Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/01211
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: February 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID01211
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text














Vol. 99 No. 51


Inside
Man charged with
threatening women
A slap to a woman's but-
tocks quickly escalated to a fist
fight, then shots were fired and
an Okeechobee man wound
up being booked into the coun-
ty jail on felony charges.
Techalin Joseph, 21, N.E.
161h Ave., was arrested Monday
afternoon on two counts of
aggravated battery with a fire-
arm. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail where
he is being held on a bond of
$50,000.
Page 3
Fourth Quarter
- it's ours!
I found it amazing that many
of the college football games
were won in the fourth quarter
this last year. So was the Super
Bowl. Now I'm noticing a num-
ber of the basketball games go
down to the last minute. Many
times victories come from those
who can dig down deep and
find extra energy to put forth in
the closing minutes.
My football coach of former
years called it fourth quarter
toughness building the en-
durance to finish strong when
the opponents were fading.
Page 6

Briefs


Boater access
closed near
Kissinunee River
Navigation Lock
Due to construction and
maintenance activities, a sec-
tion of the Kissimmee River
(between the S-154 and the
S-65E and S-84 structures) is
closed to boaters. This includes
access points along this sec-
tion, all of which will be clearly
marked.
Maintenance of water con-
trol structures is vital to the mis-
sion of the South Florida Water
Management District. To en-
sure adequate flood protection
and the ability to deliver water
supply when it is available, the
Okeechobee Field Station in-
vests $2 million each year main-
taining pump stations, water
control structures and naviga-
tion locks that serve the public
north of Lake Okeechobee.
For additional information
about this or any of our proj-
ects, please phone the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.

Drought Index


HOBEE


NEWS


-- v '"o "#"mp'-- *********ALL FOR ADC 320
205 SMA U FL LIB OF FL HISTORY
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 PA BINSVLFL 32611
GAI:NESVILLE FL 32611 4


Health I

-ik :.. 6 -...:_


Aa ...Syndicated Content



Available from Commercial News Providers"


Putting up the railing: Getting ready for the rodeo
1"11! 1'. -. uq -


OkeecnoDoee NsiPete Gawda
On Monday, Feb. 19 workmen at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center were busy
expanding the seating capacity of the facility. They were cutting tubes to be used as
forms for concrete columns supporting the bleachers. By the time of the rodeo, March
8 and 9, the seating capacity will be increased from 2,525 to 4,380.


Current: 497
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

10.13 feet
tj, Last Year: 11.45 feet

*...- .,? ,

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

Index
Classifieds 10-12
Com ics............... 8
Community Events..... ............... 4
Crossword............................... 10
Obituaries ........ 6
Opinion .............. 4
Speak Out ....................4..... 4
Sports .........13-14
TV 11
Weather ......... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
ftudeseef RIjMsn




|11 1 1 111111
8 16510 00024 5


Olin Gonzales was seen Monday, Feb. 1.9 installing a rail on the bleachers at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The new rail is part of the project to expand
seating capacity from 2,525 to 4,380. The project will be completed in time for the Cat-
tlemen's Rodeo, March 8 and 9. As part of the project, older bleachers will be moved
forward and the chutes and pens at one end of the arena will be moved back to improve
the view from all the seats. Manager Pete Keogh says there won't be a bad seat in the
house when the project is finished.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The m9ral of this story is:
If you want to do a drug deal
over the telephone you'd bet-
ter know who you're talking to
because it just might be your
friendly neighborhood narcot-
ics cop.
A late night phone call on
Monday to a detective with' the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force led to drug charges being
filed against an Okeechobee
man, as well as against a sub-
stitute school teacher with the
Okeechobee County School
District.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A benefit to help defray med-
ical costs for Daniel A. Rickards
will be held Friday, March 14, at
the Grace Christian School, 701
S. Parrott Ave.
Mr. Rickards, 20, was se-
verely injured in a Jan. 27 au-
tomobile accident in which he
injured his spinal chord and is
now paralyzed from the chest
down. He also suffered a bro-
ken shoulder as well as several
broken ribs.
Also injured in the single ve-
hicle crash on S.W. 12"' Avenue
was Casey Allen Hoover, 19.
According to one of the event
organizers, Justin Domer, Mr.
Rickards is currently involved
in a rehabilitation program at
St. Mary's Medical Center in
West Palm Beach. It is antici-
pated that he will spend several


Clifton Joyce
Hall Santos
Clifton Alphonzo Hall, 27,
was arrested on a felony charge
of solicitation to sell cocaine
and a misdemeanor charge of
resisting an officer without vio-
lence. He was booked into the
See Charges Page 2


Daniel Rickards
months in the program.
Because of this, a benefit
has been planned to help raise
money for Mr. Rickards and his
family. The benefit will consist
See Benefit Page 3


2008 elections in full swing


By Chauna Aguilar.
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Supervisor of
Elections Gwen Chandler spoke
about all the ways one can vote
in today's day and age com-
pared to the not so far away
past, at the Okeechobee Rotary
Club meeting on Tuesday.
She said years ago, there
was only one way to vote: Ev-
eryone went to the polls on
Election Day and voted with a
regular ballot. If you could not
vote on Election Day, you sim-
ply didn't vote.
Then there was absentee
voting and the National Voter
Registration Act (NVRA) which
was established by Congress
and signed into law by Presi-
dent William Clinton in 1993.


According to the Florida Divi-
sion of Elections the NVRA en-
hances the voting opportunities
for every American by estab-
lishing procedures that would
increase the number of eligible
citizens who register to vote in
elections for Federal office.
In 2004, the Uniformed and
Overseas Citizens Absentee
Voting Act (UOCAVA) was en-
acted which ensured absentee
voting for armed forces and
other citizens who live over-
seas. The Federal Voting Assis-
tance Program (FVAP) which
informs and educates U.S. citi-
zens worldwide of their right to
vote; fosters voting participa-
tion; and protects the integrity
of and enhances the electoral
process at the Federal, State


and local levels.
Once absentee voting was
introduced there were then two
ways to vote. This then evolved
into more voting opportunities
where citizens could go to the
election office to absentee vote
and then evolved even more
with early voting before the
regular election.
Legislation then enacted pro-
visional ballots, which are used
to record a vote when there is
some question in regards to the
voter's eligibility. This could be
when the voter's name does
not appear on the electoral roll
for the given precinct; the vot-
er's registration contains inac-
curate information or out-dated
See Elections Page 3


Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler (right) visited the
Okeechobee Rotarian luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, where she
spoke of the history of the voting process and how far the elec-
tion process has advanced to try to get more voter's response.


'1,a-" proposed


Material


Man, teacher



arrested on



coke charges


Benefit planned


for crash victim


k






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


ru-


Charges
Continued From Page 1
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $6,000.
Also arrested was Joyce A. San-
tos, 35, N.E. Fifth St., a local sub-
stitute teacher. She was charged
with one count of-possession of
cocaine and was released on her
own recognizance after being
booked into the county jail.
According to Assistant Super-
intendent of Schools Ken Ken-
worthy, Santos was hired by the
school board on Dec. 5, 2005. Her
employment application indicat-
ed that she wanted to work with
students in any class from kinder-
garten through the ninth grade.
So far this year, Santos had
worked as a substitute teacher
five days, said Mr. Kenworthy.
It was not known as of news-
paper deadline if she would
continue to be employed by the
school district.
The arrests came about after
a task force detective reportedly
set up the transaction while talk-
ing on the telephone with Hall.
An Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) arrest report in-
dicates that as the detective was


-"Copyrighted Material


talking to Hall, hq was actually
watching Hall as he stood in the
middle of N.E. Fifth St. talking on
the telephone to the detective.
When the detective, along
with a fellow task force detective,
approached Hall and identified
themselves he reportedly fled the
scene. When he was later appre-
hended he told the detectives his
name was Rocky Snells, said the
arrest report.
However, another detective
recognized Hall. Also, an iden-
tification card was found on the
man that identified him as Hall.
The detectives then went to
Hall's home about a half block
away where they found San-
tos, who the report identified as
Hall's girlfriend. Santos reportedly
gave the detectives permission to
search the residence. As they did
so they allegedly saw the school
teacher put something in her
hand.
They asked her to open her
hand and when she did the de-
tectives found three pieces of a
hard yellowish substance. The
substance was field tested and
indicated a positive result for the
presence of cocaine.
Both Hall and Santos were tak-
en into custody without further
incident.


-4b




"Cpyprigyhed Material ;-
Cy dCntit-' I





Ai l fom Commecil News Povi"
Availabe from Commercial News Providers"


-


Winning Lottery Numbers
MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Monday in the
Florida Lottery: Cash 3: 9-2-8; Play 4: 3-3-4-6; Fantasy 5: 32-24-
34-10-11.


Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


To Reach Us
Address:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Webft:t www.newszap.com
To Submit News
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, stories ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-
3134 to reach our newsroom. Items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.
E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.com
SIipakeMI (863) 467-2033
To Place A Display Ad
Pi@M: 863-763-3134
E-MaI: okeeadsales@newszap.com
To Place A Classified Ad
al 871-353-2424 to place a classified
advertisement from home.
FIX: 877-354-2424
E-Mall: classads@newszap.com
Billing Departilment
E-Mal billteam@newszap.com
Newszap!
Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at
www.newszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: 18001 282-8586
E-mall: readerservices@newszap.com
The Okeechobee News is available
daily via home delivery and ;s on sale
at rack and store locabtions thlrougnoul
Okeechobee County Call the office to
find out if your home is within our
present home-distributlion boundaries
Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.
Additior,1 copies of the newspaper are
available for 50 cents daily through
Saturday and 75 cents for Sunday at the
office. Home delivery subscriptions are
available at $29 4.3 for three months
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published Daily by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at
Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011
Dover, DE 19903


L. 5351 SW 16TH AVE.
S/ OKEECHOBEE, FL
Ay 467-1545
St. Lic. CAC029420


100% FINANCING

Screened Room Full Acre Estate
S 20,x1 o. Large Island Kitchen

Bedroom Living Room Ceramic Tile Floors
11X11 20.5' x 15.5 M. Bed
15.5'x 13' Separate Laundry Room
........... Concrete Block Construction

Bedroom Copper Plumbing
S 11X11 Kitchen ---
i . I Huge Walk-In-Closet
Cathedral Ceiling


I New Homes In Dixie Ranch Acres
Under $200,000 & loaded with upgrades!

Call 863-801-5340 for information
To qualify for 100% financing, call Margaret Scaffa of Riverside Bank at
863-824-0400. Ask about our first-home buyer incentives.


10 Pcs Mixed Chicken or Chicken Strips $9"


Put the Pain relief for
PFutthe arthritis, back pain
and muscle soreness





in PAINRE IEF "



The Law Office Of Gerald Lefebvre
Personal Injury Trial Attorney
-* Voted a "Super Lawyer" by his peers in 2007,
according to the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Awarded an "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-
Hubbell (highest rating)
State and Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer C
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator








Okeechobee News
Published in Indeendent Newsopaber Inc.


;o -


417 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee 863-763-0581
77raig & Karen Smith
Locally Owned By


wammodw
allow
emmmona


w ob


- ab






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3




'a.'Copyrighted Material



Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


Man charged with


threatening women


newszap.com
Free Speech Free Ads


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A slap to a woman's but-
tocks quickly escalated to a fist
fight, then shots were fired and
an Okeechobee
man wound up
being booked
into the county
jail on felony
charges.
Techalin Jo-
seph, 21, N.E.
1611 Ave., was
arrested Mon- Techalin
day afternoon Joseph
on two counts
of aggravated battery with a fire-
arm. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail where
he is being held on a bond of
$50,000.
Joseph was arrested after he
reportedly threatened at least two
people with a handgun on two
different occasions early Sunday
morning, stated an arrest report
by Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
In one case a woman and an-
other man began to argue after
he slapped her on her buttocks
and she told him not to do that.
He then slapped her a second
time and the woman then began
to physically fight with the man.
At one point, stated Cpl. Fer-
rell's report, the woman began to


Benefit
Continued From Page 1
L_ of a barbecue chicken dinner that
S ,will include baked beans, cole-
slaw, a roll and dessert. The cost
is $10 per ticket.
Take-out lunches will be avail-
able for pick up from Grace Chris-
tian starting at 11 a.m. Deliveries
will be available for five or more
lunches between the hours of 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. Dinner will be of-
fered until 8 p.m., and can be ei-
ther take-out or dine-in.
A live auction will be held from
6 until 8 p.m. in the Grace Chris-
tian cafeteria, and will be open
to the public. There will also be


Elections
Continued From Page 1
information such as the wrong
address or a misspelled name;
or the voter's ballot has already
been recorded.
Whether a provisional ballot
is counted depends upon the ver-
ification of that voter's eligibility.
Now that legislation has
passed all of these new laws, we
as citizens now have five ways to
cast our vote: Election Day vot-
ing; Election Day provisional vot-
ing; early voting; early provisional
voting; and absentee voting' for
military and citizens.
Each of these voting process-
es was then mandated that they


drawings and prize giveaways
throughout the afternoon.
Event organizers are asking for
contributions of food, utensils and
.packaging,igtems for the meals as
well as items to be auctioned or
given away as prizes.
A special fund, the Daniel A.
Rickards Assistance Fund, has
been established at Riverside
Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave. Private
donations can be made directly to
this fund by visiting the bank.
Mr. Rickards is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School
and has been working toward
his associate's degree in criminal
justice technology at Indian River
Community College. At the time
of the accident he was a mere
nine credit hours short of getting


must be resorted back into pre-
cinct so that these totals could be
true results from each precinct.
While this took additional time,
it provided less confusion by not
releasing any unofficial results
until 100 percent of the precincts
were counted.
According to Mrs. Chandler,
the mission of the election office
is to prevent voters from attempt-
ing to vote twice, especially by
using more than one of the five
methods of voting and to report
fair, accurate and speedy results.
Locally in 2008 there are ten
19th Circuit Court Judge posi-
tions that will be vacated. Three
county commissioner's terms
will also be up as well as two city
council positions. Two school


that degree. Once he's able, Mr.
Rickards plans to return to col-
lege and get his associate's degree
then continue his chosen field of
study in ,:,rder to, geta bachelor's
degree in crpiip.a) justice. ,.
The benefit will not only help
with medical costs, but will also
help the family purchase medical
equipment for Mr. Rickards.
Tickets can be purchased at
Domer's Inc., 204 S.E. 10"' Ave.;
the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave;
Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave.; or, Laura Sims Accounting,
203 S.E. Second Ave.
For information, contact Jus-
tin at (863) 634-0217 or Audra at
(863) 634-2710.


board members, the sheriff, clerk
of court, property appraiser, tax
collector and supervisor of elec-
tions all expire in 2008 as well.
This year's election is sure to
be busy on the local level, state
level and federal level.
For more information on vot-
ing, working the polls, adopting
a precinct, or simply about reg-
istering to vote contact Gwen
Chandler at (863) 763-4014, visit
online at www.voteokeechobee.
com or stop by the election office
at 304 N.W. Second St., Room
101.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagular@newszap.com.


. .... .......


get the better of the man so Jo-
seph allegedly approached them
and shot several rounds from a
handgun into the air.
The woman told the deputy
that she heard Joseph threaten
to shoot her, but because he was
shooting into the air she kept hit-
ting the other man until Joseph
stuck the gun in her face. At that
point she got off her combatant
and Joseph reportedly began
"sweeping the immediate" area
which caused those standing
around to flee, continued the re-
port.
In a separate incident, Joseph
became involved in an argument
with another man as a group
of people were hanging out at
Wright's Plaza. As the argument
escalated Joseph allegedly pulled
a gun and began to yell at the
man.
At this point another woman
walked up and put her hand on
Joseph's gun hand and reportedly
yelled at him that "you don't have
to do this." Joseph then turned
his attention to her and threat-
ened her with the gun, stated Cpl.
Ferrell's report.
The corporal's report states that
both victims described the gun as
being black, and it's not known if
the gun was a semi-automatic or
revolver. Cpl. Ferrell's report also
indicates that the alleged weapon
has not been found.


Your community directory
is a click awayl


L- L


Specia
$2250 per 9
Plius Color


MOORCRAFT
SUPERSPECA. 100% AcRYuc PREMIUM
Latex Low Luster House Paint N185
r-,-r, I*, .' :. Reg. 11
eF.-: lnr ..r.,I FS- n, iur ,1,.:., Sillconized '.
I F..pular I.,A iuier ir,n, rec.:..air.g Caulkt
I '*-r.-,..,ez n,,hi ,a E,9 iI:, app 40 yr/
r .al f.. a s-:l ...r r, d ,' 790 tube/
|al I.* ,,,, t'.. ,in..alcm ,:liar, up
,lurAtirl,, E E .,-illri ur,..:,rT.r, special'P


: 33r Anniversary
e Douglas Fitness Center
916 W. North Park St Okeechobee
(863) 763-7030 .






CONTRACTORS INSURANCE
General Liability, Commercial Auto,
Equipment, Worker's Compensation
Call us or stop by for a quote. ,


look1<


)y reversing


sun & aging


damage...


... .. -' "

;: .



,,, 4, ; .
.' i i




**."- !, . *.a,. .


~4


* Brown & Red Spots

* Facial & Leg Veins

* Irregular Skin Color

* Rosacea

* Chin & Lip Hair

* Wrinkles


* The "Frown of Aging"

* Reduce or Eliminate Facial
Lumps & Bumps


SKIN LASER RESTYLANE BOTOX
(all FDA approved)



Botanical Cosmeceuticals (Skin Care Products & Sunscreens)
Make Your Botox, Laser & Restylane Appointment Today!

Leland M. Heller, M.D.
1713 Hwy 441 N., Suite E Okeechobee, FL 34972

467-8771


at


.,~ '~


N


b







14 *I* e eeF2


Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeehews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
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!
FISH: There was a picture of a guy holding a fish that he caught in
the big lake recently and my god it was huge! I am pretty sure it was
a giant bass on steroids or something. It was either the biggest bass
ever seen in recorded history, or he was holding it right in front of the
camera with his body an arm's length back! We need a disclaimer,
"fish may be closer than they appear," like on side-view mirrors.

PREDATOR: In Daytona a man (sexual predator) was arrested
after saving two.kids and their father from a rip current. Now please
keep in mind he was minding his own business on the other end of
the beach and saw the kids start to drown, and the father get pulled
down by the rip current. Should this man have let the kids and father
drown or should he have saved them is the question? I feel that the
police have gone to far with this, the man was doing what most of
us would have done for these kids and now he is paying the price by
sitting in jail, there should be a line for these guys he did what any
good natured person would do, what do you think?
Editor's note: An internet search did not reveal any news
stories about this incident.

MISS OKEECHOBEE: I am very pleased the County Fair will
have a Miss Okeechobee pageant and that it is part of the Miss USA
pageant circuit. How exciting for the girls to have a chance to com-
pete in the Miss Florida USA pageant. I was wondering though, will
they have a swimsuit competition and if so, will they wear one piece
or two piece suits? I am not sure the parents would be so thrilled
if the girls are not properly covered up. Also, what is the difference
between Miss America and Miss U.S.A.?
Editor's note: The contest does have a swimsuit event,
and we understand they will be wearing one piece swim-
suits. Both the Miss America and Miss USA pageants give
scholarships as prizes. They have different sponsors. The
Miss America pageant has a talent event. The Miss USA pag-
eant does not have a talent event.

SATELLITE: I saw on the news that we have a satellite that has
ceased to function and is currently falling from its orbit and expected
to crash to earth during the first week of March 2008. Because the
US Government wants to avoid such an event they plan to send a
missile from a U.S. Navy ship and blow the satellite up before it en-
ters earth's atmosphere. According to the news reports, they gave a
couple of reasons that the US Government might want to avoid the
satellite crashing to earth. The satellite is about the size of a school
bus and it contains toxic ammonia gas, which could be harmful to
humans. The satellite contains sensitive intelligence equipment they
don't want to find on E-Bay. Well this missile is a little to Sci-fi for
me. Wouldn't it make more sense to send the shuttle that is already
up there to the location of the satellite and have the crew use a hook
and capture the satellite, then tow it back to the space station and
secure it until it can be repaired or safely carried back to earth?

BAGGY PANTS: Thinking about the style of wearing the pants
falling down, when I think of all the years I spent sewing darts in
waistlines, and shortening, lengthening, and patching, I could eat my
heart out for all the wasted time. However, I wouldn't mind patch-
ing seats if I could get to kick their hind ends and slap a little sense
in their heads. The law won't let fathers be fathers anymore or that
nonsense wouldn't be happening.

COLLISION: That was some photo you had in the paper of the
car that ran up right under the school bus. But the way some of these
people drive, it is surprising that doesn't happen more often. People
need to slow down and pay attention to traffic.

CELL PHONES: Some states have made it illegal to use a cell
phone while you are driving. I wish Florida would do that. It is so
dangerous the way people drive around with one hand holding the
cell phone as they talk away. No wonder they don't use turn signals.
It's hard to steer the car, hold a cell phone and use the turn signals
at the same time.

PHOTOS: I think that it is very inappropriate to place a photo of a
man that is half naked on the front page of the paper. If you want to
put a picture of the guy with his fish that's fine, but if he doesn't have
a shirt on, don't put it on the front page. You wouldn't put a girl in a
bikini on the front page, would you?
Editor's note: Actually we have put photos of women in
bikinis on the front page on occasion. For example, years
ago, the Okeechobee Jaycees held a bikini contest as part
of a big event at Okee-Tantie and the winners were in the
newspaper. No one complained at the time.

MORALITY: In response to the editorial on voting for morality. It
is sad that we look to politicians to dictate our morality and values.
That comes from within ourselves. I do not want niy church telling
me who to vote for. There is a church on every corner in Okeechobee,
but what I see and hear in this town does not reflect any kind of val-
ues. Do you smoke, do you drink, do you talk about other people
or your neighbors, do you lie, do you speed through town; do you
Watch trashy TV. Do not look to a president to fix your problems. We
have boys dying in Iraq, people can not get health care, the corpora-
tions are running the country and turning us into slave labor and we
all sit by wondering what Britney did today. Wake up.



Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues.


We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
entious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues.
* To report the news with honesty,
accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facili-
tate community debate, not to
dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers.
STo correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those
we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

News Editor: Katrina Elsken

National Advertising: Joy Parrish

Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken, Executive
Editor
MEMBER
OF: 1/,



Okeechobee News 2007
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


.'e~- -


Courtesy photo/Clewiston Museum

Looking back
This photo from the 1920s shows a man and a child swimming in Lake Okeechobee. No other information is available. Do
you have an old photo to share? Email it to the Okeechobee News at okeenews@newszap.com or bring it by the newspa-
per office, 107 S.W. 17th Street in Okeechobee, during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m.
with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For
information, call (863) 763-2893.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meet-
ings each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people
and new ideas. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
763-7399 or (863) 610-9176.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of
Okeechobee, 2303 101 Fifth Ave. 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, Feb. 21
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third. Thursday of
. the month to help and encourage women who have been diag-
nosed with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American
Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m.
For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-
0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at
the Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie
at (863) 763-2285.
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 In-
dex), Social Security Death Index and military information avail-
able. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until
6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or
Hazel at (863) 763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at 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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic
Text meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship,
300 S.W. 6"' Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863)
801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave.,
from 6:30 until 8 p.m.


Community Events

Thursday, Feb. 21

Library book club holds meeting
. The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet
on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The
book for discussion is Madmoiselle Benoir by. Christine Conrad.
For more information please call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Hospice holds Leap Year yard sale
Hospice is planning a "Leap Year" Yard Sale. They are over-
loaded with great new donated items. Hospice of Okeechobee
wants to express our gratitude to the community for all the dona-
tions. The Leap Year sale is Thursday, Feb. 21 from noon until 6
p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday, Feb.
23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. All proceeds go to the continuing
care for the patients in the Hamrick Home and the patients who.
choose to stay at home.

Feb. 23

Jail and bail at Moose Lodge
Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will hold an open house on Feb..
23, at 2 p.m. There will be barbecue ribs, cake auction, K9 Police
Dog demo, Moose races, A Jail and Bail fundraiser all afternoon
and more.

VFW #4423 host open house/karaoke contest
VFW #4423 will host open house held in conjunction with
a karaoke contest. First prize this year is $500 provided by the
Men's and Ladies Auxiliaries. This contest is open to the public (as
guests). Preliminaries are Saturday Feb. 23, Saturday March 1 and
Saturday March 8. Warm-up and Practice is at 7 p.m. The contest
starts at 7:30 p.m. The top 3 winners each week go to the finals on
March 15. If you aren't in the top three, you can enter each week
until you do win or until the preliminaries are over. There is a $10
entry fee. All entry fees go to the winners. The Contest will again
be hosted by David Lee. The VFW wants all veterans, their fami-
lies and their guests in the Okeechobee area to know that there
is a VFW on the North side of town that most people don't even
know about. The North VFW is a small but extremely friendly Post
and they welcome all guests and potential new members with a
smile. They have weekly meals and entertainment. Call the Post
at (863) 763-0818 for the schedule of events weekly at the Post.
The address is 300 N.W. 34th St. Go past the High School and take
the second left. Call David at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at the VFW at
(863) 763-0818 for more information.

Feb. 24

Breakfast at Masonic Lodge
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will
sponsor a breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Okeechobee Ma-
sonic Lodge,- 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Serving time will be from 8
until 11 a.m. Menu will include biscuits and sausage gravy, grits,
scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, bacon and sausage, fruit,
Florida orange juice and hot coffee. $5 per person. For informa-
tion, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068 or Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 634-8087.

A New Song in concert
A New Song from Chile, South America will be in concert at
the First United Methodist Church, on Sunday, Feb. 24. They will
be performing in all three morning worship services: 8, 9:30 and
11 a.m. The Community is invited to attend. For information call
(863) 763-4021.

Feb. 26

CCC to meet
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at
10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board office. Immediately
following the CCC meeting (approximately 11 a.m.) we will hold
a "debriefing" for the Health and Safety Expo. If you had a part in
the Expo as a volunteer, vendor, donor or attendee, please stay for
this meeting. They would like to gather as much information as
possible to assist in planning an even bigger and better Expo next
year. For information call (863) 462-5000.

Feb. 28

Free homebuyers course
Riverside Bank, Cumberland Realty Group, LLC, and Elite Title
Company will sponsor a free Homebuyers course on Thursday,
Feb. 28, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave. You will learn about home financing options and grants,
how realtors work, mortgage and closing paperwork and tips on
managing your new home. For information or to RSVP please call
Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-2280.


. . . . . . .


Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


4 OPINION


4


qp . ,: .. all
ENNUI


















...... ......


' A r ...






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Lakeport's
Sour
Orange -
Festival
q .


The Sour Orange Fes-
tival honors the wild
orange tree stock that
propagated the sweet .*
orange tree industry
in Old Florida. The ..
sour orange is juiced
and used as the main
ingredient in pie, ice
cream, cake and muf-
fins. This contestant
cuts a slice of pie, and "
explains how this des-
sert is a sour orange ,
pie made with cream .
cheese.


News in Brief ...


Do you like pizza?
Okeechobee Christian Acade-
my, A/K/A Grace Christian School,
a is having a Spring fundraiser in
order to help with the expenses
of running the school. The stu-
dents will be selling a Dominos
discount card for 'the price of
$10 each, which will allow the
customer to use up to 20 times
during the year of 2008. With the
card you are allowed to buy any
pizza at regular price and receive
a second one of equal or lesser
value for free. The student who
sells the most cards will receive
a cash bonus as a prize. For in-
formation or to purchase a card,
you can talk to any OCA student
or call 863-763-3072.
Discount cards aid
youth activities
Communities in Schools and
the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards
available. The cards are $10 and
are good for one year at selected
businesses. Cards can be pur-
chased at CarQuest, 300 N.W.
Park St. For information, call
(863) 462-5863. Proceeds will
go toward youth activities in our
community.
Advocacy group
seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy
Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members
of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality
of life for Floridians with unique
needs. Volunteers are -appointed
by the governor for a four-year
term. Local meetings are held


on the second Tuesday of the
month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for in-
formation; or, visit www.florida-
sac.org.
Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will be
offering parenting education
classes for infants to age 3. All
pregnant women and parents
are encouraged to attend. Each
participant will receive a gift.
This adults-only parenting class
consists of six, one-hour classes.


You must attend all six classes to
get a certificate of completion.
We now have day and evening
classes available. No child care
will be available. Call (863) 462-
5877 for registration.

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


FREE 4-NIGHT VACATION!
Donate Car Boat RV Motorcycle
1-800-227-2643
www.boatangel.com


WE DO TRAILER REPAIRS!
All Makes & Models, Axles, Brakes Etc...



4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342
SHaulmark.]


THE OAKS AT SHAi NNON'SieiCROSS*IN


INI/Nena Bolan
Some of the Country Rythym Cloggers from LaBelle waited their turn before performing
at the Sour Orange Festival in Glades County. The event took place in the community of
Lakeport on Feb. 9, and raised funds for the afterschool homework program at the Lake-
port Community Center.


US 441 South Of City Near Taylor's Creek

New Affordable 1, 2 and 3 BR Apartments
$380 $523 a Month or LESS!
Income and Occupational Restrictions Apply

Call Now!
305-242-2142 863-467-0275

?. Now Leasing to Dait/, Cattle, Citrus, Nursery, Row Crop, Sprayers & All Ag Employees


Your right




to reply.


Okeechobee Okeechobee.
College programmer Sc nd term
SSecond term


Okeechobee News
Animal facility pact OKd

',Jl.r.: ri s:a Council to
l oect ayor


fIRs[PIA P i n l I,'SI[e S
I


.F .;. 1 i W K-W .
Aaron Sigars is a busy artist. He displayed his wildlife paintings at the Sour Orange Festi-
val in Lakeport Feb. 9. Birds, mammals and landscapes are subjects in his work.



Treasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer


Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D., J.D.
Tim loannides, M.D.


Mohs Surgery
*
Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails

See A Board Certified Dermatologist -
Everytime


"Medicare, "Pfumana-and Employers Mutual accepted",
OKEECHOBEE VERO BEACH
863-467-9555 772-778-7782
19 4 US Highway 441, N. 1155 35th Lane, Ste. 202
www.tcdermatoIogyxq.m


We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust.
Fairness is extremely important to us.

We admit our errors promptly and we don't "bury" the correc-
tions. (If error appears on the front page, that's where we print
the correction.)

Sometimes people don't like what has been written about them.
In those cases, we offer a "right to reply" and allow them to tell
their own side of the story.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or call your
editor.





(KEECHOBEE NEWS


Community Service Through Journalism


0 .







6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


.............







SUNDAY SCHOOL WORSHIP WEDNESDAY PHONE DAVE OGDEN
9:30 AM 10:30 AM 5:30 PM 763-3218 PASTOR


PRACTICE


S ACT ,,, .,


RANDOM


"0'VEf


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Good advice
This advice is offered by Grace Christian Church.



Fourth Quarter it's ours!

By Pastor John Hicks call to dig down deep and give it want. I can do everything through
First United Methodist your all in the final quarter of the Him who gives me strength."
game. I "I can do all things through
Church, Clewiston The "Fourth Quarter" war cry Him who gives me strength" has
Special to the Okeechobee News has been something I've carried become my mantra.
I found it amazing that many with me into life. There have been Maybe you're in one of those
of the college football games a number of times I have felt like "fourth quarter" situations right
were won in the stopping but found myself think- now. Maybe you have many
fourth quarter ing, "Fourth Quarter", and dug reasons to slack off or to quit.
this last year. deep to keep going. Responsibili- Maybe your game has been long
So was the Su- ties and challenges often require and hard and your strength is giv-
per Bowl. Now a lot of perseverance, and victory ing out. In such times as these,
I'm -noticing many times requires giving more remember the Scriptures tell us
a number of when you feel like giving up. "God gives His strength to the
the basketball I find myself in a fourth quar- weary and He increases the pow-
games go down ter situation right now. This has er of the weak."
to the last min- John been a rough year health wise. God's strength belongs to
ute. Many times Hicks Next month I go in for a right the weak and the weary, and
victories come hip replacement. I've lost a lot His strength can carry us all the
from those who can dig down of weight, but still have a lot of way to the finish line. Claim this
deep and find extra energy to put weight yet to lose. There are promise! Shout with all of God's
forth in the closing minutes. times when I just feel like chuck- champions, "It's the fourth quar-
My football coach of former ing it all and delving into a huge ter! It's ours!" Be a fourth quarter
years called it fourth quarter bowl of ice cream. But fourth husband or wife, be a fourth quar-
toughness building the endur- quarter thinking keeps surfac- ter mom or dad, a fourth quarter
ance to finish strong when the ing. With that, I am encouraged friend, or worker, or leader. Look
opponents were fading. We had to fight the good fight and finish ahead to what's at the finish line
some grueling practices, and non the course. for all who complete the course
school days sometimes had two- How? By realizing in my life that God has given them. Those
a-day practices. It built stamina, what the Apostle Paul realized who quit before the game is over
with the result that many times in Philippians 4:12-13, "I have will never know the rewards that
our team dominated the final learned the secret of being con- only the finishers can enjoy. And
quarter of the game. Our players tent in any and every situation, remember, you and I can do all
would pump each other up by whether well fed or hungry, things through Him who gives us
crying "Fourth Quarter!" It was a whether living in plenty or in strength.

Benefits and Fundraisers


+ Benefit for Daniel

Rickards planned
A benefit for Daniel A. Rickards
will be held Friday, March 14, in
the cafeteria of the Grace Christian
School at 701 S. Parrott Ave. Mr.
Rickards, 20, was injured in a Jan.
27 car crash and is now paralyzed
from the chest down. The benefit
is being held to help defray medical
costs incurred by the family. Tick-
ets for the meal are $10 each and
can be purchased at Domer's Inc.,
204 S.E. 10th Ave.; the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
rott Ave; Grace Christian, 701 S.
Parrott Ave.; or, Laura Sims Ac-
counting, 203 S.E. Second Ave.
Take-out lunches will be available
for pick up from Grace Christian


starting at 11 a.m. Deliveries will be
available for five or more lunches
between the hours of 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. Dinner will be offered un-
til 8 p.m., and can be either take-
out or dine-in. A live auction will
be held from 6 until 8 p.m. in the
Grace Christian cafeteria, and will
be open to the public. There will
also be drawings and prize give-
aways throughout the afternoon.
For information, contact Justin at
(863) 634-0217 or Audra at (863)
634-2710.

Benefit account set up
for Christopher Thomas
David Thomas and Trish
Thomas have set up a benefit
account in memory of their son


Youth praise and worship


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Many members of the audience sported
Christian T-s. During the Youth Explosion
at The Church of God of Prophecy T-s
that read, "Youth Explosion 2008, Let if
fall like rain", "We represent..P.G, Punta
Gorda Church of God of Prophecy", "We
have Life in Christ Eternally", 'Uesus has
MYSPACE reserved in Heaven" and this
T-shirt that read, "I was created to make
his praise glorious" could be seen pep-
pered through the congregation.


Donald E. Schmidt
Donald E. Schmidt, age 78,
of Okeechobee died Feb. 19,
2008 at his home. Mr. Schmidt
was born July
18, 1929 to the
late John A. and
LaRetta (Smoot)
Schmidt. He
proudly served
our country in
the Korean War.
He enjoyed golf- -- J
ing and fishing Donald E.
with his kids. He Schmidt
was a' member
of the Okeechobee Duffers As-
sociation.


Mr. Schmidt was preceded
in death by his wife, Dorothy
Schmidt and two sons, Don-
ald Schmidt, Jr. and Ronald
Schmidt.
He is survived by his loving
companion, Chonoliah "Shorty"
Larose; daughter, Karen (Paul)
Kamichoff of Rahway, N.J.; two
sons, David (Pam) Schmidt of
Okeechobee and Michael (Ra-
chel) Schmidt of Port St. Lucie;
five grandchildren, Gregory and
Christine Kamichoff, Samantha,
Ashley and Annabella Schmidt;
one great-granddaughter, Ivy
Sweet; and brother, Harold
(Ruth) Schmidt of Valrico.


Christopher "Cooter" Thomas
who died early Saturday, July 14,
in an automobile accident.
The account has been estab-
lished at Seacoast National Bank.
Funds will go to a 4-H scholarship
in his name.
For those who would like to
donateto tohe 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
A special benefit account has
been established at Seacoast Na-
tional Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave.,
for Crystal (Longen) Vandermo-
len to help defray medical costs.


In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, 34973.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
services will be 2 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 22, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel with Pastor Billy White
officiating. Interment will follow
at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Church News

in Brief

Church plans
fish fry dinners
St. Theresa Knights of Co-
lumbus Council 11284 of Buck-
head Ridge, 20466 S.R. 78 W.
will have a fish fry dinner in the
church hall from 5 p.m. to 6:30
p.m., starting every Friday there
after during the Season of Lent
for a donation of $7. For infor-
mation call (863) 447-0368.

A New Song
will be in concert
A New Song from Chile, South
America will be in concert at the
First United Methodist Church,
on Sunday, Feb. 24. They will
be performing in all three morn-
ing worship services: 8, 9:30
and 11 a.m. The Community is
invited to attend. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-4021.

Church van offers
transportation
Treasure Island Baptist
Church youth van runs through
Treasure Island and surround-
ing areas. Programs are avail-
able for students in grades first
through sixth and in grades
seventh through 12th. Programs
are from 6:30 8 p.m. Wednes-
day nights. The church van will
pick children up and take them
home. For information, call
(863) 801-4307.

Church offers free
Mother's Morning out
On Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon, the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. offers free babysit-
ting for parents. This program
will run through March. Space
is limited and registration is re-
quired. For information, con-
tact Nancy Vaughan, Director
of Christian Education, at (863)
763-4021 or email fumco@em-
barqmail.com.

Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship 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 giv-
ing 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 religious education
classes for children. Registra-
tions for Catholic Christian Doc-
trine (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
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds
open meetings for Alcoholics
Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance
abuse. They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights
from 7 until 8 p.m. to help fam-
ily and friends of alcoholics. For
information call Chris at (863)
467-5714.

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 experienc-
ing 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 con-
tact, Tony Santamarina at (863)
467-5474 or Jo Norris at (863)
746-5152.


SMemorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
Swho has departed with a special
Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.


Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's.birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.

Visit www2.newszap.com/memorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.





New Tires at
Low Prices from $50
Firestone, Nitto, Cooper, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin
and BFGs, just to name a few.
We carry from little mower tires to large farm tires at discount pnces
Largest inventory in Okeechobee! If we don't have 1i. nobody does
We will Meet or Beat Competitors' Prices!
Please Compare Total Prices
10173 Hwy 441 North

(863) 467-8600
A few miles north of the high school. It's worth the triple
May the Lord bless us and guide us in the right direction









CHOOSE














D60 ,1lf 1,, .1 Pal'l. i F. r, S t 8a -1im r b .r"T adP.3tMagr IrN

YOUR NEIGHBORS



and volunteer caregivers are here to help work
together to meet your loved one's needs.

BIG LAKE
H O S P I C E
Your Hometown Choice
For more information, please call Debi Caldwell, R.N.
(863) 763-0707 3543 S, I1- .,, 414
C(i ,,*..',: ... FL 34974
www BiglakelHospice.org Licensed since 1982
neigborsandfrieds. ur eam f prfes iona


As a licensed funeral director with 36 years of experience,
Paul R. Mitchell has a passion for serving this community.
He's a member of the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club and
Okeechobee Main Street.
At Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory, we're
committed to offering Okeechobee much more than
exceptional funeral care. As active members of this
community, we reach far beyond the funeral home's
walls to serve local families. That's because like Paul,
we're all passionate about our community.



OKEECHOBEE
FUNERAL HOME
& CREMATORY

205 NE 2nd Street
(Behind CVS) Okeechobee
(863) 763-2111
www.bassokeechobeefh.com
OAdfiniy


Obituaries


The Youth Explosion celebration had The Church
of God of Prophecy congregation filled with lo-
cal church members and many from across the
state. These two visitors attended services every
night during the celebration that took place Feb.
6 through the 10.


!






Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


For %arletp and nutrition, In some ne fruits



SCopyrighted Material
Alf,..


Syndicated Content


4- ,


Available from Commercial News Providers" -


Feeling Hungry? You Don't Know Quite What You Want? Try One Of These Fine Establishments Tonight!


Specializes in Szechuan, Hunan,
Cantonese, American & Japanese
Style Cookingo
6 BUFFET BARS
150 Items & Salad Bar '
Eat FREE on your Birthday!
Lunch: $649 Dinner: $849
Fri & Sat: Seafood Dinner 1099
We ll= =0 wM-4a n ...


105 wy 98 N Okocholm
863*763-9983
--,C-' 0 : Tm Sat 4:30pB-0I i


LANDING STRIP
Homestyle Food & Great Scenery


Tr On f u fn Fo Etblsmet

- ~TONIG[HT!


What restaurant, in
Okeechobee, do customers fly
hundreds of miles to visit every
day? The Landing Strip Cafe of
course, "Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Our Okeechobee County Airport
is renowned for three attrac-
tions: Florida's lowest price avia-
tion fuels, friendly service and
an excellent, very affordable,
restaurant. Now under new
management, the Landing Strip
Caf6 has just emerged from a
major renovation with all new
flooring, custom tables & chairs,
plasma televisions & satellite
radio. Fresh-cut flowers adorn
every table while attentive
servers provide exemplary,
table-side, service.
The redesigned outdoor "smok-
ers" patio features all teak fur-
nishings, Turkish marble floor-
ing and an unparalleled view of
one of Florida's busiest airports
where an endless parade of


interesting & unique aircraft can
be spotted every day.
An updated kitchen now pro-
vides the finest in country cook-
ing with daily specials. Breakfast
favorites include the popular
'Co-Pilot', 'Crew Croissant' and
'Hungry Flyer'. Lunch specials
feature Beef Tips over Rice,
Chicken 'n Dumplings, Country
Fried Steak & Sheppard's Pie,
amongst others.
Enjoy a romantic, candlelight,
dinner, with a cold beer or glass
of wine, in front of our fireplace
or al fresco patio dining every
Thursday, Friday, Saturday &
Sunday evening.
Visit the Landing Strip Caf6
soon and discover
"Okeechobee's Best Kept
Secret".
Open Daily at 6:00 A.M.
Dining Every,
Thursday Sunday
until 8:00P.M.


V .5


EVERY THUR FRI SAT & SUN
EVENING FROI 4-81 M.
Queen Size+ 14 9W
+ + + TAX

King Size. + + + l m +T.
Includes your choice of Baked Potato, Mashed Potato or French Fries
and your choice of veggies.
CANDLELIGHT DINNERS 'LUNCH SPECIALS
*BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE 'OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


Breakfast & Lunch
Monday-Wednesday
6AM-3PM


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Thursday-Sunday
fiT 6AM-8PM


aLanding Strip Caft
2800 N.W. 20th Trail

jTs 863.467.6828


Our customers
give us four stars.



Josiah's Restaurant
FEBRUARY SPECIALS:
Appetizers: Southwest Nachos 110.95.
trees: Cajun Chicken and Shrimp s14.95.
Chili Garlic Marinated Catfish 13.95,
16 oz. T-bone Steak s26.95
Friday in February from 4pm til 10pm
\ O^.-,^l,,jt,_i."-.'FL ).13'.4
r - i E6 C.:aSINO
0 I no 1 .0r ln.',lon D;.:.Win
Ca.,no ODon Daily 11' ,iin ,


P/&601e84


,..Oatr I


ODI &

O~i/


Skip's Bar-B-Gue
1 0
It T III 1 11 1

Hours:
Mon-Wed., 11AM-8PM Thurs, Fri & Sat., 11AM-.9PM
-Sunday 11AM-3PM
18631163-8313 104 SE 6th SL Okeechobee
Dine In, Take Out & Drive Thru Available


Expires: 02129/08


i


Em


I







Okeechobee News, Wednesday,. February 20, 2008


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Thursday, Feb.
14, through Thursday, Feb. 21, are
as follows:
Theatre 1 -"Spiderwick
Chronicles" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 11 "Jumper" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Bucket List"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.






%mf 4100IP 1


6. wMW


I


tow3 ~shmbp i.~


4


T


S


~vj
p
S P


S


Li


M S


0. .'- dome
AV 4m4


04w,,0'"


"Copyj.ghtedjMaterial


, Syndicated ContentI


Available from Commercial News Providers"


40 - 4b 4m0


q o4


m -b


S& &A'






L0




I'W


w -00


f


0


Nos a1





an w 4 Wn, t no sa


amoiaa mwqps 4 m


q- a q.


16 1


ow


P rnM.i


S ** -
.


*~O 0 W


*


6 w


%a. Lai si i


- a.
a.


w mo ia


- 4w.4w411b 4


- 4 D


4w ~ -


41104 -a 441m,- 4b


- - -


4 4w wAb


q
. -


k- FJwtas. soI. a


-oww


4b6"ol 4


A-4


0 %


*0


* a


0 *


4domm 401


la a


.


. .


* -


O o


Ir
4bit I


0 %no
4b ov 4
qod&49 a
41k. 194


a mgdb


4 cow 4m. 40


o


qnnm,


liA071% 4







Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9



How to keep your pet healthy 7


(ARA) A researcher at the
University of Hertfordshire, Eng-
land, has proven that pets and
their owners often look, think
and act alike. Unfortunately,
that's not always'a good thing;
pets and humans can have simi-
lar weight problems.
It's estimated that between
25 and 40 percent of dogs and
cats and 31 percent of people
in this country are overweight.
The problem is even worse for
pet horses; a recent study at the
Virginia-Maryland Regional Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine and
Virginia Tech found roughly half
were overweight.
What's the solution? Add
your pets to your own weight-
loss resolutions for .2008. Having
a companion will help you lose
weight and improve your pet's
health. Studies have shown
that people who exercise with
friends are far more likely to
keep up a workout regimen and
that people diet more effectively
with friends. Exercising with a
four-legged friend results in a
healthier pet owner, and can
even help a human recover from
surgery more quickly.
"What many of us assumed
was true for decades has now
been proven -- taking a dog for a
walk is healthy for both the dog
and the dog's owner," says Dr.
Roger K. Mahr, past president of
the American Veterinary Medi-
cal Association (AVMA), who
has spoken out on the important
linkages between animal and hu-
man health. "Many pet owners
are probably more concerned
about exercising their pets than
they are about getting some ex-
ercise for their own health, but
both will live a healthier life as


Photo courtesy of ARA Content
For more information on pet
health, please visit www.
avma.org.
a result. Pets don't just improve
your quality of life; they also im-
prove your health."
Just like humans, overweight
dogs and cats are more likely to
get a number of diseases and
health problems, including dia-
betes, heart disease, skin con-
ditions, liver disease, and joint
problems. So putting yourself,
Fido, Fluffy, and/or Flicka on a
diet and exercise regiment will
result in a better new year for
everyone.
Here are some AVMA pet
weight-loss tips:
A visit to your veterinarian
is the best way to determine if
your pet is overweight, but there
are a couple common sense
guidelines. A dog should have a


discernible waist without fat de-
posits, and ribs should be easy
to feel while stroking a dog. In
cats, if there is any rounding
of the abdomen or bulging in
the back, limbs, neck or face,
you've got a fat cat.
Carefully measure the food
you give your pets and feed
them at least twice a day. If the
pet hasn't finished their food
in about 20 minutes, take the
bowl away to discourage over-
eating. Dogs and cats fed once
a day, or continuously, tend to
be the fattest.
Monitor the number and
size of the treats you give in
praise. A large dog treat can be
over 100 calories, while a small
treat has as little as 10 calories.
If you can't help but treat your
beloved pet, break them in half
to cut the calories.
Diet pet foods are available
but must meet certain standards
to qualify for that designation.
For instance, "low-calorie" dog
food must be no more than 310
calories per cup for dry food or
90 calories per 1/2 cup wet, and
"low-fat" or "lean" must be no
more than 9 percent fat in dry
food and 4 percent fat wet.
High-fiber pet foods can
help a pet's diet by making your
best friend feel full with fewer
calories. No-salt, canned string


beans can be added to either dry
or wet food to provide bulk and
fiber with very few calories.
The more exercise the bet-
ter ... research has shown that
dogs are 10 percent less likely to
be obese for each hour of exer-
cise they got every day.
To exercise a cat, engage
them with a feather, string or la-
ser pointer, and try to get them
running after a toy as they swat
at it. To exercise a dog, consider
agility training, play time with
other dogs, and chasing a ball
or Frisbee. There is no better
exercise for dogs, horses and
humans than a brisk walk.
Hypothyroidism is a com-
mon cause of obesity in hu-
mans, dogs and cats, but it's
much easier to diagnose in hu-
mans. If your dog or cat is obese
without a clear cause, make a
veterinary appointment.
Finally, if your pet is a lit-
tle on the pudgy side, and you
think it might benefit from an
increased exercise regiment,
see a veterinarian first. No ex-
ercise program should begin
without a veterinary checkup.
If your pet is more than 20 per-
cent overweight, consult your
veterinarian immediately.
For more information on pet
health, please visit www.avma.
org.
Courtesy ARAcontent


/,
t :. *y
"^P' .'-- '


SCALLQ PRO

When You Need A Service, Call A Professional!


9Ii11 :(e] I.] [e] I I [
,* ,.., ,- ,_ -L -
Serving the entire lake
area for nearly

25
YEARS
"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
(863) 467-1545
St. Lic. CAC029420


Buck's Aluminum LLC
--- Install & Repair <--
Screen Enclosures
\ *Carports
Skirting
/ Patios
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured
Jeffs Cell (863) 697-3594
Buck's Phone (863) 467-1505
License #12


_"Creech
Construction
Custom Homes
Will Build to Suit
All Solid Wood Cabinets
Cabinet Tops & Installation
Many Colors, Woods & Styles
to Choose from
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic #CBC057343
Phone: (863) 763-9225



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.comr



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning 9 Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Anthony T. Young

Real Estate/rTtle Insurance
Contract Preparation
Civil Litigation
Quiet Tide Proceedin6s
Corporations Probate
Wills & Estate Planning
Family Law Landlord/Tenant
MemberAttoAmeys'Tilde Isumrance u4
1158 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
863-824-6776

m ole] k [-"- I I dZl l -1[a] kii
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
CONSTRUCTION
Kitchen & Bath Renovations
Additions
ST.:p Of Th.- Line Wood Cabinets


NEAL LONG
CONSTRUCTION
CALL FOR ESTIMATE
TERMS AVAILABLE
863-357-331
877-511-062


124 toll f
24 toil free


Publix.

Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


Vicki Anderson

Associate

634-4106


f I
Patricia L. Goolsby Lic Real Estate Broker


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
763-7073 CAC03262


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


Wm B. lanlero Construction, LLC

A' w

Additions* Remodeling Renovations
Barns Kitchens Baths Trim Molding
Entertainment Centers
Cabinet Installations
Wood Flooring & Installations
Residential & Commercial
Bill laniero, Owner office (772) 223-3470
License ICBC1252137 Fax (772) 597-3545


^ Gutters Plus,
|'; LLC
Since 2000 Licensed and Insured
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and Enclosures
Carports
Call today for your free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. OCSL2783-01



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


.CACO 23499
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
=I M (hrt.: jnti- MIS
+ We Service All Brands
1 yr guarantee on repl. parts
24/7 Emergency Service
FREE estimates
Senior citizen discount
763-8391
312 S.W. 2nd St.


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com




ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com

M: [I] "II141 2Zo=O1 J: 'l =1vk

Jeanette's Interiors
"We make decorating easy"
Tile Wood Vinyl Carpet
Area Rugs Window Coverings
Wall Coverings
Residential & Commercial
Free Home Estimates
818 S. Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-763-6554

IB Z,-xQif M IT7 T
4Mj


H UKarns Tractor, L I
Bushog Mowing
Overgrown Lots, Fields &
Subdivisions
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 457


off'mr^ ]e] k Ia] I tIe] I I I'[e
POLAR
Air Conditioning of Okeechobee, Inc.
SALES SERVICE* INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
2307 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862








SI Comr To 'I or..
..E en On 0 \.eck'Lnd6
Okeechobee, FL
863-634-3878
Leave Message


For a your ectrical Needs

Tri-Con
Electric, LLC
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-697-1356
Lic. #ER0006321

. Previous Owners
Are Backl



Lunch Specials
Burritos, Enchiladas, Chimichangas,
Chicken or Steak Fajitas
Open 7 Days 10a.m. 10p.m..
151 NW 36th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-467-6655 (,



7'7ee of < e Lake Area-
Reasonable Price Quality Work
Dependable Service
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
License #1809


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okeeadsales@newszap.com


G &,3


41i


,f./ I


I


I








10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


99 weeks K ... It's Easy!


Announcements ........ 100
Employment .. . ... .200
Financial . ..... . .300
Services .... . . . .400
Merchandise. . ... .500
Agriculture ..... ... . 800
Rentals ... .... ... 900
Real Estate .... .. 1000
Mobile Homes . .. .2000
Recreation .. . .3000
Automobiles . . .4000
Public Notices . . . .5000



* All personal items under
$5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per
issue


All personal items under $5,000

ABSOLUTELY FREE!











Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Calooso Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News and Advertiser, and The Sun
Ads will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.


/ For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
/ For All Other Classified Ads:
classads@newszap.com


/ 1-877-353-2424 Toll Free)


/ Mon-Fri
ad m 5.p .


or call

1-877-353-2424 (Toll Freel


/ Monday
F',d&, 12 nan For MondarJ, publ;cai,,n
/ Tuesday through Friday
i 1a mr fc eAn. da, pjbl.co.on
/ Saturday
' Th.,.-.dcr ]' no r. fr Sol publhoor.,
/ Sunday
Fr,do, 10 .... a r S -,day, l.... ,


Announcemeilts



Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. in all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 13i5
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 115
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160




F y b

11AM
10 ACRES
7071 Highway Rt. 98
Spring Lake, FL, Highlands
County, Across from
Spring Lake Golf Course.
10 acre parcel # 27
OPENING BID: $50,000
2:30 PM
2 20 Acre Parcels
Bluefield Road, St. Lucie
County, Property next
to 3200 acre preserve
-ii n .'. % r iij :l, In n trails.
OPENING BID: $50,000
For info & pics log onto
www.jacobsonauction.com
Jacobson Auction Co.
772.466.1930
AB111 AU231


BEAGLE leopard color, vi-
cinity of Park Street, Okee-
chobee. Call to identify
(863)763-3221
CUR DOG Female, Found
near Central Elementary. No
collar. Call to identify.
(863)484-0303 .
DACHSHUND Multi colored,
red collar, vic of N. Park St.
Call to i d e ntify.
(863)634-3841


BLACK MOUTH CUR Yellow
w/black muzzle. Vic. Country
Hills Estate eve of 2/9/08.'
Call (863)447-9127 if found.
Shop here first!
The classified ads


I Garge
Yar Sales


CAT Black, Male, last seen in
Seminole Cove, please call
(863)763-8149.
ENGLISH BULL DOG Female.
Brown & White. Vic. of Flag-
hole. Dearly missed. Needs
medication! (863)228-4694
JACK RUSSEL white, long
haired, female, striped collar,
on 2/14, vic. SW 3rd Ave.
(863)697-1223
MIN POODLE White, Vic of
Basswood on 33rd Avenue.
Cash REWARD!! If found,
please call (863)697-8002


BLUE TICK HOUND MIX Neu-
tered, To Good Home! Needs
room to run. Housebroken.
Has Avid chip 239-369-3986
FREE 29' TRAILER w/room
addition, good hunting camp.
You move, located Lake
Breeze RV (863)946-3111
GERMAN SHEPHERDS (2) -
To good home ONLY! Gentle
and smart, moving, must re-
locate. (239)728-7563 asap
JACK RUSSEL & CORGI MIX -
black & white, 10 mos. old,
very playful, to good home
only. (863)357-1229 eves.
RED HEELER 1 yr old M,
shots utd, good w/kids &
animals, loves to push hors-
es & cattle. (863)381-9353
STAR FRUIT- you pick.
In La Belle (863)675-1929

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



ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121,
www.onlineTidewaterTech.com.


NEEDING SOMEBODY TO
RIDE with me to Ohio close to
Mich. line. Free transportation.
Call (863)467-2029 After 7pm
Run your ad STATEWIDEt You
can run your classified ad in
over 100 Florida newspapers
for $475. Call this newspa-
per or (866)742-1373 for
more details or visit:
www.florida-classifieds.com.


I


I arge
Yar Sales


Sm- ,















S"Copyrighted Material*s .



1v b Syndicated Content *.



Available from Commercial News Providers"


STANTON
HOMES

Come See Us Friday,
Feb. 29 & Sat., Mar. 1
for our Celebration of
27 Years in Business.
$1,000 Gift Cards and
Door Prizes. Hot Dogs,
Hamburgers & Soda from
11a.m. to 1p.m. No Im-
pact Fees in Hendry
County. Adds up to over
$8,000 in Savings to You!
Clewiston 800-330-8106





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






Full Time (Sat A Must)'
Customer Service/Sales
Energetic
Self Motivated
Professional
Appearance
Bi-Lingual
a PLUS


APPOINTMENT GENERATORS
FT & PT Will be working in
Okeechobee area.
Call Rena at 772-465-1606.
Become Dietary Manager
average annual salary
$40,374.00) in eight months
in online program offered by
Tennessee technology Cen-
ter, Elizabethton. Details
www.ttcelizabethton.edu,
(888)986-2368 or e-mail
patricia.roark@tIcelIzabethtonedu.
GRILL COOK
Now Hiring
Experienced Cook
Apply in person @
Crossroads Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
(863)763-8333


* -



-


9
- S
* .


* *
*


gli


* *
* *


* *
* *


Empoyen
Ful Tie 0,1


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

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

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


Full Time
For busy home building company
Must be organized and energetic
Salary Plus Commission
Advanced Home Builders
107 SW 17th St, Suite B Okeechobee
PleseEmal e-. -to


. a 0


S *


*


w


* 0


4 -


SALES PROFESSIONAL
Local homebuilder needs
qualified Sales Professional.
Must be self-motivated &
organized w/excellent
interpersonal & presentation
skills. Flexible schedule a
must. Salaryplus commission.
Call 863-763-6376
or 863-357-2700



RN POSITION
For Medical Oncology Office.
Fax resume to (772)460-5503
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fleds.


Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message


Part-Time Sales
Consultant
Sales Experience
a Plus, Good
Interpersonal
Skills, Hourly Plus
Commission
Apply in Person







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.


,WA CASTLE
CASTLE T he Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011


CUSTOMER SERVICE
BILLING SUPERVISOR
Qualified candidate must have
previous management expe-
rience with ability to be a
team leader. Analyze data,
create reports. Have knowl-
edge of Microsoft Office ap-
plications, including Excel &,
ord. Organizational and
Communication skills re-
quired. Telecom experience
A+, Excellent benefit pack-
age. Submit resume to:
maryannh2itstelecom,net
or fax 772-597-2110.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper In
the classifieds.


EXPERIENCED TEAM LEADER
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
-Send resume to
PRO. Box 943
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943
FT Receptionist for local con-
tractor, good communica-
tion, computer literate,
Benefits. Fax resume to
863-763-0948 DFWP
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Drivers: LOVE YOUR JOB!
Bonus & Paid Orientation
36-43cpm Earn over $1000
weekly Excellent Benefits
Class A and 3 mos recent
OTR req uired
(800)635-8669.
EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY.
Helping the government. PT
No Experience. Excellent Op-
portunity. Call Today!!
(800)488-2921 Ask for De-
partment G5,
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg.
Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr.
Inci, Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492.
Fee Req.
Sales Agents needed for ex-
pansion in Fort Lauderdale
and surroundings. Well es-
tablished product/ company.
50k+benefits. Will train.
(954)315-1740 or
steve@familyreader-
sclub.com More details
www.familyreader-
sclub.com/careers code
F10.

Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sifleds."


EE3----1

Sales/ Office Managers- Ex-
pansion in Fort Lauderdale
and surroundings. Door to
door experience required.
Well established product.
Salary+comm+medical
* benefits. $75- $100K. Will
train. (954)315-1740 or
steve@familyreadersclub.com.
More details:
www.familireadersclub.com/careers
code F20.

Financial |



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A CASH COWII 30 VENDING
MACHINES/ YOU APPROVE
EACH LOCATION ENTIRE
BUSINESS $10,970 HUR-
RY! (800)836-3464
#B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800 in a day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee
Dist. Guaranteed Accts. Multi
Billion $ Industry. Unlimited
Profit Potential. Free Info.
24/7 (800)729-4212.

Can You Type 20WPM? Inter-
net Based Company needs
Internet data-entry operators
for immediate start.
http://www.20wpmn.com,


II


JiM'


V on-Fri'


Emlymn
Ful Tie 111


YARD

SALE






Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE signs!


Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


How to ph"

Your ad: M.
27


5


FB


iSales


ISales


* *


* *


* .


* *







OkeecrhobeeNews. ~Wednper1av, FeruarV 20. 2008


*~ea Noic


WEDNESDAY PRIME TIME FEBRUARY 20, 2008
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

0 WPTV News (cc) NBC News Extra (s) Entertain Deal or No Deal (iTV) (s) Law Order: Cl Law & Order (N) (s) (cc) News (cc) Tonight
ID WPEC News (cc) CBS News News (cc) Millionaire Big Brother: 'Til Death Criminal Minds "Lucky" CSI: NY "Time's Up" (s) News (cc) Late Show
@D WTCE (5:00) Praise the Lord Billy Graham Classic Behind Jeffrey Bible Van Impe Joshua
E WPBF News (N) ABC News Fortune Jeopardyl Wife Swap (N) (s) (cc) Supernanny (N) (s) (cc) Cashmere Mafia (s) (cc) News (N) Nightline
E WFLX Simpsons Simpsons Family Guy Raymond American Idol Female singers perform. (N) (s) (cc) News Raymond TMZ (N) (s)
g) WTVX King King Two Men Two Men Next Top Model Pussycat Dolls Friends (s) lWill-Grace Sex & City Sex & City
D WXEL News-Lehrer Florida HIth Bites Ballroom Chall Great Performances "Company" (N) (s) (cc) C. Rose

AMC (3:30) Movie: **** The Godfather, Part II (1974) Movie: *** The Godfather, Part III (1990) A dignified don joins his wild nephew in a Sicilian vendetta.
ANIM The Crocodile Hunter Africa's Outsiders (cc) Blue Planet Blue Planet Animal Precinct (cc) Blue Planet
A&E Cold Case Files (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (cc) CSI: Miami "Recoil" (s) CSI: Miami "Vengeance" CSI: Miami "Whacked" CSI: Miami "10-7" (s)
BET 106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live (cc) [Access Movie: *** Lackawanna Blues (2005) (cc) American Gangster (cc) Hell Date lHell Date
CNN The Situation Room Lou Dobbs Tonight (cc) CNN Election Center Larry King Live (cc) Anderson Cooper 360 (cc)
CRT Wildest Police Videos Cops (s) Cops (s) Most Shocking (N) Most Daring Forensic IForensic Power-Justice
DISC Cash Cab Cash Cab How-Made How-Made Futurecar "The Body" MythBusters (N) (cc) Smash Lab Insulation. MythBusters (cc)
DISN Wizards Wizards Montana Suite Life Movie: Go Figure (2005) (Jordan Hinson) (s) (cc) So Raven Life Derek Suite Life Montana
El Nightmares El News Daily 10 25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns Snoop Snoop El New.s Chelsea
ESP2 NASCAR jBurning College Basketball: Marquette at St. John's. (Live) College Basketball: Kansas State at Nebraska. SportsCtr. Gamenight
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) (cc) College Basketball: UNC at N.C. State NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns. (Live) SportsCtr.
EWTN Eucharistic Hill Apart Daily Mass: Our Lady EWTN Live Saints Rosary Fatima: Altar do Mundo Faith Domestic
FAM Movie: *** Casper (1995) (Christina Ricci) (cc) Movie: *** Casper (1995) (Christina Ricci) (cc) Funniest Home Videos The 700 Club (cc)
HGTV Rezoned if Walls My House aHouse To Sell IGet It Sold Deserving Dime House ISleep on It Desperate |Whats
HIST Shootouti "Wild West" Modern Marvels (cc) Modern Marvels (N) (cc) MonsterQuest (cc) UFO Hunters (N) (cc) UFO Files (cc)
LIFE Reba (s) Reba (s) Still Stnd Still Stnd Reba (s) Reba (s) Movie: Fatal Reunion (2005) (Erika Eleniak) (cc) Will-Grace Will-Grace
NICK Drake Drake Zoey 101 School Sponge Drake Home Imp. IHome Imp. Lopez ILopez Fresh Pr. Fresh Pr.
SCI Stargate SG-1 (s) (cc) Ghost Hunters (s) (cc) Ghost Hunters (s) (cc) Ghost Hunters Ghost Hunters (s) (cc) Ghost Hunters
TBS Friends (s) IRaymond Raymond IRaymond Family Guy lFamily Guy Payne JPayne Payne IPayne Sex & City ]Sex & City
TCM Movie: *** One, Two, Three (1961) (cc) Movie: **** Some Like It Hot (1959) (cc) Movie: ***'/2 Stalag 17 (1953) (William Holden)
TLC Property Ladder (cc) Big as Life: Obesity The 750-Pound Man Med. Examiner Big Medicine (N) The 750-Pound Man
SPIKE CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn CSI: Crime Scn UFC Unleashed (s) Pros vs. Joes (s) UFC Unleashed (s)
TNT Law & Order (s) Law & Order "Genius" Law & Order (s) Movie: ** Enough (2002) (Jennifer Lopez) (cc) Cold Case (s) (cc)
UNI Locura INoticiero Yo Amo a Juan Diablo-Guapos Pasi6n Don Francisco Impacto INoticlero
USA Law Order: Cl Law Order: C1 Law & Order: SVU NCIS "Enigma" (s) (cc) NCIS "Bete Noir" (s) (cc) Law Order: Cl

HB (5:30)Movie: Blue Strk Movie: Bernard and Doris (2008) (s)'NR'(cc) Treatment Treatment Real Time The Wire "Took" (s) (cc)
SHOW Movie: Employee of the Month (2006) 'PG-13' The L Word (iTV) (s) (cc) Movie:** Saw III (2006) (Tobin Bell) 'R' (cc) Elite Xtreme Combat
TMC Movie: ** Twelve and Holding (2005)'R'(cc) Movie: **!,'2 Meatballs (1979)'PG' |Movie: ** The Pink Panther (2006) (Steve Martin) IMuriel


Need


EXTRA MONEY?


MOTOR ROUTES


AVAILABLE


Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager



863-763-3134


Okeechobee News


CLASSIFIED AD


@ Your Convenience

@ Your Computer

@ Your Will

@ newszap.com/class


Ad Appears In the Newspaper
and Online Free of Charge!

Reasonable Rates for Private
Party Ads

Place Your Ad Online, From
the Comfort of Your Home

WHEN YOU WANT TO!


newszap.com/class

.ia^^^^s a^mi^^^^ aim^^s e a^ r e'*^s'!'''.;'. '"sfy.^ fs';-


FIRE YOUR BOSS & BE YOUR
OWN BOSS! Say goodbye to
your commute and long
hours. Make CEO income
from anywhere. No experi-
ence necessary. Training
available. 20K-80K+
SMonthly) Don't Believe,
don't Call! www.wealthwi-
(650)954-8031.

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
It sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check withthe Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.




AVOID/STOP FORECLOSURE
Federal Programs Bring
Mortgage Current. Sevice
Guaranteed. Call 24/7:
(800)274-7143, ext 732;
www.almaohr.com.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


We have your Home
Improvement needs!

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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children; etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
ovt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $1750
or best offer. (863)763-3932


SEWING MACHINE Singer,
From 1915, in cabinet. $150
(863)234-9747
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classifieds


TRUNK Old w/ leather straps
& ROCKER, Rare, Folds, For
side of wagon. $300 for
bothwill sep (863)234-9747


GLASS TOP ICE CREAM
FREEZER large, asking
$500 or best offer
(863)697-9005
MICROWAVE white, with
turntabl e, $ 2 0.
(863)801-9288
PORT DISHWASHER like
new, $75 (239)340-6308
REFRIGERATOR GE, White,
Excellent condition. $175
Call (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER asking
$150 (239)340-6308
WASHER & DRYER GE,
$225 or best offer
(239)324-3676
WASHER & DRYER excellent
condition, $200 for both.
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
WASHER & DRYER Good
condition. $140 Will sep.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area



MICROWAVE GE Spectrum,
over stove. $100
(863)467-6769
SUB ZERO ICE MAKER ask-
ing $50 (863)357-2741



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



ALUMINUM WINDOWS 1
30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
FORM PLYWOOD (53
sheets) 3/4", pre oiled, ve-
neer on one side, $1500 or
best offer(863)824-0480
SLIDING DOOR, Entry door &
Lg sliding windows &
screens. Like new. $250
Will sep. (502)648-8591
USED ROOFING TIN 3
sheets, 3x14 $15 or will
sell separate (863)674-0281


CRADLE SWING Fisher
Price, Nature Touch, Excel-
lent condition. $70
(863)983-6304 Clewiston
CRIB And highchair, top
quality, $120 will separate.
(863)673-5704
DIAPER CHANGER/DRESSER
All wood, KinderCare, great
shape, $1 50. Call
863-763-8688
INFANT CAR SEAT Eddie
Bauer, blue, Graco swing, in-
fant carrier slings (2), $130
all, will sep. (863)599-1696
JUMPEROO Fisher Price,
Rain Forrest, Excellent condi-
tion. $50 (863)983-6304
Clewiston area
PLAY PEN Open top swing,
bouncer & Jumperoo, Fisher
Price Rainforest themed, exc
cond. $280 (863)599-1696
SOOTHING COMFORT
BOUNCER From Eddie
Bauer. Used twice. $30 Neg
(954)793-3203 Okee. area
TODDLER BED White, heavy
duty with a thick mattress.
$35 (863)517-0244


*~eca i I


SAVAGE MODEL 99'- 300
cal., Colt 1894 US Army,
Ruger Old Army, $1500 or
will sep (606)219-3890
SAVAGE RIFLE Mod 99, cal
300 sav, Unertl scope, brass
rotary mag./counter, exc
cond. $575 (863)763-5120
SEARS SHOTGUN (Win
1200), pump gun, 12 ga,
tight full choke, exc cond.
$65 neg (863)763-5120



AB LOUNGER SPORT Excel-
lent condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-3439


[Seca Noice


I-Special Notice


ISpecial Notic


TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell s e p a r ately.
(863)763-6131 Okee area


HIKING BOOTS New, never
used, size 7.5 Wide Men's,
Hi-Tec Trek Lite. $30
(772)461-8822
LADIES CLOTHING New &
used, all sizes, excellent
condition. $200 will separ-
ate. (863)763-0742
NAME BRAND CLOTHES -
asking $20 (239)324-3676
PAGENT GOWN white, size
1, b e a d e d $ 7 5.
(863)675-0246
. WEDDING DRESS A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
(863)675-0732
WEDDING GOWN DaVinci,
White, Size 6. Paid $800
asking $600 or best offer.
(863)634-3783
WEDDING GOWN & Accesso-
ries & Wedding accessories.
Never used. $500 Neg. call for
more info (863)675-7963


BASEBALL CARDS 12,000+
From 1980's. Never gone
t h r o u g h $ 3 2 5
(863)357-1528
RECORDS 45's & 33's, Over
100. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)675-7963


POTTERS WHEEL & Ceramic
Pouring Table 24"Wx5' Long.
$175 for both, will sep.
(863)763-0570


BED queen size, mattress &
boxsprings, dresser & mir-
rors, night table, like new,
$275. (561)352-3030 Okee
BEDROOM SET Queen head-
board & side table. $99
(863)467-1250
CHINA CABINET Dark wood,
ood condition, glass doors,
100/neg. 863-675-4624
COUCH Blue, Approx. 10 Ft.
Great shape! $40
(863)357-6775
DESK- Solid wood, 27" x 54",
good condition. $75
(863)467-1613
DINING ROOM SET 5 pc
Oval table w/4 chairs, 18"
leaf, all wood, year old, must
see. $125 (863)983-1360
DRESSER Matching 6 drawer
w/mirror & armoire, chests
of drawers & night stand.
$100 (863)983-4743
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Broyhill, 5pc, maple wood,
glass & lights, $800
(863)763-7307
FORMAL DINING TABLE -
Round, wrought iron, top is
glass, 4 chairs, exc cond.
$199(863)467-1250
HOME DESK with chair,
$125(863)675-7410.
KITCHEN SET Table & 4
Cushioned Chairs. Good
condition $ 7 5
(863)677-1938
KROEHLER SOFA 92" Long,
mauve & blue contemporary
weave on cream bkgnd,
clean. $100 (941)416-3827
LR TABLE SET 4pc, $400
(863)675-7410
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
double, $50. (863)801-9288
RECLINER Black, Leather,
Great condition. Asking $450
(863)697-6470
SOFA full size tan leather,
Good condition. $200 or
best offer. (863)801-4207
SOFA RECLINER, 2 Recliner
Chairs, 2 Solid Wood Cus-
tom End Tables & Enter.
Cntr. $1200 (863)677-1938
TABLE Glass top, 42",
wrought iron, w/4 chairs.
$150 or best offer.
(863)763-8149
TABLE Round w/drop sides,
pedestal style, w/2 chairs,
still new, will sacrifice for
$150 (863)763-8149



GOLF CART Club Car, Runs
by gasoline. With roof. Ex-
cellent condition. $1600
(863)467-2824
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for al l, w ill sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
complete set irons/metals,
exc cond, Pro bag w/balls.
$600 (828)442-1662


AR 15 COLT & 45 auto. Mod-
el 1911 Colt US Army.
$3000 or will separate.
(863)532-9881
COLT AR15 MATCH TARGET
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
REMINGTON 870 Super
Mag, 12 ga, Mossberg 835
12 ga& Remington 1100 20
ga. $1200 863-357-1528


EXERCISE EQUIPMENT -
Welder Pro 9940 2 station
weight machine. $200
(863)763-4846 Leave msg
TREADMILL ProForm 585,
Excellent condition. Pd $650
Ask ing $ 1 5 0 .
(863)763-4846 Leave msg


WE BUY GOLD
Turn your Gold in Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974



PATIO CHAIR white metal,
w/green striped cushion,
$25. (863)467-8681
PATIO TABLE with white
wicker legs, 30x30 glass
top, 24" high, $20.
(863)467-86811


AIR CLEANING MACHINE -
Sears Kenmore, with manu-
al. $75 (863)763-2685
ELECTRIC SCOOTER LIFT '03
For auto, takes an inch and
a quarter receiver. $450
(863)467-6465
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
Ne w condition .
$2000 863-983-4940
WHEELCHAIR, MERITS -
$150. Call 863-763-3289
after 5pm


BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BUGGY RIMS, (8),16x26,
used for a tractor, no cen-
ters, brand new, $500.
(863)677-0701
BUMPER PULL BOX CON-
TAINER Aluminum. $1200
(863)675-4098 evenings
HAM RADIO'S & AUTOMATIC
TUNER $350.
(863)467-4084
KITCHEN CABINETS never
installed, white base & wall,
glass doors, Ig. kit., $500 for
set. (772)475-6194
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
863)763-0141 after 5:30pm
SHOWCASE Glass, Like new.
$500 (863)763-0570
ULTRA LIGHT Eagle Excel, 3
Axis, new eng., good sails,
$3,000. Call 863-357-0464
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. Like new.
$700 neg. (863)763-3932
YARD SALE STUFF Buy Me
Out! 8x16 enclosed trailer
full, $700. (863)467-5401



DRUM SET Rhythm & Art,
used, complete w/sticks &
seat. $200 or best offer.
(863)697-0136
GUITAR Johnson, black,
used 3 mos., w/soft case &
amp, $250. (863)612-5201
PIANO Spinet, Beautiful
found, Maple finish, $250
(772)233-1127


AQUARIUM 35 gal., Lights,
filter & pumps, Accessories,
Stand included. $75
(863)484-0395
FISH TANK 300 gallon, must
sell! $200 or best offer.
(863)697-8881
GOLDFISH (3), Ig., multi
colorful, approx. 6", great for
outdoor pond, $25.
-(863)763-1997
YORKIE POO PUPPIES (3)
small, purebred, no papers,
2 males $300 ea., 1 female
$400. (863)467-8108



WELL PUMP lh'p, Sta-Rite,
Good condition. $150.
(863)763-1079



Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
Sground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estiniates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.Kay-
akPoolsFlorida.com.
HEAT PUMP (Electric) & FIL-
TER For swimming pool
$100(863)674-0281
HOT TUB Hot Springs, 6 per-
son, new heater pump,
works great, set up & work-
ing. $1500 (863)634-0904



SEW MACH Brothers,
portable, electric, $100
(863)467-9892
ii t ,i I


Mobile Homes



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




TRAILER STEPS, 30"wx31"l,
good cond., $200.
(863)357-6367


RADIAL ARM SAW DeWalt
Works great, must sell. $150
or best offer (863)227-6210
SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.O0--Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www. no rwo ods aw-
mills.com/300N FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N.

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER '93 WW, 2
horse, w/tack room, bumper
pull, $2500 or best of-
fer(305)370-5647
HOUSE FOR RENT to horse
professional on 18 acre ranch.
Help me promote horse board-
ing, riding, camping, overnight
parking. (772)201-8230
SADDLE 141" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
SADDLE 15" Western, New
Located in the Okeechobee
Area. $325 (772)349-3952



BUSH HOG 4 ft King cutter
with shaft, used less than 8
hrs, new $700, asking $400
(401)862-7675 Lakeport
JOHN DEER GATOR 5 wheel,
4 wheel drive, runs, needs
some work, $550.
(863)634-2303
PUSH MOWER excellent
condition 4 5 0.
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
-RIDING MOWER Snapper
'00, 8hp motor, asking $550
(863)357-2741

Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
HUD Home! $477/Mo!
4BR/2BA (5% down 20
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $500/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets.
561-329-8205



VILLA- 2 br, 2ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251


AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, bring pets, 1200/mo& &
up. (561)723-2226
BASSWOOD 3 BR, 1 BA,
3632 NW 28th Ave. $875
mo. + $875 sec. dep. Call
Lex (561)715-1768
BASSWOOD ESTATES, OKEE.
3 beautiful New 3br, 2ba. on
large lots. $1050 mo. +
Sec. dep. (754)423-8202
BASSWOOD SUBDIVISION -
3br, 2ba, lease $1000/mo +
$1000 sec dep. take over
last 6 mos. (863)677-1938.


FISHING TACKLE 6 Boxes,
All types, Plus Rod. $100
(863)675-4858


AC/DC TV WNCR, 9", Color
TV. Works great. Asking $50
Great for camper or van.
(863)357-6315 Okee. area
DIRECT HDTV RECEIVER -
Excellent condition. $50
(863)467-0222
DIRECT HDTV RECEIVER -
With Tlbo. Excellent condi-
tion. $75 (863)467-0222
TV 48" Projection, Toshiba,
Great shape. $300
(863)763-1713
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or,
best offer. (863)673-1981


Biiness
Opportunities


Buiness I


I Business


UKVUL;[lL)UUV lMt:vv,), vvc;uilc;oucLyj 1 u"'u"'y


Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$23,300! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN 2 br, 1 ba, new
carpet, new A/C, newly
remodeled. $750/mo
(772)260-9472
-NICE AREA-
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0432
NORTH OF TOWN 3 br, 2 hba,
newly remodeled. $800/mo
(772)260-9472
OKEE: 3/1 on /2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1050 + 1st
mo. sec. Call 305-458-8659
Okee, 715 NE 29th Ave.,
2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, Ig.
Fla. rm., Owner/Agent, own-
er financing, lease option,
$750 mo. (863)634-4581 or
(863)634-8726
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
-ON CANAL-
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last & $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0432
TAYLOR CREEK 2/2 CBS Exc.
cond. on canal w/lake ac-
cess $1100 mo. + 1st, last
& $800 sec.(561)714-9827
TREASURE ISLAND 2 br,
1 ba, waterfront house, large
fenced yard. $750/mo
(954)610-5345



OKEECHOBEE Office Space
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545



BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3 BR, 2
BA, Fully furnished. On the
canal. Avail. March & April.
No pets. (863)763-2059

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BAR-
GAINS Up to 30% below ap-
p r a i s a I
www. seeriverhig h-
landsnc.com


LOTS FOR SALE
S*2 acres R-Bar$98k
2 acres rim canal $195k
Lorodo Shores waterfront
$125k owner financing
*Lorodo Shores 149k,$152K
*J&S 2 lots waterfront $45K
& $55K
*SF or Duplex lots, in city,
$38K-$55K adjoining
Century 21 Horizon Properties
863-634-5352



NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Almost two acres of
beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near The Smoky
Mtns., large trees and great
building site. Only $39,500.
(800)632-2212 http://valley-
townrealty.com valleytown-
realty@verizon.net.
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.
Tennessee Land Salel 3
Acres & Log Cabin only
$59,9001 Saturday March
8th! New 2128 sf log cabin
package on 3 acres of farm-
and with spectacular views.
1 mile to Nicklaus designed
golf course. Near TN River &
recreational lake. Or choose
5 acres with crystal clear
mountain stream just
$34,900. Excellent financing.
Call & ask about how to pay
NO closing costs
(866)999-2290 x 1736.


BHR 3/1, on water, Tile, Lg
FR, carport. Partly furn., 26
4th St. $900/mo, + sec.
(561)968-4018
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
year. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
Basswood. (561)718-2822
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
HUD H-OMES! 7BR $199/mol
2/BR Foreclosure! $246/mo!
Stop Renting! 5% dw, 20 yrs
@ 8% apr For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.


I Home Improv


I Home Impr


k







12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008


ANCIENT OAKS 55+, 1 or 2
people, $800/mo, complete-
y furn, inclds cable, elec,
water. (772)597-5841
BUCKliHEAD RIDGE 3BR,
1BA, Furnished, Avail. 4/1st.
$650 mo. + sec., 1st & last
mo. rent. (906)231-1204
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
863-983-3016
OKEECHOBEE 1BR, 1BA w/
Florida Rm. No pets. $575
mo. & $550 sec. Call
863-763-0648 after 4pm
SW- 14'x80', 3BR/2BA on 6+
acres, feed shed, $800 mo.,
1 st, last & sec .
(863)467-6960 '



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
NEW & USED
Delivered & Set
800-330-8106
Manufactured Homes (Own)
SALE! SALE! SALE!
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
863-983-3016 .
RIVER BEND 55+ Adult
park, doublewide, newly re-
modeled, 3 br, 2 ba, com-
pletely furnished, carport &
workshop. Owner financing.
$25,000 (863)610-9466
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
D/W, 3br, 2ba, Open concept
Kit. & bar area. Sea wall,
& Tool shed. $139,000.
& Adjoining Lot $98,000.
Call (863)763-0557

Recreation

OI II

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



BOAT Flat Bottom, 16 Ft. w/
2002 60 hp Mercury w/ low
hrs., trolling motor & trailer.
$3800 neg. (863)983-2002
DEEP V 16', aluminum &
Trailer with new tires. $350
or best offer. Must see...
(863)763-0852
FOR RENT
Affordable dock space
Fresh water. Private & safe
inlet off of Caloosahatchi River
(863)675-7080
JAVELIN BOAT 191/2 ft.,
$4500. Call John
(863)357-3092 or
(863)634-2382
JON BOAT 10', aluminum,
gas tank, $400 or best offer.
(863)801-3174
JON BOAT 12 ft aluminum,
heavy metal V-hull w/8 1/2
hp Johnson. $600
(859)221-3766 LaBelle
KAYAK Necky Arluk 1.9,
18 1/2 ft, red. $800 or best
offer. (863)840-0442
LARSON 18'- W/100 hp Merc,
stainless steel prop, needs a
little work, $1200
(863)467-1552 after 6pm
OUTBOARD MOTOR '03
Johnson, 2 cycle, manual
start, hand tiller, like new,
$1800. (302)674-3353
PONTOON 28FT 4 cyl Che-
vy Merc Cruiser, inboard out
drive, extra motor incld,
$2700 neg (863)634-1536
PONTOON BOAT -
$3500 863-763-7783 or
561-968-2083
SEA NYMPH 16.5', 60 HP
Evinrude, Galvanize trailer &
trolling motor. Lots of extras.
$2500 Neg. (863)357-3439
SPORTCRAFT 18' with mo-
tor and trailer, needs TLC on-
ly, 90%, $1100 or best offer
(863)675-3852
V HAUL BOAT 12 ft fiber-
glass w/50 mercy, ready to
go. $2250 (863)467-9288


CAMPER PULL ALONG 28 ft,
all works, needs some work,
A/C.$750 (863)261-7135
CATTLEMENS RV PARK Lot
12, trailer & Fla room, on
Rim Canal, (859)339-0283
MOTOR HOME '04, Trail-Lite
by R-Vision, 25', Chevy en;
gine with only 22K mi. Gets
15 mpg. Onan generator.
Like new condition. $35,000
Firm. (863)763-6646
POP-UP CAMPER good
shape, $1500 or best of-
fer.(863)634-1395 after 5pm
Saturday & Sunday


PORTABLE SEWER TANK for
RV, new, never used, $25.
(863)610-2126
RV AIR DEFLECTOR asking
$200 or best offer
(863)675-1690
RV COVER New, Adco Class
A TyVek, Fits 33-37FT. Cost
$400, Sell $325 or best of-
fer. (585)298-0759
RV REFRIG. Dometic, w/iqe
maker, 10 cf, under warr,
less than 2 yrs old, exc
cond. $750 (863)634-8617
TIRE GUARDS New, Adco,
Set of 2, White, Fits 36"-39"
Tire. Set of 2 Fit 40"-42" Tire
$40 will sep. (585)298-0759


WINNEBAGO, '81 28', Hunt-
ers or Sebring Race, needs
TLC, handyman special,
$3600 neg. (863)465-6497



BOAT MOTOR 40 hp John-
son. '1964, Short shaft, All
c o n t r o ls. $ 2 0 0
(863)763-3551
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
tank, runs good. $450
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER '98, Water-
land, Galvanized, 1750 gross
weight. 14'-16' boat. $350
(863)763-3551



MAINTENANCE MANUALS -
For OMC 2 75 hp outboard
engines. Incld Mech. & Elec..
'data. $10 (863)763-9655
PROPELLER For a OMC 35
hp Outboard engine. Like
new $ 2 5 Call
(863)763-9655 Leave msg


HONDA 750 MAGNA '94,
New tires. $250 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4426
HONDA CBR F3 '96 New
tires, looks & runs great,
$2500 or best offer
(863)634-7657b/e532-1382
KX250 DIRTBIKE '88 Low
hours on rebuilt motor,
needs minor odds & ends,
fast. $950 (863)801-3174
SUZUKI KATANA 750 '89 -
Street bike, runs great, new
brakes. $2000 or best offer.
(407)748-3892
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 Dirt
bike, race ready. Call for
more info. $1200 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4271
YAMAHA VERIGO '96 Mint
cond, pearl/green, very low
miles, garage kept. $3500
(772)597-0463/215-3500



GOLF/WORK CART new bat-
teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
$800 (863)697-2033,
HONDA 250 SX'85 3 Wheel-
er, needs carb work. Call for
more info. $400 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4271
HONDA 300 1999 Four Trax
4x4, $1400 or best offer.
(863)697-6625
MINI BUGGY hydraulic drive
Cnd steering w/ pto shaft,
two cylinder air cool engine,
$600 (239)707-3627
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2500 neg
(863)673-4561/675-5288
SET OF ATV TIRES (4) Dun-
lop, (2) KT181 25x8x12 &
(2) KT185 25x10x12, 99%
tread. $150 (863)885-1172


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's, more!
For Listings Call
(800)706-1759 Ext 6465.
BUICK ROADMASTER '95 -
$2500 firm, like new in/out,
(863)946-2886
CHEVY CAMARO '93 New
engine, new tires, auto, good
condition, no rust. $2190 or
test offer. (863)763-7609
CHEVY CAPRICE, '93 4 dr.,
minor repairs needed, run-
ning cond., $2500 firm.
(561)261-9994
CHEVY CAVALIER 1995 -
Blue, A/C, C/C, 4 Dr., PW,
PL, Runs well. Asking $3000
(863)675-3071
FORD ESCORT '00, Excellent
part car. Does not run. Brand
new tires, Alt., battery & Pio-
neer CD $400 (863)381-7251
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, loaded, pw, pl, cd, auto,
all options, $3,900.
(772)219-9455
GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C,
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (863)697-1759
MERCURY '99, Good me-
chanically, Needs body
work. 40K mi. $1750 or best
offer. (863)675-5853


MERCURY CV GRAND MAR-
QUIS '96 Cold a/c, low
miles, very nice car, clean.
$2900 cash (772)219-9455
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
GS '98 Exc cond, all main-
tenance records. $3000 or
best offer. (239)898-9714
OLDSMOBILE, '94 4 dr., new
paint job, 4 new tires, great
a/c & great gas mileage,
$1500 neg. (863)634-1395
TOYOTA CELICA '92 Runs
great, new tires, a/c is ice
cold, 297k miles, great cond.
$2700 firm (863)634-7336
TOYOTA COROLLA '93 Auto,
AC, asking $500 "as is."
(863)697-9005


|-I

,TRUCK BED LINERS,
I $ 019.99 WITH I
I J I COUPONS

| ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com J
---


VOLKSWAGEN JETTA '99 -
Leather interior, sunroof,
runs great, in good condi-
tion. $4000 (863)634-0758


WILLYS JEEPSTER '48,
$2800 239-823-2587 or
863-234-1226



JEEP LAREDO 1984 360
motor, 4 WD. $4000 or best
offer.,(863)673-2748
FORD F150 1984 4WD, In
line 6 cyl., $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-2748
JEEP CHEROKEE '94 Needs
gas tank & battery, good for
swamp buggy use. $1000
(863)902-0257 after 5:30pm


BED LINER good cond., from
'99 Ford Ranger Shortbed,
$75. (863)610-0186 after
12 p.m.
CAR DOLLY Lights, straps (1
new), good tires, ramps.
$475 or best offer.
(863)697-9704
CHEV BLOCKS (350 & 400),
Assorted performance parts,
$500 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)634-0971
CHEVY MOTOR & OVERDRIVE
TRANSMISSION VORTEX -
late model 350, $700
(239)707-3627
ENGINE 302 High Out Put,
Out of a Mustang. $350
(863)983-2002
ENGINE 318 Chrysler engine,
out of an '82 Dodge. $100
(863)673-5883
FORD F250 ENGINE '00 7.3
liter, 60K, complete, inclds
Turbo, for parts only $1200
or best offer (863)261-7692
FRONT BRUSHGUARD -
Ranch Hand & rear step
down bumper, fits Chevy PU,
$750. (863)763-3410
HITCH Reese style off of
2003 Silverado 1500. $60
(863)634-7977
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition $ 1 75 .
(863)357-5754
NITROUS BOTTLE 50 pound
bottle. $200 or best offer.
(863)983-2255
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
863)467-540-1 or'
772)359-2923
RIMS 4, '97-'99, Eclipse 5
,spoke, 16x16 on Goodyear
Eagles RS-A P205/55/R16.
$250 (863)763-1079
SIDE STEP RAILS Round tu-
bular, for 4 door Chevy pick
up, black in color. $100
(863)763-3410
TIRES 4, New, Fuzion
245/50R16. Paid $420.
Asking $285 (863)763-0944
TIRES (4) Bridgestone,
245/75/R16, brand new off
of 2500 Duramax, on stock
rims. $500 (863)634-7977
TOW BAR Duncan, with at-
tachments for Ford Ranger &
Explorer, $ 3 5 0.
(724)854-5943
TRANSMISSION For 1987
FORD F150, 3 speed w/ over
drive. $400. (863)467-2609
TRUCK BED '02 Toyota Tun-
dra 4x4 truck bed in good
condition. $400 or best offer.
(863)228-1436
TRUCK COVER For quad cab.
$60 or best offer. Call
(863)674-5770


CHEVY 1500, '95 single cab,
4 whi. dr., 6" lift, $1500 or
best offer. (863)673-6219
CHEVY 2500 '89, Runs very
strong. $1200 Negotiable.
863-763-4149 or
561-758-4337
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE DAKOTA, '97 2 whl.
dr., no motor, no transmission,
body in good cond., $800 neg.
(863)673-0057/673-2558
DODGE RAM '89, 8' bed.
Good condition. $1800.
863-801-5440
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$4500 (863)634-2303
FORD F150, 1997 4x4, runs
great, needs tune-up, 35"
tires, new trans., $3,300.
863-517-1963
FORD F150- '87, Great for,
parts. No engine. $400.
(863)467-2609
FORD F-250 1986 & F-100
1985. 1 w/rebuilt motor. 1
w/ new head. $650 for both.
863-763-7783
FORD F250, '91 needs gas
tank, many new parts, no oil
leaks, $800. (863)763-3639
after 5pm
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great'on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582


ISUZU PICK UP TRUCK '94 -
Runs good. $1200
(863)228-5286
TOOL BOX Fiberglass for
Pick-Up, A-1 condition. $100
(863)675-1690


HONDA PASSPORT '95 -
Good condition, needs en-
gine work. $600 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0797
JEEP CHEROKEE '92 4 wd,
needs gas tank, some rust,
high mileage, runs. $500 or
best offer. (561)261-2625
JEEP CJ-5, '98 fiberglass
body, 78 running gear, 2WD,
232 straight 6, auto, soft top,
cd, $2,000. (863)227-1979


ENCLOSED TRAILER Single
axle. 4' barn doors, 7' wide 4'
high, 8' long, $750.
(863)824-6720
FLATBED EQUIPMENT TRAIL-
ER Dove tail with ramps,
2 Oft x 7ft. $1200
(863)674-0898/517-1019
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER En-
closed, black, nice. $1500
(863)674-0898 or
863)517-1019
TOW TRAILER '06 5X8, LIKE
NEW, $550 (863)824-0480
UTILITY TRAILER '03 4X8
w/34" high tailgate. $450
(863)467-6465


AEROSTAR EXT VAN '91 Ed-
die Bauer Edition. $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-2685
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle
DODGE CARAVAN '94 Good
running, as is. $600
(863)697-9031 after 2pm
DODGE CARAVAN '95 Cold
AC, new front tires, runs ex-
cellent, $800, call
863-532-1478 / 532-1496
FORD AEROSTAR, '94 driven
daily, $500 or best offer.
(863)763-3639


4=W NONE& 0 ____q 4=0 h- Eolroows
w W- *000-


;pyrighted Material




Syndicated Content .


. Available from Commercial News Providers"


0


FORD RANGER, '98 cold a/c,
cd player, 5 spd., short bed,
$2400 or best offer.
(863)675-4689
GMC SENOMA '93 ext cab,
runs good, set up to be
towed by RV, $2200 or best
offer (863)675-4788


Fl


I







- ..K1........ nckc.a.J. Fphriiqrv'20.2008


Sports News in Brief


Men's benefit
softball tournament
On Feb. 23 there will be a
men's benefit softball tourna-
ment held as a fundraiser for the
family of Daniel Rickards who
was recently paralyzed in a car
accident. The family is in need
of financial help to cover the ex-
penses of the hospital and care
of Daniel. There will be a $200
entry fee, ISA rules, bring your
own balls, 44's CORE, 5 home
runs 1 up. For information,
contact, JR Suarez at (863) 697-
1710.

Wrestling Club
sign up begins
The Chobee Wrestling Club
will begin sign ups for the
spring season on Feb. 21, 26,
27 and ,28. Kids ages 5 18
are welcome to join, the cost is
$40. Practices are Tuesdays, and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
in the O.H.S. gymnasium. Prac-
tice will begin on March 4. If
you have any questions contact
Coach Jahner (863) 634-9411 or
at the high school.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeks new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee
is seeking new members to be-
come involved in the Auxiliary's
programs.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who ac-
tively support recreational boat-
ing safety and other Coast Guard
missions.
The Auxiliary also, provides


recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authori-
ties.
Members could be involved
in patrols, communications,


administration, seamanship,
piloting/navigation, weather or
search and rescue.
For information, call (863)
763-0165.


Now In Stock
Your Winter
Supplement .
Feeds for Cattle
Protein Blocks, Energy Blocks,
All Natural Blocks, Round
Bales, Liquid Feed... .

'Walpole
Feed & Supply Co.
763-6905
S Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee


HEALTH

INSURANCE.
For more information and
a FREE QUOTE call
(8,3) 4o,7-0035

Ridge Insurance Agency

o k ....,- ,I .. e n-1

BlueCrosu Blueshield ,-
of Florida
now M


O.G. & C.C. Weekly Results


RI.G.S. League
Feb. 11: First place-Randy Ketch-
erside. Second place-Max Sherry.
Last place-Bill Kenney. Closest
to the pin-(2) Kenny Curran,
(8) Doug Sturdivent, (11) Terry
Malaster and (17) Ray Merrill.
Feb. 15: First place-Vinnie Malone.
Second place-Penny King. Last
place-Ben Burdeshaw. Closest to
the pin-(2) Frank Noble, (8) Ran-


dy Ketcherside, (11) Max Sherry
and (17) George Earl Goudy.

Okeechobee Ladies
Golf Association
Mystery 9 Front
Feb. 11, 12: First place- Carol
Seiser. Second place-Diane S.met.
Third place-(tie) Elma Motley and
Nancy Pullen.


iL 1,*


(01


newszap.co0e
Community Websites!


Free Speech Free Ads




/\rM F
AOVE'- rl I ' I-L i|'..




The key to advertising success


.... L,




1-866-742-1373

www.florida-classifieds.com


Share Your News!

* Post Your News
* Post Your Public Event
- Post Your Photos


PageBanes&-ie


Okeechobee Newsvve, neUsaLay, r rc~,eu


SPORTS 13


I






14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 20, 2008

On the Lake


2008 Kids Day Benefit
Bass Tournament
Taylor Creek Bass Club is
pleased to sponsor our sixth an-
nual, Bill Sprigle Memorial "Kids
Day" benefit bass tournament.
Tournament will launch from
Scott Driver Ramp at safe light
on Saturday, March T5. Start po-
sition will be based on sign up
order. The 5-fish per boat weigh
in will be at 3 p.m. The 2-man
team entry fee is $110, including
Big Bass can be paid in cash at
the ramp, or by check made out
to Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
and mailed to Bill Seitz, 2315


S.E. 31s' St., 34974. Mailed forms
must be received by March 8.
Tournament permits and tickets
for a 50/50 drawing will be avail-
able at boat check the morning
of the tournament. Entry forms
are available at several local
tackle shops, businesses and
restaurants, or by contacting
Bill at (863) 763-2926. Based on
50 boats, the 70 percent payout
will be for the top seven places,
and first and second big fish.
The retained 30 percent will be
used to help fund the club's 23rd
annual, Lee McAllister Memorial
"Kids Day Fishing Festival" to be
held the last Sunday in October
at the Agri-Civic Center.


Submitted photo/ Itwin Haaksma
What a catch!
Brothers, Elmer Haaksma and Itwin Haaksma from Michi-
gan along with brother in-law, Jim Leep caught 30 specks
in the Kissimmee River, Sunday, Feb. 18. These 12 had a
weight of 20 Ibs. They enjoy coming to Florida every year
from Michigan and enjoy fishing in Lake Okeechobee, Kis-
simmee River, anq throughout Florida.



Medtronic has pulled its Sprint Fiei, dei rdc'bni ,,)n leads from the market
after fractures in the leads were linked to five patient deaths. Patients
with these leads may have received a warning letter from the manufacturer.
A fractured lead "can cause the defibrillator to deliver unneces-
sary shocks or not operate at all,"
If you have a Sprint Fidelis lead, your Patient ID card should contain one of
the following four sets of numbers:
6930 6931 6948 6949
(These numbers may be sli'.:. n !i,- beginning of a longer set of numbers on your ID card.)
In addition, the St. Jude Riata defibrillator lead has been reported to
punch holes in the heart and has been linked to at least
one death.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO
MONEY DAMAGES
Dennis A. Lopez is licensed in Florida with ,,,, ,.i ,:ff in Tampo, FL

RITORNEV AND COUNSELOR AT LAW






clear
& Legal Services, Inc.


Real Estate Closings Title Insurance
Divrce Custody/Support Modifications
Adoptions Name Change
Evictions Quit Claim Deed Corporations
Wills Power of Attorney Contracts

Telephone: 863-824-6776
titleandlegalservices@yahoo.com

White House Plaza
1138 South Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, Florida
Se Habla Espan5l





HenscraW Farms
WAin ey oe Viyerf


1~


Seacoast sponsors
March for Babies
OkeechobeeSeacoast Na-
tional Bank will hold the 6th An-
nual Bass Tournament to ben-
efit the March of Dimes/March
for Babies on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The tournament will be held at
Okee-Tantie Marina.
Early registration is avail-
able at www.seacoastnational.
com or by picking up an appli-
cation at any Seacoast National
Bank location. The tournament
is based on a 100-(2 angler)
boat field, 1st place payout will
be 3,000, 2nd place $1,500, 3rd




I Save money on your
I favorite grocery items.
I Go to newszap.com to
I download and A
I print coupons
I online!
I newszap.com
Community Links.
I Individual Voices.
L ---._- J.


place $750, 4th place $500 and
5th place $250. Biggest fish pays
$1,000. A smaller field will result
in lower, prorated payouts. Ad-
vance registration will be closed


on Feb. 20. Anglers will begin at
safe light with a weigh-in at 3
p.m. The cost of the tournament
is $110 per boat.
The general public is invited


to attend the weigh in and par-
ticipate. in the 50-50 drawing.
Come on out and help support
the March of Dimes/March for
Babies!


--.- ^~~el'~i.^,.so RIR /TS S


New Business Open in Lakeport!
James and Shella Madrigal James Madrigal (863) 228-1270
SS Hoffman/Rivermaster Fiberglass Hulls
Dealer in Magic Tilt Trailers
* Fiberglass Hulls: 12', 13', 14', 15' & 14'x8" Fiberglass Seats: Single, Double,
Fat Man & Triple Rudders: Foam Filled Aluminum 4' & 5' Headers Props
Gear Drives Engines: Aircraft & Automotive Flex Pipe & Mufflers:
2" & 3" Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks: 20, 30 & 40 gallon Aluminum Gas
Pedals Radiators: Aluminum Seat & Rain Covers: Single, Double, Fat
Man & Triple Consoles & Console Covers Polymere: Grey & Black /"
and 5/16" Switches, Gauges, Lights, Bilge Pumps, Steering Cables,
Transom Dumps, Gaskets, Frog Gigs,
U u as S Frog Bags, Life Jackets


SkII 6 I I'II1 I.


N


Quintero-Herencia, MD

is pleased to announce

the opening of his r elln

private practice a



Green Day Medical


S Oncology & Hematology


1231 N. Lawnwood Circle
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 460-5501


thk the f..
* Winery Tours & Tastings
* Self Guided Farm Tours
* Farm Fresh Ice Cream
* Fiddle Revue Wednesdav 2-4


pyi~ck
S rry
AT g

Jl Vase cQthe


1006 N. Parrott Avenue
Oikeechoibee, FL 34972
(.863) 357-4138


Now Offering...



Any Car Or Truck
(standard medium film)




Car & Truck Accessories Lift kits Leveling Kits Train horns Cold Air Intakes
SCustom Bumpers Custom Exhaust Custom Wheels and Tires
Custom Welding Fabrication Grill Guards Brush Guards

1 863163.8886
Rhino Linings office
a Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-Spmn
Sat am-.4pm by appointment -*


.


'of Fort Pierce and Okeechobee

-Specializing in evidence based medicine for the treatment of Cancer.

-Combined Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy treatment.

-Medicare/Medicaid Assignment Accepted

-Consulting and Free Second Opinions Regarding Cancer

-All insurance plans accepted and filed.

-Courtesy Transportation provided

Now Accepting New Patients

Se Habla Espaniol


I


&




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs