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Fire burns near
Lake Okeechobee
GLADES COUNTY A
brush fire swept through a
portion of Glades County over
the weekend and continued
into the week.
The fire, officials said,
began on Saturday, Feb. 24, at
Old Sportsman's Village,
about five miles south of Lake-
port. Another fire was started
on Sunday east of the Moore
Haven canal.
The brushfires extended all
the way to Uncle Joe's Fish
Camp, near Liberty Point.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 657
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.25 feet


Lake level a'
Last Year:
15.36 feet I
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events .. .4
Crossword ......... .9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ........... .5
TV ...............10
Weather ............ 2

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Teachers oppose bonus plan


Union claims STAR
bonus plan unfair
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A legal battle may be on the
horizon between the Okeechobee
County School Board: and the
Okeechobee County Education
Association (OCEA), the union that,,
represents teachers, over what the
union considers unfair labor prac-
tices.
Diane Falvo, Treasure Coast


service unit director for the union, Rewarded (STAR) program
confirmed on Thursday morning, awards a 5 percent bonus to the
March 1 that OCEA would proceed top 25 percent of the teachers. The
with the legal action indicated in a program requires that, using broad
Feb. 26, letter to Dr. Patricia Coop- guidelines, the school system and
er, superintendent of schools. the local teachers' union together
At a special meeting on Feb. 27, approve a system for awarding the
the School Board, with great reluc- bonuses.
tance, approved a bonus program From the start, OCEA was
that they admitted was flawed. against STAR and in favor of modi-
However, the board was up fying the present award system.
.against a March 1 deadline and fThe School Board claims the cur-
claimed the school system would tent bonus system in not in compli-
lose $386,000 in teacher bonuses if' ance with standards now in place.
they took no action. An impasse was declared on
The Special Teachers Are Dec. 10. On Feb 2, the matter was


March 2: Speckled Perch Pageant


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Little Mr. and Miss Speckled Perch pageant hopefuls have been preparing for
the upcoming pageant. In the photographs above and below, some of the con-
testants are shown during the practice on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Speckled
Perch Pageant will include girls ages 3-19 and boys ages 3-5. The pageant will be
held on Friday, March 2, at the KOA convention center at 7 p.m. Pageant winners
will be featured in the annual Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10, in
downtown Okeechobee.


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referred to a special magistrate to
offer a nonbinding recommenda-
tion. The special magistrate was
supposed to present his recom-
mendation within 15 days. The
special Feb. 27 school board meet-
ing was scheduled with that dead-
line in mind. After over 20 days had
passed with no recommendation,
Ken Kenworthy, assistant superin-
tendent of schools, contacted the
special magistrate. The special
magistrate agreed to fax his recom-
mendation to both sides if they
were both agreeable to that.
Mrs. Falvo said she refused to


accept a fax because OCEA had
determined to use every means at
its disposal to resist the STAR plan.
She said the received notice of
certified mail on Feb. 27. However,
she was not able to pick up the cer-
tified letter, which turned out to be
the special magistrate's recom-
mendation, until Feb. 28.
Mrs. Falvo claims that the law is
clear that the board has conducted
unfair labor practices.
She stated that once a recom-
mendation is received, both sides
See Bonus Page 2


Fire destroys



truck in OHS



parking lot


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Fire rescue units were dis-
patched, to the student parking
lot at Okeechobee High School
Thursday morning after a pick-
up truck was reported as being
on fire.
According to information
supplied to Ken Kenworthy,
assistant superintendent of
schools, at approximately 9:45
a.m. a 1998 Ford half-ton crew
cab pick-up truck was reported
as being on fire in the student
parking Jo behind buildings 18
and 19 (the old vocational build-
ings) at the rear ofthe school.
Mr. Kenworthy stated that stu-
dents were evacuated from both
buildings as a precautionary
measure,
With fire rescue units and
local law enforcement personnel


on the scene, the fire was quickly
extinguished, but according to
fire rescue personnel, the truck
appeared to be a total loss.
To prevent any possible dam-
age to paint finishes on nearby
vehicles by fire retardants used to
extinguish the fire, school offi-
cials contacted parents for per-
mission to have the students take
their vehicles to a local car wash
for cleaning.
When the vehicles were
washed, they were inspected
and found to be free of any such
damage.
The name of the owner of the
burned truck was not released as
of press time.
At newspaper press time, offi-
cials had not released any infor-
mation regarding the cause of
the fire. The fire is under investi-
gation by the state fire marshal.


OHS principal


is released in


GSA lawsuit


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
Principal Toni Wiersma is no
longer a defendant in the lawsuit
involving the Gay Straight
Alliance.
In a hearing Thesday, United
States District Court, Southern
District of Florida Judge K.
Michael Moore indicated that
even though he did not issue his
order Thursday, he will remove,
with the agreement of both
counsels, Mrs. Wiersma, princi-


pal of Okeechobee High School,
from the defendants list of the
lawsuit filed by the American
Civil Liberties Union on behalf
the Gay-Straight Alliance of
Okeechobee High School and
Yasmin Gonzalez.
Judge Moore reasoned that
the final authority on policy mak-
ing, and thus the party that is
liable in the case of "GSA of
Okeechobee High School versus
the School Board of Okee-
See Lawsuit Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Best of show
Okeechobee High School junior Megan Kirby won best
of show In the student division of the 2007 Top of the
Lake Art Fest hosted by Okeechobee Main Street with
her pencil art piece entitled "Mesmerized" which shows
the facial expression of a monkey.


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chobee County and Toni Wiersma,
individually and in her official
capacity as principal of Okee-
chobee High School," is the school
board, not the principal.
Judge Moore also indicated that
his order will soon be ready and, in
fact, is mostly, if not completely,
already written. He said that in his
mind the GSA has standing to move
forward.
On Jan. 11, the ACLU had filed a
motion for preliminary injunction
to grant students access to meet on
campus for the duration of the legal
proceedings.
Brandon Hensler, director of
communications for the American
Civil Liberties Union, stated, "We
are hopeful that everything will
move forward swiftly so that the
students can benefit from injunc-
tive relief this school year, but the
timetable will be up to Judge


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have 20 days to decide if they will
accept it.
Mrs. Falvo claims school board
acted improperly in two areas -
they illegally imposed the STAR pro-
gram and they refused to bargain
on the evaluation system.
She said it was not an issue of
money but an issue of what was


Moore. We are confident with the
case history across the country
(most recently a very similar ACLU
case in Georgia was won) that we
are on firm ground, and that the
school will have to repair the harm
done by their discriminatory
actions."
The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Nov.
15, 2006, on behalf of the GSA,
against the school boardand the
principal of the school, after school
district administrators refused to
allow students to hold GSA meet-
ings on high school grounds.
In an article I the Nov. 3 issue of
the Okeechobee News, Dr., Patricia
Cooper, Okeechobee County
school superintendent stated: "We
care about the students trying to
form this organization, as well as
the other students. We are an absti-
nence-only district and we do not
condone or promote any type of
sexual activity. I feel like this is the
right stand. We feel this will be a
major detriment to our school envi-
ronment," she added.


right.
The STAR program forces on
teachers standards that are educa-
tionally unsound, according to Mrs.
Falvo.
She claims that the district keeps
a 6.5 percent unreserved fund bal-
ance that could be used for bonuses.
The union plans to bring
charges before the public employ-
ees' relations commission that has
the authority to reverse the decision
of the school board.


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Community Events

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

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-fil-
ing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last
year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID, Social
Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the
return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

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

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


News Briefs

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

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 diagnosed
with cancer.
For information and donations, call Lisa Clements at (863) 610-
1193.

Dinner, dance benefit scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association
will be hosting their annual scholarship dinner and dance on Friday,
March 9, at the Shrine Club on S.R. 78 W
Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30
p.m., and will be followed by a dance at 9 p.m.
Ticket price is $25 each and can be purchased at Cowboys and
Indians, Eli's Western Wear, Riverside National Bank and Rustic
Ranch Furniture. Dance-only tickets can be purchased at the door
for $10 each.
The rodeo theme this year is "Are you tough enough to wear
pink?"
For information, call (863) 634-1980.

Local fair group needs volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The newly formed Okeechobee County Fair
Association is seeking volunteers to help with the inaugural Okee-
chobee County Fair scheduled for March 9-18.
For information, call Linda Oakes at (863) 467-0760.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the
southwest at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The wind will
be from the southwest around 5 mph shifting to the south after mid-
night.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. The
high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from the northeast
around 5 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon. The chance of
rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers
and cooler. The low will be in the lower 50s. The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Sunday: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers and cooler.
The high will be around 70. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly clear and colder 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.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy and milder with the low in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s.


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Report shows ecosystem restoration


WEST PALM BEACH The
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) today released
the 2007, South Florida Environ-
mental Report detailing a year of
scientific, engineering and
restoration work to improve the
environmental quality of Ameri-
ca's Everglades and the entire
South Florida ecosystem.
"Florida is an international
leader in environmental restora-
tion," said DEP Secretary
Michael W. Sole. "Our state is
committed to sound science,
engineering excellence and
common-sense resource man-
agement-all supported by dedi-
cated funding that will ensure
continued progress."
Key findings in the 2007
South Florida Environmental
Report include:
Florida's 41,000 acres of
treatment wetlands captured
and treated nearly 1.5 million
acre-feet, or 488 billion gallons,


of water during Water Year 2006
- improving the quality of water
flowing into the Everglades and
reducing phosphorus loads by
close to 70 percent..
Best farming practices in
the Everglades Agricultural Area
prevented 118 metric tons of
phosphorus from entering the
River of Grass.
Since their implementation,
best farming practices and
stormwater treatment areas
have prevented 2,500 metric
tons of phosphorus the equiv-
alent weight of more than 2,000
average-size cars-from enter-
ing America's Everglades.
In a single year and ahead
of schedule, Florida expanded
and enhanced three Stormwater
Treatment Areas, increasing
available treatment area by 5,336
acres.
Closing on a final 13,000
acres in 2006, Florida completed
the 102,064-acre land acquisi-
tion needed for the restoration of
the Kissimmee River. The $578


million program to rescue the
river is demonstrating environ-
mental returns. Wading birds
and waterfowl are returning to
the restored floodplain with an
estimated 657 nests observed in
2006.
For the first time in history,
publicly issued revenue bonds
called Certificates of Participa-
tion are being used for natural
resource restoration. Their sale
successfully raised $572 million
for Everglades restoration proj-
ects.
"The 2007 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report provides a
comprehensive update on.our
scientific research, restoration
projects and environmental
returns," said Carol Wehle, Exec-
utive Director of the SFWMD.
"This report documents the
world-class work taking place in
South Florida and demonstrates
Florida's commitment to restora-
tion."
The result of a pilot project
authorized by the Florida Legis-


lature in 2004, the two-volume
annual South Florida Environ-
mental Report consolidates
more than 50 individual reports
documenting the State's work to
improve the Everglades, Kissim-
mee Basin, Lake Okeechobee,
estuaries and coastal areas. The
report provides extensive
research summaries, data analy-
ses, financial updates and a
searchable database of environ-
mental projects throughout the
South Florida ecosystem.
The State of Florida and the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District have invested more
than $2 billion toward the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restora-
tion Plan, an additional $1.8 bil-
lion for Everglades water quality
improvements and $200 million
toward the Lake Okeechobee
and Estuary Recovery Plan.
The 2007 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report, including a
52-page executive summary, is
available online at
http://www.sfwmd.gov/sfer/


Youth substance abuse statistics for 2006


Alcohol. consumption Youth cigarette


Okeechobee's youth alco-
hol consumption is higher than
Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
and Brevard counties. Okee-
chobee is 5 points higher than
the state average.
Binge drinking
Okeechobee's youth binge
drinking is higher than Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River, and Bre-
vard counties and is 6.8 points
higher than the state average.


smoking
Okeechobee's youth ciga-
rette smoking is higher than Mar-
tin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and
Brevard counties and is 5.4 points
higher than the state average.
Marijuana smoking
Okeechobee youth ranked
the lowest of the following coun-
ties for marijuana smoking: Mar-
tin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and
Brevard Counties but tied the
state average at 11.4 points.


Illicit drugs
Okeechobee youth ranked
the highest of the following coun-
ties for the use of illicit drugs: Mar-
tin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Bre-
vard counties and was .1 point
higher than the state average.
All data was taken from the
2006 Florida Youth Substance
Abuse Survey which is the tool that
the Governor's office, the Depart-
ment of Education, and Depart-
ment of Children and Families
sanction as the most reliable tool.
Please plan to attend the next
Okeechobee Substance Abuse


Coalition meeting. Join OSAC in
the continued support of the exist-
ing protective factors in our com-
munity and help to plan what addi-
tional resources are needed.
The next Okeechobee Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition meeting is
March 13, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:45 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church Fellowship Hall,
200 N.W. Second Ave. Lunch will
be served and everyone is wel-
come.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition for a drug-free Okee-
chobee County


Conservation District to host speech contest


The annual district speaking
contest will be held at .10 a.m.,
Thursday, April 12, at the Okee-
chobee USDA Service Center on
Highway 98 North.
The contest is open to any stu-
dent enrolled in grades 6 through
12 in Okeechobee County. The


topic is "What are the effects of
the real estate boom on Florida's
agriculture?" Speeches will be six
to eight minutes long. Time
under or over these limits will
cost the contestant two points for
each 15 seconds or part there of.
Three independent judges will


score contestants on content,
composition and delivery. Con-
testants may use notes while
speaking, but visual aides may
not be used.
Prizes for the district contest
are $500 for first place, $400 for
second place and $300 for third


place. There will also be a partici-
pation prize'of $50 to all contest-
ants.
Any student interested in par-
ticipating may contact Joanna
Sherman at the Okeechobee Soil
and Water Conservation District
at (863) 763-3619.


Obituaries .-,


'Pastor Al'Allison
Vernon Jaquith
Pastor Al Jaquith, age 60, of
Okeechobee, died Feb. 28, 2007,
at Wellington Hospital in West
Palm Beach. Pastor Jaquith was
born April 30,
1946, in Calais,
Maine to Ver-
non and Avis
Jaquith. He |
was the minis-
ter of First
Baptist Church
of Basinger for
17 years. Pas- Pastor
tor Jaquith Al Jaquith
came to Okee-
chobee in
1988 from West Palm Beach. He
loved fishing and helping others.
Pastor Jaquith is survived by
his wife, Lori Jaquith of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Mindy, Can-
dace and Ali Jaquith of Okee-
chobee, and Keri McCarthy of
New Hampshire; brother,
Michael Jaquith of New Hamp-
shire; and, three grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 3,
2007, at First Baptist Church of
Basinger.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to First Baptist,
Church of Basinger, 19836 U.S.
98 N., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee.

Saskia Soler
Stockwell
Saskia Soler Stockwell, age
35, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007,
at her home surrounded by her
family after battling brain cancer
for five years. She is survived by
her husband, Chris Stockwell.
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Memorial contributions may
be made to the Saskia Founda-
tion, 2877 N. Settlers Blvd., Talla-
hassee, Fla. 32303. The founda-
tion has been established to
provide grants to people in need
of health care services.
She was born May 2, 1971, in
Mallorca, Spain, to Saskia Van-
derlely and Manolo Soler.
She grew up in South Florida
and graduated from Okee-
chobee High School in 1989.
Saskia married Chris in 1992,
after they met at Florida State
University while she was com-
pleting her master's degree in
counseling and human services.
Making Tallahassee her home,
Saskia worked for Decatur Coun-
ty Schools in Georgia as the
school psychologist.
Saskia's life revolved around
her husband, family and friends.
She fought a courageous battle
with brain cancer that served as
a testament to her strength and
bravery. Her'desire to help oth-
ers was shown through her final
gift of donating her brain to
research at Shands Medical
School in Gainesville.
Other survivors include her
mother, Saskia Vanderlely; her
father, Manolo Soler; sister,
Annoeskjka Soler Steinman;
brother, Hank,Soler; her father-
in-law, Jim Stockwell; her moth-
er-in-law, Lynne Stockwell; two
sisters-in-law, Mindy Lindot and
Sara Stockwell; and, a brother-
in-law, Tim Stockwell.

Robert W Cameron
Robert W. Cameron, age 75, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Feb.
25, 2007, after a long illness. Mr.
Cameron was born Sept. 30,
1931, in Lansing, Mich. to William


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and Hazel (Davis) Cameron. He
proudly served our country in the
U.S. Air Force and retired as a tech
sergeant after 23 years. He was a
lifetime member of the V.FW. and
a Deacon at Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Gloria Cameron; her chil-
dren, Jeannie (Michael) Andersen
of Dunnellon, Peter (Debbie)
Burke of Bangor, Maine, Ray-
mond Burke of Orlando; grand-
children, Julie Philbrick of Hamp-
den, Maine, Mindy Foren of
Stetson, Maine, Sara Burke of
Bangor, Maine; great-grandchil-
dren, Zachary Philbrick and Kelli
and Carrie Foren; .sister, Evelyn
(Bob) Bumstead of Michigan;
aunts, Pearl White of Illinois,
Shirley Lehman of California and
Violet (Bob) Charkowski of
Bradenton; and, several nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March
4, at Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Almer Ray Braswell
Almer Ray Braswell, age 74, of
Harrison, Ohio, died Tuesday,
Feb. 27, 2007, at Raulersori Hospi-
tal in Okeechobee. Born Feb. 4,
1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio he had
been a seasonal resident of Lake-
port for the past 14 years. He
enjoyed fishing and camping and
was retired from the Cincinnati
Bell Telephone Company after 35
years of dedicated service.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Leroy and Katherine
Braswell and brother, Donald
Braswell.
Mr. Braswell is survived by: his
wife, Ruth Ann Braswell of Harri-
son, Ohio; son, Kevin (Carole)


Braswell of Hamilton, Ohio;
daughters, Beverly (Juan) Worley
of Cincinnati, Ohio, Pam Thomp-
son of Blanchester, Ohio, Debo-
rah (Gary) Orme of Milford, Ohio,
Laura (Jeff) Kuykendall of Love-
land, Ohio. In addition, he is sur-
vived by brothers, William
Braswell of Louisville, Ky.,
Richard (Marge) Braswell of
Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Glenys
Landers of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Maryann (Everett) Burton of
Wallingford, Ky.; 13 grandchil-
dren; and, 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held
on Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at the
Aruba RV Park in Lakeport, 1825
Old Lakeport Road:
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,.
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.
Judy Daniels
Judy Daniels, age 35, of Okee-
chobee, died Thursday, March 1,
2007, at the Hamrick Home in
Okeechobee. Born Oct. 2, 1971,
in Stuart, she enjoyed dancing,
singing, fashion and comedy.
She is preceded in death by her
father, Freddie Daniels; and, a
brother, Freddie Daniels, Jr.
She is survived by her mother,
Daisy Phillips of Okeechobee;
son, Marquise Daniels; brother,
Herman Daniels; four sisters,
Jacqueline Jones of Columbus,
Ga., Brenda (Freddie) Jarvis of
Mobile, Ala., Wendy (Charles)
Green of Fort Bragg, N.C., and
Carla Daniels of Okeechobee. In
addition she is survived by a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends.
A memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m., Sunday, March, 4,
2007, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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on the IRCC main campus in
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The OSHA 10-Hour Con-
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how to be protected from pos-
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death while on the job.
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Upon successful comple-
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rowful that it went away."
How true! Sad, buttrue! Toachild,
there is almost a lifetime between birth-
days and Christmas. How rapid time
passes to adults as compared to time
lapses in childhood.
The perspective of the young is
so different than that of an adult.
Return to a scene of your child-
hood. Distances between places
have surprisingly been shortened.
You look at it with the perspective
of an adult and no longer from the
eye of a child.
It is no wonder that at times, we
fail to understand the actions of
children. We stand three feet taller
and that changes many things.
When we become perplexed at
Children, it is good to remind our-
selves of the 'vast. differences in
eye-level and thought-level.
Our Thought to Remember:
"If one cannot understand, they
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CANAL CLEANUP: With some of our canals nearly dry (on the north
and south side of 29th Court) why not use other equipment such as a
front end loader or tracked equipment to dean them out? Access has
been offered and is available by home owners. The tug and barge cur-
rently in use are not capable of going in these shallow canals with the cur-
rent conditions. However it would be the ideal time to dean them up,
probably with less cost and time involved than using the water borne
equipment.

WHAT'S GOING ON: What's going on down at Ancient Oaks park? It
seems like all over town people are talking about people pulling guns on
one another, building code violations and law suits. You can't even sit
down in a restaurant without hearing someone discussing this.

CANE BURNING: I'm calling about people making remarks about the
cane farmers burning the cane and flooding everybody out with smoke
and ashes. Do you like sugar in your coffee? To make it easier to harvest,
they have to burn the cane.

PRICE OF STAMPS: I read in the Okeechobee News where our gov-
ernment is going to go up on the price of stamps. I think they deserve a
raise. If you go over to the post office and see how hard they work you
will agree with me. The line is outside the building every time you go over
there.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUBDIVISION NEEDED: 1I just moved here from
Tallahassee. This county needs a subdivision that is family friendly. Pre-
sent gated communities do not support growing families and that is a big
problem for Okeechobee County. With so much wisdom here with the
elderly and retired, you need to embrace our children and teach them
instead of criticizing them all the time. Especially people who are only
down here for four or five months and all they do down here is complain.
If they don't like it, don't stay in Florida. But this county needs a family
friendly, gated community that will support the growth of this communi-
ty. That is what has made Tallahassee so great.

GLADES POWER PLANT: Why is a proposed coal burning Florida
Power & Light plant being built so dose to the lake? Talk about pollution.
Will some of that smoke drift over to Okeechobee?

IN THE NEWS: I got my northern newspaper today and in 70 pages
there is not one mention of anything about local teenagers. I got my
Okeechobee News and from the front page all the way through it has
items about teenagers and activities for them. I hope the local Okee-
chobee folks appreciate this town and the newspaper they have. It's
great.

LIVESTOCK SHOW: Reading an article about the Junior Livestock
Show at the St. Lude County Fair, it stated 2-3 year olds were showing
swine and beef animals which they called cows. I was under the impres-
sion that beef animals were steers, emasculated male bovines, and that
cows were female animals. Maybe Florida's rules are different from
where I come from but you had to be 8 years old to join a 4-H Club. You
were required to keep a record of your project as well as groom the ani-
mal and teach it to walk and stand properly when being judged. I doubt a
2-3 year old could keep records or teach the animal properly.
Editor's note: You do not say which newspaper the article was in.
However, in Livestock Competitions, cows are classified as "beef "or
"dairy" animals according to their breed. Cows in the beef cattle divi-
sion are breeding animals. This contest is separate from the steer
division. In Florida 4-H, children must be 8-years-old to belong to the
livestock clubs. Younger children may belong to clubs such as Barn-
yard Buddies. If the article was about breeding animals, the two and
three years old reference may have been the age of the animals,
rather than the 4-H members.


Community Events

Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale
on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Luther-
an Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Proceeds will
benefit the Okeechobee community Grad Nite and other proj-
ects. 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.

Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
building on U.S. 98 N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. Admission will be a $3 donation at the door. Tickets are
available for a donated quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863)
467-2473 and at the Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.




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Power park questions
The permitting process and
activities behind FP&L's proposed
coal fired Glades Power Park
needs to see the light of day and
involve the citizens of Glades and
Hendry counties. Too much has
been done in the shadows. We
need to ask some pointed ques-
tions of the Glades Count Board
of Commissioners and not simply
request, but demand answers.
We omit Donna Storter from any
implication since she did not join
the Glades Board until after plans
for the power plant were under-
way. So, here you are Mssrs.
Jones, Beck, Echols and Giesler:
Why did you and the local
planning agency amend the land
development regulation to grant
the permitted use of a power
plant on land designated agricul-


tural? Why did you do this with no
public hearing?
Why were FP&L's represen-
tatives allowed to meet secretly
and privately with individual
board members while all this was
going on? Did any of you remotely
consider that your actions on a
matter of this magnitude might
take on the appearance of impro-
priety?
We were in attendance at
the informational board meeting
in Moore Haven on the 20th. This
was hardly an unbiased presenta-
tion. The experts on air emis-
sions, water use and ecological
impact are all employed by Gold-
er Associates, the company that is
facilitating FP&L's permitting
process. The toxicologist is under
contract with FP&L. The presen-
ter who praised the technological


Upcoming Events

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 welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members.and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (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 infor-
mation, 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.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For inforrrma-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.


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virtues of the coal plant also made
the same pitch to the St. Lucie Co.
commissioners last year. They
didn't buy it and unanimously
turned down FP&Ls request. Do
you ever wonder why? Did you
ever ask? You did not. Mr. Jones'
terse reply to their letter to you
urging caution in this matter sug-
gested they mind their own busi-
ness. Even Henry Fishkind's eco-
nomic analysis raised more
questions than it answered. But
then questions had to be pre-sub-
mitted and further questions on
sometimes ambiguous answers
were not permitted.
In short, gentlemen, we feel
that you are, for whatever reason,
prematurely rushing to bring this
potentially hazardous coal plant
to Glades Co. It's time to step
back, be prudent and convene a


panel of knowledgeable people
to carefully analyze this with all
the impartiality that good science
has to offer. It is important that
they not be in the employ of or
beholden to FP&L in any way.,
Your taking FP&Ls "word for it"
would be akin to chickens con-
sulting only with the fox concern-
ing henhouse security and forgo-
ing a second opinion. The
ecological, health and economic
impact to our counties and to the
Everglades will be huge and, we
are willing to bet, negative. Con-
sideration of an undertaking of
this magnitude deserves and
requires your caution and
informed objectivity. Your con-
stituencies deserve no less.
Sincerely,
Bruce and Michelle Steinfeldt
Ortona


Community Events

Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on Fri-
day 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 information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Library hosting annual book sale
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library annual book sale will
be held at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th
St. Sale days will be: 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
information, call (863) 357-4418.

OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present
"Dearly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel
music performance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday, March 2, 3, 9 and 10, at the theatre on S.W. Second
Avenue at Seventh Street, behind the Golden Corral Restaurant.
Reserved seat tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce
office, 55 S. Parrott Ave., or, if available, at the door on the night
of the performance.

KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday,
March 2, at the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For infor-
mation, 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 partin 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 Chuirch, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Car-
olyn 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 community 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 month-
ly healing service on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until noon.
Anyone desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is wel-
come. For information, call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.

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

Cub Scouts plan yard sale
Cub Scout Pack 909 will hold a yard sale behind the Buck-
head 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.
Sutton will portray 18th Century naturalist William Bartram in
the one-man play "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's Travels in
Florida." Mr. Sutton will share tales of Mr. Bartram's adventures
including his encounters with the Seminoles, his battles with alli-
gators and his awe at the beauty of Florida. This program is
sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, and is free and
open to the public.

Yard sale benefits genealogical group
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale
on Saturday, March 3, at the Trading Post Flea Market, 3100 U.S.
441 S., starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the genealogical
section of the Okeechobee County Library. Donations will be
gratefully accepted. Call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674 to arrange
for a pick up.
Church hosting gospel concert
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, will present
McMillan & Life in a Southern gospel concert on Saturday, March
3, at 7 p.m. A free potluck supper is open to the public and will
be held from 5 until 6 p.m., prior to the concert. This concert will
precede a week of revival meetings, with guest speaker Rev-
erend Richard Pickup. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. with
special music beginning at 6:45 p.m. A nursery will be available.
For information, call (863) 763-6626 or (863) 763-9377.


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SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 2, 2007


Submitted to Okeechobee News/D. Roehm ' _______ _
Brahman grappler Chris Curtis (left) was named as the Okee- Tierra Allen (left) was selected as the Okeechobee
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month for December 2006 by the coaches of Okeechobee December 2006 for her outstanding performance on the bas-
High School. He received his award for Brahman wrestling ketball court. She was presented with her award by Lady
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Lady Brahman basketball play-
er Tierra Allen and Brahman
wrestler Chris Curtis were selected
as the Okeechobee News/Publix
SuperMarket athletes of the month
for December 2006.
Tierra Allen is a four-year veter-
an of the Lady Brahman basketball
team. She holds a new school
record for scoring 37 points in a
,single game. She also had 11 steals
in a single game. She has over 400
season points. Allen led the Lady
Brahmans to their best record in
years (14-10). She finished the sea-
son as Okeechobee High School's


all-time leading scorer, earning her-
self the Most Valuable Player
award.
"To be a great player you must
make everyone around you better.
Tierra has learned how to do this.
Thirty-seven points is wonderful,
but more importantly is the 14
wins," stated Lady Brahman bas-
ketball coach Nathan Owen.
In addition to basketball, Allen
has excelled in volleyball and track.
She has been selected as the Okee-
chobee News/Publix Super Market
female athlete of the month every
year for the past three years. In
2006, she was selected as the MVP
in track. In 2007 she received the


Brahman Award in volleyball.
As a scholar, Allen currently has
a 3.3 grade point average. She
plans to attend college and major
in business. Her future plans
include playing basketball at col-
lege and then going on to play in
the Woman's National Basketball
Association (WNBA).
She is the daughter of Demetria
and Myron ReFoure and Terrance
Allen.
Brahman wrestler Chris Curtis is
another four-year letterman for
O.H.S. Curtis was undefeated on
the mat in December. He was also
the Sebastian River Wrestling Tour-
nament champion in the heavy-


weight division. He was awarded
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in the 2005/06 season.
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cated athlete who deserves this
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In addition to wrestling, Curtis
was a defensive player on the Brah-
man football team. He received the
defensive most valuable player
award in the 2006/07 season.
Curtis has accepted a scholar-
ship with The Citadel in South Car-
olina. Upon graduation he will pur-
sue a career in the military.
He is the son of Jay and Selena
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Sports Briefs


Rodeo tickets
now on sale
Reserved seat tickets for the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's spring
rodeo are now on sale at Eli's West-
ern 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 Cat-
tlemen's Association, the Profes-
sional Rodeo Cowboys' AssociaW
tion and the Women's Professional
Rodeo Association. For.ticket infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2984.


Benefit softball
tournament scheduled
A softball tournament will take
place on March 17 beginning 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 form-
ing. The new baseball team will be
made up of men from Okee-
chobee who will play in the
N.A.B.A. league in West Palm
Beach. The cost to enter this dou-
ble elimination tournament is $200
per team. Trophies will be award-
ed for first and second place. For
information or to sign up a team
contact George at (863) 634-7657
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Sign-ups for the Chobee
Wrestling Club will take place on
March 6 and 8 beginning at 6
p.m. at the Okeechobee High
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open to members 5-18 years old.
Once workouts begin, elemen-
tary school members will meet
at 6-7 p.m. Middle and high
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6 OTHER AREA NEWS


Native American displays unique silversmith jewelry


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INI/Nena Bolan
General Grant is a silver-
smith and jewelry artist. He is
one-half Sioux and one-half
Cherokee. Mr. Grant lives in
Cherokee, N.C. His work was
on display and for sale at the
Brighton Rodeo and Festival
on the Brighton Reservation
in Glades County.


Brighton Festival
is venue for
General Grant
By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESER-
VATION There were many arts
and crafts vendors at the three-day
Brighton Rodeo and Festival in
mid-February.
Many beautiful displays of jew-
elry and art caught the eyes of visi-
tors.
Unique among these are the sil-
versmith works and purple
wampum shell creations of "Gen-
eral Grant" whose heritage is one-
half Sioux and one half-Cherokee.
His home is on the reservation
in Cherokee, N.C.; but he likes to
travel to shows like the Seminoles'
have every year on the Brighton
Reservation in Glades County.
His amazing spider designs on
heavy, silver concho belts,
bracelets and bolo ties may look
different to admirers of Native


American skilled crafts. However,
the spider is a truly prehistoric
design used by ancient peoples of
the Mississippi River Valley and in
the southeastern part of the United
States.
General Grant wants to bring
the little known image of the spider
to light in the world and keep it
alive by casting it in sterling silver.
Then it can be worn or displayed
for others to see and remember.
Another historic source of Mr.
Grant's hand crafted jewelry
comes from the purple-streaked
quahog clamshell and is better
known as wampum.
Throughout the Atlantic coast,
indigenous people regarded the
wampum beads with great value
because of its ceremonial history.
When Europeans arrived on the
continent, they saw the great value
that wampum had, but mistook it
for currency.
According to Mr. Grant, it was
made into seven differently
designed belts; and he wishes to
re-create all seven designs with his
own handcrafted beads made
from purple wampum.


Brush fire burns near Lake Okeechobee


An arsonist may
have caused fire

By Naji Tobias
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY A brush
fire swept through a portion of
Glades County over the weekend
and continued into the week.
The fire, officials said, began
on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Old
Sportsman's Village, about five
miles south of Lakeport. Another
fire was started on Sunday east of
the Moore Haven canal.
The brushfires extended all
the way to Uncle Joe's Fish
Camp, near Liberty Point.
According to Florida Division
of Forestry Area Supervisor Tim
Elder, about 39,000 acres of land


will have been burned once the
smoke and ashes are cleared.
Mr. Elder said that in a natural
fire, the burning is usually caused
by lightning.
.In this case, however, that
doesn't seem to be the case. Mr.
Elder said preliminary informa-
tion seemed to suggest that
someone started the fire.
Winds on Monday and Tues-
day were blowing toward the
southwest, which in effect
reduced the smoke and fire
impact on Glades County resi-
dents.
However, much smoke and
ash could be seen around the
area as the fires were dying
down. Many residents showed
concern regarding the fire.
Mr. Elder said that the remain-
der of the fire was to be com-


pletely extinguished by late Tues-
day.
The area is prone to brush
fires.
About six years ago, a similar
fire occurred, beginning at
Observation Island and extend-
ing northwest to the Lakeport
area.
No one was injured in this
recent brushfire. Wildlife around
the area was not negatively
affected by the fire, according to
Mr. Elder.
"In this case, wildlife actually
will benefit from the brushfire
now that the dead vegetation on
the land will have been
removed," said Mr. Elder.
Mr. Elder said that in its natu-
ral process, the dead vegetation
will be replaced by a fresh kind,
improving the quality of life for


the wildlife.
Mr. Elder said the fire could
have been started either acciden-
tally or intentionally.
"If someone is found to be
intentionally starting these fires,
possible arson charges and fines
will be faced", said Mr. Elder.
Mr. Elder said in the event that
a specific person is found to be
the cause of the fires, the State
Attorney's Office will take action.
Officials said a $5,000 reward
will be issued to the person who
provides information leading up
to a possible arrest.
The Florida Division of
Forestry Arson Alert Hotline
number is 1-800-342-5869.
Editor's Note: Staff Writer Naji
Tobias can be reached at najito-
bias@yahoo.com.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).


Donald Driver, 34, Moore
Haven, was arrested Feb. 21 by
Trooper Ferrall on charges of
aggravated battery, leaving the
scene of an accident with
injuries and leaving the scene of
an accident sith property dam-
age (three counts). His bond
was set at $11,500.
Crystal Smith, 29, Okee-


chobee, was arrested Feb. 22 by
SPD Officer Goodman on a
charge of confinement of ani-
mals without sufficient food
and water (four counts). Her
bond was set at $8,000.
Eduardo Bartolon, 34,
Moore Haven, was arrested Feb.
22 by Sergeant Ronnie Baker on
a charge of possession of


cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


pie should know drugs and alcohol
can become the only focus in life,
but he knows that on the inside
they still have beauty.
He also said that art can be used
as therapy.


"Learning about myself
through my art and native culture
shows me beauty now," he said.
Editor's Note: Staff Writer Nena
Bolan can be reached at nen-
abolan@yahoo.com.


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"I am the only artist that cuts
and manufactures my own shell
patterns. They are all individual
pieces," he said.
Over the years, General Grant's
life has taken several dramatic
turns.
In the 1960s, he was trained as a
heavy equipment operator, but he
said, "I got tired of driving in cir-
cles."
It wasn't until he suffered an
injury while a carpenter and sub-
contractor that he discovered the
first seedling of creativity inside
him.
"My life really took off with the
gift the creator gave me," he said.
His creative jewelry and silver-
smith work provided him a new
way through life, and he said since
then, "Life has been beautiful. Do
not look back on the bad."
At one point, alcohol depend-
ency was a burden on his life. He
has been sober now for 25 years.
Through his creative gift, "Every
day has something new and differ-
ent."
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, March
2, through Thursday, March 8,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13),
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
,senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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
BLUE HEELER/Jack Russell
mix. White, black & brown
w/pointy ears. Vic of Four Sea-
sons. Reward! (863)467-9114
CLASS RING- lost 14 ct gold,
2008 Okee HS, purple stone,
vic of More to Life Church
(863)763-6780 Reward
CUR DOG, 2/2 yr. old male,
yellow, w/black points & a
bob tail, orange collar, vic. of
Plan Land Park area on 2/26.
(863)202-6816
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!!!!
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
ton, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
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

PINE LOGS: Already Cut! You
Haul. 863-983-8674


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BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-3942
keechobee 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
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
maret? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
slifeds


Don Miss
This One
OKEECHOBEE / BUCK HEAD
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
Don't Miss
This Oine
OKEECHOBEE- Fri & Sat, Mar
2nd & 3rd, 7am-2pm, 2331
SE 23rd Terrace. Huge sale,
lots of baby furn, clothes up
to 12 mos, generator &
more!
Come & Get 10
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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This ORwC
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Mar 3rd,
8am-?, 6480 NE 7th Lane.
Lots of kids clothes, furniture,
and lots of misc.


BUg Sale
OKEECHOBEE-SAT 3/3 & SUN
3/4. (9 am- 4pm) 7235 NE
4th St. in Four Seasons
EVERYTHING MUST GO!!
Furn, baby items, clothes, craft
supplies and much more!
TWO-FAMILY SALE
BLUE HERON
1320 SE 21st St.
Sat. & Sun., 8am to 4pm
Stainless sink, disposal,
counters, lamps, decorative &
HH items, tools, paint sprayer
& lots more.


YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
ing Female for dining &
beaches. (863)801-3031
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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

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


EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
Supply/Inventory Clerk, full
time with Benefits. Comput-
er and organizational skills
required. Does involve lifting,
moving inventory. Apply in
person, 406 NW 4th Street.


HELP WANTED
Carpenters, Iron worker
& Helpers
In Buckhead Ridge Area
Please call to apply
863-824-3313
Harry Pepper & Associates
EOE/M/F/DN


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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


HELP WANTED
Delivery Driver
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Apply at
South East Milk Supply
1005 West North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL


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DRIVER

NEEDED
Class A or B CDL
Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
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2595 NW 8th Street

Action Business Corporation
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Is now hiring
Management Positions
for our Okeechobee location
Benefits include:
Life, Health, Dental & 401k
Fax resumes to:
561-996-1369


-IMMEDIATE OPENING-
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.


ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress & Brighton Reservation
Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401K. Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477




Perform general and administrative du-
ties. Answer phones, maintain files, pro-
cess documents for payments. Assist with
the preparation of weekly and monthly
reports. High School diploma/GED. Good
typing & computer skills. (MS Office).
Good interpersonal communication. Expe-
rience in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to 954-967 3477


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HELP WANTED
CARPENTRY
HANDYMAN
CONSTRUCTION
POOL MAINTENANCE
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs
Extension 131
800-523-1630



W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401 K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Apply in person at:
W&W Lumber
Hwy 710, Indiantown
(772)597-3506
Drug Free Workplace.







For Busy
Medical Practice.
Full-time w/
Benefits.
Experience A Plus!

Fax Resume To
863-467-1919




SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
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
WAITRESS & COOK: Apply in
person,after 2pm @ Pizza
Heaven 208 South Parrot Ave.
863-763-9299

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BARTENDER, Part Time, VFW
9528, 2002. West Highway
78, Okeechobee.
(863)467-2882
MARTIAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515

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area, use caution.



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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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

Excavation

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



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.native
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Hroomes & more.om
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698



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 Genra I S


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 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I 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


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


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)6315-0079
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, GE, side by
side, water.& ice in door,
good condition. $200
(863)357-6700
REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
(863)467-6984
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
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER, Frigidiare Gallery
& Whirlpool Dryer, heavy du-
ty, super capacity, 3 yrs. old,
$325. (863)763-7017
WASHER/DRYER, Whirlpool,
top of the line, mint cond.,
pd $1800 @ 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.

Installation qfStorm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


CARPET- Used 14'x15.5' Gray
burber. Like new condition.
$100. (863)467-6060
RUG, New,.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 condition.
$500 (239)298-6160 or
(863)675-1113 LaBelle
HIGH CHAIR, $25
(863)357-5773
WINNIE THE POOH, Toddler
bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100
(863)677-1591


PANTS & SHIRTS: size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $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
SCARFACE MEMORABILIA &
Wall art. $100. or best offer.
(863)634-5450



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR 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 XPR 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
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
pecan finish, exc. cond., incl.
triple dresser & mirror, nites-
tand, $325. (863)467-8924
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.
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
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, Recliner &
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)
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
SPORTARIZED ENFIELD, 303
Brittish, synthetic stock,
peep sites, very accurate.
$175 neg. 863-467-2148
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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


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BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
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.
all (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
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg., 1/2
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.
PUPPIES GREAT DANE: AKC,
parents hip certified. Blacks &
erles avail. Ready 3/26.
$1000-$1500. Now taking de-
posits. Okee 863-447-3357
(cell). pbrdanes@yahoo.com
REDBONE PUPPIES, UKC,
$200. (863)673-3894
WANTED: Female Cur to raise
1 litter of puppies w/my male
dog. (863)634-7023


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



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


TICKETS: "Magic Kingdom"
(2) Adult, Florida resident, no
expiration. $120. for both.
863-357-1109


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CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
(863)467-6009
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


Rentals



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



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


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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.100acreauction.com
LaBelle, Pool, Home, 3br,
2ba, 2 lots w/Ig. oaks. Lg.
storage shed. 2 car gar. Boat
carport. 285K. 239-438-7264
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
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
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


FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
(561)644-4840
MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500.863-824-0365:
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All appl., Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900 (863)763-7927 1
RV BOUNDER '87: 35', 41.5k
mi, new tires, awning & frig,
screen/rm, gen, lots ext/int stor-
age, $8000. 863-675-2339 '
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedgo-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822
VANTAGE OAKS, LOT 95,
11'x30' 'FI/rm. 1br, W/D incld.
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


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MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $40! Call Jan at
863-357-6303.
VERTICAL BLINDS- Off white.
Great condition. Only a few
months old. Fits 36" window.
$20. (863)357-6315


EARRINGS- 10k gold, medium
size bamboo. Heart shaped
$75 (239)823-9804


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



PATIO, 4 Chairs, Umbrella,
Good condition. $100,
(863)467-1325
PATIO SET- white with glass
top, 4 chairs & teal color
cushions, metal. 5ft long,
$125 neg. (304)582-2116


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.
SCOOTER, VICTORY, electric,
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009


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 prnt & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/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 .
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COMPRESSOR- Hitachi 5.5HP
Honda, wheelbarrow type,
factory reconditioned. lyr
warr $495 (863)763-4149
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
EXTENSION LADDER- 40ft,
asking $75 or best offer
(863)635-0079
GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
ton, 7350 watts, $450.
(863)697-3211
SPOT WELDER, with 13"
tongs, 220 amps, good con-
dition, $225. (863)357-5754


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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



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


BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
pool, jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 1/2Ba. 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
COTTAGE FOR RENT: Located
just 12 miles North of Okee-
chobee. 3br/1.5ba. $850/mo.
1st & sec. No pets. Call only
M-F, 9-3. 863-467-1717
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
WATERFRONT, 2BR, Really
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-8683



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831
DOWNTOWN, 1,000 sq. ft.
,202 N.E. 2nd St.
$900. + Tax per month.
863-634-7353

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PLAYSTATION 3, 60GB,
played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550
SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.
(863)467-8683

Agriculture



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




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,
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.
SADDLE, Western, Synthetic,
15-16" seat. Brand new!
$150. (863)467-2104 or
341-3707
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2.000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707


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

Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
apple's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
RV, 1BR, kit., full bath, $490
mo., incl. elec. & water,
1BR/1BA SW $600 mo.,
3br/2ba MH, $625 mo. +
1 st, 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 CNA/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 2
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2bi,
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 Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
*1 l--.-_ 3030


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE moori y, T .
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2 Sport VehiclesATVs 3035
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125.
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
'eIe Cible W'D ,150'., BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
".: i' i 1.-t'' V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trail-
Ser, needs some work$1600
r (270)210-9385 1
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg. meant TX 17, Classic 50
backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2, Merc., outboard mtr., w/trr.,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open $2300: (863)635-5039
porches & docks, 1 yr. BOAT TRAILER: For 16 -18
lease. (863)467-8683 Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- 2br, Good condition. $450.
2ba MH. Updtd Kit., Screened (863)357-5754
porch, dock & W/D. Lake ac- CANOE, Indian River, 14ft,
cess $795 mo. + 1st, Last & square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
Sec. Century 21 Horizon Prop. square ba r d. $450
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163 (863)467-0085
WATERFRONT COTTAGE- 1 DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
room, lba, full kitchen, tile, new 15 hp merc, trolling mo-
porch, $490 + sec., inclds tor, has oars and good trail-
City water (561)346-4692 er. $1100.863-467-4328
ReiEa FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr',
I w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
.J best offer. (863)357-6617
Mi FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
Business Places bat, fish finder, 2 live wells
Sale 1005 $2300 (863)697-9504
Commercial
Property Sale 1010 JON BOAT: 12 ft, game fisher,
Condos/ excellent condition. $200 or
Condos/ Sale0 best offer. Call
Townhouses Sale1015 561-716-1561
Farms Sale 1020 51-115
Houses Sale 1025 LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
Hunting Property 1030 17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
Investment mtr. & trlr., other access.
Property Sale 1035 incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045 PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
Open House 1050 18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
Out of State livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
Property Sale 1055 son. $2000 (863)357-6709
Property Inspection1060 PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
Real Estate Wanted1065 no trailer, $2500.
Resort Property 1 (863)467-8683
Sale 1070 _(863)467-8683
Warehouse Space 1075 SEA NYMPH '80, 12 Ft., Deep
Waterfront Property 1080 V Bottom & big 9 spd. trolling
__- motor. Heavy marne bat-
s u tery. $750. 863-824-0899
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
racing sale, fiberglass center-
port $1500 (863)467-7336


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CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
100(863)610-1120
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-
Srude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $200
(863)697-2033


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area
HARLEY SPORTSTER 883
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA NIGHTHAWK '83,
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-1561
HONDA SHADOW 04- 750cc,
like new, $3900 or best offer
(772)618-0555 cell
KAWASAKI 600 NINJA 1995,
Red & Silver, New tires,
Runs greatly $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
SADDLE BAGS, For '92
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561
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
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vean otted for It?


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
FOUR WHEELER: 2000 Honda
TRX350TEY, very clean &
seldom used. $2850. Call
only M-F, 9-3.863-467-1717
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797


NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
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 Trailers 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,
1 yr on warr, 5 spd, AC, ask-
in? $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
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
MERCEDES BENZ '01, Great
condition, low miles.
(863)357-6700
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



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


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


CHEVY 1500 SUBURBAN '94-
extra seat, rear door, alum
wheels, 350 engine, $2999
(863)673-0782
DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
good. $1000 or best offer.
(863)983-4940
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $650.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee
FORD EXPLORER '94- Front
end damage, good motor,
$500 (863)675-6432


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 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 SAFARI 2000: White,
great condition. $3000.
63-467-8431
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



Public Notice 5005
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 for UFF's 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
www.uff.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. Lucie, 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
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 23rd day of March 2007
from 10:00-11:00 AM. Pursuant to
Florda statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1986 Gray Cadillac evllle
1G6CD6985G4275558
1992 White Cheo Corsica
1G1LT53T7NY208773
2000 Black Volkswagen Jetta
3VWSA29MOYMO17989
2002 Silver Daewood Leganza
KLAVG69232B323045
1997 White Mercury Cougar
1MELM624XVH808829
1995 Red Pontlac Grand Am
1G2NE15M1SM508468
1988 Maroon Ford F150
1FTEF14N4JPA23578
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS' with no
guarantees.
195496 ON 3/2/2007


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Community Events


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.

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.

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.

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 Veto Beach. For information and reservations,
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 Florida
Attorney General. The purpose of the project is to not only inform sen-
iors 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.

FBC to will host story hour
First Baptist Church Library, 401 S.W 4th St., will hold a children's
story hour every Tuesday from 1 until 2 p.m. for children aged 4-8 years,
beginning March 6. For information call (863) 467-0412.

Seniors free seminar planned
Seniors vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney General,
will conduct a free seminar on Tuesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. at the Senior
Center, 1019 S.W. Park St. Topics will include Medicare fraud, invest-
ment fraud, breach of contract, assistance with major purchases, and
where to go for help if you have been victimized by swindles, scams,
and misleading sale people. A question and answer period will be con-
ducted after the seminar by Wayne J. Picone, regional director of
Seniors vs. Crime.

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 net-
work of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing servic-
es for pregnant women and infants. The Coalition is made up of citi-
zens interested 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
Bostwickat (863) 763-4134.


Ministry meeting slated for March 8
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, March 8, at the
Palmdale 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. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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. Fellow-
ship will follow. For information, call (863) 357-0455.

VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will.host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
on Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will
be conducted by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for any-
one, of any age, who might be concerned about memory loss. The
screenings are free of charge and results are immediate. For infor-
mation 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 par-
ticipants 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 garden 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.

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, 901 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. Admission
and parking is free.

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

Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March
10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Fla-
gler 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 information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.


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.

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 D,ebi at (863) 634-3525.

Church hosting special speaker
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will present
Dr. Clarence Menninga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Menninga is
chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich. He will be pre-
senting 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-riskyouth in Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee.
Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch, and Davey Raulerson
will provide the swamp cabbage. There will also be prize giveaways.
Fax registration requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call Hospice of Okee-
chobee 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 information,
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 beautiful gowns that
were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and make them
available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-2736
or (863) 634-7158.

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in this
guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsor-
ing a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your informa-
tion. There is no charge to submit your activity.

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

Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip
Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take place
in the empty lot at the corner of S.W Fourth Street and S.W Fifth Ave.,
across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will be pre-
senting horse training techniques along with sharing how living for God
has many things in common with horse training. The event is open to
the public.


PublicNotice


REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSALS
Sealed Bid Proposals, in tdiplicate, will be received by the Coquina Water Control
Districatat the office of the Districts accounting firm of Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co., 504 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FlRodda 34972 for the subject Project until
3:00 p.m., local time, March 16, 2007, then opened. However, the Bid Proposals
will not be announced at the opening nor will copies of the Bid Proposals then be
provided to attending Bidders; rather the successful Bidder will be contacted by the
District within ten (10) days following the Bid opening.
The Owner for the Project Is the Coquina Water Control District
The Engineer for the Project Is Agdculural Engineering, PA. All Contract and Tech-
nical inquires should be directed to Malcolm Johnson, E., at the Engineers offices,
whose phone number is (863) 465-7058.
The Project is generally described as follows: Canal Maintenance and Remedial
Works and Activities.
Contract Documents may be obtained by contacting the District's Engineer, Agricul-
tural Engineering, PA. (863) 465-7058 at the following prices, which are non-re-
fundable:
Complete Project Manual Set $30.00
Packaging & Mailing Charges/Set $10.00
Total $40.00
This Contract will be a Unit Price contract.
A mandatory prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 5th day of March,
2007 at the Districts Headquarters located at 17429 N.W. 242 Street, keechobee,
Florida 34972. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss
the Project. Specific Project requirements will be outlined at this Conference.
A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a
conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a Bid on a Contract to provide
any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a Bid on a Contract with a
public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may
not be awarded or perform Work as a Contractor, Supplier, Subcontractor, or Con-
sultant under a Contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with
any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017,
Flodda Statutes, for Category Two for a period of 36 months from the date of being
placed on the convicted vendor list.
Bid Proposals must e accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a certified bank
check made payable to the Owner, or a Bid Bond. the amount of the security shall
not be less than five (5) percent of the Bidder's total price indicated In the Bid Propo-
sal Form.
No Bid Proposals may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the scheduled
closing date for the receipt of Bid Proposals.
The successful Bidder, who Is awarded the Contract, shall be required to furnish a
100% Construction Performance Bond and a 100% Construction Payment Bond.
Bidders should anticipate that Owner may negotiate some or all of the aspects of a
Bid Proposal with one or more of the Bidders in order to obtain the lowest negotiated
price.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bid Proposals, to waive infor-
malities, andto readvertise.






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