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Vol. 98 No. 66


Wednesday, March 7, 2007


50 Plus tax


Briefs

Bridge at J&S
to close March 20
Due to required inspec-
tion of the bridge leading to
the boat ramp at J&S Fish
Camp near Lake Okee-
chobee, the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWND) will close the
bridge to traffic beginning at
7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March
20.
The inspection is expect-
ed to be completed by 4 p.m.
on the same day.
The SFWMD regrets any
inconvenience this bridge
closure may cause.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (863) 462-
5260 or (800) 250-4200.
Additional boat ramps are
available for access to Lake
Okeechobee.

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Inside

CES K- students
are ready for spring
Kindergarten students
have been learning about
money. We can no longer
give them pennies and make
them believe we gave them a
lot of money. They know a
penny is only one cent! Many
of the students have "bought"
items in the classroom
"stores" with play coins and
also have learned how to use
different coins to make the
same amount of money.
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Drought Index
Current: 670
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.11 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
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I .)bee CG Fair: Preparing the midway


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
While workers in the foreground put down sod in the area that will be next year's fair
midway, workers in the background are putting the finishing touches on this year's mid-
way. The Okeechobee' County Agri-Civic Center was a beehive of activity on Tuesday,
March 6, as preparations continue for the first ever Okeechobee County Fair, March 9 -
18. The fair should have something for everyone with livestock, midway rides, music,
food, a hypnotist and Seminole Indian culture. The highlight of the fair will be the Bel-
lamy Brothers concert on Saturday, March 17, at 9 p.m.


County to get impact fee report


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hopefully, consultant Wal-
ter Keller will have his long
awaited final report on impact
fees ready to present to the
Thursday, March 8, meeting of
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners.
The commission meeting
will begin at 9 a.m., and will be
held in their chambers on the
bottom floor of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse on
N.W Second Street.
Once they have the final
report, commissioners can
move forward with adopting
impact fees and an ordinance
for implementation of those
fees.
The Okeechobee County
School Board has received Mr.
Keller's final report and adopt-
ed their impact fees.-
Commissioners will consid-


er the adoption of an ordinance
to implement the school
impact fee, and the execution
of an interlocal agreement with
the City of Okeechobee and the
school district for collection of
impact fees.
* In an unusual action, the
board will be asked to rescind
a previous abandonment of a
right of way in Conners Gables
subdivision. In 2001, Oakview
Baptist Church purchased
three blocks in the subdivision.
In order to facilitate building a
church on the property, they
requested abandonment of the
right of ways between two of
the blocks.
Plans have changed and
now the property is being sold
again for private development.
Reinstatement of the right of
way would allow for .construc-
tion of additional residential
lots.
In another unusual turn of


events, the board is being
asked to arbitrate a disagree-
ment between Okeechobee
County Airport manager Ver-
non Gray and prospective ten-
ants of a hanger at the airport.
Lew Cahill, who recently
died, had leased a hangar.
Since his death, Ed Kemper
and Paul Fischer have request-
ed to continue what they con-
sider to be their lease. Even
though their names were not
on the lease, they contend that
they were co-tenants with Mr.
Kemper. They also claim that
they paid their share of the
rent.
Mr. Gray claims it is a viola-
tion of the lease for the tepant
named on the lease to accOpt
rent from other parties without
the consent of the airport man-
ager. Mr. Gray contends this
constitutes an illegal sublease.
See Fees Page 2


Man draws



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prison term

By Eric Kopp Assistant U.S. Attorney'
Okeechobee News Yolande Viacava. who prose


FORT MYERS A former
Lakeport man was sentenced
to 50 years I
in federal
prison Mon-
day follow-
ing his
guilty plea
on various
child
pornogra-
phy Michael
charges. Tyler
Michael
James Tyler, 35, is currently
being held in federal custody
and is awaiting his assign-
ment to a federal penitentiary.


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cuted the case, said Tuesday
she was not sure when that
assignment would be made.
Once Tyler has served his
prison sentence he will be
under supervised release for
the rest of his life.
Tyler entered his guilty plea
on Oct. 2, 2006, and was adju-
dicated guilty on Oct. 10,
2006. He was sentenced
March 5, 2007, for transport-
ing material involving the sex-
ual exploitation of minors,
permitting or assisting by a
parent or legal guardian in the
sexual exploitation of a minor,
See Sentence Page 2


Study critical


of MIPR paper


on teacher pay


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There are so many vari-
ables between teachers' pay
and other professionals' pay, it
could be like comparing
apples and oranges when
comparing their salaries.
Different studies, using the
same information, have
reached conflicting conclu-
sions on teacher pay.
A study by Jay P. Green and
Marcus A. Winters of the Man-
hattan Institute for Policy


Research (MIPR) entitled
"How Much are Public School
Teachers Paid?" was the sub-
ject of a Feb. 16 Okeechobee
News article. Using statistics
from the U. S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS), this report
reaches the conclusion that
the average public school
teacher was paid 36 percent
more per hour than the aver-
age non-sales, white-collar
worker.

See Study -Page 2


(SOURCE: *
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Comics .......... .14
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .15
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. .5
TV ............... 16
Weather ........... .2
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Local girl is finalist in the


National American Miss Pageant


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Nikki Delcamp, 11, is seeking
sponsors for her upcoming
National American Miss Pageant
where she is a state finalist in the
pre-teen division.
Nikki is a fifth grade student at
Everglades Elementary School
and is involved in many extra-
curricular activities.
She was born premature
when her mother, Tracie
Karpew, was only six months
pregnant. This fact has encour-
aged her to be involved in the
March of Dimes as the 2000
March of Dimes Ambassador.
Nikki also became involved in a
recent March of Dimes WalkA-
merica, and in 2005 she partici-
pated in a kick-off luau event.
Nikki also has participated in
the chorus at Everglades Elemen-


tary during the city's tree lighting
ceremony, and has cheered with
the Chobee Stars in 2005 and
2006 where she gained exposure
throughout the state of Florida.
Because of this exposure, she
was chosen as a finalist and will
be attending the National Ameri-
can Miss Pre-Teen Pageant on Fri-
day, June 29, and Saturday, June
30, in Orlando at the Hyatt
Regency Grand Cypress Resort. -
According to their website,
this pageant's mission is "... to
celebrate America's greatness
and encourage its future lead-
ers,"
The National American Miss
Pageant has participants ranging
in agefrom 4 to 20. However, the
pageant does not allow notice-
able makeup on any contestant
aged 12 and under.
The pre-teen category is
allowed some light lip gloss, but


no noticeable makeup as they
are to look their age for this pag-
eant.
This pageant is unique in
other ways as it has the partici-
pants take part in a community
involvement project including
the donation of stuffed animals
to law enforcement and new
books to area schools and
libraries. This allows the young
ladies in the pageant to make a
difference in the lives of others.
Nikki's total sponsor fee is
$440 and is tax deductible for
businesses that want to be
involved.
During the pageant each con-
testant will learn how to act in a
job interview, how to speak with
confidence and gain a special
poise that will help her in what-
ever she chooses to do in life.

See Finalist Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Heart of the midway
What's a fair without a Ferris wheel? This Ferris wheel
anchors the midway at the first ever Okeechobee
County Fair to be held March 9-16 at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center. The fair will feature a youth
livestock show, music, food, a hypnotist, a children's
puppet show and much more. The highlight will be a
concert by the Bellamy Brother on Saturday, March 17
at 9 p.m.








2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7,2007


Man facing felony battery, burglary charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 19-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested and charged
with felony battery after he
reportedly broke another man's
job as the victim was talking to a
friend on a cell phone.
Jonathan Douglas Hunt, N.W.
First St., was also charged Sunday
night with burglary of a con-
veyance with battery. His bond
was set at $5,000. He has since
bonded out of the Okeechobee
County Jail.


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As a sponsor, the organization
or business will be featured beside
her photo in the state program
book.
The pre-teen age group will
consist of girls ages 10to 12.
Pageant winners will have the
opportunity to represent their state
for the. following year, and will
attend next year's pageant to
crown their successor. Winners
will also meet the governor of their
state and make special appear-
ances.
Participants may also win
$1,000 in cash, a trip to Hollywood,
Calif., two days at Disneyland and a
modeling scholarship. State win-
ners will also have the opportunity
to advance to the national competi-
tion in Los Angeles in November.
For information about sponsor-
ship opportunities or about the
pageant, call (863) 467-6229 or
(863) 447-1468.


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states the vic-
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while he was
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talking on his Hunt
cell phone. The Hunt
victim, 19,
went to Raulerson Hospital where
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Eleven-year-old Nikkl Del-
camp Is set to compete In
the 2007 National American
Miss state finals In Orlando
on Friday, June 29, and Sat-
urday, June 30.
Pageant information is also
available at www.namiss.com.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmaybe
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


jaw, stated OCSO Deputy Donald
Ellis in his arrest report.
That same report states that
while the victim was sitting in his
truck with the passenger door
open Hunt entered the truck with-
out invitation. After making some
sort of statement, Hunt allegedly
began to punch the victim in the
face and the victim then blacked
out, continued the report.
The incident apparently
occurred due to a problem
between the two men over a girl,
stated Deputy Ellis' report.
The deputy noted that during


Fees

Continued From Page 1
He contends the lease should be
awarded to the next person on
the waiting list.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
grant a change in zoning
from agriculture residential sin-
gle family for property on S.W
13th Street;
grant preliminary plat
approval to the proposed two-lot
Lazy Oaks subdivision on the
above property;
accept several streets in
Conners Gables subdivision for
maintenance;
amend the budget to appro-
priate unanticipated Community
Development Block Grant Disas-
ter Relief Funds;
award a contact of Hurri-
cane Housing Recovery Program
funds to 0 Town Properties, LLC,
to develop 40 affordable rental
apartments for low and moder-


Study


Continued From Page 1
- While a second study, con-
ducted by Sean P. Corcoran and
' "- Lawrence Mishel of the Educa-
* tion Policy Studies Laboratory at
Arizona State University, uses the.
same BLS figures, it does not
S- reach a conclusion on teachers
S- pay. However, it is highly critical
of the results of the Manhattan
- Institute report.
Both authors had had previ-
ous experience researching sub-
jects dealing with finance,
salaries and economics.
Messrs. Corcoran and Mishel
contend that the Manhattan
S Institute report is flawed
because BLS calculations of
pyrighted Material weeks and hours worked are
very different for teachers than
indicated Content for other professions. They say
that BLS has explicitly warned its
m Commercial News Providers" users not to use hourly rates of
pay in this context.
They state that by some
measures, teacher quality has
- been declining and that this
decline can be explained by
declines in teacher pay. On the
other hand, they say evidence
indicates that better teacher
quality results in better student
S- -. - achievement.
The authors cite a 2004 report
S-* - demonstrating the BLS hourly
"" rates of pay are not measured
-. the same way for teachers as
P they are for other professionals.
They claim that BLS arrives at
"hourly figures by taking annual
-- salary and dividing it by weeks
S* worked per year, and dividing it
againfby the number of hours
worked per week. According to
those figures, English professors
at $45.84 per hour are better
paid than chemists at $32.23 per
hour and nuclear engineers at
. $39.92 per hour.
Messrs. Corcoran and Mishel
-- further contend that the Manhat-
--- tan Institute report authors have
ignored numerous studies that
have rejected an hourly ,pay
* measure for teachers.


Sentence

Continued From Page 1
and using a minor to engage in
sexually explicit conduct for the
purpose of producing a visual
depiction of such conduct.
Tyler was originally arrested
at his Lakeport home in April of
2006 by investigators from the
Glades .County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO). At that time he was
charged with 157 counts of pos-
session of photographs of the
sexual performance of a child,
six counts of transmission of
child pornography, two counts
of distributing obscene material
and one count of obscene com-
munication via the computer.
Following Tyler's original
arrest, GCSO Captain Daryl
Lewis said Tyler had taken pho-
tos of himself having sex with
young boys. These photos, he
added, were retrieved from the
hard drive of Tyler's computer


by the U.S. Secret Service.
Capt. Lewis went on to say all
of the incidents took place in
Tyler's home in Lakeport, and
that all of the boys were
between the ages of 14 and 17.
More discs and CDs were
found on April 23, 2006, and
another of Tyler's computers
was retrieved from a canal. Also
found in that canal was a video
camera and video tape.
These items had been in the
canal. for about two weeks, said
Capt. Lewis of the find.
Since Tyler had only lived in
Lakeport for a little over a year,
authorities were, at that time,
"actively looking for other vic-
tims," said Chief Assistant U.S.
Attorney Doug Molloy.
Those state charges were
dropped in May of 2006 and
Tyler Was then turned over to
federal authorities for prosecu-
tion.
In a May 12, 2006, interview,
Mr. Molloy said Tyler would be
charged with six counts of trans-


mission of child pornography.
At that time the case was still
under investigation because
Tyler had reportedly given his
adopted son's friends ecstasy,
oxycodone and alcohol. Howev-
er, those charges were not pur-
sued.
"The defendant's mother
addressed the court Monday and
said his (Tyler's) son is in her
custody," said Ms. Viacava in a
telephone interview Tuesday,
March 6, 2007.
Ms. Viacava said where the
child, who was 10 at the time of
Tyler's arrest, will remain will be
up to the state.
Court documents indicate
that a computer forensic exami-
nation of Tyler's two computers
and two CDS revealed in excess
of 350 child pornography
images, and 18 movies depicting
minor boys engaging in sexually
explicit conduct, stated a press
release from the U.S. Attorney's
Office in Fort Myers.
That release goes on to state


his interview with the victim he
saw a "lot of blood" on the front
of the victim's shirt and that there
was swelling to the right jaw area.
The deputy also stated in his
report that he found blood spatter
on the inside of the driver's side
door of the victim's truck.
Deputy Ellis stated that he
could see no visible injuries to
Hunt at the time of his arrest.
However, the deputy noted that
he did see what appeared to be
blood on the pants being worn by
Hunt.


ate income households;
amend the Taylor Creek and
Tributary Canals Sediment
Removal Project by extending
the completion date to Feb. 27,
2008;
amend the county procure-
ment policy;
act on a proposal dealing
with agri-civic center storm
repairs;
purchase a vehicle for the
tourist development council;
purchase waste receptacles
for county facilities;
confirm the ranking of engi-
neering firms to provide profes-
sional services for a stormwater
pumps conveyance system;
appoint one member to the
library advisory committee; and,
appoint three members to
the Treasure CoasftCommunity
Action Agency.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com. }


As to the claim that teacher
pay does not improve student
quality, they claim that, in gener-
al, teachers tend to be paid more
to work in the lowest performing
schools.
The BLS figures used in the
Manhattan Institute report meas-
ure weeks worked per year and
hours worked per week differ-
ently for teachers and other pro-
fessionals, according to Messrs.
Corcoran and Mishel.
Teachers work for a fixed
number of days over a nine- or
10-month contract period.
School holidays are not included
in the days contracted for and
are not designated as paid holi-
days.
For example, during Thanks-
giving a teacher and an architect
might be off on Thursday and
Friday. The BLS figures would
show the architect had worked
five days while the teacher only
worked three.
The typical professional is
considered to have worked 52
weeks a year including paid holi-
days, according to BLS figures.
Public school teachers are calcu-
lated to work an average of 38.4
weeks a year. Weeks worked for
other professionals include time
off, which statistics for teachers
exclude.
According to Messrs. Corco-
ran and Mishel, the U. S. Depart-
ment of Education Schools
Staffing Survey concludes that
teachers work an average of 37.7
hours per week to receive base
pay. However, the same survey
goes on to say when other
school related activities -
including grading are included
- teachers put in an average of
52.4 hours per week.
"In the end, Green and Win-
ter rely, on a fundamentally
flawed measure of relative
teacher compensation and this
defect in their study prevents any
usefulness," the authors con-
clude.
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IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
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atpgawda@newszap.com.


that on Jan. 25, 2005, while liv-
ing in Lakeport, Tyler transmit-
ted three images of an identified
minor boy engaging in sexually
explicit conduct in an online
chat session. Tyler had taken the
photos of the boy on Dec. 20,
2003, while living in Brevard
County.
On April 21, 2004, states the
release, Tyler produced two
images of his adopted minor son
engaging in sexually explicit
conduct. He then sent these
images via messenger photo
sharing onApril 22, 2004.
On April 12, 2005, Tyler pro-
duced an image of yet another
victim engaging in sexually
explicit activity with Tyler's
adopted son. He then sent these
images via the same messenger
photo sharing, added the press
release.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Eric Kopp may be reached at
okeeditor@newszap.com.


News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interest-
ed applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must
live in the OUA service area.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
ThirdAve., 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 Indi-
ans, Eli's Western Wear, Riverside National Bank and Rustic Ranch Fur-
niture. Dance-only tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each.
The rodeo theme this year is "Are you tough enough to wear pink?"
For information, call (863) 634-1980.
Social club plans dance
SEBRING 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 mem-
bership is available. 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.
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 Cattle-
men'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.

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Okeechobee Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s. The
wind will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in
the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low around 50. The wind
will be from the east around 5 mph in the evening becoming light.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s. The wind
will be from the north around 5 mph shifting to the northeast at 5 to
10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with the high in the upper 70s.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7,2007


CES kindergarten students prepare for spring


Kindergarten
Kindergarten students have
been learning about money. We
can no longer give,
them pennies and
make them
believe we
gave them a
lot of money.
They know a
penny is only
one cent! Many of
the students have "bought" items
in the classroom "stores" with play
coins and also have learned how to
use different coins to make the
same amount of money.
SWe are also learning to tell time
on the hour and the half hour. We
are practicing with our own
clocks. But, we are still learning
about clocks and need practice at
home too.
Our fall garden is gone and we
are getting ready to plant our spring
garden. We have had some gar-
dening tools donated by Mrs. Patti
Box and seeds donated by Mr.
John Vest. Mrs. Box is the parent of
a former CES student and Mr. Vest
is the parent of a kindergarten stu-
dent this year. We really appreciate
their interest in our gardens and
these donations. It makes working
in the garden easier when we have
tools to fit our sizes. We will be
planting flowers as well as vegeta-
bles in this garden.
In Mrs. Davis' room they cele-
brated Chinese New Year on Friday,
Feb. 16th. We made an 18 foot
dragon, read stories made a drag-
on puppet, and a Chinese hat.


We wish everyone a Happy Fifth grade-
New Year. "Gung Hay Fat Choy!" Miss Jessica Cowden


Third grade-
Ms. Enginers's class
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class have been preparing for the
FCAT being given this week. Stu-
dents are confident that they are
testing well and feel good about
their accomplishments. As an
added bonus, Mr. Paulson has
approved a fun field trip to the
Wooden Jungle. Students will be
able to develop their social skills
and interact as a grade. As we con-
tinue for the rest of the year- three
more months of learning, we will
concentrate on writing and sci-
ence. Thanks for all you do to
encourage your child to learn, and
don't forget to read every night.
Students of the week are Jose Her-
nandez, Fabianna Santibanez,and
Chelsy Merritt.

Third grade-Ms.
Atwell's class
This week is FCAT week. We
are working hard and trying our
best. We will do great! The Student
of the Month is MinhThu Nguyen.
The Student of the Week for last
week was MinhThu Nguyen and
this week is Agustin Baltazar. Friday
is game day, so bring your board
games and cards (no electronic
games or Game Boys). I am very
proud of the great job all my stu-
dents are doing and how hard they
are working!


These fifth Graders are awe-
some! They have done so well in
the past couple of weeks preparing
for the FCAT. To reward them for
their awesome and hard work we
will be having a pizza party in Miss
J's math classes. Thank you to all
for working so hard! After FCAT we
will be under way again with math
and science and will start preparing
for the science fair coming up. The
end of the nine weeks is quickly
approaching so students should be
working hard to complete their AR
goals and continue working on 100
Book Challenge goals.

Fifth grade-
Mrs. Steiert's class
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of all her
students! They have earned over
2,000 Accelerated Reader points!
Wow! That's 16.5 percent of all
A.R. points earned at Central. Way
to read, students! Mrs. Steiert has a
new challenge for them all. If her
class' earns 3,000 Accelerated
Reader points by May, then lunch is
on her at Los Cocos! She knows
they can do it!
Mrs. Steiert's class also
wrapped up their FCAT Team Pizza
Challenge the week before testing.
All teams earned the Pizza Party!
Students worked on all kinds of
FCAT practice problems in teams
to earn points towards 100 percent
of their pizza circle graph. Congrat-
ulations, students!
Mrs. Steiert would like to say that


she has been extremely impressed
with the amount of effort and hard
work her students and parents have
put into this school year and on
FCAT. This school year has truly
been a team effort, from protein
and water snacks to everyone stay-
ing late to eat junk food and prac-
tice for FCAT. Teachers can't do
what they do without wonderful
parents and outstanding students
like she has had this year.
Fifth grade-
Ms. M's class
In Miss M's class we have been
kicking the FCAT! Students' hard
work has paid off and they have
been working hard on obtaining a
Level 3 on this year's test. Student's
also spent time after taking the test
creating a classroom puzzle. The
students put their picture on the
puzzle piece and then designed the
rest of the piece to represent them.
Our class is also looking forward to
working on our class theme for
Central's Annual Field Day. It will
be something spectacular as Dr.
Seuss would say.
Our students of the week are
Haley Chouinard and Kayleigh
Underhill. Haley recently joined
our class after coming to us from
Ft. Pierce. She is extremely hard
working and we are glad to have
her in our class. Kayleigh has been
in our class from the beginning and
could be called our "most
improved student" this year. Miss
M is extremely proud of both girls!
Our March Birthdays are Kayleigh,
Mikael Beloff and Ana Lily
Mederos. Happy Birthday to you!


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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Melissa Alane Smith, 22, S.W.
Murphy Road, Palm City, was
arrested March 2 by Deputy Antho-
ny Kibler on a felony charge of
possession of lorazepam, and mis-
demeanor charges of retail theft


and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Her bond was set at $3,000.
Eugenio Antonio-Rodriguez,
18, was arrested March 2 by
Deputy Donald Ellis on a felony
charge of uttering a forged instru-
ment and a misdemeanor charge
of resisting an officer without vio-
lence. He was released on his own
recognizance on the misde-
meanor charge, but his bond on
the felony charge was set at
$2,500.
Fortino Hernandez, 22, S.W.
Conners Highway, Okeechobee,
was arrested March 2 by Deputy A.
Majere on an Okeechobee County


warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation contributing to
the delinquency of a minor (two
counts). His bond was set at $600.
Brandon D. Edwards, 22, S.E.
36th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 3 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on a felony charge of criminal
mischief, and a misdemeanor
charge of filing a false report. His
bond was set at $3,000.
Jason Bruce Kauffman, 27,
N.E. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 3 by Deputy
Sergeant J. Royal on an Okee-
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habitual offender. His bond was
set at $10,000.
Noe Vasquez, 21, S.E. 38th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 4 by the OCPD on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


RoberWt Lane
Robert W.: Lane, age 85, died
Monday, March 5, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. Born Aug. 5, 1921, in
Kouts, Ind. he had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
20 years and enjoyed fishing and
gardening. He was also a mem-
ber of the Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church.
Mr. Lane is survived by his
wife of 25 years, Frieda Lane of
Okeechobee; sons, Larry Lane
of Indiana, Robert Jeffery Lane
of Melbourne; daughters, Deb-
bie McDermott of Nevada and
Sherry Markin of California; step-
son, Virgil H. Morgan of Okee-
chobee; six grandchildren; and,
six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday,
March 9, 2007, at the Buxton
Funeral Home with visitation


beginning at 11 a.m. until serv-
ice time at 1 p.m..
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

David C. Hare
David "Toby" C. Hare, age 79,
of Okeechobee, died March 5,
2007, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center. Mr. Hare was
born March 2, 1928, in Okee-
chobee to Bennett and Melbra
Hare. A lifetime resident of Okee-
chobee, he was a heavy equip-
ment operator. He was a mem-
ber of the North Okeechobee
Church of God where he loved to
attend church and loved people.
Mr. Hare was preceded in
death by: two sons, Clarence
Hare and Travis Hare.
He is survived by his wife,


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chobee; two sons, Roger D.
(Terry) Hare of Okeechobee and
Kevin W. (Jennifer) Hare of
Brandon; sisters, Pat Carter of
Hollywood, Kitty Carter of Okee-
chobee; Jane Penderglass of
Ocala and Margie Ellen of Ocala;
seventeen grandchildren; and,
23 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 7,
2007, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel.
Funeral services will be 2
p.m., on Thursday, March 8,
2007, at North Okeechobee
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SAD: It is very sad to see the fishing on the Kissirninee, if that is what
you want to call it, to see the pontoon boats out there with 30 to 45
poles and lights all over them. Ninety percent of them are from out of
state with one to three freezers back at the campground. This is so
unfair to the residents and young people of Okeechobee and the areas
surrounding Lake Okeechobee. I have fished the lake since 1956, and
love the lake. I believe if the rules and regulations were put back in the
rule book fishing people would still come to the Sunshine State go
back to: three, or no more than four, reels or poles per person; 15 fish
limit for now, which is still a good catch; no more than two fishing
lights on each side of boat turned down to a 65-degree angle; and, no
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Community Events

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 mis-
sionary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at (863)
763-6128.

Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday,
March 10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held
in Flagler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March
11. For information, call (863) 763-6464.

Planning meeting set for garden club
An organizational meeting for an Okeechobee Garden Club
will be held at the Okeechobee Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N., on
Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be for the purpose
of sharing ideas, learning more about gardening, picking up some
tips or just bragging about your beautiful landscape. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6469.

Genealogical group will meet March 12
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday,
March 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Meetings are open to the beginner as well as the
advanced research. Visitors are welcome. For information, call
Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

OSAC panel schedules meeting
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information call Keith
Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Prevention tops OSAC meeting plan
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Discus-
sions will include prevention needs in the community, as well as
gathering data to submit for further funding. The meeting is open
to the public. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Church hosting lady's retreat
Haven of Rest Church, S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a lady's
retreat and revival with Brother Charles and Sister Margie Menton
Poteat. Retreats for women and children will be held Friday and
Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 10 a.m. Revival services will be held
Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, and Sunday, March 18, at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. The revival is open to the public. For information, call
Tammy at (863) 634-5757.




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Upcoming Events
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome all ener-
getic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in
working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
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 Oe Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa 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. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head 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. For
information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone inter-
ested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a car-
ing group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For informa-
tion, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Oke6chobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians are
welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-6869;
Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-
6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention tools.
Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.



Community Events

TOPS hosting new-member event
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) FL #669 will host a new
member open house on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. TOPS is a
weight-loss support group which encourages successful,
healthy weight reduction through good nutritional habits and
safe exercise regimens. For information, call Diane Wistey at
(863) 467-8929.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present
Sharron Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was
nominated for Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and
Christian Bluegrass album of the year. For information, call Lee
Minton at (863) 697-8517.


Community Events

Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold the following classes in March: adult CPR on
Wednesday, March 7; first aid basics on Monday, March 12; and,
infant/child CPR on Wednesday, March 28.
Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W 28 St.,
in the New Endeavor school building. This meeting is open to the
public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Coali-
tion is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families
and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information,'
call executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Health screening at Civic Center
Life Line Screening will be at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
U.S. 98 N., on March 7. Residents living in and around Okeechobee
can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Appoint-
ments will begin 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. A complete
vascular screening package, which takes less than an hour to com-
plete, is $109. A complete vascular package plus the osteoporosis
screening is $129. For information regarding the screenings or to
schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit www.lifeli-
nescreening.com.
AARP driver's course scheduled
An AARP driver safety course will be held Wednesday, March 7,
and Thursday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Both days must be attended to
complete the course. The $10 tuition covers course material. Make
checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program.
For information, call Nell Bostwick.at (863) 763-4134.
Airboat group meeting planned
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at the Pier II lounge, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thursday,
March 8, at 6 p.m. The group's participation in the Speckled Perch
Festival will be the primary agenda item. All members are encour-
aged 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 fol-
low at 7 p.m. The word will be brought this month by Pastor Paul
of Moore Haven. Also joining us will be the praise and worship
team from LaBelle. Everyone is welcome. For information, call
(863) 612-0640.
OSAC board meeting slated
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Thursday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977,
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
OCT presents 'Dearly Beloved'
The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) will present
"Dearly Beloved," a new comedy that includes a bonus gospel
music performance. Curtain times will be 8 p.m. on Friday and Sat-
urday, March 9 and 10, at the theatre on S.W Second Avenue at
Seventh Street, behind the Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved
seat tickets are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., or, if available, at the door on the night of the perform-
ance. ,
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.
Church plans a gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a
gospel sing hosted by Sister Hampton on Friday, March 9, at 7:30
p.m. All singers and musicians are welcome to participate. Fellow-
ship will follow. For information, call (863) 357-0455.
VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
on Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will
be conducted by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for any-
one, of any age, who might be concerned about memory loss. The
screenings are free of charge and results are immediate. For infor-
mation and to make an appointment, call Donna True at (772) 285-
6291.
Meeting planned on access to lake
Residents and interested parties are invited to a meeting at the
Buckhead Ridge Marina on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. to discuss
the dredging of the Pearce Canal. Input and ideas on how to
address the issue of access to the lake from Lock 127 due to
planned lower water levels will be welcomed. For information, call
Ralph Drury at (863) 467-5310.
Church planning St. Patrick's Day parade
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold a St. Patrick's Day
parade in conjunction with the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday,
March 10. Parade entrants should assemble at 9 a.m. on the
grounds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St. Indi-
viduals or groups who wish to participate may call Joe Michener at
(863) 467-2058. Also on Saturday, March 10, there will be a bake
sale from 10 a.m. until-? in the park. On Saturday, March 17, the
Saint Patrick's Day celebration on the church grounds will include
a corned beef and cabbage dinner from noon until 4 p.m. at a cost
of $6; a martial arts exhibition from noon until 1 p.m.; a bake sale
from noon until 4 p.m.; and splendid Irish entertainment from 2
until 4 p.m. Admission and parking free.

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.


Church hosting Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host the
15th annual Fort Drum Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March
24 and 25, from 10:30 until 4 p.m. each day. There will be games
and prizes for the youth as well as food, music, and a baking con-
test. Pastors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking. Bring a
covered dish to share and a lawn chair. For information qall Judy at
(863) 357-1581, or the church at (863) 467-1733.

New FOE is forming
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.E. beginning at 1 p.m.
Boston butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a dona-
tion of $6 per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction, give-
aways and live music. 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 Okeechobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide
lunch, and Davey Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage.
There will also be prize giveaways. Tickets are still available for
a 2006 E-Z-Go Car and a 10 foot Anderson trailer for $20. Fax
registration requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call Hospice of
Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321 for information.
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.







SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7,2007


Hendry County Speedway

plans grand opening
By LomaJablonski outs offered to eight places. The
Okeechobee News breakdown of payouts is $3,000 to
win, $1,500, $800, $700, $600,
If you like stock car racing, the $500, $400 and $300.
Hendry County Speedway is the Street stockers and bombers
place to be on Saturday, March 10. will earn double points.
The speedway is hosting its grand
opening with gates opening at 2 Kids' bike races have also been
p.m. and racing starting at 6:30 scheduled. But, you must bring
p.m. your own bikes and helmets.
There will be mini sprints, Hendry County Speedway is
sportsman, street stock and the located at 1001 U.S. 27 (five miles
"Ponce de Leon Classic" which will south of Moore Haven), in Clewis-
feature late model cars. There is ton. For information call (863) 983-
sure to be a big turn out with pay- 3478.

Roker and Chavez take

first place in BFL tourney
By Loma Jablonski to the water of Lake Okeechobee
Okeechobee News from C. Scott Driver Park Saturday


Ronald Roker of Naples took
first place in the boaters division of
last Saturday's BFL bass tourna-
ment as C. Scott Driver Park. He
brought 16.05 lbs. to the scale to
capture the first place award of
$2,979. Roker also brought a 9.06
lb. Junker to the scale for the big
fish award. It earned him another
$440.
In the non-angler division, Jose
Chavez of Davie brought five fish
weighing 15.14 lbs. to the scale to
take first place. He received $1,753
for his day's efforts. He also had an
8.10 lb. beauty in his sack of fish
that earned him big fish honors
and an additional check for $220.
Eighty-eight boats, each carry-
ing a boater and a co-angler, took


morning to compete in the Ever-
glades Division of the Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League.
In the boater division, of the 50
top finishers, local angler Steve
Fairtrace finished in fifth place with
13.15 lbs., earning him $701;
Robert Stafford finished in 20th
place with 10.04 lbs.; Chuck Saul
finished in 21st place with 10 lbs.
and Larry Crossman finished in
41st place with 7.01 lbs.
In the co-angler division, Dave
Stout finished the day in 12th place
with 8.10 lbs., earning himself
$169.
The BFL will return to C. Scott
Driver Park on Saturday, March 31
for another one-day tournament.
Weigh-ins are scheduled to begin
at 3 p.m.


SoJ & S locks and canal area


Share off limits for tourney


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Tom Lusk, sponsored by Rodney Williams of Rodney's Auction
Barn, will be among those competitors at the grand opening of
the Hendry County Speedway on Saturday, March 10.

OHS March Baseball Schedules


Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Confer-
ence game. District-district
game.
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.
(District)

Junior
Varsity Baseball
"A" Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins


Mar. 8: at South Fork-6 p.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)-1 1 a.m.
Junior Varsity
"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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Chobee Wrestling
Club to hold sign-ups
Sign-ups for the Chobee
Wrestling Club will take place on
March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. at the
Okeechobee High School gymna-
sium. The club is open to mem-
bers 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 member. For more
information contact Bruce Jahn-
er, 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
Western 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 Cattlemen's
Association, the Professional
Rodeo Cowboys' Association and
the Women's Professional Rodeo
Association. For ticket informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2984.

Bass club will meet
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its monthly meeting on
* Thursday, March 8, at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post 9528 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The club holds its
meetings on the second Thursday
of each month with bass tourna-
ments being held the following
weekend. New member boaters
and non-boaters are welcome.
For information contact Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

Xtreme Bulls Tour
to come to Brighton
The Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour
will make its first-ever stop in
Okeechobee at the Brighton
Seminole Reservation's. Fred
Smith Arena on March 10 at 8
p.m. Forty of the world's top bull


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Spring Sports

Schedules


Tennis


- Head coach (girls): Jay Huffman
-- Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
Mar. 7: vs. Jensen Beach (Okee.
Sports Complex)-3:30 p.m.
* -__ Mar. 8: vs. South Fork (Okee.
* Sports Complex)-3:30 p.m.
Mar. 13: at Ft. Pierce Central
viders" (Lawnwood)-4 p.m.
Mar. 14: vs. Sebastian River
-. (Okee. Sports Complex)-3 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Martin County (Mar-
tin Downs Country Club)-3:30 p.m.
Mar. 29: at Clewiston (Down-
town Clewiston)-4 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Hardee (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m. -
Apr. 3: at Port St. Lucie High
-. School-3:30 p.m.
Apr. 5: vs. Ft. Pierce Central
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30 p.m.
Apr. 10: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship (boys-home,
ete for a $60,000 girls-away)-TBA
ete for a $60,000 Apr. 12: at Sebring (boys)
prices are $25 for (Country Club of Sebring)-4 p.m.
ion and $35 for Apr. 12: at Sebring (girls) (Sun
ig with children and Lakes)-4 p.m.
d free. They may Apr. 16-17: Districts-TBA-8 p.m.
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be purchased at Eddie.- Accarui
Dodge on U.S. 441 South or Eli's
Western Wear on S.R. 70. Direc-
tions to the arena can be found at
www.rezrodeo.com.

Benefit softball
tournament scheduled
A softball tournament will take
place on March 17 beginninning at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee men's
softball field across from Yearling
Middle School to benefit a new
men's baseball team that is form-
ing. The new baseball team will
be made up of men from Okee-
chobee who will play in the
N.A.B.A. league in West Palm
Beach. The cost to enter this dou-
ble elimination tournament is
$200 per team. Cash prizes will be
awarded. For information or to
sign up a team contact George at
(863) 634-7657 or Gary at (863)
697-0282.


Flag Football
Head coach: TBA
Mar. 15: vs. Pahokee-7 p.m.
Mar. 26: at Seminole Ridge H.S.-
7p.m.
Mar. 28: at Glades Central
H.S.-TBA
Apr. 11: at Wellington H.S.-TBA
Apr. 13: at Royal Palm Beach
H.S.-TBA
Track
Head coach (boys): Ty Smith
Head coach (girls): Brian
Kendall
Mar. 8: Moore Haven Meet at
Moore Haven-TBA
Mar. 10: Bill Wilson Relays at
Sebastian River-TBA
Mar. 17: TLCC at Jensen Beach
High School-9 a.m.
Mar. 28: Tentative home
meet-TBA
Mar. 30: Trinity Prep Invitational
at Trinity Prep-TBA
Apr. 3: Ft. Pierce Westwood
Meet at Lawnwood-TBA
Apr. 5-7: Florida Relays-TBA


HT3 Outdoors announced on
Sunday, March 4, that the J&S
locks and the canal between the
lake and locks have been
declared off limits for their March
10 bass fishing tournament to be
held in Clewiston. Following dis-
cussions with local anglers, offi-
cials and wild life officers, HT3


has deemed these areas unnavi-
gable due to low lake levels and
the affect they have had on
anglers and equipment in the
past several months. For further
clarifications or questions con-
cerning this announcement, con-
tact tournament director Dave
Dickens at (941) 915-5116.


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6 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7, 2007


erend Raymond and Anna Warren
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Edwin and Eileen Pope of Key Bis-
cayne.
Great grandparents are Owen
and Lucille Thompson of Okee-
chobee.


Pope
David and Candace Pope, of
Okeechobee, are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Ethan Edwin ...
Pope bornJan. 17,2007. Kyliana Inez Baltazar
Ethan was born at Florida Hos-
pital in Sebring. He weighed 6 lbs Kyliana Ine
15 oz., and was 21 inches long. J lanal nez
Ethan was welcomed home by
his brothers Jonathan Hudoff and Baltazar
Sean Pope.
Maternal grandparents are Rev- Crystal Delburn and Rolando

Weddings


Rounds

and Young
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald and Con-
stance Rounds, of Clewiston,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Tracy Rounds to
Mark Young, the son of Heidi
Young of Green Acres, and the
late Major Robert Young (Ret.).
The bride is a marketing/pub-


Boyd-

Zumbrum
William and Cay Boyd, of
Oviedo, are proud to announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Angela Cay Boyd to Brandon
Edward Zumbrum of Oviedo.
The prospective groom is the
son of William and Saralyn Zum-
brum of Fort Pierce.
The bride-to-be is a 2000
graduate of Bishop Moore High
School. She graduated from Full
Sail and is self-employed as a
video editor.
The groom is a 2000 graduate
of Lincoln Park Academy. He
graduated from Indian River


lic relations consultant. She is cur-
rently pursuing a bachelor's
degree in business at the Universi-
ty of Phoenix.
The groom is a freelance
writer and a daily columnist for
www.liveweston.com and the
author of the soon-to-be released
book: 'Devil's Pillar.' The couple
are marketing representatives for
So-Me Designs.
An April wedding is planned.
Following the ceremony, the
couple will reside in Clewiston.


Community College. He is
employed as a firefighter/para-
medic with the City of Lake
Mary.
The wedding is planned for
April 14, 2007, in Winter Park.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Debary.


Bigalow

-Adams
Alicia.Mack of Sharpsburg, Ga.
and Rick Bigalow, of Kissimmee,
are proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Narelle
Theresa Bigalow to Rusty Adams of
Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the


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She was born Feb. 19, 2007, at
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Maternal grandparents are
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Paternal grandparents are
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Kaylie

Marie Perry
Mary and Johnny Russell
Perry, of Okeechobee, are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Kaylie Marie Perry.
She was born at Highlands
Regional Medical Center in
Sebring. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.
and was 20.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Teresa Ledford and James L. Clark.
Paternal grandparents are
Johnny (Buster) and Pamela
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March of Dimes seeks participants for WalkAmerica 2007


Imagine the excitement of a
family expecting a new baby, but
that unexpectedly, labor begins
weeks too soon. Even with the
best medical care, the new little
one arrives, weighing only a
pound or two, struggling to
breathe and survive. The once
anticipated moment of happiness
turns into a nightmare of fear and
anguish as the family enters the
world of the neonatal intensive
care unit. This is the saga of pre-
mature birth, and it will happen
today, tomorrow, and the next day,
until research can find the answers
to prevent it. This is why the Okee-
chobee community is working so
hard for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes' mission
is to improve the health of babies
by preventing birth defects, pre-
mature birth, and infant mortality
through community services,
research, and education. Because
of those who participate in March
of Dimes fundraisers like WalkA-
merica 2007, babies will be born
healthier! When you participate
in WalkAmerica 2007, you will be
joining nearly half a million com-
passionate people nationwide
who care about saving babies. Do
it in the name of someone you
love a premature baby, a
healthy baby, your own baby, or
the baby of a relative or friend.
WalkAmerica 2007, will be
held on Saturday, March 31. It's
not too late to participate, either


as an individual or a team and
there are several different kinds of
teams:
Form a family team
These are teams of families
and friends organized by parents
who've been touched by prema-
ture birth. Are you the parent, rel-
ative or friend of a premature
baby, a baby born with birth
defects or other health problems
or children who spent time in
neonatal intensive care? Join
WalkAmerica by forming a family
team. Family teams are very moti-
vated volunteers who bring a per-
sonal commitment to the March
of Dimes mission of saving
babies. By taking part in WalkA-
merica and joining the fight
against prematurity and birth
defects, family teams help and
give hope to other families who
have a baby born prematurely or
with a birth defect. Join other
families who participate with
pride every year.
Form a
corporate team
WalkAmerica is a national tra-


edition centered around a very
important cause saving babies
from premature birth and other
threats to infant health. Prema-
ture birth is the leading cause of
newborn death and many lifelong
disabilities. It can happen to any
pregnant woman, and no one
knows why. It's a problem that
affects us all, so it makes good
business sense for you and your
company to form a WalkAmerica
team. Your employees will gain
the satisfaction of knowing
they're raising money to help mil-
lions of babies get a healthy start
in life. Being part of WalkAmerica
also builds morale by demonstrat-
ing your company's concern for
health issues that affect employ-
ees and their children. Teaming
up for WalkAmerica not only
helps babies, but also helps your
business. Joining the fight against
premature birth can help save
your company money in direct
health care costs. Also, being part
of WalkAmerica will enhance
your company's visibility by con-
necting you with the March of
Dimes, one of the best-known
brands in the nonprofit sector.
Plus, it's fun! As of this time, the
following teams are expected to
participate in WalkAmerica 2007:
Bank of America, Bud's Misfits,
Cassels & McCall, Cato's, Ever-
glades Elementary, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Harbor Federal,
Healthy Start Coalition, Lakeview


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Hospice of Okeechobee announced that they will be including a 5 ft. by 10 ft. Anderson trail-
er as part of their 2006 E-Z-Go Car giveaway. The single axle trailer was recently donated to
Hospice by Denny Bodden of Jones Equipment. Standing next to the trailer is Sherri Enfinger.


Giveaway to

include trailer

Hospice of Okeechobee
announced that they will be includ-
ing a 5 ft. by 10 ft. Anderson trailer
as part of their 2006 E-Z-Go Car
giveaway. The single axle trailer
was recently donated to Hospice
by Denny Bodden of Jones Equip-
ment.
Lisa Blackman, Hospice CEO,
explains: "Recently Denny Bodden
donated the trailer to Hospice to be
a part of the giveaway. We were
thrilled! This makes it a complete
package for the winner. They will
have the Clays Cart plus a new trail-
er to pull it around on. I cannot say
enough about our two sponsors,
Sherri Enfinger of Gilbert Golf Cart
and Denny Bodden of Jones Equip-
ment, and their generosity. There is
just over 2 weeks left to buy a ticket,
if you haven't already done so!"
The ticket drawing will be held
at Quail Creek Plantation during
Hospice of Okeechobee's annual
Target Fun Shoot on March 24. You
do not have to be present to win.
Tickets for the giveaway are $20
each, and are available at Eli's
Western Wear, Gilbert's Golf Cars,
Quail Creek Plantation, Rita's Furni-
ture and Hospice of Okeechobee.
The 2007, Target Fun Shoot also
benefits patient care at Hospice of
Okeechobee, including services
offered at The Hamrick Home.
Quail Creek Plantation will once
again be the site for the annual
event. The cost for an individual
shooter is $65 and includes lunch
and one giveaway ticket. Check in
begins at 8 a.m. on March 24 and
the course opens at 8:30 a.m. The
last shooter is by 10 a.m.
A delicious lunch will be pre-
pared by George and Mary Beth
Cooper. Davey Raulerson's swamp
cabbage will also be on the menu.
The ticket for the 2006 E-Z-Go Clays
Car and trailer will be drawn during
the luncheon. Tickets are available
for the lunch only for $20.
The 2007, Target Fun Shoot spon-
sors are Big Lake Media/Okee-
chobee Times/Pennysaver, Buxton
Funeral Home & Crematory, Gilbert
Chevrolet/Gilbert Oil, Raulerson
Hospital, Suncoast Medical Equip-
ment/Joseph Farish Jr., The Medi-
cine Shoppe, Town Star Food Stores,
and Walpole Feed and Walpole, Inc.
Additional sponsorships at the
participation levels are also avail-
able: Gold ($500 for up to 6 shoot-
ers, lunches, sign & recognition
during awards ceremony), Team
($350 for 4 shooters, lunches & sta-
tion sign on course), and Station
($100 for lunch for two and station
sign on course). A golf cart can be
reserved to use for the day for an
additional $100.
For further information on
either the Clays Car giveaway or the
2007, Target Fun Shoot contact
Hospice of Okeechobee at 467-
2321 anrd ask for Rhonda.


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IRCC


presents


musical
FORT PIERCE You'll be be-
boppin' from head to toe when the
Indian River Community College
Jazz Band and "Company" singers
show you what's happening "At the
Hop!" on March 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.,
and again on March 17 at 2 p.m.
These talented singers and musi-
cians will have you dreaming about
poodle skirts, bobby socks, and
hoola hoops as they present a blend
of swing, pop and traditional music.
This salute to the 50s, featuring
top tunes of that era will be pre-
sented in the McAlpin Fine Arts
Center located at the IRCC main
campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in
Fort Pierce.
Tickets are just $12.
Call the IRCC box office Mon-
day through Friday, 11 a.m. until 3
p.m., at 1-800-220-9915 with VISA,
MasterCard, American Express or
Discover Card.


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Members of the IRCC OnStage musical production and their hometowns include:
Nina lonnides, Stuart; Rebekah Castillo, Port St. Lucie; Lauren Mania, Manning;
Megan Crowder, Ft. Pierce; Elias Santana, Vero Beach; Ashley Key, Ft. Pierce; Melis-
sa Courtney, Ft. Pierce; Keith Graham, Port St. Lucie; Amber Gauthier, Anchorage,
Alaska; Lindsey Socie, Vero Beach; Bryon Fortun, Okeechobee; and, Lynette Fausti-
ni, Port St. Lucie.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


A special
thankyou
The American Cancer Soci-
ety's 2007 Okeechobee Cattle-
barons Ball was a huge success!
The ball brought 250 guests who
enjoyed dinner, dancing, auctions
and games which generated over
$50,000 for the American Cancer
Society!
My hat's off to the dedicated
and hard-working committee
who gave their time for the past
eight months to plan this success-
ful event: Billy English/co-chair;
Pattie Mullins/logistics chair; Mike
Radebaugh/logistics-co-chair;
Carrie Heineman/auction chair;
Marnie Lauter/sponsorship chair;
Maria Fanizzi/table host chair;
Debbie Mathews/table host co-
chair; Betty & Sonny Williamson,
honorary chairs; Teri Sauter; Rick
Amiet; Maureen Ferrera; and,
Frank & Debbie Riddle/volun-
teers.
A huge thank you goes to
Riverside Bank for taking the lead
as presenting sponsor.
I would like to also give a spe-
cial thank you to WOKC/1570 AM
for all of their donated airtime to
help promote this year's event.
General Manager, Will Skinner is
a great supporter of the commu-
nity and I appreciate his generosi-
ty.
The overall success of this
event is due to the generosity and
support from our wonderful com--
munity sponsors: Riverside
Bank/presenting sponsor, Eddie
Accardi, Williamson Cattle Com-
pany, A Child's World, Quail
Creek Plantation, ARS Power-
sports, Everglades Farm Equip-
ment, Phoebe Raulerson, Tender
Care Daycare, St. Lucie Battery,
Lake Okeechobee Title, Inc.,
Rudd Jones, P.E. & Associates
P.A., Gilbert Chevrolet, Beef 0'


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The American Cancer Society's 2007 Okeechobee Cattlebarons Ball was a huge success!
The ball brought 250 guests who enjoyed dinner, dancing, auctions and games which
generated over $50,000 for the American Cancer Society! Thank you to the dedicated and
hard-working committee who gave their time for the past eight months to plan this suc-
cessful event.


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also want to thank the editors
from the Okeechobee NeWs and
Okeechobee Times for the public-
ity we received for this event.
I am ever so thankful that I live
in a wonderful community such


as Okeechobee. I thank our com-
munity, volunteers and business-
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TALLAHASSEE Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink joined
General Bob Milligan Monday on
his first day reporting for duth as
Florida's new Insurance Consumer
Advocate. Pledging to increase
awareness of the Insurance Con-
sumer Advocate's office, the two
unveiled a new website designed
to educate Floridians about their
vision for the position, as well as
provide contact information for
consumers with insurance-related
questions. Floridians can now go
online at www.fldfs.com/ica/ to
access the Insurance Consumer
Advocate's office.
"As I stated during the cam-
paign, I want the Insurance Con-
sumer Advocate to become a
household name in Florida," said
CFO Sink. "One of the first steps in
strengthening the Insurance Con-
sumer Advocate is educating
Floridians about this position and
how it serves the people."
"As the Insurance Consumer
Advocate, it's my goal to help edu-
cate and help defend the rights of
Floridians when it comes to insur-
ance," said General Milligan.
"Together, the CFO and I will also
be searching for new insurance
solutions that will increase compe-
tition, stabilize the insurance mar-
ket and offer consumers more
choices."
CFO Sink has a three-pronged
vision for a stronger Insurance Con-
sumer Advocate: proactive, inves-
tigative, and challenger of unfair


rate increases.
Proactive The Insurance
Consumer Advocate will be proac-
tive in finding insurance solutions
in other areas. An example of a
potential area needing attention is
the access and affordability of
health insurance. While property
insurance has understandably
been forefront on Floridians'
minds, Florida has a real health
insurance crisis as well. More than
3 million Floridians lack health
insurance and our state ranks
among the bottom when it comes
to insuring our children. A stronger
insurance consumer advocate will
be empowered to bring solutions
and ideas from other states or work
with Congress to create federal
solutions.
Investigates Bad Practices -
The Department of Financial Ser-
vices runs a statewide consumer
helpline that receives approximate-
ly 500,000 financial and insurance-
related inquiries annually. A
stronger Insurance Consumer
Advocate will examine the real-
time concerns and complaints we
receive from Floridians everyday.
We can identify negative trends and
bad business practices, and a
stronger Insurance Consumer
Advocate will have the authority to
call attention to insurance compa-
nies operating in bad faith, using
unfair trade practices, or deceptive
or misleading sales tactics.
Challenging Unfair Rates -
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SEM FCAT celebration
Seminole Elementary School students (left to right) Cornelius Merriweather, Jorden Jew-
ell, Adrian Minondo and Brandon Shockley gulp down their hotdogs and chips at the
FCAT cook out in celebration of all their hard work in preparation of FCAT testing which
began Monday, February 26, and will continue throughout the week.

Lake '0' levels fall, SFWMD to

install temporary forward pumps


WEST PALM BEACH As
drought conditions persist around
Lake Okeechobee, South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) engineers are fitting
three existing water control struc-
tures to enable installation of 14
submerged temporary forward
pumps, four or six at each struc-
ture. The pumps will be used to
draw water out of the lake for
water supply needs should levels
fall below 10.2 ft. If the lake drops
to this level, it becomes difficult to
deliver water to downstream users
because gravity can no longer
effectively deliver enough water
through existing control structures.
The three installation sites are at
water control structures S-351, S-
352 and S-354, all located in Palm
Beach County along the southern
rim of Lake Okeechobee. Two of
the 14 pumps are being installed
and tested today at S-351 south of
Belle Glade. The S-351 provides
water to the North New River Canal
and Hillsboro Canal; S-352 pro-
vides water to the West Palm
Beach canal; and the S-354 pro-
vides water to the Miami Canal.
With today's level at 11.10 feet,
Lake Okeechobee is approximate-
ly 4 feet below its historical average
for this time of year and continues
to recede because of below-aver-
age rainfall. District-wide, 2006 was
the sixth driest on record. Only 1.94
inches of rain fell in January and
February less than half of what is
normal for this time of year.
"As we move into March and
April typically the two driest
months of the year with the highest
demands we are proactively put-


ting these pumps in place to lessen
possible impacts on the area's agri-
cultural industry if the drought
worsens," said SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
The 14-foot long electric for-
ward pumps can lift water from the
lake into existing SFWMD con-
veyance canals so that it can be uti-
lized for water supply. Each tempo-
rary pump is capable of moving
100 cubic feet of water per second
- that's the equivalent of 748 gal-
lons of water per second or
enough to fill more than 4,300 resi-
dential swimming pools per day.
The temporary forward pumps
will also serve as a pilot for perma-
nent forward pumps, which are
now in the early conceptual design
phase, planned around the lake
under the multi-agency Lake Okee-
chobee & Estuary Recovery Plan.
"We commend Lake Okee-
chobee area residents, business
and the agricultural community for
doing their part by cutting back on
water use over the past few
months and helping us weather
this drought together," Wehle said.
A water shortage order with
Phase I (15 percent cutbacks)
water restrictions remains in effect
in the Lake Okeechobee Service
Area, which comprises the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area, and por-
tions of Hendry, Glades, Lee, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach and Martin
counties. The SFWMD is consider-
ing moving into Phase II (30 per-
cent cutbacks) restrictions when
lake levels decline to 11 feet.
The Lower East Coast Service
Area, which comprises Monroe,
Miami-Dade, Broward and eastern


Palm Beach Counties, currently is
not drawing water from Lake
Okeechobee or impacting lake lev-
els because localized rainfall has
kept water supply levels more
favorable in this region. However,
because the lake serves as the
region's primary backup supply, a
formal water shortage warning
remains in place for the lower east
coast. Though no mandatory
water restrictions have been issued
as part of this warning, the District
is encouraging both residential and
agricultural water users here to vol-
untarily reduce their water con-
sumption as a preemptive meas-
ure to avoid or forestall potential
water shortage orders and manda-
tory water restrictions during the
remaining dry season.
For additional information, area
residents are encouraged to call the
SFWMD's toll-free Water Conser-
vation Hotline at 1-800-662-8876 or
contact their regional SFWMD Ser-
vice Center.
Helpful water conservation tips
are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/conserve.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's five
water management districts. The
agency mission is to manage and
protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improving
water quality, flood control, natural,
systems and water supply. A key
initiative is cleanup and restoration
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locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. 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
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advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
JJ will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
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Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
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800 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
www.Bergerlnsurance.com
(863)763-6411


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
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OVER 50 VARIEES OF STONES &BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAIBLE
16162 Hwy 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
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You supply the water,
power & land... We supply
everything else!
(772) 567-1125 (772) 501-0211
885 10th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL
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BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichi
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
World Famous Broasted Chicken
(03) 467-8232
6315 US Highway 441 SE






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OFFICE SUPPLY &
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114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
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West Palir BejchFL 31412
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I Tractor Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
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(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
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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)
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p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.'Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



2 AUCTIONS Sat. Mar. 24
NC & GA Mtns. Lake Cha-
tuge. 11AM 7 Mountain
Lake Lots. Clay Co., NC 2PM
New Condos & Townhous-
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Chatuge. Hiawassee, GA. All
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3/11 & 3/18, Noon 4PM.
J.L. TODD AUCTION CO.
Rome, GA GAL #137 & NC
#2302. (800)241-7591.
jltodd.com.


CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
(863)763-1550
GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
tion, in paper carrying case,
name "Marion Reese" on
case. 863-763-1187
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, vic. 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


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EYE GLASSES, at Bobby Un-
derwoods Perfect Cut.
(618)841-4261
HEARING AID, Blue, in Wal-
mart or Dollar Store in Okee-
chobee on 2/20/07,
(618)841-4261 REWARD!!!!
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost in Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466


ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
home Call (863)635-6399
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2,
females, & a 1 yr old male,'
to good homes
(863)302-1736
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370


FISHING TACKLE YARD SALE
Okeechobee, FL
Weds. Fri., March 7th 9th
8a.m. 2p.m.


AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career
today! Offering courses in
CDL A. Low tuition fee! Many
payment options! No regis-
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TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274
www.equipmentopera-
torcom.
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hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fleds.

What Destroys Relationships?
Answer pg 446 Buy and
Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to:
Hubbard Dianetics Founda-
tion, 3102 N. Habana Ave.,
Tampa FL 33607
(813)872-0722.


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
S ASSISTANT MANAGER
MANAGER IN TRAINING
PT/FT SALES
Hibbett Sports is hiring in
Okeechobee & Clewiston.
Apply at either Hibbett
locations. Hibbett Sports
conducts drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
"Can You Dig It?" Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk
training program. .Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local
job placement. Start digging
dirt Now. Call
866)362-6497 or
888)707-6886.
CDL DRIVER WANTED: Class
A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good pay! Call now!
863-441-0271
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
ERS- Now Hiring OTR & Lo-
cal Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Trans-
port, (877)882-6537.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


DRIVERS! ACT NOW! 21 CDL-
A Drivers Needed *
36-43cpm/$1.20pm $0'
Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A +
3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classified.


Drivers -Car hauling career.
GREAT HOME TIME! Excep-
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912)571-9668 OR
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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


Host Families & Representa-
tives sought for foreign ex-
change students ages 15-18
arriving August. Has own in-
surance/spending money.
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Benefits Available.
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2595 NW 8th Street


-JOIN A WINNING TEAM!-
Phlebotomist PT
CNA's 8 Hour Shifts
RNs & LPNs 12 Hour Shifts
FULL TIME BENEFITS
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour+ differential

GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
A GOOD PLACE TO WORK!
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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress & Brighton Reservation
Minimum 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401K. Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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Perform general and administrative du-
ties. Answer phones, maintain files, pro-
cess documents for payments. Assist with
the preparation of weekly and monthly
reports. High School diploma/GED. Good
typing & computer skills. (MS Office).
Good interpersonal communication. Expe-
rience in clerical and customer service.
Fax resume to 954-967 3477


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Home every night.
Benefits available.
Inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee.
863-763-5586.
How do you find a Job In One man's trash Is anoth-
today's competitive or man's treasure. Turn
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Now taking applications
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Must have drivers license &
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MARTIAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
PROFESSIONAL
JANITORIAL COMPANY:
Seeks Part Time
Evening Cleaners for the
Okeechobee area. Call
1-800-823-5412 Mon.- Fri.
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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(866)257-6025.
Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax
liens, and rehabs for pennies
on the dollar. Mentor walks
you through each deal A-Z to
ensure SUCCESS
(800)433-4556.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435






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1900 N 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
offie 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033


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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


I Genra Contr


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



Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr.-Eight
4-r y qipeeces,
I, providedo3-,697-6383


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553



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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materiala540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health It Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys a 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


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
CHEST FREEZER, Small,
works fine. $40
(863)983-7625
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
(863)763-7831
FREEZER, Chest style, 7.2 cu.
ft. w/ 2 compartments. Ken-
more. Used season's. Ask-
ing $125. (863)357-3203
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc.cond.(863)467-8681
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
(863)357-0262
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
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
239-245-0527
STOVE, GE, Electric range,
$25 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
239-368-1768
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-
super capacity, 3 yrs. old,
325.(863)763-7017
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300.(954)401-2737



COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
(863)467-8161
MICROWAVE- Small, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-1014


BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
863-467-4567
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011



STEEL BUILDINGS FACTORY
Sale- As low as
$3.89/square foot. Straight
Wall Commercial Grade.
2,400 to 100,000 square
feet. Garages, Shops, Strip
Malls, Warehouses, Mini-
Storages, etc. Factory Erec-
tion Available.
(800)720-6857.



PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area


METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan-
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
3 52)4 98-077 8
(888)393-0335 Mention
code 24.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Insfauaation of Storn
ShInfers & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765. -
TILE FLOOR, 3 boxes 16x16.
Roof shingles 9 bundles. 5
Bali blind. $145. Will separ-
ate. (863)467-1014
WOOD FLOORING: 300 sq. ft.
x 3/4" Thick TG, Solid Brazil-
ian Cherry. Undamaged.
Make offer. (863)675-7926


RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Past, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098


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
WINNIE THE POOH, Toddler
bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100
(863)677-1591


BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
(863)697-1486
PANTS & SHIRTS: size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.
863-357-1560


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
Items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
SCARFACE MEMORABILIA &
Wall art. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-5450
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.R863-763-5316
DELL COMPUTER XP, Office,
Same, Fast, $125
63)517-2782 Call Tony
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$299. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.
(863)467-9228


BED- King size, Complete, in-
cludes comforter, Shams
with skirt. $200.
(863)467-1325
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845


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Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.


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Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.


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
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond..
$50 (863)467-8464
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
DR SET, Table & 6 cane
chairs, upholstered seats, 2
1g. leafs, hutch, very-nice.
$500 (863)357-0709 ,
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 & RECLINER, both
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
(863)357-1845
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
LOVESEAT, CHAIR & 2
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
(863)532-8542
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing $300. (863)357-5754

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-4992
SOFA, Loveseat Recliner &
Ottoman, Pine 1300. 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


SPORTARIZED ENFIELD, 303
Brittish, synthetic stock,
peep sites, very accurate.
$175 neg. 863-467-2148



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
UNIVERSAL WEIGHT SYS-
TEM- competition set, like
new, used indoors only $200
neg (863)634-6636



ROOM AIR FILTER: Kenmore,
excellent condition. $90.
863-357-6303


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


EARRINGS- 10k gold, medium
size bamboo. Heart shaped
$75 (239)823-9804
KINGMAN TURQUOISE
SQUASH BLOSSOM NECK-
LACE- Value $4000 sell for
$1100 neg (863)467-8161


LIGHT BARS (2), 36".



PATIO, 4 Chairs, Umbrella,
Good condition. $100.
(863)467-1325


HANDICAP LIFT for van,
works like new, pd $5,000
new, asking $1,000.
(863)763-8275
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 .
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance: CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(Bam-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
KILN: Paragon, 3 Section, On
Legs. Manual Instructions.
Parts, Accessories & Several
Molds. $155. (863)946-1896
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis.-
lay screen, easy to use.
any format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
1 00x. Unit complete with
stand. Half original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/purple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
SOLAR PANELS (2): 75 watts,
regulator & BATTERIES (6):
6 volt. $600 for all.
863-675-3312
TRAILER HITCH- 2, Class 3,
H/D, Fits Chevy Silverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-'06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
800)961 -8547.
(Lic.#CBC010111)
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
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
(863)824-0703


JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg., 11/2
yrs. old, with kennel, $450
for both or best offer.
(863)467-5216/634-5803
Miniature Dachshunds (2):
Males, 9 wks old, w/papers.
$425 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
$50. 863-357-1560
PUPPIES GREAT DANE: AKC,
parents hip certified. Blacks &
Merles avail. Ready 3/26.
$1000-$1500. Now taking de-
posits. Okee 863-447-3357
(cell). pbrdanes@yahoo.com
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


GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
ow with 4 arrows, $30
(863)467-4327



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
6pm'


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


COMPRESSOR- Hitachi 5.5HP
Honda, wheelbarrow type,
factory reconditioned. lyr
warr $495 (863)763-4149
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
EXTENSION LADDER- 40ft,
asking $75 or best offer
(863)635-0079


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


ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VIDEO KIT: Includes pull-down
screen, dvd & wireless head-
set, for vehicle. $500 for
everything. 561-281-4182


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


ISpeciiM tId 01515


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, 2 BR, 2 BA, in
city limits. Very clean w/tile
floors. $825 mo. + 1st., last
& $300. sec. 863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225


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JiI BUILDING CONTRACTORS
-' -, Screen Rooms Carports
i Room Additions Florida Rooms i
I : Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044


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 880
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
(863)467-6009



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


AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
(863)781-0484
FLORIDA CRACKER, Regis-
tered Gelding, to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
772-519-2256
GELDING THOROUGHBRED
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
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 QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
PASO FIND MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.
SADDLE, Western, Synthetic,
15-16" seat. Brand new!
$150. (863)467-2104 or
341-3707 -
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707
SPORT HORSE, German,
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
$2499. (863)357-5867
THOROUGHBRED PONY
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
neg. (863)763-4149
THOROUGHBRED STALLION-
Reg., very gentle, 8yrs old,
$1000 neg (863)763-4149



CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
* trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
RIDING MOWER: 43" cut w/
80 hours and 30 x 40 wag-
on. $1200. 863-675-3793
ROTO TILLER- Huskee, brand
new, never used. Tills 13,
22, 24" width. $300 or best
offer (863)801-3291
SMOKER GRILL, Stainless
steel rack w/2 doors, on
trailer, pull behind your truck.
$2000 (863)697-6222


BARREL SADDLE, 15" Sharon
Camarillo. $600
(863)763-7831


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


General Contr









Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7, 2007


HousesMal


Hue -Sa .*id


1.5 yr roof, open concept w/vaulted ceiling, split
bedrms, built 1990 w/view of ranch in back.
Auto garage, concr drive, drywall & knock-
down, tile, linoleum, carpet. Newer appliances.
Nice area between town & Kissimmee River off
70W. Owners need to move.asap.
Don't miss this deal at only $165,000
790 SW 85th Avenue, Okeechobee MLS 93268.
Sena Treadway 863-697-3207
Century 21 Horizon Properties





New 4 bedroom with fireplace,
granite countertops, wood
floors, on acre plus, CBS
deed restricted, new upgrad-
ed development, $298,000.
Edgewater Acres, Okeechobee,
FL, (863) 610-0395
*Excludes Taxes & Insurance


OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water In-
cluded, $800. mo. 1st, Last
& $500.sec. 863-697-2462


BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $795/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Water-
front 3 Bdrm., 11 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
COTTAGE FOR RENT: Located
just 12 miles North of Okee-
chobee. 3br/1.5ba. $850/mo.
1st & sec. No pets. Call only
M-F, 9-3..863-467-1717
HOTEL/MOTEL ALTERNATIVE:
Sleeps 4-6, lake access,
large yard. Seasonal, monthly
or weekly rates available.
Call 863-824-0981
after 5:00 pm.
Oak Park, 3/1/1 newly remo-
died CBS, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,,000 mo. +
$1,000 sec. (863)7633-4795
OKEE., New 4 br/2ba/gar. Spa-
cious/Open floor plan. $1100.
me. (954)288-5602 Broker
Agents Welcome



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831
DOWNTOWN, 1,000 sq. ft.
202 N.E.2ndSt.
$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



Ocean Isle, NC. Rent new,
beautiful, private oceanfront
home. Close to Myrtle Beach
and histodc Wilmington. Per-
fect for larger group retreat.
www.ChateauDeChef.com,
(910)579-2800.



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


Real Estate



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



$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
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.10Oacreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
NEW MANUFACTURED
HOMES Hwy 441 Ocala,
Doublewides start
$39,900/$500 Down EZ Fi-
nancing, $5000 in FREE fur-
niture ROOMS-TO-GO! Free
delivery-FL Kinder Homes
(352)622-2460 or www.kin-
dersales.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
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p. Seller motivated.
Must see!!! (863)763-2461
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.


OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St.~-
Cleared on' til-da-sacw/5 bay"
gainage~,fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$242,400. neg. 253-221-5911
So. Central FL. Waterfront
Land Sale 1 to 3 Acres from
$199,900 So. Cen. Fl's finest
lakefront community. Enjoy
two large natural lakes & nu-
merous man-made lakes &
ponds in a great loc.! Gated,
private. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249 x
.1183.
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell!! 5 Acres-
$199,000. 50% Below Re-
cent Certified Appraisal. Un-
believable opportunity to
own 5 acres of meadows &
woods in excellent location.
50% OFF recent appraisal!!
Great financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x 1197.


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



AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes!
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLI-
NA Affordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exitmur-
phy.com.
Beach Living at its Best!
Ocean Isle, NC. Exclusive is-
land resort lots. Close to
Myrtle Beach and historic
Wilmington. From 450k.
(910)579-2800.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE THE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. CHEROKEE
MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL ES-
TATE... cherokeemountaln-
realty.com Call for free
brochure (800)841-5868.
BUY NOW! Coastal North
Carolina Land or Homes.
Low Taxes & Insurance,
CALL TODAY! Coastal Caro-
lina Lifestyle Realty
(800)682-9951 www.Coast-
alCarolinaLifestyle.info
Coastal GA. 135+ AC,
$249,900! GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life. Long rd frontages, until,
black rail fencing. Potential
to subdivide! Excellent fi-
nancing. CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 x1172.
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre-
Construction Golf Commu-
nity. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, na-
ture views. Gated, Golf, Fit-
ness Center, Tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-

GA/ FL Border- Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $109,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Long rd frontages,
utils, new survey. Subdivi-
sion potential Excellent fi-
nancing. CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1155.


Moile Hom
Sale 2020


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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
*v JACOBSEN

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4025 HWY 441SOUTH-* OKEECHOBEE, FL
www.SlantonMH.com


Lake Access Bargain 1 +
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
Maine Ocean Access Bargain
Only $115.29/Mo. Nicely
wooded 3+ acre lot w/deed-
ed rights to private sand
beach & dock. Only
$24,900. Private gated com-
munity along Maine coast.
Owner financing to qualified
buyers. (20% down ($4980),
4.9% fixed rate, 25yr term.
Only $115.29/mo.) Call L&S
Realty (207)781-3294.
NEW Coastal Georgia Com-
munity 1/2 to 2 acre home-
sites starting in the $200s.
Marsh front with live oaks,
palm trees and panoramic
views. Perfect for family re-
treat, weekend getaway, or
retirement. Showing March
24th by appt only. Call
(866)432-7320.
NEW PRICES 10+ AC-
$299,000! UPSCALE
EQUESTRIAN GATED COM-
MUNITY! 200 Year old Oaks.
Established lush pastures.
Paved private rds, u/g
utilities. 2 miles from HITS!
Exc financing! Call
(866)352-2249 X1156. ,
NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES
Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
only $125,000 Lake view-
#144, 3.5ac's only $48,900
Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Owner Says Sell! 36+ AC-
$197,000 50% BELOW Re-
cent Cert. Appraisal Nicely
wooded acreage in private,
secluded setting. Mature
oaks & pines, abundant wild-
life, gated community. Reg-
istered survey, power &
phone. Excellent financing.
Must see! Call owner now
(866)352-2249 x. 1179.
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW
TO MARKET. www.National-
ForestLand.com.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 pdvate acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.
Won't last! Price Reduced
50% 29 ACRES/$195,000
Great location close to Cedar
Key. Nice meadow, scattered
pine & oak, abundant wild-
life At end of private rd.
Utilities, survey, excel. Fin.
Call (866)352-2249x 1192.


Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appl's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: Trailer for rent
on south end of Okeechobee
on Rim Canal. Call for details.
(863)763-7783



ADULT PARK: Waterfront w/
Lake access. 1991 Homes of
Meiit 36x12 Ft. w/32x9 Ft.
Flodda Rm. fully furnished. In-
cludes park membership. Ask-
ing $75,000. (863)357-3203
LARKEE LAKES, Older Single
wide on 2 lots at end of cul-
de-sac, 2br, 1ba. $69,000.
neg (863)467-2156
OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
(863)763-8567
OKEE: Prowler 33ft, 11'x30'
Florida rm, 1 br, W/D incid,
partially furn. $7800 neg.
863-532-8542/865-924-9228
OKEECHOBEE- 1994 Fleet-
wood, 16x60, w/16x60 Fla
Rm, & carport. 2/2, like new,
well furn., 4 ceiling fans,
Senior Park, 55+. Lot rent
$200/mo. Avail. Mar 21,07,
$32,500 inclds city water,
boat storage & trash pickup.
(812)480-9343
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927


RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082


OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
OPEN HOUSE
Sat., March 10th, 9am to 4pm
Ousley Estates
4197 SW 13th Way
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000. 863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915
TREASURE ISLAND
3br, 2ba, lake access, quiet
area, $700/mo., 1st., last &
sec dep. (561)743-4331

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVe 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 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
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BOSTON WHALER- 13',
w/trailer. Can be seen at The
Glades RV Resort Lot 38B.
$800. Neg. (410)924-5218
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.,
w/trolling mtr., $1600 or
best offer. (863)357-6617
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP, bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
KEY LARGO-'2000, 21.5',
140hp Suzuki. W/trailer. Bi-
mini top. Like new. Must see!
$11,800. (863)763-8382
New Canvas Room tor pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Briggs &
Stratton, 5HP, 4 cycle, no
tank, never used, $450. Call
after 5pm. 863-467-2040
PONTOON, 24'w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
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
SEASQUIRT- 16', Center con-
sole, w/ 50 hp Evinrude. Full
cover, Turn key, $2300.
(863)357-1784 / 634-2454
SUNFISH SAILBOAT- '95, new
racing sale, fiberglass center-
port $1500 (863)467-7336


MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 walt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500.863-824-0365
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All apple Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900 (863)763-7927
STOVE TOP 3 burner, Wedge-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822


DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller,.with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft. carriage 5th Wheel.
$22,000 (423)506-3281
FIFTH WHEEL: Avion, 29ft, w/
slide out, located at Mea-
dowlark Campground.
$4500.740-704-5089
TAILGATE, Louvered alumi-
num, fits '96 '04 Dodge
Ram. $150(863)357-5986



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


STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385


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863 163-6434
L 315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee FL 34974


MERCRUISER ENGINE: 6 cyl.
Parting out...$495 for all. Stop
by lot #48 in Summer Breeze
Mobile Home Park.



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, wail hanger. $150.
(863)697-2033


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area
DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
firm. (863)634-2475
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
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
HONDA 4 WHEELER-'01, 450
Foremen, 4x4, Camo., Alum.
wheels. Aggressive mud
tires. $2500. (863)634-0164
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
$550.(863)763-8797


NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
moved. $4900.615-496-3891
TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 41015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-10
Parts Repairs 410415
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
more! For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CADILLAC DEVILLE '87- V8,
133K, runs good, $1500
(239)357-5111
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-
ing $6800 (772)618-0555
cell
CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SEli. great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/634-2154
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
$600 (863)697-2598
FORD FOCUS ZX3- '01, Auto.,
Custom paint. Body kit. Runs
good. $4200.
(863)228-1528
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
(863)467-4327
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $90t0.
Needs work. If interested.
call, 863-261-1158.
MERCEDES BENZ 1, Gieat
condition, low miles.
(863)357-6700
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324


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 -
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 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
863-634-2684
CHEVY '87, 4 speed, new
clutch, good toy, $500
(863)697-2236
CHEVY BLAZER 2002, 4X4,
V6, Ready to towl Black Hawk
8000 lb. tow bar & brake cyl-
inder. $8500. w/tow pack-
age...or $8200. w/out.
863-763-8004/772-349-5974
Ford bronco II '89: 4x4, 2.9,
v-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16 and
35x12.50R15 needs work
$1200 neg. 863-634-3878


GOLF CART & CHARGER,
$600 (863)467-2704
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
tioned. $1250. 863-675-1472



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
FLYWHEEL & CLUTCH AS-
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-8856
LADDER RACK- fits smaller
trucks, $400 (863)983-7100
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
(863)763-5373
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 PU '95- full bed, 5
spd, $3995, Call
(863)763-7367
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
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 S10 '93- good shape,
runs good, V6. 5 spd, $1800
or best offer (863)983-7100
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
FORD E350, '98, 16' cargo,
38,700 mi., exc. cond.,
$12,900 or best offer. Cle-
wiston (313)319-3039.
FORD F150 '86- runs good,
$1000 or best of-
fer(863)781-0484
FORD F150 '96, 300 CID, in-
line 6 cyl., 5 spd. 0/D, green
exterior, tan interior. $2500
neg. (239)425-7016
NISSAN '86, Great 'motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
good. $1000 or best offer.
(863)983-4940


EMERSON TRAILER LIFT
GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
(863)763-5890
FOUR HORSE TRAILER: King
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
long. $2500.863-824-6720
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, excel-
lent condition, $650 or best
offer (863)781-0484


CHEVY ASTRO 2000: Excel-


lent condition, 86k mi,
$7500. Call 863-824-0195
or731-414-6087
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451


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FORD F350 189-16 passen-
jer diesel engine, dual
wneels, .$2490T
(863)673-0782
GMC SAFARI 2000: White,
great condition. $3000.
863-467-8431
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118
OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 288
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERI-
QUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC.
ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-RI UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1,
2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
VS.
ROBERT C. PARKER JR; EMILY PARKER
A/K/A EMILY SAUCEDA AKA EMILE
OCHOA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; SHERMAN
ACQUISITION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
20th day of Feb 2007 and entered In
Case No. 2006CA288, of the Circuit
Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit In and
for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERI-
QUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC.
ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R1 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1,
2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE is the Plain-
tiff and ROBERT C. PARKER JR; EMILY
PARKER A/K/A EMILY SAUCEDA AKA
EMILE OCHOA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
SHERMAN ACQUISITION LIMITED PART-
NERSHIP are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM,SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA 34972 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, In
OKEECHOBEE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 22 day-of March, 2007, the following
described property as set forth In said F-
nal judgment, to wit
LOT 12, BLOCK 24, BASSWOOD INCOR-
PORATED UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA disabled
person who, because of their disabilities
need special accommodation to parfici-
pate In this proceeding should contact
the Clerk Ofice not later than seven (7)
days pdorto the proceeding at 304 NW
3N ST., ROOM 101, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 or Telephone (941)763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TDD.
Dated this 20 day of Feb., 2007.
SHARON RDBERTSON
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By/S/Linda. E Young
193945 puty Clerk
193945 ON 2/28, 3/7


LEGAL NOTICE
United for Families, Inc. (UFF), the Com-
munity-Based Care Agency in district 15,
is accepting proposals for an experi-
enced local service provider to provide
year-round services for UFFs non-profit
accounting needs. The RFP (RFP
#0607-001-0708) contains important
activities and dates related to this solici-
tation. The RFP may be accessed at
www.uff.us (under Publications, Re-'
quests for Proposals), or a copy may be
picked up at United for Families, Inc.'s
administrative location, 10570 S. Federal
Highway, Ste. 300, Port St. Lucie, FL
34952, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., M-F. The intent to bid is
due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 23,
2007, and proposal ls due by 4:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 28,2007.
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONALENGINEERING SERVICES
GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES AND MATERIAL TESTING
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 287.055 Florida Statutes that Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, is requesng proposals from qualified firms to provide profes-
sional engineering services. The successful firm will provide general material and
soils testing services for Okeechobee County Pro ects on an as-needed basis. This
agreement shall be for a one year term, renewab e upon mutual consent of the par-
ties for up to four (4) additional one year terms.
Background and other Information relating to this RFQ Is available at the location
specified herein for submission of proposals. Related inquiries shall be directed to
Donnie Oden, Capital Improvements Manger, at (863) 763.1811.
Proposals to provide Professional Services within the scope of the practice of archi-
tecture, professional engineering, landscape architecture, or registered surveying
and mapping described herein shall include: a letter of transmittal requesting that the
firm be certified as qualified to provide the required professional services, organiza-
tional profile and Firms qualifications, resumes of Individuals to perform the work,
scope of services proposed, public entity crimes affidavit, standard forms SF
254/255 and other pertinent data as outlined n the Information regarding the Firm.
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and six (6) copies thereof In a
sealed enclosure bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words GEN-
ERAL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES by 4:00 p.m. local time on Thurs-
day, March 29, 2007 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals received after the time and date
specified will not be considered.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals. Okeechobee County reserves the right to: reject any and all
proposals, select the firm most qualified for each individual referenced project or for
all referenced projects, waive technical errors and informalities, and to accept the
proposal, which, in its sole judgment, best serves the public Interest.
Okeechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
SharonRobertson, Clerk Ray Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
196485 ON 3/7/07

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
INVITATION TO 81O
PRECAST CONCRETE TABLES (PICNIC)
Notice Is hereby given that Okeechobee County hereby requests sealed bids to pro-
vide the following Iems:
Six (6) Model TF3200 Precast Concrete Table 85" x 62" x 33" as manufactured by
Wausau Tile Inc, Terra-Form Division, or approved equal. Price to include delivery
to Okeechobee Observation Pier Area, Highway 78 West, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Five (S) Model TF3125 Precast Concrete Table 66" diameter x 30" and One (1)
Model TF31287 Wheelchair Accessible Precast Concrete Table 66" x 52" x 30" as
manufactured by Wausau Tile Inc Terra-Form Division, or approved equal. Price to
Include delivery tothe Okeechoee Sports Complex Pool, 580 N.W. 27th Lane,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Iwo (2) copies of the bid form must be submitted In a sealed envelope bearing the
name and address of the proposer and the words "PRECAST CONCRETE TABLES
BID' mrUked clearlyon the stide. The sealed bids shall be delivered to: Okeecho-
bee Board of County Commissioners, 304 NW. 2nd Street, Room 109, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972, no later than March 30, 2007 at 4:00PM. Bids received after
that time and date will not be considered. For additional Information or a copy of the
specifications, contact Darrell Enfinger, Parks & Recreation Director, at
(?63) 763-6950.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of bids, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technical er-
rors or Informalities and to accept the bid which, In ts judgement best serves the
public interest
Okeechobee County Is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
Ray R.Domer, Chairman
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
196198 ON 3/7/07

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals forthe purpose of
securing Engineering Services forth following:
Eastslde Force Main
WaterMaeserPlan
Wastewater Master Plan
Detailed RFQ documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 83-763--9460, (Fax)
863-763-3746. Separate RFQ's for each project listed are required. The OUA In-
tends to review the submitted RFQ's and reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ's.
The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified firm
from the RFQ's received.
The RFQ's must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located at Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority Administrative Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974, on or before 3:00 PM on March 30, 2007. A sealed submittal for each listed
project is required.
JohnF.Hayford
Executive Director
196366 ON 3/7-13/07







18 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 7,2007


Community Events


School board hosting special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2007/08
school year. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at 1 p.m.
It will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by the
Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday weekend, March 30
and 31, at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. Rehearsals are under
way at The Gathering on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m., and
singers can still participate in the choir. For information, call Sandy
Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Prom dress rescue is being formed now
A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to attend
their high school prom but cannot afford the price of a dress. The
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., will be the fitting location.
Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on Friday, March 30,
from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the beautiful gowns that
were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and make them
available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-
2736 or (863) 634-7158.
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in
this guide. If your organization,, club, church or neighborhood is spon-
soring a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children
please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your
information. There is no charge to submit your activity.
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.
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.
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, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or.Jose Verano at (863) 634-
2071.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-fil-
ing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last
year's tax return, all financial documents fo02006, pictuie"i',' Social
Security card and birth dates are required for e0ervone listed on the
return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.
.Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, EO. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee caleridar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31
and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three
photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.
Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details willbe published as they are available.

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ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
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 ornament
will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick
school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same
ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the following
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 win-
dows. We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could per-
form 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 requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the
Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For
information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are
available at the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay 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) 763-6020
to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned and an
interview will be done over the phone to determine if you qualify.
Interviews with your local Salvation Army are by appointment only,
no walk ins are accepted.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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.
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.
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 chil-
dren 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) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation 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.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
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. Par-
rott 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. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee 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 tiree main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation 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 participants. 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, Monday
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 information.
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 class-
es 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.

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