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Briefs
Woman killed
in 441 N. crash
An Okeechobee woman
was killed in a two-vehicle
accident on U.S. 441 N. early
Tuesday evening.
Sheila Brown Roysdun,
58, was pronounced dead at
the scene by personnel from
the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department
around 6 p.m. on March 6.
According to a press
release from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), a 1998 Inter-
national truck driven by Jose
Melecio Torres-Ramirez, 32,
was crossing U.S. 441 N. off
of N.W 208th St. Mr. Torres-
Ramirez pulled out onto the
highway and struck the 1989
Chevrolet van driven by Ms.
Roysdun in the left front, stat-
ed the release.
The accident is still under
investigation.
Today's Meetings
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commis-
sioners will meet at 9 a.m. in
their chambers on the bot-
tom floor of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse on N.W.
Second St.

Inside

NES Survivor
Challenge held
Eighty-five teams of stu-
dents and parents participat-
ed in the North Elementary
Survivor Challenge Saturday.
Page 3
Brahman boys'
tennis team
downs Avon Park 7-0
The Brahman boys' tennis
team continued to plow their
way through the competition
Tuesday afternoon when
they defeated the Red Devils
of Avon Park 7-0 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex ten-
nis courts.
Sports, Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 672
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

11.11 feet

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


Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............8
TV ...............11
Weather ........... 2


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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil met Tuesday, March 6, to dis-
cuss possibly making changes
from the code board process to a
magistrate process and to con-
sider final readings of three ordi-
nances.
The council chose to remain
neutral on the decision of chang-
ing to a magistrate system until
City Administrator Brian White-
hall could consult with the cur-
rent code enforcement board on
Tuesday, March 13, which is their
regularly scheduled meeting.
The magistrate process is set
up where an attorney is the sole


decision maker who bases
his/her decisions on the codes
that are presently in place. The
magistrate would give fines thal
would be deemed legally appro-
priate in accordance with the
violation at hand.
The process would remain
the same as it is when coming
before the code board. The code
enforcement officer would pres-
ent the case, and the person who
was cited would then have the
opportunity to speak before the
special magistrate.
The board now discusses the
issue and makes a collective
decision by vote. However,
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Home Depot's


grand opening


delayed to 2008


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that Okeechobee
will have to wait until early next
year before seeing a nationwide
building supply chain come
here.
Originally, officials of Home
Depot had planned to open a
store in Okeechobee in August
of thisyear.
Now the grand opening has
been moved to Jan. 17, 2008.
That date was confirmed by Don
Harrison of Home Depot's cor-


porate offices. He could not offer
a reason for the delay.
In September of 2006, the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals granted Home
Depot a special exception to
build a retail building of more
than 20,000 square feet on prop-
erty located at the intersection of
U.S. 441 S. and Charles Harvey
Highway. This area was once
occupied by U- Save, Eckerd's
and K-Mart. Plans call for those
See Opening Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Longevity of service
Mayor Jim Kirk (right) and City Clerk Lane Gamiotea (center) presented the ten year
longevity of service award on behalf of the city to Sgt. Tom Tamer of the Okeechobee
City Police Department for his dedication to the department for his years of service.


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News a photograph appeared
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charged in the case. However, the
photo used was riot the correct
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under the new system the magis-
trate would make the sole decision
on the extent of the fines or any
other issues involving the case.
City attorney John Cook said he
has obtained a copy of the City of
Homestead's ordinance regarding
the magistrate process and he is
using it to draft a similar ordinance
for Okeechobee.
"They have a list of typical viola-
tions with particular amounts (of
fines) for the violations. This cre-
ates consistency of enforcement,"
he told the board.
Mr. Whitehall stated that, "from
a management prospective it
(magistrate process) is more
streamline and efficient."
The magistrate could hold
meetings twice a month if neces-
sary in order to speed up the


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vacant buildings to be demolished
to allow for construction of a new
building.
Mr. Harrison stated that plans
call for the Okeechobee Home.
Depot to contain 100,797 square
feet This is about average as most
stores run from 102,000 to 110,000
square feet. He said the size is
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The' council made a point col-
lectively that the current code
board has done a very good job at
creating a sense of consistency and
they were reluctant to approve the
change until first hearing the
response from the board members
themselves.
"The code board has served us
well," said Mayor James Kirk. "We
need to, at some point, take a
stronger stance. When people
come up here we (city council)
have a tendency to cut fines or do
awaywith them."
Mr. Cook went on to tell the
council that the reduction of fines
would also be held by the magis-
trate. It is uncertain at this time if the
person cited would have a right to
come before the council if they
were unhappy with the magistrate
decision.
Okeechobee County is currently
using the magistrate system to han-


the store and how it is located on a
lot.
In November of last year, the
planning board granted Home
Depot a variance to allow for a
building sign of more than 200
square feet in a commercial zoning
district.
With that approval, Home
Depot plans to erect a sign of about
438 square feet on their building
that would read "The Home
Depot" with letters about 6 feet
high and stretching across the 72-


die their code .cases. In. .this
instance, the person cited could
appeal the magistrate's decision..
According to county ordinance, the
appeal must be taken to circuit
court within 30 days of the magis-
trate's ruling.
This could be written into the
city ordinance by the Council.
In other business, the Council
approved the final reading of the
ordinance regarding language
changes from occupational license
to business license tax, which was
mandated by legislation.
The Council also approved the
final reading of the ordinance
changing the requirements for
obtaining taxi cab permits. The
department of finance business
license office would handle the
application process instead of the
general services department
Mr. Whitehall also went on to
say that the county has also recent-
ly contacted him to obtain a copy of


foot wide entrance area:
At that November meeting, the
board unanimously approved
Home Depot's site development
plan. Documents filed in connec-
tion with the site development plan
indicated that construction would
begin in March of this year with a
grand opening scheduled for
August of 2007.
The total project area is listed as
731,353.6 square feet of 16.56
acres. It will be served by Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)


the city's ordinance., .. .
The application process within
the city will remain the same
except for the department handling
the process. The Council will no
longer have to give final approval.
Finally, the Council approved
the final reading for a small scale
future land use map amendment
submitted by property owners
Sylvester and Penny Butler con-
cerning the .516 acre parcel located
at 700 N.W Ninth St.
This property currently has no
future land use designation and res-
idential multi-family is the current
zoning. The current use is a single
family home that the applicant is
going to remodel into a duplex and
if density allows, build another
duplex on the property as well.

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water and sewer. The development
will be utilizing a primary entrance
from U. S. 441 S. that will require a
permit from the Florida Depart-
ment of TrYansportation (DOT).
Home Depot's website states
that the store is the world's largest
home improvement specialty
retailer.

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News Briefs

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

Classic car show planned
OKEECHOBEE There will be a classic car show at Beef
O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m.

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

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
membership is available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout March, featur-
ing 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.


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Thursday. Partly sunny with the high around 80. The wind will be
from the north around 5 mph shifting to the northeast at 5 to 10
mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with the low in the mid 50s. The
wind will be from the northeast around 5 mph.
Extended forecast
Friday. Partly sunny with the high around 80. The wind will be
from the north around 5 mph becoming east around 10 mph in
the afternoon.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.


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

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests, vendors,
poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tick-
ets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is


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$15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Ven-
dors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security
personnel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-
8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splin-
ter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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


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Submitted photoINES
Survivor winners
Zack and John McCorkle Winners of the 2007 North Ele-
mentary Survivor Challenge.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Ronze Cummings, 47, N.W.
11th St., Okeechobee was arrest-
ed March 4 by Officer R. Cale on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. He was released on his own
recognizance.
Felix Morales, 35, N.W. Ninth
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
March 4 by OCPD Sergeant Victo-
ria Williams on a felony charge of
false imprisonment and a misde-
meanor charge of battery. His
bond was set at $11,000.
Genardo Salgado, 35, Mala-
ga Avenue_.Port St. Lucie, was
arrested March 5 by Trooper
Thomas B. White on a felony
charge of possession/unautho-
rized use of similitude identifica-
tion card, and misdemeanor
charges of driving under the influ-
ence and no driver's license. His
bond was set at $3,000.
Charles T. Collins, 51, N.W.
24th Ave., Okeechobee, was


arrested March 6 by Deputy W.
Suggs on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of domestic violence injunc-
tion and burglary of a dwelling.
His bond was set at $30,000.
- Donald Glen Price, 62, S.R.
70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested
March 6 by Deputy W. Suggs on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with failure to
appear driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $2,500.
Dawn Michelle Morris, 36,
N.E. 304th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 6 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on charges of
driving under the influence and
diving while license suspended
with knowledge. Her bond was
set at $2,500.
Fernando Oviedo, 34, was
arrested March 6 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine,
and misdemeanor charges of
resisting arrest without violence
and loitering or prowling. His
bond was set at $3,250.
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 news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


SUDminea pnoto/Nir
Survivor waits for challenge
Peyton Furse swings on the chin-up bar while waiting for
the next big challenge.


Survivor Challenge at


NES called successful


Eighty-five teams of students
and parents par-
ticipated in the
North Elemen-
tary Survivor
Challenge Satur-
day. This is the
third year PE
teachers, Pati Canevari and Pam
Matthews have plan a wonderful,


fun filled morning of games and
activities for families. Parents and
their children punted the pig, (-a
rubber pig), threw hillbilly horse-
shoes (toilet seats), danced and
skied their way to the final chal-
lenge. The winners of this year's
event were fifth grader Zachary
McCorkle and his dad, John
McCorkle.


Energy Encounter brings

music and astronomy together


HUTCHINSON ISLAND Flori-
da Power and Light Company's
Energy Encounter, located at the St.
Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, will
bring music and astronomy togeth-
er with Space Songs on Family Sun-
day, March 18. The "Singing
Astronomer," Jon Bell, will use his
songs as an effective, entertaining
way to convey ideas and informa-
tion about space.
"Everyone knows a space
song", says Bell, Indian River Com-
munity College Planetarium's
Director. "From the sky (Home on
the Range) to the stars (Catch a
Falling Star) to the moon (Bad
Moon Rising), to the solar system
(Blow the Dinosaur Down), partici-
pants of all ages will enjoy learning
about the universe during this fun,
sing-along program."
Shows are planned for 11:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the energy


center located on Hutchinson
Island between Ft. Pierce and Stu-
art.
Before the program, visitors can
take self-guided tours of the Energy
Encounter which features 30
hands-on displays on energy, elec-
tricity, nuclear power and the envi-
ronment. The center is designed for
all ages. FPL will also open its Col-
lege of Turtle Knowledge for visi-
tors on this day.
To register for this free event or
for additional information, please
call the Energy Encounter at 1-877-
FPL-4FUN or visit us on the web at
www.FPL.com/encounter.
Florida Power & Light company
is the principal subsidiary of FPL
Group, Inc. (NYSE:FPL), nationally
known as a high quality, efficient
and customer-driven organization
focused on energy-related products
and services.


Deadline to apply for


nursing program nears


Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) offers nursing pro-
grams that prepare students for a
career as a licensed practical
nurse or a registered nurse.
Deadlines to apply for the fall
semester is March 16.
The programs include the
Associate Degree in Nursing pro-
gram at the main campus and


the Practical Nursing programs
in Vero Beach and Okeechobee.
To find out more, attend an
information session on Thurs-
day, March 15, 4 p.m., at the
IRCC main campus, room H- 110,
in Fort Pierce.
For information, contact the
IRCC Call Center at 1-866-866-
IRCC (4722).


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Obituaries


Sydney Nicole and
Liam Gabriel Bottorff
Sydney Nicole and Liam
Gabriel Bottorff, infant twins, died
March 4,2007, in Stuart.
Sydney and Liam are survived
by their parents, Allen and Molly
Bottorff of Ft. Pierce; maternal
grandmother, Carol O'Farrell of
Ft. Pierce; paternal grandparents,
E.A. and Jean Bottorff of
Bassinger.
They were preceded in death
by their sister, Delaney Grace and
maternal grandfather, Grady
O'Farrell.
A private service will be held.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral and
Cremation Service.


John E. "Jack" Price
John E. "Jack" Price, 81, of
Immokalee, died March 6, 2007
at his residence.
He was born Jan. 2, 19126 in
Okeechobee, the only child of
John E. Price and Aliese Potter
Price. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy, serving during World
War II, and of the U.S. Army,
serving during the Korean War.
Mr. Price attended Dartmouth
College and graduated from the
University of South Carolina with
a degree in civil engineering.
He and his wife of 50 years,
Mildred, who predeceased him,
moved to Immokalee in the early
1950s and operated JB Ranch
and Price Enterprises. Mr. Price


was responsible for the con-
struction of many of the oil well
sites in Collier County.
His- recent involvement
included membership in the
Florida Cattlemen's Assqciation
and serving as chairman of the
John E. and Aliese Price Founda-
tion. He was a longtime support-
er of the Junior Deputy League
of Collier County and had served
on the Big Cypress Basin Board.
Mr. Price is survived by his
daughter and son-in-law, Liesa
and Russell Priddy, and two
grandchildren, Alex and Allison,
all of Immokalee. He is also sur-
vived by his good friend, Helen
Hinton of Immokalee.
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FISHING: The number of fishing poles does not matter. The limit is 25
specks per person per day. I always buy a quarter-pound of minnows to
go fishing. My wife and I put out 30 cane poles, but only two or three
poles catch all the fish. However, this year the most we caught was six.
The bait shops are barely making it now. If they put the limit to two poles
they would go out of business. Back when fishing was good we never
kept more than the limit. I knew some people who only used one jig pole
and they would catch the limit twice a day. They were the only people I
knew that broke the law. So what good would it do to limit the number of
poles to two poles a person? It would only hurt the bait shops.

CANALS: I think the people complaining about the canals live on
canals that were dug as part of the development. They aren't talking
about Taylor Creek itself. If they mention the Taylor Creek area, they are
probably referring to the canals in Taylor Creek Isles. Those are man-
made canals, and not the responsibility of the state.

CANAL CLEANUP: If people are living on canals that were built for
development, then they should be responsible for their own cleanup. Are
these canals navigable from Taylor Creek and can the home or land own-
ers block access to these canals? I know if I was responsible for cleanup I
wouldn't want the public having access or use of the private canals.

HOME DEPOT: About the Home Depot that was supposed to be in
here, I heard it was because they couldn't get a permit. Is that true? Can
the newspaper look into that?
Editor's Note: According to county officials, the permit for the new
Home Depot building had been denied for a series of issues dealing
with things such as structural problems and not enough air circulation.
Basically, the issues are pretty simple but the company did not supply
enough information. However, Home Depot submitted more informa-
tion on Feb. 28. That information will be reviewed in the next couple of
days. If all the issues have been addressed and all the required informa-
tion submitted, the buildingpermitcouldbe approved at thatreview.

LARKEE LAKES: I am just wondering when code enforcement is
going to get out here at Larkee Lakes and start cleaning up. Between the
weeds, the cars with no tags, the weeds in the canals and junk lying
everywhere, it is getting harder and harder to cope with this. I've lived
here a long time. I just want to know when they are going to do some-
thing.
Editor's Note: We spoke with a county code enforcement official and
were told that you should call them at (863) 763-554,andfile a com-
plaint, complete with the address of the property in question. We were
also told they currently have some open cases in that area on which
they are working. Finally, if you do file a complaint you can remain
anonymous.

PROPERTY: I see where a lot of the county and county commission-
ers in West Palm Beach are being indicted on bribery charges. I just won-
der how many of our city officials and county commissioners have taken
money from Royal Concrete plant and see how much property they actu-
ally own and what involvement they have in it. Everybody's vote is for
sale and I think they are selling their votes.
Editor's Note: According to records from the Okeechobee County Tax
Appraiser's Office and the Okeechobee County Clerk of Courts, Royal
Concrete purchased their property from private individuals. Neither of
the individuals are members of a local governmental body. All of this
information including the amount of property purchased, the pur-
chase price and the landowner can be found on the tax appraiser's
and clerk of courts'web sites.


Community Events-


Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007
Summer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appro-
priate 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 organ-
ization,, club, church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp,
day program or supervised activity for local children please call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your infor-
mation. There is no charge to submit your activity.




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Upcoming Events

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 Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott 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
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 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 Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. 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 Mpnika at (863) 697-6235.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
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 interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets
are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471 -
0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 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 join-
ing. 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 Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; 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

Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott 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


Community Events

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.

Church hosting skateboard contest
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a
skateboard contest on Saturday, March 10. The entry fee is $10 and
registration starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Treasure Island
Baptist Church skate park. The event will be sponsored by Gator
Board Shop in Sebring.

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.

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 Fla-
gler Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.

Red Cross offers classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold a first aid basics class on Monday, March 12.
Then, on Wednesday, March 28, they will host an infant/child CPR
class.

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.

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 informa-
tion, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.


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 com-
mon 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 Satur-
day, April 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be avail-
able 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 information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-
4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.







The Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 8, 2007


In the Military


Walker graduates
from basic training

Army Pvt. Curtis 0. Walker
has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort Sill,
Lawton, Okla. During the
nine weeks of training, the
soldier studied the Army mis-
sion and received instruction
and training exercises in drill
and ceremonies, Army histo-


ry, core values and traditions,
military courtesy, military jus-
tice, physical fitness, first aid,
rifle marksmanship, weapons
use, map reading and land
navigation, foot marches,
armed and unarmed combat,
and field maneuvers and tac-
tics.

Walker is the son of Dar-
lean A. Stumpa of N.E. 43rd
Way, Okeechobee.


Veteran retirees may get S.S.

Louis Ortiz, supervisor of the es. Not only did he explain this par- retirees regardless of rank to the tl
Sebring Social Security office, was ticular ruling, he also talked with Saturday morning Social Security ji
the guest speaker at the monthly some of the 50 military veterans briefing, a
meeting of the local Military Offi- who attended on a one-to-one Supervisor Louis Ortiz, himself d
cers Association of America chap- basis following his formal briefing a 13-year Army veteran and a 28- n
ter's executive committee this past to the group. year Social Security employee, e
Saturday, March 3, at the Candle- "We had asked the local Social was presented an Army "Mug H
light Restaurant of the Sebring Sun Security officials for clarification on Mat" and thanked by chapter sE
'n Lake Golf and Country Club. a recent news release concerning board member retired Army tl
Ortiz had been asked to speak this ruling as well as other infor- Nurse Lieutenant Colonel Mabel in
on a recent Social Security mation affecting our military Langland, Sebring, upon behalf of
announcement that under certain retiree and veteran population in MOAA. n
circumstances, special earnings in our area," explained Air Force Ortiz's presentation primarily S
the military between 1940 and Colonel Roy P. Whitton, MOAA addressed the recent announce- l
2001 could be credited to their chapter president. MOAA had ten- ment that under certain condi- S
record for Social Security purpos- dered invitations to all military tions military retirees could have 8


benefits

heir Social Security account read-
usted. For example, those veter-
ns who served on active duty
during the period of 1940 to 1956
light have $160 per month credit-
d in earnings for military service.
however, Ortiz cautioned that the
service had to be honorable and
hat there were other criteria
involved.
For further information, one
nay contact their local Social
security Office, the Sebring office
located at 210 Sebring Square
hopping Center or call toll free 1-
00-772-1213.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from I until 8 p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV Quarter pound hot dogs,
pizza and $1 draft beer will be
offered. David Copper from 3 until
7p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. draft beer
$1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Veteran's Memorial Park
Committee is taking applications
for names to be engraved into the
Wall of Honor until Atril' 15. The
per-name cost is $60. Call the post
at (863) 763-2950 for information.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at. 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss


at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31: annual
hog (domestic pork) roast from 4
until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will
be available for a suggested dona-
tion of $6 for adults and $3 for chil-
dren. A traditional barbecue menu
will be served and the dinner is
open to the public. For information,
call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or
Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-
8087.-

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday bingo at noon.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11: Moose Dis-
trict Meeting at 1 p.m.
Friday, March 16: Moose
Legion Celebration at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 17: Moose
Legion Celebration with pork or
baked chicken dinner at 7 p.m.
Reservations are required. Music
will be by Saxman & Possee at 8:30
p.m.


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Sunday, March 18: Moose
Legion Celebration continues
Tuesday, March 20: Moose
Lodge membership meeting at 8,
p.m.
Tuesday, March 27: Moose
Lodge enrollment at 7 p.m.
Prospective members should
attend this meeting.
Saturday, March 31: Western
Spring Roundup at 5 p.m. Dress up
in your western duds and enjoy a
chuck wagon dinner. Karaoke to
follow at 8 p.m.
Moose Family
Center#1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge
opens weekdays at 10 a.m. and
Sunday at 11 a.m. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the.activities and consider
membership.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are
the first Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Horseshoes Thursday and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free pool games, Sunday at 2
p.m.
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for $3
donation.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Dinners each Saturday at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation, with music
to dance by at7 p.m.
Moose Races Saturday at 2


p.m.
Turkey shoot each Sunday at 9
a.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March
10 and 11: Invitational horseshoe
tournament; breakfast and lunch
each day and dinner with music on
Saturday.
March 16, 17 & 18; Moose
Legion Convention at BHR Moose
Saturday, March 24: Florida
Day at Moosehaven
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
S*'Saturday and Sunday, March
10 and 11: Speckled Perch booth in


the park. There will be baked
.goods, and a Post and Auxiliary
membership drive. Anyone inter-
ested in forming a men's auxiliary
can sign up at Post or at the park.
Saturday, March 17: St.
Patrick's Day dinner with corned
beef, and cabbage by Lori starting
at 4 p.m. There will be entertain-
ment from 6 until 10 p.m.
Monday, April 2: pontoon boat
tickets one for $5 and five for
$20. Call (863) 763-0818 for time of
drawing.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
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Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

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

Fraternal Order
of Eagles
A new Fraternal Order of
Eagles in now forming. A mem-
bership drive and fundraiser will
be held Saturday, March 24, at the
old Cypress Hut Flea Market on
U.S. 441 S.E. at 1 p.m. Boston butt
or chicken barbecue dinners will
be served for a donation of $6 per
plate. There will be a silent Chi-
nese auction, give-aways and live
music. For information, call (863)
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Turnip greens are packed with nutrition


If you're hungry for "comfort
food" that is high in nutrition, try
cooking up a "mess of greens."
Turnip greens are one of those
foods that are "good for what ails
you." They are high in vitamins,
minerals and fiber.
Turnip greens are high in Vita-
min A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calci-
um and Iron. They also contain
Copper, Vitamin E, Folate, Magne-
sium, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese
and Selenium.
These nutrients mean eating
turnip greens can help those who
suffer from arthritis. Vitamin A defi-
ciencies are often associated with
rheumatoid arthritis. Turnip greens
contain the mineral copper nec-
essary for the body to produce con-
nective tissue another concern
for arthritis sufferers.
As a good source of fiber and
antioxidants, turnip greens help
reduce the chance of colon cancer.
The potent mix of vitamins and
minerals contained in turnip


with Katrina Elsken
greens can also help protect the
body from diseases such as athero-
sclerosis and lung disease. Some
researchers have found that eating
turnip greens can help minimize
the damage from exposure to sec-
ondhand smoke.
Other studies found that foods
like turnip greens which are rich in
Vitamin E can help promote men-
tal function and slow the loss of
mental function.
People have been eating turnip
greens for thousands of years. His-
torical records indicate they were


probably cultivated nearly 4,000
years ago. The Greeks and the
Romans cultivated turnips. Turnips
were commonly grown and very
popular in Europe before the intro-
duction of the potato.
There are many recipes for
preparing turnip greens. The fol-
lowing is a simple, basic recipe.
Start with about four to five
pounds of raw turnip greens -
that's about as much as will fit in a
plastic grocery bag. It will look like
a LOT of greens, but remember
that greens will cook down.
Cut the greens from the roots.
(You may wish to save the roots to
prepare separately.) Wash the
leaves in cold water. Since turnips
are generally pulled up with the
roots intact, there may be a lot of
dirt and grit to wash off. Remove
and discard the stems. Drain the
washed leaves well.
In a large stockpot or kettle,
cook one pound of diced salt pork
on low heat until browned. While


the pork is cooking, mince one
large onion. In the fat from the salt
pork, saut6 the onion. Add one and
a half cups of water or chicken
broth and one teaspoon pepper.
Bring to a boil. Add the turnip
leaves. Cover and simmer for 30
minutes. Stir and season to taste
with salt and pepper. Simmer for
another ten minutes. This recipe
makes about four to six servings -
depending on how much you like
turnip greens. Serve with hot sauce
or vinegar (I like Balsamic vinegar
with turnip greens.)
If you don't have any salt pork,
bacon works fine.
A warning people who are
on certain prescription drugs, such
as blood thinners, should not eat
leafy green vegetables due to the
danger of drug interaction. Before
you make any change in your diet
or exercise plan, consult your doc-
tor. Some prescription drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."


Dr. Rosas joins


Dr. Chang's office


This is to announce the arrival
of a new physician and nurse
practitioner to Okeechobee. Dr.
Luis Rosas is a board certified sur-
geon proficient in laparoscopic
surgery, upper and lower endo-
scopies and lap-band for treat-
ment of obesity. Dr. Rosas is
teamed up with certified nurse
practitioner, Theresa Halm. Ms.
Halm has been working as a reg-
istered nurse at Raulerson Hospi-
tal and recently joined Dr. Rosas.
Both individuals are dedicated to
serving the Okeechobee commu-
nity at the highest standard of
medical care.


They will be working at Dr.
John Chang's office located at 115
N.E. Third St. Due to a family situ-
ation, Dr. Chang has relocated to
Tampa, where he has a satellite
office at this time. Dr. Chang has
served Okeechobee County for
almost 13 years and has helped
many patients during that time.
He is very sad that he had to make
such a move ds he will miss all of
his patients deeply. Dr. Rosas and
Ms. Halm will continue to provide
the best medical service and
make as smooth a transaction as
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afternoon when they defeated the
Red Devils of Avon Park 7-0 at the
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nis courts.
The results of the individual
matches are as follows:
. Singles: Bobby Spelts (Okee.)
def. Juan Guerrero (AP) 6-4, 6-0;
Corey White (Okee.) def. Alfonso
Williams (AP) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0; Elj
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Williams (AP) 8-2; White and
Perry (Okee.) def. Awomewe and
"Garcia (AP) 8-4.
"We got another nice win over
Avon Park. Our boys are strug-
gling in certain areas, but are find-
ing ways to win," stated boys'
coach Dave Ellis.
The Brahmans will host the
South Fork Bulldogs today at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex ten-
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Matches will begin at 3:30 p.m.


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follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
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7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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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, vie. of Wal-Mart or
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contact (863)634-4626
CAT (f): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
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772-324-0110
EYE GLASSES, at Bobby Un-
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(618)841-4261
HEARING AID, Blue, in Wal-
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LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip--
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MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
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missed. (863)674-1239 or
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home Call (863)635-6399
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
(239)841-0922
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
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MIXED'BREED PUPPIES, (2),
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SALE
3 FAMILY BACK YARD SALE
OKEECHOBEE: Mar 8, 9 & 10.
9a-5p. 17220 Brinkerhoff
Lane / Kissimmee River Es-
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Employment -
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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


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



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


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


MIRROR, 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482


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 2 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


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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
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845


WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
239-368-1768
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182
WASHER & DRYER,
Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
(270)331-4090
WASHER, Frigidiare Gallery
& Whirlpool Dryer, heavy du-
ty, super capacity, 3 yrs. old,
$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



METAL ROOFING & SIDING
Standing seam & ribbed pan-
els, Local MFG, Low $$$
Delivery. (772)201-9519
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Insoallarinr Stof-a%
Shuners & Searrles
Rain Guttes'
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)675-1,113 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. $350.863-763-5316
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $125
(863)517-2782 Call Tony


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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
Ig. 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 & MATCHING
CHAIR, great condition, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
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
OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-4992
SOFA, Loveseat Recliner &
Ottoman, Pine $300. for all.
(863)675-0378
TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
863-675-3793
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
(2), light oak, brand new.
h300 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



GOLF CART: 1994 EZ GO with
carry all bed, electric, new
paint, good battery & charg-
er. $1500,.863-228-2123
GOLF CLUBS- left handed,
Giant EZ Hippo Hyper Matrix
Face. New, asking $150 or
best offer (863)302-1592


Custom 98 Mauser, 8mm,
beautiful walnut Monte Carlo
stock, sling, Redfield Peep
site, $250. (863)467-2148



UNIVERSAL WEIGHT SYS-
TEM- competition set, like
new, used indoors only $200
neg (863)634-6636



DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
863-467-2148
MICROWAVE OVEN: Large,
Ideal for workplace or home.
Only $40! Call Jan at
863-357-6303.
ROOM AIR FILTER: Kenmore,
excellent condition. $90.
863-357-6303


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".
$25/both. (863)467-8681



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
KILN: Paragon, 3 Section, On
Legs. Manual Instructions.
Parts, Accessories & Several
Molds. $155. (863)946-1896
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis-
play screen, easy to use.
any format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227


ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
Praidrie, (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


COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
(863)824-0703
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg. 1'/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.
PUPPIES GREAT DANE: AKC,
parents hip certified. Blacks &
erles avail. Ready 3/26.
$1000-$1500. Now taking de-
posits. Okee 863-447-3357
(cell). pbrdanes@yahoo.com
PUPPY: German Shepherd, 3
mo old female, top breed from
German parents, black/tan.
$900. (239)368-2301
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Vanous colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
SIAMESE SEAL POINT KIT-
TENS- 12wks, no papers,
$50 each (239)841-0922


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


EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
(863)634-5038
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
South 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
TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready,
$1000 (863)634-0866
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 I11, 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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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


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
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st-mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852



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


OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374


BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
$500 (561)789-0572
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 FINO MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.
SADDLE, Western, Synthetic,
15-16" seat. Brand new!
$150. (863)467-2104 or
341-3707
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707
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
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat-
tery & work on deck, $150.
(863)983-6310
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
gotiable. 863-228-2123
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



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 inct'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
Shop here firstU
The classified ads


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., 1/2 Ba. 2 Story
w/Lake Okeechobee access &
boat ramp. Wrap around
porch. Fenced yard. Pets wel-
come! $1100. mo. + 1st, last
& sec. 561-346-3620
krisdags@aol.com
COTTAGE FOR RENT: Located


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JMi BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
'- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


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 Sllverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-'06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249
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
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
$50. 863-357-1560 1


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12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 8, 2007


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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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.100acreauction.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
.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


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


Mobile Homes



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




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
apple'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
aMeritl 36x12 Ft. w/32x9 Ft.
Florida 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, lba. $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, 1br, 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
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- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915


Recreation



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


l^^- 3005


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.
New Canvas Room for 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. 861-467-2040
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
PONTOON BOAT, Landau, 20
Ft., 75 hp Johnson, Fishing
Lights, Generator & Trailer.
$3000. (863)467-8268
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 marne bat-
tery. $750. 863-824-0899


SEASQUIRT- 16', Center con-
sole, w/ 50 hp Evinrude. Full
cover, Turn key, $2300.
(863)357-1784 /1634-2454
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
erg. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500. 863,824-0365
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All appl., Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park.
$6900 (863)763-7927
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
863-467-9621
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, Wedge-
wood, for camper, brand
new. $100 (863)946-3822
WINNEBAGO LE SHARO '90,
22ft., new tires & trans., very
clean, sleeps 4, extras.
$6500 (863)467-1950
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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
MERCRUISER ENGINE: 6 cyl.
Parting out...$495 for all. Stop
by lot #48 in Summer Breeze
Mobile Home Park.
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385 -



BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $150.
(863)697-2033 .

Motocyces 030


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 leg.
(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
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: 2611, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


Automobiles



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


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 tow! 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.
RIMS & TIRES (4): 16", alumi-
num. 8 lug, Chevy. $370 ne-
gotiable. 863-634-7125
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 lbs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSMISSION- Used, 4T40E
Fits '02 Pontiac Grand Am
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856

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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 C101968: 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 DAKOTA 03, Ext. Cab,
Under 13K. w/Camper shell.
$11,500. 863-763-5586 Day
or 863-763-0469 Eve... Fran
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
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


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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
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classified


CHEVY ASTRO 2000: Excel-
lent condition, 86k mi,
$7500. Call 863-824-0195
or 731-414-6087
DODGE CARAVAN '92: 62k
orig mi, factory 5spd, 4cyl,
looks & runs great. $3000 or
best offer. 863-697-1832.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99, Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $3500 (863)763-3451
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC SAFARI 2000: White,
great condition. $3000.
863-467-8431
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118
OLDS SILHOUETTE '92, Low
miles, blown head gasket,
rest is good, as-is. $500
(863)983-7807


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PublicNoff tice 5005


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
SELL 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-"9.0, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
MERCEDES BENZ '01, Great
condition, low miles.
(863)357-6700
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
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 '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
TOYOTA CAMRY '91- runs
good, cold AC, $1000 or
best offer(863)261-1407


FORD MUSTANG '65, 95%
perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
(863)255-4935
PLYMOUTH FURY '75, Auto.,
318 engine, needs restora-
tion, $1500 or best offer.
(305)888-2893
T-BIRD, '61, All original. Very
restorable. $1500.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454


I Pul c Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
Case No. 2005 DR 808
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
RUTH R. LUNDBLOOM,
Petitioner/Wife,
and
MELVIN E. LUNDBLOOM,
Respondent/Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MELVIN E. LUNDBLOOM
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a dissolu-
tion of marriage has been filed against
you, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, If any,
to it on HOWARD P. NEWMAN, ES-
QUIRE, Attorney for the Wife, RUTH R.
LUNDBLOOM, whose business ad-
dress is: 3896 Burns Road, Suite 102,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, on or
before March 15, 2007, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on the Wife's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, Includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk Of The Court
By:/S/Adene Nealis
190258 ON 2/15,22:3/1.8/07DeputyClerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-360
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICELOF ACTION
TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Flonda, to-wit:
The West1/' of the West 1A of the
North 1/2 ofthe South of Tract 27,
Seclion 17,in the SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY Plat of
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according totheplatthereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3
thru 3E, inclusive, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if ny, to it on TOM W.
LONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1, 2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON









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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-362
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property In
Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit
The East 'A of the West'/ of the
North 1 of the South of Tract 31,
the West / of the West of the
North /ofthe South 1 of Tract31
and theEast 1oftheWesthof the
South '/ of the North 'A of Tract 23,
Section11, in the SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY PlatEof
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to theplat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3
thru 3E, inclusive, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1, 2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
195567 ON 03/01,08/07

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Okeeciobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of
securing Engineering Services for the following:
Eastside Force Main
Water Master Plan
Wastewater Master Plan
Delailed RFO documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, located at 100 S.W. 5t1h Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax)
863-763-3746. Separate RFQ's for each project listed are required. The OUA in-
lends to review tlie submitted RFO's and reserves the right to reject any or all RFO's.
The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified firm
from the RFO's received.
Tile RFO's must be delivered to the Executive Directors 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.
John F. Hayford
Executive Director
196366 ON 3/7-13/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-351
LIVE OAKTRUST, INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
VS.
ADLINE JEAN BART,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ADLINE JEAN-BART,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County, Honda, Io-wit
The East 1 of the West 'A of the
North /2 of the North of Tract 3,
Section 17, and the West 1 of the
West h of the North of the North
of Tract 3, Section 17, in the
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY Plat of Township 34
South, Range 33 East according
to theplat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive,
public records of Okeechobee
SCounty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
PA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the clerk of the above styled Court on
or before April 1, 2007; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Feb. 26, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By:/s/Kathy Arnold
19539T ON 03/01,08/07


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Community Events


OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the
public. For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040, or Ken Ken-
worthy 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.

SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet Tues-
day, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited.

La. escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 13 de marzo 2007 a las 4 p.m.
van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de asistir.

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

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.

Agency on Aging board meeting set
The Area Agency on Aging, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, West
Palm Beach, will hold the board of directors/executive committee
meeting on Friday, March 16, at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring the
expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. For
information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.


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.

Farm Bureau plans annual barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will sponsor their 25th
annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship barbecue on Satur-
day, March 17, at the Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E. The 4-H and FFA
Livestock sale will be starting at 2 p.m. The barbecue will be served
from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased
at the Farm Bureau office, from an FFA or 4-H member, or at the bar-
becue. All proceeds go toward Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholar-
ship Fund. For information, call (863) 763-3101.

Children's Center plans parenting class
The Hibiscus Children's Center will hold a parenting class in Okee-
chobee at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Saturday,
March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a need for foster par-
ents in Okeechobee. For information call 1-800-403-9311, ext. 415; or,
visit www.HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.

Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Sharron
Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nominated for
Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian Bluegrass
album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at (863) 697-8517.

Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W.
Fourth St., on Saturday, March 17, from 2 until 4 p.m. She will be
speaking on many current events. Everyone is welcome. There is no
charge. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

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


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

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 contest. Pas-
tors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking. Bring a covered dish
to share and a lawn chair. For information call 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 donation 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 Okee-
chobee. 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 informa-
tion.

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.

Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an Easter
musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and on
Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The presentation is open to the public. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
February 21,2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
ltion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Barlow Local Time) on Thursday, March 22, 2007 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud in the Professlonal Services Conference Room. Bidders
may obtain preliminary bid results at hito/www.dot.state.fl.us/cc-admin/. Click on
"Letting Results' and D1.
--.NOTE--.
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO 863 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
W DOT.STATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1.
BID SUBMITTAL: Orders for these documents should be directed to the DistricI
Contracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mall Station 1-18, Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box
1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made
payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be
made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be is-
sued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, March 16,2007.

CONTRACT NO. E1G05-RO) COUNTY: Manatee & Sarasota (D FUNDS): FINAN-
IAL PROJECT NO: 421124-1-72-01 & 421123-1-72-01 The work specified in this
contract consists of herbicide strip application on the primary system. (Approx 365
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Art Hall, (941) 359-7312
rthurhlldosate.l.u. BUDGET AMOUNT $135,00.00. NO CHARGE FOR

(CONTRACT NO. E1G06-RO) COUNTY: Highlands & Okeechobee (0 FUNDS): FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 421083-1-72-01 & 414916-1-72-01 The work specified in
this contract consists of removing and replacing RPM's and Thermoplastic Pave-
Smnt Markings. Approx 365 Calendar Days NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gar
Burnett, ( 386-6104 arburnettdotstateus BUDGETAMOUNT
$170,000.00. .
** (CONTRACT NO. E1G07) COUNTY: Glades (TRIP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO: 420987-1-52-01 The Improvements under this contract consists of widening,
drainage improvements, and srgsing & pavement markings on State Road 29 at Pot-
lywog Crossover Road northern 0.134 miles, north of the City of LaBelle. (Approx
60 Calendar Days). Flexible St rt Time 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
Alan Antry, (863) 19-2228 alae.aulradot.stae.l.us. BUDGET AMOUNT
$439,567.00. NOTE: BIDDERS MUST BE PREQUALIFIED IN ORDER FOR BID
AMOUNT TO EXCEED $250,000 ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. MUST BE PRE-
QUALIFIED IN FLEXIBLE PAVING. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS $5.00.
CONTRACT NO. E1G08-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
421125-1-72-01 The work specified in this contact consists of weed control
manual, edging & sweeping and lifter removal, (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Mike Yensco, (863) 519-4313 -
sco0dot.state.ml. BUDGET AMOUNT $55,000.00. NO CHARGE FOPLANS
AND SPECS
CONTRACT NO. E1G09-RO) COUNTY: District Wide (D FUNDS): FI RNANCIAL PRO-
ECT NO: 422820-1-72-01 The work specified In this contract consists of void fill-
ing and surface realignment. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID
MEETING BEGINNING AT 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 11:30 A.M. TUESDAY, MARCH 13,
2007 IN THE TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD
FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY AVE-
NUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO CONTRAC-
TORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRACTORS PRESENT
AT THE START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS, HOWEVER CONTRAC-
TORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE
PRE-BID MEETING. (Approx 365 Calendar Days NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gin-
ger Ward, 863) 519-2680 warddostate. BUDGETARY CEILING
AMOUNT: $100,000.00.NOCHARE ANSPECS
PREQUALIFICATION: ** NOTE: A contractor desiring to bid for the performance
of any construction contract in excess of $250,000 must be certified by the Depart-
ment as qualified in accordance with Secton 337.14(1), Florida Statutes and Rule
14-22, Florida Administrative Code. Any bid for the performance of any construc-
tion contract in excess of $250,000 submitted by a contractor not certified by the
Department as qualified shall be declared "IRREGULAR and will be REJECTED.
Orders far these documents heloDd hf dir-e d 00 the ish tCo Adminis
t or, t otr Oc Ma n aep eorrans a-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion. No refunds will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl L Sanchlous
District Contracts Administrator
194127 ON/CGS3/1,8/07


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