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Vol. 98 No. 83
Saturday, March 24, 2007
504 Plus tax
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
Thursday and Sundays. Odd
numbered addresses can water
from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m. on
Wednesday and Saturdays. Vehi-
cles 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 automatic
shut-off nozzle or low-volume
pressure cleaner. Violators could
be subject to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions and
heavy frost damage to vegetation,
a county-wide burn ban has been
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bonfires,
burn barrels and the burning of
yard trash and fireworks. The ban
will be in effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not exceed-
ing $500, imprisonment in the
county jail for a term not exceed-
ing 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okeechobee.
For information, contact Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue at
(863) 763-5544 during normal
Hurricane supplies tax
break bill could pass
It looks as though Floridians
will get another sales tax break on
hurricane supplies this summer.
The House Policy and Budget
Council approved legislation that
would provide the June 1-12 sales
tax holiday on hurricane supplies.
The measure (HB 211) still
needs approval from the full
House and Senate before it can go
to the governor, but lawmakers
are eager to deliver the popular tax
The plan would eliminate sales
taxes on such items as flashlights,
batteries, weather radios, fuel
tanks, portable generators and
storm shutters that cost $200 or
Rep. Peter Nehr, the bill's spon-
sor, said the plan also helps focus
attention on the need for hurri-
cane preparedness in Florida.
Nehr, R-Tarpon Springs, said
it's estimated the measure will
save Floridians more than $20 mil-
lion this year.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban:
trict. Depth given
in feet above sea level.)
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County plans for new growth
update land use
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
is taking steps to deal with the
county's growing pains.
On Thursday afternoon, March
22 the board held the first of a
series of four workshops designed
to update the county's land devel-
opment regulations and compre-
County attorney John Cassels
expressed the desire that these
workshops not result in just talk
but that definite actions are taken
to resolve the problems discussed.
Other workshops are sched-
uled for April 26, May 24, and June
This first workshop dealt actual
and perceived problems and areas
of interest to do research. A wide
range of topics were discussed.
The second workshop is
designed to discuss traffic issues as
well as roads and drainage. At that
workshop, staff is to report on
progress made in addressing
problems identified in the first
The third workshop is sched-
uled to include a staff report on
progress made toward soMng the
problems identified in the first two
workshops as well as discussing
build out and subdivisions.
The goal of the fourth work-
Change of diet: Pet food recalled
By Loma Jablonski
An Associated Press report
written by Mark Johnson repott-
ed that rat poison has been
found in pet food blamed for the
deaths of at least 16 cats and
dogs due to renal (kidney) failure
according to New York State
Department of Agriculture and
According to state agriculture
Commissioner Patrick Hooker,
the rat poison was identified as
aminopterin, a poison used to
kill rats in some countries but not
registered for that use in the Unit-
ed States, according to the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency.
The substance was found at a
level of at least 40 parts per mil-
lion in tested cat food samples,
according to Donald Smith, dean
of Cornell University's College of
Up to this point the focus of
the investigation by the Food and
Drug Administration has been
on the wheat gluten in the food.
Wheat gluten is a thickener that
is commonly used in canned and
pouched dog and cat food. The
FDA has stated, however, that
wheat gluten itself would not
cause kidney failure, but if con-
taminated by heavy metals or
mold toxins it could be the cul-
Chronic kidney failure is fairly
common in older dogs .and cats,
but acute kidney failure is not.
"We really don't see it very
often. It's not common at all,"
stated Dr. Sandy Willis, a board-
certified internist with the Ameri-
can College of Veterinary Inter-
nal Medicine. She is puzzled by
the thought of wheat gluten
causing such severe kidney fail-
ure. "It doesn't seem to be a fun-
gus," said Dr. Willis.
More than 60 million cans
and pouches of pet food pro-
duced by Menu Foods have been
recalled. Menu Foods produces
pet food that is sold throughout
the United States and Canada
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Pet owners are panicking over what to feed their dogs and
cats following the deaths of at least 16 dogs and cats due
to contaminated pet food. Bear, a 5-year-old German shep-
herd, had no problems gobbling down her dry dog food.
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Tiger is not a happy kitten, now that his owner has
switched to dry food following the death of 16 cats and
dogs due to pet food contamination.
under 95 brand names. A list of
the brands affected by the recall
can be found at www.menu-
foods.com/recall or by calling 1-
According to local veterinari-
an Dr. James Letcher, as of this
date, Cal-Can, Pedigree and Puri-
na brands of canned and pouch
food have not been included in
the recall. Also Science Diet for
dogs is not affected, but Science
Diet for cats is on the list. Hill's
prescription pet foods are not on
See Recall -Page 2
Drought causes water restrictions
By Pete Gawda
All water users, residential, com-
mercial and agricultural, are going
to have to pull together to conserve
water. Record low rainfall resulting
in record low lake levels has
prompted South Florida, Water
management District (SFWMD)
officials to issue water restrictions.
The area around Lake Okee-
chobee is in a Phase II (severe)
water shortage while the lower east
coast of Florida is suffering from a
Phase I (moderate) water shortage.
Therefore, restrictions are more
sever for the area around Lake
Okeechobee than for the east coast.
Phase III restrictions are issued
when the situation is considered
extreme and Phase IV restrictions
are considered to be critical.
In Okeechobee County, the area
affected is generally the area served
by Okeechobee Utility Authority. It
includes the City of Okeechobee, a
small area to the west of the city
and along the Rim Canal to the east
and west of the city, including Buck-
head Ridge, Taylor Creek Isles and
Residents with wells are current-
ly exempt from Phase II restrictions.
However, Gary Ritter of SFWMD's
Okeechobee Service Center urges
well users to voluntarily conserve
Residents are asked to restrict
their lawn watering to two days a
week. Residents with odd num-
bered addresses can water on
Wednesday and Saturdays. Resi-
dents with even numbered
addresses can water on Thursdays
The hours for watering are 4
a.m. to 8 a.m. with sprinklers and 5
p.m. to 7 p.m. with hand watering.
Residents may also wash their cars
and boats between 4 a.m. and 8
a.m. or between 5 p.m. and 7 p. m.
on those dates. This washing must
drain to non-paved surfaces, allow-
ing the water to soak into ground.
Mr. Ritter said he has talked with
law enforcement officials in Okee-
chobee County about enforcement
of the restrictions. Currently, warn-
ings will be issued to violators.
However, repeat violators could be
The area affected by Phase II
continues south around both sides
of the lake and includes the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area.
Agriculture interests around the
lake are required to reduce their use
of water by 30 percent of their per-
mitted capacity. They are not
allowed to draw water irrigation
water from canals on Saturdays and
Water management officials
have been working with agricultur-
al interest to come up with the best
ways to conserve water under their
The odd even lawn watering
restrictions apply to municipalities
around the lake who draw their
drinking water from the lake.
Mr. Ritter predicts that the lake
level will drop even lower with no
relief in the immediate future. In
mid May or June the rainfall should
See Drought --- Page 2
shop is to have draft ordinances
and approaches to deal with prob-
Mr. Cassels reminded the com-
missioners that each proposed
change must be analyzed due to
the ripple effect on existing regula-
"Subdivisions are getting to be
a problem," said Commissioner
Clif Betts. "How do you make a
homeowners' association work?
You can't force them to work and
you can't dismantle subdivisions if
Mr. Cassels replied that under
current Florida law you cannot
have an assessment structure
without a homeowners' associa-
tion. He noted that the county
could require formation of a
homeowners' association as a
condition for plat approval. How-
ever, after that the county could
not make the subdivision keep the
homeowners' association in
He noted that the county has
See Growth Page 2
By Katrina Elsken
A reported gang leader
jailed March 14 on charges of
stalking, aggravated assault
and battery now faces addi-
tional an additional charge of
"written threats to kill or do
bodily injury while promoting
Samuel Medrano, 19, of
Northwest 44th Avenue, is
alleged to be the leaderr of the
Gangster Satan Disciples. He
is also known as "Lil E."
Medrano already in the Okee-
chobee County Jail when he
was arrested on the additional
charge on March 22.
The new charge stems
from graffiti painted on a
dugout at the adult softball
field. The graffiti included
incitements to kill police and
threats against Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Detective
Detective Stark said in
recent months he has
received a number of threats
because he investigates gang-
"This .was.oout the 12th
incident in the last year and a
half," said Detective Stark.
"Because I've worked
gangs for so long, they've
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American Red Cross Month
At their meeting on Thursday, March 22, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the
month of March to be American Red Cross month in
Okeechobee County. Commission chairman Ray Domer
presented a copy of the proclamation to Debbie Riddle of
the local Red Cross office.
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water for irrigation. They would
also keep salt water from intrud-
ing into coastal wells, as hap-
penedduring the drought of 2000.
Filling of swimming pools is
still allowed. If a pool is emptied, it
must drain unto a non-paved sur-
face. There are also restrictions on
landscape irrigation systems, fer-
tilizer application and nurseries.
For specific questions on
water restrictions, residents are
asked to call the water conserva-
tion hotline at 800-662-8876.
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the right but not the obligation to
enforce some subdivision
covenants such as bringing a
drainage system into compliance.
Mr. Cassels said the county does
not have to sign off on plat approval
until the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
"Any drainage system has the
potential to be your problem in the
future," he added.
What type of drainage systems
do we allow?" asked Commission-
er Elvie Posey. "Do we want to con-
tinue relying on road swale
drainage systems or going to curb
Mr. Cassels said that open
swales are harder to maintain and
It was suggested that curb and
gutter be required for lots of an acre
and half or smaller.
"We can tweak development
regulations so that development
comes on our terms," asserted Mr.
Cassels. "We have the mechanism
for modulating growth."
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the list, but the company is keeping
a close watch on its foods.
Dr. Letcher's office has had a
number of telephone calls from
concerned pet owners. A simple
blood test can be performed to
check for possible renal failure.
But, Dr. Letcher feels that there is
no point in being concerned unless
you are sure that your pet has been
eating the contaminated brands of
food or unless you see changes in
the animal's eating habits including
loss of appetite and the drinking of
more water. There have been no
cases of renal failure contributed to
the tainted food seen at his office.
Dr. Letcher suggested that pet
owners switch their pets to dry
food. He did warn that a sudden
switch in food could cause vomit-
ing and diarrhea. These conditions
should pass in a few days. If they do
not, then you should contact your
veterinarian. They have medication
to help, Dr. Letcher stated that a
gradual change would be less trau-
matic on your pet. The change can
be made over a period of days by
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He stated that the county could
require a quality development on
the county's terms rather that on a
Mr. Cassels suggested specific
time tables for completion of devel-
,Planning official Bill Royce dis-
cussed the advantages of a planned
The board also, discussed the
.advantages of clustering which
allows for smaller lots and com-
mon property. Larger lots require
longer roads and more road main-
Mr. Royce stated that if houses
are placed on larger lots on a road
that is not a collector road, the
county may not want to maintain
Drainage problems were also
"Our system should have some
means of storing water," was Com-
mission Chairman Ray Domer's
Mr. Cassels stated the county
concentrates oh residential devel-
opment and does not look at com-
mercial development. He men-
tioned the commercial
development around the hospital
mixing the dry food with a canned
food not affected by the recall.
Patty Harvey of the Okeechobee
Veterinary Hospital stated that the
veterinarians at her office also rec-
ommended switching to dry food.
Their suggestion was to mix dry
food with warm water or a small
amount of chicken broth to soften
it and give it extra flavor. She also
stated that any change in a pet's
diet could cause diarrhea and vom-
iting. If the conditions persist for
more than a few days or are very
severe, she also recommended that
you contact your veterinarian for
assistance. There have been no
cases at her office so far.
If you would prefer to make
your own pet food, there are
One of the recipes for home-
made dog food is: one pound
minced beef (not lean); two eggs
(hard-boiled); two pounds of
cooked rice; six slices of white
.bread (crumbled); and two tea-
spoons calcium carbonate
(crushed antacid tablets). Cook the
meat in a covered pot until no
longer pink, retaining the fat. Mix it
thoroughly with the other ingredi-
where the drainage system is piece-
meal with no interconnections.
Frontage roads were also dis-
cussed. Mr. Domer said the area
around the nursing home and the
hospital on U. S. 441 N. are exam-
ples of the need for frontage roads.
Mr. Betts noted that the Florida
Department of Transportation now
asks developers to put in frontage
Mr. Royce said there are things
we can do to force interconnected
frontage roads and shared drive-
Mr. Betts claimed that chain
stores coming in will build frontage
roads because they are used to
doing so. He said it was the local
stores that would fight such a regu-
lation. "Concurrency seems to me
like one of the most important
things we could do, "said Mr.
"We have no choice but to use
concurrency," stated Commission-
er Marvin Wherrell.
"We have got to start working
on our roads. We can't afford a
bypass now. We have to do some-
thing nowwe can afford."
"Concurrency will not say you
can't build here." said Mr. Royce,
ents in a medium-sized bowl. The
resulting mixture, which makes
three pounds of dog food, tends to
be dry, so add water (not milk) as
A recipe for homemade cat
food from the same web site is: one
pound of minced beef, cooked;
four ounces of beef or pork liver,
cooked and diced; eight ounces of
cooked rice (without added salt);
one teaspoon of vegetable oil and
one teaspoon of calcium carbon-
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been making death threats
toward me," he said. "My name
has been thrown around. Every-
body knows I work gangs."
I Graffiti on the dugout includ-
ed "187 Po Po," which Detective
Stark said-is gang slang for death
to police, and "187 Stark," which
targets the detective. He
explained that "187" refers to the
California penal code for homi-
The bond on the new charge
against Medrano was set at
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"but here is what itwill cost you."
Mr. Royce noted that traffic
counts would soon be starting to
document impact fees.
Mr. Betts noted that our impact
fees are nothing compared to other
"We need to make our building
department more user friendly,"
asserted Mr. Wherrell. He said that
if a person is not satisfied with the
service they get from a local busi-
ness, they can go to another busi-
ness. However, there is only one
The board noted that there are
still remnants of storm damaged
billboards around the county that
need to be removed.
Former commissioner Gene
Woods, who was the meeting, sug-
gested that the current policy on
culverts should be reversed. He
suggested that the county instead
of the homeowner put in the first
culvert. The homeowner would
then be required to replace it when
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ate (crushed antacid tablets). Com-
bine the ingredients in a bowl and
mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight.
bowl in the refrigerator for 2-3 days;
Before trying these recipes, it is
recommended that you check with
your veterinarian. All pets are differ-
ent and may react differently to
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$150,000. In the March 14 arrest,
he was charged with six counts
of aggravated stalking (gang
related), four counts of aggravat-
ed assault (gang related), four
counts of battery (gang related)
and two counts of retaliating
against a witness (gang related).
Bond for the charges from his
March 14 arrest was $170,000.
Detective Stark said that prior
to the incidents leading up the
March 14 arrest, he had not
arrested Medrano before. At the
time of the March 14 arrest on
the other charges, the graffiti
incident was under investiga-
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Children's Day Proclamation
At their meeting on Thursday, March 22, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed
March 25 as Children's Day in Okeechobee County and
April 1 as Parent's and Children's Day in Okeechobee
County. Commission chairman Ray Domer presented a
copy of the proclamation to Nancy Kline, executive direc-
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and Okeechobee counties.
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However he said where the
rain would do the most good in
raising the lake level would be
rain falling on the upper Kissim-
mee Chain of Lakes.
When the lake level gets down
to about 10.5 feet, gravity can no
longer be relied upon to provide
irrigation water from the lake. At
that time SFWMD, will provide
forward pumps. Mr. Ritter said
these pumps would serve two
functions. They would provide
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 24, 2007 4
New Endeavor students of the week
New Endeavor Students of the week for the week of March 12 through 15 (left to right)are,
Natali Jimenez, Christian Bockoras, Lane King, and, Tyrone Evans. The students were -
commended by Gary Kirsch, New Endeavor High School Principal.
Pets may need vitamin supplements
COLLEGE STATION If Sparky
seems to have lost some spark and
Fluffy seems to be a hair slow, they
might need a pep pill.
Pets can require vitamin supple-
ments just like their owners, but
some extra care might be needed
before you start dishing out a lot of
pills, says Dr. John Bauer, a veteri-
nary nutritionist at Texas A&M Uni-
versity's College of Veterinary Medi-
cine & Biomedical Sciences.
The size of the animal, its age, its
lifestyle and other factors may play
a big role in determining if your pet
needs some vitamins.
"In general terms, if the food
you give your pet has a label that
says 'complete and balanced nutri-
tion,' the pet is probably okay as far
as getting the proper amount of
vitamins," believes Bauer.
"Under most circumstances,
there may not be a need to give
them extra vitamins. But there are
exceptions to the rule."
One might be stress.
If a pet is also used as a working
animal, such as a guide dog, or
service or guard dog, and the ani-
mal uses up a lot of energy per-
This family pet gets a bal-
anced diet and due to its age
and lifestyle gets vitamin
forming these tasks, extra vitamins
could well be necessary, Bauer
Also, many pet owners prefer to
feed their animals home-prepared
meals that are similar to food found
on any kitchen table. "Under condi-
tions such as these, the owner
might not be sure the pet is getting
the right amount of vitamins, and
he or she may feel the need to give
the pet a vitamin supplement,"
adds Bauer. "And they may be cor-
rect the pet may not be getting all
the vitamins it needs."
Chauna Aguilar/Okeechobee News
Local County Fire Rescue and Raulerson Hospital employ-
ees decontaminated the mock disaster victims from the
mock parathion bombing that occurred on Wednesday,
March 21, as a preparation tool to make sure that all entities
involved will be ready if a real disaster were to occur.
Vitamins come in liquid drops
that are added to food or chewable
vitamins that are placed in the ani-
mal's mouth. Drops may be the
preferred form, Bauer notes.
"Some animals just don't like
chewable vitamins, for one reason
or another," he explains. "Also,
many chewable vitamins contain
filler material, and these can cause
allergic reactions or even gastroin-
testinal problems. For example,
some dogs are allergic to the beef
protein in supplements, too."
What are signs to look for if your
pet may need a vitamin?
The animal may have coarse,
brittle hair, Bauer says. Or its hair
may appear to grow in the wrong
direction, and it may appear very
dry and dull looking. "The pet's
hair should have a certain degree of
oiliness to it," he says, "but even
over-oily hair could be a sign of
Also, the pet's eyes may appear
dull and not alert. If the animal is
listless, appears to have little energy
and is small for its body type, it
might need vitamins.
"But these could also be the
sign of a serious illness, not just a
vitamin deficiency," Bauer notes.
"Sometimes it's not easy to deter-
mine just by appearance that a pet
may need vitamins."
One example: worms. The par-
asites compete for food as they
enter the animal's body, and this
can be a much bigger problem that
extravitamins will not help.
A blood test by a veterinarian
can often be the most precise way
of determining if the animal needs
vitamins, he adds.
The animal's age could also be
a factor in vitamin use.
Puppies and kittens might
require higher amounts of vitamins
than mature animals. Older ani-
mals may also need vitamins, espe-
cially A, B, and possibly C and E as
their metabolism changes, Bauer
"If an animal is taking medica-
tion for another condition, some-
times malabsorption can occur.
This is when the animal can't
absorb all the nutrients it should,"
Mary Bridge Herron
Mary Bridge Herron, age 90
died March 20, 2007 in Jack-
sonville. She lived a full and giving
life and will be sadly missed by her
She was born in New Marsh-
field, Ohio, to William L. and Effie
Withers Bridge. She married John
Coe Herron in 1943. She taught 32
years in the Ohio school system,
mostly in the Ames-Bern township
schools. After retirement, she
resided in New Marshfield and
Okeechobee where she worked
tirelessly for the Shriner's Crippled
Children Fund and the Shrine Hos-
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pital in Tampa and its burn unit.
Mrs. Herron traveled extensively,
having visited all 50 states and Puer-
to Rico. She was a Life Member of
the Eastern Stars and of the VFW
Women's Auxiliary, and a member
of Disciples of Christ (Christian)
Mrs. Herron is preceded in
death by her husband of 50 years,
and her sisters, Mildred Bridge,
Emma Sprague and Margaret
Mrs. Herron is survived by
daughter, Marlinda Hay of Jack-
sonville; granddaughters, Maria
(Scott) Kollbaum of Canton, S.D.
and Teresa (Eddie) Fitzpatrick of
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Joseph Herron of Massachusetts
and Robert Sprague of California;
and, five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Herron requested crema-
tion. Services will be announced at
a later date. The family requests
that any memorials to Mrs. Herron
be made to the Shriner's Crippled
The family offers thanks to
Community Hospice of Jack-
sonville for its care, compassion
and council during her last days.
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much is enough and how much is
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"Don't destroy your ideals.
Don't tear down your dreams."
These are words of advice
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out our lives. They are still
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forms of revolt and rebellion.
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say. It is a noble tl-hing to have
ideals. But if, in our haste to
obtain our own rights, we over-
lap and take away the rights of
others, we can easily be tearing
down rather than building up.
We all have dreams and ideals,
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Usually when we destroy these
ideals and dreams, we end up
breaking our own hearts.
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MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE: What can we do to make sure our
schools are a safe environment for learning? I can tell you from first
hand experience, you can start by putting your foot down with the
teachers. When I attended OHS I encountered several issues with
the staff of school, inevitably leading up to resorting to home school-
ing, in my case. When a boy/girl couple is wandered upon giving
each other a good-bye peck in between classes, at worst they
receive a "Go to class," reprimand. By personal experience, if a
girl/girl, or guy/guy couple is caught doing the same, if it's not an
automatic trip to the Deans office coupled with a 1-3 day suspension
for breaking the policy of "Public Displays of Affection", it's a humili-
ating phone call to the parents which may or may not be aware of
the child's relationships, whispers under breath and fixed stares like
you're a piece of trash. Personally, I never had an issue with "peer
pressure." It was always the people over 21 that made my high
school years horrible. I hear my parents tell stories of teachers that
beat them black and blue when they did stupid things, yeah, ok, so
that was life back then. But I never hear them saying that their teach-
ers cared so little for their well-being that they too became the bul-
lies. I was raised under the impression that teachers were supposed
to be your safety net in school, someone you could talk to when you
were really in trouble. From the Freshman Campus to OHS, I can
honestly say that the only people I ever found to be respectable
were my English teachers, I guess literature broadens your mind but
that's another day. Teachers gossip with the kids as much as the kids
do, they know who's in what relationship and who isn't, and it's like
they use it as a weapon if they find you distasteful.
RESPECT: In the lower grades, they talk a lot about respect.
Maybe that needs to be enforced at every level. If a student, or a
teacher, or an administrator, can't show respect and courtesy to all
others, that person does not belong in our schools. Start with lan-
guage. Foul language should not be tolerated on school grounds
period. Anyone even a visiting parent who uses foul language,
should be told in no uncertain terms that it is disrespectful and will
not be allowed. That would put an end to a lot of the hurtful name-
calling. Some teachers allow cursing, or even curse themselves,
because they want to appear "cool" in front of the students. This
encourages disrespect on many levels.
BYPASS RUMORS: From what I have heard, years ago the Florida
Department of Transportation talked about putting a bypass around
Okeechobee and the city and county leaders turned them down,
because they wanted all of the traffic to pass through town in the
hopes the drivers might stop and spend some money. Of course
they don't stop they just create more of a traffic mess for the local
residents who have no choice but to drive on S.R. 70. We certainly
need a bypass, but I wonder if the FDOT would even consider it
now. If they had done this years ago, before property prices went so
high, it would have been a lot easier. Our local officials have always
had trouble thinking ahead. Too often they are just concerned with
what their supporters want, and the businesses who wanted the
additional traffic go their way.
HOUSING NEEDED: I think we can all agree there is plenty of
housing here for the rich for the retirees or commuters who can
afford to spend $250,000 or more. But the average wage owner in
Okeechobee has been priced out of the housing market. We need
housing that the family in the $40,000/year income range can afford.
And that does include teachers, firemen and police. The community
certainly needs these people, but where are they supposed to live?
They are priced out of the current housing market.
HOUSING PRICES: I think one thing that has hurt the purchase
price of a lot of properties is that over the years there have been so
many 5-10 acre "ranchettes" put in the county. You could buy five
acres for around $25K not far from town and a lot less if you went
way out. The Quail Woods, Country Hills, Lazy 7, and a lot more
were easy to develop. They just put in a few roads, mostly unpaved,
and sold "Homesites". Now the land boom has made that five acres
worth $100K plus whatever the cost of the house that is on it. You're
starting out buying $100,000 less house than if it were just on a small
lot, just to have more yard to mow. There weren't many residential
single family developments built during that time that were just a
regular city block kind of neighborhood. The smaller tracts like TCI,
Buckhead and Treasure Island were almost entirely trailers and a lot
of those are getting so old now no bank will do a loan on one, even
if it's affordable.
WATERAND SEWER CONNECTION FEES: Being in the construc-
tion business I have had many conversations with some of my
builder buddies who would love to come to Okeechobee and devel-
op some property with 'affordable" homes. However, Okeechobee
Utility Authority has made it so expensive in pre-development that
these guys can't afford to even develop the land to make it "afford-
able" for the average person in Okeechobee to afford these homes.
Land is scarce and overpriced where septic systems/wells could be
utilized. So it's not for lack of trying. I have long advocated for some
"affordable" homes here for Okeechobee folks and have even
designed some small cute homes that don't look like trailers but
once again until the cost of doing business with OUA becomes more
cost effective it's simple not a doable thing for most developers.
These costs have to be passed on to the consumer so bingo now
the cost of the lot and home combined are out of reach for the aver-
age wage earner here. If only I could win the lottery.
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At Your Service On Page 2
State plan would put cities in bind
By Robert Minsky,
(The following guest editorial
first appeared in the Scripps Trea-
sure Coast Newspapers. It is
reprinted here with permission.)
In reading the latest coverage
about the current Florida house
initiative for tax reform, I get the
feeling our representatives are
designing a beautiful cover for a
very ugly book. Remember the
adage: You can't tell a book by its
Before I go any further, please
let me remind you that govern-
ment has no money of its own.
We, the taxpayers, pay for every-
thing, one way or another. That
applies to federal, state, county
and municipal governments; we
pay all the bills. Each level of gov-
ernment has its own arrears of
responsibilities to attend to on our
behalf; each uses the authority
given us to raise money needed to
pay for the management and
operation of those responsibili-
Where the glitch occurs is
when one level of government
tries to enhance its image to the
citizens by changing the rules. To
the best of my knowledge, the lev-
els of government below them
are always the ones that suffer.
The utopian agenda of the
state to cut property taxes is com-
mendable, but at what cost? So
far I have read the representatives
intend to eliminate several billion
dollars from the revenue pool.
Mind you that will not affect any
of the revenue collected or spent.
That money will come directly out
of the coffers of county and
municipal budgets. Obviously
there is no discussion of how that
money will be replaced.
In a March 17, story, "House
panel OKs tax rollback," one of
our esteemed legislators said: "It's
really an act of power. Who's
going to spend the citizen's dol-
lar? It should be the citizen, not
At best that is one of the most
infantile, naive statements I have
The state will continue to col-
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Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 fit-
ting location. Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on
Friday, March 30, from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the
beautiful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting idle in
closets, and make them available free to those who need them. 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
summer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in
Okeechobee this summer in this guide. If your organization, club,
church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day 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 your activity.
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 avail-
able in the morning and hot dogs and sodas will be sold for lunch.
Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. For information, contact Jesse
Black at (863) 467-7068.
Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on 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
Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board
will meet Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
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 tradition-
al barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Vera-
no at (863) 634-2071.
Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Community
Resource Committee will meet Monday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to anyone interested in attending. For
information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at
Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee Community Out-
reach/Training Committee will meet on Monday, April 9 from 9
until 10a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to any-
one interested in attending. For information call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
lect all the taxes it wants but now
proposes to drastically reduce
how much money local govern-
ments can collect. In addition,
local governments will still be
held to the same standards of
service to the public. The audacity
of government saying it should
not spend your money, that the
citizen should, is hypocrisy to the
highest degree. Well, tell me, how
do the people accomplish that? I
am sure the citizens would love to
What is severely lacking in this
whole scenario is an explanation
of how that lost revenue is going
to be replaced. Without that, the
message is abundantly clear. The
state is telling local governments
they're spending too much
Of course, that state doesn't
mention that most of the money
spent by local government is pur-
suant to state rules and regula-
No self-respecting citizen
would suggest reducing the quali-
ty of life to its absolute, barest
minimum is a desirable thing to
do. Each community determines
the extent and quality of services
it wants by electing officials who
will be sensitive to the kind of
community they are willing to pay
That is not an issue to be
decided by a remote body of offi-
cials in Tallahassee. If they are
successful in this endeavor, the
result will be a complete dissolu-
tion of local government's ability
to maintain an acceptable and
safe environment for their citi-
Perhaps Tallahassee should
show us how to reduce revenue
without impacting services. You
don't have to be an economics
professor to understand what is
happening or what the results are
going to be.
If there was ever a time for citi-
zens to pay attention, get educat-
ed, get involved with an issue, it is
now. It is far easier to avoid catas-
trophe than to rectify it once it has
Robert Minsky is the retired
mayor of Port St. Lucie.
VFW #4423 to hold contest
VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St., will hold an open house in
conjunction with a Karaoke contest. The contest is open to the
public. Preliminaries are Saturday, March 24 and 31 and April 7 and
14. Warm up and practice begins at 6 p.m. The winner each week
goes to the finals on April 21 at 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee and
all the fees go to the winners. For information about the contest
and membership call David at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at the VFW at
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.
United Way meeting slated
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday, March
27, at 8 a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
N. U.S. 441.
Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday, March
28. For information call (863) 763-2488.
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.
Consumer issues on radio show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 31, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests
will be Sonia McCabe, assistant supervisor for the Bureau of Con-
sumer Assistance and Don Dietrich, consumer complaint analyst,
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The
topics of the show will be complaints, scams, fraud and identity
theft. For information call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or visit
www.800helpfla.com.; 1-800-352-9832 (en Espanol); Florida Attor-
ney General fraud line, 1-866-966-7226.
DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attend-
ing DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday,
March 31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast Flori-
da Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the contro-
versial 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Rivsrside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 200690CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and
the proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be
held April 2.
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 24, 2007 RELIGION 5
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene reminds us
that there are some things money can't buy.
Upcoming Church Events
Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church,
32415 U.S. 441 N., will host the 15th
annual Fort Drum Weekend on Sat-
urday and Sunday, March 24 and
25, from 10:30 until 4 p.m. each
day. There will be games and prizes
for the youth as well as food,
music, and a baking contest. Pas-
tors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett
will be speaking. Bring a covered
dish to share and a lawn chair. For
information call Judy at (863) 357-
1581, or the church at (863) 467-
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an Easter
musical drama "Pathos 2007" on
Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and on
Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The pres-
entation 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, Friday,
March 30, at 7 p.m. and, Saturday,
March 31, at 2 and 7 p.m. at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Blvd. For
information, call Sandy Perry at
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W
9th St., will present a prophecy con-
ference with Dr. Daniel Fried, direc-
tor of the Hope of Israel Missions
on Sunday, March 25 at 10:45 a.m.
and 7 p.m.; and, Monday through
Wednesday, March 26-28 at 7 p.m.I
presents puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress
St., will host the puppet presenta-
tion "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
Thp fOotste ts f J0esun
events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the
mother of a little girl who sat on
Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tan-
ner, the temple guard, and the
Roman soldier. The church is locat-
ed at 425 S.W 28th St, two blocks
behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is wel-
come. There will be no charge.
Church presents drama
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W
Fourth St., will present a praise and
worship Easter program titled
"Lion of Judah-Calvary's Lamb" on
Sunday, April 1, at 4 and 6 p.m. The
program will be presented by the
combined choirs and drama min-
istry of First Baptist Church.
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 First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
be hosting God's Time a morn-
ing of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruc-
tion 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)
Church offers religious,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for chil-
dren. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are
now being accepted. Classes for
children in grades kindergarten
through ninth will be held every
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.
Beginning Palm Sunday Night, Church selling
April 1, His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene will pres- picture packages
ent a 45-minute dramatization The Pentecostals of Okee-.
reflecting each day in Holy Week chobee will be selling antiquities
brought to life with music and nar- picture packages to raise money to
ration. Services on Sunday will support their building fund. A
begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2, beautiful 10x13 sepia-tone color-
thorough Friday, April 6 services splash portrait of your child is only
will begin at 7 p.m. You will hear. $10. For more information call
reflections of each of the day's (863) 634-8228.
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Reflections from the Pulpit
The Way of the Cross
By Reverend Calvin Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
Matthew 7:14- strait is the
gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it."
John 14:6- "Jesus saith unto
him, I am the way...."
Hebrews 12:13- "And make
straight paths for your feet, lest
that which is lame be turned out
of the way; but let it rather be
Romans 3:12- "They are all
gone out of the way, they are
together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good,
no, not one."
Acts 18:25- "This man was
instructed in the way of the
Lord; and being fervent in the
spirit, he spake and taught dili-
gently the things of the Lord,
knowing only the baptism of
Acts 24:14- "But this I con-
fess unto thee, that after the way
which they call heresy, so wor-
ship I the God of my fathers,
believing all things which are
written in the law and in the
Under the preaching of Paul
and Silus, many of the Greeks in
Thessalonica believed. It wasn't
long before some base people
among the Jews stirred up trou-
ble and complained to the
authorities. Their complaint
was: "These that have turned
the world upside down are
come hither also" (Acts 17:6).
Why did they say such a thing
about Paul and Silas?
Because they were different
from the rest of the world-they
were people of the WAY.
Because of their love and self
sacrifice, they had won many to
Christ. This made them a threat
to their world-view.
F. W Farrar tells how, when
Dwight L. Moody was an igno-
rant, ragged, shoeless boy in the
streets of Chicago, he found his
way to a Sunday school by one
of those unseen providence
that men call chance. He was
shy and sensitive and very nerv-
ous lest the other boys would
laugh at him because he could
not find the places in the Bible.
The teacher observed his
embarrassment, and with gen-
tle, silent tact saved him from his
shame by finding the places for
him. But for that little nameless
act of love and sympathy, a
career of memorable benefi-
cence might have been lost to
the world. -Bible Illus-
In the Bible, "THE WAY" is
mentioned many times; there-
fore, what is "the way"? Who
are "the people of the way"?
Why does Jesus call Himself
An artist painted a picture of
Jesus as a boy. He was working
in Joseph's carpenter shop, and
the way the sun's light entered
the shop, it cast a shadow in the
form of a cross. You might say
that the shadow of the cross was
upon Him from the very begin-
ning. From the time He was
born, Jesus was headed toward
The Lord was born to bear
the cross; He was God's Lamb.
This was God's plan of redemp-
tion from before the foundation
of the world. It is the way home.
As the words of Jessie B. Pounds
tell it, "The Way of the Cross
Leads Home." (Jessie B.
Pounds.Baptist Hymnal. p. 161.)
Remember the ram that was
caught in the thicket (see Gen.
22:13). He was a picture of Jesus
caught in the sins of the world. If
He had not died, the world
would have been forever lost. I
believe the thicket was a thorn
thicket which represented our
sins. The verse reads: "And Abra-
ham lifted up his eyes, and
looked, and behold behind him
a ram caught in a thicket by his
horns: and Abraham went and
took the ram, and offered him
up for a burnt offering in the
stead of his son" (Gen. 22:13).
Note also, that he was caught by
the horns (his head). Remem-
ber, Jesus wore our thorns on
It would be hard to miss the
number of times the word
"way" is used in the Bible. This
is very meaningful because the
way of the cross is self denial-it
is the opposite of the world's
greed. The story of the young
man who asked Jesus what He
could do to inherit eternal life
illustrates this truth. In response
to his question, Jesus invited
him to take up his cross and fol-
low Him. He knew what the
Lord meant by this answer. That
is why he went away sadly. The
Lord had asked him to come
and die with Him.
If the Christian used this prin-
ciple, he would turn the world
system upside-down because
the world system is based upon
the question, "What do I get out
of it?" But "the way of the cross
sets forth the question "What
can I give?" What a great place
this world would be if everyone
would live like Jesus taught us to
The world knows that only
one system can survive. That is
why they fear the way of the
cross. A little story, the fable of
the fox and the wolf aptly illus-
trates this truth. It seems a fox
was peering into a well from
which people drew water by
lowering an empty bucket, and
pulling up the full one that was
at the bottom. By accident the
fox fell into the empty bucket
and found itself at the bottom of
the well. It made a lot of noise
trying to get out. A wolf, hearing
the noise, looked down and said
to the fox, "What are you doing,
my friend?" "I'm catching fish,"
was the sly answer; "Come
down to help me." "How can I?"
asked the wolf. "Jump into that
bucket up there and you'll be here?" cried the wolf. But the fox
down here in a moment." The answered slyly, "That's the way
foolish wolf obeyed, and of the world, my friend; when
because it was heavier than the one goes up, the other goes
fox it went down and the fox down." -Bible Illustrations
came up and started to run Thank God that those who
away. "Are you leaving me down know the Lord are going up!
First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
David Hester Ins Agcy Inc Gretchen Robertson iris Agy Inc
204 NE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
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est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
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dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
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WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE
The Okeechobee News, Saturday, March 24, 2007 SPORTS 9
Chobee Lil' Brahmans baseball
Little League ages 5-16 and softball
Little League ages 8-16 sign-ups are
on going. for information call
James Shockley at (863) 634-3482;
or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-
The Fourth Annual Russ Bring-
ger Memorial Fishing Tournament
will take place on Sunday, April 1 at
the Scott Driver Boat Ramp (across
from Okee-Tantie Marina) on S.R.
78. The cost to enter is $145 per
boat which includes a pork butt
dinner. Early registrations are tak-
ing place at the Okeechobee Fish-
ing Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th
Ave., or Garrard's Tackle Shop,
4259 South U.S. 441. Registrations
will also be taken at the boat ramp
' or by mail. To register by mail send
your entry fee to Herb and Kim
Bringger, RBMT, 1700 N.W. 128th
Ave., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972. The
biggest fish award will be $750; the
second biggest fish will pay $250.
For information contact Herb or
Kim at (863) 763-1035 or (863) 634-
A 100 target fun shoot will be
held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th
St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth
Cooper will provide lunch, and
Davey Raulerson will provide the
swamp cabbage. There will also be
prize giveaways. Fax registration
requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call
Hospice of Okeechobee at (863)
467-2321 for information.
American Cancer Society breast
cancer bass tournament will be
held on Saturday, April 21 from safe
light until 3 p.m. at Okee-Tantie
Campround, 10430 S.R. 78 W.
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. or Garrard's Tackle Shop,
4259 S. U.S. 441 or call Chrissy at
(863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863)
Bass Club meets
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528, 2002 West S.R. 78, on
the second Thursday of each
month. Tournaments are held the
following weekend. New member
boaters and non-boaters are wel-
come. For more information call
Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
23, through Thursday, March 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"The Last Mimzy"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Wild Hogs" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day 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, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Today is Saturday, March 24,
the 83rd day of 2007. There are
282 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 24, 1765, Britain
enacted the Quartering Act,
requiring American colonists to
provide temporary housing to
On this date:
In 1958, rock-and-roll singer
Elvis Presley was inducted into
the Army in Memphis, Tenn.
In 1976, the president of
Argentina, Isabel Peron, was
deposed by her country's mili-
In 1980, one of El Salvador's
most respected Roman Catholic
Church leaders, Archbishop
Oscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot
to death by gunmen as he cele-
brated Mass in San Salvador.
In 1989, the nation's worst oil
spill occurred as the supertanker
Exxon Valdez ran aground on a
reef in Alaska's Prince William
Sound and began leaking 11 mil-
lion gallons of crude.
In 1995, for the first time in 20
years, no British soldiers were
patrolling the streets of Belfast,
In 1999, NATO launched
airstrikes against Yugoslavia,
marking the first time in its 50-
year existence that it had ever
attacked a sovereign country.
Ten years ago: Vice President
Gore arrived in China for the
highest level U.S. visit in eight
years. At the 69th Annual Acade-
my Awards, "The English Patient"
won best picture and director
(Anthony Minghella); Geoffrey
Rush won best actor for "Shine,"
and Frances McDormand best
actress for "Fargo."
Five years ago: President
Bush, during a six-hour visit to El
Salvador, held out the promise of
expanded trade to Central Ameri-
can nations. At the Academy
Awards, Halle Berry became the
first black actress to win an Oscar
for a leading role for her work in
"Monster's Ball," while Denzel
Washington became the second
black actor, after Sidney Poitier, to
win in the best actor category, for
"Training Day." "A Beautiful
Mind" won four Oscars, including
best picture and best director for
One year ago: Thousands of
people across the country
protested against legislation
cracking down on illegal immi-
grants. In Selmer, Tenn., Mary
Winkler was charged with shoot-
ing to death her minister hus-
band, Matthew Winkler, in the
parsonage of their church. (Mary
Winkler is awaiting trial.)
Today's Birthdays: Fashion
and costume designer Bob Mack-
ie is 67. Actor R. Lee Ermey is 63.
Movie director Curtis Hanson is
62. Rock musician Lee Oskar is
59. Rock musician Dougie Thom-
son (Supertramp) is 56. Comedi-
an Louie Anderson is 54. Actress
Donna Pescow is 53. Actor
Robert Carradine is 53. Actress
Kelly LeBrock is 47. Rhythm-and-
blues DJ Rodney "Kool Kollie"
Terry (Ghostown DJs) is 46. TV
personality Star Jones Reynolds is
45. Actress Annabella Sciorra is
43. Rock singer-musician Sharon
Corr (The Corrs) is 37. Actress
Lara Flynn Boyle is 37. Rapper
Maceo (AKA P.A. Pasemaster
Mase) is 37. Actress Alyson Han-
nigan ("Buffy the Vampire Slay-
er") is 33. Football player Peyton
Manning is 31. Actress Keisha
Castle-Hughes is 17.
Thought for Today: "Self-
esteem equals Success over Pre-
James, American psychologist
(1842-1910). (Editor's note -
lames wrote this in the form of a
mathematical equation, which
would be denoted as: "Self-
with "Success" as the numerator
and "Pretensions" as the denom-
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
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FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
CAT- black and white, male,
very pleasant. Vic of East
State Rd 70. Call to identify
CHILDS SMALL BLACK ZIP-
PERED PURSE found
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OUTBOARD MOTOR COVER-
AFRICAN GREY PARROT,
3/15. Vic. of West Palm
Beach (flying north).
LAB: Light Yellow, 6 mo. old,
male w/black training collar.
"Paco". Lost in vic. of Lazy 7.
Childs pet. (863)764-0727
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
years old. Lost in the vicinity
of 20th St. in Oak Park. Dearly
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
DASCHUND: Male, 7 months
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Free to good home.
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JACK RUSSELL: Male, 1 yr
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good home. Family is mov-
PIT/LAB MIX PUPPIES, 13
weeks old, 1st shots, to
good home only.
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!
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LAZY 7, Friday & Saturday,
March 23rd & 24th, 8am-1pm,
1401 S.W. 86th Ave.'
Large variety of items...Too
much to list! See you there.
2370 SW 22nd Circle
March 23rd & 24th, 8am to ??
Furniture, clothes, dining room
table, entertainment center,
lawn mower, lots of misc.
Okeechobee, 821 SE 9th St.
March 24th & 25th
Clothing, toys, sporting goods,
knick knacks, CDs, printers,
baby items & lots more.
Call for directions
Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK.
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
12800 Hwy 70 East
Only serious self-
apply. Must Have
good driving record.
required in FL, Paid
travel time, overtime,
per diem. DFWP,
Benefits, 401 K, Pd
up to $15.00/hr.
For Busy Restaurant
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Plumbers & Helpers Needed
with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay & benefits. Call
M-F 863-763-6461. DFWP
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.
HORSE EXERCISER- P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
Maternal Care Case Manage-
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Unens 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
WINDOW UNITS (2), 110
watts, $100 for both or will
black, works great, $50
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
n garage, $40.
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- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.'
ALUMINUM WIRE 3/0, 400
+/- Ft. New. Sell for half price.
$250. for all. (863)467-1456
Metal Roofing & Siding: Stand-
ing seam & ribbed panels,
alum shutters. Local MFG,
Low $$$ Deliv. 772-201-9519
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
Iast alion Storma
S utlers & 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
CHILDREN'S DRESSER- Whit.
good condition. $25.
CRADLE SWING, Fisher-Price,
Nature's Touch. Like new,
used 1 month. Paid $150,
asking $100 (863)763-8622
HIGH CHAIR, white, asking
$25 or best offer.
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $325. 863-673-0980
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
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
CABINET, white, $25 or best
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves &'light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
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-
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Galloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
BERETTA STORM- Carbine 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
COLT DEFENDER 45 ACP,
stainless steel, 8 shot, like
new, $900 (863)763-3210
PISTOL, Spring Filled Armory,
XD 40 cal., compact & taQti-
cal, high cap. mags. Like
new. $450 (863)610-0260
RIFLE, Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 23/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
BODY BY JAKE- Very good
BOWFLEX- Top Of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL: Sport Craft,
brand new, fully assembled.
Paid $265, asking $200 neg.
863-674-0057 after 5pm
TREADMILL- Vita Spa, with
Incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
WEIGHT BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
FUEL TANK, 150 gallons with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK
W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
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
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. .$2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera, video & tunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-302-1592 after 2pm.
JACUZZI SPA: Seats 8, like
new, easy lift cover. $2300
or best offer. 863-467-8548
ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
EXECUTIVE' CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
JACK RUSSELL: Free to good
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
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.
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box: $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476
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SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75. (863)763-3551
BILL COSBY (2 Tickets) 6:30
pm, 3/28/2007 @ Kravis
Center. Excellent seats. $100
for both. (863)697-6267
ARBOR PRESS, Bench model,
3 ton, like new. $75
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
VCR- Sharp, like new plus 35
movies. Asking $150.
READING A NEWSPAPER . .
''leads you to the best
products and services-
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CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miucetlainous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MARE- 16 yr. old. $300.
863-634-6087 Call anytime.
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150. 239-340-4758
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 lb capacity. $200.
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
tion. $500. 863-675-1754
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
LAWN MOWER, Gas Edger,
Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, 2
Tree Trimmers, $500.
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 LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, Electric start .
Runs & mows good. $275.
or best offer. (863)357-0516
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
For More Info
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328
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!
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
OKEECHOBEE: 606 NW 3rd
Ave, 2br/2ba, no pets.
$800/mo. 1st & last req'd.
Call Debbie at 863-763-3173-
OKEECHOBEE: Lg 1BR or 2BR
In town, furnished, no pets,
$685/mo + util. 1st & sec.
11055 Hwy 441 North /
Okeechobee, FL. 2520 sq ft.
$1000/mo. 1st, last & sec.
OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500.sec. 863-697-2462
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
Ala -ai -ke .ropetie
STARTING at only $59,900
This master planned community
features world class fishing, clubhouse
marina, u/g utilities and more!
SITE OF THE 2007
PORTICO DREAM HOME!
1 8 - -. .= 2
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. mmed occupancy!
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, lba, small
pet okay, Four Seasons area,
$800 moves you in. Will
work on Sec Dep. House will
be ready April 1st. Can see
FARMS- 2 acres, fenced,
3/2, $1400/mo, Rent w/op-
tion (863)610-2126 Ive
RENT TO OWNI
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Completetile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $700. mo. incld
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
WATERFRONT HOME: 3br,
3ba, fenced yard, boat dock.
$1000/mth, deposit required.
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Hurry! Only a Few Leflt!
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property '. Sale 1035
Land all 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001, 1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
MARTIN COUNTY: 20 acres
with main house and small
house, can be nursery,
zoned agriculture. Good area
(Fox Brown Road)
789,000. Will help with
financing. Call private owner
NEW LISTING 2964 NW 34th
Avenue. Bright & cheery, this
6 room home will reflect your
love & personality without
costing a fortune. Quality.
construction, updated roof,
vinyl siding & insulation, new
appliances, chain link fence, &
recentiree maintenance all
reduce the worry of
unanticipated repair costs.
Ample storage space even
for a pack rat! 12'x 16' metal
shed. FSBO $115,000.
Ph: 860-921-8408 or email
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba mobile
home & lot. Home is in good
condition, includes all appli-
ances, central air & hett, new
kitchen and bath cabinets, new
carpeting, flooring, lighting,
and completely repainted in-
side. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV. Re-
duced to $75,000.
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
Can be seen at 3632 NW 5th
St. Also, 4BR/2BA, Buy now
$995/mo. or $144,900. Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.
OKEECHOBEE, Charming 3BR,
2BA CBS home. $139,900.
1401 SE 8th Drive.
Sat. March 24th 10 am-3 pm
Sun. March 25th 1pm-4 pm
OPEN HOUSE- Sun Tue, Mar
25th Mar 27th. 1pm 6
PM. Seminole Cove, 55+
Community, 2br, 2ba, Price
reduced to $87,000 or rea-
R-BAR ESTATES: 2004 CBS
home, 3 br plus office, 2.5
ba, 3 car garage on 2 acres.
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St..-
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
$223,000. neg. 253-221-5911
TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225. or
3/2 home plus small apart-
ment on 2 beautiful acres.
125ft dock. 1893 No. Lake
Reedy Blvd., Frostproof
1 III 18150
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031 '
NEAR 128TH ST: Dble Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo + 1st, last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba mo-
bile, $650/mo.+ $400 dep.
In 55+ Community, 6 mos-
lease req (863)763-8342
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.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES:
DW MH, 2br, 2.5ba, Lake
access, Dock, Sea Wall, Fully
furnished. FL Rm. & Lg.
screened porch. C/Air & Heat.
W/D, D/W, $1200/mo + 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-8005 or
Ou f tt
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
STOVE TOP, 3 burner,.For
camper, brand new. $75.
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
raded, ext. warranty,
TOYOTA HERITAGE- '80,
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K orig.
mi. $3900. 352-572-3700
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
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.
Ou f tt
Prpry ae 05
ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
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
Cam pers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer..
$200 or best offer. Call
BASS BOAT- '98 Hydro Sport,
115 Mercury, Fish Finder,
$4700 or trade for travel
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.
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1600 neg. (863)697-0424
JON BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, 1
padded seat, no trailer or
motor, like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)763-8937
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
ROW BOAT:w/oars, 14 Ft., 2
hp, Suzuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft.
galvanized trailer. $700 for all.
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
SAIL BOAT: Sunfish, with trail-
er. $200. 863-612-1044
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
SKEETER BOAT- 1979, 15 ft,
70hp Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, $600 or best offer
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/O. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
$5200. 513-260-6410 Okee
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
V Bottom Boat, 12 Ft., 9 spd.
troll. mtr., marine batt. an-
chor & paddles work. $750
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90 hp Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto
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-
* tiable. 863-357-2954
TRAILER, 34ft., $250.0
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 4030
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- '94, Runs
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
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
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
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.,
Auo ate 00
WANTED: Junk Cars, Will pay
$75 $100 for complete cars
towed in, or $50 $75 if
picked up. (863)763-2141
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
SUZUKI SAMURAIS, '85, '86
& '88, MUST SEE! $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
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KAWASAKI 440: $770
SUZUKI RM250-'06, 2 cyl, Pd
$6200 new. Only used,5
hrs. Perfect condition Must
sell $4895. (863)673-2775
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
Travel Traier 337
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
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.
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
RIMS & TIRES (4), GM, 8 lug,
steel rims w/LP245/75/16
tires with centers. $150 or
best offer. (863)467-5616
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
TIRES, (4), BUCKSHOT,
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug rims
$450 neg. (863)634-9547
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n intake,
5spd. $1400. 863-675-2557
UTILITY TRUCK BED, Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706
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.
DODGE DAKOTA, '92, 4X4,
New radiator, 4 new Dunlop
tires. Good 5.2 V8. $500. or
best offer. (812)968-4858
DODGE QUAD CAB '01- Red
53K miles, 318 eng, 230hp,
posi traction rear end, load-
ed, $9000 (863)610-7725
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
ood. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
DODGE RAM F1500 '02-
white, single cab, 5.9L, V8,
58,500 miles, 20" rims, bed
liner, chrome grill, dual ex-
haust, cold air intake, tinted
windows, great cond. $9500
or best offer. Must sell, kid
going to college. Call Rhonda
FORD F150: '02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/l,
good tires, tool box, very
FORD F150, '86, 5.0 auto,
runs good, $900.
FORD F250'89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604
FORD RANGER, '86, 4x4, 4
spd., auto with air, V6, new
tires, toolbox, very nice
truck, $2800. 863-234-9901
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as is.
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY
just pulled, runs good. $550.
JEEP, '81 with new Hummer
fiberglass body, all new
parts & tires, $2295 or best
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '98,
Ltd Ed, 5.9L, serviced regu-
larly, loaded, comfy! $7000.
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
TOW DOLLY- Like new condi-
tion. good tires, lights &
straps. Asking $800. or best
UTILITY TRAILER,'06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD WINOSTAR- '1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or
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