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Vol. 98 No. 96 Friday, April 6,2 007GAINESVILLE FL 32611 7007

Drought hurting farmers


EES is doing well
on book challenge
Mrs. Moore's class is doing
so well on the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. Keep reading boys and
girls. We are learning many
things about spring and types
of weather. We have enjoyed
watching our special pin-
wheels outside our door.
Thank you to all who collect-
ed money for the March of
Dimes. Great Job!
Page 3
McMillans win
memorial tourney
Jimmy and Brandon
McMillan hoisted a 40.09 lb.
bag of fish onto the scale last
Sunday at Scott Driver Park to
capture first place in the fourth
annual Russ Brinnger Memori-
al bass tournament. While
most competitors opted to
fish in the river, the McMillans
headed south to Belle Glade.


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 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to
a fine.

burn ban issued
SDue to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.

Drought Index
Current: 682
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurnBan CountyWide

Lake levels

10.34 feet

Lake level -
Last Year:
14.43 feet '
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

Classifieds ......11-13
Comics ......... 10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .11
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ......... .4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ........... .5
TV .............. 12
Weather ........... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
As the drought continues,
area livestock are feeling the
This year's dry season is the
third driest season on record in
South Florida history. The United
States Drought Monitor, which
identifies general drought areas
by intensity, .has recently classi-
fied all areas of the 16-county
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District as either moderate

or severe drought zones with a
prediction of possible drought
A sudden, sharp drop in water
levels across the District this past
week, made worse by higher
temperatures and wind, have led
water managers to tighten water
restrictions already in place for
the Okeechobee Service Area,
the Lower East Coast and Upper
East Coast Areas. ,
However, water managers, in
a telephone press conference
Tuesday, April 3, said that agricul-

tural users in the Lake Okee-
chobee Service Area will be
required to reduce their water
consumption by 45 percent.
Grazing livestock, cattle and
horses are suffering the lack of
forage. The grass is not growing.
"This is what I call a secondd
winter,' because the grass is
brown, just as if it had been
frozen. When the cows are down,
grazing and you see the areas
they've grazed, you wonder what
they are finding to eat," said
Sonny Williamson of Williamson

Consistency: Important for horses and children

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Uk. eectlobee News/Katrina Elsken
Skipper Calder of Cowboy Up Ministry demonstrates how to use a lunge line to show
the horse who is the boss. His gentle but firm technique uses "one second" discipline.

Cowboy Up Ministry visits Okeechobee

By Katrina Elsken He said they same thing
Okeechobee News applies to children. If rules are
not enforced consistently, they
Skipper Calder, of Cowboy don't learn to follow them.
Up Ministry, visited Okeechobee With horses and with chil-
Thursday afternoon to share dren "don't let them get away
some thoughts on horse train- with the little things," he advised.
ing, child rearing and God. Mr. Calder said to train a
The visit was sponsored by horse, a human must first show
Cornerstone Christian Home the horse who is the boss.
Educators. "The thing most people want
Under a shady tree in an is the respect of the horse," he
open lot on Southwest Fourth said. "You gain respect by getting
Street, Mr. Calder introduced the the horse under control."
home schoolers and their par- .Mr. Calder demonstrated
ents to some of the horses he is how he keeps the horse under
training, and explained how he control with several training
communicates with horses by exercises. One is to keep the
learning their language. horse from invading his "space."
He said many of the ideas he If the horse got too close, Mr.
uses in horse training also apply Calder put his elbow where the
to training other animals and in horse would run into it. That
raising children, was his "electric fence," he
. "The biggest problem in explained. When the horse was
training children, dogs or ani- bumped by the elbow, the ani-
mals is non-consistency," he mal backed off.
opined. With horses, if they Another exercise he demon-
know an electric fence shocks strated was with a lunge line.
them every time they touch it, Many people just use a lunge
they don't touch it many times, line to exercise a horse, he said.
he explained. If the fence only.. But it can also be a teaching tool,
shocks them sometimes and not to show the horse you are in
other times, they are confused control.
and don't know how to respond. "I use the lunge line to con-

trol the horse's speed and direc-
tion,"' he said. "He has to do
what I want him to do. If he
wants to go fast, I make him go
slow. If he wants to go slow, I
make him go faster.
"Once the horse understands
I'm the boss, he starts behav-
ing," he said.
"Have you ever noticed your
kids behave better at the neigh-
bor's house than they do at
home?" he asked. Some of the
parents in the audience smiled.
At the neighbor's house, the kids
think that if they misbehave, they
might get a whipping, said Mr.
"Horses don't work for us for
a number of reasons," he contin-
One reason is, "they don't
understand what we want them
to do, because we're not speak-
ing their language." He said this
can be remedied by learning
how to use body language to
communicate with the horse.
He said animals have their own
ways to communicate and
sometimes people don't realize
what they are communicating to
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With horses, this means they
will eat more sand, increasing the
risk of colic.
"More people are buying hay
than ever before," said Pat
Hogue, Extension Agent at the
Agricultural Extension Service in
Okeechobee. Hay buyers have
noticed that feed dealers run out
of hay that is being brought in
from out of state to supply Flori-
da's livestock needs.
"The old farmers around tell
me that drought is Mother Nature

telling you what your stocking
rate should be," said Mr. Hogue.
"Right now most cattle don't
look good at all. Some farmers
who have low-lying areas still
have some grass, but the others
"We bought enough forage
last year to last in fact we
thought we had over-bought,"
said Ben Butler of Butler Oaks
Farm, Inc. Ben Butler and his
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Jail and Bail
As members of the class of 2007, Okeechobee High
School seniors Seth Garner and April Lineberry took part
in the annual senior Jail and Bail. As a repayment to their
classmates for bailing them out, the seniors did their bid-
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and beef cattle.
"It's not just the grazing. When
you talk about grass, it's the grass
you crop for hay. All the water we
normally use is from a reclaimed
water pond but its low. We are
having to re-dig old water holes in
the pastures for ground water for
the cattle to drink, he said.
"We have to watch the water
holes carefully," said Mr.
Williamson. "When the cattle
have to walk so far down to get
water, it stirs up mud. That gives a


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their pets.
"If you have a dog and he's lay-
ing there, do you go around him or
make him get up? In animal lan-
guage, whenever you go around a
dog, you're telling that dog, 'Oh
great and mighty dog, you are the
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the water. Then, of course, they
like to stand in the water to cool
off, too."
"There have been more ani-
mals die from eating poison
plants this year than we've seen
before,", said Mr. Hogue. "When
the grass and forage thin out and
don't grow, the weeds keep grow-
ing. Grazing livestock, that won't
touch these plants when there is
grass to eat, will eat these plants
when there is nothing else to
graze on."
"Wildfires are a worry, too,"
said Ben Butler. "There's about
1,300 acres next to us that has

"Sometimes horses don't work
because they are hurting," he con-
tinued. He said he understands
that because he doesn't want to
work if he is in pain either.
Some horses don't work
because they say 'don't want to,'
he continued. Those horses
require training to show them who
is the boss.
"When I was a kid and I was
daydreaming in school, the

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Okeechobee Forecast'

Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning.
The high will be around 80. The wind will be from the north at 5 to 10
mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Friday night Mostly clear and cooler with the lows in the upper 40s.
The wind will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s. The wind will be
from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the lowin the mid 40s.
Sunday: Partly cloudywith the high in the upper 70s.
Sunday night Considerable cloudiness with a slight chance of rain
and milder with the low in the upper 50s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be in
the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunnywith the high around 80.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy and milder with the low in the lower 60s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be
in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


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been vacant for two years. It
would be a major fuel source for
a fire. We make sure our "eavy
equipment is ready to go and
either my dad is here or I am all
the time."
"I've been in fires like that,"
said Mr. Williamsqn, "pulling a
water wagon, trying to put out
one of those fires. You almost
can't do it."
"Now that corn is being used
for ethanol, we have seen feed
costs rise 30 percent since last
September," commented Mr. But-
ler. "We have local growers grow
corn for our silage, but it takes
water to grow corn. If we lose that

teacher would ask me a question
and get my attention. You can do
that with a horse. If he is day-
dreaming and not paying atten-
tion, ask him to do something," he
said, demonstrating by using the
rope to signal the horse to move.
"Horses are like men," he said.
"They can only think about one
thing at a time. They are not multi-
tasking animals."
Mr. Calder said when he cor-
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corn, we are that much closer to
importing silage from out of
"It's going to mean lighter
weight calves going to sale this
fall. That's going to hurt the econ-
omy," said Mr. Williamson.
As the farmers struggle to keep
their ranches and dairies going,
the consumers may also see the
effect of increased costs of feed-
ing cattle, resulting in higher
prices for milk and beef.
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and then it is over.
"When it is over, it's over. I for-
get about it and the horse doesn't
fear me," he said.
"That's how God is with us," he
Training a horse is like building
a house, Mr. Calder said. "You do it
one block at a time."
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* Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board and the
Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects, gen-
eral contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons. Board
terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can also be
obtained on the web site,
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office of the government of the City or Coun-
ty of Okeechobee.

'- Main Street selling hams
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. is offering
honey baked hams for sale for the Easter holiday.
Hams will be available for pickup on Friday, April 6.
To place an order, call (863) 357-MAIN or (863) 763-2225.

Dance sponsored by social club
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway- one mile east of U.S. 27.
The G.I. Joe Band will play for your dancing and listening pleas-
N-" Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
& Imemberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue throughout April with
classes every Friday in April at 6:30 p.m.
For information call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

VFW Post hosting karaoke contest
OKEECHOBEE VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will hold
an open house in conjunction with a karaoke contest. The contest is
open to the public.
Preliminaries are on April 7 and April 14. Warm up and practice
begins at 6 p.m. Weekly winners will go to the finals on April 21 at 7
There is a $10 entry fee and all the fees go to the winners.
For information about the contest and membership call David at
(863) 697-9002, or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818.

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Everglades is doing well on book challenge

Mrs. Moore's class is doing so
well on the 100 Book Challenge.
Keep reading boys and girls. We
are learning many things about
spring and types of weather. We
have enjoyed watching our special
pinwheels outside our door. Thank
you to all who collected money for
the March of Dimes. Great Job!
Mrs. Noonan's class is proud of
Rocky Wise and Heriberto Gutier-
rez who have read over 100 books
in the 100 Book Challenge. Janiyah
Epps and Tamara Nelson will
reach 100 books these nine weeks.
Eleven of our classmates know 100
percent of their letters and sounds
these nine weeks and 10 know 100
percent of the sight words for these
nine weeks.
Miss Snyder's class is very busy
working on their Class Treasure
Book. Our new season is spring.
We are learning about flowers that
bloom and baby animals being
born. Congratulations to Carley
Ostavitz and Patty Fussell for col-
lecting $25 for the March of Dimes.
They both received a T-shirt. We
soon start rehearsal for our Spring
Poetry in Motion and our Mother's
Day Keepsake. Please send in your

Second grade
Mrs. Brady's class had a restful,
fun spring break. We are enjoying
our new class pets. They are East-
ern Lubber Grasshoppers. They
are really cool. We are also prepar-
ing for our play. We have a lot to do
before second grade is over.
Ms. Hunt's class is jam packing
this last marking period with tons
of stuff. We are telling time, reading
Spanish, and learning about sound
waves and vibrations. We love
being busy.
Mrs. Kirby's class has been
reading about Chinatown this
week. We have been studying how
to write to 12 in Chinese and learn-
ing about their culture. Our class
has made colorful Chinese
lanterns and is excited about trying
out their new Chinese jump rope

Everglades Elementary School has announced its students of the week for April 2-6. The fol-
lowing students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten students are Noe
Diaz-Talavera, Erika Serrano, Carley Ostavitz; first grade students are: Alyssa Howard, Jared
Joyner, Alaysia Hart and Amy Gandarilla; second grade students are: Bianca Torres, Nelly
Almanza, Alexis Cason and Jose Martinez; third grade students are: Rigoberto Chavez,
Manuel Espinosa, Christian Seville and Karina Campos; fourth grade students are: Juan
Lopez-Diaz, Daniel H'ernandez, Adrian Carrillo, Josue Lozano and Patricia Duque; and, Cody
Souder, Sierra Harrigan and Alfonso Portocarrero.

Mrs. Campbell's class enjoyed
creating a song about weathering
and erosion. We had fun learning
some new dance moves in P.E.
Mr. Wright's class is studying
geometry and patterns in math.
We are reading about the Begin-
ner's World Atlas. In science, we're
preparing for Earth Week by study-
ing pollution and the 3R's (Reduce,
Reuse, and Recycle). Our social
studies lessons are covering
money and markets. And best of
all, we are ready for the end of the
year tests to qualify us for the third
Mrs. Stokes' class enjoyed cele-
brating Ag Literacy Day. We would
like to thank Okeechobee Junior
Cattlemen members: Nicole
Henry, Jared Prescott, Brooke
Stokes, Rebecca Barnes, and
Kristie Mellette for reading to our
class on March 15. They shared
"Oh Say Can Your Seed", a book
about flowering plants with our
class along with seventeen other
classrooms at Everglades Elemen-
tary. We loved learning about agri-
culture and how it impacts our

lives. We learned how it is the
"food and filer" of our nation.

Third grade
Mrs. Tilton's class is diving into
division during math. We are end-
ing an awesome unit on rocks in
science. We accumulated an
extensive collection of rocks, min-
erals, and fossils. We even made
our own pet rocks and fossil
Miss Kauffman's class is work-
ing on "work" and exploring sim-
ple machines in science. We con-
tinue to build our vocabulary and
become fluent readers are we read
everyday. In math, we are dividing
up a storm and becoming whizzes
at multiplication.
Mrs. Laughlin's class has just
started a unit on Mexico. We are
looking forward to learning about
this country and we have lots of
activities ahead.
Mr. Viens' class is finishing vol-
ume, area, and perimeter in math.
In social studies, we are starting a
unit on Hawaii and studying its cul-
ture. In reading, we are reading

about rocks and layers of the earth
which helps with integrating sci-
ence into our reading adventures.
We are also collecting money for
March of Dimes and trying to earn
t-shirts and a class party.

Fourth grade
Mrs. Davis' class had a "rockin"
good time at the Fort Drum Crystal
Mine. A special "star" goes out to
Mrs. and Mrs. Rucks for allowing us
to have such a wonderful experi-
ence. In math, we are racing for the
finish line, 0-12 in 60 seconds or
less. We are speeding through our
times tables in 60 seconds or less.
In reading, we are enjoying pio-
neer life as we read "Little House
on the Prairie." Mrs. Davis has even
shared artifacts that were her
ancestor's from this time period.
We are sure glad we don't have to
iron our clothes with a "sadiron."

Fifth grade
Miss Kosinski's class is busy fin-
ishing up our Women's History
study. We have learned about vari-
ous strong women who have

paved the way for so many to
become an integral member of
society. For example, Ellen Ochoa,
Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony,
Maya Angelou, and Harriet Tub-
man, just to name a few. Next
week we will begin our country
unit with Australia.
Mrs. Washington's class has
been multiplying fractions by frac-
tions, fractions by whole numbers,
mixed numbers by mixed num-
bers, and mixed numbers by frac-
tions. We are busy getting prepared
to be able to do sixth grade math.
We are putting the finishing touch-
es on our math skills.

Mrs. Ard and Mr. Ball would like
to thank the third, fourth, and fifth
graders for working their hardest of
FCAT 2007! Also, thanks to those
-who turned in their FCAT at home
practice packet. Those students in
each grade level were treated to an
afternoon of fun, games and good
snacks. Thank you for all of the
extra effort.

Student Council
Congratulations to Everglades'
students, faculty and staff for help-
ing to raise over $5,000 to help pre-
mature babies. With your help and
support our school won first place
for most money collected in the
school division and third place for
overall money collected, as well as
Chairman's Club Award. Thank
you for your generous support of
this cause.

Literacy Council
The challenge is on! We are
now working our way into our last
lap of the 100 Book Challenge. Mrs.
Ard and Mr. Ball challenged the stu-
dents to 200,000 steps. If they reach
a total of 200,000 steps, Mrs. Ard
and Mr. Ball will serve lunch in the
cafeteria. We still have a lot of read-
ing to do. Will we win the chal-
lenge? Watch our weekly progress
on the bulletin board in the cafete-
Let's go Gators, step by step!

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There is an old proverb that
has been in existence for cen-
turies. It goes this way: "For a
swift arrow, pull hard on the
string." Actually, there is no
other way to
shoot a swift
There are
few things of
real impor-
tance in life
that are not
By Paul without the
Buxton "hard pull."
The geolo-
gist will tell you that it takes
millions of years to make a
ruby. Imagine -- a million
years this beautiful gem is in
the formative stage.
If a ruby could be made
overnight, it would have little
value. So, it is true with almost
everything we do. The real and
sincere efforts of people almost
always recognized. The "hard
pull" of accomplishments is
what makes them important!
Thought to Remember: Our
greatest rewards come from the
difficult tasks we accomplish.

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Easter bonnets
Angelo Hannon makes an Easter bonnet as part of the
party put together by the Okeechobee High School
National Honor Society for the students currently enrolled
in Ace Pre-K.


Nettle Ann Storey
Nettie Ann Storey, 62, of Port
St. Lucie, died Wednesday, April
4, 2007, at Port St. Lucie Medical
Center. Formerly of Stuart, she
has been a resident of Port St.
Lucie for the last four years. She
was born March 1, 1945, in Ft.
Pierce to Charles and Elsie Mae
Jones. She was a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy and
enjoyed gardening.
She is preceded in death by
her parents and brother, Danny
Mrs. Storey is survived by
sons, Charles (Christine) Storey
of Hobe Sound, and Steve Storey

of Port St. Lucie; and, daughter,
Linda (Ed) Cassese of Port St.
Lucie. In addition, she is sur-
vived by grandchildren, Robert
Ray of Port St. Lucie, Kimberly
(William) Gaskins of Port St.
Lucie, David Storey and Jessica
Storey both of Hobe Sound, and
Jeremy Ray of Port St. Lucie;
and, great-grandmother, Keira
Gaskins of Port St. Lucie.
A memorial service will be
held on Monday, April 9, 2007, at
1 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.

Parents must complete

zone waiver applications

Parents, you must complete a
zone waiver application for the
2007-2008 school year if:
your child is currently
attending a school outside of
his/her attendance zone.
you would like for your child
to attend a school outside of
his/her attendance zone.
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beginning Monday, April 16 and
ending Friday, April 27. Applica-
tions received after this date will be
placed on awaiting list. Please read
the form carefully to ensure that all
requirements are understood.
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Alligators abound in all 67
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But because more individuals
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and water-related activities
increase during the warm
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when they are in areas where
alligators could be present.
Closely supervise children
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and it is against the law to feed
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take to reduce potential conflicts
with alligators, and they are
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
GANGS: There are several places you won't find a gang member. It
would be in church, doing anything productive, alone, out in the day-
light or in any kind of good school activity. They more likely would be
aggravating taxpayers in the dark and just be a general blight on socie-
ty. If the police do their job and the judge and prosecutors do what
they've been hired to do, we could get rid of this blight and wouldn't
that be great?

CANCER: In regard to the Friday, March 30, Speak Out about can-
cer: I regret that this person's mother died from complications from
breast cancer and nobody put her on the news, but she wasn't a pub-
lic figure. Other than that, it sounds like that person doesn't have
much of an open mind at all.

RESTAURANTS: This is to the person talking about restaurants and
businesses coming to town. Look around where other restaurants
used to be. The more business that comes to town the less business
they are going to get and the sooner they will go out of business. The
ones that are already here have a good clientele and the people like
the way it is right now. I don't think you need any more restaurants

UGLY TRUCKS: I have an idea. Have you ever heard of an ugly dog
contest? I'm thinking have an ugly truck contest and have everybody
contribute to help local organizations. Jt would be a good fundraiser
and it would be fun. There are a lot of ugly trucks in Okeechobee.

CHILD MOLESTER: This is about illegal immigrants not hurting
anybody. I just saw on the TV where an illegal immigrant raped a 9-
year-old girl. If you think illegal immigrants don't hurt people you are
sadly mistaken. If they had one rape like that by an illegal immigrant,
and he knows that they don't know who he is, they will have more. So
now you've got a child molester out there and they haven't caught
him. He's illegal and he's got a green card. So to all you liberals who
say they aren't hurting anyone, if something happens to your child I
don't want to hear you cry about it.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS: To the reader who called and claimed
that the president can fire federal prosecutors for any reason. This is
not true. It is illegal to fire these prosecutors for the purpose of pre-
venting or interfering with prosecutions or investigations that the
president disapproves of for political reasons. President Clinton did
what most other presidents have done. He fired the majority of the
federal prosecutors when he came into office and put his own people
in place. What he did not do was pressure these prosecutors to inves-
tigate his political opponents or fire them for prosecuting members of
his own party. The Bush administration did this, then lied about it and
tried to cover it up. All this is illegal. There was nothing wrong with the
Associated Press news story. If you get all your news and information
from FOX news, you are going to be woefully uninformed.

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: I'd like to know why Hillary Clinton
has raised $36 million to run for president, Obama has raised $24 mil-
lion and Edwards $13 million when we have people starving in this
country, people homeless and in New Orleans people who never will
go back to their homes because they don't have the money to rebuild.
I'd just like to know why we have people raising all this money? Did
Abraham Lincoln raise any money to be one of the greatest presidents
of all time? I don't think so. He just campaigned on his route on a little
train and that's how they used to do it. How can they honestly do this
with this money? The best man for the job might just be the poorest

SPECK LIMITS: A few days ago the Florida Wildlife and Fish Com-
mission put a wonderful article in the paper. They said they were
going to cut speck limits down to 10 per person and put on a 10-inch
size limit. That is the best news I've a long time. Now let's
hope they will enforce it.

FELONS RIGHTS: I see where they are talking about giving convict-
ed felons their civil rights back. I really wish they would put that to a
vote for the public. Who would you rather have wasting your money,
the FEMA people or convicted felons? They would do a much better
job than our politicians are doing and they would probably also know
for whom they should vote.

NO WATER: I see Okeechobee is on water restrictions which are
understandable. What I don't understand is how they can have plans
for 22,000 new homes being built within the next year in Okee-
chobee. There is no water, no roads, no sewer and they are all going
to be under water if it ever does rain. Who is going to pay for that? I
just kind of hope it's not going to be me, but I have a feeling it is.

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Upcoming Events

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #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) 932-8677.
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 infor-
mation, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker
and also 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.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride
twice before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer
at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter DAR. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd
Street at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863)
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service
on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon.
Anyone desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is wel-
come to attend. The Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave.
For information call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W Third.St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

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.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and
their guests are invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skin-
ner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ances-
try. The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a
family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their
web site at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.
O.C.RA meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd
Lane at 7 p.m.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at
(863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Any-
one currently home schooling or interested in home schooling
is welcome. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or
Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
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, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Widow 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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-

lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m.
then from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional
support or someone just to care are welcome. For information
call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero. is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another
meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilita-
tor. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meet-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Community Events

Basinger church hosting revival
The Basinger Church of God will present the Pooler Family Min-
istries in revival April 6. Services start at 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 467-1503.
Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Friday, April 6, and
Saturday, April 7. Sale hours on Friday will be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sale hours on Saturday will be 8 a.m. until noon. Additional yard
sales will be held Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13. All pro-
ceeds from the sales are used for patient care at Hospice of Okee-
chobee, including the Hamrick House. For information, contact
Rhonda Peterman at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Church selling peanut butter eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy is taking orders for their annual
Easter peanut butter egg sale. Orders will be taken until Friday,
April 6. To place orders, call (863) 763-4654 or (863) 634-4361.

Church hosts Holy Week presentation
Through Friday, April 6, His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., will present a dramatization reflecting
each day in Holy Week brought to life with music and narration.
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. Everyone is welcome. There will be no charge.
EYDC hosting Easter Extravaganza
EYDC, 7200 U.S. 441 N., will host an Easter Gospel Extravaganza
for youth on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Some of the
guest performances scheduled to appear are: soloist Phyllis
Mitchell; First Baptist Missionary Church; Ave. D Boys Choir; Good.
News Ministry; Greater St. Paul AME Praise Dancers; Greater St.
Paul AME Church; and, Reverend Mario Robles from Primera Igle-
sia Bautista.
Vision impairment is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 7, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be
Ron Andrini, acting director and president of the board of directors,
and Cindy Greenwell, program director of 20/200 Fellowship, Inc.
The topic of the show will be advancing the independence of per-
sons who are blind or visually impaired through resources and
education. For information, contact 20/200 Fellowship, Inc. at
(772) 220-0095 or

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. Second St. On Sat-
urday, 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 Fri-
day, April 6, at 7 p.m.; an Easter Sunday contemporary worship
service at 9:30 a.m.; and, two traditional 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 Saturday,
April 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a
suggested donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A tradition-
al barbecue menu will be served and the dinner is open to the pub-
lic. For'information, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Vera-
no at (863) 634-2071.
Kiwanis host Easter morning breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will host their 36th annual
pancake breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 8. Breakfast will be pan-
cakes, homemade sausage and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Breakfast will be served from 7 until 10:30 a.m. at the Freshman
Campus Cafeteria, 610 S.W Second Ave. Donation is $5. Tickets
may be purchased now and are available at Syble's Flowers, 119 S.
Parrott Ave. Tickets may be purchased Easter morning at the Cam-
pus. Takeout is also available. For information, call Maureen at
(863) 763-2225.
Church offers special Easter service
Larry Ford, a Grammy award winning tenor, will be ministering
at Abundant Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., on East-
er Sunday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at
(863) 763-3736.
Easter Sunrise Service planned
A community-wide Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday,
April 8, at Lock 7 beginning at 6:30 a.m. Each person is asked to
bring their own chair and assemble near the pier.
Red Cross hosting CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
adult CRP class on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.
Genealogical Society to meet April 9,
The Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 9, at 1:30 p.m.
in the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Visitors
are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.
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 First Baptist Church 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 resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to anyone interested in attending. For
information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or 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 Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

Blood drive hosted by hospital
The next blood drive at Raulerson Hospital is scheduled for
Tuesday, April 10, from noon until 6 p.m. Those donated blood will
receive a $10 R.J. Gator's Restaurant gift certificate. Raulerson Hos-
pital blood drives are scheduled every other month on the second
Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-
Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing 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 information 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 and
PTO members from all Okeechobee public and private schools are
encouraged to attend.


The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 6,2007

The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 6, 2007 SPORTS 5

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Howard Kleman (left) and Pat Dravo (right) took second Taylor Wilhelm showed off two of the three bass he and his
place with 31.49 lbs. of fish at the fourth annual Russ Brin- partner Rick Wilhelm brought to the scale Sunday afternoon
nger Memorial bass tournament held last Sunday at Scott at the Russ Brinnger Memorial bass tournament. Their bag of
Driver Park. fish weighed 15.16 Ibs.

McMillans win Brinnger Memorial tourney

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Jimmy and Brandon McMil-
lan hoisted a 40.09 lb. bag of fish
onto the scale last Sunday at
Scott Driver Park to capture first
place in the fourth annual Russ
Brinnger Memorial bass tourna-
ment. While most competitors
opted to fish in the river, the
McMillans headed south to Belle
Pat Dravo and Howard Kle-
man finished in second place
with another impressive bag of
fish weighing in at 31.49 lbs. that
they caught on Chatterbait.
Third place went to local
anglers Bill Rose and Craig Smith
for their 23.34 lb. catch.
The team of Brandon Barlow
and Matt Hesler pulled in the big
fish of the day. The lunker
weighed 8.68 lbs.
Others finishing in the top 10

The team of Jimmy McMillan (left) and Brandon McMillan (right) brought 40.09 Ibs. to the
scale last Sunday afternoon to win the fourth annual Russ Brinnger Memorial bass tourna-
ment held at Scott Driver Park.

were: (4) Brandon Barlow and
Matt Hesler; (5) Rick Wilhelm
and Taylor Wilhelm; (6) George
Marshall, Sr. and George Mar-
shall, Jr.; (7) Skip Purple and

Scott Dingwall; (8) Doug Vest; boats bringing any fish to the
(9) scale.
Fifty-one boats competed in The benefit tournament
the annual event. Lake condi- brought in over $10,000 for can-
tions took their toll with only 23 cer research.

No fishing license

required April 7

Now's the time to gas up the
truck, load up the kids, break
out your fishing gear and go
fishing! April 7-8 you won't
even need a license to fish in
fresh water here in Florida the
number-one destination for
anglers from all over the world.
Bass, bream and crappie -
they are all biting this time of
year in the "Fishing Capital of
the World."
The Florida Legislature and
the Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) set
aside one.weekend per year for
residents and visitors to enjoy
freshwater fishing without hav-
ing to worry about buying a
fishing license. All other fishing
rules still apply.
Bob Wattendorf, an FWC
fisheries biologist who helps
promote the annual event, said
Free Freshwater Fishing Week-
end is an opportunity for par-
ents to open a whole new
world of adventure with their
"When you see a child catch
his first fish, and you hear the
squeals and screams and watch
the breathless excitement,"
Wattendorf said, "you're seeing
a magical moment the child
will remember forever and so
will you. Someday, the child
may pass that moment on to yet
another generation and carry
on the centuries-old tradition of
fishing in Florida."
Free Freshwater Fishing
Weekend isn't just for kids,
though. It offers a convenient
opportunity for adults who
haven't caught a fish in a while
to get reacquainted with
angling. Spring is a great time to
get out there while the weather
is beautiful and nature is at its
"It doesn't take much of an
investment to go fishing here,"

Wattendorf said. "A can of
worms, a cane pole and a few
hours of leisure time are all you
need to get started. There is no
place in Florida more than a
few minutes' drive from some
kind of fishing opportunity."
Besides all get to
eat fresh fish when you go fish-
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some cheese grits, cole slaw,
hushpuppies and maybe some
pork and beans or a little potato
salad. Or, if you aren't into
cleaning and cooking your
catch, you can always release it
for another day and enjoy the
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Free Fishing Weekend
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The Brahman boys' tennis team
traveled to Port St. Lucie to take on
the Jaguars on their home courts.
The Brahmans returned to Okee-
chobee with a 6-1 victory. The
results of the individual matches
Singles-Bobby Spelts (Okee.)
def. Kevin Kiwi (PSL) 8-2; Corey
White (Okee.) def. Ryan Kabylski
(PSL) 8-5; Ricky Smith (PSL) def.
Eli Cabansay (Okee.) 8-3; Bhevesh
Patel (Okee.) def. Nick Dirobbio
(PSL) 8-0; Zach Fowler (Okee.) def.
David Scierka (PSL) 9-7.
Doubles-Spelts and Cabansay

The Lady Brahman tennis team
defeated the Lady Jaguars 6-1
when they met in Port St. Lucie on
April 3.
The results of the individual
matches were:
Singles- Rina Boswell (Okee.)
def. Marissa Kobylski (PSL) 8-2;
Ekaterina Jastrjembskia (PSL) def.
Alyssa Wright (Okee.) 8-1; Jami
Fadley (Okee.) def. Larissa Oprysk
(PSL) 8-0; Kari Berger (Okee.) def.
Roberta DaSilva (PSL) 8-2; Brooke
Ragamat (Okee.) def. Charlotte

(Okee.) def. Kiwi and Kabylski
(PSL) 8-5; White and Alex Nielson
(Okee.) def. Smith and Dirobbio
(PSL) 8-5.
The boys' team now has a 9-5
season record.
"The team struggled tonight,
but pulled off a good win over Port
St. Lucie," stated Brahman coach
Dave Ellis.
The Brahmans will host the
Treasure Lake Conference champi-
onships on April 10 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580 N.W.
27th Lane.

Cummins (PSL) 8-3.
Doubles-Boswell and Shaina
Ragamat (Okee.) def. Kobylski and
Jastrjembskia (PSL) 8-6; Berger
and Fadley (Okee.) def. Oprysk and
DaSilva (PSL)8-2.
The Lady Brahmans now have
a 10-4 record.
The Lady Brahmans will host
the Treasure Lake Conference
championship on Tuesday, April
10, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.

Sports Briefs

Local wrestling
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym. Elementary
school children pli' _i._.- from 6
until 7p rin h.idJ.l,. indh h i,.ho,.Il
students practice from 7 until 8
p.m. New members are al'.ays
welcome. For in I.,, r,;,ion contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce Jahn-
er at (863) 462-5025.

Sign-ups start
for youth teams
Chobee Lil' Brahmans baseball
Little League ages 5-16 and softball
Little League ages 8-16 sign-ups are
on going.
For information, call James

Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.

ACS plans
bass tourney
American Cancer Society breast
cancer bass tournament will be
held on Saturday, April 21, from
safe light until 3 p.m. at Okee-
Tantie Campground, 10430 S.R. 78
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 U.S. 441 S.; or,
call Chrissy at (863) 634-8927 or
Crystal at (863) 634-9483.

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Citizens are on patrol throughout Buckhead Ridge

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
Collins is a founding member of
Citizens on Patrol in Buckhead
Ridge. The program was intro-
duced ten years ago with the
help of former Glades County
Sheriff Barry Walbourn and Lt.
David King. Mr. Collins recalled
that the community was
approached by the sheriff's
"They came to see us and
there was a lot of interest in it.
We started with twenty to thirty
people and now we are holding

with ten, "he said. Mr. Collins
has been with Citizens on Patrol
ever since then and along with
ten year-round volunteers there
are five winter residents who
Citizens on Patrol is a neigh-
borhood crime watch program
sponsored by law enforcement
agencies. Volunteers observe
their communities and look for
suspicious activity or fires. When
they see something, they leave
and call authorities. The Glades
County Sheriff's Office donated
two patrol cars and a radio to the
Buckhead Ridge volunteers.
It is reassuring to residents

when they know neighbors are
looking out for them and their
property. Citizens on Patrol will
do a house check for winter resi-
dents when they go back north.
The volunteers do a physical
check of the property and look
for locked doors and windows
and they will check any boats on
the property too.
In order to receive this service
a resident must fill out a form.
According to Wayne Collins,
community members feel more
secure because, "Somebody is
keeping an eye on his place."
In order to qualify as a volun-
teer a person must pass a back-

ground check. Then they receive
a booklet with rules of do's and
don't, and if they agree they
must sign it. Usually there are
two members riding in a patrol
car. One drives and the other
rides shotgun and uses the radio.
The Buckhead Ridge volun-
teers will also direct parking for
area festivals, funerals and other
events. Citizens on Patrol coop-
erates closely with the Buckhead
Ridge Homeowners Association.
Sometimes the association
donates funds for items like uni-
form shirts, and in return the
patrol sells reflective house
address numbers, then the pro-

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Cessna plane makes quick landing

Engine failure
investigated by NTSB

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
26, a Cessna aircraft owned by Epic
Aviation left Fort Myers. Thirty min-
utes into flight the engine failed on
? the single prop airplane and the
pilot radioed in that he had to make
an emergency landing.
According to a press release, the

Glades County Sheriff's Office
received a call just before dusk
advising them that Cessna 172SP
had declared an emergency land-
ing. Members of GCSO's Special
Operation Unit and Fire Rescue
were dispatched to the Boar Ham-
mock area, about four miles east of
U.S. 27.
A short time later they found the
plane, which had landed safely in a
pasture, and both the pilot and pas-
senger were uninjured. The aircraft
was secured and FAA officials
declared that the plane had engine

Epic Aviation is a flight school
located in New Smyrna Beach.
Their spokesman, Robert Tetrault,
explained that the plane experi-
enced an engine anomaly.
The pilot followed proper pro-
cedures as he had been trained to
do, according to Mr. Tetrault. There
was no suitable airport close by
and the pilot chose a good area for
the emergency landing. Thankfully,
he said, the two occupants were
unharmed, and the plane was not

"We commend the pilot. He did
an excellent job," said Mr. Tetrault.
Mr. Tetrault also mentioned his
appreciation for the helpfulness of
the local land owner and the
Glades County Sheriff's Office.
The plane was removed by Epic
Aviation, and the National Trans-
portation Safety Board will contin-
ue to investigate the cause of the
engine failure.
Editor's Note: Staff Writer
Nena Bolan can be reached at

Citizens discuss mail delivery issues

Situation can be
mere inconvenience
or real hardship

By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
dents of Glades County are aware
of the challenges of living in a
mostly rural area. You cannot just
run to the grocery store at a
minute's notice or drive several
blocks to the pharmacy. These
common things take some plan-
ning and involve putting expensive
fuel in your vehicle.
If the rural post office is not able
to deliver mail to your business,
you must get a post office box and
plan your daily runs to retrieve the
mail if it contains time sensitive
documents or applications with
deadlines. This may sound like
merely another bothersome chore,
but to many businesses, medical
professionals and the disabled it
may be a hardship. Some may feel
this is the price you pay for a rural
lifestyle, however this situation
often occurs within the city of
Moore Haven, the county seat.
Dr. and Mrs. Geake opened their
medical center in November of
2006. They were welcomed by the
community because John Geake is
the only private physician within
the county. Their office is in the his-
toric downtown section of Moore
Haven and they do not have the
privilege of mail delivery. Simple
correspondence can be done with
their post office box. However, the
situation has become a true hard-
ship for the working couple.
Ellen Geake is the medical
office manager for her husband,
Dr. John Geake. She was at the city
council meeting March 20 where
she and several other business
people told about the problems
with mail delivery within the city.
Ms. Geake stated her dilemma
briefly and recalled that they did
not know about the lack of mail
delivery when they purchased the
medical building.
She went on to explain her situ-
"We have struggled to finish-our
change of address status with Blue
Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and
Medicaid we hit a brick wall,"
said Ms. Geake. "They do not

accept a post office box as an
address. They need a physical
address. This address shows up as
not a deliverable address. This is a
red flag to them and I am unable to
finish my applications."
This means they are unable to
get reimbursed for many of their
services, and they are unable to
obtain free medication for eligible
Jeffrey Davis, owner of Ever-
glades Realty was also at the city
meeting. He has difficulty with the
mail system, too, because of time
sensitive documents and applica-
tions. When deadlines approach,
he may have to go to the post office
several times in one day in addition
to banking, legal procedures'and
"Lack of physical mail delivery
is not helpful to a professional busi-
ness atmosphere for local mer-
chants," he said.
Mary Booher, Glades County
librarian contributed to the discus-
sion. She mentioned that when
boaters tie up at the city dock for
the evening they are usually look-
ing for a mailbox and are unable to
post anything. If the boaters are
lucky, Ms. Booher or other nearby
neighbor can assist if they just hap-
pen to be making their own run to
the post office at that time.
The post office in Moore Haven
was contacted for information.
Since they are part of a federal
agency there are protocols they
must follow. They furnished the
phone number to the United States
Postal Service communications
officer of north and central Florida.
This official is Joseph Breckenridge
of Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Breckenridge gave details
over the phone about how the
postal service offers mail delivery
contracts to private individuals or
businesses. This is called Highway
Contract Routes (HRC). Some-
times regulations forbid this type of
carrier to leave their vehicle and
step foot on the premises.
At this time, parts of Glades
County and the city of Moore
Haven are dependent upon High-
way Contract Route carriers and
according to Mr. Breckenridge this
makes it necessary for some busi-
nesses arid tesiderts 10 have ost
office bo '
Mr. Breckenridge wants to Work
things out with customers.
"We are going to do everything

we can when a customer comes to
us with an issue," he said.
On Tuesday, March 27 the local
postmaster, John Massey, met with
Ellen Geake. They agreed that the
Geakes would purchase a mailbox
and that the post office would fur-
nish them with a deliverable physi-

cal address. This will enable the
medical center to do regular busi-
ness with Medicare, Medicaid and
insurance companies.

Editor's Note: Staff Writer
Nena Bolan can be reached at
nenabolan @yahoo. com.


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Mr. Collins and the other vol-
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The Buckhead Ridge team has a
vehicle speed detection sign that
lights up with the miles per hour
that a vehicle is doing when it

drives past the sign. They have
offered to let the Palmdale team
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Center offers
parenting classes
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on Mon-
days 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 (863) 462-5000, ext. 223.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide

foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children. For
information call (800) 403-9311.
EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-

zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
. tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
a youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April 6,
through Thursday, April 12, are as
Theatre I "Blades of Glory"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
sons" (G) 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 "Premonition"
(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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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considered fraudulent. In all
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Sharearlde 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriamn 125
FoEUd 130
Lest 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

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

Found under bridge at Buck-
head Ridge Locks. Call to ID.
ROTTWEILER: Vicinity of 98 &
27, female, wearing collar.
Call 863-634-5417 to identi-

weeks old. Vic of Labelle, FL.
Reward!!! 239-297-0517
years old. Last seen in Bass-
wood. (863)824-0776
tween Cantanie & Hwy 441
South. Reward offered
TOY POODLE: Chocolate, neu-
tered, no tags, answers to
Gator. Vic Town & Country
MHR 863-634-3690
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tIn col-
ored, $700 REWARD!

MIX (m): lyr, house broken,
black & tan, friendly, free to
good home. 863-610-0569
KITTENS, 2 males, 3 females,
to loving home only.
MOTOR HOME- With 440 en-
gine. No title. Ready to
picked up! (863)699-9701
RABBITS, To good homes.

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Don't Miss
This One
& Sun., April 6th, 7th & 8th,
8am-3pm, 176 Lake Dr. West
Lawn Mowers, Aluminum,
Waterbed, Windows and other
items. Best offer for all.

OKEECHOBEE: Fri & Sat, Apr
6 & 7, 8am until. 2030 SE
24th Blvd. Misc items,
household items & more.
Something for everyone!

OKEECHOBEE: Saturday, April
7, 2007. 8:00 am ?, Behind
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(follow the signs).
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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person at American Drilling
Services Inc., 405 SW 2nd
Street. Okeechobee, FL.
Electronics & telephone
equipment, lifting req'd.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
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Have Excellent Computer Skills
Reliable Transportation

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Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

(Brighton Reservation)

BA in Early Childhood Education.
FL Teachers Certificate for Kindergarten.
Min. 5 years Kindergarten teaching
experience in public school setting.
Knowledge of Kindergarten curriculum.
Valid FL Drivers License. $25 per hour
Fax resume and salary requirements
to: (954-967-3477)

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HS diploma or GED equivalent
Previous food service. Exp. and
training. Previous experience in a
school setting or working with
children. Assist cook in the
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High School diploma/GED.
Minimum 2 years Kindergarten
experience in public or private
school setting. Knowledge of
Kindergarten curriculum. Assist
teacher in carrying out duties.
Valid FL Driver's License.
$18.00 per hour. Fax resume to:

Minimum 1 yr.supervisory experience.,
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, Florida Drivers
License. High School Diploma or GED.
Excellent benefits incl. medical, dental
& 401K. Salary based on experience.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

upto$15.00 hr.
Immediate openings
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.

has a new position
available for a
Service Technician.
Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
Okeechobee. 35 hrs/wk.,
Approx. $27k. Benefits.
or fax: 806-352-3982
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call

Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
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Player. Excellent commu-
nication skills essential.
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but will train.
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.

23 cu ft, works excellent.
$225 or best offer.
home. 18" wide, 21" high.
$80 (863)983-7661
GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
good shape. $125
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
excellent condition. $280 for
both or will separate.
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-763-2232

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

Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.

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

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.

CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
CRIB, cherry wood, brand
new, never used, still in org.
box, no mattress, $150.
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bef. noon

ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358
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

screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony
HPB COMPUTER: Multimedia,
Intel / Pentium, monitor, key-
board, 612C printer, Astra
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158

FIREPLACE- Brand new. $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
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
BUNK BEDS- w/mattresses,
ladder, student desk, like
new, $150 (863)763-2232
CANOPY BED- White, Twin,
Metal w/box spring & mat-
tress. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)675-1957
COUCH, Victorian Parlor &
Matching Chair. Needs re up-
holstering. $100.
DAYBED, Cypress, custom
made. $175 (239)340-8503

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DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (8763-8338
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
wood, mint condition, $40.
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels, $60.
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or
TURE: Couch, tables, crib,
etc. $100 for all or will sep-
tate. 863-673-4540 Labelle
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition. Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957

GOLF CLUBS: New, complete
set of oversized lite Graphite
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade
for pistol. 772-461-8822

BROWNING: 22-250, lever ac-
tion, never fired. $700.
Plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $300.863-697-2033
PISTOL: Spring Filled Armory,
XD 40 cal., compact & tacti-
cal, high cap. mags. Like
new. $450 (863)634-4798
RIFLE- All original AK47, call
for details,. $600
RIFLE: Marlin Camp, Folding
stock, 45 ACP, 25-round
mag, like new. $650
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)467-1958
WEATHERBY: Mark V, 257
Weatherby Mag, like new, w/
scope. $1750.

Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328

HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer with air handler & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827
Your new car could he In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?

Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.


Private & spacious
waterfront rentals.
Year lease.
1st, last & security.
$1,000- $1,500/mo.

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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry Rm, tiled through-
out, Rent $1200/mo, w/1
year 100% Buy option
($14,400). isit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood. cpbir-
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
OAK LAKE, 2br/2ba Condo,
New wood patio fence. Alum.
roof. Carpet/tile throughout
$80,000. 863-697-2462

Mobile Homes

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

2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
gle, 1g. backyard. $800/mo.
& utilities. 1st, last & sec.

CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.


Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035

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AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
With weather cover, for fiber-
glass shell, brand new,
black. $30.863-610-1120
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
BASS BOAT: Lowe, mariner
eng., exc. cond., fish finder,
trolling mti- with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BOAT TRAILER- 16ft, galva-
nized, like new, 4yrs old,
asking $200 (401)932-0983

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For rent, newly remodeled.
11 miles N. of Okeechobee.
3BR/1.5BA. $790/mo. 1st&
security. No pets. Call only
M-F 9a-3p. (863)457-1717
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. lmmed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
ba, Unfurnished. Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. mo.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised cred it is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861

DOWNTOWN, 1,800 sq. ft.
Water, sewer & A/C mainte-
nance included. $1800 per
month. 863-634-7353

BASSINGER- to share mobile
home, single/quiet, male/fe-
male, non smoking, no pets
$150/week (863)697-1g494
OKEECHOBEE- New house in
town, 3br, 2ba, melds all
elec appli., $600/mo & $600
sec dep. m 4 ..1iA

w/light kit. $120 for all, will
sell separately.

PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4
chairs, Loveseat, lounge chair
(beautiful cover) 2 sm end ta-
bles $150. (863)763-9410
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $400.

WHEELCHAIR: Metics, Elec-
tric w/ rechargeable battery.
Like new! Pd. $5,000. Ask-
ing $1000 (863)357-5988

CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)676-7156
PIANO: Kimball, artist console,
like new, beautiful sound.
$950. 863-599-0774
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings

BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120

COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed & very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $300.863-801-3344
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready now, $1,000.
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $40. (863)610-2126
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.

For under kitchen sink. Ask-
ing $30.(863)357-6315

ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
ble. $300 (863)674-0583

gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$250 (863)233-0114

BUGGY, Runs good. $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-0582
HUNTING BOW, with all ac-
cessories. $150
863)763-3631 or
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, al
accessories $600 or best of
fer (863)763-0829

1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new
$300 neg. (863)447-5985

YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10", tion. $125. 863-599-0774
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
dition. $250.
(863)634-3923La & r 0
JUGGERNAUT: 15", Custom
made by MMATS, 6000 DUMP YARD CART: $10C
watts peak each. $600 neg. 863-357-5754
(863)634-6476 LAWN MOWER: Zero Turr
S Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new.
in Jan, less than 100 hrs
ELECTRIC AIR COMPRES- $2500. 863-214-8052
SOR: EmGlo, used. Diesel SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
motor for generator $100 condition, $10C
for both (863)514-8705 (863)467-7017
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical is, needs moderate wor-
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank, $100 (863)467-9369
$370 orsep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable L
with stand, $70 or best of-
fer(863)763-8797 BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
WELDING MACHINE, very Alpine, born 03/12, disbudo
WELgood condition, $150 ded, excellent Full Nubian
good condition, $150. NCO --1 ir-
(863)673-2314 ,
s .&ame I I0 Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not prod. $200. 863-467-8844
battery operated, $20 will ... ,
sell ) separately.S
(863)763-3982Flwr 0I
C e 38" cut. $150 or best offer.
863-357-2111 or
KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary 772-519-2256
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $4.(863)675-8760
6 67 ,17BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
Video/A io 0 barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500
SATELLITE SYSTEM: 2 satel- (863)763-3631
lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
863-467-5477 3Rentals
VCR: Sharp,.like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies ,T
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for.gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony, Apartments 905
8mm, hi grade, 120 mins, Business Places 910
new, still in box. $80 for all. Commercial
863-467-0987 Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
GUITAR. House Rent 930
Please call (863)467-7095 Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
rAgriculture I Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
I t Storage Space -
15I7 Rent 960

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815 APARTMENT FOR RENT
Farm Produce 820 Recently updated, 11 miles N.
Farm Services of Okeechobee. 38R, 2BA.
Offered 825 $690/mo. 1st & security. No .
Farm Supplies/ pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
Services Wanted 830 (863)467-1717
HorLandscaping 840 Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Landscaping Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
Lawn s Garden 850 $590/mo. 1st & security. No
Livestock Garden 85 pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
Poultry 'Supplies 860 (863)467-1717
Seeds/Plants/ OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
Flowers 865 wished studio efficiency apt, all
until. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
FORD NAA TRACTOR-w/ft $763)0634-748. Call
bush hog, $3850 (863)634-7489

ARABIAN MAE OH G OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
ARABIAN MARE & QH GELD- Villas. New appl., W/D. $950.
ING, Reg. $2500. To good mo + 1st, Last & Sec. Avail.
home only. (863)467-6147 or m9 (7s2Ls79 e.Aal
r (772)370-6658 4/09/07(772)579-7562
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding OKEECHOBEE, Villa For Rent.
horse, Coggins, all shots. 2br, 2ba. $1200. mo., 1st &
$1000 or best offer. Sec. Call for info.
r 863-675-2215 Labelle 863-634-3414
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
I Shown halter in FL & GA BASSWOOD: New home,
- $2500. (863)236-0118 3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
PASO FINO MARE: to good pets welcome. $1200/mo
home only, $1800 or best Lawrence Associates
offer. 863-357-2111 or 1-800-543-2495
772-519-2256 c21
y QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
broke, very sweet, gentle, plan, patio, master suite, tile,
$500. Call Sharon d/w, w/d hookup, avail. now.
(239)707-5423 $1250/mo. (561)307-2502

-' '"- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages 3 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631 634-2044

The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 6,2007 13

BASS TRACKER- '89, 35hp
Mere., Stick steering. New 24
volt twiinlq motor. New floor-
ing. $1800: (863)467-8580
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
trolling motor and seats.
$150. 863-763-6216
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer Included.
KOBE- 19', 6 cyl. Merc. Cruis-
er. In/outboard attached. $495.
Stop by lot #48 in Summer
Breeze Mobile Home Park.
25HP, commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800.941-755-3588
ft, w/ trlr, '03 50hp Yamaha,
tilt/trim, bimini top & more.
$2500 firm. 863-763-0452
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board. $75. (863)612-1044

CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
2001, 36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
(863)467-2309 or e-mail
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
Lite, By R-Vision. 1 slide out.
31 Ft. Great cond. $8500 or
best offer. (863)517-0894

FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertain-
; ment center. $11,000 or
S best offer. Call
4 863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.

POLARIS JET SKI, '03, 3 seat-
er, 100hp, 31 hrs., $5,000.

=-v;rud & John.on moier,
S110 (1 0121 -'39 85

Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.

AD '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
e<:'.i:. Aide.. glide/wind-
srheld ;1oA bike $6500
neg 18631467-6886 or
HONDA CB350 1973 4 cyl,
L.iellent condition $1ijO0
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.

ATV, MX 260cc, adult, eleo.
start, rarely used, less than 1
yr. old, $2400.
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat $2500.(863)447-0337
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtike.
Mint condition, runs god.
$2400 8C3)261-4633
SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt-
ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
train, new custom canopy.
$15,000 (772)215-9142
Model. Like new condition.
Seldom used. Quick Sale

CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
'92, Good body & int. Runs
well. 100K mi. $1500.
(863)946-1126 Lakeport
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
HONDA ACCORD: 1993, cold
A/C, runs good, new Miche-
lin tires. $2000.
air ride, all orig, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
good running, good on gas,
$800 or best offer
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400. (772)359-2923 or

CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
$2500. (863)357-4446

FORD BRONCO 11- '89 4x4,
2.9, V-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16
& 35x12.50R15 needs work
$1000. Neg. 863-634-3878

GOLF CART, Battery operated.

CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tie. $375. (561)261-0930
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (868)673-2671
Explorer, 4.01, 4x4, runs
good, $550. (863)763-0547
FORD F150 1988, 4x4, 5.8 li-
ter. Runs. Good for parts.
$800. (863)634-5421
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
-Van, new in box. $75.
(4) 20540/11 7, (2) 90%
tread (2) 25. tread, $100
neg (863)763-8797
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
RADIATOR- For 1998 Inevro.
let $30 863-763-5762
REAR AXLE- For Cliuvy P/It
Tiuick Lofiplhl1. 1.2110
'7?72359-2923 or
(') 425/65R22 5, 80% ltb-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17. almost
iew, only 1500k un them.
$00 (86J)t634.17.t4
Will fit '94 '03 Faid 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 or best offer.
good contirion $300 or bist
offer. 863467-8856
TRUCKCP- '"8Ttiterulass- .
like nrw, askin, $300 or
best offer (401)03--098j3
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer,
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelln.
^^ 1 1 u

new. $150. (860)608-:;56i
AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht, CHEVY Cl0 SiLVERADO: '8
Gutted. Everything works. CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
Ready to be remodeled, long bed, 350 eng. auto. ac,
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714 strong eng. & irjns $2411nn
Negotiable. (863)697-0241
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the FLA TB'9-
line, 1 super slide out, load- CHEVY DUALLY FLATBED 79-
ed, like new, heated bsmnt. rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$19,900.863-265-0175. $1200 or best offer.
$2500 firm (315)528-5771 CHEVY EXT CAB: '1,i) *',i-.
cide door, Voortech 350,
TRAVEL TRAILER: 2002 For- auto $2400.863-447-0270
rest River Salem, 32ft, W/
15ft slideout, like new. DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K,
$10,500.863-673-0181 iew lurte, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$I I '11Kl iib:I)tS.1'b)lI 13
Automobiles DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
S.,iiliirfllit.. good corli ion.
'P'irng $400 t863)673.5883
... -. DODGE TRUCK- '86 Running
condition. Asking $1500. or
best offer. Call evenings
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
Power Windows, Power
Steering. $5,000.
FORD F250 FX4 PKG- '05,
Black, Pwr stroke diesel. 4 dr,
4x4, Leather, 45K mi. Tow
pkg. $32,000. (863)983-7213
For small ickup, never
used, $50.8 3-675-3032
NISSAN '86: Great motor &
rnsmissn no a/c or heat.
Neds TLC on looks, $600
CHEV TRACKER '93- Cold AC, (863)674-0098
4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great TRUCK RACK- Aluminum, Like
new everything,, $2500 neg. new. Asking $350,
(863)763-2605 Vince (863)228-1130

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RFP #600000008o
The South Florida Water Management District will accept proposals from qualified
contractors to Install instrumentation and control systems and/or connecting sadl
equipment to existing or replacement Remote Terminal Units (RTU), at various loca-
tions throughout the Distict's surface-water network.
Proposals shall be submitted to the Procurement Department, 2nd Floor, B-1 Build-
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An OPTIONAL PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held on April 19, 2007, al
10:00 a.m., in Building B-1, 2-A Bridge Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach Florida for all interested respondents.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the Request for Proposals and In-
clude a properly executed Contract Compliance Disclosure Form. Solicitation docu-
ments will be available April 6,2007, interested respondents may obtain a copy ol
the complete RFP (1) atthe above address: (2) by downloading the solicitation from
our website at st d.oo (3) by calling (561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-520, Th public is Invited to attend the proposal
opening. Further information on the status o this solicitation can be obtained on
our we site
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
i 'i' P. ,,,.iii..," I sle 14, 2007. at 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Building 1, Richard

A ,, ,1 I ,..,'. ni ii. luie 15, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Building 1, Richard
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Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced
For more information, please contact Don Hill, Contract Specialist ai
561) 682-2045.
02935 ON 4/6/07

Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating
potable water to insure the future safetyof our drindng water. The water users may
notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after April 9, 2007. These
conditions will last until the end of the month of Apnl 2007.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, I you are
on kdne dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions con-
coming tis matter. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should contact
you local tropical fish store for advice and take appropriate action to Insure that you
ave properly treated the water before adding It to your aquarium.
The hydrant flushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and
discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time, Please
keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Oka.
chobee Utility Authority.
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Water Conservation Month
Missy Barletto (right) from the South Florida Water Management District accepted a proclamation
from Mayor Jim Kirk (left) on behalf of the city which proclaimed April, which is typically a dry month
when water demands are most acute, Florida's Water Conservation Month. With the drought condi-
tions this month this proclamation is even more important to encourage citizens to conserve water.

Community Events

Agency on Aging board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure
Coast, Inc. will hold its board of directors executive commit-
tee meeting at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West
Palm Beach on Wednesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. For infor-
mation, call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

Chamber plans membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will
hold their general membership meeting Wednesday, April
11, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., start-
ing at noon. The guest speaker will be Pam Crowley, director
of the Treasure Coast division of the March of Dimes. For
information, contact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a
public hearing on participation in the Indian Education
Grant on Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. in room 302 of the
School Board office building, 700 S.W Second Ave. The
purpose of the meeting is to explain the goals of the grant
and activities associated with the Title VII program. For
information, call Leslie Lundy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 242.

Church hosting Teen Idol contest
Faith Alive Fellowship, located behind Ford Motor Com-
pany, will host a Teen Idol contest for teens aged 13-18 on
Friday, April 13, at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the most
talented teen. For information, call (863) 634-6706. For
rules, call (863) 610-9032.

Church of God hosting youth revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave.,
and Cross Fire Youth Ministry will host ayouth revival on Fri-
day, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 5
p.m., and services will start at 6 p.m. Some of those sched-
uled to perform include: Julian Drive; Ignite (Okeechobee
Church of God youth band); Fire Within (Okeechobee
Church of God youth drama team); and, Divine Purpose
(Okeechobee Church of God college drama team). Keith
Barron will be delivering a special word. Those who need a
ride to the revival can call: Brother Dryden at (863) 697-
1790; or, Mrs. Donna at (863) 697-1789. For information,
call (863) 763-4127.

Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor
an occupational awareness (job fair) program for 11th and
12th graddnr-_ on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in
the Okeechobee High School Gymnasium. Businesses
interested in p.arlicipaling in the job fair should call Bill R.
Black at ii; : 462-5025, ext. 3113; or, e-mail him at

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scraphooking crop party will be held on Friday, April
13, from G) 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 demonstra-
tion. She will also be available ItO dSiistl you with your scrap-
)1 1 -ii i1i0 it11 Sti us and supplies. Refreshments will be
'lerIv'l ai1 lt there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pa gr or, which i o i i ai r( i-t (t rcnllvworking. For information,
call 'airoin at (,86:3) 634-1885 orJoan at (863) 467-0290.

Child abuse is talk show topic
Iamnily Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Satur-
day, April 11, 1.starit ig at 7:30 aim. The show will be rebroad-
cast at I ,iit]l I6 p in. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The
special litits will be Sabrina Barnes, director of Iitog'itnl
D-pt- urenicy Case Management and Independent Living
Program of Children's Home Society, Treasure Coast Divi-
sion. The topic of the show will be breaking the cycle of
child abuse. April is child abuse prevention month. For
information, contact Children's Home Society at (772) 489-
5601 ; w\w iv ,'h.illn org

TV personality to speak at church
Tom Li-slt. who played Eb Dawson on the television
series "Green Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island
Baptist (Ituli, -1209 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday,
April 14. Mr. Lester, has also appeared on "Petticoat Junc-
tion," "'R.- ly I-lillhillies," "Marcus Welby," "Little House
on the Prai i." "Ki iighit Rider" and two Disney movies. Mr.
Lester is a ,virnt.ic Chtistian speaker who addresses ban-
quets, youth conferences, youth rallies, worship services
and pi a l laiikflsts.

Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Ci oss, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a
basic first aid class on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) Ti-;-:' IS8

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling prepara-
tion 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.

Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will
hold their monthly coffee klatch on Thursday, April 19, at 8
a.m. This month's gathering will be hosted by Buxton's Funer-
al Home and Crematory. For information, call (863) 763-1994.

Business women plan lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Network-
ing luncheon will be held Friday, April 20, at the Brahma
Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will start at
11:30 a.m., and will followed by lunch at noon.

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

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 market affect agriculture in the next five years?" A
copy of the speech is due at the Farm Bureau office by April
18. Prices will be awarded on the high school and middle
school level. For information and rules, call (863) 763-3101.

Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold elections for its board
of directors Wednesday, April 25, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Nominations are being f
accepted for the positions of: president, vice president, sec-
retary, treasurer, design chair, promotions chair, economic
restructuring chair, arts and culture chair and volunteer
chair. Nomination forms are available at the Main Street
office, 111 N.E. Second St. For information, call Karen
Hanawalt, program manager, at (863) 357-6246; or Paul
Mitchell, election chair, at (863) 763-2111.

Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an
infant/child CPR class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.

OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert
on Friday, April 27, from 8 until 10 p.m. The concert will be
held in the Okeechobee. Freshman Campus auditorium,
and is open to middle through high school-aged students.
Students must present their student ID in order to attend.
There will be three bands performing The Eighth Hour
Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks and'

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May
8, and Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at
Okeechobee County Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both
days must be attended to complete the course. Tuition of
$10 covers course material. Make checks or money orders
payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please.
You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these
classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-

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 counsel-
ing 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 by April30.

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

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a
free summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show:
S.O.S. -- Students 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 presentations. 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 applica-
tion, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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