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Vol. 98 No. 79 Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Vo BOX 11oo'
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Attorney fights GSA lawsuit
Okeechobee City Council
meets in the City Council
Chambers at City Hall at 6 p.m.
Bridge at J&S
Due to required inspection
of the bridge leading to the boat
ramp at J&S Fish Camp near
Lake Okeechobee, the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWND) will close the
bridge to traffic beginning at
7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March
The inspection is expected
to be completed by 4 p.m. on
the same day.
The SFWMD regrets any
inconvenience this bridge clo-
sure may cause.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
Additional boat ramps are
available for access to Lake
Locks to close
Inspections 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,
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200; or, the Orlando
Service Center at (407) 858-
6100 or (800) 250-4250.
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted. Residents
whose addresses are even
numbered can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursdays
and Sundays. Odd numbered
addresses can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays. Vehicles
and boats can be washed
between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. and
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner. Viola-
tors could be subject to a fine.
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Legal fees paid
by school board
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
School Board is well within their
rights to refuse to recognize the
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) that
is trying to form at Okeechobee
High School. That is the opinion
of St. Petersburg attorney David
Gibbs who has been retained by
the School Board in the lawsuit
brought against them by the
American Civil Liberties Union
on behalf of the GSA.
On Nov. 15, 2006, the ACLU
brought suit in U. S. District
Court against the school board,
naming the GSA and Yasmin
Gonzales, as plaintiffs.
On Feb. 28 of this year, U. S.
District Court Judge Michael
Moore denied the School
*Board's motion to dismiss the
"We took the position that
GSA, as an entity, cannot file a
suit against the school board,"
Mr. Gibbs said. "Judge Moore
decided the other way."
"No school sponsored activity
should deal with sexual identity,"
he stated, adding, "the GSA is a
sex based club".
He believes this is not a dis-
crimination issue. The school
board is not discriminating
against GSA, according to Mr.
Gibbs, since the board prohibits
SEM: Good Behavior equals fun rewards
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Seminole Elementary School fifth graders Jamie Bruner (left) and Ashli Clemons
(right) enjoyed a trip to Stardust Lanes bowling alley where they played the Dance,
Dance Revolution game. Approximately 95 fifth graders went to the bowling alley as a
reward for earning behavior points throughout the nine weeks.
Seminole Elementary School fifth graders (front) Dylan Chalfant, (middle row-left to
right) Emery Fish, Fernando Gonzalez, Michael Lewis Dalton Collins, (back row-left to
right) Danny Bolhannon and Ezequiel Gomez were ready to strike them all out during
their trip to Stardust Lanes bowling alley where approximately 95 fifth graders went as
a reward for earning behavior points throughout the nine weeks.
all sex oriented clubs.
"It is clearly right for school
officials to draw the line and set
their own standards," he said.
"The alliance violates those stan-
"If it were a heterosexual
club, it would not be allowed
either because of the schools
board's abstinence policy."
'Abstinence .is a good policy
that is defensible and consistent
with Florida law."
Mr. Gibbs is prepared to have
expert witnesses testify that pre-
mature sexual pressure on stu-
dents is harmful because they
are not ready to face such issues.
"There is no statutory right to
have such a club. I believe it vio-
lates the equal access act. The
GSA is not something guaran-
teed under law."
"There is a clear precedent
that school boards are there to
make decisions in the best inter-
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to hear from
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will meet tonight, Tuesday,
March 20, in the City Hall
chambers at 6 p.m. The rather
short agenda includes the key
item of the Code Enforcement
Board's possible change to the
special magistrate system.
The city is contemplating
changing the code enforce-
ment process from a board to a
special magistrate system. At
the previous City Council meet-
ing the board members
expressed the feeling that if
there was an overwhelming
lack of support from the cur-
rent Code Enforcement Board
then the city would elect to
remain with the board form of
The Code Enforcement
Board discussed the pros and
cons of the board system ver-
sus a magistrate system.
The majority of the board
members saw issues with the
magistrate system in that it
took away that personal touch
that a board of one's peers
holds as well as other issues
that they feel need to be better
addressed with additional
"From experience in other
cities and here it seems to
work extremely well. It's just
the trend," said City Attorney
Code Board member Ren-
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nae Sweda commented that
"trends are not always good.. I
don't think they are seeing the
whole picture. I did my home-
work in the past on magistrate vs.
code board. Some cities have a
backup code board system with
only minor violations with the
"If it (magistrate process)
were so wonderful why didn't the
youngest cities in Florida immedi-
ately go with it?" She asked. "You
lose that personal touch when
you have a magistrate system.
Citues that are our size should be
more personalized, I think. I think
more investigation needs to be
done before they abolish the
Board member Jamie
Gamiotea stated he is "totally
Mr. Gamiotea said he is "not
pro-government for anything.
One of the reasons I got on this
board is to make sure that every
person is represented in a fair
way inside this city. I believe that
it would be taking the hands, tak-
ing control from the people one
more step. We are appointed by
the city council. They are elected
by the citizens of Okeechobee
and they direct us. They put
together a very diverse board to
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represent .them and be fair and
honest. We know these people
who come in front of us. We go
to church with them. Our kids
play ball with them. We've gone
to school with them. We've been
there when loved ones have died
we know who's gotten laid off
and we take that into every con-
sideration when we make these
decisions. I don't believe an attor-
ney would be that objective."
Other members of the board
spoke of inconsistency and
leniency that may have spurred
the city to think of changing the
While Chairperson Mack Wor-
ley and other members of the
code board have said they will
attend the City Council meeting,
Mr. Worley stated that he "serves
at the pleasure of the City Coun-
cil. If there is a code board, I
would like to serve on it and I
appreciate having the opportuni-
ty to work for the betterment of
the city of Okeechobee. I want us
to have a clean orderly communi-
In other business on the agen-
da, the council will consider city
appointees to the Okeechobee
Utility Authority board of one reg-
ular member and one alternate
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A best interest of students." to be identified with the club and writing for their children to join a
G A He said he believes the school continue the battle. school sponsored club. Mr. Gibbs
board should have the sole right He has been trying to find how said he thinks this is a good thing.
Continued From Page 1 to decide whether or not it is in many students are actually in the He believes parents should be
est of students." the best interest of students to be club. Different numbers have more involved in the lives of their
Mr. Gibbs believes this cas exposed to sexual information, been quoted by different people. children because they are ulti-
should never have gone so far. He Since it is already March, he "If no other student comes for- mately responsible for their
thinks this is a policy matter does not expect the court to put ward to press the issue, it would child's wellbeing.
which should have been decided much effort or energy into action be moot." Mr. Gibbs said that. no tax
by which school board without been eci on the ACLU's preliminary If the some other student money is being used to pay for
by the school board without injunction to allow the GSA to comes forward to champion the his services. He said his fees will
court interferencemeet on the school grounds cause of GSA, Mr. Gibbs predicts come from the school board's
"The authority rests with the while the lawsuit proceeds. the case will not be heard until insurance.
school board," he asserted." Miss Gonzales is scheduled to some time in 2008. Postyouropinions in the Public
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Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart-parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A pic-
ture ID is needed for all donors.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has .26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes, Mon-
day -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
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. Applications can also be
obtained on the web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com.
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.
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
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
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 -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 Cen-
ter 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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Tuesday:. Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 70s. The wind will be from the northeast at 5 to 10
mph becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 50s. The wind
will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy with the high around 80. The
wind will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph
in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the lower 60s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
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.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the, high in the lower 80s.
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Web site tracks teacher misconduct
of Education (DOE) Commission-
er Jeanine Blomberg announced
that beginning in the next school
year, parents will be able to search
an online database to see if any
disciplinary action has been taken
against an educator's teaching cer-
tificate. The Web site is one of the
new resources in development
by the Department of Education
to inform parents, school admin-
istrators and the general public
about teacher certificate actions.
Similar to other licensed profes-
sionals like physicians, account-
ants and pharmacists, teachers
are subject to action against their
certificate for wrongdoing.
"School districts can already
access disciplinary action against
a teacher at any time and parents
should have the same informa-
tion," said Commissioner
Blomberg. "The best way to pro-
tect students is through a trans-
parent system of information."
While the new Web site,
being developed, the Department
of Education has posted new
resources to its Web site,
These include a Frequently Asked
Questions section, school district
contact information and an
explanation about the role of the
Department of Education. All of
these resources will be available
on the new Web site this fall, as
well as a technical assistance sec-
tion for principals and school dis-
This week, during the Florida
Association of School Personnel
Administrators spring confer-
ence, K-12 Public Schools Deputy
Chancellor for Educator Quality
Pamela Stewart will provide train-
ing to district school administra-
CASTLE participating in Blue Ribbon campaign
FORT PIERCE The Blue Rib-
bon symbolizes more than 3.2
million children who are reported
to Child Protective Services each
year as being abused or neglected
throughout the United States. In
an effort to address this problem
and create greater public aware-
ness and participation, CASTLE is
participating in a National Blue
Ribbon Campaign for the preven-
tion of child abuse. CASTLE mem-
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bers will join together and distrib-
ute the Blue Ribbon cutout cards
and pins for a donation of $1
throughout St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee County.
Proceeds for this effort will
benefit the services of CASTLE,
which has been providing pro-
grams and services to children
and families throughout the Trea-
sure Coast and Okeechobee
County for the past 26 years, with
the dream that one day children
everywhere will be able to live
without fear of abuse and neglect.
Ribbons are available at all
CASTLE offices. For information
on purchasing a blue ribbon, or
on volunteering to distribute them
further, please contact your local
CASTLE, a United Way partner
organization, is dedicated to the
improvement of family life quality
and the prevention of child abuse
and neglect by providing commu-
nity education, support and
resources for parents in need of
assistance. CASTLE facilities are
located in St. Lucie, Martin and
Indian River Counties. For further
information, call Gundula Har-
graves at (772) 567-5700, or Kristi
Scottaline at (772) 465-6011, or
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tors about new features on the
state Bureau of Educator Certifi-
cation system. The improved sys-
tem makes final orders and all
state correspondence available
for districts to view and down-
load. Districts are encouraged to
regularly search the system to be
fully aware of any actions taken
against an educator's certificate.
All school districts were contacted
today regarding the new system.
As part of these enhance-
ments, the Department of Educa-
tion will require investigators to
obtain nationally-recognized cer-
tification, convene an advisory
council of school personnel
administrators to assist in the
development of tools to aid dis-
tricts, and increase the quality
and frequency of professional
development for district- and
school-level staff regarding
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tion's Bureau of Professional
Practices Services investigates
alleged wrongdoings by teachers
in Florida who hold a teaching
certificate. Penalties against a
teacher's certificate are issued by
the Education Practices Commis-
sion. The Education Practices
Commission is a quasi-judicial
body of peers and lay persons
established in law who determine
what penalty should be issued in
the final orders.
A Thought To
They say all humans act or
react in three different ways.
We act as an adult, a child or as
a parent. The way we act is
to us. These
es are each
a sary. But
By Paul tant is that
we act the
Buxton right way at
the right time: In other words,
we need to be adults at times
and not children. There are
times when we should act like
children and we insist on play-
ing the adult role.
Think for a minute before
you act. Choose the kind of
person you are going to be,
and there will be less reasons
Thought to Remember:
Give us the wisdom to be what
we should be, not what we
would like to be.
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COLLEGE STATION If Felix
appears finicky when he avoids
Shis favorite dry food or lets out a
'"yeow" instead of a "meow"
when he bites down, chances are
his teeth could be the root of the
lesions in cats are a very com-
mon problem found when per-
forming a good oral examination
or dental checkup, says Dr. J.R.
"Bert" Dodd, a board certified
veterinary dentist at Texas A&M
University's College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
"Until recently we have over-
looked this dental problem as vet-
erinarians," says Dodd. "This has
been because the lesions are
often hard to visualize and also
because we didn't realize what
we were seeing."
These lesions are usually
located in a linear position along
the tooth's cervical line (neck).
For this reason, they have been
called "neck lesions" or "cervical
lesions." They were initially
thought to be carious in nature,
characterized by a progressive
destruction of bone or tooth, but
have since been reclassified as a
progressive problem. "The body
thinks the tooth is a foreign
object and is trying to remove it,"
The premolars and molars are
the teeth most likely to be affect-
ed, but they are also found on the
canines and incisors. These
defects are often covered with cal-
culus, known as calcium mineral
deposits, and may not be noticed
until the calculus is removed. The
lesions may also be covered by an
abnormal increase in gum tissue
"Cats with these lesions are
often reluctant to eat hard food
due to the pain involved," accord-
ing to Dodd. "Even when the cat
is under anesthesia, the cat's jaw
will twitch when these lesions are
Affected cats are usually mid-
dle-aged, but they have been seen
in cats as young as two years of
age. Purebred cats are the most
susceptible, Dodd says, with the
Siamese and Persian having the
highest incidence. Cats can have
multiple teeth affected with differ-
ent stages of the lesion.
Once detected, the lesions
may be classified into groups
according to the severity: Class I -
These are early lesions extending
less than 0.5mm into the tooth's
Class II These have significant
erosions that do not invade the
endodontic (pulp cavity of the
Class III These are deep ero-
sions invading the endodontic
Class IV These have deep ero-
sions with loss of tooth integrity
as well as endodontic involve-
Class V These are chronic
lesions which have caused com-
plete coronal loss and subse-
quent gingival over-growth hid-
ing the retained root.
"Treatment of Class I lesions is
directed at prevention or slowing
the progress of further erosion,"
explains Dodd. "The present
treatment is an application of flu-
oride varnish to desensitize the
pulp, harden the enamel and pro-
vide antibacterial action by
reducing the porosity of the
Class II lesions are indicated
for restorative filling. "Various
methods and materials are avail-
able for this purpose," Dodd says.
"They include chemical and light
cured composite, amalgam and
glass ionomers (three different
types of restoratives). The light
cured glass ionomers are
presently being used most fre-
Teeth with Class III, IV and V
lesions are usually extracted.
Dodd says it's important not to
underestimate the importance of
quality dental care for your cat.
Periodic dental exams by a veteri-
nary dentist along with routine
brushings can help your cat kept
its teeth for years, he says.
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Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office
at (863) 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is
located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For information,
call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee
or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863)
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The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is represented by Airman Basic
Jonathan Mateo (left) and Cadet Commander Angel Gar-
cia. The Okeechobee 453rd Composite Squad is made up
of cadets ages 12-18 and seniors ages 18 and over. Their
primary service is that of emergency rescue. The Squad
meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Air-
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BLUE HERON: I would hope the planning board would override
the recommendation on the proposal to upgrade and improve the
Blue Heron facility. This is the type of community improvement we
need in Okeed in Okeechobee. The developers are willing to gamble on our
support and an influx of new people to our community. We need to
build communities that will attract more middle class people from
both coasts and a better golf course can do that. With the lake in such
dire straits, we may need something else to draw folks to our town.
NOT ENOUGH WATER: When is someone going to say "Enough
people"? It's not just this development, but all developments in the
state that need to be considered. There are water restrictions in place
and they seem to come more often each year. It doesn't matter if you
have a million dollar mansion or a $10,000 trailer, if you turn on the tap
and nothing comes out, they're worth the same thing. Without some
fresh water to keep out salt water intrusion it's just a matter of time
until the wells in South Florida start pumping sea water into our hous-
es. More golf courses will just use more water. They're already one of
the biggest water users around.
WATER FOR GOLF COURSES: Did you catch the bright idea from
Palm Beach County that hat they were going to place water restrictions on
even the farmers and cattle ranches? However, they were going to give
the golf courses all the water they wanted as the courses bring in much
needed revenue. I guess it's better to go chase a little white ball than
eat. What are they thinking (or not)?
POPULAR KIDS: 1 do believe everything starts at home. Parents
should teach kids about tolerance and teach them not to judge people
just because they are different. One thing I learned in this country, we
give so much power to popular kids. The first thing I hear when some-
one new comes in is, "Is he/she popular"? We should learn to give
props to kids who actually make a difference not just he or she is wear-
ing the latest trends or driving that fancy car.
STOP THE BULLIES: Bullies have been around since the beginning
of time. Most of them have such an inferiority complex; they need to
show their spinelessness by humiliating other people. They are the
ones who need counseling, not those being picked on. Only when
teachers and the administration show enough guts to quell this situa-
tion will it improve.
Prom dress rescue under way
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 loca-
tion. 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. For those who wish to
donate a gown, arrangements can be made to pick up dresses. 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 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for
your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in finding
activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this sum-
mer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okee-
chobee this summer in this guide. If your organization, club, church
or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or supervised
activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no charge to submit
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)
DuPuls hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attending
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 information, call Kim Kanter at
1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or, email@example.com.
Give-away benefits March of Dimes
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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.
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At Your Service On Page 2
Could you evacuate your home?
Every year we are faced with
fires, hurricanes, floods and
blackouts. Emergencies happen
all the time. Could you stay calm if
you were faced with a disaster or
personal emergency? This week
is Anti-Procrastination Week. I
know you have been putting off
making this section in your con-
trol journal. Please don't put off
the actual preparation: Batteries,
water, emergency food supplies,
radio, a way to cook, flashlights
and anything else that you can
Here is your test question.
Imagine that you have to evacuate
your home in 30 minutes. What
would you take with you? Could
you decide what is important in
your life and what is really clutter.
Now here is the toughest part
of this challenge. Can you put
your hands on those items that
you wish to take with you?
I want you to think about this!
Keep in mind you only have a few
minutes and you have to leave
your home and you may never
see your home again. So this is
going to be a quick decision on
your part. No more being wishy-
washy about this. You are going to
find out what is most important in
I can tell you right this minute,
that there is nothing in my home
but Robert that I could not
replace. If I were forced to evacu-
ate, I would grab my purse, my
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing everyTuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living, Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited,
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from
6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone
just to care are welcome. For Information call the hot line (863) 801-
9201 or (863) 697-9718.
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.
BHR church presents 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 plans storytelling event
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.
Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an East-
er 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.
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
laptop and my pearls. I could still
replace all of these things; I would
just feel better having them
around. I would do my best to
save our dogs and our orange
kitty. I have had to search for
leashes and the cat carrier in the
past. I know where they are now.
Now don't say, "this can never
happen to me!" Many of you live
on the coast and deal with hurri-
cane evacuation every summer.
Most all of us may have to deal
with other weather related prob-
lems, floods, winter storms and
tornados. Then there are nuclear
,reactors all over the world and
earthquakes can happen at any
time. We live in the forest and dur-
ing a dry season we could experi-
ence fire raging up a mountain.
People are facing this problem
right now. We had it a couple of
weeks ago in our county. So you
are not immune to disasters.
So look at your home and be
thankful for your blessings. We
don't need allof of our stuff as long
as we have our family. As Rita
Davenport says, "If money will fix
it, it is not a problem!" Think
about this now. Make a plan so
you don't have to think if it hap-
pens to you. If you need help
coming up with a preparedness
list then go. to my website;
www.FlyLady.net and put evacua-
tion into our Google Search Box.
Could you evacuate quickly if
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," pub-
lished by Bantam and her New
York Times Best Selling book,
"Body Clutter, "published by Fire-
side. Copyright 2007, Marla Cil-
ley: Used by permission in this
Area aging board meetings
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 hosts 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.
Cowboys for Christ to meet
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 meets
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 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 I
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
Church hosts 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 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
Eastern Star hosts 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 plans 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.
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
The Oloechobee News, Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Bass first in saddle
Local saddle bronc rider Chasey Bass con-
tinued to hold onto his first place ranking in the
Florida High School Rode Association after
placing first on day two of the two-day rodeo in
Pierson on March 10 and 11. With four rodeos
left prior to the state championships, Bass
must fight to keep his first place ranking. There
is a strong contender moving up in the rank-
ings who is only 22 points behind Bass.
Brahman rodeo team scores well in Pierson
The Okeechobee High School
rodeo team traveled north on
March 10 and 11 to compete in a
rodeo in Pierson that counted as
two separate rodeos.
The girls' and boys' cutting
events were canceled due to the
unavailability of a judge.
While at the rodeo, the team
learned that a former Brahman
A.J. Summerford won the Senior
Youth Division at the Southeastern
The results of the individual
events were: bareback-Jacoby
Johns, second place on day one
put him in second place for the
weekend average; calf roping-
Nick Mazzilli- 10th place on day
one and a fourth place tie on day
two tied him for sixth for the
weekend's average; team roping-
a ninth place finish on the second
day of competition placed him
10th in the average for the week-
end; bull riding-Sydney Barber
tied for fifth on the second day of
competition tying him for 10th in
the average for the weekend; goat
tying-Shelby Carden place 10th on
the second day placing herl3th in
the average for the weekend;
breakaway-Jessie Cofield placed
10th on day one putting her in
17th position in the weekend's
average; barrel racing-Shelby Car-
den placed second on day one
tying her for third in the average
for the weekend; and Olivia Del-
burn placed fifth on the second
day of competition placing her 8th
in the average for the weekend.
The team has four rodeos
remaining before State Finals in
June. With only the top 15 in each
event advancing to state, the
leader board can change drastical-
ly from rodeo to rodeo.
The O.H.S. team's current state
Barrels-(7) Jessica Ziglar, (19)
Justina Stokes, (24) Shelby Car-
den and (25) Olivia Delburn;
Pole bending-(5) Jessica Ziglar,
(22) Shelby Carden and (27) Bre-
Breakaway-(16) Breanne Lee,
(23) Jessica Ziglar, (26) Maci Culli-
gan, (30) Shelby Carden and (31)
Jessie Cofield; Goat tying-(18)
Shelby Carden, (22) Maci Culligan
and (26) Jessie Cofield;
Bareback-(2) Jacoby Johns;
Bull riding-(8) Newt Mattson,
(11) Logan Coker and (16) Sydney
Calf roping-(6) Nick Mazzilli;
Team roping-(5) J.R. Gomez
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Brahman rodeo team mem-
ber Jacoby Johns place sec-
ond on day one of the bare-
back competition placing
him second in the averages
for the weekend competition
and (23) Shelby Carden and Bre-
The team's next rodeo will be
on March 24 and 25 in Lakeland.
The remainder of their schedule is
April 7-Green Cove Springs;
April 28 and 29-Williston; June 7
through 10-State Finals, Silver
Spurs Arena, Kissimmee. Cutting
will be rescheduled.
OHS Baseball Schedules
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" Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game District-district game.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m.
Apr. 3: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-7 p.m. (District)
- Apr. 5: vs. Westwood-7 p.m.
Apr. 7: at Port St. Lucie-12 noon
Apr. 10: at Suncoast-7 p.m.
Apr. 12: vs. Sebastian River-
6:30 p.m. (TLC)
ers Apr. 13: vs. Suncoast-7 p.m.
Apr. 17: vs. TLC Championship
, Round-7 p.m.
Apr. 18: vs. Glades Day-6:30
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G1 (2 vs. 7) and G2 (3
vs. 6)-4 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G3 (4 vs. 5)-7 p.m.
Apr. 25: at Lawnwood District
Round Two-G4 (1 vs. WG3) G5
Apr. 26: at Lawnwood District
Championship-4 and 7 p.m.
May 1: Regional Quarter-Final-
May 4: Regional Semi-Final-
May 8: Regional Champi-
May 18: State Series Semi-Final-
May 19: State Title Game-Sara-
Junior Varsity Base-
Head coach: Tim Jenkins
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 31: at Jensen Beach (dou-
ble header)-1 1 a.m.
Apr. 3: vs. Lincoln Park-5 p.m.
April 5: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
Head coach: Phil Spearow
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6
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Lady Brahman Softball Schedule
Headcoach: Kim Hargraves Mar 27: at Trevor Day H.S. Apr 4: vs. Glades Central H.S. Apr 14: vs. Key West High
Junior varsity game times listed (Lawnwood)-5/7 p.m. (varsity)-7 p.m. School-11 a.m.
* first, Mar 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7 Apr 5-7: Kissimmee Klassic-, Apr 17,18 & 20: District Tourna-
Varsity games follow Junior var- p.m. TBA in Kissimmee-TBA ment at O.H.S.-TBA
sity Mar 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7 Apr 10: Treasure Lake Confer- Apr 24, 27 & May 1: Regional
Mar 22: vs. Jensen Beach (jun- p.m. ence Charqpionship:TBA Tournament-TBA
ior varsity)/Forest Hill (varsity)-5/7 Apr 4: at Port St. lucie (junior Apr t.i ,is. K West High May 7-12: State Tournament in
p.m. ... varsity double header)-5/7 p.m. School-7 p.m. Plant City-TBA
OHS Brahman Spring Sports Schedules
S Tennis (Okee. Sports Complex)-3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff- Apr. 10: Treasure Lake Confer- Mar. 28: at Glades Central Mar. 30: Trinity Prep Invita-
Head coach (girls): Jay Huff- ence Championship (boys-home, H.S.-TBA tional at Trinity Prep-TBA
man. coach (boys): Dave Ellis girls-away)-TBA Apr. 11: at Wellington H.S.- Apr. 3: Ft. Pierce Westwood
Heat Martin Countys): D ave Ellisr- Apr. 12: at Sebring (boys) TBA Meet at Lawnwood-TBA
Mar 27ow at Martin County (Mar- (Country Club of Sebring)-4 p.m. Apr. 13: at Royal Palm Beach Apr. 5-7: Florida Relays-TBA
.- tin Downs Country Club)-3:30 p.m. Apr. 12: at Sebring (girls) (Sun H.S.-TBA
Mar. 29: at Clewiston (Down- and Lakes)-4 p.m. Apr. 10: Astronaut Invitational
town Clewiston)-4 p.m. at Titusville-TBA
Mar. 30: vs. Hardee (Okee. Apr. 16-17:Districts-TBA-8 p.m. Track at Titusville-TBA
Sports Complex)4 p.m. Flag Footba Head coach (boys): TySmith. Apr. 16-20: District Meet-TBA
Apr. 3: at Port St. Lucie High FlagFootball Head coach (girls): Brian Apr. 26-27: Regional Meet-
School-3:30 p.m. Head coach: TBA Kendall. TBA
Apr. 5: vs. Ft. Pierce Central Mar. 26: at Seminole Ridge H.S.- Mar. 28: Tentative home meet- May 4: State Meet-TBA
Submitted to Okeechobee News
First place winner
Bill Whitacre took first place with a score of 158 in the
gold tees division of the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club championships held on March 4 and 5.
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Lady Brahman rodeo contest-
ant Shelby Carden place sec-
ond on day of the barrel rac-
ing competition to tie for third
in the average for the week-
end at the Florida High
School Rodeo Association
rodeo in Pierson. Carden also
placed 10th on the second
day of competition in goat
tying to end the weekend in
13th place in that event.
The team is still selling its new
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
decal. If you are interested in pur-
chasing one of these decals to
show your support of the team,
contact Darlene Bass at (863) 634-
O.G. & C. C.
March 13: First place-Carl
Hanson. Second place-Max Sher-
ry. Last place-John Moore. Closest
to pin-(2) Ben Rodriguez, (8) J.W.
Cain, (11) Bruce Syjud and (17)
March 14: First place-George
Guydosh. Second place-Harry
White. Last place-Red Murr. Clos-
est to pin-(2) George Gaudy, (8)
Kenny Curran, (11) George Gaudy,
(17) No One.
March. 16: First place-Ken
Napora. Second place-John Moore.
Last place-(tie) Ida Curtis and Red
Murr. Closest to pin-(2) Frank
Noble, (8) George Guydosh, (11)
Kenny Curran, (17) Bill Whitacre.
The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 0, 2007
STurn down the volume and save your hearing
I was stopped at a traffic light
one day last week when my
whole car seemed to vibrate with
the loud music coming from a
nearby vehicle. I could not help
but wonder if the music coming
from that car was uncomfortably
loud in my car with the win-
dows up and air-conditioning on
"high" what was the noise level
like for the driver of that car?
Knowing that exposure to
loud music can result in perma-
nent hearing loss, I sometimes
wonder if the folks who crank up
the car stereo so loud that it can
be heard from half a mile away
play it that loud because they
have already suffered hearing
If you have a friend or family
member whose car stereo fits this
description, try to convince them
to have a doctor check for hear-
ing loss for their sake and for
the sake of those around them.
We read a lot about second-
hand smoke. Second-hand noise
is also dangerous. Passengers in a
car with the blasting stereo are
also at risk, and in some cases the
passengers may be children who
have no choice in the matter.
According to the National
Institute on Deafness and Other
(NIDCD) which is part of the
National Institutes of Health -
prolonged exposure to noise of
85 decibels or louder can result in
hearing loss. Decibels are a meas-
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urement of the loudness of a
sound. A normal conversation is
about 60 decibels. Firecrackers
and gunshots result in sounds
from 120 to 150 decibels.
According to the NIDCD,
exposure to harmful sounds
causes damage to the sensitive
hair cells of the inner ear as well
as the hearing nerve. These parts
of the human ear can be injured
by two kinds of noise: loud
impulse noise, such as an explo-
sion, or loud continuous noise,
such as that generated in a wood-
According. to the NIDCD,
impulse sound can result in,
immediate hearing loss that may
be permanent. The structures of
the inner ear may be severely
damaged. This kind of hearing
loss may be accompanied by tin-
nitus, a ringing, buzzing, or roar-
ing in the ears or head, which
may subside over time. Hearing
loss and tinnitus may be experi-
enced in one or both ears. Tinni-
tus may continue constantly or
occasionally throughout a life-
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Continuous exposure to loud
noise also can damage the inner
ear, resulting in hearing loss and
Symptoms of hearing loss may
increase gradually. Sounds may
seem distorted or muffled.
Because the loss is gradual, the
person may not realize it is hap-
pening, and may make it worse
by turning up the stereo or televi-
sion even louder to compensate.
All kinds of loud noise can
affect hearing. Some activities
that may involve noise at levels
that may be a danger include tar-
get shooting, hunting, riding go-
carts, riding ATVs, riding airboats,
woodworking, playing with
model airplanes. Harmful noises
at home may include vacuum
cleaners, garbage disposals, gas-
powered lawn mowers, leaf
blowers, and shop tools.
According to the NIDCD, of
the 28 million Americans who
have some degree of hearing
loss, about one-third can attrib-
ute their hearing loss, at least in
part, to noise.
Noise related hearing loss can
be prevented. Some tips include:
During annual physical,
have the doctor test your hearing.
If you have hearing loss, you may
not be aware of it, and you might
be making the situation worse by
turning up the volume on televi-
sions and radios.
If you participate in activities
that involve loud noise like rid-
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ing an airboat use eaiprotec-
Turn down the volume on
portable cassette players If the
settings are from 1 to 10, getting
of 2 is about 80 to 85 deibels.
Anything above the second set-
ting could be in the danger ange.
Use regular headplones,
which cup over the ear, instead of
"earbuds." Dean Garstecli, an
audiologist and professor at
Northwestern University il Illi-
nois, found "earbuds" thi tiny
earphones that fit inside th. ear
- pose a special risk. In a N>rth-
western University press release,
he explained that not onlyare
earbuds.placed directly intcthe
ear, they can boost the souncsig-
nal by as much as six to nine eci-
bels. "That's the difference in
intensity between the soind
made by a vacuum cleaner id
the sound of a motorcycle
engine," said Dr. Garstecki, po-
fessor and chair in the Roxetn
and Richard Pepper Departmeit
of Communication Sciences ad
Disorders. He recommends usig
MP-3 players for no more than 0
minutes a day, and at no mot
than 60 percent of the volume. ,-
Before making any change t,
your diet or exercise program
consult your doctor. This is espe
cially important if you are on an)
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
A Major Role
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Red Cross offers
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a
basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Flori-
da employment requirements
for individuals working in vari-
ous vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text
work and the successful com-
pletion of a multiple choice writ-
ten test. The cost of the course is
$15. Call the local Red Cross
office at (863) 763-2488 for
Flu vaccines are now avail-
able at Visiting Nurse Associa-
tion, 208 S.E. Park St., Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon and from 1 until 4 p.m.
There is no charge with
Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine
and $45 for the pneumonia shot.
For information, call Anna or
Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
1 Florida's Blood Centers is
looking for bloQd donors in
Okeechobee. The blood mobile
,will be at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., on the second
.Tuesday of each month from 9
,a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking
' lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month
".from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be
skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types
are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure
donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will hold child-
birth education classes at the
Florida Community Health Cen-
ter, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For infor-
mation, call the Healthy Start
office at (863) 462-5877.
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now avail-
able to offer free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We
are located at 1505 S. Parrott
Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more
information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnan-
cy test please call (863) 763-
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area
residents. Permanent and part-
time volunteers provide direct
patient support services such as
companionship, telephone con-
tacts, letter reading, main caregiv-
er relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. Fourth
St., Okeechobee, or call (863)
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All Medicare recipients should
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Pesticide operation is successful F[
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son and Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary
Michael W Sole announced that
Operation Cleansweep has col-
lected more than one million
pounds of pesticides during the
program's 12 years of operation.
A partnership between the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (DACS) and
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP), the
program collects canceled, sus-
pended or unusable pesticides
from Florida farmers, nurseries,
golf courses and pest control
companies for proper disposal.
"Our agency's efforts, and that
of DEP, have removed more than
one million pounds of unused
and outdated pesticides from
farms, businesses and other com-
mercial sites chemicals that oth-
erwise could pose a danger to our
environment ," Bronson said.
"This program illustrates what
government can accomplish
when it works together."
Operation Cleansweep col-
lects and disposes of pesticides to
protect agricultural workers,
emergency responders, the pub-
lic and the environment from
potential health and environmen-
tal risks from stored pesticides.
Some products are old and may
be stored in containers that are
deteriorating, while others, such
as chlordane and DDT, can no
longer be used legally. To date,
more than one million pounds of
pesticide products have been col-
lected from nearly 1,500 partici-
pating farms, dairies, ranches,
nurseries, golf courses and pro-
fessional pest control operations
in 65 counties.
"Operation Cleansweep is a
convenient, cost-effective public-
private partnership to dispose of
unwanted or outdated pesticides,
providing free collection and dis-
posal for Florida's pesticide con-
sumers," said DEP Secretary
Michael W. Sole. "This program
provides a safe method of collec-
tion and disposal that is more pro-
tective of Florida's natural
resources and our agricultural
Proper disposal of pesticides
can be costly and a complicated
regulatory burden for small farm-
ers and other pesticide users.
Operation Cleansweep offers an
opportunity to avoid these formi-
dable barriers and promotes safe
and environmentally-sound pesti-
cide use, handling and disposal.
In addition to disposal of
unwanted pesticides, participants
in the program also receive edu-
cational material that includes
tips on purchasing pesticides;
inventory control; stock rotation;
proper labeling, storage, and han-
dling; and how to respond to
leaks, spills, and exposure inci-
dents. Funded by in-kind contri-
butions from public and private
partners and the Florida Legisla-
ture, the program's, goal is to col-
lect and dispose of unwanted pes-
ticides as well as prevent the need
for future Operation Cleansweep
collections through proper stor-
age, labeling and pesticide pur-
For more information, visit the
Operation Cleansweep website at
Okeechobee News/Lorna JablonSKI
Custom bikes at Heritage Day
Adrian Jaimez (left) and Basiliso Ruiz (right) proudly displayed some of the custom bicycles
built by their custom car clubs, La Plebada and Custom Dreams, at the annual Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Heritage Day celebration. The event was held on Thursday, March 15.
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Josh Herman, an employee at the Lake Kissimmee State Park living history exhibit, spoke to
the students at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus about a cowboy's life in 1800's Florida.
The school celebrated Heritage Day, with talks, exhibits, ethnic food, music and traditions.
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Devon Scurry, a student at the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus, enjoyed some
pickled pig's feet at the annual Heritage
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
16, through Thursday, March 22,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "Music & Lyrics"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre 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
i and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
I children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Wanted: Ladies who want to
have fun, in a very active club. Join
the Red Hat Society. If you are
over fifty, you wear red hats and
purple clothing. If you are under
50 you wear pink hats and laven-
der clothing. For information call
Mari at (863) 763-5836 or (863)
634-8353 or Marilyn at (863) 357-
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. Ferrets are also available for
adoption. Donations of scraps of
wood would be appreciated for a
cat shelter. For information call
You can be a
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student to reach his 'or her full
i potential and become a volunteer
Mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge'to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship program. It's a
,proven life-changing program
,that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving ninth
.graders in local communities. The
.mentor meets with the student
,olne houl per week at his her
'school Volunteer opportunities
iaro available in Indian Rivcr, Mar
!tin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
,counties. Please call the Indian
-River Conmmnunity College Foun-
dation at (7721462-4786i
Eckerd Intensive Hallway.
House, 800 N F 72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
.with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Josh
Stoddard at. 63) 357-0047.
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Librar\ at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
iond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self. using *-lb audiocdssellts,
including audio books, plus Chris-
lian romances and 575 videos.
Prepaic a paper on compaintiv.
religion, a book report, program.,
foi men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal Si stem. the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our nimedi, Currently, the library is
staffed Sutmday from 9:30 a.m.
until 123-. p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863r 467-1548.
Free GED classes
SIndian River Community Col-
lege will be ottfenng free adult
basic education GEl) and Enlishli
,as a second language classes at
these locuiiions Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday Wc1,incsday from 9
a.mi until noon, adult basic edu-
cation'GED, MOlonda\ through
Thuisdav from 8 a.m. until 8:30
'p.m. andi Fnd.a from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.: Yearlinr Middle School.
925 N W. 23 Lane, English as a
second lanrguJge 'lasses MoI ILI\
ltiout liq \V'eiliiOS ,LIV. t 'ii :) 3(1
until S .(I p.m F.vorglad'. Flr-
mentary, 7.'v s t. I'ighit St I'nLg-
lish as a second lai.uagc classes,
Tuesday and Thuisday from 6
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memorial 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
CELL PHONE EAR PIECE:
Found at Buxton Funeral
Home on Sunday.
FOUND, Vic. Okeechobee Es-
tates Monday 3/19/07. Please
call to identify. (863)634-4200
MIN. PINSCHER, black & tan,
last seen on 3/5 on Murray
Rd, off Hwy 80. Dearly
missed. (863)674-1239 or
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
years old. Lost in the vicinity
of 20th St. in Oak Park. Dearly
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
JACK RUSSELL: Male, 1 yr
old, great with kids. Free to
good home. Family is mov-
KITTEN- Calico female, 12
wks old, free to good home
KITTENS- 6 toed, 2 males, 2
females, & a 1 yr old male,
to good homes
PIT/LAB MIX PUPPIES, 13
weeks old, 1st shots, to
good home only.
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844
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!
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifleds
Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
12800 Hwy 70 East
Full/Part Time in Ocala, FL.
Must have experience
w/farm equipment, cattle &
Retiree's are welcome.
FT/ PT SECRETARY needed.
Must have good computer
skills and Quickbooks Pro
experience. Good pay, good
upto $15.00 / hr.
For Busy Restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
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.
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
-rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
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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.
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Assist Counselors in leading recreational activities, such
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Plan, organize, coordinate & implement recreation
* Life Guard
To monitor children on school
bus. Good attendance record.
Good communication skills.
Prior experience working with
Ideal candidate is courteous, enthusiastic,
sales oriented and computer literate.
Excellent salary & benefit package.
Bilingual a plus.
Apply in person:
Seacoast National Bank,
1835 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee
EEO/AA M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc, 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
black, works great, $50
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
STOVE: GE, electric, White,
with complete hook-up and
'STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
WASHER & DRYER: Great
cond. $240 or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 -or
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
I Gen ra i a
COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 2 16" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. $900. (863)467-5756.
Metal Roofing & Siding: Stand-
ing seam & ribbed panels,
alum shutters. Local MFG,
Low $$$ Deliv. 772-201-9519
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Path, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098
HIGH CHAIR, white, asking
$25 or best offer.
BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
MENS DRESS SHOES, Black,
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987
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
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XRP Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
LAPTOP, Gateway, with Win-
dows XP, $350.
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
CABINET, white, $25 or best
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
pine, 27" stereo, like new,
$300 both. (863)357-1845
LOVESEAT & MATCHING
CHAIR, great condidon, $95.
(863)610-1465 call Nick
LOVESEAT & RECLINER, both
reclines, leather, off white,
$700 for both.
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA SETS- 2, With
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful, with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
GOLF CART: 1994 EZ GO with
carry all bed, electric, new
paint, good battery & charg-
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
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.,
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
BOWFLEX- Top of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL: Preform, 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
WEIGHT BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
SQUASH BLOSSOM NECK-
LACE- Value $4000 sell for
$1100 neg (863)467-8161
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
HANDICAP WALKER, Winnie
Walker Rollator, blue, hand
brakes, adjustable handles,
seat, $65. (863)467-8816
HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
-COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Singular,
pink, camera video & itunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-302-1592 after 2pm.
ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
tan male $200
SBarb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
PIT BULL PUPS (10): Red
nose, parents on prem,
champ papers on parents.
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
PUPS, 1 Poodle & 1 Yorkle
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 (863)675-4869
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, $20 for both will sell
-HOT TUB, 6 person, blue in
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or
JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
yrs old, with cover, excellent
condition, paid $3500 ask-
ing $1000 (863)946-3333
BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
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.
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
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
CAR CO / RADIO: With anten-
nae, works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-697-8731
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Foed!Products B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ENGINE: John Deere 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
JOHN DEERE GATOR, 6x4,
hydraulic dump, front & rear
hitch, great shape, $5000.
ROUND HAY BALES
$33 each, 3 bale minimum,
Floralta Hay, Located on the
The Okeechobee News has immediate
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Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
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BUSH & BOG DISC- 6ft,
usable as is but needs TLC,
pull type, $35
AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
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BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150. 239-340-4758
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
oo, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der,; 5000 watts, great condi-
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
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.
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328
LAYING HENS- Large brown
eggs. $12. each. Call Sue
BARREL SADDLE, 15" Sharon
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
2/1, central air
and heat, laundry
in the city!
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city limits. Very clean w/tile
floors. $800. mo. + 1st. &
$400. sec. 863-634-3572
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. Immed occupancy!
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
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pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
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1098 sq. ft. CBS home with -
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$4900. moves you in.
SBruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $700. rho. Incld
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
$750/mth, deposit required.
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OKEECHOBEE- Duplex, 1/1
each side, all new, $750/mo
or sell for $210,000.
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furnished, $750/mo or sell
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Out of State -
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Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
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Waterfront Property 1080
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features world class fishing, clubhouse
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SITE OF THE 2007
PORTICO DREAM HOMEl
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
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Mobile Homes Rent `015
Mobile Homes Sale 20?0)
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
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba, brand
new, waterfront, all new apple's
incl. w/d, lake access.
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,
JUPITER FARMS: Must be
moved. 12x60, 2br/2ba. New
w/d, stove, ac & plumbing.
Elec temp pole, stairs, col-
umns, etc incl'd. Everything
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, on 1
acre lot, nice shade trees,
$79,900. (863)314-9861 or
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT ENGINES (2) Ly-
coming, 6 cyl, re-buildable,
$800 for both
AIR BOAT HULL- cage work
and trailer, 11ft x 7ft, alum,
Airboat: 220 motor, 15x8
Apache Hull w/ rod lockers,
carbon prop & ram line trail-
ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
Out of State
Property Sale 1055 It
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
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.
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
- New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with irollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
PONTOON, 24' w/50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Mere.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/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,
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
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 $1200I
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
graded, ext. warranty,
WINNEBAGO '90, 22ft.,
Gets15-17 mph. New tires &
trans., Very clean, sleeps 4,
extras. $6500. (863)467-1950
DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller, with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft. carriage 5th Wheel.
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
KAWASAKI 440: $770
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,
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
MIDAS VOLUNTEER CAMPER
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
NOMAD, '92, 32', 8x20 sun
room. Very good cond. Fijian
RV Park. site 19. Must be
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
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
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars '030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
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
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best. offer.
HYYNDAI ACCENT-'02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
MITSUBISHI GS 1998, $3300
neg. & WINDSTAR GL 1998
$2950. Call (772)332-6590
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LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
MERCURY SABLE, '88, needs
trans. work, a/c, new bump-
ers & radiator, eng. runs
good, $600. (863)674-4757
NISSAN PULSAR '87- needs
work, asking $300
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.
WANTED: Junk Cars, Will pay
$75 $100 for complete cars
towed in, or $50 $75 If
picked up. (863)763-2141
FORD MUSTANG '65, 95%
perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
Ford bronco II '89: 4x4, 2.9,
v-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16 and
35x12.50R15 needs work
$1200 neg. 863-634-3878
ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
GOLF CART & CHARGER,
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
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GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity face. Retail $300. Ask-
Ing $200. 561-683-7243 WPB
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
FACTORY CHROME WHEELS,
(4) & TIRES, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup, $350 neg.
LEER, Fiberglass Cab Mate,
Sleeper, for full size pickup.
White, good condition. $250
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 Ibs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
ood. Needs a little work.
1200. or. best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604
Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip
Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take
place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W. Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth
Ave., across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will
be presenting horse training techniques along with sharing how living
for God has many things in common with horse training. The event.is
open to the public.
Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-
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.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally-on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at'Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, con-
tests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and
under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will
support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More
2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, clean-
ing crews and security personnel are currently being sought. For infor-
mation call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splint-
pro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July
31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to
three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down fQr Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
L Martha's House offers workshop
Ladies FOE auxiliary forming Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence;
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing surd
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members. vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information later- date according to community interest and response. Contact
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009. Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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
email@example.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including
a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be
the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school
1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those
who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same orna-
ment numbers) and quantity please call one of the following mem-
bers: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829;
Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991;
or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows.
We need a contractor, handyman or someone that,could perform this
service and donate all or part of the.supplies. We are also in need of
two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be
very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or
Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could
not have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and,
the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are
available at the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL
electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality.
If you are 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
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other
items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community.
For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
'chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until
4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is
$30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information,
call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this- area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2004-CA-241
JAKE M. JAMES
WENDELL OCTAVIOUS BRADLEY; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, political Subdivi-
sion of the Sate of Florida; REANN SAIN; and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto a Smmary Final Judgment dated February
28,2007, and entered in Case No. 2004-CA-241 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, wherein JAKE M. JAMES, is the
Plaintiff, and WENDELL OCTAVIOUS BRADLEY; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, a Politi-
cal Subdivision of the State of Florida; REANN SAIN, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. 3RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, 34972 at
11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of March, 2007, the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lots 4 and 5 EAST RAILROAD ADDITION, according to the plat thereof recorded
In Plal Book 2, page 84, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENDS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 (ADA) disabled per-
son, who because of their disabilities need special accommodations to participate
In this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days
priorto the proceeding orcall 1-772-807-4370. IFYOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/S/Lindau F Young
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I I I I I I I
FORD F150 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good Int., runs &
looks great. Must see.
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
JEEP, '81 with new Hummer
fiberglass body, all new
parts & fires, $2295 or best
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06,4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
.ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 30th day of March 2007
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model'&
Vin's as follows:
1999 Green Toyota Tacoma
1989 Brown Ford F150
2002 Blue Kla Rio
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS' with no
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