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Saturday, February 17, 2007

504 Plus tax

City planners deny appeal

City may face
lawsuit over
mistake by staff
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Due to a staff mistake and a
mandatory denial of an applica-
tion to erect a billboard, the City
of Okeechobee could find itself
defending that action in a court
of law.

The City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and
Appeals denied an administrative
appeal Thiursdud, Feb. 15, con-
cerning the sign within the cen-
tral business district.
The board heard from the
counsel of Centennial Builders of
Lee County, the developer of the
billboard, concerning a building
permit that was issued to them
on July 12, 2006, by building offi-
cial Thomas Forbes. He told city
planners his client has amassed

over $20,000 in expenses by
thinking they had the go-ahead
to put up the billboard.
According to the application,
the permit was for a commercial
billboard in an industrial zoning
district by applicant Maryann
Newcomer and contracted by
th, Lee County company. The
project was to be located at 701
Southwest Park St.
City attorney John Cook told
the board that "... the party
bringing the appeal the bill-

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
A border collie herds sheep during the Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial being held this
weekend at the Tindall Place on Dark Hammock Road. About 150 dogs and their han-
dlers are expected to compete in the three day event.

Trials attract many U.S. handlers

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It was strange sight for central
Florida, more suited to the bor-
der country of England and Scot-
For the 10th year in row,
Quinn and Sandy Tindall are
hosting the Okeechobee Sheep-
dog Trial at the Tindall Place on
Dark Hammock Road. The trial is
a qualifying event for the United
States Border Collie Handlers
Association National Finals.
The Tindall Place was flooded
with campers, vans and motor
homes, as well as border collies
and their handlers.
Mr. Tindall got his first sheep-
dog in 1971. At that time, he said
most dogs competing in field tri-
als were working sheepdogs.
Today, the trend is toward train-
ing sheepdogs as ahobby.
He said the first recorded field
trial was held in 1873 in the bor-
der county of England and Scot-
land hence the name border
The Tindalls have four dogs in
the competition.
Friday's cool and windy
weather with early morning
dampness was reminiscent of
the damp, of the
border country.
* Although the cool weather
was hard on some of the
humans present, it was great for
the dogs. In previous competi-
tions at the Tindall Place held
during typical Florida weather -
a tub of water was provided for
the dogs to cool off in after they
competed. That was not neces-
sary on Friday.
There were 45 dogs entered
in Friday's event, which was lim-
ited to younger dogs. Around 60
older dogs were expected to

uavia Saunaers, Trom lallanassee, ana nis ooraer collie,
Annie, are competing in the Tenth Annual Okeechobee
Sheepdog Trial being held this weekend at the Tindall
Place on Dark Hammock Road. Mr. Saunders raises sheep,
trains dogs and hosts his own sheepdog trial every year.

compete on Saturday and about
an equal number on Sunday.
Admission on Saturday and
Sunday is $3 per person or $15 a
carload. The event is a fundraiser
for the Okeechobee High School
Chapter of Future Farmers of
America (FFA) whose members
are operating a concession stand
on the grounds.
Dog handlers were from all
over including Michigan, Penn-
sylvania, Georgia and Virginia.
The judge, David Rees, is from
Wales. He judged the competi-
tion from a sheepherder's
wagon parked at the edge of the
competition field.

The competition featured a
man who said he was the oldest
dog handler in the world, next to
Quinn Tindall. Walter Jagger, 84,
is from Hop Bottom, Pa. He said
his name was spelled like the
British pop star Mick Jagger's,
even though he is not British.
"I'm beginning to think I don't
know know anything about it,"
he said, even though he has been
training dogs for 35 years.
Retired after 30 years in the
insurance business, Mr. Jagger
travels around the country to
sheepdog trials with his dogs and
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board company (Centennial
Builders) if they were in a
position to seek legal action
against the city, they have to first
show that they went through all'
the administrative steps in the
city prior to going to court."
Mr. Cook went on to say that
the facts will now have to be
"Mr. Steven Ramunni, (coun-
sel for Centennial Builders) and I
are going to have General Ser-
vices Coordinator Betty Clements

and Building Official Thomas
Forbes put the facts on tape," he
told the board. "Once we have
the facts from witnesses explain-
ing the dates, times and what
happened on the forms, Mr.
Ramunni would have the oppor-
tunity to show how the Land
Development Regulations
(LDRs) apply on the legal end.
And, I would do the same (on
behalf of the city), and the board

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Walter Jagger, 84, from Hop Bottom Pa, and his dog Gem are
at the Tindall Place this weekend to compete in the Tenth
Annual Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial.

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one white longhaired cat, Toby.
This was his second or third trip
to Okeechobee, he related, while
sitting in the warmth of his motor
Mr. Jagger, who has three dogs
in this weekend's competition, said
the border collie is more intelligent
than other breeds of dog since they
respond to as many as 20 different
commands either spoken or
Sheepdogs are trained not to
bark. He said in that respect they
are smarter than some people who
do not knowwhen to be quiet.
Mr. Jagger has a farm at Hop
Bottom that he calls Sheepy Hol-
low. For the past 25 years he has
hosted the Pennsylvania State
Championship Field Trial. Last
year, 480 dogs competed.
He said the sheepdog handlers
were almost like a fraternity.
When asked how long it takes
to train a dog, Mr. Jagger replied,
He said sheepdogs require con-

tinuous training just like human
His daughter, Cheryl Jagger
Williams, is also participating in
this weekend's competition.
Another of the competitors is
David Saunders from Tallahassee
and his dog, Annie. He raises
sheep, trains dogs and every year
he sponsors a sheepdog trial on his
Tom Lacy, from Richmond, rais-
es sheep and goats. He also sells
floor covering when he is not com-
peting with his dogs.
The competition begins; when
the dog and handler enter one end
of a large field. At the other end is a
holding pen. A few sheep are
released from this pen for each dog
to herd.
The handler stands on a little
mound at the near end of the field.
Using whistle and voice com-
mands, he orders his dog to the
holding area at the far end of the
field. The dog then begins to herd
the sheep back in response to the
handler's commands.
Each group of sheep being
herded has its own responses
which must be taken into consider-
ation by the dog and handler.

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will make a decision."
This process was done by first
going through the permit applica-
tion process.
It was testified by Mrs.
Clements and Mr. Forbes that
errors were made on the city's
behalf in approving this permit.
At issue is an error by city staff,
which indicated that the property
was in the industrial zoning
instead of the central business dis-
trict. According to LDR Sec 90-
567(4) additional signs are pro-
hibited which include
off-premises, portable and wind
A billboard sign would have
been allowed in an industrial
zone, as was indicated on the
According to Mrs. Clements,
she had written the portion of the
application that indicated indus-
trial zoning.
Mrs. Clements stated that she
"... types in the parcel id in the
property appraiser's website and
pull up the description, get the
block and lot number so I can
check the zoning map ..." when
looking up the zoning of a parcel.

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City Building Official Thomas
Forbes testified before the
planning board concerning
an administrative appeal of a
permit issued in error for a
billboard within the central
business district.
When Mrs. Clements looked
up the parcel located in block 161
of the city, she mistakenly thought
it was located in the adjacent area
where there is a strip of industrial
zoning where the old railroad bed
was located.
The permit application dated
June 29, 2006, was the first docu-
ment in question. This applica-
tion was approved by Mr. Forbes
and signed on July 12, 2006.
"At that time (of the applica-
tion) it (the parcel in question)
appeared to be industrial and we

approved the application," said
Mr. Forbes.
Mr. Cook went on to discuss
an additional document that was
signed by Mr. Forbes, which was
dated Aug. 2, 2006, for the Florida
Department of Transportation
This document was complet-
ed by Mr. Forbes and the appli-
It states that the zoning is CBD.
It also states that the property"...
is in compliance with all duly
adopted local ordinances and has
been, or will be, issued the neces-
sary permits."
Mr. Forbes said he was not
doing a building plan review as
part of the FDOT application, and
that he did not "put two and two
"This (FDOT permit) is always
a got-to-have item," he said. "I
pulled up the zoning and, at that
time, concluded that it was CBD."
Mr. Forbes did not realize that
this was an error, as billboards are
not permitted within a CBD.
On Nov. 13, 2006, Mrs.
Clements notified Mr. Forbes that
they had a problem and they had
issued a permit for a billboard in a
CBD which is not allowed.
According to Mr. Forbes, he
and Mrs. Clements and prepared
a letter to rescind the permit

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according to LDR Sec 70-303.
That section states: "Permits
issued on the basis of incorrect
information on the application or
in error, shall be voided. The
applicant shall be notified in writ-
ing that the permit isyoid."
"(Section) 70-303 requires
rescinding the permit if the appli-
cation was issued upon bad infor-
mation from the applicant or by
error," said Mr. Cook. "According
to testimony it was permitted in
error. It is my recommendation--
based on the factual information
- that, legally, there is no other
course other than to deny the
The planning board had no
choice but to deny the administra-
tive appeal or it would be going
against the LDRs.
According to Mr. Ramunni, his
client has incurred expenses in
excess of $20,000 due to the error
by the city. Those expenses
include leasing of the property
and preparation of the billboard.
Centennial Builders could take
the City of Okeechobee to court.
.No official court action had
been taken as of newspaper
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OUA board members are sought
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking inter-
ested applicants to serve on the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
board of directors.
Applicants are being sought to serve as a regular member for a
term of four years, or as an alternate to serve a two-year term.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Okeechobee and must
live in the OUA service area.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55 S.E.
Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215.
No member of the citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
an elective position with the government of the City of Okeechobee
or Okeechobee County.
Chili cook off slated
OKEECHOBEE The Iron Eagle chili cook off will be held Satur-
day, Feb. 17, at the Iron Eagle, 9441 S.R. 78W.
Call (863) 467-1360 for information.
Avon Park hosting cat show
AVON PARK A professional cat show, sanctioned by American
Cat Fanciers Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-
18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Florida National Guard Armory
on U.S. 27 South in Avon Park.
Admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children.
Lunch will be available.
Dance slated for Feb. 23
SEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance
from 7 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, located one mile east of U.S. 27.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The
dance is open to the public, with club membership available to all.
Free ballroom dance classes continue through February with the
rumba being featured every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.
Local WVa. day is planned
OKEECHOBEE The annual WVa. covered dish dinner will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the fellowship hall at First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fifth St.
Meat will be provided.
For information, call Phyllis Stone at (863) 467-8636.
WVa. day luncheon planned
SEBRING The annual West Virginia Day luncheon will be held
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Tableware, bread,
butter and cold beverages will be furnished.
A $3 donation per person will be taken at the door.

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Submitted photo/NEHS
NEHS students of the week
These students from New Endeavor High School have impressed their teachers by being
leaders in the classroom behaviorally and academically for the week of February 2. Help
us recognize our Students of the Week, (left to right) Chris Chandler, Elmer Urbina, Jef-
fery Lee, Trent Davis, Ben Wilson, and Gary Kirsch, New Endeavor High School Principal.

Friendly feline may _

need a CATSCAN

friendly feline is ill and needs some
internal work, it may literally need a
New advancements in radiolo-
gy are enabling medical practition-
ers to see broken bones better, can-
cerous tumors more clearly and
suspicious areas in more detail.
This is especially true in the treat-
ment of animals, where often new
treatments are used before eventu-
ally being refined and passed on to
human patients.
"The advances in radiology
have been exciting and may be
even more so in the future," says
Anne Bahr, assistant professor of
large animal medicine and surgery
at Texas A&M University's College
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomed-
ical Sciences.
"The bottom line is that we can
make better diagnostic tests and
these can result in better treatments
and plans that can be recommend-
ed because we have a clearer idea
of what the problem is."
Radiology procedures are pretty
much the same for animals as
humans, Professor Bahr explains.
These include X-rays, ultra-
sound tests, MRI imagnetic reso-
nance imaging) and other proce-
dures that offer an inside look at the
nature of an injury or potential
problem area.
Bahr says the biggest advance in
recent years has been the use of
computer systems that enable
much more precise images.
"These images are transmitted

to a computer screen and are digi-
tal, and the clarity is remarkable,"
she says. "It's many times more
accurate and clearer than equip-
ment used just 20 years ago. It
allows manipulation of the images
and improves the diagnostic infor-
mation and this was not possible
until recently."
A cat or dog that has swallowed
a pin or other object could have its
life saved with new equipment.
Also, decisions regarding Cesarean
section surgery may be made more
easily because the surgeon can see
more clearly the size and number
of fetuses in the animal.
But with new advances usually
come increased costs.
New digital imaging equipment
can easily run as high as $300,000
per machine, Bahr says. "A stan-
dard X-ray machine found in most
veterinarians' offices will run about
$10,000 and up, so the cost factor is
a consideration," she adds.
Where tumors or cancerous
growths are concerned, new imag-
ing equipment allows "us to see a
cross section of the suspicious
area," Bahr says.
"We can now detect the precise
location of a mass. This may alter
some treatment plans because now
the surgeon has a better guide of
exactlywhat he or shewants to do."
Sometimes, the new images are
not easy to obtain.
In humans, cooperation to get
an X-ray or digital image is usually
not a problem. That's not often the
case in animals.

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Pester, an older cat, could bene-
fit from today's veterinary tech-
nology to determine the health
of internal organs with X-rays,
ultrasound tests, MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) and other
procedures that offer an inside
look at the nature of an injury or
potential problem area.
Large animals, such as horses,
must often be strapped to special
lab tables for certain procedures
such as abdominal X-rays. Exotic
animals, such as lions or tigers and
others, are usually given some
form of anesthetic so that handlers
can position the animal for specific
images needed.
"With an anesthetic, there's
always a health risk, and that's true
in both people and animals," Bahr
"The field of radiology has
made some great strides in the last
few years," she adds. "With the
advances in new equipment and
techniques, it can mean more
accurate decisions can be made on
how to treat injuries, or whether or
not surgery is needed. It translates
into better health care."
About Pet Talk:
Pet Talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine, Texas
A&M University. Stories can be
viewed on the World Wide Web at

FWC asks public help on draft plans

People interested in helping Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) scientists ham-
mer out new management plans for
two animals that have lost ground in
their battle against the threat of
extinction have the opportunity.
FWC has issued a call for inter-
ested persons to take a look at the
draft management plans for
gopher tortoises and Panama City
crayfish over the next 48 days and
share their thoughts about how to
make the plans better.
Both drafts are on the FWC
Web site, and anyone interested in
the future of these burrow-dwelling
land turtles or crustaceans can log
on to, read the plans
and offer comments until April 4.
FWC staff will incorporate com-
ments into the plans before the
agency's Commissioners review
therm at their June meeting.
Members of an FWC gopher
tortoise issue team, with input from
the public and other stakeholders,
have been working on the draft of
the Gopher Tortoise Management
Plan for the past year. The gopher
tortoise's classification would
change from species of special
concern to threatened if FWC
Commissioners approve a final
draft of the management plan.
The plan includes details about
improving habitat, increasing pro-
tected habitat, restocking gopher
tortoises and reducing the number
of gopher tortoises that die on
development sites.
Many other wildlife species
share upland habitat and will bene-

fit from gopher tortoise habitat pro-
tection too. Those species include
other imperiled species such as the
gopher frog, indigo snake, scrub
jay and Sherman's fox squirrel.
The Panama City crayfish exists
nowhere else in the world other than
a 55-square-mile area in Bay County.
In fact, the current population occurs
in a mere 18 square miles.
In September, the FWC estab-
lished the Panama City Crayfish.
Stakeholder Advisory Group to
help develop the draft manage-
ment plan.
"The first draft incorporated
extensive public input. We are now
looking to Bay County residents to
let us know if it meets their expecta-
tions for the species' recovery and
the community," said FWC's lead
scientist on Panama City crayfish,
David Cook.
If FWC Commissioners approve
the plan, the Panama City crayfish
will be reclassified from a species
of special concern to threatened on
the state's imperiled species list.
The draft lays out the best man-
agement practices to minimize
impact to the crayfish without
requiring new permits for road or
power line construction and main-
tenance, residential and commer-
cial construction, or tree farming.
"Activities that now require wet-
lands permits may not need any-
thing additional to accommodate
the crayfish," Cook said. "We
expect any additional costs to local
governments, developers or resi-
dents to be minimal."
The plan also proposes a no-

cost permit to harvest crayfish with-
in the Panama City crayfish range to
accommodate anglers who use
.them for bait.
"It is difficult to distinguish Pana-
ma City crayfish from other crayfish
species, and it is not known to what
extent crayfish are collected for fish
bait within the this species' range,"
Cook said. "The draft plan propos-
es to establish the permit to gather
such information.".
Once the public has adequate
opportunity to comment, the plans
will come back to Commissioners
for final approval, probably in Sep-

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Congratulations to the OMS Students of the Week. Students pictured are (front row) Katie
Van Beek, Jessica Pascale, Whitney Sweet and Carleigh Alderman. Students (in the back
row) are Dennis Cummings, Kyle Triplett, Jose Valeriano, and Keven Lockhead.

OMS salutes fastest milers

The OMS PE classes are
pleased to announce this week's
fastest mile runners: Students
from the eighth grade are Shayne
Burton, Taylor Douglas and Emily
Pickering. Seventh grade students
are Dennis Cummings and Maran-
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With persistent dry conditions
and water restrictions still in effect,
the South Florida Water'Manage-
ment District Okeechobee Service
Center, 1750 U.S. 98, invites the
Lake Okeechobee business com-
munity to a special water shortage
workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 21
from 6 until 9 p.m. Marina owners,
bait shops owners, fishing guides,
campground operators and other
recreation-based businesses are
encouraged to attend to learn more
about and discuss the current water
shortage and to learn more about
the Aquatic Plant Management Pro-
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outlook, an update on Lake Okee-
chobee levels, information on
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ment Program will also be provid-
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Kissam. Congratulations, runners!
Upcoming events
Monday, Feb. 19, No school-
Presidents' Day
Friday, Feb. 23, FCAT kickoff
pep rally
Monday, Feb. 26, FCAT testing
begins-Sunshine State Standards

Tuesday, Feb. 27 FCAT testing-
Sunshine State Standards math
Wednesday, Feb. 28 FCAT test-
ing-norm-referenced reading and
Thursday March 1, FCAT test-
ing-Sunshine State Standards sci-
ence for the eighth grade

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Community Events

Juvenile justice group plans meeting
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, March 23, at noon in the meeting room at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee
County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat O'Connor at
(863) 763-3536.
Christian church will host revival
Westside Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70 W, will hold their 2007
revival services on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at 6 p.m. Services
on Sunday, Feb. 25, will begin at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev-
erend Louis Hall of Patrick Springs, VH. For information, call (863)
Oak-Fest slated for Friday, Feb. 23
Oakview Baptist Church, '677 S.W 32nd St., will hold a free family
fun night at Oak-Fest on Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Oak-
Fest will provide food, crafts and games for everyone. There will also
be hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, balloons, face painting, rock-
climbing wall, inflatables, horses, petting zoo, clowns, live musical
entertainment and more. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
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 Friday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Singles divisions will
be played on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. There will be cash prizes for
each division. Entrance fees are $20 for each team (doubles) and $10
for each in the single division. Tournament rules can be picked up at
the First United Methodist Church. To sign up call Jim at (863) 763-
4021 or (863) 447-2715.
DuPuis to host program on bats
DuPuis Management Area will present-a program about Florida's
bats and their importance to our ecosystem at the Visitor's Center,
23500 S.W Kanner Highway, Canal Point, on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10
a.m. Cynthia W. Marks, co-founder of the Florida Bat Conservancy,
Swill share the true nature of Florida Bats. The event is free. For infor-
mation call Kim Kanter at 1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or,
Links tourney benefits Ranch
The Peoria Investment Group (P.I.G.S.) League of the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club will sponsor a benefit 18-hole golf
tournament for Real Life Children's Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 24. The
tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost to enter
is $50 per person, or $200 per team. Sponsorships are available at
$100 per tee. Entry fees will include golf and lunch. All proceeds will
go directly to the care and operation of the Ranch. For information,
contact Okeechobee Golf and Country Club at (863) 763-6228.
Sale benefits D.A.R. scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Chapter of the D.A.R. will hold a yard sale to
supplement the annual scholarship fund on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the Okeechobee Livestock
Market, 1055 U.S. 98 North.
Art festival slated for Feb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler
Parks #3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For
information, contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.
Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will hold an
all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 8 until 11 a.m. at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., for a donation
of $5. The breakfast is open to the public. For information, call Mary
Ann at (863) 634-8087.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short
business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., 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) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
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
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863)
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at
(863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863).763-4923, for
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at

(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S;W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and Ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meetsThursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Main Street's Farmer's Market will be held every
Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. in Flagler Park 3. Any questions
and/or comments can be directed to the Main Street office at (863) 357-

Community Events

Sheepdog Trial benefits FFA club
The 10th Okeechobee Sheepdog Trial will be held Feb. 17 and 18
at the Tindall Place, 8400 N.E. 120th St. The Open division will be held
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18. Competition starts at 8 a.m.
Admission is $5 per person or $15 a carload. All proceeds benefit the
Okeechobee High School F.F.A.
Merah Ladies plan yard sale
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, S.R. 78 West,
will hold yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. A
snack bar will be open.
Water resources topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Feb.
17, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests will be Robert
Weinman and Stein Kretsinger of Beachwalk Project. The topic will
be walking and kayaking along the seashore from Miami to NewYork
to raise awareness of the Waterkeeper Alliance and to encourage
children to practice responsible stewardship of our water resources.
Join Mr. Weinman and Mr. Kretsinger at Hobe Sound Nature Center
on Feb. 19, and at Walton Rocks Beach in Ft. Pierce on Feb. 24 for a
beach cleanup from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, contact or
YMS students raise money for trip
The eighth grade students at Yearling Middle School will hold a
yard sale/bake sale/car wash on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. until 1
p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W 23rd Lane. Donations will
help defray the cost of their trip to Waishington, D.C., in March.
Habitat for Humanity seeking volunteers
Habitat for Humanity needs help with their yard sale scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 17, in the parking lot of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S.,
beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371 or (863) 467-
Health Department plans community walk
The Okeechobee County Health Department will host a commu-
nity walk on Saturday, Feb. 17, as part of the "Step Up, Florida on
our way to healthy living" statewide campaign. This campaign pro-
motes physical activity and healthy lifestyles for Floridians of all abili-
ties. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the soccer field across from
the sports complex. Warm up and exercise will start at 9 a.m. and will
be led by Keosha Butler from Okeechobee Fitness Center. The walk
will follow. For information call Barbara Godejohn, Step-up, Florida
coordinator, at (863) 462-5800.
Church hosting gospel musician
Gospel comedian and musician Tim Lovelace and his wife Mary
Alice will be appearing at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St.,
on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge.
For information, call (863) 763-7113.
Trailriders' plans February horse show
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.Biglake-
BHR church hosting annual car show
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
their third annual 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-
Church hosting annual homecoming
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W 30th Terrace,
will be hosting their annual church homecoming on Sunday, Feb. 18,
from 10 a.m. until 3p.m. There will be a guest speaker, a noon meal and
special singing afterwards. All who have been a part of the church's past
and present are invited. For information, call (863) 634-0344.
Church hosting gospel meetings
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will hold
gospel meetings beginning Sunday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday,
Feb. 21. Guest speakers will be: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Don Jones of Stu-
art; Sunday, 6 p.m., Frank Parker of Sebring; Monday, 7 p.m., Dan
Jenkins of West Palm Beach; Tuesday, 7 p.m., David Sproule of West
Palm Beach;, and Wednesday 7 p.m., Taylor Hagood of Stuart. For
information, call (863) 763-4477.
Local area 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.m. Firewise Communities/USA goal is to encourage
and acknowledge action that minimizes home loss to wildfire. It
teaches homeowners to prepare for a fire before it occurs. The pro-
gram adapts especially well to small communities, developments
and residential associations of all types. For information call Melissa
Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist with the Division of Forestry, at
(772) 219-1248.
Blackwood Brothers will be in concert
The Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
present the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in concert on Tuesday, Feb.
20, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-7858.
Red Cross hosting classes
The American Red Cross will hold the following health and safety
classes at the Okeechobee Branch office, 323 N. Parrott Ave.: adult
CPR Wednesday, Feb. 21; adult CPR Wednesday, March 7; first aid
basics Monday, March 12; and infant/child CPR Wednesday, March
28. All classes run from 6 until 8:30 p.m.
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. register for training, call (863)
Show benefits camp for ill kids
The KOA Variety Show "A Wonderful World" will have the Bob
Roberts Society Band at the Orange Grove, the Happy Hoofers and
other variety acts Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22, 23 & 24, at the
KOA convention center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m.,
and the show will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 at the door. All pro-
ceeds benefit the KOA Care Camp Charity, a summer camp for kids
with cancer.
Local fair group to meet Feb.22
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will be meeting Thurs-
day, Feb. 22, at the Okeechobee County Extension Office on U.S. 98.
All those interested in the upcoming county fair are invited. The meet-
ing will begin at 5 p.m.
Chamber hosting gun safety class

The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott
Ave., will host a gun safety and handling class in their offices on
Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The second segment of the class will be
held at a shooting range on Saturday, Feb. 24. Class participants will
meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. and go to the range from
there. For information, contact the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
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 information, call (863) 763-0707.
Book discussion group sets schedule
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
meet at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W 16th St. The
group's schedule is: Feb 22 "My Family and Other Animals" by Ger-
ald Durell; March 22 "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child" by
Elva Hart; April 26 "The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" 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) 357-9980.

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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 17, 2007

Reflections from the Pulpit

Dr. Randy Huckabee
Senior pastor,
First Baptist Church
According to Psalm 107, life is
constantly changing and offers
many challenges. This Psalm has
been called the Pilgrims' Psalm
as many of the pictures seen
here were experienced by
them. David Jeremiah calls this
the Gallery of Life. Inside the
gallery, we have four paintings
that depict life in a variety of
struggles. He begins by giving us
a painting of a desert. At some
point, we all experience those
moments. We feel lost. We may
be lost in a relationship, in a job,
in an addiction, depression or
chasing after material things that
never satisfy. We are so confused
by the circumstances, we have
no idea which way to go. No
matter what direction we turn, it
all looks the same and we are
beginning to suffer and struggle
under the heat and dehydration.

A second painting shows us
as being in a prison. Again, we
have allowed ourselves to be
placed in bondage. Many of the
prisons we experience in life are
out of our own choosing. We
believe we can master sin and
enjoy it for a season but it so
subtly and suddenly takes con-
trol of you and you are now the
slave and it is the master! The
bondage is very real and, if you
are not delivered, you will find
yourself on death row awaiting
your execution. The Bible is
clear; the wages of sin is death
and we can expect no less when
we choose to live a disobedient
The third painting is a hospi-
tal where the patients are sick
unto death. I have heard several
say this is best seen not as a hos-
pital, but an ICU floor. These folk
are critical and without, some
type of modern miracle, they will
soon leave this earth. Just like
our ICU's today, they are no

respecter of persons or age. You
can walk in just about any hospi-
tal and see people of all ages
hospitalized in a critical
state. Again, some of the sick-
ness is the result of their life
choices but sometimes the cir-
cumstances that placed them
there were totally out of their
control. At some point, we will
all find ourselves near the end of
life and we will cry out in panic if
we have not come to know
peace before that time.
A final picture is of a storm
which can cover any type of
experience and life. Storms are
sometimes predictable such as a
hurricane or blizzard but then
there are those nights when the
systems roll through and the tor-
nadoes begin to cross our land-
scape. We are hit suddenly and
without warning; these are the
most difficult storms. However,
we are better off in a storm out
in deep water if Jesus is in our
boat than on the shore without

Him. He is the one who made
life as well as the wind and the
rain; He can calm it as He choos-
In each scenario, we see
those who are hurting cry out to
the Lord. In times of strife, the
only hope is Jesus. There is no
where else we can turn that will
make any real difference. As you
cry out, He will be there to
answer as well as bring peace
and deliverance. His peace and
deliverance is as He wills and
may appear different than our
agenda. As He takes you through
a storm, the one thing I have
learned is you may come out on
the other side in a whole differ-
ent place than you went into the
storm, looking to go. No matter
where you end up, as long as He
is the one who guides you, it will
be a'@inning situation. He is suf-
ficient and always faithful.

Brighton Baptist Church to host gospel group

McMillan & Life combines
solid southern, gospel careers
and ministry with years of family
tradition. Jimmy McMillan has
been traveling full time in south-
ern gospel for the last nine
years. His career has included
time with George Amon Web-
ster and the Heartland Boys, the
Wilburn's and the Toney Broth-
ers. Eight times on the National
Quartet Convention (NQC), tap-
ing Gaither videos and five
Jubilees at Sea cruises are just
some highlights of his years of
ministry, however the local
church is his favorite place to
minister, up close and personal
where you can see the Lord
working in real time. Jimmy is
also a prolific songwriter and his
songs have been recorded by
numerous gospel artists. He is
always looking for the next song
idea in a sermon, a friendly con-
versation or even in special time
of need. After all, you have to
face the storm to know just
what the anchor holds.
Liz McMillan is part of one of
the greatest family legacies in
southern gospel. Her grandfa-
ther Alden Toney was the origi-
nal tenor and founding member
of the Toney Brothers when they
began in 1955. Alden was also
tenor for the'BlackWood Broth-
ers in the early fifties. Liz grew
up singing and secured formal
musical training in her college

years. Her professional accom-
plishments include time with
the New Speer Revival and more
recently The Lester's of St. Louis
Mo. Her time with these groups
afforded her the opportunity to
perform three times on the
NQC. In addition, Liz has record-
ed with numerous inspirational
artists including Allison Durham
Spear, Mike Allen, Joy Gardner,
Tonya Goodman Sykes and
many others.
Paul Sanders fills the baritone
position. Paul gained national
attention with such groups as
Blackwood Gospel Quartet and
the Skyline Boys. Paul brings a
great sound and terrific person-
ality to the group. He is also an
outstanding bass guitarist.
In the fall of 2006, Jimmy and
Liz felt the Lord directing them
to leave their respective groups
to form McMillan & Life. This
transition would allow them to
travel together as well as open-
ing doors for them to minister in
new and exciting ways. When
McMillan & Life share in your
service you can anticipate an
honest heartfelt time of ministry,
praise and music. The message
of salvation, forgiveness and the
hope of restoration is the heart
cry of this ministry.
McMillan & Life will be in
concert on Saturday, March 3 at
7 p.m. at Brighton Baptist
Church. The church is located at

uDmittnea pnoo
Southern gospel group (Left to right), Paul Sanders, Liz
McMillan, and Jimmy McMillan.

24050 S.R. 70, 17 miles W. of
Okeechobee. Pastor Calvin Fryar
and the congregation invite the
public to a potluck supper from
5 to' 6 p.m. prior to the concert.
The meal and concert is free of
charge. This concert will pre-
cede a week of revival meetings

with guest speaker Rev. Richard
Pickup. Services will be held
nightly at 7 p.m., with special
music beginning at 6:45 p.m. A
nursery is available. For infor-
mation please call the church at
(863) 763-6626 or (863)763-

Sumbitted photo
Blackwood Brothers in concert
The Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Ter-
race, will present the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in con-
cert on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. For information call
(863) 467-7858.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

,c ) 0 i 3afft) zuAcI

"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98"' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165

First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)

Submitted photo
Comedian, emcee, and motivational speaker to Tim
Lovelace, a nationally sought after comedian, emcee and
motivational speaker will be appearing Saturday, Feb. 17 at
6:30 at First Baptist Church 401 S.W. Fourth Street. For
information call (863) 763-7113.

Comedian Lovelace featured

at First Baptist Church

Tim Lovelace is a nationally
sought after comedian, emcee
and motivational speaker. He
has traveled many years spread-
ing the joy of Jesus Christ. His
tenure with the Florida Boys,
Kingsmen, and Jake Hess afford-
ed him the opportunity to dis-
play his God-given talents as a
comedian, musician, and song-
Tim has been featured on
Gospel Music Television, TNN,
TBN, Christian cruises, corpo-
rate meetings, banquets, and
national conventions. He was
also featured on the multi-plat-
inum Gaither video "Joy in the
Camp" where his comedy rendi-
tion of "The Fourth Man" has
been described as the funniest
moment captured on the Gaither
Series. This hilarious segment is
also featured on the "Bloopers"
video. Many of his comedy
songs, such as "Don't Sit in My
Pew" and "The Wall Song" have
received national radio chart
Tim has often been described
as a natural comedian. His versa-
tility and adaptability appeal to
audiences of all ages. Tim says of
himself, "Since I was born with
an IQ of six and relapsed twice, I
actually believe that if ignorance

is bliss...I'm blistered."
Tim not only does comedy
engagements by himself,. but
also does a limited number of
concerts a year with his extreme-
ly talented signing and songwrit-
ing wife, Mary Alice. Tim laugh-
ingly describes the two of them
as Princess Grace and Barney
Fife. The Lovelaces' latest come-
dy video is "Laughin' with the
Tim believes that comedy is
one of the greatest tools, in the
kingdom when it is built on a
foundation of ministry.

Submitted photo

Westside Christian Church,
8082 S.R. 70 West, will hold
their 2007 revival on Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 23 and
24 at 6 p.m. and on Sunday,
Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. The guest speaker will
be Minister Louis Hall who,
with his wife Patsy, resides
in Patrick Springs, Va. Min-
ister Hall is a graduate of
Cincinnati Bible Seminary,
and has been involved in
several ministries for the
past 49 years. In addition to
his pulpit ministries in 35
states and 17 foreign coun-
tries, he has recently been
involved with missionary
work in the West Indies,
and especially for the past
14 years in Grenada.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Sunni Adams
Thirty-one students of Russ Adams Taekwondo America competed in the Citrus rove Region-
al Classic in Clermont. Those who took part in the tournament were (in no particular order)
Bryce Clark, Disan Hernandez, Jr., T.J. McKenna, Mia Lazaro, Maliah Wright, Michael Lazaro,
Alex Hernandez, Jeremy Clark, Kimberly Hernandez, Kayla Simpson, Juliet Skinner, Tyler
Fairtrace, Donnie Watson, Jr., Tiffany Bowers, Payton Byrd, Zackery Clark, McKayla Skinner,
Byron Byrd, Kimberly Marker, Michelle Byrd, Anthony Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Sr., Ruth
McKenna, Aaron Porter, Tony Bowers II, Tara McKenna, Cody Raulerson, Travis McKenna,
Norman Graves, Johnathan Guitron, Jesus Yanez and Senior instructor- Russ Adams.

Students compete in taekwondo tourney
Thirty-one students of Russ Cody Raulerson-spirit award; award; Norman Graves-fourth,
Adams Taekwondo America com- Tiffany Bowers-third, forms; Tony sparring; Aaron Porter-second,
peted in the Citrus Grove Regional Bowers-fourth, forms; Ruth forms; Bryce Clark-spirit award;
Classic in Clermont. McKenna-spirit award; Kayla Simp- Jeremy Clark-second, sparring;
The results of the tournament son-spirit award; Michael Lazaro- Zackery Clark-fourth, forms and
were: Kimberly Marker-fourth, fourth, sparring; Mia Lazaro-third, fourth sparring; Byron Byrd-sec-
forms; Johnathan Guitron-spirit forms; Donnie Watson, Jr.-spirit ond, forms; Payton Byrd-fourth,
award; Travis McKenna, Sr.-third, award; Tyler Fairtrace-third!, forms; sparring; Michelle Byrd-third, forms
forms; Alex Hernandez-fourth, Maliah Wright-third, forms; Kim- and fourth sparring; Juliet Skinner-
forms; Anthony Hernandez-spirit berly Hernandez-spirit award; fourth sparring; McKayla Skinner-
award; T.J. McKenna-second, Disan Hernandez, Sr.-second, spar- fourth forms and fourth sparring
forms; Tara McKenna-first, forms; ring; Disan Hernandez, Jr.-spirit and Jesus Yanez-first, forms.

OHS Baseball schedules

Varsity Baseball
Head coach: Dylan Tedders
TLC-Treasure Lake Conference
District-district game
Feb. 17: at Cardinal NewVran-
Feb. 20: vs. John Carroll-7 p.m.
Feb. 22: vs. Centennial-6 p.m.
Feb. 23: vs. Glades Central
Raiders-7 p.m. (District) ,
Mar. 2: vs. Lincoln Park-7 p.m.
(District and TLC) -
Mar. 3: vs. Fort Pierce Central-11
Mar. 6: vs. Forest Hill-7 p.m. (Dis-
Mar. 9: vs. Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 10: at Treasure Coast-1
p.m. (TLC)

Mar. 13: at Westwood-3:30 p.m.
(District and TLC)
Mar. 16: at Glades Central-7 p.m.
Mar. 17:vs. St. Albans-5 p.m.
Mar. 27: at Jensen Beach-7 p.m.
Mar. 30: at Forest Hill-7 p.m:
Junior Varsity Baseball
"A" Team
Head coach: Tim Jenkins '
Feb. 17: vs. John Carroll (double
header)-1 1 a.m.
Feb. 24:vs. Centennial-I la.m.
Mar. 1: at Jensen Beach-6 p.m.
Mar. 3: vs. Sebastian River (dou-
ble header)- 1:30 p.m.
Mar. 6: at Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 8: at South Fork-6 p.m.
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-1 p.m.

Mar. 13: vs. Westwood-5 p.m.
Mar. 16: vs. Lake Placid-6 p.m.
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-2:30 p.m.
Mar. 19: vs. Sebring-5 p.m.
Mar. 28: vs. South Fork-6 p.m.
Junior Varsity
Head coach: Phil Spearow
l Feb. 17: at Martin County (dou-
ble.header)-1 2 noon
Feb. 24: at Lincoln Park (Lawn-
wood)-I 1 a.m.
Mar. 3: atWestwood-1 p.m.
Mar. 10: vs. Jensen Beach-11
Mar. 13: at Glades Day-4 p.m.
Mar. 15: vs. Martin County-6
Mar. 17: vs. St. Albans-12 noon
Mar. 27: at Moore Haven-5 p.m.
Mar. 30: vs. Moore Haven-6 p.m.

Lady tennis

team wins

opener, 4-3
The Lady Brahman tennis
team opened their 2007 season
with a 4-3 win over the Lady
Golden Rams of John Carroll
High School Wednesday after-
noon at the Lawnwood tennis
courts in Ft. Pierce.
The results of the individual
matches were:
Singles: Alyssa Wright
(Okee.) def. Nicole Hamilton
(JC) 6-2, 6-3; Michaela Montpetit
(JC) def. Rina Boswell (Okee.) 6-
1, 6-3; Jami Fadley (Okee.) def.
McKenzie Ivy (JC) 6-1, 60-;
Katherine Maley (JC) def.
Brooke Ragamat (Okee.) 6-0, 6-
0; Shaina Ragamat (Okee.) def.
Carrie O'Brien (JC) 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Nicole Hamilton
and Katherine Maley (JC) def.
Alyssa Wright and Shaina Raga-
mat (Okee.) 9-7; Rina Boswell
and Jami Fadley (Okee.) def.
Michaela Montpetit and McKen-
zie Ivy (JC) 8-5.
In two exhibition matches,
Katie Walker (Okee.) was
defeated by her John Carroll
opponent 6-4, 6-0; Kathleen

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the Lady Brahman tennis team recently spent
the afternoon practicing prior to Wednesday's season open-
er with the Lady Rams. They were (left to right) Brooke Raga-
mat and Shaina Ragamat. The Lady Brahmans defeated the
Lady Rams 4-3.

Turner (Okee.) defeated her
opponent 6-2, 6-3.
"It was an outstanding team
effort," stated Lady Brahman
coach Jay Huffman. "They did
an outstanding job to win under
such adverse conditions. These
girls are very coachable and
have very supportive parents

such as Julie Turner who helped
with transportation."
The Lady Brahmans will see
action again on Tuesday, Feb. 20
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex when they take on the Lady
Jaguars of Port St. Lucie High
School. Matches are set to begin
at 3:30 p.m.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Pro bass team visits area
Members of the BP professional bass fishing team recently paid a visit to Okeechobee to
meet fans and fellow anglers and to sign autographs. They brought the BP simulator, sev-
eral BP team boats and lots of giveaways with them. Team members who were present
were: (front row, left to right) Shin Fukae, Judy Israel, David Walker and Jim Moynagh;
(back row, left to right) Tracy Adams, Guido Hibdon and J.T. Kenney. Not pictured was J.T.
Kenney. Other BP team members (not present) were Charles Ward and Alfred Williams.

Sports Briefs

Lady Brahman softball schedule

Lil' Brahmans baseball
Sign-ups begin Feb. 17
Chobee Lil' Brahmans base-
ball, Little League ages 5-12 year
old sign-ups will be held in the
Wal-Mart parking lot on Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, from
10a.m. until p.m.
For information call James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482; or
Albian Crowell at (863) 697-2576.

Golf tourney
benefits Ranch
The Peoria Investment Group
(P.I.G.S.) League of the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club
will sponsor a benefit 18-hole golf
tournament for Real Life Chil-
dren's Ranch on Saturday, Feb.
The tournament will begin at 8

a.m. with a shotgun start.
The cost to enter is, $50 per
person or $200 per team. Spon-
sorships are available at $100 per
tee. Entry fees will include golf
arid lunch.,
All proceeds will go directly to
.the care and operation of the
For information, contact the
Okeechobee Golf and Country-
Club at (863) 763-6228.

Bass club
will meet
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
hold its monthly meeting on
Thursday, March 8, at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post 9528 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The club holds its
meetings on the second Thursday
of each month with bass tourna-
ments being held the following

weekend. New member boaters
and non-boaters are welcome.
For information contact Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour
to come to Brighton
The Dodge Xtreme Bulls Tour
will make its first-ever stop in
Okeechobee at the Brighton
Seminole Reservation's Fred
Smith Arena on March 10. at 8
p.m. Forty of the world's top bull
riders will compete for a $60,000
purse. Ticket prices are $25 for
general admission and $35 for
premium seating with children
under 5 admitted free. They may
be purchased at Eddie Accardi
Dodge on U.S. 441 South or Eli's
Western Wear on S.R. 70. Direc-
tions to the arena can be found at

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for your appointment time!
Continental Breakfast will be served.

Fun shoot
benefits Hospice
A 100 target fun shoot will be
held Saturday, March 24, at Quail
Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E. 224th
St., to benefit Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Gorge and Mary Beth
Cooper will provide lunch, and
Davey Raulerson will provide the
swamp cabbage. There will also
be prize giveaways. Fax registra-
tion requests to (863) 763-7856;
or, call Hospice of Okeechobee at
(863) 467-2321 for information.

Adult baseball
players needed
Adult (18 and over) players are
wanted for a men's baseball
If interested, contact George at
(863) 634-7657.

Head coach: Kim Hargraves
Junior varsity game times list-
ed first,
Varsity games follow Junior
Feb. 21: vs. Treasure Coast
H.S.-5/7 p.m.
Feb. 22: vs. Ft. Pierce West-
wood-(varsity) 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 and 24: TBA-Caloosa
Mar 1: at Jensen Beach H.S.-
5/7 p.m.
Mar 2 and 3: Fourth Annual JV
Mar 7: at Lincoln Park Acade-
my (Lawnwood)-4/6 p.m.
Mar 8: at Moore Haven H.S.-
(varsity) 5 p.m.
Mar 13: at Sebastian River
H.S.-4/6 p.m.
Mar 14: at Vero Beach H.S.-5/7
Mar 15: vs. Port St. Lucie H.S.-
5/7 p.m.
. Mar 22: vs. Jensen Beach (jun-

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Mar 27: at Trevor Day H.S.
(Lawnwood)-5/7 p.m.
Mar 29: vs. Poly Prep H.S.-5/7
Mar 30: vs. Glades Day H.S.-5/7
Apr 4: at Port St. Lucie (junior
varsity) (double header)-5/7 p.m.
Apr 4: vs. Glades Central H.S.
(varsity)-7 p.m.
Apr 5-7: Kissimmee Klassic-
TBA in Kissimmee-TBA
Apr 10: Treasure Lake Confer-
ence Championship-TBA
Apr 13: vs. Key West High
School-7 p.m.
Apr 14: vs. Key West High
School-11 a.m.
Apr 17, 18 & 20: District Tour-
nament at O.H.S.-TBA
Apr 24, 27 & May 1: Regional
May 7-12: State Tournament in
Plant City-TBA


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. ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Jour-
nal-Constitution offered buyouts to
up to 80 newsroom employees and
announced plans to revamp its
operations, including cutting its cir-
culation area and focusing more on.
digital news.
The changes were announced
Thursday by the newspaper. The
voluntary buyouts were presented
during the day to employees 55
years of age or older and with more
than 10 years at the paper.
In the buyouts, two weeks of
compensation is being offered for
each year worked at the paper, up
to 52 weeks, said Mary Dugenske,

director of communications. Those
employees have until April 2 to
decide, and those who don't
accept a buyout will still have jobs
at the paper, she said.
Effective April 1, the newspaper
will scale back its circulation territo-
ry to no longer include Alabama,
South Carolina, Florida and many
parts of Georgia. The paper had
been delivered in 145 of Georgia's
159 counties, but now will only be
available in 66 counties in the state.
The paper won't be found in cities
like Augusta, Columbus, Savannah
Publisher John Mellott said

those areas only account for about
5 percent of the paper's total circu-
The changes will mean the end
of 44 circulation positions, with dis-
placed workers offered severance
packages, Mellott said. The paper
also will end its relationship with
128 independent contractors who
delivered the paper.
The newspaper's parent com-
pany, Atlanta-based Cox Enterpris-
es, also will spend $30 million on
upgrading its presses in suburban
Gwinnett County, with plans to
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mean the shift or loss of 98 produc-
tion jobs.
The changes come as the
Atlanta paper, like other newspa-
pers, adjusts to major shifts in news
consumption and advertising
spending on the Internet.
The Journal-Constitution, Geor-
gia's largest newspaper, currently
has 475 full-time newsroom
employees. In the six-month peri-
od that ended on Sept. 30, 2006, the
paper reported average daily circu-
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FRONT! Unique mature Florida-style 3 bed-
room / One-and-a-half bath home with much
recent interior remodeling! New kitchen with
wood cabinets! New huge screened patio!
Two wood-shingled out-buildings, covered
boatslip, plenty of dockspace! Just $250,000!

TLE EXTRAS! Roof-over for extra security,
shutters, carport, screened patio, storage
shed! Doublewide 2/2 on seawalled
Buckhead lot with O.U.A. "city" water!
Shows lots of loving care! Askin' $188,0001
Offers submitted! See nowl

Don Renfranz, inc.'s Tailor Creek Real Estate

IN BASSWOOD! Corner lot location in very
desirable Kings Bay, water/sewer lines, com-
munity pool & clubhouse! Never lived-in 2
bedroom! Not "in-town", but just minutes
from Town! Low $185,000! Call!

Ancient Oaks RV Resort community boat
ramp, docks, pool, hot tub, and clubhouse
for affordable quarterly fee! And still get
this little trailer with screened patio!
Restricted community! ONLY $47,500!

YOUR RV! Recently installed RV "Port"
protects your precious RV from the elements!
Screened patio, dock, utility building, 2
bdrms/2 baths! Short boat ride to Buckhead
Marina for $99,000

VALUE? Seawall, boatslip, fish cle
station, carport, double paved
screened patio! "Neat as a pin" 198
mobile on Buckhead canal! Compare
deal in neighborhood at $115,000

YARD! You get the deed in Ancient Oaks RV
Resort-a deed restricted community! Extra-
big living room, ground-level addition for
ease of entry! Carport, furnished! Priced to
get offers at $90,000!

THE ISLES! Doublewide 2/2 includes car-
port, screened patio overlooking pond,
workshop, paved drive, central air-more!
Very livable, could use a few repairs. Sewer
assessment already paid, new owner pays
hook-up expense! Asking just $92,500!

* #91492 WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,000! #17 Bth SL in Buckhead! S89.9001
* #92681 CUL-DE-SAC WATERFRONT LOT! #54 10th St. in Buckhead! S110,000!
* #90229 WATERFRONT SEAWALLED LOTI 96 Linda Rd. BuckheadI $110,0001
*#93155 LOT ON TAYLOR CREEK[ Nice-and bigl 2101 SE 24th Blvd.! $279,0001
* "VIKINGS" PRARIE 1.25 ACRE LOTSI Several at $35,000 ea.I

RV RESORT! Hottest action spot! Direct
views of Community boat ramps & docks-
plus its own private dock! Includes 1994
Fleetwood "Park" model with addition!
Goner at $155,000!1

4251 HwY. 441 S. 863-634-5588

Patricia Loaulse Goolsbv
Lic. R.E. Broker
Kathlyn Lancaster,
Eric & Vcki Anderson

1. MOTIVATED SELLER BRING OFFERSI Lake access Executive home in homes
only section of Buckhead Ridge. Reduced to $485,000. MLS 92667 Call Pat 634-5588
2. MOTIVATED SELLER! Immaculate DWMH on lake access canal in Buckhead
Ridge. Sunroom addition and Dock & Boathouse for 2 boats. Asking $160,000.00
MLS 92851 Call Pat 634-5588
3. WANTS TO SELL! On 7th St in Buckhead Ridge Lake access, new dock, new
seawall, Hollywood tub, owner says new everything in 2006. DW 3/2 on nice
canal. MLS 92834 Asking $239,000.00
Come see this CBS 3/1 on SE 16 Ave. Two comer lots w/grandfather oaks. Asking
$190,000.00 MLS 92851 Call Pat 634-5588
5. FIXER UPPER! PRICE IS RIGHT! CBS 3/1 on SE 4th St. Grandfather oaks on this
corner lot. Bring your paintbrushes! MIS 93152 Asking $90,000.00 Call Pat 634-5588
JRED see this lovely 3/2 DWMH w/huge sunroom and screened fish cleaning area. MLS
LOT 93089 Asking'$149,900.00 Call Vic 634-4106
aning 7. WANT QUIET COUNTRY LIVING? How about Lake Montaza North of
ringe Okeechobee near turnpike and Hwy 60. Own this great 2/2 franie beauty w/2
drive, kitchens on 5+ acres. MLS 93200 Asking $350,000.00 Call Vic 634-4106
0 2/2 8. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS ETC. Beautiful remodeled 3/1 home on SE
Best 8 Ave. MLS 92700 Asking $198,000.00 Call Vic 634-4106
DUPLEXI Taylor Creek Isles 1/1 on each side. Rent one and live in the other! MLS
92238 Call Pat 634-5588
10. WANT VIKING AT A GOOD PRICE!? 2.5 acres @ $35,000 MLS 93266 and
several 1.25 acres @ various prices.
11. LAKE MONTAZA BRING YOUR HORSESI Uncleared beautiful 5 acres, keep the
trees you want when you build your dreamhouse! Asking $198,000.00, Call Pat 634-5588
12. NEED TO LIVE IN TOWN? 3/4 ACRE Multi family zoned lot on SW 3rd Ave.
Call Pat 634-5588
13. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME ACREAGE? 10, 20 or 50 acres Call Pat 634-5588
14. WANT YOUR BUSINESS IN TOWN? How about 12 industrial lots plus alley
on NW 6 St? Asking $550,000 MLS 90465

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Advertise in The Okeechobee News
Real Estate Pages. Contact
Kay Sheedv at 763-3134

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wedudedJ 'adj"Aa. loL u.urounded by plenty of tall ao..k txLE. ial foi a pern whii, lv'-, itLhe :Jx.roa Tt -i
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If you are Interestod in listing your property. glvo us a call. We are, currently
seeking new listings, Call us to discuss the sale of your property.
Elbert'Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
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SrHazellief & Prevatt
I ~ Realty Inc.
-2l1.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

-o- ^ \, ^^ f '.l t....H,| ,cg .1 4.
..Available At Reduced Prices

1005-H 3/2 CBS house with attached 5022-M: 3BR/2BA DW MH split floor
garage, all appliances, security sys- plan with florida room and screen
tem, city water and sewer, fruit room. big carport and storage area
trees. $185,000 MLS# 93199 beautiful corner lot on cul-de-sac itl
trees. $96,900 MLS# 93178

* Big "0" RV Resort-Lot $20,000 MLS#92679 R-Bar 2+-acres $115,000 MLS# 92004
Pinelands NW 24th DR 10+-Acres can be split MLS#92178
Sherman V\ood Ranches SE 33rd Ter 10+-Acres MLS# 90859
Spot in the Sun NE 3rd Ave 5+-Acres $165,000 MLS# 92956
* Property also avatable Okee Gardens, Okee Estates, Basswood, Treasure Island, Viking, qnd more

Rel sttePaes Cnac

alt or Preview 866-427-3002
Broker Participation Invited

104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
j_ Toll Free 888-874-2945
Email: realestate@tucker-group.comn Website: www.tucker-groupcom

FAMILY 6.31 +/- ACRES on HWY 441
North with over 300 Front Feet. Water &
Sewer to property, Priced to sell @
$1,100,000. #301A MLS 93227 Call
Bobby 863.634.8677

DWMh. H.:.rr, r,- a t.uill ,n Ir. rl.g ,r..r.-',
Cabinet, Wet Bar, Desk & Screened Porch.
12x24 Workshop/Shed & Carport. $240,000
#206-J Call Jern 863-634-6056

/2BA CBS on 1 AC minutes BASSWOOD. 2BR/2BA clean, neat & com-
n. NEW Wood laminate floors, fortably designed home. 125x125 Lot.
beautiful oaks & a quiet area. Great forfirst time home buyer or retireess.
08E Call Lori 863-634-1457 $149,900 #207A Call Bill 863-634-6797

CBS BARN on property. FRONTAGE on
SR 70. $1,500,000 Call Mark 863-634-6999

Car Garage. 20x28 Family Rm w/fireplace
& wet bar. NEW Interior paint, Wood lami-
nate floors & Roof. $227,000 #205"Call
Lori 863.634.1457 .... ;r.,;.oo ,rm

2BR/2BA DWMH w/Lg. Family Room,
Carpet/Vinyl, Screened Patio & Attached
Carport..33 +/- Lotvwchain linkfencing. Located
East of town. #217D Call Mark 863-634-6999

Hw-y 441 N, near Rauleison Hospital. Zoned
CorrmeriaPlofessional Ofice. No Envronrental
sues. G at 'E ,n ple i,5ti I'" KI rCl 9 1145 Call

.-..Bkli E'ar, Fanmily .n, R,:,.. all iep:Ila'.-,
& Sunroom. 2 Car Garage & circular con-
crete driveway. NEW A/C & ROOF in '03.
$240.000 #211-H Call Jeri 863-634-6056

B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Brandon D. Tucker, PA, Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., Broker/Assoc.
Lori Mixon 634-1457
John Pell, G.R.I., BrokerlAssoc.
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999
Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343. Ron Staley 697-6221

OAK ACRES" on 2.5 AC. Lg. kitchen & pantry,
Metal roof, 2 Car Garage workshop. Move in
now! $325,000 #208C Call Lori 863-634-1457

Ill! O P E rI i r ,iTiT ll 3: 2 ,: .1.i ':' U
LAR HOME. Exceptional Floor Plan; Family
Rm w/built-i. Office. Dock w/row boat wait-
ing. $175,000 #218E Call Lori 863-634-1457
. -... I-o .irl n CCm

2BR/2BA DWMH farm style kitchen, screened
patio, enclosed laundry & storage shed. NEWA/C
in '06. #221-F Call Jeri 863-634-6056

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Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
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S 3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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Taylor Creek with a 1980 2/2 SWMH, large 3/2 CBS Home with many extras. Open
screen porch, large boat lift. If you like to fish spacious homestainless steel appliances,
tis is the place for you. Asking $135,900. Lg master bedroom w/ exquisite master
this is he place for you. Asking $135,900 bath w/walk in closets. Great Home in a
T. ,So h 1i i', great neighborhood!. MLS# (93242)

2). FABULOUS interior in this 3/2 DWMH
East of town. Split plan. Numerous fruit
trees, sprinkler system, storage bldg with
elec. Wet bar, huge island kit., lots of cabi-
net space. Concrete drive and concrete pads
for all out bldgs. Wood and screened porch.
$146,000 MLS#(92292)
3).A GREAT FINDI What a fabulous

4). BRING OFFERS! New carpet, tile and
paint in this CBS 3/1 home in Hi-Lo
Acres on 1/2 acre. All it needs is a fami-
ly. Nice area in the SE section of town.
Call for appointment. Asking $139,900.
MLS# (92357). Owner is licensed real
estate agent.

Preferred Propert~es ofok h~iLYIi

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Okeechobee News

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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Feb.
16th, through Thursday, Feb.
22nd, are as follows:
Theatre I -"Bridge to Ter-
abithia" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Norbit" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Ghost
Rider"(PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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ing lots in Bassinger Ceme-
tery. $21 00(252)456-3012

Will baby sit one child in my
home. For more information
call 863-357-9989

DOGS (2) Both Brown...Found
in Fort Drum area on 2/1st.,
Contact Animal Control of
Okeechobee 863-357-3225
FOUND: Smiley faces and
photos belonging to Kathe-
nne. Return to Hospice to re-
GOATS (2)- Call
TAB- Tabby, white & rust.
Very friendly. Vic. South
West Okeechobee.

BEAGLE- (M) 8 mos old,
wearing blue harness, micro-
chip, needs meds. Tri color
(772)418-2569 / 879-1718

Yard Sales

GOLDEN LAB, Vic. of Okee-
chobee Estates, last seen on
2/2/07, missing from yard,
Family pet, dearly missed.
(863)610-1476 or 763-7205
JACK RUSSELL (f): Black &
white, lost on prairie.
Hound. Looks like a big Bea-
gal. Okee. Little Farms area.
MALE PIT BULL- chocolate
w/white chest, vic of Country
Hills Estates. Reward

ADOPTION- Boxer mix, Gold-
en Retriever mix, Eng Setter
mix, Choc Lab mix. Must
qualify (863)763-4333
CAT, Large male, mature, very
friendly & affectionate. To
good home. (863)763-4109
COON HOUND (m): Black &
tan, very lovable but'likes to
dig, free to good home.
KITTEN, Free to good home
only, adorable, affectionate.
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Tools, household items,
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Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
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er man's treasure. Turn
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with an ad In the classi-

Employment -
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Medical 210
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A with Hazmat. Long hours
but good pay! Call now!'
Must have own tools and
transportation. Good starting
pay based on experience.
Call (863)532-1498
ciety of Hiphlands County.
Responsibilities: Cleaning of
kennels & care of dogs &
cats. Must be 21. Five days
per week, Sun-Thur. Benefits
avail. No ph. calls. Pick up
appli. Tue-Sat '11am-4pm at
7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.
Sebring, Fla.
communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @ Adron
Fence 2762 NW 4th St.,Okee.
but will train,must have valid
DL w/clean record. Avail. for
on-call 24hrs. Competitive
pay! F/T position, Total Road-
side Svcs. 863-634-5094

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For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications
for Certified Nursing
Assistants. Please call
Bookkeeper Call
Days 863-634-7552
Night 863-763-5321
Some welding exp.
necessary. (863)763-6376
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course /training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

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

2595 NW 8th Street

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High School diploma/GED.
Two years experience in
cataloging preferred. Experience
in a library preferred. Excellent
computer skills. Excellent oral
and written communication.
Catalog, classify and process
library materials. Assist patrons
in finding information needed.
Fax applications/resumes to
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Utility Operator / Mechanics
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air,
ammonia refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Also need mechanics with working knowledge of
hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus process-
ing equipment. High school or equivalent, shift work and
weekends required.
Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits,and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @
863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315 or

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



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Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (8631 634-2044

needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical
knowledge and experience
preferred, but will train on
job. Excellent benefit plan
offered. Fax resume to
(863)467-8708 or call

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered1 425
Insurance '130
Medical Services435

2 hours for$50
Network & Office PC's
Ask for Ron.
Join all the people who
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Minor repairs.
Roof coating Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698


Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

ton. Cools/Heats 600 sq ft,
'2005, Never used. Needs fan/
motor $300. (863)471-9582
COND- Brand new still in
box, on wheels, $350
(863)983-4314 Clewiston

slide cases. All excellent
condition. $60.z
(863)357-0835 Jonnie

DEEP FREEZER: Frigidaire, up-
right, 17.5 cu ft, excellent
condition, auto defrost,
white. $175. 863-763-1055
works great. $175
years old, with ice maker,
paid $700, asking $200.
more side by side w/ice mak-
er, dispenser & water. Exc
cond. $450. 863-824-6712
STOVE- White with black front,
Kenmore, Electric, Excellent
cond. Needs 1 top burner.
$75. (863)824-6712
pool, over 10 years old but in
ood working condition.
100/both. (863)763-2458

Stainless sink, facets, spray-
er, garbage disposal & 12'
bar. $500. (863)467-8681
HALF CULVERTS- $600 or will
sell separate. Size 18x20ft,
10x12x14' utility shed, $30.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

sstoalfoiwon qfSrat
Shutters & Seam s
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
screen, 74.5"h x 34.5"w.
$75 (863)467-6868
containers, Exc. for wood
fences, decks, New, $65

BAG w/ laptop compartment,
men's, black, barely used.
$100 neg. 863-447-0002

STROLLER, Cool Stride Jog-
ger, aluminum, $100

PANTS & SHIRTS, size 3X,
new, name brands with tick-
ets, $30 will separately.
(954)237-4846 Clewiston
formal, Alyce, Joli, Several to
choose from. Sz small. $300
or sell sep. (863)635-6677

WINTER COAT: Liz Claiborne,
black, full length, size 6.
$50. 863-447-0002
$100. or will separate.

1920-1950's. $195 for all,
will sep. (863)936-2700

3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare Items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358

COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XP, Pentium 4,
30GB8, 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
COMPUTER DESK: Large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
Same, Fast, $149
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
$399. (863)843-0158
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4inl
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
separately. (954)237-4846

KILN Paragone, used. $200
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-

BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxspdng & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap--
tain, egg shell,-Padde,''s5eat,
light & dark wood.-Pd:.$2000
Now$400 863-357-2233..
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 Ig.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $1000.
made, cypress, $300
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
ate. (863)612-5283
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
RECLINER, Medium gray with
thin blue lines. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TV STAND- solid wood,
bought at Rustic Furniture
$300 (863)634-7629
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499
ed edition, 2 large gray
wolves. $200

GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladles 10
clubs. $185.863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
condition. $20.

M A P L Mnax

45 auto., 10 shot, 2 clips,
satin chrome, like new. $400
neg. (863)763-7161
asking $275 or will sell sep-
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
$375 (937)215-0307

stomach machine. $60
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
$150. (863)697-1486
TREADMILL- Preform Ad-
vanced. Heart rate monitor,
cool air fan, cushioned deck
$475 (863)763-0625
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184

NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby & crucifix on nugget. Like
new $800 Firm.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area.

TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
condition. $30.

includes slider & 2 seatees.
$75. 863-763-6220 or
PATIO TABLE- 42"x60" & 4
chairs. $100. or best offer.
PATIO TABLE- Oval, with six
reen & white stripe chairs.
150. 863-763-6220 or

Max weight 300 Ibs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
$600. (863)675-6347
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
electric, barely used, new bat-
teries. Pd.. $5,000, asking
$1500. 863-532-0399 aft 5pm.
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
condition. $500.

18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
LIFE VESTS, (9), youth to
adult XXL sizes, like new,
valued at $370, sell $200
will sep. (863)763-0669
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.

BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
keys. Good condition. $75.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet, Upright
with bench. Good condition.
$475. (863)763-2601

CHINE- in great condition,
asking $50 (863)763-0669

old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ bloodline,
dame & sire-on location
$1200 (863)646-7329
COCKATIEL, Home bred &
hand fed, very tame. $40
CRITTER CAGE- for hamster
or small critter, metal/plastic,
w/all accessories, pd. $25,
sell$12.50. (302)735-7501
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
$75. (863)675-3793
mos. old, large, red &
brown. $150 includes cage;
food, etc. (863)357-1310
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
Lady Gouldian Finch, beautiful
colors, $80. (863)610-2126
BIT: $15. (863)610-0843
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKG. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631

POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls & que, $600
(863)983-4314 Clewiston

speaker. Good condition.
$40. (239)440-3327
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
fer. (863)634-6476

BIGSCREN 42, wrk

BIG SCREEN 42", works
good, just needs a home.
400/neg. (863)634-1220 .
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.

watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
$75 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
WELDER, Hobart, portable,
260 amp, $600
(863)634-542 ,
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.

or best offer. (863)634-8708

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all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.

MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
brand new, $125
SPEAKERS: Pro Studio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.

older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything Interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture i

^IT .65

Model 4050, Make Offer

Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
mare. 863-357-3369
15 yr old rideable with 4 mo
old filly. $1500.
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old.
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
gentle. $1100.
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke /
trained, roam, for 4H Club.
$1500 neg.'954-805-5133
'91, 3 stalls needs some
body work, $1800 or best
offer. (863)201-3492
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All SnoliS. G60d
disposition; $2000 or uest 01:
fer. 863-675-2215LaBelle
MINI MARE, very cute, current
on all shots, easy keeper,
$600. (863)763-3253 or

PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon

man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
$225. (863)610-0412
$2500 (863)234-9595
LAWN MOWER: Craftsman,
rear engine, snapper, many
new parts, old but runs
good. $550. 863-983-7807
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $300 (239)986-0296 '
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft.
Livetock 0855

39 Braford Cows
17 Calves,
150 Black Cows (ages 3-6)
asking $2000 (863)357-3770

masg RNT

$825 mo. which includes wa-
ter bill. Pets okay upon ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. In Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800,
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
OKEECHOBEE: Lg lbr & 2br
In town, water access to lake,
No pets, $750/mo + util. 1st
& sec. (863)634-0322

FOR-RENT: 5800 sq. ft. in
Okeechobee County, just
outside of town. Heavy Traffic
Area. Formerly Barlows Rest.
For more info. 561-662-3169

pool, Jacuzzi & sunroom,
lake access w/boathouse,
nice Fla. rm., $1200 mo., 1st
last & sec., possible rent to
own. (863)763-1673
RENT Be the first ones inil
3/2, W/D, lawn & water
maint IncId, $1100, 1st, last
& $500 sec. 2 avail In Bass-
wood, 1st week in March
Small pets ok. Call
with laundry room. $775/mo.
1st, last & security of $500.
Call 863-763-4414.-
HOUSE FOR RENT: 2br/1ba by
Kissimmee River. $500/mo.
1st mo & sec dep to move in.
No Dogs! Call 561-746-5852
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, spacious
CBS, in town, Ig fenced bk
yard, shed, $1200/mo 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-7838
or (239)919-6445
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. $800 / mnth.
garage, wood floors through-
out, CA, Located at 792 SE
14th Ave. 1st, Last & sec.
Refs a must No pets.
$1100/mo. Option to Buy.
Drive by, ifyou like, please call
nice & spacious. $950/mo.
& 1st, last & sec.

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Located on West side of new
Courthouse. Now Available.
Call Judy at (863)467-0831
Great Locationi
*1) 450 S.F. downstairs &
(2) 900 S.F.I upstairs
& 1 downstairs.
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

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Real [state

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
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
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Fixer Upper, selling as is, well.
& septic incl., 3BR/2BA, on
private lot, good neighbor-
hood, $60,000.
863)261-2307 or
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
OKEECHOBEE: 2br/2ba manu-
factured home & lot. Home is
in good condition, includes all
appliances, central air & heat,
new kitchen and bath cabinets,
new carpeting, flooring, light-
ing, and completely repainted
inside. Large laundry & utility
room, covered porch & car
port, new metal roof and con-
nections for stay over RV.
$85,000 negotiable.
813-453-6990 813-376-4537
Sat., Feb., 17th, 9am-3pm &
Sun., Feb. 18th, Noon-3 pm
1401 S.E. 8th Dr., 3 BR/2BA
Pool & Fireplace. Price
Negotiable. (863)763-2461
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
er mi the classids

Lan ale 104

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!
$245,000. 253-221-5911

Mobile Homes

WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-4031

NEAR 128th St. Dble. Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo. + 1st., last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
OKEE., On Rim Canal lbr
$150. per wk. Min. down &
2br $200. per wk. Min. down
Call 863-634-1802
Brand new, waterfront, all new
appl's incl. w/d, lake access.
$1200/mo. (954)610-5345

BASSINGER: Kissimee River,
2 BR, 1 BA, New Firs. & Kitch-
en, Tiled Screen Rm., Carport,
New shed, load ramp & docks.
$69,900. or best offer.Call
BHR Resort, 12x40, Fla. room
20x12, furnished, $38,000,
land rent $300 mo. on Rim
Canal. (863)467-8269
FL room, 14x48 concrete car-
port, 8x12 outbuilding w/dou-
le sink & washer/dryer, fish
cleaning station, grapefruit,
orange & banana trees, a/c
with eat, furniture Included,
Immediate possession in adult
park. Inquire at Lot 134 at
own & Country Park.
(615)804-2474 or
PARK MODEL: 4 yrs old, like
new, w/ bay window, furnished
Stevens, 78 West. Immed occ.
$20K. 859-582-6943


Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see, $5500 (561)670-3636
BASS BOAT 88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
offer. (863)763-3660
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
35 HP, good runner, all con-
trols, elec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.

PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 lbs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
STARCRAFT: Aluminum, 18ft
center console, 90 hp Johnson
motor & troll motor, full elec &
trl. $2000 (863)763-0728

ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9561
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection for RV's
$275. 863-610-1120
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refrig, AC, full bath,
MWO, 4 jacks, $4500 or
best offer (863)467-6484
COUGAR '03, 5th Wheel,
28.5ft long with super slide &
attachments. $18,900. 2004
Dormax Diesel also avail.
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently -Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
NEAR LaBelle, 30 Ft.Furnished
w/built up roof. Must be
moved. $1500. 863-675-1891
or (540)616-7319 (Cell)
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362

CARRIAGE '03: 32', 2 slides,
GelCoat, loaded, many extras!
w/ PullRite attachment.
$52,000 total or $25,500 for
carriage. 574-215-2663
lent condition. $500. or best
offer. (863)697-0158
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784

BOAT TRAILER: 2005, Drive
On $2000. See @ Awesome
Self Storage. 6489 US 44 SE
Okee. (772)597-5001

Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.

HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
1993 Dyna Wide Glide
$9500 (863)634-9474
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
863-634-2423 lv.msg.
MINIBIKE, old school, runs,
$250. (863)532-9700
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
$650. (304)667-7855
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshimura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781

FOUR WHEELER, 2004 Polaris
Predator 500, has Fox Rac-
Ing Suspension & Nerf Bars.
$4500 neg. (863)634-2839
GO-PED, not running, $50.
SUZUKI OZARK 250,'02,4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
neg. (863)697-9884

Damon, 1999:21 ft., never
traveled, kept under roof in
LaBelle, Must See! $6500.
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
In Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
Cell# 765-617-0015
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.

automobiles I

Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Conamrcial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
ForeignCars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Flitap Trucks 4050
S rt Utity 4055
Tractor TraiELrs 4060
Utility Trailers 4005
Vans 4070

BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
alternator. $'2500.
needs minor work, $400 or
best offer. (863)763-4333
CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power-windows-,_
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg. I
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer

Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
Vanguard, $2500
FOlD ESCORT 1995 Wagon,
Runs very good. $1400
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
Ford T-Bird '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88:' excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
at 863-763-4903
HONDA ACCORD, '89, 2 door,
stick shift, white, runs great,
priced to sell FAST! $600.
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
condition. $2500 firm.

Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Du Like new. Asking $850
with trailer, $1200 neg

auto., 41" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
offer. (772)370-0776
SLT, some body damage,
can be repaired. runs great
$4000 (863)509-3446
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
condition. $2500.
(863)634-5421 -
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000.- or best offer.
(863)634-9547 :
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776

CLUB CAR '03, 48 volt, lights,
mirrors & windshield. $2500

4L80E, $200.
(863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923 -
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
HITCH, Trailer weight limit,
3500 lbs. $75
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.

PLATE & BALL, For goose-
neck hitch mount in bed of
truck, fits bed of Ford F350.
$250 Neg(863)517-0519
TIRES (4) Super Swamper
LTB. 34 10/50 17's. $450.

CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body, low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
ing $6500.386-559-0537,
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
whi. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
$6000. (812)989-3022
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tern, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 ml, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
negotiable. 239-898-6396
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
cond. $2500. 863-674-0467
FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
$1500 Firm. (863)763-3451
MAZDA B-3000, '02, New mo-
tor & tires. Cold A/C, Auto.'
.AM/FM CD. Runs great.
$8500. (863)634-1055
auto, 2wd, 40K mi., cold air,
new tires, grey cloth interior
$12000 (863)697-6077
TOYOTA- '88, 4x4, 5 speed,
Ext. cab. Runs good Hwy or
woods. $2500. or best offer.

Limited Ed., 4x4, 5.21, 99k
mi., $5000. (863)763-5372
JEEP PICKUP '90, .ei1 mi.
nor rear end repair s o'nery,
4300. (863)467-5401 or

CHEVY LUMINA 93 Van, 3.1,
Runs good. $1600
3.1L, runs good, $1500 or
best offer. (863)447-5213
DODGE CARAVAN, '93, blue,
auto, a/c, new tires, brakes
& battery, 185k mi., $1300
or best offer. (863)885-1026
Good running condition.
$800. If6iterested, call
863-610-1266. Van in Okee.

Community Events

Methodist church hosting concert
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N-W. Second St., will hold a
concert Sunday, Feb. 25, at 8 and 9:30 a.m. presented by A New Song
International. The group is made up of members from Chile, Hungary
and Romania and will be in 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.
Orchid program slated for Feb. 26
Learn about orchids or share your knowledge at the Okeechobee
Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N., on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
Collaborative council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared .Services
Network, will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held
in the auditorium located next to the Okeechobee County school district
offices at 6.10 S.W Second Ave.
Annual Indiana snowbird lunch slated
The annual Hancock County, Indiana snowbird lunch will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Homer's in Sebring starting at 11 a.m. Reservations
are not required. The group will be in the large dining room.
SSN council meeting scheduled
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow
the community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker will
be Cathy Viggiano, from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with
the Department of Education. The public is invited. For information, call
Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Library hosting annual book sale
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library annual book sale will be held
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Sale days will
be: Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 2, from
10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $ 1. Library discards are half
price. For information, call the library at (863) 763-3536.
KOA to host Speckled Perch contest
The annual Speckled Perch Beauty Contest, sponsored by the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, March 2, at
the KOA Convention Center on U.S. 441 S. For information, call (863)
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.
Yard sale benefits genealogical group
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Sat-
urday, March 3, at the Trading Post Flea Market, 3100 U.S. 441 S., starting
at 8 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the genealogical section of the Okee-
chobee County Library. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Call Eve
Olson at (863) 467-2674 to arrange for a pick up.
Church hosting gospel concert
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70 W, will present McMillan &
Life in a Southern gospel concert on Saturday, March 3, at 7 p.m. A free
potluck supper is open to the public and will be held from 5 until 6 p.m.,
prior to the concert. This concert will precede a week of revival meetings,
with guest speaker Reverend Richard Pickup. Services will be held night-
ly at 7 p.m. with special music beginning at 6:45 p.m. A nursery will be
available. For information, call (863) 763-6626 or (863) 763-9377'.

Yard sale benefits Grad Nite
Thrivent Financial for Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale on
Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. Proceeds will benefit the Okee-
chobee community Grad Nite and other projects. Donated items can
be dropped off during the week of Feb. 25 in room 205 in the Fellow-
ship Hall. For information call (863) 763-5042, or Debbie at (863)
Fire volunteers to host breakfast
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department on S.R. 78 will
have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast served with sausage, juice
and drinks on Saturday, March 3, from 8 until 11 a.m. for a donation
of $4. For information, call (863) 357-1364.
Women's Ministry plans quilt show
The Women's Ministry of Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 8
Cypress Street/Hunter Road, will be having their second quilt show
on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall. For information, call (863) 763-21,06 or (863) 763-1555.
Quilt show planned for March 3
Tantie-Quilters will hold a quilt show at the Historical Society
building on 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. until 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. Par-
rot 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 not
only inform seniors of possible scams, but to aid them in disputes of
overcharging, scams and other problems that confront them. The
public is invited. Non-members should make a reservation by calling
(863) 763-2004.
AARP driver's course scheduled
An AARP driver safety course will be held Wednesday, March 7,
,and Thursday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene, 425. S.W 28th St. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. The $10 tuition covers course material. Make
checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.
VNA hosting memory screenings
The Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
on Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The screenings will
be conducted by St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center staff for anyone,
of any age, who might be concerned about memory loss. The
screenings are free of charge and results are immediate. For informa-
tion, call Donna True at (772) 285-629,1.
Contests planned for county fair
The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking contest par-
ticipants in our inaugural fair to be held March 9-18, 2007. The con-
tests consist of quilting, sewing, painting, drawing, photography and
woodworking. There will also be food competitions such as home
baking and canned goods; and a vegetable competition featuring
categories such as garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest
vegetable. Entry forms and rules are available at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 North. For information, contact
Linda Syfrett at (863) 763-6232 or Dianne Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Bake sale helps missionary projects
The Ladies of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N.
ParrottAve., will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m.
until noon. Proceeds will go towards support for several missionary
projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at (863) 763-6128.
Speckled Perch Parade scheduled
The annual Speckled Perch Parade will be held Saturday, March
10, in downtown Okeechobee. A car show will also be held in Flagler
Park. The annual festival, sponsored by the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce will continue on Sunday, March 11. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6464.
Sharron King in concert March 17
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will present Sharron
Kay King on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Ms. King was nominated
for Christian music's Top Vocalist of the Year and Christian Bluegrass
album of the year. For information, call Lee Minton at (863) 697-

American Legion Fair judges

Submitted photo
Judges for the American Legion talent show were (left)
John Olson and on his right Ray Noel.

Miss American Legion contest judges (left to right), were
Alberta Griffis, Carrie Kilpatrick and Tracy Anderson.

16 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, February 17, 2007

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