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Vol. 98 No. 73


Briefs

Judge Moore denies
school board motion
MIAMI U.S. District
Court Judge K. Michael
Moore issued a decision late
Tuesday to deny the Okee-
chobee County School
Board's motion to dismiss the
case alleging discrimination
against gay and straight stu-
dents at Okeechobee High
School.
Judge Moore also found
that the school board can be
held liable to OHS students
belonging to Gay-Straight
Alliance (GSA).
The ACLU is seeing a pre-
liminary injunction on behalf
Of GSA students at OHS so
that they can meet on school
ground while the lawsuit pro-
ceeds.

Livestock show, sale
ShWhat: Youth Livestock
Show and Sale
Where: Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E.
When: Wednesday, March
14, through Saturday, March
17
Schedule of Events
Wednesday: dairy show, 5
p.m.
Thursday: steers, beef
breeding shows 5 p.m.
Friday: hog show, 4 p.m.
Saturday: small animal
show at 9 a.m.; pictures for
non-sale animals at noon;
hog sale at 2 p.m., with dairy,
beef breeding and steers to
follow.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
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 burnban
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-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.

Drought Index
Current: 680
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide

Lake levels

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City planner nixes development


Builder seeks
zoning change
in Blue Heron

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and
Appeals will discuss a new
development that would reno-
vate the Blue Heron Golf and
Country Club, as well as add


many housing options and pos-
sible traffic issues as well.
The board will meet Thurs-
day, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the
City Council Chambers at City
Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
City Planner Jim LaRue is
recommending denial of the
proposed development for both
the future land use change and
the rezoning due to the incon-
sistency with the city's compre-
hensive plan.
The multi-family future land


use category allows apart-
ments, duplexes and single-
family homes at a density of up
to 10 dwelling units per acre
which would potentially allow
up to 191 units for both parcels.
Warren Snyder, president of
Southeast Contractors & Engi-
neers, Inc., submitted a small
scale future land use map
amendment application and a
rezoning application on behalf
of property owners Marty and
Lois Stevens and Donald


I ,r :lls: Attracts top riders, animals


Photography Services/KMW


Champion Cody Hancock, 31, rides Clueless to the big money at Extreme Bulls in
Brighton Saturday night.

Hancock notches Extreme Bulls win


By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida
The Extreme Bulls tour
attracts the best bull riders from
across the United States and
many of them were in Brighton
last weekend.
The 2000 champion Cody
Hancock, 31, competed as did
2006 World Champion B.J. Schu-
macher, 23, from Wisconsin. The
trio of top riders was rounded out
by Zeb Lanham, the 2006
Extreme Bulls champion.
Hancock, from Arizona, won
the top prize of $15,058 Saturday.
He was followed by Bryan
Richardson at $9,559, Bobby
Welsh with $6,655 and Jimmy
Crosbywith $6,147.
After being sidelined by an
injury last year, Hancock's
money-earned record shows
what consistent performance
can do. His nine-year career earn-
ings are $818,116,000.
For the first time, the tour
came to Fred Smith Arena on the
Brighton Seminole Reservation
on March 10. The show will be
telecast on the ESPN networks on
Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m.
When these professionals tan-
gle, what you get is the kind of
mayhem that means good enter-


tainment especially when you
add in the commentary by Donni
Gay, ESPN's bull riding analyst
and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame bull
rider.
"I keep trying and hanging on
'til my head hits the ground," said
Justin Koon.
The rigging, braided rope
that goes around the bull with a
hand-hold knitted in is made by
hand to each rider's specifica-
tions. Without the security of rig-
ging, the rider would catapult off
at the bull's first jump. The rig-
ging gives the rider a hand hold,
and the riders know and care for
their own rigging. Rigging and
the solidly padded black protec-
tive vests all riders wear give the
riders a fighting chance against
the massive animals, chosen for
their misanthropic natures.
No fewer than 60 riders came
to Brighton from across the U.S.
- including Nevada, Washing-
ton, Idaho, Arizona, Wisconsin,
Texas and Mississippi. Many also
competed in the Speckled Perch
Rodeo in Okeechobee held
March 10 and 11.
Not to be forgotten are the
funny men in the ring with the
anything-but-funny job. The bull-
fighters are a bull rider's best
friend. The bullfighter's No. 1 job


is to protect a fallen" bull rider
from' a rampaging bull, often
throwing their bodies between
the bull and the rider.
Barrelmen also play an impor-
tant 'role in cowboy protection.
They often help to lure a bull
away from a cowboy. But that's
not a barrelman's only job. He's
also there to entertain the crowd
during breaks in the action.
The tension down at the
chutes went from almost non-
existent to palpable when the
waiting riders slid down onto
their bulls. The bulls, brought to
Florida for the event by five live-
stock contractors, included the
2006 Bull of the Year, Biloxi Blues.
The bull has not been ridden in
18 attempts.
The bulls are provided by
stock contractors, who are prob-
ably the most overlooked person
in the production of a successful
rodeo. The stock contractors
breed livestock and loads ani-
mals for the haul to the next
rodeo. The main task is ensuring
that the four-legged athletes of
professional rodeo are healthy,
well-fed, properly cared for and fit
to perform.
And while the cowboys get.

See Bulls --Page 2


McBrayer for property located at
1925 S.E. Ninth St.
The total size of the property
is a total of 103.26 acres. The
request is to change the future
land use and zoning from resi-
dential single family to multi-
family for two portions of the
land 9.9 acres for villas and
8.4 acres for condominiums.
According to the application,
the development will include 48
one-third-acre single family
home sites, 60 villas and 84 con-


If you go
Who: City Planning Board/Board of
Adjustment and Appeals
Where: City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
When: Thursday, March 15,6 p.m..

dominiums.
The development will also
include an 11,500-square-foot
club house that would include
offices, pro-shop, a restaurant

See Planner Page 2


OUA OK's


issuing bonds



for expansion


Developers fees
would pay bulk
of revenue bonds

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Financing and special
assessments were the main
topics of the March 13 meet-
ing of the board of directors of
the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA),
Much of the morning-long
meeting was taken up with
the discussion of financing
options for the expansion of
the surface water treatment
plant to 2 million gallons a
day.


Rate consultant Henry
Thomas and financial consult-
ant Jeff Larson offered sugges-
tions.
The board passed a resolu-
tion authorizing issuance of
up to $4,000,000 in utility sys-
tem assessment revenue
bonds. These bonds would be
repaid in large part from
developers fees.
Community Development
Block Grants and county
grants will pay for part of the
expansion.
The proposed eastside
wastewater main would be
paid for by several developers
on that side of the county. The

See Bonds -Page 2


Local man, dog


are taken


into custody


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
arrested Monday after he
allegedly threatened officers
from Okeechobee County Ani-
mal Control who were trying
to take his female pit bull into
custody.
The 45 to 50-pound dog.
was not allowed to run free
because it had bitten some-
one and was supposed to be
under house quarantine, said


Gary Barber,
who heads
up the ani-
mal control
department.
"It did
have its cur-
rent rabies
shot, that's
why we had Alfons'
it on home Orozcc
quaran-
tine," said Mr. Barber.


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Model planes teach,


entertain CES students


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Members of the Okee-
chobee Model Airplane Club
spent most of the day Tuesday
entertaining students at Cen-
tral Elementary School. Club
members brought their mod-
els to the school, demonstrat-
ed their flying ability and
answered questions to the
delight of the students.
The club, which has
approximately 40 members,
meets at Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane,
the first Monday of each month
at 7 p.m. and is always looking
for new members who share
their love for these wonderful
model airplanes.
You don't have to be an
experienced model plane flyer


to join. They also meet on
Wednesday and Saturday
mornings at the former Thun-
dercross Motor Park at 7:30
a.m. to test and fly their mod-
els.
The club has four instruc-
tors to help beginners get start-
ed and learn the art of flying.
The members are friendly
and eager to share stories of
their planes with anyone who
is interested.
These planes can take six
months or up to build. Dan
Grondin's plane is a replica of
the Fokker F.Vl11, an aircraft
commissioned by R: Wanna-
maker for a special New York
to Paris flight in 1927. Under
the command of Commander
Richard E. Byrd, this flight
was intended to explore the
possibilities of transatlantic


flight.
The aircraft was fitted with
the long-span Fokker wing,
long-range tanks and Wright J-
5 Whirlwind engines together
with an extended cockpit and
an unusual forward sloping
windscreen.
Christened "America," the
plane left New York with a
four-man crew on June 29,
1927, but was forced to ditch in
the English Channel near Le
Havre, France, when bad
weather conditions over Paris
and heavy fog enveloped Le
Bourget Aerodrome.
The aircraft ran out of fuel
after 40 hours in the air.
Mr. Grondin's model was
built in 1/10 scale over a three-
year period. It is covered with
fabric and weighs 15 lbs.


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Dan Grondin brought his replica of the America, an aircraft
commissioned by R. Wannamaker for a special New York to
Paris flight in 1927. The actual plane ran out of fuel after 40
hours in the air and was forced to ditch in the English Channel
near Le Havre, France, in bad weather conditions and heavy
fog.


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Arrested was Alfonso Orozco,
18, N.W. 34th St. He was charged.
with the felony of aggravated
assault, and the misdemeanor of
resisting an officer without vio-
lence. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $10,500.
Barber, 56, and Animal Con-
trol Officer Charlene Fernandez,
34, went to Orozco's residence
to get the dog because neigh-
bors had complained that the pit
bull was being allowed to run
free.
"The dog was supposed to be
on a leash, and was not allowed
to run freely because she had
bitten someone," said Mr. Bar-
ber.
Mr. Barber went on to say that
when Orozco was told that the
officers were going to take his
dog he the officers "... he had a
9mm in the house waiting for
-us."
At this point the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
was called to the scene.
Deputy Joe Gracie responded
and, according to his arrest
report, didn't have much better
luck trying to get the man to turn


Bonds
Continued From Page 1
line would be purposely over-
sized to allow for future growth.
Even though later developers
would pay a smaller assessment
based on the incremental cost of
the larger line, the board dis-
cussed rebates to the original
developers to equalize the costs
among all developers. This
rebate program would apply to
developers tying on to the line
within four years.
Mr. Thomas suggested an
automatic rate adjustment each
year based on percentages fur-
nished by the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission. He said this
would assure income in future
years to cover debt serves.
However, the board left the
door open for other means of
financing that might not bear as
high an interest rate as the
bonds. Mr. Thomas said the
wastewater treatment expan-
sion is estimated at $22.6 mil-
lion, and the proposed waste-
water forced main on the
eastern side of the county is esti-
mated at $6.5 million.
Also included in the $43.2
million five-year capitol
improvement plan was $14.1
million in maintenance and
replacement. This last item
includes such things as hydrant
installation replacement, water
line installations and sewage
pump station repairs.
Turning to special assess-
ments, the board approved
mechanisms to assess affected
property owners for the costs of
water and sewer line expansion.
The board approved amend-
ing the interlcoal agreement
between OUA, the city and the
county under which OUA oper-
ates. The amendment would


over his dog. In fact, continued
the deputy's report, Orozco
became "verbally abusive."
The deputy's report goes on
to state that Orozco would not
allow Deputy Gracie to pat him
down for a weapon, nor would
he give up his identification.
When Deputy Gracie told
Orozco that he was taking pos-
session of the dog, Orozco "...
stated no and stepped in front of
my path."
Because he continued to be
aggressive toward the deputy
and the two animal control offi-
cers, Orozco was placed under
arrest.
No weapon was found on
Orozco's person, stated Deputy
Gracie in his report. Mr. Barber
also said he did not actually see a
gun.
"But when someone threat-
ens us, I take them at their
word," he said.
The dog will be kept under
quarantine at the animal control
shelter for 10 days. If the dog is
healthy she will be returned to
her owner.
Mr. Barber said the pit bull is
"not an aggressive dog."
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require OUA to give the city a 60-
day notice if they intend to
impose a special assessment.
The county had already request-
ed such notification.
The board also approved
standard agreements with the
property appraiser and tax col-
lector dealing with assessment
and collection of special assess-
ments.
There is also good news. The
new surface water treatment
plant has been recognized at
state and national levels. The
facility received an Engineering
Excellence Award from the Flori-
da Institute of Consulting Engi-
neers, as well as an Honor
Award from the American Coun-
cil of Engineering Companies.
The board authorized board
member Steve Nelson and OUA
executive director John Hayford
to attend a conference in Wash-
ington, D.C., in May to receive
the national award.
In other action, the board:
received the financial report
for the period ending Feb. 28;
scheduled a public hearing
for April 12 concerning changes
in billing policy;
awarded a contract for
equipment to test and document
the condition of each valve to
Vac-Tron for $36,996.38;
modified the developer's
agreement with Premier Proper-
ty, LLC to allow for a 100 percent
payment instead of time pay-
ments; and,
approved developers'
agreements with two developers
to allocate part of the capacity
from the already approved
expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant by 232,000 gal-
lons a day.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda maybe
reached at pgawda@newszap. com.


Photography Services/KMW
Veteran bull rider Cody Hancock took his position on South-
wick for the qualifying round at the Extreme Bulls competi-
tion held at Brighton on March 10.


Bulls

Continued From Page 1
most of the recognition, the buck-
ing bulls and horses at PRCA
rodeos play a vital role in the suc-
cess of the contestant.


Planner
Continued From Page 1
and lounge, with community
center and meeting/conference
rooms available to all area resi-
dents.
The development will also
refurbish and revitalize the exist-
ing golf course to bring it back
into operation.
The 60 villas are proposed to
be 1,650-1,800 square feet with
the garage area set up in a
duplex format with 30 buildings
and two units per building. The
target price point is $225,000.
The 84 canal-front condo-
miniums would have an individ-
ual price point of $300,000 or
more if sold as individual units.
The units are being proposed to
be sold as time-share units. The
units would be arranged in three
buildings comprised of four sto-
ries, with seven units on each
floor.
All units would be a mini-
mum of 1,600 square feet of liv-
ing space and have a front view
of the Augustus Canal and a
back view of the golf course.
The development would also
include a new boat ramp with
entry/exit dock for use by the
Blue Heron community, and
new roads and associated infra-
structure for the construction of
residential units on the remain-
der of the property not occupied
by the golf course.
"The proposed use, multi-
family/golf course development,
is not consistent with objective
two of the future land use ele-
ment," said Mr. LaRue. "Addi-


In rough stock events, half the
cowboy's score comes from the
animal's ability to buck with
power and consistency. The
value of top bulls can reach
$30,000, and a first-rate buckihg
horse can sell for more than
$15,000.


tionally, a decrease of open
space from what was approved
by a prior development acceler-
ates the potential for incompati-,
bility."
Mr. LaRue went on to state
that the "proposed multi-family
designation in an existing single
family development is not con-
sistent with the comprehensive
plan policies."
Mr. LaRue applied the maxi-
mum number of units to calcu-
late the potable water supply
and wastewater disposal capaci-
ty levels and concluded that with
the scheduled expansions there
would be capacity to serve the
proposed development.
Other issues such as solid
waste disposal, drainage and
storm water management,
recreation, open spaces and
roads/traffic circulation have not
been adequately addressed by
the developer according to the
city planner.
In other business the board
will:
consider a special excep-
tion to allow mechanical and
repair services and an outdoor
vehicle sales lot within a heavy
commercial zoning district sub-
mitted by property owners
Michael and Angela Armstrong
for property located at 712 N.
Parrott Ave.
discuss requests for amend-
ments to the city's land develop-
ment regulations.
discuss proposed planned
unit development regulations as
prepared by the city planner.
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IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


News Briefs

OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking interest-
ed applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must,
live in the OUA service area.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.,
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold an'
elective position with the government of the City of Okeechobee or.
Okeechobee County.
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-'
ure.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Club mem-'
berships 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.
SFWMD hosting meeting on permits
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will host a regulatory partnering session with engineers,
consultants and interested parties on Monday, March 19, from 1 until 3
p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N., in Okeechobee.
The purpose of the session is to provide information about submit-
ting permits electronically and about phosphorus evaluation criteria. -
Those wishing to attend the meeting are asked to RSVP to Suzanne'
Trimble at the SFWMD's Okeechobee Service Center, (800) 432-2045,
ext. 3019; or, by e-mail at strimble sfwmd.gov.
For information concerning this meeting or for questions on other'
SFWMD issues, contact the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at,
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.


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Wednesday- Partly cloudy with the high in the upper 70s. The
wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to
15 mph in the.afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s...
The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 70s. The wind,
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph*
in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of
showers. The low will be in the mid 60s. The chance of rain is 20,
percent.

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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 14, 2007


CES first grade students


celebrates Dr. Seuss


First grade news
The first grade class has been
working on math, spelling,
phonics and/'.
reading. 100
Book Chal-
lenge is going '
very well in
our class-
rooms. We
have read many books about Dr.
Seuss and we are preparing
something special for the Dr.
Seuss parade on Wednesday,
March 14th.
Students of the week Judith
Barrera, Alejandro Bucio, Dylan
White, Haley Bryner, Mariah
Aguirre, Jasmine Lamb, Yesenia
Santizo, Brian Bishop and Shaw-
na Peacock.
Birthdays Felix Pineda,
Rainne Kasik, Beatriz Perez,
Emma Rose Van Camp, Grace
Lund, Ana I. Bustos, Blaze Clark,
Matthew Huddleston, Armando
Santibanez, Juan Orozco,
Keaton White and Nelly Yamin.

Second grade news
The second graders celebrat-
ed Dr. Seuss's Birthday by having
a read-a-thon Friday, March 2nd.
Thank you to all of our guest
readers. We are very excited
about field day which will have a
Dr. Seuss theme.
Mrs. Whiteside and Ms. Pre-
vatt's classes enjoyed a good
behavior field trip to Dairy
Queen on February 27th.
Congratulations to our stu-
dents of the week. They are, Alix
Blankenship, Kimberly Allen,
David Sandoval, Anthony Reed,
Aurelio Martinez, Miranda
McClanahan, Melanie Watson
and Regina Garcia.

Fourth grade news
-Mr. Goff's class
In Mr. Goff's class a few of
us are still working very hard to


memorize our multiplication
facts. We already have seven
students who can pass their hot
pencils multiplication test with
a 100 accuracy every time they
take it. We hope to be adding
some more names to that list
soon. In math we are working
on Chapter 18 which deals with
geometry. We know how to
classify a shape by the number
of sides and angles it has. We
also know how to identify a tri-
angle by the lengths of the
sides and the size of its angles.
In science we are learning
about the water cycle. We are
studying the different stages of
the water cycle as well as some
different types weather that
relates to it. In reading we are
going back into our text book
and reading the story "The Kids
Invention Book". It is a story
about many different inven-
tions that kids have made. We
are also working hard on meet-
ing our Accelerated Reader
goal. The last day for earning
AR points for this quarter is
coming up very soon.

Fourth grade-
Ms. DelPrete's class
Mrs. DelPrete is proud of how
her students did their best on the
FCAT Test. We can't wait to see
the results. Parents, please be
sure your child is practicing mul-
tiplication facts, so division will
be easier to learn. In science, we
are studying the different kinds
of rocks and how they form. Stu-
dents, read, read, read so you
can meet that AR goal for the last
nine weeks.
Congratulations to our Stu-
dents of the Week Fernando
Perez and Rebeka Ford.

Fourth grade-
Mrs. Pritchard's class
Fourth graders are done with


FCAT and they came through
with flying colors! WOW! Mrs.
Pritchard and her whole team
are very excited to see the
results. Each child worked very
hard and did their best all four
days. Some students even had
to test some extra days and we
were excited to see each of
those students do their best as
well! The fourth grade is busy
wrapping up units for the third
nine weeks and will enjoy a fun
Field Day on March 15th. Par-
ents, don't forget there is no
school on Friday, March 16th.
Students should enjoy a fun
Spring Break and then be back
to work on Monday, March
26th. In the final quarter of
fourth grade, the students will-
be continuing their studies in
science, social studies, and
mathematics as well as reading
and language arts. Students will
be working on some Science
Fair Projects and the Annual
Tropicana Speech Contest will
be a part of the last quarter of
fourth grade.
Happy Birthday to Mrs. Jones
who will celebrate her birthday
over the break. A belated birth-
day wish to: Sebastian Fulleda,
Tristan Hernandez-Walls, Tiffany
Frederick, and Aalia Murphy.
Recent Students of the
Month, have been Bernice Licea
and Nikki Kieffer. Elizabeth
Solorzano has also been a Stu-
dent of the Week.
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, the
art work of Romare Bearden and
Faith Ringgold have dominated
our Black History lessons and
catching up on some forgotten
math tests have kept us busy.
Who will win the stereo for the
'wall'? Learn your facts and get
your name on the wall and try
to win that stereo! We will draw
for it at the end of March! Mrs.
Pritchard promises! Have a great
spring break students and don't
forget to enjoy a good book!


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Obituaries


Ellen Rucks Sieracki
Ellen Sieracki, age 38, of
Okeechobee died March 12,
2007, at
Raulerson
Hospital. Mrs.
Sieracki was
born Feb. 24,
1969, in Fort
Pierce to -
Young and
Linda (Webb)
Rucks. A life-
time resident Ellen Rucks
of Okee- Sieracki
chobee, Mrs.
Sieracki was a teacher at Yearling
Middle School and member of
the First United Methodist
Church of Okeechobee. She
dearly loved her profession.
Being a teacher was her lifelong
dream.
Mrs. Sieracki was preceded in
death by her father, Young Rucks.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Steven Sieracki of Okee-
chobee; two sons, Michael
Logan Webb and Joshua Steven
Sieracki both of Okeechobee;
mother, Linda Rucks of Okee-
chobee; two sisters, Joyce Rucks
of Okeechobee and Sandy Rucks
of Australia; brother, Bud Rucks
of Okeechobee; and nephew,
Cameron Rucks Sinick of Okee-
chobee.
Memorial service will be held
at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15,
2007, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel with Pastor Sam Vuleta
officiating.
Friends .may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Real Life Chil-
dren's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)
763-4242.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. 205 N.E. Second Street,
Okeechobee.

Andrew James
Andrew James, age 77 of
Okeechobee, passed away at his
resident on Friday, March 9, 2007.
He was preceded in death by
three sisters and one brother.
Mr. James is survived by four
children; Shirley James, Lillian
Roberts, Jenny Lou McKinley and
Tyrone Crawford; four grandchil-


dren and nine great-grandchil-
dren.
Friends may call Saturday,
March 17, 2007, at the First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 811 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 9:30 a.m. until
service time at 11 a.m. with Rev-
erend Leroy B. Smith officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted
to Stevens Brothers Funeral
Home, 1803 North Tamarind
Ave., West Palm Beach.


Dorothy Virginia
Williams
Dorothy Virginia Williams,
age 76 died March 12, 2007, in
North Dakota. She was a lifetime
resident of Okeechobee until the
mid 1970s and was a member of
the Missionary Baptist Church


and enjoyed homemaking and
cooking.
She is preceded in death by
her husbands, Robert Thomas
and Ed Williams.
Mrs. Williams is survived by
her son, Steve (Dixie) Thomas of
Okeechobee; daughters, Debbie
(Floyd) Fredrickson of Noonan,
N.D., and Brenda (Dennis)
Hempstead of Texas.
Visitation will be Thursday,
March 15, 2007, from 4 until 6
p.m. Services will be on Friday,
March 16, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
with the Reverend.Joe Bishop
from the Fountain of Life Church
officiating.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
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ROAD: When is the main road in Basswood going to get finished?
They started re-paving it and stopped. One side of the road is higher
than the other, especially down by U.S. 98. 1 had to swerve to miss a
dog that ran out in front of me and the difference in the road made my
vehicle jerk to the side even worse.
Editor's Note: As we answered in a similar question a while back,
the pavement used did not meet county specifications so the project
was stopped. The county and the paving company are working on a
solution.

TRASH: My family and I recently moved back to Okeechobee. We
were glad to see how prosperous the town has become. The addition
of the sports parks by Yearling Middle school was particularly appreci-
ated. I am hoping everyone appreciates it like we do. But to my dis-
may, as my children were playing among the swings and slides I saw
used condoms, cigarette butts and trash everywhere. Okeechobee has
come so far since I moved away to the big city. I just hope everyone
will be a better citizen and stop using our family areas as their trash can
and indecent meeting area.

FAIR: This is Okeechobee's first county fair and it is supposed to be
a fun and happy time for Okeechobee. Maybe we should have kid's
day, senior's day or a teen day keep it simple. Okeechobee is a sim-
ple town with a lot to offer. I was out to the fair and I would like to
applaud the people in charge of setting it up. It is set up in a way that
you walk by everything and everyone. Good job.

TAGGING: Well, it looks like the brilliant youth of Okeechobee have
once again struck. The adult softball field has been tagged. Not by tal-
ented people but by ignorant people. If you are going to tag some-
where and think it is beautiful when people tag, don't do it in a public
place and at least have talent. The tagging on the softball field is
absolutely ridiculous. It's not even in good taste.

GREEDY: Anybody that uses more than two poles per person is
greedy.

SKATEBOARDERS: Something sure needs to be done about these
kids on skateboards. One of them is going to get killed one of these
days. They are all over the place, all around the library and Second and
Third Avenue. They need to be stopped because I would hate to see
something happen to one.

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Community Events

Area aging board meeting is slated
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Teasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at the
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), 1110 35th Lane, third-floor confer-
ence room, in Vero Beach at 9 a.m. Contracts requiring the expendi-
ture of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. For informa-
tion, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.
Ministry will meet March 22
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)
4654621.
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. Pas-
tors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking. Bring a covered
dish to share and a lawn chair. For information call Judy at (863) 357-
1581, or the church at (863) 467-1733.
Children's Center plans parenting class
The Hibiscus Children's Center will hold a parenting class in Okee-
chobee at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., on Saturday,
March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a need for foster par-
ents in Okeechobee. For information call 1-800-403-9311, ext. 415; or,
visitwww.HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.



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Guest Commentary


FOIA tool to government's inner workings


By Christine Tatum
This week promises to be a big
one in the never-ending fight to
improve access to federal govern-
ment records.
The U.S. House of Representa-
tives is expected to vote Wednes-
day, March 14, on the Freedom of
Information Act Amendments of
2007, which stand to be the most
comprehensive reform of the
Freedom of Information Act in
more than a decade.
Also this week, a bipartisan-
backed Senate version of the
reform bill -- which mirrors the
House proposal, lobbyists say -
is scheduled for introduction. The
Senate Judiciary Committee is
expected to conduct a hearing on
the measure the same day as the
House vote.
FOIA, as it is commonly called,
is one of the most powerful tools
Americans have to supervise the
inner workings of their govern-
ment. The act has been revised
several times since its passage
almost 41 years ago, but its gist
remains the same: the public ben-
efits when government conducts
its business in the open.
Thinking journalists are the
only ones bothering with govern-
ment documents? Think again.
The Coalition of Journalists for
Open Government analyzed
6,439 FOIA requests to 11 Cabi-
net-level departments and six
large agencies in September
2005.


The review found that more
than 60 percent of the requests
came from commercial interests,
with one-fourth of those filed by
professional data brokers work-
ing on behalf of clients wanting
information such as asbestos lev-
els on old Navy ships and back-
ground data on prospective
employees.
The second largest group of
requesters -- categorized as
"other" and composed mostly of
private citizens -- comprised a
third of the total number of
requests. Those people included
a movie producer doing research
for a film about Guantanamo Bay,
a divorcee searching for hidden
assets, UFO enthusiasts seeking
evidence of alien visitations, a
lawyer trying to find parents over-
due on child support payments
and genealogists digging up fami-
ly roots.
"Media" requests accounted
for only 6 percent of the total.
Given the public's appetite for
government records and federal
agencies' notorious request-back-
logs and stonewalling, even con-
gressional lawmakers realize
something must be done. The
House bill wouldn't affect exemp-
tions, such as national security
and privacy, that allow the gov-
ernment to withhold documents
-- but it sure would change the
way government handles FOIA
requests.
Among the specific reforms,
the bill would:


pressure agencies to
respond to requests in a timely
manner. Agencies failing to meet
the 20-working-day deadline
would have to waive search and
copying fees.
require agencies to set up
FOIA hotlines and tracking sys-
tems that help the public follow
up on requests.
create an independent
ombudsman post within the
National Archives to help
requesters, resolve disputes with-
out resorting to litigation.
make it easier for requesters
to recover attorney fees when liti-
gation is unavoidable.
If approved, the bill also would
reverse draconian policy estab-
lished and staunchly backed by
the Bush administration.
In 2001, former U.S. Attorney
General John Ashcroft directed
federal officials to look for legal
grounds on which to deny FOI
requests rather than to presume
the public has the right to the
information it seeks.
In 2005, President Bush issued
an executive order requiring
agencies to take several steps
aimed at streamlining the han-
dling of FOIA requests but he
let Ashcroft's edict stand.
The timing of the president's
order was interesting given that
bipartisan support was building
for a much more stringent act
proposed by Sen. John Cornyn
(R-Texas) and Sen. Patrick Leahy
(D-Vt.). Cornyn and Leahy plan to


reintroduce the Senate version of
the FOIA reform bill this week.
"The Bush-Cheney administra-
tion sent a powerful message gov-
ernment-wide with the Ashcroft
policy in 2001," Leahy said shortly
after the president's order. "The
policy says, in effect, 'When in
doubt, don't disclose, and the Jus-
tice Department will support your
denials in court.' It undermines'
FOIA's purpose, which is to facili-
tate the public's right to know their
facts, not the government's ability'
to hide them."
When reacting to Bush's;
order, Cornyn, a GOPer from the!
president's home state, chose his;
words more carefully. "...More!
remains to be done to ensure that'
American citizens have access to'
the information they 'need and&
deserve," he said.
The president's order has;
amounted to little more than win-,
dow dressing, which is hardly a
surprise given its Ashcroft under-:
pinning. It's time for Congress to:
step in and ensure the timely
release of public documents --
perhaps in the spirit of President
Abraham Lincoln who said, "Leti
the people know the facts, and'
the country will be safe."

Editor's Note: Christine TatumI
is national president of the Soci-!
ety of Professional Journalists'
and an assistant business editor
at The Denver Post.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
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 at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
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 Quitters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863)
467-8020, or Belinda at (863)'357-0166. M g r a :
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 Center. 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
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
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 Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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 caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meeting
at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on the
third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should
bring business cards and information to promote their business. The meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863)-697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.


Community Events

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) 357-6500.

Methodist Men sponsoring dinner
The United Methodist Men will sponsor a smoked chicken dinner
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., on Friday,
March 16, for a $6 donation. Take out only will be available from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. Delivery of 10 or more dinners will also be available
at this time. Dine in or take out will be available from 4 until 7 p.m.
The menu will consist of one-fourth chicken, cole slaw, baked beans,
roll and desert. Tickets are available at the church office; or, fax orders
to (863) 763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15. Include contact
name, phone number and address for delivery.

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.

Chicken dinner benefits youth
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a
smoked chicken dinner on Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. until ? for a
donation of $6. Eat in, take out and delivery are available. All pro-
ceeds benefit the youth department. The menu will consist of one-
fourth smoked chicken (white or dark meat), green beans, scalloped
cheese potatoes, fresh roll and pound cake. Call (863) 763-4127 or
(863) 467-1750 for delivery.

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 committee
meeting on Friday, March 16, at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring the
expenditure of funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. For
information, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

TOPS hosting new-member event
Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) FL #669 will host a new 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 support
group which encourages successful, healthy weight reduction
through good nutritional habits and safe exercise regimens. For infor-
mation, 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 I
p.m. the Post will honor the police officer of the year. Entertainment
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 enter-
tainment 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 I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Angelina
Castro, supervising attorney for the Fort Pierce office of the Florida
Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC). The topic of the show will be
current trends and proposed changes in immigration policy.

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


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 14,2007


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Lady Brahman flag football team to host game


The Lady Brahman flag foot-
ball team will play their only
home football game of the year
on Thursday, March 15, at Brah-
man Stadium beginning at 7
p.m. against the ladies from
Pahokee High School. This is
also the first game of the 2007
season. The remainder of their
schedule is: March 26 at Semi-
nole Ridge; March 28 at Glades
Central; April 11 at Wellington


and April 13 at Royal Palm
Beach. The community is invited
to come out and support these
young athletes.
Team members for the 2007
season are Alysha Burks, Ericka
Cervantes, Megan Conroy,
Miranda Dubois, Kaylee Eck-
hardt, Kylee Eckhardt, Alex
Frances, Nicole Henry, Kayla Jef-
fers, Alison Kupiers, Kasey McK-
ane, Valerie McKee, Amelia


Moros, Tabitha Overton, Blanca
Pinon and Taylor Woods. The
team is coached by Heather
Johnson.
The community has come
together to support these girls.
They would like to take the
opportunity to thank the follow-
ing people for donating money
and items to the team: 14K Gold
Store, Accurate, Pack It-Ship It-
Mail it, Let's Party, Mike's Guns,


Traci Wildeman, Joe Paige,
Lenny Hutton, Todd Jones, Cow-
boys and Indians, First Baptist
Preschool, Star Roofer, Georgia
Woods, Scott Kupiers, Paige
Woods, J.A. Dyer, J & J Auto, Mr.
and Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Manson,
Mrs. Foster, Hunter's Den, Mor-
gan's Furniture, Superior Water
Works, Pedro Cervantes, Leticia
Cervantes, Andy Brewer, Dr. C.
Mavroides and Coach Fuller.


Russ Bringger memorial

fishing tourney planned


The Fourth Annual Russ Bringger
Memorial Fishing Tournament will
take place on Sunday, April 1 at the
Scott Driver Boat Ramp (across from
Okee-Tantie Marina) on S.R. 78.
The cost to enter is $145 per
boat which includes a pork butt
dinner. Early registrations are tak-
ing place at the Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, 5286 S.W 16th
Ave., or Garrard's Tackle Shop,
4259 South U.S. 441. Registrations


will also be taken at the boat ramp
or by mail. To register by mail send
your entry fee to Herb & Kim
Bringger, RBMT, 1700 N.W 128th
Ave., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
The biggest fish award will be
$750; the second biggest fish will
pay $250.
For extra information contact
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LIl' Brahmans baseball
and softball sign-ups
Chobee Lil' Brahmans base-
ball Little League ages 5-16 and
softball Little League ages 8-16
sign-ups are on going, for infor-
mation call James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482; or Albion Crowell
at (863) 697-2576.

Benefit softball
tournament scheduled
A softball tournament will take
place on March 17 beginning at 8
a.m. at the Okeechobee men's
softball field across from Yearling
Middle School to benefit a new
men's baseball team that is form-
ing. The new baseball team will
be made up of men from Okee-
chobee who will play in the


N.A.B.A. league in West Palm
Beach. The cost to enter this dou-
ble elimination tournament is
$200 per team. Cash prizes will be
awarded. For information or to
sign up a team contact George at
(863) 634-7657 or Gary at (863)
697-0282.

Fun shoot
benefits Hospice
A 100 target fun shoot will be
held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th
St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth
Cooper will provide lunch, and
Davey Raulerson will provide the
swamp cabbage. There will also
be prize giveaways. Fax registra-
tion requests to (863) 763-7856;
or, call Hospice of Okeechobee at
(863) 467-2321 for information.


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Spotlight on Okeechobee ALOOKA


A special thanks to the many
churches and people of Okee-
chobee and other places that
had petitioned the Almighty for
His care and healing power on
my behalf.
It amazes me that before I
had gone in for surgical repair on
my broken hip, that most of the
churches of Okeechobee were
praying for my recovery. Thank
you all. There is power in prayer.
My recovery is going well, to
God be the glory. He is the only
one that can heal. To all the per-
sonal prayers, cards, visits and
calls, thank you.
Special thanks to Dr.
Stephens, Dr. Platt and Dr. Row-
land of Okeechobee. Thanks
also to Dr. Rod Davis of Lake
Placid for helping with my
patients during my recovery.
I am back in my office now,
part time, and I am limited on
some conditions for two more
weeks, at least.
I am proud to be a part of
Okeechobee. The people are so
good and God is so great.
Edward W. Douglas, D.C.
000Q
The family of Michael Nor-
man wishes to thank family,
friends and community for their
thoughts and prayers at the time
of the loss of our beloved
Michael.
Claudette Norman

Our first Top of the Lake Art
Fest was a wonderful success
and a huge fulfillment for those
of us who envisioned this event
three years ago.
As a member of Okeechobee
Main Street, I have devoted my
part to the arts and culture of this
great organization. A few years
back, while attending a Florida
Main Street conference in
Deland, we discovered how
Main Street programs could be
an important contributor to the
arts and culture of communities,
large and small.
I have been so honored to
help begin the process for our
community. We developed our
committee immediately after the
conference and began the Mural
and Visual Arts program. Now to
the delight of many, on Feb. 24
and 25 we held our inaugural
Top of the Lake Art Fest.
I am so proud of the commit-
tee that worked so hard to see
this new event become a reality.
Thanks so much my committee
and all the volunteers who
helped make the Art Fest such a
success: Maureen and Terry Bur-
roughs, Maureen Budjinksi,
Fawn McNeil Barr, Cindy Bur-
nett, Fay Huffman, Jan Fehrman,
Toni Doyle, Diana Heil, Rafael
Pacheco, Karen Hanawalt, Rick
and Corey White, Jo and Jerry
Jones, Linda and Russ Papy, Rick
Amiek, Bennett Yielding, Bob
and Kathleen McDonough,
Micky Akins, Kathleen Shatto,
Craig Quinn, Jay Huffman,
Denise White, Anne Hurst, Joan
Wilcox, Michael White and
James Waldau.
I would also like to extend a
special thanks to Okeechobee
High School Art Club members
Samantha Sulzer, El J Cabansay,
Teal Sheffield, Heather Smith,
Taneisha Mitchell, Patricia Sulzer
and Anatasia Letcher.
Thanks for supervising the
mural painting and working so
great with all the children who
painted the mural and the table
top murals. The mural project
went so smoothly and it was
because of these wonderful tal-
ented students!
Thanks go out to all of our Art
Fest sponsors: Gallery tent spon-
sors Accurate Tax Service and
Raulerson Absolutely Art; Enter-


Photo submitted by Bridgette Waldau
Art Fest-pictured: (from the left), Maureen Burroughs, president of Main Street; Toni Doyle,
promotion director of Main Street; Donny Sheldon, featured artist and poster artist; and,
Bridgette Waldau, Top of the Lake Art Fest chair.


tainment Stage Sponsors Kiwa-
nis of Okeechobee, Your Home-
town Directory and the Speckled
Perch Steak House; Art Fest
Sponsors Accident Law Offices
of Philip DeBerard, 14-K Gold
Store, Riverside Bank, Okee-
Tantie Title Company, State Farm
Insurance and "Okeechobee,
The Magazine;" Mural Sponsor -
Morgan Stanley, Table Top, Sea-
coast National Bank and Taylor
Rental.
Your contribution to the arts
helped us add the special touch-
es needed to properly present all
the wonderful art and entertain-
ment.
A very special thanks to
White Brothers Construction for
building our galleries.
Also thanks to Deputy Corpo'-
ral Keith Stripling and the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
for providing storage for our
valuable works of art.
We were fortunate to have
guest judges, who travel and
donate their time to help judge
this event. Thanks to Tom Free-
man from Lake Wales, and
Joseph Steiert from West Palm
Beach (formally from Okee-
chobee).
Raphel Pacheco had the diffi-
cult task of judging the student
art and our thanks to him for tak-
ing his valuable time to do this
for us. We also liked to thank our
patrons of the arts, Karen
DeHays and Susan Barber.
Thanks to our photographers,
Rafael Pacheco of Creations in
Fotographia and Maureen Bud-
jinski of "Okeechobee, The Mag-
azine," for capturing every
moment of the event.
The event was highlighted by
great entertainment and we are
grateful to the Ryan Larson Trio
from the Fort Pierce Jazz Society,
and the entire wonderful award
winning dancers of Leslie's
Dance Studio.
Thank you David Padgitt of
Mixes for You for providing us
music and your sound system
both days of the Art Fest.
Billy Dean! Thanks for all the
great WOKC/1570AM daily
announcements and letting us
personally invade your studio to
promote this event.
I would also like to thank this
newspaper, "Okeechobee
News," for your coverage of the
Art Fest, especially the highlights
of the student's art. Thanks to
"Okeechobee, The Magazine"
for your coverage of our event in


your inaugural edition.
The Top of the Lake Art Fest
had the support of the Florida
Department of State of Cultural
Affairs and the National Endow-
ment of the Arts. The grant we
received to help get this wonder-
ful event off the ground was
organized with the help of Lon-
nie Kirsh. I would like to thank
her personally for helping us
gather the information and
forms needed to get this very
important grant funding. We are
also grateful to the Okeechobee
School Board for working with
us with the grant distribution.
The City of Okeechobee was
kind enough to give us permis-
sion to hold the event in our
lovely Flagler Park and we also
thank the Okeechobee City
Police Department for keeping a
watchful eye on our venue.
Thanks to all of the artists
who came out to participate in
this event. We had no idea there
were so many talented artists
hungry for a way to promote


their talent here in our commu-
nity. It was an honor to meet you
and we look forward to seeing
you all next year!
Top of the Lake Art Fest was
honored to have our featured
artist and poster artist, Donald
Sheldon, at the event both days
to meet the public and sign his
poster. Thanks to his parents and
family for their support.
Working with Okeechobee
Main Street has been the best
experience for me here in Okee-
chobee, not only as an artist but
also as a human being, where
your time, talent, experience and
ideas are genuinely appreciated.
I cannot express enough of how
grateful I am to all who put their
trust in me and helped with our
initial Top of the Lake Art Fest.
I am so proud to be a part of
the arts of this community and I
am especially proud to be a part
of Okeechobee Main Street.
Bridgette Waldau,
Top of the Lake Art Fest Chair


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Ayla was born Feb. 8, 2007, at
Indian River Memorial Hospital.
She weighed 7 lbs., 10 ozs., and
was 20 inches long.
Ayla was welcomed home by
her proud big sister Callie.
Maternal grandparents are Calvin
and Becky Stewart of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Clif-
ford and Margaret Rucks, also of
Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Ralph
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Chambers of Double Springs, Ala.


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Harlee

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She was born Feb. 27, 2007, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 5 lbs., 12 ozs., and was
18 inches long.
Harlee Jolene was welcomed
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Maternal grandparents are Ray
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Paternal grandparents are
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If you have been curious about
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the programs of the new institute.
On Thursday, March 15 and 22,
from 1 until 3 p.m., Lifelong Learn-.
ing Institute founding member
Betty Williamson and the Okee-
chobee Historical Society will pres-
ent an entertaining two-part series,
"Life on the Ranch," on the Dixon
Hendry Campus, building B, room
108.
Bring a friend, neighbor or guest
who you think may be interested in
learning more about the history of
Okeechobee and its founding fami-
lies.
On March 15, Sonny and Betty
Williamson will "saddle up" and
share the stories of cow hunting
and the early days of ranching in
i Okeechobee.
4 On March 22, Zelda Johnson
, Mixon, great-granddaughter of the
first permanent settler in what is
now Okeechobee will join Betty in
reflections of life in this wild area in
the late 1880's and early 1900's.
Members of the Historical Soci-
ety are planning refreshments and
for those of you who have enjoyed
the society members' cooking -
that alone is worth a trip to IRCC. *
* It is our belief that once people
Shave the opportunity to experience
our program, they will be more apt
to become active participants. Your
- input is important in determining
our direction and delivery in Okee-
4 chobee, according to Program
.' Director Laura Kelley.
*,- In an effort to grow our program

BHR quilt s
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church has their second quilt
show on Saturday, March 4,
which was a great success.
There were approximately 200 in
attendance and 94 entries in quilts,
Swedish weaving, crochet, etc.
Outside judges were Sharon
Resmondo, Sharon Sweet and
Ladonna Haskins and we want to
thank them for a job well done.
The winners in each category
were: Hand quilting first place,
Connie Upright; second place,
Wilma Fairfield; third place,
Shirley Chastain; Machine quilting
first, second and third places
were won by Wilma Fairfield;
Machine quilting with the quilting
done by a professional first and
second place, Nancy Postell; third
place, Goldie Mosier; Quilted
sweatshirts first place, Goldie
Mosie; Chenilled jacket first
place, Wilma Fairfield; Swedish
weaving first place, Gladys
Lambdin; Crocheted afghan first
place went to a spread brought by
Nancy of her mother-in-law's;
Wall hanging, category went to
Connie Upright with a quilted


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Founding member Betty Williamson, Sam Smith, IRCC provost, and life-long learner Pat
Alfrey put the finishing put on the finishing touches in preparation for the Lifelong Learning
Institute at IRCC's, "Life on the Ranch," presentation on March 15 and 22.


in Okeechobee, we are extending
an invitation to you to attend this
offering at no aost.
In Okeechobee, Life on the
Ranch (March 15 and 22) and
Nature Photography (April 5) offer-
ings will conclude our spring ses-
sion. Summer session is scheduled
to begin in May, and members will
have the first opportunity to register
for the next session beginning in
April.
Fall offerings in Okeechobee
included Florida Crime Writers led
by April VanCamp, Hank Raulerson
and Roderick Hofer and Afternoon


Tea with Broadway Composers led
by Ian Nairnsey.
The institute, aptly named
IRCC's new "health club for the
brain," is a membership program.
Members pay a $25 annual fee
and are provided first opportunity
to register for institute offerings.
The programs of the institute are
specifically designed for men and
women 50 and older. There are no
tests, no grades, no prerequisites
and no long semesters. Fees for the
offerings are $4 per hour. Variety of
social and educational invitations
are extended throughout the year to


the membership on IRCC campus-
es at no additional cost.
The offerings are selected and
led by members of the institute.
These offerings are not for college
credit and may not be applied to
any IRCC college credit program.
Now more than 400 members
are enjoying shared topics of inter-
est at all five IRCC campuses in
Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, -Port St.
Lucie, Stuart and Okeechobee.
Please RSVP 1-866-866-4722,
ext. 7880, by March 14.
For information, visit the web-
site at irccfoundation.org.


'how attracts over 200 enthusiasts


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Some winners with their winning entries at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church quilt show
held Saturday, March 4, WERE: (left to right) Sue Crane; Goldie Mosier; Wilma Fairfield; Con-
nie Upright; Nancy Postell; and, Gladys Lambdin.


Christmas wall hanging. Antique -
first place, Janelle Thomas; Mis-
cellaneous first place, Wilma
Fairfield, with a woven table run-
ner; People's choice Wilma Fair-
field with her dimensional


appliqud rose supreme quilt; UFO
- first, Sue Crane.
We want to thank the follow-'
ing merchants for donations of
door prizes: W&W Lumber;
Sears; Beall's; Brahman Theater;


RJ Gator's; Pat's Floral Design;
Countryside Florist; Stitch & Post;
Beef O'Brady's; Tomorrow's
Heirlooms; the Okeechobee
News; and, those who came to
make this year's show successful.


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Does your pantry need a Spring cleaning?


Spring is starting to spring
here in North Carolina-the red
buds are budding, the Bradford-
pear trees are almost there and
it's starting to warm up! I adore
the spring.
And while I am not a believer
in spring cleaning, I will tell you
my pantry could sure use a dose
of it! Open the door to my pantry
and you'll see what I mean. I am
going to have set my timer for 15
minutes more than once to get it
straightened out.
How's your pantry looking?
Do you have 5 cans of tuna scat-
tered about the cupboard
instead of all stacked up togeth-
er. Can you find cereal boxes
here, there and everywhere?
How about your staples, like
flour, sugar, baking powder,
cornstarch, etc.? Are they
grouped together into a baking
center or do you have to go on a
pantry scavenger hunt to find
them all?-
Let's do a little pantry perk-
up, shall we? Set your timer for
15 minutes and start getting your
dry goods in logical order. Like
goes with like. You'll want a shelf
for the canned goods (and put
the same thing all together, too).
A big basket to hold your bags of
dried beans, a smaller basket to
hold envelopes of spice blends,
mixes, etc. (look around the
house, I bet you have what you
need), and if you haven't done it
already, big containers (I like big
glass jars) for your flour, sugars,
oatmeal, etc.
Getting your pantry together
will help you get your meal plan-
ning in order, too. Don't forget to
do a 27 fling boogie on your
pantry if necessary. Get rid of the
stuff you don't use (donate it to a
food bank if it's good, usable
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Here's a wonderful spring
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1 cup dry white wine, or use
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etable broth
4 boneless skinless chicken
breasts
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/3 cup frozen pearl onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 small red .bell pepper,
deribbed, deseeded and sliced
into strips 4 each olives, use
what you like (I prefer Kala-
matas)
Heat 1/4 cup of the wine (or
chicken broth) to boiling in a
non-stick skillet. Cook chicken in
wine, turning once, until brown.
Remove chicken and keep
warm.
Add garlic, onions, olive oil,
Italian seasoning, bell peppers,
olives and remaining wine (or
broth) to skillet and heat till boil-
ing.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add chicken back to the skil-
let, reducing heat to medium
low. Cook 10 to 15 minutes until
chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Per Serving: 330 Calories; 6g
Fat; 55g Protein; 4g Carbohy-
drate; Ig Dietary Fiber; 137mg
Cholesterol; 196mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 7
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One Stop Center
has job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. The center is
open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5350.
Ladies wanted
for club
Wanted: Ladies who want to
have fun in a very active club. Join
the Red Hat Society. If you are over
fifty, you wear red hats and purple
clothing. If you are under 50 you
wear pink hats and lavender cloth-
ing. For information call Mari at
(863) 763-5836 or (863) 634-8353
or Marilyn at (863) 357-1944.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. Ferrets are also available for
adoption. Donations of scraps of
wood would be appreciated for a
cat shelter. For information call
(863) 763-4333.
Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
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Ready-Set-Go
The March of Dimes held its Ready-Set-Go luncheon on March 5, hosted by Beef 0'
Brady's. Team captains attended to gear up for the annual WalkAmerica event scheduled
on March 31 in Flagler Park. The March of Dimes has over 26 teams signed up to walk
and hope to have the best year yet. For information on how to participate, call Laura
McCall at (863) 763-3131; or, visit walkamerica.org. Taking part in the luncheon were:
(front row, left to right) Patricia McWhorter, Maria Leon, Mandy Tyler, Cecilia Elliott, Melin-
da Gray, Susan Pilgrim, Ana Tomes and Tammy Blair; (back row, left to right) Angela King,
Megan Gwaltney, Kathleen Shatto, Eileen Casian, Billy English, Teresa Chandler, Sophia
Graves, Laura McCall, Cheryl Jones, Sandy Shreve, Jennifer Busbin, Bruce Cannon and
Shelly Batton.


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t'..r,,-r t.-, Okeechobee Dr Luis Ro-_- i- .,i board.certified -ui-
P'._-n iti.:ent in Laparoscopic Surigery. Upper and Lno-.er
El....-_.,ip'e and Lap-Band tor treatment ct obesitv
Dr R,:.- ha teamed up iith certified nurse practitione-r.
Tci..-a Ha!m Tere-a was a registered nur.e for Rauler-c'on
H-'-pitral fo.r '.asi- and it now ..orking as an experienced nurse
r.rictition, ir ring Dr Ro.a.i Both iLndividual- are dedicaicd
I.-. cE, i-ri, the Okeechobee comrnmuruh at the highest
.-tar. -lard ',t- medical care.
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ard it Suite B Okeechobee Due to a ta-i]lv~ tuation
Di Cha.oi hai- relocated to Tampa wheie he ha- a '17
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n...e a. '..till nmi all ot hi- patierit d cpl
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Nursing home, assisted


living? Are you prepared?


As the military retiree and vet-
eran p( lalioen grows and
many of them reach the time in
life when one may face entering
a nursing home or assisted living
facility, who will be paying for it?
Many of the "over 65" catego-
ry will hope that their bank
accounts and retirement pay will
cover the costs, but will it?
These questions will be the
theme of the program for the
March 17, Saturday, noon lunch-
eon meeting of the South Cen-
tral Florida Chapter of the Mili-
tary Officers Association of
America (MOAA).
Ms. Joanne Cox, executive
assistant of the Health
Care/Long Term Care Manage-
ment Division of the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs,
will address these issues to the
MOAA members and their
guests when the local group
meets at the Candlelight Restau-
rant of the Sebring Sun 'n Lake
Golf and Country Club,
announced retired Air Force
Colonel Roy P. Whitton, Lake
Placid, chapter president.
"As the general population


now is living longer as well as
our military veterans, all will be
facing alternatives to home care
by family members," explained
Whitton.
Military retirees, including
veterans, need to know whether
the Veterans Administration and
the military retiree programs
such as TRICARE, provide for
nursing home and assisted living
facility reimbursement, it was
pointed out.
"An invitation to all military
veterans, regardless of rank or
service, including family mem-
bers, is being tendered by the
local MOAA chapter," said Cap-
tain Lou Brough, USAF, (Ret),
chapter personal Affairs Chair-
man.
Ms. Cox has been in the
healthcare field for more than 25
years and has worked in state
government since 1974, with a


two year stint with the Florida
Health Care Association. During
that period, she was Director of
Residential Care Services for the
association. She is a graduate of
the University of Florida with a
B.A. Degree and earned her
masters degree in adult educa-
tion and human resources man-
agement from the University of
South Florida.
Reservations are a must with
a deadline of Thursday, March
15, it was emphasized. Reserva-
tions may be made by calling of
the following MOAA members:
Lieutenant Jane Christman in
Avon Park at (863) 452-5862;
Captain Lou Brough in Sebring
at (863) 655-2344; Mrs. Mary
Martin in Lake Placid at (863)
699-1939; Lieutenant Roger
Bumgarner in Arcadia at (863)
993-0129 and, Mrs. June Felt in
Polk County.


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Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


Puppet People
The Puppet People with Arthur and Barbara Eve enjoyed a sunny weekend at the Speck-
led Perch Festival. With over 100 "Puppet People," the Eves present Christian based, fam-
ily oriented programs on safety and character traits at festivals, schools, churches, and
nursing homes. For information about the "Puppet People" call (863) 697-0802 or visit
their web site at www.puppetpeoplewithartandbarb.com.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, March
9, through 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.m.
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
p.m.
Theatre III "Astronaut
Farmer"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
(863)763-1550
GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
tion, in paper carrying case,
name "Marion Reese" on
case. 863-763-1187
KEYS- Found in the Downtown
area in front of Joey's Pizza
found Mon. Feb. 26th. Call to
identify. (863)763-7009


BLUE HEELER/Jack Russell
mix. White, black & brown
w/pointy ears. Vic of Four Sea-
sons. Reward! (863)467-9114
CASH, vic. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
contact (863)634-4626
CAT (I): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. S.he's
mute, scared & has a micro-
chip. Reward.
772-324-0110
LADIES GLASSES- Prescrip-
tion, Brushed gold frame, at
the Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val. (561)391-3278 collect
MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
(863)673-5033


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
area
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
863-673-4003
FABBITS (2): Female, with
nice cage & accessories. To
3ood home only!
63-634-7288 or 467-1169


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Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
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KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
(239)841-0922
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
(863)302-1736
MIXED BREED PUPPIES, (2),
male, 4 mos. old, to good
home only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
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Job Information 225
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Area Coordinators needed for
High School Exchange Pro-
gram. Part-time on a con-
tract basis. Call
(888)446-5437 for addition-
al information or fax resume
to (405)810-8714.
BABYSITTER- In my home, 5
kids, hours vary, Pref 20yr's
or older, Leave msg, Ser inq
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include answering the phones, greeting customers, light
typing and other related tasks. Only serious inquiries
need apply. Please fax resume to 863-763-4455.

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SCollect water samples from various canals and
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~ Collect wetland water samples.
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don, CT, Ballston Spa, NY
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up to$15.00//hr.
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EXECUTIVE
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busy new home sales
business. No Real Estate
License required. Salary
plus commission. Call
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Industrial Gases is now
hirng for various positions
riui hill 1 pr1ni Iiity
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
oDFW
RECEPTIONIST: Full Time
Needed for busy medical
office. Insurance knowledge a .
plus. Competitive salary &
benefits. Fax resume to:
863-467-6674, or email:
therapy@earthlink.net
Sales/Sales Managers/ No-
Fee Distributors $9K Wk
High/$100K Yr $1 Million
Yr/Future 2-3 Pre-Set Leads
Daily- Overrides/Bonus-
es/Mgrs Not Multi-Level
(800)233-9978.
TOLL COLLECTOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
@Hee Haw, Ext. 193
on Florida's Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
WELDER
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call
(863)763-6376

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classi-
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
RECEPTIONIST/FRONT DESK
Needed for busy doctor's
office. Call (863)763-1917 or
fax: (863)467-1142



HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
(863)763-4723
MARTIAL ARTS
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
Maternal Care Case Manage-
ment Position: Part Time,
25 30 hours per week,
bilingual. Fax resume to
863-462-5875.



Post Office Now Hiring. Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K annu-
ally including Federal Bene-
fits and OT. (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Exam/Fee
Req.


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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vestment with unlimited po-
tential. For further
information please contact
Anthony Foley at
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Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax
liens, and rehabs for pennies
on the dollar. Mentor walks
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ensure SUCCESS
(800)433-4556.

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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
Confidential
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





Dan's'
Framing, hI.


Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357,4145
x 863.357.9033




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



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



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


Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott'sQuik Feoto
419 W.S. Park
OBCllNE8Bei'.Jo5553l



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BAR & GRILL
DAIYB NIBIN SPECIALS

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

Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classifleds


I Gener al *


Merchandise

Ifix


Beauty SuppHes mb2b
Bicycles 530
Book &I Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China Glassamre, Etc. 560
Clothinlg 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, LiUns 8 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 hems 650
Miselelaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482
(*----05151


AMANA REFRIGERATOR-
white, works good, $110 or
best offer (863)635-0079
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
(863)763-7831
DRYER: Kenmore, 220 volt,
Works good. $50.
(863)763-3551 .
FREEZER, Chest style, 7.2 cu.
ft. w/ 2 compartments. Ken-
more. Used 2 season's. Ask-
ing $125. (863)357-3203
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681.
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
(863)357-0262
REFRIGERATOR, GE, side by
side, water & ice in door,
g Qood conr'iion $200
(8F,3)357.{(,rO,.
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
239-245-0527
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
for. (863)357-2271
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
239-368-1768
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
Washer & Dryer, Maytag Nep-
tune, new, digital, front load,
retail $1699, sell for $600.
(863)675-8182


liBusinIeI


I uiness


I Business


The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.


Okeechobee



News
Must have a dependable car and provide excellent
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.


WASHER & DRYER,
Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
(270)331-4090
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
863-634-3407
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
(863)674-1355
WASHER/DRYER- Combo
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
(863)532-8542
W/D, Whirlpool Cabrio, New,
top of the line, mint cond.,
$1800 @ Best Buy, sell
$1300. (954)401-2737



COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
(863)467-8161
MICROWAVE- Small, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-1014
|Bicyles 0530,


BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
863-467-4567
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both will sell
separately. (863)763-5011
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756..



KITCHEN CABINETS All wood.
Large quantities...Mustsell!
Starting @ $1600.
Call 772-361-4398
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
TILE FLOOR, 3 boxes 16x16.
Roof shingles 9 bundles, 5
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



CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8A12, large chest & hitch
-all '.i 10 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


HIGH CHAIR, white, asking
$25 or best offer.
(863)467-1325


BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
(863)697-1486


FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
(863)634-5038
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.
863-357-1560


COCA COLA COOLER: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
SCARFACE MEMORABILIA &
Wall art. $100 or best offer.
(863)634-5450
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Ga-
'il, ,- firiht "-n _i miro h




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.
(863)467-9228
:Frnitue 010:


BEDROOM SET. qurIn rie,
pecan finish, i. rur, rii .i
triple dresser & mirror, nites-
tand, $325. (863)467-8924
CABINET, white, $25 or best
offer. (863)467-1325
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
$75. (863)675-6180
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
$50 (863)467-8464
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
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.
(863)532-1351
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both., i I'R ;: 1845-1
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, Golden Oak fin-
ish, up to 42" TV. $350.
(863)763-4992
LOVESEAT & MATCHING
CHAIR, great condition, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
LOVESEAT & RECLINER, both
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
(863)357-1845
LOVESEAT: $60.
(863)697-0845
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgundy
pin stripe, exc. cond. $100
(863)634-5450
LOVESEAT, CHAIR & 2
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
(863)532-8542
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
239-340-8502
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing $300. (863)357-5754
OFFICE DESK: Metal, Steel-
case Brand, 30"xu0" top.
Very good condition. $100,
(863)763-4992
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779


NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks S97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners 5297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
S387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables S97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot,



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


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


HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625.



DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
863-467-2148
ROOM AIR FILTER: Kenmore,
excellent condition. $90.
863-357-6303
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
(863)357-2271


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


PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
(863)467-8681


HANDICAP LIFT for van,
works like new, pd $5,000
new, asking $1,000.
(863)763-8275
HANDICAP WALKER, Winnie
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
SCOOTER, VICTORY, electric,
4 wheel, good shape, $650
or best offer. (863)467-6009
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
firm. (863)357-5988


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2'000, ext.600
(8am-6pm) Alta Divoice.
LLC. Established 1977.


*~ea Notic015


COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
863-634-7608
COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
$100. (772)201-5689
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
(863)634-5038
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30 -
(863)467-4327



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


PHILIPS 52" TV- With sur-
round sound. Good condi-
tion. $750. (863)467-9722
SONY BIG SCREEN TV, 42" ,
projection, exc. cond., pd
$1700, asking $1200 firm.
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready, -
$1000 (863)634-0866


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


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


PLAYSTATION 3, 60GB, 4
played 1 time, with Madden
2007. $650 (863)763-3550
SLOT MACHINE- electronic,
with tokens, $200.
(863)467-8683



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


ISpecial Notice


Emlymn
Full Tim


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
-* : Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
i ': Garages Seawalls
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DRIVER

NEEDED
Class A or B CDL
Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at

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2595 NW 8th Street


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121. www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera, video & tunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-302-1592 after 2pm.
SOLAR PANELS (2): 75 watts,
regulator & BATTERIES (6):
6 volt. $600 for all.
863-675-3312
TRAILER HITCH- 2, Class 3,
H/D, Fits Chevy Silverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-'06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
8 0 0 ) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
Lic.#CBC010111)



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


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
BULL CALF, $100.
(863)946-0912
CHIHUAHUA PUP
tan male $200
863-675-2541
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
(863)824-0703
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
(863)634-6087
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
$800. (863)357-0434
FEMALE PUG- with papers, i
$600 or best offer
(863)634-6087
PET CARRIER: Extra large.
$50. 863-357-1560
PIT BULL PUPS (10): Red
nose, parents on prem,
champ papers on parents.
$300 $500.
863-610-0685
PUPPY: German Shepherd, 3
mo old female, top breed from
German-parents, black/tan.,
$900. (239)368-2301
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call -
Melody @ (863)634-2110
SIAMESE SEAL POINT KIT-
TENS- 1?2v' nn pa3ners, .
$50each ".'4 '1-' 02
WANTED: good home seeking
a Florida BlackMouth Cur,
male puppy, lost a Fla. cur in
Dec. Call (863)675-4869


ANTIQUE SLIDE PROJECTOR-
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
(863)-634-7210
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 14, 2007


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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies..
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.'Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants.,
Flowers 865




ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
(863)234-9595 "
JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
(863)467-6009



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



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.
(863)763-1370


AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
(863)781-0484
BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
$500 (561)789-0572
GELDING THOROUGHBRED
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden"q
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
HORSE TRAILER, '94,
4-horse, fair condition,
$1700 or best offer.
(239)537-8940
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
SADDLE, Western (Veech):
16.5 seat. Brand new! Paid
$2000, Now $1200.
863-467-2104/772-341-3707
SPORT HORSE, German,
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
$2499. (863)357-5867
THOROUGHBRED PONY
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
neg. (863)763-4149



CADET CUB, Self propelled
mower, like new. 3spd.
trans., 6.5hp motor. $180
(863)763-4234
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
863-675-8141
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat-
tery & work on deck, $150.
(863)983-6310
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
gotiable. 863-228-2123
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400. 863-675-8141
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
(863)447-0337


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935


Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027
OKEECHOBEE, 2 BR, 2 BA, in
city limits. Very clean w/tile
floors. $800. mo. + 1st. &
$400. sec. 863-634-3572


Newly renovated
2/1, central air
and heat, laundry
area, almost
900sqft. Located
in the city!
$900 a month.
Call
(863) 697-1174
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225


Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377.
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
F&S. 561-307-2502
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $850/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
9-3. 863-467-1717
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
Oak Park, 3/1/1 newly remo-
died CBS, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,,000 mo. +
$1,000 sec. (863)763-4795



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


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



Ocean Isle, NC. Rent new,
beautiful, private oceanfront
home. Close to Myrtle Beach
and historic Wilmington. Per-
fect for larger group retreat.
www.ChateauDeChef.com,
(910)579-3535.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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


$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
Now! (800)749-2905.
BLUE HERON, 3br/2ba/2 gar.
CBS, Updtd, Granite counter
tops. 299K, Century 21 Prop.
DebraPinson (863)801-9163
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee.(863)467-8539
NEW MANUFACTURED
HOMES Hwy 441 Ocala,
Doublewides start
$39,900/$500 Down EZ Fi-.
nancing, $5000 in FREE fur-
niture ROOMS-TO-GO! Free
delivery-FL Kinder Homes
352)622-2460 or www.kin-
dersales.com.


OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
E-Z Financing. Can be seen at
3632 NW 5th St.
(863)484-0809
Okeechobee Est., 3BR/2BA
Brick & CBS, new roof, corner
lot, pool, f/p. Seller motivated.
Must see!!! (863)763-2461
Owner Held Financing
available. 10 single family
homes rented and making
money. For sale by owner.
All central heating/AC, 2006
upgrades. Seller will man-
age. All in 3 mile radius in
south St. Petersburg, Florida,
Pinellas County. $9500 per
month net income less $50
management fee/expenses.
Call Jay Vernette
(813)477-9551.


PALM HARBOR HOMES Certi-
fied Modular & Mobile Home
Specialists. Call for FREE
Color Brochures
(800)622-2832.


FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100
Acres 30% to 50% below
market. Call (866)352-2249,
X. 1200.
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, f fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$242,400. neg. 253-221-5911
OWNER SAYS SELL! 10 AC-
$150,000. 50% below cert.
appraisal. Great location in
So. Central FL. Paved rd,
until's, exc. financing. Call
(866)352-2249, x.1000.
So. Central FL. Waterfront
Land Sale 1 to 3 Acres from
$199,900 So. Cen. Fl's finest
lakefront community. Enjoy
two large natural lakes & nu-
merous man-made lakes &
ponds in a great loc.l Gated,
private. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249 x
1183.


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

.t -



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

(863) 634-2367
AAH! Cool Mountain Breezes!
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLI-
NA Affordable Land, Homes,
Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE
BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Exit Realty Mountain View
Properties www.exitmur-
phy.com.
Ashe High Country is an in-
vestors paradise. Discover
the NC Mountains. Vacation
homes, log homes, river
tracts, view lots & farms.
Century 21 Heritage Realty
(8 0 0 ) 8 6 5 4 2 2 1
www.c21heritagerealty.com
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breath-
taking mountain view & river
parcels. 1 to 8 acres from
the $80's. Nature trails, cus-
tom lodge, river walk &
more. 5 min. from town of
Hot Springs. Call
(866)432-7361.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
WINTER SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE THE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS Homes:, Cab-
ins, Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. CHEROKEE
MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL ES-
TATE... cherokeemountain-
realty.com Call for free
brochure (800)841-5868.
BUY NOW! Coastal North
Carolina Land or Homes.
Low Taxes & Insurance.
CALL TODAY! Coastal Caro-
lina Lifestyle Realty
(800)682-9951 www.Coast-
alCarolinaLifestyle.info.
Coastal GA. 135+ AC,
$249,900! GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life. Only an hour from Jack-
sonville, FL! CALL NOW
(904)206-5114 x1195.
GA/ FL Border- Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $109,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
mons Island! Subdivision po-
tential! CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X1178.
GA LAND BARGAINS! 20+ AC
Great price, location and fi-
nancing! www.gaforest.com.
Got North GA Mountain Fever?
We Have The Cure... We can
Help You Find The Perfect
Place Here. Sales and Ren-
tals. Toccoa Wilderness Re-
alty & Cabin Rental, LLC.
www.ToccoaWilderness-
RealtyandCablhRental.com
(706)632-2606 OR
(706)435-8735 North-
eorgla4Sale@tds.net.
GRAND OPENING Save
$20,000 "One Day Only" Sat-
urday, March 24th New
Coastal Georgia Community
Homesites up to 4.5 acres,
marshfront, live oaks, palm
trees and panoramic views
make this Georgia's Best
Kept Secret. Excellent on fi-
nancing. Shown by appt. Call
Now (866)432-7320.
HOT SPRINGS, NC Gated resi-
dential community surround-
ed by National Forest. Paved
roads, clubhouse, waterfall,
[ond, hiking trails and more.
ots starting at $60K. Call
(877)477-3473.


Lake Access Bargain 1 +
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-
nancing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 915.
NC MOUNTAINS Large 2 to 10
acre tracts in last phase of
popular gated mountain
community with great view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, $69,500 and up, call
now (866)789-8535.
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
TROUT STREAM. LARGE
ACREAGE PARCELS NEW
TO MARKET. www.National-
ForestLand.com.


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

i lJACOBSEN

SCo tBilt



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


NEW Coastal Georgia Com-
munity 1/2 to 2 acre home-
sites starting in the $200s.
Marsh front with live oaks,
palm trees and panoramic
views. Perfect for family re-
treat, weekend getaway, or
retirement. Showing March
24th by appt only. Call
(866)432-7318.
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC-
$299,0001 UPSCALE
EQUESTRIAN GATED COM-
MUNITYI 200 Year old Oaks.
Established lush pastures.
Paved private rds, u/g
utilities. 2 miles from HITS
Exc financing! Call
(866)352-2249 X1156.
OHIO, Williamsburg- 47 +
acres. Leveled to rolling. 1400'
road frontage. Wa-
ter/Elec./Gas. Lots of Privacy.
$410,000. (863)467-7255
Owner Says Sell! 36 + AC -
$197,000 50% BELOW Re-
cent Cert. Appraisal Nicely
wooded acreage in private,
secluded setting. Mature
oaks & pines, abundant wild-
life, gated community. Reg-
istered survey, power &
phone. Excellent financing.
Must see! Call owner
now(866)352-2249, x 1179.
Tennessee Lake Bargain 3 +
Acres- $19,900. FREE Boat
Slips! Save $5000 during
pre-construction sale! Enjoy
access to private, Jimmy
Houston endorsed bass lake.
Paved roads, utilities, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
1006.
THE BEST LAND VALUES IN
COASTAL GEORGIAI As
much as 30% below recent
appraisals..1 + Acre Marsh
View from $49,900 1 + Acre
Marshfront from $124,900
Gated entrance, marina ac-
cess, & more 90 mins Jack-
sonville/ 30 mins Savannah
GRAND OPENING SALE Sat-
urday, March 31st Call NOW!
(888)525-3725 X. 2228.
Waterfront 116' Scottsboro,
AL. Elegant 5000 sq. ft.
Brick Home..MediaRoom,
Formal Areas, Fireplace,
5/Bedrooms, 4/Baths, 1
Acre. $699,900. Debbie Ma-
this Realty (888)574-2525
(256)599-5910.
Won't last! Price Reduced
50% 29 ACRES/ $195,000
Great location close to Cedar
Key. Nice meadow, scattered
pine & oak, abundant wild-
life. At end of private rd.
Utilities, survey, excel. Fin.
Call (866)352-2249x1192.

Mobile Homes



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



CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yeary lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
OKEE., On Rim Canal lbr
$150. per wk M. M down &
2br $200. per wk. Min. down
Call 863-634-1802
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA,
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appl's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba mobile
home for rent, town water
and sewer, large lot. $800 /
month. Call 954-610-5345.
TREASURE ISLAND 1BR/1BA
SW $600. mo., Hwy. 78 West
3br, 2ba CBS MH, $625. mo.
32'RV w/Kit. &full ba. $490.
mo. (RV ncl. city water &
elect ) 561-346-4646



JUPITER FARMS: Must be
moved. 12x60, 2br/2ba. New
w/d, stove, ac & plumbing.
Elec temp pole, stairs, col-
umns, etc incm'd. Everything
goes! $3200.561-743-3732
OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
(863)763-8567
OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re-
modeled inside w/new roof.
In nice adult park, $14,900
(772)546-3067
REDUCEDI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
28,000.863-357-1784
RIVERBEND MHP- 3br, 2ba,
furnished, golf cart, 3 shed,
Fla room. (863)824-0082
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(863)467-9915
TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
863-357-0434/765-717-0596
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th


Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017


Recreation



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



ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
863-467-2824
ALUMINUM, V Bottom, 14',
Smokercraft w/like new trail-
re & 18hp Tohatsu motor.
$1600 neg. (863)763-4680
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
BOSTON WHALER- 13',
w/trailer. Can be seen at The
Glades RV Resort Lot 38B.
$800. Neg. (410)924-5218
FLATS BOAT- 15 ft, Tri Hull,
50 hp Evinrude, trolling mtr,
batt, fish finder, 2 live wells
$2300 (863)697-9405
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1900 neg. (863)697-0424
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HR bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
(863)763-2738
KEY LARGO- '2000, 21.5',
140hp Suzuki. W/trailer. Bi-
mini top. Like new. Must see!
$11,800. (863)763-8382
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
OUTBOARD MOTOR; Mercury,
20hp, runs perfect, can'
demonstrate, $750 neg.
(863)357-1784/634-2454
PONTOON, 24'w/50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
PONTOON BOAT, Landau, 20
Ft., 75 hp Johnson, Fishing
Lights, Generator & Trailer.
$3000. (863)467-8268
PONTOON BOAT, with motor,
no trailer, $2500.
(863)467-8683
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very-rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
(863)357-5754
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
(863)467-1169
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/0. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
$5200.513-260-6410 Okee
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
$11,000. (863)983-7835


CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
Labelle area.
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home. New tires/refrig-
erator. Pressure Water & Gas
Stove $3200. (561)723-1690
JAYCO 5th Wheel: on
Seasonal lot@ Leisure Point.
Overlooking Water, Excellent
condition. 301/2 Ft. w/slilde out,
C/Air & Screened porch.
(302)222-4768
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MARCH MADNESS RV Selloff!
March 16th-19th. Nation's
#1 Selling- MONTANA 5th
WHEELS All on Sale! Sun-
coast RV, 12201 W. Colonial
Drive, Winter Garden,
(866)482-7220. www.sun-
coastrv.com.
MeadowLark Campgrnd 30
Ft. Furn., built up roof Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
PULL TRAILER: 3Oft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
863-467-9621
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
(863)946-3822
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
raded, ext. warranty,
32,500. (419)344-0599


WINNEBAGO LE SHARO '90,
22ft., new tires & trans., very
clean, sleeps 4, extras.
$6500 (863)467-1950


Mobile Home
Sale


FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
(863)467-4327
FORD TAURUS- '90, New al-
ternator, water pump & new
hoses. Does overheats. Must
move! $200. (863)835-6015
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
call, 863-261-1158.
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
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
MITSUBISHI GS 1998, $3300
neg. & WINDSTAR GL 1998
$2950. Call (772)332-6590


Mobile Home
Sale 10,01


EMERSON TRAILER LIFT
GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
(863)763-5890
FOUR HORSE TRAILER: King
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
long. $2500. 863-824-6720


DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller, with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft. carriage 5th,Wheel.
$22,000 (423)506-3281
FIFTH WHEEL: Avion, 29ft, w/
slide out, located at Mea-
dowlark Campground.
$4500. 740-704-5089
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
KEYSTONE CHALLENGER-
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
trade. (812)201-2806



EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am
MERCRUISER ENGINE: 6 cyl.
Parting out...$495 for all. Stop
by lot #48 in Summer Breeze
Mobile Home Park.



BOAT TRAILER: 2007 King,
for 12-14 Ft. boat. $500.
(614)620-0670 Okeechobee
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl;, 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
(863)697-2033


BMW K75-'92, 81K mi., Cor-
bin seat & extra seat. Good
cond. New parts. $2400 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area
DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
firm. (863)634-2475
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
(863)634-5421
HONDA NIGHTHAWK '83,
550cc. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-1561
HONDA SCOOTER 2004, Helix
Style, 250 cc, Adult. 1900
mis. Luggage trunk/seat back.
$2500. (513)260-6410 Okee
SADDLE BAGS, For '92
Sportster, with brackets.
$200 (863)634-1561



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


DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
(239)633-2159
NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
moved. $4900.615-496-3891
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
(518)651-4748


Automobiles





,1al Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's & morel
For Listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CADILLAC DEVILLE '87- V8,
133K, runs good, $1500
(239)357-5111
CHEVY CAVALIER '04, 4 door,
good condition, champagne
color.. $8500 neg.
(863)357-6811
DODGE ARIES WAGON- '87,
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
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
ood. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
(863)634-0016
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
$8500. 561-755-0910


PONTIAC GRAND AM '94:
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186
SATURN '95- Twin cam V,
asking $1000
(239)324-2891
.I T I

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


FORD MUSTANG '65, 95%
perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
(863)255-4935



KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
$2500 (863)467-8629



CHEVY 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
863-634-2684
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
$2500 (863)763-8201
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2000.
(863)634-5421
Ford bronco II '89: 4x4, 2.9,
v-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16 and
35x12.50R15 needs work
$1200 neg. 863-634-3878


ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
$500 (863)634-5225
GOLF CART & CHARGER,
$600 (863)467-2704
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
tioned. $1250.863-675-1472
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-3217



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


AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
$1800. (863)234-9595
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
(863)634-5225
DAYTON SR's- 4, White letter-
ing. 80% tread. $225.
(863)763-8797
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
(863)763-5373
PLYMOUTH BREEZE- '99, No
title. Selling for parts. $250.
or best offer.
(863)674-0126 (LaBelle)'
RIMS & TIRES: 20", 6 lug,
used only a few months &
sold SUV, like new. $1500.
561-281-4182 Frank.
RIMS & TIRES (4): 16", alumi-
num. 8 lug, Chevy. $370 ne-
gotiable. 863-634-7125
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
(863)634-6476
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 lbs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560


CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
863-824-6720
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like newly
Clean! $2500. 863-674-0467
DODGE DAKOTA 03, Ext. Cab,
Under 13K. w/Camper shell.
$11,500. 863-763-5586 Day
or 863-763-0469 Eve... Fran
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
ood. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
*FORD F150 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good int., runs &
looks great. Must see.
$2500 (863)983-6550
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


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


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863763-6434
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UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
863-467-2824


DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CARAVAN '92: 62k
orig mi, factory 5spd, 4cyl,
looks & runs great. $3000 or
best offer. 863-697-1832.

Public Notices




State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2006-CP-307
Division: PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PHYLLIA A. AGAIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of PHYL-
LIA A. AGAN, deceased, whose date of
death was June 15, 2006, is pending
in the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Clerk of the Court,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 312
NW Third Street, Okeechobee, FL
34974. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
",1i Ih, ,, t ,, ,.. hr I, ", r ,,1il IN lI
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
All claim not filed within the time periods
set forth in Section 733.702 of the
Florida Probate Code will be forever
barred. Notwithstanding the time pe-
riods set forth above, any claim filed
two (2) years or more alter the dece-
dents date of death is barred.
The date of first publication of this notice
is March 14. 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Phyllis A. Agan
Florida Bar No. 286958
230 South Commerce Ave.
Sebing,FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402 1888
Personal Representive:
2530OSE gu t
Okeechobee, Florda 34974
198007 ON 3/14,21/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
FOLLOWING COMMITTEE OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILLMEETTUESDAY, MARCH 20,
2007 IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE,
ROOM A-251 AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVE-
NUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE-
2:15PM.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE.
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Community Events


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 sponsor-
ing a camp, day program or supervised activity for local children please
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your informa-
tion. 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 pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held April 2.

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

Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071.

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


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

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
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to
three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

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
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our
10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited 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 orna-
ment numbers) and quantity please call one of the following mem-
bers: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829;
Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991;
or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

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

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister 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 infor-
mation, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is.administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL
electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality.
If you are 4 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
areaccepted.


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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.
PJease bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are available at
the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

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

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

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such
as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at 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 host-
ing 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 1 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 information,
call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For 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 meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering 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.

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