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Brief
R.0A.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 in which to interview
clients. The number is (863)
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Wednesday is
picture day
.This week we will enjoy a
holiday on Friday; there will be
no school on Friday, March 25
through Wednesday, March
30. School will resume on
Thursday, March31.
On Monday (today) and
Tuesday of this week our fifth
grade students Friday; there will being
the science components of the
FCAT test, so please be sure
these studentsare at school 25on
time.
On Wednesday (March 23)
our spring school pictures will
bgrade taken. Don't forget to wear
your brightest smile!
We'd lik, to give a big
"Thanks!" to Mrs. Ann Manson
and the food service depart-
ment for feeding the students
before they took their tests last
wee 'd l ik to give to thank
the food service employees at
our school for spending the
extra time to feed these chil-
dren.
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Drought Index
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Index
Classifieds ...... .8-10
Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .8
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports .............6
TV ................ 9
Weather ............ 2
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The Okeechobee County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale concluded Saturday
with the sale at the Agri-Civic Center. Ashley Handley showed Mystic, a Brangus cow.
Mystic's baby calf was born the Wednesday before the show.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting Tuesday
night, the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ment and Appeals is scheduled
to conduct three public hear-
ings and consider granting pre-
liminary plat approval for four
subdivisions.
A public hearing will be held
on Maria Valencia's request to
install a used dwelling unit in a
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trict on NW 43rd Ave. After the
hearing, the board has the
authority to grant that request.
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The final approval on zoning
changes comes from the coun-
ty commissioners
Hamrick & Sons, property
owner and Bret Soverel, appli-
cant, are requesting a change in
zoning from Agriculture to Resi-
dential General for property
one half mile north of S.R. 70.
The property is accessed from
NE 24th Avenue. The stated
purpose is to construct about
950 moderately priced homes
arid ome townhosls.'s
American Asphalt Paving
Services, Inc, property owner
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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 Utility
board of directors; code enforce-
ment board -planning board-land
planning agency-board of adjust-
ments 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 infor-
mation, 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 avail-
able 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.

Homebuyer's 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.

Two children die
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Cleaning up
Three-year-old Logan Houston was busy cleaning up after
the cows at the Okeechobee 4-H and FFA Livestock Show
and Sale on Saturday at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.


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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Two
children were killed when the
sports utility vehicle their mother
was driving overturned on Inter-
state 10, ejecting all four people
inside, authorities said.
Lori Ann Baxley, 30, was travel-
ing at high speed about five miles
west of DeFuniak Springs when
she tried to pass a slower'vehicle
by swerving onto a grass median,
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper P.
Scott Shank said.
Baxley overcorrected and lost
control, causing the Chevrolet
Tahoe to roll over several times,
cross the interstate guardrail and
come to rest right side up, Shank
said. The Milton family's husband
and father was following behind
them and witnessed the accident.
Shank said 8-year-old Madison
Baxter died at the scene. Six-year-
old Nathan had head injuries and.
stopped breathing on the scene.
He was resuscitated before going
to a hospital, where he died,
Shank said.
Baxley and 4-year-old Alyssa
were being checked for internal
injuries Saturday night, although
the girl was coherent and talking
after the crash, Shank said.
Charges are pending, the
report said.
DeFuniak Springs is about 70
miles east of Pensacola.

Man stabbed outside
spring break spot
DAYTONA BEACH A Middle-
burg man was fatally stabbed dur-
ing a fight outside a popular Day-
tona Beach spring break spot,
officials said.
John Andrew Williams Jr., 22,
died early Saturday at the scene of
,the stabbing, which stemmed
from an incident that began when
Williams and friends left Checkers
Cafe & Club and got into a fight
with at least two men, Daytona
Beach police Sgt. Al Tolley said.
It was the first spring break
death in Daytona Beach, since
1998, and news of the stabbing
shook some of the college stu-
dents who came to town looking
for relaxation.
Samantha Laywood, 22, who
was visiting from Ithaca College in
Ithaca, N:Y., said the incident
made her wary about walking
down the busy row of bars some
dubbed "spring break strip."
"We were worried about the
weather, but now we have to
worry about getting stabbed,"
Laywood said.
"It scares me bad," added Lay-
wood's friend Tiara Williams, 21,
of Houston. "Some of the guys out
here are already rough as it is."
Despite the violent incident,
Daytona Beach remains a popular
Spring Break destination.
Daytona Beach was recently
named one of the "best Spring
Break hangouts" by the Travel
Channel and is the top U.S. Spring
Break destination according to
bookings on hotels.com. Officials
say visitors coming for Spring
Break, which ends March 27, may
hit 300,000.


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Zoning

Continued From Page 1
and Ronald Schmidt, applicant,
have requested a change in zon-
ing from Residential Single Family
to Heavy Commercial. The prop-
erty.is located on U.S. 441 N diago-
nally across from Okeechobee
High School. The reason for the
request is to allow for expansion
of the paving business.
' Commissioners will conduct a
I second hearing on each of these
zoning change requests on April
14 before making a decision.
Anthoneel Allen has requested
preliminary plat approval for the
proposed five-lot Otter Creek Pre-
serve subdivision which is located
on the- east side of U. S. 441N.


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north of NE 168th Street.
Biennot and Marie Maurice
have requested preliminary plot
approval for the proposed two lot
Maurice's Estates subdivision that
is on the west side of U. S. 98,
north of NW 36th Street.
Albert and Louise Jules have
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed two lot
Jules' Landing subdivision that is
located on the west side of U.S. 98,
north of NW 36th Street.
Prime Rate, Inc. has requested
preliminary plat approval on the
proposed 85-1ot Thoroughbred
Estates subdivision. The property
is located on NW 240th Street
about one and half miles east of
East Line Road.
The meeting will be held at 7
p.m., at the courthouse.


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Wednesday is picture day at South Elementary


This week we will enjoy a holi-
day on Friday; there will be no
school on Friday, March 25
through Wednesday, March 30.
School will resume .
on Thursday, March J
31.
On Monday
(today) 'and
Tuesday of this -
week our fifth
grade students"
will be taking the science compo-
nents of the FCAT test, so please
be sure these students are at
school on time.
On Wednesday (March 23)
our spring school pictures will be
taken. Don't forget to wear your
brightest smile!
We'd like to give a big
"Thanks!" to Mrs. Ann Manson
and the food service department
for feeding the students before
they took their tests last week.
Also, we'd like to thank the food
service employees at our school -
for spending the extra time to
feed these children.
Our physical education stu-
dents have been seen jumping up
and down; they have enjoyed a
unit on jump roping, and as the
unit is ending this week, students
are encouraged to practice jump
roping at home. The various
grades in physical education will'
begin fitness testing, training for


Courtesy photo/South
The Terrific Kids for this week are: Darrius Houze, Thomas Coberly, Selena Tagle, Veronica
Sauls, Anthony Metcalf, Aleah Buenaventura, Dax Garcia, Shyane Adkins, Dylan Boyer, Tren-
ton Gainer, Saira Sanchez, Crisslin Wooley, Beth Hayden, Amber Bonapfel, Tyler Etherton,
Tuff Durrance, Katelyn Oden, Eric Sanchez, Darin Walker, Stephon Williams, Alissa Dorgan,
Jaime Gonzalez, Ashleigh Ezard, Wade Hester, Christian Parker, Jesus Jimenez, Alexis Tor-
res and Quavian Dozier. Mr. Frank Irby was on hand to represent the Kiwanis Club and pres-
ent certificates to these students. Congratulations!


Hershey Track and Field, as well Strains of Beethoven's "Ode to
as working on supportive balanc- Joy" have been heard coming
ing movements, from the music room as our


fourth and fifth grade students
have been learning to read music
and play a musical instrument,


the recorder. Encourage your stu-
dent to play softly and musically
on his/her instrument.
The South Singers are practic-
ing to perform at the second
annual Dinner Theatre; it is sched-
uled for April 28 and 29. This
year's program carries an island
theme, and a short musical called
"Sounds a Little Fishy to me" will
be presented. The dinner and
show will provide a great evening
of entertainment; tickets will go
on sale in April.
Miss Schoonover reports that
her reading class read "My
Robot", a science fiction piece,
last week. Her students should be
able. to recognize words like
almost, once, always, does, even,
pretty, say, and sound.
Miss Schoonover's class dis-
cussed the history of St. Patrick's
Day and leprechauns last week.
They learned about the supersti-
tion of leprechauns and how it is
believed that they guard the pot of
gold at the end of every rainbow.
They used this information to
write about a time "when a bit of
luck has come our way." On St.
Patrick's Day a surprise was found
on each student's desk, and green
footprints were spotted around
the classroom. It looked suspi-
ciously like leprechauns had visit-
ed their room, but no one actually
saw these little creatures.


In second grade Miss Ledesma
reports that her students also
learned about the history of St.
Patrick's Day. For their writing
exercise, the students came up
with a menu for "The Leprechaun
Green Town Caf6." The students'
menu included such disgusting
foods as worm spaghetti with
cow eyeballs and green bread.
After writing their menu, the stu-
dents wrbte about their experi-
ence eating at this imaginary
restaurant. The menu and writ-
ings are on display outside Miss
Ledesma's classroom.
In social studies, Miss Ledes-
ma's students are learning about
Helen Keller who was both blind
and deaf. The children will learn
that Helen Keller learned to read,
and was determined to live a
good life in spite of her disabili-
ties. In writing, the students will
write about their favorite sport
and explain how to play the sport
and tell about the determination
that it takes to be good at it.
Do you know whose nick-
name is "Satchmo"? Mrs.
Maxwell's fifth grade reading stu-
dents do, since they read a story
about this famous jazz musician,
Louis Armstrong.
Look for report cards on April
1st.
Have a great week, and have a
wonderful Easter!


Kindergarten registration



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Science fair winners
On Feb. 17, 16 Yearling Middle School students traveled to Arcadia for the Heartland
Regional Science and Engineering Fair. There were 63 middle school projects from
Okeechobee and DeSota counties. Most of the Yearling students entering the fair
received ribbons for their science projects. These include: 3rd place ribbons to Brittany
Stone, Kayla Stokes, Matt Skipper, and Leanna Cotton. A second place ribbon was
awarded to Janna Mullis. First place ribbons went to Joy Burnham, Kelsay Burnham,
Celena Letcher, Zach McGowan, and James Sharpe.
Out of a total of .eleven first place winners, at the junior level, eight middle school stu-
dents plus two alternates from the combined counties were chosen to represent the
Heartland region at the State Science Fair in Orlando this April. Yearling Middle School
students who were chosen to go to state include: Joy Burnham, Kelsey Burnham, and
Celena Letcher. Yearling students also took the two alternate spots, and these students
are: Zach McGowan (first alternate) and James Sharpe (second alternate). Students in
photo are Yearlings 1st place winners: (back row, left to right), Zach McGowan, Joy Burn-
ham and James Sharpe, (front row, left to right), Celena Letcher and Kelsey Burnham.


The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
Kindergarten registration at the fol-
lowing schools: April 18, North
Elementary School, 462- 5100;
April 19, South Elementary
School, 462-5087; April 20, Semi-
nole Elementary School, 462-5116;
April 21, Everglades Elementary
School, 462-5108; April 22, Central
Elementary School, 462-5077.
If your child will be 5-years-old
on or before Sept. 1, 2005, you
should begin gathering the follow-
ing information required by law to
enter public school:
Legal proof of birth date.
Up-to-date immunization
record.
Health Exam Record that has
been completed by a physician
since Sept. 1,2004.
Please contact the school your
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten reg-
istration. If you do not know which


school your child should attend,
contact the Elementary Programs
Office at (863) 462-5000 ext. 242.
Matricula Para El
Jardin De Infantes
(Kindergarten)
Su nino/a debera tener cinco
anos de edad en 0 antes del
primero de septiembre, 2005, para
poder sar eligible. Pongase en con-
tacto con la escuela elemental de
su area a principios del mes de
abril para hacer una cita.
Central-(863) 462-5077; Ever-
glades (863) 462-5108; North -
(863) 462-5100; Seminole (863)
462-5116 and South (863) 462-
5087.
Matriculacion
delkindef
18 de abril, North Elementary


School, 462-5100; 19 de abril,
South Elementary School,
(863)462-5087; 20 de abril, Semi-
nole Elementary School, (863)
462-5116, 21 de abril, Everglades
Elementary, (863) 462-5108,
School 22 de abirl, Central Elemen-
tary School; (863) 462-5077.
Su nino/a debera tener cinco de
ectad en 0 antes, del primero de
septiembre, 2005, para poder seT
eligible. Antes de que su nino(a)
entire a la escuela, listed necesita
traer los documents siguientes: '
Acta de Nacimiento (Prueba
de Nacimiento)
Expedientes de las Vacumas
(Estar al ,dia y documentadas por
un doctor 0 el Departmento de
Salud)
Un Certificado de Examen
Fisico (Hecho por un.doctor desde
ell de septiembre de 2004)
Pongase en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area para
hacor una cita.


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FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Lock and key
These words of wisdom were seen in front of Yearling Middle School.


VFW gathering supplies.for Iraqi school children


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VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge is spearheading a local
drive to collect school supplies
for Iraqi children.
The VFW Operation. Iraqi
Children School Project is aimed
at ensuring that .the children of
Iraq have the best opportunity to
learn about the world around
them.
The Buckhead Ridge post
asks that area residents bring
school supplies to the post,
which will then be boxed and
sent ,to Heart to Heart Interna-
tional in Kansas City, Kan.
Supplies needed include:
notebooks, notebook paper,
pencils and erasers, colored pen-
cils, pens, crayons, rulers, folders
with inside pockets, washable
markers, soccer balls, stuffed
animals and backpacks.
The Buckhead Ridge post is
located at 2001 U.S. 78 West in
Buckhead Ridge.
For information, contact


Robert Hare at (863) 467-8166;
or, Post #9528 at (863) 467-2882.
Lending their support to the
program are: actor Gary Sinise
("Forrest Gump" and "Apollo


13"), author Laura Hillenbrand
("Seabiscuit: An American Leg-
end), Fed-Ex, Heart to Heart
International and People to Peo-
ple International.


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Why not my child
"My child attends a local elementary school here in Okee-
chobee and I am really puzzled at how they determine who are
students of the week. I dare not ask them because then they
would think because I inquired, that oh yea, maybe we could
select this student, there is only a couple of months left this
school year. These are the facts my child is just an average kid
that really struggles to maintain a B or C average. This child has
not had any referrals, visits to the principal or detention. The
child has had a few remarks in the agenda that the teacher and I
addressed, due to the child medical problems. Now with the
above mentioned facts how come this child has not been cho-
sen student of the week? School has been in since August, some
kids have been student of the week two or three times this year,
but my child not once. I feel it would be an insult to give my child
student of the week at this point, when others have had this'
opportunity two and three times already. What's up with that?
Remind you, that there are only about 24 students in the class
and usually two students out of the class are chosen each week.
For a struggling child I am sure that this makes my child feel
more of a failure, what are these teachers thinking? Thanks for
listening."

Traffic Lights
"I am just wondering how long it is going to be before Okee-
chobee breaks down and buys some traffic lights. U.S. 441 S.
past the Wal-Mart going north is a mess and you can hardly get
out from any of these side streets, there is so much traffic and
nobody cares. They are waiting for someone to get killed." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. The Florida Department of Trans-
portation *(FDOT) is responsible for the placement and installa-
tion of traffic signals on state roads. FDOT conducts studies on
traffic flow to determine when and where new traffic signals
are needed.)

Sellers need to be of age
"In your Friday's Speak Out about your arrest for selling beer
to under age. Why don't they get the owners of the stores and
make them have people in there old enough to sell. They got
ones in there not old enough to buy, but they are selling. This is
one of the things that have got to be changed."

Street Signs
"It has been six months and we still don't have our street signs
up yet, and I haven't seen anything being done about it. Come
on, it's been six months since the storms. Let's get the street
signs back up."

Utility authority
"Those who are complaining about the high cost of water
and sewer service need to look back at who was on the county
commission and who was running the city when they started the
utility authority. At that time, there was a city water and sewer
service and the county did not have utilities. The city was in debt
because of a lawsuit regarding the sewer system and they lost
that lawsuit. The water and sewer system was falling apart.
Somehow the city officials managed to get the county officials to
put the whole thing in the utility authority and all that debt got
passed onto the customers. The customers now are paying the
cost of bad decisions made by the city officials when the city ran
the water and sewer system. The city even got the county to pay
the city to let the OUA take over the,mess. Seems to me like those
city councilmen were pretty slick or else the county folks were
easily taken advantage of. Anyway the customers now are paying
for the bad decisions of the past. That is why our bills are so
high."

Horses
"Ifyou drive around Okeechobee, you might notice that there
seem to be more horses here all the time. There are horses all
over the place. I think the county should encourage this. Put in
some trails on county property. Work with water managers to
put in horse trails on state land. We could be the next Wellington
if we do a good job encouraging equestrian activities."

Art League
"I am wondering why Okeechobee County does not have an
Art League. Much smaller communities have Art Leagues. There
are many artists here. Why don't they get together and organize
art shows and classes? Or maybe they could beautify our town
by painting murals. In some small towns, the murals attract
tourists. We have one nice mural on the old school, but that's it.
How about putting murals all over town and really make the
place look nice?"




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Upcoming Events

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Woman 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 until 3 p.m.at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited. For
information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
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.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church at 7 p.m. Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life, located
at 1902 S. Parrott Ave. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective dis-
order or dual diagnosis.
Republican Club meets at Fat Boy's Restaurant with dinner at 6
p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For infor-
mation contact Gail Powers at (863) 357-6525, or Joe Arnold at (863)
357-6507.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at 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 stop 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.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-'
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the. Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver, support group that
will meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family
member is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is avail-
able at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave.
For information call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo event
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco
de Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and
the venue will be announced in the near future. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential 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
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free, pregnancy test please call (863) 763-
8859.

Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Cen-
ter, a program of the Mental Health Association in Indian River
County, a United Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee
Drop-In center, located at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door
to the driver's license office, has experienced severe damages
due to Hurricane Jeanne. While it will be repaired, it is expect-
ed to take until the end of December. In the meantime, space
is needed to accommodate 10 to 15 visitors on a daily basis.
One large room with bathroom facilities is desired. Please call
the temporary MHA telephone in Vero Beach at (772) 559-
4429, and ask for Genie.-


Community Events

Collaborative council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Freshman Cam-
pus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meet-
ing is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their fami-
lies. Guest speakers will be Jack FrOst, from the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center, and Dr. Brenda Garma, psychotherapist. The pub-
lic is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E. Okeechobee, on Wednesday, March 23, at noon. This
meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Lydia
Jean Williams, Executive Director at (863) 863-357-MAIN.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m., in their
office, located at 575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible
.for planning and implementing services for pregnant women
and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up
of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy
outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information
about the Coalition, please contact Executive Director Leslie
Spurlock at the Coalition office, (863) 462-5877.
Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have
an image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two
sides of the mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling
some of the history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are
available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society
has reprinted the small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee County Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available
at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also available at the His-
torical Museum, which is open each Thursday from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. except for holidays.

Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a concert series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de
Mayo celebration, and during Labor Day weekend festivities.
Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a later
date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Radio Club sponsors testing session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing
session for all classes of amateur license at Eckerd Youth Devel-
opment 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 l.D.; $14 cash, or check made out to
"ARRL VEC"; and, if you have a license your FRN number. For
information, contact Joan Robbins (KG4YEJ) at (863) 467-3037
or godfirst@strato.net.
Fundraiser planned for 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 informa-
tion, call Sharon Robertson at (863) 763-2131 or Dowling Wat-
ford at (863) 763-2121.
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 information, contact course instructor
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

4-H plans car wash
The Spurs. and Saddles of. the 4-H club will be having a car
wash on March 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart park-
ing lot. This car wash is a fund-raiser so please come and support
your area youth and leave with a great clean car!

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers,
with-special attention to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax
returns can be filed electronically. Taxaide will be working now
through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until I
p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. You
need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does not prepare
state income tax returns. For. information contact Margaret
Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee LibraryBook 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; Thurs-
day, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and
Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie
Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Hospice yard sale aids patient care
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a yard sale on
Thursday, March 31, from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday April 1. The
sale will continue on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, from
7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hospice of
Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.

Bluegrass at the high school
Future Farmers of America (FFA) are having a fundraiser on
April 2. from 6 until 8 p.m. at the High School Auditorium. They
are having Potter Road Bluegrass perform. Tickets will be $5


each and children 10 and under are free.

Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship applications are now available at
local schools, the public library, Indian River Community College
and HRS. The scholarship is open to women who wish to
enhance their career opportunities through further training or
education and need financial assistance to reach this goal. Appli-
cants must already have their high school diploma or G.E.D.
Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi members. Deadline for
applications is April 15.

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing and
family-themed vendors.







The Okeechobee News, Monday, March 21, 2005 BUSINESS


Badcock hosts Coffee Klatch


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch took place Thursday at Badcock
Home Furniture & More. Welcoming chamber members are (left to right) Mark Ballinger,
Linda Ballinger, Ruby Meares and Sherri Fields.


Courtesy photo/Big Lake National Bank
Steve Toole retires
Big Lake National Bank announced the retirement of Steve Toole, the branch manager of
the Moore Haven office. Mr. Toole served thecommunity for seven years and was a ded-
icated employee of Big Lake National Bank. A retirement reception was held for Mr. Toole
and was attended by local dignitaries on Feb. 24. "Steve was a hard working member of
the Big Lake team and will be missed" said Paul Welsh, senior vice president for the
Bank. Replacing Mr. Toole will be Lynn Willis, who is no stranger to the Moore Haven
community. Mrs. Willis has been with the bank as a loan officer and operations manag-
er since 2003 and has 15 years banking experience. His retirement was effective March
1. Gathered at the retirement reception were (left to right) Lynn Willis, new branch man-
ager, Moore Haven; Steve Toole,. branch manager and retiree; and, Joe Mullins, presi-
dent.


Business Highlights


JACKSONVILLE (AP) -A fed-
eral bankruptcy judge gave final
approval to Winn-Dixie's full use
of $800 million in credit from
Wachovia Bank to help its reor-
ganization efforts, a spokesman
said
The money will supplement
the company's cash flow to
allow it to continue operating
922 stores while it attempts to
reorganize the company, which
lost almost $400 million in the
second quarter before filing for


bankruptcy protection on Feb.
21.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert
Drain of New York, who had pre-
viously allowed the company to
draw up to $600 million, ruled
Friday that the company can
have access to the entire $800
million, said Michael Freitag, a
communications advisor to
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Peter Lynch, president and
CEO of Winn-Dixie, said in an
interview this week that he


expects to come up with a list by
mid-April of stores that will be
closed and determine how many
of the company's 79,000 workers
will lose their jobs.
Winn-Dixie's stock, which
was removed from the New York
Stock Exchange, closed at 88
cents per share Friday on the
Pink Sheets Electronic Quota-
tion, a decrease of 12 cents per
share. In the past year, the stock
has traded in a range of 55 cents
to $8.42 per share.


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce Coffee Klatch was
held Thursday at Badcock Home
Furniture & More at 512 N.W.
Park St.
Linda Ballinger's father Alfred
Meares, Jr. opened the Badcock
Furniture store in Okeechobee in
1956.
It was the 35th store to open.
Today there are over 350 Bad-
cock Furniture stores.
In addition to taking on a new


look, the local store has new
operating hours Monday
through Friday 9 a.m. until 6
p.m. and on Saturdays 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
Two shipments are received
each week. Badcock Furniture
has four warehouses with the
closest one in Mulberry, Fla.
In August 2003 the Okee-
chobee store was the number
one store. It was the number
two store in August 2004.
In other business it was
announced,
the Bobi O'Neill barbecue


dinner fundraiser will take place
March 26 at the RO(' at 3:10 S.V\
Fifth Ave.
Hospice of OkeecihoI)e at
411 S.E. Fourth St. will liave a
long term care iiformatioin scs
sion on March 31 at 9 a.m.
M & M Self Storage at 4129
U. S. 441 S. is adding two addi
tional buildings that will provide
47 more units.
Syble's Flowers & Gilts at
119 S. Parrott Ave is celebrating
its 40th year this year. The inside
of the store has been renovated.


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Bass, tourney to
take place April 2
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
ney on Saturday, April 2, at the
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina. Boaters will take to the
water at safe light and return for
weigh-ins at 3 p.m. First place is
guaranteed $1,500. There will be
six places paid and also a big fish
award. Registration is $120 per
boat (teams of 2) and is non-
refundable. This fee includes a
$5 per person Big Fish. Proceeds
will go toward youth-oriented
projects. For further information
call Ron Schmidt at 634-7361 or
Tony Stark at 634-7895.

Clay shoot
is planned
The Okeechobee FFA Alumni
will hold its second annual sport-
ing clay fun shoot at Quail Creek
Plantation Saturday, Apr. 2. Reg-
istration begins at 8 a.m. The day
includes 100 sporting clay tar-
gets, 14 shooting stations, steak
lunch, awards and raffle prizes.
The cost for a single shooter is
$60; Station sponsorships are
available for $100; a four-person'
team with station sponsor is
$325; lunch only is available for
non-shooters for $10. All money
raised will benefit the Okee-
chobee Middle and high school
FFA chapters. For more informa-
tion contact Daryl Boney at 634-
0642 or Jeff Sumner at 763-8999.

Volleyball team
hOsts golf tourney
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament


on Saturday, April 9 at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling.
There will be plenty of nice
prizes, along with prizes for best
score, longest drive, closest to
the pin, and even worst score.
Please contact Bruce Conrad
to make reservations for your
foursome at 697-0952, 467-0130,
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at 462-5056 for more
information.

Headturners3.com
hosts new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man,
one-boat, one-day bass tourna-
ment trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this new
trail will take place on Sunday,
April 24 at Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston. Information is avail-
able on their website at
www.headturners3.com.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment.on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
, place on Nov. 19 and 20.


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The tournaments will all be
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Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
1020.

OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meet-
ings of the Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) are held at Teen Town
on the first Thursday of each
month at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.
Information is available on
their website at
www.chobee,com; or contact
Rev. Paul E. Jackson Sr., media
,director, at (863) 824-0899.

Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
For information, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
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Getting back on track
Members of Jeff Gordon's crew work in the garage area to get his car back in the race
following a wreck on the first lap of the NASCAR Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor
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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques'
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
.10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415'
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-55553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% .OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
RESTAURANTS
Angus Restaurant
& Club Angus
2054 Hwy. 70 W.
763-2040
$1 OFF Prime Rib Dinner (excluding specials)
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd monlh bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount care up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
110 S.W. 5th Ave
357-8668
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
18, through Thursday, March 24,
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 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 "Boogeyman"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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.

Briefs

Children's council
seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council
of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an applica-
tion to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to
be a part of the council. Governor
Jeb Bush makes the final appoint-
ments with terms of two or four
years. The council meets monthly
to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the community.
Once a year, agencies request
funds through a grant process.
Each council member "adopts" an
agency or, two as their own and
monitors the programs' services
that they provide to our children.
Those interested in completing an
application should contact Cath-
leen Blair, executive director at
(863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks
DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT).
The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disas-
ter, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross -
Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

Red Cross needs
instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
.can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Afterschool
program seeks help
The Olivet Community Services
Corporation is looking for dedicat-
ed volunteers for it's after school
program. The program meets
weekly, Monday Thursday, from 3
until 5 p.m. We need full-time and
part-time help once a week or
every day. Volunteers need no min-
imum level of education. For more
information call Leroy or Sarah
Alexander at (863) 763-3304 or
467-9355.


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mentary schools 15 to 20 hours per
week. Volunteers will work one-to-
one with children in a classroom
setting to improve student reading
skills. There is a stipend provided
for those who qualify as limited-
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Personals 1 5(
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

BORDER COLLIE- vic of
Okeechobee County West,
call (863)467-7164 leave
message.
FOUND: DOG, neutered
male, call to describe.
(863)357-3225


CAT male white long hair w/
blue eyes needs his family
(863)801-3433 or
(863)801-1820
CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634

CATS, 3, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753
CURRY PUPPIES 5wks,
3-M/2-F, Wormed, To
Good Home. Avail
now. 863-824-2206
Free 1988 Dbl Wide Mobile
Home. Hurricane dam-
aged. Hauled at your ex-
pense. (863)447-1057.
LAB 4 MOS OLD BLK. Free
to a good home (863)357-
1772 or (863)801-4690

PITBULL guard dog no
good with children or other
animals loves water
(863)697-9922
POT BELLY PIGS
9 weeks old.
Free to good homes.
(863)467-4935.
SILKY HENS (2)
To good home
(863)467-4049



VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065

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& dancing female non
smoker between ages of
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Likes dancing, walks hold-
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
NIGHT WATCHMAN
TAMPA FARMS
19200 SW Warfield Blvd
Indiantown, Florida
(772)597-2000
Ext 19
A/C Company looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.
863-763-8391
CLERICAL
Must be bilingual must
have computer skills
salary depending on
Experience!
(863)467-8899

Servers, Cooks & Buffet
Workers
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

COOKS & SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
Apply in person
after 11 am.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE.
DELIVERY DRIVER
CDL Class D. Clean
Driving Record. Full-time
Heavy lifting. Fluent in
English. Great Benefits.
DFWP Palm City
Millwork. 3313 SW
42nd Ave.Palm City
(800)273-5598


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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.

GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.

GILBERT
CHEVROLET CO.
Has an immediate opening
for the position of Title
Clerk/Contract Processor/
Inventory Control. Experi-
ence preferred. Must be
detail oriented and be able
to multi-task. Fax resume
to 863-763-1744 or apply
in person at the reception-
ist desk M-F, 9-5.
No phone calls
please.
EOE/DFWP.
Homecare Medical Co.
seeks F/T Driver Service
Reps for the greater Okee-
chobee area. Must have
strong people skills, clean
driving record, work on
call and complete paper-
work. Must be highly moti-
vated. To apply, please
call
(863)763-7337 ask for
Cindy.EOE, M/F/H.




Office Manager
needed for pre-cast
concrete manufacturing
plant in South Bay, Flori-
da. Must have strong
Microsoft Word and
Excel skills and
HR experience.
Bookkeeper
Peachtree System, A/P,
A/R, payroll through
trial balance. Willing to
train prior bookkeeping
knowledge required.
Please fax resume to:
David 561-992-5052
or email to:
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BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING ASSISTANT MANAGER
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated.
Some computer skills preferred. Mechanical skills a plus.
People skills a must! Will train right person.
Apply in person to Taylor Rental, 4611 US Hwy. 27 S. Sebring, FL 33870
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Mental Health Therapist wanted
For a Juvenile Justice Facility.
Experience working with sexual
offenders preferred.
Must possess a Master's degree in
counseling, social services
or related field. Must be able to
pass background & drug screening.
$40,000 + Fax your resume to:
Diana Fetrow 1-863-357-6866



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Daily Work/Daily Pay. SALESPERSON
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd needed for Badcock Furni-
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The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
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Adobe Photoshop
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Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


BUSY RENTAL COMPANY SEEKING A
DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON
Must be positive, energetic and self-motivated. A mini-
mum of Class D License required. Clean driving record
and people skills a must!
Apply in person to Taylor Rental,
523 N. Hwy. 98, Okeechobee, FL 34972

IMMEDIATE FLOOR MAINTENANCE
POSITIONS OPEN
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Dependable person needed with
experience in floor maintenance.
Full Time position; 10:30-7 shift; Good
Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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.
OFFICE ASSISTANT
FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
863-634-0211
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PROPERTY
HOUSING
REPAIRS
Lykes Citrus Manage-
ment Division has an
opening for a full time
Property Housing
Repairs person. Qual-
ified applicants must
have experience in
making electrical,
plumbing, carpentry,
masonry and roofing
repairs. Heavy lifting,
overhead work &
crawling required.
Lykes offers competi-
tive wages, benefit
package and paid hol-
idays.
Interested applicants
should apply I person
at the Lykes basinger
Grove office, 490
Buckhorn road (8
miles East of Lorida
,on Highway 98).

Affirmative
Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V
Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer
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Real Estate Closer
Exp. in title exam,
bank does, pre-closing.
Exc work environment,
salary DOE.
Law office 763-1119.

SOD FARM FOREMAN
Outside work with people,
equipment and land. Must
be willing to learn, willing
to work and have transpor-
tation. (863)634-7455

Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
-863-824-0802



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RN, LPN & CNA NEEDED
For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handi-capped woman in
Okhechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-643-5765


STORE CLERK
(3) 10 hr.days every other
weekend required
(863)763-9658


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 3 15




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Services


HI


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




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



Miscllan-e"ou


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.



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more successful people!


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 50o
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560,
Clothing 565
Coins,:Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 5"0'
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 6.15
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 63ili
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets.'Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To9s & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER- 3/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
.(863)610-0575.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $300. (863)763-
4365.
AIR CONDITONER- '94, 3 %
ton, heat and cool, good
shape, $400. (863)763-
4365.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.
JUKEBOX
Wurlitzer, 1945 edition)
$1500
(863)467-6573


DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-
9946.

MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.
RANGE, Counter Top, GE,
Electric, Smooth Cook
Top. White. Like new.
$100 (863)467-4035
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.



RE*FRIRATOR
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- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
Refrig./Freezer, small A/C
unit, antennae & pole, cag-
es for bird & small animal.
$75. (863)302-2121
WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953
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- 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.
MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.

BEIM
STORAGE SHED
70x80 metal 15'H
$12,000
(561)310-6611



MOBILE HOME WINDOWS
(3) 24"x52" $36 or will
sep. (863)357-7065

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or % box 11/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
.neg (863)763-3679
WINDOWS (2) White,
single hung, 524Wx493H.
$70 for both, will sep.
(863)763-6216



Car Seat, Jumperoo
Exer-saucer, boy baby
clothes & much more. $200
will sep. 863-357-7136
TODDLER BEDS
(2) racecar & firetruck
good cond. $100 or
will sep. (863)697-1706


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.


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



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse ,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
BED, Kirig, Complete w/
brass hdbrd. w/new sponge
top & 6 drawer dresser.
$275 (863)763-9135
CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
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SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



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

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EFFICIENCY APTS
All utilities paid
except phone. Furnished.
Adult Community. No Pets.
Sec. Dep. req'd. (863)
357-2044 9am-5rm



BASSWOOD, New Home
3BR, 2BA, $1,000. mo. +
1st & last. Sec. (772)873-
2784.
OKEECHOBEE 2BR 2BA
$800.mo + 1st, last & Sec
dep. No pets Non smoking
Envi. 863-763-3024
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Medical Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx 2000
sq ft, located on 441 N.,
close to hospital. For
information 467-0831.


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:
DINING RM SET
light Oak w/tile top
& leaf $200
(863)467-4733
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
PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

SLIP COVERS, Sure Fit, 12
fabric for sofa & love seat,
natural color, $65.
(863)467-2045
YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.



YAMAHA Golf cart in exc.
cond. $1450
(863)763-2407 &
ask for Howard



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



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ELECTRIC wheel' chair lift
for mini bus or van. $400/
best offer. (863)801-6182
Paul


CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, $200 neg. Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
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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.



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



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



BEAGLE, Male CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
(863)634-2424.-
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $300.
(863)528-9897
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.


POOL TABLE
good cond.
$700
(863)697-9878



SPEAKERS, 2, JL AUDIO
w/Box and Alpine 700W
amp. $900. 863-697-2423

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

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


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159
SNAP ON PLASMA CUTTER
new cable works w/air &
ele. $1450 (863)697-
9704

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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7J5
Farm Equipment 8,05
Farm Feed Products 10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 625
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 8?0
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 85u
Livestock 855
Poultry-Supplies ?60
Seeds Plants.
Flowers 865


APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.
WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098



BRIGGS & STRATON
11 HP riding mower
engine $25 works good
(863)357-0872

LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613

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





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

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


Rentals T



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 160


BRAND NEW- From floor to
ceiling 2/1, w/small extra
room, in town, $850/mo
FLS, (863)634-3604.


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Play Structure
Here's an outdoor play structure with something for
everyone. For'kids, it's a tree house, fort and jungle
gym all rolled into one. For parents, it's a sturdy
playhouse with a safety-conscious design and a
clean, unobtrusive look. It features a smooth hard-
board slide, two sandboxes and a gable roof with a
canvas top.
The structure stands a little more than 10 feet tall
and is 6 feet square (not including the ladder or
slide). The floor is about 5 feet off the ground.
Play Structure plan (No. 839) ... $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 839... $24.95
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Real Estate



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GOOD BUSINESS
FOR SALE
Up & running, located at
MARKET PLACE
FLEA MARKET
Need to sell ASAP
due to health, Inclds.
show trailer & tents
$6500 plus inventory
FIRM
Call Larry or Suzann
(863)763-3705 or
(317)694-7595



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158


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



SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
'HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,.
one year balloon. OAC



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
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WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2M05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homas Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



ON WATER Primrose park
furnished $500 mo. call
Vicky 863-763-8711




GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
OKEECHOBEE, Clean, Park
model w/roofover, carport,
furn., W/D, FL rm. Vantage
Oaks 863-357-1180

PARK TRAILER 32' With Fl/
rm, C/A, Small Adult Park.
Furn. $12,000 863-467-
8830
PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228
RIVER BEN RV PARK 2br,
1 ba, Front/back porch
screened. Down sizing.
Must sell! (863)357-1430.

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



Recreation



Boats 3UU5
Campers RVs 301 C0
Jet Skiis 'f015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 1025
Motorcycles 300
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035


Airboat Motor, 220 Ground
Power, wall accessories,
except for prop, $2500
neg. (863)634-6005
ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
(863)902-0316
BOAT, 14 Ft., Aluminum w/
trailer, Johnson 0/B,
Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT, V-Bottom, 12 Ft. Alu-
minum w/6 hp Suzuki eng.
& 1 yr. old trailer & more.
$850 (863)357-2405
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft:,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
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PONTOON A, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard/
outboard, fiberglass hull,
low hours, $2900. Inquire
at Lot 54, Riverbend Trail-
er Park or call (863)801-
9360
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

V HULL, w/trailer, com-
pletely gutted, trlr in great
shape. No titles & no mtr,
$2000 (863)697-6054



CATINALINA LIGHT 5TH
WHEEL '99, like new,
$7,250. (863)634-8459.
DODGE MOTORHOME '78
23' good cond.
$1500
(561)310-6611.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
GOLF STREAM 1997, 30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Very good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837
MOTORHOME '89 37', not
licensed in FL. Good cond.
only 45k mi. $6000
(561)310-6611


RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-
mote sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mls.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023




EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
Outboard motor
10 Horse power
Mercury $300
(801)673-6926
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC '00 many extra
$18,500 or best offer 863-
634-5753 call 24/7

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

KAWASAKI '77 750 AM/FM
Cass, leather Saddlebag,
runs good. $1500 or best
offer (863)452-6561


YAMAHA BADGER '01
4 wheeler 80 3spd.
$1600 or best offer
(863)697-1396


FRANKLIN,'05- 38ft, self
contained, 2 slide outs.
Washer & Dryer, Loaded,
$22,900, Will deliver. Prev
owner non smoker & w/no
pets. 954-483-1322 Cell


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks. 41020
Construction
Equipment 40?5
Foreign Cars 1030
Four Wheel Drive 40'.5
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 10.60
Utility Trailers i065
Vans 40706


CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.


CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
ELCAMINO CHEVY '83 runs
good $1000 or best offer
(863)763-5817 after 5pm

FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
FORD THUNDERBIRD '95
2dr. loaded, V-6, good
tires runs good $2000
(863)261-2442
GRAND AM '92
$500 or best offer
(863)467-6122 .

LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
Signature series, 122K,
ood cond, moon roof,
3500 (570)241-4388.
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 AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
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PONTIAC Firebird '88 needs
work doesn't run $1000
neg 863-763-5817 after 5
pm.


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.


DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
OLDS CONVERTIBLE
D88 '67 455 Eng.
used daily driver
$3995 (863)674-
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, %A ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000. Or best
offer. (863)634-0936.
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


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.


ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.

MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.
RIMS & TIRES 13" chrome
spoke rims plain tops &
key $600 or best offer
(863)697-1396
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

TIRES (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953
TRUCK TOPPER, 2 yrs. old.
White. Fits '99 Ford 250.
$1200 (863)763-5519

TRUCK TOPPER
L-88V2/ w-601/
$25
(863)697-8547


CHEVY 1981 -,2WD, 350
motor & trans. $600 for
parts or whole. (863)801-
6182
FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector,- $500.
(863)599-0996.

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


BRONCO II '88
2.9L good cond.
$800
(863)467-5621 after 7pm


CHEVY CONV VAN, '90-
123K mi, exc cond, $3000
finlm. (863)467-6469.


DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561.

FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
MEMBERS OF THE ADVANCED
LEARNING CENTER MANAGE-
MENT BOARD WILL HOLD A
BOARD MEETING MONDAY,
MARCH 28. 2005, 2:00 P.M IN
THE CALC CENTER FOR TEACH-
ING AND LEARNING ON THE
CHASTAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT
2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STU-
ART, FLORIDA 34997. ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO PLACE BE-
FORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSID-
ERATION ARGUMENTS CON-
CERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR
POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE
OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT
MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY
THE BOARD AT LEAST SEVEN
DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED
MEETING OF THE BOARD. ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
558709 ON 3/21/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-050
In Re: The Estate of
MARTHA OPAL KERR,
a/k/a OPAL L. KERR,
a/k/a OPAL KERR,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary)
(Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of MAR-
THA OPAL KERR, alk/a/ OPAL L.
KERR, a/k/a OPAL KERR, de-
ceased, File Number 2005-CP-
'050, by the Circuit Court lfr Okee-
chobee County, Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which is
304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972;
that the decedent's date of death
was January 30, 2004; that the to-
tal value of the estate is
$28,000.00, that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
MARGIE K. RYBURN
3421 W. Whiteland Road
Bargersville, IN 46106
JAMES M. KERR
2688 N.W. 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate eof the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims
within this court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILE TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 14, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
James M. Kerr
2688 N.W. 2nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Box 1367
Okeechobee, Flodda 34973-1367
By: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar No. 096482
559866 ON 3/14;3/21


Glades County Roundup


Hurricane relief
Glades County Property
Appraiser Larry Luckey
announced that county residents
whose homes were damaged in
the 2004 hurricane season could
be eligible for hurricane relief in
certain circumstances.
Applications for relief for
Glades County residents who
bought replacement mobile'
homes are due to Mr. Luckey's
office by May 1. The relief is calcu-
lated based on sales tax paid on
the replacement mobile home.
Applications are eligible for either
relief for residents with home-
stead exemptions or relief related
to mobile home replacement, but
not both.
Copies of the application form
may be obtained by visiting Luck-
ey's office or by calling (863) 946-
6026 or toll free (877) 445-2337.
For more information about the
hurricane relief program, resi-
dents may visit theFlorida Depart-
ment of Revenue Web site
http://www.myflorida.cbom/dor.

Friends of the

Library meet
Glades County Friends of the
Library will meet on Monday,.
March 21 at the library in Moore
Haven at 5:30 p.m.
There will be an election of offi-
cers. The hostesses for" the
evening are Dannie Kiltpatrick, Pat
Galynon and Julia Perry. They
have planned a special surprise
program that will be fun. Dues are


now due for the year.

Easter Services

slated for 7 a.m.
Moore Haven Community
Easter Sunrise Services will be
held at 7 a.m., at the Lone Cypress
Park in Moore Haven, across from
the Glades County Public Library.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Bring a chair for your comfort.

Free self defense

class is planned
' A free self-defense class is
planned in Moore Haven on Satur-
day, March 26.. The first session
will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and is
open to those ages 15 and older.
Topic' of the class is "Learn to
escape from basic grabs." The
second session will be for ages 21
and up, from 1 until 4 p.m. The
topic will be "Learn weapon dis-
arming technique." These free
classes will be at 805 Highway 27,
Suite 2 in Moore Haven. Partici-
pants should wear sweat pants
and t-shirts. For more information,
contact Luis Maisonet at (863)
261-2511.

Lions host

Easter breakfast
The Moore Haven Lions Club
will be holding its 28th annual
Easter sausage and pancake
breakfast on Sunday, March 27.
Serving will start upon conclusion
of the Easter Sunrise Service at
about 7:30 a.m., and will end at 9


Community Event


Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children, and children with dis-
abilities. in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the
ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated
in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary
income must come from agriculture. We encourage families of chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-
0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicaciens para ninos de families migrants y nincs
incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y serv-
ices socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con
el ingreso de ]a familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas information
por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.







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a.m.. Everyone is invited and wel-
come. There is no charge; howev-
er, donations are accepted, with
all receipts going to the Ronald
McDonald House. Entertainment
will be provided by the Inspira-
tional Duo of Dianne and Dick.

School bus driving

course being offered
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurric-
ular trips. If interested, please con-
.tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and
take place in the evenings.

GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott Bass
at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

Faith in Action

is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease or
illness in those areas who have a
need for assistance with everyday
tasks. of living can call Liz at 983-
7088 or 675-1446 for more infor-
mation. Those with a desire to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering are encour-
aged to call the same phone num-
bers for more information on this
wonderful volunteer program
benefiting residents in


Hendry/Glades Counties.

Upcoming events

at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to. Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering
an eight-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m., each Wednesday at 'the


Nobles Senior Center. Classes
include the diabetic diet, under-
standing carb counting, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of dia-
betes (the AIC test, Blood Pres-
sure, and Cholesterol.) All diabet-
ics, long term or newly diagnosed,
are welcome.

GAL program

needs advocates
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of abused,


abandoned and neglected chil-
dren before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commit-
ment to helping a child. Atten-
dance at three training sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.
Please contact Kelie Hedrick at:
(239) 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210'
for more information,, and to
reserve your space for training.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Down the avenue
Approximately 200 participants in WalkAmerica followed a course of a little over four
miles around Okeechobee to raise money for the March of Dimes. Some of the walkers
are seen on the sidewalk adjacent to Parrott Avenue. The mission of the March of Dimes
is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality
through community services, research and education.


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