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Vol. 99 No. 76


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Sunday, March 16, 2008 GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Sunday, March 16, 2008


Briefs

Citizen boards have
openings
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil is seeking interested appli-
cants in serving on the City of
Okeechobee Code Enforce-
ment Board and the Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment
and Appeals. Membership of
either Board, shall consist of
any of the following: archi-
tect, general contractor, realtor,
business person, and lay per-
sons. Terms are for three years.
City and County residents may
apply. Applications may be
printed from the City's web
page, www.cityofokeechobee.
com or obtained from the City
Clerk's Office at 55 SE 3rd Av-
enue, Okeechobee. For more
information, call (863) 763-
3372 extension 215. Applica-
tions must be returned to the
City Clerk's office by 4:30 p.m.
Monday, April 7. City employ-
ees and elected city officials are
not permitted to serve on the
city's citizen boards.
Summer Activity
guide planned
Submissions for the 2008
Summer Activity Guide are cur-
rently being requested by Sha-
ron Vinson at the Okeechobee
County School Board Office.
This guide is a comprehensive
list of activities for children
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 children
safe, secure and active during
the summer months. Dead-
line 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.

Need help paying
your utility bill?
Low-income residents may
qualify for assistance Call the
Economic Opportunities Coun-
cil Low-Income Home Energy
Assistance Program for an ap-
pointment (863) 357-2242.
Open, Tuesday ,at 9 a.m. 5
p.m.; Wednesday at 10 a.m. -
8 p.m.; Thursday at 9 a.m. 4
p.m., at Northside EOC-Head
Start 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Okeechobee.

Drought Index

Current: 378
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.16 feet
I Last Year: 11.0 feet

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

Index
Classifieds..... ........... 12,13
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword....................7:............
O bituaries.................................. 6
Opinion.... ........... ............. 4
Speak Out........................ 4
Sports...................................... 10
W eather.................................2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Katelynn Lawrence won Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champk vith her entry into the Okeechobee County
Livestock Show.


Livestock Show: Winners at the fair


ARC officially reopens with ribbon cutting


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A ribbon cutting ceremony
over three years in the making
took place Thursday, March 13.
It was so unique that it took sev-
eral pairs of scissors and several
cutters to cut the ribbon.
The event was the long
delayed official reopening of
ARC (Association of Retarded
Citizens) of Okeechobee in the
remodeled former Louisiana
Raulerson Hospital.
The association is a 501(3)
(c) organization that advocates
for the rights and needs of peo-
ple with disabilities. Its mission
is to provide social, education-
al, recreational and vocational
opportunities for adults with
disabilities.
Their services range from


adult day training for its clients
in daily living skills -- including
academic and vocational train-
ing -- to residential rehabilita-
tion, respite care and compan-
ion services.
Prior to the hurricanes of
2004, ARC had operated out of
the old hospital building, which
was built about 1949, on a 99-
year lease with the county. The
hurricanes caused extensive
damage to the building and
forced the organization to move
temporarily to a much smaller
location in Cedar Plaza.
The renovated facility was
rebuilt to conform to stricter
state and county building codes
as well as being 100 percent in
compliance with current ADA
requirements.
In addition to the reception
area and office space, the new


facility also includes classrooms
and a kitchen to allow for ex-
panded community training
and education programs.
The keynote speaker was
Chip Wilson, state-wide disabil-
ity coordinator with the Florida
Division of Emergency Manage-
ment. The building will be used
as a shelter for people with dis-
abilities.
Mr. Wilson noted that 23
percent of the population of
the state is disabled. He said
people with disabilities would
be comfortable in the facility
as a storm shelter because they
would already be familiar with
the surroundings.
"I congratulate you," he said
to all who participated in the re-
building effort. "I think you did
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By Pete Gawda

Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners have a lot to ponder.
Each commissioner will have
to reflect over his interviews with
the five candidates for county
administrator in preparation
for their final vote on Monday,
March 17. That vote will come
at a special public meeting at 9
a.m. in the commission cham-
bers at the courthouse.
After a public reception
Thursday, March 13, commis-
sioners spent the next morning
in individual one-on-one inter-
views with the candidates. Then
the candidates were interviewed
individually by the five-member
board during a public meeting
Friday afternoon.
Candidate Larry Stoever,
former city manager. of Saline,
Mich., was absent because of
a conflict with another job in-
terview. He was interviewed
by commissioners earlier in the
week.
The first candidate to be in-
terviewed Friday afternoon was
Shane Crawford, deputy county
administrator for Walworth
County, Wis.
Mr. Crawford, 30, presented
himself well in spite of his rela-
tive youth. He said he had been
involved in government for 11
years. At the age of 19, while
still in college, Mr. Crawford was
elected to the city board in La
Crosse, Wis.
He said he was interested in
the structure of Okeechobee's
county government with five
commissioners. He was used to
25 to 35 commissioners in Wis-
consin.
"What better place to start a
family," he said of Okeechobee.
Mr. Crawford said government
work is something he wanted to
do the rest of his life.
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked him how he would deal
with county employees much
older than him.
"You have to earn respect and
create a team atmosphere," he
replied. "Age doesn't have any-
thing to do with it."
"It all comes down to having
a plan," Mr. Crawford replied
when asked about controlling
growth.
In answer to a question
posed by Commissioner Noel
Chandler, Mr. Crawford said he
saw no problem with a commis-
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ARC is reopened
Long-time ARC client William Bailey cuts the ribbon at
the Thursday, March 13, rededication of the renovated
ARC building. Looking on are: (left to right) Mayor Jim
Kirk, county commissioners Clif Betts and Noel Chandler,
ARC administrative assistant Jeannie Bramlett and Com-
missisoner Marvin Wherrell. In the foreground is Nancy
Zeigler, ARC executive director.


Grand Champion in the hog division Zac Lawrence, Grand Champion in poultry Cassie Rearden, first place, Ni-
cole Fralix, and second place winner, Austin Blevins in the poultry division.


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sioner going to a county employee
with a minor complaint. If it were
a major problem, Mr. Crawford
said the administrator should get
involved.
Next up was Paul Brake, of
Lainsburg, Mich., assistant town-
ship manger of Meridian Charter
Township. He has been in his
present position for 10 years and
involved in local government for
20 years.
He said he would have an open
door policy if selected as adminis-
trator.
He believes in open communi-
cation with commissioners
"Communication is the key
word," Mr. Brake stated. "You can-
not overly communicate."
Commissioner Clif Betts asked
Mr. Brake how he saw the role of


administrator.
Mr. Brake replied that it is to
be a leader and bring people to-
gether.
He is in favor of at-will employ-
ment with due process to protect
employees' rights.
"I see this community as having
great potential," Mr. Brake said.
Andy Hunt, planning director
for Henderson, Nev., said he was
excited about the challenges this
county is facing. To foster good
communications, Mr. Hunt said he
would meet with each commis-
sioner on a regular basis as well
as distributing written communi-
cations.
In response to a question from
Commissioner Elvie Posey, Mr.
Hunt said personal involvement
in the community is important to
understanding the people.
Mr. Hunt said he would love to
have input from staff.
"It takes a team to run govern-
ment," he said.


Mr. Domer asked him why is
seeking the Okeechobee County
position. Mr. Hunt replied that he
left a smaller town and went to
a larger city. However, he said he
really prefers a small town. He
said that Okeechobee is similar to
where he grew up in Wyoming.
Mr. Hunt sees balancing growth
with agricultural preservation
and economic development as
key issues. He advocates balanc-
ing residential development with
commercial and industrial devel-
opments.
Mr. Hunt said he was very im-
pressed with the quality of the
county's department heads. He
said if he were administrator he
would rely heavily on them.
Coming up last was the lone
Florida applicant, Lyndon Bonner,
of Ocala. Mr. Bonner was interim
deputy county administrator for
Sumter County and former city
manager of Bunnell.
He stated he was in favor of


at-will terminations with due pro-
cess. He was in favor of firing an
employee only after every effort
has been made to correct any de-
ficiencies.
"When I fire somebody, I fail,"
he said.
Mr. Bonner said his personal
goal was to work on his doctorate
and his credentials.
"I've learned a lot,' he said.
"There's a lot more to learn."
He encouraged interaction be-
tween commissioners and depart-
ment heads. However, he said he
would like department heads to
brief him on their communica-
tions with commissioners.
"This is an excellent opportu-
nity for whomever you select," he
told commissioners.
Mr. Bonner said he, too, would
rely heavily on department heads.
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Which one will it be?
On Thursday, March 13, the public got to meet four of the
five candidates vying for the Okeechobee County administra-
tor's position at a reception held at the Okeechobee County
Civic Center. The candidates are: (left to right) Paul Brake, of
Lainsburg, Mich.; Andy Hall, planning director for Henderson,
Nev.; Shane Crawford of Pewaukee, Wis.; and Lydon Bonner
of Ocala. Not pictured is second time applicant Larry Stoever
of Saline, Mich. Mr. Stoever had a previous engagement and
was interviewed by the commissioners earlier in the week.


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a wonderful job"
"God has brought us this far,"
said Reverend John Paul Ziegler,
husband of ARC executive direc-
tor Nancy Ziegler. "God's hand
has been on this place."
Rev. Ziegler offered a prayer of
dedication and anointed the posts
of the porch with oil which he
said represented the Holy Spirit.
This was such a big event
there were actually two ribbon
cuttings. The ribbon was first cut
by William Bailey, who has been
a client of ARC since he was 7
years old. His mother, Verna Bai-
ley, was one of the founders of
the organization.
The second ribbon cutting was
done by Mayor James Kirk, along
with county commissioners Clif
Betts, Marvin Wherrell and Noel
Chandler.
After the ceremony there was


a tour of the building and refresh-
ments.
The state of Florida admin-
istered nearly $500,000 in fed-
eral funds necessary to repair,
renovate and rebuild the facil-
ity through the Public Assistance
Program. This is a federally fund-
ed program administered by the
state to help restore public infra-
structure to pre-storm conditions.
"This is the silver lining after
the storm," said State Recovery
Chief Doug Wright in a press re-
lease. "Bringing local facilities
like the ARC center back to life
strengthens the entire community
and benefits all Floridians."
Mrs. Ziegler said state Public
Assistance Coordinator Peg Kim-
ler, provided invaluable assistance
with the necessary information
and paperwork to process the
grant.
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
LIVESTOCK SHOW: I think with the -FCAT and the Livestock
Show we are just stuck. The Livestock Show has been the same week
for more than 20 years, probably longer than that but certainly it has
been the same time in March since I have lived here. The dates have
to fit into a time frame that goes along with the State Fair schedules
because the livestock projects have to be conducted in a certain num-
ber of weeks, with the animals weighed in at the beginning and end.
There is not a lot of lee-way. The state moves the FCAT dates around.,
The State Department of Education determines those dates. So we
have to live with it. I know it hurts the schools when the kids have to
take the tests exhausted. But our local school board has no choice
about when to conduct those tests.
FAIR: The fair is a winner in my book I would like to start of by
saying the Okeechobee County Fair is really nice. It has improved so
much from the last year, so hats off to the people in charge. Everyone
needs to see Nancy Roth, the ventriloquist at the fair, she is amazing.
It is definitely a must see. We attended the concert on Satury with
Tucson and Aaron Tippin. The opening act of Tucson was a great
way to start off any concert. They had something for everyone. Aar-
on Tippin was high energy and a lot of fun. If you missed, you really
missed something. He had a tribute to the Vietnam Vets and a song
while assembling toys for tots. I don't think I have enjoyed anything
in Okeechobee as much as I did that night. I noticed a banner on the
stage that said "Sponsored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the
Brighton Community". I would just like to say thank you to them. I
really appreciate it and I know everyone enjoyed themselves because
everyone was out of their seats at the end of the concert and having a
great time. Again, thank you for your sponsorship of the great enter-
tainment that was at the fair Sat. night.
CELL PHONES: I completely agree with the calls about the cell
phones and how rude it is for people to talk loudly on the phone in
public places. Even worse in my opinion is people who talk on cell
phones while driving. They have one hand on the phone, chatting
away, and only one hand on the wheel. So of course they don't bother
with turn signals and they don't pay attention to the traffic as they are
busy with their conversation. Many states have made it illegal to use
a cell phone while driving, and I think Florida should outlaw it too.
Studies have shown that drivers who are talking on cell phones may
be just as distracted as those who are DUI.
FCAT AND THE FAIR: Enough whining about the FCAT and the
fair dates. The test should be no problem for students that have stud-
ied and done their homework. If they are not ready, sit down to help
your kid pass. Wouldn't it be more important for their future to be
up-to-speed with grades rather than raising animals for a fair? In this
economy, only the educated get ahead. Teach your children to be
competitive at school.
FCAT: I am so tired of people blaming the Fair Board or the Agri-
Civic Center directors for the problem with FCAT dates. Neither of
these groups had any control of this. The State Dept of Agriculture
controls the fair dates they told the Fair Board which dates they could
have the fair each and every year. The Sate Dept of Education deter-
mines the dates for FCAT testing. This year the passing of "Save Our
Summers" pushed FCAT testing back. Dates for the fair were already
determined. Stop critizing hard working people who are doing their
best to make Okeechobee and the Agri-Civic Center a place all citizens
can enjoy and be proud of. FCAT dates were beyond their control.
And I for one am extremely proud of the turn around the Agri-Civic
Center has had in the past two years. It has been booked almost every
+ weekend since September. The men who work out there work seven
days a week sometimes putting in an extra 30 or more hours on the
weekend without pay or comp time. Stop being so negative towards
this facility and help promote it as a jewel in Okeechobee's crown.
We have it let's join together to build it up, promote the use of it and
enjoy the entertainment that comes to Okeechobee because of this
outstanding facility. .
MCCIANE: I got a laugh out of the people who thought the paper
was getting John McCain's name wrong when people commented
on John McClane for, president. Get out once in a while, folks. See a
movie. Personally, I would vote for John McClane -- too bad he is a
fictional character in a movie. Guess I'll have to vote for Bruce Willis
instead.
ELECTIONS: The Democrats have just gone crazy. After all the al-
legations I have heard about Obama and Clinton, I don't think I could
vote for either one of them. They are bad-mouthing each other so
much, it is really sad. I don't usually vote Republican, but I don't know
if the Democrats are going to give me a choice this year. I guess that
is only right since the Democrats are not going to count my vote from
the Florida primary anyway.
PAGEANT: I saw the pretty girls in the paper for the county fair pag-
eant and I thought that was really nice we now have a Miss Okeecho-
bee County. It's nice these girls now have access to a national pageant
system -- Miss U.S.A. -- with big scholarships. I know we have some
beautiful and talented young ladies in Okeechobee and I would like to
see them go on to national recognition.
ELECTION: I heard on the radio, that Hillary Clinton who is cur-
rently behind the Democratic primary votes, had the gall to offer
Obama the vice presidential spot on the ticket. Talk about arrogance.
I think that is the first time in history, the loser asked the winner to
consider the vice presidential spot. I don't plan to vote for either one
of them. Can't the Democrats find some better candidates?



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SCommunity Calendar

Sunday, March 16
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.
AA. 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 woman'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 17
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
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.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee. This
chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road, in Buck-
head Ridge on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves, Chap-
ter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
(863) 763-6952.
AA meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have Al-Anon meet-
ings on Monday nights from '7 until 8 p.m. to help family and friends of
alcoholics. For information call Chris at (863) 467-5714.
Tuesday, March 18
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863), 763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: 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.
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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Robert
Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
sion's Outreach.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at (863) 634-8276
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.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will be
hosting God's Time -- a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at noon.
Meetings will be held at the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth Ave. For
information, call (863) 634-4780.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 357-3053.

Wednesday, March 19
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.


Community Events

Hams for Easter on sale
Okeechobee Main Street is offering Honey Baked Hams for sale
for Easter. Spiral hams, mini hams, whole turkeys, turkey breasts, side
dishes and desserts are available. Order now for pickup on Friday,
March 21 at Syble's Flowers and Gifts, 119 S. Parrott Avenue. For more
information, call (863) 357-MAIN or (863) 763-2225.

Guardians are topic of radio show
On Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 a.m. WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3
FM will have Michelle Hollister, Executive Director, Statewide Public
Guardianship Office, on to speak on the topic of Public and Profes-
sional guardians and incompetent vulnerable seniors with limited
means who have no one to answer for, or make decisions for them.
The discussion will be re-broadcast again at 1 and 6 p.m. that day. For
information on this talk, please contact, Florida Deparment of Elder
Affairs (850) 414-2000 or your local Clerk of Courts office. elderaffairs.
state.fl.us.

Masonic Lodge host Annual Hog Roast
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host thi-
er Annual Hog Roast on Saturday, March 15, from 4 until 7 p.m. The
menu will be a traditional barbecue. The roast is open to the public.
Tickets are available for $7 per person. Eat in or take out. All proceeds
will benefit the Scholarship fund. For information or tickets please call
Jose Verano, W.M. at (863) 634-2071.

Farm Bureau plans annual barbecue
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will sponsor their 26th An-
nual Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Barbecue on Saturday,
March 15 at the Agri-Civic Center. The 4-H and FFA Livestock sale will
be starting at 2 p.m. This year the barbecue will begin at I and end at
5 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the Farm
Bureau office, from an FFA member, 4-H member or on the day of the
barbecue. For information call (863) 763-3101. All proceeds go to the
Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Fund.

VFW to host annual dinner
V.FW. Post #9528, 2002 Hwy. 78 West, Buclhead 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.

Thomas Shelton in concert
Thomas Shelton will be in concert Sunday evening, March 16, at
6 p.m. at the Westside Christian Church, 8082 State Road 70 West,
Okeechobee. The public is invited. A love-offering will be accepted.
Thomas Shelton is a gifted soloist and has been singing the gospel of
Christ for over 30 years. His program is worth the 5 minute drive west
from the 441 and 70 intersection. For more information contact Wil-
lard DeLaney at (863) 467-2278.

Butterfly gardening workshop and plant sale
On March 19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Florida Atlantic University's
Center for Enviromental Studies (CES) at the Riverwoods Field Lab
in Lorida will conduct a native Butterfly Gardening Workshop. The
workshop fee is $10 payable in cash or check to FAU Foundation. Res-
ervations are required, so to get a sign up form or for more informa-
tion call (863) 763-6469. The workshop will introduce you to our local
plants and the native butterflies that they will attract to your garden.
You will have the opportunity to purchase native butterfly plants pro-
vided by Hickory Hill Nursery in Sebring.

Benefit for 'Non-Alcohol Grad Nite' slated
Peace Lutheran Church Thrivent Members will be hosting a Easter
Breakfast on Sunday, March 23, at 8 a.m. (following Sunrise Service)
in the Fellowship Hall 750 N.W 23rd Lane. Donation $5 Adult $2 chil-
dren under 12. All proceeds will benefit the "Non-Alcohol Grad Nite."
For more information please call Debbie at 610-1738 or the church
office 763-5042.

Calling all gardeners
At this months meeting Angela Sachson will explain the new Flor-
ida fertilizer lable and the best practices for feeding your plants. The
meeting will be held at the Okeechobee Extension Office, 458 Hwy
98 on Monday, March 24, at 6 p.m. For information please call (863)
763-6469.

Okeechobee Orchid Club to meet
On Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee Orchid Club will
meet at the extension office, 458 Highway 98 N. The gqest speaker
will be Marilyn Marr, President of the Martin County Orchid Society.
Vice-president Peggy Shaw will help members diagnose problem or-
chids. An orchid basket will be auctioned as a fund-raiser. The public
is invited to attend. For more information please call (863) 763-6469.
Presbyterian church holds annual bake sale
The annual Bake Sale at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA
312 N Parrott Avenue has been rescheduled for March 29. 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 El-
eanor Newhouse 763-6928.
Dunklin Memorial to hold prayer banquet
Dunklin Memorial Camp will hold a prayer banquet on April 4, at
the Recreation Outreach Center of First Baptist Church, 310 S.W Fifth
Ave. Okeechobee. It is an informative dinner that includes the meal,
testimonies, and music. The dinner is at 6 p.m. with the program to fol-


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The 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
Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist, Saint
Theresa's Catholic, The Gathering, and
Westside Christian
Soloists:
Justin Allen, Paul Beatty, Betsy Cheney, Reid
and Erin Ellinger, Michael Hutchison, JoAnn
Kane, Kevin Kinnaird, Lonnie Kirsch, John & Chris
Sufficool, Sydney Thacker, Kathryn Wilkinson &
Victoria Williams
Accompanist. Michael Hayes Narrator: Nicolle Wood
Sound: Sheila Brown
Admission is free A Love Offering will be taken
Questions? Call 634-7714


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Pepsi and State Fair award scholarship
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The Florida State Fair Author-
ity and The Pepsi Bottling Group
recently awarded a $2,500
scholarship to Lindsey Rucks
for her outstanding achieve-
ment in agriculture. Lindsey is
a senior at Okeechobee High
School and is the daughter of
Sutton and Kris Rucks.
The Pepsi Bottling Group,
in conjunction with the Florida
State Fair awards two $2,500
scholarships for college bound
junior or senior students. This
award is given to Youth Live-
stock Exhibitor who partici-
pates in the Florida State Fair.
Their goal is to recognize and
reward outstanding youth in
agriculture. The award was pre-


sented to Lindsey by the Florida
State Commissioner of Agri-
culture, Charles H. Bronson. It
was presented on Feb. 18, at
the Champion of Champions
Banquet in Tampa, Florida.
Lindsey's plan for after grad-
uation is to finish her AA de-
gree at IRCC, and then transfer
to the University of Florida and
obtain a degree in Agriculture
Marketing and Communica-
tions. From there, she plans on
entering a Master's program at
The Ohio State University. She
would like to continue promot-
ing Florida's agriculture and the
dairy industry.


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The Florida State Fair and Pepsi awarded a $2,500 scholar-
ship to Lindsey Rucks for her outstanding achievement in
Agriculture. The award was presented to Lindsey by the Flor-
ida State Commissioner of Agriculture, Charles H. Bronson.


Obituaries


Shelly Ann Harmon
Shelly Ann Harmon, 26, for-
merly of Okeechobee and a
resident of Ocala for the past five
years, died Tuesday, March 11,
2008 in Venice, Fla. She was born
August 9, 1981 in Ft. Pierce.
Shelly is preceded in death by
her grandparents Betty Jean and
Troy Harmon and Barbara and
James Willis.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Lillie Ann Harmon of Ocala;
father, Earl (Regina) Harmon of
Okeechobee; mother, Belinda
(Don) Willis of Summerfield;
'brothers, Earl Harmon, Jr. of Oc-
ala and Ryan Chance Baldwin of
Okeechobee; sisters: Keri (Carl)
Childers of Tenn., Victoria Graham


of Okeechobee,
Laiten Harmon
of Okeecho-
bee, and Casey
Harmon of
Okeechobee. In
addition, she is
survived by sev-
Shelly Ann eral aunts and
Harmon uncles in the Ft.
Pierce area.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th St,,
Okeechobee on Tuesday, March
18, 2008, from 1 p.m. until service
time of 3 p.m. Pastor larry Kilg-
ore of the Okeechobee Church of
God will be officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Left to right: Jerry Hagin, Lucy "Granny" Hagin, Judy Campbell

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Births .- ---


Rebekah

and Rachel

Thompson
Clint and Carrie Thompson
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their twin girls
Rebekah Abigail, 6 lbs. 8 ounces
and Rachel Ann 6 lbs. 6 ounces.
Born on Feb. 18, 2008 at 11 and
11:01 a.m. at Martin Memorial.
The girls were welcomed
home by their big brother Kevin,
The girl's very proud grandpar-
ents are Pat and Susan Miller and
Chuck and Sandy Thompson of
Okeechobee.

Evan Jason

McClanahan
Barbara J. Watson and Joshua
Seth McClanahan of Okeechobee
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Evan Jason. He was
born on Feb. 19, 2008 at Martin
Memorial in Stuart. He weighed
7 lbs. 13 ounces and was 19 3/4
inches long at birth.
Evan was welcomed home by
Matthew McClanahan and Miran-
da K. McClanahan.
Maternal grandparents are
Donnie and Teonie Watson of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Car-
ol McClanahan and George Tibus
of Okeechobee.


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Basketball

camp seeks

applicants
Applications are now being
evaluated for the Ten All Star
Summer Basketball Camp.
The Ten All Star Basketball
Camp is by Invitation Only. Boys
and Girls ages 10-19 are eligible to
apply. Past participants include:
.Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse,
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Players from 50 States and 10 For-
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. College Basketball Scholar-
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Camp Locations Include: Babson
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There is also a Summer Camp
available for Boys and Girls ages
6-18 of all skill levels. For a free
brochure on these StUfmer
Camps, please call (704) 373-
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The First Baptist Church Upwards Basketball awards cel-
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guest speaker Bruce Chevier shows off his talent with
basketballs.


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Wedding Announcements


Kelly-Ivey
Anna Rebecca Kelly and Rob-
ert Adam Ivey were joined in mar-
riage on Jan. 19, 2008.
The bride is the daughter of
Ron Kelly and Ruth and Bennett


Yielding of Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of George
and Leah Ivey and Rebecca Ivey
of Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach. The
wedding ceremony was held at
First Baptist Church in Okeecho-
bee. James Garner officiated at


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The bride was given away by
her father. The bride wore a white
dress with a veil. She carried a
bouquet of red roses.
The maid of honor was
Brooke Manson of Okeechobee.


Bridesmaids were Megan Nelson
of Okeechobee; Heather Saun-
ders of Okeechobee; Katie Gar-
ner of Lakeland; and, Amy Sider-
man of Bradenton. The best man
was Josh Tomblin of Ft. Pierce.
Groomsmen were Michael Ivey


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


of Gainsville; Richard Willis of Ft.
Pierce; Timmy Tomblin of Avon
Park; Shawn Smith of Ft. Pierce;
and, Cory Tomblin of Avon Park.
Following the ceremony, a re-
ception was held at the KOA.
After a honeymoon cruise to


Key West and Cozumel, Mexico,
the couple is at home in Okeecho-
bee.
The groom is employed with
Adams Ranch. The bride is em-
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Executive Hair Design.


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Medical Services435



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Agriculture




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
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Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
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Lawn & Garden 850
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Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
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HORSES- 1-9 yr. old, black &
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yr. old paint mare, red &
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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



OKEECHOBEE 2br, iba,
Closed in gar. No pets.
$650/mo + 1st, Last& Sec.
dep. (863)467-2302
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in town,
$700/mo, utils incl'd, no
pets, smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861
REMODELED 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $750/mo, 1st, last
& Dep. (863)634-3313


KINGS BAY, 2br/2ba, $750
mo. BASSWOOD, 2 br, 1 ba
$700/mo. (863)763-7301 or
(863)532-8042



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Concrete Block
Stucco homes.
$995 Down
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From $895
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AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
3br, 2ba & 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, bring pets, large yards.
(561)723-2226
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1 BA, Call for info. 8am-5pm.
(863)357-6700


BASSWOOD Pets OK! 3BR,
1 BA, 3632 NW 28th Ave.
New Tile/Carpet/Paint. $825
mo. + sec. dep. Pic's @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
Call Lex (561)715-1768
BASSWOOD ESTATES, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050/Buy 125K Financing
Available (754)423-8202
BEAUTIFUL 3br/2ba In Town,
W/D hook up, 2 screened
porches, garage, lawn ser-
vice, non-smok env, small
pets considered. $1100 mo.
+ $800 sec. (941)504-3954
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
BUCKHEAD -3/1, fenced yard,
2 sheds, furnished, wash-
er/dryer, 1 dog allowed,
$800 mo. (863)763-0445.
Dixie Ranch Acres 3BR/2BA
on 1 acre, nice neighbor-
hood, 1st, last & sec.
(863)634-0697
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, C/Air, DW, Laundry
Rm. $775 mo. + $500 sec.
dep. Call (863)763-4414
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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air. 1st, last &
sec. 863-467-2541 or after
5 pm 863-634-9330
THE BIG 0 RV LOT
Yearly rental
@ $200 mo.
(863)763-0445
WATERFRONT 1 Rm. Cot-
tage, Dock, Porch $450/mo.
+ 1st, last & sec. City water
inc (561)346-4692/346-4646



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE available, w/in new
comm building, all utils incld.
$600/mo (863)467-1545
STOREFRONT OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE 450 sq. ft.,
near Courthouse, $675 mo.
incl. cam. (863)467-0831

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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1086



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MARCH 29TH -10am
One acre, 2/1 CBS renovated,
fenced, central AC, Fireplace
6818 Center St
Continental Realty Auctions
(561)602-0096
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Home located in 3br, 2bs, on
5 acres $225,000.
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SFLORIDA FLOORS & MORE
513 S.W Park Street (863) 763-7131


Christian Books,
Bibles and Videos

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


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Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011


Builder seeks highly motivated
quality minded, organized super
with 10 yrs. home building exp.
required. Knowledge of Okee
County building codes a must.
Fax resume with references to:
(561)659-4026



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

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


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NEW CBS HOMES
3 br, 2 ba, open floor, tile
throughout, carpet in
bedrooms. Only $110,000
on our lots, $105,000 on
your lot! Sq Ft 1,623 living.
(863)634-0571
OKEE: Immaculate 4/3, shed,
pole barn, jacuzzi, $159,900
Preferred Properties, Debra
Pinson (863)801-9163


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


FOR SALE BY OWNER- 1/2
acre lot, Tropical Gardens in
school district. Call
(772)519-0533
WATERFRONT RV LOTS In
Blue Cypress, golf, club-
house, pool. (239)945-7666
or (239)822-9696
Shop from a gift catalog
tharts updated repgaly:
the classileds.


Trade Newer 3/2/2 Down-
town Stuart 1 mi. to beaches
for house, barn & 2+ acres
near Okee. (772)463-6630


LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresorentals.com

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
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Unfurnished,
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BH RIDGE 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$950. mo. + $950. Sec.
dep. (772)370-1095
BHR 2 MH for rent, l1br, 1ba,
from $426-$450 /mo + sec,
yearly pref. Avail now 55+
Park (863)763-7164
Manufactured Homes (Rent)
Rent or Rent To Own
14 Available
EZ Approval
863-983-3016
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR,
2BA, doublewide, carport,
large lot, $900/mo. 1 yr. lease
& mo. sec. 863-467-5616.
OKEE. 4143 SE 22nd Ct. 3br,
2ba $750 mo. + 1st, last &
Sec., 3235 SE 26th St. 3br,
2ba D/W on the water $1000
mo. + 1st, Last & Sec.
305-494-3738 / 651-4873
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $800/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail. 04/01. No pets
Call (561)767-6112


BANK REPO'S
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Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Manufactured Home
(For Sale)
Statewide Sales
Save Thousands
NEW & USED
Delivered & Set
800-330-8106


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


Manufactured Homes (Own)
SALE! SALE! SALE!
All Homes In Stock
Massive Markdowns
Financing Available
863-983-3016

Recreation



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



BASS TRACKER 17' TX,
40hp Mercury, 2 fishfinders,
troll.mtr., new batteries, cov-
er, $4500. (609)577-4153
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hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
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Health News in Brief


Quit Smoking Now

classes offered
The Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment (OCHD) offers a Tobacco Prevention
and Education Program for the community.
The purpose of the program is to reduce adult
and youth tobacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses and com-
munity organizations in the county.
For information, call (863) 462-5781.

Dine with the Doctor
at Raulerson Hospital
The Raulerson Hospital "Dine with the
Doctor", a medical series, will take place
on March 25, 2008 with dinner service start-
ing at 4:45pm in the hospital dining room.
The guest physician this month will be Dr.
Leland Heller, Family Practice physician on
staff at Raulerson Hospital. Dr. Heller will be
discussing the subjects of Blocked Arteries,
Memory Loss, and Pain problems. Please
R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at 824-2702.
Childbirth classes planned
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will offer Childbirth Education Classes. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment (OCHD) offers a Tobacco Prevention
and Education Program for the community.
The purpose of the program is to reduce adult
and youth tobacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses and com-
munity organizations in the county. Freedom
from Smoking classes will be held every
Tuesday at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., from 5:30 until
4 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 462-5781.

Diabetes Support Group at
Raulerson Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Dia-
betes Support Group which meets on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you 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.

Red Cross offers
HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee
Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals working in
various vocations. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the successful
completion of a multiple choice written test.
The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for infor-
mation.

Addiction
consultation offered
Problems with drug or alcohol addiction in
someone you know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource service can
give you the help you need. Contact the Drug
Rehab Resource at (866) 649-1594 for a free
confidential consultation. Or, go to the web-
site at www.drugrehabresource.net.

Cancer support group to meet
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group meets on the first Thursday of each
month. All cancer patients, survivors and
supporters are welcomed to attend, support
and encourage each other. They meet the first
Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., (entrance
is the door to the W in front of church). Please
contact Susie Pickering at (863) 467-5831 or
First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171 for
more information.


Cancer Society
seeks volunteers
The American Cancer Society is recruit-
ing volunteers who are interested in making
a difference in the fight against cancer. Vol-
unteers with the American Cancer Society's
Florida Division participate in programs that
support research funding, educate the com-
munity, deliver services to patients and advo-
cate for policies that help defeat cancer. To get
involved, call the American Cancer Society at
(800) ACS-2345.

Narcotics group
to meet Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meet-
ing every Tuesday at noon. Meetings will be
held at the Just fQr Today Club, 2303 U.S.
441 S.E., Suite K. For information, call (863)
634-4780.

Healthy Start group
seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting.
donations of baby items such as furniture,
shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers
and other items for infants and toddlers. Pro-
ceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women
in the community. For information, call (863)
462-5877.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for
blood donors in Okeechobee. The Big Red
Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart'
parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the last
Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323,
ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360. All blood types
are needed. There is no upper age limit, and
most medications and conditions are accept-
able. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID ii needed
for all donors.

Pregnancy financial
assistance available
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned
down for Medicaid? Healthy Start may be
able to help. For information, contact Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.

Just for Today Club
The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee
is an Addiction recovery social club/meeting
place where people can come to fellowship or
attend meetings. For information, call (863)
634-4780.

Narconon offers help via
hotline and website
It's heartbreaking to watch someone
addicted to drugs or alcohol lose their chil-
dren, jobs, home, health and self respect to
their addiction. Do something about it now!
Narconon Arrowhead has Certified Chemical
Dependency Counselors available to help. In
your local area, call Narconon at 1-800-468-
6933 or log on to www.stopaddiction.com.

Parent Education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start
Coalition will be offering parenting education
classes for parents with children, 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 classes. You must attend
all six classes to get a certificate of comple-
tion. We now have day and evening classes
available. No child care will be available. Call
(863) 462-5877 for registration.

We want your news
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CARES RV STORAGE
455 US Hwy. 441 SE.,
Okeechobee 34974 Directly
East of Good Spirits Lounge.
Units up to 45 Ft L
accepted.
(863)634-8617 or
(863)763-0295
TERRY '93 29 ft., Roof air,
Sleeps 6 w/walk around qn
size bed. Elec ack. Like new.
$2950 (863)214- 9747


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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

Autom bil


GRAND AM '91 39K miles, 1
owner, new tires, cold a/c,
excellent condition. $1950
(812)989-3022
HONDA CRV, '01 w/SE pkg.,
exc. shape, leather, 30 mpg,
power windows & doors, cd,
111,972 hwy. mi., $8750.
(863)824-0145


GMC SONOMA SL 1999 V6,
A/C, Auto., 3 Door, Club
Cab. 102 K mls. 1 Owner.
$4499 (954)260-1933 Okee


TOYOTA HIGHLANDER '01,
V6, 2WD, Exc cond Dark blue.
$8500 863-983-7617 or
225-571-9678
TOYOTA RAVY 4 '2000, Dark
green, Exc. cond., Economical,
Reliable $5900 863-983-7617
or 225-571-9678


CHEVY VAN '86, V6, Rebuilt
transmission. Runs great
$900 (863)253-1777



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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its prep-
aration of a draft permit for Burnham Farms Dairy, to be issued to Burnham
Farms, Inc. The proposed permit authorizes construction and operation of the
waste management system in accordance with an approved Comprehensive Nu-
trient Management Plan. The permit will also provide coverage under the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 2411 NE 54th Trail,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. ,
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the De-
partment or may submit a writen request for a public meeting to Tim Powell,
FDEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administra-
tive Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be received in the ff within 30 days of
publication of this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting
within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person ma
have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following informa-
tion:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name
and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed:
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed ac-
tion was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De-
partment action or proposed action; and
(e) II desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the De-
partment may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written
comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even
if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the
close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit
oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed
action. As a result of significant public comment the Department final action may
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, ed-
cept legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Ave-
nue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach. FL 33401, Tel (561)681-6600.
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Spirit Day at Peace Lutheran
Peace students (left to right) Patrick Lehman, Brecken Hoover, Amy Trent, Logan Houston and Rylee
Lopez were all dressed as Old Testament Bible characters and helped Rebekah water the camels
as part of their game for Spirit Day. These children are all part of Nancy Dearborn's kindergarten
class.


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