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Vol. 98 No. 19 Friday, January 19, 2007 50t Plus tax


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 operation
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 enforce-
ment 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 continue to
be closed for improvements until
Friday, Jan. 19.

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Young angler heads
for semi-nationals
April Floyd will represent
Okeechobee, as well as the state
of Florida, when she arrives in
Gadsden, Ala. this weekend to
compete in the semi-national
finals of the CastingKids compe-
tition. She will compete against
the other southern region cham-
pions from Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Geor-
gia and Alabama.
If she wins in Gadsden, she
will then go to Birmingham, Ala.
to compete against the winners
of the four other regions for the
top prize.
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Drought Index
Current: 643
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.94 feet

Lake level 1
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Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

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Comics . . . . . . .8
Community Events ..... 4
Crossword . . . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . . .10
Weather . . . . . . .2

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Utilities forced to pay up

County wins
property tax suits
over utility giants

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County
Because of our property
appraiser's persistence in going
after the big guys, the county cof-
fers are now fuller than they
would otherwise .be.
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser Bill Sherman dared to
tackle the three largest taxpayers
in the county, Florida Power &
Light (FP&L), Embarq and Gulf-

stream Natural Gas System. He
said large corporations have peo-
ple on their payrolls whose job is
to see they pay the lowest tax pos-
The dispute with FP&L has
been the longest running. It began
in 1994 when FP&L first disputed
Mr. Sherman's figures. That was
settled out of court.
The county came back in 1998
and has sued every year since
then. Each year, the county was
able to claim a partial victory.
"We didn't get as much as we
wanted but we got more than we
had," Mr. Sherman said.
The disagreements had to dq,
with methodology for determin-

ing propertyvalue.
Mr. Sherman said there are
three ways to determine property
value the income method, the
cost method and the market
He said there is not enough
information to use the market
approach, which is based on the
fair market value of assets.
The utility company prefers to
use the income method, which is
based on their income. Mr. Sher-
man uses the cost approach
which is based on the cost of all
FP&L assets in Okeechobee
He said this is the method he
uses for all tangible property in the

South Elementary: Spelling Bee winners

county. He figures the property
cost minus depreciation.
"I'm going to assess them like
other people," he said.
The utility claims this method
is unfair to them since their rates
are set by the Florida Public Ser-
vice Commission (PSC).
On average, Mr. Sherman said
each year he has valued FP&L
property at $45 million. The utility
giant, however, claimed their
property in Okeechobee County
was valued at $30 million.
Mr. Sherman said in 1994
FP&L was paying tax on an
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Okeechobee Property Appr-
aiser, Bill Sherman.

School board

adopts two

new policies

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When they met Tuesday
night, Jan. 16, the Okeechobee
County School Board acted on
four recommendations for
expulsion, two policy changes
and a new job description.
An eighth grader, a ninth
grader and a twelfth grader at
New. Endeavor High School
were all expelled for defiance of
authority and alcohol and drugs.
A tenth grader at Okeechobee
High School was expelled for
defiance of authority.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
South Elementary School 2006-2007 Spelling Bee winners will participate in the coun-
ty spelling bee on Feb. 15. First place was won by fifth grader Naomi Cook (left to
right), second place was third grader Aliyyah Murray and the alternate is fourth grad-
er Colton McCreary. First and second place winners go on to the county spelling bee
where the alternate would attend if one of the other students were unable to attend.

The board approved of a new
policy on domestic security. This
policy provides for a security
plan at each school that deals
with access control, emergency
equipment, training, communi-
cation, coordination and vulner-
ability assessment.
The policy calls for all security
plans to be reviewed annually or
more frequently if needed.
Candy Walker, president of
the teacher's union, stated that
her organization goes on record
as officially reserving the right to
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Twenty South Elementary School (SES) students participated in the 2006-07 Spelling
Bee on Thursday, Jan. 18, one student from each class in second, third, fourth and fifth
grade. Mary Hurley, the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction was the presenter for
the bee with judges Joy Field-Data processor for SES, Gary Kirsch-Principal of New
Endeavor High School and Lorraine Watson-Secretary of Transportation Department.

Local WalkAmerica

scheduled for March 31

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Participants of the Chamber
of Commerce coffee klatch host-
ed by Lakeview Builders enjoyed
fresh fruit, doughnuts, bagels
and coffee while they heard
information pertaining to the
upcoming March of Dimes
WalkAmerica from Chairperson
Laura McCall.
The March of Dimes WalkA-
merica will be held Saturday,
March 31, with registration and
team photos at 7:30 a.m. The
walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. with
a fun day in store with music,
games, food, kid's corner and
spirit stations.
The Okeechobee March of
Dimes raised $54,000 last year
with WalkAmerica thatwas used
to help support their mission to
improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects, prema-
ture birth and infant mortality.

With the continued support
of the March of Dimes they hope
to reach their goal of $57,000 to
further their fight against prema-
ture births, low birth weight,
birth defects and other threats to
infant health.
Okeechobee March of Dimes
committee members for 2007
are: Honorary Chairperson -
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper, Chairperson -
Laura McCall, Jennifer Busbin,
Shelly Batton, Tammy Blair,
Karen Cassels, Patricia
McWhorter, Susan Pilgrim, Sally
Wibbels, Barbara Boling,
Paulette Wise and Angela King.
The top 10 teams in 2006
were: Seminole Tribe of Florida,
Big Lake National Bank, Okee-
chobee County Planning and
Development, Publix Supermar-
ket, North Elementary, Rauler-
son Hospital, Everglades Ele-
See Walk Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Executive Director of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Brenda O'Connor (far left)
showed her support on behalf of the Chamber to the March of Dimes Committee. March of
Dimes WalkAmerica will be held Saturday, March 31. Committee members are: (left to right)
Sophia Graves, Laura McCall, Jennifer Busbin, Shelly Batton and Tammy Blair. Not pictured
are Karen Cassels, Patricia McWhorter, Susan Pilgrim, Sally Wibbels, Dr. Patricia Cooper,
Barbara Boling, Paulette Wise and Angela King.



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OCSO plans special traffic operation

The Traffic Unit of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) will be conducting Oper-
ation Move Over Jan. 22-27
throughout Okeechobee County.
The Mover Over Act went into
effect in Florida in July of 2002.
The purpose of Operation
Move over is two-fold: to educate
motorists about the traffic law;
and, provide safety for law
enforcement officers who are
conducting traffic stops along the
roadways of Okeechobee County.
The upcoming operation will
also include enforcement of the
laws dealing with aggressive driv-

The Move Over Act states that
on any highway with two or more
lanes traveling in the direction of
an emergency vehicle except
when otherwise directed by a law
enforcement officer drivers
approaching a law enforcement
or other authorized vehicle
(ambulance, fire truck or wreck-
ers displaying amber lights)
parked on a roadway with their
emergency lights activated are
required to vacate the lane closest
to the emergency vehicle as soon
as it is safe to do so.
When approaching a law

enforcement vehicle or other
authorized vehicle parked on a
two-lane road with their emer-
gency lights activated except
when otherwise directed by a law
enforcement officer drivers are
required to slow to a speed that is
20 mph less than the posted speed
limit when the posted speed limit
is 25 mph or greater, or travel at
speed of 5 mph when the posted
speed limit is 20 mph or less.
The Move Over Act was
designed to protect law enforce-
ment and other emergency work-
ers on the highways. During the
five-year period from 1996

through 2000, motorists hit work-
ing law enforcement vehicles that
were stopped or parked along
Florida roads 1,793 times. Five offi-
cers were killed and 419 were
Just last year an OCSO motor-
cycle was struck by a motorist
while the deputy was conducting
a traffic stop on Wolff Road. While
the deputy was not injured, sever-
al thousand dollars worth of dam-
age was done to his motorcycle.
The OCSO will be utilizing the
Department of Transportation
(DOT) message board prior to
and during the local operation.

State is lagging in Lake 'O',Everglades cleanup

water managers are not doing
enough to eliminate pollution
from Lake Okeechobee and to
restore the overall health of the
Everglades, according to an
Audubon of Florida report
released Wednesday.
The group claims more water
storage areas need to be construct-
ed north of the lake to clean pollu-
tants before they enter the Ever-
glades system and that the state
has not made substantial progress
toward meeting federal deadlines
for phosphorus clean up.
The state is currently operating

its Everglades restoration under
court oversight that came from a
1992 settlement reached after the
federal government sued Florida
for not abiding by its own clean
water standards. The deal pro-
duced a consent decree under
which a federal judge oversees
Environmentalists have
accused the state of dragging its
feet and point to a 2003 amend-
ment to the state's 1994 Everglades
Forever Act. Among other things, it
extended by up to 10 years to 2016
some pollution cleanup require-
ments in the consent decree,

which called for phosphorous to
be reduced to 10 parts per billion
by the end of 2006. The pollution
comes from a number of sources,
including agricultural runoff and
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District has noted that
marsh filters have reduced phos-
phorous loads that would have
flowed into the Everglades by up
to 71 percent since 1994, and that
90 percent of the Everglades are at
or below 10 parts per billion for
Critics claim the district's meas-
urements are flawed and that the

state must work more aggressively
to restore natural water flow.
"No solution that seeks to man-
age water systems with pumps
and other energy-intensive tech-
nologies will ever be as sustain-
able as restoring the natural func-
tions of the system," said David
Anderson, Audubon of Florida's
executive director. "Fixing Lake
Okeechobee is essential to healing
these ecosystems."
Officials with the South Florida
Water Management District
declined to comment Wednesday,
saying they were still reviewing the

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News Briefs

SFWMD re-opens equestrian areas
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has re-
opened equestrian areas at the DuPuis Management Area and Hicko-
ry Hammock Wildlife Management Area.
The DuPuis Management Area is located in western Martin County,
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-

Ballroom dancing exhibition planned
SEBRING Jan and Walt Ward will be dancing exhibition ball-
room styles for the Highlands Social Dance Club at 7 p.m. on Friday,
Jan. 19, at the Lions Club on Sebring Parkway in Sebring.
In addition to the Ward's exhibition, there will be ballroom danc-
ing to the live music of the Legacy All Stars. The charge for members is
$5, and $6 for non-members.
Free ballroom dance classes continue each Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

Hammock State Park hosting concert
SEBRING The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park will
host Music in the Park featuring Tanya Lambert on Saturday, Jan. 20,
at 7 p.m. at the picnic area in Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931
Hammock Road, in Sebring.
Admission is $5 per person; accompanied children age 16 and
under are admitted free of charge. Early arrivals to the park are wel-
come. A park admission charge of $4 per vehicle will apply prior to 6
For information, call (863) 386-6094.

Sebring hosts Antique Appraisal Fair
SEBRING The Heartland Cultural Alliance will present the fifth
annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. at Drs. Thakkar Pavilion, next to Highlands Little Theatre
which is located off W. Center Street behind the Sebring Public
First appraisal and admission fee is $10 extra appraisals are $5
each. Admission is $5.
For information call Goldie Garnich at (863) 655-5642; Jo Brenner
at (863) 385-3105; or, e-mail

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bargain terms and wages of
employees affected by this domes-
tic security plan.
The second policy change
approved dealt with a modification
of the school board policy on stu-
dent clubs and organizations that
would require all students to have a

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assessed value of their Okee-
chobee County property of $16 mil-
lion. Now, as a result of lawsuits,
they are paying taxes bases on $35
million in assets.
This county is not alone when it
comes to disputes with FP&L Mr.
Sherman said that in 1999 FP&L
sued a total of nine counties on the
methodology of assessment. He
said the other counties settled out

Continued From Page 1
mentary, Healthy Start Coalition,
Law Office of Cassels & McCall,
and Okeechobee KOA.
It was noted that Dr. Cooper ral-
lied the schools in 2006, as partici-
pation among the youth was at an
all-time high. The following
schools participated in 2006: Cen-
tral Elementary, Everglades Ele-
mentary, North Elementary, South
Elementary, Yearling Middle
School, and the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Key Club.
Their participation was impor-
tant to the success of WalkAmerica
2006, as evidenced by the awards
won by those groups. North Ele-
mentary won awards for the out-
standing new team and the top
fundraising school. Also, Bryan
Suarez of the North Elementary
team was the first to finish. Central
Elementary won the award for the
greatest year-over-year increase.

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signed parent permission slip in
order to participate in any club or
The board also approved for
advertisement the new position of
Food Service Quality Assurance
Mrs. Walker informed the board
that the salary of this position
would be taken into consideration
when the union goes to the negoti-
ating table.
Turning to another matter, the

of court.
Mr. Sherman has also had dis-
putes with Gulfstream. He said the
natural gas pipeline company
claimed they were putting their
pipeline in the county in 2005 and
should not have to pay any taxes
for that year. Mr. Sherman claims
they started transmitting natural
gas early in 2005.
He assessed the value of their
property in Okeechobee County at
$40 million, and they settled out for
court for $30 million.
In 2006, Mr. Sherman originally

All four of the elementary
schools raised over $1,000 each,
earning them each a chairman's
club award.
Other awards earned in 2006
were: favorite T-shirt Okeechobee
County team; outstanding spirit sta-
tion Lakeview Builders/Cumber-
land Realty; team with the most
registered walkers and team with
the most registered participants -
Seminole Tribe of Florida; top sen-
ior team and outstanding team
spirit winner Okeechobee KOA;
top three fundraising individuals
were Kathleen Shatto, Laura
McCall and Sue Grove.
Wal-Mart was named the out-
standing county sponsor. The top
fundraising family team was Bud's
Misfits. The team with the most
money raised online was Big Lake
National Bank. The top fundraising
pre-schooler was Drake Lawrence.
According to statistics from the
March of Dimes there are more
than half a million babies born pre-
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board recognized school readiness
aides Barbara Jones, Ramona Orte-
ga, Betty Steel, Amanda Strickland,
Carol Szentmartoni and Mary
Thomas for the high scores their
Pre-K program received on a recent
In other action, the board:
approved a state grant of
$25,000 for a concurrency study;
appointed board members
Joe Arnold and Kelly Owens as liai-
son and alternate on the Florida

assessed the value of Gulfstream's
assets in the county at $55 million.
Then he lowered it to $50 million.
They have agreed to pay taxes
based on the lower figure.
As the result of court actions, the
two utilities ended up paying a total
of $2,292,000 above what they
wanted to pay. However, this is not
as much as they were assessed by
Mr. Sherman.
During that time, the county has
spent about $1 million in legal fees.
There is also a disagreement
with the telephone company

States. The rate of premature births
has increased by more than 33 per-
cent since 1981, of which thou-
sands of these babies do not live to
see their first birthday.
The babies who do survive face
risks of lifelong challenges of cere-
bral palsy, mental retardation,
chronic lung disease, vision and
hearing loss and other develop-
mental problems.
During an average week in Flori-
da, 563 babies are born preterm, 89
babies are born very preterm, 358
babies are born low birth weight
and 66 babies are born with a very
low birth weight.
When individuals raise money
and participate in WalkAmerica,
they are helping the March of
Dimes raise money to fund
research and programs to find the
causes of premature babies.
There are many ways to partici-
pate in WalkAmerica whether as an
individual, a team or even a busi-
ness. Even if someone does not
choose to walk they can participate

School Board Association Legisla-
tive Committee;
changed the location of the
February school board meeting to
the freshman campus auditorium;
revised personnel allocations
for 2006-07.
Post youropinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
ReporterPete Gawda may be reached at

Embarq that is still pending. This
involves a much smaller amount of
taxes since there is only a $2 or $3
million difference between Mr.
Sherman's figures on the value of
Embarq's assets and the telephone
He said the difference came
about because the telephone com-
pany figures depreciation different-
ly than he does.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Pete Gawda may be reached

by sponsoring a spirit station as
well as other sponsorship opportu-
Already scheduled March of
Dimes fundraising events include:
Saturday, Feb. 3, Seacoast
National Bank will hold their annu-
al bass tournament. For informa-
tion, contact Kathleen Shatto at
(863) 467-4663.
Saturday, March 10, the Okee-
chobee County Planning and
Development team will be holding
their annual Casino Night at the
Shrine Club. For information, con-
tact Jennifer Busbin at (863) 697-
Riverside National Bank is cur-
rently selling tickets for a four-
wheeler that will be given to the
lucky ticket holder. Tickets are $10.
For information call (863) 824-
For information about registra-
tion opportunities, contact Laura
McCall at (863) 763-3131 or Cindy
Hernandez at (772) 562-0115; or,

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Okeechobee Forecast

Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 70s. The wind will be
from the northwest around 5 mph shifting to the north 5 to 10 mph in
the afternoon.
Friday night Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s. The wind will
be from the north around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s. The wind will be
from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northeast in the after-
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the lows in the lower 50s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 70s.
Sunday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The high will
be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. The low
will be around 60. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. The
high will be in the upper 70s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Tuesday night Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers.
The low will be in the mid 50s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.


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The sights and sounds of Everglades Elementary

Mrs. Noonan's class: We are
half way through our school year.
Many children in Mrs. Noonan's
class are doing a great job learn-
ing sight words, letters and
sounds. Most are, participating in
the 100 Book Challenge.
Ms. Snyder's class excitedly
made their snowman stockings
for our fireplace. We enjoyed our
hot chocolate at story time. Many
children are becoming experts on
reading words on our word chart.
We are spending time on our writ-
ing themes. Encourage your chil-
dren to write at home and read,
read, read. Our Little Gators wel-
come Jimmy Roland and wel-
come back Timmy Cox to our
Mrs. Moore's class is work-
ing hard at school and at home to
learn our letters, sounds, and
sight words. Many of us received
awards on Wednesday the 17th
for knowing all our letters,
sounds, and sight words. Great
Job! Keep practicing. Parents,
also remember to do the 100
Book Challenge with your child
each day they bring the books
Mrs. Claypool's class has

Merit Badge


is offered
Florida Power & Light Compa-
ny's Energy Encounter is offering
a free educational workshop on
Saturday, Feb. 24, for Boy Scouts
wanting to earn the Nuclear Sci-
ence Merit Badge. Scouts inter-
ested in this prized badge are
invited to register for the 2007
sessions planned at FPL's Energy
Encounter located at the Saint
Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on
South Hutchinson Island. Two
sessions will be held, one begin-
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Albert Larry Palmer
Albert "Hippie" Larry Palmer,
age 53, of Okeechobee, died
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Hos-
pice of the Treasure Coast. Born
Sept. 18, 1953, in Athens, Tenn.
he had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 40 years. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Palmer is survived by:
son, Jason Hayes of North Car-
olina; stepchildren, Michael Har-
mon of Okeechobee, Marcie
(Hank) Horton. of Norfolk, Va.
and Missy (Allen) Leitner of
Okeechobee; brother, Jackie
(Doris) Palmer of North Caroli-
na; sister, Shirley (Richard) Van-
del of Tennessee; grandchildren,
Matthew, Christopher, Alien,
Johnathan, Henry, Sarah, Jessi-
ca; and, a host of other family
members and friends.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007,
at 4 p.m. at the Ft. Drum Com-
munity Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has asked that donations be
made to the Hospice of their
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okee-

Carl Evan Lanning
Carl Evan Lanning, age 62,
died Jan. 16, 2007, in West Palm
Beach. Born Sept. 17, 1944, in
Dayton, Ohio he had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past
33 years. He was a member of

the American Legion.
Mr. Lanning is survived by:
wife, Donna Lee Lanning of
Okeechobee; sons, Gary (Sher-
ry) Lanning and Todd (Joyce)
Lanning both of Okeechobee;
and, five grandchildren.
The family has no plans for a
visitation or service.
All arrangements are under
the care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N. E. Fifth Street, Okee-

been reading lots for the 100'
Book Challenge. Congratulations
to Kiana, Freddy and Jacob for
earning their 100 steps medal.
Way to Go! We have
a few more chil-
dren getting
close. We
learned about
Martin Luther
King Jr. in honor of
his birthday. He did some really
great thing for peace!
Mrs. Wright's class has stud-
ied the letter "Kk" by eating Rice
Krispie treats and reading about
kangaroos. We also made kites
and will fly them on the next
windy day. Congratulations to all
of the students who received an
award for word or letter recogni-
tion and/or citizenship.
Mrs. Hawk's class is excited
about exploring a new reading
theme titled "Bug Surprises." We
will be learning about. many dif-
ferent types of bugs through the
stories we read. We will have the
opportunity to go on a bug hunt
around our school and identify
and sort what we find on our
adventure. The kids will also
make edible bugs that go along
with the stories we read through-

out the week. Some of my
favorites are "Ants on a Log"
made with celery, peanut butter
and chocolate chips and "Muddy
Fried Worms" made with melted
chocolate and Chinese noodles.
Mrs. Smith's class will be
learning about the Artic. We will
discover penguins, polar bears,
and artic terms. Our class will
learn how animals survive in the
very cold climate. We will investi-
gate blubber! Look for many fun
art projects like Potato Print Pen-
guins, Furry Polar Bear, and Beau-
tiful Birds.
Mrs. Cassels' class is using
borax crystals to build a crystal
snowflake. We are practicing our
science skills of questioning and
scientific process. It is so much
fun. We are learning letters B and
K learning bike safety was
important. We will wear our hel-
mets and ride on the right side of
the road. Our letter K had us writ-
ing stories about kits. Happy
Birthday to Travis and congratula-
tions to Brenda and Luz for being
our students of the week.
Second Grade
Mrs. Brady's class is enjoying

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Sandra Duncan (left) third grade teacher at Everglades
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after 20 years; service to the school district. The recogni-
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Top scores
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
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RIGHTS: Everybody needs to give the gay/straight thing a break.
People need to realize, rather it's right or wrong, there are gay people
in this world and they have lives like anyone else. As far as kids go,
what are they thinking in trying to stop this club? Do they realize how
many kids are beaten or ridiculed or killed or how many suicides of
gay kids there are because of the treatment other kids give them? This
club is a good thing. In fact they should probably have some type of
counselor there most of the time. This is going to help other kids
accept those that are gay and maybe stop some killings or suicides. Do
these people read any other news or watch the TV? There is nothing
wrong with these kids having a club. I don't look at people whether
they are black, green, white, yellow, gay, straight or anything. Human
beings are human beings and we all have rights.

LAWSUIT: This is directed at the Okeechobee school board and the
high school: you need to win this lawsuit against the ACLU. You need
to disband every other group in school because the Bible says its better
you lose an eye or a hand if it is leading you into temptation than lose
your whole body and soul. Disband every club until this goes away
then reinstate them because this goes against our religion. That is the
bottom line. No other club in school is going against our religion but
this. It's better to do away with all the clubs than to give in because
once you do, what's next? A transvestite day parade? Gay pride day? I
don't want to see it in this town. That's why I moved away from the

GAYS: This is directed to the leader of the gay group. She and all her
followers need to pick up a Bible and read Leviticus 13. It says right
there that what they are doing is wrong and if they just pray to God they
can get over this.

ACLU: If the ACLU wants to sue our school system and the way we
run it here, let them pay for it. We taxpayers are paying for our school
system, not them. So they can hire the biggest, most expensive lawyer
they want but we are the ones paying. If the ACLU wants to run things
let them pay for our schools and save us a few dollars. They are con-
doning gays in school but how about bestiality? How about let's get
Clinton in and start an adultery club where we all cheat on our wives.
This town had better stand up and fight these people because once
they get in there they rule the roost and they aren't putting a dollar into
these kids' education. If we don't want it in school, it shouldn't be

STOLEN CAT: I would like to tell whoever stole the brindle cat in
Four Seasons thank you very much for breaking my child's heart. A lot
of people look at their animals as children and a lot of these pets that
are being stolen in Four Seasons belong to children. I agree with the
lady who wrote about pit bulls on Jan. 16, what goes around comes
around. I don't like ugly.

SKATEBOARDERS: I have about 17 kids in front of my house pretty
much everyday after school because of the skate park not being open.
Oak Park and Okeechobee is a popular place for skateboarders. Okee-
chobee needs the skpark for te park for the kids to keep them off the streets
and keep them and drivers safe. People need to understand that when
kids are on the road, neither the kids nor the drivers are safe.

SIGNS: I would like to know when the county is going to remove
the race track and shooting range signs on S.R. 70 East. 0.6th went out
of business two years ago. They are on the north and west side of the
street. It's about time that somebody got rid of the signs. And I would
also like to know when somebody's going to remove the
signs in the middle of the streets. No one seems to pick up a sign in this
county. Why can't the police pick them up and put them in their trunk
and dispose of them? The place would look much better.

OWNING A HOME: I'd like to address the comment about rent in
the Jan. 17 paper. First of all, these people that complained about
housing weren't talking about rent. They are talking about the Ameri-
can dream of owning your own home. Jobs in this town don't pay
enough for kids to even get a mortgage. That's not right. Northerners
come down here with millions of dollars in their pocket. Both coasts
are moving inland. What if people who work hard. have a beer or
smoke a cigarette? And who can afford to go out for dinner? They are
trapped in a cycle that is impoverished. Until we wake up and lower
the housing market, we are never going to see the American dream.
Okeechobee should be the first one to do it or provide a little tax relief.
Help these kids get a house. I wouldn't mind a little extra tax to help
kids get a home. Is that too much to ask? We're worried about Iraq and
Afghanistan, but we haven't even fixed up New Orleans yet. Charity
begins at home. I'm not talking about renters. I'm talking about being
able to buy a home and taking pride in it.

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
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-
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons 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 information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 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 provides networking opportunities for women in business
and is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
Nar-anonHelps 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 information, 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 busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, 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 meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will .be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets from
noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For
information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.} '
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Community Events

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

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.

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 motor-
cycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $10 per
person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15 per
person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Mis-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries.
Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews
and security personnel are currently being sought. For informa-
tion call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log onto www.splint-; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okee-
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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
donated items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women
in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Community Events

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 ayard sale
on Friday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donated items are need-
ed 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 show will 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,

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 spon-
sorships are available. For information and fees contact Denise
Huggins of the Children's Miracle Network at (877) 575-5437; or,
go online to Registration 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 discount-
upon completion of class. For information and reservations, 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

Methodist church hosting evangelist
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
welcome Reverend Terry R. Duckworth for revival services on Sun-
day, 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 pro-
gram on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Rev. Duck-
worth is a general evangelist for the Western North Carolina Con-
ference 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 presented 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 invit-
ed, 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.

AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation serv-
ice 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 information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-

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 can-
celled. 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. Informa-
tion can be found at

The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 19, 2007

OHS Boys soccer

team defeats Jaquars

The Brah- ,.
man boys' 4
soccer team ,
defeated the. j-. ',
Port St. Lucie
Jaguars 5-3 Tuesday evening at
Brahman Stadium to finish third in
the Treasure Lake Conference.

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon
Honoring senior athletes
Among the seniors honored at the Okeechobee Winter Sports Pep Rally are soccer players Logan Sippert, Danielle
Mears, Amy Lamberti, Uriel Garcia, Adriana Duanes, Tarin Weintraub and cheerleaders Dominique Aldermen, Candice
Morris and Cassie Chesley.

SuDmittea 'noto/-ranK ;oKer Barney Madison Durbin had
The Barney's/Greenleaf adult softball team recently won the 2006 Okeechobee County Parks a lifetime love affair with soft-
& Recreation Division "D" championship. It's team members were (front row, left to right) ball. He sponsored many
Michael Collins,- Nejl;)rawford, Dale Hardy, J.R. Suarez, Keith Hickman, Jason Hickman; successful teams over a 30-
(back row, left to right) Tombo Riley, Chris Hickman, Billy Childers, David Raulerson, Miguel year span that won league
Pereva and Bobby Hickman. championships.

Championship season dedicated to Barney Durbin

The team currently has a 12-4-2
They will travel to Lawnwood
Friday to take on the Cobras of Ft.
Pierce Central. The junior varsity
match will begin at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the varsity match at 8

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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
. Barney Madison Durbin
would have been proud when
his beloved men's softball team
once again won the Okeechobee
County Parks & Recreation Fall

Adult Softball "D" division cham-
pionship this past season.
Born on Feb. 7, 1932 in Lex-
ington, Ky., Mr. Durbin had been
a resident of Okeechobee for 30
years. He was the owner and
operator of Barney's Barber
Shop and his love for softball

was second only to his love for
his family. He sponsored many
successful softball teams over
the years.
When he died on Dec. 22,
2006, his latest sponsored Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recre-
ation fall adult softball "D" Divi-

sion championship team, Bar-
ney's/Greenleaf, decided to dedi-
cate their season to the memory
of Mr. Durbin.
His team and the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recre-
ations softball program will miss

Young angler heads for semi-national competition

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
April Floyd will represent Okee-
chobee, as well as the state of Flori-
da, when she arrives in Gadsden,
Ala. this weekend to compete in
the semi-national finals of the Cast-
ingKids competition. She will com-
pete against the other southern
region champions from Ten-
nessee, North Carolina, South Car-
olina, Georgia and Alabama.
If she wins in Gadsden, she will
then go to Birmingham, Ala. to
compete against the winners of the
four other regions for the top prize.
The Bassmaster CastingKids
program was developed in 1991 to
involve America's youth in fishing
and to foster in each participant an
appreciation and concern for the
outdoors. The annual CastingKids
competition challenges the partici-
pants in casting, pitching and flip-
ping. The object of the competition
is to hit a 42-inch-wide bull's-eye
target with a hookless lure by cast-
ing from 30 feet, pitching from 20
feet and flipping from 10 feet away.
The target circles are worth 20, 30,
40 and 50 points, respectively with
the perfect score being 150.
Ms. Floyd is no stranger to Cast-

ingKids competition. She and Ryan
Mellette (another young angler
from Okeechobee) made history
when they beat out 68 other hope-
fuls to become the Florida State
Champions in both the 7-10 year
old and the 11-14 year old divisions
of the Bassmasters CastingKids
championships in Tampa in 2004.
This was the first time that com-
petitors from the same town had
finished in the top spot of their
respective age groups. According
to Florida State Bass Federation
Youth Director Charlie Hays, it was
also the first time that a young lady
had won the event in Florida. It was
also the first time that Okeechobee
had ever had a state champion, let
alone two.
Ms. Floyd qualified again in
2005 and once again in 2006.
If she wins in Gadsden, she will
head to Birmingham, Ala. in Febru-
ary to compete in the Junior World
Bassmaster Classic CastingKids
competition for cash, prizes and
college scholarships.
Jim and Ellie Wilson have once
again stepped up to sponsor Ms.
Floyd in her quest for the Junior
World title.
Ms. Floyd is the daughter of
Tony and Janice Floyd.

Sports Briefs

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.
Proceeds 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 give-
Shooter spots and sponsor-
ships are available.
For information and fees con-
tact Denise Huggins of the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network at (877)
575-5437; or, go online to
Registration can be done online at Checks
should be made payable to the
Children's Miracle Network and
mailed to P.O. Box 206, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973.
Participants must supply their
own shotguns, eye and ear protec-
tion and ammunition.
Tourney benefits
OHS tennis teams
Costopoulos and Helton, P.A.
will host their fifth annual adult
tennis fundraiser to raise funds for
the Okeechobee High School ten-
nis teams on Saturday, Jan. 27, and
Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex
tennis courts, 580 N.W 27th Lane.
The event is open to any adult

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
April Floyd will represent Florida in the 7-10 year-old division
at the semi-national CastingKids competition in Gadsden,
Ala. this coming weekend.

Taylor Creek

Bass Club

Taylor Creek Bass Club held its
January tournament on Lake
Istokpoga on Jan. 13.
Ernie Johnson took top honors
with three fish weighing a total of
6.83 lbs.
Bobby O'Bannon captured the
"Big Fish" award with a 3.40 lb.
Others in the money were
George Marshall, Jr. of team Beef
O'Brady's; J.D. Delk and Byron
A total of 30 fish were brought
to the scales. All were released
For information about the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club contact Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

and consists of A and B levels in
men's and women's doubles and
mixed doubles.
Entry fees are $30 for each dou-
bles entry.
All entrants will receive an
event T-shirt, along with a chicken
dinner with sides and a drink on
the first day of the event. Dinner
tickets can also be purchased from
members of the O.H.S. tennis
team for $7 each.
For an entry form or informa-
tion, call Costopoulos & Helton,
P.A. at (863) 763-1120; Dave Ellis at
(863) 763-4518; or, Daryl Roehm
at (863) 467-6011 or (863) 462-
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Justin Morgan, seventh grader at Yearling Middle School, entered
his project "Reaction Time" in the district science fair held
Wednesday, Jan 17 at Osceola Middle School. He learned that kids
have a faster reaction time than adults.

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Corvin Davis (left) and Karli Holtkamp (right) sev-
enth graders at Osceola Middle School, display
their exhibit at the district science fair Wednesday,
Jan 17 at the Osceola Middle School gymnasium.
They learned that a carbonated beverage freezes at
a slower rate than water.

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grader Kaitlyn Furphy entered in the district science fair held Jan.
17 at Osceola Middle School. She experimented with burning
peanuts as a source of power.

Diego Fonseco, a seventh grader at Yearling Middle
School, displays his project at the district science
fair held Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Osceola Middle
School. His experiment dealt with growing plants
under different colored lights. He discovered that
plants grow better under clear light rather than
under blue, green or red lights.

Tabitha Gray's entry in the district science fair held Wednesday,
Jan. 17 at Osceola Middle School was an experiment on how dif-
ferent liquids influence plant growth. The Osceola Middle School
seventh grader learned that coffee makes plants grow taller than
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By Ideybis Gonzale;-
Special to Okeechobee News
Ci.EWISTON n Jan. 10,
U.S. Army corps oi Engimcers
(COE) Chief of the E:.,cgiades
Division, Dennis Duke, presented
an update on the progress of the
Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilita-
tion project to an audience at John
Boy Auditorium.
The presentation began with
Mr. Duke explaining the impor-
tance of the improvement project
and the dangers present in
neglecting the levee. Last year, an
independent report found that the
dike was in danger of collapsing,
plagued by constant seepage
issues that require, among other
measures, the state to carefully
monitor the water levels of the
"If the (water level within the)
dike reaches 21 feet (above sea
level) the probabilities of it failing
reaches 100 percent," Mr. Duke
told residents.
A,-.d'rinon to Pauline Smith

project manager for the Herbert
Hoover rehabilitation project, the
goal of the improvement work is.
to strengthen and fortify the dike
to avoid a catast opt ie.
The rehabilitation project con-
sists of three major parts a ioe
ditch, two seepage berms and a
cut off wall. Previous rehabilita-
tion work was halted after Gover
nor Jeb Bush presented his own
concerns about the dike after the
release of the independent report.
The COE then took a second look
at the proposed rehabilitation
project because of doubts they
had themselves about the project
The state experts responsible
for the independent report were
recruited to evaluate the design of
the repair work and modifications
were made to the original design.
"We want a project that fixes
the problem," said Mr. Duke.
The construction work for
stage one of the project, the toe
ditch, began this month. Crews
are cleaning and then filliino toe

ditch with pervious material along
this reach of the dike, starting in
Port Mayaca, north of Pahokee.
The second stage will most
likely take place in the summer,
the seepage berm. which, accord-
ing to Mr. Duke, "is like a filter
blanket to the outside edge" of the
The COE is anticipating begin-
ning the final stage, the cut-off
wall, in the fall. The wail will be
constructed into the earth any-
where from 45 to 60 feet depend.
ing on the rock beneath the dike.
The cut-off wall is one of the
most important aspects of the
repair work, as it is intended to
slow down the velocity of the flow
of water.through the dike in the
event of a flood or a collapse in the
dike's wall.
One aspect of the repair work
that drew questions from audi-
ence members, some of whom
had driven from Pahokee and
other areas, is a re-design that
could see up to 150 feet of residen-
tial areas taken in to complete the

repair work.
Mr. Duke clarified that the COE
will try to minimize residential
impact to minimum, as much as
possible to accommodate the 150
feet assessment. Some people in.
the audience were clearly uncom-
fortable with any plan that would
encroach on their property.
One of the Pahokee residents,
who has lived in that city for 70
years, said it would not be fair for
the COE to ask him to give up part
of this property to accommodate
the repair work.
The COE tried to ease resi-
dents' fears, underscoring what it
describes as the importance of the
repair work.
"I truly understand the frustra-
tions, but we have to consent to
this temporary relocation, if nec-
essary, or it will be even woist if
we don't do anything about it
now," said Mr. Duke.
Editor's Note: Staff Writer Idey-
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fine't olks at lice New Hope
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located at 638 Yauii Road ini
Moore Haven. This will be
every Satuinlay rom 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. nor wlien the l.bread
is gone. Hard to believe, but the
bread is free'

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The B3uckhead Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department will have a Win-
ter Fest on Jan. 27. There will be a
Iake sale, ai ts ai id cral is sale and a
Corvette car show. Barbeque pork
sandwiches will be sold. Moie
plai s are being made and it will
take place at the Volunteer Fiic
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Dike plans worries Pahokee residentsI Skip's Bar-B-lue

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza land from the base of the dike to severe destruction and economic "I don't think it's fair," she said I Beginning-J anuar y-
Special to the Okeechobee News make repairs to reinforce the dike. set back from the city's attempt to in an interview last week. "1I think fl
The South Florida Water Manage- revitalize," Mayor Sasser writes. they have other options. I don't iay 1 a
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Pahokee are worried that the to be involved in land acquisition Engineers to revisit their planning ty." I Save 10% on Sundays with this ad
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The residents, withI homes
located almost on the outer rim of
the dike, are concerned that one
of the proposals, being presented
will cripple the value of their
homes by having the construction
work run onto their property.
The sight of cranes and heavy
machinery destroying one of the
most valuable stretches of road in
the city have more than a few resi-
dents up in arms with the con-
In a town hall meeting held
recently in Pahokee. residents
took the matter up with the Army
Corps of Engineers (COE). The
understanding was that the COE
would be using up to 150 feet of

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to the Oke,:ihbic, M ..
tioning whether, .:r n:t a at c i,
passed ordinance banning the
use of ATVs on public roads
should also be enforced in the
Montura area, county commis-
sioners were faced with a seem-
ingly impossible task.
In the end, an engineer told the
board that enacting such an ordi-
nance will no doubt restrict its
own intent, which is to keep the
all-terrain vehicles off public
According to him, it is not pos-
sible to travel on unpaved roads
- which the ordinance allows
ATVs to do without at some
point or another having to cross a

tie city, especially in liig t Uo te
city's position to revitalize the
lakeside property.
In a letter to Greg Vaday, of the
Regional Planning Council, Mayor
Sasser explains the significance of
such a construction project.
The mayor describes the
Corps' plans as "severe" if true.
According to him, the final deci-
sion on what rcte the repair
work will take vviii not be made
until later this year'
"T'hei'e 'a a ot oi i ivruorFs
going around Jg ;-ow sa-id the
"We do know thai the pro-
posed action will strip the city's ad
valorem tax base, leaving behind

paved road ---which the ordi-
nance .sticivIy prohibits.
. The ..',unty hisl isc.ssed .1e
possibly of ai.,opi g Ihc state
ordiranc," vesticcing te- use of
ATVs on paved roads last year,
when ii: voted ti apprwve il coun-
Tne ordinance allows all
motorized dirt bikes and terrain
vehicles to be operated during the
daytime by licensed drivers on
unpaved roadways where the
speed is less than 35 miles per
During its latest meeting Jan. 9
in Clewiston, the county once
again brought the issue to the
forum to learn whether it would
also work for the Montura area.
Since Hendry County does not
pay for the construction or main-

Uo I moniUI tor t e s tuaton ciosey.
Currently, a large percentage of
the city's tax base is located on the
outer rim of the dike. The south
entrance of the city greets resi-
dents with a row of large palm
trees running parallel from each
other along Bacom Point Road,
where some of the city's most
expensive homes are located n on
the opposite side of the lake.
Linda Moss, who owns proper-
ty on Bacom Point Road, is con-
structing a new home after a hur-
ricane damaged her old home. At
the meeting with the COE. Ms.
Moss publicly opposed any plan
that would affect homeowners'
property along the stretch of road.

tenancy of the roads in Montura,
the county asked Montura's gov-
eriu g board to detenuine if theta
ordinance could be made appli
cable in that aiea.
County Attorney Mark Lapp
suggested allowing the use of
ATVs on unpaved roads, requiring
that the roads are clearly posted
with speed limits of no more than
35 miles per hour. Most of the
roads in Montura currently are 35
miles per hour, except for Cab-
bage Palm, which is a 45-mile-
per-hour zone.
County Chairman Kevin
McCarthy opened the discussion
up to an engineer who had
recently studied the maps of the
roads in Montura.
According to the engineer,
Rock Aboujaouder, it is not possi-

Oi er sio e u iIna me. I-Dy IMe
improvement work.
To have the construction
extend onto homeowners' prop-
erty, Ms. Moss, said would be diffi-
cult on the city entirely.
For her part, Ms. Moss is not
concerned of any threat of the
dike failing. She is familiar with the
seepage problems, but feels that
any construction to alleviate the
problem will only create another
"Pahokee would dry up," she
said. "I have no fear of the dike
Editor s Noie: Iews Ediioi
Jose Zaragoza can be reached at

bie for ATVs and other similar
vehicles to use unpaved roads
wtiihout having to cross paved
roads along the way, according to
Moitura's present road configu-
"That will be breaking the
law," Mr. Aboujaouder said.
With that conclusion, the
bbard voted to adopt the ordi-
nance, without opting out of the
state law and creating a separate
ordinance that would have set dif-
ferent measures for compliance.
The law is expected to be
enforced immediately and cita
tions will be issued to non-comrn
pliant riders.

Editor's Note: Staff writer Idey-
bis Gonzalez can be reached at
igonzalez@newszap. coin.

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Dr. Wade B. Harrouf;, D.D.S.
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6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators

Glaes Heath
Sare Center

230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466

115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A

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Jonathan S. Sanders, M.D.,J.D.
Cynthia J. Rogers M.D.
Timl oannides M.D.

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.


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or email

(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493

Raulerson Hospital

Visit Our Website
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 763-2151

Ramesh Kumar, MD
William Cook, MD
1115 North Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-9500


CALL 863-763 3134
or email


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Okeechobee Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Therapy Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226

m ,i ll'plIcle Adulit illiea .iicaC
g Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
Dee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
In Internal Medicine
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
Office Hours: Mo., Tties, Thums. 8 AM i 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM io 4:30 PM


215 N.E. 19th Dr.
(863) 763-0217

Montura will also enforce state ATV ordinance

The Oke,.-.hobee News, Friday, January 19, 2007





8 The Okeechobee News, Friday, January 19,2007

At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Il..
Movie times for Friday, Jan.
19, through Thursday, Jan. 25,
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 "We are Mar-
shall" (PG} Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre Ill "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.
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CAT, Female, brown tabby
mix, white chest & paws, de-
clawed, has microchip, vic.
of SW sec. of 7th Ave, 15th
St. (863)467-2086 or
(863)447-1361 REWARD!!!
DOBERMAN'S- 2, Male & fe-
male Black & tan. 1/6/07.
Vic. Hwy 29 S. LaBelle.
Please call (863)673-3730
Ranchers, 4x4, 350's. 1-red/
elec. shift. 1-orange/foot shift.
$500. Reward! 239-250-2205
JACK RUSSELL, male, vicinity
of the Prairies, since
12/27/07. (863)763-6776 or
MENTS, Since 12/24/06, For
any information please call
RING, Diamond wrap, white
gold, lost on 1/5 or 1/6/07,
in Okeechobee.
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Items In

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-
JUICE ORANGES- approx 2/3
buckets left on trees, you
pick (863)467-0007
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



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Okeechobee, Fri., 1/19 &.
Sat., 1/20, 7am til Noon,
Lazy 7 Ranch Acres, 568
SW 72nd Terrace. Lots of
Furniture, Fishing Equipment,
Kids Clothes, Toys, Dishes,
Couches. Tons of Stuff"!
Kissimmee River Estates
Community Yard Sale
1.5 mi. W of Kissimmee River
on Hwy. 70 W.
Jan. 19th & 20th @8 a.m.
Raindates: Jan. 26th & 27th
OKEECHOBEE- Sat. Jan 20th,
7am-?, 504 SW18th 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

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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.

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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
Your new cap could he In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-me 215

Sales 230

MANAGER wanted for
branch office in Okeechobee
& Glades County. Class A
Statewide Certified Organiza-
tion. Branch location.
CDL Class A Drivers
Needed for tree hauling in
South West Florida.
Must be experienced.
Good Pay ~ Year Round
Statewide Palms Inc.
Call (863)675-4844
nr o 63)675-2268

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Call (863)675-4844
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Experienced CONTROL
OPERATOR to run: process
equipment in a modern
24/7 food ingredient
facility near Clewiston.
Top pay plus full range
of benefits.
Call (715)273-3194
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Needed for small fleet of diesel trucks &
trailers, must be experienced,
Benefits available, inquire at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street

Needed for the 2nd Shift, High School
Diploma/GED required, Benefits
Available, Inquire and Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee

F ul T i e I l

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

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

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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

New Harvest Inc. has an immediate opening for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person. This person will be
responsible for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical
harvesting equipment as well as the overseeing of daily
mechanical harvesting activities. Qualified applicants should
have 3 years experience as a mechanic plus be able to
perform cutting and welding activities. Prior experience
working in a harvesting environment helpful but not required.
We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit
package which includes 401 (K), medical, dental, life, AD&D
and LTD insurance. Qualified applicants should send their
resume or apply in person to:
Lykes Bros., Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
7 Lykes Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V -
Drug Free Workplace


Seminole, Big Cypress
& Brighton Reservations
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: $8.50 per
hr. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

LPN or

Medical Assistant

Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to 863.467.1919

Experienced MECHANIC to
run, fix and maintain
equipment in a modern
24/7 food ingredient
facility near Clewiston.
Top pay plus full range
of benefits.
Call (715)273-3194
or fax resumes to
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For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

Experienced ELECTRICIAN,
MANAGER with 10+ years
of management experience
for a modern 24/7 food
ingredient facility near
Clewiston. Top pay plus
full range of benefits.
Call (715)273-3194
or fax resumes to
$700/wk. Immediately in
Okeechobee. Must love
children. Call (678)318-3650

Palm Tree Workers
Equipment Operators
Needed. Experience a plus.
Year Round Good Pay

Statewide Palms Inc.
Call (863)675-4844
or (863)675-2268

seeking highly motivated, de-
tail oriented individual w/clear
speaking voice. Ability to an-
swer busy multi-line phone &
have computer experience.
Organizational skills & profes-
sional attire a must. Fax re-
sume to 772-287-7751; email
**Must Be Experienced**
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.

Positions for Hire
Call 863-612-0728
for information!!
Adult/Children's Mental
Health Therapist
Master's, experience.
Adult Substance
Abuse Therapist
Flexible FT/PT for
multicultural caseload,
Masters, CAP,
experience, Bilingual
(English/Spanish) desired.
Children's Substance
Abuse Case Manager -
Bachelor's, CAP,
Children's Substance
Abuse Outreach
High School diploma,
knowledge of area,
Bilingual (English/
Spanish) required.

Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
To work with dredging
company. (772)581-4545
Looking for a welders
helper, with some welding
experience necessary.
Your new home couM be
In today's paper. Have
Vyon looked for It?

Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Huddle House Franchise
available in Okeechobee.
Own your own business, just
$80k up-front capital with
our build-to-sult program.

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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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Child Care Needed 410
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Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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readers are more suc-
cessful people

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

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/_ -"' Screen Rooms Carports 0
i "Room Additions Florida Rooms i
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste (863) 634-2044

Let us mow your
yard for you.
Dependable & hardworking.
Call (863)763-8014
You'llbe glad you did.

Now has a50 Ton Landoll
with a 20,000 lb. winch.
Great for moving equipment,
containers & large sheds.
Call 863-763-7976


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

AIR COND- 4 ton, wall mount,
CA/Heat, Ser11 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 updright, 1 1/2 yrs, 29 cu ft.
$375 for both or will sep.
561-346-4646 or 346-4692
MICROWAVE- Whirlpool, Full
size. Excellent condition.
$10. (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.
cond. $135. or will separate.
Spanish (239)245-0527 or
English 745-2432
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

10 yr collection. $200

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.
Installation Storm
Shutters & Semiless
Rain Gufftters
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


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

caliber, Almost new, synthet-
ic stock, Cap lock, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-2148
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

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.
games, Fast, $149
HP COMPUTER, 17" Phillips
monitor & desk. $250
Dell, 2 Black #7Y743 & 1 Col-
or #7Y745. Paid $120. Asking
$60 for all. (863)357-1739

peutic mattress pad, dual
control, paid $1600 asking
$600 firm (863)467-0007
complete with chest and
night stand. $250.
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
incld. $875. (863)697-6464
drawers, very good cond.,
antique, $30.
(863)635-0474 Frostproof
COFFEE TABLE: Spanish oak,
sliding center door,
16"Hx58"Wx23"0. $45.
COUCH- Micro Fiber, Beige,
Excellent Cond., only 1 yr
old., $350 or best offer
DAY BED, with trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200 (863)675-1138
DINETTE SET, small, light
wood, 2 chairs, $50.
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
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
in strip, Exc. Cond. $150 or
best offer (863)634-5977
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: 92", Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
SOFA BED: Rust & Light
Brown Color, Full size. Light
weight. Good condition. $50.
SOFA: Excellent condition,
taupe. $150 (863)946-3822
SOFA- Like new, Floral & tan,
2 seater, 70"long. Priced
new $449. Asking $150.
(863)635-4690 Frostproof
w/Sleeper & Recliner. Light
beige pattern. Excellent con-
dition. $525. (863)357-5754
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 offers (863)634-7864

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
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.
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
BULL DOG PUPS- 10wks old,
mom on premises, all shots,
health cert., Must see! $300
wks. old. Male, Brown &
White. Very lovable. Pd $350.
Asking $250 (443)262-2740
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

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

cal, rarely used, Paid $500
asking $200, (863)634-2354

ORIENTAL RUG: Blue & white,
5.5 ft x 9 ft. $200.
863-467-9354 after 7:00 pm
very good condition. $20
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
Micelae Is0

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

COLTS(2) can be registered,
$1000 for both or will sell
sep. (239)841-0922
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
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.
2004. 10hp,30" cut, $600


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: Large 2br, 2ba,
on Taylor Creek. $950/mo.
1st, last & security deposit.
Call (863)634-6586.
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.

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

AKAI, 52" HD TV, $500
ANTENNA: Newl 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
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

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 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BOX BLADES 12), Good condi-
tion. $500 or both or will
separate. (863)763-3253 or
(561)722-6572- -

Employee HIn
Ful Tme 'll^ i

Unfurnished Apt. (In Town)
Spacious. No pets. Smk. free
env. $750. mo., 1st & sec.
Util. incld'd. (863)610-0861

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

KINGS BAY- 2br,1lba 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

Ful Tie 115

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

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,
2478 Hwv. 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
Associates 1-800-543-2495
3br, 1.5ba On dead end street
1K sq ft., Close to county
bldgs/hosp.. 863-634-0894
IN TOWN- Lg. A Frame
3BR/2BA, Gar. porch, lawn
ser. no dogs/smkg, $1200 mo
+ 1st & 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.
QKEECHOBEE- 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
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $900 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
907 SW 2nd Ave, W/D incl.
$850/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. 6-12mo. Lease 634-0512
Unfurnished, 2/2,
Dock & Boat Ramp
$950 mo. plus 1st & last
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. urn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

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. + 1/2 Utilities,
(863)357-2857 Iv msg.





Okeechobee News. Friday. January 19. 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

Real Estate

2ba, 2 car gar. New carpet,
Tile, Kit. w/2 boat covered slip.
$239,000. (772)597-3259
NEW HOME On Your Loti
3br, 2ba, Garage, Lg. Liv. Rm.,
Maintenance Free Exterior.
$115K. Lawrence Associates
OKEECHOBEE- 3bd/1ba/1 car
Garage, 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/2BA,
1 car garage, on large lot.
100% financing available
for qualified buyer.
REDUCED Under Appraisal
CBS 3br, iba, C/H/A & Pool.
Must See Inside $176,000.
No $$$ Downl 863-697-8654
How fat cm yea caW
F? It camu goeven faster
when yomu sd It n tile

Cul-de-sac lot, 1 block from
SW 24th Ave. $109,000
(863)634-1457 ask for Lory

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

Mobile Homes
0 IT11I M-

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

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
EDEfN'on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!

OKEE.- 2br, lba, Insulated 10
x 36 FL/Rm, 13 x 46 Carport,
Laundry/Rm, Furnished, Shed,
$19,500. neg. (863)467-0284

es -Sle

Houses Sale

Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
Beautiful Neighborhood.
A Must SeelI$150,0000
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

Boita 3005
Camere/RVa 3010
Jet Skio 3015:
Marine Acc.ssorles 3020
Marine icdelanlie o u3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehcleATVs 3035

Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BASS BOAT '89, Motor & trail-
er. $3000 (302)697-2424
BAYLINER, 201 Ft., Cuddy
Cabin w/Trailer, Depth Finder
& Bimni Top. Runs, but needs
work. $2400. (863)801-3233
4.80, with rims, hardly used,
$60 (863)763-8518
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 HP Trailer, GPS &
Etc. Excellent Condition,
$10,000 (863)357-8702
HYDRA-SPORT '98 1800/CC-
Johnson 115 hp, Bimini Top,
New Electronic's, Tandem
trailer w/spare $7900 or best
offer (863)610-1674
Javelin Race or Ski Boat, fi-
berglass, 17' long, $350.
JON BOAT- 14', flat bottom,
tri, 20hp Johnson, trolling
motor, $1000 or best offer
Mariner, $600


. .

Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trir, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
PROP- Stainless, like new,
13/4 by 17 pitch, 13 spline
for evinrude, $250
SEA EAGLE 8, Like new. w/34
Ib, new electric motor. Can
use up to 3 hp 0/B. $300.
Get a quck respoms to
any ln oun may abe l l-
In wth Ia classllIed ad.

ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9567
great cond., & layout, must
move quick, $3950
CHALLENGER- '99 made by
Damon, 32 ft., w/ slide out,
oak cabinets, A/C & Heat,
Like new, Must sell
(863)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
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
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
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$11,500. (863)634-1130
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036
Leave message.
ROYALS INTERt.- 40', 2 slide
outs. Rear kit. Corian tops, w/d
& new refrigerator.
New Carpet/blinds. $14,500.
(561)845-1589 or

Publi Notic ij,

BOAT MOTOR- 35hp Johnson,
Tiller, Runs good. $500. or
best offer. (863)610-1465
BOAT MOTOR, Evinrude, 9/2
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.
863-763-5500 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-

built engine, all new parts,
12K ml, runs greatly $2450.
GO CART, Large, runs & looks
good. New $1200, asking
600 (863)467-8849
GO CART- Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706


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rarms repairs e4O
Pickup Trlcks 4050
Sport Utity 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
VaDn 4070

needs radiator & battery.
$800 or best offer.
cellent condition with low mi.
First $6000. Takes
prox. 50K mi. 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.
FORD TAURUS 1998: Great
condition inside & out, load-
ed. $2400.863-234-3470
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
to., Exc. cond. $1500. or
best offer. 863-763-5679 or
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

TRANS AM '81, Turbo, 455
auto., not running, solid
body, needs paint, w/parts.
$5000 (863)673-2197

V-8, 359, 4x4, Very good
condition $2500.
JEEP CJ7- Around the year of
1960. Runs good. $700.

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

Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bel housing, $450
1977: Good for parts, has fi-
tle. $400.863-763-1370
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
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB, 34 10/50 17's. $450.
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 5pmr

F150 pickup. $150 or best
offer (561)262-1390
350 motor, good tires. Good
work truck. $1000 or best
offer. 863-634-7154

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

Public Notices


DODGE 2500 QUAD CAB '03,
Long bed, SLT, loaded, c/c,
am/fm/cd, running boards, tow
pkg, Diesel, (863)946-2242
DODGE RAM 1500 1994: 3/4
ton, good engine but bad
transmission. $450 or best
offer. 863-610-1964
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 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.
Dodge pickup, bright blue,
$300 or best of-
fer(863)634-691 0

$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: Pull size.
$700 or best offer. Call

Community Events

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 will feature Cole Porter; Jan. 30 will focus
on George Gershwin; Feb. 6 will highlight Irving Berlin; and. Feb 13
will feature Noel Coward. This series is a combination of informative
lecture and pleasurable listening and is free and open to the public.

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 Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

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.

Church hosting white elephant sale
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host a white
elephant sale will take place at the church pavilion on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, Jan. 26,27 and 28, starting 8 a.m.

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.

Five-year service award
City engineer Oscar Bermudez (left) received a five-year
longevity of service award from Mayor Jim Kirk (right) on
behalf the City of Okeechobee for his dedicated service.

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)

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.

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.

OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to the public. For information, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

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
information, 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 Associa-
tion 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.seacoast-, 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

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
10-year service award
Major Bob Peterson of the Okeechobee City Police
Department (left) received a 10-year longevity of service
award from Mayor Jim Kirk (right) on behalf the City of
Okeechobee for his dedicated service.

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 dinner 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.

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.

Substance abuse board to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

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 approximate-
ly $7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped, self-addressed legal size
envelope for the 2008 mailing. For information, call Don or Shirley
Swan at (813) 684-1636.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is wel-
come and lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, Feb. 21, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to all interested
parties. For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Ken Ken-
worthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.

'RFB 600000073
The South Florida Water Management District will accept bids from qualified firms to
provide mechanical harvestino services of canals, lakes, stormwater treatment areas
(STAs) and other waterways located in the District service area.
Bids shall be submitted to the Procurement Department, 2nd Floor, B-1 Building,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, on March 2,2007, at 2:30
PM. local time, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read. All bids must
conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bids and include a properly executed
Contract Compliance Disclosure Form.
Solicitation documents will be available January 19, 2007 In the SFWMD Procure-
ment Department at the above address, by downloading a copy from the Districts
website at w md.oo. or by calling (561) 687.-6391. Interested bidders may
also call the 24-hour BI HOTUNE 800-472-5290. The public Is Invited to attend
the RFB opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at
our web site-
For more information, please contact Don Hill, Contract Specialist, at
561) 682-2045.
86906 ON 1/19/07

new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $2300
35 ft. trailer w/ 25ft. florida
room, furnished, shed.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3659


A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday theth day of February
2007 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
'towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
&Virn's as follows:
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the eight of final bid. All sates are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS, with no
186137 ON 1/19/2007
Awesome Self Storage. 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on Feb. 1,2007.
G.Faroess 487
G. Foreman 640
J.Haltom 305
J&S Trucdking 228
C. Pohl 635
C.Roberts 324
I. T i er 411
K. W. 413

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