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Lawn watering.
restrictions set
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.
arid between'5 p.m. and 7
p.m. on the above days.
Washing mustbe done on, or
must drain to, a non-paved
surface. It mriust 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 issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited L0 campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable, by a fine not
exceeding $5.00, *imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
. cue at (863) 763-5544 during
Normal working hours.

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Drought Index
Current: 659,
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LoclBum rnBan:

Lake levels

10.64 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.172 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

GOP support for AG erodes

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Hospice: What is it?

UKeecnoOee News/unauna Aguinar
Treasure Coast Hospice, Big Lake Branch team members are dedicated to providing
comprehensive, high ,quality, compassionate care to patients with life-limiting and/or
life threatening illnesses and those who share their lives. (back row, left to right)
Michele Willis, Lynda Ingram, Joyce Gilmer-Davis, Penny Colt, and Scott Zech. (front
row, left to right) Michelle McGinnis, Darlene Webb, Patti Frank, and Debi Caldwell.

Hospice offers extended services

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Many people carry miscon-
ceptions when they hear the
word "hospice." With the tra-
ditional hospice services and a
new program with extended
care services, Treasure Coast
Hospice (TCH) Big Lake
Branch, formerly known as
Big Lake Hospice, is trying to
clarify some of misconcep-
One myth that people com-
monly have is that hospice is
only for people with cancer.
While many patients do have
cancer, hospice services are
available to individuals with all
types of advancing illnesses
including Alzheimer's, adult
failure to thrive,.cardiovascular
disease, coma, end-stage
dementia, HIV/AIDS, liver dis-
ease, Lou Gehrig's disease,
ALS, multiple sclerosis, neuro-
muscular disease, Parkinson's
disease, pulmonary disease,
renal disease, COPD, conges-
tive heart failure and stroke.
Another myth is that hos-
pice is only for those with a
few days to live. An earlier
referral to hospice care
enables patients and families
to have months rather than
weeks or days to benefit from
the support and services of the

hospice team which involves
services from physicians, nurs-
es, aides, counselors, social
workers, therapists, chaplains,
and volunteers.
The way hospice works is
typically a physician refers the
patient to receive hospice
services. While a physician
referral is ultimately required
for admission to hospice pro-
grams, family and friends can
call anytime for advice and
According to TCH liaison
Scott Zech "even with two
hospices, only 27 percent of
the end of life services are
Hospice services begin
with the referral which can be
done by any physician
involved in the patient's care.
Traditional hospice services
typically strive to provide phys-
ical, emotional, and spiritual
needs of those they serve.
They provide care in the
patient's home, or in a home-
like setting.
Hospice also offers support
for the family and/or care-
givers with counseling, train-
ing and information. They pro-
vide supplies, medicines and
equipment needed to main-
tain the quality of life.
This is all done to help
patients live pain-free and as

comfortable as possible dur-
ing the advancing stages of a
serious illness. Hospice offers
palliative care rather than cur-
ative treatment which focuses
on pain and symptom control
to enable patients to live as
fully and comfortable as possi-
The interdisciplinary team
cares for the medical, emo-
tional, psychological and spiri-
tual needs of the patient and
the family rather than treating
the disease of the patient.
Hospice neither hastens
nor postpones death. Hospice
workers and volunteers affirm
life and understand that dying
is a natural part of the cycle of
Hospice care continues
after death by providing
bereavement counseling for
the family and anticipatory
bereavement counseling as
well as support groups. A net-
workof resources and services
are presented to patients and
their families by social work-
Hospice services are cov-
ered by Medicare, Medicaid,
and most private insurance
plans, HMO's and managed
care organizations.
Generous support from the
See Hospice Page 2


board to elect

new officers

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals will
be electing a chairperson and
first and second vice chair
when they meet Tuesday,
March 27.
Then they are scheduled to
conduct three public hearings
and consider one development
Daniel Foote has requested
to install a used dwelling unit in
an agriculture zoning district on
N.E. 11th Street.
Lock 7 Development, LLC
has requested a special excep-
tion to allow a shopping center
containing more than eight
stores or a retail facility of more
than 20,000 square feet in a
heavy commercial zoning dis-

If you go:
Who: Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals
Where: Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
When: March 27,7 p.m.
trict on U.S. 441S.
A special exception has
been requested by N & A Real
Estate to allow for the package
sale of wine and other alco-
holic beverages for off premis-
es consumption in a commer-
cial zoning district on U. S. 441
Laurel Oaks Limited Part-
nership has requested approval
for development plans for the
proposed 80 unit Laurel Oaks
senior citizen affordable hous-
ing project on N.W. third Lane.


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chillin' out at the wooden jungle during the last day of
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Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be east at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s. The
wind will be east around 10 mph becoming northeast around 5
mph after midnight.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be northeast at 5 to 10 mph becoming east to 10 to 15 mph in the
Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the low in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.


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community through donations,
gifts and memorial contribu-
-t tions also help.
-= The new Extended Care Ser-
h e. vices' is based on a one year
-1 approach rather than the tradi-
tional six month referral
- -1 process.
,- This allows for crisis with
medications to be avoided with
Spain and symptoms being
addressed sooner. Hospitaliza-
-* a., tion can be reduced or eliminat-
ed as well.
1- Patients are active partici-
S i pants in all planning and deci-
t sions. Advance directives can be
, prepared to avoid difficult deci-
sions later.
With early referral patients
. and their families benefit from
sustained relationships with the
o* hospice team.
Extended Care Services is an
innovative program designed to
add services to a patients care
r plan. While each patient -is
t a unique and care is personalized,
the following can be involved on
a case by case basis which are
-- typically not involved in tradi-
) tional hospice services: resusci-
stating patients; awaiting trans-
P 1 plants; patients on a ventilator;
-1 TPN; IV fluids; IV antibiotics;
I radiation therapy; blood prod-
al uct transfusions; dialysis;
- CPAP/BiPAP at home; tube feed-
-, ings; wound vac; and
With this new program the
-- patient can continue on with
their daily life. Sometimes a
S- patient's health improves and
- they are able to discontinue hos-
pice services.

Patients can sign on and off at
will which would benefit
instafices where if a new treat-
ment was found a patient could
choose to sign off of hospice is
.they wanted to pursue more
extensive treatment.
"We are always available for
patients," said LPN Penny Colt,
"even after discharge."
Patients can call for help.
Caseworkers also keep track of
patients even if they are dis-
charged from services. Patients
can always be readmitted as
long as they meet criteria.
"We are here to help the
community with all the services
that are available," said Clinical
manager RN Debi Caldwell.
"Someone asked me not long
ago what having Treasure Coast
Hospice at this time in my life
meant to me? I told them I could
answer that in one word,
blessed," states a letter from
hospice patient Josephine
Ms. Chubb went on to state
that "the services they provide
to people and their families is
usually above and beyond the
call of duty ... it takes a special
person with special qualities to
be able to do their jobs day in
and day out. If you have nothing
else, you at least know when
you are in their care, or if they
are sitting and talking to you, or
if you pick up the phone and call
them, you are the most impor-
tant person in the world to them
... there is a special place in
heaven for hospice workers."
Treasure Coast Hospice is in
the process of building a new
hospice house off of Midway
Road in St. Lucie County which
is more centrally located than
their current homes in neighbor-
ing counties.

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News Briefs

Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board and the
Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects, gen-
eral contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons. Board
terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can also be
obtained on the web site,
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
coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.

Green market has moved
OKEECHOBEE The former green market vendors have moved
to Ferrell's Market at 900 S.R. 78 W
The green market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m.
For information, call George at (863) 467-0506.
Radio Club to host testing session
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will
sponsor a testing session for all classes of amateur licenses at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, 499 N.E. Fifth Ave., on
Saturday, March 31, beginning at 9 a.m.
The fee is $14 per test session and $14 for a retake if a test is failed
on the first try at this session. You must bring any existing amateur
license, a photo I.D., $14 cash or check made out to ARRL VEC, and
your FRN number if you have a license.
For information contact Harry Robbins (KF4KDO) at (863) 467-
7454 or

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is tak-
ing applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of Honor.
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial Day.
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted
separately on an application, which can be picked up at American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accom-
pany the application and donations are welcome as well.

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The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 26, 2007

The true Firebush is native to Florida Kindergarten

By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Have you recovered from the
first-ever Okeechobee County Fair
yet? Our office is back at it, and
our FYN Program Assistant was
recently asked to make presenta-
tions on native plants and improv-
ing wildlife. While helping Angela
Sachson prepare for her presenta-
tions, I uncovered some concerns
about a popular native shrub.
Our native Firebush may be
confused with a non-native ver-
sion commonly found in nurs-
eries. Today's column will
describe the positive features of
this Florida Friendly flowering
shrub, give details on how to tell
the difference and offer some rea-
sons why we should care about
which is which.
Flowering Beauty
Picture a low maintenance
shrub that is adapted to local
Florida soils and climate, pro-
duces lots of flowers for butter-
flies and hummingbirds, and sets
lots of berries to keep the song-
birds interested. You will have an
idea of why Firebush is a popular
addition to many Florida Yards.
Purists insist that I call it by its
"correct" botanical name,
Hamelia patens. In the nursery, it
may be labeled as Scarlet Bush,
Hummingbird Bush, African Fire
Bush, Mexican Fire Bush, and a
host of other names in Latin
America. It is a member of the
Madder plant family that includes
Gardenia, Penta, and Wild Coffee.
The true Firebush is a native to



coastal hammocks of Central and
South Florida and some sur-
rounding parts of the Caribbeani
basin. It grows more flowers and
produces a mounded shape
when grown in full sun. But it will
tolerate some shade and is equal-
ly attractive with a more open,
leggy habit.
The concern inland is that Fire-
bush is a bit sensitive to cold tem-
peratures. Once established it can
easily return from a frost. Multiple
leaves grow from a single stem
node, and both the new growth
and foliage touched by cooler
temperatures will be scarlet red ini
A Magnet for
Butterflies and Birds
Hummingbirds and butterflies
enjoy the nectar in the clusters of
tubular flowers. The small round-
ed red to black glossy fruit is a
result of many visits by humming-
birds, moths and butterflies.
There is a continuous crop of
these seedy fruits, and birds like
cardinals are quite fond of them.
Firebush is used as a founda-
tion plant for large buildings -
give it five feet from a wall. It is
superb when placed in the back-
ground, behind smaller shrubs. A
mass planting of firebushes adds
a bank of color to the landscape
and rows of this shrub can form a
screen or border.

Unpruned it can reach 10 foot
heights, but Hamelia patens is
usually 5-8 feet high. It can be cut
back to a shorter height of 3-4
feet, but if constantly pruned as a
hedge, regular clipping removes
the flowers and so destroys its
most desirable feature.
This plant can take heat and
drought, but a strong wind can
brown the leaves. The Firebush is
known to be tolerant of the marly,
shelly (high soil pH) fill-dirt found
in south Florida. Fertilize this plant
sparingly to bring out its best
characteristics, and don't allow
lawns to invade its root zone.
Growing new Firebush plants
is easy. They pop up from seeds
and are easily rooted from cut-
tings. Lower branches that lay on
the ground are know to root -
these make natural air-layers and
create new plants as well.
The sap has been used to treat
skin rashes and the fruit are
reportedly edible. There are sever-
al references to the reputed
medicinal uses that are outside
the scope of this horticulturalist's
area of expertise.
Red or Yellow/
Smooth or Hairy?
According to native plant
experts, the true native Firebush
has reddish-orange or mostly red
flowers and dull hairy leaves. If the
flowers are yellow to red-orange
and the leaves are smooth,
chances are this is the non-native
form, Hamelia patens var. glabra.
The yellow flowered forms are
native to middle America, but are
not Florida natives. They moved to
Europe and then to South Africa

100 years ago, and were intro-
duced back to the Florida nursery
trade from a Pretoria botanical
garden. As a result, they may be
called "African Firebush" or
Hamelia patens African,' suggest-
ing that it is a named selection of
our native Firebush. Some nursery
listings call them Hamelia nodosa.
Some Firebush plants have a
more compact habit. Unfortu-
nately, no one has been able to
reliably determine the origin of
plants being sold as Hamelia
patens 'Dwarf' or 'Compacta.'
There is also a new cultivar of
Hamelia patens called 'Firefly'
with leaves and flowers about half
the normal size.
The concern is that as non-
native imports become more pop-
ular in local landscapes, they will
interbreed with our native forms
and alter the natural populations
of Firebushes. No one is certain if
the resulting hybrids will make it
difficult for native Firebush popu-
lations to survive, and the wildlife
that depends on them may also be
affected by a loss of the native
genetic makeup of Florida's Fire-
I've placed photos of both
kinds of Firebushes and links to
more information on our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee- If you need
additional information on the Fire-
bush, please email us at okee- or call us at
(863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 U.S.
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
student .to reach his or her full
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 scholar-
ships to deserving ninth graders in
local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Volun-
teer opportunities are available in
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.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
(863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and


Thelma Van Blarcom
Thelma Van Blarcom, 94, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
March 24, 2007, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 7, 1911, in Glen
Ridge, N.J., and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1991.
Mrs. Van Blarcom formerly
worked as a financial assistant at
Broward General Hospital. She
had an extensive art background,
illustrated a Christmas card for
Funk & Wagnall and enjoyed quilt-
ing. She was involved as a quilter
with the Okeechobee Historical
Society and was formerly a mem-
ber of the Ladies Auxiliary Power
Squadron in Ft. Lauderdale.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Gerald; and, three
Mrs. Van Blarcom is survived
by two sons, Gerald (Jo) Van Blar-
com, Jr., of Ft. Lauderdale and
John (Beryl) Van Blarcom of East-
on, Pa.; two daughters, Anne
(Bob) Kurkowski of Wilmington,
N.C. and Robin (Jay) Julian of
Okeechobee; six grandchildren;
and, 10 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Tuesday, March
27, 2007, from 5 until 7 p.m., at
which time a funeral service will
be conducted.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these

locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day 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-

Spelling Bee winner
Irfan Chaudhary was the third place winner in the 2007
Regional Championship Spelling Bee sponsored by The
Palm Beach Post. The regional bee was held at the Palm
Beach Post Auditorium in West Palm Beach on Friday,
March 23, at 10 a.m.. Ten students competed representing
Palm Beach, Glades, Hendry and Okeechobee counties.
Irfan is a fifth grade student at North Elementary. Irfan will
be a person to watch in the future. He is eligible to com-
pete in the bee for three more years!

day through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
tary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as.
a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Have you ever received a
surprise gift from a dear friend
and as you were opening it, you
made this remark, "Now, they
shouldn't have done that!"
What a wonderful feeling!
The heart-
S warmin i n g
experience of
getting some-
thing for noth-
ing is actually
b e y o n d
These rare
and wonder-
By Paul ful occasions
By iPaul are few and far
Buxton between. They
are so rare, in
fact, that we are inclined to ques-
tion the motives of many of the
most noble acts of love.
What else can be expected of a
person who lives in a world where
it seems to be "every man for him-
self." What valuable time a person
has seems to be devoted to his fam-
ily group, and there isn't enough to
share with others.
Many years ago, someone
wrote these words: "Love never
asks how little it can do; love
always asks how much." To this
statement, we could add "Love
goes farther than any man could
look for who is guided by cold and
calculating reasoning."
. Thought to Remember: In my
haste, let me find what guides me.

Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee

registrations begin soon

The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
kindergarten registration at the
following schools: April 16, North
Elementary School (863) 462-
5100; April 17, Central Elementary
School (863) 462-5077; April 18,
Seminole Elementary School
(863) 462-5116; April 19, Ever-
glades Elementary School (863)
462-5108; and, April 20, South Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5087.
If your child will be 5 years old
on or before Sept. 1, 2007, you
should begin gathering the fol-
lowing information required by
law to enter public school: Legal
proof of birth date; up-to-date
immunization record; health
exam record that has been com-
pleted by a physician since Sept.
1, 2006; and, proof of residence
such as an FPL statement or OUA
statement, etc.
Please contact the school your
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten
registration. If you do not know
which school your child should
attend, contact the Student Ser-
vices office at (863) 462-5000, ext.

del kinder
16 de abril, North Elementary
School (863) 462-5100; 17 de abril,
Central Elementary School (863)
462-5077; 18 de abril, Seminole
Elementary School (863) 462-
5116; 19 de abril, Everglades Ele-
mentary School (863) 462-5108; 20
de abril, South Elementary School
(863) 462-5087.
Su nino/a debera tener cinco de
edad en o antes, del primero de
septiembre, 2007, para powder ser
Antes de que su nino(a) entire a
la escuela, usted necesita traer los
documents siguientes:
Acta de Nacimienta (Prueba de
Nacimiento); Expedientes de las
Vacumas (Estar al dia y document
tadas por un doctor o el Depart-
mento de Salud); Un Certificado de
Examen Fisico (Hecho por un doc
tor desde el 1 de septiembre de
2006); Prueba de Recidencia
(Cuenta de FPL, Cuenta de OUA,
Pongase en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area para
hacor una cita.



Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager


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AL GORE: Did you notice the gas prices have gone up just
recently? And did you also notice it never went up until Al Gore
went on television and started talking about greenhouse warming?
I'd like to tell you something. Al Gore should do just like Jimmy
Carter. Go back to Tennessee and shut his mouth. The people in
Tennessee don't like that either. I am from Tennessee. And one
other thing, Al Gore owns two and maybe three mansions in Ten-
nessee and he spends more in one month on those mansions than
the average person spends in a whole year. Also, he is a multi-mil-
lionaire and he and Bill Clinton are probably the two richest guys
that have ever been in the White House. I don't appreciate it
because people like myself and poor, working Americans who are
trying to make a living are having to pay the high price on gas
because Mr. Gore caused the price to go up. All the oil companies
are looking for a reason to raise the price and Al Gore gave them
that reason. Al go somewhere and shut up.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING: The Chamber of Commerce gets to
use the city park for free and then they sell parcels for $75 to ven-
dors. Now they want the already in-the-hole for millions Agri-Civic
center for free. They also get the Okee-Tantie site for free then they
charge for parking. This is also government money. Don't tell me
they are a private organization with no government help.

GOD'S CHILDREN: In the Wednesday's Speak Out article it was
stated that gay people are made in God's image and, therefore,
would not be condemned. Please remember that murderers, rob-
bers, terrorists, etc. are all made in God's image. The Bible clearly
states that all of these individuals are condemned. "I Corinthians
6:9-10". Romans 1:24-32 is very plain that homosexuality is wrong,
and it also condemns those who approve of this practice. My com-
ments are made to be constructive and educational and I trust that
more people will understand that homosexuality is wrong in God's
eyes and as scriptures clearly state these people must change or
face judgment with a severe penalty. I would also like to congratu-
late the school staff and board for standing up for what they know
is right. In this day of political correctness, such great courage is not
often found. Thank you and God bless you in your efforts to stand
for what so many of us believe is the correct decision.

NEED TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS: An expanded golf course com-
munity sounds fine, but the traffic problems must be addressed, as
well as the water problems. Where would the water for the golf
course come from? Would they used recycled sewage water? Many
golf courses do, and this is not a bad solution. As for traffic, they
need more ways in and out of Blue Heron. I can understand why
the Okeechobee Estates folks are upset as they already have all that
traffic going through their residential area to get to the other resi-
dential area.

FIX S.R. 70: Blue Heron is already a single family golf course
community, however, they ran it into the ground and here everyone
sits. What Okeechobee needs badly is housing. Nurses, teachers
etc get hired but can't find a place to live so they decline new jobs.
Before anymore, "bright ideas 'are forthcoming, we need to fix the
traffic on S.R.70. Progress is not time shares, it's taking care of folks
wh6 pay taxes first. Let's get the ballrollirig and get the County/City
to do something about S.R.70. We don't have enough reasonably
priced restaurants now, where would more people eat and shop?
Attend city/county meetings, you'll see what "stupid" junk goes on.
These people with their junk yards get fined and then they reduce
the fines. Hello. And why does the City of Okeechobee buy new
police cars every year? Cities much, much larger than Okeechobee
keep their police cars for several years. Cut us a break!!

TRAFFIC: Doesn't Blue Heron have a homeowner's association?
I think the people who live there should certainly have a say in any
changes in zoning. And absolutely there is too much traffic on the
roads going through Okeechobee Estates. They need another
entrance to the Blue Heron area that does not go through Okee-
chobee Estates. Okeechobee Estates is a residential area.

GET INVOLVED: The people in Okeechobee Estates would be
feeling the blunt of the traffic just as much so they need to protest
too! The traffic will even get worse if they build 84 timeshares, not
only exiting out of Blue Heron but coming in off S.R.70. Besides all
these, employees to care for timeshares, etc and before all that the
construction crews. They also say they want to put in a
restaurant/lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is crazy,
would they allow an Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays or Red Lobster? I
think not! Those restaurants only serve lunch and dinner.

PROGRESS: Such negativity? How about this? We stop all con-
struction, stop all constructive advice from knowledgeable people,
stop all ideas from concerned people, don't require DOT to study
ways to improve traffic, kick all of the people who serve on all our
commissions, boards & committees, those folks who serve our
community, let the lake die from a lack of concern & sit back on the
sofa & let the world go by. After that, Okeechobee will fade away
and die. That is a total lack of progress and that appears what many
people appear to want. That's really sad!

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1' p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863)

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.
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)
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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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.
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.
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.

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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.

Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

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Community Events

School board plans 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 Okee-
chobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

CCC to host special speakers
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services 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, collabo-
rate, and share information regarding services for children and
their families. The guest speaker will be Denise Huggins, from
the Children's Miracle Network, and Judi Miller, from Big
Brother/Big Sisters. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 Hos-
pital, 1796 N. U.S. 441.

Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday,
March 28. For information call (863) 763-2488.

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.

Main Street membership luncheon set
Okeechobee Main Street general membership luncheon
will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The April general membership
luncheon and election will be held on April 25, at the Golden
Corral Restaurant. Anyone interested may contact Karen
Hanawalt, program manager, at (863) 357-MAIN or Paul
Mitchell, elections chair, at (863) 763-2111.

Library plans storytelling event
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Bob Patterson will be
appearing in storytelling concert at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. With a
distinctive voice and 12-string guitar technique, Mr. Patterson
will take you on a trip through the real Florida. His stories will
tie you back to the land, to the plants and animals, to Florida's
precious water and to Florida's real people. This program is
sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and
is free and open to the public.

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

Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented
by the Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday week-
end, 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 informa-
tion, call Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.

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
I 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 Consumer Assistance and Don Dietrich, consumer
complaint analyst, Florida Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services.: The topics of the show will be complaints,
scams, fraud arid identity theft. For information call 1-800-
HELP-FLA (435-7352) or visit; 1-800-
352-9832 (en Espanol); Florida Attorney General fraud line, 1-

DuPuis 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 presenta-
tion on the controversial topic, Clovis vs. Pre-Clovis. The pres-
entation 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,

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 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 informa-
tion, call Pam Chesleyat (863) 946-2736 or (863) 634-7158.

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007
Summer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities
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 Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Coffee and donuts
will be available in the morning and hot dogs and sodas will be
sold for lunch. Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. For informa-
tion, contact Jesse Black at (863) 467-7068.

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



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Lil' Brahmans baseball
and softball sign-ups
Chobee Lil' Brahmans base-
ball Little League ages 5-16 and
softball Little League ages 8-16
sign-ups are on going. for infor-
mation call James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482; or Albion Crowell
at (863) 697-2576.
Bringger memorial
tourney is planned
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 registra-
tions are taking place at the Okee-
chobee Fishing 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 regis-
ter by mail send your entry fee to
Herb and Kim Bringger, RBMT,
1700 N.W. 128th Ave., Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34972. The biggest
fish award will be $750; the sec-
ond biggest fish will pay $250. For
information contact Herb or Kim
at (863) 763-1035 or (863) 634-
4525. -
ACS plans
bass tourney
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 holds
monthly meeting
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 welcome. For more informa-
tion call Dave Stout at (863) 467-

Lady Brahman
Head coach: Kim Hargraves
Junior varsity game times listed
Varsity games follow Junior varsity
Mar 27: at Trevor Day H.S. (Lawn-
wood)-5/7 p.m.
Mar 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7 p.m.
Mar 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7
Apr 4: at Port St. Lucie (junior varsi-
ty) (double header)-5/7 p.m.
Apr 4: vs. Glades Central H.S. (var-
sity)-7 p.m.
Apr 5-7: Kissimmee Klassic-TBA in
Apr 10: Treasure Lake Conference
Apr 13: vs. Key West High School-7
Apr 14: vs. Key West High School-
11 a.m.
Apr 17, 18 & 20: District Tourna-
Apr 24, 27 & May 1: Regional Tour-

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SThe Okeechobee Community Choir
in its 9th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will present the Easter Cantata,

Lord of Lords
and Other Easter Favorites, Including
The Holy City and Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus

Presented at The Gathering
(former location of Oakview Baptist)
1735 SW 24th Ave
Friday,. March 30 at 7PM
Saturday, March 31 at 2PM & 7PM
The heavenly selections-will be gloriously sung by a 60-voice choir
comprised of singers from the following 13 local
churches: Church of Our Saviour, First United
Methodist, His House Fellowship Nazarene,
KOA Community, More to. Life, Northside
Baptist, Okeechobee Presbyterian, Peace
Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic, Seventh-Day
Adventist, The Gathering, Treasure Island
Baptist and Westside Christian
Justin Allen, Dorothy Anderson, Betsy
Cheney, Faye Haverlock, Mary Hurley, JoAnn
Kane, Lonnie Kirsch, Pastor Emil & Ruth
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the CA Championship golf tournament in Miami.

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Okeechobee crowd enjoys bike nite _i

Unbelievable, phenomenal,
remarkable: these are only a few
words that can explain what took
place in the sleepy town of Okee-
Over 350 motorcycles and over
500 folks came, saw, and experi-
iinced history being made at Beef
O'Bradys. The producer Jim Bur-
gos of Southern Bike Nights TVs
documentary called the turn out
incredible and best he has seen to
date. Jim says, "the bikes just kept
coming in, and the families with
kids just stayed around to watch
and have a little fun all night long."
Long before the crowds of people
anld TV cameras arrived, prepara-
tion and set-up of the parking lot
stai tled. "People have no idea what
it takes to produce something like
this and make it work make it suc-
cessful," Sam Vuleta of Splinter Pro-
ducLICtions commented.
Right after the lunch crowd had
finished about one o'clock that
Tuesday afternoon, Splinter Pro-
ductions staff and the crew from
Beef O'Bradys constructed the
stage, taped off game and contest
area, and reserved parking spaces.
Motorcycle vendors like major

sponsor Treasure Coast Harley
Davidson to the local leather and T-
shirts guys, to spray on tattoos for
kids came to stake out their territo-
Just finishing the last touches
bikes and people started showing
up and by six o'clock the place was
packed. Overflow parking was pro-
vided in front of the Freshman Cam-
pus as lines of motorcycles three to
four rolls deep soon filled up the
street. Starting on time the band
"Red Tyde" kicked off the old famil-
iar tunes and from that moment on
the festivities kept rolling late into
the night. From the young to old all
gathered to see the different con-
tests, the water balloon toss
brought cheers and jeers from the
crowd as they applauded for their
favorite team. Owner Greg Giles
stated, "What is amazing to see
were the families with their kids
hanging around watching and lis-
tening to the music and just having
a great time. While moms and dads
looked at all the motorcycles rang-
ing from $1,000 to $70,000 and
talked to old friends while the kids
were busy playing with beach balls,
eating junk food, and getting their

favorite tattoo airbrushed on for the
next day of school.
I want to thank Splinter Produc-
tions for designing an event that has
a PG rating." Steve Geary says, "You
don't need to have the nasty stuff to
draw a crowd and have a great
time, and tonight this event proves
just that." The Staff of Splinter Pro-
duction Mitch Prevatt and Gene
Rodenberry share their excitement
"We couldn't be more pleased the
way things are turning out, hun-
dreds of people and not one prob-
lem or incident." Beef O'Bradys,
Splinter Productions, and Styles
Studios, our special guest Jim Bur-
gos of Big Easy Media Productions
would like to personally thank the
mayor and his staff, the City of
Okeechobee officials and support-
ers, the local law enforcement
community and City Police Chief
Denny Davis for coming out and
taking part in this community
event. Your presence and participa-
tion is greatly appreciated. For more
information concerning this event
and others please call (863) 634-

Submitted photo
Kiwanis members heard an update regarding the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition
(OSAC) from Valerie Marone, OSAC Coordinator. Attending the meeting were (left to right)
Kiwanis President Frank Irby, Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition Coordinator Valerie
Marone and Kiwanis member Jim Vensel.

OSAC speaks at Kiwanis meeting

Kiwanis members heard an
update regarding the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition (OSAC)
from Valerie Marone, OSAC Coordi-
Marone spoke about the alarm-
ing 2006 statistics regarding the
Florida Youth Substance Abuse Sur-
vey. Marone said the governor's
office, the Department of Education
and the Department of Children
and Families sanctioned this survey

as the most reliable tool.
The survey reports Okee-
chobee's youth as being higher
than Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
Brevard Counties and the state
average in youth alcohol consump-
tion, binge drinking, illicit drug use
and cigarette smoking. Marone
explained that the Coalition seeks
to educate the community about
this problem and provide alterna-
tives for youth.

The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition will be sponsoring
a summer day camp for 30 youths
between the ages of 12-18. Call Val
Marone for an application or more
information: (863) 462-0040. The
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
meets at noon every Thursday at
the Village Square Restaurant. New
members are always welcome to
this community service club.

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The band "Red Tyde" performed old familiar tunes at Splinter Productions bike night held at
Beef O'Brady's. Southern Bike Nights television documentary production staff was on hand
to film the event.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following unclaimed monies
are due and owing to the person/entities listed below.
Persons/entities having or claiming any interest in such funds or
any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon
Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third
Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before April 15,
2007. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership
and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the
money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before
April 15, 2007, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State
of Florida

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Kiwanis Club
The Kiwanis Club was pleased to have Sharon Vinson, treasurer of the Okeechobee Edu-
cation Foundation, as their guest speaker recently. The Kiwanis Club generously donates
scholarship dollars to the students of Okeechobee as well as mini-grant funds to teach-
ers in our local school district. Pictured (from left to right) are Kiwanis President Frank
Irby, Sharon Vinson, and Kiwanis member and Okeechobee Education Foundation mem-
ber Kelly Owens. The Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Village Square
Restaurant. The public is always welcomed to attend.

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Kid Space
Some of the youngsters from Kid Space performed at the Okeechobee County Fair on
Wednesday, March 14. Pictured (left to right) are Tai Todman; Lexy Arnold; Gracie
Gamiotea; and, Bailey Harden. Kid Space teaches dance, gymnastics, cheerleading and
baton for boys and girls age 6 months to adu)t.

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company opens

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National City Corporation announced that all Harbor Federal
branches and ATMs now bear the National City name. From
left to right: Michael J. Brown, Sr., area chairman and J. Hal
Roberts, president and CEO for National City in the Cen-
tral/Northeast Florida Region.

Harbor Federal branches

convert to National City

City Corporation (NYSE: NCC)
announced that all Harbor Fed-
eral branches and ATMs now
bear the National City name.
The conversion to National City
gives Harbor Federal customers
access to added convenience,
products and capabilities while
continuing to receive friendly
and trustworthy service from
the same familiar people.
"I'm honored to bring our
Florida communities the
enhanced products and services
that National City offers," said
Michael J. Brown, Sr., area chair-
man for National City in the Cen-
tral/Northeast Florida Region.
"Through a strong commitment
to the community, increased
convenience for customers, and
improved products and services,
National City is dedicated to
helping Florida thrive."
With the conversion of Har-
bor Federal and the pending
conversion of Fidelity Federal,
scheduled for April 14, National
City customers will soon have
access to 95 branches and 119
ATMs along Florida's east coast.
National City plans to add
between 20 and 30 new branch-
es to its existing network in
Florida in the next three years.
The first new branch will be
located in Bayside Lakes and is
scheduled to open in early sum-
mer, and a branch in Port St.
Lucie is projected to open later
this year. The Private Client
Group, National City's wealth
management division, plans to
add three new Florida locations
to supplement its existing
offices in Naples and West Palm
National City offers new
enhancements to its checking
products, including free access
to foreign ATMs, rebates for
other banks' ATM fees and free
checks for certain accounts.
Additionally, National City
replaced all ATMs in Florida, giv-
ing customers increased capa-
bilities such as options for the
visually impaired and the ability
to personalize settings. And cus-
tomers will soon gain access to

points from National City, an
industry-leading program that
rewards customers for everyday
banking transactions like using
their CheckCard or credit card,
paying bills online, and even
writing checks.
"National City has estab-
lished a charitable fund of $2
million to be used and adminis-
tered exclusively in East Central
Florida as a demonstration of
our commitment to this region,"
said Brown. "National City is
dedicated to the well being of
Florida's communities, and we
will work with local leaders,
non-profit organizations, and
government officials to make a
lasting difference where our
customers and employees live
and work."
Through the investments of
the National City Community
Development Corporation,
National City will also contribute
to community improvements. It
has already committed more
than $200,000 in the Moore's
Creek project in Ft. Pierce to
help develop 400 new homes.
The conversion to National
City represents the final step in
the integration of Harbor Feder-
al into the National City banking
network. National City
announced its plans to acquire
Harbor Federal on July 11, 2006,
and the acquisition closed on
December 1, 2006.
About National City
National City Corporation
(NYSE: NCC), headquartered in
Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the
nation's largest financial holding
companies. The company oper-
ates through an extensive bank-
ing network primarily in Ohio,
Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ken-
tucky, Michigan, Missouri and
Pennsylvania, and also serves
customers in selected markets
nationally. Its core businesses
include commercial and retail
banking, mortgage financing
and servicing, consumer finance
and asset management.. For
more information about Nation-
al City, visit the company's Web
site at

Residents of Okeechobee can
now sleep better due to a new
security company in town.
Carl Shumate brings with
him 26 years of security experi-
ence, extensive training and cer-
tification as he opens his new
business, The Alarm Company
of Okeechobee.
The services provided by the
new security company are secu-
rity systems, fire alarm systems,
24-hour monitoring, medical
alert systems, closed circuit tele-
vision and intercom and vacu-
um systems. Residential security
is provided as well as security
cameras for citrus groves.
The family operated business
is licensed and insured. Mr. Shu-
mate's wife, Phyllis, manages
the office.
From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Shu-
mate was owner of Shumate

Security, which provided securi-
ty alarm systems and CCTV
applications. For 18 years he
was head of electronic security
for South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. In 2006 he com-
pleted design and installation of
a wireless gate entry system for
St. Johns Water Control District.
Recently he provided security
cameras at the exhibit tent and
concert area of the county fair.
Mr. Shumate is a certified
technician. for security alarms,
fire alarms and CCTV. He is a
graduate of the University of
Louisville Nation Crime Preven-

Submitted photo
Carl Shumate brings with him 26 years of security experi-
ence, extensive training and certification as he opens his
new business, The Alarm Company of Okeechobee.
tion Institute and a certified the telephone number if 357-
Florida Crime Prevention Practi- 2004. While 24-hour security
tioner. service is provided, the office is
The Alarm Company is locat- open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
ed at 914 N.W. 50th Drive and Monday through Friday.

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Today in


Today is Monday, March 26,
the 85th day of 2007. There are
280 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On this date:
In 1917, the Seattle Metropoli-
tans became the first U.S. team
to win the Stanley Cup as they
defeated the Montreal Canadi-
In 1937, a 6-foot-tall concrete
statue of the cartoon character
Popeye was unveiled during the
Second Annual Spinach Festival
in Crystal City, Texas.
In 1958, the U.S. Army
launched America's third suc-
cessful satellite, Explorer 3.
In 1964, the musical play
"Funny Girl," starring Barbra
Streisand, opened on Broadway.
In 1971, East Pakistan pro-
claimed its independence, taking
the name Bangladesh.
In 1982, groundbreaking cere-
monies took place in Washing-
ton for the Vietnam Veterans
Ten years ago: The bodies of
39 members of the Heaven's
Gate techno-religious cult who
had committed suicide were
found inside a mansion in Ran-
cho Santa Fe, Calif. Former drug
counselor John G. Bennett Jr.
pleaded no contest in Philadel-
phia to charges stemming from a
$100 million charity fraud. (Ben-
nett was sentenced to 12 years in
prison for fraud, tax violations
and money laundering.)
Five years ago: Yasser Arafat
decided not to attend a key Arab
summit in Beirut, Lebanon; his
Cabinet accused Israel of trying
to "blackmail" the Palestinian
leader with tough conditions for
allowing him to go. Arthur
Andersen chief executive Joseph
Berardino resigned, bowing to
mounting pressure as a result of
the accounting firm's role in the
Enron scandal. President Bush
nominated Dr. Richard Carmona
to be surgeon general.
One year ago: An Afghan
court dismissed the case against
Abdul Rahman, who was facing
possible execution for convert-
ing from Islam to Christianity.
Paul Dana, 30, died when he
slammed into a stopped car dur-
ing a warmup session of the Toy-
ota Indy 300 at the Homestead-
Miami Speedway.
Today's Birthdays: Jazz musi-
cian James Moody is 82. Conduc-
tor-composer Pierre Boulez is 82.
Retired Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor is 77.
Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is
76. Actor Alan Arkin is 73. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is 67. Actor
James Caan is 67. Author Erica
Jong is 65. Journalist Bob Wood-
ward is 64. Singer Diana Ross is
63. Actor Johnny Crawford is 61.
Rock singer Steven Tyler is 59.
Singer and TV personality Vicki
Lawrence is 58. Actor Ernest
Thomas is 58. Singer Teddy Pen-
dergrass is 57. Comedian Martin
Short is 57. Country singer Ron-
nie McDowell is 57. Movie com-
poser Alan Silvestri is 57. Labor
Secretary Elaine Chao is 54.
Country singer Dean Dillon is 52.
Country singer Charly McClain is
51. TV personality Leeza Gib-
bons is 50. Actress Jennifer Grey
is 47. Basketball player John
Stockton is AS. Actor Michael
Imperioli is 41. Rock musician
James Iha is 39. Country singer
Kenny Chesney is 39. Actor T.R.
Knight is 34. Rapper Juvenile is
32. Actress Amy Smart is 31.
Actress Keira Knightley is 22.
Rapper J-Kwon is 21.
Thought for Today: "The man
who never tells an unpalatable
truth 'at the wrong time' (the
right time has yet to be discov-
ered) is the man whose success
in life is fairly well assured." -
Agnes Repplier, American essay-
ist (1858-1950).

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

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
Theatre Ill "Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles"(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 Thurs-
day at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care-Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
necessary (863)763-0488
ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000

CAT- black and white, male,
very pleasant. Vic of East
State Rd 70. Call to identify
around the Fair Grounds. Call
to identify (863)467-8645

3/15. Vic. of West Palm
Beach (flying north).
Reward. 561-282-7946
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
missed! (863)697-3975
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri col-
ored, $700 REWARD!

dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
Free to good homes only!
DASCHUND: Male, 7 months
old, purebred, no papers.
Free to good home.
302-677-1628,qr 450-6478


JACK RUSSELL: Male, 1 yr
old, great with kids. Free to
good home. Family is mov-
ing. 863-763-4984
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

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

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

All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
12800 Hwy 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Call 863-634-7973

Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must Have
good driving record.
Weekly Travel
required in FL, Paid
travel time, overtime,
per diem. DFWP,
Benefits, 401K, Pd
Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
CDL Bw/Hazmat Req.
Exp. Pref. Comp. Salary + OT
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106


Drivers license & own
transportation needed.
Drug Free Workplace.
Plumbers & Helpers Needed
with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay & benefits. Call
M-F 863-763-6461. DFWP
For small natural stone yard.
Quickbooks Pro experience a
must. Answer phones, AR/AR
40 hours, non smkg env.
Must be dependable, room for
advancement. Call Chris
(561)433-4148 or fax resume
SERVERS -Experienced Only.
Dependable. Full & Part
Time. DFWP


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

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

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garage? Advertise your
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health K Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos 8& Games 730
VWRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

watts, $100 for both or will
separate. (863)610-0060

DISHWASHER, Frigidaire,
black, works great, $50
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
good shape. $125
Almond, good working con-
dition. $75. 863-675-0229

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REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
$200 (863)763-0691
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra fridge
in garage, $40.
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
warranty. $210.
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
fer. (863)357-2271
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.

MICROWAVE, Over the coun-
ter style, Maytag. $35

FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
Cell# 234-9691

+/- 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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Inslallatiam of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-7552

RUG, New, 82" x 10" Country
Garden Path, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098

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
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987

standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627

Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony

PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.

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

dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
CABINET, white, $25 or best
offer. (863)467-1325 ,.
ing, upholstered, very good
condition. $75
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
$75. (863)675-6180
Good shape. $50
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
TURE: Couch, tables, crib,
etc. $100 for all or will sep-
tate. 863-673-4540 Labelle
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
ate. (863)467-7336
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
$800 (863)675-3793
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful, with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
WALL UNIT: Solid wood, cup-
boards and shelving, suitable
for a garage. $75.

GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123

cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
$625 (863)763-3210
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
$625. (606)219-3890
stainless steel, 8 shot, like
new, $900 (863)763-3210
PISTOL, Spring Filled Armory,
XD 410 cal., compact & tacti-
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
1890-1910. $150.
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
offer. (734)777-4495
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel' Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.

BODY BY JAKE- Very good
condition. $150.

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
neg. (863)885-1026

FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250

W/drain'board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
separate (863)467-2148
,TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.

new, $30 for the pair

carry wheelchair or scooter.
$300. 863-763-4612
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000.
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
neg. (863)357-5988

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

$150. (863)697-1443

BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717

$25 (863)983-7702
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
JACK RUSSELL: Free to good
home. 772-473-7114
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
trained. $400.
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
YORKIES, Foi Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
$800. (863)467-4337

TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, $20 for both will sell
separate (863)675-4990

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

ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
Revolution, $50
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
$500. (863)634-2812

SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476

SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
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
set, on a dolly. $450.
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
separately. (863)675-1138
Glo, used, $50
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.

VCR- Sharp, like new plus 35
movies. Asking $150.

CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-697-8731


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 81 5
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds,'Plants 8
Flowers 865

ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.

TRACTOR, John Deere '48,
Model A, good shape, $2500
or best offer. (863)673-0848

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
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
good, $2500.
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
engine. $200.
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
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
Snapper, Electric start .
Runs & mows good. $275.
or best offer. (863)357-0516
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
$250. (863)467-2984
$400. 863-675-8141

For Sale
Call (863)467-7998'
For More Info
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328

Rentals I

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
Ave, 2br/2ba, no pets,
$800/mo. 1st & last req'd.
Call Debbie at 863-763-3173
In town, furnished, no pets,
$685/mo + until. 1st & sec.

11055 Hwy 441 North /
Okeechobee, FL. 2520 sq ft.
$1000/mo. 1st, iast & sec.

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Come in and fill out a contractors
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OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462

RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
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
before. (863)634-4524
FARMS- 2 acres, fenced,
3/2, $1400/mo, Rent w/op-
tion (863)610-2126 Ive
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

Hurry! Only a Few Left!

BASSINGER- to share mobile
home, single/quiet, male/fe-
male, non smoking, no pets
$150/week (863)697-1494
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. East of Okeechobee. $125
wk. Call (863)824-6112
OKEECHOBEE- New house in
town, 3br, 2ba, inclds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep.(863)447-3287

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10415
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
Okeechobee. (863)467-8539
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.
home, 3 br plus office, 2.5
ba, 3 car garage on 2 acres
$474,000. Call
863-763-7329 or

NEW LISTING -2964 NW 34th
Avenue. Bright & cheery, this
6 room home will reflect your
love & personality without
costing a fortune. Quality
construction, updated roof,
vinyl siding & insulation, new
appliances, chain link fence, &
recent tree maintenance all
reduce the worry of
unanticipated repair costs.
Ample storage space even
for a pack rat! 12'x 16' metal
shed. FSBO $115,000.
Ph: 860-921-8408 or email
2BA CBS home. $139,900.
(561)748-8118 or
OPEN HOUSE- Sun Tue, Mar
25th Mar 27th. 1pm 6
PM. Seminole Cove, 55+
Community, 2br, 2ba, Price
reduced to $87,000 or rea-
sonable offer.
(863)467-8492 -

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
$659,000 (863)635-1169

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

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 appl's
incl. w/d, lake access.
$1000/mo. 954-610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba mobile
home for rent, town water
and sewer, large lot. $800 /
month. Call 954-610-5345.
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
email whelwooo)

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-

acre lot, nice shade trees,
$79,900. (863)314-9861 or
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.
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,
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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
trailer. (863)634-0187
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
BASS TRACKER- '89, 35hp
Mere. Stick steering. New 24
volt trolling motor. New floor-
ing. $1800. (863)467-8580
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
BOAT TRAILER, for 22-24', all
rollers, $500.
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 Mere.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
trailer $1800.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
365V,175hp Black Max Mere.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
ft, w/ trlr, '03 50hp Yamaha,
tilt/trim, bimini top & more.
$2500 firm. 863-763-0452
ROW BOAT:w/oars, 14 Ft., 2
hp, Suzuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft.
galvanized trailer. $700 for all.
SAIL BOAT: Mini Sunfish.
$150. 863-612-1044
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, 15ft,
70hp Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, $600 or best offer
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
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
$1350 (863)467-7336
V Bottom Boat, 12 Ft., 9 spd.
troll. mtr., marine batt. an-
chor & paddles work. $750
neg. 863-824-0899
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90 hp Mere, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto

JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In HendrySa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000, (863)675-7145

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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.

V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2000.
& '88, MUST SEE! $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or

ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
$500 (863)634-5225

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iSpecial Notic

MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully turn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
graded, ext. warranty,
32,500. (419)344-0599
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K orig.
mi. $3900. 352-572-3700

CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
100 (863)610-1120

WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136

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

TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
offer. (863)632-9166

FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
offer (863)697-0424
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
tiable. 863-357-2954
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
Resort Fleetwood, in Palm-
dale, avail 04/01/07, with
one slide-out, 33 ft, great
cond. $4000. 301-904-1524
or 863-674-1756


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

good. $700 firm.
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500. (863)357-4446
'92, Good body & int. Runs
well. 100K mi. $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
$1200. (863)805-5266
ood. Cold A/C. New tires.
$1500. or best offer
(863)634-0016 .
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best offer.
863-763-1713 or
HYYNDAI ACCENT- '02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
condition. $3200.
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
$2500 (863)467-6475
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
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
$4900. 812-989-3022
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747

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STARTING at only $59,900
This master planned community
features world class fishing, clubhouse
maiina, u/g utilities and more!

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GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
S' (863)824-0801
' GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.

$1800. (863)234-9595
BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity face. Retail $300. Ask-
ing $200.561-683-7243 WPB
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
(4) & TIRS, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
$175. (863)763-0944 .
truck. $250"(863)697-5623
FORD F150 1988, 4x4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs. Good for parts.
$800. (863)634-5421
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup, $350 neg.
$150. 863-763-4612
SMUD 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
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug rims
$450 neg. (863)634-9547
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm '
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n intake,
5spd. $1400. 863-675-2557
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706
P iIrc 4 I

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 '03- W/ ext
cab, camper shell, low miles,
(863)763-5586 (Fran) days
or (863)763-0469 evenings
New radiator, 4 new Dunlop
tires. Good 5.2 V8. $500. or
best offer. (812)968-4858
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" ridms, 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
(239)986-3417 lyvemsg.
FORD F150: '02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/I,
good tires, tool box, very
cleanI $4700.863-675-0057
FORD F150, '86, 5.0 auto,
runs good, $900.
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604

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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

ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
$6500. (863)467-5415
JEEP, '81 with new Hummer
fiberglass body, all new
parts & tires, $2295 or best
offer. (863)467-4749
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
$2000 (863)673-0559 ,
Ltd Ed, 5.9L, serviced regu-
larly, loaded, comfyl $7000.
863-983-6298 after 6:00 pm

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
offer. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER, 06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636

runs great, new tires, $2500.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

R B e II

FILE NO. 2007-CP43
Kent Leon Boutwell
The administration of the estate of Kent
Leon Boutwell, deceased, whose date
of death was January 6,2007, and
whose Social Security Number is
266-74-7578, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Rorida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest Third St, Suite 125,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claim with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this notice
Is March 19th, 2007.
Personal Representative
SGene CIark Mattson
28101 S.W. Warfield Boulevard
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Swalne, Harris & Sheehan, PA.
401 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
loonda Bar No. 278629
198887 ON 3/19,26/2007

Community Events

Requirements: This Inviation to Bid seeks a qualified and experienced fecing con-
tractor to (1) remove approx. 1,050 ft of security fencing; (2) install approx. 750
t of security fencing in a nearby area (3) install approx. 100 ft of security fence
to enclose the Electrical Vault and Emergency Generator area; (4) remove a 14-ft
double swing access gate and install a remote controlled electrc-powered sliding
gate adjacent to the Electrical Vault. The fencing fabric and posts removed in
item (1) amre to be re-used in items (2) and (3). Concrete on the posts will be re-
moved before re-installation. At the completion of the project the contractor will
remove all un-used materials from the Airport.
Content of Bids: Submitted bids must itemize the combined cost of items (1) and
(2), and the separate costs for items (3) and (4). The County may decline to
award all or part of any Bid.
Bids Accepted Through: April 16,2007, at 4:00 p.m. Proposals received after this
date and time will be returned unopened.
Instructions: Bidders may hand deliver or mail bids in a sealed envelope labeled
"Airport Fencing Project" to the Board of County Commissioners, 304 NW. 2nd
Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For additional information please
contact Vemon Gray, Airport Manager, at 863-467-5505 or vgray@co.okeecho-
Ray R. Domer, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, FL
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, FL
200499 ON 03/26/07

at select Info & Education. This contest is open to
teur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For inform
tion, call (863) 462-5260.

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

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

The Footsteps of Jesus
Beginning Palm Sunday Night, April 1, His House Fellowship Church oft
Nazarene will present a 45-minute dramatization reflecting each day in Holy' W
brought to life with music and narration. Services on Sunday will begin at 6 p
Monday, April 2, thorough Friday, April 6 services will begin at 7 p.m. You will h
reflections of each of the day's events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the mother of a li
girl who sat on Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tanner, the temple guard, and
Roman soldier. The church is located at 425 S.W. 28th St, two blocks behind Pi
Hut. Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge.

Church presents drama
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will present a praise and worship Eas
program titled "Lion of Judah-Calvary's Lamb" on Sunday, April 1, at 4 and 6 p
The program will be presented by the combined choirs and drama ministry of F
Baptist Church.

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

Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board ill m
Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This
brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board members. For information call,
Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip Calder
Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take place in the empty lot at
corner of S.W. Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth Ave., across from the First Baptist Chu
and the ROC. Mr. Calder will be presenting horse training .techniques along v
sharing how living for God has many things in common with horse training.'
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 t]
annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-il
take-out will be available for a suggested donation of $6 for adults and $3 for c
dren. A traditional barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the p
lic. For information, call Jim Green at (863) 6344401 or Jose Verano at (863) (

Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Community Resource Commi
will meet Monday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second A
This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to anyone interested in attending.
information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064

Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee Community OutreachfTraining C(
mittee will meet on Monday, April 9 from 9 until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second A
The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. For information call
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

Substance Abuse Coalition meets-
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will be held
April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N
Second Ave. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served. For more inform
call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on Apri
from 7 until 8 p.m. at Central Elementary School's Library for anyone who can
attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and PTO members from all Okeecho
Public and Private Schools are encouraged to attend.

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

Martha's House annual banquet scheduled
Martha's, House will host its annual victim's rights banquet on April 16 at
Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 at 6 p.m. The banquet is free to the public
reservations are required and can be made by calling (863) 763-2893.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-filing ser
each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m. until I p.m. at Ameri
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax return, all financial docum
for 2006, picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required for every
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 S$
day, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 71
The entry fee is $130 per two-person team, plus $5 entry into the give away draw
or $135 at the ramp. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Registrar
forms can be obtained at Okeechobeq Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th A
Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy at (863) 634-892
Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the comer of N.W. Nint
and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth Health Day on May 12, fror
a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities'will include: motivational speakers who will dlscu
variety of subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer sess
private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be availa
and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Gral
at Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April30.
Bike rally benefits local charities
SSplinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike Rall
Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.I
E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live music, f
drawings, bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Chil
12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A
weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big 1
Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Venc
bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security personnel are
rently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. B3ox 623, Okeecho
FL 34973.
Substance Abuse Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer progi
The Traveling Medicine Show: "S.O.S." Students Offering Solutions perform
troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perf
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits, and learn to give presentations. The
gram will run for six weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites f
which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center
information and application call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
SFWMD stages photo contest .
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Cent
seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake Okeechobee ca
dar. Winning images will be published as the featured monthly photos. Applical
will be taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail

tons Center offers parenting classes
ara- The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave;, Suite D, offers a continuous
rra- ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from 7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W. 28thSt. 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-
AP Blood donors are needed
enta- Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood 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
tem- p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All
neet- blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and con-
863) editions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accept-
ed. A picture ID is heeded for all donors.



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Property Sale 105511,

Reunion for OHS class of'98 planned
the Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998 are asked
ek to please submit your contact information to Include
.m. your maiden name if appropriate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the
ear process of planning our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are
title available.
zza 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.
ster The 2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
.m. brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who
firstt purchased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament numbers) and
quantity please call one of the following members: 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.
rch 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
ieet supplies. We are also in need of two new or gently used stoves. If you can help us
is a out, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie
Jim 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
on for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register early. To qualify for the pro-
the gram the following requirements must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept.
irch 1, 2006; the child could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
vith year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
The Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call Malissa at
(863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
heir The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch,,7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is now open every
n or Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please bring us all your
chil- unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are available at the office. For information, call
rub- 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
ttee Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate funds. The program provides
Ave. emergency assistance funds to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to
For 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 appoint-
om- ment only, no walk ins are accepted.
val Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid? Healthy Start may
be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at (863) 462-5877.
J on Martha's House offers workshop
tion Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence, which deals with
110, providing services to deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence. The
not date and time will be announced at a later date according to community interest and
bee response. Contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such as furni-
will ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items for infants and tod-
Sat- diers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be used to benefit infants and
Hill- pregnant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
)uth Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okeechobee have dis-
count cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for one year at selected busi-
th nesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call
but (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
vice course that complies with Florida employment requirements for individuals work-
ican ing in various vocations. This is a self-study course that includes text work and the
ents successful completion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15.
'one 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 dur-
atur- ing concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week. We will provide
8 W. training and background screenings. For information, contact Mike Davis, youth
ing, project director, at (863) 462-5863.
ve.; VNA offers flu vaccines
27 or Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.,
Monday through-Friday from 9 am. 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.
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n 11 Children's ranch plans yard sales
ss a Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on Thursday
sion;, and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.
ham Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for membership.
The members of the volunteer council protect and advocate for a better quality of
life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a
y on four-year term. Local meetings are held on the second Tu'lesday of the month in Fort
R. 70 Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
dren asac"
full YMS collecting printer cartridges

lors, Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy toner car-
cur- tridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school be used by all
onto students. To donate empty printer or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at
bee, 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
ram, The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth education classes at
dance the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the
orm Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
rom Parent education classes offered
For The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting educa-
tion classes for infhhts 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 comple-
er is tion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.


12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 26,2007

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Family affair
Eldest cousin Luis Perez, 9, (top) is busy watching out for the younger cousins Miguel
Perez, 7 months (middle-left), Maria Perez, 3 (middle-right) and Angelica Perez, 1.

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