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Vol. 98 No. 72 Tuesday, March 13, 2007 50N Plus tax


Today's Meetings
OUA- 100 S.W Fifth Ave.,
8:30 a.m.
County Code Enforce-
ment Okeechobee County
Courthouse, County Commis-
sion Chambers, 2 p.m.
Okeechobee County
School Board 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., room 303, 6 p.m.
City Code Enforcement -
City Hall, City Council Cham-
bers, 7 p.m.

burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a countywide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
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.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue 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
i 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

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Drought Index
Current: 678
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.00 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.04 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Spring rodeo: Cowboys show their skills

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Steer wrestling pitted cowboys against steers at the annual spring rodeo held at the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association arena on U.S. 441 this past weekend.

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Calf roping was one of the events that took place at the annual Okeechobee Cattlemen's
spring rodeo this past weekend at the Cattlemen's rodeo arena on U.S. 441.,

Firefighter injured

battling grass fire

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A firefighter from the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue
Department (OCF/R)-was injured
slightly last weekend while bat-
tling a grass fire in the Viking.
OCF/R Chief Nick Hopkins
said the firefighter was taken to
Raulerson Hospital where he was
treated for smoke inhalation,
then released. Chief Hopkins.
added that the firefighter will be
off duty for four days.
The Saturday, March 10, blaze
covered an estimated 35 to 40
acres. What started the fire is still
under investigation by the state's
Department of Forestry (DOF).
He said his department
received the call at 2:27 p.m. and
that it took six trucks to fight and
extinguish the blaze.
The chief said no one has

been cited since it has not been
determined what caused the fire.
Since there is a county-wide
burn ban it is possible charges
could be filed if it is determined
someone violated that ban.
The burn ban includes, but is
not limited to, campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until fur-
ther notice, based upon condi-
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not exceed-
ing $500, imprisonment in the
county jail for a term not exceed-
ing 60 days, or both.
The DOF is continuing to issue
burn permits for acreage on a
day-by-day, case-by-case basis.
The City of Okeechobee has
also issued a burn ban in con-
See Firefighter Page 2


top OUA

meeting plan

Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) will take further action
toward setting up the neces-
sary mechanism to allow for
the levying of special assess-
ments when they meet today.
The meeting will begin at
8:30 a.m. and will be held at the
OUA building, 100 S.W Fifth
Ave. .
The board will be reviewing
an amendment to the intericoal
agreement between OUA, the
city and the county under
which OUA operates. The
amendment would require

Who: OUA board of directors
Where: 100 S.W. Fifth Ave.
When: Today, 8:30 a.m.
QUA to give the city a 60-day
notice if they intend to impose
a special assessment. The
county had already requested
such notification.
Also on the agenda for con-
sideration are agreements with
the property appraiser and tax
collector dealing with assess-
ment and collection of special
These documents would
allow OUA to assess affected
property owners for the cost of
See OUA-Page 2

Magistrate may

impose fines

at code hearing

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The monthly special magis-
trate hearing for code violations.
will be conducted at 2 p.m.
today at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse.
Special magistrate Bill Selmi
is scheduled to hear nine new
cases, impose fines in eight
cases and consider one fine
Elva Ochoa has been
charged with unauthorized
occupancy of an RV, unautho-

Who: County Code Enforcement
Where: County Commission
Chambers, 304 N.W. Second St.
When: Today, 2 p.m.
rized use of land/or building
and having an inoperable/unli-
censed vehicle on a Whisper-
ing Pines lot.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Blanca Saucedo,
Manuel Delgadillo has a con-
demned mobile home, dilapi-
dated chicken pen and inoper-

See Hearing Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
SEM: Home of the Chiefs
Seminole Elementary School students supported their school, home of the chiefs in
the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10.

2 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 13,2007

Man injured

in car accident

An Okeechobee man was seri-
ously injured last weekend when
he was involved in a single-car
According to ad Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
report, Randall Edward Johnson,
38, N.W. Center St., was listed as
being in critical but stable condi-
tion at Holmes Regional Medical
Center in Melbourne.

OCSO Deputy John Ashby said
in his report that Friday's accident
happened around 5:04 p.m. in the
3500 block of S.W. 16th St. in Oak
Park. He said the 1996 Chevrolet
compact being driven by Mr.
Johnson overturned, threw him
from the vehicle and then rolled
over him.
The accident is still under

Youth Livestock Show

opens today at center

The Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show begins Tuesday,
March 13, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., and will run from 4
until 7 p.m. with the steer weigh
in, dairy and beef breeding check-
Wednesday, March 14, will be
the weigh-in for hogs, and check-
in for poultry and rabbits from 4
until 7 p.m.
All passes for the fair will be
distributed when record books
are checked in. There will be a
mandatory meeting for all
exhibitors, including hog
exhibitors, on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The main gate at the Okee-
chobee County Fair will open at 5
p.m. on Tuesday. All parents,
exhibitors, buyers and animals
will enter the east end of the
arena at no charge during the

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junction with the county.
Chief Hopkins said he didn't
know how long the burn ban will
be in effect, but it will remain in
effect until the county receives a
significant amount of rainfall.
"Some areas of the county had
over an 1 inch of rain a couple of
weeks ago, but it didn't affect the
drought conditions at all," he said.

Continued From Page 1
expanding,sewer and water lines
through their property or adjacent
There is also good news. The
new surface water treatment
plant has been recognized at state
and national levels. The facility
received an Engineering Excel-
lence Award from the Florida
Institute of Consulting Engineers
and also received an Honor
Award from the American Coun-


Continued From Page 1
able vehicle on his property in
Whispering Pines.
Code enforcement officer
Gina Gehrig cited Beulah Well-
man for trash and debris and
excessive overgrowth on a S.E.
21st Court property.
Aurelia and George Alexander
have a derelict mobile home on
their S.E. 40th Avenue property,
according to Ms. Gehring.
Trash and debris, care of
premises and overgrowth are the
charges against Kenneth King
because of the condition of his
N.E. 103rd property.
Melvin Sizemore was cited by,
code enforcement officer Beth
Albert for having an unautho-
rized mobile home and no certifi-
cate of occupancy. The property
in question is located on N.E.
342nd Trail.
Jose Noboa and Esperanza
Alvarez have been charged for
having a derelict structure over-
growth and a safety hazard on
their Basswood property.
Ms. Gehring has charged
Arthur and Patricia Sellers with
having a derelict home, derelict
'boathouse and unlicensed vehi-
cle on their U.S. 441 S.E. proper-
Jerriston Mason was cited for
care of premises, junk and
debris, extreme overgrowth,
unlicensed vehicle and missing
pool barrier. His property is on
S.W. 19th Lane.
Rosario Elias is facing a fine of

Youth Livestock Show and Sale.
The entrance gate to the fair from
the arena will be opened after all
the animals are settled and bed-
ded down for safety reasons.
The dairy show begins at 5
p.m. on Wednesday. The steers
and beef breeding show will start
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.
The hog show will start at 4 p.m.
on Friday, March 16. The small
animal show will start at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, March 17.
The photo session for non-sale
animals will be at noon on Satur-
The hog sale begins at 2 p.m.
on Saturday, and will be followed
by dairy, beef breeding and steers.
For information, call Rick
Barnes at (863) 357-2047; or, the
Okeechobee Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

Drought conditions were exac-
erbated by heavy frost damage to
The drought index as of Mon-
day, March 12, was 678. The
drought index is an indicator of
the dryness of the soil and it
ranges from 0 to 800. Conditions
are favorable for the occurrence
and spread of wildfires increase
as the index increases.
For information, call the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue
Department at (863) 763-5544
during normal working hours.

cil of Engineering Companies.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive he financial report
for the period ending Feb. 28;
schedule a public hearing
concerning changes in billing pol-
award a contract for equip-
ment to test and document the
condition of each valve;
modify the developer's
agreement with Premier Property,
LLC; and,
review and approve develop-
er's agreements with several

$50 a day because of the condi-
tion of N.E. 11th Lane property.
If the unlicensed vehicle,
derelict items, flea market mate-
rials and trash has not been
removed from the property of
Thomas and Barbra Almond,
they could be fined $75 a day.
Sonrise Developers could be
fined $150 a day if the company
has not obtained all necessary
construction permits and
removed all construction debris
from their Dixie Ranch Estates
Mr. Selmi could fine David and
Viola Tyson $100 a day for every
day of noncompliance if they
have not obtained the necessary
If he has not demolished and
removed a derelict structure
from his U.S. 441 S.E. property,
Charles Wadlington could be
fined $250 a day.
Elvis and Beryl Underwood
could be fined $75 a day if they
have not removed a derelict
structure, unlicensed/inoperable
vehicles and trash and debris
from their N.W. 30th Terrace'
Mr. Selmi could fine Wesley
Rucks $100 a day if he has not
obtained a building permit for his
N.W. 95th Court property.
Mark and Terri Lynn Jekot
could be fined $100 a day if they
have not obtained the necessary
permits for their N.W. 38th
Avenue property.
Melba Franklin has applied for
reduction of a fine of $25 a day
which began accruing on July

Community Events

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other
items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community.
For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from I until
4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is
$30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For informa-
tion, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,.901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in
grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at
(863) 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sentlin for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will'receive a gift.
This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You
must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No child
care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for theright employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones

Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863).763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

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OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter,
ested applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a
term of fouryears, 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 OkeechobeO
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 pleas-
, 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.
Deadline for photo contest nears
BELLE GLADE The deadline to enter the Black Gold Jubilee
photography contest to be held in Belle Glade is nearing.
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The Black
Gold Jubilee festival will be held Saturday, April 21.
For information, rules and entry forms, contact Sara Phillips at
the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S. Main St., Belle Glade;
FI, 33430. Or, call her at (561) 996-2745.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny with patchy fog in the morning. The high
will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from the east at 5 to 10
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s. The
wind will be from the east around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s. The
wind will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast at 10
to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Thursday: Increasing cloudiness with a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms.The high will be in the lower 80s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers.
The lowwill be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar

Osceola Warriors Band
The Osceola Warriors Band marched in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March
10, bringing music to everyone's ears.

Arthritis in pets Arrest Report

can be agonizing

arthritis has your knees creaking
and your joints aching, it can be a
miserable time. Rover may feel
your pain.
Arthritis in pets can be just as
agonizing as it is in humans, and
the disease and its effects are very
similar in both pets and people,
says Dr. Sharon Kerwin, a veteri-
harian in Texas A&M University's
College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences.
Arthritis can affect almost any
animal, but it is especially com-
mon in dogs.
Kerwin says animal arthritis
attacks bones and joints much the
same way as the disease does in
humans, but with one noticeable
exception it can strike some
animals, especially dogs, before
they become a 1-year-old.
"Any animal can get arthritis,
but dogs especially seem to be
prone to getting the disease," Ker-
win says.
"It is not unusual for a dog to
have a check-up in its first year,
and the veterinarian car-already
detect signs of arthritis. It means,
the owner" ill almost certainly
have to make some adjustments
in the way the animal is cared for
and the amount of exercise and
movement the dog gets."
Certain breeds are especially
prone to getting arthritis, and
these include rottweilers, golden
retrievers and Labrador retrievers.
Kerwin says there are several
signs pet owners may look for if
they suspect their animal might
have arthritis.
i "First is an obvious decrease in
activity," she explains.
' "The animal may not want to
go as far as it used to on a walk. It
may not want to walk at all."
"In cats, it is sometimes a little
harder to detect arthritis, but the
animal may appear to be less
active and may have trouble
jumping on top of a chair or

Treatments can vary, depend-
ing on the severity of arthritis, Ker-
win says.
Surgery, she explains, is some-
times recommended, especially if
a hip or other joint is. severely
"Drugs are often prescribed,
and these include Rimadyl
(carprofen) for dogs. For cats,
there are not as many choices. A
low-dose aspirin can sometimes
help, or there are several drugs
which can be of benefit."
As with humans, weather
changes especially colder
weather can often be felt in
bones and joints, and these
changes can affect your pet, Ker-
win adds.
"Probably the most frequent
question veterinarians get asked
about arthritis in pets is, 'Should I
continue to exercise my pet?'
There's no easy answer," Kerwin
"Low-impact exercise, like a
walk,. is usually better -than no
exercise at all. Swimming is an
ideal exercise for dogs if th6y will
do it. But there is always a'Catch-
22 with exercise: If you don't
exercise the pet, it will almost cer-
tainly gain weight, and if you do
give the animal exercise, it can
sometimes make the condition
"That's why it's best to consult
with a veterinarian to get the treat-
ment plans best suited for your
pet. Pet arthritis is not a death sen-
tence for your animal, but owners
need to be aware that the animal
cannot do certain things."
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Energy Encounter

presents special

railway program

HUTCHISON ISLAND Flori- photographs of the progress of
41a Power & Light Company's the construction. In 2003, he pub-
Energy Encounter, located at the lished "Florida's Great Ocean Rail-
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, will way-Building the Key West Exten-
feature a special presentation on sion." In his Wonderful
'lorida's Miami to Key West rail- Wednesday presentation, Dan
Way on Wednesday, March 21, at will trace the route, the building
0 a.m. Dan Gallagher, former of the major bridges, and stories
college professor and author, will of the life and times of the work-
detail the construction of the rail- ers in the Keys. As Dan gives his
goad at the center's Wonderful presentation, he will demonstrate
Wednesday program series for some of the clever engineering
adults. tasks as he builds a model bridge
SFrom 1905 through 1916, thou- for the audience.
sands of laborers and engineers
engaged in an amazing construc- To register for this program or
tion project building a railroad for additional information, please
trom Miami to Key West. Every call the Energy Encounter at 1-
brought new surprises for the Interested visitors can also con-
qonstruction team before they tact the Energy Encounter by e-
eere able to put the line in place mail at
or passenger service by 1912.
K ey West became the southern- For more information on FPL's
ost rail-steamer connection in Energy Encounter and the calen-
e United States. dar of special events, call toll-free
Dan Gallagher, an 18-year vet- at 1-877-FPL-4FUN or visit us on
cran of the Florida Keys, has the web at
massed an amazing collection of

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Brittiny Compton, 21, S.W.
Eighth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 9 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman on a
charge of aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon. Her bond was
set at $5,000.
Bruce L. Smith, 18, Silver'
Star Road, Orlando, was arrested
March 9 by Deputy G. Popovich
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation battery on deten-
tion facility staff. He is being held
without bond.
Jason Clere, 24, N.E. 23rd
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested
March 9 by Deputy Raul Marrero
on misdemeanor charges of
attaching an unassigned tag, fail-
ure to register a motor vehicle and
driving while license suspended.
His, bond .n; ,these charges was,
s5gtat $3,,0Q.jHwas later Arest- -
edbyPepty -:Massung Qn ,an
Okegehobee County, '-warrant,
charging him with grand theft
auto and dealing in stolen proper-
ty. His bond on these charges was


Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out assessment of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. For infor-
mation call (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale.'For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belin-
da at (863) 357-0166.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must have a
revaccination 12 months after
the initial vaccination. There-
after, revaccination requirements
would conform to the vaccine
manufacturer's direction. Ven-
dors should be reminded that
any dog or cat offered for sale is
to be sold with a health certifi-
cate issued by a licensed Veteri-
narian, per Florida State Law
828.29. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-

Okeechobee News Chauna Aguilar

OHS Marching Band
The Okeechobee High School Marching Band brought music to the air during the Speck-
led Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10.

set at $15,000.
Juan Islas-Ramos, 21, Okee-
chobee, was arrested March 10 by
the OCPD on a charge of grand
theft auto. His bond was set at
Jorge Negrete-Rocha, 50,
Azalea Avenue, Fort Pierce, was
arrested March 10 by Deputy Matt
Hurst on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
bond was set at $5,500.
Patrice Nicolette Byrd, 26,
N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 10 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a felony charge of
tampering with physical evi-
dence, and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
violence. Her bond was set at
Derrick Jace Rogers, 21,
N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 10 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on charges of burglary of
a conveyance and grand theft. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Marlon Dwain Scott, 30,
Okeechobee, was arrested March
10 by Deputy Justin Akins on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
, e Thomas Ford Meara, 43, S.
Rarrott, Aye., Okeechobee, was
arrested March. 10 by Deputy Matt
Hurst on. a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
Alfredo Roblero, 33, West

tion, call Animal Control at (863)

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as two
hours per week, then you can
help. Guardian Ad Litem volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are needed
in St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin
and Okeechobee counties. Call
the Guardian Ad Litem program
at (772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just. two
hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives
of these children.

Center offers
parenting classes
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on
Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at
New Endeavor High School, 575
S.W. 28th St. The school is locat-
ed across the street from Osceola
Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children. For
information call (800) 403-9311.

Palm Beach, was arrested March
11 by Deputy M. Collier on a
"charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be'
confirmed and printed.

Get Your Irish
Up and Your
Carpets Cleaned

L.R., D.R. and
Hall for $60
(Traffic Areas Only
Up to 400 Sq. Ft.)
Bedrooms are extra $10
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boyd Dale Smith
Loyd Dale Smith, age 78, died
Aarch 10, 2007, at Raulerson Hos-
)ital. Mr. Smith was born Oct. 28,
928, in Parma, Mo. to William
nd Nancy Smith. He was a

farmer. Mr. Smith proudly served
our country in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Smith is survived by his
wife of 57 years, Sarah Smith of
Rector Ark.; daughter, Regina
(Greg) Green of Kennett, Mo.;
son, Rickey D. (Susan) Smith of

Rector, Ark.; two sisters, Louisa
(Jim) Wilson of Okeechobee and
Ruth Evans of Oran, Mo.; five
grandchildren; and, two great
Funeral services will be held in
Rector, A! k. under the direL.,on 01

Mitchell Funeral Home (870) 595- ,
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE. Sccond St.,

Okeechobee News
I I I i I I~I. .. .. . . . . .. . . . . . .

"Few of the men and
women about us today have
what they want and few want
what they have."
The above words sum up
man as well as any we know.
It's human nature to find our
little world is actually a prison
wall. Within these walls, we must
spend our days spend them hap-
pily or resentfully. We gain our
victories, not by assaulting the
walls, but by accepting them.
We accept life by looking at it
in this respect: however uncon-
trollable our past, however dis-
appointing our present, our
future can be what we choose to
make it.
We may seem at times to be
the prisoners of fate, while we
are actually its master.
Our Thought to Remember:
The mastery of life is often just a
simple adjustment.

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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
FISHING: I am calling about these crybabies that call in about the
winter residents that come down from the mid-west and north to fish. I
have been here for going on 40 years and as a resident of Okeechobee,
I love it. I also have a lot of friends that come down that I really enjoy
socializing with and if they want to catch four or 40 fish a day, it's
nobody's business. Let them cry about something else. Its people that
don't have anything else to do that call in, and I don't think they catch
that many to start with. Two rods is enough for anyone but if they want
to have four that is OK with me. They bring a lot of northern money
down here and they don't have anything else to do except fish and
spend their money. So get off their backs. They are a great part of our
business that is done here in the winter time. Without them it would
be a lot different for me and these people that are crying. So I say to the
northerners, two poles are plenty for anybody so don't rub these sore
heads any more than you have to. It's not everybody that's a sore head.
It's just a few people that want to make them feel unwelcome. You are
welcome and I hope you keep coming.

FISHING POLES: This is in reference to the gentleman who thinks
limiting the number of poles will cause a hardship for the bait vendors.
For many years now, my husband and I have owned a bait and tackle
shop in a state that has a limit of two poles per person, with no more
than two hooks per pole. It has never hurt our business and I seriously
doubt that it ever will.

FAIR: I'm calling about the fair schedule I read in the paper today. I
see Saturday is Hispanic Day. I'd like to know what the other days are.
Editor's Note: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16, 17 and 18,
are Seminole Indian Days.

MEDICAL CARE: I just saw on the news where our president is
sending a medical ship to give medical aid to 13 different countries.
Why can he not have a little compassion for his own people here in the
United States who do not have any kind of health care? This is ridicu-
lous. I think charity begins at home and he should learn that.

COMMENTS: I have spoken to so many people about the Speak Out
column and many people say that they enjoy it and we do appreciate
the newspaper for doing it. I have three comments. In response to the
March 2 comment about the price of stamps I do agree that the people
at the Post Office do work very hard but I don't think the line outside
the building is due to how hard they work. The line outside the build-
ing is for the fact they don't have enough people. I am also calling
about the article family friendly and they are comparing Okeechobee
to Tallahassee and I don't think there is any comparison whatsoever. I
can't begin to give you statistics for each but they have nothing in com-
mon that I know of. The third subject is dogs. If you look in the want
ads and see what is available, it really upsets me to see what people
pay for dogs. And as long as people keep paying it the breeders will
keep charging it. It is just ridiculous. You can go to the animal control
and get any kind of dog you want and just keep going back until you
find what you want. The cost of $85 includes the doctor's visit, shots,
spaying and tags and it's quite a bargain. There is no such thing as a
free dog but $85 compared to what the ads offer for purebreds? We
need to think this over. There is an imbalance.

FREE WATER: You would think that as much as OUA charges us
folks here in the city for water and sewer that they would shut that free
water faucet off down there by the dike at Lock 7.

NO SPECKS: I think they need to change the name from Speckled
Perch to the Catfish Festival. As a matter of fact, I believe I will take a
picture of a speckled perch up there so they will know what one looks
like because there are none left in the lake.

SPECIAL DAY: I see the county fair on March 10 is Hispanic Day.
Why do they get a special day? Why not White, Black or Asian Day? Or,
an All-American Day?

THANKS: Saturday, March 10,1 I was in a motorcycle accident north
of town and I would like to leave my appreciation to all the people
who stopped and gave me assistance. I don't know how to contact
them but there were numerous people who stopped and helped me,
and I'd like to thank them.

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At Your Service On Page 2

Letter to the Editor

Big Bad Bo
My name is Jack F. Bylsma III.
I am 14 years old and I have
never raised livestock before this
school year. As a member of the
Osceola Middle School FFA
(Future Farmers of America), I
would like to invite you to Okee-
chobee's first County Fair and
Youth Livestock Show and Sale at
the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-

For my first time raising a pig, I
think I did well. But I hope you
will come see for yourself. There
is a livestock auction at the new
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center,
Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m.'
Whether you are interested in
purchasing a pig, some other
type of livestock, or if you are just
interested in seeing what the FFA
members have been working on
this year, I hope you will join us
in the auction barn on March 17

Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. 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 informa-
tion, 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 wel-
come. 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)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall 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 Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth 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-
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 asthe 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.

Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at323 N. Parrott
Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863)
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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)
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage 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
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 infor-
mation 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. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
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 meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Avs. at 7 p.m. For information call Monikaat (863) 697-6235.

at 2 p.m.
My pig, Bo, was around 70
pounds when I bought him and
now he is somewhere between
220 to 260 pounds. He really
gained the weight after I started
feeding his Sunglo Show Feed,
which is a well balance diet for
I really would like to show
you Bo before the livestock sale,
so please come to the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center on Fri-

day, March 16, at 4 p.m. where I
will be showing Bo along side
other FFA member's pigs in the
livestock arena.
If you like what you see, I
hope you will return on Saturday,
March 17, at 2 p.m. to bid. Your
bids will make a difference
whether you buy my pig or
another FFA member's animal.
Thank you in advance for your
Jack F. Bylsma III

Community Events

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

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

Prevention tops OSAC meeting plan
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will
be held Tuesday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Discussions
will include prevention needs in the community, as well as gather-
ing 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, 3 Linda Rd., will be hosting
New Creation in concert on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.
New Creation is a group of Bible college students from Florida
Christian College. They perform Christian music, skits and dramas
to glorify God. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (863)

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
Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 10 a.m. Revival services will be held
Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, and Sunday, March 18, at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. The revival is open to the public. For information, call
Tammy at (863) 634-5757.

Business Women's group plans luncheon
An Okeechobee Business Women's networking 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 requir-
ing the expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meet-
ing. 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.,

BHR VFW will honor top cop
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 will host its annual corn beef
and cabbage dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 1 until 4 p.m. At 1
p.m. the Post will honor the police officer of the year. Entertain-
ment will follow the dinner. Donation will be $7. All members and
guests are welcome. For information, call Don at (863) 467-2882.

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 4 p.m.; and Irish
entertainment from 2 until 4 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 show will 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

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
purchased 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 Satur-
day, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a need for foster
parents in Okeechobee. For information call 1-800-403-9311, ext.
415; or, visit

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.


Big Lake Juniors 16's continue to bring home gold

The Big Lake Juniors 16's have
once again dominated the com-
petition and brought home the
gold. Last weekend, the girls trav-
eled to Champions Sport Com-
plex in Orlando to participate in
the Ultimate Volleyball Tourna-
The pool was comprised of
three teams from Ft. Lauderdale
called the Raptors and another
team from the Avon Park area
known as Heartland, in addition
to the Big Lake Juniors 16's.
The Big Lake team went unde-
feated to place first in their pool.
The final game of the gold bracket
came down to a rematch
between Big Lake and Heartland.
The girls were able to take the
championship in two games with
a score of 25-14 and 25-14.
During the Cape Coast tourna-

ment the weekend before, the
girls faced a similar situation.
There were two pools, each com-
prised of five teams. The Big Lake
girls went undefeated until the
final match of pool play against
Spirit, a team from South Brevard.
The Big Lake team lost 25-7 and
25-15, placing them second in
their pool and sending them into
the gold bracket.
The first semi-final game for
Big Lake had them confronting
the first place team from the other
pool who was undefeated. The
girls rallied together and quickly
defeated their competition.
The final match came down to
a rematch between Big Lake and
Spirit. Spirit took the court, confi-
dent that they could easily over-
take Big Lake again. The Big Lake
girls were not going to give up

that easily. Big Lake defeated Spir-
it in two games. This win proved
to the girls that by working togeth-
er, they are a winning team.
The Big Lake team is made up
of the following players: Daiana
Fonseca, Janezzka Koger, Paige
Arnold, Elizabeth Barragon, Mon-
ica Koger, Caitlyn Gaucin, Taylor
Pritchard, Courtney Marker, Jessi-
ca Keogh, and Kimberly Futch.
They are coached by an awesome
team of coaches, Rosalee Keogh-
coach and Roger Jones-assistant
These girls have been playing
together for several years, but this
was the first time they had been
able to bring home the gold from
two consecutive tourneys.
The girls' next tournament will
be the Cloverleaf in West Palm
Beach on March 17-18.

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Cathie Carpenter
Members of the Big Lake Juniors 16's continue to bring home the gold. For the second week
in a row they took first place in tough competition. Team members are (in no particular
order) Daiana Fonseca, Janezzka Koger, Paige Arnold, Elizabeth Barragon, Monica Koger,
Caitlyn Gaucin, Taylor Pritchard, Courtney Marker, Jessica Keogh, and Kimberly Futch. They
are coached by Rosalee Keogh-coach and Roger Jones-assistant coach.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Dave Jordan (left) and Dave Smith (right) took first place in
the Mayberry's RV and Mobile Home Park monthly speck
tournament on Feb. 19. They brought 13.4 Ibs. of fish to the
scale for the win.

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Mayberry's RV and Mobile
Home Park, S.R. 78, held their
monthly speck tournament on
Feb. 19.
Dave Jordan and Dave Smith
took first place honors with 13.4
lbs. of fish.
Glen Lawrence and John

Waack finished in second place
with 12.1 lbs.
Third place went to Pat and
Patty FitzSimons with 11.13 lbs.
The big fish awards were as
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Keep yourself safe by utilizing these safety tips

Like most people, I get a lot of
forwarded e-mails from well-
meaning friends and relatives.
Quite often they are internet
myths (the latest version of
urban myths with information
from a friend of a friend) or
jokes. Usually I just hit "delete."
But this week I received an e-
mail from my cousin with some
safety tips I would like to share.
They are certainly something to
think about.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do:
The elbow is the strongest point
on your body.
If you are threatened and are
close enough to use your elbow,
do! Then run.
2. If a robber asks for your
wallet and/or purse, do not hand
it to him. Toss it away from you.
Chances are that he is more
interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you, and he will go for
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the purse or wallet, run like mad
in the other direction.
3. If you are ever thrown into
the trunk of a car, kick out the
back tail lights and stick your arm
out the hole and start waving
like crazy. The driver won't see
you, but everybody else will. This
has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to
get into their cars after shopping,
eating, working, etc., and just sit
- doing their checkbook, or
making a list, etc. Don't do this. A

predator may be watching you,
and this is the perfect opportuni-
ty for him to get in on the passen-
ger side, put a gun to your head
and tell you where to go. Never
leave your car unlocked. As soon
as you get into your car, lock the
doors and leave.
If someone is in the car with a
gun to your head, gun the engine
and speed into anything, wreck-
ing the car. The air bag will save
you. If the person with the gun is
in the back seat he will get the
worst of it. As soon as the car
crashes, bail out and run. Wreck-
ing the car is better than having
them find your body in a remote
5 If you park your car in a
parking garage, be aware. Look
around you. Look into your car,
at the passenger side floor, and in
the back seat. If you are parked
with the driver's side next to a
big van, enter your car from the

passenger door. Many serial
killers attack their victims by
pulling them into vans while the
women are attempting to get
into their cars.
Look at the cars parked on the
driver's side of your vehicle, and
the passenger side. If a male is
sitting alone in the seat nearest
your car, you may want to walk
back into the mall, or work, and
get a guard/policeman to walk
you back out. It is better to be
safe than sorry, and better to be
paranoid than dead.
6. If you are alone, take the
elevator instead of the stairs.
Stairwells are horrible places to
be alone and the perfect crime
spot. This is especially true at
7. If the predator has a gun,
and you are not under his con-
trol, run. It is not easy to hit a
moving target.
8. Women, are often trying to

be sympathetic: It may get them
raped or killed. Ted Bundy, the
serial killer, was a good-looking,
well educated man, who played
on the sympathies of unsuspect-
ing women. He walked with a
cane, or a limp, and often asked
"for help" into his vehicle or with
his vehicle, which is when he
abducted his next victim.
9. If you are home alone at
night and hear something
strange outside, do not go out
and check it yourself. Call for
help. A story circulating via e-
mail relates that woman heard a
crying baby on her porch and
she called the police because it
was late and she.thought it was
weird. The police told her,
"Whatever you do, do not open
the door." The lady said that it
sounded like the baby had
crawled near a window, and she
was worried that it would crawl
to the street and get run over. The

policeman said: "We already
have a unit on the way, whatever
you do, do not open the door."
He told her that they think a serial
killer has a baby's cry recorded
and uses it to coax women out of
their homes thinking that some-
one dropped off a baby. He said
they have not verified it, but have
had several calls by women say-
ing that they hear baby's cries
outside their doors when they're
home alone at night. This story
was recently mentioned on
"America's Most Wanted."
It's good to be aware of your
environment and take precau-
Before making any changes
to your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important for anyone who
is on prescription medication.
Some drugs interact dangerously
with foods that would otherwise
be considered "healthy."

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Speckled Perch Parade

Local Pegasus, Brownies and Girl Scout troops participated in the Speckled Perch Parade
on Saturday, March 10.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Boy Scout Troop 955 participated in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10 with
their float centering on the camping spirit.

The Foxy Divas a chapter of the Red Hat Society were all decked out in their red and purple
in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March 10.

The Yearling Middle School band marched in the Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday, March
10, bringing music to everyone's ears.

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Officers of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's department rode horses' in the Speckled Perch
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
9, throuro' Thursday, March 15,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p. Ilm.
Theatre II "Because I said so"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Astronaut
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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children 12 and under are $4.50;
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Found at Buxton Funeral
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GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
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or 801-3942. Okeechobee
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home




KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844

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Full-Time 205
Employment -
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

BABYSITTER- In my home, 5
kids, hours vary, Pref 20yrs
or older, Leave msg, Ser inq
only (863)801-4605
Has an opening on 2nd shift
for a forklift driver/security
person. Call (863)357-6663
to fill out an application.
LaBelle area, good transporta-
tion needed, full time posi-
tion. Health, dental and life
insurance available. Please
call 1-800-653-0386

Full Time (Sat A Must)
Customer Service/Sales
Self Motivated

Position available for a
busy new home sales
business. No Real Estate
License required. Salary
plus commission. Call

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Start a new career in the much needed field of'
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligiblefor LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Looking for exp. Tellers, Customer
Service Reps & one Clerical position with
phone & computer skills. Fax resume:
772-597-4159, Attn: Judy, or

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Needed for busy doctors
office. Call (863)763-1917 or
fax: (863)467-1142

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rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm

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Contact: Ruth
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 4?5
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
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clean un a breeze!

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

Pressure Washing &
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Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Cr'afts.' Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps./Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680)
Pools & Supplies 685
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

MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. c75 (863)674-0482

white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
DRYER: Kenmore, 220 volt.
Works good. $50.
FREEZER, Chest style, 7.2 cu.
ft. w/ 2 compartments. Ken-
more. Used 2 season's. Ask-
ing $125. (863)357-3203
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
side, water & ice In door,
good condition. $200
$240 cada dos.
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
fer. (863)357-2271
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.

Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737

110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
MICROWAVE- Small, Good
condition. $15.

BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.

Large quantities...Must sell!
Starting @ $1600.
Call 772-361-4398
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

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

8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-7552

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

bed w/mattress & toy chest.
Very good condition. $100

BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.

Wall art. $100 or best offer.

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. $300.863-763-5316
LAPTOP, Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.


BEDROOM SET, queen size,
pecan finish, exc. cond., incl.
triple dresser & mirror, nites-
tand, $325. (863)467-8924
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
$50 (863)467-8464
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DR SET, Table & 6 cane
chairs, upholstered seats, 2
Ig. leafs, hutch, very nice.
$500 (863)357-0709
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
CHAIR, great condition, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing$300. (863)357-5-754
OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"x60" top.
Very good condition. $100.
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
TABLE: Round, 43". Only $50.
TABLES (3): Coffee (1), ends
2), light oak, brand new.
$300 or best offer.

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

#629, 44 magnum, Perfect
condition. $550.

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

DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
ideal for workplace or home.
Only $40! Call Jan at
excellent condition. $90.
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.

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

new, $30 for the pair

works like new, pd $5,000
new, asking $1,000.
Walker Rollator, blue, hand
brakes, adjustable handles,
seat, $65. (863)467-8816
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009
WHEELCHAIR- battery oper,
used twice on carpet. Exc
Cond. Cherry Rd, $1000
Firm (863)357-5988

ACRYLIC MIRROR, 4x8 sheet,
easy to cut, retails $85, ask-
ing $65 (863)610-1120
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
SOLAR PANELS (2): 75 watts,
regulator & BATTERIES (6):
6 volt. $600 for all.
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
M. mmfflHill.

BULL CALF, $100.
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
$800. (863)357-0434
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
PUPPY: German Shepherd, 3
mo old female, top breed from
German parents, black/tan.
$900. (239)368-2301
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
TENS- 12wks, no papers,
$50 each (239)841-0922

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excellent service to our readers.



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service to our customers everyday.

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

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

HOT TUB, 6 person, blue in
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or

COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
$100. (772)201-5689
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30

1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985

PHILIPS 52" TV- With sur-
round sound. Good condi-
tion. $750. (863)467-9722
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

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electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
$850/all. (863)697-9704
asking $75 or bedt offer
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704

played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550
SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.

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

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

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BACKBLADE- 7ft, 3 point
hitch, extra heavy duty, adj 3
ways, $100(863)467-2148
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400 for all or
will sell separately.

STUD, $1500 or best offer.
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
$500 (561)789-0572
tered Gelding, to good home
only, $2500 or best offer.
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
old, $800 (863)253-2477
GELDING, to good home on-
ly, $2000 or best offer.
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand newly Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
$2499. (863)357-5867
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
neg. (863)763-4149
Reg., very gentle, 8yrs old,
$1000 neg (863)763-4149

CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
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.

looks & runs good. $650 ne-
gotiable. 863-228-2123
$400. 863-675-8141
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
steel rack w/2 doors, on
trailer, pull behind your truck.
$2000 (863)697-6222

Camarillo. $600


Apartments 905
Business Places 10
Property 915
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

EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
city limits. Very clean w/tile
floors. $800. mo. + 1st. &
$400. sec. 863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225

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

newly renovated, $795/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502
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 Dogs! Call 561-746-5852

Hurry! Only a Few Left!

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

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

eal state

Business Places
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1j15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property. Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property lOt O

BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, lJpdtd, 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.

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
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.

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

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


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

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
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appi's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
SW $600. mo., Hwy. 78 West
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625. mo.
32' RV w/Kit. & full ba. $490.
mo. (RV incl. city water &
elec.) 561-346-4646

OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re-
modeled inside w/new roof.
In nice adult park, $14,900
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.
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In adult
park. $14,400 (863)763-7927
OKEECHOBEE, Small trailer
w/room addition on rental lot
in Summer Breeze RV Park.
$2500 (863)763-6784
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000. 863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017


Boats 3005
Campers.RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 30J5

ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680

Screen Rooms Carports
.* ...Room Additions Florida Rooms i
S Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster [8631634-2044
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12 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 13, 2007

BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great, no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
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
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
20hp, runs perfect, can
demonstrate, $750 neg.
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.
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
$11,000. (863)983-7835

RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
Labelle area.
Motor Home. New tires/refrig-
erator. Pressure Water & Gas
Stove $3200. (561)723-1690

JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale.,$6000. (863)675-7145
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.
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.
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
raded, ext. warranty,
32,500. (419)344-0599
22ft., new tires & trans., very
clean, sleeps 4, extras.
$6500 (863)467-1950

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.
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
'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-
Sine, original equipment.
100 (863)610-1120
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am
Parting out...$495 for all. Stop
by lot #48 in Summer Breeze
Mobile Home Park.

BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.

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
'05- less than 300 mi, black,
$6300 (863)467-1449
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
KAWASAKI-'88, 100 cc, Runs
great. Good shape. New tire.
550. (863)763-8797
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863,)697-0845
ER, 2000 Honda TRX350TEY,
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.
NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park, site 19. Must be
moved. $4900. 615-496-3891
TRAILER, 34f1., $2500


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

133K, runs good, $1500
CAMARO Z28 '80: 350 auto. Pwr
windows. Re upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng.
work. $1200. (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAVALIER '04, 4 door,
good condition, champagne
color. $8500 neg.
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
$1200. (863)805-5266
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
$600 (863)697-2598
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
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.
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
$2500 (863)467-6475
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186

SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000

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

perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
318 engine, needs restora-
tion, $1500 or best offer.

condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
$2500 (863)467-8629

CHEVY 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
V6, Ready to tow! Black Hawk
8000 lb. tow bar & brake cyl-
inder. $8500. w/tow pack-
age...or $8200. w/out.
$2500 (863)763-8201
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2000.
Ford bronco II '89: 4x4, 2.9,
v-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16 and
35x12.50R15 needs work
$1200 neg. 863-634-3878

$600 (863)467-2704
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
tioned. $1250.863-675-1472

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

$1800. (863)234-9595

I Pbic Notice

ubicNte 5005I

The Okeechobee Utility Authonity (QUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of
securing Engineering Services for the following:
Easltade Force Main
SWater 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 RFO's and reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ's.
The QUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a qualified lirm
rom the RFQ's received.
The RFO's must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, located at Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority Administrative Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974, on or before 3:00 PM on March 30, 2007. A sealed submiOtal for each listed
project is required.
John F. Hayford
Executive Director
196366 ON 3/7-13/07

The Procurement Department of the Sooth Florda Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed
qualifications up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 for the
Large Reservoir Embankments and Structures Pre-Qualification. The purpose of this
solicitation is to obtain qualification and experience information from firms in order
to pre-qualify contractors for the large reservoir embankment and structures in
South Flodda.
All submittals must conform to the instructions in the RFQ. Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFQ by downloading it for free from our web-
site oww.wwwmd.nov or by calling (561) 682-2720. The public is invited to attend
the bid opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at
our web site
197697 ON 3/13/07

DAYTON SR's- 4, White letter-
ing. 80% tread. $225.
SEMBLY- For Camaro/Fire-
bird LS1 Engine. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-8856
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
,Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
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
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 Ibs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560

Fits '02 Pontiac Grand Am
$400 or best offer.

CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1500 (863)634-3654
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
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
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

Pbic Noice 00

NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
When you want something
sold, advertise in the

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

GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
long. $2500. 863-824-6720
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636

Ubic Noipe

$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
orig mi, factory 5spd, 4cyl,
looks & runs great. $3000 or
best offer. 863-697-1832.
battery, good tires. $800

Community Events

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.

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

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

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.

New FOE is forming
A new Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. A membership
drive and fund raiser will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the old
Cypress Hut Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E. beginning. at 1 p.m. Boston
butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a donation of $6 per
plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction, give-aways and live
music. For information, call (863) 763-1187.

Fun shoot benefits Hospice
A 100 target fun shoot will be held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch, and Davey
Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage. There will also be prize
giveaways. Tickets are still available for a 2006 E-Z-Go Car and a 10 foot
Anderson trailer for $20. Fax registration requests to (863) 763-7856;
or, call Hospice of Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321 for 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.

Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott
Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday, March 28.

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 Easter
musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and on
Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The presentation is open to the public. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.

Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by the
Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday weekend, March 30
and 31, at The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Blvd. Rehearsals are under
way at The Gathering on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m., and
singers can still participate in the choir. For information, call Sandy
Perry at (863) 634-7714.

Prom dress rescue is being formed now
A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to attend
their high school prom but cannot afford the price of a dress. The
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., will be the fitting location.
Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on Friday, March 30,
from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the beautiful gowns that
were worn once and are now sitting idle in closets, and make them
available free to those who need them. Arrangements can be made to
pick up the gowns. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-
2736 or (863) 634-7158.

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Summer
Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for your
children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday, March 30.
Our hope is that this guide will assist you in finding activities to keep
your children safe, supervised and active this summer. SSN is looking
for activities to promote for children in Okeechobee this summer in
this guide. If your organization.,, club, church or neighborhood is spon-
soring a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children
please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your
information. There is no charge to submit your activity.

Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and the
proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held
April 2.

Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip
Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take
place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W. Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth
Ave., across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will
be presenting horse training techniques along with sharing how living
for God has many things in common with horse training. The event is
open to the public.

Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-

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

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2
Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning
crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee RetiredEducators (ORE) are offering their second lim-
ited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be
the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school
1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who
purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament
numbers) and quantity please call one of the following members:
Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette
Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows.
We need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this
service and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of
two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be
very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or
Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's Wofld Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by'Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are
available at the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to cus-
torners who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric
bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you
are a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your
name and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be
done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your
local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accept-

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

CASE NO. 2004-CA-241
sion of the State of Florida; REANN SAIN; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART-

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant toa Summary Final Judgment dated February
28, 2007, and entered in Case No. 2004-CA-241 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein JAKE M. JAMES, is the
cal Subdivision of the State of Florida; REANN SAIN, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for
11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of March, 2007, the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lots 4 and 5 EAST RAILROAD ADDITION, according to the plat thereof recorded
In Plat Book 2, page 84, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 (ADA) disabled per-
son, who because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate
in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days
priorto the proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8771. IFYOUARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
/S/Linda F Young
197781 ON 3/13,20/2007 Deputy oder

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