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Vol. 98 No. 33 Friday, February 2, 2007 504 Plus tax
head to districts
The Brahman wrestling
team will travel to South Fork
High School, Saturday morn-
ing, Feb. 3, to attempt to bring
back the district champi-
onship for the second straight
year. Wrestling will begin at 10
a.m. The top four finishers in
each weight class will
advance to regional competi-
tion in Palm Bay on Feb. 9-10.
Wrestling will begin at 12
noon in Palm Bay. The top
four finishers in each weight
class at regional competition
will then advance to the state
tournament in Lakeland on
Feb. 14-18. Wrestling will
begin at 12 noon in Lakeland
and will determine state
EES celebrates the
100th day of school
Mrs. Claypool's class is
learning about groups of tens
in math. We are getting anx-
ious for the 100th day of
school. We participated in lots
of 100th day activities. We are
learning the letters Kk and Oo.
We also learned how to write
thank you notes.
The' Okeechobee Sports
Complex was the place to be
on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sun-
day, Jan. 28 when 45 teams
competed in the fifth annual
Okeechobee High School ten-
nis team benefit tournament
sponsored by Costopoulos &
Helton, P.A., a local Certified
Public Accounting and State
of Florida registered invest-
ment advisor firm.
The tournament hosted 64
players, with a broad range of
ages. Several members of the
O.H.S. tennis team participat-
ed, as well as many tennis
enthusiasts from the commu-
nity ranging in age from young
adults through retirees.
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Opinion ........... .4
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Sports ............ .5
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Weather ........... .2
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Tantie Quilters: Quilt show on March 3
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Anna Wilson (left) and Karen Graves (right) are seen hard at work on a quilt. The ladies
are members of the Tantie Quilters which meets every Thursday morning at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society Building on U. S. 98.
Connie Ross (left) and Betty Wooster (right) are putting their skillful fingers to work pro-
ducing quilt squares. The two ladies are members of the Tantie Quilters which meets ever
Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Historical Museum on U. S. 98.
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The fair is in town
The American Legion Free Fair will begin Thursday, Feb.
1 through Sunday, Feb. 11. For additional information
contact the American Legion Post at (863) 763-2950.
2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 2, 2007
Food fight closes OHS Media Center
By Victoria Hannon
Due to a food fight on Jan.
and the rudeness of students I
following day, the Okeechob
High School Media Center is
longer open for children to
lunch in. The decision was ma
by Mrs. Carol Bryant the sch<
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on duty was making cocoa for
other students. Two students
began to push each other, which
progressed into throwing their
"I have been informed by stu-
dents that it was not a food fight,"
stated Mrs. Bryant. "But rather a
fight that involved food being
The paraprofessional in the
library at the time, Mrs. Caroline
Raulerson, broke up the fight and
escorted the boys to the dean's
office where both boys were sus-
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"The day after the fight," Mrs.
Bryant continued. "Mrs. Rauler-
son had closed the library and a
student became rude when
informed that there would be no
Previous to these incidents, the
academic center had served as a
quiet place for students to sit and
enjoy lunch with friends, having
served hot chocolate and hot teas
to students during this break. The
Media Center provided an alterna-
tive to the loud bussle of the cafe-,
teria while allowing students to sit
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make the library more inviting,"
said Mrs. Bryant. "Last year we
had a regular group that came in
for breakfast before school and
then joined us for lunch."
Students are still allowed to
spend their lunch time in the
library doing their school work or
working on projects, but it is no
longer allowed to be treated as a
"We don't have any plans to
reopen for lunch this year," stated
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Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in the
These scheduled events include: Feb 2 & 3 Bureau of Land
Management wild horse adoption sale; Feb. 16 & 17 Tour of Cham-
pions Florida Barrel Racing Series; March 9-18 Okeechobee Cotin-
ty Fair; March 13-18 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and Sale;
and, May 26 & 27 Memorial Day Bike Rally.
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Social club hosting dance
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway- located one mile east of U.S. 27.
The G.I. Joe Band will be playing. Admission is $6 for non-mem-
bers and $5 for members.
The dance is open to the public, and membership is available.
Free ballroom dance classes continue this Friday with instruction
on the rumba. Classes start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Public meeting on Basin use planned
OKEECHOBEE A public meeting dealing with recreational
activities in the Kissimmee River Basin will be held Saturday, Feb. 3,
at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) service
center in Okeechobee from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The service center is located on the second floor of the Bank of
America building, 205 N. Parrott Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow SFWMD to meet with
members of the community who are interested in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and recreation.
For information, contact Kelli Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.
Booths for non-profits offered
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Fair committee has
extended an invitation to non-profits to set up a booth at the Okee-
chobee County Fair at no charge.
The fair will run from March 9-18.
The committee will provide a table and chairs in a huge tent for
exhibitors. Please see the website http://okeechobeecountyfair.com
for complete information and the application required to set up a
booth. Click on vendors at the bottom of the home page, then click
on the vendor license agreement, check the "non-profit" box on the
Be sure to mail in the application prior to the March 1 deadline.
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Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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 com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Artists wanted for mural project
Okeechobee Main Street's Mural and Visual Arts committee is seek-
ing an experienced mural artist to paint an outside mural. The building
the mural will be painted on is the Embarq/Sprint building located in
the heart of the City of Okeechobee at I10 S Parrott Ave. The expected
size of the mural should cover the front of the two-story by 30-foot
building: The theme of the mural will feature the history of the tele-
phone service in Okeechobee. Two portraits will be required for this
project. The mural committee is accepting designs and proposals for
this mural project. Project is to begin in the spring of 2007. Please con-
tact Bridgette Waldau at (863) 467-7300 for information.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a
self-study course that includes text work and the successful comple-
tion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Farmer's Market open each Thursday
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. For information
call (863) 357-MAIN.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
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fake cocaine' an address for one of the men charged was incor-
rect. The correct address for Charles Anthony Bloom should be S.E.
39th Ave. in Okeechobee.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, February 2, 2007
Everglades celebrates the 100th day of school
Mrs. Claypool's class is
learning about groups of tens in
math. We participated in lots of
100th day activities. We are
learning the letters Kk and Oo.
We also learned how to write
thank you notes.
Mrs. Wright's class ate three
different Rice Krispies while
studying the letter Kk. We also
read "The Great Kapok Tree".
For the letter Oo we navigated
through an obstacle course and
studied the octopus. The class is
learning how to write a lot more
100th day of
school by dressing like 100 years
old. In the morning on the 100th
day, we walked through the
zeros of a 100th Day Banner and
ate a wafer stick and two donuts
for breakfast. Throughout the
day, we found 100 Hershey kiss-
es, popped 100 balloons, did 100
exercises, decorated a 100th day
cake and created a trail mix
using 100 items. At the end of
our day, we created a class ban-
ner of 100 reasons to be happy
and decorated it with 100 happy
Mrs. Smith's class is so
smart. We are having a lot of fun
Here are Everglades Students of the Week for the week of Jan. 29 through Feb 2. The fol-
lowing students are achieving excellence in the classroom: Kindergarten, (in no particular
order), Yessenia Ramirez, Devin Phillips, and Travis Eshleman; first grade, Rosa Rivera-
Chavez, Brooklyn Shatzer, and Jose Mat-Gonzalez; second grade, Daniel Ruiz, Travis
Williams, Brandy Bowers, Chase Large, and Owen Hicks; third grade, Jeff Osgood, Cassy
Alvarez, Lacey Brown, Niki White, Stephanie Lavoie, and Monica Sparks; fourth grade,
Brielle Clifford, Shawn McLaury, Daniel Roblero, Kellee Smith, Kristianne Ibay, and Elisabel
Piedra-Valle; and, fifth grade students, Gavin Wilinski, Sierra Harrigan, and Alejandro Cam-
Mr. Wright's class is working
hard on learning about money and
time in math class. We're studying
motion in science. We want to
thank Ms. Shofner and her DIBEE's
team for giving us our assessment
Mrs. Kirby's class has been
breaking into their piggy banks to
practice counting money. They are
working on recognizing the value
of each coin and applying them to
problem solving solutions. Who
knew we might have a future
Mrs. Campbell's class was
looking forward to the 100th day of
school. We have learned so much
this year. We are doing real well
with the 100 Book Challenge.
Mrs. Brady's class would like
to congratulate Mariah Casanova
for.winning our class Spelling Bee
and representing us so well in the
School Bee. Way to go.
Ms. Hunt's class is so excited
to learn about whales this week in
our story, "Dear Mr. Blueberry".
Some whales can be longer than
our classroom and older than our
Ms. Stokes' class has been
having fun with magnets. Did you
know they have north and south
poles? We have also been learning
the value of money. Students are
becoming quite the bankers. Con-
gratulations to our class Spelling
Bee winner, Sergio Pineda and our
Student of the Week, Daniella
Miss Kauffman's class is busy
mastering multiplication. Keep
practicing hard at home. We are
excited about making our own
charts and graphs in math. We
will be working on a play in read-
ing and will get to watch it on tape
when we're all done. Measuring
using customary and metric units
is the focus of science, and we are
studying FCAT skills everyday.
Don't forget to read at least 30
minutes every night to help earn
steps for the 100 Book Challenge.
Mr. Viens' class is finishing a
multiplication study and we are
starting to work on data collecting
and how to display these results
on charts and graphs. In reading
we completed a reader's theatre
production of "My Dragon is Sick"
as a first try of acting our poetry.
Our group had loads of fun creat-
ing short skits to perform for each
other. Hopefully in the future we
can try larger skits. Congratula-
tions to Brandon Little our Student
of the Week.
Mrs. Tilton's class has joined
the Great Mail Race. We received
an informative letter from a stu-
dent in Montana. Now, we are
writing to all 50 states. We hope to
get completed questionnaires
back from all over the U.S. We will
track our return mail on a U.S.
map. What a terrific way to prac-
tice our letter writing and learn
geography all at the same time.
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Robert Lewis Henry, 43, S.E.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Jan. 24 by Deputy G. Popovich
on a warrant charging him with
high speed or wanton fleeing. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Candace Janene Johnson,
37, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 24 by Deputy
Corporal S. Green on a. charge of
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell or deliver. Her bond was set
Michael Brantley, 42, S.E.
24th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Jan. 24 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation dealing in
stolen property and violation of
probation third-degree grand
theft. His bond was set at $10,000.
Phillip Reynolds, 27, Center
Street, Okeechobee, was arrested
Jan. 24 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with obtaining or
attempting to obtain a controlled
substance by fraud. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Andrew A. Cox, 46, Depart-
ment of Corrections, was arrested
Jan. 24 by Deputy Corporal S.
Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure
of a sexual offender to give notifi-
cation of intent to change
address. His bond was set at
Escar Reed Coleman, 67,
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on a warrant charg-
ing him with driving under the
influence with priors. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Sabrina Denise Andrews, 33,
N. 23rd St., Fort Pierce, was arrest-
ed Jan. 29 by Deputy J. Gracie on
a charge of grand theft auto. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
Rose Marie Shanks, 43, Cen-
ter Street, Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Antho-
ny Kibler on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor.
Her bond was set at $1,500.
Troy Steven Harmon, 40,
N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 29 by Officer R. Cale
on a charge of aggravated battery.
His bond was set at $1,000:
Sterle McNeil, 42, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Antho-
ny Kibler on an Okeechobee war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation trafficking in
Lester David Rusher
Lester David Rusher, age 64,
died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at
the Hamrick Home in Okee-
chobee. Born Nov. 25, 1942, in
Indianapolis, Ind. he had been a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past 20 years. He enjoyed watch-
ing Nascar, football and basket-
Mr. Rusher is survived by: his
wife, Shirley Rusher of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Linda Bot-
toms (Michael Sides) of West
Palm Beach, Lora Beller (Curtis
Stewart) of West Palm Beach,
Leeann (Ricky) Dugger of Indi-
anapolis, Ind. In addition he is
survived by a brother, Larry Rush-
er of Ft. Lauderdale; sister, Shirley
Spurlin of Ft. Lauderdale; grand-
children, Heather Beller of West
Palm Beach, Brandy Belier of
Waterford, Conn., David Singer
and Natasha Singer of Indianapo-
The family will have a grave-
side service at 11 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 5, 2007 at Evergreen Ceme-
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
cocaine and violation of proba-
tion conspiracy in trafficking in
cocaine. He is being held without
Dennis William Ferrer, 23,
S.E. 44th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Jan. 29 by Deputy Mark
Margerum on felony charges of
burglary and aggravated battery.
He was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of trespass. His bond
was set at $21,500.
Linda Lee Pascale, 38, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested Jan. 30 by
Deputy Donald Ellis on the felony
charges of possession of crack
cocaine and fleeing and attempt-
ing to elude a law enforcement
officer. She was also charged with
the misdemeanor of reckless driv-
ing. Her bond was set at $10,750.
Robin June Owen, 54, S.E.
Genoa St., Port St. Lucie, was
arrested Jan. 22 by the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with driving under
the influence and possession of
marijuana under 20 grams, both
misdemeanors. Her bond was set
Anthony Lee Baldwin, 29,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Jan. 30
by Deputy J. Akins on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with burglary and third-
degree grand theft. His bond was
set at $4,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.
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 pro-
ceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be held April 2.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need of your help!
The screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows. We
need a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this service
and donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two new or
gently used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very grateful. All
donations are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893
or Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the par-
ent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition
located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call Malissa at
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There
are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a FPL cus-
tomer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name and num-
ber. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done over the
phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation
Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.
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There is a story told about a man
riding down the beach on a bicycle
and he saw a young man out in the
water calling for help. Immediately
the man jumped from his bicycle and
swam to the boy's rescue.
"Thanks, mister, for saving my
life," said the boy. "That's all
right, son; just prove that your life
was worth saving."
You may feel that the man
made a rather crude statement, and
in a sense it is a rather hard way of
looking at the situation. Or is it?
There are so many blessings in the
lives of all of us that we take for
granted. The cost and sacrifices
that have been made for us are so
Our freedom was won by oth-
ers -- and by looking today at many
of our action they could easily say
"Were they worth it?"
It was Goethe who said "...each
generation must win anew its basic
freedoms." In a sense, we must
start from scratch, and that is a
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ALCOHOL SERVER: I thought people who work in restaurants
where they serve beer and alcohol had to be 21 or older. I saw in the
paper where there was a waitress who is 17. I don't understand that.
Editor's Note: Under state law a person must be 18 years of age to
legally serve or even touch beer, wine or liquor. A waitress, for exam-
ple, could be underage but could legally take the order then have
someone else actually serve the alcohol. This would then make the
waitress a "cashier." A cashier, such as in a grocery store, does not
serve or touch the alcohol other than to record the price and bag it.
Therefore, they are not a server.
MILITANTS: The column I read about the Islamic militant; I think
this person has got their head on right. What he said in this column is
absolutely what I believe too, and I don't think I'm wrong. One other
thing, if you watched on Fox TV's Smokescreen this past week you
would see that we have probably got Muslims living and working right
here in this country using our businesses and our money to work
against us and sending it back to the Middle East.'
BUY AMERICAN: In response to the individual who inquired why
Okeechobee does not have a foreign car dealership: Could it be Ameri-
can pride which many of us still have? Buy American, be American.
INMATES: The guest commentary by Ronald Fraser is extremely
misleading. After being in corrections departments for over 20 years
both male and female, they get better medical service than most any-
body in Okeechobee gets. They have to be arrested many times before
they go to a state prison. They are there for a reason and they get treat-
ed better than a lot of people do at home.
SOLUTION: This is in regard to the guest commentary about pris-
ons. I have a good solution for this and it would save taxpayer dollars
and give us more soldiers. Start sending these people to Iraq and when
they get done with their tour they are free. Not only would it be a crime
deterrent but it would provide a surge of troops. We are already paying
for these people. Have them fight in Iraq instead of our law abiding,
good kids that are over there. Let's let them go to a little boot camp in
the desert where they can't get anywhere, train them. Then they are
free people to come back into the environment. If they want to cause
havoc and harm to others, let them have at it. This would also take
away our need to use taxpayer dollars to build bigger prisons in this
country. Use these people for soldiers and get it done.
ATTACK: I'm reading Speak Out on Wednesday, Jan. 31, about
under one country. Are you living in a third world nation? You said
Bush was wrong to go into Iraq. True. But you said when they attacked
the World Trade Center the first time we should have gone to war and
gotten rid of Saddam then. Saddam did not attack the World Trade
Center. Bin Laden did and he was absolutely responsible. We did not
go after him and he is still alive and well. We went into Iraq, which was
wrong. Get your story straight and listen to the news.
LOST CAT: I have lost a mixed Siamese cat in DeBerry Gardens. Her
name is Miss Trouble. If you find the cat can you please give me a call.
She is missed and my kids want her back.
Editor's Note: This caller left their phone number with us, so if you
find this cat please call our office at (863) 763-3134 and we'll put you
in touch with this caller.
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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
Church showing family sports film
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a
family friendly Christian sports film titled "Facing the Giants" on
Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. The movie will soon be out on DVD but
will be shown free of charge.
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At Your Service On Page 2
Letter to the Editor
This is in response to the old
jail item in Speak Out on Saturday,
Yes, restoration of the old jail
may very well become a costly
project and the residents of Okee-
chobee need to know from
where the money will come.
Okeechobee Main Street has
already been awarded $296,650
in grant monies from the State
Historical Preservation Commit-
tee to aid in our old jail restoration
project. That is just a portion of
what is needed.
Okeechobee Main Street will
continue each year to request
grants for the continuation of the
project. Since the state has started
the grant awards, they will be
more willing to continue award-
ing us monies so that none of the
grant monies will go to waste.
Okeechobee Main Street has
worked for three years to achieve
this grant so it is not taken lightly
at the state level. The State of
Florida Preservation Committee
ranked our old jail restoration
project 18th of 140 grant requests
throughout the state. That means
the state feels this is a worthwhile
If Okeechobee chose not to
use this money for the intended
reason, the state would award
that money to another communi-
ty and any chance of Okeechobee
getting grants for anything else
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. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
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) 467-5474.
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 First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
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 Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone 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)
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
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 Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For Information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64,510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
will be diminished. This is not
costing the Okeechobee taxpay-
Okeechobee Main Street will
be having fund raisers and will
continue to seek every available
grant money, source to aid in this
restoration project. Our county
officials should not only be seek-
ing funds to preserve our history
but should be fighting to keep the
little history we have left intact.
The older I get I find more
value in my heritage and commu-
nity. Growing up here I have seen
so much of our history torn down
and now wonder "why did they
I would love to be able to
show my kids and grandsons
instead of just telling them. It is so
important that we protect our his-
tory history that we can see
and not just read about.
I have so much respect for the
accomplishments of our Histori-
cal Society and am excited that
they have partnered with Okee-
chobee Main Street in this
endeavor. I encourage every
member of our community to get
Let your city and county offi-
cials know how you feel and
please call Main Street at (863)
357-6246 and become part of our
"Save Our Historical Jail."
Toni B. Doyle
Okeechobee Main Street
Pahokee plans city-wide revival
The Pahokee Ministerial Association will present city-wide
revival services on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3, in the tent at the
Pahokee Marina. A Southern gospel music fest featuring Dixie
Echos, Carl Fayos, Rays of Son, Cannanland, Willis Canada, Hearts
Desire, the Pahokee High School Band and The Celebration
Singers will close the revival services on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9
a.m. until 5 p.m.
Legion Free Fair continuing nightly
The 51 st American Legion Free Fair, is being held at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., and will continue through Feb. 11. Display booths will be
available in the Legion Hall. For information, call the Post at (863)
Chamber barbecue supports blood drive
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
barbecue in Flagler Park #2 on Friday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m. The dinner is being held to support the blood drive. If you
donate blood and show acknowledgement of your donation, $1
will be deducted from the price of your meal. There will be a limit
of one deduction per person's dinner. Dinners will include barbe-
cue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert. White
meat dinners are $5, and dark meat dinners are $5. The dinners can
be picked up curbside, or advance orders can be delivered. For
information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Hospice yard sale benefits patients
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold ayard sale
on Friday, Feb. 2, Saturday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Donated items are needed. Proceeds will benefit
patient care, including services at the Hamrick home. For informa-
tion, call Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 697-1995.
Church plans youth revival
The Okeechobee Church of God Cross Fire Youth Ministry, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold a youth revival Feb. 2-3 starting at 6 p.m.
Programs will be presented by "Ignite" (COG youth band), "Fire
Within" (COG youth drama team) and "Divine Purpose" (COG col-
lege drama team). Concessions will be available, from 5 until 6
p.m. For information,;call (863) 763-4127. -
Scrapbooking party slated for Feb. 2
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. There will also be a card-mak-
ing demonstration. Carolyn Jones will be available to assist you
with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Refreshments will
be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages
on which you are currently working. For information, call Carolyn
at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. as part of the board work-
shop. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interest-
ed in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies
in Okeechobee. For information about the coalition, contact exec-
utive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
VNA offers memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park Street, will con-
duct free memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's
Association on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2:30. Call Donna
True at (772) 285-6291 or (800) 861-7826 for appointments.
Spaghetti dinner slated for Saturday
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-
you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. until
3 p.m. for a donation of $5. For information, call Pat (863) 357-
Benefit barbecue set for Feb. 3
A benefit barbecue will be held for Sam Beiler on Saturday, Feb.
3, starting at 11 a.m. next to the First Baptist Church on the corner
of S.W. Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue. Mr. Beiler was hit by a car
while riding his motorcycle on Nov. 1. He currently has no income
and mounting medical bills. For information, call Billy at (863) 634-
0694; Terry at (863) 634-6635; or, Cindy at (863) 697-1018.
Restaurant will host special program
Dean Gotcher, founder of the Institution for Authority Research,
will give a presentation on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Beef O'Brady's
Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 2 until 5 p.m. Mr. Gotcher's
background is in education and European history and philosophy.
In his presentation he will expose the concepts and theories
behind Disappearing Discipline, Globalism and Church Growth
Movement among other topics. As a Christian, he believes the ulti-
mate authority is God and his word. He will share what the Bible
says regarding the subject of authority.
Church hosting Lumber River Quartet
The Lumber River Quartet will be ministering in song at West-
side Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W. five miles west on S.R. 70
- on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to
everyone who enjoys good gospel singing.
Special healing service planned
The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., will be holding a
special healing service on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until
noon. Anyone who desires prayer for personal healing is welcome.
For information, call Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
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 Marina. Early registration is available
at www.seacoastnational.com, 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.
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Beach on Feb. 5-10.
Annual tennis benefit is a success
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex was the place to be on
Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday,
Jan. 28 when 45 teams compet-
ed in the fifth annual Okee-
chobee High School tennis team
benefit tournament sponsored
by Costopoulos & Helton, P.A., a
local Certified Public Accounting
and State of Florida registered-
investment advisor firm.
The tournament hosted 64
players, with a broad range of
ages. Several members of the
O.H.S. tennis team participated,
as well as many tennis enthusi-
asts from the community rang-
ing in age from young adults
On Saturday morning, O.H.S.
tennis coach, Dave Ellis empha-
sized, "This is a fun tourna-
ment," as he encouraged all
players to enjoy the weekend of
tennis and the competitive
matches that were set before
them. Costopoulos & Helton,
P.A. provided complimentary
rfrfreshments, fruit and popcorn
for players and spectators alike,.
and invited everyone present to
participate in a free raffle.
"A" and "B" divisions were
established in both men's and
women's doubles, as well as
mixed doubles. Each team was
guaranteed two matches, with
trophies going to division cham-
pions and division finalists.
The Men's "A" division final
matched the father/son team of
Dave Ellis and Jeremy Ellis, both
teachers at Grace Christian
School, against Bobby Spelts, a
junior with the O.H.S. tennis
team, and Mark McCarter, youth
pastor of First Baptist Church,
who recently moved to Okee-
chobee from Sylacauga, Ala. The
Ellis team took the match 6-4, 6-
1, in straight sets with some very
exciting tennis being played on
both sides of the court.
The Men's "B" division final
faced off the team of Darrell Fer-
neau and Travis Forde, both
teachers at Everglades Elemen-
tary School, against Ron Benson
and Richard Berti, both mem-
bers of the KOA Campground
tennis club. Ferneau and Forde
came away with the hard fought
victory at 6-4, 6-3.
On the ladies side, the "A"
division final saw O.H.S. tennis
team members, Alyssa Wright, a
junior, and Kari Berger, a sopho-
more, take on O.H.S. tennis
team member, Rina Boswell, a
junior, and O.H.S. tennis alumni,
Catherine Spangler. The battle
raged on through two sets of 7-6,
the first 12-point tiebreaker end-
ing at 7-3, and the second set
tiebreaker finishing at 7-4. The
team of Wright and Berger took
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Lady Brahman tennis team members Alyssa Wright (second from left) and Kari Berger (sec-
ond from right) took home the Women's Doubles, Division "A" tennis championship at the
fifth annual Okeechobee High School tennis team benefit tournament sponsored by
Costopoulos & Helton, RA. They were presented with their trophies by Mike Costopoulos
(far left) and Donna Helton (far right). The tournament was held at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts last Saturday and Sunday.
home the championship tro-
phies after the electrifying
The ladies "B" division final
saw KOA Campground tennis
club members Huguette Mercier
and Sue Grove face off against
Helene Harvey and Pauline Joly.
Three grueling sets later, Harvey
and Joly came out on top with 3-
6, 6-3, 7-5 victory.
In mixed doubles, the "A"
division final was played when
the sibling team of Jeremy Ellis
and Kim Ellis, took on O.H.S.
team members, Bobby Spelts
and Alyssa Wright. Team Ellis
prevailed as they won in straight
sets 6-2, 6-3.
On the mixed doubles "B"
side, the KOA team of Don Ehlen
and Helene Harvey matched up
with the KOA team of Paul Char-
ron and Helen Nayler. The Ehlen
and Harvey duo won a hard
fought battle 6-3, 6-4.
Each year the tournament
entry fee has been $30 per team.
All participants are entered in the
tournament and receive a tourna-
ment tee shirt, a complimentary
can of tennis balls and a barbecue
chicken dinner. Spectators can
also purchase the barbecue din-
ner. All proceeds from the tourna-
ment go to both the girls' and
boys' high school tennis teams.
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Moore Haven ball field activities to begin Glades at a Glance
By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN As the
director of administrative servic-
es for Glades County School Dis-
trict, Scott Bass oversees the ren-
ovation of several ball fields in
Organizing, funding and labor
was a monumental task that was
brought about by the school dis-
trict, the city and the county
working together on a project
that benefits all residents.
Mr. Bass spoke about the
cooperation of the three local
government entities and how
mutual dedication, "Made it easy
to oversee the project and rely on
each other to get the job done."
He said that the biggest need
was for a new playing surface
and the biggest expense was for
'lighting. The total cost of the
improvement project was
Fencing and a remodeled rest-
room were necessary, too. Mr.
Bass thanked Al Brown, the
school district maintenance fore-
man, and told all how Mr. Brown
was the key to making the
improvement project a reality.
Submitted Photo/Nena Bolan
Mr. Bass examines new fencing, bleachers and lighting at
the Moore Haven ball fields which will be ready for sports
practice in March. Now Glades County schools can host
sports events on a new playing surface.
The idea for the project was
taken to county commissioners
in the fall of 2005 and work on
the fields began late last spring at
the end of the school's sport sea-
Bermuda grass was trans-
planted and its maintenance
required the purchase of a
mower suited to the upkeep of
Bermuda grass. Fertilizer must
be applied frequently. The
Wedgeworth Fertilizer Company
is donating free fertilizer to the
LaBelle man was found dead in truck
Passing motorist calls
in death on C.R. 832
By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
HENDRY COUNTY A pass-
ing motorist who spotted a truck
stalled on the side of the road
called law enforcement authori-
ties fearing for the life of the man
he saw lying down on the bed of
When they arrived at the
scene, deputies found a man with
a gunshot wound to the head. He
was already dead when deputies
arrived at the scene.
According to a report released
by the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office, the passing motorist saw
what he thought was the body of a
man inside the bed of the truck, a
blue Ford Ranger with a black
camper mounted to the bed on
Law enforcement authorities
were called at approximately 11
a.m. on Jan. 19 to respond.
The responding deputy, Shawn
Reed, confirmed the motorist's
suspicions, finding a white male
with a shotgun wound to the
head. Whether or not deputies
found the weapon that was used
has not been released.
After securing the location,.
Deputy Reed contacted the
Hendry County Criminal Investi-
gations Division and EMS for assis-
The man was later identified as
65-year-old Lawrence Edward
Ossenmache, of LaBelle.
According to Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, the criminal investigations
unit is continuing to investigate
the mysterious death. At this
point, sheriff's office authorities
have said they believe the man
may have died of a self-inflicted
The body has been turned over
Public meets on FPL plant plans
Meeting will concern
FPL's site certification
By Nena Bolan
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY An
upcoming meeting for the co-in-'
munity may give residents-a
chance to ask questions about
the FPL project proposed to be
located in Glades County.
The plant, a major investment
by FPL, if the company's bid to
build in the county is successful,
has inspired a flurry of emotions
in residents for and against the
Larry Hilton, community
'development director, was pres-
ent at the county commissioners
meeting of Jan. 22 to notify offi-
cials and residents that an infor-
mational public meeting is
planned in accordance with a
When a local government's
jurisdiction is crossed by a pro-
posed corridor, one such meet-
ing is allowed as part of the site
certification application proceed-
FPL applied for site certifica-
tion in December. The county
will conduct a public meeting on
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.
at the Doyle .Conner..Biidirig in
Fla. Stat. 403.5272 states,
"Informational public meetings
shall be held solely at the option
of each local government or
regional planning council. It is
the legislative intent that local
governments or regional plan-
ning councils attempt to hold
such public meetings."
Mr. Hilton read a request from
the Community Development
Department which said, "We
need this meeting to be held in
and by Glades County."
The department has contact-
ed experts who have agreed to
make public presentations on
ecology, water use and impact,
technology selection, air emis-
sions and control technologies,
road and rail transportation and
the economic impact of FPL's
proposed Glades Power Park.
Part of the department's
request is to approve a transfer
from the contingency fund to
sional services which involves
The currently budgeted pro-
fessional services account will
pay for any cost over that
amount. At the end of the fiscal
year, if there is any excess in the
professional services account, it
should be returned to the contin-
Pete Quasius, Collier County
Audubon Society, was also in
attendance. He mentioned that
he was pleased to see a meeting
with experts take place in order
to discuss data on Glades Power
Staff Writer NenaBolan can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the Ft. Myers Medical Examin-
er's Office for an autopsy. Investi-
gators are hoping the autopsy can
help them in solving the case.
Staff Writer Ideybis Gonzalez
can be reached at
school district. Also, student
workers from the Florida Envi-
ronmental Institute have helped
install the grass sod.
Clay is used at the bases
which can be placed at different
distances according to the activi-
ty of the day. The base distances
can accommodate T-ball, girl's
softball, men's softball and pitch
Bleacher covers are being
added to protect spectators from
sun and rain. An entrance road
will be blacktopped soon and
additional bleachers are being
erected by GEO.
The remodeled restrooms will
be appreciated by everyone. The
restrooms now have real doors
for a main entrance. Previously, a
chain link gate was the main
entrance. The new facilities will
comply with the needs of the
In Moore Haven, the ball
fields are the hub of sports activi-
ty in the late afternoon and into
the evening. They become a
gathering place for families to
see their children and friends
demonstrate skill and teamwork.
Staff Writer NenaBolan can be
Ortona to host
Cane Grinding Fest
Ortona's popular Cane Grind-
ing Festival will take place on Satur-
day, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3
p.m. at Larry Luckey Indian Mound
Park in Ortona (Hwy. 78). The festi-
val features continuous demon-
stration of old fashioned cane
grinding and syrup tasting. Bring a
lawn chair and sit under live oaks
to enjoy the music of the Sugarland
Grass Band and the footwork of the
young LaBelle Cloggers. Browse
through arts and crafts and sample
homemade desserts. Advance tick-
ets are $7 for adults and $4 for chil-
dren and include barbeque pork,
steak or half chicken dinner, enter-
tainment and door prizes. Advance
tickets are available at Ortona
store, Jennings Hardware, Whis-
per Creeks RV Park, LaBelle and
Moore Haven Chamber of Com-
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Tickets can ber purchased at the
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please contact Margaret Pullen at
(863) 675-4001 or Teresa Summer-
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through Thursday, Feb. 8, are as
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9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
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Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings'- CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
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MEDICAL OFFICE ASST. & IN-
SURANCE VERIFICATION &
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sume to 863-467-9688.
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FEED MILL INDUSTRIAL, MECHANICAL,
Needed, we offer benefits, and pay is
based upon your experience.
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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board certified pediatrician.
Bilingual helpful. Competitive
salary and great benefits.
Malpractice liability coverage
is included. Fax resume to
863-357-2991 or email
FL Community Health Centers
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
CLASS A CDL DRIVER
& GENERAL LABORERS
Apply in person at 105 SW
3rd Ave., Okeechobee
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED
Experience a MUST!
Fax resume to
CAREGIVER, Avail. for work.
Frostproof, Avon Park or Se-
bring. References, reasonable.
(863)635-5143 leave msg.
Saddle up Okeechobee,
Is coming your way!
The nation's #1 lender is
looking for exp'd loan officers
for our new location.
Fax resumes to
Andrew Deltch at
or call 561-616-4467.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Service. Offered 425
FOXS LAWN SERVICE
Let us mow your
yard for you.
Dependable & hardworking.
You'llbe glad you did.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens t Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, Carrier, 4 ton, 12 Sear,
whole house. $500
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York, never in-
AMANA, 3 ton, With K.W.
heat. Package unit. Cleaned
& serviced. Will run for buy-
er. $350. (863)675-1053
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR- 4 ton,
can see run, $400 or best
ROEPER: 10,000 BTU, 110
unit. $75. 863-357-2873
WINDOW UNIT- 25,000 BTU.
Cools 4 bedroom house.
Good condition. $250.
WINDOW UNIT, Like new,
cools 1 room, used 2 or 3
times. $50 (863)610-3620
JELLY CUPBOARD, Oak,
NICE, must see! $350 or
best offer. (863)675-8182
SECRETARY DESK, Mahoga-
ny, serpentine, slant front. Ball
& claw feet w/key. $750 or
best offer. (863)675-8182
WOOD HIGHCHAIR- Needs
some refinishing and 1
spring, $40 (863)824-0512
COMBO DASH WASH/
RINSE/DRY- 110 elec. $200.
DISHWASHER GE, White, Like
newly $125. (863)763-2747
MICROWAVE, Gold Star,
Small, $15. (863)467-4567
RANGE, GE: Electric. Like
new. Only used twice. $200.
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Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)634-3407
STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
STOVE, GE, like new condi-
tion, $95. Call Brandi
WASHER & DRYER: $200 for
both or will sell separately.
WASHER & DRYER- Maytag,
good condition, $300
WASHER, DRYER & RANGE,
Sears Kenmore, heavy duty
& Magic Chef gas range.
$250 for all. (863)763-5372
WASHER, Kenmore, heavy
duty, large capacity, 6 cy-
cles, good condition, $85.
BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
Boys. $60 for both, will sep.
HEAVY DUTY BIKE RACK-
new, asking $40
ALUMINUM POST- 3'x3'x12'
$ 2 5
FORMICA COUNTER, beige,
16' long x 24' wide, 2 bowl
stainless steel sink, com-
plete, $500. (863)467-8681
metal, various sizes, enough
for 6 windows, $250 or will
ROOFING PANELS- 12, 4 Ft.
W x 12 Ft. L, 3" foam insu-
lated. New. Never used.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
White, in frame, new, never
used, 71x76. -$385
STAIN & SEALENT- 5 Gallon
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $75
STYROFOAM- 5 sheets,
4'x8'x1" & CDX plywood 5
sheets 4'x8'x1/2". $50. for all.
Will sep. (863)763-5081 Okee
WELL WATER SYSTEM: Com-
plete w/ 300 gal ariator, sof-
tener, and many extras. Like
new. $800. 863-674-0467
CHILDS YARD CLIMBER- with
slide and Playschool Play-
house $100 firm
TRI-CYCLE, Like new, never
used. $15 (863)634-7905
BOOTS: Nocona, 12 1/2 width
4A. $125. 863-673-5159
COWBOY BOOTS: Ladies 8 -
8.5, rattle snake skin. Paid
$350, asking $70.
PROM DRESSES- Precious
formal, Alyce, Joll, Several to
choose from. Sz small $125.
STAMP COLLECTION- U.S.
Mint, Unused. $900.
COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $50.
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COMPUTER PRINTER- Dell
A920, All-In-One. Prints,
Copies, Scans & Faxes. Like
new. $40. (863)357-3779
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
woofer. $400. 863-357-2863
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
BUNK BED, Loft style, dresser,
desk, great for small bed-
room, exc. cond. $450
(863)763-6430 Iv. msg.
BUNK BED- Red Metal, Single
Top, Full bottom, w/mat-
tress, like new exc cond.,
$150 neg. (863)634-8795
CHEST, $30. (863)467-1325
CHEST OF DRAWERS: $25.
CHINA CABINET: Light wood,
glass enclosed, old. $200.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE, leather top,
claw feet, like new, $75 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
COFFEE TABLES, (4), $80 will
COMPUTER DESK, Real wood,
with hutch & separate file
cabinet. $75 (863)634-5236
COUCH, Faux Suede, Char-
coal. Exc. cond. Can be deliv-
ered in Okeechobee Co. if
needed. $200 (863)447-0679
DINING ROOM TABLE W/6
CHAIRS- glass top, black
upholstered chairs, $300
DINING TABLE, Round, old,
with 4 captains chairs. $125
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors ini middle w/2 Ig.
ICECREAM TABLE & 2 chairs.
Good condition. $65.
SPARE BEDROOM SET- Or-
thomedic mattress & box
springs. Top of the line. With
dresser $200. (863)983-4743
THOMASVILLE: Long, solid
wood, older but in good con-
dition. $50. 863-635-0079
GOLF CLUBS- Complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $135. 863-946-3123
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DEER RIFLE- Sporterized .303
British, Synthetic stock, Peep
MIL. AUTO. 9 mil. (2) 380
automatics, $1100/will sep-
arate. Call (606) 219-3890.
RIFLE M1, Carbine Replica, 30
caliper, By Tompson Machine
Guns, Extras, Exc cond $700.
Call 863-610-0632 Okee.
RIFLE- Remington model 700,
SPS Stainless. 7mm Rem-
ington magnum. $500.
BOWFLEX SPORT: Barely
used, about a year old. Great
condition. Asking $700 or
best offer. (863)634-5506
BICYCLE EXERCISER: Air-
wave. $25. 863-697-0499
COREL SET (2 pc): 2.5 quart
and 1.5 quart, black & white,
new! $15. 863-467-7659
HH ITEMS: Computer desk, new
home surgery, sewing machine,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
$525 will sep. 863-357-2863
MICROWAVE: Large, Pana-
sonic, works great! Only
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce
POT SET: 10 pieces with lids,
stainless steel, excellent
LIGHT BARS (2), For bath-
room, 24", with 3 decor.
TABLE LAMPS (2) 29", Green
tumbleweed design, exc
cond $40 or will sell separ-
PATIO SET- white with glass
top & 4 chairs. Wrought Iron.
5t long, $145 neg
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR- Like
Jazzy or Hoveround, New
$5000 asking $875 or best
POWER CHAIR- Jazzy 1103
Ultra, asking $1100 or trade
WALKING CANE- 4 prong feet.
WHEELCHAIR- Brand new
Scooter. Pd. $5500. Asking
CONCRETE MIXER: Electric,
fiberglass tub, holds 5 bags
of 801b mix. Paid $1100,
ICE MAKER: Hoshizaki, Model
TOW BAR RECEIVER, Falcon
2". 6000 Ibs. Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-4596
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 or best offer
ENGLEHARDT BASS, Upright.
I General a a
Epiphon Guitar, by Gibson w/
amp, John Lennon Limited
Ed., sunburst cherry & black,
$400. (863)763-6595 '
ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
BOSTON TERRIERS PUPPIES,
3 females, 8 wks old. Health
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
CRITTER CAGE- Dazzle, plas-
tic/metal, includes wheel,
condo, foodbowl, $10.50
FERRET ADOPTION- several to
choose from. Must qualify to
FERRET: Marshal Bred, Male,
approx. 2 yrs. old w/cage & all
access. Very tame. To good
home. $75 863-763-8583
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
POODLE PUPPY, CKC reg.,
black, male, 8 weeks,
shots, vet cert., $650 cash.
RED NOSED SHAR-
PEI/MIXED PUPS- 9
available. Free To Good
TINY TOY PUDDLE, AKC,
Male, 11 wks. old. Weighed
1 LB 9 oz at 8 wks. of age.
ABOVE GROUND POOL, Per-
fect condition, 26 ft. x 54". 6
months old. Paid $800, ask-
ing $500 (863)697-6634
WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass,
$395 or best offer
SEWING MACHINE: Rotary,
Electric. In beautiful wooden
cabinet. Asking $65.
SINGER, 3 Arm, case &
LP HEATER- Coleman, elec-
tronic, for camping or out-
doors, Uses bottled gas, new
cond $20 (863)675-2596
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
MITSUBISHI, 36", very large,
w/original remote, great pic-
ture, $200. (863)801-1491
PROJECTION TV- RCA, 52",
excellent condition $500 firm
RCA, 52", with remote, $600
or best offer. 772-408-3203
TELEVISION- 20", Philips
Magnavox, with remote,
$100 or best offer
TV- Hitachi Wide Screen. 52",
Like new. Less than 2 years
old. $600. or best offer.
ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
MECHANIC TOOL BOX- 32x12
with full set of sockets, $35
F-RiDA P IT-I
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
BEAUTIFUL Samantha's Gar-
den Apartment, 2 BR., 2 BA,
W/D, $950 mo. +1st, last &
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313
FRIDAY PRIME TIME
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehl
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
JIGSAW PUZZLES: 32, $16
for all, will sep.
(863)465-9470 Lake Placid
MODIFIED XBOX- stores over
25 games on harddrive. 1
* controller & power cords,
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
SONY PLAYSTATION 3, brand
new, never opened, $700.
863-675-6961 after 3 pm
PHANTOM (2), 1 Fury & 1
Thunder. Works good. $125
for both, will separate.
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
SWAY BARS- for towing a
travel trailer. (863)357-3661
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400. for all or
will sell separate.
BRED- Gelding, 22 mo. old.
Halter broke. Very friendly.
$700. Neg. (863)673-4881
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 1/2
years old. $850 Call Steve
HORSE TRAILER- '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1800. Neg. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
BUSH HOG- King Cutter, 4ft,
used 4 hours, like new,
w/PTO shaft, $450
DUMP YARD CART: New, 3x4,
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300.
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky, 42"
cut, 7spd., 16.5hp, Briggs &
Stratton mtr., like new, $600.
RIDING LAWN MOWER, Snap-
per, 12hp, 30" deck, $500.
SADDLE, 16", brown leather
w/silver trim, w/bridle, blan-
ket & stand, $575.
Business Places 910
OKEE., Large, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets. $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & $500. Sec. dep. Avail
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/1 ba, partially furnished.
Call for details.
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2bd/2ba, Brand New,$1200
mo. + 2 month's Sec. dep.
Call Roland (863)634-7722
BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA house in
Kings Bay. Lakeview, W/D,
A/C, swimming pool. $900.
mo. plus util. 561-255-4377.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
North of the Court House. 405
NW 4th Ave. (863)763-0500
NEAR OKEE., Share 3/1 CBS
house in country. 12mi W. of
Okee. $400. mo. + linmo. sec.
(863)634-8671 Lv. msg & #
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $500/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State-
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
STUART- Vista Pines, Best
deal on Treasure Coast. 1br,
1 ba, 1st fir, completely re-
modeled, new appli, tile
throughout, hurricane shut-
FSBO- CBS, 3BR, 2BA, nice
lot, clean and well main-
tained, located in town,
JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA/2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
OKEE. NEW 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home. Master Suite,
Vaulted ceilings. Split Plan,
Large Lot. $159,900
OKEE., Reduced below apprai-
sal. CBS 2/1, Carport, Appl. in-
cluded until sheds 1-10x12 &
Doublewide W/H on
5 beautiful acres. Many extras
Central vacuum cleaning
system, Swimming pool &
On & On & On. Call
863-763-2763 for details.
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
on .64 acre, boat dock, buy
one or both, 256-412-5170 or
256-577-6877 call for info.
OKEECHOBEE: 5.17 acres
7972 SW 13th St.-
Cleared on cul-da-sac w/5 bay
garage, fenced/X fenced, pond
& house pad...Ready to build!
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 28D 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
TREASURE ISLAND- Water-
front lot, 95 ft frontage, cor-
ner w/chainlink fence, elec
AVAIL NOW!!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
$30,000 neg. 863-357-1784
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
DOUBLE WIDE: 3 BR, 2 BA,
12x24 Carport, 12x12 Florida
Room, 8x12 Storage. Central
air/heat. Adult park. Low lot
rent. Very nice. Mostly
furnished. $20,000 Neg.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 31FT,
wiht 20ft side room. Shed,
Washer/Freezer, furnished +
extras, flush toilet, inner-
spring mattress, 2-AC's, 2
Refrigs, Ig water heater. On
Stephens Resort on Hwy 78
in Okeechobee. $9,400
JIMS PLACE LOT 14- 14x56,
w/ 12x48 Florida Room,
14x48 carport walk out, fi-
berglass 16' boat w/90hp
motor, All for $32,000
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
OUSLEY ESTATES, 3BR/2BA
Mobile Home on 1 acre.
Crown Molding, Wood
Flooring, All New Appliances
and Cabinets. Screened Patio.
A Must See!! $150,000
WATERFRONT LOT, With
income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing.
Jet Skiis 3016
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehictles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrs!, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome! $22,500 neg
AIR BOAT, 10.5ft., 4 cyl. Con-
tinental GPU, 2 blade wood
prop, fiberglass, with trailer.
$2200 neg. (954)520-6707
AIR BOAT RUDDERS (pair):
Aluminum, 4 ft. $200 or best
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14', Gru-
mann, 20hp Johnson, tiller,
w/trailer, bimini top, $900.
Aluminum V Boat, 12' x 52",
-$300. (863)675-1132 Orto-
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
BASS BOAT- '98 Hydro Sport,
115 Mercury, Fish Finder,
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trir.,
BAYLINER CAPRI '86 w/85
Force motor, 16'6". Good
shape. $1500. or best offer.
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trir., A1 cond., $12,000,
Hurricane, '88, deck boat, 17',
w//'87 Suzuki 75hp motor,
'87 Shoreline trir., $2500.
Lot 125 Okeetantie Rec Area
JON BOAT- '95, Lowe 19ft, 70
HP Johnson '96, with trailer,
KAYAK- Wilderness System
Piccolo. 14', Good shape.
Legacy Deck Boat, 'o00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
Outboard Motor, 1980s, Evin-
rude 120 V4, low hrs., stain-
less steel prop, all controls,
$900 neg. 86)824-6720
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Evinrude,
28hp, elec. start, w/control,
no steering cable, $275.
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, good
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC DEVILLE '90, Runs,
needs minor work, $700 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CAMARO- '92, Green. Needs
work. Great for parts or me-
chanic. $500. Firm.
(863)801-1407 or 801-1408
DODGE SHADOW '90- needs
distributor, runs good, $200
FORD ESCORT 1996: $800. or
best offer. (863)763-0039
Doublewide, 3/2, on Rim Ca-
nal, $950 mo. + elec., $500
sec., no pets, partially fur-
nished. (863)697-0214 Okee
LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA.
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
863-467-4982 or 634-4742
for more info.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice 2br/1ba
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets.
OKEECHOBEE, Trailer, RV &
RV lot for rent on Rim Canal.
Call for details.
OKEECHOBEE'S "GARDEN OF
EDEN" on the Rim Canal.
Kibs Fish Camp has 1 & 2
Bdrm. Homes in a tropical
oasis. Monthly, Annual &
Seasonal Rates. Call today!
gate, $135,000 neg. Fort
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
CHOICE 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES- no pets, yearly
lease, starting at $650/mo +
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
S Garages Seawalls
Ernest lancaster (631634-2044
PONTOON BOAT: 20 Ft., Real'
good condition. Fish Finder,,
Awning & Generator. Rigged'
for fishing & pleasure. 28 hp:
Johnson, $2800 Call Ken Sur-,
face 863-763-3624 Okee
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp'
Evinrude, $1900. or best of-,
24 ft with 50 hp motor.
PONTOON BOAT TRAILER-,
27ft, dual axles, $925'
PRO-LINE 2950- 10' beam,.
Twin 250 Yamaha, Stove,,
Frig. Elec. head & shower, A'
/C, Sleeps 3, $25,000. or as-,
ROW BOAT: 14 Ft., 2 hp, Su-K
zuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft. galva-'
nized trailer. $800 for all.:
STARCRAFT TRI-HULL, 60 hp.
Johnson, Good condition.'
STARCRAFT w/'85 Chrysler:
motor. $600. or best offer.,
TRI HULL BOAT, 15', 70hp'
Johnson, fiberglass, runs,
good, w/trailer, $1200 or,
best offer. (863)763-2276
YAMAHA R1, '01, lots of
chrome, 69k miles, runs per-,
fect, $450. (863)467-9511
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES'
30 amp, voltage booster &'
surge protection for RV's.
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sleeps
6, refrigerator, propane.
stove, icebox, dinette, solid,
FORD HORIZON VAN 1988,
Motor Home w/New tires &
New refrigerator. Asking'
$3200. (561)723-1690 Okee.
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,.
all apple full length Florida.
room, vinyl windows,,
screened, shed, located at:
Lakeside RV Park. $7500.
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28", everything goes, must.
be moved. $1000.-
RV REPAIR MANUAL: MotorM
Homes, Travel Trailers, Etc..
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.:
Motor Home, Clean!.
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362
COACHMAN '04- 38' TT, w/12'
power slide, 20x10 carpeted
Fla room, 6x8 shed w/W/D,.
Magic Chef refrig w/top
freezer, & 3 burner w/oven
JET SKIIS (2), 1 is '93 Yama-
ha 1 is '87 Kawasaki, stand
up, run good, 650cc, no trail-
er. $1000 -neg.
HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
HONDA- Superhawk VTR-996;
Needs engine work. Racing
bars. Red. Otherwise great
shape. $1500. (863)801-1407
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
ATV 4 WHEELER, 260cc, like
new, rarely used. $2700;
PLATFORM BUGGY: Small,
Electric Start, Gas, Hi & Low'
Range. $850 (863)697-2032
VIPER Jr. '05, Exc. cond.'
Great for the beginner. $700;
(863)763-6430 Okeechobee -
HOLIDAY RAMBLER- 29', Exc.
cond. 8x20 screened/rm
w/sleeper sofa & dinette'
$5000. Neg. (863)674-4907 "
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridge, stove, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
nkeeorhnhap News Friday. February 2. 2007
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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
EXPANSION TO 3.0 MGD
CONTRACT NO. 2
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT EXPANSION
TO 3.0 MGD CONTRACT NO. 2 will be received by the Office of Executive Director,
Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974-4221, un-
lil mW dnesdav. February 28.2007. at which time the bids duly submit-
ted will beopen'i publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and
date specified will not be considered.
The Work for which these proposals are to be submitted consists of the construc-
tion of an expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant from a capacity of
1.232 MGD to a capacity of 3.0 MGD and consisting of .the following major compo-
nents: Influent flow metering assembly; odor control system; headworks, including
screening and grit collection:; master pump station; flow splitter box; aeration basin
(pre-stressed concrete basin), with aerators, instrumentation and controls; modifi-
cations to existing aeration basin, clarifiers and WAS/RAS pump station; disintection
basin and effluent pump station; residuals management facility, including pump sta-
tion, grinder, centrifuge, and thermal solar drying system; generator; electrical, in-
strumentation and controls; site work; and drainage improvements and site
restoration. Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Pro-
posal, with appropriate attachments.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
OUA, successful experience in building, mechanical, and electrical construction of
projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the Executive Director of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thor, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221, or at the office of trhe
NGINEER, Metger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa,
FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005. A copy of the Documents may be obtained
tom Metzger & Willard, Inc., upon payment of $75.0 for each Document plus
postage and handling. Return of the documents is not required, and the amount
paid for the Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on WednesdayFebrar
14. 2007 a 2:00 pm. in the Board Room of the Okeechohee Utility Authority, 100
SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is
not required but is stronolv encouraged. A site visit will occur immediately after the
A certified or cashier's check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that the bidder
will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals. In the event
that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter Into the contract and fr-
nish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds. Failure to do so
may result in the Authority retaining the bid deposit for liquidated damages. Propo-
sales shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with detailed in-
structions as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business in
the State ot Floda and listed in the Oepartment of Treasury Federal Register. All
bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Flonda regis-
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Authority. All bids shall remain open for a pe-
riod not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid opening.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
189703 ON 1/31 2/7/07
NOTICE OF HEARING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
February 20,2007 and Tuesday March 13 2007; both will be held at 2:00 p.m. The
public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, lo-
cated at the Okeechobee County Courthouse. 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
meant Department, 499 N.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatimm record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
pun which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Amunda Sewell, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
s189968 ON 2/1,2/07
A 4 00II5
GRAND MARQUIS '88, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735
HONDA ACCORD '00- 156k
hwy miles, 5 spd, 35 mpg,
Loaded, CD chger/Cass, exc
cond, $2500 (772)360-7373
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2000 or best offer
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
JAGUAR XJ6 '83: Runs, good
body, moon roof, original en-
gine. $2000 or best offer.
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850 (863)635-1096
SATURN 1995: Manual, needs
little work. $700 or best of-
'fer. 863-655-0125 or
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2000. Must
VOLVO 240 1993: Great for
new driver, built like a tank,
DUMP TRUCK, 1 ton, 8'x12'
bed. 4' sides, Strong truck.
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
JEEP CJ7- '1956. Runs good.
4 cyl., Needs body work. No
title. Bill of sale. $600.
TOYOTA TUNDRA '2000- TRD
racing pkg., 77K, 4x4,
$14,000 or best offer
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$975. 863-946-3822 or
GOLF CARTS (2) electric, with
battery chargers, $1200 for
both or will sell separate
CHEVY CAPRICE '86- selling
for parts, have title, $500
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
FUEL TANK- 150 gallons, alu-
minum. $150. or best offer.
FUEL TANK: L shaped, 110
gallon, w/12 v pump, hose &
nozzle. New paint (white).
$450 neg. 863-697-9704
HEAD ACHE RACK: Aluminum,
for a Semi Truck. $200.
SEATS for S10, grey on dark
grey interior, good shape,
40/60 console, $125
UNIROYAL TIRES, Tiger Paw,
(4), 205/65/R15, Mustang
stock Pony Rims, $100 or
best offer, (863)634-2280
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
rnei, aid MuJ sell. $27,500
DODGE RAM '05, 1500 SLT
Quad Cab, all power, cd
player, 25k, asking $19,500
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,
Runs but needs work. $600.
Neg. (863)467-8464 Okee.
FORD F250 '86, No bed. $600
FORD P250- '94, 4x4, Runs
good. $2000. or best offer.
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
for S10, includes bedliner,
$350 or will sell separate
TOYOTA PICKUP, '85, with
shell cover, needs work,
$500 firm. (863)801-1601
KIA SPORTAGE '98- runs
great, $3500 or best offer
(863 63634-0949 or
TOW CHAIN, 14 Ft., Heavy
Duty, 2 Hooks & Turn Buck-
le. $40. (863)763-0625
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $635. (561)670-3636
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN '90,
SE model. Runs good, new
brakes. $1000 (863)467-6475
Rabbi to speak at local church
Basinger Christian Brethern Church will host Chosen People Ministries from
Delray Beach, which is a world-wide ministry, on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Dr.
Ben Alpert, a Jewish rabbi who believes Jesus was the Messiah, will preach "The
Jew First," and will discuss the Jewish roots of Christianity. The church is located
just off U.S. 98 on C.R. 700-A. The meeting is open to the public and both Jews
and Christians are invited. For information, call (863) 763-7798.
BHR church plans revival
The Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road, will hold revival services on
Sunday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 5, through Wednes-
day, Feb. 7, services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. Reverend Winston Roberts, pas-
tor of Blackjack Baptist Church in Franklin, Ky., is the evangelist. There will be spe-
cial music each service. For information, call (863) 763-7532.
Northern Friends Day is planned
The Browns will be in concert Sunday, Feb. 4,.at. 10:30 a.m. at the Treasure
Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., in celebration of Northern Friends
Appreciation Day. Following the concert there will be dinner on the grounds.
Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-0550.
Library hosting musical series
Ian Nairnsey will be bringing back his Broadway musical series to the Okee-
chobee 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: Tuesday, 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.
Diabetes discussion slated for Feb. 7
A discussion on diabetes will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, by Dr. Leland M.
Heller beginning at 6 p.m. at 1713 U.S. 441 N., Suite E. The discussion will be on
how to treat diabetes successfully. For information, call (863) 467-8771.
Library to host writers workshop
A writers workshop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Okee-
chobee County Library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St, Anyone who writes fiction
including mainstream, mystery and romance, as well as memoir or poetry -
is invited to attend to read and offer constructive criticism to the group. Bring two
pages ofyour work to read. For information, call Lesley Diehl at (863) 763-2074 or
Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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 informa-
tion, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Ministry hosts special speaker
Hand and Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Palmdale Commu-
nity Building on the corner of Fifth and Main for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. and
gospel music and the word at 7 p.m. The word will be brought this month by
David Miller of LaBelle. Also joining us will be the praise and worship team from
the Freedom Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle.
Washington County reunion planned
The annual Washington County Pennsylvania reunion will be held Thursday,
Feb. 8, at Homer's Original Smorgasbord in Plaza Square, Sebring. The Manatee
Room will open at 10 a.m. for fellowship with lunch starting at 11 a.m. The price
for lunch for seniors is approximately $7 which includes tax. Bring a stamped,
self-addressed legal size envelope for the 2008 mailing. For information, call Don
or Shirley Swan at (813) 684-1636.
Church will host The Greenes
Southern gospel group The Greenes from Boone, N.C., will be in concert Fri-
day, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at Treasure Island Baptist Church 4209 U.S. 441 S.E. Doors
will open at 6 p.m.
Library to host 'Legendary Florida'
On Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. the Okeechobee County Library, 206 N.W. 16th St.,
will host artist Jackson Walker and historian Gary Mormino in their presentation
"Legendary Florida," which is based upon Mr. Walker's series of paintings by the
same name. This series of paintings, part of the collection of the DeLand Museum
of Art, depicts 400 years of Florida's history. Mr. Walker will present the paintings
from an artistic standpoint while Dr. Mormino will comment upon their historical
significance. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities
Council and is free and open to the public..
Valentine's dinner, dance planned
The Knights of Columbus of St. Theresa's Church is sponsoring a St. Valen-
tine's dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Buckhead Ridge Homeown-
ers Building behind the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department on S.R. 78. The social
will begin a 6 p.m. The meal will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by live
music. Tickets are $18 per person and can be obtained by calling (863) 763-8639;
or, by e-mail email@example.com.
Yard sale benefits Habitat for Humanity
There will be a yard sale to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Feb. 17,
in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S., from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call
the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371 and leave a message to make arrangements
to pick up donations. The deadline to receive donations is Feb. 10.
Tour planned of Pearce Homestead
Explore the beautiful Pearce Homestead property located in. Florida's Heart-
land Saturday,, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event includes boats
trips, native Florida wildlife, Cracker Cowboy poet Hank Mattson and Florida his-
tory poster contest winners. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from local
Scouts, or bring your own picnic lunch. The Pearce Homestead is located on the
corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721. The event is coordinated by Florida Center of Envi-
ronmental Studies in partnership with Family Lands Remembered. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-0025.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will sponsor a
spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 4 until 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and eat-in
or take out is available. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling Matt at
(863) 357-9992, Rick at (863) 763-5210 or the Lodge at (863) 763-1610. The event
is open to the public.
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 pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 763-3519.
Church hosts gospel group
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St., will present
Southern gospel group The Perrys in concert on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-3519 or (863) 763-7113.
Genealogical Society meeting is planned
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The meeting is open to
anyone wishing to trace their ancestry. Beginners and experienced genealogists
as well as visitors are welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.
OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community outreach/training
committee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, 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 Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000 ext. 273.
OSAC committee meeting slated
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource commit-
tee will meet Monday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to the public. For infor-
mation, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Taxaide will hold a free tax counseling preparation service each Monday
and Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Monday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last year's tax return, all financial docu-
ments 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-
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 welcome and lunch will be served. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Coalition plans provider meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will
hold a provider meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at-the Okeechobee
Health Department, 1728 N. W. Ninth St.
Coalition's advisory panel to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties. 1ill
hold an advisory council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at noon at Okeechobee
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth St.
Chamber sets membership meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold theit-ienetal meni-
bership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at noon at theOolden Cortal -'estaU--
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 163-6464.
Habitat for Humanity taking applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is accepting applications for the
opportunity to partner to help build and purchase a family's fist home. The appli-
cant must be a legal resident of Okeechobee County, have suffered damage during
the hurricanes of 2004 or 2005, qualify within the income limits set by Habitat and
the HHRP and meet other requirements. Applications are available in the waiting
room of the Habitat's local office. Return the completed application no later tit l-Fai-
day, Feb. 16. You should call for an appointment to drop the application off, or mail
the application to: Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, 1600B S.W.~Se-
ond Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 34974. If you have any questions call the office at (863)
357-1371 leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned.
Trailriders' plans February horse show
The Big Lake Trailriders' January horse show has been cancelled. The series 1ill
be a nine-month series this year due to the outbreak of Rhinopneurtiotitis. The first
show date is Feb. 17. The exhibition starts at 2 p.m. and the saddle series at 4 p.m.
Information can be found at www.Biglaketrailriders.com.
BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host their third anttial
car show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A variety of trophies will be
awarded. There will be a grilled lunch and baked goods for sale. For information call
(863) 467-7604 or (863) 634-8964; or, visit their website at www.buckheadridgechris-
Local are is Firewise Community
Indian Hammock will be recognized as a Firewise Community on Sunday, Feb.
18, at Indian Hammock's Community Center from 10:30 until 11 a.i. Firewise Com-
munities/USA goal is to encourage and acknowledge action that minitnites home
loss to wildfire. It teaches homeowners to prepare for afire before it occurs. The pro-
gram adapts especially well to small communities, developments and residential
associations of all types. For information call Melissa Yuhas, wildfire mitigation spe-
cialist with the Division of Forestry, at (772) 219-1248.
Volunteer training session is slated
Treasure Coast Hospices will hold a volunteer training session on Wednesday,
Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their Big Lake Branch located at Marketplace,
3543 U.S. 441 S., in Okeechobee. Lunch will be provided. For information and to reg-
ister for training, call (863) 763-0707.
Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will-be held
Thursday, Feb. 22, starting at 8 a.m. at Big Lake Hospice, 3154 U.S. 441. S.For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-0707.
Bookdiscussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group wil meet at? 7 ft. in
the library board room; 206 S.W. 16th St. The group's schedule is: Feb 292 "My
and Other Animals" by Gerald Durell; March 22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a
Migrant Child" by Elva Hart; April 26 "The AmeticaniZation of Benjamin Ptanklin"
by Gordon Wood; May 24 "Girl in Blue Hyacinth" by Susan Vreeland; and, June 21 -
"Howard's End" by E.M. Forester. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
Church hosting ping pong tourney
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., has scheduled their third
annual Ping Pong Tournament. The doubles,tournament will be Fifday, Feb. 23,.at
6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.rm. There Will
be cash prizes for each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team (doubles) aid.
$10 for each in the single division. Tournament rules can be picked dtip at the-Ftit
United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863) 763-4021 ot (863) 447-2715.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25 ,
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 ifi Flagler Parks #3 and 4,
and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information, contact Okeechobee
Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., Will hold a concett Surf
day, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented byA NewSong International. The group is
made up of members from Chile, Hungary and Romania and will be ti their national
dress while singing and playing traditional instruments during the first half of the
concert. The second half will focus on the tremendous way God has been working in
their country and the challenges of being witness for the Lord.
KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the Okeechobbe Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, March 2, at the KOA Convention Cen-
ter on U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2 and 3. Those
wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society building oh U.S.98
N. on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission will be a $3 donation at
the door. Tickets are available for a donated quilt by calling (863) 357-0166, or (863)
467-2473 and at the Historical building on Thursdays from 9 a.m. Utintill 2 p;m, .
Widow & Widowers group to host speaker
The Widow & Widowers group will host a discussion on crime prevention for
seniors at their. Tuesday, March 6, breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. The meeting will be
held at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrot Ave. The program will be presented by
Wayne J. Picone. Mr. Picone is the regional director for Seniors vs. Crime, a special
project of the Florida Attorney General. The purpose of the project is.to.inot only
inform seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in disputes of overtcharging, scams
and other problems that confront them. The public is invited. Non-members should
make a reservation by calling (863) 763-2004.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest participants in out
inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The contests consist of quilting, sewing,
painting, drawing, photography and woodworking. There Wil alsi be tood competi-
tions such as home baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featur-
ing categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable.
Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee County Ektension Office, 458
U.S. 98 North. For information, contact'Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, Match 10, in downtown
Okeechobee.-A car show will also be held in Flagler Park. The anntial festiaW, spon-
sored by the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will continue Oft Sunday,
March 11. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
Bike rally benefits local charities ,
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Met oioral ba )ie tita l d'ft a
urday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 SR. ?0E.
Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Events include live ttsic, food draw-
ings, bike show, contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle eveht. Children 12
and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full week-
end pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake MIA-
sions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministtlries. WVendor, bands,
sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security ptrsonttil ate U6ehtt4t
being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151; log btt6
www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee,
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