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Vol. 99 No. 58

Fire guts
vacant home
An investigation is under-
way in an apparent arson fire
that gutted a structure at 982
N.E. 151h Avenue on Monday
night, Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue reported.
Crews were dispatched just
before 9 p.m. to the Douglas
Park residence and found a
vacant building fully involved
with flame, reports stated.
Page 3

Charter School
honors teacher,
Pamela Hudson
BRIGHTON Pamela Hud-
son knows that teachers must
be creative in order to get the
prompt attention of students.
She may twirl a baton, do
a little dance, or hatch a Tri-
assic invertebrate right in the
'classroom. Of course, the kids
love it. Sometimes a fresh ap-
proach can kick-start a lesson
that would otherwise have no
meaning for second graders.
Page 5

News Brief

Neighbor helps
put out fire
No one was hurt after a fire
broke out in a kitchen in Dixie
Ranch Acres Sunday morning.
Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue responded to 7337
N.W. 861t Court just after 10
a.m. and found smoke coming
from the kitchen of the Shawn-
tell Ezard residence, reports
stated, .
Some $7,000 in damage
was done to the kitchen of the
home with damage reported
to the cabinets, the stove, the
walls and the ceiling, firemen
noted. ,
Firemen were on the scene
for about one hour making
sure the fire was out and help-
ing clean up the home.
A neighbor apparently was
able to come to the home and
put out the blaze before fire-
men could arrive.
The occupant of the home
told firemen that she had left
a pan unattended on the stove
and it apparently caught the
cabinets on fire.
The State Fire Marshall was
contacted to investigate the

Drought Index

Current: 511
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.13 feet
SLast Year: 11.28 feet

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


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Comics 7
Community Events.................. 4
Crossword 8
Obituaries.............................. ... 6
Opinion .. 4
Speak Out .. 4
Sports. 12
TV 9
Weather 2
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Man accused of DUIon bicycle

By Eric Kopp
, Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was ar-
rested on a charge of driving un-
der the influence Monday even
though he was riding a bicycle at
the time.
Richard Leon Lowry, 53, N.W
98th St., was also arrested on a
felony charge of resisting arrest
with violence. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $5,750.
An Okeechobee County

Sheriff's Office (OCSO) arrest
report indicates that one deputy
was sent to w
1-lospital emer-
gency room
for treatment
for an injury he
received while
trying to arrest
That re- Richard
port states that Lowry
around '6:30
p.m. a 9-1-1 call was received

at the sheriff's office. The caller,
Lowery, was asking to speak to
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark.
He also made the statement that
when law enforcement arrived
at his home they should be wear-
ing bullet proof vests, continued
the report.
Lowry also told the 9-1-1 op-
erator he had a 9 mm handgun,
stated the report by Deputy Mark
As Sgt. Stark and Deputy
Shireman, along with several
other deputies, arrived at Low-

Rodeo star: Years of work pays off

Courtesy pnoto
Wendy Culberson may soon achieve her goal of being among the top barrel racers in
the world.

Culberson tops in barrel racing

By Charles M. Murphy
'Okeechobee News
Wendy Culberson of
Okeechobee has been riding
horses competitively since she
was 5 years old. Now she is
approaching her dream of be-
ing the best barrel racer in the
Mrs. Culberson, who lives
with her husband "Tommy" at .
a ranch off County Road 15B,
is currently ranked 17h in the
world standings for the Profes-
sional Rodeo Cowboy Asso-
ciation. She has already earned
nearly $10,000 this competition
year, which began in October. i
Her goal for this year is 2"
$40,000. If she can reach that
goal that would likely mean a
trip to the National finals Ro-.
deo in Las Vegas.
"No matter what I've ever .
done, sports, school, I'm super,
super competitive," she noted.
"My parents were not horseP
people. They weren't cattle R
people or ranch people. My old-Pzd
er sister, Melody, liked horses, Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Wendy Culberson poses with some of her many awards
See Barrel Page 2 for barrel racing at her Okeechobee home.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

active in Okeechobee

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Big Brothers Big Sisters is
growing in Okeechobee, ac-
cording to an update Rotar-
ians received at their weekly
luncheon from one of the case
managers Kelly Owens.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
(BBBS) is currently serving
three elementary schools:
Seminole Elementary; North
Elementary; and Everglades El-
ementary. With the addition of
Everglades BBBS has also add-
ed an additional part-time case
manager, Kay McCool, a former
teacher within the Okeechobee

County School system.
This year alone there have
been 26 students matched and
24 are currently receiving ser-
vices through the BBBS pro-
The BBBS program was
piloted at Seminole Elemen-
tary School during the 2006-07
school year where eight "lit-
tles" were matched with their
BBBS is currently looking
for more volunteers to mentor
students at each of the elemen-
tary schools during the school
day and after the school day at
Everglades Elementary.
It doesn't take any special

skills or education to become
a "big". It just takes a caring
heart. To become a volunteer
one must only be able to do-
nate one hour of time every
week to read to their "little".
This can be done one hour
during one regular school day
or two 30 minute intervals on
two days during the school
week. At Everglades the "bigs"
will be able to mentor and
read with their littlee" after the
school day has ended.
The program that they are
currently working under is the
Jump into Reading Program
See Rotary Page 2

~.. ...

ry's home they found he was
gone. A neighbor told them if
his bicycle was gone then Lowry
was probably out.
Law enforcement then made
contact with Lowry in the 600
block of N.W. 98th St.
After some conversation, Sgt.
Stark told the man he was under
arrest. As Deputy Shireman tried
to handcuff the man, Lowry
pulled away. The deputy along
with Deputy Sergeant Clif Gill
took the man to the ground and
placed him in restraints.

' Deputy Shireman then no-
ticed that he was cut between
the thumb and forefinger of his
left hand. While there was blood
on the wound it was not Depu-
ty Shireman's, but was from a
wound on Lowry's elbow.
The deputy was then sent to
the hospital emergency room
where his hand was treated. Dep-
uty Shireman also had scrapes
to his left knee and leg that were
treated. The deputy was also giv-
en medication to treat the blood
exposure to his hand.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Restoration of the old jail,
economic development, road
paving and a possible EMS
tax are among the items that
will occupy the Okeechobee
County Board of County
Commissioners when they
meet tomorrow.
Betty Williamson, presi-
dent of the Okeechobee
Historical Society, is sched-
Wled to address the board
concerning renovation of the
old jail. She is expected to
request a state grant which
would be on a smaller scale
than the grants that have

If you go:
Bimonthly meeting ol the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners
Commission chambers,
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second Ave.
9 a.m. Thursday, FeO. 28

been requested in the past
by Okeechobee Main Street
for jail restoration.
Lynn Topel, executive di-
rector of Florida's Heartland
Regional Economic Develop-
ment Initiative will brief the
See EMS Page 5

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her 'little brother' Armando, a first grade student at North El-
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Continued From Page 1
wanted horses so bad. I was the
baby and when I came along, she
figured if I got interested in hors-
es she could get one. I received
a pony and they bought a horse
for her. However we had to take
care of them and that was a lot of
work," she said.
She noted her parents taught
her responsibility with these hors-
es. They made her earn everything
she has received.
Mrs. Culberson was born in
Michigan, but came to Florida
when she was less than a year
"As far as I'm concerned I'm a
native. I grew up in Indiantown,"
she said.
Mrs. Culberson knew early
on that she had a knack for rid-
ing. She never takes credit for it
however. She always praises the
horses she rides, adding that she
couldn't win without them.
"The first show I went to I won
a trophy in Indiantown for the In-
diantown riding club. I competed
in six events like poles, barrels
and hair pin. I rode in each event
and was the person that did the
best," she noted.
That was in 1970. She hasn't
stopped riding since.
Today she has a nice 20 acre
ranch and owns a small herd of
horses. All of the horses are gen-
tle, and many have been very suc-
cessful in barrel racing.
She attended Martin County
High School and then lived west
of Palm City for 18 years before
moving to Okeechobee.
She is around horses all day
long. Not only is her ranch full of
horses, but so is her place of em-
ployment. She works' at Payson
Park, a thoroughbred training cen-
ter east of Indiantown. She has 22
years with Payson Park. She also
has worked in the off season at
area ranches.
Mrs. Culberson said being
around beautiful, well trained
thoroughbreds helped her with
her barrel racing. She knows first
hand how to train horses and how
to treat them:
.In the last 10 years she has
started pursuing barrel racing a
little more intently. In the begin-
ning she competed in local shows
and National Barrel Horse Asso-

+j Continued From Page 1
which is currently used with
students in kindergarten, first
and second grade. This program
promotes literacy and a love of
reading. It also strives to build
confidence in children during the
most important and impression-
able years.
Students are matched on a
teacher referral basis.- Once a
referral is received, parent per-
mission is requested. Once per-
mission is granted, Mrs. Owens
Sor Mrs. McCool interviews the
Potential 'little' to assist them
in matching the student with a
mentor that is the best fit.

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citation events. She said that each
horse that she's trained has gotten
better and better and so has her
One of her top performances
came in 1998 when she attended
the 1998 Futurity in Fort Smith,
Ark. It was an event that featured
4-year-old horses. There were 800
entries. She finished 20th overall
aboard her horse "Twin Cash."
She called him "Red."
She later sold Red but was
able to purchase her ranch in
Okeechobee with the money and
she continued training younger
horses. She also had an "up and
coming" horse that she knew
could develop into a top horse
as well. He is her current horse,
"My Native Call." His nickname is
Snip, 11, was having a great
year last year until he was injured.
He had to rest for a year.
"He has successfully complet-
ed every goal I've put in front of
him, he is an awesome horse,"
she noted.
With Snip she has competed in
Novice horse events, open horse,
and Sunshine Barrel Racing Asso-
ciation events. She also started to
compete in pro rodeos. She has
won or placed in just about every
rodeo in this area. She qd'alified
for 2005-2006 South East Circuit
Finals for PRCA. In 2007 she won
the PRCA circuit.
"This horse, he's phenomenal.
I've had a lot of offers. He's earned
over $100,000," she said.
It is'hard to work full time, take
care of a ranch and rodeo, she
said. "I kind of squeeze it all in.
Everything is coming together.
"Last year I was able to go a
little more. We were so successful
last year, now everybody wants
me to go to make the National Fi-
nals Rodeo," she ,added.
She often will work a 14 hour
day, and then travel all weekend
to a rodeo. It doesn't leave a lot of
time for herself.
The success has continued
this year. Already she has earned
over $10,000 this year at smaller
In October Mrs. Culberson
won the Martin County Sheriff's
Rodeo in her home town of Indi-
antown. She noted she got a lot
of positive feelings from winning
that event.
"It's something we love. The
cowboy way of life is something

BBBS tracks the children's
progress through many areas by
their actual grades,, DIBELS (Dy-
namic, Indicators of Basic Early
Learning Skillsi a progressive
form of testing and Stanford-10
scores. BBBS also monitors "lit-
tles" for attendance and behavior
where needed.
In addition to the use of the
information from the various
tests, they request input from
the teacher, volunteer and the
case worker in areas of confi-
dence, competence and caring.
The case managers then compile
all the data and provide an end
of the year assessment for each
matched "little".
If an employer or individual
is interested in being part 'of this
community effort, please contact


ybu have to love. It's not some-
thing you would pick to do out of
the blue," she said.
In career earnings she has
reached about $175,000. She has
competed as far away as Okla-
homa. Last summer she entered
in rodeos as far as Montana, Utah
and Idaho.
"I had a really good start last
year but I had one horse in that
top level. I have two others com-
ing along. If you-have one horse,
and he gets hurt, you're done,"
she said.
Mrs. Culberson said it also is
very expensive to attend rodeos
across the country. She has lucked
into sharing some expenses with
friends who compete in rodeos
as well. Still with the rising costs
of fuel, it is often cost prohibitive.
She said Payson Park helped spon-
sor her last year. She is looking for
some local sponsorship here in
"Sponsorships are vital," she
said. "If you have a consistent
horse, and he gets to a rodeo, he
can compete."
Mrs. Culberson said Snip tied
with last years' world champion
at Fort Worth, Texas on Feb..2-3,
which shows what kind of poten-
tial he has.
She noted that many of the
cowboys and cowgirls do rodeo
full time and don't have jobs. She
said the top 15 cowboys and cow-
girls are all sponsored.
Mrs. Culberson has won ro-
deos in Texas, Louisiana, Geor-
gia, Florida, Arkansas and other
"It's definitely an adrenalin
rush," she noted.
Barrel racing is really for all
ages. Some ladies are in their 60's,
she explained. At last years circuit
finals she was the oldest competi-
"Young girls seem to come out
of the woodwork. They go from
college rodeo to pro rodeo," she
You must be 18 years old to
compete in the PRCA.
Mrs. Culberson won't be at the.
Okeechobee Rodeo this year. That
weekend, Arcadia's -rodeo has a
$5,000 added purse. That same
weekend she will compete in ro-
deos in Montgomery, Alabama
and Houston, Texas. She notes
that is an example of how grueling
and demanding the schedule is.
I "It is really, really hard to do

this," she added.
She has had her share of suc-
cess at the Okeechobee rodeos.
She won the 2007 Labor Day Ro-
deo and was the 2007 Speckled
Perch rodeo winner. She has fin-
ished second seven times.
"I was trying to win that rodeo
so hard, I finally won it back to
back," she said.
Snip also had the second fast-
est time ever recorded at the Oca-
la rodeo.
Culberson breaks and train
all of her own horses. She owns
eight horses, with six at her ranch.
She also teaches cowboys and
girls how to rope bulls.
"I have made horses and ro-
deo my life, my passion and my
Here are some of Wendy's ac-
Two time southeastern circuit
finals top 12 4th place 2005, sev-
enth place in 2006;
Two time southeaster circuit fi-
nals average earner 2005 3rd place,
2006 4th place;
2005 U.S. Pro Rodeo tour re-
serve champion;
2004 U.S. Pro Rodeo tour finals
2004 Fort Smith Barrel racing
futurity finalist;
2004 Florida Barrel Racers fu-
turity reserve champion;
2003 Rodeo Houston qualifier,
(top 60 in'the country);
2003 Sunshine Barrel Racers
open saddle winners;
2003 Sunshine Barrel Racers
novice horse saddle winner; and,
2007 Won or placed in 41 of
75 rodeos.

BBBS at (863) 824-2227.
If a business owner would like
to have the program explained a
case manager \ ill come. to.their'
business and recruit any poten-
tial volunteers if needed. Anyone
can help to make a difference in
a child's life, as BBBS says "little
moments ... big magic."
Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at





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7y--Fire guts vacant home, arson is suspected

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar

January Morning
Sharon Buck won first place with her acrylic artwork
entitled 'Uanuary Morning" which is a rendition of the
Okeechobee Livestock Market. Her name was incorrectly
published in the Tuesday, Feb. 26 edition.

Submitted photo

EYDC Employee of the Year
On Feb. 20, 2008, during a special ceremony with all EYDC
youth and staff in attendance, Superintendent Ivan Tate
announced Mildred Peterson as the 2007 Employee of the
Year for the Eckerd Youth Development Center. Ms. Peter-
son is a valued employee with 19 years of dedicated and
energetic service to this facility. Her high quality of work
and role modeling as a direct care counselor for EYDC
youth is worthy of such recognition.

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An investigation is underway
in an apparent arson fire that
gutted a structure at 982 N.E.
15"' Avenue on Monday night,
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue reported.
Crews were dispatched just
before 9 p.m. to the Douglas
Park residence and found a va-

cant building fully involved with
flame, reports stated.
No one was inside the home
and power had actually been
turned off to the structure sev-
eral months ago, firemen said.
A report from Lt. Robert Ban-
field noted that 10 firemen from
the County and City, along with
five units, were on the scene
close to three hours putting out
the blaze and cleaning up the

Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Malinda Elizabeth Yates,
23, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 22 by Deputy
Corporal Timothy A. Higgins on
a warrant charging her with the
felony of driving while license
suspended. Her bond was set at
Mark K. Hormuth, 50, South-
ernview Drive, Zephyrhills, was.
arrested Feb. 22 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an order from
the Department of Corrections
charging him with violation of
community control. He was re-
leased on his own recognizance.
Jesse James Lyng, 25, N.W.
102nd St. Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 22 by Detective Rick
Durfee on a felony charge of
possession of a controlled sub-
stance, and a misdemeanor
charge of obstruction by a dis-
guised person. His bond was set
at $3,500.
Ernest William Chapman,
27, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 23 by Deputy Matthew Hurst
on a felony charge of burglary,
and misdemeanor charges of
theft and criminal mischief. His
bond was set at $7,000.
Tracey Ann Murphy, 44, N.E.
54th Trail, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 23 by Deputy Donna
H. Lee on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended habitual of-
fender. She is being held without
Nicki Lynn Gatlin, 28, S.E.
15th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 23 by Deputy Donna

H. Lee on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine, and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. She is being
held without bond.
Raymond John Lisi, 40,
S.E. 14th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 23 by Deputy
Wayne Douglas on a felony
charge of aggravated assault
(two counts), and misdemeanor
charges of battery and criminal
mischief. His bond was set at
Deena Jean Williams, 22,
N.W. 354th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 24 by the OCPD
on a charge of driving under the
influence. She was released on
her own recognizance.
Allen Clinton Mauldin, 29,
N.E. 304th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 25 by Deputy
Steven McKinley on warrants
charging him with failure to ap-
pear worthless check, failure to
appear worthless check, failure
to appear contempt of FTA ar-
raigment, violation of probation
- driving while license suspended
(felony), violation of probation -
high speed/wanton fleeing, viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended with priors.
He is being held without bond.
Ronnie Lee Walker, 20,
Flippen Ave., Avon Park, was ar-
rested Feb. 25 by Deput Lieuten-
ant Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation grand theft and vio-
lation of probation burglary of
a conveyance. He is being held
without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

Flames were coming from in
front of the building and on the
north side and had vented the
roof when firemen arrived on
the scene, the report added.
The estimate of damage
caused was set at $17,000.

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Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, 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 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
EVOLUTION: This is something I have a question about. If Adam
and Eve are the parents of everyone in the world, where did Cain
and Able get their wives? Did they marry their sisters? Then, when
the whole world was flooded and everyone drowned, Noah and his
wife and his sons and their wives were the only survivors, then isn't
the whole world now related to Noah and his family? Sounds like a
whole lot of inbreeding going on in the Bible.

TRASH: You know I go out at least twice a week with my daugh-
ter or my husband for lunch or dinner. I can not get over something
that I see all the time including today. Diapers -- yes diapers in the
parking lot -- and not just in the parking lot, right at the front door.
Today there were three diapers, one in the third parking spot up
front, one sitting in the ashtray sitting right in front of the door and
one sitting on top of the newspaper stand. Obviously, we have a lot
of lazy mothers or fathers in town, but this is a situation that is hap-
pening all the time and I mean all the time. Has anyone else noticed

SUSPENSION: My grandson's parents were called and told that
my grandson has been suspended for a day. He got the referral a
week ago. However, the Dean stated he had about 50 referrals on
his desk, was the reason why they were being contacted a week
later. Sounds like he needed to be at his desk, catching up. If I had
50 referrals on my desk, I'd be asking my teachers, "What's going
on?" My grandson got the referral in the sex education class. I know
it may not be called that but that's what the class consist of. The
teacher finished her lesson and my grandson had a question. She
refused to answer his question. She directed him to ask the school
nurse. When this was brought to the Dean's attention he responded
by saying it's the teacher's prerogative to answer or not. My question
is this, why teach students a particular lesson if they're not allowed
to ask questions? If the teacher is not comfortable enough to answer
the questions, maybe she isn't qualified to teach that particular class.
Anyway, because he insisted on her answering his question, he was
given a referral and then suspended. What do you parents think?

SERVICE DOG: I just read the article about Chery Birgholtz re-
garding her service dog. I have worked with people with fibromy-
algia; it is a very painful and debilitating disease. You need all the
help you can get since it is so tough doing even the simplest things
when it flairs up. If you are having so many problems with people
about the animal for goodness sake get him a harness that says he
is a working dog. That would solve all your problems. I too am a
dog lover have three of them, and yes if you are in a store with a dog
without a working dog harness, I would presume it is a working dog.
But a lot of other people just live to make everyone else's lives miser-
able. Just hold your head up high and disregard the remarks, they
are not even worth a response. Good luck to you and your beautiful
working dog.

WRONG ADDRESS: This is to the people who get the wrong
mail, like their neighbor's or someone who lives on their streets
mail. Do you throw it away or do you put on it, "not at this address"
and return it to the post office or your mailbox? My son was waiting
on a very important letter and it went to the wrong mailbox and he
never got it. But I bet it had the wrong address on the same street. I
always put not at this address and send it back to the post office or
if I know the people I deliver it to the people. And that's the way it
should be done.

WELFARE: I am calling about the system in Okeechobee County.
Apparently it only works for who they want it to work for. I recently
had my child taken out of this town by his mother, who has a history
of violence, bi-polar, and jeopardizing my child's welfare. I tried to
file an injunction and they denied it. So in the meantime I have to
wait two weeks and let my son be subjected to this, and me with my
hands tied and not being able to do anything about it. So what does
it take to make the system believe that you're not lying about your
child's welfare?

SEATS: Adding seats to the Agri-Civic Center is a typical waste of
tax payer's money. Another $300,000 for 3,000 seats? Unbelievable!
Now, the TOTAL COST of this center is over $9 million! For a couple
more million, you could have had a real nice amphitheater or civic
center that held about six or seven thousand and would or could
have bought in such events as concerts by national acts, Comedians,
sporting events, and so on. But, no, were stuck with pig shows, mini
horse shows, rodeos or anything that's going to benefit the ranchers
here in town. Way to plan ahead county commishes, cannot WAIT
to see you GONE!

DOG: To the woman with the service dog, I don't think you can
blame people for saying something about a dog being in a business
if you don't have some kind of harness or tag identifying him as a
service dog.

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Guest Commentary

Protect IFAS from

major funding cuts

By Michael W. Sparks
Executive Vice President/
CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual
Faced with a state budget crisis,
University of Florida's President
Bernard Machen
is contemplating
drastic cuts in
funding for UF's i
Institute of Food
and Agricultural
Sciences (IFAS)
and research
directly tied to
agriculture. Dr. Michael W.
Machen's knife Sparks
could slice criti-
cal work done at Lake Alfred's Cit-
rus Research and Education Cen-
ter (CREC), a division of IFAS.
This would be devastating to
the state's $9 billion citrus indus-
try. Over the past 90 years, CREC
has been at the forefront of citrus
research doing everything from
developing new varieties to im-
proving production techniques.
Florida citrus would not be a
$9 billion economic engine if it
weren't for the tremendous sup-
port we've received from CREC/
One of the major challenges
Florida citrus is grappling with
is citrus greening, an insidious
disease that rapidly kills trees
and spreads like wildfire. Green-
ing is now endemic to the state
and threatens citrus to the core.
We currently have more than 100
research projects underway de-
signed to combat greening and
many are IFAS administered with
CREC serving as Ground Zero in
the fight. This research, which
may well determine the future
of Florida citrus, must continue
unabated to achieve maximum
results. We can't do this on a
shoestring budget. I certainly un-
derstand the tough choices Dr.
Machen must address. UF has
been asked to slash $50 million
and obviously the process is go-
ing to be painful for many seg-
ments of the University. That fact
is crystal clear and I am not envi-

ous of Dr. Machen's task at hand.
With this in mind, we are not
asking that IFAS be granted "sa-
cred cow' status as some observ-
ers have suggested. But Machen
should make cuts equitable
across the University without a
disproportionate cut to IFAS. In a
recent public statements, Dr. Ma-
chen says he will focus on "tar-
geted reductions in programs"
and not across the board cuts.
If this means gouging IFAS pro-
grams, Machen is making a seri-
ous mistake.
Let me remind him that UF,
as a land-grant institution, has a
special responsibility to serve the
needs of Florida agriculture. That
was part of the deal when the
federal government gave massive
tracts of land to the University
and we believe wholesale cuts to
IFAS's budget would not be liv-
ing up to the terms of the agree-
And for the readers who think
the issue is just about growers
and the people who rely on the
IFAS for research, information
and education, consider this: Ag-
riculture is a key part of Florida's
economy. More than 100 individ-
ual industry sectors in the state
are agriculture related providing a
$54 billion economic impact and
almost 391,000 full-time and part-
time jobs. Citrus alone has a $9
billion economic impact on Flor-
ida while creating 90,000 jobs.
Citrus also serves as the state's
signature industry producing 80
percent of the orange juice con-
sumed domestically while fortify-
ing the economies of many rural
Florida communities. While bio-
tech start-ups and venture capital
firms grab all of the headlines,
Florida agriculture chugs along
providing a stable economic
foundation for Florida.
In other words, hurt Florida
agriculture through cuts to IFAS
and you hurt the entire state. Be-
fore Dr. Machen makes any final
decisions, he should keep this in

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health De-
partment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as, the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discUssion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
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. 28
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1I
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Ki-
wanis 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.
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-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women, who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meet at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyte-
rian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at
(863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of
someone that might need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic 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, 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101
Fifth Ave. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn
Rinear at (863) 697-1807.

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Charter School EMS

honors Hudson

Pemayetv Emahakv's
Teacher of the Year
By Nena Bolan
Special to the Okeechobee News
BRIGHTON Pamela Hudson
knows that teachers must be cre-
ative in order to get the prompt
attention of students.
She may twirl a baton, do a
little dance, or hatch a Triassic in-
vertebrate right in the classroom.
Of course, the kids love it. Some-
times a fresh approach can kick-
start a lesson that would other-
wise have no meaning for second
They may not comprehend the
value of academics at this young
age, but they know what fun is.
Ms. Hudson is Pemayetv
Emahakv's Teacher of the Year.
She first began working with stu-
dents when she taught majorette
baton twirling, and eventually
she got into the school system in
Okeechobee County.
She has experience with ele-
mentary and secondary students,
and has recently earned her read-
ing endorsement.
The charter school uses an
innovative blend of academics,
technology,. Seminole studies
and Creek language. Her second
graders have learned to use the
bookmark tool when they look
for appropriate websites on their
laptops; and they are immersed
in Creek language studies, too.
Her favorite language arts les-
son is the classic Reader's The-
ater, which gives students oral flu-
ency when pronouncing words
they may be unfamiliar with, or
have used incorrectly during ev-
eryday situations. Instead of just
reading words out loud from a
text, Reader's Theater allows stu-

INI/Nena Bolan
Pamela Hudson is a second
grade teacher at Pemayeta
Emahakv Charter School.
She has been recognized as
teacher of the year. Pemayetv
Emahakv is in Glades County
on the Brighton Reservation.
dents to hear the natural rythym
and flow of words while they read
from a script.
Pamela Hudson makes it fun
when she encourages them to
loosen up and wear props like
hats and sunglasses. Sometimes
they even take their Reader's The-
ater on a spontaneous trip to an-
other class. This performance is
entertaining for them and it gives
learning a boost.
Ms. Hudson makes learning
fun, even if she has to perform in
front of a second grade audience.
She can see the reaction on their
faces and it pleases her, and gives
her a reason to be a teacher.
"If they are glad I'm here, then
I'm glad, too," Pamela Hudson
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at

Continued From Page 1
board on the fundamentals of
developing and operating a
small business incubation pro-
gram, including a study on this
subject conducted for High-
lands County.
Commissioners will consider
priorities for road repairs. The
current road department budget
includes $1.65 million for paving.
The board will be considering a
proposed list for roads for resur-
facing that will require little or no
preparations for resurfacing. To-
tal estimated cost for the entire
list is $851,440. The list includes
roads in the Douglas Brown area,
Treasure Island/Everglades Bou-
levard, Connors Gables areas as
well as all or portions of the fol-
lowing roads: N.W. 38th Avenue,
N. W. 1141" Ave, N.W./N.E. 144th
Drive, N. E. 4811t Avenue, S.W.
67"' Drive, S.W. 21st Parkway,
N.W 10th Terrace, S.W Seventh
Avenue, and N.W 160"' Drive. A
second proposed list of roads to
be resurfaced will be presented
to the board' in the near future.
As a means of bridging the
gap between ambulance service
fees and the cost of operating
the EMS portion of the fire/res-
cue service, commissioners will
consider either an assessment
similar to the fire assessment or
an ad valorem tax. A quarter of
mill tax has been proposed. This
would mean for every $100,000
of assessed value, the property
owner would pay an additional
$25 annually. According to fig-
ures furnished by the property
appraiser's office this would gen-
erate $588,000.
In other action the board is
expected to:
*discuss joining with High-
lands, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee
and Hendry counties to form a
rural regional metropolitan plan-
ning organization that would ne-
gotiate for federal road improve-.
ment funds;
*receive a presentation from

the consulting firm of Glatting,
Jackson Kercher, and Anglin on
development of a county wide
master park plan;
*receive the annual report
of the workforce development
*determine use of $300,000
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation enhancement funds for fis-
cal year 08/09;
*consider purchasing the
leased trailers currently being
used as office space by the road
department and parks and recre-
ation department;
*authorize the chairman to
execute a grant application to
upgrade the E-911 system;
terminate a lease at the in-
dustrial and park and authorize a
new lease for the same property;
consider acceptance of a do-
nated ATV converted for medical
*appoint three members to
the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center Advisory Commit-
tee with terms to expire March,
*appoint four regular and/or
one alternate member to the
consecution licensing board with
terms to expire at various dates;

S*appoint two regular and one
alternate member to the plan-
ning board/board of adjustments
and appeals with terms to expire

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Issues Forum at www.newszap.
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Church News in Brief

Homecoming set for
Baptist Church
Okeechobee Missionary
Baptist Church, 4212 Hwy 441
N. will be having a Homecom-
ing Revival from March 16
through March 21. The ser-
vice will begin at 7:30 p.m.
each night. Evangelist, Brother
Charles Colburn will be speak-
ing. For information please call,
(863) 763-7743.

Dunklin Memorial to
hold prayer banquet
Dunklin Memorial Camp
will be having a prayer banquet
on April 4, at the Recreation
Outreach Center of First Bap-
tist Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Okeechobee. It is an informa-
tive dinner that includes the
meal, testimonies, and music.
The dinner is at 6 p.m. with the
program to follow. Tickets are
$10 and are available by calling
(863) 763-8865 or (863) 697-

Children Theatre
performance set
First United Methodist Chil-
dren's Theatres production of
Allen Pote's "0, Jonah," free
performance will be held on
Sunday, May 18, at 6 p.m. in
the Sanctuary. For information
contact Lonnie Kirsch or Nancy
Vaughan at (863) 763-4021.

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 information call (863) 447-

Church van offers
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.V/
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-

Fellowship activities
at Fort Drum Church
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a .men's fel-
lowship 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 infor-
mation or if you need transpor-
tation to and from these activi-
ties, call (863) 467-1733.

Outreach 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)

Personal growth
group to meet
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
contact, Tony Santamarina at
(863) 467-5474 or Jo Norris at
(863) 746-5152.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Great Shepherd
Okeechobee Church of Christ reminds us that Jesus is the
Great Shepherd.


Connie Hamilton
Constance Gene "Connie"
Hamilton, age 60 of Okeechobee,
died Feb. 25, 2008 at Hospice of
the Treasure Coast, Ft. Pierce.
Mrs. Hamilton was born in Ohio
and was a former resident of
Louisville, Ohio and Fort Pierce.
She was employed by the United
States Postal Service.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 21 years, Cornell "Sonny"
Hamilton of Qkeechobee; son,
Rick McGuire of Louisville; two
grandchildren; and her mother,
Vi Schmitt of Okeechobee.
Yates Funeral Home and Cre-
matory is in charge of arrange-
Friends who wish may contrib-
ute to Hospice of Treasure Coast,
2500 Virginia Ave., Ste. 202, Ft.
Pierce, 34981.

Bertha A. Moore
Bertha A. Moore, age 77 of
Vaughn Lane in Smithville, Tenn.,
died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at her
residence. She was born in Hern-
shaw, W Va., the daughter of the
late Nick and Mary Kinder Albu.
She was raised in West Virginia
where she went to East Bank
High School in East Bank, W Va.,
and worked at Emble's Depart-
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She married Cylde 0. Moore
in 1948, the couple with their son
Steven, moved to Florida in 1962
living in West Palm Beach and-
Okeechobee for 43 years, where
daughter Lee Ren'ee was born in
1965. In 2005 she left her home in
Florida to move closer to her fam-
ily in Tennessee.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, Clyde,
siblings, Nick Albu, Gene Albu,
Virginia Gordon, Elizabeth Kirk,
Bob Albu, Earl Albu, and Helen
She is survived by her son, Ste-
ven M. Moore of Smithville, Tenn;
daughter, Lee R. Leake (Pam) of
Old Hickory, Tenn., grandchil-
dren, Claire and Clarence Leake,
brother in-law, Walter Prichard,
sister in-law, Gloria Albu and
many dearly loved nieces and
A memorial service will be
held, March 1, from 3 until 5 p.m.
at the Church of the Nazarene
Fellowship Hall in Smithville, Ten-
In lieu of flowers, please send
memorial donations to Alive Hos-
pital of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home and
Cremation Center of Sparta Ten-
nessee are in charge of arrange-

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Movie times for Friday, Feb. 22,
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Theatre I -"Spiderwick
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p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
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Auctions 105
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or (863)261-6425
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Find it faster. Sell It soon-
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Health Foods

Vitamins, Minerals

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND 10K BTU, Whirl-
pool, $50 (863)357-2873
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932

DOLL 1855, Heinrich Hand-
werck, 28", body & head
stamp "Big 5", $1300.
From 1915, in cabinet. $150
TRUNK Old w/ leather straps
& ROCKER, Rare, Folds, For
side of wagon, $300 for
both,will sep (863)234-9747

Profile Spacemaker, 1.8cu ft,
asking $250 or best offer
MICROWAVE white, with
turntable, $ 2 0 .
Excellent condition. $175
Call (863)517-0244

WASHER & DRYER excellent
condition, $200 for both.
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
condition. $140 Will sep.
(863)675-8937 LaBelle area
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$250 (863)675-0548

Foreman, like new, great deal
for only $30 (863)763-8149
over stove. $100
With all extras, new, never
used, will sacrifice for $130
ing $50 (863)357-2741

Why Rent When
You Can Own?
We Finance Everyone!
All Size Sheds Available

MAGNA 21 SPEED Women's
bike & car carrier rack. $50

Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4800. 25x40 $6100. 30x40
$7300. 35x50 $9990. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
RECT since 1980...

30x30, tinted, 1 40x30, very
good condition. $30 will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
SLIDING DOOR, Entry door &
Lg sliding windows &
screens. Like new. $250
Will sep. (502)648-8591

BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
Price, Nature Touch, Excel-
lent condition. $70
(863)983-6304 Clewiston
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
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell separate y.
(863)763-6131 Okee area

RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
Shotguns, Hand Guns &
Knives, w/cases, $5,000 will
sell sep. (863)697-3214
Mag, 12 ga, Mossberg 835
12 ga & Remington 1100 20
ga. $1200 863-357-1528
RIFLE Argentine Mauser,
Sporterized, New 3X9 scope.
Very accurate, EC, Box of
shells. $250 (863)763-5120
cal., Colt 1894 US Army,
Ruger Old Army, $1500 or
will sep (606)219-3890

CLOTHES Ladies, Name
Brands, Size 3X, New w/
tags. Pants & Shirts. $50 for
5 pcs. (239)292-7509
used, size 7.5 Wide Men's,
HI-Tec Trek Lite. $30
used, all sizes, excellent
condition. $200 will separ-
ate. (863)763-0742
PAGENT GOWN white, size
1 b e ad ed $ 7 5
Strapless, Size 18. $150
ries & Wedding accessories.
Never used. $500 Neg. call for
more info (863)675-7963

From 1980's. Never gone
throu g h $ 3 2 5
Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627
RECORDS 45's & 33's, Over
100. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)675-7963
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-

COMPUTER Win 98 desk-
top, works fine, $80
(863)634-8880 Okeechobee
(6) 8750 $6.00 ea.
(1)7768 $12.00, (1)8766
$33.00, (1)S015086
$26.00, No phone calls
please. If interested e-mail to
LAPTOP Dell Insperion 6000,
Intel Pentium processor, 1.50
MHZ, 512 Ram. 80 GB H/D,
& more $450. 863-357-2863
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
mail to okeeadmin@news-

FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747

chairs, solid wood, $125.
BEDROOM SET Queen head-
board & side table. $99
BR SUITE 5pc, Queen set,
Sealy Matt/Boxspr, good
cond $200 (561)254-7458
ple, $100. (863)675-0548
good condition, glass doors,
100/neg. 863-675-4624
color. $35 (863)763-5067
COUCH Blue, Approx. 10 Ft.
Great shape! $40
CRUISER Ladies, 6 spd.,
White paint, wide tires, com-
fortab e seat. Great condi-
tion. $75 (863)447-0857
DRESSER Matching 6 drawer
w/mirror & armoire, chests
of drawers & night stand.
$100 (863)983-4743
Broyhill, 5pc, maple wood,
glass & lights, $800
Round, wrought iron, top is
M lass, 4 chairs, exc cond.
199 (863)467-1250
HOME DESK with chair,
$125 (863)675-7410
Cushioned Chairs. Good
conditi o n $ 7 5
NIGHT STAND With drawers,
white. $30 (863)763-5067
PATIO TABLE End chairs,
bamboo & glass top. $45
RECLINER Black, Leather,
Great condition. Asking $450
RECLINER Lazy Boy, brown,
$75. (336)342-0221
SOFA full size tan leather,
Good condition. $200 or
best offer. (863)801-4207
Chairs, 2 Solid Wood Cus-
tom End Tables & Enter.
Cntr. $1200 (863)677-1938

GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, w ill sep .
GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
complete set irons/metals,
exc cond, Pro bag w/balls.
$600 (828)442-1662


FISH TANK 300 gallon, must
sell! $200 or best offer.
GOLDFISH (3), Ig., multi
colorful, approx. 6", great for
outdoor pond, $25.
JACK RUSSEL parents on
premises, shots, papers,
short legs, $300
LAB Chocolate, AKC Regis-
tered. 3 yr. old male. Free to
good home only. Please call
SHIH TZU Brown & white,
male, neutered, 7 mos old,
to good home only. $150

SAVAGE RIFLE Mod 99, cal
300 say, Unertl scope, brass
rotary mag./counter, exc
cond. $575 (863)763-5120

lent condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-3439
after 5pm or leave message
Gym Pro Series. $500. Call
after 5pm or Leave message

DIAMOND RING Ladies, 1.09
ct, SI1, brand new, size 6.5,
beautiful, will sacrifice for
$1200 (863)983-2306
Turn your Gold in Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34974

ing $40 (863)902-0257
PATIO TABLE with white
wicker legs, 30x30 glass
top, 24" high, $20.

GRAB BAR (tub mounted) &
walker with wheels & feet,
$75/will separate. Call
863-763-3289 after 5pm
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. or best offer.
(863)467-9892 Okeechobee
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition .
$2000 863-983-4940
Portable Powerchair XtraLite
Jiffy, new condition. $1500

$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.
TAINER Aluminum. $1200
(863)675-4098 evenings
Cotta color, $40 each. No
phone calls. If interested
email to okeeadmin@news-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
get your glass table in La-
belle. (863)517-1569
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
Tanning Canopy. $100 or best
offer. 863-634-5888
ULTRA LIGHT Eagle Excel, 3
Axis, new eng., good sails,
$3,000. Call 863-357-0464
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. Like new.
$700 neg. (863)763-3932
Out! 8x16 enclosed trailer
full, $700. (863)467-5401

DRUM SET Rhythm & Art,
used, complete w/sticks &
seat. $200 or best offer.
GUITAR Johnson, black,
used 3 mos., w/soft case &
amp, $250. (863)612-5201
PIANO Spinet, Beautiful
found, Maple finish, $250
2000. Digital i.lIudi,:, W,,.
station. $ 2 0 0 0
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in odg case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627

AQUARIUM with fish, 2 fil-
ters, gravel, accessories,
BLUE HEELER male, neu-
tered, current shots, $300 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
old female, great w/kids,
loves to play ball. $100 neg
(863)467-5906 after 5pm
CHIHUAHA PUP 4 mo. old
Female $280. Call Barb
(Days) (863)675-2541. La-
elle area.

makes you a more informed
and Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!

(863)634-7994 ,
All types, Plus Rod. $100
Golf Scope Beverage Cart Lo-
cator $13. Tons o'Laughs.
Golf Scope Works 2! Great
gift idea! Order Today
(561)909-7917. Go 2
$250 (863)634-7994

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

GENERATOR Onan Emerald I,
120v AC, Model #4.0BGE1
R/2611C, needs tune-up,
$150 firm. (863)675-4851
Works great, must sell. $150
or best offer (863)227-6210

X-BOX 2 wireless controllers,
20 games, package deal,
$350/neg. 863-673-7466
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VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526


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

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

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

low hours, exc. cond.
$4,995. Call 863-763-4774
LAWN MOWER 2yrs old,
Self propelled, Sears,
6.75hp, asking $75
PUSH MOWER excellent
condition, 450.
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
'00, 8hp motor, asking $550
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230

Demo Homesiles Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.Kay-
HOT TUB Hot Springs, 6 per-
son, new heater pump,
works great, set up & work-
ing. $1500 (863)634-0904

SEW MACH Singer,
portable, electric, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-9892

Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings (800)482-9419.
In Town, 2br/2ba, $850
mo. + $500. sec. dep.
Includes Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313
Very clean! $500/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets.
How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-

Stucco homes.
$995 Down
From $895
per month

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo!. For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo!
3bd 2ba Home only
$199/mo! More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For List-
ings (800)482-9419.
BRAND NEW 4/2 $1095.
mo., 1st. & sec. No pets
561)248-3888 or
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 s 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
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
FORT DRUM 2br, 2ba home,
on 5 beautiful country acres,
private lake & pond, garage,
fenced yard, (305)944-2721
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN 2br/2ba, laundry
rm., w/d, screened in porch,
Lawn serv. No Dogs. Non
Smk. Env. $800 mo. +
sec. (941)504-3954
3BR/2BA, $1,000 mo.,
1st, last + $500 sec. dep.
OKEE: 3/1 on /V2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $975 mo, 1st
mo. & dep. 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. 1st., last & sec.
OKEECHOBEE beautiful, im-
maculate on Taylor Lake,
w/dock, newly renovated,
unfurn or turn., 3/2/2,
$1800/mo (561)625-4306
or (561)214-0636
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330

rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545
Buying a car? Look In the
classlileds, Selling a
car? Look In the classl-


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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

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Rent from $750 month (F/US)
Vintage Cottage Wraparound Porch
On Two Sides of Deep Water
11 "1[iil

Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.
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Real Estate

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property-Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Bank Reposl 3bd 2ba Home
only $35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50k0 Payments from
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info

FOR SALE -8.37 Acres
Ind/Strge/Warehs, Hwy 78W,
1000+ homes BHR
$75k/acre (863)801-3133

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Tennessee Land Sale! 3 Acres
& Log Cabin only $59,900!
Saturday March 8th! New
2128 sf log cabin package
on 3 acres of farmland with
spectacular views. 1 mile to
Nicklaus designed golf
course. Near TN River & rec-
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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.

purchase Trailer park or RV
park. 8 units & up in size.
Call (954)946-6494 Iv. msg.

SMobile Homes

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good cond., $125

BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $975/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
3br, 2ba, 1 car garage.
Lake access on canal.
$800/mo. (561)441-2668

ANCIENT OAKS 55+, Gated,
lbr, 1ba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. All Util.
& Cable TV included.
$550/mo. 954-610-5345
Mobile Home Angels
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
Delivered & Set
Manufactured Homes (Own)
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
OKEECHOBEE 1br, large Fla
room, furnished, heat & air,
util furnished $6000
D/W, 3br, 2ba, Open concept
Kit. & bar area. Sea wall,
& Tool shed. $139,0000.
& Adjoining Lot $98,000.
Call (863)763-0557



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


trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor $2550
Tournament, Merc Tracker
Pro Series-75 mot, pow trim
tilt, $5000 (859)229-1039
BOAT 19', w/Volvo eng., new
seats, new paint, galv. trir.,
runs great, $3200 or best of-
fer. (239)867-6394
DEEP V 16', aluminum &
Trailer with new tires. $350
or best offer. Must see...
DINGY 8 ft, with teak seat,
trim & ends of oars, very
nice condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)983-2306
JAVELIN BOAT 191/ ft.,
$4500. Call John
(863)357-3092 or
JON BOAT 10', aluminum,
gas tank, $400 or best offer.
JON BOAT 12 ft aluminum,
heavy metal V-hull w/8 1/2
hp Johnson. $600
(859)221-3766 LaBelle
KAYAK Fiberglass, 18',
Necky Arluk 1.9, red deck,
White hull, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 (863)531-0093
KYAK Pelican Eclipse. Per-
fect cond. Never used. 1 per-
son. Pd over $400, Asking
$200 neg. (732)551-6988
MOWER John Deere, Self
Propelled. Like new. Original
price over $400, Asking
$200 (732)551-6988
Johnson, 2 cycle, manual
start, hand tiller, like new,
$1800. (302)674-3353
Mercury, 115hp, for parts,
$180 or best offer.
PONTOON 28FT 4 cyl Che-
vy Mere Cruiser, inboard out
drive, extra motor incld,
$2700 neg (863)634-1536
$3500 863-763-7783 or
SEA NYMPH 16.5', 60 HP
Evinrude, Galvanize trailer &
trolling motor. Lots of extras.
$2000 Neg. (863)357-3439
V HAUL BOAT 12 ft fiber-
glass w/50 merc, ready to
go. $2250 (863)467-9288

AUCTION '06 Open Road
Model 389, 4 slideouts, all
options, all standard kit. fea-
tures, incl. dishwasher &
w/d, less than 200 miles,
very little use, bids start at
$24,000. Sat., 3/1, noon til
1lpm. For info call
(863)467-7520 or for pics-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTORHOME '99 loaded,
12K miles, $25,000
(863)763-2469 or
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/ice
maker, 10 cf, under warr,
less than 2 yrs old, exc
cond.$750 (863)634-8617
-04, 22FT, exc cond., $7500
or best offer (863)467-2887
SUNLINE SOLARIS, '98 -26.5',
clean, new refrig. & awning,
ducted air, lots of storage,
$5000. (863)675-0016
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
controls $ 2 0 0
BOAT MOTOR' Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
tank, runs good. $450
BOAT TRAILER '98, Water-
land, Galvanized, 1750 gross
weight. 14'-16' boat. $350
hp, good for parts. $50
[oto 3030

HONDA CBR F3 '96 New
tires, looks & runs great,
$2500 or best offer
(863)634-7657 / 532-1382
KX250 DIRTBIKE '88 Low
hours on rebuilt motor,
needs minor odds & ends,
fast. $950 (863)801-3174
Street bike, runs great, new
,brakes. $2000 or best offer.
SUZUKI RM 125 '00 Dirt
bike, race ready. Call for
more info. $1200 or best of-
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cond, pearl/green, very low
miles, garage kept. $3500
'HSp t Vehes

teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
$750 (863)697-2033
HONDA 250 SX '85 3 Wheel-
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more info. $400 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4271
HONDA 300 1999 Four Trax
4x4, $1400 or best offer.
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2500 neg
lop, (2) KT181 25x8x12 &
(2) KT185 25x10x12, 99%
tread. $150 (863)885-1172

ER, '77, 31', $4,200.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 404
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
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Vans 4070

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For Listings Call
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CHEVY CAPRICE, '93 4 dr.,
minor repairs needed, run-
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Blue, A/C, C/C, 4 Dr., PW,
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FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, loaded, pw, pi, cd, auto,
all options, $3,900.
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (863)697-1759
Auto. Good condition. $1200
or best offer. (863)984-6450
HONDA CIVIC- '86 does not
run, have title, $300 or best
offer. (863)675-3714 call af-
ter 2pm
KIA SEPHIA, '99 runs great,
looks good, lots of new
parts, cold a/c, $3,000 or
est offer. (863)697-9368
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2500 or best
offer. (863)467-5906 after 5
MERCURY '99, Good me-
chanically, Needs body
work. 40K mi. $1750 or best
offer. (863)675-5853
QUIS '96 Cold a/c, low
miles, very nice car, clean.
$2900 cash (772)219-9455
GS '98 Exc cond, all main-
tenance records. $3000 or
best offer. (239)898-9714

great shape, shows 80k mi?,
factory paint, fully loaded,
OLDS BRAVADA '98 leather
seats, power windows, pow-
eir seats, $1 800
Needs transmission. Good
condition $700.
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Civic $385! 93 Toyo-
ta Camry $750! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
Leather interior, sunroof,
runs great, in good condi-
tion. $4000 (866)34-0758

DATSUN 280Z 1976 Auto.
$2300 or best offer.
$2800 239-823-2587 or

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

GOLF CART 3 Wheel Legend
w/charger. 36 volt. New bat-
teries, paint, tires. Sharp!
$900 (239)225-3282

good motor, trans etc., dia-
mond plated bed, headboard,
$750 neg. (863)467-1670
CHEV BLOCKS (350 & 400),
Assorted performance parts,
$500 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)634-0971
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
ENGINE 318 Chrysler engine,
out of an '82 Dodge. $100
tractor, Headache Rack for
semi trlr., $500 will sell sep.
FORID F150 1992 PW, PL,
Runs, Needs tune up and
work on A/C. $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-6601
Ranch Hand & rear step
down bumper, fits Chevy PU,
$750. (863)763-3410
HITCH Reese style off of
2003 Silverado 1500. $60
MOTOR & PARTS from '94
SHonda 4 Tray 200, $150.

bottle. $200 or best offer.
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
(863)467-5401 or
bular, for 4 door Chevy pick
up, black in color. $100
STARTER for 1986 Honda
Civic, brand new, $200 or
best offer. (863)675-3714
after 2pm
TIRES 4, New, Fuzion
245/50R16. Paid $420.
Asking $285 (863)763-0944
TIRES & RIMS off '99 Ford
F250, $100 (863)634-7994
TIRES (2) 205/65 15" Very
good condition. $30 for both.
TIRES (4) Bridgestone,
245/75/R16, brand new off
of 2500 Duramax, on stock
rims. $500 (863)634-7977
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.
TRUCK CAP Full size. $200
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250
cash. You Haul.
WIRE RIMS, 13x7, gold, $450
or best offer (863)697-2168
Picup ruks I5

CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE RAM 1500, '95 2
whi. dr., cold a/c, pw, p1,
asking $ 2 5 0 .
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 11 OK, new
parts,$4500 (863)634-2303
FORD F150- '87, Great for
parts. No engine. $400.
FORD F-250 1986 & F-100
1985. 1 w/rebuilt motor. 1
w/ new head. $650 for both.
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
Runs good. $1200
TOOL BOX Fiberglass for
Pick-Up, A-1 condition. $100

needs gas tank, some rust,
high mileage, runs. $500 or
best offer. (561)261-2625
shape, blue, $3250 or best
offer (863)697-1702
$2000 239-823-2587 or

axle, 4' barn doors, 7' wide 4'
high, 8' long, $750.
ER Dove tail with ramps,
20ft x 7ft. $1200
closed, black, nice. $1500
(863)674-0898 or
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wAle downs. Less than 10K.
$800 (219)776-1746

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to select finalists for County Administrator. This meeting will be held on Tuesday,
March 4, 2008 at 9:00AM in the County Commission Chambers, Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
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Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
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Submitted photo/OKMS
Art Fest Student Best of Show
Best of show for the student division at the 2008 Top of the Lake Art Fest was senior
Janelle Polk with her photography artwork entitled "Country Sunset."

Submitted photo/OKMS
Best of show in adult division
Best of show for the adult division at the 2008 Top of the Lake Art Fest was Megan Kirby
with her artwork entitled "Watering Maze." This was incorrectly published as the Best of
Show for the student division in the Tuesday, Feb. 26, edition.

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Monica Koger shows perfect form in her
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Bryan Suarez (right) and Eddie Guerrero (left) finished first and second in the one mile race
during Monday's track meet at OHS.

OHS wins track meet

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee defeated Trea-
sure Coast at both the running
events and the field events at the
opening track meet of the year
on Monday at OHS.
Okeechobee girls won 63-44
and the boys prevailed 79-49 at
a rare meet at Okeechobee High
Bryan Suarez, Malcolm Rush,
and James Shanks played key
roles for the boy's team. Monica
Koger and Jolene Skeen led the
girl's squad to victory.
On the boy's side, Okeechobee
took the 4 x 800 meter relay with
a time of 8:44. Treasure Coast fin-
ished at 9:28.
Malcolm Rush won the 100
yard dash with a time of 11.36.
James Shanks of Okeechobee
was third with a time of 11.6 sec-
Bryan Suarez won the 1600
meter run with a time of 4:37.
Eddie Guerrero finished second
with a time of 4:47. Alan Najera
of Okeechobee finished fourth
with a time of five minutes flat.
Treasure Coast managed
to take the 4 x 100 meter relay
when Okeechobee dropped the
baton midway through the race.
Treasure Coast won with a time
of 46.77. OHS' time-was 53.71.
Matt Skipper won the 400
meter dash with a time of 55.42.
Lonnie Pryor of OHS was second
with a time of 55.85.
Austin Willard was the only
competitor in the 300 meter hur-

dles. He had a time of 54.11.
Eddie Guerrero won the 800
meter run with a time of 2:09.
Lionel Jones of Okeechobee was
third with a time of 2:12.
Rush took the 200 meter run
with a time of 23.58. Shanks fin-
ished third with a time of 24.03.
Suarez came back to take
the 3200 meter run with a time
of 10:07. Rafael Denova finished
second with a time of 11:18.
OHS also won the 4 x 400 me-
ter relay.
In the field events, James
Shanks won the high jump with
a jump of 5'6". Ricky Nieto fin-
ished second and David Jeune
was third.
Treasure Coast took the long
jump and the triple jump. De-
forest Shanks of Okeechobee
finished third in the triple jump
with a time of 32'51/4".
Stephen Smith finished second
in the shot putt with a distance of
39'4". Tony Kibler finished third
with a throw of 38'6".
On the girl's side, Treasure
Coast took the 4 x 800 meter re-
lay while Jolene Skeen took the
100 meter hurdles with a time of
22.23. Okeechobee also took the
100. meter dash.
Okeechobee girls also won
in the 4 x 100 meter relay with a
time of 54.33. Treasure Coast was
disqualified by a lane violation.
Monica Koger won the 400
meter dash with a time of 1:09.
Skeen took the 300 meter hur-
dles and Markeisha Youmans
won the 200 meter run with a

time of 27.44.
In the field events, Fischer of
Okeechobee won the high jump
with aleap of 4'2". Monica Koger
won the long jump with a leap of
16'7". Youmans took third with
a long jump of 15'33/4". Jewel
Buck finished second in the shot
put with a throw of 26'9", 11
inches off the leading score.
The track team has a busy
week as they traveled to a tri-
meet on Wednesday at Lawn-
wood Stadium in Fort Pierce. Sat-
urday they compete in the Port
St. Lucie invitational.

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