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OCSO plans
special operation
The Traffic Unit of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) will be conducting
Operation Move Over Jan. 22
through Jan. 27 throughout
Okeechobee County.
The purpose of the opera-
tion is to provide safety while
officers are conducting traffic
stops and to educate the public
on the Move Over Act.
During the period 1996 to
2000, 1,793 working law
enforcement vehicles were hit
while stopped or parked along
Florida highways. As a result of
these incidents, 419 law
enforcement officers were
injured and five were killed.
This operation will also
include enforcement of aggres-
sive driving habits.
RR crossings
will be closed
The CSX Railroad crossing
at N.W. Ninth Ave. will contin-
ue to be closed for improve-
ments until Friday, Jan. 19.
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Safe Home program
expands services
with the Legislature to make a
number of improvements to
the state's newly-created miti-
gation fund, Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink
Wednesday commended legis-
lation moving through the
House of Representatives that
will expand protections and
access to the services available
through the My Safe Florida
Home program.
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Drought Index
Current: 641
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.95 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.35 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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OCSO to crack down on ATVs

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Due to a high volume of com-
plaints, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is going
to start cracking down on the
illegal operation of ATVs in
Okeechobee County.
"It's a problem that's not get-
ting any better," said OCSO
Major Noel Stephen, "and, we're
going to put a stop to it."
According to OCSO Lieu-
tenant Billy Markham, from Nov.

1, 2006, until Wednesday, Jan.
17, the OCSO has received 206
reckless driving complaints. Of
those, 174 were ATV com-
Tuesday, Jan. 16, Maj.
Stephen said warnings about
the use of ATVs on city, county
and state roadways and rights-
of-way, as well as underage rid-
ers, "... aren't getting the atten-
tion of the people."
The first step to the height-
ened enforcement he said will
be educating the public. After

"It's a problem that's
not getting any better,"
OCSO Major Noel

that, deputies will begin issuing
citations. And if the operator of
the ATV is under the age of 16,
the citation will be issued to the
,operator's parents.
Also, if the ATV is being oper-
ated on someone else's property

- which is trespassing and
there is damage to that property,
the operator or the parents of
the operator will have to pay for
the damages.
According to Lt. Markham the
minimum fine will be $58.50.
However, there may also be situ-
ations that end up in an arrest.
"Although there may be
instances where a citation will
be issued, the basic premise of
this enforcement is education
and warning," he added.
Maj. Stephen explained that

there is some misconception
surrounding the use of ATVs and
the belief that it is legal to ride
them on roadways and rights-of
way. While the State of Florida
did pass such a law, the state
also made it possible for coun-
ties to 'opt out' and adopt their
own ordinances governing the
use of ATVs, which the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners did Oct. 26,
See OCSO--Page 2

City council

uneasy about

density issues

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The alley closing applica-
tion by InSite Development
Group, LLC in the Southern
Trace development in the
northwest section of town was
the hot topic at the city council
meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The application concerns
five alleys in the northwest sec-
tion of town where they are
planning to develop townhous-
At a previous city council
meeting engineer Steve Dobbs,
from Rudd Jones, P.E and Asso-
ciates and.,who represents
InSite Development Group,
LLC, was told that the major
concerns for the development
were the drainage issues.
While Councilman Lowry
Markham touched on the issue

of density, the main concern
was thought to have been the
drainage issue as the council
instructed Mr. Dobbs to show
them there would still be prop-
er drainage if the alleys were
signed over to the developer.
In response to their request,
Mr. Dobbs presented site plans
for the development that
showed eight retention areas
underground in the area.
These retention areas are tied
to a retention pond by culverts
that channel water to the pond,
of which 75 percent has to be
12-feet deep. The water in the
pond is then connected to the
city limits ditch, which ulti-
mately goes to Taylor Creek.
Density becomes a bigger
issue if the alleys are signed
See Council Page 2

Adults only

business goes

before planners

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
City planners will face con-
flicting issues concerning a pro-
posed special exception for an
adult entertainment establish-
ment and a residential single
family rezoning request for
neighboring properties.
If the rezoning is granted,
this could pose a violation of dis-
tance requirements in the land
development codes for the adult
entertainment establishment.
The rezoning application is
from property owner William
Mason. The application asks
that the zoning designation be

changed from holding to resi-
dential single family for property
located at the west entrance of
the City Commerce Center.
The property consists of just
over 13 acres that currently have
a future land use of residential
single family, but a zoning of
Mr. Mason is requesting the
rezoning in order to build a sin-
gle family residence on the
Across the street from this
property at 508 N.E. Ninth St.,
the board will hear from appli-
cant Steven Game on behalf of
See Planners Page 2

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Detective Lieutenant M.W.
Muros (center) was honored Tuesday with a Distinguished Ser-
vice Ribbon from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Presenting
Lt. Muros with the ribbon and citation was Sheriff Paul May
(left) and OCSO Major Noel Stephen (right).

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Tuesday, Jan. 16
meeting, the Okeechobee
County School Board recog-
nized the cream of the crop
among their employees.
Sue Horrick, a paraprofes-
sional at New Endeavor High
School, was named Okee-
chobee County School Related
Employee of the Year over 10
other applicants.
The 11 applications, repre-
senting all of the county's
schools and the transportation
department had a total of 89
years experience.
"Mrs. Horrick has a special
talent for getting things done,
and for projecting a positive
image for our school," wrote
New Endeavor Principal Gary
Kirsch in his nomination letter.
"She has a caring concern
for kids that extends beyond her
classroom to the entire school
"It is evident that Mrs. Hor-

rick not only works hard herself,
serving as a model for all para-
professional instruction and
office staff, but also provides
leadership and motivation for
productivity on and around
campus," Mr. Kirsch wrote.
"Ms. Sue understands her
position calls her to work with
special education students, but
her personal calling requires
her to help any student or any
person that is in need, regard-
less of background," wrote
New Endeavor's dean Sean
Downing in his recommenda-
tion letter.
"Ms. Sue's unofficial position
is mother to everyone," he con-
tinued, calling her "the New
Endeavor Sunshine Commit-
Mrs. Horrick said her attitude
was to "accentuate the positive
and eliminate the negative."
The employee of the year
was selected by a three-person
committee consisting of Mary
Hurley, assistant superintend-
ent, Heather Siler-Dobbs, assis-

tant principal at Osceola Middle
School and India Riedel, school
board member.
All the applicants were
employees of the year at their
school or at the transportation
The other applicants were:
William Rupp, custodian at
Okeechobee High School; Mary
Morgan, custodian at Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus;
Mayra Talavera, migrant advo-
cate at Osceola Middle School;
Joseph Hubbard, custodian at
Yearling Middle School; Christi-
na Garcia, custodian at Central
Elementary School; Caren
Spiess, paraprofessional at
Everglades Elementary School;
Vicki Davenport, paraprofes-
sional at Seminole Elementary
School; Susan Wolski, parapro-
fessional at South Elementary
School; Mildred Majestic, assis-
tant food service manager,
North Elementary School; and
Misty Raulerson, secretary in
the transportation deportment.

Local detective honored by USNSCC

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A detective with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) was honored with a
Distinguished Service Ribbon
this week for his work with the
United States Naval Sea Cadet
Corps (USNSCC).
OCSO Detective Lieutenant
M.W. Muros was presented the
ribbon Tuesday, Jan. 16, by
Sheriff Paul May.
Lt. Muros has been in charge
of the local Sea Cadet program
- also known as the Naval Spe-
cial Warfare Trident (NSW-Tri-
dent) Team for the past
seven years. Six times during
that period the local unit has
been named the top unit in the
United States. TWice, the unit
has placed second.

In 2002, Governor Jeb Bush
and the Cabinet recognized the
Okeechobee unit as a world
class youth development activi-
ty and as a nationwide example
for such programs.
In the citation presented to
Lt. Muros this week, Capt. M.D.
Ford (Ret.) wrote: "Your profes-
sionalism, commitment and
devotion to duty reflect great
credit upon yourself and are in
keeping with the highest tradi-
tions of the Naval Sea Cadet
Corps (NSCC) the Navy League
and the United States Navy."
The ribbon was bestowed
upon the OCSO detective for
distinguishing himself during
the 2006 NSCC summer training,
"Volunteering for this ardu-
ous and challenging assign-
ment, you continued your out-

standing support of the NSCC
and filled a critical need in the
summer training program of the
Naval Sea Cadet Corps," wrote
Capt. Ford, the executive direc-
tor of the Naval Sea Cadet
Corps. "This training simply
would not have been accom-
plished without your support
and expertise."
The summer training session
was held in Little Creek, Va.
During summer training,
cadets attend training at military
installations throughout the
eastern United States. Examples
of this training include: recruit
training, advance seaman train-
ing with the U.S. Coast Guard
stations; and basic airman and
basic medical school at the
Naval Air Station in Jacksonville.
See Detective Page 2

School system:honors employees

Jpkeechobee News/Pete Gawda
At the Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting of the Okeechobee CountfSchool Board, the district
School Related Employee of the Year was announced. Nbminees were (left to right,
front row) Mayra Talavera, migrant advocate at Osceola'MiddV school Sue Horrick,
paraprofessional at New Endeavor High School, who was named School Related
Employee of the Year, Vicki Davenport, paraprofessional rat Seminole Elementary
School, William Rupp, custodian at Okeechobee High School (back row) Joseph Hub-
bard, custodian at Yearling Middle School, Misty Raulerson, secretary at the trans-
portation department, Caren Spiess, paraprofessional at Everglades Elementary
School, Mildred Majewski, assistant food service manager at North Elementary School,
Mary Morgan, custodian at Okeechobee Freshman Campus, Joseph Hubbard, custodi-
an at Yearling Middle School, Christina Garcia, custodian at Central Elementary School
and Susan Wolski, paraprofessional at South Elementary School.

Horrick named Employee of the Year

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Special magistrate declares dog dangerous

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Special magistrate Bill Selmi
administered swift justice Tuesday
afternoon, Jan. 16 quickly render-
ing decisions on five code viola-
tions, imposing one fine, reducing
one fine and hearing one animal
control case.
The cases of Diane and Leo
Eppley, Joseph and Robin Herbst
and John and Dorothy McKinney
were dismissed because they were
found to be in compliance. At the
request of her attorney, Melba
Franklin's petition for a fine reduc-
tion was tabled until next month.
George F. Garrett was cited by
code enforcement officer Blanca
Saucedo for having a condemned
mobile home on his Okeechobee
Little Farms property. Mr. Selmi
ruled that he would be libel for a
fine of $250 a day for every day of
noncompliance if the mobile


Continued From Page 1
property owner Charles Farmer
concerning a special exception for
an adult entertainment establish-
According to a letter from Mr.
Game: "... his company will pro-
vide a safe environment to view
adult style entertainment in a set-
ting that will be secure from illegal
activities and be operated in a
respectable manner so that not to
hurt the county's overall reputa-
tion ... the location chosen is a
somewhat private, off the beaten
path ... where no residential
homes (are) in sight of the proper-
ty which will lessen the appear-
ance to minors."
Mr. Game also states that they
"do not permit the drinking of
alcoholic beverages within the
According to City Planner Jim.
LaRue's staff report, this is an
authorized special exception use
within this industrial zoning dis-
trict. The requirements, according
to the land development codes, of
an adult entertainment establish-
ment are: an adult entertainment
establishment may not be permit-
ted in any area of the city except as
permitted within the industrial dis-
trict within the provisions and con-
ditions of this code; and, an adult
establishment shall not be permit-
ted to open, operate, or be
enlarged so as to come within the
following distances: 1,000 feet of a
permitted, pre-existing adult enter-
tainment establishment; 1,000 feet
of a pre-existing commercial
establishment that in any manner
sells or dispenses alcoholic bever-
ages for on-premises or off-prem-
ises consumption; 1,000 feet of a
pre-existing religious institution;
1,000 feet of a pre-existing educa-
tional institution or library; 500 feet
of an area zoned for residential


Continued From Page 1
over to the developer. The current
zoning without the closed alleys
would allow the developer to put
46 units per block. If the alleys are
closed, the developer would be
able to put in 54 units per block.
This developer is proposing to
develop 255 units on a total of
approximately 26 acres.
These units, which will be
sold, will be two-story units with
a garage. Some of the units will be
two bedroom, two bath, and
some will be three bedroom with
two baths.
While this number is in com-
pliance with the 10-units per acre
as a whole, the development will
have a higher number per block
because of the additional reten-
tion areas needed and the layout
of the development.
The density is not calculated
on a block-by-block level, but as a
total development.
The arrangement of the devel-
opment is based on the develop-
er's best use of the land. This
causes one block in the develop-
ment to occupy 54 units while
another block only occupies 27
"If the development is required
to decrease the density, they will
have to heighten the price of the


Continued From Page 1
Selected cadets also attend the
Naval Special Warfare 'Special
Boats' course, or the Navy SEAL
orientation course in Okee-
chbbee. The significance of this is
that the only Naval Special War-
fare orientation courses for the
USNSCC ever taught outside of
either Coronado, Calif., or Little
Creek, Va., is sponsored by the
NSW-Trident and held in Okee-
There are over 350 Naval Sea
Cadet units nationwide, and simi-
lar programs in foreign countries,
sponsored by maritime services.
The program is open to physi-
cally and academically qualified

home were not removed by Feb.
According to code enforcement
officer Beth Albert, Basilio Ruiz
built a structure on his Okee-
chobee Gardens property without
a building permit. If he has not
obtained a building permit by Feb.
18, he could be fined $150 a day.
Because he had been charged
with charged with having a
derelict/condemned structure on
his U. S. 441 S.E. property, Charles
Waddlington was fined $250 a day.
However, at Mr. Waddlington's
request, Mr. Selmi gave him two
months, instead of the usual one to
come into compliance before the
fine is imposed.
Code enforcement officer Gina
Gehring stated that John Harrison
had made some progress toward
cleaning up his S.E. 39th Avenue
property. Therefore, Mr. Selmi
imposed a fine of $25 a day if full

uses; 1,000 feet of a park; and, 200
feet of a pre-existing governmental
facility and any halfway house.
Because of the distance
requirement of 500 feet from an
area zoned residential, the rezon-
ing of Mr. Mason's property would
not be in compliance.
Mr. LaRue brought up the point
in his staff report that because of
the future land use of Mr. Mason's
property being residential single
family and the current zoning
holding, the only thing that it could
change to would be residential sin-
gle family.
Given that information, it
would be logical to state that even
if the said property was not cur-
rently pending a rezoning applica-
tion the adult entertainment estab-
lishment would be in danger of
being out of compliance in the
future if approved at the present
There has also been a letter
from a neighboring property
owner. Carl Weidling, who is
opposing the adult entertainment
In an unrelated matter, the city
planning board will discuss a small
scale future land use map amend-
ment submitted by Brad Good-
bread on behalf of property owner
G-4 Land & Cattle Company and
George A. Goodbread on .325-
acres located at 2104 S.W. Second
This is located behind the land
that is currently in the process of
being rezoned to heavy commer-
cial for the potential use of a chain
restaurant agypss frq nWal-Mart.
The board will consider chang-
ing the zoning from residential sin-
gle family to light commercial.
According to Mr. LaRue's staff
report, the owner is requesting the
future land use map change in
order to operate a professional
office or to accommodate the
heavy commercial use across the
street by alternating as a parking

townhouses," said Mr. Dobbs.
"The developer is trying to make
the best use of the land in order to
offer a lower price for the units.
The developer is looking to sell
the units in the price range of
$150,000 to $175,000."
The board chose to pass the
first reading of the ordinance to
close the alleys by a 4-1 vote, with
Councilman Markham opposing.
In an unrelated matter, the city
passed the rezoning for applicant
Brad Goodbread on behalf of
property owners G-4 Land and
Cattle Company and George
Goodbread concerning a portion
of the property in the 2000 block
of Southwest Second Avenue.
The property, currently zoned res-
idential single family, is to be
changed to heavy commercial.
This property is to be used
with the surrounding property,
which is also owned by Mr. Good-
bread, for a chain restaurant.
Turning another housing
development, consideration of
the Royal Professional Builders
housing development is being
delayed until the Technical
Review Committee (TRC) has
approved a conceptual site plan
for the planned unit development
Royal Professional Builders is a
division of Royal Concrete Con-
cepts, which is planning to open a
plant in Okeechobee County. The

young men and women between
the ages of 13 and 18. The local
unit averages between 30 and 45
The NSW-Trident is oriented
toward Naval Special Warfare -
the Navy SEAL's and is considered
one of the most challenging pro-
grams for cadets in the nation.
Together with the U.S. Navy's
SEAL Association and the SEAL
Museum Association, the NSW-
Trident is sponsored by the OCSO
as their pro-active youth develop-
ment activity. The OCSO is dedi-
cated to the pursuit of excellence
for the cadets, and it is the belief
of the community that this type of
challenging youth program
results in reduction of juvenile
crime, delinquency, dependency
and drug abuse in the Okee-
chobee community.

compliance is not achieved by Feb.
David and Viola Tyson were
cited for construction without a
building permit, trash and debris,
inoperable vehicles and care of
premises. Code enforcement offi-
cer Saucedo stated that the proper-
ty had been cleaned up and the
vehicle on the property has been
licensed. Mr. Selmi gave him until
Feb. 18 to get the required permit
or face a fine of $100 a day. The
property in question is located in
Okeechobee Little Farms.
In the animal control case Mr.
Selmi determined that a pit bull
named Chomper owned by Phillip
White of S.W..72nd Terrace be
declared dangerous after biting
one of Mr. White's neighbors.
According to Animal Control
Officer Claire Hudson, Chomper
will have to be confined by his
owner in a six-sided pen. Whenev-

Mr. LaRue is requesting denial
of the rezoning on the basis of the
inconsistency with the future land
use element. The subject property
is located within a single family
future land use category.
He also goes on to state in his
report that, "... public facilities
would be available, but traffic
impacts would be substantial as
this area is residential and the
roadway may not be able to sup-
port more commercial traffic."
The change from single family
to commercial would create an
incompatible use with the sur-
rounding neighborhood and
would not be in compliance with
the standards set forth in the com-
prehensive plan.
The board will also consider
another small comprehensive
plan map amendment from prop-
erty owners Glenda Bellamy and
Renee Ellerbee for property locat-
ed at 203 S.W. Fourth St. behind
BMJ Towing.
This .54-acre of land is currently
zoned residential single family and
is occupied by a one story single
family residence. The owners are
requesting the use change in order
to be able to utilize the existing
structure as a commercial office
for Big Lake Title due to the
required relocation of their busi-
This relocation is because of
the future development at their
current site that is owned by
George Goodbread that is pro-
posed for heavy commerce* for
the purpose of putting in'a chain
According to Mr. LaRue's staff
report, "The current corridor of
land designated as commercial
future land use in this area does
not cross Southwest Second
Avenue south of Southwest Fourth
It went on to say that this
change would "present inconsis-

company already has a plant in
operation in West Palm Beach.
This development is on prop-
erty owned by Frank Altobello
that is proposed to contain three
tracts of land totaling approxi-
mately 30 acres where approxi-
mately 168 units will be devel-
oped with a mix of single family
residential homes and multi-fami-
ly residential townhouses located
between Southwest Sixth and
Second Streets.
Royal Professional Builders
will have to meet the deadline for
the Feb. 28 TRC meeting in order
for approval. The applicant
missed the deadline for the Janu-
ary TRC meeting.
Because this development has
become such a-high profile proj-
ect, the council may choose to
call a special meeting for this pub-
lic hearing once all requirements
have been met, and pending the
review from the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA).
If approval from the TRC
comes before the issues with the
petition are resolved with the
DCA, then the council will defer
the approval until the petition is
resolved either through mediation
or by hearing.
A petition by Keith Walpole
and Al Huggins was filed with
DCA to attempt to revoke the
change in future land use from
single family residential to multi-

The NSW-Trident program is
also approved by the Okee-
chobee School District for elective
The local NSW-Trident training
program is very intense and
begins with the fall semester.
New recruits are required to
undergo an indoctrination period
of approximately six weeks,
which ends in a very rigorous
four-day training exercise.
In addition to the diverse local
training program, cadets are
required to participate in physical
fitness training, pass periodic
physical fitness tests, behave
according to the standards for
military discipline and, most
importantly, maintain their grades
in school.
Although cadets undergo mili-
tary training and must maintain

er he leaves the pen, he must wear
a muzzle and be on a leash. Ms.
Hudson went on to state that
notices must be placed at the
entrances to the property that there
is a dangerous dog on the property
and the dog must have a perma-
nent tag such as a computer chip
or tattoo. If Chomper ever gets
loose, is moved or sold, his owner
must notify animal control.
Even though Joseph Jordan
had removed two RVs and an air-
boat his Treasure Island property,
Mr. Selmi ruled that he was still not
in compliance .Beginning Jan. 17,
he will be fined $200 a day until the
property is in compliance.
Omar Nafal and Maha Ishamil
were granted a 25 percent reduc-
tion of their $7,500 fine for con-
struction without a permit.
Postyour opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may breached at

tency with the future land use ele-
ment, incompatibility with the
adjacent properties and if
approved would be setting a
precedent in an area of the city
which is best suited as a residential
neighborhood. Southwest Second
Avenue currently acts as a buffer
from the existing commercial uses
to the east."
According to Mr. LaRue, this
application is also not in compli-
ance with the standards set forth in
the Comprehensive Plan.
The property is also being con-
sidered for rezoning from single
family residential to commercial.
Again Mr. LaRue is recom-
mending denial based on the
inconsistency with the compre-
hensive plan that would create an
incompatibility with the surround-
ing neighborhood.
Mr. LaRue stated in his report
that "... the existing future land
use category, the existing zoning,
and the existing use are all more
compatible with the immediate
surrounding area."
All existing use, zoning and
future land use are currently single
family residential.
In other business, the planning
board will:
consider a recommendation
to the Okeechobee City Council to
completely rewrite the billboard
create a special exception to
the sexual predator ordinance to
provide for the allowance of an
institution, rehabilitation facility,
half-way house, camp, retreat or
6ther similar lodging offered as a
condition of an organized course
of treatment of sexual offenders
that may be permitted within a
zoning district designated for that
purpose or as a special exception
within a heavy commercial or
industrial zoning district.
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Issues Forum
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Royal Concrete Concepts offi-
cials anticipate hiring around
1,500 people to work in the Okee-
chobee plant. Company officials
have also stated that they are
expecting to bring around 300
workers from their West Palm
Beach plant to work in Okee-
chobee. The planned develop-
ment will provide affordable
housing for company employees.
In other business, the council:
delayed approval of the ordi-
nance concerning the Cycle I
2006 Comprehensive Plan
Amendments until Feb. 20, pend-
ing approval from DCA.
approved an ordinance
allowing elected officials to opt
out of the fund for General
Employees and OUA Employees'
Pension Plan.
approved the 2007 Griev-
ance Committee.
approved the Alternate Bid A
for the Northeast 12th Street
Extension for $30,954.
approved the bid regarding
acquisition of a shed to be placed
at the city barn by Troxell's Supe-
rior Sheds, Inc. for $4,400.
awarded a 10-year longevity
of service award to Major Bob
Peterson of the City Police Depart-
awarded a five-year longevi-
ty of service award to city engi-
neer Oscar Bermudez.

military discipline, there is no
obligation for them to join the
military or visit with recruiters.
The emphasis of the program is
on leadership and teamwork.
Besides the obvious benefits of
the program, if a cadet chooses to
enter a branch of the military
upon their graduation from high
school they can do so at an
advanced pay grade.
The NSW-Trident program is
currently accepting applications
for the spring semester. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-1600 or
(863) 634-7038. Parents may also
contact the program by e-mail at
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The state law says operating
an ATV on public roads or
streets is prohibited "... except
that an ATV may be operated
during the daytime on an
unpaved roadway where the
posted speed limit is less than
35 miles per hour by a licensed
driver or by a minor under the
supervision of a licensed driv-
But, the commissioners
voted to exempt the county
from the state statute and
adopted an ordinance that
makes it illegal to operate ATVs
(three- and four-wheelers as
well as go-carts) on any road-
way or right-of-way.
The only time they can be
legally operated is on private
"This will also apply to (the
underage operation of) golf
carts," said Maj. Stephen.
While golf carts cannot be
operated on any city, county or
state roadway and right-of-way,
it is legal for an operator with a
valid driver's license to operate
them on the streets and side-
walks within a housing subdivi-
sion or mobile home park.
Lt. Markham indicated that
anyone under the age of 18

found operating an ATV on a
roadway or right-of-way will be
stopped and, when possible,
the parents will be cited. He
said this is a second-degree mis-
If the operator is over the age
of 16, the operator will be
issued a citation and, if neces-
sary, the ATV or go-cart will be
towed at the owner's expense.
As part of the education
process of this heightened
enforcement, it has been pro-
posed that classes be held for
community awareness purpos-
"Basically, we want to
inform them this is the parent's
responsibility and we want to
eliminate these ATV com-
plaints," said Lt. Markham.
Besides reducing the num-
ber of complaints, the enforce-
ment is aimed at curtailing the
increased number of accidents
and, in some cases, fatalities
brought about by improper use
of ATVs.
"We just can't have them on
county roads any longer," said
Maj. Stephen. "We're tired of
picking up their sons and
daughters off the road."
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News Brief

SFWMD re-opens equestrian areas
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-
opened equestrian areas at the DuPuis Management Area and Hick-
ory Hammock Wildlife Management Area.
The DuPuis Management Area is located in western Martin Coun-
ty, while Hickory Hammock is in Highlands County.
The areas had been temporarily closed on Dec. 22, 2006, after the
recent equine herpes outbreak.
For information, call SFWMD's recreational hotline at 1-866-433-

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northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s. The wind
will be northwest around 5 mph.
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north at 5 to 10 mph.
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50s with the high in the mid 70s.
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Flotilla 57


sworn in
Okeechobee Flotilla 57 of the
o aUnited States Coast Guard Auxil-
Se iary had their Change of Watch
t (COW) on Wednesday, January
10 at a local restaurant. Flotilla
Commander, Fred Sterling and
Flotilla vice Commander, Mari-
lyn Rienig were sworn in for the
year 2007 by CWO Todd
Kagarise, Commander of the
Coast Guard Station in Ft.
Pierce. He was accompanied by
BM2, Steven Wrigley, and auxil-
iary liaison from Ft. Pierce sta-
tion. Also present to give our
Flotilla the support of our area
"flotillas were Janee Henderson,
Okeechobee NewsN/Victoria Hannon DCP5-Division Captain and Jerry
Join in the Alma Mater Henderson, Flotilla Comman-
der-58. Our local members
Senior athletes from Okeechobee High School joined the rest of their class in singing the enjoyed the ceremony, the deli-
Alma Mater at the Pep Rally held Jan. 16. Members of the girls soccer team Jessica Cot- cious food, and a really nice pro-
ton, Kayla Jeffers, Danielle Mears, and Amy Lamberti join with basketball player Stephen gram presented to Tom Lenihan
Hirst and wrestler Josh Raulerson. of Flotilla 57 that included the
history of Flotilla 57, members'

My Safe Florida Home Program expands services

with the Legislature to make a
number of improvements to
the state's newly-created miti-
gation fund, Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink
Wednesday commended legis-
lation moving through the
House of Representatives that
will expand protections and
access to the services available
through the My Safe Florida
Home program.
Sponsored by State Repre-
sentatives Trey Traviesa (R-
Brandon) and Franklin Sands
(D-Weston), the House legisla-
tion (5A) includes new require-
ments for wind inspectors to
pass a Level 2 background
check which includes finger-

printing, removes obstacles for
low-income homeowners
without insurance to partici-
pate in the program and cre-
ates a study committee to fur-
ther explore additional ways to
help Floridians strengthen their
homes against hurricanes.
"I share the Legislature's
goal of ensuring the proper
protections are in place and
serving a greater number of
Floridians through the My Safe
Florida Home program," said
CFO Sink. "This program pro-
vides valuable information, and
we are finding that many
homes are better fortified than
are currently recorded by insur-
ance companies. Many home-
owners are eligible to receive

discounts from their insurance
companies without even mak-
ing a single improvement."
The My Safe Florida Home
program was created by the
Legislature during the 2006
Legislative Session. Former
CFO Tom Gallagher created an
initial pilot phase of the pro-
gram comprising more than
13,000 home inspections,
which-has ended. As home-
owners receive their completed
inspection reports, they will
learn the potential improve-
ments they can make to their
homes, along with applications
for matching grant funds of up
to $5,000.
More information about the
program is available at
To date, the My Safe Florida
Home program has received
more than 65,000 applications
for wind inspections. CFO Sink
will continue to work with the
Legislature to make the neces-
sary improvements. Additional
applications will be processed
once the program restarts, as
early as March.
"We are currently evaluating
the My Safe Florida Home pro-
gram to determine the best
course of action going for-
ward," said CFO Sink. "I want
to make certain that Floridians
are given the tools and infor-
mation they need to fortify their
houses and keep their families
safe during hurricanes."

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Submitted photo
COW (Change of Watch) for 2007 are (left to right), CWO
Todd Kagarise, Commander Fort Pierce station, Janee R.
Henderson, DCP-5-Division Captain; Fred Sterling, Flotilla
57 Commander; and Marilyn Rienig, Flotilla 57, Vice Com-
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Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the-Flori-
da Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Correc-
tions (DOC).
Tracey Ann Murphy, 43,
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 12 by the OCPD on
a felony charge of driving while
license suspended habitual
offender and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest with-
out violence. Her bond was set
at $1,250.
Joseph Lee Smith, 42, N.E.
11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 13 by Deputy Roy
Gilchrist on charges of posses-
sion of cocaine and resisting
arrest with violence. His bond

was set at $10,000.
Jesus Antonio Martinez,
32, N.W. 46th. Terrace, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Mur-
rish on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
leaving the scene of an accident
with injuries and violation of
probation driving while
license suspended. He is being
held without bond.
James Francis Desmond,
53, N.W. 10th Ave., Okee-
chobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by
Deputy Michael Hazellief on a
charge of possession of cocaine
(two counts). His bond was set
at $20,000.
Tammy Lynn Chapman,
29, S.E. 95th Trail, Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 13 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on felony
charges of possession of
cocaine and tampering with evi-
dence, and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug

paraphernalia. Her bond was
set at $7,500.
Jose Guadalupe
Rodriguez, 35, N.E. 361st Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Jan.
14 by Deputy Michael Hazellief
on misdemeanor charges of
driving under the influence and
no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Kimberly Ramaglia, 21,
S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 14 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on charges of
discharging a firearm in public
and aggravated assault. Her
bond was set at $7,500.
Irineo Rojas, 28, N.W. 34th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 15 by Deputy Augustin
Saucedo on a charge of aggra-
vated battery. His bond was set
at $5,000.
James Lawrence Jenkins,
22, S.R. 70 E., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 15 by Deputy Raul


Burnard W. Walker
Burnard W Walker, age 81, of
Clendenin, W.Va., and Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, Jan. 9,
2007, at CAMC. Mr. Walker was a
disabled Navy veteran having
served on the USS Colorado. He
had many war stories to share.
He was born April 8, 1925, at
Weir, V. Va., now known as
Falling Rock, to Martha and
"Bud" Walker. He was the third
child of seven.
Mr. Walker was preceded in
death by: his ex-wife of 50 years,
Helen Swiney; sisters, Vernida
Chandler, Maxine Engle; and,
brother, Richard Walker.
He is survived by: his chil-
dren and spouses, Charlene and
Reg Smith of Charleston, WVa.,
B. Wayne Walker, Jr., and Cheryl
of Michigan, Bobby Joe of Okee-
chobee, Paula and Kevin Paul of
Hurricane; brothers and their
spouses, Pete and Imogene
Walker of Clendenin, W. Va.,
Junior Walker of Minnora, Don-
ald and Marie Walker of Castelia,
Ohio; brother-in-law, Charles
Chandler of Clendenin, W. Va.;
sister-in-law, Analee Walker of
Jackson County, W.Va. and
North Carolina; grandchildren,
Reggie and Jennifer Smith of St.
Albans, W. Va., Melissa and
Bryan Rosen of S. Charleston,
W Va.; great grandchildren,
Miranda and Warren Smith and
Drew Orcutt and Allie Rosen.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker lived in
Okeechobee for over 20 years
after retiring from Union Car-
bide. He returned to Clendenin,
W.Va., the last three years of his
life for health reasons. He had
the opportunity to rekindle old
and new relationships with fam-
ily and friends.
Special thanks to Larry

Bowen, Charles and Joyce
Bevel, Betty Harris and Ruby
from Kanawha Valley Sr. citi-
Funeral services were held at
Matics Funeral Home at 2 p.m.,
on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, with the
Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Inter-
ment was in Clendenin Memori-
al Gardens.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Matics Funeral Home in
Clendenin, W. Va.

Catherine 'Kitty'
Keene Mann
Catherine Keene Mann, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Jan.
16, 2007, at the Hamrick Home.
Mrs. Mann
was born Aug.
30, 1924, in
Fort Green, to
Daniel and
Keene. She
was a home- i
maker of the ..
Baptist faith -
having moved Catherine
to Okee- 'Kitty' Keene
chobee to live Mann
with her niece,
Joan Dunson Crawford, in 1986.
She had previously resided in
Moore Haven.
Mrs. Mann was preceded in
death by: her son, Robert A.
Mann; several nieces and
nephews; and, great nieces and
She is survived by her son,
Joseph Mann of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Ser-
vices will be held Saturday, Jan.
20 at 1 p.m. at the Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second Street,


In a remote section of Italy, there
was a small village that was known for
its prized possession, an active and ele-
gant aqueduct which wound its way
down the mountainside. For centuries,
it had stood and served...carrying water
from the pure mountain pools to the lit-
tie village below.
Modernization came to the village.
A modem water system was installed,
and the old aqueduct was no longer
needed to bring in the precious moun-
tain water.
The townspeople decided to keep their
much-loved aqueduct as a memorial.and to
preserve it as a famous landmark
"It has served long...lets cut off its
supply of water, so we may keep it for-
ever." they said.
The water was diverted from its
source, and the aqueduct was given
what they thought to be a long-needed
rest. In a few days, the sides began to
split, and as the moss and the ancient
stones dried in the sun...the wonderful
old aqueduct began to fall apart. In a
very short time, it was almost complete-
ly destroyed. What centuries of service
had failed to do, idleness had accom-
plished in a few short weeks.

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WORKERS: Once again our local politicians didn't do their
homework. They have approved of another company bringing in
hundreds of uneducated cheap laborers and their families to come
to Okeechobee and put more stress on our school system and our
health care system. Not to mention what it's going to do to the work
force in Okeechobee. How many of these will be driving around
Okeechobee with no insurance or driver's license? The company
says they will hire 1,500 people from the Okeechobee area. Anyone
taking bets on who these people are going to be? These are the
things we have to remember at election time.

AGRI-CIVIC CENTER: Let's face it, the Agri-Civic Center is a huge
waste of our tax dollars. How much profit have we made on this
place? I'd love to see the numbers. And now our commissioners
want to basically hand it over to the Cattlemen's Association for
almost nothing which will cost us $50,000 in improvements. Is it me
or are the cattlemen stealing this? I've got a better idea. Use that
$50,000 to pay someone to supervise the skate park and close the
Agri-Civic Center down. Our kids have nothing to do in this town
and people wonder why there is vandalism at the skate park, which
is down the street from the sheriff's office and makes me wonder
how that can happen. Let's stop wasting money on that Agri-Civic
Center and put it where it's needed into our kids.
Editor's Note: In a story published in the Okeechobee News on
Nov. 7, 2006, the Agri-Civic Center currently costs the county
$1,471.92 a day, or $10,303.14 per week. If the facility was booked
every weekend for 104 days, or 52 weekends, at $1,000 a day that
would generate $104,000, which is about one-third of the operating
budget. County records indicated in November of 2006 that the
facility had taken in $43,358.89, or $138.53 per day. This means that
as of that date the facility is operating at a loss of $1,333.39 per day.
In round numbers, the county's expenses are $821.92 per day.
Their debt service payment on the center is $240,000 per year, or
$650 per day. This means the Agri-Civic Center has to generate
around $10,000 per week to meet the budget. As to the proposed
improvements, if the county would agree to enter into the agree-
ment as proffered by the cattlemen's group the county would have
to make improvements that would total over $500,000.

IMMIGRANTS: To everyone who is talking about illegal immi-
grants, how do you know if that gentleman who turned himself in
does not have children? If he does, eventually his children will ask
"Where is dad?" How do you explain this to a younger child? Stop
being so negative about these people. There are other people who
deal with drugs and commit crimes out there and not all of them are
illegal immigrants. Fining them $10,000 is not going to stop them
from coming into the country illegally. These illegal immigrants who
come here and those that are already here work their tails off. It's
ridiculous how this society is. What we should do is vote for the law
to change in their favor. The law should allow any illegal immigrant
to a certain extent, who can prove themselves as good citizens to
become legal in the U.S. This would help us in paying out taxes and
everything else. This would stop illegal immigrants from entering
the U.S. Whether you like it or not they are all the same as anyone
else and should be treated as such. In 2004, I became a U.S. citizen
and yet will I never vote for anyone. My vote will not count. The law
will do whatever they please. I will vote when the illegal immigrants
are treated with respect like everyone else.

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Community Events

Main Street Mixer slated.
The next Main Street Mixer will be Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5
until 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Taylor Rental Store, 523
North U.S. 98 just before the railroad tracks. Members and
the public are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-2225.
AARP driver's course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23,
and Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Both days must
be attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers
course material. Make checks or money orders payable to
AARP Driver Safety Program. For information, call Nell Bost-
wick at (863) 763-4134.

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Upcoming Events

Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diag-
nosed with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American
Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m.
For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation call Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at
the Basinger Civic Center.:For information, call Doyle McDuffie
at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the'
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is wel-
come to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogi-
cal Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or
Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park'St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held
at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an
open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step
Study meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held
every Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3.
Any questions and/or comments can be directed to the Main
Street office at (863) 357-MAIN.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,
3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public
is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
.Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking.
The. lunch will be at noon. Women should bring business cards
and information to promote their business. The meeting pro-
vides networking opportunities for women in business and is
open to the public. No membership is required. For informa-
tion, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity
and a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he
or she has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-9833.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride
twice before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer
at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

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.


A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or
adopting in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no
RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC
Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For informa-
tion call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee 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 Skin-
ner at (863) 532-0449.

Community Events

Fair group to meet Jan. 18
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will meet at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office
on U.S. 98. All interested parties are invited.
Food and shelter board will meet
A meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will
be held Thursday, Jan. 18, in room 21 of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., beginning at 4:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Mary Anne Swinford at (863) 763-5725.
IRCC hosting online safety program
Neil Sindicich, cyber security technician for the Florida Com-
puter Crime Center, will offer a free Online Family Safety presenta-
tion on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at The Kight Cen-
ter on the Indian River Community College (IRCC) campus in Fort
Pierce, 3209 Virginia Ave.
Business women's group will meet
Okeechobee Business Women's referral networking luncheon
will be Friday, Jan. 19, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., starting at 11:30 a.m. for networking. Lunch will follow at
Yard sale benefits patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are
needed and monies made benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Gospel group to be in concert
The Hyssongs will be presenting a concert of gospel music at
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, Jan.
19, at 7 p.m.
VFW hosting garage sale
VFW #9528 in Buckhead Ridge will hold their yearly garage
sale on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. until 3
p.m. Bring saleable items to the Post or call (863) 467-2882 or
(863) 467-2840 for pick up.
Mentoring topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Jan. 20, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Gigi
Suntum, community based program supervisor for Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Martin County. The topic of the show will be January
is National Mentoring Month and mentors are urgently needed.
For information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martin County
at (772) 283-8373; or, www.mentoringbig.6rg.
4-H club hosting cook-off
The Beef 'N Bacon Raiser 4-H Club will hold a rib cook-off
fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on U.S. 98 N. Registrations are welcome at the door on the
day of the event from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. The entry fee is $70. To
register prior to the event or to get a list of the rules, contact Gen-
nifer Mullis at (863) 634-0680.
Benefit shoot slated for Jan. 20
A sporting clay fun shoot will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. five miles east of U.S. 441 N. Pro-
ceeds from the event will go to the Children's Miracle Network.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Lunch .will be served at 12:30
p.m., and will be followed by prize giveaways. Shooter spots and
sponsorships are available. For information and fees contact
Denise Huggins of the Children's Miracle Network at (877) 575-
5437; or, go online to Registra-
tion can be done online at Checks should
be made payable to the Children's Miracle Network and mailed to
P.O. Box 206, Okeechobee, Fl., 34973. Participants must supply
their own shotguns, eye and ear protection and ammunition.
AARP driver's safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, Jan. 20,
and Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church fellowship hall at the corner of Chobee Loop and
S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited.
Consult your Florida auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-
count upon completion of class. For information and reserva-
tions, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Church hosting revival services
Haven of Rest Church on S.W Third Terrace in Cedar Plaza will
be in revival Jan. 21-25 with Brother Jerry Contrell from West Vir-
ginia. Service times will be Sunday School 10 a.m.; worship at 11
a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday Jan. 22-25 at 7 p.m.
For information, call (863) 357-3053.
OHS yearbook goes on sale
The Okeechobee High School Brahman Yearbook will be on
sale Jan. 22-26 during both lunches in the cafeteria. The cost of
the yearbook is $40. This will be the final sale before the books
arrive in May. Students who purchase a book now will ensure
they receive a copy of the yearbook, and the student will be able
to attend the Yearbook Jam in May. Please make checks payable
to OHS.
Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
welcome Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services on
Sunday, Jan.21, at 8,9:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan.
22, at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 23. at 6:30 p.m.; and a special youth
program on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Rev.
Duckworth is a general evangelist for the Western North Carolina
Conference of the United Methodist Church. He was a church
pastor and lay speaker prior to becoming a full time evangelist.
ABWA meeting slated for Jan.25
The American Business Women's Association (ABWA)
Women of Tomorrow Chapter's Jan. 25 program will be present-
ed by Metro Crime Prevention of Florida. The program will
address the prevention of fraud and personal injury, including
identity theft. ABWA meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave., from noon until 1 p.m. Lunch is $6.63 (plus tip). The
public is invited, but because of limited seating interested persons
must contact President Marilyn Rinear by fax at (863) 467-8664, e-
mail (; or, by phone at (863) 697-1807
by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22.

Agency on Aging board to meet
The Area Agency on Aging board of directors meeting will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite
201, West Palm Beach. Contracts requiring the expenditure of
funds are a regular agenda item of this meeting. For information,
call Vivian Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

Library hosting musical series
lan Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series
to the Okeechobee County Library. This year's series is called An
Evening with the Composer, and will feature composers who are
known for their contributions to the musical theater. All programs
are on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room at
206 S.W. 16th St. The program schedule is: Jan. 23"i11 feature
Cole Porter;. Jan. 30 will focus on George GershwiM*f b. 6 will
highlight Irving Berlin; and. Feb 13 will feature Noel C6oard. This
series is a combination of informative lecture and pleasurable lis-
tening and is free and open to the public. ,,

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Brahman grapplers take first place

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman wrestling team
traveled to Martin County High
School Saturday morning and
returned to Okeechobee with
another first place trophy for the
school's trophy case.
The Brahmans won the four-
team pool to advance to the
They defeated Palm Beach
Gardens 42-25 in the first round of
In the second round, the Brah-
mans defeated Ft. Pierce West-
wood 72-9.
In the semi-finals match, the
Brahman grapplers continue their
dominance with an impressive
63-6 victory over South Fork.
The Brahmans were pitted
against a tough Dr. Krop High
School of Miami in the finals.
They defeated Dr. Krop 44-27 to
bring home the championship
"We are starting to pull togeth-
er as a team," said Brahman head
coach Bruce Jahner. "The
younger kids are gaining experi-
ence and the veteran wrestlers are
competing at their potential. We
were a bit shallow in a few of the
weight classes earlier in the year
due to injuries. However, with
everyone in the line up and
healthy, the Brahmans will take a
shot at winning back-to-back dis-
trict titles."
The Brahman dual record
stands at 9-3 with two duals
remaining on the schedule. They
are Jan. 25-Vero Beach Dual at
Vero Beach-7 p.m.; Jan. 31-Trea-
sure Coast Dual at Okeechobee-
Parent and Senior Night-7 p.m.
The girls' team saw action last
Saturday at the Harmony Tourna-
ment in Kissimmee. Lady Brah-
man senior Candi Rivera captured
third place in the all-girl tourney.
The Treasure Lake Conference
tournament will take place at the
Okeechobee High School gym
beginning at 10 a.m.

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bruce Jahner
The Brahman wrestling team took first place last weekend at the Martin County Dual Tourna-
ment. Those representing Okeechobee were (in no particular order) Brandon Ashley, Michael
Brishke, Donny Bush, Chris Curtis, Robert Dyce, Josh Gruber, Robbie Harrell, Tyler Hayes,
Jason Henry, Corey Krum, Kyle McGee, Zack Painter, Josh Raulerson, Caleb Smith, Phillip
Valcaniant, Anthony Bonnett, Cory York, head coach Bruce Jahner and assistant Scott Bush.

The Brahman wrestling team celebrated their first place victory at the Martin County Dual
Tournament last Saturday as they hoisted their trophy high into the air.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Lady Brahmans mixed it up with the Lady Tigers of
Clewiston Tuesday night at the Brahman gymnasium. The
Lady Brahmans came out on top 53-48.

Lady Brahman hoopsters

cage Lady Tigers, 53-48

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman basketball
team took on the Lady Tigers of
Clewiston High School Tuesday
evening and came out on top 53-
Tierra Allen led the Lady Brah-
mans in scoring with- 28 points;

followed by Monica Koger with
12. Heather Fipps, Dorothy
Burkhardt, Septemberlyn Davis
and Jewel Buck also added to the
final score.
The Lady Brahmans will see
action again tonight at Glades
Central High School in Belle
Glade. The game is scheduled to
begin at 7 p.m.

Sports brief

Benefit shoot 441 N. Shooter spots and sponsor- at Checks
Proceeds from the event will ships are available, should be made payable to the
slated for Jan. 20 go to the Children's Miracle Net- For information and fees con- Children's Miracle Network and
A work. tact Denise Huggins of the Chil- mailed to P.O. Box 206, Okee-
A sporting clay fun shoot will Registration will begin at 8 dren's Miracle Network at (877) chobee, F., 34973.
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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post 64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from
I until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday from I until 9 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports
Time or NFL on big screen TV
Quarter pound hot dogs, pizza and
$1 draft beer will be offered. David
Copper from 3 until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. The dinner will iriclude steak,
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain-
ment from 5 until 8 p.m.
The 51st American Legion
Free Fair will be held Feb. 1-11 at
501 S.E. Second St. Display booths
will be available in the Legion Hall.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6p.m.; Aeries at
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Okeeehobee Masonie
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned oh
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday cards and games
social at 7 p.m. If you have a game
you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday night meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call
the Lodge at (863) 763-2250 for the
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday night at
7:30 p.m. there will be music for

dancing. Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday, karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27: karaoke at 8
*Tuesday, Jan. 23: Moose Lodge
enrollment at 7 p.m. All prospective
members should attend.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center

#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from 10 a.m. until?
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
6 Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at 8
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at
8 p.m.
Legion meeting on the third
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 2 p.m.
Friday, dinner at 5 p.m. and
bar bingo at 6 p.m. (Open to the
Saturday, Washer toss at I
0 Karaoke with Lisa on Satur-
day from 5 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey shoot on the first Sun-
day of each monthat 9 a.m.
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose #1753, Legionnaires are
holding their annual Koeze Nut
fundraiser for-food baskets for the
less fortunate. Order forms and cat-
alogs may be picked up from Paul
at The Stitching Post, 620 S. Parrott
Ave., or at the Lodge located at 159
N.W. 36 St. For information or to
order call Paul at (863) 467-1484, or
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday. through Thursday:

happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and Will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
*The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-

size pool table.
Yearly garage sale will be held
on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday,
Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Bring saleable items to the Post or
call for pick up (863) 467-2882 or
(863) 467-2840.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.
Saturday, Feb. 3: Las Vegas-
style show "A Rock & Country
Revue" with a prime rib dinner
at 6 p.m. followed by the show.
Admission is $25 for the dinner and
show. Performers will be imper-
sonating a variety of artists. For
information call Keith or Kathy
Tomey at (863) 763-8072; Harvey
or Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-
0238; or, call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at (863) 763-3378 and
leave a message.

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Local area military retirees and
their families will have the oppor-
tunity to hear of various medical
benefits available to them on Sat-
urday, Jan. 20.
A team of officers headed by
Air Force Colonel Michael T. Cul-
hane, MacDill AFB Hospital Com-
mander, will be making presenta-
tions at the monthly luncheon
meeting of the South Central
Florida Chapter of the Military
Officers Association of America
The luncheon being held at
the Sebring Sun 'N Lake Golf and
Country Club's Candlelight
Restaurant, will be open to all mil-
itary retirees, regardless of rank,
announced retired Air Force
Colonel Roy P. Whitton, Lake.
Placid, chapter president.
"This will give the military
retiree and his family an opportu-
nity to hear of the services offered
at MacDill AFB as well as details of
military mail order pharmacy
benefits," Whitton explained.
Colonel Culhane assumed his
present duties as the MacDill AFB
Hospital commander in Sept.
2006, following his previous
assignment as Chief, Medical
Inspection Division, Air Force
Inspection Agency at Kirtland
Joining him for the MOAA
luncheon briefing will be Lieu-
tenant Colonel Ghitiana M. Oatis,
Pharmacy Flight commander and
Major James W. Barber, TRICARE
Operations and Patient Adminis-

Air Force Colonel Culhane
tration Flight Commander.
Between the three Air Force
officers, they have more than fifty
years experience in the military
health care systems both in the
United States and different foreign
Reservations are a must and
may be made by contacting any-
one of the following MOAA mem-
bers: In Highlands County Cap-
tain Lou Brough in Sebring at
(863) 655-2344; Mrs. Mary Martin
in Lake Placid at (863) 699-1939.
In Polk County, Mrs. June Felt at
(863) 638-1225, DeSoto County,
Lieutenant Roger Bumgarner at
(863) 993-0129 and in Okee-
chobee County, Major Dan Fen-
nell at (863) 467-0461. All reserva-
tions must be in no later than 5
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Jan.
12, through Thursday, Jan. 18,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Pursuit of Happy-
ness" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Eragon" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Night at the
Museum"(PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)

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CAT, Female brown tabby
-. w ..est & paws, de-
ca'ed, nas microchip, vic.
of SW sec. ot 71h Ave, 15th
St. (863)467-2086 or
(K63)447-1361 REWARD!!I
CAT Female, White w/brown
spots. Vic. of R Bar Estates.
Around Christmas. Please
call (863)610-1750
CHIHIJAHUA, Male lost in vic.
of icOonald's on Hwy. 70.
Dearly missed. Reward! Pis.
call 863- 261-7053/261-4484
UOB RMAN'S- 2, Male & fe-
maie Black & tan. 1/6/07.
\c Hwy 29 S. LaBelle.
Piease call (863)673-3730
Rari 4x4, 350's. 1-red/
ele. :-hifit I-oiange/foot shift.
$500. Reward! 239-250-2205
JACK RUSSELL, male, vicinity
,' ihe Prairies, since
12/27/07. (863)763-6776 or
MENTS, Since 12/24/06, For
any information please cafl
RING. Diamond wrap, white
gold lost on 1/5 or 1/6/07,
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BEAGLE (f) Spayed & her 3
lab/beagle mix male pups
(born 6/13/06) need loving
homes (239)425-7016
BLACK LAB MIX, 7 yrs. old,
shots up to date, spayed,
very gentle, needs good
home. (863)467-0933
CHINCHILLA- 6 yrs. old, male
with cage & accessories,
needs attention
GOAT, Male, not fixed, has
horns. (863)357-3328 even-
MUTT (f): Looks like mini
shepherd, 1 1/2 yrs, good
with kids. Free to good home
only. 863-983-4668
adults, must go together,
free to approved farm
RABBIT- black and white, with
all supplies, cage, food, toys
etc. (863)697-6083
RED NOSE PIT- Good family
dog, very nice, to good lov-
ing home only
STAR. FRUIT- you pick
Find it faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classillfieds
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
lieds and make your
clean on a breeze!


Okeechobee, Fri., 1/19 &
Sat., 1/20, 7am til Noon,
Lazy 7 Ranch Acres, 568
SW 72nd Terrace. Lots of
Furniture, Fishing Equipment,

Friday, Jan. 19th, 8am to??
Kids Clothes, Toys, pDishes,

Kisouchsimmee RivTonser of Estatesu
1.5 mi. W of Kissimmeechobee River

9 on Hwy 70 W.
Raindaytes: Jan. 261th & 27th??

KECHOBEE- Sa. LEJan 20th,
1.5 mi. W of Kissimmee River8th St.
(same road as Central Elem)
Home makeover, selling
dresser, TV, plants, pictures,
designer clothes, mens L,
women size 6, boys size
10, light fixtures, knick
knacks and more

OKEECHOBEE: Thurs., Fri. &
Sat., Jan. 18th, 19th & 20th,
Early Birds Welcome -
1785 NW 5th St.
Bric-A-Brac, Tools, Furniture...
Too much to list!

Friday & Saturday, January
18th, 19th & 20th, 9am-3pm,
313 SW 67th Dr.
55" Screen TV, Dresser,
Hunting Clothes, Etc., Etc.

PARROTS COVE, Okeechobee
9861 Hwy. 78 W.
Friday, Jan. 19th, 8am to??

SYBALL- From Roseboro,
NC., Contact Joe Miller
(910)592-7856 Collect or
email: snowball@surreal- IMPORTANT
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
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Employment -
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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MANAGER wanted for
branch office in Okeechobee
& Glades County. Class A
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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
Needed for the 2nd Shift, High School
Diploma/GED required, Benefits
Available, Inquire and Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee

Experienced CONTROL
OPERATOR to run process
equipment in a modern
24/7 food ingredient
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Top pay plus full range
of benefits.
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Benefits Available.
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LPN or

Medical Assistant

Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to 863.467.1919

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


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Needed for small fleet of diesel trucks &
trailers, must be'experienced.
Benefits available, inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

Experienced MECHANIC to
run, fix and maintain
equipmentin a modern
24/7 food ingredient
facility near Clewiston.
Top pay plus full range
of benefits.
Call (715)273-3194
or fax resumes to

Pier II Resort Hiring!!!!
*Night Auditor
*Security Guard
Experience Necessary
Apply Within (863)763-8003
**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
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Positions for Hire
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experience, Bilingual
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experience necessary.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

makes you a more Informed
and interesling person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucessfull

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

Let us mow your
yard for you.
Depen able & hardworking.
Call (863)763-8014
You'll be glad you did.

Now has a 50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976


WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
matching set, electric. $300
great, $100 for both or, will
sell separate (863)634-1664

like new, asking $70 for both
or will sell separate

SHED- 7.5 x 3ft, bought from
Wal-Mart on 1/2/07, paid
$425, can not put together,
will sell $50 (863)634-0779

Metal Door, Jeld Wen, new,
RH Inswing, 36x80, w/oval
leaded glass, $150.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


BAR CHAIRS (2): Oak, swivel,
24" high. $50 for both.
complete with chest and
night stand. $250.
BUNK BED SET- w/2dressers,
mattresses, ladder, built in
desk, $600 or best offer
BUNK BEDS- light wood no
mattresses, $75
CAPTAIN'S BEDS: 2 Twin size
w/6 drawers, head board.
$300 for both, will sep.
W/computer desk, book shelf,
7 drawers, 2 beds, TV hutch
incid. $875. (863)697-6464
drawers, very good cond.,
antique, $30.
COFFEE TABLE: Spanish oak,
sliding center door,
16"Hx58"Wx23"D. $45.
COUCH- Micro Fiber, Beige,
Excellent Cond., only 1 yr
old,, $350 or best offer
DINETTE SET, small, light
wood, 2 chairs, $50.
glass top, with 6 chairs.
$150. 863-467-4871
w/glass top. No chairs. $50.
Round table, 4 chairs. $40
wood, $40 (863)467-2743
leaves, exc condition, lite
wood, $50 (863)467-7659
DRESSER- Natural Pine, 5
Drawers, Good cond., $30 or
best offer (863)634-8795
Oak w/ smoked glass, from
Bagcock. New condition.
with 4 chairs, Rectangle,
Brown, 5 x 3 x 2.5, $130 or
best offer (863)467-2366
LOVESEAT- Blue, burgendy
pin strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
made cypress. 66" W, 40" D,
$300 (239)340-8503
MIRROR- 3 ft. x 6 ft., $100
leather, very pastel creamy
green, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
SOFA & CHAIR: Beige, good
condition. Only $20 for both!
SOFA: 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95'(863)612-9831
SOFA- Like new, Floral & tan,
2 seater, 70"long. Priced
new $449. Asking $150.
(863)635-4690 Frostproof
SOFA SLEEPER & matching
loveseat, $200.
WATERBED, Complete with 6
drawer pedestal. $75
with king top mattress. $125
LaBelle (863)675-4098
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size. Like new! $500
or best offer. (863)634-7864

GOLF CART- '01, E-Z GO 4
passenger. Charger included.
$2000. (863)675-0777
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag; putter & Callaway
BB #1. $150.863-946-3123

barrel, trap gun?, looks
new, approx 70 yrs old,
$275 (83)467-2148
MUZZLE LOADER: 50 caliber,
Almost new, synthetic stock,
Cap lock, $100 or best offer.
OLD 22 RIFLES (2) & (2)
SHOTGUNS, 1-12 ga w/lever
action & 1-20ga. $700 will
sep (502)931-8101
PISTOL: Walther P22, 5" Bar-
rel w/stabilizer. New, in case.
$375. (863)763-4961
REMINGTON 12 GA- Premier
1187, like new, clean, $650
RUGER 77- 22-250 cal, lami-
nated, bull barrel, scope,
case, exc cond., $650 firm
TAURUS (2) PT-92-AF, Semi
Auto, 9 mm. & TAURUS .38
Ultra Light Titanium, $600
WINC. AUTO 380- Model 100,
a Marlin 30-30 carb., & a 22
Auto Pistol, $1050 will sep


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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 9 Fabtics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- 4 ton, wall mount,
CA/Heat, Ser 11 efficiency -,
rating, $550 (863)447-2130

CHINA CABINET, antique, sol-
id walnut, very old exc.
cond., $250. (863)467-3831
PIANO- Upright, antique very
good condition, $800

new! $125. (863)763-2747
DISHWASHER: White, used,
but in very good condition.
Works very well. Only $25!
DRYER: GE, Only 1 yr old,
very good condition. Asking
$150. (863)675-3793
DRYER, Roper, white, $75
good condition. As Seen On
TV. $50.(863)675-3401
FREEZERS(2): 1 sm chest.
1 upright, 1/2 yrs, 29 cu ft.
$375 for both or will sep.
561-346-4646 or 346-4692
MICROWAVE- Whirlpool, Full
size. Excellent condition.
$1t0. (863)763-8518
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
RANGE HOOD- Kenmore,
White, 3 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $75. or best offer.
ROPER DRYER- like new con-
dition, asking $180
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
STOVE, Maytag, Electric, 30"
wide, Like new, Clean. $50.
WASHER & DRYER- $160 or
will separate (239)245-0527
cond. $135. or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432

vintage etc. $100.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm

NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby stone, like new, $1100
or best offer. (863)357-2233
Okee. area.

LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
bulbs. $15/both.

Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking 975 or best
offer (863)675-2596
new, used only 3 times,
$1195 or best offer.
LIFT CHAIR, Electric,
blue/gray, like new $300
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
Healthdyne model BX 5000,
used, $125 (863)381-6273
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd. $5,000, asking
$2000. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
great condition, rolls nice,
75 (863)467-6805

Hitch, carries 2 bikes, heavy
duty. $75 (863)763-7161
CERAMIC TILE- Beautiful, 10
boxes of 7, 18" sq $125.
CRAB POT CARKS- 200, $100
for all (410)957-0671
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$1200.863-843-0913 Lv msg
GUARD RAILS- approx 200
(+/-), 13'6", $2500 or best
offer (863)763-7831
REALISTIC, 492 40-channel
base station, mint cond., with
A99 fiberglass base antenna.
$75/both (863)447-6620
SCOOTER- Victory, 3 wheel,
made by Pride Mobility
w/manual, $500 or best of-
fer, (863)381-6273
SHELVES (7), Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, $250/all or
will separate (863)763-5062
by The Tanning Hut, w/28
bulbs, asking $600.
carbon tank system, no
power needed, $600

Marcus Miller, all natural,
switchable active / passive, per-
fect cond. $575. (863)357-7406
Black, excellent tone, seldom
used, like new, soft case,
$95 (863)634-9316
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $50 free
to church. (863)357-0465
SNARE DRUM, Used, with
Stand. $50 (863)675-4098
LaBelle, evenings

Type, For live animals. $30
for both, will sep.
(863)697-3299 ,
BAY GELDING: 17 months old,
med size, good tempera-
ment. $750.863-946-0912
(1)male, ready for god home
eb 1st, 1st shots & vet cert.
$300 (863)697-2936
White. Very lovable. Pd $350.
Asking $250 (443)262-2740
DOBERMAN- 2 years old, full
blooded, $250
DOG CAGE- Large, Classic
Good condition. $50.
old. Mother on premises.
Will have all shots. Ready to
go! $300 (863)763-3840
YORKIES (2) (863)467-4337
Adorable bundle of personality,
shots & vet checked. $700
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee

best offer (863)763-2347

LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $25 (863)675-2596

SPEAKERS & AMR (2) 12" in
box, Bostwick, 2000w amp.
$200 (863)655-3436

AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
ANTENNA: New! 5 ms 9000 ir, di-
rectional, amplified, indoor/out-
door w/internal rotator. New
$189.$139. (863)763-7989

or best offer. (863)697-3299
Magnum XR7, Used 1 time.
Paid $535., Will sell for
$400. (863)763-1530

BOX BLADES (2), Good condi-
tion. $500 for both or will
separate. (863)763-3253 or

BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$400 for all or will sell separ-
ate. (863)763-1370

old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incid all
tack. $2500. (863)357-6642'
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart, 3
stalls, small tac room in
back. Large stock room.
$2000. (863)201-3492
MARE- 17 yrs old, looks and
rides good, $1500
QH GELDING, Good for kids,
easy keeper. $750
(863)763-3253 leave msg.
or (561)718-1212
SADDLES- 2, TexTan circa
'1945, approx 14.5" trees:
Some extras. $800. Will
separate. (772)416-6627 --
Angle Iron with cattle door
$900 (863)357-1365

HP, Comes with pressure
tank and gav. fittings, ready
to go $125 (863)697-2032
Shape, Hard starting, LX
176, 14 HP Kawaski, 38"
cut, $250 (410)397-3034
Husqvarna 150, 15hp, 42"
cut Hydrostatic., 244hrs
$1100. (863)634-5303
54" cut, G110 auto., $2000
or best offer. (863)634-8290
chine By MTD. 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Near new. $950.


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

OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
. .2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $850/mo. + $850.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
OKEECHOBEE: Large 2br, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
Call (863)634-6586.
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $550
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
utilities. (863)467-5616
Unfurnished Apt. (In Town)
Spacious. No pets. Smk. free
env. $750. mo., 1st & sec.
Util. incld'd. (863)610-0861

FOR RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Call for more informa-
tion. (561)662-3169

TABLE SAW, Craftsman,
Heavy Duty, 10", 3hp. Used
once. $300 (863)634-7706
after 4pm
WELDER, Lincoln, 225 amp.,
AC, 230 v. $100.

1 girls riding toy, needs bat-
tery. $55 for all, will separ-
ate. (863)763-3982

with tools on board, $15
Tech Drive. Good condition.
$300. (863)763-5011


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

Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
lProperty Inspeltion 1060
Rea Estate W noted 1005
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2ba, 2 car gar. New carpet,
Tile, Kit. w/2boat covered slip.
$239,000. (772)597-3259
NEW HOME On Your Lot!
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$1-15K. Lawrence Associates

Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th
License #765
Sliding Glass Doors(3): 60x79 w/
frame. 36x79 bronze w/ tint, no
frame. 36x79 almond w/ tint, no
frame. $200 for all. 863-983-7625
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75

BIKE SEAT- New $180 asking
$80 (863)612-1211
SYSTEM- Baby Trend 3
mos. old. Light blue/mint
green. $100.
HIGH CHAIR- Blue & White
plaid, reclines for feedings,
used, $30 Firm
KIDS ITEMS: Power Wheels
ride-on toy, Aqua Wonders
aquarium, Car seat / stroller
combo. $75. 863-357-7136
white beauty salon, table &
chairs. Boys work bench
w/tools. $75.863-983-3740

DRESSES (24): Women's,
large size. $240 for all or will
sell separately. Call
863-763-3982 before noon.
MINK JACKET, Crimson Red,
purchased in '04, worn
twice, have receipt. $2500
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, floor
length, off shoulders, size 8,
cleaned & preserved. $300

ELVIS PHOTOS (7), Private
collection, of last concert in
Lexington, KY in 1977.
$350/all (863)763-3302

speakers & copy machine.
Good condition. $50.
COMPUTER- Flat screen,
DVD, CD burner, Windows
XR $200 (239)245-0527
Same, Fast, $149
HP COMPUTER, 17" Philllips
monitor & desk. $250
Dell, 2 Black #7Y743 & 1 Col-
or #7Y745. Paid $120. Asking
$60 for all. (863)357-1739

cal, rarely used, Paid $500
asking $200, (863)634-2354
4250, new in box, never
used, $250 (863)677-0459

20,000 btu, covers very large
area, Comfort Glow, like new.
$55 (863)675-0104

ORIENTAL RUG: Blue & white,
5.5 ft x 9 ft. $200.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
very good condition. $20

About 3,000 Sq. Ft
4865 SE 441 Hwy.
Building still needs to be
renovated by owner.
Available in April 2007.
Restaurant has 10 year
Goodwill. The person who
operates restaurant
will make a fortune.
Call (954)682-5933.
Flexible on rent.

2 Bdrm., ,1/2 Ba. Annual lease.
No pets. 1st, last & sec. dep.
$750 mo. (863)697-1129
KINGS BAY- 2br,1ba duplex,
full appliances, no smoking,
no pets, $700/mo, 1st, last,
sec, Call 772-283-2438
leave msg. or email:
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, re-
cently renovated, $950/mo.
Call (863)634-2121
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200 .
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722

Garage. $1200. mo.
Immediate Occupancy.
Call Lawrence Associates

Moving Sale 3 Lots Avail
3739 NW 32nd Ave,
124x125. Residential
Zoning. $33,000
3444 NW 40th Dr.,
75x100. MF Zoning,
2478Hwv.98 N.,
144x145, CN Zoning,
$145,000. or best offer.
Guenter Owner/Broker.

Beautiful home in Basswood.
3br/2ba, w/ garage. All
rooms have walk-in closets.
Huge yard. $1200/mth. Call
Will at 305-439-8975 or
Jessy at 305-458-8813.
4br/2ba, waterfront, C/A, city
water. $950/mth, 1st & Sec.
3 BR, 2 BA, Lots of tile! Large
yard. $1100. mo. Immediate
Occupancy. Call Lawrence
3br, 1.5ba On dead end street
1K sq ft., Close to county
bldgs/hosp.. 863-634-0894
IN TOWN- Lg. A Frame
3 R/2BA, Gar. porch, lawn
ser. no dogs/smkg, $1200 mo
+ Ist& Sec. (941)504-3954
IN TOWN- Newly Renovated
2BR/2BA, porch, lawn serv.
No dogs or smkg. $800. mo.
+ 1st& Sec. (941)504-3954
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R.
$900. mo. $1K Dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3312 SE 24th
St. 3br/2ba, waterfront, C/A,
city water. $950/mth, 1st &
Sec. 863-824-0981
Unfurnished, 2/2,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st& last

2000 sf already built out
4 private offices, conference
room, 2 bathrooms (handi-
capped) lobby & reception
area, large storage area.
Ready to move in! Start busi-
ness tomorrow! Located next
to Okeechobee News. Best
location in Fountain Square.
(863)634-3040 or

home in Kings Bay, $450
mo. + ', Utilities,
(863)357-2857 Iv msg.

Real Estate
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Okeechobee News. Thursday, January 18, 2007

TREASURE ISLAND, Waterfront Duplex,
double lot w/access to Taylor Creek,
completely fenced, with screened rooms
& new wood deck. $239,000.
Call Dan (863)357-3900

OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home. Master Suite, Vaulted
ceilings. Includes lot $159,900
Pro-Construction Pricing
OKEECHOBEE- 3bd/1ball car
? arage, CBS Home, large
enced in lot, Financing Avail.,
$149,000 (772)794-2800
.64 acre, boat dock, buy
one or both, 772-418-0018 or

3818 NW 29th Ave.
New CBS home, 3BR/28A,
1 car garage, on large lot.
100% financing available
for qualified buyer.
(863)467-1615 or
vaulted ceilings. cmr lot, Taylor
Creek access, new dock, boat
lift. $260K. 304-669-1956
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, lba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Down! 863-697-8654

cess, canal lot, with seawall
& boat ramp, beautiful view.
$89,500 (772)349-9738

KENTUCKY- 31 acres, in
Green County, half open, half
wooded, city water & elec
avail., black top frontage,
great deer & turkey hunting.
70,000. (863)763-7009

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.lakeshoreresortrentals corn
411 d 1A kTUMP i

Mobile Homes

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

STEPS (2 sets) For Mobile
Home, Fiberglass w/Railings &
5 steps. 1 year old. $900. for
both, will sep. (863)763-0376

Buying a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-

dbl wide, CA, heat, No pets,.
Yearly lease, $650/mo
$1200 sec (863)763-4031
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
(863)467-4982 for more info.
828 Hwy 441 SE. lbr/lba
A/C, Cable, Util. $675. mo.
1st, Last & Sec.
863)610-1386 or
EDEN on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes tn a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$700/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616

Moil Hme

J.L/NG A OKEE.- 2br, 1ba, Insulated 10
TsPAPE.T x 36 FL/Rm, 13 x 46 Carport,
Laundry/Rm, Furnished, Shed,
Sleaods oe $19,500., neg. (863)467-0284
best product OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
u and swvkes. Mobile Home on 1 acre.
N a f Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must See!! $150,000
Call (772)519-0417
Lake .Est.Resort, 36', Triple
slide out oak cabinets. D/W, 2
roof AC's, W/D & shed.
$22,000. Neg. (863)946-1880

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Boats 3005
Campera/RVs 3010
Jet Skil, 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycle. 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
BASS BOAT- '88, 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, With galva-
nized trailer. $3500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS BOAT '89, Motor & trail-
er. $3000 (302)697-2424
BAYLINER, 20 Ft., Cuddy
Cabin w/Trailer, Depth Finder
& Bimni Top. Runs, but needs
work. $2400. (863)801-3233
35 HP, god runner, all con-
trols, extra prop, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
(4): Brand new, below dealer
cost. Must sell. Avg $1000.
Will separate. 863-357-7406
19ft., 150 HRP, Trailer, GPS &
Etc. Excellent Condition,
$10,000 (863)357-8702
HYDRA-SPORT '918 1800/CC-
Johnson 115 hp, BiminiTlbp,
New Electronic's, Tandem
trailer w/spare $7900 or best
offer (863)610-1674
Javelin Race or Ski Boat, fi-
berglass, 17' long, $350.
Mariner, $600
Mere, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/tdr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PROP- Stainless, like new,
13r4 by 17 pitch, 13 spline
for evinrude, $250
STARCRAFT '83- with trailer,
90 hp Johnson motor,
$2000 (863)763-0728

ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
CHALLENGER- '99 made by
Damon, 32 ft., w/ slide out,
oak cabinets, A/C & Heat,
Like new, Must sell
(861)763-4464 ask for Bill
COACH 1987, 34 Ft., & Florida
rm, RV 172 Hickory Ct. in
Whisper Creek. Must be move
after March. $2000. will sell
separate. (330)807-1425
COACHMEN- '83 Ford, 47 K
Miles, $5000, Must sell,
Poor Health (863)467-7068

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Electricity Booster & Surge
Protector: Hughes 30 Amp.
Auto Former. $275.
8'x24' FL room in Grandma's
Grove RV Park, 55+ comm.
$5,900. (863)674-0360
ft., 5th wheel w/2 slide outs,
W&D, Conv./Microwave.
$5000 neg. (561)842-6373
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$11,500. (863)634-1130
2002, loaded, $9500 new,
asking $5500 (863)763-1728
or (863)599-1534
WINNEBAGO '96, 24 Ft. Long,
Motor Home, 43K mis w/gen-
erator, A/C & Heat. All offers
considered. (863)467-6960

MONTANA '01, 28 ft., 3 slides,
all new 16" tires in 4/06,
w/many accessories. Call for
details. (863)946-2242
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036
Leave message.
ROYALS INTER'L- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Coran tops, w/d
S & new refrigerator.
New carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(561)845-1589 or

BOAT MOTOR- 35hp Johnson,
Tiller, Runs good. $500. or
best offer. (863)610-1465
BOAT MOTOR, Evinrude, 91/a
hp, short shaft. Needs work.
$100 or best offer.
Guide, 1998 model. Entirely
rebuilt. $450.

KAWASAKI 440: Not bad.
$770 or will trade for motor
scooter. 863-675-3401
New tires like new, priced to
sell. $3250 or best offer.
863-763-550 or 479-619-5121
of steel folding ramps. Ask-
ing $100 (561)262-1390
YAMAHA 750 Special 1979,
Dry Shaft, Runs great. $600
Lost title. (863)467-2609 af-
ter 3pm

BUGGY- 6' high deck, 3 dog
cages, 10 spd man/stand
trans, 50" tircs, $2500
built engine, all new parts,
12K mi, runs great! $2450.

GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
$600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706

new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $2300


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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

needs radiator & battery.
$800 or best offer.
cellent condition with low ml.
First $6000. Takes
prox. 50K ml. Good condi-
tion. Runs well. $1100.
EAGLE TALON 2 dr Coupe, 4
cyl, Green & black, CD
player. 19" custom wheels.
$2500. (863)763-3551
FIREBIRD '87, T-tops, runs,
needs paint, body in good
shape. $1100
Leather, T-Top, Runs great.
Good condition. $9500.
Honda Accord, '89, 2 dr.,
manual trans, runs good,
new battery, $900 neg.
PL, PW, front air bags, CD,
looks new, 23k, garage kept
$17,500 (239)503-5731
KIA SOPHIA- '98, 90 K, green,
$1499 (863)467-5067
nature Series, nice white leath-
er interior, good body, new
exhaust. $500 (863)357-2658
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1800 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
SATURN,, '96,.New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
Sell (863)697-3300

V-8, 359, 4x4, Very good
*condition $2500.
GMC DUALLY 4X4, '94- Crew
cab, 6.5 diesel turbo, runs,
$2000 (863)509-3539 or
JEEP CJ7- Around the year of
'1960. Runs good. $700.

CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2650

ALS(3): Truck 1986-90, Car
1989-93, Car 1975-82. $45
will sep. 863-763-0625
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
tle. $400. 863-763-1370
HARD TOP & full steel doors
for '87-'95 Jeep Wrangler
Wide J. Good cond. $800. or
best offer (863)983-5385
JEEP, Complete convertible
top, heater, frame & side win-
dows, tan, very good cond.
$300 (772)812-3300
MOTOR: DODGE 318, 1984
w/Headers & Transmission.
Came out of a '74 Road Run-
ner. $350 (863)763-6524
Chevy S10, 6 Ft. $500 or
best offer. (561)848-4022
RIMS & TIRES- with spinners
(4), 20", fits 6 lug chevy,
less than 2k on tires. $2000
RIMS- (4) Memphis PR 12's in
custom ported box, $500 or
best offer, (863)634-6476
pickup, 6ft. bed. $50
TIRES & RIMS- 20 Vimo, 5
lug, 33 12 50 20 Nitto Mud
Grapplers, $900 or best offer
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Dia-
mond Plate, Fender Well, 2
Drawers. Never used. Still in
box. $300. (863)763-2129
350 engine, w/auto transmis-
sion, excellent cond., $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm

Vui Notice 50

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The scope of the professional engineering services sought by Lakeport Water Asso-
clatIon, Inc. Involves water distribution rehabilitation and upgrades, preparing cost
estimates, bid documents, contract documents, permit applications, and provid-
ing other professional engineering services in accordance with project require-
ments. The selected Individual or firm should be ablo ntodemonstrate adequate
experience In dealing with public works projects, including but not limited to, all
aspects of miscellaneous professional engineering services.
Lokeort Water Association, Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all responses In
Its sole discretion. Lakeport Water Association, Inc. also reserves the right to
waive Irrogaulartiles and technicalities and to re-advertise for additional responses.
For Information package and requirements for response contact LWA at 10055 Red
Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471 or (863) 946-1300.
186366 CGS/ON 1/18/07

F150 pickup. $150 or best
offer (561)262-1390
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
offer. 863-634-7154
DODGE 2500 QUAD CAB '03,
Long bed, SLT, loaded, c/c,
am/fm/cd, running boards, tow
pkg, Diesel, (863)946-2242
FORD F150 '04, Super Cab,
5.4 Triton, anti-slip rear.
Towing machine. Loaded,
white, w/aluminum cap, exc.
cond. 27,400 miles.
$17,500 (863)357-7406
FORD F150- '77, 4 x 4, 351.
Modified w/auto trans.,
$1200 or best offer
FORD F250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
FORD F350 DUALLY '90, 460
engine, Gas, runs good.
$1500. See at: 6420 Hwy. 98
N. Okee 863-697-2434
GMC SONOMA '99, Ext. cab,
runs great, cold a/c, new
tires. $4000 or best offer.

$2000 or best offer. Call

DUMP TRAILER, 5x8, Single
axle, all new bed, tires,
pump, hitch, jack & paint.
$1500 (863)697-9704
Express, 5'Wx8'Lx5'H, Like
new condition. $2000.
941-953-3355 leave msg.
2 axle, gooseneck w/ramp.
$1200 (863)697-9704
TRAILER, 7x16, split gate,
$1200 (561)261-1336

CHEVY VAN 1991: Full size.
$700 or best offer. Call
863-673-4677 -- .
FORD '92, 15 passenger, Club
Wagon, good running cond.
$3000 (863)467-1655

34972 ON FEBRUARY 2, 2007 AT 9:
1995 Dodge IntreeId

IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Janet Estrella, C.N.A.
1109 SW11 thStreet
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CASE NO. 2006-20006
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you,
a copy of which may be obtained by
contacting, Ellen Simon, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin
#C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265. (850)245-4640
I no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by February 1,
2007, the matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at an en-
suing meeting of the Board of Nursing
in an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this no-
tice not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given on
this .notice. Telephone:
- (850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDDOO) or 1-800-955-8770(V), via
Rorida Relay Service.
183522 ON 12/28/06&001/04,11,18/07

VIN 13HD47S59891
1985 Dodge 0350 Plckup PHYSICAL PLANT
VtN#1B7MD361FS508900 COMMITTEE- 2:45 RM.
1995 Nissan Pltoku
187084 ON 1/18/07 187488 ON01/18/08

Community Events

CCC will meet in January
The Community Collaborative Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
23, at the School Board office located at 700 S.W. Second Ave. For
information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Red Cross offers CPR class
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding an
adult CPR class on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 until 8 p.m. To register
for one of these classes, call (863) 763-2488.

Early learning panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will have a combined executive/finance committee
meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at 10 S.E. Central Parkway, Suite
400, in Stuart.

Early learning board to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will have a coalition board meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at
1:30 p.m. at 10 S.E. Parkway, Suite 400, in Stuart.

Library will host book discussion
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet Thurs-
day, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., to discuss "Snow Flower and the
Secret Fan," a novel by Lisa See. At the beginning of the meeting titles
will be chosen for discussion in the next six months. Anyone who likes
to read and discuss books is invited. For information, call Jan at (863)

Winter Fest in BHR planned
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, S.R. 78 W, will
host Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For infor-
mation, contact Beverly at (863) 467-0173.

Apple Family to be in concert
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene ,425 S.W. 28th St.,
will present The Apple Family in concert on Sunday, Jan. 28. Service
times are pre-service praise at 10:20 a.m., with the service/concert at
10:30 a.m.

Baptist church sponsors crusade
Reverend Bill Britt will be preaching at the First Baptist Church, 401
S.W. Fourth St., Jan. 28-31. Services will be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m.,
and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Monday through Wednesday, Jan.
29-31, there will be a noon Bible study lunch and a 6:30 p.m. service
each day. Call the church office at (863) 763-2171 for lunch reserva-

ROAD boards will meet
The executive board meeting of Recovering Okeechobee After Dis-
aster (ROAD) will be held Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. That meeting will be fol-
lowed by the board meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.

Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hold a first aid class on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6 until-8 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Tickets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Legion Free Fair will be Feb. 1-11
The 51st American Legion Free Fair will be held Feb. 1-11 at 501 S.E.
Second St. Display booths will be available in the Legion Hall. For infor-
mation, call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, will conduct free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association on
Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2:30. Call Donna True at (772) 285-6291
or (800) 861-7826 for appointments.

Bass tourney benefits March of Dimes
Seacoast National Bank will hold the fifth annual March of Dimes
bass tournament to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday, Feb. 3, out
of the Okee Tantie. Early registration is available at www.seacoastna-, or by picking up an application at any Seacoast National
Bank location. The entry fee is $110 per two-man boat. Tournament
hours will be from safe daylight until 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the.
March of Dimes

Shrine Club to host show
The Okeechobee Shrine Club on S.R. 78, will present a Las Vegas
style show, "A Rock & Country Revue" on Saturday, Feb. 3, with a prime
rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the show. Admission is $25 for the din-
ner and show. Performers will be impersonating a variety of artists. For
information call Keith or Kathy Tomey at (863) 763-8072; Harvey or
Sylvia Hawkins at (863) 357-0238; or, call the Okeechobee Shrine Club
at (863) 763-3378 and leave a message.

Washington County reunion planned
The annual Washington County Pennsylvania reunion will be held
Thursday, Feb. 8, at Homer's Original Smorgasbord in Plaza Square,
Sebring. The Manatee Room will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship with
lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price for lunch for seniors is approximately
$7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped, self-addressed legal size enve-
lope for the 2008 mailing. For information, call Don or Shirley Swan at
(813) 684-1636.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation service
each Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12 through April 16, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax
return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID, Social Security card
and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the return. For infor-
mation, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.

Church hosting steak dinner
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., will
present "Cupid's Cafe" a romantic candlelit steak dinner on Saturday,
Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. for $11 per person. The deadline for reservations is
Feb. 11. Childcare will be provided. For information, call (863) 763-3519.

Club cancels January horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has been cancelled.
The series will be a nine-month series this year due to the outbreak of
Rhinopneumonitis. The first show date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts at
2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m. Information can be found at

Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For infor-
mation, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3. Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and
the proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be
held on April 2.

Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest par-
ticipants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The con-
tests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and
woodworking. There will also be food competitions such 'as home
baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring
categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest
vegetable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact
Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12
and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds-will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking
attendants, cleaning crews and security personnel are currently
being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151;
log onto; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O.
Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

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. Proceeds from the sale of donat-
ed items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the
community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is
seeking an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural.-The
building the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building
located in the heart of the City of Okeechobee at 110 S Parrott Ave.
The expected size of the mural should cover the front of the two-
story by 30-foot building. The theme of the mural will feature the his-
tory of the telephone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be
required for this project. The mural committee is accepting designs
and proposals for this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring
of 2007. Please contact Bridgette Waldau at.(863) 467-7300 for infor-

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have .discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

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


Community Events


Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. Is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from
the Rural Utility Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is
subject to the provisions of Title VI and VII of tle VII o the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as
amended; the Ag Dilscrimination in Employment Act of 1975, as amended; Ex-
ecullve Order 11246, the Americana with Oisabilitis Act of 1990, as amended;
Section 504 of the Rehabllitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the rules and
regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in
the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex,
disability or handicap shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access
to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any
of this organization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organization's non-discrimination com-
pliance efforts is L. T. Todd, Genera Manager and CEO of Glades Electric Coop-
erative. Any Individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this
organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information
about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or .file a written com-
plaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
ashington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Utility ServicesWashington,
D.C. 20250. Complaints must be tiled Within 180 days after the alleged discdmi-
nation. Confidentiaigy will be maintained totie extent possible.
186977 CGS/ON 1/1/07
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. Is an Affirmative Action organization and will con-
tinue to meet its non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations by insisting
that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others who do business with the
Cooperative also adhere to strict non-discriminatory and affirmative action practices.
Additionally, Gladdes Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full compliance of
its Affirmative Action Plan in its hiring, promotion and other employment practices.
The Cooperative invites and encourages all minority individuals and groups to par-
ticipate In all its membership activities, to be active in the vending of materials and
supplies, and to enter bids on contracts for services needed by the Coperative.
Any minority Individual or minority group interested in participton n any of these
activities and needing more Information about equaln opportunities at the Cooperative
may contact L T. Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action Compliance Offi-
cer, Glades Electec Cooperative, Inc., by writing to him at Glades Electric Coopera-
tive, I 0. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL 33471, or by caling him at (863) 946-0061.

County Residents that would be interested in serving as a representative from
Glades County tO the QUA Board. Applicants must be residents of Glades County
and live in the area serviced by OUA. Applications may be obtained at the OUA
Office located at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and will need to be
completed and turned back in at the same address by February 7, 2007. For
more information call the Office of the Eacutive Director at 863-763-9460.
187462 ON 01/18,25;02/01/07;CGS 01/2 ;02/01/07

Great shape, White, New tires,
Ready to go. $2500,
Good running condition.
$1000. If interested, call

Public Noltices

I~ii iAA

14 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, January 18,2007

The industry's first and only Stow 'n Go"A
seating and storage system
Five-star government crash test rating)
Dual power sliding doors


* Longest-lasting and most durable
line of pickups(2)
17" wheels
Rear-wheel antilock brakes

5, 000 CASH

* 32 MPG highway(3)
* Fuel-efficient 1.8L VVT engine(3)
* Five-star government crash test rating)


* Best-in-class interior roomM)
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)(s>
* Five-star government frontal crash test rating()

s2 5 0\ CASH

(1) Star ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's program ( (2) Based on R.L. Polk & Co. vehicles in operation
BUKLE 'Up registration statistics CY 1986-2005. Durability based on longevity. (3)28 city/32 hwy. EPA est. MPG. (4) Based on 2006 Automotive News classification. When
BUCKLEtUP properly equipped. (5)Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws.

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