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Briefs


Public invited
to meet finalists
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a reception for
the county administrator final-
ists at the Okeechobee County
Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.,
on Thursday, March 13, from 6
until 8 p.m.
The.reception is open to the
public.
Water restrictions
still in effect
The South Florida Water
'Management District (SFWMD)
has declared an extreme District-
wide water shortage, directly
affecting more than five mil-
lion South Florida residents and
thousands of farms and busi-
nesses.
Modified Phase III water
shortage order, went into Jan.
15, 2008, and includes:
Residents and businesses of
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Mar-
tin, Palm Beach, Broward,
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Hendry
and Glades counties are limited
to a one-day-per-week land-
scape irrigation schedule with
two "watering windows." Odd
street addresses may irrigate
lawns and landscapes on Mon-
days between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.
or 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Even street addresses may
irrigate lawns and landscapes
on Thursday between 4 a.m.
and 8: a.m. or 4 p.m. and 8
p.m. Residents and business-
es with more than. five acres
have expanded irrigation hours,
between midnight and 8 a.m.
OR 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on
their designated irrigation day.
Hand-watering with one hose
fitted n ith wi automatic shut-off
nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes
per day for landscape stress relief
and to prevent plant die-off.
Low-volume irrigation,
including the use of drip and
microjet systems that apply
water directly to plant root
zones, is not restricted but should
be voluntarily reduced,
/ Additional watering days and
times will be allocated for the
establishment of new lawns and
landscapes.
No restrictions apply to other
outside water uses, such as for
car and boat washing, pressure
cleaning of paved surfaces,
decorative fountains and water-
based recreation (e.g. swimming
pools, water slides).
Golf courses must reduce
their allocated water use by 45
percent.

Drought index

Current: 535
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.08 feet
Last Year: 11.26 feet



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

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County names five choices


Five finalists for
administrator to
attend reception

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
And then there were five.
Okeechobee County commis-
sioners took another step toward
selecting a county administrator
at a special meeting on Tuesday
morning, March 4. They cut the
list of candidates from 13 to five.


The five finalists are: Lyndon
Bonner of Ocala, former interim
assistant county administrator of
Sumter County and former city
manager of Bunnell;
Paul Brake of Lainsburg,
Mich., assistant township man-
ager of Meridian Charter Town-
ship in Michigan and former
chief administrative officer for
Shiawasee County, Mich.; Shane
Crawford of Pewaukee, Wis.,
deputy county administrator
for Walworth County, Wis., and
former county administrator for


Buffalo County, Wis.; G. Andrew
Hall from Henderson, Nev., plan-
ning director for Henderson and
former city manager of Payson
City, Utah; and Larry Stoever of
Saline, Mich., former city manger
of Saline and former city manag-
er of Greenville, Ill.
Mr. Stoever was a finalist in
the first slate of administrator
candidates that were rejected
by commissioners. The other
second time applicant, Kenneth
Fields, former chief administra-
tive officer for the Seminole Tribe


of Florida, did not make it to the
final round.
In spite of commissioner
Clif Betts' endorsement, L.
Dennis Whitt, former interim
deputy county administrator for
Okeechobee County, did not
make the final cut.
"Whitt is the only one who
knows anything about Okeecho-
bee County," Mr. Betts said.'
The intent of the meeting was
to cut the list of applicants down
to five. However, it took two bal-
lots to do so.


Dad's Day: Fathers visit Peace Lutheran Preschool
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Siblings Rylann and Cuyler Maxwell from Mrs. Brandel's class and Mrs. Maynor's Jr. Preschool class at Peace Lu-
theran Preschool were visited by.their father, Carl Maxwell, for Dad's Day Tuesday. More photos. Page 13.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Alias Wingfield (left) visited his daughter Alisa Wingfield's (right) class at Peace Lutheran Preschool for Dad's Day
where Alisa painted his hand to make handprints in her classroom.


Recruiter Colini Baenziger
passed out ballots to the com-
missioners and asked them to
mark five choices. Mr. Hall was
the only candidate to receive all
five commissioners' votes. Mr.
Bonner, Mr. Brake and Mr. Craw-
ford each received three votes.
Then there were three candi-
dates with two votes each.
Mr. Baenziger asked commis-
sioners to take another ballot
and vote for two of those three
See Finalists Page 2


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funding

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Communities In Schools of
Okeechobee, Inc., is requesting
funding from Hamburger Help-
er's MyHometownHelper.com
project to give the children of
the community an educational
resource at a local recreational
spot.
The Okeechobee Skate Park,
operated by Communities In
Schools of Okeechobee, Inc.,
provides a recreation outlet for
children of Okeechobee.
The skate park not only pro-
vides a fun and safe place for
children to play, but it also pro-
vides homework help' and a
summer camp that emphasizes
proper skateboard safety.
Communities In Schools is
also requesting funds to hire a
Hamburger Helper Homework
Helper to work at the skate park
in the afternoons and provide
children with academic tutoring.
The Homework Helper would
work 19 hours per week, 50
weeks a year, at $12 per hour
($11,400).
This would provide an educa-
tional resource for children.
In the hot summers where
there are more than four months
of 90 degree-plus heat, the skate
park is also in need of a Sun-
Guard Shade structure to help
prevent exposure to harmful ul-
traviolet radiation.
This would also help to
prevent over-heating and heat
stroke in children who are using
the park. The cost for the shade
has been quoted to Communi-
ties In Schools at $3,074.
The skate park has served as
an oasis for local children and
these improvements will make
the facility much more valuable
to the community.
Friends, neighbors and family
can support Healthy Start's ef-
forts by adding comments to the
grant application at www.my-
HometownHelper.com. To help,
log onto http://www.myhome-
townhelper.com/ViewProject.
aspx?id=37792 to leave com-


OEF provides opportunities


Foundation helps
connect students
with scholarships

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Sharon Vinson, treasurer of
the Okeechobee Educational
Foundation, Inc., spoke to Ro-
tarians about how they help
students and teachers from
Okeechobee.
The Okeechobee Education-
al Foundation serves as a pass
through to facilitate individuals,
businesses and organizations to
give scholarships to local stu-
dents and .mini-grants to local
teachers.
In 2007, the foundation re-


ceived over $106,000 in match
money from the state for schol-
arships sent to Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC) through
the foundation. This is proof
that helping your local students
through the foundation makes
your dollars multiply.
This match money is being
used for additional Take Stock
Scholarships, Grow Our Own
Scholarships and many other
scholarships for Okeechobee
High School graduates attending
IRCC.
Exactly what does the foun-
dation do?
The foundation provides the
donor with proof of the dona-
tion for tax records, a letter and/
or certificate to present to the
scholarship recipient at Scholar-


ship Night and official transmit-
tal of funds to the college of the
student's choice just to name a
few.
Through the foundation it
can be easy to donate funds to
a good cause. The foundation
can manage continuing scholar-
ships, awarding the scholarship
to the student yearly depending
on the student's fulfillment of re-
quirements such as grade point
average. The legwork and paper-
work are done by the foundation
and the donor can request up-
dates at any time.
To get a donor started, they
first meet with guidance coun-
selor Bill Black at the high school
and Mrs. Vinson to discuss what
type of scholarship they want to
See OEF Page 2


UKeecnooee News/unauna Aguiiar
Rotarian Mike Costopoulos (left) invited the Okeechobee
Educational Foundation board member Sharon Vinson
(right) to speak to Rotarians about scholarship opportu-
nities and how the foundation helps local donors to make
their dollars multiply.


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News Briefs

Help with FPL electric bills available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share Program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
Corporate funds. The program was set up to help lower income resi-
dents with their electric bill once a year under specific circumstances.
The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers who
are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their first FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to qualify. If you are
an FPL customer and need help call the office at 763-6020, leave your
name and number and they will call you back for a phone interview to
see if you qualify.


OEF
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offer and what the requirements
for the scholarship will be. This
process creates a packet for the
student to fill out. The donor then
takes the packets that are filled
out that year by the students and
chooses who they want to receive
their scholarship.
The rest of the work is done
for the donor. The foundation
is completely comprised of vol-
unteers who work tirelessly to


make sure that the students of
Okeechobee have an opportunity
to further their education.
The board of directors is com-
prised of president, Linda Syfrett;
vice president, Mary Hurley; sec-
retary, Ken Kenworthy; treasurer,
Mrs. Vinson; and parliamentarian,
Debbie Clements.
New to the foundations are
opportunities to help educate
younger students in our com-
munity by providing mini-grants
to teachers. The mini-grants can
be designated however you wish,
such as for elementary reading.
Elementary reading teachers


would submit an application for
the grant detailing exactly what
they wish to use the funding for.
At the end of the school year,
the teacher who received the
grant submits an evaluation of
the grant including what they
purchased with receipts proving
that they used the grant for its in-
tended purpose.
The foundation has also ex-
tended a helping hand to Sam
Smith at IRCC by providing an
emergency fund for him to use as
he sees fit for students who have
a crisis come up and might be
forced to not attend classes.


Due to the addition of the
bachelor's degree programs,
the foundation also provided 18
scholarships for students attend-
ing their third year of college at
IRCC this semester.
The foundation continues to
be a resource for this community
that continues to give to make our
county a better place to work and
live.
For more information contact
the foundation at (863) 462-5000
ext 257.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com


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ments about the need for this
project.
Grant winners will be notified
by May 15.
For more information about
the project contact Communities
In Schools at (863) 462-5863.
All requests for funding must


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have five
me out the
ballot.


Mr. Baenziger said he would
notify the candidates.
The five finalists will be com-
ing to Okeechobee for a 6 p.m.
reception on Thursday, March 13,


be supported by a municipal
or civic organization or public
school. Applicants may be award-
ed between $500 and $15,000 for
community projects.
For more information on the
My Hometown Helper grant pro-
gram and a complete set of rules,
visit www.myHometownHelper.
com.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Agullar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center. This reception will be
open to the public.
The next day, Friday, March 14,
they will be interviewed by the
commissioners at a special 1:30
p.m. commission meeting.
The commissioners will meet
at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 17, to
vote on a new administrator.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


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Former OCI psychologist found guilty


Ex-doctor convicted filing false and fraudulent tax re-
turns.


in tax-fraud case


TAMPA -- A former psycholo-
gist at the Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institution (OCI) was found
guilty Friday, Feb. 29, of filing
false tax returns in a U.S. District
Court.
Daniel Patrick Goodheart, 37,
was found guilty of conspiracy to
commit mail fraud, wire fraud and
of defrauding the United States by


He faces a maximum pen-
alty of five years in prison and a
$250,000 fine.
The defendant was indicted
July 26, 2006. The defendant's
sentencing hearing is scheduled
for June 13, 2008, at 10:30 a.m.
According. to testimony and
evidence presented at the trial,
Goodheart worked as a psycholo-
gist specialist atOCI from Septem-
ber 2001 until May 2003. While
employed at OCI, Goodheart ac-


cessed the Florida Department of
Corrections (DOC) intranet data-
base to obtain the names and So-
cial Security numbers of inmates
located at other state correctional
facilities.
Goodheart then provided the
names and Social Security num-
bers he obtained from the DOC
intranet database to OCI inmates.
Those inmates then used the in-
formation to generate false and
fraudulent federal income tax
forms.
The inmates then utilized the


defendant and other OCI employ-
ees, including Correctional Officer
Frankie Jackson, to smuggle the
false and fraudulent tax returns
out of the prison and then mailed
them to the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice (IRS).
In total, approximately
$902,487.87 was obtained from
the IRS as a result of the conspir-
acy.
The case was investigated by
the IRS, and was prosecuted by
Assistant United States Attorney
Anthony E. Porcelli.


St. Lucie County man hurt in ATV crash


1 By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An accident on private prop-
erty during Mudfest in early Feb-
.ruawyvi ... 19-year-old St. Lucie
Counl n in serious condition
at Stl ray's Regional Medical
Centle.
niel Castro, was operating a
7 Honda.ATV owned by Mark
Handzel of Fort Pierce dunng the
event on Feb. 10 when he was in-
jured, crash reports said.
Sergeant Gary Bell, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice, wrote in his report that the
ATV was being operated at a high
rate of speed and struck a ditch.
The four-wheeler overturned and
Mr. Castro was thrown head first
into the tire of a pickup truck,
stated the report. He was taken
by Okeechobee County EMS to
a landing zone nearby and was
flown by Life Star helicopter to St.
Mary's in West Palm Beach.
Sgt. Bell said Mr. Castro has
made improvement in the hospi-
tal and is now recovering from his
injuries.
The pickup, owned by Alan
Wagenman of Port St. Lucie, suf-
fered about $100 in damages, the
report added.
No charges were immediately
filed.
Man injured in
U.S. 98 crash
Three people were hospital-
ized on Feb. 27 after a two-vehicle
collision at the intersection of U.S
98 north and N.W. Fourth Street,
state OCSO reports.
A 1989 Chevrolet operated by
Samantha Kimbro, 24, of N.W.
96th Court, was stopped at the
stop sign on N.W. Fourth Street
headed east when the crash oc-
curred.
The crash report stated Ms.
Kimbro pulled into the intersec-
tion and was broadsided by a
north bound 2000 Chevrolet op-
erated by Louis Ranchino, 78, of
Savanna, Ind.
Mr. Ranchino escaped injury
in the accident, while Ms. Kim-


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Wbro suffered minor injuries and
was transported by Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue to Raulerson
Hospital.
A passenger in Ms. Kimbro's
vehicle, Brandon Nolen,i 18, was
flown to St. Mary's Regional
Medical Center for injuries he sus-
tained in the accident. ;
Ms. Kimbro was cited for fail-
ure to yield at the intersection,
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Corporal Brian Hagan stated in Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
his report. served a search warrant on the
grow house on N.E. Third Drive
Man draws in Fort Drum on May 11, 2007.
prison sentence Authorities said 73 plants, valued
at $292,000, along with assorted
An alcohol related crash last equipment used in the cultivation
June that claimed the life of an of marijuana, were seized in this
Okeechobee man resulted in a investigation.
prison sentence for a Palm Beacb
County man last week.
Cesar Lomelin Flores, 38, en-&A
tered a no contest plea on Jan. 28 % l"
to charges of DUI manslaughter
and driving with a suspended li-
cense. He was adjudicated guilty
of the crime in the plea deal with
the state and sentenced to 15 0 0
years behind bars.
Circuit Judge Lawrence Mir-
man sentenced Flores afier a '
court appearance on Feb. 28
Flores was arrested on June 9,
2007, after a crash in the 14000
block of State Road 70 just west of
Okeechobee. The crash claimed
the life of Joseph Aguilar, -43. of
Okeechobee.
Flores received credit for se' -
en months and 23 days he has
already served while he awaited "
trial in the Okeechobee Counr\ .
Jail.


,cpuLLucu. Grow house
Trucker hurt as '.. operators sentenced
rig jackknifes Two Fort Drum residents en-
A Walpole truck went out of tered pleas to charges tha! the\
control on S.E. 128th Avenue on played roles in an indoor marilua-
Feb. 21, causing injury to a local na growing operation when the\
truck driver, state OCSO reports. appeared in court last week.
Oreste Salazar, 29, of N.W. Raciel Sainz Leyva, 38, re-
24th Avenue, was northbound on ceived two years in prison and
Berman Road when the accident three years of probation af:er he
occurred just after 10:30 a.m., re- pleaded no contest to chaiRes
ports said. that include manufacture or cul.
The crash report stated Mr. tivation of marijuana, possession
Salazar suffered serious injury with the intent to sell marijuana,
when the rig crossed the center possession of marijuana o\ er 201)
line, went off the west shoulder -grams and possession of drug
of the road and overturned. paraphernalia. He was also adiu.
Mr.Salazar was flown by Life dicated guilty of these crimes.
Star Helicopter to St. Mary's Re- His co-defendant, Larixa Ruiz.
gional Medical Center in West 35, also pleaded no contest to
Palm Beach for what was de- these crimes. She was sentenced
scribed as serious injuries, to two years of probation. Adju-
The 2004 Kenworth Tractor dication of guilt was withheld in
Trailer suffered about $40,000 in her case.
damages in the accident, OCSO Court records state Ihe


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
SMOKERS: This information is from NORML, if you're familiar
with them, definitely not the government. Cannabis smoke -- un-
like tobacco smoke -- has not been definitively linked to cancer in
humans, including those cancers associated with tobacco use. How-
ever, certain cellular abnormalities in the lungs have been identified
more frequently in long-term smokers of cannabis compared to non-
smokers. Chronic exposure to cannabis smoke has also been associ-
ated with the development of pre-cancerous changes in bronchial and
epithelium cells in similar rates to tobacco smokers
HOME REMEDIES: I have been able to find the following ingre-
dients in the laundry aisle at the local super market. Ingredients are:
one-third bar of Fels-Naphtha (5 1/2 oz. bar), one-half cup washing
soda (not baking soda), one-half cup borax powder; two one-gallon
jugs (I use recycled white vinegar jugs). Grate the soap or just cut it
into small pieces and put in a large pot with six cups of water. Put on
medium heat until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and borax,
stirring constantly until dissolved. Let it sit over the heat for five min-
utes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit for another
five minutes. Using a funnel, put half the mixture in each gallon jug.
Fill each jug halfway with hot water and shake well. Continue to fill
the jug to the top with hot water. Shake again, then put aside for about
24 hours. This gels up and looks like egg whites. I use three-fourths
cup to one cup per load. Most of my laundry loads are extra large.
This doesn't suds up like most laundry soap but it does the jog and
the clothes smell good. I also add about three-fourths cup of white
vinegar to each load to soften the clothes.
COUNTY FAIR: My kids saw the fair rides are going up and they
are really excited. But I don't think it is right that we have to pay just to
get in and walk around. I understand you pay to ride the rides, but just
to walk around, it seems like a rip-off to me.
UNION: I think it would be a mistake for the county deputies to join
a union. The union will just take their dues and nothing will change.
The sheriff can't levy taxes. He has to make due with the budget the
county gives him. And the sheriff is an elected official. So who is the
union going to negotiate with?
ELECTIONS: I am among those who are really glad we will have
local elections this year because we need to find some new county
commissioners who understand that the taxpayers are tired of more
and more. taxes and reduced services. How is the working family
supposed to survive. Then they throw away money like nobody's
business on the Agri-Civic Center. That place uses up thousands of
tax dollars a week. What do the tax payers get for their hard-earned
money? Nothing.
DIAPERS: This is a response to the caller who inquired about find-
ing diapers left in public places. A diaper that has been left in this
manner is called a "steamer." This practice is a cultural expression
of pride in one's offspring, that is akin to displaying a trophy won in
competition, or a photograph of the child. There is no greater pride or
affection than that which is felt by a parent toward their child, even for
something as simple as the child doing his business in his diaper. Par-
ents burst with pride when this occurs, and can often be seen chang-
ing the diaper with tears of joy in their eyes, knowing that their little
one is destined for great things. After all, the child is already expressing
himself in a most articulate way. So if you, passerby, are fortunate
enough to encounter one of these "steamers," rejoice, and know in
your heart that it has been left just for you, as a profound expression
+ of parental pride. If you feel moved, take, it in your hands, take it to
your table with you, or have a game of catch with it, but please don't
infringe on little junior's freedom of speech.
LANDSCAPING: I don't think it is a waste of taxpayers money for
the city to plant trees at Okee-Tantie to beautify the community. What
is a waste is that the planting, as well as the trees at Jaycee park, was
done in severe drought. Many of the trees are dying; only one tree at
the Jaycee park is alive. I think it is a shame to let the landscaping die;
there are severe restrictions on watering. Did no one consider the pos-
sibilty of the restrictions when this was in the planning stage? Or is it
the city just giving up on maintaining it?
HATS OFF... OR ON?: In regard to people wearing a cap or hat
into a restaurant, there are worse things to see while dining. I would
rather see a cap on someones head than see hat hair or windblown
hair -- we have this bad hair day problem here regularly due to being
able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors all year-round. Worse than look-
ing at tousled hair in a restaurant is looking at someones belly show-
ing, especially if thier navel is peirced or-surrounded by tattoos. And
how about looking at someone's tatooed backside showing above
their low riding pants while you are dining? I know this is going to
offend a great many people who sport thier tatoos proudly, but I truly
believe most people in a restaurant prefer not to see too much skin
showing. Perhaps a biker bar would be an appropriate place for dis-
playing tattoos on bellies and backsides. Did it occur to anyone that
there might be other reasons for a man or woman to wear a cap in
a restaurant? Perhaps that person might be a chemo patient who has
lost thier hair. There can be other health related issues such as surgery
that might be a reason some one would want to cover thier head. Of-
ten a hat is part of a person's attire for the day -- part of a uniform worn
at work. Unless there is a "dress code" in a restaurant which requires
more formal attire, I see no reason for a person being criticized for
choosing to keep thier hat on.



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At Your Service On Page 2


Letter to the Editor


Education or
medication?
Mental Health Activist and
Executive Director of Citizens
Commission on Human Rights of
Florida Children are being placed
inr "Special Education" under a
number of different categories.
The federal regulation, that deter-
mines who gets placed in Special
Education classes and what type
of education they are entitled to,
is the Individuals Disabilities Edu-
cation Act. (IDEA).
The IDEA was originally enact-
ed by Congress in 1975 to make
sure that children with disabilities
had the opportunity to receive a
free appropriate public education,
just like other children. When one
thinks of "disabilities," one may
think of a physical handicap or
impairment that requires more
teacher/student supervision in or-
der to ensure a full education for
the student. Yet, over the last few
decades "disabilities" have grown
to mean a lot more than that.
The definition of a child with
a disability is "with mental re-
tardation, hearing impairments
(including deafness), speech or
language impairments, visual im-
pairments (including blindness),
serious emotional disturbance,
orthopedic impairments, autism,
traumatic brain injury, other
health impairments, or specific
learning disabilities." (TITLE 20,
CHAPTER 33, SUB CHAPTER I,
1400.)
Each of the "other health im-
pairments or learning disabilities"
carry with them a label that is
placed on the child -- labels that
will follow your child into adult-
hood. The original intention of
IDEA is to help ensure that all chil-
dren have a good education. This
is something that most parents
would agree with. Unfortunately,
the categories of "other health
impairments or specific learn-
ing disabilities" have opened the
door to the bogus diagnoses that
are voted into existence and item-
ized in the "Diagnostic Statistical
Manual" (psychiatry's bible).
With the categories of "other
health impairments, or specific
learning disabilities" we have
walked ourselves into an age in
which children (as young as tod-
dlers) can be diagnosed without
medical evidence of having any
disorder, and labeled and placed
in the Special Education classes.
Once, a bright, creative, intelli-
gent and independent child, who
perhaps is "too much .6fa harid-
ful" for most teachers and school
counselors, is now considered
"other health impaired." Follow-
ing the diagnosing and labeling
of the child, is the referral to a
psychiatrist for the prescribing of
psychiatric drugs.
These psychiatric drugs are at
the height of controversy in the
newspapers across the nation.
FDA warnings placed on these
drugs include side effects of hal-
lucinations, mania, suicidal ide-
ation, aggression, heart attacks
and sudden death. IDEA has
been revised many times over the
years. The most recent amend-
ments were passed by Congress
in December 2004, with final
regulations published in August
2006. So, in some senses, the law
is very new-- even as it has a long,
detailed, and powerful history.
The changes that were ,made
in 2004 address the issue of pa-
rental consent. For any parent
who has gotten a permission slip
from their child you will under-
stand that these permission slips
or parental consent forms are typ-
ically given to you by your child
-- for a field trip, a special event at
school, or for disciplinary reasons
-- and is something you usually
get when you are running around
at home, trying to make dinner,
get the kids to school, get yourself
to work, etc.
Permission slips or parental
consent forms are something that
should be read thoroughly, and at
times, with a magnifying glass. Do
not skip through these forms as
often they are a parental consent
form for an intervention program,
mental health questionnaire or
for special education. You, as a
parent, need to be fully informed
about your child's education.
Your basic human right of be-
ing fully informed is vital to the
future of your child's education,
their future jobs and their overall
well-being. Times have changed,
and mental health is a factor in
public education.
There has been no objective
criteria established for any disor-
der listed in the Diagnostic Statis-
tical Manual IV, and the National
Institute of Mental Health Con-
sensus Conference on ADHD ac-


knowledge that as of yet there is
no diagnostic test that is objective
and the conception of this being
a neurological entity has not been
delineated.
However, 6,000,000 American
children have received this diag-
nosis and are given Schedule II
amphetamine drugs to treat this
highly subjective disorder.
There has been the argument
that providing parental informed
consent will lead to children not


being properly diagnosed. We
should then ask who is to assume
control over the lives of children?
Who intends to usurp the paren-
tal role?
In addition, it has often been
psychiatric intervention which
has actually led to more harm
than good. All psychiatric drugs
have serious side effects, and we
are now finding that stimulants
can lead to psychosis and mania
and anti-depressants now carry
black box warnings about the po-
tential for suicidal thought.
By informed consent, parents
can know the necessary infor-
mation to make an appropriate
choice about their children's well
being, said Dan Edmunds, D.ED,
Psychologist. If a parent gets a
parental consent form regarding
special education they need to
know, per the 2004 changes, that
the school needs to make reason-
able efforts to obtain the parents'
consent.
Regarding parental consent
for re-evaliations -- translated,
this means if the school wants to
re-evaluate your child for special
education: "If a parent refuses to
consent to a re-evaluation, the
public agency may, but is not re-
quired to, pursue the re-evalua-
tion by using the consent override
procedures". This emphasizes
the reasons why it is important
for the parents to take an active
role in their child's education.
Stay involved, stay in touch with
the teachers and counselors and
see how your child is progress-
ing. This will prevent any type of
override of your own intentions
for your child's education.
Also, in order for a school to
meet the reasonable efforts re-
quirement to obtain informed
parental consent for an initial
evaluation, initial services, or a re-
evaluation, a public agency must
document its attempts to obtain
parental consent..."
The schools have the open
door to watch out for disciplin-
ary problems on campus, tardi-
ness, skipped classes, or gener-
ally, "insufficient" progress by the
student. You, as the parent, can
watch over your child's progress
and understand at what the school
is looking. For instance, per the
2004 changes in IDEA "...a child
has a specific learning disability
if the child does not achieve ad-
equately for the child's age or to
meet state-approved gradedevel
standards in'one or more of eight
areas (e.g., oral expression, basic
reading skill, etc.)."
"From a psychiatric standpoint
this labeling may be permanent
and may adversely affect the
child's subsequent academic and
social progress. For instance, ac-
cess to psychiatric diagnoses by
college admission departments
may result in individuals being
rejected for college admission on
the basis of prior abnormal evalu-
ations. This effect may also apply
to private high schools.
Who is there to protect the in-
formation obtained in psychiatric
tests, and guarantee confidential-
ity? Such confidentiality will be
very difficult to maintain. Per-
manent stigmatization of a child
with a psychiatric diagnosis may
occur. This label will follow the
child throughout his life. Even if
the problem is addressed, treated
and cured -- for example, through
physical and medical testing that
reveals a bona-fide medical con-
dition -- the stigma of the diagno-
sis is likely to remain indefinitely.
Such is the case throughout the
world of medicine with diagno-
ses such as manic depressive dis-
order, diabetes mellitus, coronary
artery disease, and hypertension,"
said Allan Sosin, MD
Florida schools must be re-
quired to comply with IDEA and
fully inform parents of all of the
consequences, risks and alterna
tives to exceptional student evalu-
ation for emotional, behavioral
and learning disabilities and other
impairments, including the pre-
dictable outcome of that evalua-
tion -- psychotropic medication.
Without question the testing will
lead to a recommendation or
insistence on drug therapy for
many children. This would be a
dangerous situation. Therefore
there is no control whatsoever on
the use of drugs for emotional or
psychiatric abnormalities.
It is well known that children
initiated on psychiatric medica-
tions are maintained on those
medications indefinitely, and chil-
dren may be subject to such drug
use, possibly compelled to such


drug use, in adult life.
The. Citizens Commission
on Human Rights of Florida is a
non-profit watchdog organiza-
tion dedicated to eradicating psy-
chiatric abuse and raising public
awareness of the facts about the
field of mental health.
For more information about
your rights or the harmful ef-
fects of psychiatric drugs, call our
hotline at 800-782-2878.
Laurie Anspach


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New Horizons presents

children's health summit


Barbara R. Schroeder
Barbara R. Schroeder, 65, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, Feb.
29. She was born in Chicago, Ill.,
and has been a member of the
Okeechobee community since
1974.
She is survived by: life part-
ner Heerbert Martin of Okeecho-
bee; children Debra Adams, Tina
(Goodnight) McCullough and
Billy Goodnight; sister Kathy Ap-
pling; and, six grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
Anyone wishing to remember
Barbara in the form of a donation
is asked to donate in her name to
the Hamrick Home of Okeecho-
bee, located at 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Clyde Ward Cato, Jr.
Clyde Ward Cato, Jr., 67, of
Okeechobee died March 3, 2008,
after a lengthy illness. He was
born and raised in Ft. Pierce and
graduated from Dan McCarty
High School. He was then drafted
by the U.S. Army and completed
his tour of duty in Korea. He later
spent many years in the South


Pacific working for RCA Range
Systems, Lockheed Martin and
Raytheon Engineering where he
retired.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Clyde W Cato, Sr. and
Anne Brown Cato; and his broth-
er, William C. Cato.
He is survived by: his three sis-
ters, Bonnie (Thomas) Peer, Jr. of
Okeechobee, Betty Waugh of Tal-
lahassee and Sandra Cato of West
Palm Beach; his aunt Marieta
Raulerson Brown, Ocala; cousin,
Barbara Brown, Ocala. He is also
survived by a loving host of neph-
ews, nieces, grand nephews and
grand nieces and his companion
"Cricket." ,
Visitation will be held Saturday,
March 8, at 10 a.m. with funeral
services following at 11 a.m. at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home,
with Pastor Bruce Simpson of the
First United Methodist Church of-
ficiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Okeechobee Se-
nior Services, 1019 S.W. Park St.,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.
Friends may sign the guest-


Dr. Shairi Turner, Chief Medical
Officer of the Florida Department
of Juvenile Justice, was the key-
note speaker at New Horizons' re-
cent Children's Behavioral Health
Summit.
More than 175 mental health,
substance abuse, medical and
teaching professionals attended
the January 25, conference at
the Kight Center for Emerging
Technologies, Indian River Com-
munity College main campus.
Okeechobee Schools were well
represented by Lori Jaquith, Nat-
alie Moody, Jo Norris, Katharine
Williams and William Wilson.
The theme for the summit was
"Children in Crisis". In addition to
Dr. Turner, there were outstand-


book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhomrne.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jason 'Bird' Simmons
Jason "Bird" Simmons, 31, for-
merly of Dallas, N.C., died Feb. 26,
2008, at his home in Austin, Tex-
as. He was born
"Sept. 6,1976, in
Okeechobee.
Mr. Simmons
was a United
States Army
veteran. He at-
tained the rank -
of sergeant, and
served for nine
years, including Jason "Bird"
14 months in Simmons
Iraq.
He is survived by: fathers Rog-
er Dale Simmons and Tim How-
ard of Delta, Ala., mother and
father, Donna Thornburg Shook
and Dennis Shook of Dallas, N.C.;
maternal grandmother Esther E.
Simmons of Okeechobee; broth-
ers Jeremy (Donna) Simmons of


ing presenters from Sandy Pines,
Tykes and Teens, Florida Atlantic
University, and law enforcement
agencies.
Corporate sponsors for the
successful event included: Indian
River Community College, Lawn-
wood Medical Center, PBC Credit
Union, and Jackson Drugs.
New Horizons is your com-
munity mental health center and
we have been serving the people
of Indian River, Martin, Okeecho-
bee and St. Lucie counties for
fifty years. For additional informa-
tion about New Horizons call the
Okeechobee Outpatient Office at
462-0040 or their web-site, www.
nhtcinc.org.


Dallas, Brian (Lia) Shook of Cher-
ryville and Ron J. Shook of Char-
lotte; uncles Eddie Thornburg of
Wurzburg, Germany, John and
Larry Thornburg of Dallas; aunts
Nancy Quarles of Okeechobee,
and Pat Henley of Nevils, Ga.;
nieces and nephews Joshua Lay,
Cody Simmons, Sydney Simmons,
Morgan Shook and Ethan Shook;
cousins Laura 'Pokey' Street of
Clarksville, Tenn., and Patty White
of Okeechobee.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in
death by brother Matthew Shook.
Visitation wa s held Monday,
March 3. Funeral services were
held Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter Day Saints in Gastonia, N.C.
Interment was at Evergreen Cem-
etery in Belmont.
Bishop Charles 'Woody' Aud
officiated the services.
Memorials can be sent to the
Athletic Department of North Gas-
ton High School, 1133 Ratchford
Road, Dallas, N.C., 28034.
Arrangements are entrusted
to Greene Funeral Service-South
Chapel, Gastonia, N.C.


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Soil and Water district hascontest
The Annual Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center at 452 Hwy 98 North, Okeecho-
bee. The contest is open to any Okeechobee County student enrolled
in Grades 6 through 12. The topic is "What is the Future of Florida's
Renewable Energies?" Speeches will be 6 to 8 minutes long. Three in-
dependent judges will score contestants on content, composition and
delivery. Prizes for the'District Contest'are $150 for First Place, $100
for Second Place and $50 for Third Place. There will be a participation
prize of $15 to all contestants.
Any student interested in participating may contact Audrey Driggers
at the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District at 763-3619 or
stop by the USDA Service Center for complete contest rules.

Pre-K registration begins in March
The Okeechobee County School Board will begin registration
for the 2008-09 School Readiness/VPK Pre-kindergarten program in
March. The Pre-K program is located at New Endeavor High School.
To be eligible to participate in the Pre-K program, children must turn
4 on or before Sept. 1, 2008. For information regarding the Pre-K pro-
gram or to place your name on a contact list, please call Donna Kersey
at (863) 462-5363 or Rhonda Morton at (863) 462-5000, ext. 235.

DAR offers scholarship
A $500 scholarship known as the Essie D. Millspaugh scholarship is
available at the high school. Applications are available from Bill Black,
Career Counselor.

Parenting classes are offered
Free parenting classes, are held every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m.
at New Endeavor High School. Classes include topics about children
from birth to teens. For information or to have an interpreter available
call Lori Jaquith at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-5000, ext. 282.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will offer parent-
ing 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.


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Religion News in Brief
Tomorrow's News to appear at church
Keith Bass and the bluegrass band Tomorrow's News will be in
concert at the Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, March 6.
The concert will be held in the fellowship hall at Hunter Road and
Cypress Street. To get to the church, take S.R. 78 W to Buckhead Ridge
the turn left at the Sunoco Station. The church is about 1 mile from
there and on the left side of the road. Mr. Bass, of Okeechobee, is
known as one of the best banjo players in Florida. There will be a $5
donation. For information, call (863) 763-3442.
Brighton Baptist Church to hold revival
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S. R. 70, is having revival each eve-
ning through Friday with a musical interlude at 6:30 and service begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
Evangelist Richard Pickup will be preaching and there will be spe-
cial music each night.
Wednesday, March 5, is Family Night. Deserts and coffee will be
served after the service. Thursday, March 6, is God and Country Night.
Flag lapel pins and U. S. flags will be distributed. Friday, Mar 7 is Pop-
corn/Testimony Night featuring "popcorn testimonies."
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 3572442

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


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Please e-mail resume to
recruitingoarmor
correctional.com
or fax to the Attn: Sandy
at 863-946-6398.
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EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY.
Helping the government. PT
No Experience. Excellent Op-
portunity. Call Todayl!
(800)488-2921 Ask for De-
partment G5.
MOCK JURORS
$20/hr. participating in mock
trials and focus groups in
Okeechobee. Must be resident
of Okeechobee Cty. and over
18. Call 1-800-948-4440
to reg.
Needed: Florida representa-
tives to find host families for
international foreign ex-
change program. Part time,
could earn travel and a trip to
Italy. Interested, contact
Gina at (877)243-0322.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. Call Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
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Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr.
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492.
Fee Req.


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child ,Care Offere415
Intrc"I -" 420
Virj...ni6W.-d42Q
Serv Sices Off d 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ELDERLY CARE rursing
nIome alternative aI 1"3 he
coslI Bnng your loved one
for individualized TLC in
small family environmerri
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& Pressure Washing
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts. 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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
ToS & Games 730
Res 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932
GOODMAN 3/2 ton, outside
1 pc. unit for tdr or mobile
home, used 6 mos., $500.
772-905-8332


DOLL 1855, Heinrich Hand-
werck, 28", body & head
stamp "Big 5", $1300.
(863)763-2397
SEWING MACHINE Singer,
From 1915, in cabinet. $150
(863)234-9747
TRUNK Old w/ leather straps
& ROCKER, Rare, Folds, For
side of wagon. $300 for
both,will sep (863)234-9747


MICROWAVE Brand new GE
Profile Spacemaker, black,
1.8cu ft, asking $250 or best
offer (863)673-3785
REFRIGERATOR 21cu ft, apt
size, fridge/freezer, good
condition. $150
(863)357-3490
REFRIGERATOR GE, White,
Excellent condition. $175
Call (863)517-0244


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WASHER $75
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$250 (863)675-0548
WASHER Maytag, works
good, $50. (772)971-9474
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$650 neg (863)675-6904



INDOOR GRILL Large George
Foreman like new, great deal
for only $30 (863)763-8149
MICROWAVE GE Spectrum,
over stove. $100
(863)467-6769
SHOWTIME, ROTISSERIE -
With all extras, new, never
used, will sacrifice for $130
(863)763-8149
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


LADIES CRUISER 6 spd.,
White paint, wide tires, com-
fortable seat. Great condi-
tion. $75 (863)447-0857
MAGNA 21 SPEED Women's
bike & car carrier rack. $50
(863)840-0442



PAN ROOFING (62 Sheets)
10 Ft. -15 Ft. Long. $395 for
all or will sell sep.
(863)675-8760


BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
(863)673-5704
GRACO STROLLER Great
condition. $50 or best offer.
(239)243-1588 for details.
GRACO STROLLER With in-
fant car seat. $40
(863)228-2311
PACK N PLAY Graco play-
pen, w/changing table &
assinet, dark blue & white.
$100 (863)228-2311


CLOTHES Ladies, Name
Brands, Size 3X, New w/
tags. Pants & Shirts. $50 for
5 pcs. (239)292-7509
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
MATERNITY CLOTHES Multi-
ple items. $50 for all.
(239)243-1588 for details
MOTORCYCLE JACKET Bon
Jovi style, lined w/zip out,
size 54. $100 or best offer.
(863)697-0932/697-1835
PAGENT GOWN white, size
1, beaded, $75
(863)675-0246


ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare Items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627


COMPUTER Win 98 desk-
top, works fine, $80
(863)634-8880 Okeechobee
EPSON RIBBON CARTRIDGES
(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
okeeadmin@newszap.com
LAPTOP Dell Insperion 6000,
Intel Pentium processor, 1.50
MHZ, 512 Ram. 80 GB H/D,
& more $450.863-357-2863
TOSHIBA COPIER TONER (6)
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
'Tiril lo okeeadmin@news-
Zap (om



ELEC FIREPLACE with heat,
used. brick look, 22"W x 59"
L, plug in and enjoy, $150
(863)357-2863 Julie
FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747


BANQUET TABLE with 4
chairs, solid wood, $125.
(336)342-0221
BEDROOM SET Queen head-
board & side table. $99
(863)467-1250
BEDROOM SUITE Queen
size, Good condition. $750
(863)398-4087
BR SUITE 5pc, Queen set,
Sealy Matt/Boxspr, good
cond $200 (561)254-7458
CAPTAINS CHAIRS (4) ma-
ple, $100. (863)675-0548
CHINA CABINET Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
.located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves
COFFEE TABLE & 2 match-
ing end tables. Dark cherry in-
laid design, Hand carved legs
$150 (612)345-1484 Okee.
COFFEE TABLE Glass top
walnut, bottom shelf wicker,
55 L x 22 W x 15 H. $15
(863)801-9288
COFFEE TABLE Light wood
color. $35 (863)763-5067
COUCH Blue, Approx. 10 Ft.
Great shape! $40
(863)357-6775
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 30" TV, side cabinets,
glass shelves w/lights, $65
neg (863)801-9288
FORMAL DINING TABLE -
Round, wrought iron, top is
lass, 4 chairs, exc cond.
199 (863)467-1250
HOME DESK with chair,
$125 (863)675-7410
KITCHEN SET Table & 4
Cushioned Chairs. Good
condition. $75
(863)677-1938
NIGHT STAND With drawers,
white. $30 (863)763-5067
PATIO TABLE End chairs,
bamboo & glass top. $45
(863)484-0395
RECLINER Lazy Boy, brown,
$75. (336)342-0221
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
WALL UNIT Lights, holds 32"
TV, glass doors, book
shelves, good condition.
$300 (863)357-3490
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most successful sales-
pePson In town.


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GOLF CART '06 E-Z Go shut-
tle, gas, 900 hrs, full wind-
shield, horn, all lights, runs
great. $3500 (856)297-7397
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlAleds


COLT AR15 MATCH TARGET
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
GUN COLLECTION Rifles,
Shotguns, Hand Guns &
Knives, w/cases, $5,000 will
sell sep. (863)697-3214
RIFLE Argentine Mauser,
Sporterized, New 3X9 scope.
Very accurate, EC, Box of
shells. $250 (863)763-5120
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



AB LOUNGER SPORT Excel-
lent condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-3439
EXERCISE BIKE $150. Call
after 5pm or leave message
(863)357-1365
TANNING BED Sunquest
16RS Wolff home system,
like new, 120 volt connect.
$2000 (863)675-1570
WELDER TOTAL WORK OUT -
Pulley system. Great condi-
tion. $125 or best offer.
(863)467-5521
WEIGHT BENCH SET Gold's
Gym Pro Series. $500. Call
after 5pm or Leave message
(863)357-136.5


DIAMOND RING Ladies, 1.09
ct, SI1, brand new, size 6.5,
beautiful, will sacrifice for
$1200 (863)983-2306



LAWN HAMMOCKS (2) ask-
ing $40 (863)902-0257
PATIO TABLE with white
wicker legs,. 30x30 glass
top, 24" high, $20.
(863)467-8681


GRAB BAR (tub mounted) &
walker with. wheels & feet,-
$75/will separate. Call
863-763-3?89 after 5pm
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. or best offer.
(863)467-9892 Okeechobee
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electrc.
New condition.
$2000 863-983-4940
WHEELCHAIR Shoprider
Portable Powerchair XtraLite
Jiffy, new condition. $1500
(863)227-3692


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.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer. (863)946-0184
BUMPER PULL BOX CON-
TAINER Aluminum. $1200
(863)675-4098 evenings
CIGARETTE URNS Terra
Cotta color, $40 each. No
phone calls. If interested
e-mail to okeeadmin@news-
zap.com
COLVERT, Aluminum, 14 Ft.
Long, 18" Round. $60
(863)675-8760
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
JANICE IN PAHOKEE Come
get your glass table in-La-
belle. (863)517-1569
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
MOUNTED FISH Large
mouth bass, fair shape, 7.5
Ibs. $35 (863)946-3123
Satellite Receivers Viewsat
Ultra $167, Coolsat 6000
$129, Coolsat 610.0 $159,
Captive works 600S Premi-
um $119. Dishes from
$29.99 www.starfta.com
(866)441-6085.
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $100 or best
offer. 863-634-5888
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


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GUITAR Johnson, black,
used 3 mos., w/soft case &
amp, $250. (863)612-5201


Helt & Re
EquipmeI


ORGAN Hammond, good
condition. $50 or best offer.
(863)763-2692
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
(863)763-9527
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg. (863)467-0627



ZEROX MACHINE Good con-
dition. $100 (863)398-4087


AQUARIUM with fish, 2 fil-
ters, gravel,, accessories,
$150 (410)228-2431
BLUE HEELER/COLLIE 1 yr
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.
PEKINGNESE PUPS 10 wks
old, Call (863)634-2110 or
(616)350-0122
SHIH TZU Brown & white,
male, neutered, 7 mos old,
to good home only. $150
(863)467-7659



TUB Cast Iron, Antique, Claw
Foot. $250 (863)675-1570



*HOT TUB Hot Springs, 6 per-
son, new heater pump,
works great, set up & work-
ing. $1500 (863)634-0904
MARCH MADNESS! FREE In-
stallation Limited Time offer
For the New Kayak Pool-The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560. www.Kay-
akPoolsFlodda.com.



SEW MACH Singer,
portable, electric, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-9892
SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer, foot pedal. $100 neg
(863)467-7415


FISHING TACKLE 6 Boxes,
All types, Plus Rod. $100
(863)675-4858
SKATEBOARD RAMPS (2)
$250 (863)634-7994


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 Tibo. Excellent condi-
tion. $75 (863)467-0222
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or
best offer. (863)673-1981


GENERATOR Onan Emerald I,
120v AC, Model #4.OBGE1
R/2611C, needs tune-up,
$150 firm. (863)675-4851
NUMATIC TIRE CHANGER -
$300 (863)467-6363


X-BOX 2 wireless controllers,
20 games, package deal,
$350/neg. 863-673-7466



VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD. Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526

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


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SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.00--Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-


BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodsaw-
mills.com/300N FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N.


Christian Books,

Bibles and Videos

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


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
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, Washer &
Dryer, 6 mo or 1 yr lease,
$725/mo, $1500 to move in.
Great location. 907 SW 2nd
Ave. (863)634-0512


HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used. $200 (863)675-4098
SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470



DIXON CHOPPER 50" cut,
low hours, exc. cond.
$4,995. Call 863-763-4774
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
Gas. $35 (863)763-6576
MOWER DECK for Snapper
riding mower, $50
(863)824-0808
PLASTIC POND With pump,
5 x 6. $75 (863)357-3633
RIDING MOWER Snapper
'00, 8hp motor, asking $550
(863)357-2741
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230
STAGHORNS $30. To see
pics go to floridastag-
horns.com. (863)228-0010.
WEED EATER Homelite, Gas.
Like new. $65
(863)763-6576


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
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$750-$850/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. 561-346-1642.
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba,
Closed in gar. No pets.
$650/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
dep. (863)467-2302
OKEECHOBEE downtown,
2br, 1ba, 1st & last,
$650/mo. (863)763-6944
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Avail. Immediately, Newly
furnished, New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1br, 1
ba, $750 + until. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!!!
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO -Avail
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 2 br, 1 ba, $975.
mo + util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nice!
VILLA-2br, 2 ba,
Remodeled Kitchen, W/D,
Covered screened patio,
(863)634-3414 or 634-3251





Brand New 3/2/2
Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$995 Down
Payments
From $895
per month



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
S$110001 Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
, 5798.
AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, 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, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050/Buy 125K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
BHR 3/1, on water, Tile, Lg
Fam. Rm., carport. Partly
furn., 26 4th St. $875/mo,
+ sec. (561)968-4018


Disney with guaranteed week
in April (weeks can be
flexible). Original price
$5,700. Owner eager to sell-
$4,500. Call (863)763-5152


IN TOWN A-Frame, Clean,
3br/2ba, w/d hook up,
screened porch, 'gar, lawn
serve, non-smoking environ,
sm pets. $1200/mo + sec
dep. (941)504-3954
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, C/Air, DW, Laundry
Rm. $775 mo. + $500 sec.
dep. Call (863)763-4414
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.
(863)634-4581/634-8726
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba cot-
tage, on canal, partially furn.,
Direct TV, water, yard maint
provided, car port, screen
porch, $675/mo + $600
dep (772)794-2438 or
(772)538-8183
OKEECHOBEE beautiful, im-
maculate on Taylor Lake,
w/dock, newly renovated,
unfurn or furn., 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
ON RIM CANAL 3 br, 2.5 ba,
carport, shed & dockhouse.
$1300/mo + last & sec.
(772)834-1506 Steve

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale`1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON '2006, 2100 sq
ft, 4br, 3ba Manufactured
home on 5 wooded ac in
Ladeca. Upgrd cabinet &
stainless appl. in Kit. Master
features Ig ba w/jucuzzi tub
& huge walk In closet. F/P in
Family rm. Lg util/mud rm.
Bring you animals & 4
wheelers A Steal @ $190K.
HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3/1
house on 5 acres w/pool.
$250,000 or best offer. 475
NW 363rd Court, Okeecho-
bee, FL (954)599-4673
OAK PARK '97 CBS 3/2, has
carport, screened porches,
new kitchen. $162,000
(863)357-3490/634-6963


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



ASHEVILLE, NC LAND BAR-
GAINS Up to 30% below ap-
p r a i s a I .
www.seeriverhigh-
landsnc.com
Lakefront Grand Opening!
3/15/08 Only 5 acres-
$44,900 w/. deep dockable
water SAVE $10,0001 Gor-
geous wooded acreage. Boat
directly to Gulf of Mexico!
Excellent financing. Call
about "No Closing Costs"
special (800)564-5092, Ask
for 1024.
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
North Carolina gated Lakefront
Community 150 miles of
Shoreline and great mountain
views call now
(800)709-5253.
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 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-
reational lake. Or choose 5
acres with crystal clear
mountain stream just
$34,900. Excellent financing.
Call & ask about how to pay
ND closing costs
(866)999-2290 x 1736.
TIME SHARE 3 miles from


Propelled. Like new. Original
price over $400, Asking
$200 (732)551-6988


Thousands of marine items at
half or less off of retail.
Fast Canvas Repairs!
Port Salerno, FL (772) 463-6610


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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private,
$29,500 must sell. Call own-
er (866)789-8535.
WATERFRONT Another Hot
Summer? Escape to Wis-'
consin! Lake Michigan WA-
TERFRONT Condo NEW 2
Bedroom with your own pro-
tected deep-water dock
$235,000 (800)265-2537
www.landsofwi.com.

MobileHomes



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




TRAILER STEPS, 38"wx31"l,
good cond., $125
(863)357-6367



BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $950/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BIG 0 Park Model, 1BR/1BA,
w/d, pool, gated community,
clubhouse, $695 mo.
561-568-7767/253-4299
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
863-983-3016
YEARLY LEASE No pets, 2/2,
$500/mo, 3/2 $600/mo, 3/2
w/FM $650/mo. $1000 sec
dep. (863)763-4031



DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
in Winter Springs, FL. See
online at h4ttp://rdalute.goo-
glespages.com/mobilehome.
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
NEW & USED
Delivered & Set
800-330-8106
Manufactured Homes (Own)
SALE SALEI 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
SEMINOLE VLG Adult park,
52x14 MH, recently remod-
eled, finished Fla Room,
must see to appreciate
(863)357-0240
SINGLEWIDE 3 br, 1 ba, new
flooring, good condition, 'in-
cludes fridge & stove.
$7,000 Call (863)824-8767

Recreation



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



ALUMICRAFT' BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor $2550
(863)357-3329
BASS BOAT Stratos. $1000
or best offer. (863)675-1762
BASS TRACKER TX17 '95 -
Tournament, Merc Tracker
Pro Series 75 mot, pow trim
tilt, $5000 (859)229-1039
BAYLINE 1986 350 Inboard /
Outboard w/ trailer. $1000
(863)228-2351
BOAT 17ft, Bomber Bass,
140hp V4 Johnson, will trade
for pontoon, or sell for
$3000 neg (317)445-5857
BOAT- 19', w/Volvo eng., new
seats, new paint, galv. trlr.,
runs great, $3200 or best of-
for. (239)867-6394
DEEP V 16', aluminum &
Trailer with new tires. $350
or best offer. Must see...
(863)763-0852
DINGY 8 ft, with teak seat,
trim & ends of oars, very
nice condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)983-2306
JAVELIN BOAT 19'/ ft.,
$4500. Call John
(863)357-3092 or
863 634-2382
JON BOAT 10', aluminum,
gas tank, $400 or best offer.
(863)801-3174
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


I rvl Trailers


OUTBOARD KICKER MOTOR
BRACKET stainless steel,
holds up to 20 hp, $70.
(863)824-0801
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '77 -
Mercury, 115hp, for parts,
$180 or best offer.
(863)634-6601
PONTOON 28FT 4 cyl Che-
vy Mere Cruiser, inboard out
drive, extra motor incld,
$2700 neg (863)634-1536
TRI-HULL 15.5', 60 HP
Yamaha, Less than 60 hrs,
50lbs trolling motor. Live
well. $4500 (863)357-6171
V HAUL BOAT 12 ft fiber-
glass w/50 mercy, ready to
go. $2250 (863)467-9288
VINYL CURTAINS FOR PON-
TOON BOAT fits bimini top
w/zipper, covers 3 sides,
$75 (863)763-0634


GMC CAMPER VAN'86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
(863)763-3451
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
SUNLINE SOLARIS,'98 -26.5',
clean, new refrig. & awning,
ducted air, lots of storage,
$5000. (863)675-0016
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
TRAVEL TRAILER -'89 Limit-
ed Edition Jayco tow-behind,
28', reduced to $1200 firm.
Serious inq (772)597-0463
WINNEBAGO, '81 ,- 28', Hunt-
ers or Sebring Race, needs
TLC, handyman special,
$3600 neg. (863)465-6497


COACHMAN '96, 36', Loaded
with 16' slide out. Retail val-
ue $13,000. Will sacrifice
$9999. Neg. (863)447-9139
FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fits a full size Chevy or
GMC, Alum. louver. Pd $485
asking $275 (863)697-9704



BOAT MOTOR-- 60hp Yamaha,
Like new with 60 hrs. $4000
(863)357-6171
CHRYSLER OUTBOARD 45
hp, good for parts. $50
(863)484-0395.


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
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
YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC -
2000. Black w/lots of
chrome, 63K mi. + access.
$4000 Neg. (863)634-9403



BIG RED 3 WHEELER- 250,
Excellent condition. New
tires $1800 or best offer.
(863)634-9403
GOLF/WORK CART New bat-
teries, 4 seater, cargo bed
w/lift gate, lights, charger,
$750 (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 ATV 350 runs good,
$450 (239)691-0657
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
YAMAHA KODIAK 450, '04,
4x4, 300 mi., like new,
$5,000 or best offer.
(863)843-0116


TRAVEL TRAILER '91, 29',
Sleeps 6, A/C, Awning, Queen
sz walk around bed. Excellent
cond. $4250 (863)214-9747


Brand New 3 bedroom floor plans.
Concrete Block Stucco homes.
Payments as low as $795 per month.
86--82- -.Okeechoee Count


Automobiles .



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



$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 x6465.
BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM '86
70K orig miles, cold AC,
new exhaust, 2 new tires,
$1895 (863)357-1254
BUICK ROADMASTER '95 -
$2500 firm, like new in/out,
(863)946-2886
BUICK SKYLARK LIMITED
1997 4 Door, Power/Cruise
Original owner. $1200 or
best offer. (863)467-5521
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '94 runs
good, 'good cond., $2800.
(863)467-6283 Iv. msg.
CHEVY CAPRICE, '93 4 dr.,
minor repairs needed, run-
ning cond., $2500 firm.
(561)261-9994
,CHEVY CAVALIER 1995 -
Blue, NC, C/C, 4 Dr., PW,
PL, Runs well. Asking $3000
(863)675-3071
FLEETWOOD CADILLAC '93 -
very clean, loaded, runs
great, $5000 (863)763-8027
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, loaded, pw, pl, cd, auto,
all options, $3,900.
(772)219-9455
HONDA ACCORD '05 4 dr,
black, V6, tinted windows,
cloth seats, 36.9k miles,
very good condition.
$13,000 (863)559-1475
HONDA ACCORD 1991 NC,
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
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '79 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2500 or .best
offer. (863)467-5906 after 5
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
'04 All options, Ultimate
Edition, 45k miles. $9700
(812)989-3022
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
GS '98 Exc cond, all main-
tenance records. $3000 or
best offer. (239)898-9714
MERCURY MARQUIS, '90 -
great shape, shows 80k mi?,
factory paint, fully loaded,
$1650. (863)467-7520
MUSTANG '68 coupe, 6 cyl,
3 speed, new paint, asking
$4000 or best offer
(863)843-0246
MUSTANG '98 Has blown
head gasket & leak in radia-
tor, runs exc, good shape.
$2500 as is (863)261-3568
OLDS BRAVADA '98 leather
seats, power windows, pow-
er seats, $1800
(863)983-4357
OLDS REGENCY ELITE '94,
Needs transmission. Good
condition. $700.
'(540)327-4918
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '90 -
39k mi., 4 cyl., auto, a/c,
$1600. (814)873-7850
TOYOTA CAMRY '88 runs
good, looks good, $2000
(863)801-5440
VOLVO 960 '96 4 dr sedan,
96k miles, sunroof, like new
tires, leather seats. $4500
(863)983-5609


DATSUN 280Z 1976 Auto.
$2300 or best offer.
(239)233-0413
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 BRONCO, -88 4x4,
302 motor, runs & works
great, $2000 or best offer.
(863)763-3196
FORD F150 1984 4WD, In
line 6 cyl., $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)673-2748


TRUCK CAP- from 6/A2 ft
Dodge Dakota Pickup, white,
aluminum, $150.
(863)675-5929 Ortona
TRUCK TIRES (7) 10..00-20
& (2) 12.00-20. All mounted
w/ 90% rubber. $900 for all,
will sep. (239)657-4569
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250
cash. You Haul.
(863)634-2303
WIRE RIMS, 13x7, gold, $450
or best offer. (863)697-2168


CHEV 1500 HD LT '01 leath-
er, Nerf step, Diamond plate
toolbox & bedrailing 1l0K,
new tires, $12,500
(863)634-1257
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE 3/4 TON '88 runs
good, fair cond. $1800
(863)801-5440
DODGE RAM 1500, '95 2
whl. dr., cold a/c, pw, pl,
asking $2500.
(863)517-2575
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$4500 (863)634-2303,
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold AC, Standard. $3000
(863)763-3451
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582


FORD EXPLORER SPORT '96
2x4 V6 engine, runs good,
needs a little work. $2500
(863)227-1218 Iv msg
JEEP RENEGADE- CJ5, great
shape, blue, $3250 or best
offer(863)697-1702
WILLYS WAGON '50,
$2000 239-823-2587 or
863-234-1226


DUMP TRAILER 6'x12', 10k
Ib gvw, bumper pull, good
10 plys, ready for work.
$2200 neg (863)467-7415
EQUIP. TRAILER 21'x8',
metal. 3 axles, 6 tires, Pindel
hitch w/hydraulic tongue jack
$2000 (863)697-9704
MOTO-TOTE Motorcycle car-
rier. Fits trailer hitch. Holds
up to 600lbs. $275
863-801-9163
UTILITY TRAILER 20 ft
bumper pull, pulled one time,
side rails & ramps, dual axle.
$1690 (870)820-1563
UTILITY TRAILER '01 16 Ft.
Dual axle, single axle brake
w/tie downs. Less than 10K.
$800 (219)776-1746


CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle

FORD AEROSTAR, '94 driven
daily, $500- or best offer.
(863)763-3639

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JEEP CHEROKEE '94 Needs
gas tank & battery, good for
swamp buggy use. $1000
(863)902-0257


CLUB CAR golf cart, good
tires, w/charger, $595.
(863)467-4567
EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
good condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350


B67 MACK PARTS TRUCK -
good motor, trans, etc., dia-
mond plated bed, headboard,
$750 neg. (863)467-1670
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
DIABLO PRtDATOR PRO-
GRAMMER Fits '04-'05
Chevy, Duramax 6.6 diesel.
$250 neg (863)697-0328
ENGINE 318 Chrysler engine,
out of an '82 Dodge. $100
(863)673-5883
EXHAUST STACK for semi
tractor, Headache Rack for
semi trIr., $500 will sell sep.
(863)801-3291
FORD F150 1992 PW, PL,
Runs, Needs tune up and
work on A/C. $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-6601
FRONT BRUSHGUARD -
Ranch Hand & rear step
down bumper, fits Chevy PU
$750. (863)763-3410
MOTOR & PARTS from '94
Honda 4 Trax 200, $150.
(863)467-1670
NITROUS BOTTLE 50 pound
bottle. $200 or best offer.
(863)983-2255
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
RIMS (12) 8 lug rims great
for a buggy, $100 for all
(863)677-0701
RUNNING BOARDS Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking $300
(863)697-0328
SIDE RAILS Fits a '04 Chevy
Silverado Ext Cab, tubed/flat
style, chrome. $150
(863)697-1023
SIDE STEP RAILS Round tu-
bular, for 4 door Chevy pick
up, black in color. $100
(863)763-3410
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.
(863)675-4788
TOWING HITCH U-Haul. $85
(863)357-7936
TRUCK BED '02 Toyota Tun-
dra 4x4 truck bed in good
condition. $400 or best offer.
(863)228-1436
TRUCK BED LID Leer, 6 ft,
fits '04 Chevy Silverado Ext
Cab, black fiberglass. $500
(863)697-1023
TRUCK CAP Full size. $200
(863)357-7936


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The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
sion on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. 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
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Clift Belts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
263966 ON 3/5/08

NOTICE
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Okeechobee County has scheduled
its next regular session for Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. in the Admin-
istrative Annex conference room, 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
A person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the teshmony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Facilitator
263980 ON 3/5/08








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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX INJECTION WELL ABANDONMENT
BID #2008-04
CAS PROJECT NO: 00-0903-107
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 300 p.m. on o i ?. They will be publicly openedby the County
Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will
not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor lor the
construction of the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX INJECTION
WELL ABANDONMENT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID NO: 2008-04.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents as prepared by Arcadis in associa-
bon with Craig A. Smith & Associates and/or pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
304 NW Second Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-6441
Or
County Engineer
Craig A. Smith & Associates
11101 South Crown Way, Suite 1, Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-9280
A non-retundable deposit of $30.00 will be required for each set of Specifications
and Contract Documents. Checks are to be made payable to Craig A Smith &
Associates. Contract Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt
of vendor's check and express mail account number.
Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
cepted.
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Annex
Building (Engineering Conference Room) located at 499 NW Fifth Avenue, Okee-
chobee Florida 3972, on Wednesday. March 19.2008 at 10 a.m.
Each bidder will submit ith bid evidence that the bidder is experienced and licensed
to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certified Check, in an
amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to
Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guarantee that Ifthe bid s accepted the bidder
will execute the contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety
bonds equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within.ten (10)
days after written notice of the award of contract.
No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set
for opening of the bids.
Any questions pertaining to the project specifications or scope of work shall be ad-
dressed to the Engineer in writing no later than seven (7) days prior to bid of pro-
ject, which is March2i6, 200a.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities in any
bid, and delete any portion of the project, whenever such action is in the interest
of the County.
If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, it
is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarification from the Engineer. Additionally,
it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to require-
ments of this bid and the County.
Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "1D -
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX INJECTION WELL ABANDONMENT.
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID #2008-04.
Clf Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, FLR.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
Okeechobee County, FL
264064 ON 3/5/08

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 6:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Flodrida.
To consider a change in the zoning district from Commercial Business District
(CD) to Industrial (IND) for Petition No. 08-002-R. The petition is being submit-
ted by Steven Ramunni, Esquire, on behalf of property ownerss, Mary Ann New-
comer. The property is located at 701 Southwest Park Street.
Legal: Beginning at the Southeast Comer of Block 161, Okeechobee, according to
Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and run thence South 70 feet to South line of North Park Street
for the Point of Beginning; run thence South 150 feet to Intersection with North
line of South Park Street run thence West along said North lirn2B0 feet'to inter-
section with East line of former but now abandoned FEC RR; run thence North
along said right-of-way 150 feet to intersection with South line of North Park
Street aforesaid; run thence East along said South line 200 feet to Point of Begin-
ning; said land lying in and comprising part of East one-half of Southwest one-
quarter of Section 16, and Northeast one-quarter of Northeast one-quarter of
Northwest one-quarter of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. Less
and except: additional D.O.T. road right-of-way on State Road 70, and is approxi-
mately 0.642 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any
decision mide by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals witt~~
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ense a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purposeaof hack-up tor the General Services Office.
In accoar'dac Aith the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and lorida Statute
286.26,. onswit disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proelng should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceedin at 863-763-3372 x 28; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (ThY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 08-002-R
264074 ON 3/5,14/08

NOTICE OFCONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 6:2
pem. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida
To consider a request for a -Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment Application No. 08-003-SSA. The application is being submitted by
Muhammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property ownerss, Muzaffar Husain, Trustee.
The application is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family
(SF) to Commercial (C) for vacant property located on Northeast 12th Street,
lock 15, Okeechobee.
Legal description: Lots 19 and 20 of Block 15, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, and
is approximately 0.405 acre(s). The proposed use is for future expansion of cur-
rent business.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
ton and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 18,2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made 'by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TO0 1-800-222-34480 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Application No. 08-003-SSA
264071 ON-3/5,14/08

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at B:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, lon-
do.
To consider a requestto change the zoning district from Holding (H) to Heavy Com-
mercial(CHV) for Petition No. 08-003-R. The petition is being submited by Mu-
hammad Nooruddin, on behalf of property owners) Muzaflar Husain, Trustee.
The property is located on Northeast 12th Street, Block 15, Okeechobge.
Legal: Lots 19 and 20 of Block 15, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, accordingto
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and is approximately 0.405 acre(s).
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the Cy Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 18,2008.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
sapect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the General Services Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to theproceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are beanng or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: rian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. O8-003-R
264070 ON 3/5,14/08
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the "wildest rodeo east of the Mississip-.
pi!" Visitors from many,.areas of South
Florida are expected in attendance to
observe traditional rodeo events such
as; calf roping,; saddle bronc busting,
bareback riding, team roping, ladies'
barrel racing and the favorite of all, bull
riding.
"We are proud to host two annual
PRCA Rodeos every year right here in


Okeechobee," says Matt Pearce, Cattle-
men's Association President. Our March
rodeo comes at the right time to incor-
porate with the Okeechobee County
Fair.
This year's rodeo will bring some of
the nations top cowboys to show their
talents and compete. Participants come
from all over the United States and Can-


ada to compete for their titles.
Rodeo clown Keith Isley, PRCA
"Clown of the Year", 2006 & 2007 will
be presenting this year. Isley has been
involved in rodeo since 1972. Isley start-
ed at the age of 15, competing in the
junior rodeo division, bareback riding,
bull riding and has even tried his hand
at bull fighting.


Accarcbi-Milrot Dooge, UKeecnobee
Tourist Development Council, River-
side National Bank, Physical Therapy of
Okeechobee, Seacoast National Bank,
Treasure Coast Dermatology, Visiting
Nurse's Association and Professional
Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
For ticket information, call Eli's West-
ern Wear at 863-763-2984 or visit www.
okeechobeerodeo.org.


OHS loses in title game of Park Vista tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee knew,they would face
some tougher competftiori when they
traveled this past weekend to the Park
Vista tournament in West Palm Beach.
The Lad% Brahmnh Softball team
rose to the occasion bn Friday and de-
feated Boca Raton, T1O, and American
Heritage Delray Bea(,!'.55-1I. o reach the
finals of the tournament on Saturday.
Okeechobee looked like they were
headed to a championship when they
scored two runs in the top of the sev-
enth to break a 1-1 tie. However Lake
Worth had other ideas as they scratched
across three runs to rally for a 4-3 vic-
tory.
"The girl's did very well," Coach
Kim Hargraves noted, "I was really im-
pressed with how they did. We played
some decent competition."
Mary Huff pitched a complete game


in the championship and allowed eight
hits and four earned runs. She took the
loss, only her second in eight decisions.
Jordan Marcum was stellar at the
plate as she went 1 for 3 with a triple.,
Naomi Stevens.went 1 for 3 with a sin-
gle. Okeechobee had two errors while
Lake Worth had four fielding miscues.
The second place finish was better
than last year's showing when the girl's
finished in third place.
In the earlier games it was all
Okeechobee. American Heritage played
a tough game but they were no match
for Okeechobee in the later innings.
Huff again pitched brilliantly as she
allowed just two hits over the first six
innings. Courtney Wilson pitched the
seventh inning to pick up the save, al-
lowing just one hit.
At the plate Senior Elia Suarez had
two hits, two runs, and two RBIs. Lau-
ren Throop went 1 for 3 with a run bat-


ted in. Megan Clements also had a solid
base hit in the contest. Okeechobee did
have some fielding miscues, four in this
game. However American Heritage had
just three hits and they made three field-
ing errors.
In the Boca Raton game everybody
got to enjoy swinging the bat. The Lady
Brahmans pounded out 17 hits.
Rubber armed Mary Huff pitched
four solid innings allowing just two hits.
Wilson pitched the fifth inning to finish
off the game.
At the plate Stevens had a -hit, three
runs scored and a run batted in. Suarez
had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Huff
had three hits while Throop had a hit
and an RBI. LeAnna Cotton hit an inside
the park homerun. Jordan Marcum had
three hits, two runs scored and six driv-
en in. Clements had two hits and two
runs scored. Taylor Douglas had two
hits and two RBIs. Heather Fipps had a


base hit and an RBI.
"On the season Mary Huff leads
the team with a .533 batting average.
Throop, is hitting .478, Marcum .393,
Stevens .364, and Douglas .348. Mar-
cum had one homerun and 13 RBIs to
lead the team. Huff has 12 RBIs, Throop
has eight, Clements seven and Stevens
six RBIs.
Huff also leads the team in pitching.
She has thrown 46.1 innings so far and
has struck out 57 batters. Her earned run
average is a miniscule 1.36. Katarina Su-
arez had thrown six innings with a vic-
tory and a save. She has a 2.33 earned
run average. Wilson had thrown four
innings and is yet to be scored upon.
She has two saves out of the bullpen.
The girl's have two home games this
week. Thursday, March 6, they host Fort
Pierce at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, they
host district opponent Glades Central at
7p.m.


Community Events. )


Republican Party office moves
~'.l'Reubii'cPi Party of Okeechobee is please to announce the opening of
their new office at 414 South Parrot Ave., Suite C, which is at the north end of the
BMJ Towing Plaza. Please stop in and visit. The office is open most days, with the
exception of Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, but hopefully all will be available (ex-
cept Sunday) very soon. All are invited to our Republican Club meeting which is
the third Thursday of the month (March 20) at 6:30 p.m. at the Republican Office.
Drop. by the office or come to the meeting and see how you can be involved!

Post 4423 holds second Annual Karaoke Contest
First prize this year,is $500 provided in part by the Men's Auxiliary and entry
fees. There will be a second and third prize based on entry fees collected. We are
having our second annual karaoke contest.This contest is open to the public (as our
guests). Preliminaries are Saturday March 8, and Saturday March 15. 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 22. 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 toward the winner. The Contest will again be hosted by David Lee.
.Call the Post at (863) 763-0818 for the schedule of events weekly at the Post.The
address is 300 NW 34th St. Go past the High School and take the 2nd left. Call David
at (863) 697-9002 or Bill at the VFW at (863) 763-0818 for more information.

Okeechobee Library Book Club meets
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will be reading The Believ-
ers by Janice Holt Giles. The meeting will be Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in
the library meeting room. For more information please call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

Bake Sale to benefit Missionary Projects
A bake sale will be held at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312, N. Parrott
Ave. On March 15, doors will open at 8 a.m., sponsored by the ladies of the church.
Proceeds will benefit their missionary projects. For more information please call
Eleanor Newhouse (863) 763-6928.

Hospice Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host,a Yard Sale at the Blue Volunteer Building,
next to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E. Fourth St. on Friday, March 7, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, from 8 a.m. until noon. Bargains galore, All
new items available. All Proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee including
services offered in The Hamrick Home. For information, call Cathy at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.

New Testament Baptist Church holds camp meeting
New Testament Baptist Church (across from the Y drive thru on S.R. 70 East.)
has had a week long camp meeting. There are still two days left. Wednesday,
March 5 and Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. each night. There will be preaching from
several different evangelist such as Bro. Maynard, Bro. Pollard and Bro. Rudy Pen-
nigton along with special music. For more information call Pastor Jim Gilbert at
(863) 763-6682.

Osceola PTO to meet
The Osceola Middle School PTO will meet on Thursday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m.,
in the school Media Center. All Osceola parents are highly encouraged to attend,
as we will be deciding on how to best use the profits from our fall fundraiser. We
will also be hearing from a few guest speakers who will be presenting some very
important information about the upcoming FCATs.

Dinner and Theatre
The Okeechobee Community Theatre, in cooperation with Beef 0' Brady's and
Golden Corral, are offering Dinner and the Theatre. Just show your ticket for the
night you are attending the production and the restaurant will give you 10 to 15
percent off your dinner bill. Each ticket can only be used one time. The O.C.T. pro-
duction is Plaza Suite, a comedy in three acts. It will be presented March 7, 8, 14
and 15. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber of Commerce for only $10.

AARP driver safety class offered
An AARP driver safety class offered at the American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E.


Second St, (behind the fire station) on Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March
12 at 9 a. and l-p.mnTlition fee is $1$. gersoI4 cover-w'ork books. There
are no testS required, but'you must attend oth fesso'is to co etthe course to
qualify for the discount on your Auto Insurance. You must be 50 or older to qualify
for this discount. You will need to contact your own insurance company to see if
they participate in this program. Please make a check or money ordeal I able to
AARP DSP. They cannot accept cash. For information or to sign up for. 'ass, con-
tact Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

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. Tickets for the meal are
$10 each and can be purchased at Domer's Inc., 204 S.E. 10th Ave.; the-Okeecho-
bee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave; Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.;
or, Laura Sims Accounting, 203 S.E. Second Ave. Take-out lunches will be avail-
able 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 until 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 giveaways throughout the afternoon.
For information, contact Justin at (863) 634-0217 or Audra at (863) 634-2710.

Bowl for a cure
Help the concerned citizens of Okeechobee as we Bowl and Strike our-way
towards a Cure for Cancer!
A Bowl-A-Thon will be held on Friday, March 14 at Stardust Lanes, 1465 Hwy
441 S.E. from 7 until 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per person or $60 per team. Lanes spon-
sorship is available for $100. For information contact Frank Riddle at (863) 447-
1174. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Tax returns and E-filing done free
AARP-Taxaide offers free, tax preparation and E-Filing. This free service can an-
swer most of the tax issues faced by all middle to low income taxpayers. With spe-
cial attention to taxpayers, age 60 or older. This service begins Feb. 11 until April
15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion
Bingo hall, 501 S.E. Second St. (doors open 8:45 a.m. no sooner.) You must bring
last years tax return, all W-2's; 1099s; Interest, Dividend, Broker and Social Security
Statements and any other financial documents for 2007. Picture ID, Social Security
card and birth dates required for everyone to be listed on the return. For direct
deposit of refund must.have a blank check. The program cannot help with state in-
come tax returns. (Florida does not have state income tax.) Help is first come, first
served, no appointments. For information call Neile Foreman, District Coordinator,
(863) 357-1694. (Please do not call the American Legion for information!)

Help with FPL electric bills available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's Care to
Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share Program is funded by
Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL Corporate funds. The program was set up
to help lower income residents with their electric bill once a year under specific
circumstances. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their first FPL electric bill. There are
rules and guidelines that must be met to qualify. If you are an FPL customer and
need help call our office at 763-6020. leave your name and number and we will
call you back for a phone interview to see if you qualify.

Habitat accepting applications for housing
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee is accepting applications for the opportu-
nity to partner to build and purchase a families first home. The applicant must be
a legal resident of Okeechobee County, be a first time home buyer, qualify within
the income limits that are set by Habitat, be willing to fulfill sweat equity hours by
partnering with HFHOC and meet other requirements. Applications are available
in the waiting room of Habitats local office. Please have your completed applica-
tion returned to us no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. You should call for an appoint-
ment to drop the application off or mail the application to Habitat for Humanity
of Okeechobee County, Inc., 1600B S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, 34974. If you
have any questions please call the office at (863) 357-1371, leave your name and
phone number and we will call you back.


The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special session
tor Ir en views with the Board of County Commissioners and the finalists for
the Coly Administrator position on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the
County Commission Chambers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,

Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
eioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the prtceediBga, and fte, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verb m record of euch proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
bimony and eviderce upon wtvch the appeal Is to be based.
In accordance withti the AmrICon with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons worth diasbiiea needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceedli lhoold contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two
(2) working days prior to the pooeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, cal TDOO 1.80-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620

Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commisaioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commrnisloners
2639610 W0 /5/0o


Cattlemens group announces spring rodeo

The Okeechobee Cattlemen's As- Jerry Todd will return to Okeechobee
sociation will hold their Spring rodeo to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the
in conjunction with the Okeechobee 2008 Spring Rodeo. Todd travels with
County Fair. The two events have come wife Candi and son Kyle. Candi enter-
t6gether to create an exciting weekend tains the crowd with her talents of back-
for all! The fair will run March 7 15. ground music and Kyle serves as rodeo
The PRCA Rodeo will be held Satur- clown during the Muttin' Bustin' event.
day, March 8 and Sunday March 9. The Jerry Todd was rewarded announcer
Cattlemen's Association Rodeo and fair of the year for WPRA in 2004, World's
will be held at the Okeechobee Agri- Toughest Bulls and Broncs Announcer
Civic Center on Highway 710. in 2005 and 4L Rodeo Company Mossy
The Professional Rodeo Cowboy As- Se0ast4 Oak Series announcer from 2004-2006.
sociation rodeo will begin at 2:30 p.m. ,~ tRodeo tickets may be purchased in
Mutton Bustin' for the cowkids will F advance at Eli's Western Wear, 907 NW
begin at 2 p.m. All cowkids from ages 5Park Street, Okeechobee or at the gate.
3-5 can enter to win. Winner receives General admission tickets are $15.50 if
a shiny western belt buckle. Advance purchased in advance and $17.50 at the
registration required. Please call the "-. gate. Children 12 years and under are
Okeechobee Livestock. Market at 863- $12.50. Each rodeo ticket purchase in-
763-3127. - cludes admission to the fair.
The Okeechobee Cattleman's rodeo Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce Sponsors for the 2008 Spring Rodeo
will show contestants competing to win Bull riding will be one of the featured attractions at this years Okeecho- include the Okeechobee County Cattle-
cash prizes and points toward a circuit bee Cattlemen's Spring PRCA rodeo, which will be held at the 2008 men's Association, Okeechobee Cattle-
championship. The Okeechobee rodeo Okeechobee County Fair on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 at women's Association, Eli's Western
has a well-deserved reputation of being the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Wear,






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Boat #25 Bob Carney and Ken Goodwin won the CTT Classic with a total weight of 22.72
Ibs.


Carney/Goodwin win CTT Classi
The Christian Team Trail (CT)
Classic Bass Tournament was held Sat-
urday, March 1, out of Okee-Tantie and
was won by the team of Bob Carney
and Ken Goodwin with a total weight
of 22.72 pounds.
That weight earned them the first-
place checkof $1,000. Thy also landed. .
a 7.78-pound lunker that earned them '
the second big fish award of $120.
Finishing in second place was the
team of Rick Buntenbach and Don
Van Dyke with a total weight of 18.56
pounds that earned them a check for
$535.
Rounding out the top 10 finishers
with their total weight and winnings
were:
3. Matt JohnsorVSkip Jeslosky -
16.98-lbs., $310
4. Lery Bauer/Joe Wozar 16.76- Submitted ph
lbs, $260 Rick Buntenbach and Don Van Dyke came in Second in t
5. Michael Zubricky/Dan Welch CTT Classic with a total weight of 18.56 lbs.
15.78-lbs., $215
6. Bob Owens/Fred George 14.66-
lbs., $170
7. BillRose/Craig Smith- 14.64-lbs.,
$100
8. Ernie Johnstor/Byron Chastain -
13.71-lbs., $100
9. Dave StouVAI Reed 13.37-lbs,
$100
10. Ronald Rodgers/Darryl Rodgers
13.30-lbs., $100
W1ining the big fish pot was the
team of Matt Johnson and Skip Jeslo-
+ s~jyjh abucketmpt that tipped the
scales at 821-lbs. That fish earned them
anadditional $180.
Thirty boats qualified ftr the clas-
sic and all but two brought fish to the
scales.
A free lunch of barbecue sandwich-
es and drinks was furnished for the fish- Submitted ph(
ermen. After the weigh-in, a drawing Matt Johnson and Skip Jeslosky, Boat #30 came in Third
and prize-giveawaywas held. the CTT Classic with a total weight of 16.98 lbs. They al
The tournament is sponsored by placed First in the Big Fish category with a big fish weight
OakviewBaptistChurch. 8.21 lbs.


Sport News in Brief


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

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 15. Start position
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. 31st St., 34974.,
Mailed forms must be received
by March 8. Tournament permits
and tickets for a 50/50 drawing
will be available at boat check the
morning of the tournament. Entry
forms are available at several lo-'
cal 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 re-


trained 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.

Taylor Creek Bass
Club meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following
weekend. New boaters and (es-
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave
Stout at (863)467-2255
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.


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