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Vol. 96 No. 72 Sunday, March 13, 2005 75R Plus tax


Brief

R.O.A.D. is taking
phone calls
At this time R.O.A.D.
(Recovering Okeechobee After
Disaster) is only able to take
information over the tele-
phone. They do not have the
office space to interview clients
in person. In the near future,
they hope to have office space
to interview clients. Because of
an equipment failure, those
people who called R.O.A.D.
after 2 p.m. on Tuesday after-
noon are asked to call back.
The number is (863) 357-4177.

Inside

Local students
enter Envirothon
The Okeechobee High
School team "The Black
Bears", sponsored by environ'
mental science teacher Jill
Scott, won the Indian River
Lagoon Envirothon for Okee-
chobee County on Friday, Feb.
25 at the University of Florida's
Medical Entomology Laborato-
ry in Vero Beach. The team
consisted of five members;
Danny Ingersol, Whitney
Wood, Joe Lecrenier, Emily
Peterson and Grant Clements.
They will now advance to the
Florida State competition at
Hillsborough River State Park
near Tampa on April 2.
'The Envirothon is North
America's largest environmen-
tal educational program and
contest for high school stu-
dents.
Page3
Illinois defeats
MinVnesota
There simply was no way
top-ranked Illinois would let
this game slip away.
Playing less than 24 hours
after their coach's mother died,
the Illini used their defense to
beat back a late Minnesota rally
and defeat the Golden Gophers
64-56 Saturday to advance to
the Big Ten tournament cham-
pionship game.
Luther Head ignited a first-
half comeback and led the Illini
(31-1) with 14 points, earning
him a hug from coach Bruce
Weber after the game. Weber's
mother, Dawn Weber, died Fri-
day evening after emergency
heart surgery.
Page?7

Drought Index
Current: 518
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.89 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.21 feet


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(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
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Community Events. .4
Crossword ..... ., .11
Mini Page ...... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion .... . .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .7
TV .............. .12
Weather ........... .2
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Speckled Perch Festival: Two-day event continues


Staff photos/Debra Smythe
Members of the Citizens Observation Patrol rode along in the Speckled Perch Parade
on Saturday, March 12. As members of the community, they want to let everyone know
that they are here for the public's safety and to encourage everyone to participate in the
prevention of crime.


County official



says roads are



a 'hedge podge'


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners spent a good part of
Thursday afternoon discussing
two issues that have become hot
topics the issuance of build-
ing permits for lots without
improved public or private road
access and the sludge ordi-
nance.
At their meeting two weeks
ago, commissioners were first
faced with the topic of issuing
building permits on unimproved
roads. They scheduled 90 min-
utes to discuss the subject at
their March 10 meeting. At the
conclusion of the scheduled
time, many problems were
noted but no solution was dis-


covered.
Commissioners expressed a
desire to study the matter further
at their next meeting.
Housing Official Bill Royce
showed the commissioners
maps of several subdivisions in
the county, some of which do
not have paved streets. He went
on to say that unrecorded subdi-
visions are another issue. He
noted that some people have
put shell rock on rights-of-way
and that many rights-of-way are
not maintained by the county.
He noted that the county
right-of-way near the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club
on U.S. 441 N. is not even a shell
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During the 2005 Speckled Perch Festival on Saturday, March 12, there were plenty of
people out shopping in the park before the parade began and then every one returned
to shopping all the craft and food stands when the parade had made its way down the
streets of downtown Okeechobee.




Recollections of


Frank Chandler


As told to MaryAnn Morris
"In Buckhead Ridge in the
1920s and 1930s there were just
settlers. It wasn't built up then."
(Buckhead Ridge got its name
from the shape of the land jutting
out in the lake. People thought it
looked like the shape of a buck's
head.)
"Then there was still commer-
cial fishing on the lake in the '20s
and they used to go out and catch
five or ten thousand pounds in a
trip. The boat they used was part
house boat, you see, and you'd
sleep and eat in the one part and
the other part was for cleaning
and icing down the fish. Going
out on the lake on a fishing boat
was a summer treat when there
wasn't any school. They had "run
boats" for running the iced fish
back to the fish house up Taylor
Creek. Booth had a fish house up


there on Taylor Creek by the
bridge on 70 and that's who
bought the fish.
When the hurricane came in
'28, in those frame houses up on
blocks, you'd lie in bed at night
listening to the wind and feel the
house sort of shiver and you'd
think it was going to lift right up,
but you'd lie there and feel it settle
back down again.
Pogy Bill the sheriff, would
come over after football at the
high school and help out the foot-
ball players by rubbing out the
Charley horses and he'd make
sure they were really gone too!
He wouldn't let you go until he
was sure you were all right. He
was always helping people.
After you finished school dur-
ing the Depression, in '33 and '34,
See Recollections Page 2


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Applicants needed
for citizen boards
OKEECHOBEE The Okee-
chobee City Council is seeking
interested applicants to serve on
various citizen boards.
These boards include, but are
not limited to: Okeechobee Utili-
ty board of directors; code
enforcement board -planning
board-land planning agency-
board of adjustments and design
review board.
Membership of the board,
when possible, should consist of
architects, general contractors,
realtors, business persons and
lay persons. Terms are for three
years, and either city or county
residents may apply.
Applications can be obtained
from the Okeechobee City
Clerk's Office, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
For information, call (863) 763-
3372, ext. 215.
No member of a citizen board
shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office
with the government of the City
of Okeechobee or Okeechobee
County.

Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE --The Proper-
ty Appraiser's Office, located in
the Alderman Building at 307
N.W. Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the 2004 sales tax
rebate of up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.

Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE Homebuy-
er's classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m.
at the USDA Service Center, 454
U.S. 98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5507, ext.
* 503.


Recollections
Continued From Page 1
this is boys now, you could go to
C.C.C. Camp"(Civilian Conserva-
tion Corps, a program of Franklin
Roosevelt's New Deal. The C.C.C.
built nine of Florida's state parks
including Highland Hammock
State Park in Sebring). "then you
* could maybe get work with the
WP.A.(Works Progress Adminis-
tration, another part of Franklin D.
Roosevelt's New Deal); maybe one
or two days a week for a dollar a
day. But back then you could buy
groceries for $1.50 to $2 a week;
you had beans, tomatoes, grits,
you ate a lot of beans. Nothing
fancy, but regular food and we
stayed healthy, too. Everyone had a
garden, maybe an acre or a half
acre and you could grow a lot of
what you wanted to eat. Some
people now might starve and
never think about planting a gar-
den.


S.. My friend and I used to go at
Night to hunt for rabbits or frogs to
sell. Big Boy Henry" (Henry Meat
S Packers) "would buy them for a
few cents; Iltn you could buy the
S food like Ilour you couldn't raise.
We killed the frogs with a "frog
swat." We took a piece off a big
S-- Cabbage Palm and cut all the
leaves off. That left us with about a
four foot piece pretty thick on one
end. You'd swat the frog on the
S head and put it in the "croaker
S -- -bag" you took with you. Then
walked back to town' and sold
them in the morning. One time we
were walking out of the swamp
~ back to the road just before sun-
rise, when my friend stepped on a
-big water moccasin. He jumped
and killed it with his frog swat. I


was glad he did.
After high school I was in CCC
camp at Lawtey, up north of Starke.
We worked digging out tree
stumps and some of them were
ten or twelve feet across and you'd
dig, then get under them and cut
the roots loose. I was there seven
months and the last two days or so
we did get to plant seedling pines.
There was other work during
the Depression. Sometimes you'd
get a day or two of work at some of
the big farms. Judge Sterns had a
farm down by Eagle Bay. A "day's
work" was from sunup to sun-
down, so you'd start early in the
morning and it was all wet with
dew, and you'd be wet in the
mucky soil the tomatoes grew in.
Those rows would seem like the
longest rows you'd ever seen. Then
you'd carry the baskets full of
tomatoes to the end of the row to
be picked up and start picking all
over those rows again 'til sundown
for a dollar a day.
Dan McCarthy had a grocery
store in town in the black building
on the corner on 70. There was a
man from Henry Meat Packers
over in Tampa who made sausage
and smoked sausage in the back
part of Dan McCarthy's store. Later,
finally they decided to expand their
territory to sell beef and sausage in
Canal Point and the towns around
the lake and they asked me to
come do that. The first truck was
like the truck on "The Waltons" on
television, but it was painted yel-
low.. The meat was kept cold by a
battery operated fan blowing on a
big, not as big as a 55 gallon, but
big drum of ice in the back. You
really had to move that sausage
quick because that pork was
ground up and would spoil quicker
than the beef."


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Drive through
Francisco Morales was driving a bus on Saturday
belonging to Gamez Enterprises according to Okee-
chobee City Police Department Officer, Victoria Williams.
She stated that he was eastbound on Southwest Third
Street, trying to turn left onto U.S. 441 N. when he came
in contact with this Chevrolet truck driven by William
Morse of Tampa. Officer Williams stated the accident
caused Mr. Morris to loose control of his vehicle sending
it into a Buick owned by Clyde Dempsy of Buckhead
Ridge and finally coming to rest in Ledferds Paint and
Supply. Officer Williams also stated that there were no
serious injuries as a result of this accident.


Roads
Continued From Page 1
road.
He admitted that the road situa-
tion is a "hodge podge."
Mr. Royce said older rights-of-
way must be looked at separately,
since they were laid out under
older regulations. He went on to
say that some subdivisions are at
least 40 years old.
County Attorney John Cassels
noted that there are thousands of
lots on unpaved roads.
"You shouldn't make the last
person on the road pay for the
paving," he said.
Commissioners Clif Betts noted
two solutions: either the landown-
ers build a road or the county
builds the road with a special
assessment.
Mr. Cassels noted that a special
assessment is not an option in an
unrecorded subdivision.
Commissioner Gehe Woods
stated that in a platted subdivision a
special assessment is the best way
to go.
Mr. Cassels cautioned that the
county does not want to finance a
developer. He urged that care be
taken to ensure that the county is
not used as a developer's tool.
Commission Chairman John
Abney asked about the possibility
of a release that would release the
county from liability if an emer-
gency vehicle could not get to a
house.
Mr. Cassels noted that a release
is only marginally effective for the
owner and not his children or his
guests.
Jeff Sumner noted that building
a road removes the liability for
emergency vehicles but it might
block drainage and flood some
houses.
Mr. Cassels said the county is
trying to find an alternative
between no road and a special
assessment.
Bill it is the county's ultimate
goal to have roads paved, either a
developer does it or it is done by
assessment.
Realtor Bobby Tucker said it's
not right to arbitrarily not issue a
building permit if the lot is not on
an existing road when 60 days ago
the owner could have built on that
lot. ,
"I can't keep violating county
ordinance," replied Mr. Royce.
"We have been making this
mistake for 14 or 15 years," added
Mr. Woods.
Mr. Royce noted that in Viking
the county acknowledged
approved private streets. He point-
ed out that there are some gray
areas, noting that step by step "we
have gone too far from regula-
tions."
Commissioner Elvie Posey stat-
ed that this is what happens when
issues are decided on a case-by-
case basis.
"This type of thing will never be
back and white," said Mr. Royce.
Mr. Long said this has been
going on for decades.
He said early developers caused
problems that the county now has
to fix.


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Mr. Royce sad his life would be
easier if there were a 90-day grace
period.
But, Mr. Woods stated he was
not in favor of doing that.
"We cant continue this prac-
tice," said Commissioner Ray
Domer.
Rick Aspen asked the definition
of public road.
"Doe it exist or is it on paper,"
he asked. "If it is on paper, you
have a lot of responsibility."
To conclude the matter Mr. Cas-
sels stated "You have given staff a
lot to think about. Let staff work on
it and discuss it further at the next
meeting."
"No one will be irreparably
harmed if they can't; get a permit
for two weeks," he added.
He then read the portion of the
county's land development regula-
tions that stated that a building per-
mit could not be issued for proper-
ty on an unimproved county or
private road.
Turning to another controver-
sial issue, commissioners dis-
cussed enforcement of an ordi-
nance the county enacted in the
summer of 2003 that deals with
slugged disposal. Among other
things, the ordinance calls for
annual inspection of sludge haul-
ing trucks, but no mechanism has
been instituted to carry out inspec-
tions.
Eddie Trent, of the Okeechobee
County Health Department, sub-
mitted figures as to the projected
cost to his department in imple-
menting inspections. According to
the figures, the cost of an inspec-
tion program would be $88,000
annually, while the revenue gener-
ated by inspection fees would be
$23,612. Those figures indicated
that it would cost the county
$64,388 to inspect sludge hauling
trucks.
The fee for each truck under Mr.
Trent's proposal would be $1,400.
Mr. Betts said that is what Martin
County charges.
County Administrator George
Long said the inspection indicates
the condition of the truck on the
day of inspection, and that a local
inspector could spend more time
at local sites than a Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
inspector.
He went on to say that the ordi-


nance does not specify the qualifi-
cations for an inspector.
Mr. Cassels noted that inspect-
ing trucks may not be cost effec-
tive, but the other parts of the ordi-
nance deal with spreading treated
sludge and setbacks from property
lines. He said he was of the opinion
that a residual management facility
is not an agriculture use, and added
that the board could determine if
buffers or setbacks are reasonable.
"We need to enforce the ordi-
nance or change it," Mr. Cassals
said. "There hasn't been clamoring
demand to
put stickers on trucks."
The county attorney went on to
say if the consensus for the board is
that'state enforcement is adequate,
they could conduct a hearing and
define the issues.
Mr. Long noted that inspection
trucks would require extra person-
nel but that setback requirements
could be enforced with existing
personnel.
Mr. Cassels suggested reconsid-
ering setbacks, and possibly
amending the ordinance.
"I'd like to revisit the whole ordi-
nance," Mr. Posey said.
Mr. Abney stated that unless it is
enforce, it is no good.
In an unrelated matter, at their
last meeting commissioners
approved the purchase of four self-
contained breathing apparatus for
$15,798.20. After the meeting, staff
discovered that air bottles could be
purchased separately. Therefore,
the board approved purchase of
four breathing apparatus without
the air bottles for $12,458.92.
In other action, the board:
approved expenditure of
$11,847.52 for replacement of
razor wire at the jail;
agreed to consider changes to
the recreation faculty reservation
policy to be presented at the next
meeting;
assigned term lengths to
agric-civic center advisory commit-
tee members that had been
appointed at the last meeting;
appointed Rick Chartier to the
Okeechobee Development
Authority;
approved the expenditure of
$57,754 to rebuild the handicap
ramps at the east and wet
entrances to the present court-
house.


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Report cards will go home on April 1


Congratulations
Yearling Middle School Students of the Week for March 3 are (left to right, back)
Meaghan Thomas, Marcy Andrews, Matthew Payne and Mr. Greseth, (left to right, front)
Ashley Welsch, Jackie Marrero and Gauadalupe Martinez.


FCAT
FCAT testing will be next week
March 14, March 15, and March
16. It is important that your student
is on time for school and well rest-
ed. Breakfast will be provided all
three mornings free of charge for
students. Eighth grade students
will do the science portion of FCAT
of Monday, March 21.
FCAT reward for
2003-2004
The seventh and eighth grade
students who helped make the
FCAT grade a "B" last year will be
rewarded a trip to the bowling
alley for lots of fun. Students will
get to bowl, play video games and
just hang out and talk for doing


such a good job and bringing our
grade up.
Your seventh grader will go on
March 21, and the eighth grade
class will go on March 23. Permis-
sions will go home with students.
End of the 9 weeks
The end of the 3rd 9 weeks is
March 17. Report cards will be
going home with students on April
1.
Spring Break
Students will be off on Friday,
March 25, for Good Friday and are
off on March 28, March 29, and
March 30. Students are to return to
school on March 31 and April 1.
These days are make-up days from
the hurricanes.


These students beat their best
mile time on March 7: Frances
Bateman, Jewel Buck, Taylor
Mauldin; Roxanne Sheffield, Adri-
an Espinoza; Naraly Garcia,
Samuel Garcia, Josue Gomez.
David Luviano, Mariayna Ray,
Vaughn Robbins, Houston Foulke,
Dylan Hughes. Chris Morgan,
Nand Garcia, Lindsay Crum, Cole
Fulford, Joshua Damon, Daniel
Kidd, Richard Nieto, Jomar Her-
nandez, Cody Beasley, Adam Bran-
del. Frank Hamill, Hector Hernan-
dez. Ruben Romero, Jesus Flores,
James Cyr, Leland Schoonmaker,
Daryn Conrad, Ashley Wheeler,
Yesenia Aguirre, Abel Armenta,
James Marquis and Eddie Garcia.


Okeechobee students

participate in Envirothon


Students of the Week
Yearling Middle School Students of the Week for Feb. 17
were (left to right) Stewart Haymond, Melinda Garcia, Mr.
Conrad, Teresa Casas, Megan Galvan and Shawn Bur-
kett.


The Okeechobee High School
team "The Black Bears", sponsored
by environmental science teacher
Jill Scott, won the Indian River
Lagoon Envirothon for Okee-
chobee County on Friday, Feb. 25 at
the University of Florida's Medical
Entomology Laboratory in Vero
Beach. The team consisted of five
members; Danny Ingersol, Whitney,
Wood, Joe Lecrenier, Emily Peter-
son and Grant Clements. They will
now advance to the Florida State
competition at Hillsborough River
State Park near Tampa on April 2.
The Envirothon is North Ameri-
ca's largest environmental educa-
tional program and contest for high
school students.
Eight schools sent 19 teams to
compete. Student teams answered
questions on forestry, soils, water,
wildlife and the Indian River
Lagoon. Each team gave a presen-
tation on a special topic, "Preserv-


ing Cultural Landscapes". The stu-
dents are given a Florida-specific,
detailed Resource Guide CD that
contains more than 200 pages of
information written by resource
specialists for each of the five topics.,
The overall winner of the event
was "Sumatrian Rhinocerii" from
John Carroll High School in Port St.
Lucie, sponsored by science
teacher, Beau Roberts.
Prizes for teachers and students
included Publix gift certificates, Dis,
ney park hopper tickets, camping
supplies, fishing boat excursions,
and many other prizes provided by
local sponsors.
For more information on Envi-
rothon or to sponsor a team in next
year's competition, contact Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998 or visit
their web site at indianriverlagoo-
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Okeechobee County School
District
March 14 through March 18
Monday, March 14
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast pizza
Lunch:
Chicken quesdilla
Fish sandwich
Golden corn
Rosey applesauce
Tuesday, March 15 ._
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Egg and cheese biscuit
Lunch:
Cheeseburger deluxe
Corn dog
Oven baked tater tots
Fresh banana
Wednesday, March 16
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast burrito
Lunch:
Sheperd's pie w/roll


Obituary

Meliton Sanchez
Aguilar
.Meliton Sanchez Aguilar, age
.26, of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, March 9, 200.5, at Raulerson
,Hospital. He was born Feb. 13,
,1979 in Mexico. Mr. Aguilar had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 10 years. He was of the
Catholic Faith.
Survivors include: his daugh-
ter, Laura Sanchez of Okee-
chobee; fiancee, Maria Recendiz
of Okeechobee; mother, Senaida
Recendiz of Mexico; brother,
Pedro Sanchez of Mexico; and
five sisters, Bernardina, Florinda,
Viviana, Lidia and Imelda, all of.
Mexico.
Viewing and visitation with the
family will be on Sunday, March
13, until 2 p.m. at 3455 N.W. 16th
Avenue in Okeechobee.
Funeral service and interment
will be in Mexico.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Deli Turkey sandwich
Blackeyed peas
Peach cup

Thursday, March-17
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Max sticks

Lunch:
Sloppy Joe on bun
Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Baby carrots w/dip
Mixed fruit

Friday, March 18
Breakfast:
Cereal and toast
Super donut

Lunch:
Pizza Day


Stuffed crust or Wedge
Chicken patty on bun
Seasoned green bean
Apple crisp
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of .two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $ .30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


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pleased to announce that he is opening his own practice here in
Okeechobee in March 2005.
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Member of the Florida Bar
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Member of the Federal Trial Bar
Member of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Member of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It
will be an open step meeting.

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or Io schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Patsy Black at 18631 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library. This meeting is open to anyone,
interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is $10 per
person, and $12 for a family For information, call Eve al (863) 467-2674;
or, visittheirweb site at hnp://www.rootsweb comi-ligso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting Will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Women at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at The Gathering in the confer-
ence room for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting for
women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until3 p.m. at Ihe Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310S.W. S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to arlend. There is Census,
IG (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
milviry information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or'
(86) 467-5261.
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 hIm. 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
Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meels, al no'n "at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited; For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.,
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m, at the
Clock Reslauranl lor breakfast For information, call (863) 763-5887 or
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall. 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. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076. '
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible Iruths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located al 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin al (863) 467-
2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office., is a sell-help group that offers support
and education lor people who nave been diagnosed'Wilh clinical depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affeclive disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It's
an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just slop by to show a Car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors meet at noon at Fat
Boy's Restaurant. All board members and affiliates are invited. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-0004.
Look good, feel better! 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service
program to help women with cancer by- teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of Ireatment. R.S.V.R
to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers al (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meel at 7 p.m. al 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
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.



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Everyone benefits from Sunshine laws


By Charlie Crist
Florida Attorney General
Nearly two centuries ago,
statesman Henry Clay wrote that
government is a trust and the offi-
cers of the government are
trustees. As Clay saw it, both the
trust and the trustees are created
for the benefit of the people.
The world has changed a great
deal since Henry Clay penned
these words. But one thing has
remained constant: The people's
right to know is the foundation of
our democracy.
Knowledge empowers every
citizen with the ability to hold gov-
ernment officials accountable for
the decisions they make on the
people's behalf. Only through


knowledge can the people ensure
that the officials who serve as their
trustees are acting in the public
interest.
Over the years the Sunshine
and Public Records laws have
opened the doors to governmen-
tal proceedings and records all
over Florida..Each day, Floridians
from Pensacola to the Keys use
these laws to improve their com-
munities. They attend commis-
sion meetings, serve on advisory
councils and research and report
on government programs.
Through their efforts, Florida pub-
lic officials are held accountable to
the people they serve.
Some say that our strict Sun-
shine Laws make government
less efficient. But open govern-


ment provides the means for gov-
ernment officials to be better
stewards of the public trust.
The open government laws
give all Floridians the opportunity
to obtain the information needed
to support programs that work
and to replace those that do not.
In the long run, everyone benefits
from the accountability that these
laws provide. Knowledge enables
public officials and the citizens
they serve to learn from the past
and prepare for the future.
In 1992, the people of Florida
overwhelmingly voted to enshrine
open government within our state
constitution. In so doing, they
acted to protect the right of access
for themselves and generations to
come. The constitutional amend-


ment complements our Sunshine
Laws in helping to safeguard the
people's ability to obtain knowl-
edge which they need in order to
become actively involved in gov-
ernmental proceedings at all lev-
els.
As Abraham Lincoln recog-
nized a century and a half ago, the
people's will is the guiding force in
a true democracy. Florida's open
government laws help to ensure
that President Lincoln's extraordi-
nary vision of a government of the
people, by the people and for the
people will stand the test of time.
Editor's Note: Charlie Crist. is
Florida's 35th Attorney General.
Prior to assuming that office in
January 2003, he served as Flori-
da's Education Commissioner.


State leaders need. to embrace Sunshine


By Barbara A. Petersen
President, First Amendment
Foundation
"A popular Government with-
out popular information or the
means of acquiring it, is but a Pro-
logue to a Farce or a Tragedy or
perhaps both. Knowledge will for-
ever govern ignorance, and a peo-
ple who mean to be their own
Governors, must arm themselves
with the power knowledge gives."
-James Madison, 1822
Sunshine Sunday, now in its
fourth year, is a campaign spon-
sored by the Florida Society of
Newspaper Editors (FSNE) to
remind Floridians about the
importance of their right to over-
see government through applica-
tion of the state's open govern-
ment laws.
This year the event has taken
on new significance: Sunshine
Sunday has become a week-long
national campaign with the wide-
spread support and participation
of many of the nation's newspa-
pers and broadcast stations.:
According to Tom Curley, presi-
dent and CEO of the Associated
Press: "A better climate for keep-
. ing government as open as possi-
ble has to begin with improving
public understanding and support
for freedom of information."
Florida has the most progres-
sive public access laws in the
nation. Under the State Constitu-
tion, the records and meetings of
government -- .state*'agencies,
local governments, school


boards, special districts are pre-
sumed open and accessible to-the
public, unless there is a specific
statutory exemption.
Only the Legislature can create
exemptions to our constitutional.
right of access. Our laws have set
the standard for open government
in states around the nation and
many foreign countries, and
undoubtedly will receive particu-
lar praise and scrutiny this week.
.Yet despite Florida's reputation
for openness, we're reminded
daily of the struggle to ensure that
our government remains open
and accountable. Whether it's a
story on the evening news about a
citizen's battle to obtain copies of
public records, a report in the
local newspaper on a commission
meeting wrongfully closed, or
telephone calls from frustrated cit-
izens denied the opportunity to
speak at a public- meeting, the,
fight for access is occurring all
over the state of Florida and at all
levels of government.; '
So Sunshine Sunday provides
us with more than the opportunity
to educate the public. It also
allows Uis to shine light on the
actions of our elected officials and
the attempts-by government to
shut us, the public, out of the
processes of our government.
On past Sunshine Sundays I've
generally focused my efforts on
our legislators and their attempts
to create new exceptions to our
constitutional right of access -
the atinual parade of horribles.
* And this year is not so different


from years past. There are, to date,
more than 30- new exemptions
being proposed, many of them
truly outrageous and pander to
the interests of various corpora-
tions and special interest groups.
But this year I'd-like to take a
different approach. It's time, I
think, for us to encourage govern-
ment officials to step up.and truly
embrace open government in
Florida.
First, let's ask our legislators to
enact laws that bring true reform
to ,our public records and open
meetings laws, reforms that shift
the burden of enforcing the con-
stitutional right of access from the
citizens of this state to a govern-
ment ombudsman,-that ensure an
equal right of access to records in
all, formats, that require reason-
able and affordable fees for copies
of public records, and that punish
those government employees
who wrongly and intentionally
deny access.
Second, we need to demand
that state agencies and local gov-
ernment develop non- restrictive
public access policies, policies
that adhere to the spirit and intent
of the law and allow unfettered'
access to all non-exempt public
records and meetings. To that end,
the Legislature must ensure that
government agencies, particularly
local governments, have sufficient
resources whether personnel
or technology or both to train
all employees in sunshine law
requirements so they may provide
access to records and meetings


quickly and efficiently.
Finally, let's call on Governor
Jeb Bush to set the standard for
open government in Florida and
across the nation by embracing
not only Florida's constitutional
requirements for open govern-
ment, but the spirit of the law as
well. We shouldn't have to beg or
battle for openness, ever.
We're fortunate to have a
growing cadre of reform-minded
legislators: Dan Gelber, Dudley
Goodlette, Artfienia Joyner, Jack
Seller, Anne Gannon and Fred
Brummer. And our new legislative
leaders, Senate President Tom Lee
and House Speaker Allan Bense,
have continually shown strong
support for open government, as
, has Attorney General Charlie Crist.
Let us all hope that next year, the
fifth anniversary of Florida's Sun-
shine Sunday, we have a growing
list of public servants to honor and
reforms worth celebrating.
To quote Senate President Tom
Lee, it's imperative that our gov-
ernment recognize "that the pub-
lic's confidence is shaken when"
its actions are "cloaked in secre-
cy." -
Editor's Note: Barbara A.
Petersen is president of the First
Amendment Foundation, a pri-
vate non-profit, non-partisan
organization based in Tallahas-
see, If you'd like more informa-
lion about the foundation, please
check the FAF website at
www.flon'dafaf.org. '


By State Representative
Dan Gelber
and State Representative
Jack Seller
The Sunshine Law is a strange
being. It was created to open gov-
ernment for citizens to see and
hear what goes on inside and has
become a battleground every leg-
islative session as we consider the
newest batch of exceptions. The
media and citizens tight for the
public's right to know. Office
holders or special interests who
find the Sunshine Law too con-
straining are on the other side.
Hundreds of bills have been
introduced to create exemptions
to Florida's laws requiring open
records and open meetings. Many
exceptions addressed small, dis-
creet areas but some would have
made large gaping holes in the
law. A dozen or so have passed
recently, and it is likely the
onslaught of proposals will con-
tinue. The easy availability of leg-
islative exceptions in the past has
made the practice dangerous.
Currently, there are more than
S1,000 exceptions to the public
records laws. At the current pace,
' Florida's grand tradition of gov-
ernment in the sunshine will suf-
fer death by a thousand paper
cuts. Gutting this law %would be a
serious loss.
It is impossible to inventory all
the great misdeeds, abuses and


overreaching, that were uncov-
ered or prevented by Florida's
public records' laws over the past
'37 years. ,Misconduct by public
officials, contract fraud, election
misconduct, health care mis-
lakes, and civil rights violations
are among the many.
Our State's Sunshine Law is
one of the strong laws that protect
ordinary citizens from abuses by
their government. It is a bedrock
principle that empowers people
to understand their government
and hold it accountable.
Even with the best of inten-
tions, a bureaucracy can easily
run roughshod over the rights of
ordinary citizens. With bad inten-
tions, government can do much
worse. Shining the light on gov-
ernment actions can only
improve government responsive-
ness.
By requiring government to be
equally open to everyone -
whether they are a powerful
news network or an ordinary citi-
zen who thinks he has' been
wronged everybody is vested
with equal pow er. The principle
of making government totally
accessible is the one sure way to
achieve honest government.
What better example than
what happened a few.months
ago: the State's Division of Elec-
tions tried to avbid producing the
list of felons it chose to, purge


from local voting rolls. Certainly, it
would have been easier and clear-
ly less embarrassing if Governor
Jeb .Bush and Secretary Glenda
Hood had kept their felon list
secret. After all, it's easier to gov-
ern when people are not looking
over your shoulder.
. But in Florida, because our
.constitutional sunshine provi-
sions prevailed, we learned of
mistakes being made in prepara-
tion for the upcoming national
election. Unquestionably, the dis-
comfort that followed wvas a bet-
ter alternative than allowing our
fellow citizens to be disenfran-
chised and our democratic'
process tainted.
Another important value of,
these laws is the balance they pro-
vide where one political party
commands total power, as in
Florida, and the branches of gov-
ernment tend to lose their ability
to check and balance one anoth-
er. The Sunshine Law and the
transparency it provides literally
forces accountability that is other-
wise diminished or lost. No mat-
ter which political party is on top,
absolute power becomes a dan-
ger to the democratic process
unless it too must answer to an
informed citizenry.
The Sunshine Law, with all the
inconveniences it causes, is an
absolute bulwark of our system.
Our hope for this legislative ses-


sion and those that follow is that
we, on both sides of the aisle, will,
do more than merely reject those
"exceptions" deemed unneces-,
sary.
Rather than merely playing
defense year after year to try to
stop bad;ideas that diminish its;
letter and spirit, we should exam-
ine ways to strengthen Florida's
Sunshine Law. For example, we'
should consider rescinding
unwise exemptions to the lawi
that the legislature passed in prior
years. We should also give the
public records laws more teeth,
by demanding more- timely'
responses by government to
requests for public records. -
Unquestionably, government,(
could run smoother if citizens and:
the press did not have a right to:\
access information as guaranteed':
by the Sunshine Law, but it would
not run better.
Openness makes for clarity,
and, fairness. A participatoryi
democracy can only truly invest'
,power in its citizens if it gives:
them those 'tools that truly,
empower.
No tool is more powerful than!
knowledge. .
Editor's Note: State Represen-
tative Dan Gelber is a Democrat,
from Miami Beach. State Repre-'
sentative Jack Seiler is a Democ-
Sat from Pompano Beach


Community Events


Basinger church hosts revival
There will be a revival at the Basinger Church of God, 16050 U.S. 98
N., with Duane Pooler and Family on March 13. Services will begin at
7 p.m. For information, call (863)-167-1503.

Festival features food and fun
The Speckled Perch Festival will be held March 13 from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. in Flagler park. There will be music, arts, crafts and food. For
information, call (863) 763-6464.

Youth Livestock Show workday canceled
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee has canceled
the first workday at the Agri -Civic Center that was scheduled for
March 5. Each exhibitor is required to work one of the other workdays
Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 20. Please have show boxes
.and record books completed early and do not miss FCAT tests March
14, 15 and 16'so there are no make-ups during show time. For infor-
mation, call Rick Barnes (863) 357-2047 or Larry Davis (863) 763-
2755.

- Speckled Perch Rodeo concludes today
The 165 families of the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion invite you to join in the family fun during their 54th rodeo season
at the Okeechobee Rodeo to be held Sunday, March 13, at the Cattle-:
men's Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. This PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboy
Association) sanctioned rodeo will include Harbor Fedetal Saddle


'Bronc Riding, Domer's Inc. Steer Wrestling, :08 Bull Riding, Publix
Barrel Race, Calf Roping, Everglades.Farm Equipment Bareback Rid-
ing, RJ Gator's Mutton Bustin', The Tucker Group Wild Horse Race
and Big Lake Eye Care Calf Scramble.

Genealogical Society will meet
The. Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet March 14 at
'1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Every-
one is welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

Blood center to be at festival
Florida's Blood Centers, sole supplier of blood to Raulerson Hospi-
tal, will be at the Speckled'Perch Festival Sunday, March 13, from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. Remember there is no upper age limit to donate
blood. However, you must weigh 110 pounds, had no tattoos or body
piercing in the last year, be cancer free for five years (excluding basal
cell or squamous skin cancer) and be free from colds. We are in need
of all blood types. For information, visit
www.floridasbloodcenters.org.

-Chamber Coffee Match planned
Chamber of Commerce will have their Coffee.Klatch at 8 a.m. on
March 17. The event will be hosted by Badcock Furniture, 512 N.W
Park St. All Chamber members and their guests are invited to the busi-,]
ness social. For information, call (863) 763-3823. I


Sunshine a bulwark of good government


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 13,2005


OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Sunday, March 13, 2005


Community Events

Free memory loss screening offered
A free memory loss screening will be held March 18 from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.
This is for anyone concerned about memory loss. Screenings will be
done by the Memory Disorder Center of St. Mary's Hospital. For
appointment, call (800) 861-7826.
Coalition schedules monthly meeting
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties
- formerly known as the School Readiness Coalition will be
holding their regular monthly business meeting at noon on Friday,
March 18, at the Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W. Warfield Blvd., in
Indiantown. For information or to RSVP for the lunch buffet, call
(863) 462-5792.
GCSO reorganizing rescue auxiliary
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon is in the process of reor-
ganizing the Glades County Sheriff's Office Lake Search and Rescue
Auxiliary. There will be a meeting.at the Glades County Courthouse
County Commission Chambers on Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. Any-,
one wishing to become a member should be present. All applicants
.must pass a full background check in order to be considered. For
information, contact Captain Daryl Lewis at (863) 946-0100.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
Everglades Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt from
9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Everglades Elementary School play-
ground at 3725 S.E. Eighth St. on March 19. Please call ahead if you
want to attend so we can accurately plan. There will be free games
and activities, and the egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. For informa-
tion, call Mary or Shawn Bergen at (863) 467-5479.
WalkAmerica planned for March 19
The March of Dimes' WalkArrierica will be held March 19, start-
ing at 7:30 a.m. in Flagler Park. For information, call (800) 627-2410.
Baptist church hosting seminar
The Voice of the Martyrs, a three-hour equipping seminar, pro-
vides the necessary tools to share the message that an estimated
250,000,000 Christians are persecuted for their faith and an estimat-
ed 160,000 'Christians are martyred every year for their faith. The
seminar will be held March 19 at the First Baptist Church ROC, 310
S.W. Fifth Ave., from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is no charge.
Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church will be having their 13th
annual Fort Drum Day on March 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There
will be a barbecue, live music and games. For information, call Judy
(863) 357-1581.
Church hosts homecoming revival
There will be a homecoming revival at the Okeechobee Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., with evangelist Rick Scarlett,
pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Deltona/Osteen on March 20-
25 at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, there will be a dinner starting
at noon. A nursery will be provided each night. For information, call
Netty Joyner at (863) 763-5845.
Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium,
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. Guest speakers
will be Jack Frost, from the-Hibiscus Children's Center, and Dr. Bren-
da Garma, psychotherapist. The public is invited. For information,
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Lunchbox Lecture series continues
The parents, providers and the public are cordially invited to
attend a Lunchbox Lecture featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda
Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, on March 22. The lecture will be on adoles-


cence and sexual boundaries. The free lecture will be presented at
the Red Cross office, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 1
p.m. You are asked to bring your lunch, but beverages will be pro-
vided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition. Upcoming lectures will focus on sex education for
teens/parents, sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries,
and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. The doors
will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lectures will begin promptly at noon.
For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-
5877.
Radio Club sponsors testing session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Development
Center, 7200 U.S. 441 N., on March 23. Testing will start at 7 p.m., and
will be held in the conference room. The fee is $14 per test session
and $14 for a retake. You must bring: any existing amateur license; a
photo I.D.; $14 cash, or check made out to "ARRL VEC"; and, if you
have a license your FRN number. For information, cofitact Joan Rob-
bins (KG4YEJ) at (863) 467-3037 or godfirst@strato.net.
Church hosts play on the Last Supper
The Okeechobee Christian Church will present The Living Last
Supper on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. You will see the characters
come to life in this portrayal of the Last Supper of Christ. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0070.
Fundraiser for planned Bobi O'Neill
A fundraising barbecue for Bobi O'Neill will be held March 26
beginning at 11 a.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. For information,
call Sharon.Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Watford at (863)
763-2121.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver's safety course will be held March 26 and April 2
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in the fellowship hall at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. The tuition for the class is
$10. Registration will be on March 26 at 8 a.m. Please call ahead to
sign up for the class. You do not have to be an AARP member or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For infor-
mation, contact course instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Church hosting Easter Egg Hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
having an Egg Hunt and lunch for the children of Okeechobee on
Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until noon. Children are asked to
be at the church by 10 a.m. to sign up for a hot dog and soda for
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Parents are asked to stay. There will be prizes and other activities for
the entire family.
Church selling peanut butter Easter Eggs
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N:W. 10th St., is beginning
their annual peanut butter Easter Egg sale, Our large eggs sell for
$3.50. They are decorated with flowers, or you can have a name
written on them. Our small eggs sell for $1 each and are decorated
with a flower. To place an order, call (863) 763.4654 or (863) 357-
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your home or office. Orders will be taken through March 26.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday., March 31, "The Other
Bolelyn" Phillipa Gregory; Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me
How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26,
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There are obviously many financial incentives for this to occur. Solutions to this situation school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
have been attempted through legisahdin, but patient's advocates, who only want a requirement, You have applied to and been fully accepted by Miami Dade College. (For application information,
that a patient sees a PH' SIL'I.AN each time he goes to a doctor's office, have bccn sloppcd by see the Miami-Dade College Catalog, which is available from admissions and registration
lobbyists working for the pa's, offices on any MDCC campus.).
You have passing scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), or, if you have taken
The Fnv ida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery has placed the following, the test but have not passed, you have satisfactorily completed the developmental
advertisement in newspapers ithrighoui the state: courses prescribed by MDC. The CPT can be scheduled through Testing Services at any MDC
campus. For exceptions to this requirement, see the MDC Catalog.
You have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a scale of
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN 4.0 for any college-level courses and have a science GPA of 2.5 and above
YOUR DERMATOLOGIST'S Y* ou can demonstrate comprehension and proficiency in the English language at the college
OFFICE? -- MAYBE NOT!! level. If your native language is other than English, you must complete the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL), which can be taken at any MDC campus.
The Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery is concerned about a You display the qualities of a good candidate, as discussed in the next section.
small number of doctors (often with many offices) who use non-physicians to see and
treat patients without direct supervision. We believe that when you pay to see a Applicants who are not already credentialed in a health care discipline, must complete HSC
specialist, you should be seen by no one less qualified. 0001 (introduction to Health Care), a vocational course, or its equivalent.
Dermatologists complete 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school' and at least 4 Furthernore, on another page ofthe Miami Dade Community College website, the follow-
more years of post-graduate residency training in order to be. qualified as a specialist. I is stated:
"Physician Extenders" such as ARNPs (nurse practitioners) and PAs (physician ing is stated:
assistants) are not doctors, and do not complete a certified residency .training "Although narrower in scope, the actions taken by a PA are nevertheless performed to the
program.They usually learn dermatology from the. doctor they work for, but how much can same level of proficiency expected a physician In this way more people are able to receive
one learn, if the doctor isn't present? PA programs are two years of general medicine, same level of proficiency expected a physician this way more people are able to receive
and don't require a four year college degree. Many physician extenders have only a few quality health care."
weeks of dermatology training, and there is no requirement that an ARNP or PA obtain WT-e, as physicians, do not understand how an individual with such little training, a 2.0
specialty .training prior to functioning as a specialist. The gap in knowledge between even community college courses and high school equivalence can hope
the best trained PA or ARNP and a fully trained dermatologist is enormous. V GPA community college courses and a high school equiva nce do -o cu can hope
to perform to the "same level of proficiency of a physician. We do not understand
Unfortunately, current law allowed the "supervising physician" to let a physician extender how a person with such training is allowed to see patients when a doctor is not in the
diagnose, prescribe and perform surgery without the physician being present. The o. l'lh' and write for prescription medicine. We do not understand how a person with such
physician extender's charges are usually the same as a board-certified specialist, but training is allowed to administer anesthesia and perform surgery on malignant tumors
total costs may be higher if more visits are required to solve a problem. without the patient ever seeing a doctor
WHAT SHOU LD YOU DO? We feel that this is an erosion of patient s rights in exchange fjr more profit.

Call your dermatologist and ask one question. Will the doctor be there? These five In our office, we feel that it is our duty to see each and every one of our patients each
words could save your life. Also, ask your legislators to support legislation which and every time they come into our office.
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By Alessandra Rizzo
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VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope
John Paul II is preparing to leave
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soon as Monday or Tuesday, for
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for Holy Week, according to a
priest from the pontiff's home-
town.
The Rev. Richard Nitschke,
who spoke to the pope's personal
secretary during a visit Saturday,
was the first person to publicly
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charge date since the frail 84-year-
old pope was rushed to Gemelli
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surgery on Feb. 24 to ease his
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The Vatican did not confirm
the date. But it has said the pontiff
would be back home in time for
Holy Week celebrations that begin
a week from now, on March 20,


and culminate with Easter Sunday.
The celebrations are among the
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Papal spokesman Joaquin
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that the pope's recovery was pro-
gressing without complications.
"Everything is normal," he said.
Nitschke, visiting the hospital
with pilgrims from the pope's
hometown of Wadowice, Poland,
said he met with John Paul's per-
sonal secretary, Archbishop
Stanislaw Dziwisz, who assured
him that "everything is going
well."
The priest said, "When I asked
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be out, he said, 'Monday or Tues-
day, eventually.'" Nitschke did not
see the pope during his visit.
The next medical update is
scheduled for Monday. Navarro-
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extending his stay by a few more
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Delivery/furniture
assembly person needed for
Badcock Furniture.
Apply in person @
512 WN Park Street.
No phone calls.,

Drivers & Helpers
.. (Must'be 21). .
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management.
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
'EOE, DFWP.


The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs: *
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
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One of C's~,:r..: t a .- ; i: i :.:. .- 1.:.r q, i.f1,i i.
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Positions Currently Available Include;
telding ,' Fabricaior Water Weil! Dnrikr
lob Shlop Helpier PumJp, Water Treatment Te-ch
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits: We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are 'Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


FAMILY
PRESERVATION
SERVICES

BS/BA level professional to
work with abused and
neglected families. Fax
resume to: 772-293-0076.



TELEPHONE ADMINISTRATOR
POSITION IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
P.T position guaranteed 20 hours per
week. Duties include responding to inmate
correspondence & troubleshooting basic
telephone problems. Training provided for
qualified applicants. Knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
Please send resumes to:
austinresume@kricket.net
or fax to 87 7-293-1193
EOE M.'F,NV'H



UTILITIES INSPECTOR
5 yrs. exp in the utility,
construction or engineering industry
in design &/or construction of utilities
Including gas, water & sewer
is req'd $14.03-$20.14/DOQ.
S Exc. benefits.
Apply on line
@ www.fpua.com




Customer Greeter Needed
$18 per hour Entry Level Position
Positions in Okeechobee
S and surrounding areas.
Must be Friendly and Outgoing,
Responsible and have a
Strong Work Ethic.
Call (772) 528-0450

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*Start a new career bi the much needed nltd cot
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNAm i 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 OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information


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

Local Construction Company now accepting
applications for the following positions:
CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR
PROJECT MANAGER
Fax Resume to 763-4455 or in person at 200 NW 51 St.



'Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


DRIVERS
Small Trucking Company
Hiring OTR Drivers .
Minumal experience
required, Call
(561)841-3480

FIELD CREW
Must have transportation.
Drug Free Work Place.
Apply with in Tradewinds @
200 SW 3rd. Ave.
Full time AP Clerk with ben-
efits. Fax resume to 772-
597-3300 or call 772-
597-3458.
'GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
GROWING OKEECHOBEE
MFG. FIRM
Seeks an Office Manager
Excellent communication
;and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft
Office and Excel.
Contact Eric
(954)931-0125 for appt. -
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT.


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators ... '
Next Class: Mar. 28th
'National Certification
Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.comrn


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
Oldcastle Greenleaf Inc.
Company and Owner
Operators Wanted
Class A COL. with flatbed
experience. Deliveries to
major chain stores
Call Janette, Martin
800-432-2410

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RETAIL SALES/ COMPUT-
ER SKILLS Applications
100 SE 8th Ave Near Pop-
eyes 863-357-4140
Skilled Laborers needed for
metal building & concrete
work, $8-$12/hr. Apply at
K & K Construction office,
2308 S. Parrott Ave.,
(941)763-3314
SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
.equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
tatidn. (863)634-7455
Tank Wagon Driver
Palmdale Oil Company
Must have a class B
'hazmat and tanker,
endorsement. Benefits,
insurance, vacation,
IRA available.
Call 863-763-3617 or
800-329-5253.

Wrecker/Driver
and Cashier
Will train qualified
applicants. Advancement
opportunities with Martin
Petroleum. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo mm 184, Fl.
Turnpike 863)763-9383
DFWP


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Customer Service
Representative.
Assist the Management
Team in performing Cus:
tomer service & produc-
tion tasks. If you are peo-
ple oriented & energetic,
.we'd like to hear from you!
Join the winning team
apply in person @ The
Okeechobee location

DRIVER
Just how much cash did
you take home from your
-job .today? Deliver part
time for the #1 pizza de-
livery Company in the
world & make full time in-
come-up' to $500 per
week, including cash tips
& mileage! Join the Win-
ning Team apply in per-
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location!

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of. guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010. for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


COMMERCIAL BUSINESS
established in 1986 Vacu-
um Sales & repair
$10,000 (863)763-1022


Services|




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows
Commercial Clean Up
Licensed & Bonded
Call 863-467-0380
Looking for a place to hang
your hat? Look no further
than the classifleds.


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time 10,


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Full Time 105









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NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243




CRANE SERVICE
Roof Trusses, Trees,
etc. Call 24 hrs. in
advance. 863-634-7722
or 863-357-4140






SKIRTING & AWNINGS
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141




HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.





Merchandise




Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5i0
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 541)
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassiware. Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 5-.5
Cruises 5''-
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595,
Fireplace Fixture 6010
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducin'g
Equipment 6_'i
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630 .
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 6-10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies
Services 670)
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies i$L0
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 6P0
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




AIR CONDITIONER- 21/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.

END TABLE, Early American
w/storage L& build in
magazine rack. $40
(863)763-6843

JUKEBOX
Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
$1500
(863)467-6573


DISHWASHER
Whirlpool, new, $200
(863)763-2234


MED CHEST FREEZER
like new
$150
(863)467-1788 .


REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.



REFRI*RATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA
w/ice maker. Excellent con-
dition, Almond color. $250
(863)357-0894
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.



TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.



BICYCLE, 24", Schwinn, 5
speed, $40. (863)824-
0332

BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, ke, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.

BIKE, 3 Wheeler, #87 Tay-
lor Creek Lodge. Located
at 2730 Hwy. 441 SE
$100.
HUFFY 26"- balloon tire
with kick stand, and sta-
tionary cycle stand. New,
$35. (863)763-2935.



DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
15 .11
PANS (8) For-roof of car
port or. EL rm. Aluminum.
4"x12"x13'L. $80 for all,
will sep. (863)763-0492
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 36wX62H. R/O
CL. $70 will sep.
(863)763-6216
SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS
2 WHT. 521/wx49%H R/
0. CL/COL. $70 or will
sep. (863)763-6216
WINDOWS'(2) White,
single hung, 52/4Wx493/H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216

WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.



Changing Table, Bassinet,
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
,will sep. 863-357-7136


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749.



MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.

-SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.


Sports Cards, 6000+,
Baseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$100. (863)697-8547


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BED, 'King, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135


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ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
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Screened Enclosure,
Alum., 10x20, ceiling fans
w/lights, like new cond.,
$800. (863)357-3984
TRL. AXLE 7 w/tires,
brakes, $700 for all or will
sep. (863)467-1788 after
6pm. Iv. mess.
TRL. STEPS' I
$10 good shape
(865)924-9228


BUSINESS OFFICE
OPPORTUNITIES

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SNAP ON WIRE FEED
WELDER w/alum. spool
gun 300amp. 2 tanks
$1200 (863)697-9704



MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with Fl/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567

WE BUY SCRAP GULU
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

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BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DESK WITH HUTCH
Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
(863)610-0020.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733 -
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted. china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
Entertainment Cntr. Bed
Full, Complete. Chest. 2 Lift
chairs. Recliner. $420,
will sep. (863)763-9135
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.
MATTRESS & BOX
SPRING, Pillow top, King,
Nearly new. Used in spare
rm. $200 863-763-6843



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored $2200
(863)692-2229

GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123'
YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard


PISTOL, Glock 27, 40 cal.,
w/lazer dot sight, hulster &
extra clip. Excellent cond.
$750 (863)467-2315



EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.




FURNACE, Electric. New.
Never used. 34000 BTU's
w/ warrantee. $300
(863)763-6420
GAS CYLINDER (LP)
w/regulator. 100 Ibs. Ap-
prox. full of gas. $100
firm. (863)467-9506




HEATER, Gas, Van Guard.
Thermostatic control. $50
(863)763-4028





STOVE, Gas, by Brown, Air
Conditioner, nice sz., 110
volt. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)763-4028




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GUITAR '02 GIBSON Gothic
Les Paul w/emg pick-ups
$800 or best offer
(863)634-3856




GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.

PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306




EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.

PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.

SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.



BEAGLE PUPS CKC 2-f 3-m
Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.

BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424

DONKEY- JENNY
5yrs. old
very gental Coggins Test
$300 (863)467-0613

EASTER BUNNIES
*(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.

JACK RUSSEL- 6 / mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.

MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.

PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.

TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.

YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561).
791-4567.

YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692

POOL FILTER, Purex Triton
Star DE, $75. (863)467-
6573




POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700 '
(863)697-9878
SALTWATER Costom leath-
er trolling rod w/shimano
6500 reel new $425
(561)628-628-7532




STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.

STEREO SPEAKERS
(1 pair) For home system.
70 max watt, 12", 3 way.
$50 (863)467-5500




SONY, 57", High Defint-
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.
(863)673-0139


SNAP ON PLASMA CUTTER
new cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 (863)697-
9704


SOD EQUIPMENT
FORSALE
2 Harvesters, tractors,
fork lift, much more.
equip. In Okee. area
call (754)581-4948



GRADE QUARTERHORSE
MARE- 5 yrs old, cow
horse, exp. rider, $1000.
(772)201-7633.

MEADOWBROOK CART
used, great shape
Horse/cob size, $900 neg.
(561)261-3530
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692


WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



LAWN MOWER MDT
14.5hp, 42" cut. New
parts. Good condition.
250. (863)447-3671.

Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113

RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1400. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032


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RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.



Rentals I

[ T11 RENT

Apartments W0
Business Places 010
Commercial
Property u15
Condos'
Townhouses Rent '20
Farm Property -
Rent W2
House Rent 930
Land Rent 9 5
Resort Property -
Rent 9-45
Roommate 95:1
Rooms to Rent ,55c
Storage Space -
Rent 961



EFFICIENCY APTS "
All utilities paid
except phone. Furnished.
Adult Community. No Pets.
Sec. Dep. req'd. (863)
357-2044 9am-bpm.



BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)873-
2784.

COUNTRY HOME- 3br, 2ba,
11 mi west of Okeechobee
on Hwy 70, Horses wel-
come. $1200/mo.
(863)634-3262.


OKEECHOBEE 3BR 11/ BA
$900.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024

OKEECHOBEE 2BR11 BA
$800.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024




Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx: 2000
sq ft, located on 44.1 N.,
close to hospital, For
information 467-0831.


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.




FOR RENT
Waterfront 2/1.5 in
Treasure Island for
RENT. $1,000/Month.
First/Last and $600
Security. No pets
please.

Pippin Properties
Realty

863-763-3566.


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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products P 10
Farm Miscellaneous iHt',
Farm Produce B2F:1
Farm Services
Offered '- "
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 83i.i
Fertilizer .: ,
Horses 84-1
Landscaping
Supplies $45
Lawn 8 Garden 8m,"
Livestock Kr,
Poultry Supplies 760
Seeds Plants
Flowers 85


CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.
FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
FORD TAURUS 1989
$700 or best offer.
(863)447-0384

JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010l
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale i02(i
Houses Sale 1i)25
Hunting Property luji.'
Investment
Property Sale 10)51
Land Sale 104C
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State- -
Property Sale 1:155
Property Inspection t160
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080






CITY LOTS (3)
Zoned Heavy Commercial
$165,000 (863)634-6706
or (863)634-6545


KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.


Moore Haven
Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River..
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


OKEE 75'xl00' Septic, shed
Ready for Double Wide M/
H 5774 NE 3rd Ln Gagnon
Realty 954 675 0629



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
NEEDED: Land to lease.
10 Acres, Zoned Ag.,
Long term lease.
Call 719-963-9005.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20C(0



DOUBLEWIDE- 3br, 2ba,
1982 Barrington, all appli-
ances, must be moved,
$8000. (772)879-9486.




MOBILE HOME 2/2 on Wa-
terfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A-, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.




MOBILE HOME- 2/2 on Wa-
terfront lot .in Private Park
furnished landscaped,
Many extras Call Jay 863-
634-3451.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 1BA,
Florida room, Laundry. Tay-
lor Creek Lodge 3865 SE
27th Way (863)357-6379
Rent To Own, Mobile
Home, 2BR/1BA, incl. Ig.
lot. Low down payment,
bad credit ok, 2 miles from
Lake Okeechobee boat
ramp. 859-494-6713.

SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614

WATERFRONT Taylor Creek
3BR 2BA Lg Garage Cov-
ered dock lift. Lg screened
back porch 2351 SE 24th
Blvd PCl. Landscaped well
863-357-6379

YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. FI/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228



Recreation




Boats 3005


BOAT TRAILER TIRES &
WHEELS. 5 Lug. 6 ply.
5.70x8.00. All 4 for $35.
(863)467-0613
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
CAROLINA SKIFF 19 Ft.,
Center Console, Trolling
Motor & Galvanized Trailer.
$1900 (863)467-2315
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

Outboard Boat Motor, '01,
Merc. 25 hp, elec. start,
ext. warr. til 3/06, $2100.
(863)697-1645
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad(newszap.com


PONTOON nOA, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

RUNABOUT, 16', carpet,
live bait well, 90hp motor
& trailer, $3500.
(863)674-0336
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048
TROLLING MOTOR '97
Johnson 57lb H.C. Bow
Mount 2-props/Handle
$200 (863)467-5736
V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trlr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054


ANGLER, Fleetwood '97
15 ft. Sips. 4, w/bath, apple ,
solar charger & roof A/C.
$2000 (863)467-7081
AWNING, 20 Ft., For RV.
Including hardware. Never
used. $800. 863-357-3607


CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459:
SCREEN ROOM, Free
standing, 12x12. Like new
cond. Pd. $2300, Asking
$1200 (863)357-3607



EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim,
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls, exc con d $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926
PONTOON HARD TOP,
Standard w/hardware.
$100 or best offer.
(863)532-9224 Mike
'PROPELLER, Air. Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.


HONDA XR70 2003
Dirt Bike, Good starter bike
for kids. $1000 firm.
(863)634-9259


Pioneer TRL. '05 30' load-
ed, in Okeechobee mint
cond. $14,000 moving
must sell (754)581-4948


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '92
Good condition. All electric.
$1350. 863-467-5612


RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.

SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.

SVGA MONITORS (2) 17".
$50 for both, will sep.
(863)467-5500


TOPPER, Fiberglass, off '94
Ranger stepside, white w/
slide windows, $300 neg.
(863)763-2379

TRUCK TOPPER
L-88 /V w-601/
$25
(863)697-8547


Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
ator, front end parts, tires,
a/c, $2500 neg.
(863)763-3679 aft 6.


CHEVY PICKUP, '84, 2/ ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
(863)675-1862-

DODGE 1500 '99 AT, AC,
Cruise, running grears
fine, needs front clip,
$2500 (863)634-5936

FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078

Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new-parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.

FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413
****** ******

SUPERCHIP #2705-flTS
2001-2003 GMC Truck w/
6.6L Duramax Diesel
Eng.$250 (863)484-0207


GEO TRACKER '91, auto,
Soft top, Chrome Saw
Blade wheels. New tires.
$600 863-634-5914.

ISUZU RODEO, '92
runs good, driven daily
$1800
(863)467-9288


UTILITY TRAILER
4 ft wide, 8 ft long, $200
(863)763-2234


Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classifieds
and make your clean up a
breeze!


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change In zoning
from the existing classification of AgricultureA) to the proposed classifi-
cation of Residential General (RG).
Theproperty owner is Hamrick & Sons, Inc. The applicant is Brett Sove-
rel The property is located about one-half mile north of SR 70 East and is
accessed from NE 24th Avenue, just east of the intersection of SR 70
East and SR 710 East, and is more particularly described as follows:
The N !/ of N '1; The SW 1/4 of NW 1/4; The W '; of SE 1/4 of NW 1/
4; The SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4; The NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4.
ALSO
Beginning at the NE Comer of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 and run West
a distance of 210 feet, then run South a distance of 210 feet, then run
East a distance of 210 feet, then run North a distance of 210 feet to the
P.O.B. ALSO
Beginning 15 feet West of the SE Comer of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4
and run North a distance of 210 feet, then run West a distance of 105
feet, then run South a distance of 210 feet, then run East a distance of
105 feet to the P.O.B. All being in Section 14, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, and comprising 241.5 acres, more or less. ALSO
The N V2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range
35 East. Said land comprising 20, acres, more of less.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and P manning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0585
558482 ON 3/4,13/05

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, 'Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change In zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Single Family (RSF) to the
proposed classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2).
The property owner is American Asphalt Paving Services, Inc. The appli-
cant is Ronald Schmidt. The property is located south of 3157 Highway
441 North and is more particularly described as follows:
Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, TROPICAL GARDENS, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Forida.
Together with all that part of the vacated alley lying between lots 6 and
7 in Block 2 of TROPICAL GARDENS, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the headngs
shall be continued to Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Com-
mission Meetine Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal.will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0586
558176 ON 3/4,13/05


Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


AIR BOAT 1994 w/150 Ly-
comon eng. & Trailer.
$6000 or best offer.
(863)610-0934

BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
BOAT DOCKAGE $200 Mo.
safe. private & affordable
located near the Ortona
Lock off of the Caloosa-
hatchee River
(863)675-7080


m


MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.
(863)983-4154.
NISSAN MAXIMA '92
runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-1600
OLDS CUTLASS SL, '94,
runs, good body, tires, a/
c, $2400 or best offer.
(863)990-6398
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.

TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258. o



WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567



CHEVY '83, 3 ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.

CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920
TOYOTA P/U '88, 4x4,
Body in great shape w/new
paint. Motor needs work.
$600 863)634-0936


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
(863)467-9077.

BLACK STEEL FLATBED-
for standard pickup, ask-
ing $300 or best offer.
(772)201-7633.
CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
main, 4 barrel carburetor,
runs good, $600.
(863)675-1862
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.







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Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free preg-
nancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and con-
fidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For more informa-
tion or appointments call 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at


the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen-months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, how-
ever infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details call 763-8859 or
697-6320..
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would


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At the Movies


The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, March
11, through Thursday, March 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Robots" (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

The Last Word
in Astrology


By Eugina Last
ARIES (March 21-April 19): It's
important that you stay busy today. Get
all the odds and ends done around the
house or finish a project you've been
working on. Don't get into a conflict
with someone over trivial matters.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take
care of emotional matters. You will
impress the people around you, and
you can make headway getting some
of your ideas off the ground. Self-
improvement projects will turn out
well if started today.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There
will be plenty of action regarding finan-
cial matters, investments and your
responsibilities. Don't skip a beat get
to the bottom of things as quickly as
possible. It could mean greater finan-
cial freedom if you act now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your
actions will speak far louder than
words today. If you want to impress
someone, go out of your way and do
something special. Love and romance
are ina high cycle.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may
have everything under control when it
comes to what you know and do best,
but at a personal level you may have to
watch your step. Someone will be sure
to trip you up if you have been avoid-
ing your responsibilities at home.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You
can accomplish whatever you set out
to do today. The power of self-will and
determination will be in your corner.
All you have to do is say the wofd and
take action.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct. 22): Focus
on your home; your investments and
making your life more secure. Check
out real estate deals or consider what
you can do to raise the value of your
property. Make changes at home that'
will leave you with more cash.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
Talks will turn into something benefi-
cial for you. Creative talent will surface,
and you will be recognized 'for what
you can contribute. Form a partnership
with someone you feel comfortable
with.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
-Spend some time taking care of your
health and well-being. You 'have to
make a list of what to do and what not
to do in the future. If you haven'tbeen
able to stick to a diet or finish some-
thing you started, you may want to
enlist help.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Take time out to pamper yourself, but,
don't let it cost you too much. Budget
wisely and you will feel good at the end
of the day. A creative dream you have
can be laid out and planned properly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You may know what 'you want, but at a
personal and emotional level you will
have difficulty taking care of matters.
Don't fret; let others come to you, and
you will spare yourself a lot of grief.
Keep your ideas to yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
Spend time with friends -today. Short
trips will lead to good times. A partner-
ship is looking favorable. Contributing
to something you fedl is worthwhile
will lead to a long-lasting connection.


and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "The Pacifier"
(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 III "Be Cool" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05


p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:05 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies;
and, matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.


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Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
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New patients are welcome.
Medicate and most insurance accepted.


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542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex

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like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Andy or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County, has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of-social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.


kA1io FIESTA
LA FIESTA MAS GRANDE CELEBRATING
CINCO DE MAYO IN OKEECHOBEE


Saturday, May 7,2005 Saado Mayo 7, 2005
Music ~ Musica Dancing ~ Baile Food ~ Comida Vendors ~ Vendedores
Gates Open ~ Puertas Abren 2:00 p.m.
INVITATION TO VENDORS
Arts, Crafts, Ethnic, Specialty Merchandise and Professional Food Vendors Wanted
Commercial and Business Vendors Welcome!
Pick up Vendor Application at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Room 106 OR Send a Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope to:
Okeechobee-County Festival Vendors Post Office Box 696 Okeechobee FL 34973


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AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
The OKEECHOBEE AGRI-CIVIC CENTER is located at 4200 East Highway 70
www.radiofiesta.com or www.gladesmedia.com www.co.okeechobee.fl.us


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