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Vol. 99 1%. SO


Wednesday, January 30, 2008


500 Plus tax


Briefs

Rylee's Chili cook-off
in Flagler Park #5
Time is running short to
practice that perfect chili reci-
pe. Rylee's Hope will hold their
second annual Chili Cook-off
on Saturday, Feb. 2. Registration
begins at 7 a.m. and judging
begins at noon. The event will
be in downtown Okeechobee
Flagler Parki#5.
Registration fees for teams,
consisting of no more than five
participants cost $150. Teams
may besponsored by corpora-
tions and/or individuals.
City has opening
on OUA Board
The Okeechobee City
Council is seeking interested
applicants in serving on the
Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity Board of Directors, as an
alternate member for a two
year term. The applicants
must be residents of the City
of Okeechobee and be living
in the service area of OUA. Ap-
plications may be printed from
the City's web page, www.
cityofokeechobee.corm or ob-
tained from the City Clerk's
Office at 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee. You may contact
us for further information at
(863) 763-3372 extension 215.

Inside,
Two accused of
insurance fraud
An anti-fraud operation re-
sulted in 84 arrests in Florida last
week and two of those arrests
were of Okeechobee residents.
The Florida Department of
Financial Services focused on
insurance fraud charges in this
operation which resulted in
millions of dollars of potential
losses to Florida insurers.
Ligia Hunt, 32, of N.W.
35th Ave.,. Okeechobee, was
charged with filing a fraudulent
insurance claim and grand theft
of over $100,000. Juan Reyes,
46, of N.W. Eighth Ave., was
charged with filing a fraudulent
insurance claim.
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Drought Index

Current: 553
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Banc None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
Last Year: 11.73 feet



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

Index
Classifieds........................... 9-11
C om ics ....................8..... ...... ... 8
Community Events................ 4
Crossword................................. 9
Obituaries................................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out............................. 4
Sports.................................. 14
TV .... ....... .. ............. 10
W eather..................................... 2
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Brown gets life plus 20


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A former substitute school
teacher and youth football
coach was officially sentenced
Tuesday to life in prison with-
out the possibility of parole for
killing his former girlfriend in
the parking lot of her place of
employment.
Marion Miguel Brown, 37,
was found guilty of killing Sha-
nique Harris on July 14, 2006,
as she prepared to go to work


at the Level 10 Facility.
Brown, also
known as Pete,
was convicted
by a 12-per-
son jury on
Dec. 13, 2007,
of first degree
murder, false
imprisonment
with a firearm Marion
and carrying. Brown
a concealed
firearm. Tuesday, Jan. 29, he.
was sentenced by Circuit Court


Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr., to
15 years in prison on the false
imprisonment charge and five
years for carrying a concealed
firearm. Those two charges are
toe,run concurrently.
He will receive credit for the
564 days he has already served
in the Okeechobee County Jail.
Before handing down his
sentencing decision, Judge
Bauer told Brown there was re-
ally only one sentence.
"The murder in the first
degree sentence is written in


As the cane juice nears the boiling stage, the impurities foam up to the surf
skimmed off by Kenneth's son, Rodney on Jan. 26 in Okeechobee County.


Jan 26, in Okeechobee County, Kenneth
Arnold checks the temperature of the
cane juice in the vat as it gets warmer and
warmer.


On Jan 26 in Okeechobee County, the tem-
perature of the rapidly boiling cane juice
on its way to becoming syrup as the liquid
boils down is checked again. The thermom-
eter is held in a slot in a wood handle. That
stuff is steaming and boiling like mad now.


stone," said the judge.
Judge Bauer also told Brown
that while he didn't believe the
Belle Glade man to be a bad
person, he did make some bad
decisions.
"You definitely made a se-
ries of bad choices," he said to
the man standing before him
in his jail issued orange pants
and white pullover shirt. ".That
series resulted in the worst pos-
sible outcome -- not for you,
but for Ms. Harris."
Brown's mother told the


judge that the actions of her
son were totally out of charac-
ter for him.
"This was an anomaly of his
personality," said Mary Brown,
of her first-born child. "I'm his
mother and I love him very
much. We're all hurting."
According to court testi-
mony, Brown pulled, into the
Level 10 Facility parking lot and
stopped his gold 1999 Ford Ex-
pedition behind the car of Ms.
See Brown Page 2


Two gunmen


hold up local




drive through


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are bus-
ily searching for leads after
another local business was
robbed at gunpoint by two
men Monday evening as. the
drive-through convenience
store was closing.
:As the 441 North Drive
Thru, 1 10 N.W 23rd Lane,
was closing at 9 p.m., two
black males entered through,
the south end of the open air
business. One went 'directly
to the cash register, while the
other man went to a female


worker who was cleaning a
counter and told her to get on
the ground -- which she did
immediately.
According to Lieuten-
ant Billy Markham of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) both men were
armed with handguns and got
away with an undisclosed
amount of cash.
This case is similar to a rob-
bery committed last week..
On Monday, Jan 21,- two .
black men entered through
the back door of Captain D's
See Robbery Page 2


Two injured



in truck crash


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two local men are still
hospitalized after the pickup
truck in which they were rid-
ing overturned' and ejected
them Sunday evening.-
A report by Officer Charles
Green of the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) in-
dicates that when he arrived
at the accident scene in the
400 block of S.W. 12th Ave.
shortly after 9 p.m. he found
Casey Allen Hoover, 19, and


Daniel Andrew Rickards, 20,
lying outside their vehicle.
The officer's report goes
on to say he found Mr. Hoover
lying unconscious in a nearby
yard, while Mr. Rickards was
found in a ditch. The 2000
white Chevrolet Silverado
pickup was resting on a fence
and was severely damaged.
According to OCPD Detec-
tive Bettye Taylor, the truck
will be totaled.
Mr. Rickards was flown
See Crash Page 2


Service Above Self: Rotary is


America's oldest service club


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Rotary Club
members reflected oH their
organization's history at their
meeting on Tuesday.
"We have modified our
dues to be more in alignment
with other community organi-
zations in Okeechobee," said
Rotary president, Terry Bur-
roughs.
The club's contribution to
the Rotary Foundation was
also discussed and it was de-
cided that it should be volun-


tary for the individual mem-
bers.
The world's first service
club, the Rotary Club of Chi-
cago, was formed in 1905
when Paul'P. Harris, a young
attorney met with a coal
dealer, a mining engineer and
a tailor. Mr. Harris wished to
capture in a professional club
the same friendly spirit he had
felt in the small towns of his
youth. The Rotary name came
from the early practice of ro-
tating meetings among mem-
bers' offices.
As Rotary grew, its mission


expanded beyond serving
club members' professional
and social interests. Rotarians
began pooling resources and
talents to help serve commu-
nities in need. The organiza-
tion's dedication to this ideal
is best expressed in its motto:
Service Above Self.
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert
J. Taylor created The Four-
Way Test, a code of ethics.
Mr. Taylor took over a failing
company, Club Aluminum.
He knew that without high
See Rotary Page 2


Rotary Club Web Sites
In February, 1910, young Chicago attorney, Paul P Harris want-
ed to form a club that would be like the small, friendly town of
his youth. He called three friends and they began to meet, ro-
tating their meetings in each one's office. Four original Rotar-
ians (left to right) are: Sylvester Scheile, Paul P Harris, Hiram
Shorey and Gustaves Loehr.


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Two accused of insurance fraud


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An anti-fraud operation re-
sulted in 84 arrests in Florida
last week and two of those ar-
rests were of Okeechobee resi-
dents.
The Florida Department of
Financial Services focused on
insurance fraud charges in this
operation which resulted in mil-
lions of dollars of potential loss-
es to Florida insurers.
Ligia Hunt, 32, of N.W 35t
Ave., Okeechobee, was charged


with filing a fraudulent insur-
ance claim and grand theft of
over $100,000. Juan Reyes,
46, of N.W Eighth Ave., was
charged with filing a fraudulent
insurance claim.
Fidelity National Insurance
Company was the victim in this
case.
Hunt is accused of submit-
ting fraudulent written and oral
statements in support of a ho-
meowners' claim for damaged
personal property and addition-
al living expenses, state officials
said.


Hunt apparently had filed a
claim after a fire at a rental prop-
erty she owns in Okeechobee.
Reyes allegedly submitted
fraudulent written and oral state-
ments in support of the claim
made by Hunt. She had asked
for additional living expenses
and claimed she was renting
from Reyes, officials added.
"Insurance fraud causes real
financial pain and hurts Florida's
families, businesses and com-
munities," Chief Financial Of-
ficer Alex Sink said, "Criminals
need to know that we will not


tolerate insurance fraud of any
kind and we will aggressively
pursue those who commit fraud
on innocent Floridians."
The charges stem from inves-
tigations conducted by the De-
partment of Financial Services
Division of Insurance Fraud.
The Department also offers
rewards for information about
insurance fraud that leads to ar-
rests and convictions. The De-
partment has a fraud fighter's
hotline at 1-800-378-0445.


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Rotary
Continued From Page 1
ethical standards in all areas,
the company could not succeed.
What follows is the creed that
turned Club Aluminum around
and has become the "Four Way
Test" code of ethics Rotarians
recite after every meeting.
The American National Busi-
ness Hall of Fame quotes Mr.
Taylor as saying about the test,
"What we needed was a simple,
easily remembered guide to
right conduct a sort of ethical
yardstick- which all of us in the
company could memorize and
apply to what we thought, said
and did."
The Four Way Test: Of the
things we think, say or do

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and
BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4
4 Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
concerned?

"Rotary's Web site, www.
rotary.org has been recently up-
dated and is a good resource for
anyone wanting to know more
about Rotary," said member
Mike Costopoulos.
MaryAnn Morris
may be contacted at
mmorris@newszap.com


Brown
Continued From Page 1
Harris. When he got out of the
SUV he had a white envelope
and a small box in his hands. In
the box were wedding bands --
he was going to ask Ms. Harris
to marry him.
"I stand before you humbled
and apologetic," said Brown
to the judge Tuesday. "I never
meant for this to happen."
He also said he knew that
members of Ms. Harris' family


Robbery
Continued From Page 1
Seafood Restaurant on South
Parrott Avenue and robbed the'
restaurant of an undisclosed
amount of cash.
Detective Bettye Taylor of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment said one of the men put
a gun in the back of one em-
ployee then had two younger fe-


Crash
Continued From Page 1
to St. Mary's Medical Center in
West Palm Beach where he is
listed in critical condition, said
the detective. Detective Taylor
said Tuesday morning that Mr.
Hoover is in stable condition at
Holmes Medical Center in Mel-


MaryAnn Morris/OKeechobee News

Burlap vat
On Jan 26, the cane juice was pressed out of the fresh-cut stalks of sugar cane grown on
the property and poured into this large, round, stone and masonry framed vat. A fire in the
stone-boxed furnace begins to heat it to boiling. Patsy Arnold, Kenneth's wife looks on as
one of the Arnold grandchildren runs by. It is a family affair. Wet burlap is wrapped around
the outside of the metal ring inside the vat.


were angry and upset with him.
"But, I hope some day they
will find it in their hearts to for-
give me. I'm very sorry," he said
quietly.
According to witnesses, the
man and woman talked for 15 to
20 minutes before Brown pulled
a snub-nose .38 caliber revolver
from the waistband of his shorts
and shot Ms. Harris three times
- once in the right breast, once
in the left buttock and once in
the left side of her head.
Throughout the three-day
trial, Brown's Orlando attorney


male employees get the money
for them. While the two young
women were getting the cash,
the men had the other two em-
ployees lie on the floor that was
still covered with water from it
just being mopped.
Both of those men were de-
scribed as being muscular and
standing between 6-foot-I and
6-foot-2 in height. They both
wore hooded sweatshirts with
the hood tied across their faces
so that only their nose areas


bourne.
Detective Taylor and fellow
OCPD Detective-Bill Saum were
processing the pickup for evi-
dence Tuesday morning. At this
point, she said the single-vehicle
crash is still under investigation.
"We're really not sure what
caused the accident," she said.
She said the truck appeared
to have rolled over "at least a


Lee Dorough maintained that
the killing of Ms. Harris was not
premeditated but, rather, a "sud-
den reaction."
Mr. Dorough tried, in vain to
convince the jury that Brown
shot Ms. Harris in a heat of pas-
sion.
Brown and Ms. Harris had
dated for about five years. But
just prior to her killing, Ms. Har-
ris had called off the relation-
ship.
"Why is it a woman gets
killed because she said no?" said
Assistant State Attorney Bernard


were visible.
In Monday's hold up, Lt.
Markham said one of the men
was estimated to be approxi-
mately 5-foot-8. He wore a
checkered headband across his
face, a green sweater., and blue
jeans. The only description of
the second man was that he was
wearing a green scarf.
The second man was the one
who went to the counter and
ordered the employee to the
ground.


couple of times."
Officer Green stated in his
report that Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue collected vials of
blood from both Mr. Hoover
and Mr. Rickards. Detective Tay-
lor said she hasn't received the
blood alcohol results back. It's
also not known which man was
driving the vehicle at the time of
.the accident, said an OCPD re-


Romero in his closing statement
to the jury on the last day of the
trial. "A woman has the right to
say no."
The prosecutor went on to
say that while the card was very
loving, Brown's "actions did not
follow the words of that card."
"A broken heart is no de-
fense," said Mr. Romero as he.
ended his closing statement:
The jury was given the case
shortly before noon on Dec.
13 and by 1:45 p.m. they had
reached a verdict.


"She got under the counter
and didn't see much," said Lt.
Markham, in quoting a report
of the incident by OCSO Deputy
Steve McKinley.
Monday's case has been as-
signed to OCSO Detective Susan
Morrison. She. was unavailable
for comment Tuesday after-
noon.
Lt. Markham said no one was
injured.


port.
Emergency personnel from
the Okeechobee City Fire/
Rescue and the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue were on the
scene to help the two men. The
men were transported to Sacred
Heart Catholic Church by emer-
gency personnel and were then
were flown out to the two hospi-
tals, said Officer Green's report.


Community Events


Creative Skill and Craft Contest entries needed
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking adult and
youth contest participants for the upcoming, fair March 7-16, the
contests consists of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography,
horticulture and woodworking. There will also be food competitions
sueh.as home baking and canned goods, as well as a vegetable com-


petition featuring garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest'
vegetable categories. You may download the entry forms and rules at
the Okeechobee County Fair Web site, www.okeechobeecountyfair.
com under the exhibits link, or pick up copies at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office at 458 Highway 98 North. If you have ques-
tions, please contact Dianne Spann at 634-3327


News Briefs

New water restrictions in effect
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has
declared an extreme District-wide water shortage, directly affecting
more than five million South Florida residents and thousands of
farms and businesses.
Modified Phase III water shortage order, went into Jan. 15,
2008, and includes:
Residents and businesses of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Hendry and
Glades counties are limited to a one-day-per-week landscape ir-
rigation schedule with two "watering windows." Odd street ad-
dresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes on Mondays between
4 a.m. and 8 a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Even street addresses may irrigate lawns and landscapes on
Thursdays between 4 a.m. and 8: a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Residents and businesses with more than five acres have ex-
panded irrigation hours, between midnight and 8 a.m. OR 4
p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on their designated irrigation day.
Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-off
nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape stress relief
and to prevent plant die-off.
Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drip and microjet
systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not restrict-
ed but should be voluntarily reduced.
Additional watering days and times will be allocated for the es-
tablishment of new lawns and landscapes.
No restrictions apply to other outside water uses, such as for car
and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved surfaces, decorative
fountains and water-based recreation (e.g. swimming pools, water
slides).
Golf courses must reduce their allocated water use by 45 per-
cent.
The new, mandatory restrictions apply to all water from tradi-
tional sources, including water from public utilities, private wells,
canals, ponds and lakes. Users of 100-percent reclaimed water are
exempt from the restrictions but are encouraged to conserve wa-
ter voluntarily.
Because jurisdiction in certain counties is shared with other wa-
ter management districts, the SFWMD has coordinated with these
agencies to simplify implementation and enforcement.


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McGruff and May at Safety Expo
Sheriff Paul May and wife Delores, pose with Billy Dean, Teresa Chandler, and "McGruff."
Scruff McGruff, the crime dog was on hand at the Health & Safety Fair for pictures with
children and families.



Shoplifting lands three in jail


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Loss Prevention officers at
Wal-Mart and Okeechobee City
Police combined efforts to arrest
three suspects on grand theft
charges on January 19, arrest re-
ports show:
Melissa Srrith, 23, of Buckhead
Ridge, Jarrell Molina, 22, of S.E.
42nd St., Okeechobee, and Sheena
Egan, 22, of Okeechobee, were
all charged with grand theft.


Molina was also charged'with
possession of a controlled sub-
stance.
Smith and Egan were held
on $2,500 bond while Molina
was held on $7,500 bond at the
Okeechobee County Jail.
An arrest report from Officer B.
Reyna noted loss prevention offi-
cers had observed the trio work-
ing together to conceal items in
their bags, and had torn the tags
off some of the items, mostly


clothing.
The two women apparently
went through the self check out
register, paid for some of the mer-
chandise, and concealed the rest.
The items stolen had a value of
$472.28, police said.
Mr. Molina was searched by
officers and a prescription bottle
with no label was found in his left
front pants pocket. Inside officers
found 17 pills of generic Oxyco-
done, reports stated.


Local man runs into tractor trailer


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
. An Okeechobee man avoided
injury but 'didn't avoid arrest
when he struck a passing tractor
trailer in Martin County on Janu-
ary 26, Martin County Sheriff Dep-
uties said.
Joseph Barrett, 37, of N.W. 58th
Lane, was charged with DUI with
property damage and traffic cita-
tions after the accident on State


Road 76 and Salerno Road in Stu-
art just after 2 a.m.
An arrest report from Martin
County Deputy Sheriff George
Primm noted Mr. Barrett was in-
volved in an accident between the
1995 Ford and an 18 wheeler semi
tractor trailer.
Mr. Barrett apparently failed to
stop at a red light and struck the
north bound tractor trailer, oper-
ated by Charles Morsberger, of


Green Acres,.on the right side, the
Deputy said.
At least $3,000 in property dam-
age was done in the accident.
Deputy Primm's report stated
Mr. Barrett repeated stated, "I
messed up and I know what is
going to happen."
Blood alcohol tests were con-
ducted and showed .22, and .219
readings on Mr. Barrett, the arrest
report added.


Twi pawnshops vjtimnizedl sme eri

By Charles-Mi Murphy- shops led authorities to the. al- R septs ,froim the second
0Okeechobee News leged thieves. The video appeared pawn shop showed Mr. Terry
Okeechobee City Police arrest- to show Mr. Terry take a rack of signed a pawn ticket and received
ed two local residents on charges necklaces out of a display case. A $350 for the.jewelry.
they defrauded a pawn broker in watch was also stolen, with the Detective Bill Saum stated in
an apparent jewelry scheme last theft video recorded. the report that Terry gave a full
week. The items taken had a value of confession to the theft of jewelry.
Darren Terry, 23, and Kimberly $910, the report showed. He noted Terry also confessed to
Yates, 21, both of N.E. Third Lane, While City Police were still on another crime of grand theft po-
were charged after an' investiga- the scene of the earlier theft, they lice had been investigating which
tion by Officer Scott Morgan; received information that the sto- involved another local business.
Arrest reports stated a surveil- len items had been pawned at an- All of the jewelry taken was re-
lance video of one of the pawn other pawn shop in the County. covered by City Police.

Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence. (DUI)
charges by the. Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP)., the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).
Ricardo Jimenez, 19,
Okeechobee, was arrested Jan.
25 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on
a charge of aggravated battery.
His bond was set at $20,000.
Joseph William Inman, III,
24, N.W 43rd Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested on Jan. 25 by Depu-
ty Justin Akins on a felony charge


of possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription and
a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
His bond on the misdemeanor
charge was set at $1,000, and he
was released on his own recog-
nizance on the felony charge.
Ryan John Osceola, 30, S.E.
43rd Street, was arrested Jan. 26
by Deputy John Ashby on a felo-
ny charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender,
and a misdemeanor charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $40,000.
Luis Aguinaga, 22, S.E. 101,
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 26 by the OCPD on a felony
charge of unlawful possession


of a driver's license or ID card,
and the misdemeanor of no valid
driver's license. His bond was set
at $2,000.
Paul Dean McDonald, 45,
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 27 by the OCPD
on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
$500.
This column lists arrests
and not convictions, un-
less otherwise stated. Any-
one listed here who is later
found innocent or has had
the charges against -them
dropped is welcome to in-
form this newspaper. The in-
formation will be confirmed
and printed.


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but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating
DROUGHT: Why do we have people in the Lazy 7 area still water-
ing their lawns when we are in a drought condition?

VIKING: We need a police post in the Viking to stop the people
from outside that come in on weekends and mess up the roads and
signs with ATVs. They don't live out here. They destroy the roads and
signs. They make it very bad for cars to drive on the roads. They shoot
guns at 3 and 4 a.m. when people are asleep. They ride on private
properties. The Viking is not a hunting ground anymore. It's a growing
community. We are paying high taxes to live here. When are the com-
missioners going to help us?

SCHOOL: I know of a child that was assaulted by another child,
this child has never been in trouble in school and is an A/B, student.
This poor child got suspended from school and was not allowed to
tell her side of the story and was not given the chance to produce wit-
nesses. In turn the school gave the other child a chance to produce wit-
nesses, and state the nature of what happened. The girl suffered. even
though the driver of the bus said she had done nothing wrong. Our
children should have the right to defend themselves against the people
who are not taught morals and values at home or respect for others.

BUS DRIVERS: When I really needed a job and since the school
board web site says they are "always" looking for drivers, I called about
the school bus driver job. I was told I needed to have a CDL permit to
apply, and then .they would provide the.training if I was hired. Great.
I spent my own money to buy a book and an online course, took the
CDL test, (paid for that, too) and filled out an application: only to never
hear from them again. When a company says they are "always" look-
ing for employees, it sounds like they really need people; like an ap-
plicant would have a real chance to at least get an interview. It's OK not
to be hired, (or even interviewed) by them, butdit doesn't'seem right to
have people waste their time and money on a CDL first. I got my CDL
permit 'only' for the purpose of applying for that job. Now it just turned
out to be a waste of time and money.

MUSIC: I have a question, why is it that when someone plays their
music loudly in a parking lot, and we can't even hear ourselves think,
because of the bong, bong, bong'beat of that person's bass, no one
has anything to say about it. It happens ALL the time. However, when
someone plays Christian Music, people begin to gripe. We are all told
to tolerate each other. We are all told to accept each other. I'm so tired
of everyone preaching tolerance for everyone else except Christians.

FIRE SERVICES: We need a fire department sub station in Bas-
inger. It was,.stupid for the county to build the County Fire Station in
the city, and to have all those trucks sit there. We need to cover north,
west, south, and east, not downtown Okeechobee. Why do we pay a
fire tax? We can't get the service that's needed.

ABC: If your mantra is "Anyone But (Hillary/Bill) Clinton" then John
McCain is your man. He is the only Republican who beats them in
head-to-head polls and is the only Republican who overwhelmingly
appeals to independents -- the key to this year's election. Choose Rom-
ney and you run a much greater risk of putting them back in the White
House. Giuliani has a better shot of beating them than Romney and as
much as I respect and like Mike Huckabee, he doesn't have a shot.

LITTLE LEAGUE: This is in reference to the Little League. 1I am
+ glad the Little League is here. I think it is a wonderful'organizatiorit' '
DEBATES: This is in reference to the elections on the presidential
candidates. I watched the debate the other night on TV and there is
only one person that anybody could possibly vote for that has integrity,
faith, and family values at mind for everyone. He is not too old and is
not wrapped up in himself. He has the temperament of Diplomacy and
even has a sense of humor. The man to vote for is Mike Huckabee. The
Clintons have already had their time in the White House.

FLAGS: You can fly the confederate flag, but it niust be flown under
the American Flag. You can fly any other flags too. Just take notice that
the American Flag comes first and the other flags underneath.

ROADS: You people buy property on a dirt road and then complain
that it isn't paved. If you want to live on a paved road, why didn't you.
buy property.on a paved road to begin with? It's not the county's job to
pave your road. The county only has to keep it up at the same standard
it was when the county accepted it as a road. If it's paved when the
developer turns it over, then they have to keep it paved. If it's dirt, then
it can stay dirt. The people who buy the lots should refuse to buy there
if they don't want to live on a dirt road. Personally, I think the county
should require that all developments have paved roads, sidewalks,
bike paths, drainage and curbs. The county needs to set the standard
for new development a little higher, in order to improve things around
here.

EASTER: I can understand parents wanting school -closed on
Christmas, which can fall on any day of the week. However, since Eas-
ter is always on a Sunday, and there is no school on Sunday, what's
all the ftiss about Spring Break? What difference does it make if it falls
close to Easter or not? Kids never go to school on Easter anyway. What,
do you need a whole week for them to get over the sugar rush from all
the chocolate eggs?



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Improve parent-teen communications


If there's a teenager in your
house, odds are pretty good that
there are also communication is-
sues. Parents want to know what
their teens :7"re doing, thinking,
and feeling, but often all they hear
are grunts, complaints and single
word responses.
A great deal of parent-teen
communication issues derives
from a teen's desire to be more
independent. A ten-year old may
share all the highs and lows of the
day's events, but a fifteen-year old
knows not telling all is a way to
be more independent, plus avoid
parental criticism, judgments and
advice.
There's no easy fix to this com-
munication gap, but some steps.
may make it less problematic.
Start by accepting that your
teen will talk to and share feel-
ings with friends "more than with


you. Why? Friends are usually less
critical, less judghnental and more
likely facing the same issues. And
friends don't try to parent, but
you do.
While you can't give up 'our
parenting role, you can tone it
down a bit to encourage more
communication. Start by invest-
ing time in your teen's friends,
music, video games, TV and oth-
er interests. Encourage inviting
'friends to the house and, actually
listen tO some of your child's fa-


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cath-
olic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served
at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Thursday, Jan. 31
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 meet-
ing.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical S9ciety Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There'is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in .the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.,
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contactFrank 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 questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893,
or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck. at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Sec-
ond Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated'by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303
Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 801-
3244.


vorite music.
You don't have to like any of
it, or even those friends, but you
want to demonstrate that you un-
derstand and respect your teen's
choices in these area.
You also want to offer' com-
munication opportunities. Yes,
that means being available and
actively asking questions, but
it also means learning to listen.
When your teen has something
to offer, don't immediately offer
advice or criticism. Instead, show
you really understood what was
said. Giving your opinion or sug-
gestion, without being asked will
often just shut down communica-
tion again.
And while, as parents, we
want to protect our children, we
also want them to learn to evalu-
ate situations, make decisions and
face the consequences. When


your teen realizes that you respect
him or her as a person, and that
you're willing to allow his or her
own decisions, you're more likely
to. find that your advice is actively
sought when there"s a difficult Or
confusing situation to confront.
The goal is for your teen to see
you not just as a. parent, but also
as someone who respects him or
her and is willing to listen with-
out giving instant advice or com-
mands. Achieve that and teen-
parent communications should
begin to improve.
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Community Events

Friday, Feb. 1

VFW holds garage sale
The Big Lake VFW #10539, 3912 Hwy.441 S.E., Okeechobee
will hold their annual garage sale on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday,
Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information call 863-763-2308.

Bake-sale for March of Dimes/March for Babies
Seacoast National Bank, 500 N. Parrott or 1409 South Parrott will
hold a bake sale Friday, Feb 1, to benefit the March of Dimes/March
for Babies. There will be a grand assortment of home baked goods!
For more information, please contact Eileen Casian at (863) 467-
4663.

Saturday, Feb. 2

BHR VFD to host spaghetti dinner
The BHR Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a spaghetti
dinner on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. For
information call Pat at (863) 357-1364.

BLM brings wild horses to Okeechobee
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a Wild
Horse and Burro Adoption in Okeechobee, on Feb. 1, through Feb.
3 Adoption will be held at: Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 East Hwy 70. For applications and more information about
this adoption event, contact: Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Pro-
gram Bureau of Land Management 411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 404
Jackson, Miss. 39206 or call (888) 274-2133 or 1 (601) 977-5430.
Fax: (601) 977-5440


Benefits and Fundraisers

Benefit for family of Johnny Lamb
F.O.E. #4137, Hwy 441 N. is sponsoring a benefit for the fam-
ily of Johnny Lamb, who was killed in an auto accident on Dec.
7, 2007. They are asking for items to auction. Please contact May
Scaffa at (863) 634-7318 or Patty Rucks at (863) 634-1833. There will
be a barbecue dinner of chicken or pork for a donation of $7 which
will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Eagles Club on Hwy 441
North. The auction will be held at 6 p.m. and a drawing will be held.
There will also be live music.


OKEECHOBEE -- David Thomas and Trish Thomas have set up
a benefit account in memory of their son Christopher "Cooter"
Thomas who died early Saturday, July 14,. in an automobile acci-
dent.
The account has been established at Seacoast National Bank.
Funds will go to.a 4-H scholarship in his name.
For those who would like to donate to the family, the account
information is at the bank.
If you have any questions, call Mrs. Thomas at (863) 634-5795.

Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE -- A special benefit account has been established
at Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Lon-
gen) Vandermolen to help defray medical costs.


The

Counseling

Corner
From the American
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 30, 2008


4 OPINION







Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 30, 2008


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delicious hot spinach
of your usual chips:
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chips, pop- chili with a selection of top-
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:ers and this pers, grated sharp cheddar
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olives, hot sauce, diced cilantro
and small shakers of chili powder
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little additional pizzazz -- is a sure


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bet. It's not only healthy, tasty and
filling, but it can be prepared a day
or two in advance so you, too, can
enjoy all the game-day festivities. If
you don't have a favorite chili rec-
ipe, here's one that's particularly
zesty and healthy:
Vegetarian Tex-Mex Chili
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
I clove garlic, minced
3 3/4 cups Italian-style peeled to-
matoes, chopped, with juice re-
served
1/2 cup vegetable stock or water
1/4 cup chili powder, more if de-
sired
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne,
more if desired
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
sea salt, to taste


1 16-ounce can black beans,
rinsed and drained
10 ounces frozen corn, thawed
I jalapefio pepper (canned or
fresh), seeded and chopped (be
sure to wear rubber gloves when
handling!)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
Directions:
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan
over medium heat. Saut6 onion
and garlic 5 minutes or until soft-
ened. Add next 8 ingredients and
salt to taste. Increase heat to high
and bring to a boil. Immediately
reduce heat to medium low and
simmer 15 minutes. Add beans
and corn and simmer another 20
to 30 minutes, adding additional
stock or water if chili becomes
too thick. Stir in jalapefio pepper
and cilantro just before serving.
(If you're looking for a quick and
easy chili that's delicious, Simply
Organic makes a ready-to-go Veg-
etarian Chili Seasoning Mix.
Bring those baked tortilla chips
into play for the second half or the
second game.


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2008 Prom Dress


Rescue March 25-27


Thanks to the good people
of Okeechobee and a few sur-
rounding areas, Prom Dress Res-
cue is proud to announce plans
to continue the program this
year. So many wonderful people
helped last year to place around
30 dresses to girls in need. They
would like to double that this
year.
The Okeechobee High School
has agreed to let organizers have
the use of an area for the dress
drop off, storage and fitting of
gowns. This will give the girls
ample time to get to us and se-
lect their dresses as well as giv-
ing more girls the opportunity to
get a dress.
The program needs gowns.
From Feb. 1 thru March 14 from
8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday
through Friday, all gowns can
simply be dropped off at the
gatehouse at the north entrance
of the high school. You don't
even need to get out of the car,
and the exit is simple to turn
around... what would be sim-
pler?
Dress selection and fitting
will be on Tuesday, March 25


through Thursday, March 27.
If everyone with a recent
prom dress, bridesmaids or
other ball gowns would give just
one, they would have a wonder-
ful selection to offer the girls..
While parents often hope an
expensive gown will be worn
more than once, organizers say
97 percent of prom dresses are
only worn once. Recycling the
dresses through the Prom Dress
Rescue lets someone else enjoy
a beautiful dress which might
otherwise have been packed
away in a closet indefinitely.
Carol Bryant and Judy Row-
land, master seamstress, will
help the girls achieve a perfect
fit.
Norton's Cleaners graciously
cleaned three donated gowns at
no charge.
Program organizers hope
others will follow suit. To volun-
teer your time, make a donation
for new dresses you can call,
Pam Chesley at 863-946-2736
(home), 863-634-7158 (cell), or
863-946-2736 (fax.)


Maier seminar is set


at Peace Lutheran


Dr. Paul L. Maier will be
making his Sixth appearance
at Peace Lutheran Church on
.Saturday, Feb.
2. His seminar
will be entitled
"Christ of Cari-
cature?" and
will begin at 9
a.m.
Dr. Maier is
the Russell H.
Seibert Profes- Dr. Paul L.
sor of Ancient Maier
History at West-
ern Michigan University and a
much published author of both
scholarly and popular works.
His novels include two historical
documentaries: 'Pontius Pilate'
and 'The Flames of Rome,' as
well as a theological thriller that
became a number one national
bestseller in religious fiction: 'A
Skeleton in God's Closet.' A se-
Sque!, 'More than a Skeleton,'
was published in 2003.
His non-fiction works in-


clude 'In the Fullness of Time,'
which correlates evidence from
the ancient world impinging on
Jesus and early Christianity; 'Jo-
sephus The Essential Works,'
a new, translation/commentary
on writings of. the first-century
Jewish historian; and 'Eusebius
- The Church History,' a similar
book on the first Christian histo-
rian. More than five million Ma-
ier books are now in print in a
dozen languages, as well as over
250 scholarly articles in profes-
sional journals.
Dr. Maier lectures widely,
appears frequently in national
radio, television and newspa-
per interviews and has received
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Obituaries


Mary Elizabeth Yates
Mary Elizabeth Yates, infant,
died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 in the
Arnold Palmers' Children Hospi-
tal in Orlando. Born Oct. 29, 2007
in Sebring, she was a lifetime
resident of Okeechobee.
She is survived by her father,
Gibson H. Yates, Jr.; mother, Judy
May Yates both of Okeechobee;
sister, Lisa Marie Lexus Yates;
grandparents, Gibson Yates, Sr.,
Elizabeth Yates, Mack (Teresa)
Hubbard; great grandmothers,
Judy Summerall, Margie Yates,
Dorothy Martin; and great grand-
father, James Simmons all of
Okeechobee.
Services will be held Friday,
Feb. 1, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel at noon. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery. Friends may send con-
dolences to www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Henry Jay Cornell
Henry Jay Cornell, age 68 died
Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 in Rauler-
son Hospital Okeechobee. Born
Sept. 6, 1939 in Howell, Mich.,
he had been a winter resident of
Okeechobee for the past 5 years.
He was a member of Brighton
Nazarene Church in Brighton,
Mich., Gideon Internat6l, and
was owner/operator ofHJ.a Cor-
nell Builders for over 40 years. He
enjoyed wood carpentry.


He is preceded in death by his
parents, J. Henry and Rose Laura
Cornell.
He is survived by his wife of
50 years, Rose Marie Cornell;
sons, James H. (Sandra) Cornell
of Stonington, Ill., Jess E. '(Patty)
Cornell of Okeechobee, Jeffrey J.
(Betty) Cornell of Howell, Mich.;
grandsons, Joseph Cornell and
Joshua Cornell of Howell, Mich.;
Michael Cornell of Okeechobee,
Daniel Cornell of Stonington, Ill.;
granddaughters, Jennifer Cornell
of Okeechobee, Angela Cornell
of Stonington, Ill., Lacia Cornell
of Howell, Mich., Hannah Cor-
nell of Stonington, Ill.; brother,
Harold (Evelyn) Cornell of How-
ell, Mich.; sisters, Elaine (Harold)
Anderson of Howell, Mich., and
Audrey Tamblyn of Gettysburg,
Pa.
The family will be accepting
friends on Thursday, Jan. 31 from
4 until 7 p.m. in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel. Funeral ser-
vices and interment will follow in
Howell, Mich., under the direc-
tion of MacDonald Funeral Home.
Friends may send condolences at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial con-
tributions can be made to the
Gideon's International.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Buxton Funeral Home 'and Cre-
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Church News in Brief


Church celebrates 60 years
Heritage Day at Lakeport Church of Christ/Christian Church will
celebrate the church's 60th anniversary. Everyone who has ever been
a part of the church is invited to attend on on Sunday, Feb. 3. Services
will be at 8 a.m., Bible School at 9:30 a.m. and a second service at
10:30 a.m. Services will be followed by covered dish dinner at 11:45
a.m. and a special Heritage program at 1 pm. If you can not be here
and would like to send us your memories, they can be emailed to carl-
pascha@aol.com or to Jo Randolph at GeoJoRandolph@SkyeOne.
com. Debbie Paschal, Becky Choate, Kay Raulerson, Maxine Gash and
Jo Randolph are working on the committee.
Havesters in concert
The Harvesters Quartet will be in concert at Northside Baptist
Church, 51 N.W 98th St. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. For information,
call 863-697-0206.
Church of God chicken dinner sale
The Okeechobee Church of God Ladies Ministry will host a chicken
dinner sale on Friday, Feb. 1, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. The menu will
consist of, smoked chicken, cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll and
homemade sour cream pound cake. For a donation of $6.50. The din-
ner will be served from 11 a.m. until sold out. For information call
763-4127 or by fax, 467-1750.
Youth Explosion at Church
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., is having a Youth
Explosion on Feb. 7 through 9. It will begin at 7 p.m. each night.
The guest speaker will be Pastor Gabe Swaggart. All youth and youth
groups in the community are invited. If you have any questions call
Candi at 863-634-4359.
Church holds healing service
The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. will hold its monthly
healing service Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone
desiring to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend.
For information contact Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
Revival at Haven of Rest
Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 10, the Haven of Rest
Church, S.W. 3rd Terrace, will be having Bro. Jerry Cottrell in revival.
He has seen many people healed and delivered from many sicknesses.
Services will start at 7 p.m. each night except Sunday services will be
at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information call 863-357-3053.
Easter Cantata rehearsals under way
The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 9th year under the direc-
tion of Sandy Perry, has begun rehearsing for the presentation of the
Easter Cantata," The Day He Wore My Crown." The cantata will be
presented the weekend of March 14 15, and 16. For more information,
call Sandy at 634-7714.


Church van offers transportation
Treasure Island Baptist Church youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas. Programs are available for students in
grades first through sixth and in grades seventh through 121. Pro-
grams are from 6:30 8 p.m. Wednesday nights. The church van will
pick children up and take them home. For information, call (863)
228-6364.
Church offers free Mother's Morning out
On Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. until noon, the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will be offering free babysitting for par-
ents. This program began Jan. 8 and will run through March. Space
is limited and registration is required. For information, contact Nancy
Vaughan, Director of Christian Education, at (863) 763-4021 or email
fumco@embarqmail.com.
Westside Christian Church holds revival
Westside Christian Church will hold a revival with Minister Louis
Hall, Evangelist on Jan. 27 29 at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
467-4102.
Financial Peace University opens
Abundant Blessings Church will host Financial Peace University,
led by nationally known radio and television personality Dave'Ramsey.
Classes begin Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and each Monday following for 13
weeks. Two free previews are scheduled for your convenience on Jan.
7 or Jan. 14. both begin at 6:30 p.m. Details, cost and scheduling will
be given at the free preview. The church is located at 4550 Hwy 441
N. (1 mile north of the high school.) For information call the church at
(863) 763-3736 or go to Daveramsey.com.
Fort Drum Church has fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community Church will hold a men's fellowship
breakfast at Ruck's Pit every other Saturday starting at 6:30 a.m., and
a women's fellowship every other Monday starting at 6:30 a.m. For
information or if you need transportation to and from these activities,
call (863) 467-1733.
Outreach Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Catholic religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering re-
ligious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Chris-
tian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children
in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at
(863) 763-3727.


BHR Church holds personal growth group
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, has a Personal
Growth Group which takes a more definite direction. If you think you
are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, this support
group is for you. Meetings are held every Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at the church. For information contact, Tony Santamarina at (863) 467-
5474 or Jo Norris at (863) 746-5152.


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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
"' : App ly'i Perso6nTo: ; ',
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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

GILBERT CHERVOLET
Has openings for the following positions:
*Service Technician *Truck Mechanic *-Collision Technician
Benefits include paid Holidays, paid vacations,
health insurance, 401K plan.
Apply in person at our Service Department or Collision
Center, or call (863)763-3154 Mon-Fri 7:30AM-5:30PM
EOE, DFWP


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readers are more suc-
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Child C are Offered41 5
Sfvices Offred 425
Medical Sefa ices435




ELDERLY CARE Nursing
home alternative at 1/3 the
cost! Bring your loved one
for individualized TLC in
small family environment
by exp Reg. Nurse. Only 1
opening now.
863-763-2334.


DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

Merchandise

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DRYER Kenmore, tan, $95.
(863)763-9606


DRYER Like new. $100
(239)462-5070
REFRIGERATOR commercial
type, $150 or best offer.
(863)673-0428
REFRIGERATOR GE, 14 cu
ft. White. Gently used. $125
or best offer. (863)357-0060.
STOVE GE, Electric, Good
condition. Clean. $75
(863)673-0656
STOVE Glass top, self clean-
ing', like new. $125
(239)462-5070
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Works, $30
(863)467-2366 Okee area
WASHER Good shape $45
with free Dryer,
(863)675-3032
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient..
$335 (863)675-0548



MICROWAVE Large, 10,000
watt. $75 (863)763-5890
TOTEM FOOD SMOKER Pop
Geer, for smoking meat, in-
structions included, $25
(863)610-2126



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Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available
800-330-8106


WOLFF TANNING BEDS. As
Low as $28 a month! FREE
DVD Player Order by
2/8/08 CALL ETS Tan TO-
DAY! (800)842-1305
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BOYS BIKE 12", with training
wheels, green/black, good
condition $1 5
(863)763-61.31 Okeechobee


BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT since 1980...
(800)668-5422.


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, FLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131


STEEL SHELTER 26X18,
Back enclosed. $800.
(863)243-4001 Moore
Haven.



WHITE PORCELAIN LAVATO-
RY- with one lever chrome
.faucet, beige countertop, like
new $20 (863)467-8681


BOPPY ROCK In Comfort In-
fant Travel Swing, .exc cond,
used once. $55 or best offer.
(954)793-3203 Okee area
CAR SEAT CARRIER Graco
Snug Ride, blue 5-20 Ibs, in-
cludes book, exc cond. $60
(863)634-0245
CRADLE N SOOTHE BOUNCER
Carter's, pink, excellent
condition, vibrates, music &
toys. $45 (863)634-0245
EXERSAUCER LEARNING CTR
Evenflo, excellent condi-
tion, folds up, 3 heights, fun.
$30 (863)634-0245.
INFANT GYM Fisher Price,
aquarium theme, 0-9 mo,
boat-like lay down/sit, exc
cond. $30 (863)634-0245
INFANT SWING Fisher Price,
pink, papasan, used 3 mos.,
exc. cond., looks brand new,
$130. (863)763-4793
LEAP FROG LEARNING SYS-
TEM 0-18 months, mu-
sic/dance, lots of fun, exc
cond. $30 (863)634-0245
LIFEJACKET VESTS (2) -
small, up to 90 lbs., $20.
(863)467-1373
TRAVEL SWING Fisher Price,
aquarium theme, excellent
condition, lights & music.
$45 (863)634-0245


CLOGGING SHOES Stomper,
8 narrow. $5 0
(772)597-4421


BASEBALL CARDS over
1500, w/protective covers &
boxes, good cond., $500.
(863)697-3523
ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
Gra'celand, memorabilia.'
$300 neg. (863)467-0627



LAP TOP COMPUTER Aver-
tex. $400 or best offer.
(863)673-6620 .
LAPTOP Dell, 256 KB
memory, Win. XR All soft-
ware & case included. $300
Neg, (863)357-2271
MONITOR 17" Flat screen
(Not flat panel). Works great.
35 (863)357-2009


CERAMIC KILN Paragon,
240v, 50 amp, shelves, etc.,
24" x 36". $300 or trades?
(863)467-7415



TWIN BED COVERS (2 SETS)-
white, good condition, w/1
set of sheets, $10
(863)467-4253
WINDOW SHADES Honey-
combed, Insulating. (13) 36"
W & (2) 18" W. 72" L. $65,
will sep. (863)675-2785


BED king size, $300.
(863)675-2959


ARMOIR Black mirrored,
-$200 or best offer. Call
863-675-3676
BEDROOM SET Real wood, 7
drawer dresser w/full mirror
& 6 small shelves, king size
frame. $100 (863)261-5271
BEDS Bunk bed frame,
wooden & twin bed, $75/will
sep. Call 863-673-4354
BR SET 2 nite stands, tall
dresser, long dresser, all
matching faux oak, exc cond
$400 neg (863)697-8572
CHAIR Extraa large sleeper
chair, w/extra: large storage
Ottoman, tan, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-1560
COFFEE & END TABLE Glass
top. $25 for both
(863)467-2153
COFFEE TABLE Western,
with horse designs, $80.
(239)340-8503 .
COMPUTER DESK & CHAIR -
Good condition. $30 or best
offer for both.
(863)467-2153
DINETTE SET All wood w/ 4
chairs & small microwave.
$100-for all, or best offer.
(863)763-4473
DINING ROOM SET Like
new, thick glass top, oblong,
6 chairs & credenza. $375
(863)467-8644
DOUBLE BED Nice soft top,
great shape & Dresser. $150
or best offer for both, will
sep. (863)763-4473
DRESSER 6 drawer, Chest, 3
drawer, non-matching but
can be used together. $70.
will sep (863)227-6210
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
q uality, $ 1 5 0 .
(863)675-2959
L SHAPED COUCH 2 pcs,
microfiber beige. $500
(863)675-4098 Evenings.
Will deliver In Labelle.
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$450 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIFT CHAIR Pride, lifts to
standing position, reclines,
good cond. burgundy, $250
(863)697-1044 for info
LITTLE TYKES CAR BED -
complete, $20 you haul
(863)307-0383,
LOVESEAT small, floral, $75
or best offer (772)708-3645
Okeechobee area
LOVESEAT floral design, $75
(863)467-5477
LR SET matching black
leather couch, chair, recliner,
sofa table, 3pc table group
$600 neg (863)697-8572
MATRESS King size magnet-
ic power mattress. $800
(863)357-5754
PAPA-SAN LOUGE CHAIR -
Base, Chair & Cushions. $25
.or best offer. (863)484-0395
PARSONS CHAIRS (2) $20
(863)467-8681
POOL TABLE Regulation
size, $400. 863-673-4354
QUEEN BR SUITE- bedding,
frame, hdbd, dresser w/mir-
ror, 2 nite stands, quilt,
sheets $300 (9863)517-0244
RECLINER La-Z-Boy, brown,
li ke new. $250
(863)983-7719
SOFA & CHAIR exc. cond.,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-1281
SOFA Glove Leather, 86"L.
Good condition. $250 or
best offer. (863)801-4207
SOFA Red leather. Beautiful.
Asking $275 (863)675-3888
after 7pm


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qualified. C a ll.,
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CASE 2XX KNIVES (3) Carv-
ing & butcher knives. $105
for all, will separate.
(502)931-8101
CB RADIO Deluxe 40 chan-
nel, with PA speaker, $50
(561)208-1664
COWHIDE brand new, light &
dark brindle color, from Ar-
2 en t i na, $200.
39)340-8503
HOT WATER TANK for mo-
bile home, 110v, 30 gallon,
new In unopened box, $225.
(863)484-0395


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CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL AMPLIFIER 1200 watts,
$200 or best offer
(863)214-3427
STEREO SYSTEM Fisher, 2/2
4' speakers, 5cd disc chang-
er, tuner, amp, dual cassette,
$100 neg. (863)357-6315
TAPE RECORDER Variable.
$100(772)597-4421


HEAD REST TV Universal, w/
DVD, Wireless Headphones.
$650 neg. (863)673-6620


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SOFA SLEEPER Queen size,
sage green, like new. $400
(863)983-7719 .
TWIN BED SET (2)- Includes
mattress, boxspnng, frame,
2 night tables, TV-table,
sheets $250 (863)517-0244



CLUB CAR Batteries are
good. Comes with charger.
Has windshield & top. $1500
(863)673-0656
GOLF CART Club Car 1995,
gas. $1695 (863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car 2003,
Electric w/charger, side cur-
tains and windshield. $2400
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, lights,
curtains, high speed, excel-
lent condition. $1500
(772)332-6472
GOLF CART Club Car w/roof.
Came from Up North, Excel-
lent condition. $1700
(863)467-2824
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, w ill sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


COLT AR15 MATCH TARGET
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
ITHACA Model 37, 16 gauge
deluxe with 200 rounds of
ammo. $375 (863)675-4163
ITHACA Model 51 Feather-
weight, 12 gauge, automatic,
with poly choke, $400
(863)763-5683
MOSSBERG 12 GA 1 yr old,
$200 or trade for clean
handgun (863)447-9127
NEWTON ARMS 30 USG
(30.06), first type dbl set.
iggers, exc cond. $895 neg
(863)763-5120
REMINGTON Model 870
Magnum 3" 12 gauge pump,
$425 (863)763-5683
SHOTGUN -12 gauge Rem-
ington, 1187 premier, Nat
Wild Turkey'Fed gun., new in
box $695 (863)357-1528
SHOTGUNS (2) 12 gauge
double barrel & 16 gauge.
$450 for both, will separate.
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUNS (2) -16 gauge &
20 gauge L C Smith. $1400
will s e p a r a t e .
(863)357-1528
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.,
863-532-9881



AB LOUNGE Sport (AKA Ab
Lounger 2) $50
(239)986-0296
EXERCISE BIKE Air Bike 950,
Like'new. Will sell for half
price $50 (863)634-4291
EXERCISE BIKE- Asking $10
(863)946-3622
HIP & THIGH SCULPTOR 1
year old, like new, tones legs
& hips. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-9025 "
HOME GYM Welder XP23
Latpull down, press, curls,
flys, leg curls, Has a weight
stack $75 (863)674-1317
NORDIC TRACK CX938 Ellip-
tical, purch. in Nov 2007.
Asking $300 (863)801-1541
or (863)763-4607
STATIONARY BIKE good
condition n, $2 5.
(863)467-1373



CENTRAL HEAT PUMP $75
(863)467-8187


SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892 Okee-
chobee
WALKER Nova Cruiser De-
luxe, 4 wheels with hand
brakes & basket $175.
(863)467-0031
WHEEL CHAIR Oversized,
Excellent condition. Paid
$300, Asking $50
(863)467-9892 Okeechobee
WHEELCHAIR Sleek Viper
lightweight wheelchair, cost
$500, asking $200
(863)763-5890kng$0


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
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DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
New Black Ornamental Steel
Fence Panels. 5 foot by 6
foot long. Compare $25.
Ours $7.95. 10 days only.
See video. www.USFence-
Brokers.com Contact Barry
(800)244-9405.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
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Roaches? Harris Famous
Roach Tablets, Guaranteed
to kill roaches since 1922.
Over 100 tablets treats entire
home, less than $5. Sold at
Publix, Hardware Stores.
TELESCOPE With stand,
about 4 ft high, for looking at.
th e. stars $ 25
(863)357-6315
VERTICAL BLINDS Triple
width, cream color. $30
(863)357-1560



BANJO Harmony, 5 string,
$100. (863)467-6148
GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top,
$100. (863)467-6148
MAPEX PRO SERIES DRUMS -
Like new, great condition,
asking $800 or best offer
(239)425-5605
ORGAN All instruments in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$1200 or best of-
fer(863)467-4253
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. Quality
tone. $1000 or best-offer.
You pick up. (863)763-4053
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627


AKC WHITE DOBERMAN -
Stud Service, also Young
male avail. $500 donation
(863)634-6072
-BALD PYTHON Female, 50
gal tank, mulch, heating pad;
tree & hiding place. $300
(863)801-4283
BIRD CAGES 2, one is flight
cage the other is a parrot
cage. Both on wheels $250
or best offer (863)467-2975
CHIHUAHA PUP 3 mo. old
Female $300..Call Barb
SDays) (863)675-2541. La-
elle area.
COCKATIELS all healthy,
also 2 breeding pair for sale,
$40 (239)657-5760
COCKATOOS 1 mated pair of
umbrella" cockatoos w/lrg
cage. $1500 (8363 -6778
DOG BOX 3x3x29 inches,
diamond plate top, plywood
bottom $ 3 0 0
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX 4x4x40", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & back, plywood bottom,
$450. (863)467-7197
MOLUCCAN COCKATOO 1
very friendly male, w/rg cor-
ner cage. $1000
(863)763-6778
PEACOCKS' India Blues,
tame, 1 yr. old, $300 will sell
separately. (863)675-8732
RING NECK DOVE 11 Birds
$60 call Barb Days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
SNAKE Burmese Python,
Very tame. Cage & heat rock
included. $250 or best offer.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area
SNAKE Columbian Redtail
Boa, 6', Very tame with cage
& lamp included. $250 Neg.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area



HOT TUB '04 Pearl Jet Setter,
6 color illuminance sys. Cover,
Clean, Like new. Pd $5795
Asking $2000 (863)946-1807
JACUZZI needs work, you
pick up, $300 or best offer
(863)447-5407
POOL Above ground. $75
(863)763-3631
POOL SunSand 12'X3', Good
condition $ 5 0
(863)467-2366 Okee. area.



SEW. MACHINE Hardwood
cabinet w/sew machine,
Singer Quantrum w/extras
$300 (863)675-6432


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
HOG TRAP New, asking
$350 (863)447-9127



AMPLIFIER Rockford Fos-
gate Punch P250.2, Brand
'new in box $150.
(239)986-0296


BIG SCREEN TV 54", Good
condition. Needs plexiglass.
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-9017
RCA BIG SCREEN TV 52",
Asking $250 (863)467-1694
ROTO MOTOR Still in box.
$50 (863)467-3888
TELEVISION 13" Samsung.
$20 (863)763-7497 after 6
pm
TELEVISION 25" Zenith con-
sole. $65 (863)763-7497 af-
ter 6 pm
TELEVISION -, RCA 32" Tru-
Flat, only 2 yrs old, like new.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-2053
TELEVISION / VCR- 13" Sony,
$35 (863)675-7350
TOSHIBA TV 19" color, $50
(863)675-7318
TV ANTENNA VHF/UHF/FM,
VU-190XR, still in box. $75
(863)467-3888
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or
best offer. (863)673-1981
WALL MOUNT for up to 30"
flat panel HD TV. $75
(863)467-6548


BAND SAW.- Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $50
(863)675-7318
BAND SAW Sears, cuts
wood or metal, $100.
(863)467-2984
DIESEL GENERATOR 8500 -
Electric start, never used,
still in plastic w/warranty.
$1500 (772)342-7304
ELECTRIC CONCRETE MIXER
3 1/2 cubic feet, used
twice. $200 (863)467-8250
GENERATOR 6HP, 3500
watt, runs great, $100 or
best offer (419)727-9376 La
belle
GENERATOR New. Portable,
5550 rated watts, Briggs &
Stratton Motor. $350 Call
(772)233-1127
GRINDER Works, exc. cond.
$70. Call 561-644-5418
PRESSURE CLEANER 2400
psi, w/ 5.0 Honda engine,
pump not building pressure,
$50 (863)763-7009
RADIAL ARM SAW -10" $100
(863)763-4643
SNAP-ON TOOL BOX $2200
or best offer (863)697-3802
TABLE SAW 10" $100
(863)763-4643
TABLE SAW Works, exc.
cond. $150. Call
561-644-5418
WOOD BAND SAW 12" w/
stand. $125 or best offer.
(863)357-3633


CABBAGE PATCH DOLLS &
OTHERS. 20 Dolls in all.
,$100.,for all, will sep;.
(863)357-2829
SUPER NINTENDO GAMES -
Disney, Star Wars, Donkey
Kong & Super Mario $25 or
will separate (863)467-0031



KIRBY '2000, Ultimate G
complete system including
Shampooer. Orig. $2000,
Asking $250 (863)697-0014

Agriculture

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RIDING LAWN MOWER, John
Deere Runs excellent,
$1,500. Call 863-983-7751.
ROTOTILLER 8 hp Crafts-
man, runs good. $280
(561)790-3681
WEB GRILL Gensis Silver, 2
yrs old, paid $400 asking
$200 or best offer
(419)727-9376 Labelle
ZTR MOWER Snapper, 15 hp
Kohler, 42" cut/,-runs &
mows great. $800 or trades?
(863)467-7415


SADDLE Billy Cook, new
leather, $200 or best offer
(863)763-6023


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SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.00--Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodsaw-
mills.com/300N FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N4


AQHA BAY GELDING 12 yr.
old, very gentle, knows
poles, cones, barrels, jumps,
ropes and carries flags, won
in bit & used in 4H, perfect
kids horse, teeth just floated,
all shots & current coggins.
$2000 neg. (863)467-7657
HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used. $200 (863)675-4098
HORSES Geldings, 1 Tenn
Walker, 1 Paint Mix, broke to
ride, plus tack, $2100
(863)675-6432,after6pm
SADDLE 14/" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
WESTERN HORSE SADDLES
2 1 is new, 1 is used.
75 will separate.
(863)467-6769



AERATOR SEEDER SPREAD-
ER Tow behind, Mfg. by
Brinly; New Condition, $1.00
Call Lloyd (561)315-7731
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230


$42nl/Mo! 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba,$900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(86363)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
. No pets, new paint & carpet.
$800/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (772)215-0098
OKEECHOBEE On the water,
w/screened porch, covered
docking, Mother-in-Laws
apt. W/furniture, water, air &
'heat, utilities & lawn work
furnished. 1 person, no
smoking, no pets, $600/mo.
(863)634-1716
OKEECHOBEE- 1br efficiency,
utilities furnished, $800, 1st
& last month rent & sec dep.
(863)763-7319
Okeechobee,2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878
REMODELED 2br, lba, 2
story apt, screened porch,
very clean, no pets.
$750/mo, 1st, last &'Dep.
(863)763-8391
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $500/mo. In-
561-329-8205



VILLAK- c br, 2 ba, Remodeled
Kitchen, Washer & Dryer,
covered screened patio,
Avail 2/1/08. May be seen
now by appt. (863)634-3414
or (863)634-3251


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$23,3001 Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
-BEST VALUE IN TOWN-
3/2, 3/1 1/ or 2/1
Available, no pets, for
move in special. Call
(863)467-9800
BHR 3 br, 1 ba CBS, part
furn, dock, boat slip, carport.
$900/mo + $900 sec dep.
(561)385-4713
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sqft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1100/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
asswood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2/2, fully
furn, on canal, seasonal &
yearly, (863)824-0981
BUY, RENT OR LEASE,
3br, 2ba, 2 gar Pool Home,
Close to everything.
Dreamcatcher Realty
863-634-4724
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$421/mo! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
NEW DUPLEX 3/2. $1000
per month + 1st, last.&
$500 sec dep.
(863)465-0053
OKEE. 2/2/1, freshly redone
in and out, fum., on canal, de-
tached gar., many mature
trees, Great neighborhood, 1
mi. from lake, $750 mo. 6051
SE 97th Trail. 561-452-0512
OKEE: 3/1 on 1V ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
lorch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
Okee, 3BR/1BA, 2602 NW 8th
St., in front of Walpole Feed
Supply, $850 mo. + $600
sec. dep. (863)447-4318
OKEE.- CBS, 2br/lba/lgar.
Remodeled, Laundry, C/Air,
Yard service. $950 + Sec.
Avail now. (863)634-4548
OKEE-1011 SW 10th Ave. 3br,
lba, den, custom kitch, tile,
$1150/mo, 1st & $1000 sec
863-467-9681/610-0167
OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA,
C/Air & Heat. Screen patio.
Fenced, All Newl $900 mo.
+ last & sec. 863-202-0753








Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 30, 2008


OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last.&
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES -
3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace.
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call to see (863)885-1347
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, 1ba, fully turn.
Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950.
RENT TO OWN- Newly remod-
eled. In town. 3br, 2ba,
$3000 down, $1300/mo,
w/$300/mo going towards
down payment. Bruised
credit okay. (863)467-0128
or (863)634-9535
SOUTHEAST SECTION 3BR,
2BA. Great house in great
neighborhood. $1200 mo.
(863)634-1554
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$850 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
863-824-0981








courthouse in

Utilities



details
(561) 315-8849


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Per-.
son needed to share large
home, private bath, full
house privileges. $600 mo.
includes all utilities & main-
tenance. (863)634-2354



LAKEHOUSE in Lake Placid for
Seasonal rental. Furnished
with dock. (863)465-0053
Real Estate


CHEVRON Gas Station, Hwy,
441, across from Home Depot
C- Store, Deli, Carwash. $1.1
million. Fin avail. Broker
owner. (407)256-9081
Shop here first
The classified ads


ANCIENT OAKS Adult Park -
Corner lot with 24' trailer,
with 2 room add-on, 20x21'
carport, Block 8, Lot 3. Ap-
praised at $37,000, asking
$28,000. 863-467-8507


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$23,300! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
CBS HOME 3/2/2 In gated
community. Open fir plan w/
family rm. Vaulted ceilings.
Community pool/club house.
Safe area for walks & biking.
$219,800.(863)763-7721
OKEECHOBEE
Zero Down. $999. mo.
4br, 2ba CBS Brand New.
Prices $139,900.3824 NW
7th St. 561-248-3879 or
863-484-0809
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Lake
access lot, seawall, all util.,
best buy in Isles.
(219)916-4817



Auction Date: February 9th,
10AM 2903 W. Trilby. Ave.,
.Tampa, FL 33611 Great In-
vestment Property! 7% Buy-
ers Premium FL#AU3319,
BK#3088842 Dan Mahaney
(239)292-1119 u-auc-
tion.com.


NC Mountains 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.


BLUE CYPRESS Golf & RV, 2
waterfront lots, large pads,
pool & clubhouse, 9 hole
'golf course, (239)945-7666
LOG CABIN only $69,900.
Lake Access with FREE Boat
Slips. Own the dream! New
2;128 sf log cabin package
at spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Paved
road, u/g utilities, excellent
financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, x1712.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-
fleds.



Greenville, SC Own a Beauti-
ful, New 3BD/2BA Home for
Only,5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From
$ 6 9 5 0 0 Call
(888)579-0275.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter, savings
on gorgeous'4wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must see! Excel-
lent financing. .Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.
NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES
FROM $59,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy
'sweeping mountain vistas, a
mile of Riverfront, walking/
fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated en-
trance, lodge & riverside
BBQ. Excellent financing
available Call for more info or
to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484
www.seeriverhigh-
landsnc.com. Offer void
where prohibited by law.


STUCK IN FLORIDA? Can't sell
what you own? TRADE your
property for one of our lake-
front homes or lots in the
mountains of North Georgia
or Western North Carolina.
CALL DARIN AT BENDER
REALTY (800)311-1340.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
www. lakesiderealty-tn.com.



OKEE. Beautiful 3br, 2ba
Home & Lot. In 55+ Comm.
$127K. Neg. 863-763-8567
or 502-598-9115


Mobile Homes



Mobile Hoie Lots 2005
Mobile, Home lParts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020o




OKEECHOBEE
Rental, SE 23rd Court,
For information.
(863)763-4892 or 763-5419



OKEECHOBEE
SingleWide 2br, 2ba,.
located on a Ranch. $650
mo. Call (863)763-2838



CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
FIFTH WHEEL 1 br,
$350/mo yearly preferred,
55+- community.
(,863)763-7164
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
863-983-3016
TRAILER 3BR/1BA, $700
mo. + .$250 sec., weekly or
month ly Call
(863)763-4271 for more info
TREASURE ISLAND, 1 & 2
BR, No pets. $700 mo. rent
+ $600. Sec. dep. $950 to
move in. (863)824-2246
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br/lba,
Waterfront, Furnished. Non
smk. env. $850 mo.+ 1st,
Last,& Sec. 772-285-5856



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
BASINGER/LORIDA-
Highlands Co., park model on
Kissimmee River, turn key,
new roof,;Ig screened porch,
shed with W/D. $70,000
(561)876-5775
BHR MARINA 12x40, FI/Rm
20x12, Lot 31, $28,000,
Land rent $310 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)824-0044
KINGS MH PARK- 2br, 2ba,
Florida rm, new roof, 0/Air,
many extras, $15,000 neg.
Must Sell (863)763-8287


Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
NEW & USED
Delivered & Set
800-330-8106
Manufactured Homes (Own)
SSLE! SALE! SALE!
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
863-983-3016
MH 14 x 60, Fl rm, carport,
nicely furnished, Cassablan-
ca #24, 2 blk Kissmee Riv,
Hwy 78, plus '92 Olds 4 dr
98. $32.5K (812)480-9343
MOBILES FOR SALE
* 2/1 waterfront comm +55
$59,000
* 2/1 waterfront $85,000
* 1/1 waterfront $74,900
* 3/2 waterfront $99,000
Century 21 Horizon
561-602-6283
PALM HARBOR HOMES
4/2 Tile Floor, Energy Package
Deluxe. loaded, over
2,200 sq.ft.
30th Anniversary Sale Special
Save $15,000. .
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832 .
VANTAGE OAK 35',w/Florida
room, Loaded, has nearly new
apple Tile & wood firs.
Call (270)723-1427

Recreation'

MIMI"


ALUM BOAT 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
BASS BOAT 15 ft, 70 hp
Mercury, power tilt & trim,
trolling motor, galv trailer.
$900 (423)502-2214
BOAT With motor & trailer,
heeds little work. $1500 or
best offer. (262)989-2571
BOAT TRAILER 14' Continen-
tal tilt. With roller. Trailer in
ood shape. Needs tires.
200 (863)447-1735
BOAT TRAILER 1958 Rich-
land, with '56 Elgi 14' alumi-
num boat, 7V2 hp outboard
mtr., $500. (863)674-1065
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
.JOHNSON MOTOR 15ip,
electric start,. $.375.:
(863)674-1i065 '.
JON BOATS (2) 14ft, $225
and 1 2ft for $125
(863)763-2203
LOWE BASS BOAT: 16ft, 50
hp Mariner eng., pwr trim,
auto fuel mix, trlr, fish finder,
$2200 (863)675-6882 -
LOWE DEEP V '93, 16FT, 50
hp Evinrude, take guns in
trade, $3200 (606)219-3890
PONTOON BOAT -
$4000 863-763-7783 or
561-968-2083
SAILBOAT ESCAPE, 14 ft,
Open, much like a sunfish,
easier to sail. All parts good.
$800 (863)674-0647


SEA NYMPH 15', with trailer,,
40hp Johnson, w/power, tilt
& trim, $2,400 or best offer.
(765)620-4373 Okee


CAMPER with add on room
in RV Park, $3100
(863)634-8345
CARRILITE '95 36' 5th Whl
w/20' alum. screen porch.
New tires. W&D. Full awning.
$19,000 (814)599-7720
CLASS C 21-23' motor home
cover, 20x40 heavy tarp.
$135 or will sell separate .
863-675-7350
COACHMAN RV '75, 1 ton,
350 Chevy motor w/90K mi.
Needs some work. $1200.
(863)357-1109
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
HITCH ADAPTOR Gooseneck
for 5th wheel, like new,
.$325. Call 863-610-1120
RV- 29FT, 2 expand room,
$400 (954)258-8565
,WINNEBAGO VIEW'07T- 23',
with slide, Mercedes Diesel,
15-19 mpg, 13k miles. Can
be seen at River Bend RV
Park in Okee. $65,000
(828)208-0980



AIR CONDITIONER Cruisair
Carry On Portable Boat AC,
exc cond., used one'season
$500 neg (616)292-3906
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
.tank, runs good. $480
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER $100
(863)763-5631
PROPELLOR Yamaha, Stain-
less steel. New in box 14
3/4" diameter, 24 pitch.
$120 (828)243-2242


CLASSIC TRIUMPH '64 MO-
TOTCYCLES 650 cc.'
$2500 (863)674-0898
(863)517-1019 Labelle
-HONDA SUPER HAWK 996 '98
Mint condition, bad engine.
$350 (239)564-8978
HONDA'VLX DX low mileage,
lots of extra chrome, like
new tires, exc. cond.,
$2900. (903)563-1198
KAWASAKI EXTENTIONS 22)
Bolt on. 10R, 636R. $1q,
(863)528-4444
MINIBIKES, (2) 1 Ig., 1
small, very good cond.,
$500 for both or best offer,
will sell sep. (863)673-5891
SADDLE BAGS slant style,
leather,' like new, $125.
(863)357-0344
SERVICE MANUALS 2, Dyna
Harley. Davidson.: Like new,
$50';will separate.
(863)357-0344
VW TRIKE MOTORCYCLE -
$2500 (863)674-0898 or
(863)517-1019 Labelle
YAMAHA 1100 '01, V-Star
Classic, 10K mi. Cherry &
Cream. Great condition.
$5000 Neg. (863)673-5891
YAMAHA 80 DIRTBIKE '01-
has low hours, barn kept,
nice condition, $600.
(239)425-5605



FOUR WHEELER 150 CC,
Red & Silver. Runs great!'
$500 (772)879-2891


ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $1900 or best offer.
(863)983-2287 Clewiston
DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1100 or best offer
(863)697-6464
ELEC SCOOTER in good con-
dition, $150 (863)467-5477
GO CART 2 seater, Needs
work. $150 (863)763-3631
GOLF CART 36 volt charger,
new batteries, 4 seater, truck
bed w/lift gate, lights. $850
(863)697-2033
HONDA 200 S '85 3 wheel-
er, decent shape, $150
(863)634-7157
HONDA 4 WHEELER New
tires & rims. Needs a little
TLC $350 (863)234-0819
HONDA ATV 350 electrical
p ro b em $ 3 0 0
(239)691-0657
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $5000 (863)673-2388
HONDA RANCHER 4 Wheeler
Model 350 Asking $2000
(863)801-1666
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400
'01 4x4, many accessories,
$1700 (863)634-7157
YAMAHA 225 2001 Dirt Bike,,
Street legal. Asking $1800
(239)867-1093 .


AIRSTREAM TRAVEL TRAIL-
ER, '77, 31', $4,200.
(863)234-1230
STOCK TRAILER 28', Goose-
neck, New floor $3500 Call
(863)357-6642

Automobiles




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




BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '94 -
good cond., $3,000.
(863)467-6283 Iv. msg.
CAMARO Z28, '8,6 305,
needs work, $600 or best of-.
fer. (863)763-0829
CHEVY CAPRIC CLASSIC
1991 New air, 132K.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)467-4187
CHEVY CAVALIER, '02 4 dr.,
good condition, $3500 or
best offer. (863)983-2207
CHEVY CAVILIER '98, Looks
& runs good. $1000 or best
offer. (863)634-1608
DODGE INTREPID LE- '00, Ful-
ly loaded. Leather, 5 disc CD,
.Moon roof, Auto/stick. Good
gas. $5000 (863)763-2763
HONDA ACCORD, '94 126k
mi., a/c, full power, $3750
or best.offer. (561)389-3441


cono. $u39 5b(3)t1i U-U5UU
TOYOTA PASEO 1993 2 Dr.,
5 spd., A/G, Very de-
pendable. 40 mpg. $2000
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce



DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)697-2032



CJ5 SWAMP BUGGY w/
Body Frame, transmission &
transfer case. No engine.
$450 neg. (863)357-3633
FORD BRONCO 11I '86 5 spd,
4x4, new tires, clutch,
brakes & radiator, runs per-
fect. $900 (863)801-4097
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 4.0
3 1/2 inch lift, 5 spd manual,
jeep in ok cond, '05 eng.
$1000 (239)826-6382


EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
Stood condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Yamaha, needs
work; $100 (239)225-3282
GOLF CARTS (2) old, with
battery charger, $100
(863)763-1370



FORD F700 '93 Cummin die-
sel, no bed, runs great.
$4500 (954)298-0730 any-
time


CAP Leer, Fiberglass, Fits
short bed. Nice condition.
$75 (863)675-4858


ARE TOPPER- Hunter green,
* Off of '2000 Toyota Tundra.
Excellent condition. $350
(863)528-2684
CHEVY- 1970, 3/4 ton, 350
motor & trans. Mag wheels..
Looks & runs good. $3500'
or best offer. (863)634-3344
CHEVY 1500 KING CAB '97 -
great cond, low mls, runs &
drives great, auto, a/c, white.
$4500 (772)219-9455
CHEVY '91 short wheel base,
302, needs minor work,
body in real good cond.
$500 (863)763-8201
CHEVY SlO EXT CAB '83 -2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
CHEVY SILVEIAADO 1500
1999 Z71 4X4, Good con-
dition. Runs great. $5000 or
best offer. (863)697-6431
DIAMOND PLATE TOOL BOX-
ES (2), for full size truck
bed, $150 for both or will
sell sep (863)763-6023
DODGE PU '74.- 4x4, w/camp-
er top, $ 1 5 0 0
.(863)228-2351
DODGE RAM 1500, '98 4X2,
5.9, less than 1k mi. on re-
built eng. & trans., $3500
peg. (863)673-4677
DODGE RAM 3500 96-
w/Cummings Turbo diesel
eng, '4x4 dual wheels', single
cab, exc cond, orig owner,
6 0 K $ 1 0 0 0 0
(863)983-5351
DODGE RAM '87 4x4, runs
*good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2563
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-2303


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198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee
- (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com
CAR CARRIER POOD -asking
Am oiles 4 $25 (863)946-3622
DODGE WHEELS -15" H x10"
DODGE NEON, '99 2 dr., red, W, 5 lug, $350 or best offer.
looks, runs & drives like (239)465-9402 We speak
new, DOHC motor, $2200. English and Spanish
S(772)219-9455 GMC V6 AUTO/MARINE MO-
FORD GRAND MARQUIS'96.- TOR $300 Call Vic
Auto, cold a/c, very clean, (863)675-5829
stereo/cd, loaded, pw, p1, cc.
$2900 (863)532-9495 LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
0(863)52-95 For '97 Dodge Van. Good
HONDA ACCORD, '91 new condition. $175.
tires, new battery, runs great, (863)357-5754
good work car, $1,000 firm. O.L. CrRiompete k,
(863)675-2844 OIL COOLER Complete kit,
(86)65-244Universal with all. adaptors,
HONDA PRELUDE -,'92, A/C, new in box. Pd, $150, asking
Runs good. $1600 or best $60. Call 863-610-1120
offer. (863)675-4334
offer. (863)6754334 REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
MUSTANG '03 Great condi- 8 lugs complete. $200
tion, transferable warranty, 863) 467 5 4 01 or
V6. $8500 or best offer. (772)359-2923
863)634-5236 52 or REFRIGERATORS (3) All
863)634-5236 working $300 or will sell
PLYMOUTH VIP '68, Runs separate (561)262-1390,
good, Leather, Electric, En- RUNNING BOARDS off King
gine 440, V8, Good tires & Ranch F250 Crew Cab, fits:
pint. $899 (786)506-6452 '99-current, beige, $350 neg.
Police Impounds for Sale! 95 (863)697-0328
Honda Civic $6001 95 Toyo-, TIRES 4, Good, Used
ta Camry $800! For listings Bridgestones, 245/70 R16
call (800)366-9813 Ext $75. (863)675-4858
9271.
TONNEAU COVER white, fi-
TOYOTA CAMRY '97 Excel- bergiass, fits 99-07 classic
lent cond, white w/gold trim body style Chevy pu. 8ft bed,
$3500 or best offer. $600neg(863)467-4127
(863)675-1410g
TRUCK TIRES & RIMS 16", 5
TOYOTA COROLLA VE 1999 lug .w/TYO A/T tires
Silver, 77K, 4 dr., AT trans. 315/75/R16. $800 or best
CD Playr& Alarm^ Exct offer..(561)248-1347
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Juniors

Gold (4.0)
Catherine Bearden, Ashley Berry,
Allyson Billie, Cassandra Colgan,
Kelly Delahanty, Krista Ibay, Kristinr
Johnhson, Cassandra Murray, Maria
Rodriguez, Jullian Shripka, Heather
Thomas, Joseph Voss, and Grace
Williams.

Silver (3.5 3.9)
Rene Almond, Rosalba Ascencio,
Randi Barnes, Beamer, Courtney
Rebekah Bishop, Adam Bonham,
Timothy Brazil, Joy Burnham,
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Haymond, Kristal Hazellief, Georgia
Hert, Michael Holsombach, Cherie
Huddleston, Kristine Joy Ibay,
Joshua Jackson, Whitney Jacobs,
David Jeune, Savannah Joiner,
Reggie Jones, Allison Kuipers,
Sarah Lay, Samantha Link, Sergio
Lujan, Jennifer Maddoz, Jose
Maldonado, Brandy Martin, Jessica
Medina, Samuel Medrano, Cecilia
Munoz, Maria Del Rocio Olvera,
Tiffany Parow, Vick Patel, Blanca
Pinon, Nathaniel Pllard, Alejandro
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Rebollar, Melissa Ritter, Eunice
Robledo,. Floribertha Rodriauez,
Brenda Sandoval, Laura Saucedo,
Jonathan Schrock, Dawn Skeen,
Mathew Stevens, Kellie Streelman,
Patricia Sulzer, Ruby Thomas,
Chasity Thornton, Heather Tinsley,
Laura Torres, Kaitlin Wallace, Ashley
Welch, Megan Whipple, Heather


Wofford, and Lisa Yates.

Bronze (3.0-3.49)
Miseal Alvardo, Jose Ayala, Brett
Barcia, Claudia Barrera, Kayla
Benson, Ruben Bustos, Raziel
Castillo, Stephen Chaisson, Hector
Chavez, Victoria Chesser, Clayton
Colt, Emily Cortez, Emmanuel
SCortez, Alexis Crowell, Cindy
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WhitneyGodwin, John Gomez, April
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Racheal Hennon, Julio Hernadez,
Olga Hernandez, Christopher
Hodum, Stephanie Horvath, Heather
Hyatt, Davus Johnson, Austin King,
Cecillya Lancaster, Lance Lozano,
Garrett Madrigal, Brittany Martin,
Selica Martinez-Lubinano, Andrea
Mavroides, Heather Menendez,
Taneisha Mitchell, Esperanza
Montoya, Berenice Morales, Gregory
Myers, Josue Najera, Susana
Najera, Kyle Neal, Alex Nielson,
Richardo Nieto, Craig Norris, Seth
Peterson, Vianey Pineda, Lonnie
Pryor, Brian Ranftle, Betty Reyes,
Darlene Rivera, David Rocky,
Ramiro Rodriguez, Rosio Rojas,
Zachary Sadler, Celestino Sanchez,
Jose Santibanez, Jose Santibanez,
Laura Serrano-Velazquez, Herbert
Shaffer, Richard Sickles, Stephanie
Spearman, Katelyn Stuart, Geromy
Sullivan, Shane Taggart, Rosalba
Tepetate, Roxanne Terrazes, Robert
Tijerina, Kevin Timko, Jamie Tindall,
Ivan Torres, Christopher Tullio,
Brittany Ward, Craig Webb, Steven
Williams, and Jay Zeller.

Seniors

Gold (4.0)
Adrianna Abner, David Abner,
'Rina Boswell, Tiffany Brothers,
Leah Burk, Elbert Cabansay, Jarelle
Conn, Andrea Duenas, Jesse
Durham, Kaylee Eckhardt, Kylie


Eckhardt, Suzanne Gunter, Charnel
Hall-Fryson, Leanne Hammack,
Holly Hayes,. Alma Hernandez,
Kelly Hill, Nicholas Jones, Evan
King, Amy Mislan, Ignacio Orozco,
Heather Peterson, Jacob Smith,
Caitlin Spangler, Elia Suarez, Maria
Urbano, Amanda Van Gorder, Jonas
Whidden, and Erica Zinski.

Silver (3.5 3.9)
Katie Ammons, Elizabeth Ayala-
Borja, Tiffany Ayers, Allen Bennett,
Charles Boggs, Jesse Bryant,
Mitchell Bryner, Ashley Buchannon,
Whitley Burch, Raegan Bush, Nancy
Bustos, Rachel Byassee, Keith
Carnley, Johnny Castaneda, Bianca,
Castilleia, Nicholas Clements,
Cassie Coker, Asuncion Esquibel,
Benjamin Esquibel-Lopez, Raul
Estrado, Michael Franco, Edumund
Furphy, John Gammil, Amy Garcia,
Manuel Garcia, Vanessa Garza,
Alecia Gilman, Cynthia Hand,
Kyrstin Hargraves, Casandra
Helble, Faveola Hernandez, Paula
Hernandez, Rahcel Holt, Amanda
Jamisori,CoryKelly,James Kennedy,
Jessica Klingler, Nathan Lea, Anna
Lugo, Angela McCall, Ali McDowell,
Mark McLaughlin, Deaona McNeil,
Matthew McPeak, Mayra Medina-
Carrion, Amelia Moros, Patrick
Neal, Jordyn Nealis, Maria Olvera,
Kyle Parramore, Kayla Patterson,
Jared Pfennig, Frank Platt, Daisy
Ponce, Amelia.Provencher, Ashley
Robertson, Jessica Roby, Heather
Rogers, Lindsey Rucks, Cristo
Sanchez, Froilan Santibanez,
Kristen Serrett, Kristina Shockley,
Barbara Skeen, Brittany Smith,
Bradly Stark, Bryan Suarez, Felicia
Sulzer, Lauren Throop, Ana Toledo,
Rebeca Velazquez, Matthew Walker,
Michael Webb,. Erika Williams,
Kyrsten Williams, Jessica Ziglar, and
Heather Zipperer.

Bronze (3.0-3.49)
Ser'Rene Achesoh, Stephen
Aleman, Allison Ard, Brandie
Axt, Mark Barlow, Dustin Blue,


Jasmin Boldin, Kyla Bostick, Kelly
Buchanan, Jamie Burnham, Jamie
Butler, Sylvia Chapa, Blair Clark,
Michael Coker, Richard Creter,
Joseph Davis, Bridgette Duffy,
Monica Eaton, Bethany Enfinger,
Rafe Erwin, Heather Fipps, Mary
Flores, Juan Fonseca, Melinda
Garcia, Yanel Garcia, Jamesbruber,
Adan Guerrero, Ethan Hales,
Aaron Hall, Robert Harrell, Amanda
Hell, Jacob Higgins, Alyssa Holt,
Stephanie Howard, Mary Huff,


Jessica Jarriel, Giovanni Jimenez,
Jonathon Johnson, Calvin Jones,
Rachel Kauffman, Sharod Kelly,
Emily Laughlin, Jarvis Lawton,
Kiefer LeCrenier, Alicia Lewis, Brittni.
Little, Sonny Lowe, Jordan Marcum,
Michael McClain, Randy McElroy,
Kasey McKarre, Diareny Medina,
KaylaMeigs,WhitneyMorse, Kathryn
Murrow,.Alejandra Najera, Timothy
Porter, Arnaldo Quesada, Andriand
Rankine, Christopher Rathbun,
Brittany Read, Raymond Renick,


Kitaki Roberts, Dustin Robinson,
Adrian Rogers, Camille Rousseau,
Katherine Rucks, Luis Ruiz,.Evettah
Samuels, Isaura Santibanez,
Cameron Shockley, Kevin Shumate,
Dunice Smith, KaileySmith, Kivauna
Smith, Steven Smith, Bobby Spelts,
Caleb Stacy, Steven Standefer,
Ryan Starnes, Matthew Strickland,
Erin Tewksbury, Andrew Treadwell,
Jessica Welker, Jerrimy Wells,
Jeffory Willrams, Jessica Williams,
and Taylor Woods.


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Safety Expo volunteers
Billy Dean, WOKC and Teresa Chandler, Seacoast National Bank, stand with Sharon Vinson
and Donny Arnold who served as co-chairs for the free Okeechobee Heath & Safety Fair
on Jan. 26 at the Agri-Civic Center. The fair included over 70 businesses who volunteered
their time to set up a booth and serve the community with valuable information on health
and safety issues. The event was very well attended with over 800 visitors! The Health &
Safety Fair included food, entertainment and drawings.


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DODGE RAM '97 Ext cab,
4x4, 90k miles. $5000 or
best offer. (863)467-3777 or
(863)697-0362
FORD' F150 '89, 4wd, stan-
dard trans, good mud tires,
$3,000. (863)763-6347 -
FORD F150 1979 2 WD,
Runs. Needs work $1000 or
best offer. Call Matt.
(772)340-3794
FORD F150 '94 6 cyl, a/c.
$2800 (863)675-1224
FORD F-250 1986 & F-100
1985. 1 w/rebuilt motor. 1
w/ new head. $800 for both.
863-763-7783
FORD FLAT BED 1985, 1 Ton
w/ Dump Bed. $1500
(863)801-1666 '
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas,,red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
GMC STEPSIDE '86, Low-
ered, Runs. $2000
(863)447-1735
ISUZU PU '95 4 cyl, 5 speed,
AC, $1200 (863)467-1694
TOYOTA PICK UP '89 Very
low miles, 4 cyl, 22r Toyota
motor, 4 spd, a/c, runs like
new. $2900 (863)532,9495
TOYOTA PICKUP, '89 104k
mi., auto, air, toolbox, tow
pkg., $2250 or best offer.
(561)389-3441
TRUCK TOPPER fiberglass,
high back, long bed, full size,
$25 0 11 ke ne w
(561)262-1390


GMC YUKON '96 4x4, cold
AC, leather, $3000
(863)801-3459
JEEP '76 -V6 motor, lift kit, no
title, $1000 (863)228-2351
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 4 dr, 6
cyl. new 5 1/2" Rusty's lift &
tractor tires. $3500
(863)697-9624


FLAT BED TRAILER 20FT,
Gooseneck, $2000
(863)697-2032
GOOSE NECK TRAILER 24'
Texan, all I beam' construc-
tion. $2900 or best offer
(772)342-7304
STOCK TRAILER 5'x14'x6'
sides'New tires, lights &
gate. $950 (863)697-9704
TRAILER Enclosed 8 x 20,
ramp and side door, 4 wh
brakes, tie downs. $2750 or
best offer. (863)763-5120
TRAILER HITCH w/Ball Built
for a Mercury Cougar. Can
be modified. $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4053
UTILITY TRAILER 2007; 20
Ft. Long, 6/2 Ft. Wide. New.
Pulled once. Brakes on 1 ax-
le. $1800870-820-1563


CARAVAN '93, 6 cyl, Seats
7, a/c Good tires, Runs &
look good. Great mileage.
$1900 neg. 561-758-3781
CHEVY LUMINA MINIVAN, '91
' 73k mi.,. 7 seater, very
$good cond., a/c, auto,
1500 neg. (863)467-5846

PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER '95 Runs, needs some
work. $600 (863)675-4869

RAM 2500 CONV. VAN '96 -
318 auto, air, hi-top, very
good condition. $3000-or
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OHS Sophomore Honor Roll Stu s


Sophomores

Gold (4.0)
Daryl Arnold, Frances Bosworth,
Megan Clements, Shanice Fowler,
Caitlin Hardy, Ashleigh Hiler, Valerie
McKee, Fernando Mendoza, Janna
Mullis, Kenneth Murphy, Sarah
Murrow, Maria Olvera, Maria Ruiz,
Michelle Spears, Christopher Spruill,
Siara Trofibio, Kathleen Turner, and
Alayda Velasquez.
Silver (3.5 3.9)
Yessica Albarran, Paige Arnold,
Regina Ball, Brittany Boggs, Vanessa
Bowman, Jose Bucio, Reina
Caballero, Hilda Castillo, Nichole
Chapa, Joanna Collier, Keontia
Collins, Kyndra Crews, Deanna
Davis, Melanie Donnelly, Walnard,
Fortner, Christopher Fowler, Carla
Garica, Naraly Garcia, Saul Garcia,
Miguel Garduno, Tonia Gray, James
Haddan, Leila Hager, Tara Hallin,
Austin Harvey, Jackeline Hernandez,
Jonathan Hernandez, Brittany
Herndon, Dillon Hobson,, Justin
Hoover, Jonathan Hudoff, Lionel
Jones, Whitney Jones, Jessica
Julian, Charlene Kinser, Justin Little,
Myranda McAllIster, Joshua McCall,
Myranda Miles, Megan Mullin, Ricardo
Nieto, Ryan Osceola, Reid Otersen,
Blake Peirick, Benny Perez, Julie
Perry, Alaina Pervis, Walter, Piscatelli,
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Ximena Sanchez, Roxanne Sheffield,


Matthew Skipper, Sierra Stewart,
Darelen Stracke, Katarina Suarez,
Cameron Tewksbury, Lisa Thiboult,
Ria Thomas, Luis Torres,Fabiola
Valeriano, Graceila Varela, Katie
Walker, Amanda Walls, Jennifer
Wendt, and Austin Willard.
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Ulysses Aguirre, Mariana Almazan,
IvoneAlonso, MonicaAnuez, Christian
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Cara Bona, Marco Brito Jewell Buck,
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Robin Dietrich, Sarah Donaldson,
Mindy Dowler, Emily Dreher,
Taylor English, Adrian Espinoza,
Cheyenne Fallman, Lisa Foley,
Daiana Fonseca, Kayla Ford, Laura
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Brittny Henry, Griselda Hernandez,
Maria Hernandez, Ricardo Herrera,
Kasey Hill, John Hodges, Samuel
Honeycutt, Dylan Hughes, Jillian
Jayens, Alqnna Johnson, Amber
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Koger, Monica Koger, David Luviano,
Michael Martinez, Emily Maze, Kyle


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Norris, Anna Nunez, Carlos Pacheco,
Taylor Parker, Christopher Parow,
Matthew Payne, Lucas Peoples,


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Home buyers like green communities *


GAINESVILLE -- Home buyers
appreciate the benefits of "green"
communities, but residents don't
necessarily lead more eco-friend-
ly lives than their neighbors in tra-
ditional homes, according to two
University of Florida studies con-
ducted in the fast-growing state.
The findings could mean some
homeowners in green communi-
ties don't know enough about
how to reduce their environmen-
tal impact, said Mark Hostetler,
an associate professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
Green communities are de-
signed to have less environmental
impact than traditional housing
developments. The homes often
feature energy-saving appliances,
extensive insulation and yards
with native plants; common ar-
eas typically include lots of green
space and drainage systems that
minimize storm water runoff.
People moving into green de-
velopments may simply be inter-
ested in open space, energy effi-
cient homes or the chance to see
wildlife, Mr. Hostetler said, and
may not bring with them a strong
commitment to environmental is-
sues.
"You have to engage the peo-
ple that live in these communi-
ties," Mr. Hostetler said. "It's a
combination of things, of not
only education, raising aware-
ness, but understanding the barri-
ers that everyday people have,, to
make it easier for them to involve
themselves in sustainable type of
living."
In the studies, Mark Hostetler
and graduate student Krystal Noi-
seux queried new homeowners
in two pairs of Central Florida
communities. Each pair consisted
of a green housing development
and a traditional one of similar
size, home value and location.
The researchers mailed ques-
tionnaires to more than 900
households in total, of which
340 responded. The question-
naires were sent in June 2006
and mailed only to residents who
bought their homes in the past
two years.
Residents of both types of
communities were concerned
with indoor air quality, green
space and energy efficiency, all
of which are usually priorities in
green developments.
But residents of both types of
communities had only a moder-
ate- to low-level commitment to
environmental issues, responses
showed. The questionnaire con-
tained a total of 40 questions
,about environmental knowledge,
attitudes and behaviors.
SThose results are significant,
Hostetler said, because all hom-


eowners can influence their own
environmental impact. Day-to-
day choices such as setting the
thermostat, watering the lawn or
choosing plants for the yard influ-
ence a household's resource con-
sumption. The studies indicate
that residents of green commu-
nities don't necessarily conserve
resources better than residents of
traditional developments.
He believes that in any com-
munity, green or traditional,
there's a small percentage of
people who'd go all-out to live
sustainably, and another group
who'd refuse to inconvenience
themselves in the least.
The rest-perhaps 80 to 90
percent, by, his estimate-are
willing to reduce their resource
consumption but may not un-
derstand how. For example, us-
ing ceiling fans rather than an air
conditioner may save hundreds


of dollars per year, but a hom-
eowner may not think to do it.
It's hard to say how much the
UF findings can be generalized
to other parts of the country;
the studies need to be replicated
elsewhere, Mr. Hostetler said.
However, the results do indicate
that developers of green commu-
nities should thoroughly educate
home buyers.
What's certain is that home
buyers-and the general pub-
lic-will be hearing more about
green homes and communities,
said Hal Knowles, a consultant
for UF's Program for Resource
Efficient Communities, part of
the Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service.
Green construction became
popular in the United States dur-
ing the 1990s, following the for-
mation of the U.S. Green Build-
ing Council, a nonprofit that


promotes sustainable building
practices and offers a widely rec-
ognized certification program,
Mr. Knowles said.
Green certification can be an
important marketing tool, said
Nancy Richardson, director of
Audubon International's Audu-
bon Signature Programs, which
certify new developments.
"A developer is looking for
something that makes them
unique in the marketplace," Mrs.
Richardson said. "There's no
doubt that (certification) does
help."
But some environmentalist's
debate which standards are
needed, Mark Hostetler said.
"There is much discussion
about the bar being set too
low in these certifications and
it is sometimes too easy being
green," he said..


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Prize winners at MLK events
Eric Hall (left) displayed a computer custom built by Comptech with Microsoft Windows
Vista,Basic technology along with a 19-inch (flat) LCD screen for a drawing during the
Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities. The winning family was (left to right) K'loni Matthews
and her grandparents Mrs. and Mr. George.





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