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Okeechobee News


Monday, March 19, 2007


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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.
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 veg-
etation, 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.


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CES field day: Races, relays, and fun


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Thursday, March 15 was Field Day at Central Elementary School. In this relay race, stu-
dents ran barefooted to a pile of shoes. Then they had to find their shoes and put them
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Drought Index
Current: 689
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide
Lake levels

10.80 feet


This young man seems to be ahead of the pack in a relay race held as part of Field Day
at Central Elementary School on Thursday, March 15.


Lake level
Last Year:
14.90 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
Index
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Com ics ............7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .8
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion . .... ..... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV .............. .9
W weather ........... .2
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Watermelon, anyone?
Cary McKee, assistant principal of the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, cut up watermelon for the watermel-
on pit-spitting contest held during Heritage Day. Her-
itage Day is an annual celebration of the diverse popu-
lation of Okeechobee County.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 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 mid 50s. The wind
will be from the east 5 to 10 mph.

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

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

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

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 Cen-
ter 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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!& I Blue Ribbons and Edible Weeds


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
A new look
Blayke Miles (right) took advantage of the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Heritage Day celebration Thursday to
have her hair put into corn rows by Terra Morris (left). Her-
itage Day has become an annual event and takes place
the last day of school before spring break.


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
We did it, Okeechobee! What a
fun run at the first ever County Fair!
While a lot of our office's activity
was centered on 4-H and the Youth
Livestock Show, we shouldn't for-
get there were a number of brave
souls that displayed their handi-
work in creative exhibits and in the
Horticulture Division.
Today's column gives the
results of the Fair's Vegetable Con-
test, and will highlight a vegetable
related question from one of the
exhibitors. It turns out that a com-
mon weed in one of our local gar-
dens can also be eaten.
Vegetable Exhibit
Results
At this year's fair, we had three
different competitions for local veg-
etable gardeners. The first exhibit
category was to put together a
table exhibit using a variety of pro-
duce raised by the exhibitor. First
place award went to Sal Varri for
his market basket of various shots
and roots; second place went to
Laurie McClosky's salad green
plate, and third place was earned
by John Lane for his market basket
of assorted vegetables.
The second exhibit category
was for individual vegetables,
which were evaluated on their


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IFAS EXTENSION
maturity and usefulness. First place
for her head of cabbage went to
Janice Trent; second place was
earned by Sal Varri's unusual red-
meat radish bunch; third place was
earned by Laurie McClosky's
onion bunch.
The final category was the first
year of what will be an on-going list
of our county's largest vegetables.
These records will stand until beat-
en by someone else in a future edi-
tion of this contest. Entries in this
competition are weighed and then
multiplied by an "equalizing fac-
tor" that allows small items to be
compared with bigger vegetables.
Our biggest vegetable this year
was "giant" Green Bell pepper
grown by John Lane. This 9 oz.
fruit (multiplied by 6.3) produced a
"score of 56.7. Second place was
Sal Varri's carrot, tipping the scales
at 12 ozs. (times 2.0) for a score of
24. Our third place winner was Jan-
ice Trent's 2 pound, 14 oz. cabbage
(times 0.3) with a point value of
13.8. Congratulations to all our veg-
etable exhibitors!
An Edible Weed
Sal Varri helped our office with


his donations of vegetables for the
Vegetable Identification and Judg-
ing contest, held last Friday at the
Fair. While I was picking up his
specimens, he presented me with
a bag of unknown greens, and
asked the questions, what is it and
can you eat it?
The plant in question is com-
mon lambsquarters (Chenopodi-
um album). This annual weed
grows all over the U.S. and is seen
in gardens, lawns and roadsides. It
has sprung up all over his veg-
etable garden and competes with
the intended crops for space,
water and nutrients. UF
researchers have determined that
commercial lettuce yield losses
from competition from this weed
could be between 16 percent and
27 percent, depending on how fer-
tilizer is applied to lettuce crops.
But here's the rub: The nutritive
value of the succulent green tops
from Lambsquarters are greater
that many common vegetables
that it competes with in the gar-
den. This is not surprising when
you consider that Lambsquarters
is a relative of spinach, beets and
Swiss chard. Another kind of
lambsquarters, C. quinoa, is actu-
ally cultivated in South America for
its seed which is used as a grain
product.
As a weed, there are recom-
mendations available for control-
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tings. In the home garden the bet-
ter approach may be to hoe them
out when small if the goal is to
grow something else. But if you
wanted to try this as a new nutri-
tious green, be sure to harvest the
tops well before they begin to
flower for best quality. According
to one source, Lambsquarters
greens should be rinsed and the
tender leaves can added to a green
salad, or may be steamed, sauteed
or stir-fried.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you would like to see photos of
our vegetable exhibits or need
additional information on lamb-
squarters, please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
(863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 U.S.
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.












There is an ancient poem that we
read somewhere that goes like this.
Three things there are that come
not back:
The arrow shot along its track, it
will not swerve, it will not stay,
It flies to strike and wound and
slay!
The hasty word retumeth not
Though quickly spoken and soon
forgot,
In many hearts, it lingers still
To do its work for good or ill.
And golden opportunity-
That too will not return to thee.
Thou mayest weep and plead and
yearn,
These three will never more
return.
It is true that this clever verse
states things that slip away, never to
return. But it is a wonderful fact that
there is always a tomorrow. And
tomorrow we can carefully shoot
another arrow and speak a carefully
chosen word and look for another
opportunity.
It's wonderful to know that we
can have second chances and third
or fourth, if necessary.
Our Thought to Remember:
"Prepare yourself for new adventures




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Free food samples
Students dropped by to sample the food Vonteria Bradley
(seated) was handing out during the Heritage Day cele-
bration at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Thursday
afternoon. They were (back row, left to right) Lionel
Jones, Keontia Collins, and Yakiesha Gordon.


Spicy foods
Students passed out samples of traditional Mexican food at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus Heritage Day celebration Thursday afternoon. The school traditionally celebrates
the diverse population of Okeechobee on the last day of school before spring break.


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Community Events


Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., will present an
Easter musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Friday, March 30, at 7
p.m. and on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The presentation is open to
the public. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

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

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

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007
Summer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities 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.
There is no charge to submit your activity.

Eastern Star plans yard sale -i 1
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Easteyn, Star, will
hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 31, at the Okee-
chobee 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 informa-
tion, contact Jesse Black at (863) 467-7068.

Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on Satur-
day, 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.

DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attend-
ing DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday,
March 31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast
Florida Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the
controversial topic, Clovis vs. Pre-Clovis. The presentation will be
held at DuPuis Management Area Visitor's Center, 23500 S.W.
Kanner Hwy., Canal Point. There is no admittance fee. For infor-
mation, call Kim Kanter at 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or, kkan-
ter@sfwmd.gov.

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 com-
mon with horse training. The event is open to the public.




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Letter to the Editor


Overflowing bins
I have just returned from tak-
ing my recyclables to the public
drop-off bins and felt compelled
to write this letter to the editor
out of sheer frustration.
Once again, I was forced to
leave my aluminum cans, plastic
milk jugs and glass bottles in a
trash bag outside of the bins
because there was no room to
place them in the proper area.
I have been told that the bins
are monitored and that Waste
Management is called whenever


they are full. Well, whoever has
that job obviously isn't doing it.
It is hard enough to get to the
public drop-off bins at a time
when they are open, but then to
have to spend several minutes
trying to cram your things into
an overflowing bin is ridiculous.
If they aren't going to empty
them, then why not add a few
more? Out of eight labeled bins,
six of them are labeled for news-
papers only.
I have also been told that they
cannot be open on weekends
because they tried that and con-


Upcoming Events

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 Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850..
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-
sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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
information, 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 Mar-
garet 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 Secu-
rity 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 fel-
lowship 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
relationships. 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 Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.


sumers made a mess 1I guess
so, if there is nowhere to put the
items you bring.
I laugh at the irony whenever
I see the Waste Management
trucks driving around town with
their slogans about how much
they recycle. They must mean in
some county other than this
one.
I have repeatedly tried to get
curbside recycling at my home
to no avail. The area of the coun-
ty that actually has curbside
recycling is limited.
I am sure that many of our


visitors from both the north and
south alike are used to recycling
in their home communities and
would be happy to do so here if
it were more widely available.
While not everyone wants to
recycle, I know I am not the only
one who is willing to do so. And
everyone who does, needs to
make their opinions known so
that Okeechobee can join the
many other communities where
recycling is the norm.

Laurie Adams


Community Events

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 member of
Treasure Coast Toastmasters and works with Arts Impact, creating
original programs using the artistic disciplines. She will be address-
ing issues that relate to personal and professional development for
women. All professional women are invited. RSVP to chapter presi-
dent 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 BeefO'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'.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 guest will 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, Inter-
net scams. For information, call IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit
www.irs.gov.

Church hosting Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415LU.S. 441 N., will host the
15th annual Fort Drumi 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 membership
drive and fund raiser will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the old
Cypress Hut Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E. beginning at 1 p.m.
Boston butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a dona-
tion of $6 per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction, give-
aways and live music. For information, call (863) 763-1187.

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

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 bis-
cuits 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.

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 community to identify issues, collaborate, and share informa-
tion regarding services for children and their families. The guest
speaker will be Denise Huggins, from the Children's Miracle Net-
work, 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. Par-
rott Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday, March
28.

BHR church will host puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will host the puppet presentation "Dare to Run!" by Steve and
Rhonda McPeck, Stephany and Olivia on Wednesday, March 28, at
7 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Library hosting storytelling concert
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Bob Patterson will be appear-
ing 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 Council and is free and open to the public.


The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 19,2007


OPINION








The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 19,2007 SPORTS


Submitted to Okeechobee News
In a campaign started this year, State Farm will sponsor the High School Sportsmanship
Award. Those student-athletes receiving the award for fall sports are (back row, left to
"right)freshman Kenny Murphy, senior Kelci Breaux, senior Meagan Benbow, and junior
-Bryan Suarez;(front row, left to right)local State Farm representative Gretchen Robertson,
sophomore Nate Pollard, freshman Monica Koger, freshman Jimmy Haddan, junior Sandra
Torres, and junior Sarah Johnson.


State Farm recognizes fall



sportsmanship winners


In a campaign started this year,
the Florida High School Athletic
Association is proud to announce
that State Farm is the sole sponsor
of the High School Sportsman-
ship Award. In a move to promote
more sportsmanship in high
school athletics, State Farm decid-
ed to help honor those student-
athletes that displayed sports-
manship characteristics both on
and off the field. The Play Strong,
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athlete and a competitor.
The Brahman fall athletes cho-
sen to receive this award were
selected from their respective
coaching staffs as recipients of
this prestigious honor. Recipients
from fall sports were: bowling-
Abel Banda and Sarah Johnson;
golf-Kelci Breaux and Jimmy Had-
dan; swimming-Meagan Benbow
and Kenny Murphy; cross coun-
try-Bryan Suarez and Sandra Tor-
res; volleyball-Monica Koger; and


football-Nate Pollard.
On March 9th, the students
were treated to lunch and pre-
sented their awards by State Farm
representative Gretchen Robert-
son and Okeechobee High School
athletic director Daryl Roehm.
"State Farm has been a huge sup-
porter of Okeechobee Athletics
and this program is a great way to
reward student-athletes for their
hard work and dedication to their
school and their respective
sports," stated Roehm.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 19, 2007


6 BUSINESS


Seacoast National Bank


announces appointment


Joe G. Mullins, president of
Seacoast National Bank Big Lake
Region, announced the appoint-
ment of John C. Williams as sen-
ior vice president, commercial
lending manager, for the Big
Lake Region.
Mr. Williams has extensive
banking and business experi-
ence.
In his new position, Mr.
Williams is responsible for man-
aging the lending division for the
Big Lake Region which includes
eight branches. He comes to
Seacoast from Citizen's First


Bank where
he served as
vice president
of commercial
loans. Prior to
this he served
as contrac-
tor/president
for Williams
Unlimited.
After John C.
undergraduate Williams
study at Flori-
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earned a bachelor's degree in
management and an MBA in


finance at Valdosta State Col-
lege. He has also attended bank-
ing schools at the University of
Wisconsin and Louisiana State
University.
The new Seacoast National
Bank officer has a 30-year record
of working for various commu-
nity banks in Florida and Geor-
gia, with extensive experience in
all areas of banking.
Mr. Williams is married to
Bonnie and has two children, a
son and a daughter, Derek, 27
and Stacy Mallard, 30.


Platinum Performance
Builders is proud to be Okee-
chobee's first ever entry in the
Treasure Coast Builders Associa-
tions annual parade of homes.
When local area builders
were invited to join the 19th
annual Parade of Homes (there
were over 70 homes entered this
year), Platinum Performance
Builders quickly said yes to the
opportunity as a way to show-
case their homes to the public.
After inspecting and judging
all 70 homes this past weekend,
the Treasure Coast Builders
Association presented Platinum
Performance Builders with a
blue ribbon merit award for out-
standing craftsmanship and
detail.
Locally owned and operated,
Platinum Performance Builders
is committed to building each
home with "hands on" attention
to quality and detail. According


to Alan Nelson, one of the com-
pany's owners, "We are fortu-
nate to have great employees
and some of Okeechobee's
finest subcontractors working
with us. If you are going to main-
tain quality, you can't have the
philosophy of simply hiring the
lowest priced subcontractor on
each job. You can only be as
strong as your weakest link, and
we have committed ourselves to
working with companies that
have a proven track record of
quality work."
In addition to quality, "We
want each of our homes to be
healthy and efficient," says Al
Huggins, another of the compa-
ny's owners. "All of our homes
are built to "Energy Star" stan-
dards, which helps to conserve
our natural resources, and at the
same time saves customers
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home. In addition, we want all of
our homes to feel unique in their
style and design. One of the com-
ments we hear most is that our
construction is more than a
house. A lot of individuals say
that from the moment they walk
into one of our houses, it feels
like home. We love hearing that."
The parade entry is decorated
with help from Morgan's Furni-
ture and could be seen at 2214
S.W. 22nd Circle in Oak Lake
Estates, through March 18.


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Missions Outreach gets donation
Melody Hodges, (left) branch manager Seacoast National Bank presents a donation to
Mary Anne and Bruce Swinford, Big Lake Missions Outreach. The Big Lake Missions
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
16, through Thursday, March 22,
are as follows:
Theatre I-"Wild Hogs" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "Music & Lyrics"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Messengers" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
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require advance payment.
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advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
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such as promises of guaran-
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to send money in advance for
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
necessary (863)763-0488


CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
(863)763-1550
GLASSES: Ladies, prescrip-
tion, in paper carrying case,
name "Marion Reese" on
case. 863-763-1187


MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
(863)673-5033
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
years old. Lost in the vicinity
of 20th St. in Oak Park. Dearly
missed! (863)697-3975


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
area
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
863-673-4003
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
(239)841-0922
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
(863)302-1736
PIT/LAB MIX PUPPIES, 13
weeks old, 1st shots, to
good home only.
(863)675-4869
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844


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RABBITS (2): Female, with
nice cage & accessories. To
good home only!
863-634-7288 or 467-1169
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
(954)793-3203


Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!




Employment
Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230





Must start immediately.
Apply in person ONLY
Okee. Discount Drugs 203
SW Park St. No Phone Calls.
FARM MANAGER:
Full/Part Time in Ocala, FL.
Must have experience
w/farm equipment, cattle &
general maintenance.
Retiree's are welcome.
(352)732-2662
haylofarm@aol.com
FT/ PT SECRETARY needed.
Must have good computer
skills and Quickbooks Pro
experience. Good pay, good
benefits. 863-634-7722


HIRING COOKS
upto $15.00/hr.
Immediate openings
&
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DFWP
OFFICE / CLERICAL WORK:,
Must have Quickbooks and
MS Office experience. Mon -
Fri, 8:15 am 5:15 pm.
CEECO 863-357-0798


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EXECUTIVE
Position available for a
busy new home sales
business. No Real Estate
License required. Salary
plus commission. Call
(863)763-6376
TOLL COLLECTOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
@ Hee Haw, Ext. 193
on Florida's Turnpike
Starting @ $8.00/hr.
Call (772)429-1454
WELDER
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call
(863)763-6376


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


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


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Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
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reach more than 164,000 readers*!

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* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center .


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To qualify, your ad
* Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line) ..
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Well ESTABLISHED INSURANCE AGENCY
Seeks an Insurance Processor.
Benefits
Call 863-763-5551

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


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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
Ifyou have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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



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


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


Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383
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Antiques 510
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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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Carpets 'Rugs 550
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DISHWASHER, Frigidaire,
black, works great, $50
(863)763-0691
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
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
: 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
4 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)357-2271
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
239-368-1768
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
863-634-3407
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
(863)674-1355
WASHER/DRYER- Combo
unit, Wash Rinse & dries.
110 electric Asking $200.
(863)532-8542



MICROWAVE- Small, Good
condition. $15.
(863)467-1014


COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
(863)467-8161


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.

hiastnlleti of Saorm
Shutters & Sewnms
Rain Gufers
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
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds


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)675-61,80
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
Magnetic. Paid. $800. Ask-
ing$300. (863)357-5754
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
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, line, 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
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ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
$150. (863)697-1443
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
$125 (863)484-0105
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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/cage & 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
Poo, 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 (63)675-4869
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
$800. (863)467-4337



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. $8'
(863)467-9048
COMPOUND BOW: Bare whit
tail with accessories. $100
863-634-7608
COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fas
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows
$100. (772)201-5689
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS
Size 6, exc. condition. $21
(863)634-5038
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE
youth right hand compound
ow with 4 arrows, $31
(863)467-4327
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
Revolution, $51
(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
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450
(863)634-7706
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
(863)514-8705 $
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" BlacI
& 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
Agriculture

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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
Heroes 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poullry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865

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Equipmnt 080


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



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



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


Hovse Rent 93o Huntb Property 1 03
Land Rent "35 Investment"
Resort Property "Ole 1040
Rent 945 Lots Sale 1045
Roommate 950 Lots- oale 1045
Rooms to Rent 955 Open oS ae 1050
Storage Space Property Sale 1055
Rent 960 Property Sale 1055
; Property InpectionlO060
Real state Wanted 1065
: t0 Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2 Waterfront Property 1080
story apt. In Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
ec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or *H -Sl
(863)697-8728
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A, GLADES CO: 100 acre land
For Single Person, furnished auction on 03/31/07. Owner
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300 / agent brokers welcome.
sec. dep. Call 863-610-1027 www.100acreauction.com
OKEECHOBEE, 2 BR, 2 BA, in OKEE., 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage
city limits. Very clean w/tlle CBS on 1 ac. Spot In The
floors. $800. mo. + 1st. & Sun. $295,000. or best offer.
$400. sec. 863-634-3572 (863)634-9136


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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.


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hands, saddled not ridden
st $1000 neg (863)763-4149
' HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart, Newly renovated
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad- 2/1, central air
, die/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492 and heat, laundry
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs area, almost
- old, $800 (863)253-2477 900sqft. Located
0 SPORT HORSE, German, in the city!
Westfalen, Warmblood X TB. $900 a month.
Super sweet. 1 yr colt.
$2499. (863)357-5867 Call
THOROUGHBRED PONY (863) 697-1174
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000 OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
.neg. (863)763-4149 pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
available (863)763-9225

FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel, BASSWOOD: New-home,
80 Ib capacity. $200. 3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
863-634-1479 pets welcome. $1200/mo.-
i Lawrence Associates
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin- 1-800-543-2495
der, 5000 watts, great condi- c21nancyla@aol.com
on. $500. 863-675-1754 Beautiful 2BR/2BA house in
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500 Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
p watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton & dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
S engine. $200. $900/mo. plus utilities. Call
863-675-1754 561-255-4377.
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-- DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
ets): Profbrm, all purpose. lotsoftile,largeyard.$1100
$200 for all, will separate. per mo. Immed occupancy!
e 863-675-8141 Lawrence Associates
RIDING LAWN MOWER- 1-800-543-2495
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp, c21nancyla@aol.com
- 2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841 FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman, age. Quiet country area. Small
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat- pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
tery & work on deck, $150. or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
(863)983-6310 RIM CANAL,
RIDING MOWER: John Deere, New 2br, 1ba..2 acres,
looks & runs good. $650 ne- Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
gotiable. 863-228-2123 Kit. & Bath. $700. mo. incld
Electric. 772)597-0964 or
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5 Cell (561)662-9421
S hp, 42" cut. Runs good..
t $ 50. (863)467-2984 WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper. $750/mth, de osit required.
$400.863-675-8141 Call 248-672-1528.
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good t0
shape. $1700. or best offer
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BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway I 1Fi
Cow'sin Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328 OKEECHOBEE- Duplex, 1/1
LAYING HENS- Large brown each side, all new, $750/mo
eggs. $12. each. Call Sue orsellfor$210,000.
(863)763-4566.8am-8pm MOBILE HOME- 2br, 1.5ba,
.I furnished, $750/mo or sell
ma i l bi for $85,000.
S t MOBILE HOME- 2/2,1400 sq
BARREL SADDLE, 15" Sharon ft. $900/mo or sell for
Camarillo. $600 $125,000.
(863)763-7831 Call (561)202-7702

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JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In HendrySa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
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JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee.(863)467-8539
NEW LISTING-2964 NW 34th
Avenue. Bright & cheery, this
6 room home will reflect your
love & personality without
costing a fortune. Quality
construction, updated roof,
vinyl siding & insulation, new
appliances, chain link fence, &
recent tree maintenance all
reduce the worry of
unanticipated repair costs.
Ample storage space- even
fora pack rat! 12'x 16'metal
shed. FSBO $115,000.
Ph: 860-921-8408 or email
faithworks@optonline.net
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 now
$995/mo. or $144,900. Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.


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CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yeady 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. Wood porch &
carport. Palm Village Ranch,
$129,900. (863)763-4305
JUPITER FARMS: Must be
moved. 12x60, 2br/2ba. New
w/d, stove, ac & plumbing.
Elec temp pole, stairs, col-
umns, etc inci'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
Canpers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sp t 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, 11iftx 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 ift, 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/4Ohp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
(863)763-2738
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Mercury,
20hp, runs perfect, can
demonstrate, $750 neg.
(863)357-1784/634-2454
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very rare. Exc.cond. $10,000.
(86,)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.
$200. 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
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MOTOR HOME: 1973 Dodge
van camper, runs good, roof
ac. $1000 or best offer.
863-634-2684
PULL TRAILER: 3Oft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
863-467-9621
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
(863)946-3822
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
raded, ext. warranty,
32,500. (419)344-0599
WINNEBAGO '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-U008
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


GO KART: Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
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, 341t., $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


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Automobiles

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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 40601
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
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
(863)634-0016
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 315mpg, 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 mild-
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
MERCURY SABLE, '88, needs
trans. work, a/c, new bump-
ers & radiator, eng. runs
good, $600. (863)674-4757
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
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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


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


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



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


ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
$500 (863)634-5225
GOLF CART & CHARGER,
$600 (863)467-2704
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
tioned. $1250. 863-675-1472
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
(863)824-0801
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
954-646-3217
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)675-3499


AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
$1800. (863)234-9595
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DIU, 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-
num. 8 lug, Chevy. $370 ne-
gotiable. 863-634-7125
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
(863)634-6476
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
863-634-7318
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-03, 3500 lbs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm


CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
Clean! $2500. 863-674-0467
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
0ood. 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.
863-763-0547 Okeechobee


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DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451


EMERSON TRAILER LIFT
GATE- 14x6, dual axle, 1 ft
sides, 14"tires, $1000 firm
(863)763-5890
HORSE, TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
863-467-2824


Community Events


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.

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

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series "Green
Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S.
441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has also appeared
on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Marcus Whelby," "Little
House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two Disney movies. he is a
dynamic Christian speaker who addresses banquets, youth confer-
ences, youth rallies, worship services and prayer breakfasts.

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

ACS hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament will
be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m.. at the Okee-
Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W. The entry fee is $130 per two-person
team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or $135 at the ramp.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Registration forms
can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th
Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy at
(863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

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


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

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

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

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
'Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998
are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second limit-
ed edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a num-
bered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15 and pro-
ceeds fund .the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the
Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A
limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who pur-
chased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament num-
ber(s) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carl-
ton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple
at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at
(863) 763-8865.

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


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SEM: Shooting for good behavior
Seminole Elementary School fifth graders enjoyed a trip to Stardust Lanes bowling alley as a reward for earning behav-
ior points throughout the nine weeks. Odon Benitez (left) takes his hand at shooting pool against fifth grade teacher Ms.
Amy Weber (right). Spectators of the match are Jose Duran and Julio Olivera (center-left to right).


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

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-6453.

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

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

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





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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 55001




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2007-CP-43
DIVISION- Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Kent Leon Boutwell
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The adMinistration of the estate of Kent
Leon Boutwell, deceased, whose date
of death was January 6,2007, and
whose Social Security Number is
266-74-7578, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest Third St, Suite 125,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
,All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE OATE OF
SERVICES OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claim with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is March 19th, 2007.
Personal Representative
Gene Clark Mattson
28101 S.W.Warfield Boulevard
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Swaine, Harris & Sheehan, A.
401 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863)465-2811
orida Bar No. 278629
198887 ON 3/19,26/2007


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