When I grow up: 7-year-old Chloe wants to handle reptiles

OKEECHOBEE — Seven-year-old Chloe Dutton thinks reptiles are really cool and wants to be a reptile handler when she grows up. Her older brother got a bearded dragon when she was young, and she has liked them ever since. Herpetologist Billy Johnson fell in love with snakes when he was about Chloe’s age. He said […]

When I grow up: Willie wants to play football

  Willie Jones wants to be a football player when he grows up. He likes to play football because it is fun. He thinks it would be cool and he likes being on a team. Willie is 7 years old. Football comes naturally to 17-year-old Blaine Keathley, and that’s one of the reasons he loves […]

When I grow up: Okeechobee girl wants to be a dog groomer

OKEECHOBEE – Because she wants to combine petting dogs with making money, 6-year-old Chloe Harmon thinks a dog grooming career would be perfect for her. Jeanni Bayless agrees that dog grooming is a great career. For her, it is in the blood. Although she did have some other dreams; when she was young, she thought […]

When I grow up: Eli is already a cowboy

  “I’m already a cowboy,” said 5-year-old Eli Harvey, son of Jim Jr. and Celeste Harvey, and his mom agrees. “He was born and raised a cowboy,” she said. “He gets up at 5 a.m. and works like a grown man.” Eli loves being a cowboy because he loves riding horses and working cows, “especially […]

When I grow up: Korbin wants to be a ninja

  “I want to be a ninja so I can protect people and wear a cool headband,” says 6-year-old Korbin Shaddon, who happens to be Student of the Week in his kindergarten class at South Elementary School this week. Korbin thinks it would be pretty cool to break a wooden block, too! If you ask […]

When I grow up: Ethan wants to paint like a master

  “I want to become like Leonardo Da Vinci,” says 13-year-old Ethan Dupree. Ethan explained he has been painting for almost three years now. He started taking classes at Fawn Barr’s Art Studio after his parents suggested it to him. He said his dad told him art was in his blood. “Both of my grandmas […]