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Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events . .4
Crossword .......... 8
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
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Sports ............. 5
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northwest around 5 mph.

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Tuesday: Mostly sunny with the high in the mid 70s. The wind will
be north at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast around 10 mph in
the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 40s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 50s.



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News Briefs

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

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

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

Rodeo tickets now on sale
OKEECHOBEE Reserved seat tickets for the Okeechobee Cat-
tlemen's spring rodeo are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W.
N. Park St.
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 Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association and the
Women's Professional Rodeo Association.
For ticket information, call (863) 763-2984.

Booths for non-profits offered
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Fair committee has
extended an invitation to non-profits to set up a booth at the Okee-
chobee County Fair at no charge.
The fair will run from March 9-18.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 5,2007


Change your mind to change direction


Have you ever noticed that
when you are required to change
(because your circumstances have
changed) that your behavior
changes with it? You complain,
whine, act put out and generally,
become somewhat disagreeable.
Why is this?
Now listen, I am speaking from
experience! My son started back to
lacrosse and I find myself on the
road four nights a week. I leave the
house at 5, drive in rush hour traffic
and get home at 8:45 p.m. So do
you think I handled this calmly and
graciously? Heck no! I complained,
whined and muttered, taking every-
one with me. And later, I had to
apologize for my bad behavior it
was wrong.
I can't change a thing by whin-
ing about it. I should be thrilled my
son is on this team-it's an amaz-
ing opportunity for him. And you
know what? That is my new atti-
tude and I invite you to get one of
those yourself if your old one stinks!
Fresh and cheerful attitudes are
welcome additions to anyone's
home.
In the future, to prevent whin-


h Dn great crock cooker recipe that will
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Leanne
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ing, complaining and all that other
disagreeable stuff, you gotta look at
the solution to the problem before
you open your mouth to bellyache.
For me, it means yanking out Old
Faithful (my crockpot) more often,
using my freezer meals (we've got
them on my website and they will
SAVE YOUR DINNER!) and giving
my son an adequate snack and
water on the way home from prac-
tice, so he can sit down with me to
a decent meal when he gets home.
It's not easy. having kids on
sports teams and it only gets harder
when they do club sports and trav-
el! But there are ways to still feed
them right without resorting to
drive thrus and fast food. Here's a


Crock-Nutty Chicken
Serves 6
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 tablespoons soy sauce-divid-
ed
3 1/2 teaspoons onion -
minced
2 cloves garlic pressed
several drops tabasco
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 boneless skinless chicken
breast halves
3 tablespoons honey
I tablespoon butter- melted
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons corn starch
Mix peanut butter, 3 table-
spoons of the soy sauce, onion, gar-
lic, tabasco and ginger.
Spread peanut butter mixture
inside of each chicken breast halves
piece. Fold in half; close with small
skewer or toothpick. Place in crock-
pot. In a bowl, mix remaining 3
tablespoons soy sauce with honey,
butter and broth and pour over
chicken. Cover and cook on low for


4 to 5 hours.
Remove chicken from crockpot
and keep warm. Transfer remain-
ing cooking liquid to a saucepan
and heat to a boil. In a small bowl,
dissolve cornstarch in small
amount of cold water and stir into
sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes or
until sauce thickens nicely. Serve
with sauce spooned over the top of
chicken. Don't forget to remove
toothpicks before serving!
Per Serving: 478 Calories; 20g
Fat; 40g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate;
2g Dietary Fiber; 98mg Cholesterol;
1497mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2
Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2
Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Car-
bohydrates.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Brown rice, a spinach salad and
some baby carrots.
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web Site
www.SavingDinner.com or her
"Saving Dinner" book series pub-
lished by Ballantine and her New
York Times Best Selling book Body
,Clutter, published by Fireside.
Copyright 2007; Leanne Ely; Used
by permission in this publication.


Helpful tips for successful flower seeding


By Dan Cilbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A visitor to our office com-
plained that she was having difficul-
ty getting her flowers seeds to get
growing. Like many enthusiastic
Floridians, rather than purchase the
standard bedding plants, her wish
was to grow some of the more
unusual kinds of flowers for her
Floridayard.
The problem she was having
was the newly emerged plants
were rotting. Seedlings need to be
kept moist, but not so moist that
root diseases take off at the same
time. This disease of the seedbed is
known as damping off. Today's col-
umn is adapted from a bulletin writ-
ten by Dr. Bob Black to insure that
local gardeners have successful
seeding.
Seed Selection
Most bedding plants are propa-
gated from seed. It is important to
start with good seeds purchased
from a reputable source. Choose
fresh seed that have been stored in
cool, dry conditions.
When choosing seed, know
where they will be planted in
boxes, planters, containers or in
ground beds. Plants grown in con-
tainers require different cultivars
than those put into ground beds.
Homeowners might select good
varieties by observing the perform-
ance of plants grown in local neigh-
borhoods. Information on annuals
can also be obtained from our
office we can help you select
and locate specific varieties which
may do well in our area.
Beginning gardeners may want
to choose fast-growing seeds that
are easy to germinate. As experi-
ence is gained, germination of
more difficult to grow (and expen-
sive) varieties can be attempted.


NUNIV ERSITY OF
SFLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
Our office has a bulletin that lists
bedding plants according to diffi-
culty of germination. It also
includes suggested planting dates,
light requirement, optimum germi-
nation temperature, and length of
time for germination.
The Dirt on Dirt
Germinating seeds in natural
soils or native sand mixed with
materials such as perlite and/or
peat moss is not recommended.
These materials are usually not ster-
ile, and may be infested with nema-
todes, weeds, insects and fungal
organisms.
Prepared growing media,
known in the trade as artificial
mixes, can be purchased at reason-
able prices in garden centers. These
mixes do not contain "real" soil and
are usually sterile, light weight, easy
to handle. Theywill have both good
water holding capacity and will
drain away excess water. Some of
these mixes are Ready Earth, Pro-
mix, Jiffy-mix and Metro-mix. In
most cases, these materials contain
fertilizers.
A suitable potting material for
seed germination is straight perlite
or coarse grade vermiculite. These
work well if soluble fertilizer solu-
tions will be used when growing
out the seedlings.
The medium can be placed in a
flat, pot or plastic container which
has drainage holes. If containers
are being re-used, be sure that they
are clean and sterile. Soaking older
trays or other home-made contain-
ers in a 1-to-10 dilute solution of
bleach and water for 30 minutes


will eliminate most of the problem
organisms that may be sticking
around.
A good method is to use new
peat pots or other small containers
that will be transplanted into the
final growing area. Fill the contain-
ers with the soil mix, but not quite
to the rim. Make shallow depres-
sions in the soil medium approxi-
mately twice the depth of the small-
est diameter of the seed.
Many seeds are quite small. If
placed on the soil surface, they may
fall into the cracks and crevasses at
the right depth. Sometimes a thin
layer of fine vermiculite can be used
to cover the small seed. For larger
seed, the general rule is to cover the
seed to a depth of 2-3 times their
size. Thus, a one-quarter inch pea
can be covered with a half-inch of
soil. Check the seed pack for more
information.
Moist not Muddy
After sowing the seeds, water
carefully. Artificial mixes that con-
tain peat moss are difficult to wet
when dry; Water should be slowly
applied until the medium is thor-
oughly wet. A misting spraylbottle
works well for this step ,
After planting seed, cover the
medium with a sheet of glass, plas-
tic wrap. For seeds which require
compete darkness, use aluminum
foil as'the covering. The best way to
germinate seeds that require light is
to put the germination container
approximately 18 inches below a
fluorescent light.
Check periodically to see if more
moisture is needed in the medium,
and to look for signs of germina-
tion. Avoid tall and spindly growth
common to rapidly growing
seedlings by transplanting
seedlings to small pots as soon as
the first true leaves appear. The
seedlings can be grown in these


small pots until they are large
enough to transplant to flower
beds.
The germinating medium
should never be allowed to dry,
especially when seeds are starting
to germinate. This will reduce ger-
mination. However, keeping the
seedlings too wet is also frequent
mistake and is usually very costly.
The soil mix should be moist, but
not excessively wet. Look at the
pots daily and do not water if it is
wet but when you do water,
allow excess water to drain out of
the container. Allowing seedlings to
remain in water will drown their
root systems.
Excessive water in non-sterilized
soil and containers will lead to the
growth of various soil-borne fungi,
known as damping off. These will
turn the new white roots brown,
and the seedlings will look like they
are wilting even though the soil is
plenty moist. One this process
begins there is rarely anything that
can be done to save the seedlings.
Some fungicides are labeled for
homeowner use as soil drenches,
but the damage will have already
been done. Another option is to
plant seed treated with fungicides.
These seed will often appear pink
or purple, and they should be
marked as "not for human con-
sumption." Remember we are
talking pesticides, so read the label
and follow directions carefully.
I've placed more information on
our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information on
successful seeding, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 N. in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Consider adopting


an older animal


COLLEGE STATION If
you're looking for a good pet
companion, think old con-
sider adopting one with a little
gray hair, maybe to match your
own.
Puppies and kittens,
although irresistible at first
sight, can be a handful. Soiled
carpet, chewing, whining, and
jumping are just some of the
behavior challenges new own-
ers may confront.
"Many times, older pets are
available for adoption and are
in need of homes," says Dr.
Lore Haug, a veterinarian in the
College of Veterinary Medicine
& Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University. "They can
make excellent companions,
but are often overlooked."
Older pets are defined as
mature animals that have
reached approximately two-
thirds of their life expectancy.
Before choosing a pet, each
person should analyze his or
her specific needs and desires,
recommends Haug.
"For example, older pets can
make excellent companions
for senior citizens by improving
their mental attitude, overall
well being and keeping them
physically active," she explains.
There are many advantages
to adopting an older pet. One
-significant advantage is that the
new owner will already know
the size and basic tempera-
ment of the pet..
"Many mixed-bred, and
even purebred, puppies and
kittens attain sizes that are
unexpectedly larger or smaller
than predicted. With an older
animal, the mature size of the
pet is already known," Haug
explains.
"Even when the pedigree of
a puppy or kitten is known, the
adult temperament and behav-
ior is still difficult to predict. An
older pet's behavior around
children, seniors and others
may be more easily identified,"
according to Haug,,"Because of
desired.:.. lifestyles, cats are
sometimes moroisuitable than
dogs. Cats tend to require less
exercise and are more inde-
pendent in nature."
Although many older pets
still demand a significant
amount of time and energy
(normal feeding
schedule/maintenance, regular
exercise, bathing, etc.), pup-
pies and kittens generally
require even more attention
and commitment (behavior
training, housetraining, playful
interaction, etc.)
"For instance, all pets
require regular exercise, but
puppies generally need much


more," says Haug. "Most older
pets are usually already house-
trained and may know simple
behavioral commands. If they
have not been previously
trained, older pets can learn
new behaviors."
One reason why older pets
may not get adopted is that
people feel they have more
health problems and require
more money to maintain.
While this can certainly be true,
it isn't always the case.
"Although older pets often
require more preventative
health care and screening, the
expense of routine puppy/kit-
ten care is typically compara-
ble," Haug explains.
Potential adopters may also
feel that older pets may have
some other undesirable quality,
but there are many reasons
why healthy older pets are
available for adoption. "There
may be structural changes in
the family such as a death,
birth, etc. which leave an ani-
mal up for adoption,"' says
Haug.
"Moving or a change in rent-
ing policies can also force own-
ers to relinquish pets for adop-
tion. Other times, animals may
develop specific behavioral
problems unsuitable for the
current owner."
Before adopting an older
pet, Haug recommends a few
simple steps to maximize the
likelihood of a good match.
"Interacting with the animal
before adoption may help a
new owner become acquaint-
ed with the personality and
unique behavioral characteris-
tics of the pet, but keep in mind
that the pet's true character
may not be apparent at the
adoption facility," she says.
"Additionally, the pet should
receive a thorough veterinary
exam before being taken to its
new home if at all possible. You
might consider adopting an
older pet because it can bring
'much joy and companion-
ship."
About Pet Talk: Pet Talk is a
service of the College of Veteri-
nary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, Texas A&M Universi-
ty. Stories can be viewed on the
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Obituaries


Lanny Albert Stokes
Lanny Albert Stokes, 62, of Pre-.
ston, Miss., died Saturday, March
3, 2007, at Neshoba County Gen-
eral Hospital in Philadelphia,
Miss. He was a native of Kemper
County, Miss., and had been a res-
ident of the Coy community since
1999. He was a longtime resident
of Okeechobee. He was a retired
operating engineer and.a mem-
ber of Coy United Methodist
Church. He was a Mason and a
member of Operating Engineers
Local Union #675.
Survivors include his wife, Car-
ole Stokes of Preston, Miss.; three
daughters, Wendy Marson of
Seminole, Pam Williams and
Shannon Durrance, both of Okee-
chobee; four sons, Cliff Wilson III
of Coeur D Alene, Idaho, Mike
Stokes, Danny Stokes and Tommy
Stokes, all of Okeechobee; 12
grandchildren, Cody, Carson and
Channing Williams, Preston, Pay-
ton and. Stormy Stokes, Tommy
Stokes, Rooster and Peanut Dur-
rance, Carly, Casey and Mia Mer-
son; four sisters, Doris Haberle
and Shirl Swinson, both of Pre-
ston, Miss., Pansy Stokes of For-
est, Miss., and Jerry Jarriel of Lox-,
ahatchee; and, numerous nieces
and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Mon-
day, March 5, 2007, from 6 until 8
p.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral
Home in Philadelphia, Miss.
Funeral services will be held
on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 11
a.m., from the chapel of McClain-
Hays Funeral Home in Philadel-
phia, Miss. Reverend Andy Stod-
dard will officiate. Interment will
be in Coy Methodist Cemetery
near Preston, Miss.
Arrangements are under the
direction and care of McClain-
Hays Funeral Services, Inc., P.O.
Box 267, Philadelphia, Miss.
Phone 601-656-1212.

Marion Dillard Pearce
Marion Dillard Pearce, age
86, passed away peacefully at


her home in Okeechobee on
March 2, 2007. Mrs. Pearce was
born to Arthur Gordon, Sr., and
Nancy C. Dillard in Washington,
N.C. Mrs. Pearce came to Okee-
chobee in 1941 after marrying
her beloved husband the late
J.O. Pearce, Jr. She was a devot-
ed wife, mother and grandmoth-
er and was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Pearce was a member of
the Florida Cattle' Women's
Organization and former direc-
tor of H.H. Raulerson Hospital.
Mrs. Pearce is preceded in
death by her husband, J.O.
Pearce, Jr.; parents, Arthur Gor-
don, Sr., and Nancy C. Dillard;
sister, Nancy Raulerson; and,
brother, Arthur G. Dillard, Jr..
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Nancy (Bill) Phares of Okee-
chobee; two sons, Joe (Kathy)
Pearce of Okeechobee, Keith
(Debbie) Pearce of Ft. Pierce;
two sisters, Jeanette Robinson
of Charlotte, N.C.. and Edna
Cuthrell of Virginia; grandchil-
dren, Jason Pearce, Levi Pearce,
Brad Phares, Brian Phares, and
Brent Phares; 11. great grand-
children; and, close family
friend, Hobert Lee.
Visitation will be held Mon-
day, March 5, 2007, from 4 until
7 p.m., at the Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home.
The funeral services will be
held on Tuesday, March 6, 2007,
at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist
'Church with the Reverend
Richard E. Whipple officiating.
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
Second Street, Okeechobee.


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HOUSING: I am not sure that concrete houses or townhouses
are the answer, but we need to do something about the housing
problems. The real estate boom put the price of house of the reach
of most families. And rentals are scarce and sky high. The average
family in Okeechobee does not make enough money to pay these
high rents. Housing is expensive due to supply and demand. Right
now the demand is high. If there were more rentals, the prices
would probably come down to something more reasonable. It
upsets me when I read about people protesting against apartments
being built because they don't want multi-family housing in their
neighborhood. There are a lot of people who need housing and
would be ready to rent those apartments. These folks have their
homes and don't seem to care about everyone else who needs a
home.

COUNTY FAIR: I am very please that Okeechobee County is hav-
ing their first county fair. I hope the fair organizers have the parking
issues figured out. If they want to have a second county fair, they
need to make sure people have a place to park this year.

FESTIVAL CONFLICT: I understand that the county fair chose
dates to coincide with the youth livestock show, and that the live-
stock show is locked into dates based on state competitions. But it
is a shame that the county fair and the Speckled Perch Festival are
going to be in conflict. I doubt many people will go to both on the
same weekend. They moved the festival once before, to avoid a
conflict with another festival. The chamber might want to consider
moving it again. We don't have a lot of public events in Okee-
chobee County. It's a shame that they couldn't space them out so
we could enjoy both.

LEGION: Maybe I missed the answer, but didn't someone ask
what the American Legion does with the money they make every
year on the Free Fair? They must make a lot of money on an event
like that. I think the public would like to know what they do with
the money. Does it go for scholarships or some kind of charity?
Maybe someone from the Legion could give the newspaper the
information on that. I know the Shrine Club supports the hospital
for burned children, and the Moose Lodge helps children at Moose-
heart. So I figure the Legion must have some kind of charity pro-
gram too. They should publicize it a little more.

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Community Events

Social club plans dance
The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance from 7
until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27. Steve and Billy will
play for your dancing and listening pleasure. Admission is $5 for
members and $6 for non-members. Club membership is avail-
able. The dance is open to the public. Free ballroom dance
classes continue throughout March, featuring the tango, every
Friday in March at 6:30 p.m. For information call (863) 471-0559
or (863) 385-6671.

Church planning St. Patrick's Day parade
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick's Day
parade in conjunction with the Speckled Perch Parade on Satur-
day, March 10. Parade entrants should assemble at 9 a.m. on the
grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St.
Individuals or groups who wish to participate may call Joe
Michener at (863) 467-2058. Also on Saturday, March 10, there
will be a bake sale from 10 a.m. until-? in the park. On Saturday,
March 17, the Saint Patrick's Day celebration on the church
grounds will include a corned beef and cabbage dinner from
noorruntil 4 p.m. at a cost of $6; a martial arts exhibition from
noon until 1 p.m.; a bake sale from noon until 4 p.m.; and
splendid Irish entertainment from 2 until 4 p.m. Admission and
parking free.

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



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Upcoming Events

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 Luther-
an 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 Gold-
en 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 Securi-
ty Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class Is $10. Call Bobbi at
(863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards
Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber 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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret 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 J
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 Securi-
ty 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 fel-
lowship 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 Aye. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on'
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping 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 welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republlcan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1 111 S. Parrott Avenue. For Information call Mellssa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United


Methodist Church, 200 N.W. S t. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For Information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month In the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for-food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. Fdr Information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic An6nymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave..at 7 p.m. For information call Monlka at (863) 697-6235.


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

Guardian ad Litem plans training sessions
The Guardian ad Litem program will be training volunteers
from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neg-
lected children on March 6, 8, 13, 14 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 4.
p.m. Training sessions will be held at PNC Wealth Management,
in the third floor community room at 3001 Ocean Drive in Vero
Beach. For information and reservations, call (772) 785-5804.

Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on
crime prevention for seniors at their Tuesday, March 6, breakfast
meeting at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The program will be presented by
Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the regional director for Seniors
vs. Crime, a special project of the Florida Attorney General. The
purpose of the project is to not only inform seniors of possible
scams, but to aid them in disputes of overcharging, scams and
other problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-
members should make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at 575
S.W. 28 St., in the New Endeavors school building. This meeting
is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is
part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women arid
infants. The Coalition is, made up of citizens interested in pro-
moting 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 informa-
tion regarding the screenings or to schedule an. appointment,
call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

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

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

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

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

OSAC board meeting slated
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board.
will meet Thursday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at
1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is
open to board members. For information call Jim Vensel at
(863) 357-1977, orVal Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Church plans a gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a
gospel sing hosted by Sister Hampton on Friday, March 9, at
7:30 p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate.
Fellowship will follow. For information, call (863) 357-0455.
Hospice volunteers hosting yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All
yard sale proceeds help with care at Hospice of Okeechobee
and The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863)
467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
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 appoint-
ment call Donna True at (772) 285-6291.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest
participants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18. The
contests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photog-
raphy and woodworking. There will also be food competitions
such as home baking and canned goods; and a vegetable com-


petition featuring categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and
vegetable and largest vegetable. Entry forms and rules are avail-
able 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.

Social club plans dance
The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance from 7
until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27. Steve aid Billy will
play for your dancing and listening pleasure. AdmisAn is $5 for
members and $6 for non-members. Club member is avail-
able. The dance is open to the public. Free ballroom dance
classes continue throughout March, featuring the tango, every
Friday in March at 6:30 p.m. For information call (863) 471-0559
or (863) 385-6671.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 5, 2007


ITeen Bass Tourney


Submitted photo/Paulette Rippey
Keith Dietz of the Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. captured third
place in the senior division (15-18) of the club's monthly
tournament that took place last Saturday at Okee-Tantie
Marina. Dietz brought 3.85 Ibs. of fish to the scale for the
win.


Ryan Edwards took third place in the junior division (11-
14 years old) of the monthly Big "0" Teen Anglers, ,Inc.
bass tournament held (last Saturday at the Okee-Tantie
Marina. He brought a 1lb. fish to the scale for the win.


Ryan Folson finished in second place in the 11 to 14-year-
old division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly
bass tournament held last Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina. Folson brought a 1.35 lb. bass to the scale
for the win.


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Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game. District-district game.
Mar. 6: vs. Forest Hill-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Mar. 9: vs. Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 10: at Treasure Coast-1 p.m.
(TLC)
Mar. 13: at Westwood-3:30 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 16: at Glades Central-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 17:,vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Apr. 3: at Lincoln Park (Lawhwood)-
7 p.m. (District)
Apr. 5: vs. Westwood-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Apr. 7: at Port St. Lucie-12 noon
Apr. 10: at Suncoast-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Apr. 12: vs. Sebastian River-6:30
p.m. (TLC)
Apr. 13: vs. Suncoast-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Apr. 17: vs. TLC Championship
Round-7 p.m.
Apr. 18: vs. Glades Day-6:30 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G1 (2 vs. 7) and G2 (3 vs.
6)-4 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G3 (4 vs. 5)-7 p.m.
Apr. 25: at Lawnwood District
Round Two-G4 (1 vs. WG3) G5 (WG1


vs. WG2)-7 p.m.
Apr. 26: at Lawnwood District
Championship-4 and 7 p.m.
May 1: Regional Quarter-Final-TBA
May 4: Regional Semi-Final-TBA
May 8: Regional Championship-
TBA
May 18: State Series Semi-Final-
Sarasota-TBA
May 19: State Title Game-Sarasota-
TBA
Junior Varsity
Baseball
"A" Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Mar. 6: at Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 8: at South Fork-6,R.m.
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-1 p.m.
Mar. 13: vs. Westwood-5 p.m.
Mar. 16: vs. Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.
Mar. 19: vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (double
header)-11 a.m.
Apr. 3: vs. Uncoln Park-5 p.m.
April 5: at Uncoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-5 p.m. ,
Junior rsity
"B" Team
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-11 a.m.
Mar. 13: at Glades Day-4 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Martin County-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6 p.m.


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Mayberry fish tourney
Mayberry's RV and Mobile Home Park in Okeechobee
held their monthly speck tournament on Feb. 19. Pat and
Patty FitzSimons won first place in big fish at 1.12 Ilbs and
third place for total weight at 11.13 Ibs. Not pictured were
third place winners for big fish, Kay Lawrence and Travis
Lawrence at 1.7 lbs.


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Scott Maestre took second place honors with 4.95 Ibs.
of fish in the senior division (15-18 years old) of the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly bass tournament held
last Saturday at the Okee-Tantie Marina. He also col-
lected the big fish award for his single fish catch.


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
members will work out 7-8 p.m.
The cost to join is $40 per mem-
ber. 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 base-
ball Little League ages 5-16 and


softball Little League ages 8-16
sign-ups are on going. for infor-
mation call James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482; or Albion 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 soft-
ball field across from Yearling Mid-
dle School to benefit a new men's
baseball team that is forming. The
new baseball team will be made up
of men from Okeechobee who will
play in the NA.BA. league in West
Palm Beach. The cost to enter this
double elimination tournament is
$200 per team. Trophies will be
awarded 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.
Xtreme Bulls Tour
to come to Brighton
The Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour
will make its first-ever stop in Okee-
chobee at the Brighton Seminole
Reservation's Fred Smith Arena on
March 10 at 8 p.m. Forty of the
world's top bull riders will compete
for a $60,000 purse. Ticket prices
are $25 for general admission and
$35 for premium seating with chil-
dren under 5 admitted free. They
may be purchased. at Eddie Accardi
Dodge on U.S. 441 South or Eli's
Western Wear on'S.R. 70. Direc-
tions to the arena can be found at
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Good behavior pays off!
Students from Osceola Middle School (Warriors) are rewarded with "spears" for nice
deeds, going above and beyond and positive behavior. The students then enter their
"spears" into a drawing each quarter. The grand prize winner for this quarter is Margaret
McKane. Margaret won a bicycle donated by Seacoast National Bank. (Left to right)
Heather Siler-Dobbs, asst. principal, Theda Bass, principal, Melody Hodges, Jon Geitner
and Teresa Chandler from Seacoast National Bank and Margaret McKane, winner!


FAU hosting seminar on


starting a new business


FORT ST. LUCIE The Florida
Atlantic University Small Business
Development Center, a unit of the
Barry Kaye College of Business, is
offering seminars for those inter-
ested in starting or developing
small businesses.
.Prepare Your Small Business
Now to Survive Severe Weather"
is a free seminar about the steps to
take to protect your business from
the effects of hurricanes and natu-
ral disasters. The seminar will
cover identifying critical. business
functions, creating on'site "asset
and record piroecinon ipri e:tires,
developing a premises protection
system, pre-storm procedures, off-
site operations and planning for
speedy resumption of sales.


"How to Start a Small Busi-
ness" will be presented on March
20 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the One-
Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park
St. by Certified Business Analyst
Ken Stephanz. The seminar is a
free comprehensive, interactive
business startup Workshop, cover-
ing all the nuts & bolts of starting a
new business, including the fun-
damentals of your product or serv-
ice, market research, marketing,
startup costs, cash flow, business
planning and more. Capital
iquiremleh'tsY arid the finrahcing,
plus your credit report and score,
are discussed, in addition to busi-
ness structure considerations, tax-
ation and other regulations. Occu-
pational permits, licenses and


certifications are also reviewed, as
well as employee and employer
issues.
To register for this session, visit
www.fausbdc.com or call (772)
873-3428. For more information
about the SBDC or to register for
additional classes, visit www.faus-
bdc.comor call 1-800-801-6520.
The FAU Small Business Devel-
opment Center, which works in
partnership with the U.S. Small
Business Administration and the
Florida Small Business Develop-
ment Center Network, is cominit-
ted to providing quality services to
entrepreneurs and small business
owners. Services include educa-
tion, training and' free confidential
business counseling.


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Think green
Residents of Basswood may have noticed the new green facts sign on the Waste Management
truck collecting garbage in their neighborhood on Friday. Okeechobee's Waste Management
fleet of trucks recently had green facts mounted on them: like this one that reads "Last year
we recycled enough paper to save over 41 million trees." Johnny Williams, residential driver,
likes the new look of the trucks. The green facts detail Waste Management's efforts in think-
ing green through recycling, renewable energy and wildlife habitat preservation.


Riverside Bank announces


new deposit service


FORT PIERCE Riverside
Bank is one of the first communi-
ty banks in Florida to provide a
powerful new product that allows
business customers to scan, sub-
mit and deposit checks electroni-
cally from their offices. Business
customers no longer have to visit
a bank or ATM to make deposits.
It is called Riverside Express
Deposit (RED).
"We are always looking for
ways to improve our customers'
,banking experiences," said David
Smith, Riverside's Senior Vice
President, Retail Banking Ser-
vices. "RED is a great way to
improve banking for all of our
business customers. It provides a
secure, easy-to-use tool that
allows them to deposit checks on
their own time and at their con-
venience, freeing them to focus
more on their business, less on
their banking. Plus, the process is
flexible, enough to compliment
any business, whether they
deposit 50 or 50,000 checks each
month."


With RED, a business uses a
high-tech desktop scanner that
converts checks into digital image
files, which are transmitted to the
bank and electronically deposited
into the customer's account. By
eliminating a number of steps in
the deposit process, it improves
banking convenience and effi-
ciency. It provides a more secure
method of depositing funds
because there is no need to leave
the office with checks and cash in
hand. Plus, it improves a cus-
tomer's internal reporting and
provides measures to reduce
fraud risk.
About Riverside
Express Deposit
Eliminates or reduces the
number of trips to the bank
Keeps employees working
more efficiently in thteffice
Eliminates safety concerns
when making deposits
Provides immediate avail-
ability of records and reporting


Accelerates cash flow by
improving the business deposit
process
Provides downloadable
reports for customers' financial
advisors
About
Riverside Bank
Founded in 1982, Riverside
Bank is one of Florida's fastest-
growing, independent and local-
ly owned community banks. It
was listed as the sixth best per-
forming privately owned bank-
ing company in America by the
American Bankers Association.
Riverside cares for. cus-
tomers by offering banking,
mortgage, trust, investment and
insurance solutions delivered
with a hometown style of serv-
ice. The company has over $4
billion in assets, 64 branches,
three loan processing offices,
and more than 1,000 employees
throughout ten counties in Flori-
da.


10M taxpayers miss out on telephone tax refunds


IRS urges people to
check before filing
FT. LAUDERDALE The
Internal Revenue Service today
urged taxpayers to check to see
if they qualify for the telephone
excise tax refund after more than
10 million early filers did not


request the one-time refund
(over 500,000 in Florida).
In the first release of this
year's Weekly filing season statis-
tics, about 30 percent of all tax-
payers did not request the tele-
phone tax refund.
"Many taxpayers are over-
looking this special refund and
the chance .to get a bigger


refund," said IRS Commissioner
Mark W. Everson. "We encour-
age taxpayers to spend a few
extra minutes reviewing their tax
return to make sure they are
making an accurate request. A
little extra time can mean a big-
ger refund check."
The government stopped col-
lecting the long-distance excise


tax last August after several fed-
eral court decisions held that the
tax does not apply to long-dis-
tance service as it is billed today.
Federal officials also authorized
a one-time refund of the federal
excise tax collected on service
billed during the previous 41
months, stretching from the
beginning of March 2003, to the


end of July 2006. The tax contin-
ues to apply to local-only phone
service.
To make the refund easier to
figure, the government estab-
lished a standard refund
amount, based on personal
exemptions, ranging from $30 to
$60. If taxpayers have phone
bills and other records, they can


request the actual amount of
excise tax paid. Though using
the standard amount is optional,
it is easy to figure and approxi-
mates the eligible amount for
most individual taxpayers. Tax-
payers only have-to fill out one
line on their return, and they
don't need to present proof to
the IRS.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
2, through Thursday, March 8, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: 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-
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KEYS- Found in the Downtown
area in front of Joey's Pizza
found Mon. Feb. 26th. Call to
identify. (863)763-7009


$2000 REWARD FOR THE RE-
TURN OF- 2006 Red Honda
Rancher 4x4 ATV, Vic of NW
HWy 98N (863)634-5289
BLUE HEELER/Jack Russell
mix. White, black & brown
w/pointy ears. Vic of Four Sea-
sons. Reward! (863)467-9114
CASH, vie. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply.in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
contact (863)634-4626
CAT (f): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
mute, scared & has a micro-
chip. Reward.
772-324-0110
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 REWARDIIII
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tlon, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost In Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Rewardl Please
call (863)763-0466
TOY POODLE, solid white, fe-
male, vic. of Blue Heron,
needs medication,
(863)467-2121
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER
(Westle), 6yrs old, male, an-
swers to "Baxter", $2K RE-
WARDI (905)46S{)4478


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ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203


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
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at The Injury Law
Offices of John T.
Kennedy, RA.,
863-357-2224 or
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Employment
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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Indiantown Sanitation
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your trash to treasure
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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
Delivery Driver
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Apply at
South East Milk Supply
1005 West North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL

INDANWOOD
Highway 710 West
indiantown
HELP WANTED
CARPENTRY
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CONSTRUCTION
POOL MAINTENANCE
Call Mr Lonny Griggs
Extension 131
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For Busy Restaurant
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1111S.Parrot Ave.
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Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
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person,after 2pm @ Pizza
Heaven 208 South Parrot Ave.
863-763-9299
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BARTENDER, Part Time, VFW
9528, 2002 West Highway
78, Okeechobee.
(863)467-2882
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INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Home every night.
Benefits available.
Inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee.
863-763-5586.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs -if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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complaints.
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numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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



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

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Merchandise



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/Stampe 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
CHEST FREEZER, Small,
works fine. $40
(863)983-7625
MICROWAVE: Gold Star,
small. $20. (863)467-4567
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
(863)357-0262


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LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
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ErnestLancaster (863) 634-2044


REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu ft,
Maytag, with ice maker,
$175 or best offer
(706)273-0190 Okeechobee
REFRIGERATOR, GE, side by
side, water & ice in door,
good condition. $200
(863)357-6700
REFRIGERATOR, Hot Point,
Almond color. Full size.
Looks & works good. $75.
(863)467-6984
STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER & DRYER,
Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
(270)331-4090
WASHER, Frigidiare Gallery
& Whirlpool Dryer, heavy du-
ty, super capacity, 3 yrs. old,
$25. (863)763-7017
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300.(954)401-2737


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 of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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


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.
S(863)634-5450


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Ga-
tor, plays fight song & march-
es, never opened. Paid $60,
sell for $45 (863)674-0482



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
speakers. $350.863-763-5316
DELL- 4400 Pentium 4 Pro-
cessor, 17" monitor, Incid CD-
RW drive & more upgrades
$450. (863)634-4888
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $149
(863)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
OVD 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-cherry, ,
china cab, 4 side chairs, 2
arm chairs, $750 or best-of-
fer (863)675-4696
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
'Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
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: Smilh & 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)634-86636
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


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



PATIO, 4 Chairs, Umbrella,.
Good condition. $100.
(863)467-1325
PATIO SET- whi i th 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, VICTORY, electric,
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009


ACRYLIC MIRROR, 4x8 sheet,
easy to cut, retails $85, ask-
ing $65 (863)610-1120
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis-
play screen, easy to use.
Many format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/purple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
PAINT SPRAYER- Airless,
used one time, MR7, Mag-
num, Books, Asking $500.
or best offer. (863)697-9704
SUNQUEST 2000S10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300. or best
offer, 863-634-5888
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
(863)763-2347


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
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
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



AMP & SPEAKER, Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
KENWOOD AUDIO SUR-
ROUND REC.- 6 channel in-
put, 2 spkrs, 15" woofers,
$300 neg (863)634-6949


PHILIPS 52" TV- With sur-
round sound. Good condi-
tion. $750. (863)467-9722
SONY BIG SCREEN TV, 42"
projection, exc. cond., pd
$1700, asking $1200 firm.
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
ZENITH, 27", $100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-4557 after
6pmo


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- 4Oft,
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


VIDEO KIT: Includes pull-down
screen, dvd & wireless head-
set, for vehicle. $500 for
everything. 561-281-4182

Agriculture



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




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



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


BUCKSKIN-PAINT MARE, 4
yrs. old, very sweet, incl. all
tack & shots. $2300 firm.
(863)357-6642
FLORIDA CRACKER, Regis-
tered Gelding to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
772-519-2256
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
HORSE TRAILER, '94,
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
(239)537-8940
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $1800 or best of-
fer. 863-675-2215 LaBelle
PASO FINO MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
72-519-2256J


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



IN TOWN OF OKEE: Studio
apt, single occupancy, unfur-
nished, no pets, smoke-free
environment. $600/mo +
$600 sec dep, utilities includ-
ed. 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: 1BR in town,
$625/mo, utils incl'd, no
pets, smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861
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


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


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

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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 ISLES- 2br,
2ba MH. Updtd Kit., Screened
porch, dock & W/D. Lake ac-
cess $795 mo. + 1st, Last &
Sec. Century 21 Horizon Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
WATERFRONT COTTAGE- 1
room, 1ba, full kitchen, tile,
porch, $490 + sec., inclds
City water (561)346-4692

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)80,1-9163
FORT DRUM, Adjoins Indian
Hammock, 3BR/2BA house,
barn & stocked fish pond.
(863)763-3451 or 824-0424
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809
PALMDALE- 5 acres on pri-
vate road, 2br, 1ba, in Oak &
Cabbage Hammock, new
paint in and out, new panel-
ing, new ceramic tile, over-
size shower, walk in closet,
1 mile from Fish Eating
Creek, fishing, hunting & co-
noeing (863)675-8735


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


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RV, 1BR, kit., full bath, $490
mo., incl. elec. & water,
1BR/18A SW $600 mo.,
3br/2ba MH, $625 mo. +
1st, last & sec., incl. city wa-
ter. (561)346-4692




OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927
OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
PARK MODEL '89: 12x35,
very clean, fully furnished,
ready to move to your lot,
$9500. (863)467-6300
REDUCEDI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CAHeat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
,$28,000. 863-357-1784
,RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneos 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680
-BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trailer,
needs some work. Reduced
price. $900 (270)210-9385
BASSTRACKER, '87, Tourna-
ment TX 17, Classic 50
Merc., outboard mtr., w/trir.,
$2300. (863)635-5039
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
'CANOE, Indian River, 14ft.,
square back, with 2.5hp Nis-
san outboard. $450
(863)467-0085
.FISHING BOAT, 16'9" deep V
Hull, '85hp Suzuki mtr.,
Sw/trolling mtr., $1600 or
bestoffer. (863)357-6617
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405
.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 appl., Florida Rm., Shed.
'Located at Lakeside RV Park.
:$6900 (863)763-7927
:RV BOUNDER '87: 35', 41.5k
,mi, new tires, awning & frig,
iscreen/rm, gen, lots exVint stor-
age, $8000. 863-675-2339
:STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedge-
Swood, 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



DIRT BIKE: 2002 Yamaha
TTR225, very nice condition.
$1300. 772-215-3468
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
.runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797



TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


Automobiles






Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreman Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
UtHity Tralers 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-
in,? $6800 (772)618-0555
cel
CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SELL great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/634-2154
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
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
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 GRAND AM '94:
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer (863)697-8507
SATURN '93- needs AC, runs
well, $650 (239)690-2055
Alva, FL
SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
TOYOTA CAMRY '91- runs
good, cold AC, $1000 or
best offer(863)261-1407


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



CHEVY '87, 4 speed, new
clutch, good toy. $500
(863)697-2236
FORD BRONCO, '89, 4x4, 6"
lift, 33x12.50R16, $1500 or
best offer. (863)634-3878
Iv. msg.



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



GMC WORK TRK '81- util.
body, 8.2 liter Detroit diesel,
3 ton elec auto crane,
$3500 neg (239)425-7016



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
LADDER RACK- fits smaller
trucks, $400 (863)983-7100


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Agriculture Shop
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 up to 2:30 p.m. April 5,2007 for all material and labor necessary for:
Re-Root of Okeechobee High School
Agriculture Shop
2750 HIghway441 N
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents: Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of s ub-contractors In connection with this project, 5%
Bid Bond or Cashiers Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Work-
place Certification and Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable and Jessica Luns-
ford Acknowledgement. All documents shall accompany the contractors bid.
failure to provide any of these items shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Directorof Operations
Okeechobee County School Board, Operations Building
323 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee,Fl 34972
863-462-5083
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
227 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies ofsaid plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect of the Office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be retumed to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications In good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by aBid Bond In the amount 5%of the maximum
bid, payableto the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
fath and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Oeechobee Countya good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florda Statute Section 1013,47 n the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing theperformance of said contract
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Stlat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts as pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall
be accompanied b. a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Ety Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Cerlftiication.
Each bond shall be ssued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busl-
ness In the State of Florida having a general bond holders' rating of A+ excellent
and a financial ratting of BBB+ or better In Florida satisfactory to the Owner, with-
in ten (10) days after belong awarded the contract, the premiums of said bondsto
be paid by the Contractor, Said bonds tobe recorded in accordance with School
Board instructions.
All bids shall replaced In an envelope, sealed and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, Attention: Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, and the name
of the project should be placed on the outside of the envelope and words Indicat-
Ing that the envelope contains a bid for said project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, March 15,2007,1:00 p.m. pre-
valling time at the office of Date Barrett, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th
Street, Okeechobee. FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complete
by August 17.2007 and have the actual site work, Including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failure to do so will
resulting liqudated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages
for each date the dale of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of fi-
nal completion.
The successful bidder, If any, will be notified within 15 days afterthe bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the rightto reject any and all bids
and to waive any Informalitles. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
ter the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.DO., Superintendent of Schools
194548 ON 2/26/07 & 3/5,12/2007

PUBLIC NOTICE
PROJECT NO. 3545
RE- ROOF North Elementary School
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 34th Street. Okeechobee, Florida
34972 up to 2:00 p.m. April 5,2007 for all material and labor necessary fuor
Re-Roof North Elementary School
3000 NW 10th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents: Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of sub-contractors In connection with this project, 5% Bid
Bond or Cashiers Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Workplace
Certification and Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable and Jessica Lundsford
Acknowledgement. All documents shall accompany the contractors bid. failure
to provide any of these Items shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board, Operations Building
323 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, R 34972
863-462-5083
and
BMK Architects; Inc.
227 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tectof the Office of Dale Barre, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be retumed to the contract upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona tide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond In the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
fathand guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobe County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sumof 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as required by Secion 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of alldebts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a swm statement under Section 27.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certfcabton.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized todo busi.
ness in the State of Florida having a general bond holders' rating of A+ excellent
and a financial rating of BB+ or better In Florida satisfactory to the Owner, with-
n ten (10) days afterbeingawarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to
be pald by the Contractor, Said bonds tobe recorded in accordance with School
Board Instructions.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, Attention: Dale Barrett, Director of Operatons, and the name
of the projectshould be placed on the outside oaf the envelope and words indicat-
ing that the envelopecontains abid or said project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, March 15,2007,10:00 a.m. pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barret, Director of Operations, 938 NW 34th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complete
by August 17,2007 and have the actual site work, including punch isRt Items and
site clean up, totally completed 30 calendar days thereafter. Failureto do so will
resulting liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion: and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages
for each date the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of fi-
nal completion.
The successful bidder, f any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid Is accept-
ed.
The SchoolBoard of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject and all bids
and to waive any informalties. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
ter the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Coper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
194561 ON 2/26/07 & 3/5,12/2007

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
Advertisement No. 2
Sale bids fw In d t e wi r e untl


ceavedlnte LDistrictocal on woillbepubolclyopenedsonThury, ar 20, 2 me enal ce9,2007
wannee St.,10:00 A.M. in1, the Ma Room or1 of the DOT A Buildingtom in Tallahassee. ,f the bid amount Is
greater than $25000000 the Contractor must be prequallvedf as required by Flrch da2


statute337.14(1)andRuleChapter 4-22.
nP os aF orm t be Icssued a ter 10:30 A.M. (Tallahassee Local Time) onra
ess of caon sub will be read elud A, March 2, 2007
BiDOT Contracts Administratio all bds on a of the following projects are likely



to be rjctved if the west caresponsive publicly reened exceeds the engineerMarchs estimated 2007
b ator than $250,000.00, Ihe C evoctar must be pmfquontied an reqeuted by Fedda






more competitive situafIon oeiets. In addition, award of all federally fundd projects
will be subject toFederal Highway Admeinistration concurrence.

11sti1'M I clote1^ Souke l te he Maser Ca o as Admin-
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone: (6501 414-4000.
Checks should be made payable to the State of FlorIda Department oF Transporta-
tion. No refunds will be made.
.Unless otherwise notified bh express delivery return receist or by fax transnis-
sion, receipt acknowledge, the summary ofaBds will be posted with te plerk of
Aency Proceedings, Ftodda Deportment of Transortaion, 005 Suwannee Strect,
all StatIon 58, Roam 550, Toshasree, Florida 32399-0455, on April 10,-2007 or
May 7, 2007. By calling the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of
Transportation, (50) 414-5393, during each posting peded, Information concem-
Ing the posted projects can be obtained.
Interested parties can visit our Internmet web site at hlttp://www.do.state.l.usa (Do-
ing Business with The Department Contracts Adminispration); information regard-
Ing projects po sted with the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, proposal holders, plan
and special provisions holder, unoffceia costing results, and other noteworthy Inforn-
matin os provided son i t web site. Please ono these lisings are coslnldental, pern
337.168, Florida Statutes, two working days prior to the deadline for obtalining bid
documents. FOR INQUIRY ON PLANS SHIPPING PLEASE CALL (050) 414-4050.


This advertisement has been modified. Please call (850) 414-4000 to request a
complete version of this advertisement, or visit our web site at
http://www.dot.state.fl.us (Doing business with The Department of Contracts Ad-
ministration.)
LETTING ID: CT070328 CALL ORDER: 008 PROPOSAL ID: T1231 DISTRICT: 01
COUNTIES: OKEECHOBEE,,,
ROAD NAME: SR 78 AND SR 15 (US 441)
LIMITS: AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AS LISTED IN THE PLANS
FINPROJ NO(S): 41063915201 (*) FEDERAL AID NO: 8887278A WORK MIX:
LANDSCAPING
TOTAL ROADWAY LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT DAYS: 50
TOTAL BRIDGE LENGTH: 0.000 MILES LETTiNG DATE: 03/28/07
TOTAL PROPOSAL LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT EXECUTION DAYS: 20
SPECIAL START DATE: N/A
ACQUIS/FLEXIBLE START TIME: 100 DAYS
PROPOSAL BUDGET ESTIMATE: $ 95,092.00
PROPOSAL PACKAGE FEE: $5.00
DESCRIPTION:
Flexible Start Time The improvements under this contract consist of constructIon of
county entrance signs on SR 78.
CALL ORDER: 008 PROPOSAL ID0:T1231
194573 ON 2/26;3/5/07

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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed bids for work Inrlunded in this.noice wilLbereceled.unti ]10:30 AM Tal.
lahassee Local Tme) on weonesoay, Marco 2n, 2117 at the enral Office, 605u
wannee StL., Rm. B1. the Mail Room or the DOT Auditorium in Tallahassee, Flodda
and other district locations as Indicated In the DOT Bid Solicitation Notice.
Bids submitted for the subject letting mst beh received by 1:30 A.M, March 2
207a tany oa he rererenco ocarlions, Bid ulalS for each las submitted, regard-
less of location submitted, will be read aloud at 11:15 A.M., March 28, 2007 In the
DOT Contracts Administration Office In Tallahassee, Florida. The sealed bids re-
ceived in the District locations will be publicly opened on Thursday, March 29, 2007
at 10:00 A.M. In Room 81 of the DOTBuildgn in Tallahassee. If the bid amount is
greater than $250,000.00, the Contractor must be prequalified as required by Florida
Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
r Proposa.For_ wULnt be issued after 10:30 A.M. (Tallahassee Local Time) on
Tuesooy, arcnb7, .UO 1

Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on any of the following projects are likely
!o be rejected if the lowest responsive bid received exceeds the engineers estimate
by more than ten percent (10%). In the event any of the bids are rejected for this
reason, the project may be deferred for readvertismg for bids until such time that a
more competitive situation exists. In addition, award of all federally funded projects
will be subject to Federal Highway Administration concurrence.
IOrders.terthedocumeu lshoud.be directed to thde Managr' Contracts Admin-
istraooo umce, Maa SIamon u, toom 0, Flonda ueparmenT oFransportanon,
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone: (850) 414-4000.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
ton. No refunds will be made.
Unless otherwise notIfied ho essoress delivery return receipt or by fa(stresmis-
sion, receipt acknowledged, me demmary of id will be posted wth f e Cerk ol
Agency Proceedings, Florida Department of Transportation, 605 Suwannee Street,
Mail Station 58, Room 550, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0458, on April 19, 2007 or
May 7, 2007. By calling the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, Florida Department ol
Transportation, (850) 414-5393, during each posting period, Information concern-
ing the posted projects can be obtained.
Interested parties can visit our Internet web site at http://www.dot.slate.flus (Doing
Business with The Department Contracts Administration); Information regarding
projects posted with the Clerk of Agency Proceedings, proposal holders, plan and
special provisions holders, unofficial le ng results, and other noteworthy Informa-
tion is provided on this web site. Please note these listings are confidential, per
337.168, Florida Statutes, two working days por to the deadline for obtaining bid
documents. FOR INQUIRY ON PLANS SHIPPING PLEASE CALL (850) 414-4050.
This advertisement has been modified. Please call (850) 414-4000 to request a
complete version of this advertisement, or visit our web site at
http://www.dot.state.fl.us (Doing business with The Department of Contracts Ad-
ministration.)
LETTING ID: CT070328 CALL ORDER: 007 PROPOSAL ID: T1230 DISTRICT: 01
COUNTIES: OKEECHOBEE,,,
ROAD NAME: SR 70
LIMITS: AT AGRI-CIVIC CENTER ACCESS RD
FINPROJ NO(S): 40808615201 (*) FEDERAL AID NO: .1503038P WORK MIX:
LANDSCAPING
TOTAL ROADWAY LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT DAYS: 35
TOTAL BRIDGE LENGTH: 0.000 MILES LETTING DATE: 03/28/07
TOTAL PROPOSAL LENGTH: 0.000 MILES CONTRACT EXECUTION DAYS: 20
SPECIAL START DATE: N/A
ACOQUISJFLEXIBLE START TIME: 100 DAYS
PROPOSAL BUDGET ESTIMATE: $ 241,752.00
PROPOSAL PACKAGE FEE: $5,00
DESCRIPTION:
Flexible Start Time The improvements under this contract consist of landscaping.
CALL ORDER: 007 PROPOSAL ID: T1230
194570 ON 2/26;3/5/07

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina Water Control District will hold a meeting on
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. In the Administration Annex Building,
Okeechobee County Extension Office, Small Conference Room, 458 Highway 98 N.,
Okeechobee, FL. A copy of the proposed agenda may be obtained upon request
from the undersigned. If any person decides to appeal any decision by the board
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, that person will need a
record of the proceedings and for such purposes that person may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings, which includes the testimony and Evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based, is made. Any person wishing to speak
at the meeting must have their name and topic placed on the agenda one week be-
fore the date of the meeting. All property owners within the district are invited to at-
tend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings should contact
the Distict's Offices by calling (863) 763-4601 at least two (2) days prior to the
date of themeeting.
NOTICE: Coquina Water Control District has an ongoing Aquatic Spraying Program,
District Wide.
Williard M. Byar
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 or (863) 634-3166
188946 ON 3/5/07


FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH AS-
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-8856
PLYMOUTH BREEZE- '99, No
title. Selling for parts. $250.
or best offer.
(863)674-0126 (LaBelle)
RIMS & TIRES: 20", 6 lug,
used only a few months &
sold SUV, like new. $1500.
561-281-4182 Frank.
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: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
863-824-6720
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
CHEVY $10 '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-
wlston (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. 0/0, green
exterior, tan interior. $2500
neg. (239)425-7016
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098



CHEVY 1500 SUBURBAN '94-
extra seat, rear door, alum
wheels, 350 engine, $2999
(863)673-0782
DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
ood. $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



FOUR HORSE TRAILER: King
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
long. $2500. 863-824-6720
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



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


DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118
OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807
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Public Nlotices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-32
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATHY ROSE KAPSIN,
a/We/a KATHY R. KAPSIN,
a/k/a CATHERINE ROSE KAPSIN,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KA-
THY ROSE KAPSIN, a/k/a KATHY R.
KAPSIN, afk/a CATHERINE ROSE KAP-
SIN deceased, whose date of death
was December 20, 2006, and whose
Social Security Number is
345-16-0090, Is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal represen-
tative's attomey are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE OATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO(2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is: February 26,2007.
Trindad E. Garcia
Personal Representative
306 N.E. 191h Drive
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
63)763-3825
tmW.ConelyII
Florida Bar t096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
194056 ON 02/26,03/05/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-008
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MYRTLE ARLENE ZIMMERMAN,
a/k/a ARLENE M. ZIMMERMAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MYR-
TLE ARLENE ZIMMERMAN, a/k/a AR-
LENE M. ZIMMERMAN deceased,
whose date of death was December 5,
2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 293-14-9922, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedenis estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED..
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26, 2007.
Karen Burks
Personal Representative
4276 U.S. Highway 441 South
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863) 763-3825
o W.Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attoey lfor Personal Representative
194035 ON 02/26:03/05/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-002
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH CHARLES HAYES,
a/k/a JOE CHARLES HAYES,
a/k/a JOSEPH C. HAYES,
a/k/a JOE HAYES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the e of JO-
SEPH CHARLES HAYES, a/k/a JOE
CHARLES HAYES, a/k/a JOSEPH C.
HAYES, a/Ika JOE HAYES, deceased,
whose date of death was November 5,
2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 524-34-8025, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must tile their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. .
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM RLED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,2007.
Laura MarieKline
Personal Representative
117178 S.E. 101st Avenue Road
Summerfield, Florida 34491
CONELY&CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee,Florida 34973-1367
C863) 7633825
FloridaBar 096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-607
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLYN JEAN COLLINS,
a/k/a CAROLYN J. COLLINS,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CAROLYN JEAN COLLINS, a/k/a
CAROLYN J. COLLINS, deceased,
whose date of death was December
13, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 518-50-1378, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Sheet, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is: February 26,.2007.


Rosa L Hatcher
Personal Representative
13212 Hibiscus Street
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Floriodda 34973-1367
863)763-3825
m W.Conely, III
Florida Bar096482
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A
CONSECO FINANCE CORP F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL CORR,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Case No. 2007-CA-028
DAVID JACOBS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DAVID JACOBS; MARY K.
SAMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY K. SAMMONS; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS(S), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWNTENANT#2;
Defendant(s).


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARY K. SAMMONS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY K. SAM-
MONS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANTS(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, In
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiffs attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon,
within thirty days of the first publica-
bon of this Notice, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure
of mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 34, EL
MIRASOL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE1,OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To Include a:
1993 CARRIE-CRAFT DIVISION, VIN
FLFLP70A21347CG and 67343339
1993 CARRIE-CRAFT DIVISION, VIN
FLFLP70821347CG and 67343340
A/K/A
3451 NW3RD ST.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
if you fail tofile your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attomey, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this
27th day of February, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: S/Kath Arnold
Deputy Clerk
in accordance wi t the American
with Disabllites Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no lat-
ter than seven (7) days prior to the
proceedings. I hearing Impaired,
please cale(800)055-9771 (TOD) or
800)955-8770 (voice), via Florda
Relay Service.
ON 195323 3/5,3/12

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE AND
CUSTODIAN FOR HSBC BANK USA,
NA ACE 2006-NC1 BY: SAXON
MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.AS ITS
ATTORNEY-INFACT
Plaintiff,
vs.
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-31
DIVISION:
HECTOR G. VALDES, et al,
Defendants(s),

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: HECTOR G. VALDES
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4580 BEDDEDFORD AVENUE #33
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33417
CURRENT ADDRESS
UNKNOWN
FRANCES E. VALDES
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4580 BEDDEDFORD AVENUE #33
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33417
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an actionto
foreclose a mortgage onthefollowing
property in OKEECHOBEE County,
Fodda:
LOTS 9,10,11 AND 12, BLOCK Q,
OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT CO'S
ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
6, OF THE PUBUC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 dys afterthe
first publication, if any, on Echevarria,
Codilis & Stawiarsld, Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter;; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaintor petition.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks
inthe Okeechobee News. WITNESS
my hand and seal of this Court on this
27day of February, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
Bpy
As Depuly Clerk
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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
yeor-round services for UFPs non-profit
accounting needs. The RFP (RFP
#0607-001 -0708) contains important
activities and dates related to this solici-
tation. The RFP may be accessed at
wwwf.uf.us (under Publications, Re-
quests for Proposals), or a copy may be
picked up at United for Famies, Inc 's
administrative location, 10570 S. Federal
Highwa, 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.
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Community Events


Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March
10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Fla-
gler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.
OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/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 Kenwor-
thy 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 gather-
ing data to submit for further funding. The meeting is open to the
public. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Shar-
ron Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nomi-
nated 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 pres-
ent Dr. Clarence Menninga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Men-
ninga is chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich.
He will be presenting a program entitled "Science and the Christian
Faith."
Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon. in the meeting room
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Eagles form new aerie
A new Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. A membership
drive and fund raiser will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the old
Cypress hut flea market on U.S. 441 S. beginning at 1 p.m. Boston
butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a donation of $6
per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction, give-aways and
live music band. For information call (863) 763-1187.
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.


Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12
and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking
attendants, cleaning crews and security personnel are currently
being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-
4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Produc-
tions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select "Info & Education. This con-
test is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit
up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

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 appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are
available.
ORE offering special Christmas Ornament
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 orna-
ment will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is avail-
able. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the
same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the fol-
lowing members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at
(863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis
at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your
help! The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with
windows. We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could
perform this service and donate all or part of the supplies. We are
also in need of two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us
out, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax deductible.
Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863)
610-9192.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following require-
ments 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.
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School board hosting special meeting The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
2007/08 school year. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance
26, at 1 p.m. It will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County funds to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay
School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. their FPL electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be
met to quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863)
Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31 763-6020 to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by and an interview will be done over the phone to determine if you
the Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday weekend; qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation Army are by appoint-
March 30 and 31, at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. Rehearsals' ment only, no walk ins are accepted.


are underway at The Gathering on Sundays trom 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 beauti-
ful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting -idle in closets,
and make them available free to those who need them. Arrange-
ments can be made to pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam
Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Sum-'
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate
for your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activi-
ties to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer.
SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee
this summer in this guide. If your organization,, club, church or
neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or supervised
activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no charge to
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 tradi-
tional barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the
public. For information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose
Verano at (863) 634-2071.
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-
filing 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.


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. Con-
tact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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.
Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is
seeking an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The
building the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building
located in the heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave.
The expected size of the mural should cover .the front of the two-
story by 30-foot building. The theme of the mural will feature the
history of the telephone service in Okeechobee. Wo portraits will
be required for this project. The mural committee is accepting
designs and proposals for this mural project. Project is to begin in
the spring of 2007. Please contact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-
7300 for information.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available-. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased
at CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For informa-
tion call (863) 357-MAIN.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of
the week. We will provide training and background screenings.
For information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863)
462-5863.


Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term.
Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
visit www.floridasac.org.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer-
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-148.4 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863)
462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for.
registration.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile .will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.-
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A pic-
ture ID is needed for all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services
available at no charge to help people in their search for the right-
employee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org;
or, call (863) 462-5350.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-:
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the"
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible..Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are-
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W.
Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon--
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy.
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are-
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
across from the movie theatre. If you would like more information
on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call
(863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic'
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these:


locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 NW. Ninth Ave., English as:
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling'
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele--
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206.
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.




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