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Publication Date: April 8, 2007
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OHS holds annual
Jail and Ball
The annual senior Jail and
Bail was held 'on April 4 at
Okeechobee High School. The
event raised around $3000 for
the senior class.
With 18 groups being sold
in hopesof raising money for
their class, there was "100 per-
cent participation," according
to Ms. Gina Davis, Senior class
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OHS boys'tennis
teani defeated 4-3
The Brahman boys' tennis
team was defeated by the Ft.
Pierce Central Cobras Thursday
afternoon 4-3 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex tennis
The results of the individual
matches were as follows:
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State offers
nor Jeff Kottkamp recently
announced Florida's Ready to
Work Program, which creates a
job skill assessment-based
training and credential pro-
gram for students and adult
learners. The program is
administered by the Florida
Department of Education, and
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
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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 musi be
done using a hose with an
automatic shut-off nozzle or
low-volume pressure cleaner.
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fit inside the fire box of the stove,
not too big. We lit the wood with
splinters cut from the tap root of
a pine tree, called lighterwood.
It was called lighter wood since it
had so much turpentine; it
would catch fire and burn really
"She cooked on a wood
stove. Some of them had a water
tank that kept some water hot,
but she didn't care for that. She
said it would get all nasty sitting
there and she'd rather heat it as it
was needed. She wanted one
with six "burners" on top. Below
them on the left there was a box
for the fire with a grate on the
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By Katrina Elsken
Recently stranded boaters
called the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) for help.
The boat was stuck on a, sand-
bar in shallow water. The Fisher-
man and his friends could have
easily walked to shore, except
for one problem they were
surrounded by alligators.
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for tile OCSO boaL4 to reach the
boaters, so a memt)er of the
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iary-used his o%,,-n airboat to res-
cue the men.
As water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee drop, alligators that live
in the big lake area are being
seen in greater numbers.
. "Low water levels tend to
concentrate alligators in the
areas that still have water,"
explained Blair Hayman, a biolo-
gist with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
'sion (FWC)-IIITaople tend to see
more-of them.".
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Mr. VanWormer's second grade class went parachuting during one of the stations at
Field Day at South Elementary School on Thursday, April 5.

South Elementary School fifth graders gathered together in the shade to enjoy their
snow cones at field day on Thursday, April 5, where the students went from station to
station completing various tasks such as shooting free throws, Brahma ball goals and
having a three legged race to name a few. Students (back row-left to right )are: Brian-
na Nunez, TabithaHenry, Anali Torres, Ashton Rogers and Ryley Green ; students
(front r.ow-left to right) are: Brittany Duran, Bethany Stuart, Danyelle, Sheffield and
.McKenzie Richey.

By Maryam Moffis '
In the early days of Florida,
housekeeping was much differ-
ent that it is today
So recalls Okeechobee Coun-
ty's Harley Arnold, 85, the
youngest of six children born to
William Eston and Ruth Thomas
"My dad was always out
working, so I ended up spending
a lot of time with my mom," he
"When I'd get home from
school, of course, first of all I'd
change my clothes. Then, of
course I was starving, so I'd get a
cooked sweet potato and a piece
of cooked, smoked bacon out of
the safe to eat. (A 'safe' was a
cupboard where food was kept,
with screen o d tin sides
for air circu= My next
chore was to milk the cow, and
then I'd go out to the kitchen
building behind the main house.
Behind it was a big wooden box
where wood for the stove was
kept. It had a sloped tin roof to
keep the rain out so you would
always have dry wood to cook
"I'd split logs that were cut to

was and the faster they cooked.
The oven was below the cook
top and the closer to the fire it
was, the hotter it was. It was hot
enough to bake, any time she
was cooking. I remember bis-
cuits she'd put on the far side,
then open the oven and turn the
pan so they would cook evenly.
There were two little warming
ovens over the top where you
could put something* to keep it
warm," he said.
"Now my morn told me that
there were still plenty of pan-
thers around when she and my
dad bought this land on Potter
Road. So when she washed, she
put the baby in a wash tub so
roaming panthers would not get
them," Mr. Arnold recalled.
"See, she was alone a lot of
the time. My dad would leave for
Bluefield Sunday to go haul
oranges to Fort Pierce and not
return until Saturday.
"Now, a lot of people say a
'panther will come to a pregnant
woman. My mom told me one
time that when she was preg-
nant with my brother Robert, a
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FAQ about alligators
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission answers frequently
asked questions (FAQ) about alligators.
Generally, alligators may be considered a nuisance when they are at least 4 feet
in length and pose a threat to people or their pets or property. Alligators less
than 4 feet in length are naturally fearful of people and are not generally capa-
ble of eating anything larger than a small turtle. They eat small fish, frogs and
other small animals. They are too small to be a threat to even small pets and
pose no threat to people. They are typically not dangerous to people unless
someone attempts to handle them. Also, they are common in Florida and the
mere presence of a small alligator is not cause for concern, even when they
turn up in places where people may not expect to see them such as retention
ponds and drainage ditches. However, occasionally alligators less than 4 feet
in length are legitimate problems and must be addressed. If an alligator less
than 4 feet in length approaches people, does not retreat if approached or is in
a location that is not natural, call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 1-866-FWC-
GATOR (1-866-392-4286). The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program strives to
reduce the threat from alligators to people and their property in developed
areas, while conserving alligators in areas where alligators naturally occur. If
you have a nuisance alligator call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 1-866-FWC-
GATOR (1-866-392-4286).
Counting animals in the wild is without a doubt one of the most formidable
challenges to wildlife scientists. There never is an easy way to answer this
question, but here's what we know. Based on known amounts of.suitable
alligator habitat statewide and estimates of alligator densities iH those differ-
ent types of habitat, we believe there are more than 1 million wild alligators
in Florida.

We know of no one who has measured the ground speed of alligators. Actu-'
ally, there is little reason, in regard to population management and basic
knowledge of alligators, to research this topic. Alligators are aquatic ani-
mals; they hunt and capture prey that is in or immediately adjacent to water.
Alligators and other crocodilians will go on land to feed on dead animal car-.
casses, and they may attempt to prey upon confined or tethered animals,
Although alligators are capable of running, they use this gait to flee threaten-
ing situations. There is no documented evidence of alligators running after
human beings to prey upon them. Also, there is no basis to the myth that
you should run in zig-zag patterns to avoid a charging alligator. If you do find
yourself in the extremely unlikely position of avoiding a lunging alligator, you
should run in a straight line away from the alligator and it's habitat, which is
where the alligator will most likely retreat. Regardless of how fast alligators
can run, you should never approach an alligator that is on land.


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The alligator population of Lake
Okeechobee is pretty stable, she
explained. While counts of any
wild animal cannot be completely
accurate, she said their surveys
estimate that Lake Okeechobee is
home to about 100,000 alligators.
Surveys done each year help the
FWC determine the number of alli-
gator hunt permits that will be
issued for each hunting area.
"A short term drought does not
have much effect on alligators,"
she explained. She said the low
lake levels force alligators into
smaller areas, but also concentrate
the prey animals into these same
"In some cases it might even
make it easier for the alligator to
catch its prey," she said, "but
there's also more competition for
the food."
Even if food is scarce, "alligators
can go quite a long time without
eating," she said.
"A long term drought could
have a more noticeable effect. But
alligators are pretty resilient ani-


mals," said Ms. Hayman.
While alligator attacks on
humans are rare, this concentra-
tion of alligators in the water does
make it more dangerous.
"It's not a good idea to wade
through an area where there are
lots of. alligators," Ms. Hayman
Alligators are also more notice-
able this time of year because they
become more active as the weath-
er warms up, she said.
"Sometimes there is a public
perception that the alligator popu-
lation is exploding, but that is not
true," Ms. Hayman continued.
She said the protection meas-
ures over the last 20 years have
allowed the alligator population to
recover to the point where the state
could allow alligator hunts.
"The annual hunt allows peo-
ple to enjoy the benefit of this natu-
ral resource," she said.
The hunt also .helps prevent
"In areas where the alligator
population has. increased, we
allow for more harvests by issuing
more permits," she said.
She said just because the per-
mits are issued, this does not mean

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Alligators are more active this time of year, and the low lake
levels have caused the gators to concentrate in larger num-
bers in the areas that still have water.
Historically, alligators were depleted from many parts of their range as a result
of market hunting, poaching, and loss of habitat. In 1967, the alligator was list-
ed as an endangered species (under a law that preceded the Endangered
Species Act of 1973), meaning it was considered in danger of extinction
throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Endangered Species
Act prohibited alligator hunting, allowing the species to rebound in numbers
in many areas where it had been depleted. Alligators were downlisted from
endangered to threatened in 1977, and, in 1987, the American alligator was
reclassified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened due to similari-
ty of appearance. This designation does not imply that alligator populations
are threatened; it's purpose is to afford protection to endangered crocodil-
lans, such as the American crocodile and the black caiman (which occurs in
South America), by regulating the management of alligators and the legal
trade in alligator products.
Florida is also home to the American crocodile. The American crocodile lives
in coastal saltwater wetlands in extreme southern Florida. This crocodile is list-
ed as an endangered species and, as such, is protected by state, federal and
international laws and treaties.

exactly that many alligators will be
killed. The hunters don't always
harvest as many alligators as their
permits would allow.
"Anytime you are in an area
where. there are alligators, be
aware of their presence," Ms. Hay-
man advised.
She said this especially is true at
night, when alligators are more
Alligators pose a special threat
to dogs. Never allow dogs to play in
the water or on the shoreline
where alligators are present, she
"Gator bites are rare," she said.
"But they usually happen in the'
water or at the water's edge. Some-
times people step on an alligator
and it reacts by biting."
According to the FWC, alliga-
tors abound in all 67 counties and
have shared marshes, swamps,
rivers and lakes with people for
centuries. But because more indi-
viduals are seeking waterfront
property and water-related activi-
ties increase during the warm
months, people should be alert
when they are in areas where alli-
gators could be present.
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forced some alligators to move to
find water. Because of this alliga-
tors may now be found in ponds
and waterways where they were
not previously seen.
FWC officials advise Floridians
closely supervise children when
they are playing in or around water.
State law prohibits contact with
alligators, and it is against the law
to feed them.
There are other precautionary
measures people should take to
reduce potential conflicts with alli-
gators, and they are available in the
"Living with Alligators" brochure at
The FWC annually receives
more than 18,000 alligator-related
complaints. The agency removes
more than 7,000 alligators each
year when the reptiles present dan-
ger to people-or property.
If you encounter an alligator
that poses a threat to you, your pets
or your property, and the alligator is
more than 4 feet long, call the
FWC's toll-free Nuisance Alligator
Hotline at 1-866-FWC-GATOR
(392-4286). The telephone num-
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alligator complaints and is avail-
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panther came one night.
"The house had wooden shut-
ters on it. One night after the shut-
ters were closed, she could hear a
panther walking around outside
the house, and then scratching on
the door.
"You know, people call those
'the good old days." In some ways
they were good, but we don't
respect what these pioneers went
through nearly enough and we
"I know, because when my dad
was away and my mom and I were
alone, she would tell me the sto-
"We didn't have electric for a
long time up here. Our bath tub

was a number three wash tub out
in the yard or in the kitchen if it was
"We'd heat water in a bucket to
wash with and not just once a
week. We could set a bucket of
water out in the sun in the morning
to warm. If you'd been working in
the fields and were dusty there was
no way you could go without a
"When you forgot to set out
,your water, it was a cold, cold bath.
All you'd hear was a splash and a
gasp as someone hit that cold
"Every Monday was wash day
for my mom. We got out the tubs,
pumped the water by hand and
heated it up. That was the start of a
long, hard day. The wash was
scrubbed by hand on a wash
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wrung out by hand again and hung
up on the line to dry.
"I remember one Monday, it
was wet out and I had me a little
red wagon and I played with it right
out there in the mud and got my
clothes some muddier than I
should have. My mom was preg-
nant at the time and had just fin-
ished up and laid down to rest. Boy,
did I ever hear about it when she
saw me. She had just finished a full
day's washing<' he recalled.
"The first washing machine I
remember had a big tub with an
agitator and it would wring the
clothes out for you. It had a gaso-
line motor. It was a big improve-
ment over doing it by hand!
"The first refrigerator my wife,
Ruth and I had was powered by
kerosene.jt had a wick and a lamp
at the bottom of it. That wick had to

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be kept clean and trimmed just
right and it would burn with a blue
"One time I heard about two
fellas who were talking. One said
he had just been out of the lake and
had caught him a 20 pound bass.
He just went on about this fish.
When he stopped, the other fella
said that he too had been out on
the lake and had hooked some-
thing he almost couldn't pull up.
When he finally did get it up, he
said, it was an old kerosene lantern
- still burning. Well, the first fella
said he didn't believe that for a
minute. The second fella said, 'Tell
you what, you take ten pounds off
that bass and I'll blow out the
So it goes here in Okeechobee!
MaryAnn Morris can breached at

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Okeechobee Forecast,

Sunday: Partly cloudy with the high in the mid 70s. The wind will
be from the northeast 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The
low will be in the upper 40s. The wind will be from the northeast
around 5 mph in the evening becoming light. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Extended forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high
will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from the east winds 5 to
10 mph becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.


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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,
general contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons.
Board terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55
S.E. Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can
also be obtained on the web site,
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office of the government of the City or
County of Okeechobee.

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 14. Warm up and practice begins at 6
p.m. Weekly winners will go to the finals on April 21 at 7 p.m.
There is a $10 entry fee and all the fees go to the winners.
For information about the contest and membership call David at
(863) 697-9002, or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818.

Club sponsoring dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27.
Steve and Billy will play for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Admission is $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Club
memberships are available. The dance is open to the public.
Free ballroom dance classes continue through April with classes
every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Post #64 taking names for Wall of Honor
OKEECHOBEE The Veteran's Memorial Park committee is
taking applications for names to be engraved into the Wall of
Names submitted by April 15 will be added before Memorial
The Wall of Honor is for any active duty or veteran, living or
deceased, discharged under honorable conditions.
The per-name cost is $60 each. Each name must be submitted
separately on an application, which can be picked up at American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Checks made out to the Veteran's Memorial Fund must accom-
pany the application and donations are welcome as well.
For information, call (863) 763-2950.

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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 8, 2007

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The annual senior Jail and Bail
was held on April 4 at Okeechobee
High School. The event raised
around $3000 for the senior class.
With 18 groups being sold in
hopes of raising money for their
class, there was "100 percent par-
ticipation," according to Ms. Gina
Davis, Senior class sponsor.
During this event, members of
the senior class put themselves up
for auction in order to raise money
for their class to finance the cost of
The annual senior Jail and Bail
is a two day event that consists of
an auction on the first day and a
repayment on the second. The auc-
tion is held so that members of the
senior class can be sold off to their
schoolmates under the premise of
needing to be bailed out of jail due
to their behavioral problems. On
the second day the seniors that
were sold are required to show
their thanks by obeying the orders
of the person that put up their bail.
"The money goes toward grad-
uation; diploma covers, tents, and
flowers," said Ms Davis. "There are
additional costs this year due to
graduation being held at the Ag
According to Ms. Davis the sen-
ior class now has enough to cover
the remaining expenses of the year
and that all the class really has left is
Grad Nite, the Baccalaureate and

'Go higher'


is launched

Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg
announced the launch of a new
campaign, "Go Higher-Get
i Accepted," to help high school
seniors enroll at a community col-
lege in Florida before graduation.
"It is vitally important for stu-
dents to continue their education
after high school," said Commis-
sioner Blomberg. "Nearly 90 per-
cent of students say they want to
pursue more education after grad-
uation, but only half of them do.
This campaign helps students
understand, their options and
achieve their goals."
The Florida Department of Edu-
cation and, Florida's
online student advising system, are
coordinating the statewide cam-
paign. During April, a team of 23
community college administrators
will visit 94 high schools through-
out Florida. These teams will help
students assess their career inter-
ests, choose the type of degree or
certificate to pursue, submit an
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James Kemp
James Kemp, 72, of Okee-
chobee died Tuesday, April 3,
2007 at Raulerson Hospital. Born
on Jan. 21, 1935 in Columbia S.
C., he has been a resident of

Okeechobee for the past 30 years.
He attended Bethel Baptist
Church in Okeechobee.
He is survived by a host of
extended family members and
loving friends.
Visitation will be held on Tues-
day, April 10, 2007 at the Bethel
Baptist Church, 1258 N.E. 13th
Ave. from.10 a.m. until service
time at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions can be,
made to the church.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
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BAD NEWS: I'd like to make a suggestion for the school board that
these kids are always bombarded with negative news with the world
and wars and the environment. I think a series of "Little House on the
Prairie" would show them a time when people relaxed and dealt with
bad times. That is an excellent show and it teaches a lot of good things.
Just trying to help instead of seeing them getting into drugs and being

GOLF: This is about the news tonight talking about there not being
enough people of color playing golf. They are showing an African
American, Tiger Woods, and they are upset because there are not
enough African-Americans playing golf now. I hate golf. It is a long,
dull walk spoiled by stopping and hitting a ball every 100 yards. Not
everybody likes golf and you just can't say it's discrimination if they
don't want to play golf. I don't like sports taking up my TV space. I have
better things to do with my time than to sit here for three and four
hours and watch idiotic things on TV

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Community Events

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

Child abuse is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, April
14, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be
Sabrina Barnes, director of program operations, and Robert Sharp,
program supervisor for Dependency Case Management and Inde-
pendent Living Program of Children's Home Society, Treasure Coast
Division. The topic of the show will be breaking the cycle of child
abuse. April is child abuse prevention month. For information, con-
tact Children's Home Society at (772) 489-5601 or

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

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

Red Cross offers class on first aid
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct a basic
first aid class on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-
filing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.
Last year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed
on the return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-

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 Funeral Home and Crematory.
For information, call (863) 763-1994.

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Upcoming Events

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 Okeechobee
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 Skinner 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 ancestry. The annual mem-
bership 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 information call
(863) 634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at 7

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en 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. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, 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 Okeechobee. 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) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 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.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. 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 meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Marilyn Rinearat (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office Is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-

guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For Information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday each month
with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For information call
Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Community Events

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
pancakes, 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
Campus. 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 minister-
ing at Abundant Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., on
Easter 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 Sun-
,day, 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)

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)

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
Kenworthy 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. Rauler-
son Hospital blood drives are scheduled every other month on
the second Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call Bill
Casian at (863) 824-2702.
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. Every-
one 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 Elemen-
tary 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.

Learning coalition council to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will hold a provider/advisory council
meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.

Agency on Aging board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
will hold its board of directors executive committee meeting at
1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach on
Wednesday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. For information, 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., starting 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.
Hospice plans yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Thursday,
April 12, and Friday, April 13. All proceeds from the sales are
used for patient care at Hospice of Okeechobee, including the
Hamrick House. For information, contact Rhonda Peterman at
(863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
School Board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
hearing on participation in the Indian Education Grant on Thurs-
day, 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 Company,
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-
Church of God hosting youth revival

The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., and
Cross Fire Youth Ministry will host a youth revival on Friday, April
13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and servic-
es will start at 6 p.m. Some of those scheduled 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 informa-
tion, 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 1lth and 12th
graders on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okee-
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 8,2007 SPORTS 5

OHS boys' tennis

lose match 4-3

The Brahman boys' tennis
team was defeated by the Ft.
Pierce Central Cobras Thursday
afternoon 4-3 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex tennis
The results of the individual
matches were as follows:
Singles: Cameron Roth
(FPC) def. Bobby Spelts (Okee.)
6-0, 6-1; Jared Levy (FPC) def.
Corey White (Okee.) 6-2, 6-1;
Elj Cabansay (Okee.) def. Jacob
Benton (FPC) 6-0, 6-1; Bhevesh
Patel (Okee.) def. Patrick
Hilburn (FPC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5;

Brandon Roberts (FPC) def.
Kyle Walker (Okee.) 7-5, 6-1.
Doubles: Roth and Levy
(FPC) def. Spelts and Cabansay
(Okee.) 8-2; White and Perry
(Okee.) def. Benton and
Hilburn (FPC) 9-7.
"We lost a close match,"
stated Brahman coach Dave
Ellis. "We were short our num-
ber four player, but still came
close to winning, losing 4-3.
Next Tuesday we play our con-
ference match at home, getting
ready for the District tourney on
Monday, April 16."

Lady Brahmans

win squeaker

The Lady Brahmans won a
close match (4-3) against the
Lady Cobras of Ft. Pierce Cen-
tral Thursday afternoon at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts. The results of the
individual matches were as fol-
Singles-Terrice Robinson
(FPC) def. Kari Berger (Okee.) 6-
2, 6-4; Jami Fadley (Okee.) def.
Sinem Sengel (FPC) 6-0, 6-0;
Alyssa Wright (Okee.) def. Orin-
ta Jankowski (FPC) 6-1, 6-1;
Rina Boswell (Okee.) def. Kelsey
Slaton (FPC) 6-3, 6-2; Laquisha
Kleckley (FPC) def. Brooke

Ragamat (Okee.) 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles-Robinson and
Jankowski (FPC) def. Berger
and Fadley (Okee.) 8-4; Boswell
and Wright (Okee.) def. Slaton
and Kleckley (FPC) 9-8 (7-2).
Exhibition- Katie Walker
(Okee.) def. FPC opponent 8-4;
Shaina Ragamat (Okee.) also
won her exhibition match.
The Lady Brahmans will see
action again on Tuesday when
they host the Treasure Lake
Conference championship at
the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex tennis courts, 580 N.W.
27th Lane.

More Than a


By Daniel Shube
As I sat down to write this
week's column, the Masters had
just gotten underway. After the
first round, the course had the
upper hand. No surprise there.
Tiger and Phil were way off the
lead. That might change come
The thing that will not change
come Sunday doesn't relate to
the player who is in first place or
to the player who is longest off
the tee. It relates to the guy who
was first off the tee. He has
played in the Masters 50 times,
donning the green jacket four
times. And this was just part of a
glorious career that had such an
impact on the game of golf that
this gentleman earned the title of
The King.
So when Arnold Palmer hit the
ceremonial first shot of this year's
Masters, and it traveled a mere
200 yards down the fairway, it cre-
ated a buzz in the crowd. More
than any 350-yard drive would.
Arnie's Army had their King back!
Hopefully this will be the
beginning of a new tradition for
Palmer that will last for many
years to come. The event has not
had an honorary starter since
2002 when the late Sam Snead
held that distinction.
I know what I'll be doing this
weekend. Of course I'll be glued
to the television watching the
action unfold at Augusta National.
The color of the azaleas, the
speed of the greens the determi-
nation of the best golfers in the
world to win this major makes
this event one not to miss.

A King

Fairways and
by Daniel Shube

However, you will want to
tune in early on Sunday. Prior to
the coverage on CBS, at 1:30 p.m.
there will be a special look back at
Arnie's win at the 1960 Masters
titled "Jim Nance Remembers
Augusta: the 1960 Masters."
This will mark the first time
that this footage has been broad-
cast since the original airing,
which was in black and white.
The footage has undergone a
color restoration process, for the
first time in sports television his-
Back in 1960 Palmer birdied
the final two holes to beat Ken
Venturi by a stroke. Jim McKay
hosted the broadcast. There will
also be an interview of Palmer as
he watches the broadcast for the
first time.
I recently heard some com-
ments from someone who had
an opportunity to screen this
show and I got the feeling that if
you are a fan of the game that this
is a program you must see. You
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April 3, 2007
Breaking $46.00
Cutter $44.00
Canner $40.50
1000-1500 $53.00
1500-2000 $55.00
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Hfrs S
Bulls A
Yrlngs L
Mix L
Total E
Med #1 Steers
150-200 195-210
200-250 160-185
250-300 145-165
300-350 135-142
350-400 126-142
400-450 115-130
450-500 111-124
550-600 100-110
600-650 94-102
Med #2 Steers
150-200 150-185
200-250 138-170
250-300 123-147
300-350 120-134
350-400 104-124
400-450 100-122



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Slaughter cows and bulls steady to
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Grass is coming out west. Corn is
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fat cattle are moving pretty good. So
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Lanier Ranch topped the calf market
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Yearling Middle School Honor Roll

Principal 4.0
Sixth grade
Jennifer Arellano; Jordan Canevari;
Michael Carter; Sarah Davis; Macy
Gamiotea; Alexander Guido; Kyla Har-
graves; Monica Hernandez; Brendon
Jonassaint; Jacqueline O'Connor;
Jarred Radford; Samantha Rivero;
Jami Sanchez; Maci Thomas; Savan-
nah Treadway; and, Korey Walters.
Seventh grade Kayla Aleman; Brit-
tney Ball; Kristen Barnes; Kayla
Chouinard; Diego Fonseca; Taylor Ful-
ford; Kayla Harrison; Daniel Jansen;
Erika Klingler; Jeffrey Lipfert; Nicole
Perdomo; Shelby Pollock; Emily
Raulerson; Marco Raya; Zadoc Sim-
mons; and, Savanna Whitlock.
Eighth grade
Cinthia Almanza; Victoria Bostic;
Kelsey Burnham; Teresa Casas; Cindy
Cortez; Leanna Cotton; Mariela
Gamez; Jessica Gomez; Hector Her-
nandez; Jomar Hernandez; Shawn
Horvath; Celena Letcher; Farrah Lytle;
Ashleigh McLaury; Amado Vega; and,
Calandra Youmans.

Teacher 3.5 to 3.0
Sixth grade
Tyler Chartier; Juliocesar Chavez;
Cody Cooper; Joseph Daugherty; Ami
Edwards; Nicholas Flood; Diego
Gamez; Alma Garcia; Stephen Geary;
Daiana Gorosito; Jacob Greseth;
Hunter ,Hair; Matthew Hapner; Dalton
Hodges; Brandon Hudson; Jose Lore-

do; Clayton McClure; Audrey Metcalf;
Sierra Routledge; Daniel Ruiz; Maria
Ruiz; Maria Salgado; Ana Lilia Serrano;
Garrett Thomas; Krista Ward; Jessica
Wheeler; Zachary Willie; Damien
Womble; Vanesa Huerta; and, Marisol
Seventh grade
Jacalob Akins; Marisa Angle; Karlie
Bowers; Kelsi Brown; Margarito
Caballero; Jesus Catillejo; Ronald
Chandler; Levi Crosby; Brittney Dailey;
Cutter Davis; Cheyenne Deignan;
Richard Donegan; Vanessa Estrada;
Tyler Finney; Caymen Flora; Brianne
Furphy; Amanda Goggans; Karra Hair;
Ashley Hassan; Deion Hayes; Edna
Howard; Reno Hunter; Samantha
Jacobs; Emilie Lege; Beatriz Marquez;
Jerice McDonald; Justin Morgan;
Frances O'Connor; Sarah Peoples;
Darian Potter; Shyanne Prescott; Ray-
chel Rabon; Abigail Robledo; Kelsey
Rodriguez; Taylor Rucks; Oscar Ruiz;
Juan Tinajero; Encarnacio Vega; Desiri
Villarreal; Samantha Ward; Anna War-
ren; Elayne Warthen; and, Krystin
Eighth grade
Jacob Anuez; Abel Armenta; Caleb
Ball; Kammie Blair; Grabiela Borja;
Sarah Brewer; Jeremy Brown;
Rosendo Cabrera; Aracely Castaneda;
Lee Ann Davis; Arturo Dominguez;
Mauro Dominguez; Kyle Folsom;
Samantha Fryar; Sheila Granados;
Amanda Harrison; Shemaiah Hender-
son; Yanet Huerta; Jennifer Jaenz;

Melissa Lujan; James Marquis; Evan
Mattson; Erick McQueen; Adriana
Mitchell; Megan Moore; Jesus Nunez;
Jose Orozco-Zepeda; Joshua Rad-
ford; Andrew Selvey; James Sharpe;
Dalton Snow; Jayce Turgeon; Julio Vil-
latoro; Michael Watson; Mark Weir;
Nathan Willbarger; Crashai Williams;
and, Alexis Winans.

Merit 3.0 to 3.4
Sixth grade
Shiloh Anuez; Peter Birkett; Maria
Bucio; Haley Burkhalter; Cristhian Car-
rasco; Olga Carrasco; Victoria Col-
born; Brianne Crane; Brandi Cren-
shaw; Andrew Deese; Anna Domina;
Alex Estremera; Justin Gainer; Ashley
Gorby; Dwyatt Hadley; Casey Hurst;
Zachary Kemple; Amanda Kennedy;
Kassandra Lartigue; Christopher Leit-
ner; Taeler Logan; Alexis Lopez;
Cordero Luviano; Cody Nelson; Uriel
Nunez; Meagan Olgesby; Shelby Pad-
gett; Shilo Parow; Nelida Perez; Bren-
dan Petty; Krista Pope; Esteban
Rodriguez; Diana Roman; Brandon
Rubens; Elise Scott; Shamarah
Shanks; Alicen Sheehey; Janet Smith;
Zachary Stanley; Kodi Stephen;
Joseph Thornton; Sidaruis Whitaker;
and, Terry Williams.
Seventh grade
Omar Alvarado; Andi Baker; Bren-
da Baltazar; Charles Bennett; John
Boswell; Jessica Brumley; Cody
Bunting; Josie Campbell; Gabrielle

Carden; William Childers; Zachery
Clark; Megan Cline; Bradley Coleman;
Mike Corwin; Marvin Cruz; Dewayne
Domina; Michelle Dorta; Timothy Far-
rell; Kaitlyn Furphy; Veronica Gilchrist;
Brent Heasley; Kelsey Hoffman; Wes-
ley Holden; Dustin Houston; Juan Ibar-
ra; Karen Jaenz; Kayla Jansen; Shakia
Jones; Julian Long; Courtney Lopez;
Vicki Lopez; Amy McDavid; Justin Pre-
vatt; Raven Pryor; Mikayla Reed;
Matthew Robbins; Hannah Rucks-
Zaoui; Rosa Ruiz; Ana Santibanez;
Carlos Santibanez; Brittany Serrano;
Joseph Soto; John Stratton; Phillip
Suarez; Pamela Tinajero; Noah Wilcox;
Jared Wilson; Maria Zapata; and, Ana
Eighth grade
Jose Aguilar; Yesenia Aguirre; Jor-
dan Aleman; Kyreashia Ash; Maria Bal-
tazar; Mary Barber; Adam Brandel;
Audra Cisneros; Samuel Curbelo;
AAron Deese; Tony Devoss; Andrea
Eddings; Brandon Farless; Cristina
Garcia; Gustavo Garcia; Nanci Garcia;
Faith Guynn; Kristen Hall; Antonio Has-
san; David Jacobs; Cashara Jarvis;
Phydessa Johnson; Kodi Kemp; Jamie
McCoin; Tiffany McGee; Brooke
Minton; Casey Murphy; Sarah Payne;
Kalyn Perez; Sara Price; Jodi Rauler-
son; Ruben Romero; Garrett Rucks;
Maria Santibanez; Brittany Scott;
Dwight Sheffield; Naomi Stevens; Brit-
tany Taylor; Meaghan Thomas; Alfon-
so Tinajero; Cristhian Toribio; Wayne
Watson; and, Cindy Wine.


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Hula Hoop Chain
Students in Ms. Ledesma's second grade class at South Elementary School used problem solving techniques to figure
out how to get a hula hoop from one end of a hand linked chain to the other during their field day.

YMS informs parents of pupil progression plan

Possible Retention
According to the Okeechobee
County School District Pupil Pro-
gression Plan, each student and
his/her parent must befinformed
of that student's academic
progress. During the month of
April, a com-
mittee will .
meet with
parents of
each student being
considered for
potential retention.
The purpose of this meeting is to
inform the parent of the child's
progress to date. Resources and
strategies will be provided to
enable the parent to become
more involved in the child's read-
ing gains.
Letters will be sent to all par-
ents who have a child who may
potentially be retained.
According to Okeechobee
County Schools' Pupil Progres-
sion, students in seventh or
eighth grade must pass five out
of their six classes to meet pro-
motion requirements.
The following Middle School
requirements for students enter-
ing sixth grade this year to be
promoted from middle school to
high school include successful
completion of: 3 year-long cours-
es in English, 3 year-long courses
in mathematics, 3 year-long
courses in science, 3 year-long
courses in social studies, and I
course in career and education
A student must earn a passing
grade in three of the four nine
-weeks grading periods to
"pass" a class for seventh or
eighth grade or "earn a credit"
for sixth grade.
Yearling Middle School has set
up the following days for parent
Tuesday, April 10 Sixth
grade Possible Retention
Wednesday, April 11 Eighth
grade Possible Retention
Thursday, April 12 Seventh
grade Possible Retention

Award days
Students earning academic
and special recognition awards
will be recognized at the end of
the third-nine weeks grading
period awards ceremony on Fri-
day, April 13. Family and friends
are invited to attend the ceremo-
ny during each student's voca-
tional period.
Yearling Middle School is
going to reward third nine-weeks
honor roll students with a day of
fun at the bowling alley and an
awards program. Please check
the calendar for your child's
awards day presentation day and

Early release day
The 2006-07 school calendar
contains 4 days which have been

designated as Student Early
Release Days. The early release is
for students only. Employees will
work the regular school day
hours. The purpose of the days is
to provide time for teachers to do
academic planning, attend train-
ing, and conduct parent confer-

The Student Early Release Day
in April is Wednesday, April 25.
School hours for these days
will be: Elementary Schools: 8:10
a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Middle Schools: 8:45 a.m. -
12:05 p.m. Freshman Campus
and New Endeavor: 7:15 a.m. -
10:30 a.m. Okeechobee High

Healthcare Notice

Gateway Medical Group announces the
relocation of Dr. John Chang to Tampa,
Florida. Dr. Chang resigned from Gateway
Medical Group on January 17, 2007.

The medical records for Dr. Chang's current
patients are available at 115 NE 3rd Street
Suite B, Okeechobee, Florida.

Patients in need of a new Primary Care
Physician can contact Gateway Medical
Group at (863) 467-7084 for referral to Dr.
Khan, Dr. Naeem or Dr. Ahmed.
Thank You

School: 7:10 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.
Students will be fed a light
breakfast and a meal prior to dis-
missal. Regular bus service
(transporting students home)
will occur at the Early Release
dismissal times. Parents may
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Easter brings smiles and families together

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Easter Bunny was caught hopping through Okee- The Easter Bunny held one year old Kegan Youmans while
chobee in hopes to meet with all the children to wish them his mother Deanna Cassels held her niece, three year old
a Happy Easter. Kyleigh Pinon for this Happy Easter portrait.

Kaley Robinson has time to get a picture with the Easter
Bunny when he came to visit the daycare center she attends.

Easter Events

Kiwanis host
Easter breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee will host their 36th annual
pancake breakfast on Easter Sun-
day, 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. Sec-
ond Ave. Donation is $5. Tickets
may be purchased now and are
available at Syble's Flowers, 119
S. Parrott Ave. Tickets may be pur-
chased Easter morning at the
Campus. Takeout is also avail-
able. For information, call Mau-
reen at (863) 763-2225.
Church offers
special 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.

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Interconceptional Care

Interconceptional Care is education, counseling and services provided to women between
pregnancies that address risk factors that can lead to poor infant and maternal outcomes in
pregnancies. In addition, these services also support the woman in maintaining lifelong health
for herself and her family.
Information for this article was obtained from the March of Dimes, Center for Disease
Control and Prevention, The American Lung Association, the Department of Health and
Human Services, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Florida Department of

Alcohol can cause a variety of
physical and mental birth
defects, as well as increase the
chance for miscarriage, low
birth weight, and stillbirths.
According to the March of
Dimes, 40,000 babies each
year are born with some sort
of alcohol related birth defect.
A common birth defect that
occurs in babies is Fetal
Alcohol Syndrome, common-
ly called FAS. Babies born
with FAS are usually very
small and may have disfig-

Healthy weight not only reflects just
how much you weigh but the amount
of exercise you get and the amount of
nutrients you are receiving from the
food you are eating. In order to main-
tain a healthy weight and receive all
the nutrient you need the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention rec-
ommends eating 6-11 servings of
grain products, 3-5 servings of vegeta-
bles, 2-4 servings of fruit, 4-6 servings
of milk and milk products, and 3-4
servings of meat and protein products
each day. Fats should be eaten spar-
ingly. Exercise is a great way to get in
shape or stay in shape and can be con-
tinued during pregnancy at moderate
levels with the permission of a doctor.
Healthy weight and regular exercise
should be achieved before pregnancy
because pregnancy is not the time to
diet or start a new exercise program.
Doctors often use your Body Mass
Index (BMI) to determine if you are at
a healthy weight. The chart below
from the Department of Health and
Human Services can give you an idea

ured facial features and a woman to also avoid alcohol
organs that are not fully if they have any symptoms of
formed. There also may be pregnancy. Although it is
some mental retardation. The unlikely that one or two
effects of FAS drinks before know-
can be severe ing you are pregnant
but they are I will affect the baby
fully preventa- there is no guarantee,
ble when alco- which is why alcohol
hol is not used should be avoided
during pregnan- 5 completely when
cy. When a j pregnancy is planned
woman thinks or known. Alcohol
she may become should also be avoid-
pregnant she ed after pregnancy if a
should plan to woman is nursing.
avoid, alcohol and because because alcohol can be passed
many pregnancies are to the baby through breast
unplanned it is important for milk. Although there has

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of what your BMI is. Men again anore
should develop a healthy lifestyle not have
only for themselves but to support press
their partner. Making changes can be increa
hard but in the end they will give you an ea
and your future children an advan- their
tage when it comes to health. Teens apprc

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focused on devel-
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much of the way
we eat is deter-
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are younger. If
teens learn how to
eat and snack
healthy and partic-
ipate in regular
exercise they are
more likely to con-
tinue these habits
into .adulthood.
Another concern
during the teenage
years is eating dis-
orders such as

been no evidence to show that
men's drinking habits affect a
baby's development they can
be a great support to women
who are giving up alcohol to
protect their baby. Teens
have a great advantage to
give their future children the
best chance at a healthy
beginning because they can
begin good habits early.
Teens who avoid alcohol and
peer pressure to drink have a
smaller chance of developing
a habit that will be hard to
break later in life. Avoiding
alcohol is extremely impor-
tant to the health of future

,xia or bulimia. These disorders
become more common as the
ure on teens to be thin as
based. If a teen is struggling with
ting disorder they should talk to
doctor so they can receive the
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Smoking causes serious health concerns for any-
one but plays a specific role for women, men, and
teens, especially during preconception and inter-
conception. Women who smoke may have more
problems conceiving than those that do not,
although if a women stops smoking her fertility
returns to normal. Even if a woman is not cur-
rently planning to get pregnant it is still impor-
tant for her to stop smoking for her own health as
well as the health of her future child. According
to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
only 20% of women are successful at quitting
smoking during pregnancy so its very important
that women stop smoking and remain smoke free
for a period of time before she becomes pregnant
so she can assure that she will not be tempted to
smoke during pregnancy. Smoking during preg-
nancy can cause complications during pregnan-
cy, such as placenta previa, as well as problems
with the newborn including low birth weight
and/or pre-term delivery. Smoking is also an
important factor for men because smoking has
been shown to cause infertility issues for them as
well. Men who smoke have been shown to have
increased abnormalities in their sperm. Men can
reduce these risks by quitting smoking as well;
not only for themselves but as a support to their
partner. Quitting smoking is not an easy process
but working at it with the support of a partner
can increase the chances for success. Men can
also help the health of their partner and future
child by not creating second hand smoke. Second
hand smoke that a woman is exposed to on a reg-
ular basis can cause the same complications as if
a woman smoked herself. Teens are a special
concern for smoking because most long-term
smokers begin in their teenage years. According
to the American Lung Association, 90 % of all
smokers began before age 21. The easiest way to
avoid the harms of smoking is to never start, but
if you are a smoker there are many advantages of
quitting. For both men and women and teens it is
important to stay smoke free not only before and
during pregnancy but after because babies that
are exposed to smoke have a higher chance of suf-
fering from bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infec-
tions, as well as possibly developing asthma.
Whether or not you are planning to have a baby
in the next year, ten years, or maybe you are not
planning to have a baby at all, it is still a great
health benefit to stop smoking for yourself.



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Healthy Start may be able
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Frequently Asked


Q. I am not piatuing to halive children liro. doc
this infonrition relate to me?
All the -e recomnimendatii..n are not onl benrricli-
cial to an unborn child but to .ui' oneit L!un tr
health h!e-t'le rgardle-: ol whether l\.:u are
planning on iha.. tng children can lead to tei. Er ill-
nesses aid better health. '1 '. i,' p-r-Tnance-- ir,-
unplarn,.d and it Iou I.c a iut-aitls\ itest-, ?l lot
yourself ith.-n .,,u w-ill be prepared toi .ian
unplanned p--qmnri,,
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Although men'do not act iall, ha e the respon-
sibility of carrying the bab\ thea a.cions and

behaviors can still affect their child. Smoking and
diseases can affect their child before birth, but the
man's. most important role is to be a -Lup[port La,
their partner. Men should stop mnii:'g drinl,--
ing and douig drug' a.s ; ell a'~ lead a s ,ea lt\in
lift le a; a -upport to their p.irmicr-: iMe can
also support their parmne:i hb b\ in t-st.d tor sei,-
uall, tran-.mirttd Lnfecton- regularly arnd onli
having c-\ual relations with Lheu- parmLr to avoid
the po.ibi-hty of contracting -exuallv tranm'iiritd
inJec hon-:.
Q. I an a teenager and want to liare clnldiaen
sometime but not now'. what canI do toidai to
/lt/i' Inui tInture babyI?
Ttenatc-rg have a gieat opporrunitd to de'. ulop
a htialth', I'e wlle thr\ airt -U \tLloung ,- i. that
die, can car'-, their health\ habit- int,.- duilthi.,d
Th1 be-t thing'- ,ou can do as a tc-Inagler: -to
a.oOd temptaton to srmoku drink or u,- dcr ut. 11I

is also a great idea to start exercising regularly and
eating healthy. The best way to protect your
lihe:Jtl and th.-it of vour fut-u, children is to be
pli.,.acie an>d present c:ompii,.':inons before they
,..:Ccur it i; alo beneficial to s-; .v& OB/GYN at
l:i.,i o ncE a year -:,m the, can monitor your repro-
..k,:rie ., -ter and sreer for rTi r i.
Q. I just found out I am pregnant and I am a
smoker and occasional drinker, what should I
It is n l,, r t.... I to makt.- changes. If you are
pregriain .iA-.1 hla. tlKen smni.king arid drinking it
s b,.tli to artc-ipt ti quct noi' then continue
thro,-ughiOut thl pr,:i, ancv E. cr, cigarette you
dun t .;mkni or do l.hoh dr- -k that ou don'tcon-
:Lu'nC i- gi'. nig ou1 baby a bettLr chance at a
healthy start. If you think that quitting will be dif-
ficult then speak with your doctor about recom-
mendations to help you achieve your goals.

Quick Facts
If you are pregnant or planning on becoming
pregnant there are several things you can do to
increase the chance for a healthy baby.
Stop smoking, drinking, and doing recreational
Talk to vour doctor about any prescription
drugs you are taking and hoxw they will affect your
Talk to your doctor about any health conditions
that may require special attention if you become
pregnant such as diabetes.
Visit a doctor regularly and get tested for sexu-
ally transmitted infections
Eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy
Decide to live a healthy lifestyle and stick to it!

ah n itare treatable and even curable. Those that larly and commit to only one partner in
Nsal esCo rn Os & are not curable can be treated in order to order to avoid coming in contact with
lessen symptoms. .STI's. If a woman does not have an
Nliliui TMEai IUnsm II II 0nCU83 The best way for a STI, but her partner does, there is a
S wML to protect V:O ,', great chance that at .some point the
'Anotherf"important factor during imtercor .,i- her future baby infection willPpass to the female and
:ceptionTis~identifying and understanding froni'Sl's is to only then possibly to an unborn ctuld,
health conditions or diseases. Common have sexual rela- 1 whichiswhyitisimortant former
health conditions that can affect a preg- tions with one part- [to also be screened regularly for
nant woman and her baby are dia etes, ner and visit the :' infections.- Teens are at especially
hypothyroidism, and sexually transmitted doctor regularly, high risk for STI's often due to a lack
infections (STI's). Sexually transmitted usually once per. of knowledge on how these infec-
infections often show no symptoms, mak- year. STI's can .- "' 4' tions are passed from one individual
ing it extremely important for women to cause miscarriage, 4 to another. Having numerous sex
visit their OB/GYN regularly. According preterm labor, "' partners can also increase the
to the March of Dimes, about 15 million ectopic pregnancies :.''- chance of contracting an STI. Teens
individuals contract a sexual transmitted (tubal pregnancies, .. should increase their knowledge of
infection each year. Some of the most com- stillbirth, birth STI's and safe sex practices as well
mon sexually transmitted infections defects, and newborn illness. Many of as begin to see an OB/GYN as soon as or
include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, these infections, if not treated, can be before their first sexual encounter. Being
trichomoniasis, genial herpes, genital passed to the baby during the birthing proactive is the best way to prevent health
warts, and HIV. Some of these infections process. Men should also be tested regu- problems.



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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
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Theatre II "Meet the Robin-
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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 Thutsday 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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Ready to work Credential Program announced

Jeff Kottkamp recently
announced Florida's Ready to
Work Program, which creates a
job skill assessment-based train-
ing and credential program for
students and adult learners. The
program is administered by the
Florida Department of Education
and the Agency for Workforce
Innovation. Following a competi-
tive process, a contract was
awarded to Worldwide Interac-
tive Network (WIN) to provide
the program's instructional com-
ponents and assessments.
"Florida must continue to cul-
tivate a well-prepared workforce
to respond to the needs of our
state's growing business commu-
nity," said Lt. Governor Kot-
tkamp. "This program will enable
students of all ages to earn a cre-
dential that tells prospective
employers they are equipped
with the skills needed to enter the
workforce and hit the ground
Free-of-charge and completely
voluntary, the Ready to Work Pro-
gram provides participants with
an opportunity to earn a creden-
tial that demonstrates his or her
ability to enter the workforce
with the skills necessary for suc-
cess. The program begins with a
pre-instructional assessment to
determine an applicant's mastery
of basic workforce skills. Appli-
cants meeting the designated
mastery levels will earn the
Ready to Work credential. Those
in need of additional preparation
will enroll in self-paced, tutorial
coursework for the areas in
which they were not proficient,
followed by a post-instructional
assessment. A certificate is issued
upon successful completion of all
WorkKeys assessments.
"I believe that the Ready to
Work Program will prove to be
the most significant workforce
development initiative in the
state's history because it focuses
on real-world issues of both stu-
dents and employers with respect
to workforce readiness and train-
ing," said Representative Joe
The Ready to Work Credential
Program consists of the national-
ly recognized ACT WorkKeys@
system, which measures cogni-
tive abilities such as applied
mathematics, reading for infor-
mation, and locating informa-
tion. Assessments measuring
these abilities may be either
paper-and-pencil or web-based,
and take about an hour each to.
complete. Each assessment is

scored on a scale from three to
To earn Florida's Ready to
Work Credential, applicants must
score a three or above on all three
of the WorkKeys@ assessments.
Applicants can earn the Ready to
Work Credential at one of three
levels: Bronze (minimum score
of three or above on all three
assessments), Silver (minimum
score of four or above on all three
assessments) or Gold (minimum
score of five or above on all three
"This program brings together
the entire spectrum of the educa-
tion community from K-12 public
education to community colleges
to career-technical education

centers to help Florida job seek-
ers whether they are looking for
their first job or a new job -
obtain the skills employers are
looking for in an employee," said
Education Commissioner Jea-
nine Blomberg.
"Through the Ready to Work
program, we are working to
ensure that people throughout
the state' are truly 'ready to
work'," said Agency for Work-
force Innovation Director Mone-
sia Brown. "We view education
and workforce skills develop-
ment at all levels as an invest-
ment in the future of Florida's
economy, and we could not be
more thrilled with our partner-
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existing workers' skills. The 'win-
win' is that workers will make
higher salaries, they will perform
at higher levels, and Florida will
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for more than 1 incorrect
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extent of the ad rendered val-
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Independent Newspapers will
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advertisement that is ileIgal or
considered fraudulent,. n all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
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and/or The Better Business
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Cartof Thanks 12j
In Mo moriam 125
Found 130
Lost 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
Find It master. Sell It soon-
er in the classifeds

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-
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Stween Cantanie & Hwy 441
South. Reward offered
TOY POODLE: Chocolate, neu-
tered, no tags, answers to
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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

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

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Services Inc., 405 SW 2nd
Street. Okeechobee, FL.
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Exp. Pref. Comp. Salary + OT
(561)793-0322, Ext.106

up to $15.00/hr.
Immediate openings
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.



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Have Excellent Computer Skills
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Competitive Pay and Benefits based on experience
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(Big Cypress Reservation)

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
preparation and serving of meals.
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e-mail jobs(5)

King Ranch-Florida has an immediate opening
for a Shop Mechanic. Requires experience
repairing farm equipment and implements,
diesel engines, A/C, electrical and hydraulic
systems. Must have own tools. 50+ hrs. per
week. Salary based on experience. Complete
benefit package including medical, dental, life
insurance, retirement, 401 (k), vacation, holidays
and sick pay. Drug-free workplace/EOE. For an
application, please call (561)996-7257

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1 Summer
(Brighton Reservation)
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:

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(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

General Clerical
-Administrative Assistant-
Walpole's Safety Department is looking for
an outgoing personality with strong customer
service orientation. The candidate should
have the ability to handle multiple priorities,
have strong communication and organizational
skills with' an attention to detail. Proficient
computer skills are a must.
Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
Send resume to:
Fax 863-763-7874 or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street

Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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

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*Immediate Openings*
Relief Managers
& 3rd Shift Managers
Starting Pay: $11.00/hr.
with potential to make $50k
Full Benefit Package
Monthly Bonus
Unlimited Growth Potential
2nd & 3rd Shift
Sales Associate
Starting Pay: $9.00/hr.
2pm-10Opm & 10Opm-6am
Advancement Opportunities
Scholarship Program i
Weekly Pay Checks
Management Applicants Call:
Associate Applicants Call:

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



Full-time position.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Please call 863-357-9040.
Okeechobee. 35 hrs/wk.,
Approx. $27k. Benefits.
or fax: 806-352-3982
Local company needs
experienced welder. Call

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.

Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
Seeks Up-Beat Team
Player. Excellent commu-
nication skills essential.
Experience a plus
but will train.
Fax resumes to
Person with Property
Management and paralegal
experience to assist
property owner. Approx.
5 hours a month.

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CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011




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service to our customers everyday.

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
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-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Services |

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Framing, inc.
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1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL

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Call 863-467-1243

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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Outdoor Rocket
Busy do-it-yourselfers will
appreciate this quick and
easy outdoor rocker project.
Requiring only basic tools,
even amateurs will find that
they can finish it in an after-
noon or two. The completed
rocker measures 36 inches
tall by 24 inches wide by 30
inches deep.
Outdoor Rocker plan
(No. 130):.. $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plans incl. 130
(No. C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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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 & 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
To s & 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
Works well. $75
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
GAS STOVE- New, 36", 6
burner, with gridle. Black &
stainless. $2000.
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
WASHER: GE, large capacity,
heavy duty, multi cycle,
good condition. $65. Call af-
ter 5pm. 863-763-2232


25x30x9 Ambassador
Vertical (2:12 Pitch) Roof
with Soffit/Fasoia
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Man Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete Slab*

30x35x9 Executive
Vertical (3 12 PmCtci Roof
with SoftL'Fasc
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Man Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents
4' Concrete Slab*
*Concrete & Instanation by
Independent Licensed

Up to 3S' wide. unlimited length
FLA Engineered Plans,
Meets/Exceds Wind Code
Pice plus sales tax/pounty fees
Photos for diStpy purposes oni

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

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Gutters, Inc.

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Licensed & Insured

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License #765

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STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.

CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
$100. 863-697-2704
CRIB, cherry wood, brand'
new, never used, still in orig.
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
scanner/ $75.863-467-2148
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158

FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sae i the cassi-
fleds and make your
clean u a breeze

BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Gray.
2 nightstand's. Armoire,
Dresser w/mirror. Good cond.
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
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
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

North Carolina

100/0% OFF ANY
107 SW 17th St., Ste B
Okeechobee, FL
Mobile: (863) 634-3049
Open 7 Days a Week
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or

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/
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
TWIN BED- White, with mat-
tress. Good condition. Ask-
ing $150. (863)675-1957


SRoom Additions Florida Rooms
r.s. a- cGarages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044

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. $200. 863-801-3344
1st shots, HeartGuard & health
cert. incl., ready now, $1,000.
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $40. (863)610-2126
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250.863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL, Red nose, Male, 4
mo. Big head. $350.
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256

Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Deske $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Reclineis $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL'
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

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,

HEAT PUMP- Nordyne, 3 ton
seer with air handler & head
element. New. $1200. or
best offer. (302)423-8827
When you want something
sold, atdvertise In the

-Queen, Pillow top, Nearly
new. $200. or best offer.
(863)763-1521 .

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

OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120


MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggin's, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
MARE- Born '03 APH, Daugh-
ter of Barlink Cadillac Kid.
Shown halter in FL & GA
$2500. (863)236-0118
home only, $1800 or best
offer. 863-357-2111 or
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
YOUTH SADDLE: Good condi-
tion. $125. 863-599-0774


Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

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, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829

1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
dition. $250.
MMATS. $1000. neg.

SOR: EmGlo, used. Diesel
motor for generator $100
for both (863)514-8705
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW- 10", portable
with stand, $70 or best of-
good condition, $150.

battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982 .

KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.

lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
VCR: Sharp, like new; w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10): Sony,
8mm, hi grade, 120 mins,
new, still in box. $80 for all.

Please call (863)467-7095
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products B 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

bush hog, $3850

ING, Reg. $2500. To good
home only. (863)467-6147 or

LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
SCREENHOUSE, 10x10, good
condition, $100.
is, needs moderate work,
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033

BUCKLING: 3/4 Nubian, 1/4
Alpine, born 03/12, disbud-
ded, excellent Full Nubian
sire. $100. 863-467-8844
Reg, born 03/11, Broken
Fawn, disbudded, exc milk
prod. $200.863-467-8844

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

barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent92O
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property.
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Recently updated, 11 miles N.
of Okeechobee. 3BR, 2BA.
$690/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.
lbr, furn., screened porch,
util incid, $195/wk
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. moa. Call

OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
Villas. New apple W/D. $950.
mo + 1st, Last & Sec.'Avail.
4/09/07 (772)579-7562
OKEECHOBEE, Villa For Rent.
2br, 2ba. $1200. mo., 1st &
Sec. Call for info.

BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail. now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502

Do-it-yourselfers seeking extra space for storage and
other purposes will find this project especially valu-
able. The "little red barn" can be used as a storage
shed and workshop, a shelter for bikes and equip-
ment, a potting shed or even a playhouse. It's sturdy,
good looking and, unlike metal storage sheds, it
never rusts. The completed project measures 8 feet
long by 6 feet wide by 8 feet tall.
Little Red Barn plan (No. 461) .. $9.95
Storage Sheds Package (No. C68)
Three projects incl. 461... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

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BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
Lawrence Associates
For rent, newly remodeled.
11 miles N. of Okeechobee.
3BR/1.5BA. $790/mo. 1st &
security. No pets. Call only
M-F9a-3p. (863)467-1717
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per moa. Immed occupancy!
Lawrence Associates
ba, Unfurnished. Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. mo.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq.ftCBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.I
Call Don (954)290-0861

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

Private & spacious
waterfront rentals.
Year lease.
1st, last & security.
$1,000- $1,500/mo.
Gat a qui raupmma te
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Real Estate

Benines Plaues.
Sale 1005
Property-Sale 1010
'wihouoso Sale1015
Fams Sale 1020

Lens-Sale 1040

Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
a Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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


The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.

18 Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 8, 2007

OAK TREE PLACE, (3) 1/1 &
(1) 2/1 CBS Condos, good
leases, 35+k income, health
forces sale, Must Buy All!
$299,995. Financing Pos-
sible. (863)763-5373

!La Sal e 10
KIsslmmee River State Park
85 ac. -IV- on paved road.
Deep well, new pump &
electric. Formedrly a Citrus
Grove. Suitable for Farming,
Ranching or Equestrian Site.
dickansavy( or

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes. Reat 2015
Mobile Homes. Sale 2020

2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031

Quality Homes at Discounted Prices!
Homes From the Low $50's.
Turn Key Packages Available.
Family Owned Since 1981.


NICE UPDATED 14x52, with 2
Florida rooms & carport, Riv-
er Bend Park, 55+, lake ac-
cess. Make Offer!
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$9000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.

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includes complete step-by-step instructions and a
big, pull-out pattern sheet for 16 painted projects fea-
turing 12 popular floral designs.

Perfectly Painted Petals guidebook
(No. LA22564)... $14.95
Also available:
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 30210
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 2035

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 mtr., with trailer,
$2500. (863)675-6882
BAYLINER '86,.19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
BOAT TRAILER- 16ft, galva-
nized, like new, 4yrs old,
asking $200 (401)932-0983
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& 1 iil : $425.
trolling motor and seats.
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400. 239-595-5804
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
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
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board. $75. (863)612-1044
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
19999150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305

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 email
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.
484-802-7243 '
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
best offer. Call
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.

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

Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110 (270)210-9385

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

Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.

HD '97 1200 CUSTOM-
teal/wh, $4K in chrome &
extras, wide glide/wind-
shield, show bike, $6500
neg (863)467-6886 or

ATV, MX 260cc, adult, elec.
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, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)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
$575. (863)467-2982

AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out, load-
ed, like new, heated bsmnt.
$19,900. 863-265-0175.
$2500 firm (315)528-5771
rest River Salem, 32ft, w/
15ft slideout, like new.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,

4cyl, 2wh drive, runs great
new everything,, $2500 neg.
(863)763-2605 Vince
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
ine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
GEO TRACKER- '84, 2 WD 5
spd. $1500. or best offer.
air ride, all odg, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
MAZDA 626 '91- AC,. 5 spd,
eood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer.(863)763-6747
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 II- '89 4x4,
2.9, V-6, 6" lift 33x12.50R16
& 35x12.50R15 needs work

GOLF CART, Battery operated.
$700 (270)210-9385

CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375. (561)261-0930
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)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) 205/40/17, (2) 90%
tread (2) 25% tread, $100
neg (863)763-8797
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevro-
let. $30.863-763-5762
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(772)359-2923 or
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS & TIRES (4), BF Goo-
drich, LT265/70R/17, almost
new, only 1500k on them.
$400 (863)634-1746
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 or best offer.
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT '$250.
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
WHEELS & TIRES, from 2005
Dodge Ram. Chrome, 17", 5
lug & 245/70/R17, Michelin.

new. $150. (860)608-2568
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
rebuilt engine, 6 new tires,
$1200 or best offer.
CHEVY EXT CAB: 1996, sui-
cide door, Voortech 350,
auto $2400.863-447-0270
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200 (863)675-0313
DODGE PU '82- 318 engine
automatic, good condition,
asking $400 (863)673-5883

I UiltyTr iler



with Bud Neese

What Is



iffL I


Many people have the idei,
that air conditioning is blow -
ing cold air onto a person.
This is not totally correct. Air
Conditioning is the science of
removing unwanted warm
and moisture laden air from a
space or area. In order to
accomplish this, room air is
passed over an evaporator or
cooling coil, typically by
means of a blower and duct
assembly. The coil must be
cooler than the entering air to

obtain the desired efects..
Consider loom an1 at "S
degrees F. passing over a coil
at 50 degrees F. It is here, in
the evaporator, that the
unwanted "warm air" and
more importantly (in my
opinion) the humidity is
removed. The end result is
cooler/dehumidified air (15-
20 degrees cooler) being dis-
charged via the duct system.
Proper air conditioning truly
is a science.

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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 8, 2007

Is getting ready for a vacation a pain?

Do you run around with your
head cut off for several days
prior to your departure time, not
knowing which way to turn?
Are you irritable and snap-
ping at your loved ones?
Do you pack everything but
the kitchen sink?
This is a characteristic of a
SHE. I have done this so many
times. Several years ago it would
take me 2 weeks to pack for a 2
week vacation. In the end I was
so exhausted, I just wanted to
crash. So, I have some tips for
1. SIT DOWN with a pen and
paper and PLAN! 15 minutes
planning gets rid of the "Chicken
with the head cut off" syn-
2. Break your list into 4 parts
or use 4 separate pages.
Things to do before you
Things you will need to
Things to do before you
f leave.
Things to do when you get
3. The things you need to do
before you pack are:
Make sure all of your
clothes are clean and put away.
The house is in good order:
Everything in its place.
Make a grocery list of food
that you take with you and buy
Take care of your pet's
needs, Sitter, or boarding and
their food. This will be out of the
SNotify post office that you
will be out of towh and to hold
your mail, or asked a trusted per-
son to pick up your mail and
Do you have the directions
printed out from Map Quest and
in your planner?
Get car serviced and filled
up. If you are going in the car.
el*If you are flying make sure
your tickets are in order'and in
your planner or purse. What
time do you need to be at the air-
port? What time do you need to
leave the house to get to the air-
port on time?
4. Things you need to pack.
I use 3X5s for this one.
Each family member gets a card.
On this card I list everything that
needs to be packedfot thik per-
-son. If they-have. a favorite .toy,
golf clubs, fishing gear, clothes
and favorite snack.
Then I make a card that is
labeled: Food to take.
When you are figuring on
the outfits for each person, be
sure to check your itinerary for
places that you will need dress
clothes Church, Fancy Restau-
rants, etc. Don't forget bathing
suits, beach towels and beach
shoes. If you don't have access
to a washer, you may have to
pack an outfit for each day,
unless the kids are going to be in
their bathing suits. all day. LOL.
Then you will need to take a
couple of them.
Now for your clothes. Keep
it simple, Mix and match your
outfits then you will have less to
take. Keep your makeup and
hair care items to a bare mini-
mum. Don't forget a hat- and
sunscreen if you are going to be
outside alot. How about a book
or magazine to read?
e Husband, Sometimes they
need to pack for themselves, but
make a list just in case and dou-
ble check. He will be happy you
are looking out for his needs too.
Don't forget medications
and a small first aide kit. I would
put all of this stuff in one bag, I
called my bathroom bag.
My rule of thumb is one
Medium bag per person. Plus a
Mother bag to take care of odds
and ends stuff. (carry-on tote)
5. Things to do before you
Set your FlyLadyMentors
Email up to "No Mail". Go to
"Contact Us" to find out how.
I like to change all the
sheets so that when you get
home your bed is nice and wel-
coming. I do this the day before I
leave. No time when you are

The ,
Flylady V

by Maria

leaving early in the morning.
Make sure the house is
clean and sparkling, so when
you walk in the door you are not
blown away by a messy house.
Put Mr. Clean or Pine sol in
each of your toilets and pour a
little in your drains. Use some-
thing you like to smell. This will
keep your house from smelling
bad from stagnant water. If you
leave pets in the house, put the
lids down on the toilet.
I would throw the breaker
for our hot water heater if I were
going to be gone for 2 or more
S* Also turn the air condition-
er up to about 85 degrees or
completely off.
Check your freezer to make
sure the door is closed. Don't
ask me why I do this, all I will tell
you is, it is not fun to come
home to a freezer full of spoiled
food. Then tape it shut.,
6. Make a note of the things to,
do when ydu get home and
leave it on the kitchen counter. "
Turn on A/C and water
heater. Unpack car as soon as
you get home or it could be

weeks before it is done. LOL
When you get the suitcases
in the house. Start a load of laun-
dry before you crash. I make
sure my bags are unpacked as
soon as I walk in the door. If I
don't 1 will be living out of my
suitcase for another week.
Reset you e-group FlyLady-
Mentors email to your setting.
Then start your week over
just like it was Sunday after-
noon. Make out your basic
weekly plan. Life is back to nor-
mal. Don't forget your routines.
Now is not the time to fall off the
routine wagon.
So jump back in and start
over. Put this stuff on the return
home note on your Kitchen
counter. This way you will not
have to remember it and it will
be Just like you are being bossed
by someone. LOL
I know this looks like alot to
do. But these are things you
already knew about. When they
are in black and white they are
not as scary. Now you have a
plan. Whenever you need to get
ready for a trip, Drag this out and
use this. Put it your planner for
just those occasions. Put the lists
in a sheet protector and slide the
note cards in with them.
That way you will not have to
reinvent the wheel each time
you travel. You will just need to
adjust for your destination: Have
a great vacation and don't forget
to take some time for yourself.
Catch you later,




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