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Okeechobee News


Vol. 98 No. 77


Sunday, March 18, 2007


LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007


Briefs

Locks to close
for inspections
The Taylor Creek (S-193)
navigation lock on the north
shore of Lake Okeechobee will
be closed between 7:30 a.m.
S and 3:30 p.m. for routine
inspection on Monday, March
19.
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.

Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, 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 addresses
can water from 4 a.m. until 8
a.m. on Wednesdays and Satur-
days. 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. Wash-
ing must be done on, or must
drain to, a non-paved surface. It
must be done using a hose with
an automatic shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to a
fine.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to vege-
tation, a county-wide burn ban
has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until
further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
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: 689
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Countywide Burn Ban:
None

Lake levels

10.88
feet


Lake level
LastYear:
14.90 feet
(SOURCE: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)
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Classifieds . . .12-14
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ 10
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .10
Weather . . . . . .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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City told PUD rules anuqquaiteu


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
At the Feb. 6 Okeechobee City
Council meeting, a resolution
was passed that enacted a zon-
ing in progress moratorium per-
taining to development in a
planned unit development
(PUD) zoning district.
The PUD issue came before
the city's Planning Board/Board
of Adjustments and Appeals at
their meeting Thursday, March
16.
Under the moratorium, the
city planner and associates have
developed some proposed regu-
lations and guidelines that could
be used as a basis to discuss
issues with creating new PUD
regulations:.
It was brought to the atten-
tion of the city that the current


PUD regulations were rather
antiquated and needed revision
before being applied to any
future development.
City Planner Jim LaRue and
his associate Bill Brisson both
presented various aspects of the
proposed PUD changes.
After reviewing the city's cur-
rent PUD regulations, Mr. LaRue
did not believe they adequately
safeguarded the city's interest to
promote improved development
patterns.
According to Mr. LaRue's
report, the purpose of a PUD is
to provide greater flexibility of
development and to promote
innovation and creative design
to either protect environmentally
sensitive areas and/or provide
enhanced levels of open space
or amenities.
A major flexibility is the


allowance of a developer to cal-
culate density on a project-wide
basis rather than by the individ-
ual parcels of land.
Mr. LaRue and Mr. Brisson
proposed major changes to the
PUD residential district such as
additional restrictions. The cur-
rent PUD requires a develop-
ment to be a minimum of five
acres. The additional require-
ment would be for the develop-
ment to have a minimum of 100
feet of frontage to ensure ade-
quate access to the property
from a public roadway.
The planner has recommend-
ed adding a maximum building
dimension to avoid single build-
ings that are out of character or
scale with the community.
There will be no individual
minimum lot sizes or minimum
yards for property within the


County fair: Last day to enjoy events


uKeecnooee News/rere uawaa
Food booths filled with pizza, barbecue, cotton candy and other goodies for all ages
are enjoyed at the Okeechobee County Fair. Today is the last fun filled day of the fair
and is fun for the whole family.


Diesel Weasel, a friend of Rowdy Rooster, entertain young and old at the Okeechobee
County Fair which continues through today, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.


PUD, but the planners have sug-
gested a minimum separation of
buildings of 15 feet, which is
lower than the current require-
ment when multiple buildings
are located on a single parcel.
According to the planner's
report, to ensure that residential
PUD's are not too crowded and
provide for an adequate living
environment, minimum open
space requirements are being
proposed with additional limita-
tions as to how much of the
required open space can be in
the form of lakes or retention
areas.
They are also recommending
that a portion of the required
open space be useable open
space that has practical value to
the occupants of the project, not
See PUD -Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Ken Treadwell, general coun-
sel for Royal Professional
Builders addressed the con-
cerns about how the planned
unit development regulations
would limit and restrict devel-
opment and what implica-
tions that would have to
potential developments.


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An interview with Harley Arnold j


By MaiyAnn Morris
Harley Arnold and his six
brothers and sisters were born
and raised in Okeechobee
County. His grandfather on his
mother's side was Noel Rabon
Raulerson, (born in Plant City,
1848) one of the first white set-
tlers in what would become
Okeechobee County. Mr.
Raulerson and his wife, the for-
mer Manday (Amanda Eliza-
beth) E. King (born in Wash-
ington County, Georgia in
1853), settled on the east side
of the meandering Kissimmee
River, in 1876 to found the
community of Basinger, where
their 17 children were born.
"One of those children was
also Noel Rabon Raulerson.
His daughter, Mittie L. Rauler-


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son was my mother," said Mr.
Harley.
Harley Arnold, now 85
years old has lived in the same
house he and his wife, Ruth
Thomas Arnold built in 1949
up on what used to be called
Potter Road (now N.W. 144th
Drive as it runs from Highway
441).


"I don't see why they could-
n't keep the road names in
some way," he said. "There's a
lot of history in those names.
"Take this road, Potter
Road. When they built this
road there was a retired engi-
neer by the name of maybe
Waynor Potter, he was a coun-
ty commissioner at that time.
So they named this road after
him," he said with a chuckle.
"I remember when they
were building this road, I was
real little, but I remember
Watching them working it with
what was called a 'pull grad-
er." There was a sign on it,
something like 'Ten Ton Holt.'"
'Holt' may not be exactly right,
I was really little, but it's
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Submitted by Harley Arnold
This painting of a well-known photograph hangs in Harley
Arnold's living room. Painted by a member of the Arnold fam-
ily, it shows W.E. Arnold and possibly Jasper Jernigan ready
to haul oranges from Bluefield to Fort Pierce sometime
around 1905.


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Submitted by Harley Arnold
Noel Rabon Raulerson and Amanda Elizabeth Raulerson
came from Polk County in 1876 to the west side of the Kissim-
mee River to settle at the place that would become Basinger.
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close." And there was that smile
again.
"There's a picture of an ox
wagon hauling oranges to Fort
Pierce that's been dated to 1905.
The man with the first wagon in
the picture is my dad, William
Eston Arnold. ("Yes, 'Eston' is the
right spelling.") The picture was
taken west of Fort Pierce at Ten
Mile Creek and it was sometime
around 1905, but no one is really
sure," said Mr. Harley.
"Now my sister, Hattie Irena
(Arnold) Pardoe said she was
sure the second man was Jasper
Jernigan.
"There's another -story. My
dad and Jasper Jernigan married
sisters. My dad William Eston
Arnold married Mittie Lane
Raulerson and Jasper Jernigan
married Ellen J. Raulerson.
"My dad told me they hauled
for Doppler Grove over there in
Bluefield to Fort Pierce and that
Mr. Doppler had groves up near


PUD

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just narrow strips of landscaping
or grass.
An area not less than 35 per-
cent of a PUD must be reserved
for landscaping and open space
with only a portion of the water
retention area being counted
toward that percent.
It was also suggested to
require improved recreation
areas for developments of five
acres or more, or multi-family
developments with 50 units or
more. These developers would
have to provide recreation areas
with 15 square feet of land area
for each dwelling unit with two or
more bedrooms, with the mini-
mum size being 750 square feet.
Additional requirements
seemed to make other local
development planners wonder
why anyone would want to use a
PUD if so many restrictions were
placed on it.
Ken Treadwell, general coun-
sel of Royal Professional Builders,
presented discussion materials to
the board which detailed the limi-
tations, restrictions and implica-
tions that would be in place if the
current PUD draft was adopted.
Royal Professional Builders is
currently in the process of devel-
oping a 30-acre site in the south-
west section of the city to create a
mixed multi-family housing and
single-family housing develop-
ment between Southwest Sixth


Orlando as well.,
"It was said that when they
left on a Monday morning to haul
a load to Fort Pierce by ox wagon
they wouldn't get back until Sat-
urday night. It took some time
alright!
"Talking about names, my
parents first lived over Dark Ham-
mock and there's a creek called
Arnold Creek back there and
there was a pond, too where the
fishing was real good. It's called
Jernigan Pond and that's where
Jasper and Ellen lived.
"When my mama was
expecting me, my sister Irena
was hoping for a girl; someone
she could play with, see? When
they came out of the room after I
was born and asked her if she
wanted to go see her new little
brother, she said "It's a boy? No, I
don't want to see him!
"But I was born just not too
far back from this house. So you
see, I've been right here all my
life!"
MaryAnn Morris can be
reached at
mmorris@newszap.com and
welcomes all comments.


and Second streets.
Because of the desire to pro-
vide both types of housing, the
developer had to apply for a
future land use change that is
now subject to an appeal to the
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) by Keith Walpole
and Al Huggins.
DCA will consider the appeal
at their meeting on April 26 and
27.
"While this might appear to
be designed to thwart one devel-
opment, I think it has led to a
good process in terms of the dis-
cussion and the time spent to try
to come to some resolution as to
how to proceed is a good thing
for the city in terms of where you
want to go and how you want to
see the community develop,"
said Mr. Treadwell. "We embrace
and we endorse that part of what
you are trying to accomplish
here."
He went on to state that "...
ordinances that are designed to
impact one development make
bad law. There have been some
public inflammatory racist com-
ments about this project. I want
to say publicly we are not, and do
not, intend to create any sort of
labor camp on this piece of prop-
erty. Those who can afford to buy
this property we will sell to
anyone in this city."
"I work for a man who has
embraced diversity in our work-
force and we will embrace that
here in Okeechobee," added Mr.
Treadwell.


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Flexibility versus non-flexibili-
ty is the main issue from Royal
Professional Builders' point of
view.
Climaco Cardenas, of Royal
Architecture and Design, present-
ed the limitations on the given
form of the regulations that,
according to Mr. Cardenas, do not
provide the necessary flexibility
for the development of the con-
temporary approaches of smart
growth development.
"Planned unit developments
typically merge zoning and subdi-
vision controls, allowing develop-
ers to plan and develop a large
area as a single entity, with the
design flexibility to mix land uses,
housing types and densities, and
to phase large developments over
a number of years," he said.
He said the standards are pro-
vided by the American Planning
Association (APA).
The APA goes on to state that
"... PUD offers the advantage of a
diversity of units and use types. It
also provides a way to customize
developments standards to the
specific land under considera-
tion."
According to Mr. Cardenas,
"... a lot of established mini-
mums in the regulation don't
leave much wiggle room to
design creatively, although the
intent is flexibility."
He went on to say that one of
the capabilities of that type of
development is establishing set-
backs which create the type of
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"There are some limitations to
the PUD that are being presented
because it doesn't allow you to
play with the notion that we can
define the relationship between
the building and the open space,"
he continued. "We can generate
very high density with ample
open spaces."
The smaller the tract of land
the more a developer is going to
develop more multi-family
because of the restrictions and
the presets that are in place.
Other planners and potential
developers were all concerned
with the issues raised that would
continue to restrict the develop-
ment within the PUD zoning dis-
trict.
City planners decided to move
forward with a dual workshop
with the City Council.
They chose to do this in light
of allowing the board to have
more input at the planning level
rather than send it to the Council
in its current state.
The exact date of the work-
shop has not been released.
In other business, the board:
approved a special exception
to allow mechanical and repair
services and an outdoor vehicle
sales lot within a heavy commer-
cial zoning district submitted by
property owners Michael and
Angela Armstrong for property
located at 712 N. Parrott Ave.
Post your opinions in the Public
IssuesForum atwww.newszap.com.
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Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 70s. The wind will
be from the north 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon.
Sunday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 40s. The wind
will be from the northeast around 5 mph.

Extended forecast
Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s. The wind will be
from the northeast 5 to 10 mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with the high around 80.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with the high in the lower 80s.


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News Briefs

Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board and the
Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects, gen-
eral contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons. Board
terms are three years.
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 a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office of the government of the City or Coun-
ty of Okeechobee.

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 Okee-
chobee.
The purpose of the session is to provide information about sub-
mitting permits electronically and about phosphorus evaluation cri-
teria.
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 Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.

Locks to close for inspections
OKEECHOBEE 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. during a routine inspection on Monday, March
19.
Similar inspections also will occur at the S-65D lock on the
Kissimmee River near U.S. 98 No on Wednesday, March 21, and S65-
E 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.
You may also ask the locktenders for operating information when
locking through or, on Lake Okeechobee, you may contact them on
VHF Marine Band Radio on Channel 13.


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YMS students to travel YMS students attend Treasure Coast Youth Summit


to. Washington, D.C.


Trip to
Washington, D.C.
Fifty one Yearling eighth grade
students and 13 adults will be
spending their spring break in
Washington, D.C. The tour is a four
day three night tour of Washington
D.C., Colonial Williamsburg and
Jamestown which
will give students/,,
and adults an J
opportunity to
physically experience ]
our past, present and LJ
future. The eighth grade
English and history classes place a
great deal of emphasis on Ameri-
can democracy, famous American
battles, and historical characters
contributing to the fundamental
ideals of our country. The D.C. trip
is a tremendous opportunity for
our students to expand and apply
the concepts introduced in their
classes at Y.M.S.
The original cost of the trip was
$875 per person. Students were
able to earn money towards their
trip through several fund raising
activities.
Actual tours the students will
see include: The Smithsonian/Med-
icine, Ford's Theater and Peterson
House, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roo-
sevelt Memorials, Viet Nam and
Korean War Memorials, National
Archives, The Capitol, Supreme
Court and White House, Mount
Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, Colo-
nial Williamsburg, and Jamestown.
Students representing Yearling
Middle School have to meet the
following criteria: Must have a 2.0
grade point average, no referrals
from the current school year, in
good standing within the school
and community and must have
acceptable conduct grades.
Congratulations
science fair winners
On February 15, twenty-one
Yearling Middle School students
participated in the Heartland
Regional Science and Engineering
Fair. To enter this fair, each of these
students had won either first or
second place awards at the Okee-
chobee County Science Fair held in
January.
The Heartland Region includes
Okeechobee and DeSoto Coun-
ties. This year, the Junior Division
included 79 projects from Yearling
Middle School, Osceola Middle
School, and DeSoto Middle
School.
YMS is proud to announce the
names of the following students
earning awards: Third Place: Dal-
ton Hodges; Jordan Canavari;
Emily -Raulerson; Brittany Ball;
Timothy Farrell; Kaitlyn Furphy;
Justin Morgan; Gaby Borja; and,
Adriana Mitchell. First Place: Tyler
Finney; Kelsey Burnham; Celena
Letcher; and,
LeAnna Cotton.
The Heartland Region is
allowed to send eight middle
school students to the Florida State
Science and Engineering Fair,


'Cookies for

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a success
The Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council cookie sale has ended
with a 6 percent increase over last
year's sale. Additionally, our
"Cookies for the Military" initia-
tive saw over 7,500 boxes of cook-
ies (942 cases) to be sent to local
servicemen and women over-
seas, which is three times more
than last year's initiative.
Girl Scouts from Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee
and Indian River counties sold a
total of 64,634 cases of cookies.
Troops selling the cookies earned
a total of $470,926.82. The
monies earned by troops will go
toward activities such as travel,
troop ceremonies, and other Girl
Scout activities.
"We're thrilled and more
importantly, so proud, of our Girl
Scouts who participated in this
year's cookie sale," said Denise
Valz, CEO of Girl Scouts of Palm
Glades Council. "Our Cookies for
the Military effort was a huge suc-
cess, and it is evident that it will
continue to be a great way to say
"Thank You" to our service men
and women overseas."
Local Girl Scouts continued to
be creative in the way they sold
their cookies this year. One Girl
Scout set up a drive-thru cookie
booth in the cud-de-sac of her
neighborhood. Another Girl Scout
attended a tax decrease meeting
with Charlie Crist and proceeded
to sell her cookies to the atten-


dees.
Girl Scouts builds girls of
courage, confidence and charac-
ter who make the world a better
place. Through the Girl Scout
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best and prepare for a positive
future, connect with others in an
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which will be held this spring in
Orlando. Yearling is extremely
proud to announce that this year
Tyler Finney, Kelsey Burnham,
Celena Letcher, and LeAnna Cot-
ton are among the eight middle
students selected to attend the
State Science Fair!
YMS students and staff want to
wish each of these students all the
best as they pursue their science
dreams!
Report cards
Report cards will go home with
students on Friday, March 30, 2007.
Please take time to go over the
report card with your son/daugh-
ter. According to Okeechobee
County Schools' Pupil Progres-
sion, students in seventh or eighth
grade must pass five out of their six
classes to meet promotion
requirements.
The following Middle" School
requirements for students enterirfg
sixth grade this year to be promot-
ed from middle school to high
school include successful comple-
tion of: 3 year-long courses in Eng-
lish, 3 year-long courses in mathe-
matics, 3 year-long courses in
science, 3 year-long courses in
social studies, and 1 course in
career and education planning.
A student must earn a passing
grade in three of the four nine
-weeks grading periods to "pass"
a class for seventh or eighth grade
or "earn a credit" for sixth grade.


Saturday, March 10, twenty
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Middle School, along with other
youth from Okeechobee County
had the opportunity to attend
the 2007 Treasure Coast Youth
Summit, The Power in Me!
Power- Up Your IPOD (Individ-
ual Professional Opportunity
Development) at Indian River
Community College in Fort
Pierce, Florida.
Over 400 students from St.
Lucie, Martin, Indian River and
Okeechobee County packed
the gym at IRCC to hear the
dynamic speaker, Dr. Joseph
Jennings, President and
Founder of Second Chances
Outreach Inc. He spoke on
gang and drug-related violence.
Students were divided into
groups of 25, along with chap-
erones, where they participated
in exciting power-session
workshops, a youth forum, and
a career fair that targeted teens
between the ages of 14-18.
There were many door prizes
that were awarded to students.
Students also toured IRCC and
got a sense of what it is like to
be on a college campus. The
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Upcoming Events

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

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule 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 meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due. in September.
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 Melissa 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
(863) 634-4780.


Community Events

Church hosting revival services
Haven of Rest Church, S.W. Third Terrace, will hold revival
services on 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.

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
classes.

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.


Enjoying the fair
Chester Underhill, 22 months, and Haylie Underhill, 6,
seem to be having a good time at the fair, Monday
evening, March 12 at the Okeechobee County Fair. They
were among the people taking advantage of Dollar Day at
the fair which continues through Sunday, March 19 at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic CenteLTrheef'siftn for all
ages with music,, food, rides, a puppyj show and a live-
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Community Events

Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold an
indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 31, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Coffee and donuts will be available in the
morning and hot dogs and sodas will be sold for lunch. Doors will
open promptly at 8 a.m. For information, contact Jesse Black at (863)
467-7068.

Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
March 31, from 8 a.m. until ? in the parking lot of the Good Spirits
Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholarship
fund.

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

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



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Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
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 Security
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 extensive.
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 Mis-
sion'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 information,
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 Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
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)
467-2321.
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.

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, 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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 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 Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412-N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days,
or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need
this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice 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 wel-
come. 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, 411 SE. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 NW. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 70O&{;$Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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.


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

Area aging board meeting is slated
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
board of directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at
the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), 1110 35th Lane, third-floor
conference room, in Vero Beach at 9 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.

ABWA hosting special speaker
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter will host motivational
speaker Gayle Mingledorff at their Thursday, March 22, meeting.
The meeting will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrot Ave., beginning at noon. Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Ms.
Mingledorff studied and taught ballet and choreography for over
20 years. She is currently a resident of Jensen Beach and a mem-
ber of Treasure Coast Toastmasters and works with Arts Impact,
creating original programs using the artistic disciplines. She will
be addressing issues that relate to personal and professional
development for women. All professional women are invited.
RSVP to chapter president Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.

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) 465-4621.

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.

Tax laws topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guestwill be
Michael Dobrinski, IRS media relations specialist for South Florida
and Louisiana. The topic of the show will be common errors
made by tax filers; changes in tax laws; extended provisions; and,
Internet scams. For information, call IRS at 1-800-829-1040'or visit
www.irs.gov.

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 con-
test. Pastors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking. Bring a
covered dish to share and a lawn chair. For information call Judy
at (863) 357-1581, or the church at (863) 467-1733.

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

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

Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold a breakfast on Sunday, March 25, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., from 8 until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $5 per person. The menu includes scrambled eggs,
homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon and sausage,
hashbrown casserole, grits, fruit, orange juice and coffee. For
information, contact Jesse Black at (863) 467-7068 or Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.

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

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 appro-
priate for your children. The deadline for submitting your activity
is Friday, March 30. Our hope is that this guide will assist you in
finding activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active
this summer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children
in Okeechobee this summer in this guide. If your organization,,
club, church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day pro-
gram or supervised activity for local children please call Sharon
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information.
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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Daryl Roehm
Kelci Breaux was selected at the Okeechobee News/Publix
Super Market's female athlete of the month for February for
her accomplishments on the Lady Brahman softball team.
Breaux (left) accepted her award from Lady Brahman pitch-
ing coach Heather Stillian (right).


LeShawn Henderson accepted the Okeechobee News/Publix
Super Market's male athlete of the month award for the
month of February for his accomplishments on the basket-
ball court. Henderson (left) received his award from Brahman
head basketball coach Jon Enrico.


O.G. & C.C. Championship results


The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club championships were
held on March 4 and 5. The results
were as follows:
Club champion: John Smith-
156. Second place-Wally Dierig-
161.
White tees handicap division:
First place-John Diefenbach-140.
Second place- Ron White-140.
Gold tee handicap division: First
place-Howard Shelkie-127. Second


place-Vern Johnson-138. Third
place-Lou Cox-139. .
Gold tee division: First place-Bill
Whitacre-158. Second place-Roger
Foss-161. Third place-Maurice
DeSaulnier-168.
Senior division: First place-Jerry
Marshall-159. Second place-Ron
Smet-168.
Red tee division: First place-Dot-
tie Marshall-179. Second place-
Juanita White-186.


Breaux, Henderson named athletes of the month


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Kelci Breaux and LeShawn
Henderson were selected as the
Okeechobee News/Publix Super
Market's February athletes of the
month at a recent meeting of the
Okeechobee High School coach-
es.
Breaux, a four-year letterman,
is a pitcher for the Lady Brahman
softball team. In the month of
February she had a 4-0 pitching
record with 59 strike outs in 32
innings. She has a 938 fielding
percentage and a .442 batting


average. She had four doubles,
two triples, one home run and 10
RBI.
This senior athlete is also a
member of the Lady Brahman
golf team. She has been awarded
the Brahman Award in both golf
and softball in the 2005-06 sea-
son; been selected as the Most
Valuable Player and received the
State Farm fall sports sportsman-
ship award for golf.
Breaux is an honor roll student
with a 3.0 grade point average.
-She just signed her Letter of Intent
to accept a softball scholarship at
Brevard Community College


where she will major in psycholo-
gy.
She is the daughter of Brid-
gette Sheffield and Keith Breaux
and the step-daughter of Jeff
Sheffield.
LeShawn Henderson is an
11th grade student at O.H.S. He
received his award for his out-
standing performance on the bas-
ketball court.
In the month of February, Hen-
derson averaged 14.2 points per
game, with a 4.0 rebound aver-
age. He led the team in scoring for
the month which included three
district playoff games and one


regional playoff game.
"LeShawn had a very good
month in February. He carried us
through the district 14-4A tourna-
ment," stated head basketball
*coach Jon Enrico.
Henderson is also an outstand-
ing member of the Brahman foot-
ball and track teams.
He is looking forward to a foot-
ball and basketball career in col-
lege.
Henderson is the son of
Tammy Henderson and Myron
ReFoure. and the step-son of
Demetria ReFoure.


Florida bowhunting course is now offered online


Florida's certified bowhunting
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from the National Bowhunter
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Bowhunters can access the
program on the NBEF Web site,
enter through the Florida portal
and complete the online class-
room topics before attending a
shortened, interactive field day.
The cost to take the distance
learning course is $20, payable
online to the NBEF program


provider. A student who passes field day, but bows can be provid-
the online test will be issued a ed. Students should dress in hunt-
qualifier certificate that will ing attire with proper footwear.
enable the student to complete Sandals are not allowed. Arrows
the course at a field day. There should have field tips only. Tar-
the student will participate in field gets for shooting arrows with
walks, blood trail exercises, broadheads will not be available.
erecting and safely ascending and Students under 16 must be
descending from tree stands, as accompanied by a responsible
well as equipment preparation adult.
and survival techniques. The Web site to take Florida's
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OHS attends band competitions


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
festival concert band and the band
winter guard (flag corps without
the marching band) earned superi-
or ratings in two separate competi-
tions.
The festival concert band
earned straight superior ratings at
the District 13 Florida Bandmasters
Association Music Performance
Assessment.
The band, under the direction
of Amy Wood, prepared three
pieces to perform for a panel of
three judges. Then, the band per-
formed two sight-reading pieces
for a fourth judge: All four judges
awarded the band superior ratings.
A superior rating is the highest rat-
ing a band can earn.
Earlier this year, the Brahman
marching band earned a superior
rating in Marching Band Assess-
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1988 that the band has earned a
superior rating in both marching
and concert in the same year.
The festival band members
have worked very hard to accom-
plish this goal and will continue to
work hard in preparation for state
competition in May.
The winter guard competed at
the Marching Auxiliaries competi-
tion in Orlando. The winter guard
performed to the soundtrack of
"Chronicles of Narnia" for a panel
of three judges. All three judges
award the guard with superior rat-
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tion of flag sponsor Sherry Conrad,
will now continue preparing for
the FBA state solo and ensemble in
April.
In February, the winter guard,
the majorette squad, under the
direction of Jean Sherlock and four


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By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
At a March 15 meeting of the
Okeechobee High School chapter
of the National Honor Society, stu-
dents discussed their plans for
upcoming events.
One such event is the annual
Easter party at Ace Pre-K. During
the April 3 party, students at Ace
Pre-K will be treated with an East-
er egg hunt, a cotton ball bunny
booth, and a chance to make
Easter cards among other
activities.
For this event NHS members
have been requested to bring in
two dozen plastic eggs filled with
individually wrapped candy.
Students at the Pre-K will also
be provided with snacks and


drinks by the NHS members.
The meeting also housed the
presentation of plans for the clubs
trip to Epcot. The trip has been
scheduled for a Saturday, April 14.
It was decided at the meeting that
this would be a "buddy" trip,
allowing members of NHS to
bring friends with them that are
not members of the organization.
The cost of the trip, provided
that at least 25 people attend, will
be $35 per person. A final count
of students that will be making
the trip will be held on March 31.
The NHS, in conjunction with
the National Beta Club, will be
holding a campus clean-up on
April 21. During these clean-ups
members of the two clubs clean
.and generally beautify the cam-
pus.


In clean-ups held earlier this
year, students have cleared and
planted a flower bed, hung deco-
rations, and cleaned out the gut-
ters in the English building.
Both the campus clean-up and
the Easter party fulfill part of the
service project quota that the
members must participate in to
maintain membership and the
chance to receive a NHS cord to
ware at graduation.
Members were reminded at
the meeting of the proximity of
the end of the year. This means
that students are asked to con-
template possible officer candi-
dates for the upcoming year.
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Must have FL license to
practice and be Board cer-
tified in Internal Medicine.
Send resumes to Gateway
Medical Group, Attn: J.
Smith, P.O. Box 1489
Okeechobee, FL 34973
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Long term job. Will train.
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hiring for various positions
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Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
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Please apply In person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
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Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
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King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401(k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257


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


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RESERVATION

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:
(954)967-3477


Hamp ton Chrysler is looking for an experienced
Technician. A.S.E. Certifications preferred. Valid
FL drivers license required. Benefits/Vacation.
Apply in erson Monday Friday
HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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BANKING/FINANCIAL
Looking for exp. Tellers, Customer
Service Reps & one Clerical position with
phone & computer skills. Fax resume:
772-597-4159, Attn: Judy, or
e-mail general@fboi.com.

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

Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
Seeks an Insurance Processor.
Benefits
Call 863-763-5551

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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business. No Real Estate PLAN YOUR TIME
License required. Salary WISEL y
plus commission. Call
(863)763-6376
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Must have Quickbooks and
MS Office experience. Mon ..
Fri, 8:15 am- 5:15 pm.
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Control Room Clerks
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Medical Service and Food
Service Positions will be
filled by the vendors for
those contracts. Persons
interested in those jobs
can contact the vendor
directly. The contact
numbers are posted on
the web site.

South Florida Water
Management District
Vegetation Management
Technician
Okeechobee, FL
Mix and calculate a variety
of authorized herbicides and
their application via airboats,
chemical spray trucks, out-
board motor boats, and
backpack sprayers. High
School Diploma or GED and
2-4 years exp. in the mixing
and application of herbicides
and pesticides. Valid State
of Florida Class B Commer-
cial Driver's License (CDL).
Maintain a valid restricted
pesticide license, aquatic
and natural category pre-
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and much more. For more
information and to apply on-
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE
@ Hee Haw, Ext. 193
on Florida's Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
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WELDER
Local company needs
experience welder. Call
(863)763-6376



WANTED: Nurse/Health Care
Giver, To administer blood
sugar test and prepare insulin.
Twice a day for elderly gentle-
man in Mayberry's RV Park.
863-357-9063/317-752-2379


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
863-462-5878.
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Certified Teacher will babysit
for the week of Spring Break,
Lazy 7 area. (8 763-0367
or (863)-801-9494


COMMUNITY HEALTH
NURSING DIRECTOR

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
64043575-51234891-20070228143811. For
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-
ground screening required. EO/AA/VP
Employer


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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
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





Dan's
Framig, inc.


Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
office 863.357.4145
.ax863.357.9033




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



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


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


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



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DAIlA UNCH SPECIALS
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World hmoti
Breasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/.Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts.. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,,Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To8s & Games 730
VIRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




DISHWASHER, Frigidaire,
black, works great, $50
(863)763-0691
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681


DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
(863)763-7831
FREEZER, Chest style, 7.2 cu.
ft. w/ 2 compartments. Ken-
more. Used 2 season's. Ask-
ing $125. (863)357-3203
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
15.4 cu. ft. $60 or best offer.
(863)357-0262
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
$200 (863)763-0691
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
239-245-0527
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
(561)629-6213
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
warranty. $210.
863-763-8149 $
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat/top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
fer. (863)357-227.1
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,
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 o7"'lnn. $65. Call af-
ter 5pr 863-467-2040
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
(863)674-1355
WASHER/DRYER- Combo
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
(863)532-8542



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


BICYCLE: 3 wheels, good con-
dition, good paint. $90.
863-467-4567
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.



PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seandess
Ruin Gutters
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
8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-7552


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


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
MENS DRESS SHOES, Black,
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987
RAINCOAT: Men's, size 2x,
black, washable, casual, like
new. Paid $160, asking $30.
863-357-1560


COCA COLA ICE BOX: 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



COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XP, Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
speakers. $300. 863-763-5316
LAPTOP Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.
(863)467-9228


CRAFTERS/QUILTERS SUP-
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
(561)629-6213



FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747


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. (863)357-1845
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, 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
Ma netic. Paid. $800. Ask-
in S300. (863)357-5754

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$3o9up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100(765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
863-763-8149


GOLF CART: 1994 EZ GO with
carry all bed, electric, new
paint, good battery & charg-
er. $1500. 863-228-2123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- left handed,
Giant EZ Hippo Hyper Matrix
Face. New, asking $150 or
best offer (863)302-1592


COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
$625. (606)219-3890


SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
offer. (734)777-4495
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495



TREADMILL, Life Styler, 1.5hp
motor. $100 or best offer.
(863)763-5062
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
(863)467-6960



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


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 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
neg. (863)357-5988


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
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



ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
$150. (863)697-1443
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
$125 (863)484-0105


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$25 (863)983-7702
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/Eage & accessories.
$800. (863)357-0434
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
(863)634-6087
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
trained. $400.
(863)634-2137
PIT BULL PUPS (10): Red
nose, parents on prem,
champ papers on parents.
$300 $500.
863-610-0685
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
(863)634-6087
PUPS, 1 Poodle & 1 Yorkie
Poo00, males, 12 weeks old,
shots, to loving home only.
$450 each. (863)357-0037
WANTED: good home seeking
a Florida BlackMouth Cur,
male puppy, lost a Fla. cur In
Dec. Call (863)675-4869
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
$800. (863)467-4337


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


HOT TUB, 6 person, blue in
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or
(863)-634-7210


BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
(863)467-9048
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
ow with 4 arrows, $30
(863)467-4327
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$500.(863)634-2812


TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready,
$1000 (863)634-0866
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75, (863)763-3551


AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
$850/all. (863)697-9704
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
863-673-2314
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
(863)514-8705
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


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliotts Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture

MII=.

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 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
Praide, (863)610-1616



BUSH & BOG DISC- 6ft,
usable as is but needs TLC,
pull type, $35
(863)467-2148


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
$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.
$2499. (863)357-5867
THOROUGHBRED PONY
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
neg. (863)763-4149



FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
863-634-1479
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
lion. $500. 863-675-1754
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
engine. $200.
863-675-1754
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
863-675-8141
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
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- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
$250. (863)467-2984
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
$400. 863-675-8141
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
(863)447-0337


BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328


SATURDAY* MARCH 31st 10 a.m.

OKEECHOBEE LAND AUCTION


I. AUTO SIE 10. S w 4,Fr Dru, Florida I


Property 1:
27 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT in Fort Drum AUCTION SITE
* 450' frontage on US Hwy 441 Mixed zoning Commercial and RM
* Future land use Fort Drum rural activity center w/ one unit/acre density
* Cleared with partial pavement infrastructure in place


rruperty ; property ,.
5 ACRE RANCHETTE (2) ONE ACRE BUILDING LOTS
in Lake Montaza Estates in Four Seasons Estates
(otffHwy441 north ofFt. Drum) (offSR70 eastofOkeechobee)
OWNERS: C.air & LOl3 Harro50n "ytl McCalty IndiviuL'a!il/and as Trustee
All properties sell REGARDLESS OF PRICE!
TERMS: Cash to bid 10 % Buyer's Premium Broker Particpanon available
- Call to quaifyl
Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc.
U B e r.AS, Uz 78AWU20


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LAYING HENS- Large brown
eggs. $12. each. Call Sue
(863)763-4566.8am-8pm


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


Rentals




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 9O'






Newly renovated
2/1, central air
and heat, laundry
area, almost
900sqft. Located
in the city!
$900 a month.
Call
(863) 697-1174

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: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available. (863)763-9225
ON RIM CANAL of LAKE OKEE
lbr, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $195/wk
(772)359-1640


BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard, $1100
per mo.Immed occupancy
Lawrence Associates
1-800-543-2495
c21nancyla@aol.com
FOR RENT
Everglades Elem area, 3/2/2,
CBS Split Plan, $1300/mo,
Call 863-467-0128
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
Oak Park, 3/1/1 newly remo-
died CBS, non-smkg. env.,
no pets, $1,,000 mo. +
$1,000 sec. (863)763-4795
OASIS VILLAGE
55+ Park (No exception)
2 br/2ba, DWMH with front FL/
room. Large driveway. Large
shed. Includes access to
clubhouse, pool shuffleboard
court. All ceramic floors.
Completely furnished. Lawn
care. Pest control. NO pets!l
6 mo. minimum rental. Avail.
May 1,'07 $1100/mo, 1st,
last required & security
Call: 863-467-4234


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Prpet i Sae 05


STARTING at only $59,900
This master planned community
features world class fishing, clubhouse
marina, u/g utilities and more!
SITE OF THE 2007
PORTICO DREAM HOME!


RIM CANAL,
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $700. mo.incld
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
Cell (561)662-9421
WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
$750/mth, deposit required.
Call 248-672-1528.


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



OKEECHOBEE- Duplex, 1/1
each side, all new, $750/mo
or sell for $210,000.
MOBILE HOME- 2br, 1.5ba,
furnished, $750/mo or sell
for $85,000.
MOBILE HOME- 2/2,.1400 sq
ft. $900/mo or sell for
$125,000.
Call (561)202-7702


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 1036
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


GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
www.100acreauction.com


JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BN2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
ext., Central NC, New carpet.
$154,500. 423-421-3815 or
863-634-7675
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage
CBS on 1 ac. Spot In The
Sun. $295,000. or best offer.
(863)634-9136


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,
and completely repainted in-
side. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con:
sections for stay over RV. Re-
duced to $75,000.
813-453-6990 813-376-4537
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
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 ndw
$995/mo. or $144,900. Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.
(863)484-0809





501 SE 8'" Street
3 Bd/2Ba,
Waterfront MH
Open Sunday,
March 18 1-4pm

For info call
734-320-4091



OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St.-
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Readyto 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
772-332-6896.

Mobile Homes

Mobile Ho Lots2005

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




CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
LARKEE LAKES- 2/1,
$600/mo $300 deposit. Call
(863)467-2156 or
(863)634-7126
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba, brand
new, waterfront, all new apple's
incl. w/d, lake access.
$1000/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/FP
spacious BR's. ood porch &
carport. Palm Village Ranch,
$129,900. (863)763-4305


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
-//'- Screen Rooms Carports
S .. Room Additions m Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863)1634-2044


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

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4925HWY441 SOUTH*-OKEECIOBELR
www.StantonMH.com


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.
(863)763-8567
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.
(863)674-1542
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



AIR BOAT ENGINES (2) Ly-
coming, 6 cyl, re-buildable,
$800 for both
(561)722-5289
AIR BOAT HULL- cage work
and trailer, 11ft x 7ft, alum,
$1200 (561)722-5289


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
863-467-2824
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)902-0477
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
rollers, $500.
(863)357-4446
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
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1600 neg. (863)697-0424
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP, bought
new 2005, low hours $ 800.
Call 561-716-1561
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
(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


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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
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
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
$1350 (863)467-7336


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.
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
863-675-1891,540-616-7319
MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, 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 '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.
$22,000 (423)506-3281
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.



OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
(863)697-2033
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136


DIRT BIKE: '02 Honda XR80R,
Excellent condition. $500.
firm. (863)634-2475
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
(863)634-5421
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,
400cc. $5400
(863)697-5623


DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
(239)633-2159
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
offer (863)697-0424
MIDAS VOLUNTEER CAMPER
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
tiable. 863-357-2954
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
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, in Palm-
dale, avail 04/01/07, with
one slide-out, 33 ft, great
cond. $4000. 301-904-1524
or 863-674-1756

Automobiles



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



CADILLAC DEVILLE '87- V8,
133K, runs good, $1500
(239)357-5111
CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
(772)882-0397
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500. (863)357-4446


CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
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
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
(863)467-4327
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best offer.
863-763-1713 -
HYYNDAI ACCENT- '02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
condition. $3200.
(863)674-0634
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
NISSAN PULSAR '87- needs
work, asking $300
(863)514-8705
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
$4900.812-989-3022
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.
863-673-2314


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-
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GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
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Runs well. Asking $1200.
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GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
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YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)675-3499


AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
$1800. (863)234-9595
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
(863)634-5225
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623


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
RIMS & TIRES (4): 16", alumi-
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RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
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diesel. $300 or best offer.
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Montana, '99-'03, 3500 lbs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
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350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
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Clean! $2500.863-674-0467
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
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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
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
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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
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
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$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
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Big wheel leaves today
The Ferris wheel stands out above the midway of the first ever Okeechobee County Fair
going on this week at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center 4200 S.R. 70E. In addi-
tion to the Ferris wheel, the midway features a carousel and many other fun rides. Every
member of the family will find something to amuse and entertain them at the fair which
will end today. The fair has a variety of events including, a puppet show, a hypnotist,
bands, dancing groups and lots of good food.


Community Events


CCC to host special speakers
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vices Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m.
in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the commu-
nity to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding
services for children and their families. The guest speaker will be
Denise Huggins, from the Children's Miracle Network, and Judi Miller,
from Big Brother/Big Sisters. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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.


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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.

Library hosting storytelling concert
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Bob Patterson will be appearing
in storytelling concert at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St., on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. With a distinctive voice and 12-
string guitar technique, Mr. Patterson will take you on a trip through
the real Florida. His stories will tie you back to the land, to the plants
and animals, to Florida's precious water and to Florida's real people.
This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
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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
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Crowd pleaser
Rowdy Rooster is a crowd pleaser at the Okeechobee County Fair which ends today at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. Young and old alike enjoyed his antics, espe-
cially as his driving around the fairgrounds in his roadster. The fair has something for
everyone with rides, music, food, exhibits and a livestock show.


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There is no place like home, unless you live in clutter


What is it about traveling that
brings out the frowns and sad
looks on people's faces? You hardly
ever see smiles and happy faces in
an airport. After spending the last
six days on the road and in the air it
is good to get home.
There is no place like home
unless your home is cluttered and
filled with CHAOS! Years ago I
would do any thing that I could to
get away from home. Now I know
that I was running from my home
because it was so cluttered that I
could not stand to be there. Every-
where I looked I was reminded of
my own incompetence and lazi-
ness. I hated being there, so every
chance I got I ran to escape the
pain that I suffered while I was
there. As a result it got worse.
Then Robert and I married. I


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had a houseful of clutter and so did
he and then we went to estate auc-
tions and bought more. Clutter,
clutter everywhere and not a place
to sit! It was awful. I was always
making great plans to remodel and
get rid of the green shag carpet and
yucky kitchen cabinets. We would
go to dinner and draw out these
elaborate plans only to push them


aside because I felt that since I
could not keep the house clean as
it was that I knew it would be
impossible with a bigger house.
Robert was always supportive and
didn't even expect me to cook,
clean or even do laundry. His com-
ment was that his arm wasn't
broke and if it bothered him he
would do it himself. Well this made
me feel even worse. Here was this
wonderful man that deserved to be
spoiled and I couldn't even keep
clean underwear in his drawers.
That is when I started to figure out
what was going on with me and
why I always had trouble with
keeping house.
As I have told you many times, it
all started with that shiny sink. I had
to build one habit at a time and
keeping the sink shining was my


first and most important habit. This
is why your first assignment is shin-
ing your sink. From that one shin-
ing sink, clean swept through our
home like a white knight on a
horse. It was not instantaneous,
but after 4 months we were really
beginning to see a difference in the
way our home looked and best of
all, how it felt. I like to think of it as
giving birth to a new me, because
that is exactly what I did! As I was
dealing with taking care of me and
slowly getting rid of the clutter, our
house became a home. Not a
museum but a real home that you
could enjoy being in and not be
afraid to open the doors to
strangers or even close friends. I
was no longer trying to hide our
dirty little secret. I had gotten rid of
them. The clutter was gone and


our home was a welcoming haven
for us.
There is no place like home!
There is no place like home! There
is no place like home! When you
can feel this way about where you
live then you know that you are
FLYing!
Robert and I enjoy our home. It
is not spotless but it is lived in and
loved! Every square inch of our
home makes us smile! This is
because we released our clutter,
clean up our hotspots and estab-
lished simple routines to keep our
home blessed on a daily basis! You
can do this too!
One of the first things you are
going to .notice as you reclaim your
home is that you are will throw
open the shades and curtains and
let the sun shine in! Clutter makes a


room look and feel bad with the
clutter gone your home is going to
sing and so will you. I love being
home; in fact I really do hate to
leave. Even though I have to occa-
sionally, leaving really makes you
feel good to get back home again.
Did you know you can have that
welcome home feeling each time
you enter your front door?
Are you ready to FLY? There is
no place like home! I promise!
For more help getting rid of your
CHAOS; check out her Web site
and join her free mentoring group
at www.FlyLady.net or her book,
."Sink Reflections," published by
Bantam and her New York Times
Best Selling book, "Body Clutter,"
published by Fireside. Copyright
2007; Maria Cilley; Used by permis-
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