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Publication Date: April 12, 2007
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At a Glance
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners meeting today, 9
a.m., Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
St.

Inside


Rodeo team wins
two championships
Newt Mattson and Breanne
Lee of the Okeechobee High
School rodeo team brought
home two championships
from last weekend's Florida
High School Rodeo Association
(FHSRA) rodeo in Green Cove
Springs. The rodeo was spon-
sored by the Clay County Fair.
Mattson placed first in bull
riding. He is currently ranked
fifth in the state in this event.
Breanne Lee placed first in
breakaway. She is ranked
eighth in the state in this event.
Sports, Page 5

Briefs

Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.
Residents whose addresses
are even numbered can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays..
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to
a fine.
County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but not
be limited to: campfires, bon-
fires, burn barrels and the burn-
ing of yard trash and fireworks.
The ban will be in effect until
further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.

Drought Index
Current: 687
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

10.09 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.18 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index

Classifieds ..... .10-12
Comics ............ 9
Community Events .... .4
Crossword .......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ...... ... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2

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First-ever fair a success


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The first ever Okeechobee
County Fair was a success and
should be back bigger and better
next year.
The association that put on
Okeechobee's inaugural county
fair learned many lessons they
plan to use to make next year's fair
even better.
There were some obstacles to
overcome, but overall, Linda


Syfrett, president of the Okee-
chobee County Fair Association,
was pleased with the results of the
fair.
Over the 10-day run of the fair
there were 14,000 paid admis-
sions.
"We made money, not a lot,"
said Mrs. Syfrett, noting that the
fair cleared about $15,000.
"Don Deggler (operator of the
midway rides) is pleased with us."
Next year she said there will be
more rides.


"I anticipate the midway to be
bigger and better," she added.
I Understandably, attendance
was better on weekends than on
week nights.
"We've got to do a better job in
communicating our schedules,"
Mrs. Syfrett said.
Next year the fair association
plans to print and distribute flyers
containing each day's schedule.
No security problems were
reported at the fair. Carl Shumate
of the Alarm Company furnished


Livestock judging team: Second in the state


UKeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Osceola Middle School FFA Livestock Judging Team was ranked second in the state.
Team members are (left to right) Savannah Neese, sixth grade, Marshall Johnson, eighth
grade, Jess Wolff, seventh grade, and Jessica Humphrey, sixth grade. Team members
were honored at the April 10 meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.




Code board backs foreclosure


By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
The City Code Enforcement
Board met to discuss five viola-
tions and the issues surrounding
those violations on Tuesday, April
10, in the City Council Chambers.
Code enforcement officer
Fred Sterling again withdrew sev-
eral items from the agenda as
they had already been taken care
of prior to the meeting.
The first item on the agenda
was an older item that first began
fines back in November of 2004.
The property owners, Gloria and
Mary Brown, inherited the prop-
erty from their parents.
The property is located at the
800 block of N.W 12th Street. The
item was tabled at the previous
meeting because theywere in the
process of cleaning it up through
contracted work.
, According to Mr. Sterling, they
cleared out two lots. On the last
lot, which was full of Brazilian
Pepper trees, the trees were
removed by a contractor and
piled on the lot. The rest of the
shrubbery debris and other
items, such as tires, were also
piled in the center of the lot.
Mr. Sterling told the board
that the contractor had told
him they have not been paid
completely for the first two lots
that were cleared and hauled
away. The contractor has


ceased additional work.
In August 2005, it was recom-
mended to the City Council that
foreclosure proceedings get
under way against this property.
The same property was also rec-
ommended to the city adminis-
trator for declaration as a public
nuisance.
Tuesday, the board again rec-
ommended that the City Council
start foreclosure proceedings on
the property.
The second item on the agen-
da concerned property located in
the 2000 block of South Parrott
Avenue that is owned by Okee-
chobee-FL Properties LLC. This
property is between Wal-Mart
and Marvin Brantley's property.
It has been cited for general
cleaning and beautification due
to overgrown vegetation and
trash. The property was first
inspected in January.
Mr. Sterling told the board that
while he has spoken with the
individual in charge several times
no improvements have been
seen with the property as of April
10.
Board member Andrea Nel-
son made a motion to begin a
$50-per-day fine upon the receipt
of notice. The motion was unani-
mously approved by the board.
The last property on the agen-
da has been in violation five times
in 2005 and three times in 2006.


The property, located at 1104 S.E.
Eighth Drive, is owned by Chad
Jenkins and Adelin Hauser.
Mr. Sterling cited the property
for a disabled vehicle and general
cleaning and beautification. Mr.
Sterling explained to the board
that there has been a disabled car
there for at least six months.
Using photos he took during
his inspections he showed the
board that there are containers
and tires in the yard and the grass
needs mowed. There is also over-
grown vegetation in the back of
the house.
Mr. Sterling spoke -with Mr.
Jenkins and told him of the viola-
tion. Notices were sent to Mr.
Jenkins, who does not live at the
property, and Ms. Hauser at the
property.
Board member Rennae
Sweda made the motion to
impose a $50-per-day fine upon
the receipt of notice. The board
approved the motion unani-
mously.
The Code Enforcement Board
will hold a workshop meeting
with city code enforcement offi-
cers to discuss ways to make the
board process more efficient at
their next meeting on Tuesday,
May8.
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Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter ChaunaAguilarmay be
reached atcaguilar@newszap.com.


security cameras so the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
could monitor fair activities from a
central location.
The biggest challenge was the
lack of electricity. Vendors' booths
were powered by generators. Mrs.
Syfrett said the fuel for the genera-
tors cost more than electricity
would have cost.
Waste Management provided
two lighting systems with genera-
tors.
Construction is currently under


way to provide sufficient electrical
service for next year's fair.
Water was not available until
the day before the fair started.
Mrs. Syfrett said that next year's
plans call for a bigger exhibit tent
with some type of flooring and
better lighting.
This year's exhibit tent was
filled. Mr. Syfrett said that some
sponsors, who would have been
eligible to have a booth, had not
SeeRFair -Page 2


School board



acts on several



policy changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognition of student
achievements was the highlight
of the Tuesday, April 10, meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
School Board.
The board also took action
toward adopting or amending
a number of school board poli-
cies. Many of the proposed
changes were considered in
order to make local policy con-
sistent with Florida statutes or
other governing regulations.
Kelsi Breaux was honored
for receiving a full athletic
scholarship to Brevard Com-
munity College, and Todd Holt
was recognized for receiving a
full tuition scholarship to Indi-
an River Community College.
The board also honored the
Okeechobee High School


Honor Band participants. They
were: Katie Ammons, 11th
grade; Libby Barker, ninth
grade; Alycia Eddings, 12th
grade; Sara Esque, 12th grade;
Sarah Helton, 12th grade; Tim
Jewell, 12th grade; Brittni Little,
11th grade; Lance Lozano, 10th
grade; Harley Mahoney, 10th
grade; Andrea Mavroides, 10th
grade; Angela McCall, 11th
grade; Cameron Orem, 12th
grade; Amelia Provencher, 1 th
grade; Brooke Ragamat, 12th
grade;. Austin Rexroad, 11 th
grade; Angela Row, 12th grade;
Quirino Rubio, ninth grade;
Kevin Shumate, 11th grade;
Olivia Skeen, 10th grade;
Michelle Spears, ninth grade;
Steven Sandefer, llth grade;
Brooke Stewart, ninth grade;
See Policy- Page 2


OHS club plans


final blood drive


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
As the school year comes
to an end, Okeechobee High
School's Health Occupational
Students of America (HOSA)
has made plans for the final
blood drive of the year to be
held on April 18.
The goal of the drive is to
collect 125 units of blood to
be used in medical proce-
dures throughout the Trea-
sure Coast.
The blood drive is organ-
ized by the students in HOSA
in conjunction with Florida's
Blood Centers.
Requirements for donating
include: student must not
have received a tattoo or
piercing in the last year; must
weigh at least 110 pounds;


and, must be healthy.
There are other health
issues that will be discussed
in a brief pre-donation inter-
view where medical staff will
take the donor's blood pres-
sure, ensure that the student
is eligible to donate and check
the student's iron levels.
"This will be the first time
that the drive will take place
in the school," said donor
development supervisor at
Florida's Blood Centers,
Christine Storino. "I believe
that it will be held in the audi-
torium with beds to accom-
modate more people than our
mobile unit could."
Previously, all blood drives
have taken place in a mobile
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A 19-year-old bouncer at a
local bar has been arrested after
he allegedly had sexual inter-
course with a 15-year-old girl on
two different occasions.
David Allan Hughes, N.E.
22nd Ave., was arrested Mon-
day, April 9, and charged with
lewd and lascivious battery (two
counts) interference with child
custody (three counts) and con-
tributing to the delinquency of a


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He was
booked into
the Okee- .%
chobee Coun-
ty Jail under a
bond of
$13,750.
According
to an arrest David
report by Hughes
Detective
Rosemary Far-
less of the Okeechobee County


ly helped the 15-year-old sneak
out of her house. They then
engaged in consensual sexual
intercourse, said the detective.
The bouncer is also accused
of helping a 14-year-old girl
sneak out of her house at I a.m.
on Friday, March 30. He then
took her to a male friend's
house and dropped her off,
states the arrest report.
The detective's report goes
on to state that Hughes took the


homes around 3 a.m.
On a second occasion, the
man reportedly picked up the 15
year old at her house around 3
a.m. The detective's report
states they once again engaged
in sex, then he took her home.
Detective Farless said neither
of the girls' parents gave them
permission to leave their home
or to be with Hughes hence,
the charges of interference of
child custody.


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Patricia Sulzar, 10th grade; Eric
Till, 12th grade; Thea Tunac, 12th
grade; Ethan Turbeville, I Ith
grade; Jessica Welker, I1 th grade;
and Erin Willie, 12th grade.
Scott Harris of Group Insur-
ance Solutions, Inc. presented the
board with a mid-year review of
their group health insurance cov-
erage.
The scheduled presentation
on The Grove, a planned housing
development to be located in the
northeastern part of the county,
was postponed until the May
meeting.
In addition, the board
approved six recommendations
for expulsion. A seventh grader, a


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10th grader, an eighth grader and
a ninth grader at New Endeavor
High School were all expelled
because of defiance of authority.
An 11th grader at Okeechobee
High School was expelled for defi-
ance of authority and inappropri-
ate personal conduct. A seventh
grader at New Endeavor High
School was expelled for defiance
of authority and alcohol and
drugs.
In other action, the board:
approved the bid of L. Cobb
Construction, Inc. for re-roofing
the agriculture welding shop at
Okeechobee High School for
$97,570;
approved a bid submitted by
Therma Seal Roof Systems, Inc.
for re-rbofing North Elementary
School at a cost of $347,000;
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for the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus;
approved a summer school
schedule;
approved school improve-
ment plans for Department of
Juvenile Justice facilities;
approved payment of mem-
bership dues for the Florida School
Boards Association and the
National School Boards Associa-
tion;
advertised for adoption pro-
posed board policies on automatic
external defibrillators, physical
education, bullying, threats and
intimidation, psychotropic med-
ication and hospitality funds;
advertised proposed amend-
ments to board policy on school
improvement, education account-
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donating unit parked by the
cafeteria.
After spending seven to 10
minutes sitting back as they take
a pint of blood, students will be
given a T-shirt and an invitation
to a pizza party for their dona-
tion before being sent back to
class.
"We like to make it fun," stat-
ed Ms. Storino. "Giving blood is
serious. However, we try to


make it fun, especially for stu-
dents. Twenty-five percent of the
blood donated in donated by
high school students."
. These donations will go to
people from around the commu-
nity who have been injured in
accidents, or have had trans-
plants or surgery over the sum-
mer.
"We collect blood daily to
maintain an adequate blood sup-
ply," said Ms. Storino. "Blood is
generally used within 72 hours.
With only 5 percent of the popu-
lation donating blood, and a high
need for that blood in our elderly


VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; other-
wise, the cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia
shot. For information, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and
advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term.
Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort
Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,
visit www.floridasac.org.


cil, family involvement and family
empowerment, charter schools,
athletics, granting permission for
students to leave the school cam-
pus and transporting students in
private vehicles;
advertised a new job descrip-
tions for transition counselor;
proclaimed the week of May
7-11 to be Child Nutrition Emplqy-
ee Week for the Okeechobee
County School District;
approved staffing allocations
for the 2007-08 school year; and
scheduled an executive ses-
sion for 8 a.m. on Wednesday,
April 25, to prepare for union
negotiations regarding perform-
ance pay.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


Fair


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planned to have one unit they saw
the exhibit tent.
She felt that some exhibitors
were holding back until next year's
fair to see how things went this
year.
Planners set out 1,000 seats for
S a the Bellamy Brothers concert and
- - 700 tickets were sold.
1 Next year the fair plans to have
two headliners-one for each Sat-
urday night.
Next year's plans also call for
more strolling entertainment. Mrs.
^- *- Syfrett said the Music City Brass
was a bigger hit strolling through
the crowd than playing in concert.
ProvThefair associationwants more
Visible entertainment. Mrs. Syfrett
SProviders" said some people didn't go into the
barn to see the entertainment fea-
tured there because they thought
they would be charged.
* Even though wise cracking,
o -- miniature car driving, Rowdy
Rooster was a big hit, he will not be
.- back next year. The fair association
.. will offer some similar type of
entertainment. However, Rowdy
could be back in another year or
-' _two.
Post your opoinins in the Pubic
-W ft Issues Forum at www.newszp.com
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


community, we have a higher
need for blood than most states."
After being donated, blood is
taken to a Stuart office to be
processed, then distributed to
area hospitals.
"This is a good thing for
young people to understand and
take part in." stated Ms. Storino.
HOSA is an organization at the
high school connected with the
health class that throughout the
year holds blood drives, exposes
students to the various profes-
sions available to them in the
health field and gives the stu-
dents hands-on experience.


Brief

Charges dropped
A page one story in the Thurs-
day, Jan. 4, issue of the Okee-
chobee News dealt with the arrest
of two men on burglary charges.
Since the publication of that story,
charges have been dropped by
the State Attorney's Office against
one of the men. According to that
office, charges of burglary of a
dwelling, third-degree grand theft
and dealing in stolen property
filed against Victor Ayala on Jan. 2
have been dropped.


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863)
763-0437.


News Briefs

Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee
Christian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through
12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.

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.

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.

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

Hospital hosting dinner, lecture
OKEECHOBEE Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will
host Dine with the Doctor on April 24, in the north dining room
at 4:45 p.m.
Following dinner, Dr. M. Chaudhary will discuss high blood
pressure, and what you need to know.
Dinner is $5.
For reservations, call Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The
wind will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
north in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s. The
wind will be from the east around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.

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Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Jessie Sebastian Nunez, 24,
N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 5 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with the felony of grand theft -
motor vehicle and the misdemeanor
of battery (domestic violence). His
bond was set at $3,500.
Delaneo Pryor, 19, S.E. 43rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April
7 by Deputy R. Gilchrist on warrants
charging him with violation of com-
munity control possession of
cocaine with intent to sell (three
counts), violation of community
control sale or delivery of a con-
trolled substance and violation of
community control sale of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
William Edward Lewis, 28,
S.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 7 by the OCPD on a
warrant charging him with the felony
of violation of probation driving
while license suspended. He is
being held without bond.
Ruben Q. Martinez, 40, N.W.
214th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 8 by Deputy John
Ashby on charges of no valid dri-
ver's license and driving under the
influence. His bond on the DUI
charge was set at $500. He was later
arrested by Deputy P. Massung on a
2004 Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with driving under the
influence. His bond on that charge
was set at $500.
David Nathan Miller, 21, Log
Cabin Road, Lake Placid, was
arrested April 8 by Trooper Thomas
B. White on a charge of possession
of marijuana over 20 grams. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Perry Isham Sallette, 21, S.E.
30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 8 by Deputy Donna Lee on an
Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with uttering a forged instru-
ment and third-degree grand theft.
His bond was set at $3,000.
Paula Rachel Cupp, 48, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 9 by Deputy M. Collier on an
Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing her with worthless check (three
counts). Her bond was set at
$2,250.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Up in the Air
Vicki Goggans, (left), eighth grade math teacher at Osce-
ola Middle School, was selected by Zero Gravity Corpora-
tion as one of 15 teachers in the world to coach others in
experiments related to microgravity research and educa-
tion. She was honored at the April 10 meeting of the Okee-
chobee County School Board by Superintendent of
School's Dr. Patricia Cooper.


Corps opens public


comment period


The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, Jacksonville District, has
opened a public comment period
concerning major rehabilitation of
the Herbert Hoover Dike in Palm
Beach and Martin Counties,
specifically the environmental
assessment (EA) and proposed
Finding of No Significant Impact
(FONSI) for the Reach 1 seepage.
berm and Reach 1A cutoff wall
construction within the Corps
right of way.
The purpose of the document
is to assess the environmental


impacts for a partial seepage
berm in Reach I and cutoff wall in
Reach lA for dike rehabilitation
within the project right of way.
The Jacksonville District
.announced a new design
approach for the dike rehabilita-
tion in October 2006. The Corps is
currently working to expedite the
redesign and resume construction
on the first of eight reaches in the
rehabilitation project.
To review the document, go to:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/cc
o/HHD/hhdike.htm.


School opens registration


Registration is now open at
Okeechobee Christian Academy
for the 2007-08 school year for
pre-K through 12th grade. For


information call (863) 763-3072
or stop by the school's office at
701 South Parrott.


Obituaries


Burrell Francis
Hartley
Burrell Francis Hartley, 85, died
Sunday, April 8, 2007, at his resi-
dence in Okeechobee. Born
March 17, 1922, in Fairmont, W.
Va. he had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1981. He was a.
member of the First Baptist
Church and the VFW.
Mr. Harley is survived by his
daughters, Frances C. Lodenstein


of Kentwood, Mich. and Ruth A.
Chapman of Belleville, Mich. In
addition he is survived by his care-
taker, Penny Colt.
The family has no plans for a
local service but a memorial serv-
ice will be held in Michigan at a
later date.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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has been in existence for cen-
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swift arrow, pull hard on the
string." Actually, there is no
other way to
shoot a swift
arrow.
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millions of years to make a
ruby. Imagine -- a million
years this beautiful gem is in
the formative stage.
If a ruby could be made
overnight, it would have little
value. So, it is true with almost
everything we do. The real and
sincere efforts of people almost
always recognized. The "hard
pull" of accomplishments is
what makes them important!
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
IMMIGRANTS: This is in regard to an article about immigration
sweeps ripping families apart. Let's get real. The United States has
immigration laws in place. Those people who come in illegally are
fully responsible for whatever curses they bring upon their family.
Their child's demise is their own fault because they willingly broke the
law and got caught. They had no regard for their children. The first and
only person to blame for their children is the person they see in the
mirror. They don't even consider the fact that when they are here they
get free food, medical care and free education all at the expense of
us who pay our taxes. So instead of making the U.S. look bad why
don't they get the guts to tell their own children the truth? It was their
choice that leaves their children alone in the United States, or that they
must pack up and go back to wherever they came from with their fam-
ilies.

WASTING WATER: Who is selfish? Someone who uses city water
to run their sprinklers everyday, seven days a week now there is a
selfish person. OUA should look at the exorbitant water use when
billing people. You can identify them quickly.

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Community Events

Church will host creation conference
Bob Swinson of Creation Ministries will be holding a Cre-
ation Science Conference on Sunday, April 15, at the Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4200 U.S. 441 S.E. at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and again
at 6 p.m. Topics will be Five Areas of Scientific Evidences, The Age
of the World and Dinosaurs and the Pre-historic World. The confer-
ence is open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-0550.
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.

Library hosting Florida Jeopardy
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host
Florida Jeopardy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone is invited
to join your friends and neighbors to find out how much you really
know about the Sunshine State. Come to play or just to cheer on the
contestants. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library
and is free and open to the public. For information; call (863) 763-
3536.
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-
1694.

Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th St. in
the New Endeavor School building. This meeting is open to the
public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. For information,
call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Library hosting cracker cowboy poet
Hank Mattson, cracker cowboy poet, will be appearing at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Thursday, April
19, as part of the celebration of National Library Week. Mr. Mattson
is a working cracker cowboy poet who has appeared at cowboy
poetry gatherings and pioneer events all over the country. He is the
winner of the 2007 Laura Rider Award for Florida Folk Poetry. This
program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and
open to the public. For information, call (863) 763-3536.




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical 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 find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 fellowship
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 information, call Mari-
lyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet
on the second Friday of each month, with early bir Is on Thursdays. 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 wel-
come. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
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 ques-
tions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second 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 relationships.
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 Okee-
chobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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
at7 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 informa-
tion 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.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Unda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone interest-
ed in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a caring
group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For information,
contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Park-
way, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more nor-
mal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using. We
meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Unda
Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee, 1902
S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6 p.m.
There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians are wel-
come to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pas-
tor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information, con-
tact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention tools.
Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick Laneau
at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-
H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


Community Events

Hospice plans clearance sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a spe-
cial clearance sale on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13,
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Remember, parking is not allowed in
the grassy median outside the fenced area. There is ample park-
ing inside the fenced area. For information, call Rhonda Peter-
man 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
Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. in room 302 of the School Board
office building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meet-
ing 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.
Dinner benefits church mission trip
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
hold a smoked chicken dinner on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $6 and includes one-quar-
ter chicken, green beans, scalloped cheese potatoes, fresh roll
and pound cake. Pick up or delivery is available. All proceeds go
to the Church of God mission trip to Mexico. For information
and orders, call (863) 763-4127 or (863) 467-1750.

Church to host community gospel sing
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a
community gospel sing on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. All
singers and musicians are welcome to participate. For informa-
tion, call Sister Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

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-
9032.

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
services 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 col-
lege drama team). Keith Barron will be delivering a special
word. Those who need a ride to the revival can call: Brother
Dryden at (863) 697-1790; or, Mrs. Donna at (863) 697-1789. For
information, call (863) 763-4127.

Job fair will be hosted by OHS
Okeechobee High School's Career Center will sponsor an
occupational awareness (job fair) program for 11th and 12th
graders on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee High School Gymnasium. Businesses interested in par-
ticipating in the job fair should call Bill R. Black at (863) 462-
5025, ext. 3113; or, e-mail him at blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us.

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. Sec-
orid 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 Man-
agement and Independent 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 preven-
tion month. For information, contact Children's Home Society
at (772) 489-5601 or www.chsfl.org.

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


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O.H.S. rodeo team brings home two championships


Newt Mattson and Breanne
Lee of the Okeechobee High
School rodeo team brought
home two championships from
last weekend's Florida High
School Rodeo Association
(FHSRA) rodeo in Green Cove
Springs. The rodeo was spon-
sored by the Clay County Fair.
Mattson placed first in bull
riding. He is currently ranked
fifth in the state in this event.
Breanne Lee placed first in-
breakaway. She is ranked eighth
in the state in this event.
Seven other O.H.S. team
members earned places in their
particular events. They were:
saddle bronc-Chasey Bass,
second place; calf roping-Nick
Mazzilli, fourth place; team rop-


ing-Nick Mazzilli, 10th place;
breakaway-Jessie Cofield, sev-
enth place and Shelby Carden,
ninth place; barrel racing-Justi-
na Stokes, fourth place; pole
bending-Jessica Ziglar, fifth
place; and, goat tying-Maci Culli-
gan, ninth place.
The team has one rodeo left.
This will be a 2-day rodeo that
counts as two separate rodeos
in the points race, giving team
members one last chance to
earn up to 20 points in their indi-
vidual events prior to state finals
in June.
With only the top 15 in each
event advancing to state, the
leader board has been changing
drastically from rodeo to rodeo.
Team members are currently


ranked as follows:
barrels-Jessica Ziglar, ninth;
Justina Stokes, tied for 15th;
Shelby Carden, 25th and Olivia
Delburn, 26th. Pole bending-Jes-
sica Ziglar, fifth; Shelby Carden,
22nd and Breanne Lee, 26th.
Breakaway-Breanne Lee,
eighth; Jessica Ziglar, tied for
24th; Shelby Carden, tied for
24th; Jessie Cofiel'd-27th and
Maci Culligan, 29th. Goat tying-
Shelby Carden, 18th; Maci Culli-
gan, 20th and Jessie Cofield,
26th. Girls' cutting-Kayla Davis,
sixth. Bareback-Jacoby Johns,
second. Saddle bronc-Chasey
bass, first. Bull riding-Newt Matt-
son, fifth; Logan Coker-11 th and
Sydney Barber-16th. Calf roping-
Nick Mazzilli, sixth. Team rop-
ing-J.R. Gomez, sixth; Breanne


Lee, 22nd; Nick Mazzilli, 23rd
and Shelby Carden, 25th. Boys'
cutting-Chasey Bass, second.
The team's remaining sched-
ule is April 15-Pierson (cutting
only); April 28 and 29-Williston;
and, June 7 through 10-State
Finals-Silver Spurs Arena,
Kissimmee.
There will be a mandatory
rodeo team meeting on April 17 at
6:30 p.m. at Roper's Restaurant,
112 S.E. Park Street. Team mem-
bers must have at least one parent
attend the meeting with them.
The team is still selling their
new Okeechobee High School
Rodeo decal as a fundraiser. If
you are interested in purchasing
one of these decals, contact Dar-
lene Bass at (863) 634-5815.


OHS Sports Schedules


Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
game
District-district game.
Apr. 12: vs. Sebastian River-6:30
p.m. (TLC)
Apr. 13: vs, Suncoast-7 p.m. (Dis-
trict)
Apr. 17: vs. TLC Championship
Round-7 p.m.
Apr. 18: vs. Glades Day-6:30 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G1 (2 vs. 7) and G2 (3 vs.
6)-4 p.m.
Apr. 23: at Lawnwood District
Round One-G3 (4 vs. 5)-7 p.m.
'Apr. 25: at Lawnwood District
Round Two-G4 (1 vs. WG3) G5 (WG1
vs. WG2)-7 p.m.


Apr. 26: at Lawnwood District
Championship-4 and 7 p.m.
May 1: Regional Quarter-Final-TBA
May 4: Regional Semi-Final-TBA
May 8: Regional Championship-
TBA
May 18: State Series Semi-Final-
Sarasota-TBA
May 19: State Title Game-Sarasota-
TBA
Softball
Junior varsity game times listed
first,
Varsity games follow junior varsity
April 13: vs. Key West High School -
7 p.m.
April 14: vs. Key West High School -
11 a.m.
April 17, 18 & 20: District Tourna-


mentatO.H.S.-TBA
April 24,27 & May 1: Regional Tour-
nament TBA
May 7-12: State Tournament irT
Plant City-TBA
Tennis
Head coach (girls): Jay Huffman.
Head coach (boys): Dave Ellis
April 12: at Sebring (boys) (Country
Club of Sebring)-4 pVm.
April 12: at Sebring (girls) (Sun and
Lakes)-4 p.m.
April 16-17: Districts-TBA-8 p.m.
Flag Football
Head coach: TBA
April 13: at Royal Palm Beach H.S.-
TBA


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April 26, at 6 p.m. For information,
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follows:
Theatre I "Blades of Glory"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books g Magazines535
Building Materials540)
Business Equipment 545
CarpetsRugs 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
Pets Supplies.,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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Tickets 720
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AIR CONDITIONER, Goodman
Manufacturing, Condensing
Unit, 4 Ton, $450.
(863)357-2475


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VINTAGE LIMOGE FRANCE:
39 pieces, 'China, assorted
items. $300. 863-946-1896


DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, un-
der counter, good working
condition, $50.
(863)763-0691
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
DRYER- Whirlpool, Very nice.
Asking $65. Free delivery.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
$100 for both will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-0691



SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
(863)357-6315
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48".
$150. (315)528-5771


BABY ITEMS Great condi-
tion, $300 or best offer. Call
239-243-1588, LaBelle.
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.
(302)521-0710
SIDEWALK STREET RIDER:
needs 6 volt battery, good
condition, $30.
(863)763-3982 bef. noon


BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ing price guides $200 or
best offer (863)824-3358
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627



COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
(863)517-2782 Tony



COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681


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


BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
863-634-7905
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$50. 863-634-7905
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75. 863-634-6160
BEDROOM SUITE: King, 2 nt.
stands, dresser w/mirror &
armoire. Very nice. $800.
(863)447-5173
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BR SET- Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
863-763-1520
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
DINING RM. SET: Pennsylva-
nia House, Solid Cherry,
Save $1,000's. $1000. or
best offer. (207)557-0557
DINING RM TABLE, Ashley, 7
pc., Cherry w/custom glass
top, 4 side & 2 arm chairs.
$800. 863-447-5173
DINING ROOM TABLE: 36 x
48, plus 1 leaf. $250.
863-675-3032
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
(863)983-2241
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, all
wood, mint condition, $40.
(863)763-4975
KITCHEN TABLE, wood, with
leaf, plus chairs with arm-
rests & wheels, $60.
(863)763-4975
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $700 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT / BED: $50 or trade
for Desk w/Chair or Sewing
Machine. (863)467-8432 '
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Full Size. $75.
(863)697-9117 or
(863)801-9260 ,
MOVING SALE Tables, Chairs,
Beds, Bureaus... Good clean
condition. Good prices. By ap-
pointment. (207)557-0557 .
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-'
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
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/
(863)983-2241
TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250
(863)983-4940



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


RIFLE- All original AK47, call
for details, $600
(863)467-1958
SPRINGFIELD ARMORYS UL-
TRA COMPACT AUTO PIS-
TOL- 45 cal. $600 call for
details (863)467-1958



BOWFLEX SPORT: 6 months
old. Barely used. Paid
$1000, Asking $450.
(863)357-1620
EXERCISE MACHINE- Fitness
Flyer. Very goo condition.
$75. (863)675-4432
TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135 (863)467-4328


LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!
863-467-4253



PATIO FURN.- Round table, 4
chairs, Loveseat, lounge chair
(beautiful cover 2 sm end ta-
bles $150. (863 763-9410


CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
$50. 863-357-2816
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
(863)674-0740
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
$1100. 772-807-0541



DRUM SET- With double bass
drum. Great for beginner.
$175. (863)357-6930
ORGAN- Double keyboard Es-
trey Freedom II. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)676-7156



OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683


BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
$25
(863)983-7702
COCKATIEL: Home bred, hand
fed & very tame. $20
(863)634-8863 Okeechobee
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lObs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200.863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
863-447-3357
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose,
parents on premises. $300 -
$400. 863-610-0685
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: Now tak-
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
(863)467-3051/697-8256
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256



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



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



LOT FULL OF
RESTAURANT FURNITURE
Tables, chairs, booths, Etc.
Like new. Call Bob
904-254-0772 From
Local's Restaurant, Okee. Area



SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
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
561)718-1212
POOL TABLE- full size, 3/4
slate top, full set of sticks, all
accessories $600 or best of-
fer (863)763-0829


SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat.. $50.
863-763-7609
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 ',ii., ,ii'! or will
sell separately.
863-763-7609



AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
CAR SPEAKERS- Sony 2-10",
2-8", & 3- amps. Great con-
dilion. $250.
(863)634-3923
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476
SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE,
15", $100 (863)634-6476


CRAFTSMAN 25HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" chuck. $300.
772-807-0541
HYDROLIC JACK, 21V2 Ton,
Good condition. Needs han-
dle. Does work. $25. or best
offer. (863)675-7504


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not
battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982



KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.
(863)675-8760

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SATELLITE SYSTEM: 2 satel-
lite dishes and 4 receivers.
$200 or best offer.
863-467-5477
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
tor gun. 772-461-8822


ACCOUSTIC OR ELECTRIC
GUITAR.
Please call (863)467-7095

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8410
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865


FORD NAA TRACTOR- w/5ft
bush hog, $3850
(863)634-3280
LAWN TRACTOR: Ford Model
800. $2000.863-763-5921


ARABIAN CRACKER GUILD-
ING: 15 years old. $2500.
863-610-0732
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, Coggins, all shots.
$1000 or best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$5010. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423
SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.
863-697-8103



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500.863-214-8052
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Biiggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HP with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
863-697-2434
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HP, 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SNAPPER LAWN MOWER- as
is, needs moderate work,
$100 (863)467-9369
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033


DOMESTIC PIGS
Very healthy.
Land, Race & York.
$50. ea. (863)763-4205
LONGHORN STEER: Mature,
nice horns. $500. Call
863-763-4668 (leave a mes-
sage).


BOB MARSHALL, Treeless
barrel saddle, used only a
few times, 15". $1500
(863)763-3631


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Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
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House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE, 2 BR, 2 BA, in
city limits. Very clean. $800.
mo. + 1st., last & sec. dep. of
$300. 863-634-3572
SW OKEECHOBEE, 1BR APT.
No pets. Non Smoking Envi.
$750. mo. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEE., 2br, 2ba, T/H Oaklake
Villas. New appl., W/D. $950.
mo + 1st, Last & Sec. Avail.
4/09/07 (772)579-7562
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BRAND NEW: 3/2/1, Split
plan, patio, master suite, tile,
d/w, w/d hookup, avail, now.
$1250/mo. (561)307-2502
DOWNTOWN OKEE., 3br 1.5
ba, Unfurnished. Corner lot,
Detached garage. $800. mo.
(239)707-5155
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last &Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage, (863)467-2541
RENT TO OWN!
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you in.
Bruised credit is O.K.!
Call Don (954)290-0861



Professional Office Space -
newly renovated near City
Hall, up to 900 sf, w/offices
& conference room, ready to
move in, all util. incl.
863-634-7021.

Real Estate


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection I OF,)
Real Estate Wanted 1u65
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, for 1 yr. all
rent pd to be used towards
down pymt. Reducing price
to $179,100. Visit 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net

Mobile Homes



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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
Shop here flpstl
The classified ads



DEAL OF THE YEAR!
1995 Skyline, totally redone
(inside & out), 3br/2ba. Buy-
er must relocate it. Worth
$45k. Sacrifice for $25k.
561-254-0579
WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVe 3010
Jet Skiles 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985


ALUMINUM BOAT- 12, V Bot-
tom, With trolling motor
Good condition. $225.
(540)247-7955
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
er, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter. $2000
(863)674-0583
BOAT TRAILER: 3500 ca-
pacity, single axle, good tires
& lights. $425.
863-902-0316
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude. 12ft alum
v-hole Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816
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.
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude,
25HR commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft. $800. 941-755-3588
SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board. $75.(863)612-1044
SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
19999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375


CAPT. CHAIRS (2) for van or
RV, teal green, never used,
$400 or best offer
(863)467-9369
COACHMAN CATALINA LITE
2001,36.5 ft, front bedroom,
bunk beds in rear, jackknife
couch & slide out. $9000.
MUST SELL!
(863)467-2309 or email
fourbear@earthlink.net
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000mi on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in
55+ park in Okeechobee.
Needs some work. $3500.
or best offer. (561)575-0522
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243
TRAVEL TRAILER, '01 Travel
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, 100hp, 31 hrs., $5,000.
(863)467-2037



STAINLESS STEEL PROP- fits
Evinrude & Johnson motors,
$110(270)210-9385

Need a few more aucks to
purchase something
deep? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sd your usedItems in
the classffl Mds.


BMW, 1996 K110OLT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
EXHAUST SYSTEM, for Harley
Davidson HAR FDX1450,
chrome, asking $100.
(863)467-9511


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

SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
863-697-2434
SUZUKI- '86, Wrecked. Good
for parts. $245. or best offer.
(540)247-7955



ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
(863)673-0545
HONDA 250X- Three wheeler
made for racing. "To Fast"
will trade for 4 wheeler or
boat. $2500.(863)447-0337
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450. 863-216-9905
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
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714
HOLIDAY RAMBLER: 1992,
Alumalite, well maintained,
new tires, twin beds. Must
seel $6500.863-635-5407
PRIDE: '02, 33ft, top of the
line, 1 super slide out, load-
ed, ike new, heated bsmnt.
$19,900. 863-265-0175.


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
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Automobiles



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



CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
CHEVY CORSICA- '90 Good
running condition. $1000.
(863)763-7060
DODGE NEON 1998, Runs
well. No A/C. $2100 or best
offer. (863)885-1314
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT- '1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
863-234-9097
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90
SPORTS COUPE,2dr, 50 HO,
air ride, all ori, good rubber
$1500 (863)447-1808
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1997,
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854 .
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Edrie. LaBelle area
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
good running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
(863)697-9005.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
gine work $300
(863)357-0697
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Whole car or parts. No title.
$400.(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401


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


BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee


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


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


CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
(239)763-7611
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tie. $375. (561)261-0930
CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-2671
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN-
24"x17", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
$100. (863)697-3865
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
(863)610-1120
PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
S '99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
(561)261-0930
POWER PROGRAMMER 111,
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250.(863)697-3865
RACING WHEELS & TIRES:
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
RADIATOR: For 1998 Chevro-
let. $30. 863-763-5762
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200.
(772)359-2923 or
(863)467-5401
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $250 or best offer.
863-634-7318
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
(863)763-0547
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856


TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983


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TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
863-467-8856


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like
new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241
DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K,
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
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many,
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
Power Windows, Power
Steering. $5,000.
(863)612-0647/302-1126
LOAD HANDLER DUMPER:
For small pickup, never
used. $50. 863-675-3032
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or best offer.
(772)597-0650
NISSAN '86: Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
(863)674-0098


-TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
Belle area.


HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
die/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
STORAGE TRAILER, 2 axles,
lights on inside & out,
21'lx5'9"w, $550.
(863)675-8760
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Charlie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER- New heavy
duty, 5x8, with ramp, $625
(863)357-5754


CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995.863-763-3551
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988,
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area
FORD MINI BUS '89- diesel,
16 passenger, dual wheels,
rear storage racks, $1990
(863)673-0782. .

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON APRIL 27, 2007 AT 9:00
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAR
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL-
LOWS:
1994 Chevy Truck C3500
VIN#1 GCGC33K6RJ417182
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NO
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLER
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILES
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
203847.0N 4/12/07
PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Seuf Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL34974 will dispose ofl
stored items on April 23, 2007.
Owners
JodyUnderhill 116
JuanitaStarrett 619
Everett & Cheryl Rexroad 220
Kathy Wise 413
Bonnie Breadrick 625
Kellle & David Scat 489
2041140N 4/12,19/07

READING A
NEWSPAPER .,,


best prodedu
WBb and senrkices.


Community Events


REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose
purchasing at least one of the following:
Pumas:
Dual Electric (VFD) Drive Pumps, Skid Mounted
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive Di-
rector, at 100 S.W. 51h. Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-9460, Fax Number
863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive for-
malities in any bid wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be in the best
interest ol the QUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Directors office, located at
Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, on or before 3:00 PM on
Apn127,2007.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
203120 ON 4/9-15/07


Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday,
May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County Extension office, 458
U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10
covers course material. Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver
Safety Program. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to
attend these classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

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


Liberty tree dedication planned
On Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. in Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Park, the
St. Lucie River Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), in period uni-.
forms, will dedicate a 10-foot oak tree to the veterans of all wars. A color guard
from the SAR and the American Legion Post #64 will present our national colors.
The City of Okeechobee Mayor Proclamation will be read with additional com-
ments by the SAR and American Legion. Boy Scout Troup #964 and Cub Scout
Troup #964 will dig the hole for the tree.
Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly cof-
fee 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.

Baby shower for clients slated
An educational baby shower for Healthy Start and Mom Care clients will be
held Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 at the American Legion, 501 S.E.
Second St. Donations of food and prize items would be appreciated. For infor-
mation, call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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

Storyteller to appear at library
On Saturday, April 21, professional storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar will be
appearing at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. with
local storytellers followed by refreshments. Ms. Ayvar will begin her journey
into the imagination at 3 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the
Library and the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
For information, call (863) 763-3536.

City will rename street
The City of Okeechobee will officially return S.W. Fifth Avenue back to its origi-
nal name of Osceola on Saturday, April 21. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in
Flagler Park #4. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Church hosting the Trust Quartet
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host Trust Quar-
tet in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m. The concert is open to the public.
For information, call (863) 824-0013.

DuPuis plans annual Earth Day Celebration
DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway, Canal Point, will
hold their eighth annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Events include: Judge Nelson Bailey, who will share his
knowledge about Florida history as a Florida Cracker Cowboy; Alana Edwards
will speak about butterfly behavior and plants that will attract them to your
yard; Treasure Coast Wildlife Center will have live, native animals; and, Boy
Scout Troop #751 will have games for kids and food to purchase. For informa-
tion, call 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339.

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

Eagles #4509 plan special event
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4509, 4701 S.E. U.S. 441, in the Cypress Hut
Flea Market will hold a dignitary event to give grant money to local law
enforcement and fire departments on Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Representa-
tives from the International Grand Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will
give $500 to the county fire department and $500 to the sheriff's office. A bar-
becue cook out will follow. New members are welcome to join. The new
Aerie extends thanks to all the people, local businesses and our sister Aerie
#4137 for making our first fundraiser and membership drive a huge success.
For information, call Bill at (863) 763-1187 or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Collaborative group will host guest speaker
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County Shared Ser-
vices Network will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m.
in the board room of the Okeechobee School Board office. The guest speaker
will be Dianne Verner'fromh Florida Power and Light. The public is invited. For
information., call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

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

Child CPR class offered by Red Cross
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will conduct an infant/child CPR
class on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
OSAC sponsors drug-free concert
As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition will sponsor a drug-free concert on Friday, April 27, from 8 until 10
p.m. The concert will be held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditori-
um, and is open to middle through high school-aged students. Students must
present their student ID in order to attend. There will be three bands perform-
ing -- The Eighth Hour Romance, Adoration and Redneck Rampage snacks
and giveaways.
Main Street hosting fun shoot
Okeechobee MainsStreet, Inc. will hold a 100 target fun shoot on Saturday,
May 5, at Quail Creek Plantation. Course opens at 8 a.m. Last shooter in by 10
a.m. Prizes will be awarded and a barbecue lunch will be available. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-6246.
AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and Saturday,
May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be attended to complete the course.
Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver
Safety Program. AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors age 55
and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-
count upon completion of the class. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at
(863)763-0351.


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

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


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

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer pro-
gram, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students Offering Solutions -
performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18 will be trained to
perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits and learn to give presenta-
tions. The program will run for six weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and
there are two sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas
Park Community Center. For information and an application, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake Okee-
chobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the featured monthly
photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry forms and complete
contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Educa-
tion. This contest is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may sub-
mit up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

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

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

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

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998 are
asked to please submit your contact information to ohs98grads@yahoo.com.
Include your maiden name if appropriate, address, phone number, etc. We
are in the process of planning our 10-year reunion. More details will be pub-
lished as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second limited edi-
tion Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a numbered cer-
tificate with historical information. Ornaments ate $15 and proceeds fund the
ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006
ornament was the first brick school 1916. A limited quaritity of the 2006 orna-
ments is available. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like
the same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the following
members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829;
Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regi-
na Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help! The
screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows. We need a
contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this service and donate
all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two new or gently used
stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very grateful. All donations are tax
deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or Stephanie at (863)
610-9192.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free summer
program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register early. To
qualify for the program the following requirements must be met: the child
must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not have participated in a
VPK program during the school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of
eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career
Center. For information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is now open
every Thursday and Friday froni9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please bring us all your
unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are available at the office. For information,
call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's Care to
Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share program is funded
by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate funds. The program pro-
vides emergency assistance funds to customers who are in a crisis situation
and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that
must be met to quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-
6020 to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned and an inter-
view will be done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with
your local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid? Healthy Start
may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at (863) 462-5877.
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence, which
deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic
violence. The date and time will be announced at a later date according to
community interest and response. Contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-
2893.
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such as
furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items for
infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be used to
benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
(863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okeechobee
have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for one year at
selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St.
For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities
in our community.







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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
763-2950.
American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The hours
of operation are: Monday, and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 8
p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 3
until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. draft beer
$1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7-p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will include steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, cof-
fee and tea. There will be enter-
tainment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Veteran's Memorial Park
Committee is taking applications
for names to be engraved into the
Wall of Honor until April 15. The
per-name cost is $60. Call the post
at (863) 763-2950 for information.
Thursday, April 19: the Sons
of the American Revolution will


dedicate a 10 ft. oak tree to the vet-
erans of all wars in Okeechobee
Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee
Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
(863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday, April 14: District 7
picnic, food, music, fun and
games.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.


The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12: Sporting
clay shoot at Quail Creek Planta-
tion. Call Matt Buxton at (863) 357-
9992 for information and applica-
tions.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday bingo at noon.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 5 until ?. Call for the
menu.
Sunday karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14: karaoke at
8p.m.
Tuesday, April 17: member-
ship meeting at 8 p.m. Come see
what is planned for the Lodge.
Saturday, April 21: karaoke at
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: at 7:30
p.m. there will be music for danc-
ing. Call to see who is playing.


Tuesday, April 24: enrollment
meeting at 7 p.m. "Prospective
members should attend.
Saturday, April 28: karaoke at
8p.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge
opens weekdays at 10 a.m. and
Sunday at 11 a.m. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall and
kitchen are nearly completed. The
next step will be to install the
kitchen equipment.
Breakfast first Sunday of
every month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings are
the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Horseshoes Thursday and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free pool games, Sunday at 2
p.m.
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for $3
donation.
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Dinners each Saturday at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation, with music
to dance by at 7 p.m.
Moose Races Saturday at 2
p.m.
Saturday, April 14: open
enrollment at 1 p.m. Charles and
Nancy Lowe party from 3 until 7
p.m. with beef roast and barbecue
ribs for a donation of $7.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or


write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Sunday.-
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m..
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 4 until 6 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke from 6
until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
Open house in conjunction
with a karaoke contest. Preliminar-
ies will be Saturday, April 14. Finals
will be Saturday, April 21. Entry fee
is $10.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.


E'. e y Frdadv a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10. donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information, contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at r p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday of
each month at 8 p.m. The club is
also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.


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