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Okeecho bee News


Vol. 98 No. 70 Sunday, March 11,2007 754 Plus tax


Briefs

Countywide
burn ban issued
Because of continued
worsening of the drought con-
ditions in Okeechobee Coun-
ty, along with the heavy frost
damage to vegetations, a very
high danger now exists for
wildfires.
Okeechobee County has
an overall drought index of
673 as of Friday, March 9, and
parts of the county are higher
with no relief forecast for the
near future. The drought
index is an indicator of the
dryness of the soil and it
ranges from 0 to 800. Condi-
tions are favorable for the
occurrence and spread of
wildfires increase as the index
increases.
A county-wide burn ban
has been imposed to include,
but not limited to, campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice,
based upon conditions which
are being monitored.
The Division of Forestry is
continuing to issue burn per-
mits for acreage on a day-by-
day, case-by-case basis.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
The City of Okeechobee
has also issued a burn ban in
conjunction with the county.
Questions may be directed
to Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue at (863) 763-5544
during normal working hours.
Bridge at J&S
to close March 20
Due to required inspection
of the bridge leading to the
boat ramp at J&S Fish Camp
near Lake Okeechobee, the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWND) will
close the bridge to traffic
beginning at 7:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, March 20.
The inspection is expected
to be completed by 4 p.m. on
the same day.
The SFWMD regrets any
inconvenience this bridge clo-
sure may cause.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.
Additional boat ramps are
available for access to Lake
Okeechobee.

Drought Index
Current: 673
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Okeechobee

Lake levels

11.06 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.1 Ofeet
(SOURCE:r
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds . . .14-16
Comics . . . . . .13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .12
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .6
TV . . . . . . . .12
Weather . . . . . .2
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The first Okeechobee County Fair grand opening was held Fridiy afternoon, at the Agri Civic.Center. Attending the
ceremonial events, front row (left to right) are: Linda Syfrett, President of the Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
tion, Florida, Rep. Richard Machek, Florida, Rep. Frank Attkisson, board member, Robbi Sumner, Diane Spann, fair
association secretary, John Gilliland, board member; (back row, left to right) are: Florida Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Charles Bronson, Bill Phares, vice president of the fair association, Bud Slay, board member, Larry
Davis, board member and Terry Burroughs, treasurer of the county fair association.
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The ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off the first Okeechobee County Fair, Friday afternoon, at 5 p.m. Depart-
ment of Agri-culture Commissioner, Charles Bronson (left) and Linda Sy-frett, President of the County Fair
Association began the events with the ribbon cutting.


Japanese farmers


settled south of lake


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
Who knew when Clewiston
came into being the forces that
would spur the growth of the
town?
Clewiston,, on Lake Okee-
chobee's southern shore, started
as a farming community, popu-
lated by Japanese farmers who
emigrated at the behest of a
young, well-connected Japanese
man, Joe Sakai, who convinces
Washington politicians that his
hard-working, dignified c coun-
trymen and women would be
ideal settlers for the rich new
lands of Florida.
And so they came. Many
Japanese settled along the
coastal ridge of what would be
Palm Beach County, forming the
Yamato colony. One member of
this group was George Morikami,
who set out to farm pineapples
there. Ultimately, he donated his


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history





house, land and gardens to the
People of Palm Beach County for
what is now the Morikami Park
and Gardens a monument to
Japanese culture in Florida.
One of the couples who
walked the long foot trail up the
western shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, was the Watanabes. This
industrious pair built and ran a
hotel, known as the Watanabe

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Drought


causes


fire


dangers

By MayAnn Morris
INI Florida
Florida's 2006-07 dry season
has brought drought conditions
and increasing dangers of wildfires.
From Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, there
were 604 wildfires in Florida and
58,355 acres have burned. That's
slightly more 91 square miles
burned. In that time, only 1.94
inches of rain of rain fell, according
to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD), which is
less than half of the normal rainfall
for this time of year. -
Florida's seasons are different
than those in northern states. Flori-
da has a "wet" season and a "dry"
season within natural cycles of
droughtyears and wet years.
S"Every two to five years, the
open prairies and pine flatwoods
will naturally burn;" said Dale Arm-
strong, senior forester at the Okee-
chobee District of the Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry.
Mr. Armstrong covers six coun-
ties Okeechobee, Highlands,
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Glades.
"There are things all Floridians
should know and practice here,
where fire is a natural part of life,"
he continued.
During the dry season (winter)
there is little rain, little humidity in
the air and windy/breezy days. All
of this makes for dry land. In Janu-
ary there was frost, which killed a
lot of green vegetation and turned
it brown and dry. The sandy soil,
with no moisture added, has dried
out deeper and deeper and deeper.
Native plants, adapted to the
wet/dry season cycles are not
growing and many are not green at
all.
These conditions have turned
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From horses to tractors
The Speckled Perch Parade had a variety of participants from horses, schools and
businesses to bright red tractors that symbolize the heart of Okeechobee.


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ordinary grasses and underbrush
pastures, woods and unkempt
vacant lots into dry tinder where a
spark from a vehicle, machine or
careless windblown ash will ignite
and spread.
Florida's ecology depends on
fire to sweep clean the soil so seeds
of new plants can sprout to provide
forage for the deer, rabbits and
other animals that depend on
nature to feed them. When there is
food, they come and keep Florida's
ecology diverse and healthy.
Before Florida became so pop-
ulated, thousands perhaps mil-
lions of acres naturally burned
each year. But more and more
acreage is bounded by houses, and
less and less acreage burns natural-
ly.
"This has allowed the under-
brush to become high and thick, to
the point of being almost impene-
trable. Without a great deal of
-awareness, alertness and care it
can be a hazard to lives and proper-
ty," said Mr. Armstrong.

Protect
your home
Over the past 50 years, more
and more Floridians have moved
out of the cities to build homes
and businesses in outlying fringe
areas technically known as the
wildland/urban interface: Today,
almost a third of Florida's popula-
tion lives in interface areas where
homes, sheds and barns intermin-
gle with forests and wildlands.
Residents here, however, usually
don't realize they may live too
close to nature. They may, in fact,
be living on the edge of a wildfire
disaster.
On average, Florida experi-
ences the second highest number
of wildfires in the nation. During
dry years, Florida experiences
severe wildfires wildfires that
destroy homes, disrupt people's
lives and impact the state's econo-
my.
The simple truth is that few fire
departments have adequate
resources to protect every home
in the wildland/urban interface.
Homeowners must become
partners in fire protection.
Areas where homes and
forests meet or mix together are
the wildland/urban interface.
Homes in these locations need


Settlers

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hotel where all were given the
gracious oriental hospitality of.
Madame Watanabe. For the
industrialist who funded the
building there in Clewiston had
friends and business associates
who would come to visit and see
the unique development going on
in the Florida Everglades.
The late Jean Anderson, who
wrote for the Clewiston News for
many years, wrote about the his-
tory of the area:
"There were Thomas Alva Edi-
son (for whom the town of Alva
was named) and Henry Ford who
came up the Caloosahatchee
River from their winter homes in
Fort Myers on a number of occa-
sions. Edison particularly enjoyed
the boat trip up the river; he was
ever curious and excited over all
things unique. Both he and Ford
were interested in the plants
which could be grown in the area.
Their friend, Harvey Firestone,
was looking for a new source of
robber to make automobile tires
and some experimentation was
happening with plants from the
area."
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special consideration.
Residents can protect their
homes and communities from
wildfire.
A "defensible space" of at least
30 feet in any direction around
your home increases the likeli-
hood that a home will survive a
wildfire even in the absence of
firefighters. Learn how to utilize
these landscaping techniques
online at http://www.fl-
dof.com/wildfire/index.html.
Older, even wood-frame
homes in high wildfire hazard
areas can be modified and made
more firewise by creating a defen-
sible space around the structure
for wildfire protection without los-
ing the "woodsy" look and feel.
"Clean the debris out of your
gutters and off your roof," advised
Mr. Armstrong.
Much of what is known about
protecting homes from wildland
fire is based upon the work of Jack
Cohen, a fire research scientist at
the U.S. Forest Service Fire Lab in
Missoula, Mont. Mr. Cohen has
been studying wildfires for almost
30 years. His research and field
investigations support some inter-
esting explanations for home loss-
es associated with wildland/urban
interface fires.


the Midwest who lived there.
of Clewiston began, three wealthy
men from Palm Beach who had
shown much interest, bought into
the development of the town
along with John J. O'Brien and his
new wife, Marian Horwitz
O'Brien. These men were among
the original stockholders of First
Bank of Clewiston, Arthur H.
Wagg, Bert Winters and D.F. Dun-
kle.
The issue of drainage was
soon addressed by the formation
of the Sugarland Drainage District


Mr. Cohen has found that most
wildland/urban interface homes
are lost because of ignitions asso-
ciated with the two most vulnera-
ble parts of a home the roof
and the area immediately sur-
rounding the structure.
Mr. Cohen's research results
indicate that home ignitions usual-
ly occur over relatively short dis-
tances tens of yards from
things associated with either fire
brands landing on and around the
structure, or flames from slow-
moving, low-intensity surface fires
contacting flammable portions of
the structure.
This means the homeowner
can play a significant role in reduc-
ing home losses from wildfires by
reducing fuels and through careful
landscaping in what Mr. Cohen
calls the "home ignition zone" -
an area that extends outward
from the home 100 to 200 feet in
all directions.
Research has shown that the
home ignition zone principally
determines the potential for home
ignitions during severe wildfires.
Case studies indicate that the
most critical area is a zone of
defensible space within 30 feet of
the structure.


which was approved by the state
legislature as a special taxing dis-
trict to finance the construction of
canals and other works needed to
dry out the land for development.
R.E. Kurtz of Moore Haven along
with Winters and Foskett of West
Palm Beach were the attorneys
for the 2,500 acre district. The
dredging out of the Industrial
Canal was one of the district's first
projects.
The word of investment
opportunities spread in the Mid-


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Maintaining a lean, clean and
green landscape within 30 feet of
a structure can make a significant
difference in whether it survives a
wildfire. The important thing is
that action must be taken before
wildfire threatens.
A lean, clean and green land-
scape means that only small
amounts of vegetation are permit-
ted with no accumulations of
dead vegetation, and that the
plants are healthy and green.
Reducing fuel within the defen-
sible space means creating a land-
scape that breaks up the continu-
ity of brush and other vegetation
that could bring wildfire in contact
with any flammable portion of the
structure.
This may involve:
eliminating any flammable
vegetation in contact with the
structure;
thinning out trees and shrubs
so there is 10 to 15 feet between
the tree crowns;
pruning tree limbs to a height
of 6 to 10 feet;
replacing highly-flammable
landscape material with plant
materials having a higher water
content;
replacing flammable mulch
adjacent the structure with gravel
or rock; and,
eliminating "ladder fuels"
near the structure that might carry
a surface fire to the roof or eaves.
Fire is a natural part of our
Florida ecosystems. It is not a mat-
ter of if we are going to have wild-
fires, but when will we have wild-
fires and at what intensity. The
Department of Forestry advises
that homeowners should assume
a major role in wildfire protection
by taking action to reduce the
ignitability of their homes before
the threat of wildfire.
For wildfire assessments con-
tact Melissa Yunas at (772) 219-
1248. For general information,
contact Senior Forester Dale Arm-
strong via e-mail at
armstrd@doacs,state.fl.us.
The arson hotline is (800) 342-
5869
To report a wildfire, call (863)
462-5160
For burning authorizations, call
(863) 462-5163.
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west. More Midwesterners
became important to the Clewis-
ton area. Isaac T. Cook, a realtor,
W.K. Bixby the owner of the
American Car Foundry, all of St.
Louis, Paul Brown of the Brown
Tobacco Company and A.
Wahlberg a Chicago wall-board
manufacturer.
As the story goes, during the
great rush to get large tracts of
Florida land, another group had
issued bonds on land purchases
and had defaulted on payments.
A bank had closed and the situa-
tion was desperate. Isaac T. Cook,
a good businessman, a financier
and executive had made a fine
reputation in handling city realty,
was consulted by the holders of
these bonds what could be done
to adjust affairs.
Mr. Cook's experience in farm-
ing, especially in Florida was
almost zero, but he sent two sep-
arate investigators to report the
situation and to determine
whether or not the land was
worth saving. Both reported that
the land was excellent, but under-
water. It would need expensive
drainage improvements in order
to be used.
Some information for this arti-
cle came from the writings of the
late "Miss Jean"Anderson.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be
from the northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night Mostly clear with the low in the mid 50s. The wind will
be from the east 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind
will be from the northeast around 5 mph becoming east around 10
mph in the afternoon.
Monday night Mostly clear. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Tuesday night Mostly dear. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be around 60. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The low
will be in the upper 50s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will be
in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested 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 Okee-
chobee or Okeechobee County.

Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in
the coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: March 13-18 Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show and Sale; and, May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

Green market has moved
OKEECHOBEE The former green market vendors have
moved to Ferrell's Market at 900 S.R. 78 W.
The green market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7
p.m.
For information, call George at (863) 467-0506.

Dance club sponsoring dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a
dance from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Sebring.
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway-- one mile east of U.S. 27.
The Legacy Allstars will play for your dancing and listening
pleasure.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
memberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout March with
the tango being featured.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.


Today's Weather


Courtesy photo/Florida Department of Forestry
The Brush Patrol (Wildland Fire Engine) is used for deep
woods penetration in the direct suppression of wildfires and to
protect structures in the wildland/urban interface. The Brush
Patrol is also used as a standby unit during prescribed burn-
ing for landowners who utilize Department of Forestry (DOF)
assistance programs, and for prescribed burning on state
land. These special pumper units are fabricated at the DOF
central shop to meet DOF's special firefighting requirements.


SuDmittea pnoto/Fionaa Arcnives
In the early days before there were roads, people like Henry
Ford and Thomas Edison came by steamboat up the
Caloosahatchee River to Clewiston to visit their friends from


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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 11, 2007


OHS Beta Club plans for future events


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
At a meeting held on March 6,
The Okeechobee High School
chapter of the National Beta Club
discussed their plans for the
upcoming months.
Officers for the upcoming
school year were nominated at
the Beta meeting. Students from
the junior class were nominated
to lead the club next year. The
final voting will take place at the


April meeting.
At the meeting students also
went over the plans for the March
of Dimes to be held on March 31.
Students other
that those in the _
club are now
invited to .. *'" .
take part in .-
the walk as
members of Okeechobee High
School. Those students interested
in taking part in the walk should
contact Ms. Brandi Burlingame.


March of Dimes is a charitable
organization that is currently
engaged in a war on premature
birth and the problems associated
with it. When students join in the
March of Dimes' WalkAmerica,
they will be raising money to go
toward research, healthcare, and
education for the children and
families of children in neonatal
intensive care.
A campus clean-up has been
planed and was announced for
April 21. This will be the club's last


chance to beautify the high school
campus before the school year
ends. At other clean ups held this
year, students have cleared and
planted a flower bed, decorated
for the holiday season, and gener-
ally cleaned the campus.
Also coming up in April, Beta
Club will hold its annual Easter
egg hunt for the students of a cho-
sen day-care. To participate in the
egg hunt, students are required to
bring in plastic eggs and individu-
ally wrapped pieces of candy.


School Lunch Menu


Okeechobee County
School District
March 12 -March 16, 2007

Monday, March 12
Breakfast:
Cereal & w/w toast
Apple Cinnamon
stuffed bagel stick
Lunch:
Chicken patty on bun
Fish sticks
Chef's salad
Broccoli
Peaches
Fresh fruit
Salad cup
w/Ranch dressing

Tuesday, March 13
Breakfast:
Cereal & cinnamon toast
Chicken patty biscuit
Lunch:

Obituaries

Juanita S. Tommie
Juanita S. Tommie, age 78, of
Brighton Seminole Reservation,
died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at
her residence. She was born Sept.
10, 1928 in Kenansville, and has
been a lifetime resident of the
Brighton Reservation.
She was preceded in death by
two sons, and her husband, Walter
Tommie, Sr.
She is survived by four sons:
Mike Tommie of Okeechobee,
Willie and Maxie Tommie of
Brighton, and Walter Tommie, Jr.
of Sebring; four daughters, Virginia
Lee Tommie, Molly Jolly (Chris),
Betty Mae Billie (Sandy), and
Martha Jean Tommie all of
Brighton; one sister, Lois Smith of
Brighton, cousins, Jimmy Smith,
Jack Smith, Sr., and Coleman Josh.
In addition she is survived by
several grandchildren, great-grand-
children, great-great grandchil-
dren, and great, great, great-grand-
children.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted, Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at
11 a.m. at the Ortona Cemetery in
Ortona.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Irene H. Reese
Irene H. Reese, age 78, died
March 9, 2007 at St. Lucie Medical
Center in Port St. Lucie, after a short
illness.
Mrs. Reese was born in Lincol-
nton, N.C. and moved to St. Lucie
County in 1972. As a young
woman she was trained as an
office assistant and worked in New
York and Charlotte, N.C.
Mrs. Reese relocated to Fort
Pierce in 1972 and started a new
career in real estate with Walter
Elston Realty, then starting her own
brokerage firm-Irene H. Reese,
Realtors, in which she continued
working until her death. Mrs. Reese
assisted hundreds of people in
obtaining their dream of home
ownership:
In her spare time, she enjoyed
playing bridge, growing and nur-
turing orchids, and she loved being
a grandmother. Mrs. Reese was an
active member of the Exchange
Club and she enjoyed working at
the Chili Cook-off each year. Mrs.
Reese was a founding and active
member of Unity Church of Port St.
Lucie; her smile, and her deviled
eggs will be missed on Sunday.
She was preceded in. death by
her parents, Robert and Della
Heavner, and brothers, Glen and
Ned Heavner.
Survivors include her longtime
friend, Ted Bishop of Stuart; daugh-
ter Susan (Geary) Adams of Okee-
chobee, son, Tom (Yvette) Whitley
of Fort Pierce; sisters, Jolene (Bob)
Shuford of Charlotte, N.C., and
Bobi (Pate) Brendle of Lincolnton,
N.C.; sister-in-law, Rachel Heavner
of Lincolnton, N.C.; five grandchil-
dren, five great-grandchildren, and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Unity Church of Port
St. Lucie, 2749 S.E. Morningside
Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL. 34952.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, March 14, from 4 until
6 p.m. at Haisley Funeral Home. A
service will follow at 6 p.m. in the
funeral home chapel. Additional
services and her burial will be held
in Lincolnton, N.C.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral & Cre-
mation Service.


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Wednesday, March 14
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toast; choice of whole, reduced fat
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government transparent


By Charlie Crist
Governor of Florida
Sunshine Sunday offers every
Floridian the opportunity to reflect
on our state's strong tradition of
open government. Our public
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nation. Florida's so-called Sun-
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Community Events

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 information.

School board hosting special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the
2007/08 school year. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March
26, at 1 p.m. It will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County
School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

BHR church will host puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will host the puppet presentation "Dare to Run!" by Steve and
Rhonda McPeck, Stephany and Olivia on Wednesday, March 28, at
7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an East-
er 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.

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.




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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312,North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting
is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual mem-
bership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve
at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-
figso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixthq 'Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the 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 infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinearat (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 Thurs-
days. 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 rela-
tionships: 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 Monika at (863) 697-6235.


Community Events

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 Mon-
day, March 12, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be for the purpose of shar-
ing ideas, learning more about gardening, picking up some tips or
just bragging about your beautiful landscape. For information, call
(863) 763-6469.

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

OSAC training group to meet
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, March 12, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the
public. For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040, or Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

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

SES advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Tuesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
ed.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 13 de marzo 2007 alas 4 p.m.
van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de asis-
tir.

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.

BHR church hosting New Creation
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 21300 Linda Rd., will be host-
ing New Creation in concert on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.
New Creation is a group of Bible college students from Florida Chris-
tian College. They perform Christian music, skits and dramas to glo-
rify God. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (863) 763-6500.

Ministry will meet March 15
Cowboys for Christ will meet Thursday, March 22, at S.R. 731 and
Club House Road in Venus for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Gospel
music and the word will follow at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
465-4621.
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 Sat-
urday, 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.

Business Women's group plans luncheon
An Okeechobee Business Women'snetworking luncheon will be
held Friday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m. for networking and lunch at
noon. The luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
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 com-
mittee 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 mem-
ber 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 sup-
port group which encourages successful, healthy weight reduction
through good nutritional habits and safe exercise regimens. For
information, call Diane Wistey at (863) 467-8929.

St. Patrick's Day celebration planned
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a St.
Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 17, on the church
grounds. Festivities 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 p.m.; and Irish enter-
tainment from 2 until p.m. Admission and parking free.
Immigration is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Angelina Castro, supervising attorney for the Fort Pierce office of the
Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC). The topic of the show
will be current trends and proposed changes in immigration policy.
Farm Bureau plans annual barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will sponsor their 25th
annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship barbecue on Sat-
urday, 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 pur-
chased at the Farm Bureau office, from an FFA or 4-H member, or at
the barbecue. All proceeds go toward Young Farmers and Ranchers
Scholarship Fund. For information, call (863) 763-3101.

Children's Center plans parenting class
The Hibiscus Children's Center will hold a parenting class in


Okeechobee 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 Shar-
ron Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nomi-
nated for Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian
Bluegrass album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at
(863) 697-8517.

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


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Horse riders of all ages
The Speckled Perch Parade had horse riders of all ages
representing the past and the present of Okeechobee.


USDA will offer


tree aid program


Gainesville Florida commer-
cial tree owners whose trees were
lost or damaged due to 2005 Hurri-
canes can now sign up for the 2005
Hurricanes Tree Assistance Pro-
gram (TAP), announced Farm Ser-
vice Agency (FSA) State Executive
Director Kevin L. Kelley. The sign-
up began Jan. 31, 2007, and ends
on March 30, 2007, or 15 calendar
days after being published in the
Federal Register whichever is later.
"Some nursery growers and
other commercial tree owners suf-
fered devastating financial losses as
the result of the 2005 hurricanes,"
said Kelley. "This program com-
pensates producers for some of
those losses so they can..cqntinue
to rebuild their businesses and
remain a viable part of American
agriculture."
The TAP program provides pay-
ments to eligible owners of com-
mercially grown Christmas trees,
ornamental trees, nursery trees,
potted trees, bushes (including
shrubs) and vines grown in the
field that were lost or damaged
because of 2005 hurricanes Katri-
na, Ophelia, Rita or Wilma.
The Emergency Agricultural
Disaster Assistance Act of 2006 (the
Act), enacted in June 200.6, author-
izes TAP. Under the Act, USDA's
Commodity Credit Corporation
(CCC) will provide payments to eli-
gible producers in certain counties
of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Car-
olina, South Carolina, Tennessee
and Texas. USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) will administer the
funds on behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties are those
declared primary natural disaster
areas by Secretary Johanns or des-
ignated a major disaster or emer-
gency by President Bush for 2005
calendar-year hurricanes Katrina,
Ophelia, Wilma or Rita. Counties
contiguous to a primary county are
also eligible. The Act did not


include counties declared disaster
areas by Hurricane Dennis.
Eligible counties in Florida are:
Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun,
Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Escam-
bia, Franklin, Glades, Gulf, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough,
Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lee,
Liberty, Manatee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okaloosa, Okee-
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm
Beach, Polk, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa,
Sarasota, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton,
and Washington.
To receive benefits, producers
must also meet other eligibility
requirements. To sign-up for TAP,
commercial tree owners should
contact or visit their local FSA or
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Service Center: The USDA
will require producers to provide all
available documentation in order
to receive payments; however,
USDA understands that some pro-
ducers may have little documenta-
tion of their losses due to hurricane
devastation. Producers may not
receive benefits if they already
received payments made under
other federal programs for the
same losses.
Last year, USDA announced
$2.8 billion in aid to assist victims of
the 2005 hurricane season. USDA
provided approximately $1.2 bil-
lion of those funds through nine
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March 6, 2007


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350


$49.00
$46.00
$39.00


$54.00
$52.00'
$43.00


$58.00 $68.00
$57.00 $69.00


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Steers
185-220
160-195
140-175
130-150
126-141
120-127
105-116
98-107
90-100
Steers

140-150
130-152
110-133
105-128
98-115


tuesday
933
292
12
10
67
81
1395
Hfrs
195-225
130-190
120-150
111-123
110-115
104-112
100-110
90-101
85-97
Hfrs

120-135
110-121
90-113
95-106
89-103


Slaughter cows and bulls were
$2-3 lower this week. Reports of
many loads of cattle from out
west being hauled back here.
Should be better in a week or
two. Calf prices are still good.
Good demand. Weather seems to
be the main factor, good or bad. B
& E Ranch, Okeechobee topped
the calf market with a high of
$2.20. Dean Doyle, Ft. Pierce and
U & D Cattle, Okeechobee topped
the cow market with a high of
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the St. Lucie Nuclear Power
Plant, will bring music and
astronomy together with Space
Songs on Family Sunday, March
18. The "Singing Astronomer,"
Jon Bell, will use his songs as an
effective, entertaining way to
convey ideas and information
about space.
"Everyone knows a space
song", says Bell, Indian River
Community College Planetari-
um'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), participants of all ages
will enjoy learning about the uni-
verse 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
Stuart.
Before the program, visitors
can take self-guided tours of the
Energy Encounter which fea-
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energy, electricity, nuclear
power and the environment. The
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wedge).
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Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game. District-district game.
Mar. 13: at Westwood-3:30 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 16: at Glades Central-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District)
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m.
(District)

Junior Varsity
Baseball "A" Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Mar. 13: vs. Westwood-5 p.m.
Mar. 16: vs. Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.
Mar. 19: vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (dou-
ble header)-11 a.m.

Junior Varsity
"B" Team
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Mar. 13: at Glades Day-4 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Martin County-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6 p.m.

Lady Brahman
Softball Schedule
Head coach: Kim Hargraves
Junior varsity game times listed
first,
Varsity games follow Junior varsity
Mar 13: at Sebastian River H.S.-4/6
p.m.
Mar 14: at Vero Beach H.S.-5/7
p.m.
Mar 15: vs. Port St. Lucie H.S.-5/7
p.m.
Mar 22: vs. Jensen Beach (junior
varsity)/Forest Hill (varsity)-5/7
p.m.
Mar 27: at Trevor Day H.S. (Lawn-
wood)-5/7 p.m.
Mar 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7 p.m.
Mar 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7
p.m.

Tennis
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff-
man.
Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
Mar. 13: at Ft. Pierce Central
(Lawnwood)-4 p.m.
Mar. 14: vs. Sebastian River
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3 p.m.
Mar. 27: 4t Martin County (Martin
Downs Country Club)-3:30 p.m.
Mar. 29: at Clewiston (Down-
town Clewiston)-4 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Hardee: (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m.

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Lil' Brahmnans baseball
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Chobee Lil' Brahmans base-
ball Little League ages 5-16 and
softball Little League ages 8-16
sign-ups are on going. for infor-
mation call James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482; or Albion Crowell
at (863) 697-2576.
Benefit softball
tournament scheduled
A softball tournament will
take place on March 17 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
men's softball field across from
Yearling Middle School to benefit
a new men's baseball team that
is forming. The new baseball
team will be made up of men
from Okeechobee who will play
in the N.A.B.A. league in West
Palm Beach. The cost to enter
this double elimination tourna-
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prizes will be awarded. For infor-
mation or to sign up a team con-
tact George at (863) 634-7657 or
Gary at (863) 697-0282.
Fun shoot
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A 100 target fun shoot will be
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Quail Creek Plantation, 1907
N.E. 224th St., to benefit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee. Gorge and
Mary Beth Cooper will provide
lunch, and Davey Raulerson will
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friend.
I mean it you have to have
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of dry goods. It is also your fridge
and freezer.
I've given you the tools for
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"Saving Dinner" and "Saving
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breakfast. I've thought about this
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don't make up menus for those
meals. It finally dawned on me
that the key again is that well-
stocked pantry. Here's how I do
it and do it easily and healthfully,
without resorting to junk food.
I pack my kids' lunches for
school like many families do. So
I keep on hand things for those
lunches. First the non-perishable
tools: plastic spoons, napkins,
little containers, blue ice packs
-for the lunch box (frozen and
ready to use) or lunch bags, if
you use them.
I buy in large quantities, usu-
ally taking advantage of sales. I
have one big drawer I use for
wraps and bags: one holds my
rolls and the larger gallon zipper-
topped bags and the other holds
all my zipper-topped bags. I have
_quart sized, sandwich sized and
snack sized bags. There are
:back-up boxes in the pantry.
Next, I consider the actual
:pantry itself. I pack rice chips.
-(like a thin toasted rice cake),
-healthy ginger snap cookies and
a case of bottled water. I buy all
of this weekly or semi-weekly,
and these things stay on my per-
petual shopping list so I am sure
lo pick them up.
In the bread basket are whole
wheat bread, whole wheat
bagels and fruit leathers (I get
the natural ones without the
sugar).
Then comes the fridge. Again,
.this stuff is all on my perpetual
shopping list: string cheese or
-cheese twists (cheddar & moz-
zarella together), individual
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:and apples. I also have whole-
wheat tortillas, cream cheese
and homemade muffins (not all
:the time). I don't pack it all. I
:choose a few things each time,
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almond or peanut butter and a
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maybe leftover chicken. My kids
also like almond butter in a little
plastic container to dip their cel-
ery in, and I give them a different
sandwich that day.
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almond or peanut butter is also a
favorite. I don't use peanut but-
ter often because my kids prefer
almond butter but again, you
need to customize my plan to
make it fit your family.
Breakfast is even easier I
keep two cold cereals in my
pantry plus two hot cereals: oat-
meal mixed with oat bran (I do
this myself) and grits (this is
required eating in the South
where I live!). I also have honey
or brown sugar for the hot cere-
al. (I also recommend Sucanat-
evaporated dried sugar cane
juice as a healthy alternative to
sugar.)
I also have whole-grain
frozen waffles and whole-grain
French toast in the freezer (you
can make and freeze or buy
them). In the fridge, I have the
usual suspects eggs and milk.
We're not big on juice, but there
are always plenty of bananas in
the fruit basket and tangerines
and apples in the fridge, too.
Take a peek at my pantries:
breakfast is there!
So there you have it break-
fast and lunch perpetual
pantries. Your pantries don't
need to look the same as mine,
but I bet you can draw some
similarities, or at least find a
place to start. Let these ideas be
a beginning place for you to
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on my computer (with every-
thing I normally stock) and
another magnetized"list on my
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market. It takes me less than a-
few minutes to add those things,
and I like having one list to work
off of.
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and keeping a perpetual pantry
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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-
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CASH, vic. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
contact (863)634-4626
CAT (f): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
mute, scared & has a micro-
chip. Reward.
772-324-0110
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
(863)673-5033
RED CURR DOG, Blue collar.
Lost in Ft. Drum Area, Ceme-
tery Rd. Large Reward! Please
call (863)763-0466


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
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ENGLISH WALKING HOUND-
6mos old, male, to good
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),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
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* ASSISTANT MANAGER
* MANAGER IN TRAINING
* PT/FT SALES
Hibbett Sports is hiring in
Okeechobee & Clewiston.
Apply at either Hibbett
locations. Hibbett Sports
conducts drug testing.
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BABYSITTER- In my home, 5
kids, hours vary, Pref 20yr's
or older, Leave msg, Ser inq
.only (863)801-4605
BP TECHNOLOGY INC.
Has an opening on 2nd shift
for a forklift driver/security
person. Call (863)357-6663
to fill out an application.
EOE
CDL DRIVER WANTED: Class
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but good pay! Call now!
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CENTURY 21 HIRING
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Experienced or newly licensed
agents. Call 863-467-2100
DRIVERS: Average weekly
$1000 $1500, take home.
Great home time, benefits!
Expanding tanker runs in Ju-
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exp req'd. 866-339-0072


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Send resumes to Gateway
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE
COUNSELOR
Civigenics, Inc., the largest
provider of in-prison treat-
ment programs in the Unit-
ied States is seeking full-
time counselors to deliver
substance abuse services
at our Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institution. Must be
experienced in substance
abuse counseling and mo-
tivated to work in a correc-
tional facility. Degreed or
related experience pre-
ferred. CAP/CCJAP Certifi-
cation and forensic
experience a plus.
Send resume to
George Roberson,
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168th St. Okeechobee, FL
34927 or phone:
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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As one of the largest convenience store retailers in the
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indude answering the phones, greeting customers, light
typing and other related tasks. Only serious inquiries
need apply. Please fax resume to 863-763-4455.

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


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Glades County Sheriff's
0inle iS Aciepliig
applications for positions
in it's new headquarters
and jail facility.
Correctional Officer
Supervisor
*Correctional Officers
Supply Clerk
*Records and Reception
*Control Room Clerks
Booking Clerks
*Building Maintenance
*IT Manager
Extra Pay for Language
Skills, Dog Handlers, Field
Training Officers, higher
education and advanced
training and more. Review
all openings, pay rates and
hiring policies at
www.aladessheriff.oro.
Down load your applica-
tion or pick up one from
the field office at 1995 SR
78 NW or at the Sheriffs
Office at 599 Ave J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471.
Medical Service and Food
Service Positions will be
filled by the vendors for
those contracts. Persons
interested in those jobs
can contact the vendor
directly. The contact
numbers are posted on
the web site.
OFFICE / CLERICAL WORK:,
Must have Quickbooks and
MS 'Office experience. Mon -
Fri, 8:15 am -5:15 am.
CEECO 863-357-0798
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
(863)467-6399
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repair & maint trades.
Salary stealing at $11.10hr
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your used Items by sell-
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
RECEPTIONIST/FRONT DESK
Needed for busy doctors
office. Call (863)763-1917 or
fax: (863)467-1142



MARTIAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
PROFESSIONAL
JANITORIAL COMPANY:
Seeks Part Time
Evening Cleaners for the
Okeechobee area. Call
1-800-823-5412 Mon.- Fri.


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ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
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guaranteed income from
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true, chances are that it is.
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firstt Prenwum
financial Services
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Ventrell Bonie
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
Confidential
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
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When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classllfieds.
Services





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





Dan's
Framing, inc.


Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033
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DEAN'S COMPUTER SERVICE
Affordable Computer Repair
Home /small office.
All work guaranteed.
Free pick up & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155

!Excavation


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.



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



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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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World Famous
Breasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials5-40
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Healing 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
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
(863)763-7831
DRYER: Kenmore, 220 volt.
Works good. $50.
(863)763-3551
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
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


New 4 bedroom with fire-
place, granite countertops,
wood floors, on 1 acre plus,
SB C. CBS deed restricted, new
............ upgraded development,
-.:_ "$298,000. Edgewater Acres,
American Construction Associates, Okeechobee,
FL, (863) 610-0395
*Excludes Taxes & Insurance


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: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
WASHER/DRYER- Combo
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
(863)532-8542
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737

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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
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.



KITCHEN CABINETS All wood.
Large quantities...Mustsell!
Starting @ $1600.
Call 772-361-4398
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.




Licensed & Insured

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


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


BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE
COMBO, 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (239)298-6160
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOUNCE HOUSE/SLIDE COM-
BO, 10x10, Great condition.
$500 (239)298-6160 or
(863)675-1113 LaBelle
WINNIE THE POOH, Toddler
bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100
(863)677-1591


BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
(863)697-1486
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
(863)634-5038
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


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
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
CABINETS (2): True Oak w/ 2
doors & shelving. $100. Call
Monday Friday, 9am-3pm.
(863)467-1717
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
$50 (863)467-8464
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
(863)675-1138
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
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,
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
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: $60.
(863)697-0845
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
LOVESEAT, CHAIR & 2
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
(863)532-8542
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing $300. (863)357-5754

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

OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)763-4992
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
SOFA, Loveseat Recliner &
Ottoman, Pine $300. for all.
(863)675-0378
TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
863-675-3793
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
(2), light oak, brand new.
$300 or best offer.
863-675-2152
TWIN CAPT BED: Arbor Creek,
Rooms to Go, w/ nightstand,
excellent condition. $275 or
best offer. 863-763-6617
Find It faster. Sll It soon-
er i the classlileds


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
SMITH & WESSON- Model
#629, 44 magnum, Perfect
condition. $550.
(863)697-1443



TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625
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


PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
(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
MAGNIFYING READER, For
sight impaired. 16" color dis-
play screen, easy to use.
Many format features. Will
magnify print & pictures up to
100x. Unit complete with
stand. Half of original price.
$1500 neg. (863)635-5227
Motorola H500 pink (pink-
ish/purple) bluetooth wireless.
Used lightly w/charger &
manual. $35. (561)924-2208
SOLAR PANELS (2): 75 watts,
regulator & BATTERIES (6):
6 volt. $600 for all.
863-675-3312
TRAILER HITCH- 2, Class 3,
H/D, Fits Chevy Silverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249



VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
$125(863)484-0105


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
(863)824-0703
JACK RUSSEL, AKC reg. 11/2
yrs. old, with kennel, $450
for both or best offer.
(863)467-5216/634-5803
Miniature Dachshunds (2):
Males, 9 wks old, w/papers.
$425 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
$50.863-357-1560
PUPPY: German Shepherd, 3
mo old female, top breed from
German parents, black/tan.
$900. (239)368-2301


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Ir-* 6 Months Paid By Des.,veloper at
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Property 1:
27 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT in Fort Drum -AUCTION SITE
* 450' frontage on US Hwy 441 Mixed zoning Commercial and RM
* Future land use Fort Drum rural activity center w/ one unit/acre density
* Cleared with partial pavement infrastructure in place


Property 2: property 3:
5 ACRE RANCHETTE (2) ONE ACRE BUILDING LOTS
in Lake Montaza Estates in Four Seasons Estates
(off Hwy 44,1 north of Ft. Drum) (off SR70 east of Okeechobee)
OWNERS: Calvin & Lola Harrison; Sybil McCatly, Individually and as Trustee
All properties sell REGARDLESS OF PRICEl
TERMS: Cash lo bid 10 6o Buyer's Premium Broker Particpaion available
- Call to qualify'
Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc. .-


SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various 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
HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
$100. (772)201-5689
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
(863)634-5038
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow. 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
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Ing with a classified ad.


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


AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
$850/all. (863)697-9704
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
(863)634-7706
EXTENSION LADDER- 40ft,
asking $75 or best offer
(863)635-0079
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" Black
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704


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



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


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


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers B65




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



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



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


AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
(863)781-0484
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, '94,
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
(239)537-8940
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
PASO FIND MARE & REG.
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
772-519-2256.
Reward for info regarding lo-
cation of "Tiger". Our sad-
dle/harness horse, bought by
an Okeechobee man in Lake
Park some years ago. Geld-
ing, all brown except for
small white mark on muzzle.
Call (772)562-1472
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


RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
(863)447-0337
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, 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
ON RIM CANAL of LAKE OKEE
1br, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $195/wk
(772)359-1640



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
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502

CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
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 Dogsl Call 561-746-5852
Oak Park, 3/1/1 newly remo-
died CBS, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,,000 mo. +
$1,000 sec. (863)763-4795



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurryl Only a Few Leftl
(863)467-0831


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112



TAYLOR CREEK, 2/1, Irg.
backyard, $980 FLS & 3/2,
$1400 FLS, w/encl. & open
porches & docks, 1 yr.
ease. (863)467-8683

Time to clean out the
attic, basement end/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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


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STANTON MOBILE HOMES
Quality Homes at Discounted Pricesl
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.
"o r- ACOBSEN

ScotBilt



4925 HWY 441 SOUTH* OKEECHOBEE. FL
www.StantonMH.com


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL
BUILDING
Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Versital applications.
Interior rebuilt in 1996.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Now even lower at
$299,000. (863)610-1120


BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
Debra Pinson (863)801-9163
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


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
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
ext., Central A/C, New carpet.
$154,500. 423-421-3815 or
863-634-7675
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba manu-
factured home & lot. Home is
in good condition, includes all
appliances, central air & heat,
new kitchen and bath cabinets,
new carpeting, flooring, light-
ing, and completely repainted
inside. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV. Re-
duced to $75,000 negotiable.
813-453-6990 813-376-4537
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p. Seller motivated.
Must see!!! (863)763-2461


OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
-~ 7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X( fenced, pond
& house pad.Ready to build!
$242,400. neg. 253-221-5911


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


OPEN HOUSE
LEST MAKE A DEALl!
Sunday 1Oam-4pm
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. No Money
Down!!. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809





in Camilla, Georgia
3 bd/2 ba home
with 5 pole barns,
CBS block horse
stable, 10 stalls,
slaughterhouse
and cooler.
Improved property.

(863) 634-2367
OHIO, Williamsburg- 47 +
acres. Leveled to rolling. 1400'
road frontage. Wa-
ter/Elec./Gas. Lots of Privacy.
$410,000. (863)467-7255


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
OKEE., On Rim Canal lbr
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $200. per wk. Min. down
Call 863-634-1802
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
TREASURE ISLAND 1BR/1BA
SW $600. mo., Hwy. 78 West
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625. mo.
32' RV w/Kit. & full ba. $490.
mo. (RVincl. city water &
elec.) 561-346-4646


SaleMobile Home


SaleMobile Home


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


ADULT PARK: Waterfront w/
Lake access. 1991 Homes of
Mtri 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, 1ba. $69,000.
neg (863)467-2156
OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
(863)763-8567
OKEE: Prowler 33ft, 11'x30'
Florida rm, 1br, W/D incld,
partially furn. $7800 neg.
863-532-8542/865-924-9228
OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re-
modeled inside w/new roof.
In nice adult park, $14,900
(772)546-3067
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 n rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
REDUCEDI- 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
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017

Recreation



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



ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS TRACKER BOAT- 17FT
V, 40hp Yamaha motor, trailer,
needs some work. Reduced
price. $900 (270)210-9385
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great, no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
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
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
baft, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405


JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP, bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
KEY LARGO- '2000, 21.5',
140hp Suzuki. W/trailer. Bi-
mini top. Like new. Must see!
$11,800. (863)763-8382
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Mere.
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 marine bat-
tery. $750.863-824-0899
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
$11,000. (863)983-7835


CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
Labelle area.
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home. New tires/refrig-
erator. Pressure Water & Gas
Stove $3200. (561)723-1690
MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
MOTORHOME- '91, Winneba-
go Elaindan. 33', 460 Ford
eng. 6500 watt gen. 72K Good
shape. $9500.863-824-0365
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
All apple Florida Rm., Shed.
Located at Lakeside RV Park..
$6900 (863)763-7927
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


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
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
KEYSTONE CHALLENGER-
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
trade. (812)201-2806
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
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am


BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee


BMW K75- '92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area
DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
firm. (863)634-2475
HARLEY SPORTSTER 883
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA NIGHTHAWK '83,
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-1561
HONDA SHADOW 04-750cc,
like new, $3900 or best offer
(772)618-0555 cell
SADDLE BAGS, For '92
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561



GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI- '88, 100 cc, Runs
reat. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
XTRA CLEAN FOUR WHEEL-
ER, 2000 Honda TRX35QTEY,
Barely used. $2395. Call only
M-F 9-3. (863)467-1717


DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
(239)633-2159
NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
moved. $4900. 615-496-3891
TRAILER: 26ft, screen room,
storage area, all contents.
Must be moved. $1000.
863-674-0531 Labelle area


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 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



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 '04, 4 door,
good condition, champagne
color. $8500 neg.
(863)357-6811


CHEVY CAVALIER '97-MUST
SELL great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
(863)357-3369/634-2154
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
$600 (863)697-2598
FORD FOCUS ZX3- '01, Auto.,
Custom paint. Body kit. Runs
good. $4200.
(863)228-1528
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
(863)467-4327
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
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


WANTED: Junk Cars, Will pay
$75 $100 for complete cars
towed in, or $50 $75 if
picked up. (863)763-2141


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



CHEVY 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
863-634-2684
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
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
$2500 (863)763-8201
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


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315 S. ParrottAvenue Okeechobee, FL 34974


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


CHEVY PU '95- full bed, 5
spd, $3995, Call
(863)763-7367
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY C10 1968: Runs good,
body needs TLC. $2500.
717-286-709.
CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
863-824-6720
CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED '79-
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
CHEVY S10 '93- good shape,
runs good, V6.5 spd, $1800
or best offer (863)983-7100
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
Clean! $2500. 863-674-0467
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 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good int., runs &
looks great. Must see.
$2500 (863)983-6550
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


Public Notices



PubNc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is i,-,i,, ,., ifi rti ..
S r,, :T| iln I ,-, I , the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1989 Olds 4-door(gry)
Vin#2G3AS51N1K2300301
Sale Date: 03/21/07
1992 Dodge Pickup (Woi)
Vin#1B7FL26G7NS665944
Sale Date: 03/21/07
1994 Vessel (Wil)
Vin#FFLZW5864J794
Sale Date: 03/21/07
2000 Chryster 4-door (Red)
Vin#2C3HE66G2YH243171
Sale Date: 03/21/07
1986 Vessel OSY14826D686
Sale Date: 03/21/07
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Church hosting special speaker
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will present
Dr. Clarence Menninga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Menninga
is chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich. He will be
presenting a program entitled "Science and the Christian Faith."
Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon in the meeting room
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat O'Con-
nor at (863) 763-3536.


Church hosting Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host the 15th
annual Fort Drum Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25,
from 10:30 until 4 p.m. each day. There will be games and prizes for the
youth as well as food, music, and a baking contest. Pastors 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.

Brandt to appear at local church
Nashville recording artist Tommy Brandt will appear at the Basinger
Church of God, 16050 U.S. 98 N., on Sunday, March 18, at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. For information, call (863) 467-1503.


Church hosting gospel singers
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St., will
present Ron and Sharon Frazier in concert on Sunday, March 18, at 7
p.m. The concert is open to the public.

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.


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The revolutionary Irane CleanEnttects'"I air titration system removes up to 99.98% ot the
.. allergens from all the air that your central air conditioner heals or cools. What's more, a
Trane XL19i is like having two air conditioners in one, which really saves you money on
your energy bill. Isn't it time you expected more from your system?
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TRAW I 312 S.W. 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL. 34974
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REBATE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $1200 IS AVAILABLE ON QUALIFYING SYSTEMS PURCHASED BETWEEN MARCH 8 AND MAY 31, 2007 ONLY AND MAY VARY DEPENDING ON
MODEL PURCHASED. AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTICIPATING DEALERS ONLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. *6 Months Same As Cash/6 Months Deferred Payment. Finance
Charges accrue from the date of sale unless the Same As Cash plan balance is paid in full prior to the Same As Cash expiration date, in which case they are waived. Regular credit
terms apply after the Same As Cash period expires. Annual Percentage Rate 17.90%. Minimum Finance Charge: $2.00. (APR and Minimum Finance Charge may be lower in some
states.) Terms subject to change without notice. Subject to credit approval. See Account Agreement for complete information and important disclosures. Other open-end and
closed-end credit plans may be available. Ask seller for details. All credit plans subject to normal credit policies. NOTE: Rebate up to $1200 is dependent upon systems pur'c.:.


DODGE SUV 1987, Runs
good. $1000 or best offer.
(863)983-4940
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee


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
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CHEVY ASTRO 2000: Excel-
lent condition, 86k mi,
$7500. Call 863-824-0195
or 731-414-6087
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE CARAVAN '92: 62k
orig mi, factory 5spd, 4cyl,
looks & runs great. $3000 or
best offer. 863-697-1832.
FORD F350 '89- 16 passen-
ger, diesel engine, dual
wheels, $2490
(863)673-0782
GMC WORK VAN '88, New
battery, good tires. $800
(863)634-0118

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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be hold before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adustment s and Appeals on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:00 pmin
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
'Street, Okeechobee, to consider a Special Exception to allow for the package sale
of wine and other alcoholic and intoxicating beverages for off premise consump-
lion in a Commercial (C) zoning district. The property owner and applicant is N &
A Real Estate, Inc. The property address is 3691 Highway 441 North and is more
particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Township 37 South Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly as follows:
Commence atte point of intersection of the South line of Australian Avenue with
East line of Lot 28, WHISPERING PINES, according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 25, of the public records of Okeechobee County, Florida;
thence run Southerly along the East line of said Lot 28, for a distance of 400.00
feet; thence run Easterly parallel to the South line of said Australian Avenue, for a
distance of 418.15 feet to the point of beginning of the herein described parcel of
land; thence run Northerly, parallel to the East line of said Lot 28, for a distance of
180.00 feet; thence run Easterly parallel with the South line of said Australian
Avenue, for a distance of 184.08 feet to the point of intersection with the Westerly
right of way line of State Road 15 (US 441) said right of way line being located
50.00 feet from the Centerline of said road; thence run Southerly along te West-
erly right of way line of said State Road 15, for a distance of 36.17 feet to the
point of curvature of a circular curve to the right, having a radius of 2814.93 feet,
through a central angle of 2 degrees 55'43" for an arc distance of 143.88 feet to
the poin'of intersection with aline that is 400.00 feet South of and parallel with
the South Line of said Australian Avenue said 400.00 feet being measured along
the East line of the aforesaid Lot 28; thence run Westerly, parallel to the South line
of said Australian Avenue, for a distance of 181.00 feetto the point of beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2007-0663
196917 ON 3/9/07

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (UA) will receive proposals for the purpose of
securing Engineering Services forthe following:
Eastside Force Main
Water Master Plan
Wastewater Master Plan
Detailed RFQ documents are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax)
863-763-3746. Separate RFQ's for each project listed are required. The OUA in-
tends to review the submitted RFQ's and reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ's.
The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified firm
from the RFO's received.
The RFQ'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


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