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Vol. 99 No.69 Sunday, March 9, 2008


Briefs
Need information
about the Fair?
The Okeechobee County
Fair has a new information line
by which you can call to hear
about the daily events for that
day. If you need further infor-
mation, you are able to leave a
voice mail and a fair represen-
tative will call you and answer
your question.
So by calling (863) 467 1690
you will be in touch with the
daily events at tthe fair.

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.
Heroes For the Red
Cross event planned
Heroes for the American
Red Cross Fund-Raiser to be
held this Sunday, March 8 9,
from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the
Trading Post Flea Market.
There will many items for
sale and chances to enter the
drawings coming up at the
conclusion of our Heroes Cam-
paign. ALL proceeds will re-
main in Okeechobee County.
My Aunt's House
seeks volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501
(c) (3) organization is looking
for two to three volunteers to
work in our Closet any day, or
days, Monday through Friday
during the hours of 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. We are also looking for a
volunteer to become the direc-
tor and a board member of The
Clothes Closet.
The volunteer should com-
municate well with the public
and should be able to seek sup-
port from city and county offi-
cials, business executives and
other organizations. Work days
and hours are flexible. Call (863)
634-2306 for information.

Drought Index
Current: 350
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.12 feet
J Last Year: 11.24 feet


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

Index
Classifieds........................... 9, 10
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword............................. 8
Obituaries.............................. 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out................................. 4
Sports.................................. 13
TV .......................................... 8
W weather ................................... 2
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At the Fair: Lots to see and do!


Okeeyhobee News/Katrina Elsken
Royalty at the Okeechobee County Fair on Saturday included Miss Okeechobee County Fair Mary Elizabeth Barber,
Brighton Seminole Princess Jaryaca Baker and Brighton Junior Miss Rumor Juarez. Miss Barber is a student at
Okeechobee Freshman Campus4Miss Baker is a seventh grader at Yearling Middle School. Miss Juarez is a fourth
grader at Central Elementary Sphool.
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Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden OkeechoDee News/Tonya Harden
The Classic Car Show held at the Okeechobee County Jessie Jones, Seaira Jones and Destiny Jones were "all
Fair is orchestrated by Dale Barrett. All the proceeds aboard" the circus train Saturday at the Okeechobee
from registration and raffles that are earned at the car County Fair. Their family outing with on Saturday wasn't
show help support the Bob Teany Memorial Scholar- spoiled by the wind. The smiles on their faces as they
ship which awards "atleast two $1,500 scholarships hopped on each ride made that clear.
each year to local graduates.


UKeechobee News/Katrina IlsKen
There was plenty of excitement at the first day of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo on Saturday at the
Okeechobee County Fair. The rodeo continues today.


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Okeechobee News
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Okeechobee First Baptist
Church to give Mothers of
Preschoolers (MOPS) a place
to meet with other moms for
activities and socialization.
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Suzy and Mike McCorvey spent Saturday afternoon with
Hanna McCorvey and her friend Meriam Cajal at the
Okeechobee County Fair. The girls refused to let the wind
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Judge hands down prison sentences


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer
Jr. had a busy morning Friday
as he handed down a number
of sentences and accepted plea
agreements.
Jose De La Cruz received a
sentence of 55 months in prison
after being found guilty of traf-
ficking in cocaine. He will have to
serve a mandatory minimum of
three years.
De La Cruz will also serve a
sentence of 55 months for being
found guilty of sale of cocaine
and possession of cocaine with
intent to sell.
All sentences will run concur-
rently, and De La Cruz will receive
credit for the 226 days he has
served in the Okeechobee County
Jail.
Thomas Meara was sentenced
to six months in the county jail
after being found guilty of pos-
session of cocaine. Assistant State
Attorney Don Richardson told
Judge Bauer that Meara had been
arrested a total of 13 times, and
was convicted on a similar charge
in 2006.
Jim Eubanks of Yee Haw Junc-


tion testified that Meara now
works for him and has turned his
life around. He told Judge Bauer
that Meara has "been doing very
well" and is a trusted employee
at his automotive shop. He said
Meara has a key to his business
and lives on property near the
shop.
Even though he complimented
Meara on turning his life around,
the judge took the state's recom-
mendation and sentenced Meara
to six months in the county jail.
"I think it is a reasonable sen-
tence," said Judge Bauer.
He also ruled that Meara's driv-
er's license will be suspended for
a period of two years.
In another sentencing mat-
ter, Judge Bauer accepted a no
contest plea from Jose Fernando
Sanchez and sentenced him to 12
years in prison for robbery and
another 12 years for robbery with
a deadly weapon. Those sentenc-
es are to run concurrently.
Sanchez will receive credit for
the 385 days he has served in the
county jail.
Judge Bauer also accepted
a plea from Mark Saunders and
found him guilty of grand theft-
firearm, possession of a firearm


Law Enforcement Calls


The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office received the following
calls from Friday, Feb. 29, through
March 6:
Friday, Feb. 29;
theft in the 4200 block of
U.S. 441 S.
theft in the 12000 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
assault in the 7200 block of
U.S. 441 N.
identity theft in the 17000
block of U.S. 441 N.
theft in the 3800 block of S.E.
27th Court
Saturday, March 1:
burglary in the 3100 block of
U.S. 441 S.
theft in the 1200 block of
N.W 34th St.
theft in the 200 block of N.W.
23rd Lane
burglary in the 3000 block of
S.R. 70 E.
.Sunday, March 2:
burglary and vandalism on
S.R. 70 W at N.W. 128th Ave.
fraud in the 21000 block of
N.W. 254th St.
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion in Ihe 4000 block of S.E. 22nd
Court
Monday, March 3:
burglary in the 3900 block of
U.S. 441 S.E.
vandalism in the 16000 block
of N.W 38th Ave.
credit card fraud in the 100
block of N.W 366th Trail
theft in the 5600 block of S.E.
67th Ave.
Tuesday, March 4:


theft in the 2200 block of
U.S. 98 N.
burglary in the 14000 block
of N.W 260th St.
vandalism in the 900 block
of N.E. 17th Ave.
assault in the 400 block of
U.S. 441 N.
Wednesday, March 5
vandalism in the 2900 block
of S.E. 39th Ave.
vandalism in the 12000 block
of U.S. 441 S.E.
theft in the 3100 block of S.E.
23rd Court
theft in the 4100 block of
U.S.441 S.
burglary in the 4000 block of
U.S. 441 S.
theft in the 3500 block of S.E.
34th Ave.
burglary in the 3500 block of
U.S. 441 S.
fraud in the 1500 block of
N.W 208th St.
larceny in the 3100 block of
S.E. 39th Ave.
Thursday, March 6
vandalism in the 1800 block
of N.E. Third St.
burglary in the 3200 block of
NW 18th ,Ave.
theft in the 4300 block of
U.S. 441 S.
theft in the 7800 block of
N.E. 120th St.
assault in the 4500 block of
N.E. 224th St.
Editor's Note: Only calls deal-
ing with either a felony or a po-
tential felony are entered into this
column.


News in Brief

Childbirth classes planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering Childbirth
Education Classes. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Diabetes Support Group at hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group which
meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital cafeteria
at 2 p.m. Ifyou have any questions please call the program coordinator,
Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at (863) 763-5093.
Depression support group
Depending on Christ is a new support group for men and women
suffering from depression. They meet every Thursday. For information,
call (772) 597-0463.
Addiction consultation offered
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by a convicted felon and third-
degree grand theft.
Saunders was sentenced to
eight years in prison for grand
theft-firearm and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon, and
was ordered to serve a manda-
tory minimum of three years. He
was also sentenced to five years in
prison on the third-degree grand
theft charge.
All sentences'are to run con-
currently, and Saunders will re-
ceive credit for the 98 days he has
already spent in the county jail.
The judge also accepted a plea
agreement between the state and
Cory Shaw reached Jan. 17. Judge
Bauer found Shaw guilty of the
sale of oxycodone and sentenced
him to prison for a term of one
year and one day. He will receive
credit for the three days he spent
in the county jail.
Judge Bauer withheld adjudi-
cation after a plea agreement was
reached Jan. 17 between the state
and Glen Curtis Lamb. Lamb was
charged with possession of co-
caine and resisting arrest without
violence.
Lamb was sentenced to 18
months probation on the felony
charge, and one year probation


on the misdemeanor charge
of resisting arrest without vio-
lence.
Jorge Baltazar had reached
a plea agreement with the state
after being arrested on a charge
of possession of cocaine, and
the misdemeanor of driving
while license suspended.
However, Baltazar did not
appear for court Friday morn-
ing.
Judge Bauer issued a sen-
tence of six months in the
county jail on both charges.
The sentences will run concur-
rently.
In another case and plea
deal, Baltazar was sentenced
to five years in prison after be-
ing found guilty of possession
of cocaine. He will also have to
surrender his driver's license '
for two years.
Judge Bauer also issued an
arrest warrant charging Bal-'
tazar for failure to appear, and
ruled that the man's sentences
will begin as soon as he is ar-
rested on the warrant.
All sentences are to run con-
currently.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A vacant mobile home be-
ing used for storage was gutted
by flames after a fire broke out
Thursday afternoon at 6849 N.W
30th Street, Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue reported.
Firemen from both the County
and City Fire Departments re-
sponded to the location just after
2 p.m. and found the trailer fully
involved with flames. Part of the
roof had also collapsed before
firemen arrived.
The fire report from Lt. Robert
Banfield said the trailer had been
vacant for some time and that it
did not have electrical service.


Firemen were on the scene for
close to 90 minutes but had the
flames under control in a matter
of minutes, firemen added.
The fire caused about $7,000
in property damage.
The homeowner, Juan Ro-
driquez Gomez, 61, tried to bring
the flames under control before
firemen arrived but was unable
to, the report stated.
About 1,000 gallons of water
was used to extinguish the blaze.
County Fire Chief Nick Hop-
kins said the State Fire Marshal
was investigating the actual cause
and origin of the blaze.


Three arrested on reservation


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A small quantity of cocaine
was seized when Glades County
Sheriff Deputies stopped a vehicle
on County Road 721 on the Brigh-
ton Indian Reservation on Febru-
ary 24, Glades Deputies said.
Noreen Tommie, 47, of
Okeechobee, Keshia Lescen-
ski, 21 of Fort Pierce, and Albert
Thomas, 34, of Clewiston were
charged with possession of co-
caine after their arrest.
Tommie was also charged
with failure to register a motor
vehicle, driving with a suspended
license and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $18,500.
Ms. Lescenski and Mr. Thom-
as were also held in the Glades
County Jail in lieu of $15,000
bond.
The arrest report from Deputy
B. Jackson noted he stopped the
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A K-9 unit was dispatched to
the scene and Deputies were able
to locate a small quantity of co-
caine in a baggie in the rear cup
holder on the center console.
None of the occupants of the vehi-
cle claimed ownership of the rock
cocaine which weighed about 1.5
grams. Three pipes commonly
used in smoking cocaine were
also found in the vehicle, Deputy
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CAR SHOW: After the problems with the mixup at the festival,
I am glad to see they are having the car show at the fair. They have
more room at the fairgrounds. That might be a better place for a car
show anyway. One more thing for the fairgoers to enjoy.
INTOXICATION: In this debate about whether or not to legal-
ize marijuana, I believe that it should be legalized for medicinal use.
It does help those with certain eye problems and it helps those on
chemotherapy overcome their nausea. I don't see why they can't use
marijuana as a prescription drug. It is no more dangerous than other
prescription drugs. As far as legalizing it for recreational use, I don't
think we need to do that because we have enough problems with
other intoxicants. But if they did legalize it, it would be no worse than
alcohol. Actually it would probably be not as bad as alcohol. Some
drunks get mean. Potheads just get mellow.
ALCOHOL: Alcohol has been around a long time. Fruit juice fer-
ments naturally and then you have alcohol. It is not something pro-
duced chemically. It is very natural. Wine and beer have been around
for many centuries. So I don't think that marijuana is more natural
than wine. But I also don't see marijuana as any more dangerous than
wine. With either one, it is a matter of how much you use. And if you
use either one, you have no business driving a car, operating machin-
ery, etc. Personally, I don't drink and I don't smoke because I want to
stay in full control of body and be able to respond to emergencies. But
that is my personal option; members of my family do drink and I am
their designated driver.
HOMESTEAD AMENDMENT: Crist put the idea out there we as
voters made it a reality. People tend to blame the government for more
than their share. The government didn't make people go out and but
houses they couldn't afford. When you take out a 15 or 30 year mort-
gage you have to look further than today and have to consider ,what
if? People max out their credit cards instead of paying them off every
month. They buy vehicles they cant' afford and in good times they are
living month to month and in bad times they're losing everything they
have. I wish in the 80s interest rates had been as low as they are right
now on mortgages. It's a tough time and is probly going to get tougher
but put the blame where it belong on ourselves.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: In 2008, daylight time begins on
March 9 and ends on Nov. 2. Also remember to check you batteries or
change the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detec-
tors, if you have them.
DEPUTIES: I have nothing but respect for the officers and firefight-
ers. People who put their very lives on the line daily for others deserve
that pay.
TAXES: Look at the county budget. Look at the tax base. Do the
math. Because of this new amendment, we do not have enough
money for basic services. People are going to be screaming that it
takes too long to get a deputy or a firetruck to come to their call. Well
it took long enough before the cutbacks, imagine what it will be like
with even less money to pay for those services.
MARIJUANA: One should never operate a motorized vehicle while
under the influence of any substance! If someone partakes of a sub-
stance, they should stay home or at least have a designated driver. I
do not want to see a blanket legalization of marijuana as I'm afraid
it would become more accessible to our children. And although I
believe marijuana is less harming than alcohol I still prefer the chil-
dren abstain from any and all use of euphoric intake and just try to
live life in the sober lane. No matter the excuse, unless used for me-
dicinal purposes, marijuana is used as an "escape" of some sorts; it's
just less destructive in the long haul. I would like to see Florida allow
marijuana for medicinal use, then downgrade the criminal aspect of
possession and/or cultivation for personal use. Our penal system is
clogged with marijuana arrests and convictions that could be just as
well served with citations and fines. Get rid of our draconian laws.
AMENDMENT: I voted against the change in the homestead
amendment, as did about half of the population of Okeechobee. But
there were enough people statewide who voted for it that it went into
law and now we have to deal with it. It is a shame that people do not
look at the cost of providing fire and law enforcement services before
they vote on something like this. How is the county supposed to keep
qualified workers if they don't pay them enough? These men and
women have families to support. It is no wonder we are constantly
losing deputies and firefighters to other departments.
DEPRESSION: What president implemented Tne New Deal after
the Great Depression. They put everyone to work building the roads,
bridges, government building, public funded hospital's ect. All of the
infrastructure needs to be redone. Bridges are falling down, Dams
and dikes are eroded and leaking. I think there is enough work to be
done in each state that it would put everyone to work bringing our
nation into the 21st century.
ATVS: I live in an area that is covered with ATVs and loud trucks
from Friday to Sunday. You know it is illegal to ride ATVs on paved
roads, but for some of us, pavement is many years away. We just need
more patrols throughout the county, so when we call it doesn't take
forever for response.





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Don't let worry control your life


The Counseling Corner
From the American Counseling
Association
Today's world offers countless
opportunities for worry. From
health issues to job security "to
terrorism, there's an endless sup-
ply of anxiety. Unfortunately, con-
stant worrying can negatively af-
fect many aspects of your life.
Excessive worrying, for ex-
ample, can directly impact your
health. Our bodies react to worry
by increasing various chemicals
in our system, including adrena-
line. Thank your ancient relatives
for that reaction. They needed
to fight .or flee when faced with
something terrifying.
Today, we seldom need to
physically fight or flee, yet worry
still brings those same chemical


reactions. The result of chronic
worrying can be an increased risk
for heart attack and stroke by rais-
ing blood pressure and increasing
blood clotting. Worrying causes
the liver to produce more choles-
terol, increases muscle tension
(leading to headaches and back
pain), can increase amounts of
stomach acid (causing various
gastric problems), and may even
compromise your immune sys-
tem.
So how can you minimize such
problems? Start by identifying the
real source of your worry. Are you
anxious about things that are real
and that you can do something
about (your job performance,
for example), or is -the source of
your worry more imagined and
beyond your control (perhaps
a vague rumor about neighbor-


Community Events

School board to discuss federal grants
Okeechobee County School Board will be hosting a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the 2008-09
school year. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 14, at 10:30
a.m. and will be held in room 303 of the school board office.

Library welcomes Mark Smith
The Okeechobee County Library welcomes Mark Smith as he pres-
ents "A Musical Journey through Florida," on March 14, at 7 p.m.
Mark Smith has been a regular on the Florida Folk Music circuit since
1992. His original songs have been heard on commercial and public
radio stations around the state, with lyrics highlighting Florida's peo-
ple and landscapes. A fourth-generation north Florida native, Mark
has worked for 18 years with Florida State Parks, which allows his
even further insight into Florida's natural and cultural history. He has
produced three CDs of original music and is working on a fourth. This
program is funded by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and
open to the public.

VFW to host annual dinner
V.F.W. Post #9528, 2002 Hwy. 78 West, Buckhead Ridge, will host
the Annual Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 16,
from 12:30 until 3 p.m. Donation is $7 per person. Everyone is wel-
come to come and enjoy dinner and music. For more information,
please call (863) 467-2882.

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.m. and 1 p.m. Tuition fee is $10 per
person to cover work books. There are no tests required, but you must
attend both sessions to complete the course to qualify for the discount
on your Auto Insurance. You must be 50 or older to qualify for this dis-
count. You will need to contact your own insurance company to see if
they participate in this program. Please make a check or money order
payable to AARP DSP. They cannot accept cash. For information or to
sign up for class, contact Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
Summer Activity guide submissions wanted
Submissions for the 2008 Summer Activity Guide are currently be-
ing requested by Sharon Vinson at the Okeechobee County School
Board Office. This guide is a comprehensive list of activities for chil-
dren during the summer months in Okeechobee. To have your event
included, just complete the submission form to include information in
the guide, at no charge. The mission of the guide is to keep our chil-
dren safe, secure and active during the summer months. Deadline for
submissions is March 28. There will be 9,000 copies of the Summer
Activity Guide printed and distributed in early May to public school
children and in local businesses. For more information contact (863)
.462-5000 ext. 257.

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. Rick-
ards, 20, was injured in a Jan. 27 car crash and is now paralyzed from
the chest down. The benefit is 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. 10"1 Ave.; the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, 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. For information,
-contact Justin at (863) 634-0217 or Audra at (863) 634-2710.


hood changes)?
When the source ofyour worry
is something you can control, you
want to channel that worry into
action. Develop a plan for dealing
with the cause of your worry, and
then carry out that plan.
However, if the source of your
worry is beyond your control, you
still need to take action to counter
that worry, rather than just letting
it keep build. One simple way is
to switch gears. Instead of wor-
rying about something you can't
change, do something, or think
about something, over which you
do have control.
Even small actions can help
alleviate needless worry. Talk to
a friend, take a walk, go the gym,
splash water on your face, listen
to music or just think positive
thoughts about people or places


you enjoy. It does take practice
to learn to refocus your thoughts,
but it soon can become second
nature to relax, rather than stress-
ing over counter-productive think-
ing.
If, however, you find you're
constantly worrying, especially
about things you beyond your
control, talk to a counseling pro-
fessional. Chronic worrying can
negatively affect your life in too
many ways just to ignore it.
"The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling Asso-
ciation, the nation's largest or-
ganization of counseling profes-
sionals. Learn more about the
counseling profession at the ACA
web site, www.counseling.org.


Community Calendar


Sunday, March 9
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until
8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. It will
be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting
from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W
Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous wom-
an's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth
Ave. For more information please
call (863) 634-4780.

Monday, March 10
A.A. meeting will be held from
noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
VFW #10539 Ladies Aux-
iliary lunch and bingo will start
at noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441
S.E. Auxiliary members and their
guests are invited. Please R.S.V.P.
to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Sing-
ers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For
information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization
or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449:
The Genealogical Society
of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone
interested in tracing his or her
ancestry. The annual membership
is $10 per person, and $12 for a
family. For information, call Eve
at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their
web site at http://www.rootsweb.
com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call (863)
634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane at 7 p.m.
Artful Appliquers is a recent-
ly formed chapter in Okeecho-
bee. This chapter meets at the
Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda
Road, Okeechobee on Mondays
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen
Graves, Chapter leader would like
to extend a warm welcome to any
interested persons to come by and
see what they are about. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcohol-
ics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance


abuse. They also have Al-Anon
meetings on Monday nights from
7 until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics. For informa-
tion call Chris at (863) 467-5714.

Tuesday, March 11
Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition meets every
second Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church.
For information contact Jim Ven-
sel at (863) 697-1792.
Rotary Club of Okeecho-
bee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For informa-
tion, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basing-
er: There is now an AA meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S.
98. Beginners are welcome.
Christian Home Educa-
tors of Okeechobee will meet
at the Grace Christian Church Fel-
lowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
Anyone currently home schooling
or interested in home schooling
is welcome. For information, call
Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty
Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held
at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support
Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building, 411
S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Family History Center
meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who
your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday
beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal
and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact 'Douglas
Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
Widows and Widowers sup-
port group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Par-
rott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, June Scheer at (863) 634-
8276


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1000-1500
1500-2000

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Cows
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Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600


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185-210
140-157
130-150
130-137
113-127
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$59.00
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$67.50
$72.00
Tuesday
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120-125
109-115
102-116
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140-162
125-137 115-125
117-127 95-112
106-130 104-108
104-127 90-104
95-111 90-102


Feeder calves still strong this
week. But slaughter cows and
bulls were off $2-3.00 this week,
but still above the level at the
first of the year. They had got
too good to stay that way. Calves
were about steady with the last
couple of weeks. The light calves
150-200# are not bringing the
premium they have been in time
past. I guess another fuel and feed
factor. Latt Maxcy, Frostproof and
Whitney Storey, Moore Haven
topped the calf market with a
high of $2.10. Jackman Cane and
Cattle, Clewiston and Circle 1, Ft.
Pierce topped the cow market
with a high of 62.00.
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Media Center
Third through Fifth grade
students at Central Elementary
School have enjoyed playing "Hol-
lywood Squares" to review refer-
ence books. Second grade has
learned some interesting things
about the Amish, and Kindergar-
ten through Second grade have
done some neat quilt activities.
Music
The fourth graders have start-
ed learning to play the recorder.
The recorder is a musical instru-
ment (not a toy!) that has a long
and respected history. This year,
we will be keeping the recorders
in the music room instead of car-
rying them back and forth. This
way, no one can forget to bring
their recorder to music class. Our
first song is, of course, Hot Cross
Buns. Recorders are still only $5


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and can be purchased from Mrs.
VanBeek during music class.
All of the classes have been
doing a lot of singing in the past
two weeks.
Two of the favorites are There's
a Song in Me by Christy Cary Mill-
er and Music Rocks! by John Ja-
cobson. The younger students are
also enjoying movement activities
with This Little Light of Mine and
instrument playing with Hala Lala
Laya, a folk song from Lebanon.

Computer Lab
In the Computer Lab the third,
fourth, and fifth grade students
have been working very hard
getting ready for the FCAT by us-
ing the Success Maker Program;
Readers Workshop and Math
Concepts and Skills. They have
been improving on their scores
all school year.


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Obituaries


Cecil Kelly Carter
Cecil Kelly Carter, 72, of
Okeechobee died March 6, 2008
at his home. Mr. Carter was born
Feb. 27, 1936 in Okeechobee to'
the late Sanland and Polly Ann
(Yates) Carter. He was a grove
- worker and he also worked on
cattle ranches.
He is preceded in death by his
brothers Junior Carter, Bud Cart-
er, Luther Lowe, James Carter
and Henry Carter; sisters Hattie
Lamb, Olida Arnold, Arbel Raul-
erson, Arzona Prebble, Minnie
Strickland and Ula Yates.
He is survived by his compan-
ion, Laverne Grider; sisters Doris
Heckert, and Annie L. Tyson all


of Okeechobee; daughter Pam;
sons Kelly Carter Jr. of Idaho,
Buzz Carter of Alabama and Kev-
in and Jason Carter both of Okla-
homa; a host of cousins, nieces
and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday,
March 10, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m.,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Graveside funeral services will be
at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 11,
2008 at Basinger Cemetery with
Pastor Don Leon officiating.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


'Thank you' to our sub contractors


Habitat for Humanity
Okeechobee County
says "Thank You" to
our sub contractors

We want to offer a warm thank
you to all those who helped with
our last project: West Coast Insu-
lation, Echols Plumbing, Austin
Sewer & Septic and Crystal Clear


Water Conditioning, LLC. These
companies have helped make the
dream of a new home come true
by providing great pricing by re-
ducing their material and/or labor
costs on the two homes Habitat
for Humanity Okeechobee Coun-
ty is currently building in Playland
Park and Basswood. The partner
families and Habitat for Humanity
are greatful for their support.


Elementary

Monday March 10
Breakfast
Blueberry Mini Loaf
Assorted Cereal
Whole Wheat Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Ravioli With Meat Sauce
Honey Wheat Rolls
Brd Chix Patty Sandwich
Chef Salad
Green Beans
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Tuesday March 11
Breakfast
Brkfst Chix Patty/Biscui
Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Cheeseburger Macaroni
Yeast Rolls
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
Yogurt Fruit & Cheese Plate
Broccoli Florets w/Lemon
Fruit Cocktail
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Wednesday- March 12
Breakfast
Breakfast Burrito
Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Chili Con Carne & Beans
Chedder Goldfish
Ham & Cheese Sub
Chef Salad
Golden Yellow Corn
Fruit Gelatin
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Thursday March 13
Breakfast
.French Toast Sticks
Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Hamburger
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
Yogurt Fruit & Cheese Plate
Potato Triangles
Applesauce
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Friday March 14
Breakfast
Biscuit & Sausage Patty
Assorted Cereal
Cinnamon Toast (2)
Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Baked Potato, Chili/Chez
Tuna Salad Plate
Baby Carrots w/dressing
Mandarin Orange Sections
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Middle Schools

Monday March 10
Burrito w/Salsa
Ravioli w/ Meat Sauce
Honey Wheat Rolls
Chicken Ceasar Salad
Turkey Sub Grab & Go
Seasoned Green Beans
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Tuesday March 11
Nacho Supreme
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
Yogurt Fruit & Cheese Plate
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Broccoli Florets w/Lemon
Fruit Cocktail
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad


Wednesday March 12
Chili Con Came & Beans
Chedder Goldfish
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Deli Turkey Grab & Go
Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Golden Yellow Corn
Fruit gelatin
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Thursday March 13
Hamburger
Deli Turkey on Bun
Ham Sandwich Grab & Go
Chicken Oriental Salad
Potato Triangles
Applesauce
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Friday March 14
Cheese Stuffed Crust
Pepperoni Stuffed Crust
Pizza
Baked Potato, Chili/Chez
Turkey Sub Grab & Go
Tuna Salad Plate
Baby Carrots w/dressing
Mandarin Orange Sections
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad

High School

Monday March 10
Burrito w/Salsa
Ravioli With Meat Sauce
Honey Wheat Rolls
Chicken Ceasar Salad
Turkey Sub Grab & Go
Pizza Basket
Seasoned Green Beans
Chilled Peaches
Fresh Fruit
Tossed Salad
Tuesday March 11
Nacho Supreme
Deli Turkey on Bun (rev)
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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




EXPERIENCED TEAM LEADER
For Community Bank
Excellent sales, interpersonal
and communication skills.
Bilingual a plus.
Send resume to
RO. Box 943
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0943
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OKEECHOBEE Breakfast
Cook. Experienced only.
6AM 2 PM. $10 per hour.
Call Oscar @ 863-673-5071

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RN POSITION
For Medical Oncology Office.
Fax resume to (772)460-5503

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Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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The Okeechobee County Health Department is
seeking a Physician to work on an as needed/per
diem basis. This is work providing diagnoses,
treatments, and helping to prevent diseases and
injuries that commonly occur in the general popu-
lation. This occupation requires licensure as a
physician pursuant to Chapter 458, Florida Stat-
utes; or licensure as an osteopathic physician pur-
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Human Resources at (863) 462-5786.
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Healthcare exp. and bilingual
preferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits.
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Needed full time. Bilingual
Spanish/English preferred.
Fax resume to
(772)597-4194 or
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Indiantown, FL
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DIRECTOR OF
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is seeking a dedicated,
take-charge RN to lead
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in communication, assess-
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team leadership, an have
good compute knowledge.
We offer great pay and
benefits. Prior DON
experience is a plus!
Please submit your
resume to:
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301 South Gloria Street
Clewiston, FL 33440
Ph: 863-983-5123.
Fax: 863-983-6698
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Merchandise



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




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All Size Sheds Available
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BUNK BEDS Brand new.
Wooden. Extra brand new
mattress. $200
(352)615-1835 Okeechobee
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Light Oak w/27" Color TV &
Stereo w/Remote. $250 for
all. (352)615-1835 Okee
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
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PPKS-1, 380 cal., S.S. 2
clips, 250 bullets. Like new.
$625 (863)763-3280


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14 kt. white gold. Lifetime
warranty. Paid $600, $400
or best offer. (863)484-0803
Earn some extra cash.
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COLVERT, Aluminum, 14 Ft.
Long, 18" Round. $60
(863)675-8760


PEKINGNESE PUPS 10 wks
old, Call (863)634-2110 or
(616)350-0122


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.-
Bent 960,



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 1ba,
Closed in gar. No pets.
$650/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
dep. (863)467-2302
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313



KINGS BAY- 2br,1ba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking ,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:
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AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, bring pets, large yards.
(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
turn., 26 4th St. $875/mo,
+ sec. (561)968-4018
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, garage,
laundry, tiled, $1000/mo.
rent. $5,000 applied to pur-
chase of $149,900 after 1
ear. 3429 NW 40th Dr.
asswood. (561)718-2822
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, Call for info. 8am-5pm.
(863)357-6700
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/lba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1 st 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
IN TOWN A-Frame, -Clean,
3br/2ba, w/d hook up,
screened porch, gar, lawn
serv, non-smoking environ,
sm pets. $1200/mo + sec
dep. (941)504-3954


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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, lba CBS
on 4 lots, enclosed patio, W/D,
Storage shed. Near boat ramp.
$875 mo (786) 201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 2br, lba 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
OKEECHOeBEE- 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- 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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
OKEECHOEE CBS, 4br, 2ba
Waterfront. All tile floors, Hi-
Lo Acres. $1200 mo.
772-349-3848 or 597-1967
ON RIM CANAL 3 br, 2.5 ba,
carport, shed & dockhouse.
$1300/mo + last & sec.
(772)834-1506 Steve


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Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
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Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
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Property Inspection1060
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Warehouse Space 1075
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new kitchen. $162,000
(863)357-3490/634-6963
SEMINOLE COVE Senior
Community. 40x40 DW on
Corner Lot. 2 Master Suites
w/Bath's. Lg. Liv. Rm, Din.
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Wide on 1 Ac. $900/mo. +
1st & Sec. 863-697-1494
BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$950. mo. + $950. Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
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Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
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863-983-3016
OKEE 1 br, 1 ba, non-smok-
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lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail 04/01. No pets
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SW MH nice 2/1, w/addition
on 1 + acre, newly renovat-
ed, $650 mo. + $550 sec.
(863)634-2362
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dep. (863)763-4031



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All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
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RIVER BEND 55+ Adult
park, doublewide, newly re-
modeled, 3 br, 2 ba, com-
pletely furnished, carport &
workshop. Owner financing.
$25,000 (863)6.10-9466
SEMINOLE VLG Adult park,
52x14 MH, recently remod-
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must see to appreciate
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035



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Okeechobee 34974 Directly
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sep. (863)467-9868


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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



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$1500 firm. See at 937 NE
32nd Ave., Okeechobee
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and are filled with unique needs.
There are more than 3,900
MOPS groups meeting across the
United States and in 35 countries
around the world. MOPS groups
meet regularly to celebrate the
joys of motherhood and to en-
courage each other through chal-
lenges.
MOPS helps moms through re-
lationships established in the con-


text of local groups that provide
a caring atmosphere for today's
mother of young children.
The local MOPS group is de-
signed for stay-at-home moms
and a few moms who have part-
time employment.
They meet monthly from Sep-.
tember to May on the first Thurs-
day of the month at 9:45 a.m. un-
til 11:30 a.m.
Coordinator of the Okeecho-
bee MOPS is Megan Williamson;
assistant coordinator, Colleen
Larson. Shannon Lightsey and.
Staci Duncan also are part of the
MOPS leadership team and take


on several different duties in the
program.
At their last meeting they co-
ordinated a community service
project where the MOPS gathered
toys that their children had out-
grown and donated them to the
Healthy Families Program. Wanda
Klesper came to the meeting to re-
ceive the items for the program.
The Okeechobee MOPS group
also meets during the third week
of every month for an outing.
Previously they have went to the
Pumpkin Patch; Arnold's Wildlife
Refuge; Children's Museum in
Sebring; and they are planning an


Easter Egg Hunt for next month.
To be a MOPS member you
must have at least a preschooler,
which is any child from birth to
age five according to MOPS.
The Okeechobee MOPS is a di-
verse group of mothers as young
as 21 and others in their early
40's. For additional information
about the MOPS group, contact
the First Baptist Church office at
(863) 763-2171.
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Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a meeting of the Executive
Committee to which all persons are in-
vited:
Dale & Time:Friday, March 14, 2008 -
8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
University Park
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986
IPOIE To discuss matters concern-
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Worklorce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
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the agenda may be obtained by con-
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584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986
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decision made by the Board with re-
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the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, In or-
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Okeechobee County Fair fun


Engagements


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Seaira Jones is all smiles as she tries out the Giant Slide
at the Okeechobee County Fair Saturday afternoon.


Bryan -

Schriber
Dennis and Anita Bryan of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Katie Bryan of
Okeechobee to Mr. Robert "B.J."
Dale Schriber Jr., also of Okeecho-
bee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Debra Schriber and the late
Robert "Bobby" Dale Schriber Sr.
of Okeechobee.
The couple has chosen the late
summer of 2008 to celebrate their
wedding.
The bride to be is the grand-
daughter of Norman and Carol
Hales of Okeechobee and Mrs.
Daun-Joan and the late Kenneth
Bryan of Okeechobee. She is
currently employed as the office


manager for A & D Water Sys-
tems here in Okeechobee and
the Groom is currently pursuing a
career as an Emergency Medical
Technician.


Birth Announcements


Ryleigh

Quinn

Stutsman
Jason & Deidre Stutsman
of West Palm Beach are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Ryleigh Quinn.
She was born on Dec. 4,
2007 at Jupiter Medical Center
in Jupiter. She weighed 6 lbs 10
oz. and was 19 inches long at
birth.
Maternal grandparents are:
Gary and Nikki Hines of Royal
Palm Beach.
Paternal grandparents are
Don and Evelyn Stutsman of


Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Jim
Wright of Okeechobee and
Dottie Eakin of Tavernier.


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Palacios to
attend college
Andy Palacios, son of Adeline
Martinez of Okeechobee, has been
accepted to the University of North-
western Ohio in Lima, Ohio to begin
classes in the August session where
he will be majoring in the Automotive
High Performance program. Andy at-
tends Okeechobee High School.


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James and Robyn Garner are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Katie to
Luke Enfinger, son of Danny and
Cindy Enfinger.
Both the bride and groom to
be are 2004 Okeechobee High
School graduates and will also
both be graduating in April 2008
from Southeastern University in
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May 2008.



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Jessie Jones patiently waits for his sisters to climb aboard
the train. As he waits he plays with the horn. The Okeecho-
bee County Fair grounds were filled with fun rides for peo-
ple of all ages.


Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
The Okeechobee County Fair came into town in a big way.
With more rides and entertainment than the previous year.
This being the annual fairs second year in Okeechobee
the turnout from the community was expected to be great.
On Saturday neither the wind nor the dark clouds could
keep some fair-goers home. Strolling the grounds or sit-
ting and having lunch, these families enjoyed what the fair
had to offer. The fair has many attractions for everyone to
enjoy and it will be in town until March 16. So take a trip to
the Okeechobee County Fair and have a little fun.


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Flag presented to OHCF


The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW
North Post #4423 presented the
American Flag and POW Flag
to the Veterans and Residents of
Okeechobee Heath Care. Andrew
R. McKilop, Adminstrator, was


present with the residents. The
presentation was made by District
President Phyllis Fish to Veterans
Larry Reeves and Troy Martin.
District Commander Ron Stein
and Don South were present to


help raise the flags. We were
priviledged to have the only living
POW, Herb Karnes, in Okeecho-
bee to attend. All residents and
Post members joined in singing
the Star Spangled Banner.


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Ladies Auxiliary to VFW post 4423 presented an American and POW to the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility on Wednesday, March 5.


Submitted Photo
In attendance at the ceremony presenting an American and POW flag to the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility was not only the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW post 4423 but also the only liv-
ing Prisoner of War in Okeechobee Mr. Herb Karnes.


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Okeechobee News/Tonya Harden
Mr. Emmett Caldwell relaxed in his '66 Chevy Impala at the car show which was held at the
Okeechobee County Fair on Saturday.

SThe Okeechobee Community Choir
in its 10th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will present the Easter Cantata,
The Day He Wore My Crown
and Other Easter Favorites, Including
The Holy City and Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus

Presented at The First United
Methodist Church
200 NW 2nd Ave.'
Friday,, Saturday, Sunday,
March 14 March 15 March 16
7PM 7PM 3PM
The heavenly selections will be gloriously sung by a 66-voice choir
comprised of singers from the following 13 local
churches: Buckhead Ridge Christian, Church of
Our Saviour, First United Methodist, His House
Fellowship-Church of the Nazarene, KOA
Community, Northside Baptist, Okeechobee
Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran, Sacred Heart
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Jupiter golf course well designed and challenging


By Daniel Shube
i Many times I've written about
how golf can be a wonderful way
to cement business relationships.
II recently had the opportunity to
entertain a customer who enjoys
the game and wanted to treat him
to a round at a course he had not
played.
My guest was Doug Doxie, the
franchisee for Miami-Dade and
Broward County's Labor Finders
Offices. I was also interested in
finding a developing community
to get Doug's take on the residen-
tial construction industry in South
Florida.
I decided on the Jupiter Coun-
try Club, a new community being
developed by Toll Brothers. The
cornerstone of the club is the Greg
Norman Signature golf course
which opened in November. There


were many occupied homes and
several more being built.
"There is not any properties like
this left to develop down south any
longer," observed Mr. Doxie, who
continued, "And, most developers
are struggling. A golf course of this
caliber must be having a positive
effect on home sales."
Mr. Doxie and I agreed that
Norman's team did a fine job on
the course design. There was an
abundance of natural land and
wide-open spaces. The wind was
whipping and seemed to be the
course's first, but not only line of
defense. Did I mention water?
There was plenty of it!
Most of the fairways were wide,
but there were many bunkers,
some of the waste variety filled
with coquina, others full of fluffy
white sand. Some of the greenside


Submitted photo/Daniel Shube
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bunkers had high lips, others were
simpler to extricate your ball from
onto the huge, undulating greens.
When you get to the greens,
they were fast' and true. Often, it
was a long trip to get there though.


Hole number 12 played at 606
yards, into the wind from the tips!
Luckily, there are four sets of tees
ranging from 5,831 to 7,228 yards
so golfers of all abilities can find
a comfortable distance for their


game.
While this is a private course, for
now, you do not have to purchase
a home to be a member. Non-eq-
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of up to 5 qts. of 10W-30 oil
Plus $1 Disposal Fee. Most Cars. With this coupon.


Rodeo action
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo fans enjoyed cool weather and plenty of excitement
on Saturday. The rodeo continues today at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, as part of the
Okeechobee County Fair. The entrance to the fairgrounds is off State'Road 710. The rodeo
starts at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the fair, call the Fair hotline (863) 467-1690.


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