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Vol. 98 No. 86

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Today's meetings
Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals meets at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N. W Second
St. at 7 p.m.
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
Wednesday and Saturdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 a.m. and 8
a.m. and between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m. on the above days. Washing
must be done on, or must drain
to, a non-paved surface. It must
be done using a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner. Viola-
tors could be subject to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to vege-
tation, a county-wide burn ban
has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until fur-
ther notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not exceed-
ing $500, imprisonment in the
county jail for a term not exceed-
ing 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee. For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
at (863) 763-5544 during normal
working hours.

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Current: 659
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban:
Lake levels

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Lake level
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given in feet above sea level.)
Classifieds . . .10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion .......... 4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............ 5
TV ............. 11
Weather ............ 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Admiral Kauffman Trophy: Honors Cadets

Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Left to right are Cadet Petty Officers Third Class Chris Brown and Josiah Barber, and
cadets Petty Officers Second Class Israel Weaver and Carina Nichols who received the
Admiral Kauffman Trophy for Teamwork during the Sea Cadets annual inspection cere-
mony on Sunday, March 25, at Okee-Tantie. The Kauffman Trophy is sponsored by the
UDT Seal Association and is the Trident Program's Top Awaf'd: (For more photos from
the awards, see Florida photos at

Cadets undergo inspection
The Naval Special Warfare-Tri- "
dent Team, Okeechobee's U.S. ,
Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC)
unit, held their.annual inspection
and awards ceremony for the .. .
cadets on Sunday, March 25, at the .
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) Marine Unit facility ...i -
at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area. 77-
Attending were OCSO Major
Noel Stephen and Okeechobee
High School's JROTC director
Colonel Larry Saucier, USA.
Cadet Petty Officers Israel
Weaver, Christopher Brown, Cari-
na Nichols and Josiah Barber
received the UDT-SEAL Associa-
tion's Rear Admiral Kaufman Tro-
phy for teamwork. The trophy,
named after the founder of the -m -
Underwater Demolition Teams, is
the top Trident award. tr om
Cadet Petty Officer Andrew
Phillips was the recipient of the
UDT-SEAL Museum Association's
SEAL Challenge Trophy for Naval .
Special Warfare Skills. 7
Cadet Petty Officer Pablo
Morales was the recipient of the
Naval Special Warfare Founda-
tion's HMC (SEAL) Matthew Bour-
geois Trophy for Leadership. Cadet Petty Officer Rene Mendoza received the Okee-
Cadet Petty Officer Rene Men- chobee County Sheriff's Office Detective David Brough
doza received the OCSO Detective Memorial Trophy as the outstanding cadet for the year,
David Brough Memorial Trophy as during the Trident's annual inspection on Sunday at
See Cadets Page 2 Okee-Tantie.

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Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity will dedicate this home on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. This
is the future home of the Rediker family of Okeechobee. The fire hydrant in the pic-
ture is a family heirloom. The public is invited to the dedication to be held at the
house that is located at 2791 N.W. 35th Drive in Basswood.

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The Okeechobee U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Trident unit held their annual inspection Sunday, March 25, at the Okeechobee

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the Outstanding Cadet for the year.
In addition to the trophy
awards, other cadets received
commendation citations for their
performance during the last year.
Cadet Petty Officers Joshua Gruber,
Hunter Slade, Nicholas Nielson
and Rachel Muros received the
NSW-Trident Commendation for
teamwork. Cadet Seaman
Taneisha Mitchell and Petty Officer
James Gruber received the NSW-
Trident Commendation for leader-
ship. Cadet Seaman Recruits David
and Daniel Rocky received the
NSW-Trident Commendation for
most improved cadets.
The Trident's first semester
training closed in December with
their orientation and indoctrination
to the Sea Cadet program and
Naval Special Warfare. During the
spring semester, cadets in the Tri-
dent continue their academics and
practical skills phase which will
conclude in April.
In May and June the Trident's
cadets will be entering the third

Unit facility at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area.

phase of their training with Diving
Qualification School, and resume
their intense and demanding
preparation for their deployment to
summer training.
The new recruits will be headed
to Recruit Training, and when they
return will complete their SCUBA
qualifications and begin advanced
training with the Zodiac combat
raiding craft.
The veteran cadets will be get-
ting ready for advanced Coast
Guard orientations, SEAL and Spe-
cial Boats Orientation Courses, and
assisting with SCUBA and the Mar-
itime Zodiac operations for the
recruit training graduates.
The Trident program will also
host a series of special week long
"day camp" orientations for kids
between 8 and 12 years old during
the summer. Activities will include
swimming and "drown proofing,"
boat rides and a visit to the Navy
SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce.
For information regarding the
Trident program, including the day
camp orientation schedules, inter-
ested parents should contact the
OCSO program coordinator at
(863) 357-1600.

Colonel Larry Saucier inspects Petty Officers Joel Pallon
and Rene Mendoza during the Trident's annual dress inspec-
tion on Sunday, March 25, at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Marine Unit facility at Okee-Tantle.



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News Briefs

Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board
and the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects,
general contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons.
Board terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55
S.E. Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. 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
County of Okeechobee.

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

Green market has moved
OKEECHOBEE The former green market vendors have
moved to Ferrell's Market at 900 S.R. 78 W.
The green market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7
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

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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind will
be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear with the low in the lower 60s. The wind
will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s. The wind
will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear with the low around 60.
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with the high in .the lower 80s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the lower 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Rachel Byassee, a student at Okeechobee High School,
was named as a United States National Leadership and
Service Award winner.

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On March 21, the United
States Achievement Academy
announced that Rachel Byassee,
a student at Okeechobee High
School, has been named as a
United States National Leader-
ship and Service Award winner.
She will appear in the United
States Achievement Academy's
official yearbook which is pub-
lished nationally.
This prestigious award is pre-
sented to fewer than 10 percent
of all American high school stu-
"Recognizing and supporting
our youth is more important
than ever before in America's
history," said Dr. George Stevens,
founder of the United States
Achievement Academy. "Cer-
tainly, United States Achieve-

ment Academy winners should
be congratulated and appreciat-
ed for their dedication to excel-
lence and achievement."
The academy selects USAA
winners based on the standards
of selection set forth by the acad-
emy. The criteria for selection
are a student's academic per-
formance, interest and aptitude,
leadership qualities, responsibil-
ity, enthusiasm, motivation to
learn and improve, citizenship,
attitude, cooperative spirit and
Rachel is the daughter of
Angels Jones-Fowler and Lester
Fowler of Okeechobee. Her
grandparents are Lucy and
Asberry Fowler of Indianapolis,
Ind. and Helen and James Jones
of Harlan, Ky.

Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office. This column lists
arrests, not convictions. Anyone
who is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has the
charges against them dropped, is
welcome to inform the newspa-
oer. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it.
Joy Ranae Asher, 44, of
Northwest 38th Avenue, was
arrested March 21 on an Okee-

chobee County warrant. She is
charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance. She was
released on her own recogni-
Nicholas Paul Aguirre, 27, of
Southeast 60th Avenue, was
arrested March 21 and charged
with fleeing or eluding law
enforcement. His bond was set at
Perry Ishami Sallette III, 21,
of Southwest 28th Street, was
arrested on March 21 and charged

with forgery. Bond was set at
James Edward Cypress, 20,
of Route 6, was arrested March 22
and charged with possession of a
controlled substance. He also
faces misdemeanor charges of
possession of marijuana less than
20 grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$11,000. .
Michael Corsetti Jr., 49, of
Southeast Ninth Trail, was arrest-
ed March 21 and charged with

possession of controlled sub-
stance without a valid prescrip-
tion. Bond was set at $1,500..
John Daniel Rivera, 21, was
arrested March 20, and charged
with possession of cocaine. He
was released on his own recogni-
Franklin Anthony Brown, 37,
of State Road 70 West, was arrest-
ed March 20 and charged with
habitual driving with a suspended
license. Bond was set at $1,000.
Thomas Colby Fralix, 18, of


Doris M. Frank
Doris M. Frank, 92, of Okee-
chobee, died March 26, 2007, at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Mrs. Frank was born Nov. 20, 1914,
in Benton County, Iowa to Chester
and Mary Clime. She was a retired
textile worker. Mrs. Frank came to
Okeechobee from West Palm
Beach in 2000. She was a member
of the Community Christian
Church of West Palm Beach.
Mrs. Frank was preceded in
death by her husband Lee M.
She is survived by two sons,
Robert L. (Charlotte) Frank of
Pomona Park and Dean M. (Bever-
ly) Frank of Okeechobee; ten
grandchildren; sixteen great grand-
children; and, seven great-great
Graveside services will be 11
a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007, at
Memory Gardens in Lake Worth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Alzheimer's Asso-
ciation, 225 N. Michigan Ave., F1.17,
Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second St. Okeechobee.

Dellen R. Tyner
Dellen R. Tyner, 46, died Satur-
day, March 24, 2007, in Athens,
Tenn. Born May 31, 1960, in
Sebring to Dowe and Reta Tyner,
he had been a lifetime resident of
Okeechobee and was a member of
the Church of God.
He is preceded in death by his
father, Dowe Tyner; sister, Denita
Tyner; and, brother, Dowe Ray
Mr. Tyner is survived by his wife
of 27 years, Sharon Tyner; son,
Vince Tyner; daughter, Shawna
Tyner; mother, Reta Tyner; brother,
Durwin (Pat) Tyner, all of Basinger;
sisters, Dale Tyner of Lantana,
Delta (Don) Deadwyler of Bran-
ford, Deanna Tyner of Gainesville,
and Dorinda (Gerry) Mixon of
Basinger. In addition he is survived
by best friends, Jim and Lori Math-
ews; Goddaughters, Brittany and
Devin Mathews, all of Leesburg;
and, a host of nieces, nephews and
many friends.
Pallbearers are Dallas Dead-
wyler, Robby Boland, Durwin
Tyner, Daryel Tyner, Jason Pearce
and Justin Yates.
The family will be receiving
friends Wednesday, March 28,

2007, from 5 until 7 p.m., at the
Buxton Funeral Home.
Services will be Thursday,
March 29, 2007, at the North Okee-
chobee Church of God at 10 a.m.
with Pastor Al
Padgett from
the Basinger
Church of God
officiating. .
Interment will ,.
follow at the
Basinger Ceme-
All arrange-
ments are Dellen R.
under the care Tyner
and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-
Sherry Lee Plymesser
Sherry Lee Plymesser, 46, died
Thursday, March 22, 2007, at her
residence in Okeechobee. Born
Sept. 9, 1960, in Oconomowoc,

Wis. she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 10 years
and was a member of the VFW
She is survived by her mother,
Carol Plymesser of Okeechobee;
brother, Scott (Bruna) Plymesser of
Italy; and, a nephew Danny Ply-
messer also of Italy.
Although there are no plans for
services, all arrangements are
under the care and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-
Arvel Burdett Ball
Arvel Burdett Ball, 77, died Fri-
day, March 23, 2007, at his resi-
dence in Okeechobee. Born Oct.
24, 1929, in Seligman, Mo. he has
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1995. He served in the United
States Army for 20 years and was a
member of the VFW and the
American Legion. His hobbies
included reading and traveling.

Mr.Ball is survived by his wife,
Eleanor Ball of Okeechobee; two
step-daughters, Judith (Harry)
Dingeman of Jupiter, and Marcia
Chapman of Okeechobee; two
step-grandsons, Gregory Chapin of
Las Vegas, and Joshua Chapman
of Okeechobee; one step-grand
daughter, Jennifer Chapman of
East Peoria, Ill.; one step-great
granddaughter, Noami Halverson
of East Peoria, Ill.; and, one brother,
Warren (Lorraine) Ball of Mon-
tague, Calif.
There are no local services
planned but a burial will take place
at the Springfield Missouri National
Cemetery, under the direction of
Klingner-Cope Funeral Home in
Springfield, Mo., phone (417) 887-
All local arrangements are
under the care and direction of
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okee-

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Southeast 36th Terrace, was
arrested March 20 on a warrant
and charged with robbery by
snatching, and third degree grand
theft. Bond was set at $20,000.
Charles William Buchanan,
25, of Center Street, was arrested
March 20 and charged with pos-
session of cocaine. Bond was set
at $2,500.
Byron Williams, 42, of North-
east Avenue, was arrested March
20 and charged with violation of
probation (on original charges of
escape and high 'peed wanton
fleeing.) Bond was set at $10,000.
Christopher Jenkins, 30, of
Northwest 36th Street, was arrest-
ed March 20 and charged with vio-
lation of probation (on original
charges of dealing in stolen prop-
erty.) No bond was set.

A Thought To
/ Remember

"Don't destroy your ideals.
Don't tear down your dreams."
These are words of advice
that we have all heard through-
out our lives. They are still
of wisdom
that could
well be
passed on to
our young
people today.
SWe read of
sit inst ,
By Paul demonstra-
Btions, walk-
Buxton outs and
many other
forms of revolt and rebellion.
"We fight for our ideals." they
say. It is a noble thing to have
ideals. But if, in our haste to
obtain our own rights, we over-
lap and take away the rights of
others, we can easily be tearing
down rather than building up.
We all have dreams and ideals,
and they were not easily obtained.
Usually when we destroy these
ideals and dreams, we end up
breaking our own hearts.
Thought to Remember: Only
your attitude builds your
dreams and ideals. Only you can
destroy them.

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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.

GAYS: This is in response to the gays in school. Why sl wouldn't tlthe
be allowed to have their club? Why should they be treated any differ
ent than any other student? Because you are gay vldoesni't iiniiii vou
are a bad person. They should enjoy the same things straight students
get. It is not the parent's fault because the child is different. That is
something they are born with. They are still loving and caring cilil-
., dren. I am the mother of a gay son who is the most wonderful perso i
there is. He is respectful of his parents and everyone he meets. That's
more than I can say about some straight kids. Leave thlie gays alone.
and let them live their lives as they wish. Everyone has their right. I
would not change my son to make him any different. He is wonderful,
giving, caring, has a heart of gold and I love him with all my ihea t.

BLUE HERON: We need to fix some of the problems we have
rather than create new problems. Blue Heron is a nice area with nmai y
expensive homes and doesn't need to be ruined by time shares. The
people (voters) spoke during the last county election and put out
some of the "good ole boys" looks like 11 .1.. we didn't do a good
enough job. The current crew still wants to operate like the old days
and not look to the future. We have to address the needs of tihe people
rather than figure out how to make money for a few people.

TURN LANES NEEDED: Left turn lanes for the roads that gmo imlo1
Lazy 7 would be a big help. Even though that is a no-turning zone ~, i
67th, those trucks still try to pass there.

PLEASE CALL BACK: Employment opportunities. ate Ik' \Ind iai
between in Okeechobee. When an employer posts a job op i ing in
leaves a phone number they should at least have thIe icourlesy tlI
return the phone call, even if the position has been filled.

CLEAN IT UP: What is wrong with the people who own their
waterfront property? I recently took a ride through the Loop as \w'
call it. There is an enormous amount of alumiminm pans, etc in iithe
canals. Also I have an RV park right next door i to m. To gt lio tlt
issue, why don't you people remove what you can see in tie s watic i
and don't add to it because the water level is low.' The park in u (n
tion next to me has some palms. Well, what do you think ithey did
with their trimmings? They threw thernm on the shore from where lth
water had receded. If we all do this what is going to happen when ith
water does come back mops in the props, etc? Hire a school kid for a
few bucks. It'll keep him/her out of trouble and give us all a place
we'll be proud of when the water comes back and you take youni
friends out for a ride.

PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS: This is to the person who had tlie Speak
Out comment in the Thursday paper. Who is the 'we' to which you
keep referring? You are not talking about Okeechobee and you are
not talking about Christians because we don't agree with you. Speak
for yourself. I know the struggle of gay people. Doctors learned in
medical school in the 1950s that there is no way to change homosex-
uality. People who go into some areas today to learn to be pastors
learn that it is not a perversion but it is just a fact that is just the way
some people are. Last year, in a poll, about 40 percent of Americans
said they accepted homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle and that is
now 55 percent. So your side is losing ground and eventually you are
going to have to apologize. What I think you should do is pray for for-
giveness for your hatred. You say in your article that you are not full of
hatred but you are full of hatred to talk this way about gay people.

NO HABITAT: Everywhere I look these days around Okeechobee
our wildlife habitat is being destroyed. Why in the world are we all
cutting down all the hedge rows? That is where birds and small ani-
mals live. Why is this allowed?

PRESIDENTAL CAMPAIGN: This is about John and Elizabeth
Edwards. He announced that he is running for president of the United
States. So what? But what got me mad is he is 11 iig about his wife
having breast cancer and broadcasting it all over the news. I think lie
is just using that as a ploy to get votes. That is something that should
be handled in private. They don't need to put that on the news for
sympathy votes.

REPORT CHILD ABUSE: While I was in a local store last night,
between 7 and 7:30 p.m., I walked into the restroom and there was a
kid screaming his head off and a large lady who I suppose was his
mother beating him with her shoe. I approached the service desk and
told the clerk that someone needed to call the sheriff's office. I waited
around to see what they were going to do. The clerk went to the
cashier by the restroom and she said the kid was crying before they
went into the restroom. He probably deserved it. I told the cashier that
no kid deserves to be beaten with a shoe. I waited around and no one
did anything and the sheriff was never called. I was going to do some-
thing but I couldn't find the lady. In my opinion the cashier and the
clerk should be reprimanded because they don't even protect their
customers and especially children. Children should not be beaten like
that and when it was reported to the store clerk or manager behind
the desk they should take appropriate action and do something about

TAKE CARE OF THE POOR: What is the big fuss about all the gays?
If you read your Bible carefully or use the concordance you would
find that Jesus spoke about gays once and that he emphasized taking
care of the poor over 30 times. Don't people have their priorities
straight? Maybe the churches should address that subject more.


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Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
io 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. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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
Senioys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Meiliodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

I Wednesday
iVMartha'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-
tutor. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ai as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
S701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
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.
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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 at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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.
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.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets
are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-
0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

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Community Events

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

Community Events

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

United Way meeting slated
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet Tuesday, March 27, at 8
a.m. in the north dining room at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N.

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

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 Wednesday, March 28, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave. The April general membership luncheon and election
will be held April 25, at the Golden Corral Restaurant. Anyone inter-
ested 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 Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, March 31, at 2 and 7 p.m. at The Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th
Blvd. For information, call Sandy Perry at (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 showwill be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be Sonia
McCabe, assistant supervisor for the Bureau of Consumer Assistance,
and Don Dietrich, consumer complaint analyst, Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The topic of the show will be
complaints, scams, fraud and identity theft. For information call 1-
800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or visit

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 presentation on the controversial
topic, Clovis vs. Pre-Clovis. The presentation will be held at DuPuis
Management Area Visitor's Center, 23500 S.W Kanner Hwy., Canal
Point. There is no admittance fee. For information, call Kim Kanter at
1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or,

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

Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate for
your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in finding
activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this sum-
mer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in Okee-
chobee this summer in this guide. If your organization, club, church
or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or supervised
activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no charge to submit
your activity.
Eastern Star plans yard sale

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

Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold ayard sale on Saturday,
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

Annual benefit bass tourney planned
The fourth annual Russ Bringger Memorial Fishing Tournament
will be held 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. Prizes will be awarded. For
registration information, call Herb or Kim at (863) 763-1035 or (863)
634-4525. Proceeds will go to the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer

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

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

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Saturday, March 31 at 2PM & 7PM
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Handle eggs with proper food safety precautions

I love eggs. They are truly one
of nature's wonders. They are
inexpensive and an amazing
source of nutrition. A large egg
only has about 70 calories.
FIgs are a good source of
protein. They contain thiamin,
r .. ,. i,, folate, Vitamin A and
Vitamlin D. They also contain
choline, which is necessary for
(ood brain function.
lEggs come in a natural con-
tainer that is pretty effective. But
some food safety precautions
are still needed. The following
information on egg food safety
came from the Egg Nutrition
What does the date on the
egg carton mean?
Egg cartons with the USDA
trademark must display a
"Julian date." the date the eggs
were packed. Although not
required, they may also carry an
expiration date beyond which
the eggs should not be sold, but
are still safe to eat. On cartons
with the USDA grademark, this
date can not exceed 30 days after
the eggs were packed in the car-
ton. Depending on the retailer,
the expiration date may be less
than 30 days. Eggs packed in car-
tons without the USDA grade-
mark are governed by the laws
of their states.
How long are eggs safe to eat
after purchase?
Fresh shell eggs can be stored
in their cartons in the refrigerator
for four to five weeks beyond the
carton's Julian date with minor
loss of quality. Once an egg
begins to age, it loses moisture
through its porous shell and
begins to dry. The membranes

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that hold the egg structure begin
to loosen and the yolk may not
be anchored in the center of the
white once the egg is broken. An
older egg would be most appro-
priate for a mixed dish, a batter
or a hard cooked egg which
should be easier to peel than a
freshly laid egg.
How long are eggs that have
been refrigerated, safe to eat?
Raw eggs maintain their
freshness for four to. five weeks
after purchase if kept refrigerat-
ed continuously.
How long are hard cooked
eggs that have been refrigerated,
safe to eat?
A hard cooked egg can safely
be refrigerated for up to one
How does Salmonella infect
Salmonella bacteria are
found in the intestinal tracts of
animals, birds, reptiles, insects
and humans. Salmonella may be
found on the outside of the egg
shell before the egg is washed or
it may be found inside the egg if
the hen was infected. It is esti-
mated that one egg in 20,000
eggs may contain Salmonella
which is a 0.005 percent con-
tamination rate. Eggs contain
natural antimicrobial substances

in the egg white, and all eggs are
washed and sanitized before
they are packed. Egg recipes
properly prepared in individual
servings and promptly eaten are
rarely a problem. Inadequate
refrigeration, improper handling
and insufficient cooking are all
factors that have contributed to
disease outbreaks. Salmonella is
destroyed by heat. Eggs that
have been handled and cooked
properly should not cause
human illness.
What is pooling and why is it
not recommended?
The pooling of eggs, which is
a common practice where eggs
are broken out of their shell, mix-
ing egg white and yolk, then held
together in large quantities. This
practice removes the egg's natu-
ral barriers and creates a nutri-
ent-rich medium that is ideal for
bacterial growth. Lack of wash-
ing hands and cutting boards
with warm soapy water is anoth-
er contributing factor in approxi-
mately one third of the U.S. food
borne illness outbreaks reported
by the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC).
How should eggs be refriger-
Refrigerate raw shell eggs in
their cartons on the middle or
lower inside shelf, not on the
door, and away from any meat
that might drip juices or any raw
produce that might contact
eggshells. Cover or wrap well
any egg mixtures or leftover
cooked egg dishes. For all per-
ishable foods, including eggs
and egg containing dishes, allow
no more than two hours at room
temperature for preparation and

serving, 30 minutes to one hour
when it's 85 degrees Fahrenheit
or hotter without refrigeration.
I just realized I left the egg
carton on the kitchen counter
overnight. Are the eggs safe to
The general rule is that if food
items are at room temperature
for more than two hours, the
safest thing to do is to discard
the product. If you leave eggs
anywhere that is not refrigerat-
ed, the best thing to do is throw
those eggs away and buy a new
What is an adequate temper-
ature to cook an egg?
Egg white coagulates
between 144 and 149 degrees
Fahrefiheit, egg yolk coagulates
between 149 and 158 F and
whole eggs between 144 and
158 F. Plain whole eggs without
added ingredients are pasteur-
ized but not cooked by bringing
them to 140 F and maintaining
that temperature for three-and-
one-half minutes. According to
the FDA Food Code, eggs for
immediate consumption can be
cooked to 145 F for 15 seconds.
If the eggs are to be used in a
recipe with other food items,
dilute the eggs with liquid or
other ingredients, such as milk,
or sugar (at least /4 cup liquid or
sugar per egg as in custard) and
cook the egg mixture to 160
degrees Fahrenheit, which will
destroy harmful bacteria in a few
seconds. Adequate cooking
brings eggs and other foods to a
temperature high enough to
destroy bacteria that might be
Can shell eggs be pasteurized

or irradiated to destroy Salmo-
A processor can pasteurize
shell eggs if FDA has approved
the process. Pasteurized shell
eggs are available in some areas
in the U.S. Shell eggs have
recently been approved for irra-
diation by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration but are not
yet available.
Are egg products pasteur-
All egg products are required
by law to be pasteurized.
Approximately one-third of all
eggs produced in the U.S. today
are broken and further
processed to make egg products
which are sold as retail or food-
service items or ingredients for
commercial food manufactur-
ers. These may be whole liquid
egg, egg whites, or egg yolks,
and may be liquid, frozen or
dried. The safety of egg products
is regulated by the Food Safety
Inspection Service of the USDA
and is ensured by mandatory
pasteurization to destroy poten-
tially harmful pathogens. Egg
products are readily available for
food service facilities to use and
offer a convenient alternative to
using raw shell eggs when large
quantities are needed.
What should you consider
when purchasing eggs?
Always buy eggs from a
refrigerated case. Choose eggs
with clean, uncracked shells.
Don't buy out-of-date eggs. The
USDA grade shield on the carton
means that the eggs were graded
for quality and checked for
weight under the supervision of
a trained USDA grader. State

agencies monitor compliance
for egg packers who do not use
the USDA grading service.
Is the appearance of an egg
related to food safety?
Variation in egg color is due to
many factors. A cloudy white is a
sign that the egg is very fresh. A
clear egg white is an indication
that the egg is aging. Pink or iri-
descent egg white indicates
spoilage and should not be con-
sumed. A rupture of one or more
small blood vessels in the yolk
may cause blood spots at the
time of ovulation. It does not
indicate the egg is unsafe to eat.
The color of the yolk varies in
shades of yellow depending
upon the diet of the hen. If she
eats plenty of yellow/orange
plants the yolk with be a darker
yellow than if she eats white
cornmeal, a colorless diet. A
.green ring on a hard cooked yolk
is result of overcooking and is
caused by sulfur and iron com-
pounds in the egg reacting on
the yolk's surface. The green
color can also be caused by a
high amount of iron in the cook-
ing water. Scrambled eggs held
too long on a steam table or at
too high a temperature can also
develop a green tint. The green
color is safe to eat.
How is the egg industry work-
ing to promote egg safety?
Egg industry programs start
by keeping breeder flocks Sal-
monella free. The National Poul-
try Improvement Plan, a joint
program between the industry
and the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, is a model program for
preventing breeder stock infec-

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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.
Classes offered
to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes at Florida Con-
munity Health Centers, Inc., 1100
N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class
Healthy Start
can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you
been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help.
For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

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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
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Lonnie Sears
Roger Arnold
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Semi tangles with light pole
Employees of Altima Lighting in West Palm Beach worked Monday morning to repair a
downed parking lot light in front of Publix in the Northlake Plaza shopping center. Accord-
ing to Trevor Herron (bent over in front of light), the pole was struck by a semi-truck.

Balloon animals
Ft. Drum resident, Roxanne Watson's balloon animal table was just one of the activities
for children at this year's Ft. Drum Days Festival held on March 24 and 25. Rachel Roehm
and Kaylen Fulford wait to see what kind of animal it will be. The festival, held on Ft. Drum
Community Church grounds featured many activities for children including a bounce
house, live music, free barbeque lunch and a bake off.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
23, through Thursday, March 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"The Last Mimzy"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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 III "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.
For information, call (863) 763-


in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, March 27, the
86th day of 2007. There are 279
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On March 27, 1977, 583 people
were killed when a KLM Boeing
747, attempting to take off,
crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the
Canary Island of Tenerife.
On this date:
In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan
Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.
In 1794, Congress approved
"An Act to provide a Naval Arma-
ment" of six armed ships.
In 1836, the first Mormon tem-
ple was dedicated, in Kirtland,
In 1957, "Around the World in
80 Days" won the Academy Award
for best picture; Yul Brynner won
best actor for "The King and I;"
Ingrid Bergman was awarded best
actress for "Anastasia;" and,
George Stevens received best
director for "Giant."
In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev
became Soviet premier in addition
to first secretary of the communist
In 1964, Alaskawas rocked by a
powerful earthquake that killed
131 people.
In 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri
Gagarin, the first man to orbit the
earth, died in a plane crash.
In 1980, 123 workers died
when a North Sea floating oil field
platform, the Alexander Keilland,
capsized during a storm.
In 1996, an Israeli court convict-
ed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's
confessed assassin of murder, then
sentenced former law student
Yigal Amir to life in prison.
Ten years ago: Dexter King, son
of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr., met with James
Earl Ray, the man in prison for the
older King's assassination. Ray
denied having had anything to do
with the shooting, to which King
replied, "I believe you." Russian
workers staged a nationwide strike
to demand overdue wages.
Five years ago: Twenty-nine
Israelis were killed in a suicide
bombing during a Passover Seder
in Netanya, Israel. A gunman killed
eight members of the Nanterre city
council outside Paris; a suspect
killed himself the next day while in
police custody. Death claimed
Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy
Wilder at age 95; comedian Milton
Berle at age 93; and, actor-comedi-
an Dudley Moore at age 66.
One year ago: Al-Qaida con-
spirator Zacarias Moussaoui testi-
fied at his federal trial that he was
supposed to hijack a fifth airplane
on Sept. 11,2001, and fly it into the
White House. Lyn Nofziger, Presi-
dent Reagan's political adviser,
died in Falls Church, Va., at age 81.
TV producer-director Dan Curtis
died in Los Angeles at age 78.
Today's Birthdays: Former
newspaper columnist Anthony
Lewis is 80. Dance company direc-
tor Arthur Mitchell is 73. Actor
Julian Glover is 72. Actor Jerry
Lacy is 71. Actor Austin Pendleton
is 67. Actor Michael York is 65.

Rock musician Tony Banks (Gene-
sis) is 57. Actress Maria Schneider
is 55. Rock musician Andrew Far-
riss (INXS) is 48. Movie director
Quentin Tarantino is 44. Rock
musician Derrick McKenzie
(Jamiroquai) is 43. Actress Talisa
Soto is 40. Actress Pauley Perrette
is 38. Rock musician Brendan Hill
(Blues Traveler) is 37. Actress Eliz-
abeth Mitchell is 37. Hip-hop
singer Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) is
32. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 24.
Actress Taylor Atelian is 12.
Thought for Today: "Fanaticism
consists in redoubling your effort
when you have forgotten your
aim." George Santayana, Amer-
ican philosopher (1863-1952).








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FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
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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
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3/15. VIc. of West Palm
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Reward. 561-282-7946
LAB: Light Yellow, 6 mo. old,
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"Paco". Lost in vic. of Lazy 7.
Childs pet. (863)764-0727
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
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Treeing Walker Coonhound,
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good home. Family is mov-
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RABBITS (2): Female, with
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863-634-7288 or 467-1169

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Employment -
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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Weekly Travel
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with exp. Valid Drivers Lic.
Good pay & benefits. Call
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For small natural stone yard.
Quickbooks Pro experience a
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Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

General/Mechanical Contractor needs Pipe
Layers & Skilled Laborers for projects in the
Clewiston/Big Cypress area. Need own
transportation & tools. Benefits include health
insurance, 401k and vacations.
Salary range $16-$18/hr for qualified people.
Call David (561)719-7555

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

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
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 jobto big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
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'Children's Items 555
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Crafts/Supplies 585
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Health & Reducing
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Jewelry 635
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Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
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Television, Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
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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
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
$200 (863)763-0691
REFRIGERATOR, while, 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.
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle.
good condition. $65, Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-467-2040


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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.



Must have a dependable car and provide excellent
service to our customers everyday.

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.

WASHER, heavy duty, $75. MENS DRESS SHOES, Black,
(863)674-1355 size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987

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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Sh&utters &- Seness
Rai Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

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

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
PRINTS- 3, Famous FL West-
ern artist. Cedar frame & mat-
ted. $300. 863-674-5753

Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
E MACHINES: With 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old.
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158

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

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

BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
$200. (863)674-5753
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haull
BUNK BEDS- w/mattresses,
ladder, student desk, like
new, $150 (863)467-2040
CABINET, white, $25 or best
offer. (863)467-1325

CANOPY BED- White, Twin,
Metal w/box spring & mat-
tress. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)675-1957
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
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.
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition: Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957
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

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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, For 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

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
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.

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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 aeg.
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
HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer h r d & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827

W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
separate (863)467-2148
Chef, portable, almost new.
$120. 863-763-4596
MATTRESS- Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.

new, $30 for the pair

carry wheelchair or scooter.
luxe. Like new. Excellent
condition. $2000.

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
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
$950. 863-599-0774

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

$25 (863)983-7702
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready now, $1,000.
JACK RUSSELL: Free to good
home. 772-473-7114

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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

Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
dishwasher, $14,000.

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Christmas Trees 7145
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds, Plants '
Flowers 865

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.
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
.tion. $125.863-599-0774

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.
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,
2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
Master 300, 60" cut, hydro-
static drive, zero turn. $1800
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
$250. (863)467-2984
TRACTOR, small, diesel, Yan-
mar, Model XM 2000, w/4'
bushhog & 4' box blade,
$1200. (863)824-8793

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

38" cut. $150 or best offer.
863-357-2111 or

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 + util. 1st & sec.

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

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 appll., $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 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection`1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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
Avenue. Bright & cheerythis
6 room home Will reflec9our
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 rail 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.
home, 3 br plus office, 2.5
ba, 3 car garage on 2 acres.
$474,000. Call
863-763-7329 or

3/2 home plus small apart-
ment on 2 beautiful acres.
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

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
Merc. 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
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
18.9ft. long, trolling motor,
livewell, fishfinder, 50hp John-
son. $2000 (863)357-6709
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/0. 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 Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto

MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
Brand new A/C, New tires,
Everything works. 32K orig.
ml. $3900.352-572-3700

CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
S ine, original equipment.

WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-

HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1300.
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

Okeechobee News, Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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

REDUCED! 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CNHeat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$28,000. 863-357-1784


Boats 3005
Campers./RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlcles/ATVs 3035

Boats 3005:1

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and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

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

CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-607-8731


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

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

FARMS- 2 acres, fenced,
3/2, $1400/mo, Rent w/op-
tion (863)610-2126 Ive


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RIMS & TIRES (4), GM, 8 lug,
steel rims w/LP245/75/16
tires with centers. $150 or
best offer. (863)467-5616

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
Resort Fleetwood, 2BR, in
Palmdale, with one slide-out,
33 ft, great cond. $4000.
301-904-1524 or


Automobiles -C1,,".
Autos Wanted 4Ir10
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40-10
Equipment -1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4rj05
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 40)4
Pickup Trucks 1050
Sport Utility 4C.055
Tractor Trailers J06U
Utility Trailers -1065
Vans 4070

white, runs good, but no ac.
$900 or best offer.
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
*(863)763-2605 Vince
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
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
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.
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.
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.

ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
$500 (863)634-5225
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.

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
4M)& TIRES, P5570R16, fit
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.
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup. $350 neg.
$150. 863-763-4612
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289

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Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 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 5 pm
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n intake,
5spd. $1400. 863-675-2557
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706

CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY- '80 good mechanical
condition. Cold A/C. Good
tires. $1000. (863)763-7584

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
good. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
DODGE RAM F1500 '02-
white, single cab, 5.9L, V8,
58,500 miles, 20" rims, bed
liner, chrome grill, dual ex-
haust, cold air intake, tinted
windows, great cond. $9500
or best offer. Must sell, kid
going to college. Call Rhonda
(239)986-3417 lye msg.
FORD F150:'02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/I,
good tires, tool box, very
clean! $4700.863-675-0057
FORD F150, '86, 5.0 auto,
runs good, $900.
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.
TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like
new. Asking $350.

ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
$6500. (863)467-5415
4x4, runs good.. $2000 or
best offer. 863-763-0605
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, comfy! $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

runs great, new tires, $2500.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD WlNDSTAR-'1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details. (863)675-0485 or
GMC VAN- '89, Full size, Runs
good. $900. or best offer

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Community Events

Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory
board will meet Wednesday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to board members. For information, call Jim
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 on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The
event will take place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W.
Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth Ave., across from the First Baptist
Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will be presenting horse train-
ing techniques along with sharing how living for God has many
things in common with horse training. The event is open to the

Church hosting special Easter events
An Easter egg hunt will be one highlight of a full Easter
schedule at the First United Methodist Church at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. On Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. parents are urged to
bring the kids for an egg hunt and hot dog lunch. Please bring a
basket to collect the eggs. Other Easter services include: a
Good Friday service on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; an Easter Sun-
day contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m.; and, two tradi-
tional services at 8 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday Easter Sunrise
Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. at Lock Seven. You are asked to
bring a chair. For information call (863) 467 2557.

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

Church hosting Choose Life Ministries
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will be hosting
Choose Life Ministries. The family comes to teach the whole
family about pro-life issues. The event will be on Monday, April
9, from 7 until 8 at the ROC. There will be sessions for adults,
teens and children 4 years of age up to the fifth grade. The
event is free. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525.

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

Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to
the public. For information, call Val 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 Tuesday, April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second
Ave. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be served. For infor-
mation call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an
evening meeting on April 10, from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central
Elementary School Library for anyone who can not attend the
afternoon meeting. All parents anrd PTO members from all
Okeechobee public and private schools are encouraged to

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, April 13,
from 6 until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This
month, Carolyn will give a tea-bag folding demonstration. She
will also be available to assist you with your scrapbooking
questions and supplies. Refreshments will be served and there
will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working. For information, call Carolyn at (863)
634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series
"Green Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr.
Lester, has also appeared on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hill-
billies," "Marcus Whelby," "Little House on the Prairie,"
"Knight Rider" and two Disney movies, he is a dynamic Christ-
ian speaker who addresses banquets, youth 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 Monday, April 16, at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98
at 6 p.m. The banquet is free to the public but 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 service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St. Last year's tax return, all financial documents for
2006, picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are
required for everyone listed on the return. For information, call
Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

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

Farm Bureau plans speech contest
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, 401 N.W Fourth St., will
sponsor the Farm Bureau youth speech contest on Tuesday,
April 24, at 6 p.m. The 2007 topic is "How will the global mar-
ket affect agriculture in the next five years?" A copy of the
speech is due at the Farm Bureau office by April 18. Prizes will
be awarded on the high school and middle school level. For
information and rules, call (863) 763-3101.

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

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner
of N.W Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul
Youth Health Day on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities
will include: motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of
subjects appropriate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer
session; private counseling will be available; a Spanish and deaf
interpreter will be available; and, a health fair. There is no charge
for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House
(863) 763-2893 byApril 30.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Stu-
dents Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth
between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform
alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give pre-
sentations. The program will run for six weeks from July 6
through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to choose:
First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For
information and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-

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

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
smoking cessation classes at Florida Community Health Centers,
Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-1951, ext.
24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications
for the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for
assistance with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice.
Call Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required documentation need-
ed to apply.
Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming.
Ladies Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter
members. The time and place for meetings will be announced.
For information call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-

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

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their sec-
ond limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament
including a numbered certificate with historical information.
Ornaments are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The
2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament
was the first brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006
ornaments is available. Those who purchased ornaments last
year and would like the same 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 Ham-
rick at (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your
help! The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with
windows. We need a contractor, handyman or someone that
could perform this service and donate all or part of the supplies.
We are also in need of two new or gently used stoves. If you can
help us put, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax
deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or
Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited
so register early. To qualify for the program the following require-
ments must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1,
2006; the child could not have participated in aVPK program dur-
ing the school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eli-
gibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop
Career Center. For information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E.,
is now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax
receipts are available at the office. For information, call Rosie at
(863) 763-4242.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administer-
ing FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The
Care to Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL cus-
tomers and FPL corporate funds. The program provides emer-
gency assistance funds to customers who are in a crisis situation
and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There are rules and
guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a FPL customer
and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name and num-
ber. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done over
the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accept-

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

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby
items such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers and other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from
the sale of donated items will be used to benefit infants and preg-
nant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10
and are good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be
purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call
(863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals working in various vocations.
This is a self-study course that includes text work and the suc-
cessful completion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of
the course is $15. Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488
for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man
the skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any
day of the week. We will provide training and background
screenings. For information, contact Mike Davis, youth project
director, at (863) 462-5863.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon
and from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B;
otherwise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneu-
monia shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique
needs. Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year
term. Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the
month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for
information; or, visit
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy
at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at
(863) 462-5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certifi-
cate of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863)
462-5877 for registration.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays
from 7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th
St. The school is located across the street from Osceola Middle
School. For information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext.
282, or (863) 763-0437.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For
information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed.
There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services
available at no charge to help people in their search for the right
employee or job. For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air
Force Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okee-
chobee Composite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members.
Senior members and cadets are being recruited for the unit.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior mem-
bers are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or sen-
ior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for
participants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863)
763-2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103
N.W. Fifth St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days,
Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
We are also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a
board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should
communicate well with the public and should be able to seek
support from city and county officials, business executives and
other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863)
634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting
classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S.

Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free preg-
nancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult
basic educationr/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 and Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

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