EXPLORER '94- Front
end damage, good motor,
$500 (863)675-6432
JEEP PICKUP, '90, needs mi-
nor rear end repair & battery,
4300. (863)467-5401 or
(772)-359-2923,


TOW DOLLY- '04, Like new.
Good tires & straps. Pulls &
looks good. $800. or best
offer. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, excel-
lent condition, $800 or best
offer (863)781-0484


DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1300
or best offer. (863)885-1026
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118
OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807
TOYOTA PREVIA VAN- '91,
Good running condition.
$800. If interested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.


Public Notices
kll II A



State Public
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
United for Families, Inc. (UFF), the Com-
munity-Based Care Agency in District 15,
is accepting proposals for an experi-
enced local service provider to provide
year-round services tor UFPs non-profit
accounting needs. The RFP (RFP
#0607-001-0708) contains Important
activities and dates related to this solici-
tation. The RFP may be accessed at
wwwutf.us (under Publications, Re-
quests for Proposals), or a copy may be
picked up at United for Families, Inc.'s
administrative location, 10570 S, Federal
Highway, Ste. 300. Port St. Lucle, FL
34952, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., M-F. The intent to bid is
due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 23,
2007, and proposal Is due by 4:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 28,2007.
194787
ON 02/27,28;03/01,2,3,4,5,6,7.8/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
Case No. 2005 OR 808
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
RUTH R. LUNDBLOOM,
Petitioner/Wife.,
and
MELVIN E. LUNDBLOOM,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICEOFACTION
TO: MELVIN E. LUNDBLOOM
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a dissolu-
tion of marriage has been filed against
you, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to It on HOWARD P. NEWMAN, ES-
QUIRE, Alorney for the Wife, RUTH R.
LUNDBLOOM, whose business ad-
dress s: 3896 Bums Road, Suite 102,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, on or
before March 15, 2007, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on the Wife's alter-
ney or immediately thereafter. If you
fai to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Cimuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court' s office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers In this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
ClerkOf The Court
By:/S/ArdaneNealis
Deputy Clerk
190258 ON 2/15,22;3/1,8/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-360
LIVE OAK TRUST,.INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
VS.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgageon the fol-
lowing described property In
Okeechobee County, Florinda, to-wit:
The West of the West A of the
North 1A of the South % of Tract 27,
Section 17, Inthe SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY Plat of
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to theplat thereof
recorded in Plat Boonk 4, Pages 3
thru 3E, inclusive, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and filethe the original with
thn clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1, 2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26,2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: IS/Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
195565 ON 03/01.08/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
Big Lake Auto & Towing
will hold public auction on
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
@ 1107 Hwy 441 S.E.
VEHICLES TO BE AUCTIONED
1980 Chevrolet pickup
Vin # CKL14AF332043
1997 Satulemrn
Vin #1GEH1276VZ385996
195274 ON 3/1/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-362
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
e,.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Floida, to-wit:
The East of the West of the
SNorth /2 of the South % of Tract 31,
the West'/iof the Weast'/ of the
North % of the South'A aof Tract 31
and the East '/ of the West 'h of the
South '/ of the North'% of Tract 23,
Section 11, in the SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY Plat of
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to the lat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3
thru 3E, inclusive, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III tof CONELY & CONELY,
RA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1,2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26,2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: Is/Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
195567 ON 03/01,08/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-361
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plalntiff,
VS.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Flonda, to-wit:
The East % of the West % of the
NorthoftheNorth%'ofTract3,
Section 17, andthe West1hof the
West '/ of the North 1 of the North
of Tract3, Section17,inkthe
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according
to the lat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive,
public records of Okeechobee
County, FlRorida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
P.A., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1, 2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
Ior the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By:/s/Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
195399 ON 03/01,08/07

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File #2007-CP-004
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
Paul Emerson James,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Paul
Emerson James, File Number 2007-
CP-004, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the .decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NO SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date offirst publication of this Notice
Is February 22nd, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Cecelia Merle Wise
6335 Sandalwood Ave. N.E.
N. Canton, Ohio 44721
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Ronald G. Figler
Florida Bar No.0392995
4150 Belden Village St. N.W.
Canton, Ohio 44718
Telephone: (330) 493-0040
193982 ON 2/2 3/1/07
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 on March 16,
2007 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and VIN are as follows:
1993 DODGE CARAVAN
VIN# 2B4GH2531PR376788
1993 BUICK LESABRE
VIN# 1G4HP53L8PH536820
1993CHEVYCAPRICE CLASSIC
VIN# 1G1BL53E3PR121169
2000CHEVY CAMERA
VIN# 2G1FP22K3Y2160523
S 1996 CHEVY S10
VIN# 1GCCS1441T8127646
2000 HYUNDAI SONATA
VIN# KMHWF25V5YA247279
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller
reserves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADEI Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition
with no guarantee's.
195470 ON 3/01/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1)19890 Ods 4-doors ry)
Vin#2G3AS51N1 2300301
Sale Dale: 03/10/07
2) 1992 DodgPick-up c(Whi)
Vimn#1B7fL26G7NS665944
Sale Dale: 03/09/07
3) 1994 Vessel (Whi)
\Vin#FLZW5864J794
SSale Date: 03/09/07
4)2000 Chrylser 4-door (Red)
Vin#2C3HE66G2YH243171
Sale Date: 03/10/07
5) 1986 Vessel GSY14826D686
Sale Dale: 03/09/07
6)1996 Chevy 4-door (GId)
Vin#1G1BL52P71R064278
Sale Date: 03/12/07
195561 ON 3/1/07

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Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 1, 2007.


Pu li Noti -e I


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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
February 21,2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, March 22, 2007 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room. Bidders
may obtain preliminary bid results at blo://www.dot.state.fl.us/cc-admin/. Click on
"Letting Results" and D1.
-----NOTE--
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING AFAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO (63) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
. DOT STATE.FL.USICONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICTI.

BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box
1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made
payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be
made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, March 16, 2007.

(CONTRACT NO. E1G05-RO) COUNTY: Manatee & Sarasota (D FUNDS): FINAN-
IAL PROJECT NO: 421124-1-72-01 & 421123-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of herbicide strip application on the primary system. (Approx 365
Calendar Oays). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall, (941) 359-7312
artiur.halldst.E,. BUDGET AMOUNT $13,000.00. NO CHARGEFOR
PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1GOB-RO) COUNTY: Highlands & Okeechobee (D FUNDS): FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 421083-1-72-01 & 414916-1-72-01 The work specified in
this contract consists of removing and replacing RPM's and Thermoplastic Pave-
ment Markings. Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary
Burnettll, (863) 386-6104 aarv.burnettOdotl.stlate.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT
$170,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
** (CONTRACT NO. E1G07) COUNTY: Glades (TRIP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO: 420987-1-52-01 The improvements under this contract consists of widening,
drainage improvements, and signing & pavement markings on State Road 29 at Pol-
lywog Crossover Road northerly 0.134 miles, north of the City of LaBelle. (Approx
0 Calendar Days). (Flexible Start ime 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
Alan Altry, (863) 519-2228 alan.aulrvadotnlstate.fl.a. BUDGET AMOUNT
$439,567.00. NOTE: BIDDERS MUST BE PREQUALIFIED IN ORDER FOR BID
AMOUNT TO EXCEED $250,000 ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. MUST BE PRE-
QUALIFIED IN FLEXIBLE PAVING. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS $5.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1GOB-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
421125-1-72-01 The work specify ed in this contact consists of weed control
manual, edging & sweeping and litter removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Mike Yensco, (863) 519-4313 mike.ven-
scoBdol.staIe.fl.us. BUDGET AMOUNT $55,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS.
CONTRACT NO: E1G09-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
ECT NO: 422820-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of void fill-
ing and surface realignment. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID
MEETING BEGINNING AT 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 A.M, TUESDAY, MARCH 13,
2007 IN THE TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD
FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRAC-
TORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT
AT THE START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRAC-
TORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE
PRE-BID MEETING. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gin-
ger Ward, (863) 519-268 ner.ward .state.l.u. BUDGETARY CEILING
AMOUNT: $100,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
PREOUALIFICATION: ** NOTE: A contractor desiring to bid for the performance
of any construction contract in excess of $250,000 must be certified by the Depart-
ment as qualified in accordance with Section 337.14(1), Florida Stattutes and Rule
14-22, Florida Administrative Code. Any bid for the performance of any construc-
tion contract in excess of $250,000 submitted by a contractor not certified by the
Department as qualified shall be declared 'IRREGULAR" and will be REJECTED.
IOrders to tse documents ould.be directed t te OiutrictContracts Adminis-
raor, utsmco Contracts unce, Mail Saon 1-1u, onaaueparnen ouTranspora-
lion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of odaepart Transporta-
tion. No refunds will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L Sanchlous
District Contracts Administrator
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Community Events


Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale on Sat-
urday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church Fel-
lowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Proceeds will benefit the Okee-
chobee community Grad Nite and other projects. Donated items can be
dropped off during the week of Feb. 25 in room 205 in the 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 informa-
tion, 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.

Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott
Ave., will hold the following classes in March: A baby sitting class for
teens aged 11-15 on Monday, March 5, from 6 until 9 p.m. The fee is
$35.; Adult CPR on Wednesday, March 7; First Aid Basics on Monday,
March 12, and Infant/child CPR on Wednesday, March 28.

Guardian ad Litem plans training sessions
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers from
Okeechobee, Indian River, St. 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.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28 St., in the
New Endeavors school building. This meeting is open to the public.
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network
of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for
pregnant women and infants. The Coalition is made up of citizens inter-
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For information, call executive director Kay Begin at
(863) 462-5877.


Health screening at Civic Center
Life Line Screening will be at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
U.S. 98 N. on March 7. Residents living in and around Okeechobee can
be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Appointments will
begin 10 a.m. and pre-registration is required. A complete vascular
screening package, which takes.less than an hour to complete, is $109.
A complete vascular package plus the osteoporosis screening is $129.
For information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appoint-
ment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

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

Airboat group meeting planned
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at the Pier II lounge, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thursday, March 8,
at 6 p.m. The group's participation in the Speckled Perch Festival will be
the primary agenda item. All members are encouraged to be present.

Ministry meeting slated for March 8
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, March 8, at the Palm-
dale Community Building on the corner of Fifth and Main for food and
fellowship at 6 p.m. Gospel music and the word will follow at 7 p.m.
The word will be brought this month by Pastor Paul of Moore Haven.
Also joining us will be the praise and worship team from LaBelle.
Everyone is welcome. For information, call (863) 612-0640.

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 mem-
bers. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.

Church plans a gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a gospel
sing hosted by Sister Hampton on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. All
singers and musicians are welcome to participate. Fellowship will fol-
low. For information, call (863) 357-0455.

VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free mem-
ory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on Fri-
day, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will be con-
ducted 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 and to make
an appointment 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. The contests consist
of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and woodworking.
There will also be food competitions such as home baking and canned
goods; and a vegetable competition featuring categories such as gar-
den vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms
and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, 458
U.S. 98 N. For information, contact Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or
Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.


Yard sale benefits CES
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., will hold a fund-rais-
ing yard sale/bake sale at the pavilion in back of the school on Saturday,
March 3, beginning at 8 a.m.

Church planning St. Patrick's Day parade
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick's Day parade in
conjunction with the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10.
Parade entrants should assemble at 9 a.m. on the grounds of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. Individuals or groups who
wish to participate may call Joe Michener at (863) 467-2058. Also on
Saturday, March 10, there will be a bake sale from 10 a.m. until-? in the
park. On Saturday, March 17, the Saint Patrick's Day celebration on the
church grounds will include a corned beef and cabbage dinner from
noon until 4 p.m. at a cost of $6; a martial arts exhibition from noon
until 1 p.m.; a bake sale from noon until 4 p.m.; and splendid Irish
entertainment from 2 until 4 p.m.

Bake sale helps missionary projects
The Ladies of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. until
noon. Proceeds will go towards support for several missionary proj-
ects. 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 information, 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.

OSAC 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.

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 infor-
mation, 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, from 2 until 4 p.m. She will be speak-
ing on many current events. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.
For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.


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