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Vol. 98 No. 76
What: Youth Livestock
Show and Sale
Where: Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
When: Saturday, March 17
Schedule of Events
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.
Locks to close
The Taylor Creek (S-193)
navigation lock on the north
shore of Lake Okeechobee will
be closed between 7:30 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m. for routine
inspection on Monday, March
Similar inspections also will
occur at the S-65D lock on the
Kissimmee River near U.S. 98
N. on Wednesday, March 21;
and, S-65E on the Kissimmee
River at Lake Okeechobee on
Thursday, March 22.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200; or, the Orlando
Service Center at (407) 858-
6100 or (800) 250-4250.
Because of a critical water
sia. io-:, lawn watering has
been restricted beginning
March 22. Residents whose
addresses are even numbered
can water from 4 a.m. until 8
a.m. on Thursdays and Sun-
days. Odd numbered address-
es c .i, '. .ai-i frii, 4a.m. until 8
a.m. on Wednesdays and Sat-
urdays. Vehicles and boats can
be washed between 4 a.m. and
8 a.m. and between 5 p.m. and
7 p.m. on the above days.
Washing must be done on, or
must drain to, a non-paved sur-
face. It must be done using a
hose with an automatic shut-
off nozzle or low-volume pres-
sure cleaner. Violators could be
subject to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban:
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
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City tables Blue Heron issue
By Chauna Aguilar
The City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals met before a standing-
room only crowd of residents
from Blue Heron and the sur-
rounding areas about a proposed
development and refurbishment
of the Blue Heron Golf and Coun-
try Club located in the southeast
section of the city.
Warren Snyder, president of
Southeast Contractors & Engi-
neers, Inc., presented a small
scale future land use map
amendment application and a
rezoning application on behalf of
property owners Marty and Lois
Stevens and Donald McBrayer for
property located at 1925 S.E.
The total size of the property
is 103.26 acres. The request is to
change the future land use and
zoning from residential single
family to multi-family for two
portions of the land 9.9 acres
for villas and 8.4 acres for con-
According to the applicant,
the development will include 48
one-third-acre single family
home sites, 60 villas and 84 con-
The development will also
include an 11,500 square foot
club house that would include
offices, pro-shop, a first class
restaurant and lounge with
community center and meet-
ing/conference rooms that
would be available to all area
The development will also
refurbish and revitalize the
existing golf course to bring it
back into operation.
Because of the expense
involved with this task, the con-
dominiums are being proposed
to be sold as timeshares in order
to generate a sufficient stream
of revenue to help maintain and
operate a first-class golf course
and other amenities.
The 84 canal-front condo-
miniums would have an individ-
ual price point of $300,000 or
more if sold as individual units.
See City Page 2
Youth Livestock Show and sale: A day at the fair
Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA clubs displayed their cattle, swine, rab-
bits and chickens to the Agri-Civic Center Arena on Wednesday for the start of the annu,
al 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale. Competitions continued throughout the week.
The sale is today.
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Prospective developer Warren Snyder, of Southeast Con-
tractors and Engineers, Inc., presented a comprehensive
plan amendment application to the City Planning Board con-
cerning the Blue Heron Gold and Country Club develop-
ment and refurbishment.
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hands with Rowdy Roostei-at the Okeechobee County
Fair. Rowdy is a crowd pleaser as he rides over the fair-
grounds in his roadster greeting people, He also puts on
a show with his friend Diesel Weasel. It's all part of the
family fun at the fair which continues through Sunday,
March 18 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.
The fair features rides, food, music, exhibits and a youth
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Residents of Blue Heron and the neighboring areas packed
City Hall to hear about the prospectivedevelopment and
refurbishment of the Blue Heron Golf and Country Club.
Approximately 25 citizens had to watch the proceedings
from downstairs via television.
Continued From Page 1
The units are being proposed to
be sold as timeshare 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 60 villas are proposed to
be 1,650 to 1,800 square feet
with a garage area set up in a
duplex format, with 30 buildings
and two units per building. The
target price point is $225,000.
The development would also
include a new boat ramp with
entry/exit dqck for use by the
Blue Heron community and new
roads and associated infrastruc-
ture for the construction of resi-
dential units on the remainder of
the property not occupied by the.
"The golf course will receive
new greens. The fairways will all
be reseeded. It will have new tee
boxes, new tee box markers,.
and new hole markers. All the
bunkers will be completely
reconditioned," said Mr. Warren.
He went on to say that "when
it is done, you will have a first-
class golf course available for a
recreational facility for the Coun-
ty of Okeechobee rather than.
what we have now which is a
"The 109 acres, if it was
developed at the maximum den-
sity allowed for the single family
residential category, would yield
*436 residential units. On our 45.8
acres we're are asking for 192
units, which has an average den-
sity of 4.19 units per acre," said
Mr. Warren, in response to con-
cerns about the density. "We are
just asking to be allowed to put it
in small areas rather than spread
it out over the entire thing. The
end result is that there is a net
deduction of possible units on
the property of 244 units. The
density is very close to what
would be currently allowed if
just single family residences
were built on the property."
The traffic issue that would
occur if the entire property were
single family would be similar to
that of the proposed density with
multi family and the golf course
There are only two primary
routes in and out of Blue Heron
that would be impacted by the
additional traffic from the new
"The villas will be marketed
to retirees and golfers as second
homes or vacation homes. The
single family residences will be
marketed essentially to the same
market but also to people who
are moving here on a permanent
basis," explained Mr. Warren.
"Taking that into consideration,
if all unit owners are all here at
once and they all made two trips
in and out every day between 7
a.m. and 7 p.m. the net effect
would be an average of one vehi-
cle every three minutes and 45
seconds that you are not experi-
encing at this point in time."
The developer went on to
clarify that the single family
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Developer Warren Snyder, of Southeast Contractors and
Engineers, Inc., presented a rendering of the timeshare con-
dominiums that would generate maintenance fees that
would allow for the maintenance and operation of a first-
class golf course. The condos would be four stories with
seven units on each floor.
homes will be built in accor-
dance with, and the owners will
become members of, the exist-
ing Blue Heron Homeowners
Association. They will have to all
comply with all of the rules and
regulations that exist with the
Additionally, the documents
for the villas will have the same
basic requirements as the exist-
ing homeowners association.
The developer has also built
in the maintenance agreement
for the condominium owners a
portion of funding that will be go
directly to the golf course to
ensure approximately $280,000
per year is received by the golf
course for its maintenance.
"It's a good thing. I am
thrilled that you are looking at
something like that. I just don't
know if that area cari support it,"
said planning board member
Dawn Hoover. "There are areas
all over the place where you can
go in where there are villas and
homes, but there are entrances
from all different directions.
Unfortunately, we are .dealing
with an area where there are
only two roads."
Board chairman William Led-
. ferd stated that he has "driven in
that area tens of thousands of
times and has never been on
somebody's bumper in all my 30
years of being here."
"What are you really going to
do with that big pile of land back
there in that corner? The golf
course will never get renewed if
something like this doesn't hap-
pen," continued Mr. Ledferd.
"There is not a developer in this
world that is going to devote that
kind of money to do something
like that. There are develop-
ments going to go in all over the
city and county eventually. Our
streets and our roads are wrong.
That is an issue that needs to be
brought up a better analysis
could be done to make it a lot
While residents raised issues
about the timeshares and the
multi-family density, most issues
were outweighed by all the
amenities that would come with
such a development.
There are unanswered issues
with traffic, storm water
drainage and other comprehen-
sive compatibility issues from
City Planner Jim LaRue.
The board chose to table the
issue until the April meeting in
order to allow the developer to
address issues with Mr. LaRue
for things such a detailed traffic
analysis and storm water reten-
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 17, 2007
OMS students of the week
Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week, posing this week in fine haberdashery
for Thursday's Hat Day, a fundraiser for the March of Dimes. OMS raised over $225 for
the charity as students and staff members contributed $1 to purchase permission to wear
a hat during the day. Students and staff members alike turned up in all varieties of hats,
and it turned out to be a fun day! In the photo (left to right, back row) are : Nick Brown,
Mr. Burk, Cody Brown, and Joey Barletto: (Front row):: Mrs. Dobbs, Katie VanBeek, Jessi-
ca Lewis, Jadie Underhill, and Alex Castilleja.
OMS ready to enjoy spring break
on the completion of the third
nine weeks! This one is usually
seen as the most challenging,
as it covers the time period pre-
ceding FCAT, when the pres-
sure mounts for the upcoming
testing. Thankfully that period
is over, and students are head-
ed off on Spring Break! We
wish all students and staff a
safe and relaxing break.
Best wishes to the OMS
eighth graders and chaperones
that are headed to Washington,
DC for the first few days of
spring break. The group of
approximately 120 will depart
from OMS at 2 a.m. on Monday
and return at about that same
time on Thursday morning. Stu-
dents will have the privilege of
visiting many important monu-
ments and museums, among
them the National Archives, the
Bureau of Engraving and Print-
ing, the U.S. Capitol, the Holo-
caust Museum, and all of the
Upcoming Events: March
19-23 Spring Break; March 26
Students return to school;
March 30 Report Card Day and
Faculty/Student Guard the Cone
FPEs Energy Encounter will be March 18
HUTCHINSON ISLAND -
Florida Power and Light Compa-
ny's Energy Encounter, located
at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power
Plant, will bring music and
astronomy together with Space
Songs on Family Sunday, March
18. The "Singing Astronomer,"
Jon Bell, will use his songs as an
effective, entertaining way to
convey ideas and information
"Everyone knows a space
song", says Bell, Indian River
Community College Planetari-
um's Director. "From the sky
(Home on the Range) to the
stars (Catch a Falling Star) to the
moon (Bad Moon Rising), to the
solar system (Blow the Dinosaur
Down), participants of all ages
will enjoy learning about the
universe during this fun, sing-
Shows are planned for 11:30
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the energy
center located on Hutchinson
Island between Ft. Pierce and
Before the program, visitors
can take self-guided tours of the
Energy Encounter which fea-
tures 30 hands-on displays on
energy, electricity, nuclear
power and the environment.
The center is designed for all
ages. FPL will also open its Col-
lege of Turtle Knowledge for visi-
tors on this day.
To register for this free event
or for additional information,
please call the Energy Encounter
at 1-877-FPL-4FUN or visit us on
the web at
Florida Power & Light com-
pany is the principal subsidiary
of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE:FPL),
nationally known as a high qual-
ity, efficient and customer-driven
organization focused on energy-
related products and services.
With annual revenues of nearly
$16 billion and a growing pres-
ence in 26 states, FPL Group is
widely recognized as one of the
country's premier power com-
panies. Florida Power & Light
Company serves 4.4 million cus-
tomer accounts in Florida. FPL
Energy, Inc., FPL Group's ener-
gy-generating subsidiary, is a
leader in producing electricity
from clean and renewable fuels.
Additional information is avail-
able on the internet at
Edgar W. Knight, Jr.
Edgar W. Knight, Jr., 80 died
Thursday, March 15, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Knight
was born and raised in Okee-
chobee. He was a veteran in the
U. S. Navy and served in WWII.
Mr. Knight was a retired
mechanic for the Okeechobee
County School Board.
He is survived by two sisters;
Greta Johnson of Green Acres
and Frances Scott of Ft. Pierce;
and two grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or
services at this time.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Violet Leona White
Violet Leona White, 85 of
Okeechobee died Thursday,
March 15, 2007, at the Hamrick
Home in Okeechobee. She was
born Oct. 15, 1921, in Crumpler,
W. Va. and had
been a resi-
dent of Okee-
teering in the
and at the hos-
She is pre-
ceded in death Violet Leona
by her hus- White
five brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by her sons:
Roger Lee White of Melbourne,
Joseph Elliot White (Margaret)
of Woodstock, Ga., and Anthony
Edward White of Chincoteague,
Va. daughters; Rita Gail Surber of
Clemmons, N.C., Brenda Sue
Close of Okeechobee, Elizabeth
Ann Zimmerman (Doug) of
Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Tina
Carnahan Bilansky (Martin) of
Pompano Beach; and, brother;
Marshall Hedrick of Princeton,
W. Va. In addition she was sur-
vived by grandchildren; Kelly
Clark, Karla Gaus, Pamela
White, Roger White, Mechele
Petrie, Chris Close, Tonya Har-
graves, Mindy Ackerman,
Chauncey White, Presley White,
Matt Morris, Bart Morris, Jeb
Morris, Brandon Carnahan and
14 great grandchildren.
Memorial. contributions can
be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
The family will receive friends
"...and there is nothing new
under the sun." The above
quote is a tragic statement, yet
many people seem to be con-
stantly making it.
If a person is
living in such
is old and
then their life
must be most
By Paul If we were
Buxton living in a
period of his-
tory of a thousand years ago,
this statement would have had
Man's greatest achievement of a
thousand years ago was the wheel, and
his greatest achievement 500 years later
was still the wheel. But within the last
twenty years, there have been thou-
sands of new and useful inventions,
and every single one of them has been
greater than the wheel.
A person today has at his
beckoning more new and excit-
ing things to see and experience
than he can possibly perform.
Someone said "Digest every
day -- break it apart in tiny bits.
Enjoy every moment."
Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
on Sunday, March 18, 2007, from
noon until service time at 1 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. Private interment will
take place in Evergreen Ceme-
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.W Fifth St., Okeechobee.
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School Board will be holding
kindergarten registration at the
following schools: April 16,
North Elementary School (863)
462-5100; April 17, Central Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5077;
April 18, Seminole Elementary
School (863) 462-5116; April 19,
Everglades Elementary School
(863) 462-5108; and, April 20,
South Elementary School (863)
If your child will be 5 years
old on or before Sept. 1, 2007,
you should begin gathering the
following information required
by law to enter public school:
Legal proof of birth date; up-to-
date immunization record;
health exam record that has
been completed by a physician
since Sept. 1, 2006; and, proof of
residence such as an FPL state-
ment or OUA statement, etc.
Please contact the school
your child will attend to sched-
ule an appointment for kinder-
garten registration. If you do not
know which school your child
should attend, contact the Stu-
dent Services office at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 260.
16 de abril, North Elementary
School (863) 462-5100; 17 de
abril, Central Elementary School
(863) 462-5077; 18 de abril,
Seminole Elementary School
(863) 462-5116, 19 de abril, Ever-
glades Elementary School (863)
462-5108; 20 de abril, South Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5087.
Su nino/a debera tener cinco
de edad en o antes, del primero
de septiembre, 2007, para poder
Antes de que su nino(a) entire
a la escuela, usted necesita traer
los documents siguientes:
Acta de Nacimienta (Prueba
de Nacimiento); Expedientes de
las Vacumas (Estar al dia y docu-
mentadas por un doctor o el
Department de Salud); Un Cer-
tificado de Examen Fisico
(Hecho por un doctor desde el 1
de septiembre de 2006); Prueba
de Recidencia (Cuenta de FPL,
Cuenta de OUA, etc.)
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VALUES: Reading the article about the former students who have come
forward to tell what happened to them at OHS really made me sad. It
sounds like these gay students tried to fit in and were tortured by bullies
the entire time they were in school. The one guy even said he was sexual-
ly confused but dated girls. Apparently he was trying to present himself as
straight, but still was bullied. I know of cases where students who are not
gay but who are just a little different have also been bullied to the point
they are afraid to go to school. The school administration has got to do a
better job of stopping the bullying so all students feel safe at school. The
real problem starts in the homes where the parents of the bullies do not
teach them to respect others. We have a lot of churches in Okeechobee,
but someone told me that only about 10 percent of the population goes to
church regularly. Parents don't bother to teach values in the home. They
are too tired or too busy to take the kids to church. What can we do to
make sure our schools are a safe environment for learning?
COUNSELING: I was just wondering, the counseling they keep offering is
offered toward the students that have done nothing wrong. Why don't
they call the parents of the students that are harassing others and offer
BULLIES: The ones who need the counseling and learn to change their
behavior and attitudes are the bullies. The kids being picked on have
done nothing wrong.
SAD: You know, it is sad to say, but the bullies are taught that by their par-
NO KIDS: Do you think you could leave all the kids from the schools on
the back page? I get sick of picking up the paper and they are all over the
front and the second page. If I keep seeing it, I'm going to stop taking the
paper. I love children. I raised two but they weren't ever on the front page
all the time.
SAD: In reference to gays being picked on in school, tell me who is not
picked on in school. Whether you wear glasses, braces, you're short, tall,
thin, fat, white, black, Spanish or Chinese being mean is what school-
aged children do to each other. I was a fat kid in school. Fatty, fatty, two-by-
four, can't walk through the classroom door was heard daily. I was even
shunned by some of the gays I knew because of my weight. No one is
exempt from mean people. People can be mean no matter what your
sexual orientation, race, build or looks. Gays are treated no differently. I
have a friend who said the thing with America today is we have become a
country of groups, clubs and organizations all screaming that their way is
the only way. We have forgotten that we are a human race, a race of one. I
am beginning to believe she is right. That is sad for America.
ANTI-AMERICAN: I am calling about the ACLU. They stick their nose into
everything that is going on and are against everything that is good. I wish
they would get out of this country and leave us alone because I believe
they are a bunch of Communists. I never saw them take up for anybody
for anything that was worthwhile. It's always something like the gay rights
club and anybody with common sense knows gays are simple people. I
don't approve of what the ACLU is doing to try and protect them because
they have gone completely against the Bible. I saw on television where
they made a church take down a cross. What is wrong with those peo-
ple? They are crazy and they are anti-American.
SENSATIONALISM: Things are getting bad when our little home town
paper can't find any other headline bold headline no less telling us
that the gays have not been treated kindly by the school. Sliame on the
Okeechobee News for stooping so low as to give in to that kind of sensa-
tionalism. If that wasn't bad enough, Judge Moore gets praised for his ban
also on the front page.
GAYS: This is concerning the headline in the paper. Gays say schools did
not protect them. I'd like to add that God isn't going to protect them either.
DISCRIMINATION: I just want to applaud the former students of Okee-
chobee High School for coming forward to tell their stories of discrimina-
tion. Students living in Okeechobee are here as a result of adult decisions.
Children have very little control over their lives and they need the support
of their school and our community. I am so proud of all the current and
former students of Okeechobee High School who have come forward. I
feel their involvement is a true service to our community and I hope they
feel appreciated and valued for their efforts.
NICE EVENING: We went to the fair Monday evening. I expected it to be
pretty busy being $1 to get in and $1 per ride. It was a very nice evening
and we enjoyed the fair. Nice and clean, a lot of food options, and the staff
was friendly. I'm pretty sure we will hit the fair up again this weekend. It is
nice to have a larger venue to play around in over the last week.
FAIR: We went to the fair again last night and enjoyed ourselves again. I
loved that it was not crowded but I hope that Okeechobee supports the
fair. It just seems that so many want stuff here in Okeechobee but don't
GOOD SHOWING: We went to the fair early on opening night. We spent a
lot of time in the exhibition tent. We were surprised by the number and
quality of the displays. There is plenty of room for growth, when com-
pared to the fairs in St. Lucie or Martin counties, but we were very pleased
with the effort for the very first year. In fact, they had some of the old-fash-
ioned fair categories like baked goods, canning and preserves that have
been missing from the bigger, more sophisticated fairs. There were some
first-year hiccups, such as the lighting in the exhibition tent, but the fair
committee members were hovering, making notes and planning to make
it better. The midway was of decent size for the first year, but there was
plenty of room along the existing road. Bottom line, a good showing for
the firstyear and definitely worth supporting so it will grow even better.
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Women and the politics of morality
By Amy Caiazza, Ph.D.
Some are calling this the "new
year of the woman." We have
already seen one woman, for the
first time, occupy the speaker's
chair during a State of the Union
address and another emerge as
the frontrunner for her party's
Indeed, for women leaders in
U.S. politics, things have been
looking up in the last decade.
We've seen an increase in the
number of women governors and
the second woman to serve as
secretary of state.
Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton
and Condoleezza Rice have given
us new inspiration to think about
what the world might be if
women were in charge. In large
part, this debate has focused on
what women's leadership might
mean for policy: would we have
universal child care? Higher quali-
ty education and universal health
care? Paid family leave?
If women were really in charge
- that is, if women's leadership,
lives and concerns were fully
included in politics from the local
to the national level we could
see even more earth-shattering
change. We might see our coun-
try pursue a set of values that
would shift the focus of political
debate altogether. Women have
the potential to push America to
embrace values of mutuality,
shared responsibility and concern
for the weakest and most disad-
America needs the kind of
leadership that women can pro-
vide. We, as a nation, can look to
myriad examples where we have
fallen short: Hurricane Katrina's
aftermath, increasing levels of
economic inequality and hard-
ship, a messy health insurance
system and the war in Iraq.
Women have a long, historical,
lived experience that speaks to
the new perspectives and values
that they can bring to these issues.
For all of the talk in recent years
about "family values," it's been
women who have tended to the
values of our families, caring for
one another and recognizing our
responsibility to people other
than ourselves. We understand
that self-interest and individual
rights are important but cannot
be the only values that define our
This perspective is not essen-
tial to being a woman, or even
exclusive to us, but it is shaped by
centuries of living out our histori-
cal roles passed down, genera-
tion to generation and is still
often evident in how many
women talk and think about poli-
While women have historical-
ly applied these values primarily
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 join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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.
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.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-
sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social.Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone
just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801 -
9201 or (863) 697-9718.
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to our families, homes, and in
service to our communities, we
know on some level that they are
equally applicable, relevant, and
profoundly important in public
life at its highest levels. Now, as
women take political leadership
in increasing numbers, we hope
to be taken seriously in the ways
we discuss and consider our poli-
cies and practices.
This is a moral vision worth
aspiring to. We need women's
leadership to translate it into the
practice of politics. Women can
use their values to rethink policy
and government in ways that
acknowledge a sense of shared
responsibility and recognize that
people do not have control over
all aspects of their social and eco-
nomic lives. This should lead a
rich nation to help its people, out
of respect for basic dignity, when
they have few choices in their
quest to keep body and soul
It's not hard to imagine what
America, under the kind of
women's leadership we envision,
might look like. Communities
torn apart by disaster would get
the resources they need to
rebuild. Schools would have the
resources they need to truly
ensure that no child is left behind.
We would not constantly toil to
implement more tax cuts for the
wealthiest. And we would not
wage war against people who are
not attacking us.
This is a moral vision that
could pull us together rather than
tear us apart and build empathy
rather than hatred. It has very little
to do with how politicians usually
talk about moral values, but may
be closer to how most of us live
our lives and how most of the
American people would have our
government and politicians lead
When politicians return to the
mantra of moral values, we hope
that women are at the forefront of
those conversations. In the 2006
congressional elections, women
voters led the call for fundamental
change. Their voices should be
We believe that an infusion of
women's political leadership car-
ries the promise of reframing our
policy debates in ways that bring
new and fresh ideas about the val-
ues we pursue as a country.
We believe that, given the
chance to lead, women just might
hold the country to a new, and
higher, moral standard.
(Editor's note: Amy Caiazza,
Ph.D., is director of Democracy
and Society at the Institute for
Women's Policy Research based
in Washington, D.C.)
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 Saturday,
March 17, at 10 a.m. Revival services will also be held Saturday,
March 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-
Trailriders plan Saddle Series show
Big Lake Trailriders will hold their Saddle Series show on Satur-
day, March 17, at the Cattlemen's Arena. The exhibition starts at 3
p.m. The show starts at 4 p.m. You.must have a current coggins,
and minors must have a signed release to ride. Sign up forms, fees
and rules can be found at www.biglaketrailriders.com.
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 I until 4 p.m. At.
1 p.m. the Post will honor the police officer-of the year. Entertain-
ment will follow the dinner. Donation will be $7. All members and
guests are welcome. For information, call Don at (863) 467-2882.
St. Patrick's Day celebration planned
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a St.
Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 17, on the church
grounds. Festivities will include a corned beef and cabbage dinner
from noon until 4 p.m. at a cost of $6; a martial arts exhibition
from noon until 1 p.m.; a bake sale from noon until 4 p.m.; and
Irish entertainment from 2 until 4 p.m. Admission and parking
Immigration is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Angelina Castro, supervising attorney for the Fort Pierce
office of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC). The topic
of the show will be current trends and proposed changes in immi-
Farm Bureau plans annual barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will sponsor their 25th
annual Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship barbecue on
Saturday, 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 mem-
ber, or at the barbecue. All proceeds go toward Young Farmers
and Ranchers Scholarship Fund. For information, call (863) 763-
Children's Center plans parenting class
The Hibiscus Children's Center will hold a parenting class in
Okeechobee at First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., on Satur-
day, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There is a need for fos-
ter parents in Okeechobee. For information call 1-800-403-9311,
ext. 415; or, visit www.HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Shar-
ron Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nomi-
nated for Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian
Bluegrass album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at
Church hosting guest speaker
Janet Folger will be speaking at the First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., on Saturday, March 17, from 2 until 4 p.m. She will
be speaking on many current events. Everyone is welcome. There
is no charge. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.
Bake sale raises funds for classes
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold a
fundraising bake sale on Sunday, March 18, at 12:30 p.m. in front
of the church. All proceeds will benefit the first- and sixth-grade
Brandt to appear at local church
Nashville recording artist Tommy Brandt will appear at the
Basinger Church of God, 16050 U.S. 98 N., on Sunday, March 18, at
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-1503.
Church hosting gospel singers
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will present Ron and Sharon Frazier in concert on Sunday, March
18, at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public.
Church hosting special speaker
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
present Dr. Clarence Menininga on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr.
Menninga is chemist, geologist and teacher from Grand Rapids,
Mich. He will be presenting a program entitled "Science and the
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 17,2007
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 17, 2007
Reflections from the Pulpit
By Stu Beebe
Director of Christian Education
First United Methodist Church
Moses wrote, "In the beginning,
God created the heavens and the
earth." (Gen 1:1)
In 1916, young Albert Einstein
didn't like that idea much. He
would rather that the universe was
a perpetual motion machine that
he could examine, theorize about,
and prove his theories through
endless repetitive experiments.
That is what science demands -
.experiments that can be repeated.
Anyway, Albert was unhappy
because his calculations were
pointing to the fact that everything
- matter, energy, space and even
time all started at one time and
place. And before that
event...nothing existed. Now
that's another thing science
demands: you can't make some-
thing out of nothing. You can only
convert. Unless, of course, you're
So unhappy young Albert
"fudged" his General Relativity cal-
culations so things would come'
out his way. After all, Isaac Newton
made up his own rules called cal-
culus why couldn't Albert? (Sir
Isaac invented calculus while Cam-
bridge was closed for the two-year
plague of 1665. And math students
ever since have, in their own opin-
ions, been plagued by Sir Isaac's
All this trickery by young Albert
would have probably gone unno-
ticed except for another scientist
who came to the same conclusion
about the creation of the universe
(Arthur Eddington 1919). And to
further thicken the plot, a mathe-
matician later discovered the
"fudge" Albert had used in his cal-
culations (Alexander Friedman -
1922). To cap it all off, Edwin Hub-
ble (yes, the same one...) actually
observed the expansion of the uni-
verse in 1927.
Albert Einstein was forced to
admit the truth of his own
"unfudged" calculations when, in
1929, he saw the proof for himself
through Hubble's telescope. At the
time, he said in part:"...to know
that God created the world...I
want to know His thought, the rest
He sounds a lot like Job, doesn't
he? Albert had to admit that the
universe was expanding, and that
his original idea of a static universe
was incorrect. Several scientific
programs have since confirmed
Einstein's revised theory. The proj-
ect leader (George Smoot 1992)
of one such NASA program stated:
"If you're religious, it's like looking
at the face of God."
Since that part of Genesis is
true, what about the other part -
where God created man in His
own image? (Gen 1:26)
C.S. Lewis had an interesting
take on our 'human condition.'
"There are no ordinary people. You
have never talked to a mere mortal.
Nations, cultures, art, civiliza-
tions... these are mortal. And their
life is to ours as like the life of a
gnat! But it is immortals with
whom we joke, marry, snub and
You are the most important and
loved creation God has ever made,
as are all His children. Scientists are
finding the same things in God's
creations that we have been read-
ing about in the Bible for thou-
sands of years. This should be no
surprise they have the same
author. What a pity you would
never learn that in a science class.
Moses, Albert Einstein and C.S.
Lewis all have one thing in com-
mon. They know exactly what their
accommodations will look like for
eternity. The rest of us need to be
"knee-mailing" in our reservations,
in Jesus' name, continuously.
You don't have to be an Einstein
to figure that...
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Need a heart transplant?
Okeechobee Christian Church recommends a spiritual heart transplant.
St. Patrick's Day March 18, at 7 p.m. The concert is public.
open to the public.
celebration planned open to the public. Church plans
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Church hosting Easter drama
901 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a St. special speaker Oakview Baptist Church, 677
Patrick's Day celebration on Satur- Oakview Baptist Church, 677
datricks DMarch 17, celebration on Sathe church Okeechobee Presbyterian S.W 32nd St., will present an Easter
day, March 17, on the church Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will musical drama "Pathos 2007" on
corned beef and cabbagestivities will dinclude a present Dr. Clarence Menninga on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and on
from noon until 4 p.m. at a cost of Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Dr. Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The pres-
$6; a martial arts exhibition from Menninga is chemist, geologist and entation is open to the public. For
noon until 1 p.m.; a bake sale from teacher from Grand Rapids, Mich. information, call (863) 763-1699.
noon until 1p.m.; a bake sale from He will be presenting a program
noonuntntil 4 p.m.; and Irish enter- entitled "Science and the Christian Easter cantata set
tainment from 2 until 4 p.m. Faith."
Admission and parking free. forMarch30&31
Bake sale raises Church hosting This year's cantata "Lord of
funds for classes Ft. Drum weekend Lords" will be presented by the
funds for classes Okeechobee Community Choir on
Fort Drum Community Church, Palm Sunday weekend, March 30
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host the and 31, at The Gathering, 1735 S.W
4209 U.S. 441 SE., will hold a 15th annual Fort Drum Weekend 24th Blvd, Rehearsals are under
fundraising bake sale on Sunday, on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 way at The Gathering on Sundays
March 18, at 12:30 p.m. in front of and 25, from 10:30 until 4 p.m. from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m., and
the church. All proceeds will bene- each day. There will be games and singers can still participate in the
fit the first- and sixth-grade classes, prizes for the youth as well as food, hoir. For information, call Sandy the
Brandtto appear music, anda baking contest. Pas Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Brandt to appear tors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett
at local church will be speaking. Bring a covered Horse trainer to visit
dish to share and a lawn chair. For
Nashville recording artist information call Judy at (863) 357- Cornerstone Christian Home
Tommy Brandt will appear at the 1581, or the church at (863) 467- Educators will host horse trainer
Basinger Church of God, 16050 1733. Skip Calder on Thursday, April 5,
U.S. 98 N., on Sunday, March 18, at from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information, BHR church will take place in the empty lot at the
call (863) 467-1503. corner of S.W. Fourth Street and
host puppet shOW S.W. Fifth Ave., across from the
Church hosting Buckhead Ridge Baptist First Baptist Church and the ROC.
gospel singers Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress Mr. Calder will be presenting horse
St., will host the puppet presenta- training techniques along with
Buckhead Ridge Baptist tion "Dare to Run!" by Steve and sharing how living for God has
Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress Rhonda McPeck, Stephany and many things in common with
St., will present Ron and Sharon Olivia on Wednesday, March 28, at horse training. The event is open to
Frazier in concert on Sunday, 7 p.m. The event is open to the the public.
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Peace Lutheran Church tells us how to be free of cares.
Living Word of Faith,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., will
present Sharron Kay
King, nominated for
Christian music's Top
Vocalist of the Year and
album of the year, on
Saturday, March 17, at 7
p.m. For information, call
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
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Traditional Sunday Worship:
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Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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IRS reminds taxpayers
of their official web site
WASHINGTON The Inter-
nal Revenue Service reminds
taxpayers that the address of the
official IRS government Web site
Taxpayers may be confused
by the proliferation of Internet
sites that contain some form of
the Internal Revenue Service
name or IRS acronym with a
.corn, .net, .org or other designa-
tion in the address instead of
.gov. Since many of these sites
also bear a striking resemblance
to the real IRS site, taxpayers
may be misled into thinking that
the site they have accessed is
indeed the official IRS govern-
ment site. These sites are not the
official IRS Web site and have no
connection to the official IRS site
or to the IRS.
"There is one legitimate IRS
site: IRS.gov," said IRS Commis-
sioner Mark W. Everson. "Always
check carefully and make sure
you know what Web site you are
Because .com, .net and .org
are such common parts of Inter-
net addresses, taxpayers may
automatically or inadvertently
type these extensions, instead of
.gov, into the address line of their
AARP offers free
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 finan-
cial documents for 2006, picture
ID, Social Security card and birth
dates are required for everyone
listed on the return. For informa-
tion, call Neile Foreman at (863)
Discount cards aid
Communities in Schools and
the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards
available. The cards are $10 and
are good for one year at selected
businesses. Cards can be pur-
chased at CarQuest, 300 N.W
Park St. For information, call
(863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go
toward youth activities in our
Yearling Middle School (YMS)
is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are
sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be
dropped off at YMS, 925. N.W
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post,
620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863)
467-1484 for free pick up.
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the IRS is working with the Trea-
sury Inspector General for Tax
Administration on this matter.
TIGTA has authority to review
issues protecting the integrity of
tax administration, including
impersonation of the IRS. The
IRS and TIGTA are committed to
ensuring that taxpayers are not
Although the IRS Web site
offers interactive features, the
tax or private financial informa-
tion that these features ask the
taxpayer for is extremely limited.
The IRS reminds consumers
who access unfamiliar sites, or
sites they have never dealt with
before, that they should never
reveal any personal or financial
information, such as credit, bank
account or PIN numbers, with-
out verifying the validity of the
The IRS also reminds con-
sumers to be alert to an on-going
Internet scam in which con-
sumers receive an e-mail inform-
ing them of a federal tax refund.
The e-mail, which claims to be
from the IRS, directs the con-
sumer to a link often a Web
site resembling the IRS Web site
- that requests personal and
financial information, such as
Social Security number and
credit card information.
This scheme is an attempt to
trick the e-mail recipients into
disclosing their personal and
financial data. The practice is
called "phishing" for informa-
The information fraudulently
obtained is then used to steal the
taxpayer's identity and financial
assets. Generally, identity thieves
use someone's personal data to
steal his or her financial
accounts, run up charges on the
victim's existing credit cards,
apply for new loans, credit cards,
services or benefits in the vic-
tim's name and even file fraudu-
lent tax returns.
Taxpayers who receive an
unsolicited e-mail purporting to
be from the IRS should never
click on any links in the mes-
sage, open any attachments or
provide any personal or financial
information to the sender.
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Air Hockey: Fun for all
Seminole Elementary School fifth graders Tyler Snyder (left) and Rosa Borja (right) took
each other on at a game of air hockey while classmates Alejandro Nunez and Maritza
Hernandez (center-left to rignt) cheered them on during their trip to Stardust Lanes bowl-
ing alley where approximately 95 fifth graders went as a reward for earning behavior
points throughout the nine weeks.
GEC ANNUAL MEETING
March 24, 2007
Glades Electric Cooperative's 2007 Annual
Meeting will be held at Lake Placid Middle
School in Lake Placid on Saturday, March
24, 2007. The purpose of the meeting being
to elect trustees and hear annual officers'
reports. Registration, Entertainment and
Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business
Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for great entertainment, fun, and
prizes including a
1994 Chevrolet K1500 4 x 4 truck for one
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Lady Brahman Softball Schedule
Head coach: Kim Hargraves
Junior varsity game times listed
Varsity games follow Junior varsity
March 22: vs. Jensen Beach (junior
varsity)/Forest Hill (varsity)-5/7 p.m.
March 27: at Trevor Day H.S.
March 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7
March 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7
April 4: at Port St. Lucie (junior var-
sity) (double header)-5/7 p.m.
April 4: vs. Glades Central H.S.
April 5-7: Kissimmee Klassic-TBA
April 10: Treasure Lake Confer-
April 13: vs. Key West High
April 14: vs. Key West High
April 17, 18 & 20: District Tourna-
ment at O.H.S.-TBA
April 24, 27 & May 1: Regional
May 7-12: State Tournament in
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Lady Brahman hurler Kelci Breaux (seated) recently signed a Letter of Intent to accept a full
softball scholarship to Brevard Community College. Watching her sign were BCC coaches
(back row, left to right) Ed Yanes-head coach, Melissa Toepler-assistant coach, and Bob
Lady Brahman Kelci Breaux
accepts sports scholarship
By Lorna Jablonski
Lady Brahman softball feam
pitcher Kelci Breaux has accepted
a sports scholarship offer to
attend Brevard Community Col-
lege in Cocoa where she will
major in psychology.
Breaux has been a pitcher on
the Lady Brahman softball team
for the past fouryears. She has
also been a member of the Lady
Brahman golf team for two years.
She was recently selected as
the Okeechobee News/Publix
Super Market's female athlete of
the month for February for her
accomplishments both on the
mound and at the plate. This
honor makes her eligible for Ath-
lete of the Year honors in May.
Breaux is also a hard-working,
honor roll student with a 3.0
grade point average.
She is the daughter of Bridgett
Sheffield and Keith Breaux and
the step-daughter of Jeff Sheffield.
A couple of really cool items
Literally and figuratively, these
two products that I found at this
year's PGA Merchandise Show
were cool. These are two items
that expected a "chilly" reception!
The Chiliwear line of shirts is
way cool and very controversial.
Stripes, patterns and even the
Tabasco line are included in the
Chiliwear offering. Known as a
"Performance Camp" shirt, the
shirt is very comfortable and
designed with equal length tails -
so they can be worn in or out. The
shirts also feature a super light-
weight moisture wicking fabric.
The Chiliwear line will surely
have you standing out at your
Submitted photo/Chill International
On ice or not, the Chill Cool-
ing Towel will help you keep
by Daniel Shube
club. Jim Furyk wears them and
plenty of people talk about it (pro
and con). Furyk likes the comfort
and doesn't mind being an indi-
vidual. If you want to be cool, try
the Chiliwear line!
For more information about
the Chiliwear line, visit www.chili-
wear.com or call (504) 729-4488.
Chill Cooling Towel
The hot Florida summer is just
about upon us. After spending
over a decade golfing down here,
I have almost become comfort-,
able playing in the summer heat.
One thing I have done to keep my
cool is to roll up a few ice cubes in
a towel and put it around my
neck. It always works to keep me
cool. However, the ice melts and
requires replacement. Often I get
wet from the meltdown. Not a
good idea if you want to grip the
Submitted photo/ Chlllwear
Jim Furyk shows his stripes
The Chill Cooling Towel pro-
vides the. same cooling, relief,
without the mess. You can freeze
it prior to use and it will last a long
time. They are made from 100
percent cotton and come in a
sealed bag that you can store for a
year. They do not have to be
frozen or refrigerated to be cool.
They are good for one use and
cost less than $2 each.
For more information and to
purchase this item, visit
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OHS Baseball Schedules
Varsity Baseball Apr. 17: vs. TLC Championship TBA
Head coach: Dylan Tedders Round-7 p.m.
Head coach: Dylan Tedders Apr. 18: vs. Glades Day-6:30 p.m. Junior Varsity
C-Treasure Lake Conference Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District Round Baseball
s -districtgame.One-GI (2 vs. 7) and G2 (3 vs. 6)-4 A" Team
District-district game.p.m.eamodistctound m
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m. Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District Round Head coach: Tim Jenkins
(District) One-G3 (4 vs. 5)-7 p.m. Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m. (Dis Apr. 25: at Lawnwood District Round Mar. 19: vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Matrict) 30 Two-G4 (1 vs. WG3) G5 (WG1 vs. Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Apr. 3: at Lincoln Park (Lawnwood)- WG2)-7 p.m. Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (double
7 p.m. (District) Apr. 26: at Lawnwood District Cham- header)-11 a.m.
Apr. 5: vs. Westwood-7 p.m. (Dis- pionship-4 and 7 p.m. Apr. 3: vs. Lincoln Park-5 p.m.
strict) May 1: Regional Quarter-Final-TBA April 5: at Lincoln Park (Lawnwood)-
Apr. 7: at Port St. Lucie-12 noon May 4: Regional Semi-Final-TBA 5 p.m.
Apr. 10: at Suncoast-7 p.m. (District) May 8: Regional Championship- Junior Varsity
Apr. 12: vs. Sebastian River-6:30 TBA
p.m. (TLC) May 18: State Series Semi-Final- "B" Team
Apr. 13: vs. Suncoast-7 p.m. (Dis- Sarasota-TBA Head coach: Phil Spearow
trict) May 19: State Title Game-Sarasota- Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
OHS Brahman Spring Sports Schedules
Head coach (girls): Jay Huffman
Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
March 27: at Martin County (Mar-
tin Downs Country Club)-3:30
March 29: at Clewiston (Down-
town Clewiston)-4 p.m.
March 30: vs. Hardee (Okee.
Sports Complex)-4 p.m.
April 3: at Port St. Lucie High
April 5: vs. Ft. Pierce .Central
(Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30
April 10: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship (boys-home,
April 12: at Sebring (boys) (Coun-
try Club of Sebring)-4 p.m.
April 12: at Sebring (girls) (Sun
and Lakes)-4 p.m.
April 16-17: Districts-TBA-8 p.m.
Head coach: TBA
March 26: at Seminole Ridge
March 28: at Glades Central H.S.-
April 11: at Wellington H.S.-TBA
April 13: at Royal Palm Beach
Head coach (boys): Ty Smith.
Head coach (girls): Brian Kendall.
March 17: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship at Jensen
Beach High School-9 a.m.
March 28: Tentative home meet-
March 30: Trinity Prep Invitational
at Trinity Prep-TBA
April 3: Ft. Pierce Westwood Meet
April 5-7: Florida Relays-TBA
April 10: Astronaut Invitational at
April 16-20: District Meet-TBA
April 26-27: Regional Meet-TBA
May 4: State Meet-TBA
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More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six factors:
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
16, through Thursday, March 22,
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
Theatre II "Music & Lyrics"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre Ill -' "Messengers" (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
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.
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Imponant Inforimalior. Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors,
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to-
insertabove the copy the wod
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications,.
Some classified categories
require advance payment,
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowing accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at.
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1 -800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
Slare arde 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriiam 125
Give Away 140
Garagp/ard Sale 145
Special Notice 155
CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
tion, in paper carrying case,
name "Marion Reese" on
CASH, vic. of Wal-Mart or
Tractor Supply in Okeecho-
bee on 3/1. If found, please
CAT (f): Black, vic hwy 710
near pickem farm. She's
mute, scared & has a micro-
MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
years old. Lost in the vicinity
of 20th St. in Oak Park. Deady
Shop here fratI
The classIed ads
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844
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RABBITS (2): Female, with
nice cage & accessories. To
good home only!
63-634-7288 or 467-1169
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
Okeechobee, Sat., 3/17 &
Sun., 3/18, 4303 NW 18th
St., China Cabinet, Living
Room Group, Chest of Draw-
ers, Beds. Everything Must
Job Infomation 225
Job Training 227
BABYSITTER- In my home, 5
kids, hours vary, Pref 20yrs
or older, Leave msg, Ser inq
Must start immediately.
Apply in person ONLY
Okee. Discount Drugs 203
SW Park St. No Phone Calls.
Full/Part Time in Ocala, FL.
I Must have experience
w/farm equipment, cattle &
Retiree's are welcome.
FT/ PT SECRETARY needed.
Must have good computer
skills and Quickbooks Pro
experience. Good pay, good
Position available for a
busy new home sales
business. No Real Estate
License required. Salary
plus commission. Call
Full lime (SatA Must)
MS Sff ar e ro Mon -
up to $15.00/hr.
For Busy Restaurant
A pply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
OFFICE / CLERICAL WORK:,
Must have Quickbooks and
MS Office experience. Mon -
Fri, 8:15 am -5:15pm.
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K 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.
@ Hee Haw, Ext.193
on Florida's Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call
HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
More Papers Mean More Readers!
f =Reach more readers when you run
Your ad in several papers in
o. ur newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one 4
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!
Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center
Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 2 inch
S(that's 4 lines approximately 23 characters per line)
MkD^ Must include only one item and its price \ .?\ /
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Looking for exp. Tellers, Customer
Service Reps & one Clerical position with
phone & computer skills. Fax resume:
772-597-4159, Attn: Judy, or
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To: -
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
Seeks an Insurance Processor.
/ 1-877-353-2424 iTfaHFree)
/ 1-877-354.2424 roll Free
/ For Legal Ads:
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Maternal Care Case Manage-
ment Position: Part Time,
25 30 hours per week,
bilingual. Fax resume to
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds
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Child Care Offered415
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Free pick up & delivery.
Call Dean at 863-447-1155
Reading a newspaper
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No wonder newspaper
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No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
It's never too late to find
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It In the rnias1lfids.
Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room f0onm
light assistance to lull
assistance. 24 hi. Eight
yrs, exp. References
S SEMINOLE BRIGHTON
To monitor children on school
bus. Good attendance record.
Good communication skills.
Prior experience working with
children. HS diploma or GED.
Fax resume/application to:
The Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment has an opening for a Community
Health Nursing Director. Annual Salary
range: $50,000 $65,000. Please apply
on-line at: https://jobs.mvflorida.com.
Refer to requisition number
assistance with the People First website,
you may contact applicant customer ser-
vice via telephone at 1-877-562-7287, TTY
users call 1-866-221-0268 Date closes
03/23/2007. Fingerprinting and back-
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I READING A NEWSPAPER . .
The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.
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.
I Genra Contr
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, ULms9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys R Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
MIRROR 39"x29", Gold leaf, 3
sides. $75 (863)674-0482
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
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
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
WASHER & DRYER,
Stackable, GE Space Maker.
$400 or best offer.
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
I Genra Contr
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
MICROWAVE- Small, Good
BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.
KITCHEN CABINETS All wood.
Large quantities....Must sell!
Starting @ $1600.
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Inhstationa fS Sturm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
TILE FLOOR, 3 boxes 16x16.
Roof shingles 9 bundles. 5
Bali blind. $145. Will separ-
WOOD FLOORING: 300 sq. ft.
x 3/4" Thick TG, Solid Brazil-
ian Cherry. Undamaged.
Make offer. (863)675-7926
Earn some extra cash.
Sen your used Items In
CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
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.
BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.
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
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Ga-
tor, plays fight song & march-
es, never opened. Paid $60,
sell for $45 (863)674-0482
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XP, Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
LAPTOP, Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
.FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
CABINET, white, $25 or best
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
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.
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking,$800.
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845
LOVESEAT & MATCHING
CHAIR, great condition, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
LOVESEAT & RECLINER, both
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
LOVESEAT, CHAIR & 2
Lamps. $20 for all. Call
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
MATTRESS- New, Therapeutic
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing $300. (863)357-5754
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
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
TREADMILL, Life Styler, 1.5hp
motor. $100 or best offer.
TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625
TREADMILL: Sport Craft,
brand new, fully assembled.
Paid $265, asking $200 neg.
863-674-0057 after 5pm
FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
ROOM AIR FILTER: Kenmore,
excellent condition. $90.
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
SQUASH BLOSSOM NECK-
LACE- Value $4000 sell for
$1100 neg (863)467-8161
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
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
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera video & itunes.
$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.
TRAILER HITCH- 2, Class 3,
H/D, Fits Chevy Silverado/GMC
2500/3500. '01-'06, $200. Or
Will Separate. (863)517-2249
ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
BAY I NI POTBELYIG
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS (2), Females,
with cage. $75 or best offer.
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
PIT BULL PUPS (10): Red
nose, parents on prem,
champ papers on parents.
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
PUPS, 1 Poodle & 1 Yorkie
Poo, males, 12 weeks old,
shots, to loving home only.
$450 each. (863)357-0037
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks. old
w/shots & health certificates.
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody @ (863)634-2110
WANTED: good home seeking
a Florida BlackMouth Cur,
malepuppy, lost a Fla. cur in
Dec. Call (863)675-4869
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
HOT TUB, 6 person, blue in
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or
BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
SAIL FISH- Mounted. 5.5'
long. Nice shape. $300.
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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. (8rn)467-9722
SONY BIG SCREEN TV, 42"
projection, exc. cond., pd
$1700, asking $1200 firm.
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready,
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75. (863)763-3551
AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" Black
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
, Fertilizer 835
Lawn & Garden 850
ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
BACKBLADE- 7ft, 3 point
hitch, extra heavy duty, adj 3
ways, $100 (863)467-2148
AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
SPORT HORSE, German,
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat-
tery & work on deck, $150.
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.
LAYING HENS- Large brown
eggs. $12. each. Call Sue
BARREL SADDLE, 15" Sharon
i jiT. 1ii $600
Need a lfew more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
2/1, central air
and heat, laundry
in the city!
$900 a month.
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
OKEECHOBEE: 2bir, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
ON RIM CANAL of LAKE OKEE
lbr, furn., screened porch,
util incld, $195/wk
Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
'Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, split plan,
patio upgraded, master suite,
3993 NW 37th Ave. $1250
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $850/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
CBS Split Plan, $1300/mo,
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
$1000/mth, deposit required.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Lefll
CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- Duplex, 1/1
each side, all new, $750/mo
or sell for $210,000.
MOBILE HOME- 2br, 2.5ba,
furnished, $750/mo or sell
MOBILE HOME- 2/2, 1400 sq
ft. $900/mo or sell for
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
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,
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage
CBS on 1 ac. Spot In The
Sun. $295,000. or best offer.
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba mobile
home & lot. Home is in good
condition, includes all appli-
ances, central air & heat, new
kitchen and bath cabinets, new
carpeting, flooring, lighting,
an completely repainted in-
side. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV. Re-
duced to $75,000.
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
Can be seen at 3632 NW 5th
St. Also, 4BR/2BA, Buy now
$995/mo. or $144,900. Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.
501 SE 8"h Street
March 18 1-4pm
For info call
3122 NtW 20TIH AVE
YOU A MORE INFORMED
7972 SW 13th St. -
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$223,000. neg. 253-221-5911
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Vacant,
Lake access, canal lot, with
seawall & boat ramp, beautiful
view. $84,500 (772)349-9738
TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225 or
OHIO, Williamsburg- 47 +
acres. Leveled to rolling. 1400'
road frontage. Wa-
ter/Elec./Gas. Lots of Privacy.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
LARKEE LAKES- 2/1,
$600/mo $300 deposit. Call
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba, brand
new, waterfront, all new appl's
incl. w/d, lake access.
$1 000/mo. 954-610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba mobile
home for rent, town water
and sewer, large lot. $800 /
month. Call 954-610-5345.
.Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 2006
Doublewide, 1,600 sq. ft.,
open kitchen, open LR w/FR
spacious BRs. Wood porch &
carport. F'jITi Vllig' Rj1 ri,
JUPITER FARMS: Must be
moved. 12x60, 2br/2ba. New
w/d, stove, ac & plumbing.
Elec temp pole, stairs, col-
umns, etc incl'd. Everything
goes! $3200. 561-743-3732
OASIS VILLAGE, Mobile home
& lot on water. Lot 90.
OKEECHOBEE- 1/1, newly re-
modeled inside w/new roof.
In nice adult park, $14,900
TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT ENGINES (2) Ly-
coming, 6 cyl, re-buildable,
$800 for both
AIR BOAT HULL- cage work
and trailer, 11ft x 7ft, alum,
Airboat: 220 motor, 15x8
Apache Hull w/ rod lockers,
carbon prop & ram line trail-
er. $6500. 863-467-2404
ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
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
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great, no problems, power
BOSTON WHALER- 13',
w/trailer. Can be seen at The
Glades RV Resort Lot 38B.
$800. Neg. (410)924-5218
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1900 neg. (863)697-0424
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HRP, bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Mercury,
20hp, runs perfect, can
demonstrate, $750 neg.
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/O. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
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
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home. New tires/refrig-
erator. Pressure Water & Gas
Stove $3200. (5611723-1690
JAYCO 5th Wheel: on
Seasonal lot @ Leisure Point.
Overlooking Water, Excellent,
condition. 301/2 Ft. w/slide out,
C/Air & Screened porch.
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. In Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 3Oft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
raded, ext. warranty,
WINNEBAGO '90, 22ft.,
Gets15-17 mph. New tires &
trans., Very clean, sleeps 4,
extras. $6500. (863)467-1950
DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller, with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft. carriage 5th Wheel.
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
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.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
HONDA SCOOTER 2004, Helix
Style, 250 cc, Adult. 1900
mis. Luggage trunk/seat back.
$2500. (513)260-6410 Okee
SUZUKI RM250- '06, 2 cyl, Pd
$6200 new. Only used 5
hrs. Perfect condition Must
sell $4895. (863)673-2775
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
SUZUKI EIGER '06, Quad Run-
ner, 4wd, new rims & tires,
DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
CADILLAC DEVILLE '87- V8,
133K, runs good, $1500
CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
DODGE ARIES WAGON- '87,
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
$1500. or best offer
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best offer.
HONDA CIVIC '89: $900.
Needs work. If interested,
HYYNDAI ACCENT- '02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
MITSUBISHI GS 1998, $3300
neg. & WINDSTAR GL 1998
$2950. Call (772)332-6590
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC GRAND AM '94:
Great body & new tires, but
has blown motor. $300 or
best offer. 863-697-0186
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.
KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
CHEVY 4WD: 1978, 3500 se-
ries, 1 ton. $2500.
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
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,
GOLF CART & CHARGER,
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, G-do,;,-nditiop..7
Runs well. Asking $120,0.
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
GMC WORK TRK '81- util.
body, 8.2 liter" Detroit diesel,
3 ton elec auto crane,
$3500 neg (239)425-7016
AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity face. Retail $300. Ask-
ing $200.561-683-7243 WPB
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
RIMS & TIRES: 20", 6 lug,
used only a few months &
sold SUV, like new. $1500.
RIMS & TIRES (4):16", alumi-
num. 8 lug, Chevy. $370 ne-
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 Ibs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
CHEVY DUALLY: 1 ton, 454
engine, 4 spd. $2500.
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, 'Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
Clean! $2500. 863-674-0467
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.
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
EMERSON TRAILER LIFT
GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
FOUR HORSE TRAILER: King
goose neck, straight, 37 ft
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
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