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Inside

OMS stress
reliever pre-FCAT
The OMS students and staff
had a super time Friday in the
FCAT Pep Rally. Students used
their positive behavior coupons
for an opportunity to "Goop"
their teacher. Fourteen brave
teachers and staff members vol-
,:unteered for the duty,, and they
watched in horror as the select-
ed students concocted a goop
recipe from ingredients such as
cottage cheese, dog food,
peanut butter and jelly, and
syrup.
Page 3

Brahman boys' tennis
team record 5-0
The Brahman boys' tennis
team extended their win record
'(5-0) when they defeated the
Panthers of Ft. Pierce Westwood
7-0, Thursday afternoon in Ft.
Pierce. The results of the individ-
ual matches are as follows:
Page 7

Bus crash kills 6
college team aboard
ATLANTA-- A charter bus car-
rying a college baseball team
from Ohio plunged off a high-
way ramp early Friday and
slammed into the pavement
below, killing six people, injuring
29 and scattering sports equip-
ment across the road, authorities
said.
The bus, carrying the team
from the close-knit, Mennonite-
affiliated Bluffton University, top-
pled off the Northside Drive
Bridge onto a pickup truck on
Interstate, 75 shortly before
dawn, police spokesman Joe
Cobb said.
Page?7

Drought Index
Current: 660
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.26 feet


Lake level /'-
Last Year: .V
15.35 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

Index
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Comics ............12
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .13
Obituaries . . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . . .4
Speak Out .. . . . .4
Sports .............7.
TV . . . . . . ... ....14
Weather . . . . . .2
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Recycled splendor: Prom dress rescue organized


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Pam Chesley, coordinator of the first prom dress rescue seeks donations of prom
gowns and donations from local business to pay for corsages and cover the costs of
cleaning the dresses.

Program helps OHS students


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
As the date of the high
school prom nears, parents and
other caregivers of students are
beginning to prepare for the
season.
With all the items involved,
the costs add up quickly. Girls
usually purchase dresses,
shoes, costume jewelry, cor-
sage and/or boutonniere as
well as other accessories.
Some girls will have their
hair done by professionals as
well, which could cost an aver-
age of $50.
Dresses have such a range of
costs depending on where the
dress is purchased. Consign-
ment shops typically carry
prom dresses that could be as
low as $50; larger retail or for-
mal bridal boutiques carry
dresses that could cost as much
as $2,000 or more, depending
on the type of dress.


Prom dates may also
include the costs of the dinner
before prom and rentals of spe-
cial vehicles such as limos.
With costs skyrocketing,
some girls do not have the
funds available to attend prom,
even without all the extras.
In response to concerns
heard from her own daughter's
high school age friends, Pam
Chesley decided to organize a
"prom dress rescue" to help
girls who want to attend their
high school prom but cannot
afford to buy a prom dress.
Mrs. Chesley has coordinat-
ed with the Church of Our Sav-
ior, 200 N.W. Third Street,
where she will host an open
house fitting session on Friday,
March 30, from 3 until 6 p.m. in
the fellowship hall.
On hand at the open house
will be three volunteer seam-
stresses, Carol Bryant, Judy
Rowland and Sylvia Wolfe, who
will alter the dresses as needed


in order to provide the most
dresses to the most girls.
Donations of dresses are still
desperately needed to make
this open house a success.
Monetary donations are also
sought to purchase shoes and
other matching accessories. All
donations will be greatly appre-
ciated. Arrangements can be
made to pick up the gowns.
Mrs. Chesley is seeking
donations from local business-
es for help in acquiring some of
the prom items such as floral
corsages.
Donations are also sought to
cover dry cleaning expenses.
Some of the dresses will need
dry cleaning before they are
altered. All of the dresses will
be dry cleaned after the prom,
so they can be saved for future
use.
Storage has also become an
issue. Prom gowns need air
See Dresses Page 2


Bull riding:



man vs. beast

By Loma Jablonski generally jump back and forth
Okeechobee News and throw itself sideways
against the rider's legs while still
With the Okeechobee Cattle- in the chute. When the chute
men's Association spring rodeo opens, the danger is amplified.
coming to town next weekend, The contest becomes a ballet of
rodeo fans are already making twists, turns and jumps in an
ac tns na be in O rkeechobee for ttpntr i iLUt tt LIid r


the annual event.
One of the most popular
events in a rodeo is bull riding.
The spectacular-looking
bulls can weigh as much as a
ton and their range of colors,
horns and humps is exciting to
see. Now, place a rider who
may weigh around 150 pounds
onto the back of one of these
magnificent animals, and you're
in for a real-show.
Just climbing onto the ani-
mal is a feat in itself. There is lit-
tle or no cooperation on the part
of the bull. Its sole purpose in
life is to remove the offending
cowboy from its back. It will


atLtempt I LU u eal LI e r ici.
Being on the back of the bull
is definitely safer than what can
take place if you fall off. A cow-
boy can get hurt hitting the
ground, get thrown through a
fence, stomped on or gored by
the horns of the furious bull.
The rules of bull riding are
simple. The bull rider must stay
on the erupting volcano of ani-
mal flesh for eight seconds,
holding on with just one hand.
The rider's free hand must not
touch himself or the bull. The
rider must keep his body up
close to his hand during the ride
See Rodeo Page 2


OHS senior



awarded IRCC



scholarship


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Todd Holt, a senior at Okee-
chobee High School was
awarded with a scholarship to
Indian River Community Col-
lege on Friday, March 2 for his
entry in their annual creative
writing contest.
The scholarship he received
will cover two years of tuition.
"We had more entries this
year than we have ever had
before over 300," stated Jean
Patton, IRCC Institutional
Advancement Office in an email


Thursday. "The competition
was fierce because of the sheer
number of entries."
With the help of his mentor,
English teacher Jim Leidy, Mr.
Holt selected three works
which he wanted to be seen.
These works, "Shirtless in
November," "Elegy of the War-
rior," and "The Ballad of a Sea-
soned Town," won him recog-
nition above the other 300
contestants.
Mr. Holt is unsure at present
what he will be studying during
See Holt Page 2


INI/MaryAnn Morris
The cost of playing sports, even on a sponsored city or county team can run up substantial
costs for parents.


By Maryann Morris
The cost of raising children
is a real shocker. Not to those
who are already doing it, of
course. You know only too well
how fast those pattering little
feet grow out of $30, $40, $50
shoes, how much more it costs
to play sports and join other
activities, much less the cost to
drive kids to practices and
meetings after school.
The latest available data was
published by the United States
Department of Agriculture in
April, 2006. If you want to be
exact, just multiply by the 2006
rate of inflation. Your personal
costs may differ.


Estimated expenses vary
considerably by household
income level. The higher the
parents' income, the higher the
children's estimated expenses.
Expenses are lower for younger
children across all incomes.
Overall child-rearing
expenses are highest in the
urban West, followed by the
urban Northeast and urban
South; families in the urban
Midwest and rural areas have
the lowest child-rearing
expenses. Costs are broken
down by age of children and
geographic location.
See Costs Page 2


Vol. 98 No. 62


tax
r-%


Families struggle


with high costs


of raising children


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2 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 3,2007


Parents will be able to check teacher


By Bill Kaczor
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE -Information
about disciplinary action taken
against a teacher's state certificate
will be made available to parents
through an online database next
fall, education officials said Friday.
The Web site -
http://www.MyFloridaTeacher.co
mi -will include only final actions
taken against a certificate, ranging
from a reprimand to revocation.
It will not include allegations
that have been dismissed or
deemed unfounded, nor cases still


under investigation. The site also
will not include local disciplinary
action.
"One of the best ways to pro-
tect students is by making sure that
accurate information is available
to parents, principals and school
districts," said Acting Education
Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg.
She said school districts are the
first line of defense. They already
can obtain disciplinary informa-
tion on existing teachers and job
applicants from the Department of
Education's internal data system,
which is being upgraded to include


additional detail.
Teachers can be disciplined for
a wide range of ethical violations
inside and outside the classroom.
They include sexual misconduct,
using excessive force to discipline
students, drunken driving, drug
possession, coming to work intoxi-
cated, cheating on tests and sub-
mitting fraudulent credentials.
The department does not keep
statistics on the number of teachers
disciplined for various types of
infractions.
It does, though, count the num-
ber of complaints filed and they


have been on the rise in recent
years, increasing from 2,908 in the
2003-04 budget year to 3,744 in
2005-06.
Kindergarten-12 Deputy Chan-
cellor for Educator Quality Pam
Stewart attributed the increase to a
growing number of teachers
employed in the state.
The department's Bureau of
Professional Practices Services
investigates allegations. Final
action is taken by the Education
Practices Commission, which
includes teachers and non-educa-
tors.


Spring break boycott sought over boot camp death


TALLAHASSEE (AP) A stu-
dent group is seeking a spring
break boycott of Panama City
Beach, in response to the creation
of a defense fund to help guards
and a nurse charged with the
death of a teenager who had been
roughed up at a juvenile boot
camp.
The Tallahassee-based Student
Coalition for Justice is urging stu-
dents to stay away from one of the
nation's top spring break destina-
tions because of the fundraising
effort in Bay County, which


includes the Florida Panhandle
resort city.
"They are continuing to push
back justice, so justice won't see
fruition," coalition member
Vanessa Baden said Thursday.
"Money speaks to everyone."
Students at three Tallahassee
schools, Florida State University,
Florida A&M University and Talla-
hassee Community College, have
participated in protests here over
the death of Martin Lee Anderson
last year.
The 14-year-old boy died a day


after he was struck and kicked by
guards at the Bay County sheriff's
boot camp in Panama City. The
altercation was caught on surveil-
lance video. The camp has since
been closed.
Seven drill instructors and a
camp nurse are charged with
aggravated manslaughter of a
minor in the case. If convicted,
they could be sentenced to up to
30 years in prison. No trial date yet
has been set.
Panama City Beach Conven-
tion and Visitors Bureau president


Bob Warren said he hoped such a
boycott does not affect spring
break, the city's biggest money-
maker of the year.
"I would regret that anybody
would take such action," Warren
said.
Defense fund organizers say
most of the defendants were low-
paid, making only about $20,000,
and are facing legal costs that
could exceed $50,000 each.
A fund leader did not immedi-
ately return a message left at his
office Friday.


.. Holt


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
It is much more dangerous to be on the ground than on the back of a one-ton bull. Cowboys
can be gored, trampled or caught in their own rigging.


Rodeo
Continued From Page 1
to stay on, with his legs slightly for-
ward and toes turned out, heels
clinching the bull's sides while
hoping to score the perfect 100
score. The ride with the highest


Dresses
Continued From Page 1
conditioned storage in order to
keep them in good condition for
the years to come. Mrs. Chesley is
looking for volunteers who can
donate space for storage space


Costs
Continued From Page 1
Since 1960, the average yearly
cost of raising children in the Unit-
ed States has gone from $7,600 to
$10,583 according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Included in these estimates are
costs for such basics as housing,
food, transportation, clothing,
health, childcare/education, and
personal care items, entertain-
ment and reading materials. Let's
take a look.
The USDA'S "Less than
$42,900 before-tax income (Aver-


score at the end of the event wins.
Sounds like fun? Before you try
it, come out to the Cattlemen's
Rodeo on March 10 and 11 and get
a look at how it's supposed to be
done. Then, think again. Sit back
and leave the riding to the pros.
Rodeo tickets are on sale at Eli's
Western Wear, 907 W. North Park


for the donated prom dresses.
This is the first year of offering
this service to the high school stu-
dents of Okeechobee, she
explained. In order to make this
program a success and continue
it for future students, they need all
the community involvement pos-
sible.


age = $26,900)" would give the
closest comparison to average
incomes in this area. For the mid-
range of ages (6-8 years), the
annual expense for one child is
$7,510.
That figure breaks down this
way:
Housing: $2,640
Food $1,440
Transportation: $990
Clothing: $380
Health care: $600
Childcare/education: $730
Miscellaneous: $730
Local folks in line to pick up
children after school shared their
own ways of saving money on
child expenses.


Street, for $13 in advance and $15
at the gate. Proceeds of this event
are used to provide college schol-
arships and assist county agricul-
tural students in their scholastic
endeavors.
Postyouropinionsin the Public
IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
ReporterLoma Jablonskimaybe
reachedat 'ablonski@newszap.com.


To make a donation, volunteer
to help or more information
about the program contact Pam
Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or
(863) 634-7158.
Post your opinions in the Public
IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


"I buy dog food at Walmart,
shop the 'buy one, get one free
sales' and get clothes from the
clearance racks in department
stores," said Tammy Gardella
with children in tow.
Michelle Wittle buys clothes
new, but shops for name brand
bargains.
"I buy good clothes and other
things at Walmart and Target. You
can get better prices if you really
look," she said. "Oh, yard sales, I
love yard sales. I've found brand
new things discarded at yard
sales.
"My husband does all our
shopping," said her friend, Cheri
Johnson. "But one thing I do is


Continued From Page 1
his two years at IRCC.
"Writing or maybe Philosophy
is what I would like to major in,"
said Mr. Holt. "I intend to continue
the crafting of my creative skills
throughout life."
Mr. Holt is the president of
OHS' Poetry Club and has been
writing poems since age he was in
seventh grade.
"I began with little limericks
that had no real significance," said
Mr. Holt. "I began to write more in
eighth grade and it became a reg-
ular hobby. The rest is history."
"Writing is a release," he con-
tinued. "I write for peace, and for
anyone who wishes the same. I
write for the love of it writing, I
mean. Peace of mind, and social
peace if I can even conceive it."
Mr. Holt has been a member of
the poetry club since he started
high school and placed in this
same contest in both his junior
and sophomore years of high
school. He has also received two
awards from the American Legion
for his writing.
The contest was. judged by 14
members of the IRCC English
department. These members had
to read all of the entries, some
multiple times, to decide on the
final winners.
"Some papers were read four
to five times by different faculty to
narrow them down to the top
three," stated Patton. "Then they
were read again to pick first, sec-
ond, and third place."
"I feel only that a single step
has been taken for me," said Mr.
Holt. "Bringing me just a bit closer
to my true goals and lifelong inten-
tions. It would suffice to say that
I'm trying to be remembered,
revered, and honored in the halls
of time."


put away cash in a lock box.
Then when the kids want some-
thing big, or we do, the money is
there. Oh, and we buy in bulk at
Sam's Club for really good
prices"
"Well, we all pull together,"
said Margaret Myers, a charming,
white-haired lady with three very
young children. "I'm grandma
and I pick up these children and
two more and take them home to
Lorida. They can ride the bus to
get here. More and more grand-
parents are helping their children
raise children. I have 15 grandchil-
dren in all and 11 great-grandchil-
dren. We all help each other to
make things work."


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

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

Yard sale benefits cancer patient
OKEECHOBEE A benefit yard sale will be held Sunday, March 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 Indi-
ans, Eli's Western Wear, Riverside National Bank and Rustic Ranch Fur-
niture. 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.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from
the southwest around 5 mph shifting to the northwest 5 to 10 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. The low will
be in the mid 50s. The wind will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and cooler. The
high will be in the upper 60s. The wind will be from the north at 5 to
10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent..
-Sunday night: Partly cloudy and colder with the low in the mid 40s.
Monday: Mostly sunny with the high around 70.
Monday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the low in the lower 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s.


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 3, 2007 3


Jason Dorsey to



speak at IRCC


FORT PIERCE Young
author and speaker, Jason
Dorsey, will give a free presenta-
tion, The Sky Is No Longer the
Limit, at Indian River Community
College (IRCC) on March 15 from
2:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the Kight
Center for Emerging Technolo-
gies on the IRCC main campus in
Fort Pierce.
Dorsey has worked directly
with approximately 500,000 stu-
dents, educators and parents
from all 50 states and over 140
countries. Dorsey delivers high-
energy presentations over 200
times each year and is the most
highly sought after young speak-
er in America today.
His latest book, "50 Ways to
Improve Schools for Under $50,"
reveals the most cost-effective
ways for strengthening school
culture.
Dorsey is a featured speaker
of the 2007 Distinguished Lecture


Series presented by the Dan K.
Richardson Entrepreneurship
Program and is one of the events
of IRCC's 2007 Great Explo-
rations Day.
Dorsey authored his first best-
selling book, "Graduate to Your
Perfect Job," at age 18; and his
second book, "Ending School
Violence: Solutions from Ameri-
ca's Youth," created a nationwide
youth movement to prevent
school violence.
In addition, his expertise has
been showcased through his
multiple appearances on NBC's
Today Show and works with peo-
ple of all backgrounds and aspi-
rations to create innovative learn-
ing.
Tickets are not required, but
seating is limited.
For information, call the IRCC
call center at 1-866-866-IRCC
(4722).


Osceola stress reliever pre-FCAT rally


The OMS students and staff
had a super time Friday in the
FCAT Pep Rally. Students used
their positive behavior coupons
for an opportunity to "Goop"
their teacher. Four-
teen brave teach-
ers and staff
members ,
volunteered Sl
for the duty,
and they watched in horror as
the selected students concocted
a goop recipe from ingredients
such as cottage cheese, dog
food, peanut butter and jelly, and
syrup. They could choose four
ingredients, then mixed it in a
blender and then poured it on
the staff member's head. Stu-
dents howled with laughter at
the sight of their teachers and
administrators covered in goop,
and it served as a wonderful
stress reliever before the FCAT
testing began on Monday. Stu-
dents had opportunity for prizes
as well, and we gave out over 25
prizes. Thanks to the following
contributors for making it possi-
ble to reward our students: Sea-


coast National Bank, the Brah-
man Theater, Okeechobee Cat-
tleman's Association, Paula
Byars, Celeste Watford, Cliff
Betts, Okeechobee County Fair
Association, Steve Schoonmaker
from Schoonmaker Electric,
Bobby Collins from Gutters Plus,
and Gretchen Robertson from
State Farm Insurance. We sin-
cerely appreciate your support of
OMS!
Congratulations to the OMS
Milers of the Week for last week!
From the eighth grade: Isvan
Gomez and Jaisa Sinclair. Stu-
dents from the seventh grade are
Kevin Monette, Maranda Serrano
and Destiny Shreves. Students
from the sixth grade are Francis-
co Sanchez and Jenna Kissam.

Upcoming Events
March 9 Spring Social, 3:45-
5:30 p.m.; March 15 Last day of
the nine weeks; March 16 Teacher
work day No School March 19-
23 Spring Break March 19-21
eighth grade trip to Washington,
D.C.


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NEHS students of the week
The faculty and staff of New Endeavor High School are proud to join together with Jay Zeller of the Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee in announcing the New Endeavor Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 23. Students (left to right) are: Mr.
Zeller, Martin Godinez, Christopher Spruill, Joseph Snowball, Aaron Hill, Jessica McLaughlin, Ashley Hampton, and Sean
Downing, New Endeavor High School Dean of Students.


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Obituaries


"Pastor Al' Allison
Vernon Jaquith
Pastor Al Jaquith, 60, of Okee-
chobee, 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
J'aquith. He '- -
was the minis- ,
ter of First .
Baptist Churcht.
of Basinger for -.
17 years. Pas-
tor Jaquith Pastor Al
came to Okee- Jaquith
ehobee in
t,988 from West Palm Beach. He
lbved fishing and helping others.
Pastor Jaquith is survived by
h(is wife, Lori Jaquith of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Mindy, Can-
Olace and Ali Jaquith of Okee-
chobee, and Keri McCarthy of
Iew Hampshire; brother,
Michael Jaquith of New Hamp-
Ihire; and, three grandchildren.
i Memorial service will be held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 3,
2007, at First Baptist Church of
Basinger.
: Friends may sign the guest
6ook at www.bassokeechobee-
fneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to First Baptist
church of Basinger, 19836 U.S.
18 N., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
Thobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee.

Todd Allen Jenkins
1 Todd Allen Jenkins, age 36,
formerly of Okeechobee died
Oeb. 27, 2007, in Hollywood. Mr.
lenkins was born Sept. 13, 1970,
ipn Hollywood to William A. and
Betty JoAnn Jenkins. He was of
the Baptist faith and worked as a
Carpenter. Mr. Jenkins proudly
served our country in the U.S.


Navy.
He is survived by his wife,
Adelia Jenkins of Ft. Lauderdale;
mother, Betty JoAnn Jenkins of
Moss Point, Miss.; two daugh-
ters, Charlet Depicciottio of Moss
Point, Miss. and Kathy Gatlin of
Summit, Miss.; five brothers, Joe
Jenkins of Summit, Miss.,
Tommy Hyman of Moss Point,
Miss., Marty Wroten, Terry
Wroten and Bengie Wroten all of
Summit, Miss.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3,
2007, at Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home with graveside
services following at 3 p.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee.

Audley M. Morgan
Audley "AM" M. Morgan, age
76 of Okeechobee, passed away
Thursday, March 1, 2007. He was
born Oct. 31, 1930, in Shunk, Pa.
to Gordon and Wanda Morgan.
"AM" had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1976. He was
a Gold member of the Florida Fly
Wheelers Association and was a
prominent multi-business owner
in Okeechobee for many years.
He is preceded in death by his
loving wife of 51 years, Lillian
Morgan and special daughter,
Kathy Riley.
Mr. Morgan is survived by
four sons; Steve (Wanda) Mor-
gan, Jim (Yvonne) Morgan,
Gordie (Missy) Morgan, all of
Okeechobee and Mike (Brenda)
Morgan of Winter Haven; four
daughters, Wanda (Bill) Lewis of
Jefferson, N.C., Cindy (Sam)
Crouch of Haymarket, Va.,
Sharon (Claude) Poirier, and
Linda (Don) Weir, all of Okee-
chobee. In addition he is sur-
vived by four sisters; Amber


(Dean) Chaapel, Alene (Bill)
Boyd, Joyce (Frank) Landon and
Janet (Tom) Petter all of Canton,
Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-
grandchildren and special friend,
Jean Parrish.
Visitation will be held Mon-
day, March 5, 2007, from 5 until 7
p.m. followed by services at 7
p.m. at. the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

William Roert Rennie
William Roert Rennie, 96 of
Lakeland died Thursday, March
1, 2007, at the Highlands Lake
Nursing Home. Born Nov. 12,
1910, in Frostburg, Md., Mr. Ren-
nie spent his last three years in
Lakeland after being a longtime
resident of Okeechobee and the
owner of 441 Auto. Mr. Rennie
was a WWII veteran, having
served in the U.S. Army. He
retired from the Seaboard Coast-
line Railroad after working as the
Dining Car superintendent for 30
years. He was a member of the
Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club,
VFW, Elks and Moose organiza-
tions for many years.
Mr. Rennie was preceded in
death by his wife of 47 years,
Evelyn G. Rennie.
He is survived by two sisters,
6 children, 15 grandchildren and
17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
at the Buxton Funeral Home on
Monday, March 5, 2007, from 10
until 11 a.m. followed by the
funeral service at 11 a.m. Inter-
ment with military honors will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that memorial
contributions be made to the
charity of choice.
All arrangements are under
the direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. 7;.it St., Okeechub,:e.


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Don't lengthen it now with undue griefr.
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God wanted me now He set ne free
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love you and miss you dearly.
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opportunity to make a detailed exam-
ination of it. They counted the rings
in the wood, and this is their findings:
"This Sequoia was a seedling in
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over the ugly scar left by the fire, and
the tree was entirely healed."
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How it helps men as well as trees.
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vividly and in greater detail than we
can recall sorrow.
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LAKE LEVEL- Mother Nature is lowering the lake level. We've had
so little rainfall that the lake level is dropping due to evaporation. I
think Mother Nature knows what she is doing. With the lake low, the
littoral zones around the edges have a chance to dry out. With a little
help from water management and FWC, those areas can be cleared of
the exotic invasive plants and replanted with native Florida plants that
will provide fish habitat. When the rains come again, the marshy areas
on the edge of the lake can be restored, and help the fisheries recover.
The lake needs drastic lows every few years to keep the ecosystem
healthy.

CANALS NEED CLEANUP: I don't see any progress anywhere they
can't even get started on the canal clean up. Taylor Creek canals are
low, and now the air boats are spraying and that doesn't clear up the
weeds just kills those on the surface. You have to get to the roots to get
rid of the bad weeds and eliminate the growth problem.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY: I used to live on a canal and wondered
what it took to get it cleaned. So I did some research and was shocked
to learn that I was responsible for cleaning it myself! It turned out I
owned to the middle of the canal and the person on the other side
owned to the middle as well. If we wanted it cleaned, it was our
responsibility. So check your deeds. If you own to the middle of the
canal, cleaning it is your responsibility at your own expense. Also, if
you live on a canal, be careful what fertilizer you put on your yard. It
washed right into the canal every time it rains. That encourages
growth of the non-native invasive weeds, and makes the canal look
like chocolate milk.

OWNERS' RESPONSIBILITY: I remember seeing in the newspaper
that the residents were going to get their canal cleaned up once and
then after that I believe that is their responsibility. I tend to agree; the
canal owners should be responsible for their halves of the canals since
they are considered private property and only benefit the residents. As
far as clean up goes, the only thing I could see them using are machine
barges for the equipment or amphibious machines and both I believe
have waiting lists to be rented because they are not that commonly
rented.

CHECK THE DEED: Landowners may own the land beneath the
water, but the water it self is owned by the Army Corp of Engineers or
the State of Florida which makes it public domain unless deemed oth-
erwise by them if it's part of their systems. I have a similar situation like
it in another state. If you want it cleaned up and you're the property
owner, then the responsibility is yours. I could also open up another
can of worms about fishing in canals as in landowners trying to keep
people out. I'll save that one for another day.

HOMELAND SECURITY: How many of you have heard of Pier J
which is five miles from Los Angeles? The Chinese own it and they are
adding tsunami class submarines to their cargo fleet. Did you ever hear
of using submarines for shipping cargo? Call, email or write your "rep-
resentatives" in Washington and to the Head of Homeland Security
and get an answer as to how they can permit this.

BUDGET: I see the poorest people, children and seniors are going
to take the hit with Bush's budget again. We need to save all our
money to send to Iraq. We wouldn't want to short them now would
we? The rich get richer and you know the rest.

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Community Events


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. Train-
ing sessions will be held at PNC Wealth Management, in the third
floor community room at 3001 Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. For
information and reservations, call (772) 785-5804.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and
other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of
donated items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women
in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.




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Letters to the Editor


We are number one
On one December day in 2006,
John Glenn of Alpha Ministries
approached this writer and asked.
What was I doing at the moment?
I knew I was being lured in,
because when John asks, be
ready to join. Within minutes I
found my-self sitting in a confer-
ence room with others represent-
ing our school system, substance
abuse providers and the director
of the collaborative council.
John explained he wanted to
formulate/develop/implement an
Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition. We were one of four
counties remaining in the state
who have not formed a coalition.
Eight years ago Governor Jeb
Bush made addressing substance
abuse a priority and one way to
address the issues troubling our
state was to formulate coalitions
in every county. In a year and a
half we have come a long way
thanks to Val Marone, coordinator
for the coalition. We have
received overwhelming support
from our County Sheriff Paul May,


Police Chief Denny Davis of the
city police department, a cast of
school board members, sub-
stance abuse providers, business-
es, Raulerson Hospital and New
Horizons for allowing Val to coor-
dinate the coalition. We have
recently partnered with the resi-
dents of Douglas Park, and are
working toward partnering with
the Hispanic community.
Both county commissioners
and city council members are
supporting the coalition.
Why a substance abuse coali-
tion? Here are some staggering
numbers that will open your eyes.
Okeechobee is Number One in
under age drinking and teen preg-
nancy. It is sad when a 10 and 12-
year-old gets pregnant. It is sad
anytime we loose a child to over-
dosing, binge drinking, or find
their way into the Juvenile Justice
system. It is sad when a woman
or a child is physically abused
because of drugs or alcohol.
The staggering statistics that
put us #1 came straight from our
youth yes, your children, com-


Upcoming Events

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 business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets the first Saturday of every month
October-May at Oakvlew 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 Buckhead
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 organization
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 public.
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. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. 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, contact
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons 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 information,
contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinearat (863) 697-1807.
"ravlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
KIwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irhy at (863) 357-1639,


pleting surveys. It's overwhelm-
ing with the number of youth that
admit using drugs and/or alcohol
in the last 30 days when asked.
What is very troublesome is how
young they are.
What can we do, as a commu-
nity? It is the Coalition's mission
to support our sheriff's depart-
ment, city police department, and
our school system to educate our
youth at early stages as well as
parents and individuals in the
tragic use of drugs and alcohol
and the consequences.
Both our law enforcement
agencies do a great job in putting
the bad guys away, but they can't
do it all. Our school system does a
great job and they need our sup-
port also because they can't do it
all. We need parents to take this
issue serious and need your sup-
port in joining our "Coalition Fam-
ily" by attending PTA meetings,
and community meetings to hear
how you, the parent/community,
can help to make our children
safe as well as adults. Many par-
ents think it is okay for their chil-


dren to drink at home with their
friends. It is against the law and
you open yourself up for major
law suits. Everyone is your friend
until a tragedy occurs. Check the
newspapers for scheduled meet-
ings.
We need funds in addition to
grant funds. So, if we ask to speak
to your organization or knock on
your business door we ask that
you listen. Why? Just think! If we
as a community can just save one
life of a child or adult from death,
one child or adult from physical
abuse, reduce drunk driving, stop
binge drinking and reduce theft
for our business community. This
can only be achieved through
your help the community. Our
greatest gifts are our children.
They are our pride and joy and
our future. So join us and save our
future. I can't emphasize the
importance of the coalition.
Be safe by knowing where
your child is, who they hang with
and look for the signs.
JimVensel
Okeechobee


Community Events

Library hosts 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 Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hard-
cover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards are half
price. For information, call the library at (863) 763-3536.

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 Sat-
urday, March 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 perform-
ance.

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

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 I
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 com-
munity and the nation. For information, contact the American Red
Cross, Martin County Chapter at (772) 287-2002, your local chap-
ter; or, mcredcross@martinredcross.org.
Cancer Society plans fundraising ball
The American Cancer Society's second annual "Denim to Dia-
monds" Cattle Barons' Ball will be held Saturday, March 3, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224 St., from 6:30 until midnight. The
event is being held to raise money for continued research, educa-
tion and the Reaching Out to Cancer Kids camp for children. Tick-
ets are $150 per couple which includes a steak dinner and live
entertainment. Seating is limited. For information, call Teresa
Chandler at (863) 697-6819.

Cub Scouts plan yard sale
Cub Scout Pack 909 will hold a yard sale behind the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Department, S.R. 78, on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Library presents play on Florida
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host
actor/playwright J.D. Sutton on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Mr.
Sutton will portray 18th Century naturalist William Bartram in the
one-man play "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's Travels in Florida."
Mr. Sutton will share tales of Mr. Bartram's adventures including his
encounters with the Seminoles, his battles with alligators and his
awe at the beauty of Florida. This program is sponsored by the
Florida Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public.
Yard sale benefits genealogical group
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale
on Saturday, March 3, at the Trading Post Flea Market, 3100 U.S.
441 S., starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the genealogical sec-
tion of the Okeechobee County Library. Donations will be grateful-
ly accepted. Call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674 to arrange for a pick
up.
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 Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. Proceeds will benefit
the Okeechobee community Grad Nite and other projects. Donat-
ed items can be dropped off during the week of Feb. 25 in room
205 in the Fellowship Hall. For information call (863) 763-5042, or
Debbie at (863) 610-1738.
Fire volunteers to host breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 will
have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with sausage,
juice and drinks on Saturday, March 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $4. For information, call (863) 357-1364.
Women's Ministry plans quilt show
The Women's Ministry of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 8
Cypress Street/Hunter Road, will be having their second quilt show
on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall. For information, call (863) 763-2106 or (863) 763-1555.
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
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 avail-
able 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.
Yard sale benefits CES
Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., will hold a fund-
raising 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. Par-
rott 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.






RELIGION 5


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 3, 2007


Reflections from the Pulpit


Al Jaquith was a man of God


By Reverend
Randy Huckabee
Pastor of First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee
Paul shared a word with the
church in Thessalonica pertain-
ing to the sending of one of
God's servants to be with them.
There he wrote ... "We sent
Timothy, who is our brother and
God's fellow worker in spread-
ing the gospel of Christ, to
strengthen and encourage you
in your faith, I Thessalonians 3.2.
Quite some time ago, God
sent one of his servants to a
church north of Okeechobee. a
church, like any other church,
that needed a shepherd to lead
and direct; love and protect their
flock. First Baptist Church of
Basinger was blessed with such
a man. Many men must come
into a town and must prove
themselves and their testimony
as Paul was speaking on behalf
of Timothy. Al had already been
a blessing to many as he worked
in our school system and had a
gift of working with teens who
were challenged in making good
choices.
Al knew how to relate to such
young people for he was once
one of them. Some of the choic-


es he made as a young man
were not the best and it cost him
time in his life and also taxed his
health. Nevertheless, when the
Lord reached down to pull Al
Jaquith out of the mire, he was
ready to take the hand of the
Lord and be rescued! Al was rad-
ically changed by Jesus and was
given a blessed family as well.
Pastoring is not an easy task
and working in a second voca-
tion and balancing two callings
is even more difficult than most
of us can imagine. Yet, Al has
done it with such patience and
joy that no one would know that
he ever loved one position over
the other. His perception of both
positions was a call to ministry
in his life. Sometimes, in the
church, we tend to think one
who is in the ministry must be a
paid staff member of a church
but the Bible is clear that anyone
who is a follower of Jesus Christ
has been given a ministry in
which to serve.
This was Al's week to write
an article for the Okeechobee
News but the Lord saw fit to
reach down Wednesday morn-
ing and take him home from
Palms West Hospital. Not only
will he be missed by his family,
church family, School Board,


Ministerial Association, South-
ern Baptists but this pastor as
well.
Al was one of the most
unselfish pastors I have known.
It was never about competition
with him. As a matter of fact, he
served as an official in our
Upward Basketball Program for
the past three years. Al saw the
bigger picture. Church is more
than just the four walls that sur-
round you where you worship.
We serve a huge and wonderful
God and we must all see min-
istry beyond the local church.
Al is missed dearly and he will
continue to impact many lives
by his smile and words still tint-
ed with that Northeastern
accent. He was a quiet and firm
man of God. He is blessed to
have four fantastic girls, and a
wife that has held him up and
served faithfully by his side.
Our prayers go out to the
Jaquith family; Lori, Mindy, Can-
dace, Ali and Keri. As we cele-
brate his home going this week-
end, will you take a moment to
pray for the family as well as the
ministry of First Baptist
Basinger? Thank you Lord for Al,
and may we all have the pleas-
ure of seeing him soon as we
stand in your presence as well!


Church sponsors guest speaker


Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
sponsoring Dr. Clarence Men-
ninga of Grand Rapids, Mich.
with his program of "Science
and the Christian faith." His per-
spective on history in rocks
shows God's world and how it
got to be the world we know
today. Dr. Menninga's creden-
tials as chemist, geologist and
teacher enable him to use the
rock layers of the Grand Canyon
6f Arizona as examples to show
how science 'and the Christian
religion can be studied together.
How the studies happen, the
rhethods used for study and the
results of the studies will be dis-
cussed. Photos of the Grand
Canyon rock formations will be
shown.


The program is free and
refreshments will be served fol-
lowing the presentation on Sun-
day, March 18, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Clarence Menninga is Pro-
fessor of Geology, Emeritus at
Calvin College, Grand Rapids,
Mich. His degrees include BA in
chemistry, MAT (math and sci-
ence) and PhD in chemistry
from Purdue University. He was
an industrial chemist for Maytag
Corporation, Iowa and radio-
chemist.for Lawrence Radiation
Laboratory, Ca.
Dr. Menninga and his wife of
57 years, Irene, have seven chil-
dren and 13 grandchildren. He is
a member of Plymouth Heights
Christian reformed Church at
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Submitted photo
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
will present Dr. Clarence Men-
ninga, chemist, geologist, and
teacher from Grand Rapids,
Mich. with his program "Sci-
ence and the Christian Faith"
on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m.


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Church News in Brief


Church plans
healing service
The Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th
Ave., will be holding its monthly
healing service on Saturday, March
3, from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone
desiring to receive personal prayer
for healing is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Theresa Brown at
(863) 357-3318.
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 fol-
low 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.
Church plans 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 assem-
ble 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 cab-
bage dinner from noon until 4 p.m.
at a cost of $6; a martial arts exhibi-
tion 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
free.


"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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Honoring the bell ringers
The Okeechobee Unit of the Salvation Army sponsored a dinner to honor volunteers who participated in the 2006 Christ-
mas kettle program. Kip Gardner, Christmas kettle chairman is seated in front. Those standing include (front row, left or
right) Jack Levine, Becky Smith, Jake Smith, Marge Skinner, Judy Meadows, Lillian Gardner, Irene Hartzog, John Hart-
zog, (second row, left to right) Augie Carlino, Salvation Army service extension director, Rex Byrn, Joy King, James Arm-
strong, Delores Anchors, patty Armstrong, Rose Garrett, Joanne Kane, Eloise J. Brown, Jeanne Stickler, Lola Fortner,
Dannie Wallias, and John Lilly. Not pictured: Dowling Watford, Virginia Hadley, Wayne Brown, Ron Staley, Pam New-
comer, Paul and Delores May, Dolly Friend, Rev. Gale Eyler, Charles Hukriede, Bobby Poole, George Roberts, George
Guydosh and Douglas Sturdavent.


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar Okeechobee Main Street in the category of pen/pencil cat-
Patrons were able to browse booths containing fine art egory with his pen drawing entitled, "Pimp Car."
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school division of the 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest spon- Senior Nick Stepanovick won first place in the high school
scored by Okeechobee Main Street last weekend, with this division of the 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest, in the catego-
impressionist study done with watercolors that depicts ry of tempera with his painting entitled "Symbolic Self-Por-
bright colors. trait." Art Fest was sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street
last weekend in Flagler Park,


In the student division tent at Okeechobee Main Street's
2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest there was a variety of artwork
from students ranging from third grade to twelfth grade.
Each piece of art was awarded with a ribbon of either best
in show, first place, second place, award of excellence or
an honorable mention.


Third grader Clarissa Aguilera won first place in the student
division of the 2007 Top of the Lake Art Fest put on by Okee-
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Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.


Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are
available at the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Paulette Rippey ..
Robert Stafford finished in first place in the 11-14-year old divi-
sion of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament held on Kendall Smith hoisted 5.25 lbs. of fish onto the scale Satur-
Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Okee-Tantie Marina. He brought three day afternoon at the Okee-Tantie Marina to take first place in
Pounds of fish to the scale for the win. Stafford also took home the 15-18-year old division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
the big fish award in his age division for a 1.70 Ib. catch, monthly bass tournament.


Stafford and Smith win teen tourney


By Lorna Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
Robert Stafford (11-14) and
Kendall Smith (15-18) took first
place honors in their age divisions
at the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
monthly bass tournament held
last Saturday at the Okee-Tantie


Marina.
Stafford brought 3.0 lbs. to the
scale for the win. He also cap-
tured the big fish award in the 11-
14-year old division with a 1.70 lb.
bass.
Kendall Smith brought 5.25
lbs. to the scale to cement the win
in the 15-18-year old division of


the tourney.
Ryan Folson finished in second
place in the 11-14-year old divi-
sion with a 1.35 lb. fish. Third
place went to Ryan Edwards for
his 1.00 lb. catch.
In the 15-18-year old division,
Scott Maestre took second place
and big fish honors with a 4.95 lb.


bass.
Keith Deitz finished in third
place in the senior division with
3.85 lbs.
There were 24 anglers in the
monthly teen tournament. Their
next tournament will take place
on Saturday, March 31 at the
Okee-Tantie Marina.


Lady Panthers 7-0
The Lady Brahman tennis (Okee.) def. Alina Khayrulina
team defeated the Lady Panthers (WW) 2-6, 6-3 (13-11).
of Ft. Pierce Westwood High Doubles: Wright and Boswell
School 7-0 Thursday afternoon at (Okee.) def. Burford and Lev-
the Lawnwood tennis courts in eque (WW) 8-1; Fadley and S.
Ft, Pierce. The results of the indi- Ragamat (Okee.) def. LeBlanc
vidual matchers were: and Natalie Mesa (WW) 8-2.
Singles: Alyssa Wright Exhibition: Jalecia Johnson
(Okee.) def. Amber Burford (WW) def. Ruth Solorzano
(WW) 6-1, 6-0; Rina Boswell (Okee.) 6-1, 6-0.
(Okee.) def. Marie LeBlanc The Lady Brahmans will see
(WW) 6-0, 6-0; Jami Fadley action again on Tuesday, March 6
(Okee.) def. Nephthaly Leveque at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
(WW) 6-0, 6-0; Shaina Ragamat plex tennis courts, 580 N.W. 27th
(Okee.) def. Daisy Cardejas Lane. Matches will begin at 4
(WW) 6-1, 6-0 and Katie Walker p.m.

Brahman boys'


tennis team


extends win record


The Brahman boys' tennis
team extended their win record
(5-0) when they defeated the
Panthers of Ft. Pierce Westwood
7-0 Thursday afternoon in Ft.
Pierce. The results of the individ-
ual matches are as follows:
Singles: Bobby Spelts (Okee.)
def. Tyler Burford (WW) 6-1, 6-1;
Corey White (Okee.) def. Paul
Park (WW) 6-4, 6-1; Elj
Cabansay (Okee.) def Randy
Neal (WW) 6-1, 6-1; Logan Perry
(Okee.) def. Matt Ruether (WW)
6-0, 6-1 and Kyle Walker (Okee.)
def Ryan Colburn (WW) 6-0, 6-0.


Doubles: Spelts and
Cabansay (Okee.) def. Burford
and Park (WW) 8-2; White and
Perry (Okee.) def. Aknush Zutski
and Robert Rowan (WW) 8-2.
"The team won again but
wasn't pushed very hard. Our
guys are playing well, but I'm still
waiting for their performance
against tougher district teams.
The team has a heavy home
schedule next week when they
host Avon Park on Tuesday,
Jensen Beach on Wednesday
and South Fork on Thursday,"
stated boys' coach Dave Ellis.


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Local girl angler wins in Alabama
Ten-year-old April Floyd took second place honors in the CastingKids National Finals
recently held in Birmingham, Ala. in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic. Floyd
received a $2,000 scholarship for her efforts. In addition to the win, Floyd met profes-
sional bass fishing greats like Kevin VanDam, who finished in third place in the Classic.


Sports Briefs


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


rodeo are now on sale at Eli's West-
ern Wear, 907 West North Park
Street. Tickets are $13 in advance
and $15 at the gate. The rodeo is
scheduled for March 10 and 11 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' Associa-
tion and the Women's Professional
Rodeo Association. For ticket infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2984.
Lil' Brahmans baseball
and softball sign-ups
Chobee Lil' Brahmans baseball
Little League ages 5-16 and softball
Little League ages 8-16 sign-ups are
on going. for information call
James Shockley at (863) 634-3482;


or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-
2576.
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
or Gary at (863) 697-0282.


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Community Events


Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28 St., in the
New Endeavors school building. This meeting is open to the public.
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network
of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for
pregnant women and infants. The Coalition is made up of citizens
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 informa-
tion, call Nell Bostwickat (863) 763-4134.
Airboat group meeting planned
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at the Pier II lounge, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thursday, March 8,
at 6 p.m. The group's participation in the Speckled Perch Festival will
be the primary agenda item. All members are encouraged to be pres-
ent.
OSAC board meeting slated
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will meet
Thursday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977, or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on Thurs-
day 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.
VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on
Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will be
conducted by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for anyone, of
any age, who might be concerned about memory loss. The screenings
are free of charge and results are immediate. For information and to
make an appointment call Donna True at (772) 285-6291.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest partici-
pants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18. The contests consist
of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and woodwork-
ing. 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.
Lake '0' restoration topic of radio show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, March
10, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast a 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Paul Gray,
Ph.D., science coordinator for Audubon's Lake Okeechobee water-
shed program. The topic of the show will be Lake Okeechobee
restoration; Audubon of Florida's Lake Okeechobee 2007 Report
"Everything in harmony" restoration needs.
Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March 10,
in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Flagler
Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.
OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public.
For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040, or Ken Kenworthy
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
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.
Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
counties will hold a provider/advisory council meeting on Wednesday,
March 14, at noon at Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 207-209
S.W. Park St.
Stamping party slated
A rubber stamping party will be held on Friday, March 16, from 6
until 9 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 20300 Hunter
Road/8 Cypress Road. Learn new techniques and make your own
greeting cards. For information, call Wilma at (863) 763-2106.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Sharron
Kay King dn 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
speaking on many current events. Everyone is welcome. There is no
charge. For information, call Debi 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
presenting a program entitled "Science and the Christian Faith."
Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon in the meeting room at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in 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 Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch, and Davey
Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage. There will also be prize
giveaways. Fax registration requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call Hospice
of Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321 for information.
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 Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. Rehearsals are under-
way at The Gathering on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. and'singers
can still participate in the choir. 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 spon-
soring a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children
please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your
information. There is no charge to submit your activity.
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.
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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 presenting 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.

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, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion 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.


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WATERFRONT LAKE ACCESS FISH FROM YOUR BACKYARD
1980 CBS 2BD 2BA, carport boat shed, dock 2001 DWMH, furnished 3BR/2BA, carport,
lovely landscaping, seawall, hurricane shutters, fl rm, breakfast rm, storage area, sprinkler
Store shed attached. Boat shed with hoistmin- System, rv hook-up. Home & furniture like
utes from Taylor Creek locks. Call Kathy for new completely furnished. Close to town.
more info 863-634-8676 $235,000(91971) Call Kathy 863-634-8676. $189,000(92872)
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GORGEOUS deep lot on
main canal 2480 SE 27th
Avenue Asking $179,0.00 Call
MeliAmold863.610-280


TAYLOR CREEK
ISLES LOT
75 x 110 with great sea-
wa112201 SE 23rd Street
Asking $129,000.00
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Nice single wide 2/2 on SE
30th Street Access to the
lake $160,000.00 Call
Melissa Arnold 863-610-
2280. Owner motivated!


Attention Investors!!
SE Downtfvn CBS Handxman.. Price
includes additional Single family corner
lotlocated to he west; house needs some
TLC but has an open concept with two
full baths and nice layout Nestled on a
beautifullotwithlotsoftees. Thisprop-
erty will not be on the market long
Make offer... owner Motivated!! Please
call Melissa Arnold 610-2280. Asking
$254,900.00








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REDUCED!! FISHERMAN
PARADISE IN
BUCKHEAD RIDGE.
3/2 Mobile Home with
fireplace. Huge lot with
lake access and private
ramp. Also includes clean-
ing station. Asking only
$150,000.00.Bring alloffers.
Call Joe 863-610-1639.


* High & Dry! Beautiful 5 acre tract with lots of pines located on 441 north in Lake Montaza Estates with 330' fntage on 441. This land has
a lot of potential for development. Positioned in a quiet remote area that is perfect for the outdoorsy type who likes living a quiet lifestyle.
Asking $250,000. To view this listing call Shelly at 863-K34-5294.
* Looking for a vacant lot In Brentwood Estates? We may have the right place for you. It is In a beautiful secluded culdesac
lot surrounded by plenty of tall oak trees, ideal for a person who loves the outdoors. It is the perfect location to build a home
or even raise a family
* 170' X 220' building lot in Country Meadows. Asking only $60,000,
* 18.95 Beautiful acres in the NE section. Call Joe to see this acreage. Recently reduced to $426,375.
"If you are Interested In listing your property, give us a call. We are currently seeking new listings.
Call us to discuss the sale of your property.


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Elbert Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294


When Planning Your New Home "Let Experience Work For You!"
Our experienced staff is well
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1. MOTIVATED SELLER BRING OFFERS! Lake access Executive home in homes
only section of Buckhead Ridge. Reduced to $485,000. MLS 92667 Call Pat 634-5588
2. MOTIVATED SELLERI Immaculate DWMH on lake access canal in Buckhead
Ridge. Sunroom addition and Dock & Boathouse for 2 boats. Asking $160,000.00
MLS 92851 Call Pat 634-5588
3. WANTS TO SELLI On 7th St in Buckhead Ridge Lake access, new dock, new
seawall, Hollywood tub, owner says new everything in 2006. DW 3/2 on nice
canal. MLS 92834 Asking $239,000.00
4. LOTS OF FOLKS WANT TO LIVE ON THE EAST SIDE OF OKEECHOBEEI
Come see this CBS 3/1 on SE 16 Ave. Two corner lots w/grandfather oaks. Asking
$190,000.00 MLS 92851 Call Pat 634-5588
5. FIXER UPPER! PRICE IS RIGHTI CBS 3/1 on SE 4th St. Grandfather oaks on this
comer lot. Bring your paintbrushes! MLS 93152 Asking $90,000.00 Call Pat 634-5588
6. BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT IN QUIET LAKEPORTI Go to Liesure Lane and
see this lovely 3/2 DWMH w/huge sunroom and screened fish cleaning area. MLS
93089 Asking $149,900.00 Call Vic 634-4106
7. WANT QUIET COUNTRY LIVING? How about Lake Montaza North of
Okeechobee near turnpike and Hwy 60. Own this great 2/2 frame beauty w/2
kitchens on 5+ acres. MLS 93200 Asking $350,000.00 Call Vic 634-4106
8. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS ETC. Beautiful remodeled 3/1 home on SE
8 Ave. MLS 92700 Asking $198,000.00 Call Vic 634-4106
9. AFRAID OF STORMS? SEE THIS CONCRETE (INCLUDING ROOF)
DUPLEXI Taylor Creek Isles 1/1 on each side. Rent one and live in the other! MLS
92238 Call Pat 634-5588
10. WANT VIKING AT A GOOD PRICEI? 2.5 acres @ $35,000 MLS 93266 and
several 1.25 acres @ various prices.
11. LAKE MONTAZA BRING YOUR HORSESI Uncleared beautiful 5 acres, keep the
trees you want when you build your dreamhouse! Asking $198,000.00, Call Pat 634-5588
12. NEED TO LIVE IN TOWN? 3/4 ACRE Multi family zoned lot on SW 3rd Ave.
Call Pat 634-5588
13. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ACREAGE? 10, 20 or 50 acres Call Pat 634-5588
14. WANT YOUR BUSINESS IN TOWN? How about 12 industrial lots plus alley
on NW 6 St? Asking $550,000 MLS 90465


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12 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 3, 2007


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
II.
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 Ill "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 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.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

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Auctions 105
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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
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!!!!
LADIESGLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
yal. (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

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


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ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399
LAB MIX PUPPY: 13 weeks
old, to good home only.
(863)634-3226
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PINE LOGS; Already Cut! You
Haul. 863-983-8674
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sileds."


1 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
I)Dont Miss
T'Ild One
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 & Getl It
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Mar 3rd,
7:30am 1:00pm, Palm Vil-
lage Ranch. Off SW 16th St.
Homes will be participating.
Club House open for Coffee
& Donuts & garage sale
items. Rain Date March 11th.
Don'l sfi
This One
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Mar 3rd,
8am-?, 6480 NE 7th Lane.
Lots of kids clothes, furniture,
and lots of misc.

OKEECHOBEE-SAT 3/3 & SUN
3/4. (9 am- 4 pm) 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.


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YOUNG 50 yr old Male Seek-
ing Female for dining &
beaches. (863)801-3031


AN ELDERLY
WOMAN WAS
FOUND LYING ON A
SIDEWALK AND WE
ARE LOOKING FOR
THE MAN WHO
FOUND HER.
She was found on
April 11,2005 in the
approximate location
of 407 Northwest
2nd Avenue in
Okeechobee, Florida.
If you are this person
Please contact
Shirley Worthington
at The Injury Law
Offices of John T.
Kennedy, RA.,
863-357-2224 or
888-433-2333




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DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indianlown Sanitation
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
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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


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


Loin fi- e CreGra6poruiy


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



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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







TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Home every night.
Benefits available.
Inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee.
863-763-5586.

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

1NDIANWOOD

Highway 710 West
Indiantown
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., 401K,
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. ParrotAve.
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



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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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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


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



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
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& Bob Cat work. I
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Every woodworker recognizes a "classic" project.
Now there's a classic just for the kitchen: a tradition-
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A cozy alternative to the dining room, this break-
fast nook project is where the family will gather for
casual meals, to have a cup of coffee or play a game.
The project is scaled to fit in almost any kitchen, and
each bench features a generous storage compartment
under the seat.
The benches measure about 34 inches tall by 41
inches long by 23 inches deep. The table is about 42
inches square by 31 inches tall.
Breakfast Nook plan (No. 925) .. $9.95
Country Kitchen Package (No. C136)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) . $2.00
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
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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 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VRs 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,
S-R A. Mctendon S. Newton,
SBIG $$ (772)562-5567 -


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
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
STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822









Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 3, 2007


REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
(863)467-6984
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


BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011



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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation fSform
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfeds


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, Incld CD-
RW drive & more upgrades
$450. (863)634-4888
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)517-2782 Tony


BED- King size, Complete, in-
cludes comforter, Shams
with skirt. $200.
(863)467-1325
BED King Size, Sealy Posture-
pedic $150. (863)467-8464
BED: TRUNDLE w/2 Twin, Like
new mattresses, $45.
(863)675-4990
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



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



MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $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


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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-
pay screen, easy to use.
any format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
1 00x. 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 10BULB
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


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
CHINESE PUG, miniature,
$500. (863)634-6087
FISH TANK- 55 gal. Red oak
stand, Large filter. Ready to
go. Just needs fish. $250.
Call (863)763-4098
FISH TANK, 75 Gallon, Salt or
Fresh, 1 yr. old. Paid $850...
Asking $550 or best offer.
(863)763-7598
FISH TANK STAND- Wood, 2
doors & shelves. Fits 25 gal.
tank. $20. Call
(863)763-4098
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


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


PLAYSTATION 3, 60GB,
played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550


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



VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby
Generation III, with tech
drive, $300. (863)763-5011


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 620
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 & .:- ii .'h : GC.od
disposition. i. 1 i.i) or tj,-. of-
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle
PASO FINO 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
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707



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

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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. Sink. free env. $600.
mo. + $600. sec. dep. Utilities
incld'd. Call 863-610-0861
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200
Moves you In. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225



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


aI .

BHR, DWMH, 2+BR/2BA,
p ool,.jacuzzi & sunroom,
ake access w/boathuuse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 11/2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
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


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



TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg.
backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open
porches & docks, 1 yr.
lease. (863)467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- 2br,
2ba MH. Updtd Kit., Screened
porch, dock & W/D. Lake ac-
cess $795 mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. Century 21 Horizon Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
WATERFRONT COTTAGE- 1
room, iba, full kitchen, tile,
porch, $490 + sec., inclds
City water (561)346-4692


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses SalI 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030'
investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gal.
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.l00acreauction.com
NEW 2br/2ba 2 car garage.
PRICE REDUCTION! Was
$175,000. Now $160,000.
RENT-TO-OWN Option.
$1100/mo, 1st & sec gets
you in. Roland 863-634-7722
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, lba, 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


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





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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/1 BASW $600 mo.,
3br/2ba MH, $625 mo. +
1st, last & sec, incl. city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692,



OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/0, 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
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $700/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331


Recreation I



Boats 305,
Campers, RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs J3035



BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trail-
er, needs some work $1600
(270)210-9385
BASSTRACKER,=.87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Mere., outboard mtr., w/trlr.,
$2300. (863)635-5039
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
CANOE, Indian River, 14ft.,
square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
san outboard. $450
(863)467-0085
DEEP V: 12ft, aluminum, like
new 15 hp mercy, trolling mo-
tor, has oars and good trail-
er. $1100. 863-467-4328
FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9504
JON BOAT: 12 ft, game fisher,
excellent condition. $200 or
best offer. Call
561-716-1561
LOWE FISHING BOAT, '90,
17', 70hp Evinrude w/troll.
mtr. & trir., other access.
incl., $3300. (863)946-0112
PONTOON BOAT, '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
no trailer, $2500.
(863)467-8683
SEA NYMPH '80, 12 Ft., Deep
V Bottom & big 9 spd. trolling
motor. Heavy duty marine bat-
tery. $750.863-824-0899
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
racing sale, fiberglass center-
port $1500 (863)467-7336


FORD E350 '82 MOTO-
RHOME- good running cond.
under 50K, $1900 neg
(561)644-4840
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 apple Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.


$6900 (863)763-7927
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, Wedge-
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


FIFTH WHEEL: Avion, 29ft, w/
slide out, located at Mea-
dowlark Campground.
$4500. 740-704-5089
REESE SLIDER 16k FIFTH
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784


CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
$100(863)610-1120
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110(270)210-9385



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


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., 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 great! $2000 or best
offer. (863)612-1357
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750, '93,
low mi., liquid cooled shaft
drive, w/2 helmets, $975
neg. (863)946-3196
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



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
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
reat. 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


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,
lyr on warr, 5 spd, AC, ask-
ng $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, Doesnt 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 heal
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


CHEVY 1500 SUBURBAN '94-
extra seat, rear doorjalum
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.
863-467-8431
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 Oke.






Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Noticoe 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 or UFPs nonprofit
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.uft.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;03/01,2,3,4,5,6.7,8o07
NOTICE OF SALE
70 West Sell Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Satl. March 17,2007 @9:30 AM
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