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Vol. 98 No. 81
Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County Cour-
thouse, 304 N. W. Second St.
Thursday, March 22, 9 a.m.
Locks to close
Inspections will occur at
the S-65D lock on the Kissim-
mee River near U.S. 98 N. on
S-65E on the Kissimmee River
at Lake Okeechobee on
Thursday, March 22.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200; or, the
Orlando Service Center at
(407) 858-6100 or (800) 250-
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted. Residents
whose addresses are even
numbered can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Thursdays,
and Sundays. Odd numbered.
addresses can water from 4
a.m. until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays. Vehicles
and boats can be washed
between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.
and between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m. on the above days.
Washing must be done on, or
must drain to, a non-paved
surface. It must be done using
a hose with an automatic
shut-off nozzle or low-volume
pressure cleaner. Violators
could be subject to a fine.
burn ban issued
Due to. drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to
vegetation, a county-wide
burn ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in
effect until further notice.
S Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprison-
ment in the county jail for a
term not exceeding 60 days,
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.
Source: Florida Division
Local Bu Ban Countywide
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Local Okeechobee County Fire Rescue and Raulerson Hospital employees decontami-
nated the mock disaster victims from the mock parathion bombing that occurred on
Wednesday, March 21. Mock victims were said to be experiencing burning of the eyes,
shortness of breath and excessive saliva.
Agencies hold mock terrorist exercise
By Lrma Jablonski -
Is Okeechobee ready for a
At 8:30 a.m..on Wednesday,
more than 25 bodies lay
strewn around the Okee-
chobee Ag barn as 'part of a
continuing education exercise
for local agencies to collective!
ly update their disaster plans
and hone their skills in the
event of a bio-terrorist attack.
The mock terrorist attack
brought members of the
Okeechobee Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee City Police, local
and state offices of the Office
of Emergency Management,
Okeechobee Fire Rescue, the
Red Cross and the staff of
Raulerson Hospital together to
handle the supposed attack.
Volunteers from the commu-
nity included the Naval Cadets
According to Ann E. Rowe
is a public relations/marketing
specialist of the Emergency
Response Educators and Con-
sultants, Inc. of Ocala, an
organization that works with
Mock victims awaited medical assistance at Raulerson Hos-
pital where they were said to be experiencing burning of the
eyes, shortness of breath and excessive saliva due to the
mock disaster bombing that had occurred earlier in the day.
and evaluates the perform-
ance of local agencies at a
She said the scenario was
as follows: A group of local cit-
izens were invited to attend
the ground breaking of a new
business coming into Okee-
chobee that used alligator
skins in their products. Animal
rights groups were against the
construction of a building to
be used by this company. As a
result, a bomb went off and
those in attendance sustained
various degrees of injuries.
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By Chauna Aguilar
The City Council held a
brief meeting Tuesday due to
the tabling of the top issue of
changing the code enforce-
ment process from a board to
a special magistrate process.
The council voted unani-
mously to reappoint Steve
Nelson as the regular member
to the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) Board and to
reappoint Frank Irby as the
The city advertised for
vacancies and received no
new applications. The current
members both chose to con-
tinue to serve on the OUA
board. Mr. Nelson will serve a
four year term from March 1,
2007 to March 1, 2011 and Mr.
Irby will serve a two year term
from March 1, 2007 to March
Councilman Dowling Wat-
ford expressed his apprecia-
"I thank them for being
willing to serve," he said.
The city also passed an
ordinance and scheduled the
final public hearing date for
April 3, to correct a scrivener's
error in the legal description
of the alleyway on a previous
ordinance that was passed.
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Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 80s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Monday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
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A call for help was sent out
and law enforcement officers
were the first on the scene.
Raulerson Hospital was notified
at 8:45 a.m. of a hazmat (haz-
ardous material) situation. The
hospital immediately went into
lockdown. A portable deconta-
mination facility was erected
outside of the emergency room
to accept victims.
Fire rescue was on the scene
at the Ag barn, stabilizing vic-
tims and preparing them for
transportation to the hospital.
The more severely injured were
transported by ambulance and
Continued From Page 1
The ordinance pertained to a
partial alley closing from Brad
.Goodbread on behalf of property
owner George.GOodbread, GAG-
BEE, Inc, and G-4 Land N Cattle
Company. The alley is located in
lots four and ten of block 46
which is located on the south
side of Southwest 21 Street.
the walking wounded were
loaded into law enforcement
buses and taken to the deconta-
The hospital, as part of the
exercise, confirmed that they
had 20. patients who were being
treated for exposure to
parathion, a chemical that can
cause severe burns. Some of the
symptoms of exposure to
parathion include shortness of
breath, burning eyes, and exces-
"This is a good way to collec-
tively improve community pre-
paredness," stated Ms. Rowe.
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Members sought for code/planning board
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on the Code Enforcement Board
and the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
Applications must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 4:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.
Board members, where possible, shall consist of: architects,
general contractors, Realtors, business persons and lay persons.
Board terms are three years.
To receive an application, contact the City Clerk's Office at 55
S.E. Third Ave., or call (863) 763-3372, ext. 215. Applications can
also be obtained on the web site, www.cityofokeechobee.com.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office of the government of the City or
County of Okeechobee.
Agri-Civic Center to host events
OKEECHOBEE A number of events are scheduled to be held
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., in
the coming weeks.
These scheduled events include: May 26 & 27 Memorial Day
For information, call (863) 763-1666.
Green market has moved
OKEECHOBEE The former green market vendors have
moved to Ferrell's Market at 900 S.R. 78 W.
The green market will be held every Thursday from 4 until 7
For information, call George at (863) 467-0506.
Locks to close for inspections
OKEECHOBEE -Similar inspections also will occur at the S-
65D lock on the Kissimmee River near U.S. 98 No and S65-E on
the Kissimmee River at Lake Okeechobee on Thursday, March 22.
For information, contact the SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200; or, the Orlando Ser-
vice Center at (407) 858-6100 or (800) 250-4250.
You may also ask the locktenders for operating information
when locking through or, on Lake Okeechobee, you may contact
them on VHF Marine Band Radio on Channel 13.
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North Elementary students are studying letter and sounds
Mrs. Gable's reading group is
celebrating with a Popsicle party.
They know all their letters and
sounds. Congratulations to some
very smart students.
Mrs. Steiert's class has been
reading and writing about rain-
bows, leprechauns, shamrocks,
and gold. We have also been
counting, measuring, and weigh-
ing with "gold." We are in search
of "Patrick the leprechaun."
Maybe he will join us at the
Wooden Jungle or leave us a
the rodeo last week as a reward
for good behavior. Students
earned tiger paws for having
excellent behavior, getting agen-
das signed, making good choices,
and showing responsibility. The
students saw some exciting calf
roping and steer wrestling.
Thanks to our Behavior Support
Team for setting up such a nice
Mrs. Van Deman's third grade
class is busy building their vocab-
ulary through our personal the-
sauruses. What are better words
than "happy"? Elated, ecstatic,
and cheerful! This will make us
better writers by using these
Mrs. Dennison's class has
been reading and writing different
types of poetry. We are using the
computers to put together our
own poetry book. It is a lot of fun
, to build our writing skills and
computer skills at the same time!
Mrs. Suarez's class is working
hard on multiplication facts. We
are off to a good start. As an
incentive, we are building multi-
plication sundaes. When we
know all our facts, we will build
and eat a real one.
Mrs. Whitlock's class has been
learning about earthquakes,
floods, and volcanoes. These are
all ways that landforms change.
We also got to make models of
volcanoes and watch them erupt.
Wow, that was exciting! We are
all relieved to be finished with the
FCAT. We all tried our best.
Miss Raulerson's class is work-
ing on writing narratives. Keeping
the reader interested and keeping
the secret until almost the end are
skills Mrs. Thomas helped with.
Thank you, Mrs. Thomas for help-
ing us to become better writers.
Ms. Gaus' class continues the
memorization of the Multiplica-
tion Facts. The students are dis-
covering a helpful pattern to use
to solve 11 x 11 through 11 x 19.
Ask your child to explain this pat-
tern to you in detail. Our class
read aloud "Pippi Longstocking."
We are enjoying her exciting
adventures in Villa Villekulla.
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Rescue units give aid to victims
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue units were on the scene of the mock bio-terrorist attack
at the Okeechobee Ag barn Wednesday morning to give aid to victims prior to transport-.
ing them to the hospital. The exercise was done to hone the skills of the various agencies
who would respond to this type of disaster.
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Barbara Nichols (left) and her 5-year-old daughter Debra
Nichols, (right) were among the volunteers who partici-
pated in the mock bio-terrorist attack exercise at the
Okeechobee Ag barn Wednesday morning. Debra was the
youngest participant in the event.
Mable Etta Thomas
Mable Etta Thomas, 91, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, March
:20, 2007, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. Born Feb. 29,
1916, in Zolfo Springs, she had
been a resident of Okeechobee for
the. past 65 years and was the last
surviving charter member of the
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
,Church and a member of the East-
ern Star. She enjoyed crafts, gar-
dening and crochet.
Mrs. Thomas is preceded in
death by her husband, Louis H.
Thomas; brother, Pete Crawford;
and, sister, Kate Summers.
Survivors include: her sons,
John H. (Judy) Thomas of Okee-
chobee, Louie "Buddy" (Patty)
Thomas of Loogootee, Ind., Alan
H. (Babs) Thomas of Okeechobee,
Dewey M. (Derita) Thomas of
Abbieville, S.C.; and, daughter, Eliz-
abeth Ann (Richard) Johnson of
Jacksonville. In addition, she was
survived by 17 grandchildren, 37
great-grandchildren, and 16 great-
Visitation will be Friday, March
23, 2007, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110
N.E. Fifth St. Service will be held
Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N. at 2 p.m.
with interment to follow at Ever-
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of Buxton Funer-
al and Crematory, 110 N.E. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children. For
information call (800) 403-9311.
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation aides
and assistance in developing a
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.
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"...and there is nothing new
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quote is a tragic statement, yet
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If a person is
living in such
is old and
then their life
must be most
By Paul If we were
Buxton living in a
period of his-
tory of a thousand years ago,
this statement would have had
Man's greatest achievement of a
thousand years ago was the wheel, and
his greatest achievement 500 years later
was still the wheel. But within the last
twenty years, there have been thou-
sands of new and useful inventions,
and every single one of them has been
greater than the wheel.
A person today has at his
beckoning more new and excit-
ing things to see and experience
than he can possibly perform.
Someone said "Digest every
day -- break it apart in tiny bits.
Enjoy every moment."
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Spring break is fun
Big sister Samantha Rivero-11 (top) was caught being a
good big sister helping watch Sofia Zapata-3 (middle) her
brother's friend and her brother William Rivero-3 during
her spring break vacation at the wooden jungle.
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CLEAN IT UP: This is for the man and woman who were walking their
big yellow lab down between the pier and the boat landing Sunday
evening. It is directed specifically to them but anybody it would pertain to.
They were letting the big yellow lab do his job down there and they need
to invest in a pooper scooper.
PUT FISH BACK WHERE THEY WERE CAUGHT: For three months
each winter we fish the rim canal at Taylor Creek for bass that we release
back into the canal. Every weekend my husband and I see tournament
fishermen catch bass in the canal then take them for weigh-in, some-
times all the way to Clewiston. I believe the tournament officials should
be required to release some of the bass back into the canal after weigh-
CANT ACCEPT IT: We cannot accept homosexuality because it goes
against our religion. Furthermore, I am sorry gays have problems, but
because you have problems doesn't make it right. The right thing would
have been to just go along with the flow and keep it to yourself, just like in
the service, don't tell, don't ask. The majority of people think it is wrong. It
is spiritually wrong and yes you can control yourself. Yes, there has been
homosexuals who have changed and became heterosexual. You need
God. You need to ask God to help you and he will give you the strength to
change. If you don't want to change then keep it to yourself because we
don't like it. It goes against the bible. We pay taxes for our school system.
Why, if we disagree with something that is going on in school, should we
have to pay taxes for our school system? We should have a say in what
clubs belong in school. Right there a good lawyer would win with the
ACLU because we are paying for this. If we do not want it in school, we
have weight and it shouldn't be. I am a Christian. I love all people. I don't
love what all people do. There are two sides to every, coin and our side
WANTS TO RECYCLE: Kudos to Laurie Adams who wrote about recy-
cling in Monday's paper. Okeechobee does not make it easy for those of
us who want to recycle. We live just outside the city and we can't get
curbside recycling either. We fill the landfill with at least four bags of
newspapers a week. They used to have big bins at the Ashley Furniture
parking lot but they removed those for some reason. Okeechobee makes
it very inconvenient for those of us who want to recycle.
CANALS: About the canals, this is downright ridiculous as nothing is
being done. I don't see anything being done. Ours, for which we are pay-
ing high taxes on for waterfront property hasn't had any water in it for
years. Are they actually going to do anything with these canals or aren't
they? I wish somebody would put this in Speak Out so I could under-
PHOTO INFORMATION: The picture in the Okeechobee News on
Wednesday, March 21, in regards to the Riverside Motel showing Swin-
dal's Grocery, I worked there all during WWII, from 1941-45 and we did
not sell liquor. We sold beer and wine. That bridge is not being disman-
tled. It is being repaired. The Florida East Coast Railroad ran right along
there for many years after this picture was made so that's the way it was.
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Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold
an indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 31, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Coffee and donuts will be avail-
able in the morning and hot dogs and sodas will be sold for lunch.
Doors will open promptly at 8 a.m. For information, contact Jesse
Black at (863) 467-7068.
Yard sale benefits scholarship fund
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
March 31, from 8 a.m. until ? in the parking lot of the Good Spirits
Lounge, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Proceeds will benefit the club's scholar-
DuPuis hosting lecture series
Participate in Florida Archaeology Month this March by attending
DuPuis Management Area's nature lecture series on Saturday, March
31, at 10 a.m. Grace Larson, president of the Southeast Florida
Archaeological Society, will give a presentation on the controversial
topic, Clovis vs. Pre-Clovis. The presentation will be held at DuPuis
Management Area Visitor's Center, 23500 S.W Kanner Hwy., Canal
Point. There is no admittance fee. For information, call Kim Kanter at
1-800-432-2045, ext. 3339; or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tantle 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) 357-01668.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 NW. 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)
Kiwanisa 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
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For Information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
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 meetat 6 p.m. For Information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For Information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
TopsTake off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863)
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short busi-
ness meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For infor-
mation, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863)
634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
A.A. meets 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
Qur Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County.
This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. it will be
at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
ABWA hosts special speaker
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter will host motivational
speaker Gayle Mingledorff at their Thursday, March 22, meeting.
The meeting will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrot Ave., beginning at noon. Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Ms.
Mingledorff studied and taught ballet and choreography for over
20 years. She is currently a resident of Jensen Beach and a mem-
ber of Treasure Coast Toastmasters and works with Arts Impact,
creating original programs using the artistic disciplines. She will
be addressing issues that relate to personal and professional
development for women. All professional women are invited.
RSVP to chapter president Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Cowboys for Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ will meet Thursday, March 22, at S.R. 731
and Club House Road in Venus for food and fellowship at 6 p.m.
Gospel music and the word will follow at 7 p.m. For information,
call (863) 465-4621.
Juvenile justice group meets
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 informa-
tion, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Tax laws topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3 FM. The special guest will
be Michael Dobrinski, IRS media relations specialist for South
Florida and Louisiana. The topic of the show will be common
errors made by tax filers; changes in tax laws; extended provi-
sions; and, Internet scams. For information, call IRS at 1-800-
829-1040 or visit www.irs.gov.
Church hosts Ft. Drum weekend
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host
the 15th annual Fort Drum Weekend on Saturday and Sunday,
March 24 and 25, from 10:30 until 4 p.m. each day. There will be
games and prizes for the youth as well as food, music, and a bak-
ing contest. Pastors Fred Hodges and Al Padgett will be speaking.
Bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair. For information
call Judy at (863) 357-1581, or the church at (863) 467-1733.
New FOE is forming
A new Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. A member-
ship drive and fund raiser will be held on Saturday, March 24, at
the old Cypress Hut Flea Market on U.S. 441 S.E. beginning at 1
p.m. Boston butt or chicken barbecue dinner will be served for a
donation of $6 per plate. There will be a silent Chinese auction,
give-aways and live music. For information, call (863) 763-1187.
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
Okeechobee. Gorge and Mary Beth Cooper will provide lunch,
and Davey Raulerson will provide the swamp cabbage. There
will also be prize giveaways. Tickets are still available for a 2006
E-Z-Go Car and a 10 foot Anderson trailer for $20. Fax registration
requests to (863) 763-7856; or, call Hospice of Okeechobee at
(863) 467-2321 for information.
Eastern Star hosts breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold a breakfast on Sunday, March 25, at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., from 8 until 11 a.m. for a
donation of $5 per person. The menu includes scrambled eggs,
homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, bacon and sausage,
hashbrown casserole, grits, fruit, orange juice and coffee. For
information, contact Jesse Black at (863) 467-7068 or Mary Ann
Holt at (863) 634-8087.
Prophecy conference scheduled
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. 9th St., will present a
prophecy conference with Dr. Daniel Fried, director of the Hope
of Israel Missions on Sunday, March 25 at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.;
and, Monday through Wednesday, March 26-28 at 7 p.m.
School board plans special meeting
The Okeechobee County School Board will host a meeting to
inform private schools of federal grant opportunities for the
2007/08 school year. The meeting is scheduled for Monday,
March 26, at 1 p.m. It will be held in room 303 of the Okee-
chobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
CCC to host special speakers
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee, will meet Tuesday, March 27,
at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 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 fami-
lies. The guest speaker will be Denise Huggins, from the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network, and Judi Miller, from Big Brother/Big
Sisters. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Red Cross offers CPR classes
The Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross, 323 N.
Parrott Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Wednesday,
Main Street membership luncheon slated
Okeechobee Main Street general membership luncheon will
be held on Wednesday, March 28, at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The April general membership luncheon
and election will be held on April 25, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested may contact Karen Hanawalt,
program manager, at (863) 357-MAIN or Paul Mitchell, elections
chair, at (863) 763-2111.
BHR church presents puppet show
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road at 8 Cypress St.,
will host the puppet presentation "Dare to Run!" by Steve and
Rhonda McPeck, Stephany and Olivia on Wednesday, March 28,
at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.0
Library plans storytelling event
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Bob Patterson will be
appearing in storytelling concert at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. With a
distinctive voice and 12-string guitar technique, Mr. Patterson
will take you on a trip through the real Florida. His stories will tie
you back to the land, to the plants and animals, to Florida's pre-
cious water and to Florida's real people. This program is spon-
sored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is free
and open to the public.
Church plans Easter drama
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will present an
Easter musical drama "Pathos 2007" on Friday, March 30, at 7
p.m. and on Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The presentation is open
to the public. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Easter cantata set for March 30 & 31
This year's cantata "Lord of Lords" will be presented by
the Okeechobee Community Choir on Palm Sunday weekend, Fri-
day, March 30, at 7 p.m. and, Saturday, March 31, at 2 and 7 p.m. at
The Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Blvd. For information, call Sandy
Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Prom dress rescue under way
A prom dress rescue is being organized for girls who want to
attend their high school prom but cannot afford the price of a
dress. The Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., will be the fit-
ting location. Girls can come here to select and try on dresses on
Friday, March 30, from 3 until 6 p.m. The plan is to assemble all the
beautiful gowns that were worn once and are now sitting idle in
closets, and make them available free to those who need them. For
those who wish to donate a gown, arrangements can be made to
pick up dresses. For information, call Pam Chesley at (863) 946-
2736 or (863) 634-7158.
Activity guide being prepared
The Shared Services Network (SSN) is preparing the 2007 Sum-
mer Activity Guide to assist you in selecting activities appropriate
for your children. The deadline for submitting your activity is Friday,
March 30. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in finding
activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this
summer. SSN is looking for activities to promote for children in
Okeechobee this summer in this guide. If your organization, club,
church or neighborhood is sponsoring a camp, day program or
supervised activity for local children please call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257, to submit your information. There is no
charge to submit your activity.
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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 registration requests to l(863) 763-7856; or call Hospice
of Okeechobee at (863) 467-2321 for information. call James
ACS plans bass tourney
American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament will be
held on Saturday, April 21 from safe light until 3 p.m. at Okee-Tantie
Campround, 10430 S.R. 78 W Entry fee is $130 per two person team
plus $5 entry into the give away drawing or $135 at the ramp. Prizes
will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Registration forms can be
obtained at Okeechobe at (863) 467-2321e Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W 16th Ave. or
Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 or call Chrissy at (863) 634-
8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483.
Bass Club holds monthly meeting and tournament
The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Posta
9528,2002 West S.R. 78, on the second Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following weekend.New member boaters andbe
non-boaters are welcome. For more information call Dave Stout at
OHS Brahman Spring
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Service Club Briefs
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
American Legion Post #64
is open Monday to Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and
Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and
margaritas served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day from I until 8 p.m.
Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 3
until 7 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. draft
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 5 until 8 p.m.
The Veteran's Memorial
Park Committee is taking appli-
cations for names to be
engraved into the Wall of Honor
until April 15. The per-name cost
is $60. Call the post at (863) 763-
2950 for information.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Johnny Patton at (863) 467-2882
or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) 467-
8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information
on events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday, April 7, Children's
Easter party. Call Aeries at (863)
763-2552 to sign up children
before March 31. Party from
noon until 2 p.m. Food and
drinks for children.
Saturday, April 14, District 7
picnic, food, music, fun and
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Monday of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, (note date
change), April 7: annual hog
(domestic pork) roast from 4
until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out
will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3
for children. A traditional barbe-
cue menu will be served and the
dinner is open to the public. For
information, call Jim Green at
(863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact Mary Ann Holt
at (863) 634-8087.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday bingo at noon.
Wednesday cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you
have a game you wish to play,
Thursday night meals will
be served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250
for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served from 6 until 7 p.m. Call
for the menu.
Sunday karaoke from 5:30
until 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27: Moose
Lodge enrollment at 7 p.m.
Prospective members should
attend this meeting.
Saturday, March 31: West-
ern Spring Roundup at 5 p.m.
Dress up in your western duds
and enjoy a chuck wagon din-
ner. Karaoke to follow at 8 p.m.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 150 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. The
lodge opens weekdays at 10 a.m.
and Sundays at 11 a.m. For infor-
mation and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954. Guests
are invited to enjoy the activities
and consider membership.
Social quarters open daily
from. 10 a.m. until?
Breakfast first Sunday of
every month from 8 to 11 a.m.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM Officers meetings
are the first Tuesday at 7 p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m..
Horseshoes Thursday and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free pool games, Sunday at
Dinners Friday at 5 p.m. for
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is served.
Dinners each Saturday at
5:30 p.m. for a $7 donation, with
music to dance by at 7 p.m..
Moose Races Saturday at 2
Turkey shoot each Sunday
at 9 a.m.
Saturday, March 24: Florida
Day at Moosehaven
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is
striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quarter-
master at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
Saturday, March 24: Break-
fast buffet from 8 until 10 a.m.
for a $5 donation.
Monday, April 2: pontoon
boat tickets one for $5 and
five for $20. Call (863) 763-0818
for time of drawing.
Open house in conjunction
with a Karaoke contest: prelimi-
naries on Saturday, March 24,
April 7 and 14. Finals are on April
21. Entry fee is $10.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post opens at
noon, Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
For information contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, or
Keith at (863) 634-2682.
A new Fraternal Order of
Eagles in now forming. A mem-
bership drive and fundraiser will
be held Saturday, March 24, at
the old Cypress Hut Flea Market
on U.S. 441 S.E. at 1 p.m. Boston
butt or chicken barbecue din-
ners will be served for a dona-
tion of $6 per plate. There will be
a silent Chinese-auction, -give--
aways and live music. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1187.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, March
16, through Thursday, March 22,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Wild Hogs" (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 II "Music & Lyrics"
(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 Ill "Messengers"(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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Have you saved a life today? a
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of theAmer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry ..
out assessment of facilities,,.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. For information
call (772) 595-1385.
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have '
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belin- GW
da at (863) 357-0166.
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must have a revaccina-
tion 12 months after the initial
vaccination. Thereafter, revacci-
nation requirements would con-
form to the vaccine manufactur-.
er's direction. Vendors should be
reminded that any dog or cat
offered for sale is to be sold with a
health certificate issued by a
licensed Veterinarian, per Florida
State Law 828.29. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
A continuous ten-week free
parenting class is offered on Mon-
days from 7 until 8 p.m. at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W.
28th St. The school is located
across the street from Osceola
Middle School. For information,
call (863) 462-5000, ext. 223.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
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FAMILY PLOTS(8) Perpetual
Care Cemetery, Ortona. Price
negotiable. Will separate if
ORTONA, 2 lots. $2000
CHILDS SMALL BLACK ZIP-
PERED PURSE found
around the Fair Grounds. Call
to identify (863)467-8645
AFRICAN GREY PARROT,
3/15. Vic. of West Palm
Beach (flying north).
LAB: Light Yellow, 6 mo. old,
male w/black training collar.
"Paco". Lost in vic. of Lazy 7.
Childs pet. (863)764-0727
PEKINGESE, Blonde, Male, 5
years old. Lost in the vicinity
of 20th St. in Oak Park. Dearly
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good home. (863)801-1302
or 801-3942. Okeechobee
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREEI You haul!
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES:
Free to good homes only!
JACK RUSSELL: Male, 1 yr
old, great with kids. Free to
good home. Family is mov-
PIT/LAB MIX PUPPIES, 13
weeks ofd, 1st shots, to
good home only.
PUPPIES (8): Florida Cur, 7
weeks old, free to good
homes only. 863-675-2844
RABBITS (2): Female, with
nice cage & accessories. To
good home only!
863-634-7288 or 467-1169
Treeing Walker Coonhound,
looks like a tall beagle, tri
colored, $700 REWARD!
LAZY 7, Friday & Saturday,
March 23rd & 24th, 8am-1pm,
1401 S.W. 86th Ave.
Large variety of items:...Too
much to list! See you there.
2370 SV 22nJ Circle
March 23rd & 24th, 8am to??
Furniture, clothes, dining room
table, entertainment center,
lawn mower, lots of misc.
3670 NW 15th Ave.
March 23rd & 24th
Gas range, house window, all
kinds of clothing 250 each &
lots of miscellaneous.
Okeechobee, 821 SE 9th St.
March 24th & 25th
8:30am to ??
Clothing, toys, sporting goods,
knick knacks, CDs, printers,
baby items & lots more.
Call for directions
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En ployment 205
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
12800 Hwy 70 East
FT/ PT SECRETARY needed.
Must have good computer
skills and Quickbooks Pro
experience. Good pay, good
up to $15.00/hr.
sugar tdot and prre as lin.
Twice a day for elderoly gentlve-
man n Mayberry's RV Park
HORSE EXERCISER P/T
Experienced English pleasure
rider for exercising horses
needed 3 days a week. Morn-
ings only. Call M-F 6am-3pm
INSTRUCTOR WANTED: Exp.
w/children programs required.
Top pay. (954)931-0515
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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 CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys 8. Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WINDOW UNITS (2), 110
watts, $100 for both or will
black, works great, $50
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
REFRIGERATOR, white, works
great, perfect for extra frdge
in garage, $40.
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition, $225. or best of-
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $100. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.
ALUMINUM WIRE 3/0, 400
+/- Ft. New. Sell for half price.
$250. for all. (863)467-1456
Metal Roofing & Siding: Stand-
ing seam & ribbed panels,
alum shutters. Local MFG,
Low $$$ Deliv. 772-201-9519
PLYWOOD, 50 sheets, $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
SIntallraton qf Storm
Licensed & Insured
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Path, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098
CHILDREN'S DRESSER- Whit.
good condition. $25.
CRADLE SWING, Fisher-Price,
Nature's Touch. Like new,
used 1 month. Paid $150,
asking $100 (663)763-8622
HIGH CHAIR, white, asking
$25 or best offer.
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
MEANS DRESS SHOES, Black,
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987
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COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
BEDROOM SET: Chest,
dresser, mirrors etc. Good
condition. FREE! You haul!
CABINET, white, $25 or best
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Match-
ing, upholstered, very good
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700:Ask-
DINING TABLE & 4 CHAIRS,
Good shape. $50
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with'
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800,
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $900 or
best offer. Call Kristina before
5:30 pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA SETS- 2, With
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
SOFA BED- Castro Con-
vertible, light tan, asking $65
SOFA, Sectional w/2 lounge
chairs, like new, burgundy.
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
BERETTA STORM- Carbine 40
cal., like new, 10 shot mag.,
I Genra Contr
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
COLT DEFENDER 45 ACP,
stainless steel, 8 shot, like
new, $900 (863)763-3210
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
S&W MODEL- 640 Snub Nose
357 mag. Stainless. Asking
$450. or trade for Ft. Pierce.
BODY BY JAKE- Very good
BOWFLEX- Top of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625
TREADMILL: Sport Craft,
brand new, fully assembled.
Paid $265, asking $200 neg.
863-674-0057 after 5pm
TREADMILL- Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
WEIGHT BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
CAST IRON KITCHEN SINK
W/drain board & CAST IRON
TUB $40 for both will sell
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
HANDICAP WALKER, Winnie
Walker Rollator, blue, hand
brakes, adjustable handles,
seat, $65. (863)467-8816
HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
POWER WHEELCHAIR- De-
luxe. Like new. Excellent
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera video & tunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-30?-1592 after 2pm.
ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
JACK RUSSELL: Free to good
MALTESE, 10 mo's old, male,
neutered. Great w/kids. Crate
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, $20 for both will sell
HOT TUB, 6 person, blue In
color, works good, $750 or
best offer. (863)357-1576 or
JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
yrs old, with cover, excellent
condition, paid $3500 ask-
ing $1000 (863)946-3333
BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
COMPOUND BOW, Hoyt Fast
Flite, w/gwiver & arrows,
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
Electric. $700 Call anytime.
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
SUB WOOFER BOX, For 2- 15"
Subs. Huge box. $200. or
best offer. (863)634-6476
SANYO, 17", with remote. $50
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75. (863)763-3551
BILL COSBY (2 Tickets) 6:30
pm, 3/28/2007 @ Kravis
Center. Excellent seats. $100
for both. (863)697-6267
AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electdc, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
ARBOR PRESS, Bench model,
3 ton, like new. $75
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
DIFFERENT NAILS for air nail-
ers, Siemens breakers, dry-
wall tools, $200 will sell
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Em-
Glo, used, $50
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" Black
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704
VCR- Sharp, like new plus 35
movies. Asking $150.
CB RADIO: With antennae,
works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
box. $25. 863-697-8731
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous B15
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
die/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MARE- 16 yr. old. $300.
863-634-6087 Call anytime.
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $150. 239-340-4758
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
FORD 800 TRACTOR, runs
GAS GRILL, BBQ Pro, 3 tier
shelf w/side burner. $100
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
tion. $500. 863-675-1754
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
LAWN MOWER, Gas Edger,
Shovels, Rakes, Hoes, 2
Tree Trimmers, $500.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, Electric start.
Runs & mows good. $275.
or best offer. (863)357-0516
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
For More Info
BULL, Registered &
2 Expecting Belted Galloway
Cow's in Palm Beach Co.
$2,750. Bob 609-247-9328
LAYING HENS- Large brown
eggs. $12. each. Call Sue
Townhouse, no pets.
$750/mo. 1st & last.
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, No
pets. $700/mo. 1st, last &
$400 sec. to move in. 2 units
OKEECHOBEE: Lg 1BR or 2BR
In town, furnished, no pets,
$685/mo + util. 1st & sec.
OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
BASSWOOD: New home,
3br/2ba, garage, lots of tile,
pets welcome. $1200/mo
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
DIXIE RANCH ACRES: 3br, 2ba,
lots of tile, large yard. $1100
per mo. Immed occupancy!
FORT DRUM, 2 BR, 2 BA, gar-
age. Quiet country area. Small
pet okay. Fenced yd. Monthly
or Seasonal. (305)944-2721.
RENT TO OWNI
Buckhead Ridge, 2BR/1BA,
1098 sq. ft. CBS home with
nice yard & lake access canal.
$4900. moves you In.
Bruised credit is O.K.1
Call Don (954)290-0861
New 2br, 1ba. 2 acres,
Furnished. Complete tile. Lg
Kit. & Bath. $700. mo. ncld
Electric. (772)597-0964 or
-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
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STARTING at only $59,900
This master planned community
features world class fishing, clubhouse
marina, u/g utilities and more!
SITE OF THE 2007
PORTICO DREAM HOME!
Cal fo yu-apontet ody
OKEECHOBEE- Duplex, 1/1
each side, all new, $750/mo
or sell for $210,000.
MOBILE HOME- 2br, 1.5ba,
furnished, $750/mo or sell
MOBILE HOME- 2/2, 1400 sq
ft. $900/mo or sell for
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
GLADES CO: 100 acre land
auction on 03/31/07. Owner
/ agent brokers welcome.
JUST ON THE MARKET
3BR/2BA2 car garage, CBS
home on 1.15 acres, Lazy 7
area, built 2001,1,774 sq. ft.
living area. Owner motivated
to sell. 7775 SW 9th St,
NEW LISTING -2964 NW 34th
Avenue. Bright & cheery, this
6 room home will reflect your
love & personality without
costing a fortune. Quality
construction, updated roof,
vinyl siding & insulation, new
appliances, chain link fence, &
recent tree maintenance all
reduce the worry of
unanticipated repair costs.
Ample storage space even,
for a pack rat! 12' x16' metal
shed. FSBO $115,000.
Ph: 860-921-8408 or email
1 car garage plus den. Buy for
$1,175 per month. $165,000.
Can be seen at 3632 NW 5th
St. Also, 4BR/2BA, Buy now
$995/mo. or $144,900, Can
be seen at 3698 NW 7th St.
OKEECHOBEE, Charming 3BR,
2BA CBS home. $139,900.
1401 SE 8th Drive.
Sat. March 24th 10 am-3 pm
Sun. March 25th 1 pm-4 pm
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Vacant,
Lake access, canal lot, with
seawall & boat ramp, beautiful
view. $84,500 (772)349-9738
TAYLOR CREEK: Vacant wa-
terfront lot, 80 x 100.
$98,000. 863-467-2225 or
M ile Homes
101T IT 1 97MR
CHOICE OF 3BR OR 2 BR DBL
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
LARKEE LAKES- 2/1,
$600/mo $300 deposit. Call
NEAR 128TH ST: Dble Wide,
4BR/2BA, private on large par-
cel. $1000/mo + 1st, last &
sec. No pets. 863-697-3247
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba mo-
bile, $650/mo.+ $400 dep.
In 55+ Community, 6 mos-
lease req (863)763-8342
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba, brand
new, waterfront, all new apple's
incl. w/d, lake access.
OKEECHOBEE: 3br/2ba mobile
home for rent, town water
and sewer, large lot. $800 /
month. Call 954-610-5345.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfeds
Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 2006
Doublewide, 1,600 sq. ft.,
open kitchen, open LR w/FR
spacious BR's. ood porch &
carport. Palm Village Ranch,
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA, on 1
acre lot, nice shade trees,
$79,900. (863)314-9861 or
Park Model, 42x12, new roof,
completely furnished, incl.
REDUCED!- 2/1 Fully turn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles.- ATVs 3035
Airboat: 220 motor, 15x8
Apache Hull w/ rod lockers,
carbon prop & ram line trail-
ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
BOAT TRAILER, for-22-24', all
BONITO BOWRIDER, '89, 15.5
ft., 48hp Evinrude, runs
great, no problems, power
trim, $2500. (863)697-6077
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1600 neg. (863)697-0424
JON BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, 1
padded seat, no trailer or
motor, like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)763-8937
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet. No
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
ROW BOAT:w/oars, 14 Ft., 2
hp, Suzuki 0/B Motor & 21 Ft.
galvanized trailer. $700 for all.
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/O. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
V Bottom Boat, 12 Ft., 9 spd.
troll. mtr., marine batt. an-
chor & paddles work. $750
WILL TRADE- '86 Smoker
Craft, foam filled bottom, like
new, 90 hp Merc, new
carbs, new tune up, '05 trlr,
$4500 or trade for auto
CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof, must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
graded, ext. warranty,
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
S, i Garages 6 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster 18631634-2044
14 Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 22, 2007
CARBURETOR, Airboat, re-
built, for ground power en-
gine, original equipment.
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both. call
(863)946-1031 after 10am
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1500.
KAWASAKI 440: $770
SUZUKI RM250-'06, 2 cyl, Pd
$6200 new. Only used 5
hrs. Perfect condition Must
sell $4895. (863)673-2775
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
SUZUKI EIGER '06, Quad Run-
ner, 4wd, new rims & tires,
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
MIDAS VOLUNTEER CAMPER
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, In Palm-
dale, avail 04/01/07, with
one slide-out, 33 ft, great
cond. $4000. 301-904-1524
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Can 4015
Commercial Trumcks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four W el DrIive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repars 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utmty 4055
Tractor T lem 4000,
Utility TMlers 4066
CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
CHEVY DELRAY, '58, good
body, needs restored,
CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE ARIES WAGON- '87,
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
good. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004:
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k mi.
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or best offer.
HYYNDAI ACCENT-'02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
MERCURY SABLE, '88, needs
trans. work, a/c, new bump-
ers & radiator, eng. runs
good, $600. (863)674-4757
NISSAN PULSAR '87- needs
work, asking $300
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,-
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863,)763-6747
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.
Buing a car? Look In the
classifleds. Solving a
car? Look II the classi-
WANTED: Junk Cars, Will pay
$75 $100 for complete cars
towed in, or $50 $75 if
picked up. (863)763-2141
KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
SUZUKI SAMURAIS, '85, '86
& '88, MUST SEEI $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
GOLF CART: 1990 Harley Par
Car, Gas, Good condition.
Runs well. Asking $1200.
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
BEDLINER, For 2007 long bed
Silverado. No tailgate piece.
$150 or best offer.
HAULER RACK, aluminum, for
full size pickup, $350 neg.
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity face. Retail $300. Ask-
ing $200.561-683-7243 WPB
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
FACTORY CHROME WHEELS,
t4) & TIRES, P5570R16, fit
M trucks '99-'07, 1/2 ton,
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
MUD TIRES- 4, 36", 5 lug Ford
rims. $300. (561)722-5289
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
RIMS & TIRES (4), GM, 8 lug,
steel rims w/LP245/75/16
tires with centers. $150 or
best offer. (863)467-5616
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 -'03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
TIRES, (4), BUCKSHOT,
31/1050/R15, on 6 lug rims
$450 neg. (863)634-9547
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5 pm
TRUCK ENGINE & TRANS: 2.2
liter, 4 cyl, w/ hp chip, head-
ers orig chip, k & n intake,
UTILITY TRUCK BED, Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706
Your next job could he In
today's casffleds. DM
you look for It?
CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like newly
DODGE QUAD CAB '01- Red
53K miles, 318 eng, 230hp,
posi traction rear end, load-
ed, $9000 (863)610-7725
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
good. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
FORD F150: '02 XLT, ext cab,
4x2, 83k mi, am/fm/cd, p/I,
good tires, tool box, very
FORD F150, '86, 5.0 auto,
runs good, $900.
FORD F150 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good int, runs &
looks great. Must see.
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604,
FORD RANGER, '86, 4x4, 4
spd., auto with air, V6, new
tires, toolbox, very nice
truck, $2800. 863-234-9901
FORD RANGER, '88, 4x4, lift
kit, very clean, needs minor
work, $1200 as is.
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
CHEVY SUBURBAN 1500 Se-
ries 1996, 5.7 Vortex, Excel-
lent condition. New tires.
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
JEEP, '81 with new Hummer
fiberglass body, all new
parts & tires, $2295 or best
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06,4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
Your new car could bIe i
today's paper. Have you
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE CUSTOM VAN, '94,
runs great, new tires, $2500.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD WINDSTAR- '1998, En-
gine problems. $1500. More
details.. (863)675-0485 or
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P ublic Notie 5I005I
The Wordforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
* bum announces a public meeting to
which all persons are Invited:
Date &Time: Wednesday, March 28,
2007- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coest
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St. Luale, FL 34986
9EP.iB S To approve an operator for
the ne-Stop Career Services and to
discuss matters concerning the Work-
force Investment Act, Workforce Em-
aloyment Opportunities, the Welfare
Tnsition Program, One-Stop Career
Centers and the Workforce Develop-
ment Board. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
Wore Devepmnt Board
ne roasure oasu
584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100
Port St Lucle, FL 34986
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above refereferenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings s made, which record
Includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
199812 ON 3/22/071
oadem ONW Aoe populail
PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE HELD Al
JOHN'S TOWING SERVICE STORAGE
LOT LOCATED AT 704 NORTHEAST
2ND AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 ON APRIL 6, 2007 AT 9:(OC
A.M. PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STAT.
UTE 713.78 FOR UNPAID TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES. YEAF
MAKE MODEL AND VIN ARE AS FOL.
1994 Ford Ranr
1991 Dodge Caravan
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, AND NC
CHECKS WILL ACCEPTED. SELLEF
RESERVES THE RIGHT OF FINAL BID.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE I SAID AUTOMOBILE,
WILL BE SOLD "AS IS, CONDITION
WITH NO GUARANTEE'S
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
Give-away benefits March of Dimes
Tickets are available at Riverside National Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., for a 2006 90 CC Adley four-wheeler. Tickets are $10 each and
the proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes. The drawing will be
held April 2.
The Footsteps of Jesus
Beginning Palm Sunday Night, April 1, His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene will present a 45-minute dramatization
reflecting each day in Holy Week brought to life with music and narra-
tion. Services on Sunday will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2, thor-
ough Friday, April 6 services will begin at 7 p.m. You will hear reflec-
tions of each of the day's events by Nicodemus, Thomas, the mother
of a little girl who sat on Jesus' knee, the carpenter, the tanner, the
temple guard, and the Roman soldier. The church is located at 425
S.W. 28th St, two blocks behind Pizza Hut. Everyone is welcome.
There will be no charge.
Substance abuse board meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Advisory Board will
meet Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977 or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Horse trainer to visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators will host horse trainer Skip
Calder on Thursday, April 5, from 2 until 4 p.m. The event will take
place in the empty lot at the corner of S.W. Fourth Street and S.W. Fifth
Ave., across from the First Baptist Church and the ROC. Mr. Calder will
be presenting horse training techniques along with sharing how living
for God has many things in common with horse training. The event is
open to the public.
Masonic Lodge hosting hog roast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge No. 237 F&AM, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,
will hold their annual hog (domestic pork) roast on Saturday, April 7,
from 4 until 7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out will be available for a suggested
donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children. A traditional barbecue
menu will be served and the dinner is open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Jim Green at (863) 634-4401 or Jose Verano at (863) 634-
Substance abuse resource committee meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's Community
Resource Committee will meet Monday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to anyone interested in attending. For information call
Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.
Outreach training committee meets
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Committee Community Out-
reach/Training Committee will meet on Monday, April 9 from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to anyone inter-
ested in attending. For information call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040
or Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
Substance Abuse Coalition meets
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held on April 10, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is welcome and
lunch will be served. For more information call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040. There will also be an evening meeting on April 10, from 7
until 8 p.m. at Central Elementary School's Library for anyone who
can not attend the afternoon meeting. All parents and PTO members
from all Okeechobee Public and Private Schools are encouraged to
TV personality to speak at church
Tom Lester, who played Eb Dawson on the television series "Green
Acres," will be appearing at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S.
441 S.E., at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Mr. Lester, has also appeared
on "Petticoat Junction," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Marcus Whelby," "Little
House on the Prairie," "Knight Rider" and two Disney movies. he is a
dynamic Christian speaker who addresses banquets, youth confer-
ences, youth rallies, worship services and prayer breakfasts.
AARP offers free tax service
AARP-Tax-aide will hold a free tax counseling preparation and e-fil-
ing service each Monday and Tuesday through April 17, from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Last
year's tax return, all financial documents for 2006, picture ID, Social
Security card and birth dates are required for everyone listed on the
return. For information, call Neile Foreman at (863) 357-1694.
AC S hosting bass tourney
The American Cancer Society breast cancer bass tournament will
be held Saturday, April 21, from safe light until 3 p.m. at the Okee-
Tantie Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W. The entry fee is $130 per two-person
team, plus $5 entry into the give away drawing, or $135 at the ramp.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the weigh-in. Registration forms
can be obtained at Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, 5286 S.W. 16th
Ave.; Garrard's Tackle Shop, 4259 S. U.S. 441 S.; or, by calling Chrissy
at (863) 634-8927 or Crystal at (863) 634-9483..
Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the comer of N.W
Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth Health Day
on May 12, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include: motivational
speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropriate for teens ages
13-17; a question and answer session; private counseling will be avail-
able; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be available; and, a health fair.
There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP to Shirlean Graham at
Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April 30.
Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day Bike
Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show, contests, vendors,
poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets
are $10 per person on Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass is $15
per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big Lake Missions,
the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors,
bands, sponsors, parking attendants, cleaning crews and security person-
nel are currently being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or
(863) 634-4151; log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Pro-
ductions, P.O. Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Substance Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: "S.O.S." Students Offering
Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages of 12-18
will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits, write skits, and
learn to give presentations. The program will run for six weeks from July 6
through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from which to choose: First Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and
application call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the featured
monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and entry forms
and complete contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.gov/okee -
select Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur photographers
only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For information, call
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be. 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.
Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies Aux-
iliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members. The time
and place for meetings will be announced. For information call Bill at
(863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.
Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of 1998
are asked to please submit .your contact information to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament
will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick
school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same
ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the following
members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-
2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-
3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House in need of help
Martha's House Domestic Violence Shelter is in need ofyour help! The
screen porch at our shelter needs to be enclosed with windows. We need
a contractor, handyman or someone that could perform this service and
donate all or part of the supplies. We are also in need of two new or gently
used stoves. If you can help us out, we would be very grateful. All dona-
tions are tax deductible. Contact Stephanie or Kim at (863) 763-2893 or
Stephanie at (863) 610-9192.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school year;
and, the parent must obtain certificate of. eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For infor-
mation, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
Church presents drama
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will present a praise and
worship Easter program titled "Lion of Judah-Calvary's Lamb" on Sun-
day, April 1, at 4 and 6 p.m. The program will be presented by the com-
bined choirs and drama ministry of First Baptist Church.
Children's Ranch hosting yard sales
The yard sale at Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., is
now open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Please bring us all your unwanted treasures. Tax receipts are avail-
able at the office. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care .to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to cus-
tomers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric
bill. There are rules and guidelines that mustfbe met to quality. If you
are a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your
name and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be
done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your
local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accept-
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other
items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit.infants and pregnant women in the community.
For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AlDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-
school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.
VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208
S.E. Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from I
until 4 p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the
cost is $30 for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For infor-
mation, call Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales
on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-